(Originally Posted 9/28/15)
I’ve been open these days. Open to having the Divine show me something new. Show me something really, really cool. Something mind-blowing. Something healing.
I walked into a brand new, nicely put together yoga studio last month. It was filled with head-wrapped, feather wearing, healthy-eating yogis. We were all there for an ecstatic dance event. There was a sweet woman all in white, tucked in the corner giving out essential oil samples while we waited to enter the main studio.
Because I had some time to kill, I grabbed my generous serving of an herbal tea sample and headed over to the woman in the corner. “What do you have here?” I politely asked, not really having much interest. She said she was sampling essential oils. I asked if she had something for the nervous system. She handed me an oil. I smelled and I thought, “Ok, that’s nice but I guess it just smells good. This fun scratch and sniff ordeal will kill a little time while I wait for the big event.” Then I get to talking to her a bit. I explain I’m a healer who has done a lot of my own healing over the past 5 years and I still have a couple symptoms I’m working on healing now. She looked at me like she was gazing at a sunset for a minute. Then she handed me something. “Smell this one,” she said.
What happened to me in that moment was nothing short of magical. Love filled my body and gratitude filled my eyes. I began to cry. But, it wasn’t me crying you see. It was energy. Moving through. Caused by one little magical bottle of oil. I hugged her, for what seemed like ten minutes, but was probably only shy of one. I proclaimed, “I had no idea they were so powerful.” She replied calmly, “It’s your time.”
So this nay-saying, oil-doubting healer woke up that day. I am forever changed. Essential oils aren’t just these nice things that smell good, that massage therapists sometimes use to cover awkward, accidental smells that may happen behind those closed doors. No, that’s not it at all. Actually, it’s so far from it.
These oils are magical. They are plants and seeds and barks. The ones she shared with me that night are therapeutic grade and they can literally replace your entire medicine cabinet.
They heal emotional wounds. They detox your body. They can be used instead of steroids as an anti-inflammatory. They can be used in place of antibiotics. You can clean your house with them. You can meditate with them and help you connect with spirit. You can use as a sleep aid. You can clear your skin or mend your wounds or uplift your moods or even help boost your immune system so much that your tumors begin to shrink. There are countless healing properties and these are only a few examples.
These oils are nature. Western medicine is synthetic and can’t fuse with your cells. The oils are phyto nutrients so they can actually merge with your cells and heal you on a cellular level. They are “God in a bottle” as I like to say. Natural healing at it’s finest. There are countless uses for these little blessings. This brand is ingestible because it is so pure. You can even cook with them!
Most are even safe to use on animals. My dog had gone deaf because of the antibiotics his vet put him on for an ear infection. I was devastated because I didn’t know if his hearing would come back. With a little reiki, time and patience, he ended up getting his hearing back but I was weary of ever doing that to him again. A few months passed and my sweet boy found a few-day-old salami sub on the side of the road, causing his allergies to act up and yet another ear infection to manifest. This time I had to think outside of the box. I was new to the oils but I grabbed my oil bible and looked in the dog section. Five days later, after a little bottle of an oil called purity rubbed in his ear, my little guy is ear infection free, no deaf side effects.
I’m hearing numerous stories of people whose lives have changed by using these oils. They allow us the opportunity to heal our bodies naturally, on a cellular level. They support us, repair us, relieve us and love us. And I sure as heck love them too.
My hope is to bring these oils to those who need them the most. People like me, who have no idea what’s in store. I want to connect them to the people who will appreciate them and benefit from their selfless magic as well.
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(originally posted 8/25/15)
If you are anything like me, you may have forgotten that you are safe. Well you are. Like, super safe. As safe as can be.
We are pure, 100% love and love is so safe. We were born that way! The only thing not safe is our thinking about things. And when our thinking can get out of control, the world on the outside seems a bit unsafe and overwhelming.
I want to share a little story with you.
I have this weird aversion to working out. I’ll do it for a while and love it when I’m doing it but then a few weeks will go by and I’ll look back and realize I’ve stopped making a point to be active. Resistance to our greatest selves comes in many forms. This is one of mine.
Anything that doesn’t come from love comes from fear, so my guess is that in some way shape or form, I’m fearing working out. I’m not 100% sure the root cause, but that doesn’t even matter. My guess is that I may be afraid I’d be hurting my physical body too much if I work out a lot, that I will be wasting time when other things are more important, that if I look good I’ll get too much unwanted attention. The list could go on, but these are all just thoughts anyway. Untruths.
How do I remind myself I’m safe?
We just need to gently re-parent ourselves back to the truth. And this part is easy!
When you have an inspired action arise in your mind, then some resistance pops us, try that thing anyway. Fear doesn’t mean you need to stop doing something. It doesn’t mean it’s actually unsafe. It just means you have a lot of thought around it.
For example, I was in the resisting exercise phase today and I decided to throw my sneakers on late at night and just jog around the block while I took my dog out for his nighttime walk. As I did this, I made myself consciously aware of how safe I was. “See Jamie, this is fun. My body actually feels good! I’m enjoying sweating and moving and I actually do like it. It’s safe.” This awareness made a huge difference. It allowed me to reaffirm the truth, that I am safe while taking an action my mind thought was unsafe. I could see how silly my mind was being and how right on my soul was. The more I do this, the more the fear can take a back seat. It’s just about teaching that little kid inside that she’s ok to go out there and live. Many of us are afraid of little things like this. Nothing is too small to cheer yourself on for. Just keep taking small steps toward new ideas, common sense, things that inspire you or even excite you, and when you are doing them, remind yourself that you are safe there. It seems so simple but it can have a profound impact. Your life will open up. I can promise you that! Join me in my newest course to transform your life (by clicking on the title) Profound Healing Through Self Love to ground these teachings in deeper.
(Originally Posted 3/3/16)
“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” Eckhart Tolle
I’ve been questioning life since I was young. I vividly remember, my pony tailed adorned self asking myself, “What would be here if we didn’t exist? Like white, blank space?” These types of questions have entered into my awareness all my life. Is peace attainable for everyone and what does it actually feel like? Is life supposed to be this tough or is there something else out there?
Luckily, I’ve always believed that there is. I’m crazy, grateful to be so introspective about these things. My curiosity has led me on such a wild ride. I like to keep digging deeper. It makes sense why I wanted to be an archaeologist for a semester in college. True story.
During my life coach training we constantly talk about stepping back from the “human” part of our experience and looking at what comes before that. The energy that powers the Universe. The force that makes the trees grow and makes your lungs work without your knowledge and puts thoughts in your head all day, every day without your control. There is so much more to us than just our brain. Our brain, while necessary for life, doesn’t have divine intelligence. Divine intelligence does come to us through our brain though. We aren’t our brains. Because our brains are limited, they can only do so much and are only filled with memories. Who we really are is what comes before all of the subconscious patterning of our brains that puts us in the past or the present. We are the love that is the present moment. As Eckhart Tolle puts it, we are the space between the thoughts. We are the observer watching our experience. We are part of that loving force powering all things. That is our gasoline. We get free gas from a crazy luxurious station and we run around like chickens with our heads cut off listening to our brains instead. “No thanks, I’ll choose suffering.” What a silly concept. We are unlimited potential.
It’s helpful to remember that we are the formless, loving energy that is before thought, beliefs, age, race and gender. In that space anything is possible. Try to loosen your grip on what you are “seeing” with your eyes. It’s your own personal brain’s interpretation of the situation. Maybe you are “seeing” it from your past experiences or your future fears. When you can realize you are lost in arbitrary thought, then you can be naturally pulled back into the present moment and “see” the loving truth right in front of you. Because you are love, love begins to think you! Wow! Deep! And oh so awesome!
For example, I was told that something physical I have, I’d have my whole life. My brain logged that bit of information and took it as truth. But I decided to be willing to be wrong about everything I knew. When I was in a state of calm the other day, another solution came to me for healing. There is a new natural therapy out there that could actually reverse the physical problem. Had I listened to my brain, that idea wouldn’t have had the open door to come in. Love always wants to come in your door. It’s always knocking. It’s way in is an open mind and heart.
Good things and bad things happen but the “suffering” we experience in our mind adds so much more unnecessary pain. Attempt to notice when you are adding your own special fear sauce to dinner when it’s beautiful enough simple and lovely. We don’t need the worry. We think that the worry and the “trying to figure it all out” is serving us. But that’s our brain doing the best it knows how to do! It’s life changing to see how small and meaningless thoughts are compared to who we really are. When we know that we are love, the space between thoughts, formless life force energy, pure unlimited potential, then the rest of the human stuff we “experience” no longer belongs to us. It’s comes in and leaves. Always moving. Eckhardt also beautifully makes this point, “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” If you remember who you really are, and let the tiny dancer of love move through you, the dance becomes way more groovy. We are afraid to let go and be danced, but how can that be scary if the dancer is love? If you'd like to come back home to your soul, your heart, your light, I've got you. Click here for a free call with me to find out how I can serve you in coming back home.
About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master, Meditation Guide and Journalism Major who writes for all types of people who are curious about the principles of peace and happiness. She holds retreats, classes and workshops and has her own private practice as well. Jamie’s teachings consist of deep conversations about how to move beyond the identification we have with the personal mind, take it less seriously and move into our natural state of well being. Here we can spend time in our natural state of flow. She teaches you how to simplify happiness so you can access this natural state that is your birthright. Her purpose is to help you wake up to your True Nature one article at a time. Read on to align with love. She is excited about helping you find relief, feel alive and radiate joy. Get ready to awaken!