As I’ve mentioned here before, one of the richest memories of my life is how I used to get up at 5:30 in the morning with my dad. It was our time. We’d eat GrapeNuts and tell each other about the miracle(s) we’d seen the day before. I still try to like GrapeNuts and I still try to look for miracles every day.
Finding the miracles has been harder for me latley. I might notice (my word for 2015) lovely people, places, or things, but I’ve allowed circumstances, over which I feel powerless, to cloud my ability to recognize them as miracles. That’s gotta change.
Here’s how I’m going to change it. Yes/And. I completely accept the reality that YES there are many things going on the world, over which I have no control. AND while I continue to attend to what I can, I’m going to focus on the light, the good, the possible, along with the people doing the light, good, and possible.
YES, the divisions, gloom, fear, and darkness will still be around. My focus, however, will not be as glued to it, as it has been lately. I’m going to focus on the power of miracles. When I find myself tempted to dwell in the negative longer than is necessary, I’m going to seek out AND people, places, and things. AND people, places and things are the miracles Daddy and I used to share with each other daily. I’ll share some of them with you here.
I’ve been a believer and user of essential oils for years. Thanks to my friend Faith, I’ve been relying on them even more latley. I have several diffusers around my home. I even take the one pictured here wity me, when I’m going to be away from home overnight. Aside from the oils healing benefits, I’m finding the ritual of falling asleep to the white noise of the diffuser along with imagining anything that might be weighing heavily being gently carried away by that steady steam.
Yes, I usually wake to the same realities I took to bed with me, and evn when they’re not transformed, I am.
If you’re a diffuser user, what’s your favorite bedtime blend?
2 thoughts on “Yes, And – week three”
I use lavender at bedtime, especially now.
Years ago, I was given oils to massage a bad arthritis in my ankle. I keep using the blend because I healed so well, it seems to keep the arthritis which I am prone to at bay. God provided so many ways for us to be made well.
Janet, i’m a lavender at bedtime gal,too. and i love knowing about your arthritis blend. i use one hat has frankincense in ti. wonderFULL. may we both continue healing.