Align, Balance & Passion

I’d like to let you know about a blog by Inner Wilderness Guide, Dawn Kotzer, MKMCC. She writes about her three words for the new year and Chris Brogan’s practice of 3 words selection. Check out her website, have fun exploring her pages that are filled with Beauty, Wonder, Creative Insights and Gems. Feeling motivated by her post and fed up with my stagnant status, I finally return to blog about mine – stretching myself and getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. Thank you Dawn for the inspiration & positive example that you set.

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The body achieves what the mind believes.

My 3 words for 2019 are: Stretch. Ground. Sing!

I have a compulsive urge to always take things to another level, so I asked myself what essential oils did I associate with each word? It would have been every easy to just pick the box of Yoga Oils: Align, Anchor & Arise – but I tend to think outside of boxes, so I only chose one, ‘Align’ to pair with Stretch – Align promotes feelings of self acceptance, trust, and fluidity, encourages harmony and calm progress. ‘Balance’ because it’s literally the Grounding Blend and ‘Passion’ for Sing! because it is my passion numero uno and needs to be relocated to my front burner this year.

The words I chose are simple yet have multiple meanings. I am certain they will continue to show me how much more they can mean, as the year unfolds. Here’s what I’m starting with:

Stretch, because very literally, I need to stretch. My body NEEDS it. I can feel my muscles holding tension, staying knotting up, shortened, stressed – like I’m punishing myself for some bad choice. So, I will stretch, reach my toes, twist my waist and maybe even someday make it to a yoga class. I will also stretch my mind, explore new pathways, be open to new ideas and inspirations. I will stretch my boundaries and push myself beyond comfort zones. I will stretch out and relax when I need to & stretch beyond my norm to develop a practice with Centering Blend.   doTERRA Align features Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils. The combination supports you to trust in yourself and stay open to all possibilities. Jasmine and Rose are two oils associated with the Heart Chakra:Love – another area that admittedly needs some stretching and release.

IMG_3074Ground is basic, I need to stay grounded. Centered. Balanced. Working with the oil blend Balance or Grounding Blend is something I’ve been doing doing for years. I tend to alternate between diffusing Balance or Passion at work and will often put Balance around my ear lobes to hit as many nerve receptors as I can. This winter I’ve been chanting to myself, “I am grounded, I am centered,” as I’m traversing icy parking lots and frozen walkways, as I come and go. Ground for me also means feet on the ground – outside, in the sand, in the dirt – in Nature, ‘earthing’ – reconnecting to Pacha-mama – spending time with Faeries – disconnecting from electronics and earthly demands – seeking Higher Ground.

Sing! should have been my first word, but I’m still practicing taking it off the back burner. Singing is my favorite thing to do. It’s also the thing I do least, that I find hardest to allow myself time for. This year I am fully focused on making my desire to Sing, a request from my Soul that I will honor and dedicate time, energy and attention to. I’ll be spending time reflecting on the word ‘Sing!’ everyday. I’ll looking forward to being able to better Align myself with what I know I want to do and strike a Balance with keeping my feet on the Ground but my head in the Stars.

If you’re like me, you deny yourself what you most crave, your Heart’s desire, your Soul’s longing. Good news, is everyday, we get a chance to make it a priority. To can allow ourselves to put it first, make or find time for it & spend that time in pure Bliss, knowing it’s what we were born for. Grant yourself permission to connect with your Joy! Could you allow yourself 5 minutes to dedicate to your passion? Can you give yourself permission to take just one tiny, baby step? What’s one thing you can do, today? Stating your intention is a great place to start – write it down – make it real. How does it feel to see it in writing?

I hope you have fun discovering your 3 words and that you find yourself over the moon happy & blissed out with the insight and inspirations that they reveal to you during the year. I hope you continue to pour fuel on your creative fires & wildly chase after your dreams.

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Be sure to put your 3 words someplace that you can see them daily.

Let me know how it goes – or call on me if you need a coach to support you along your way.

Blessed be your Journey
x Robin

Share your 3 words in the comments – keep checking back in and let us know how they continue to work magic throughout the year.

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