Have You Seen The Changes?

Picture by Brian on flickr.com

Picture by Brian on flickr.com

I told you it’s time for a change, and I meant it.  If you’ve been following this blog then hopefully you have noticed a couple of new changes.  The first change you may notice is I changed the theme.  Mentally, I am moving in a new direction, and I needed to see colors that reflected that.  I also changed the tagline from “Raising my self-awareness while using essential oils” to “The Life and Sayings of the E/O Chick”.  The former tagline was boring.  The new one is more indicative of my vibrant personality.  You can look forward to frequent postings, more pictures, and topics that show my serious and fun side.  I’m going to talk about being a mom, fitness, fashion, and of course health and wellness with essential oils(I mean, I am the E/O chick), and more.

Here’s why change is necessary.  I’m tired of life happening to me.  I’ve decided to take control of my life, (through prayer and mediation) and create the life I believe I should have. If you’re stuck in this rut, make the decision to do whatever it takes to get out of it.  You are more than your circumstances. The only person stopping you is you.  Learn to love yourself enough to give yourself the best.

Pray, meditate, and take action

Here’s to living essentially,

Jaketta

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First, I want to say thank everyone that follows this blog. I began this blog as a space for me to share my thoughts about my life.  I wanted to talk about my struggles.  I never expected to get the great response.  I mean, this blog is less than four months old and to have all of you is awesome. Thank you.  Really, thank you!  I can’t begin to express my gratitude.  You all are awesome.  You make me want to become better.  I know there are better blogs out there, but you decided to choose me and I want to say “thank you”.

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That Stops Today

I wrote this poem in the wee hours of the night.  At the time, I was feeling so alone.  I didn’t feel like myself, and I couldn’t understand why.  I asked God to help me get through the night because my spirit was as low as it has been in a long time.  Here’s what happened when I sat still.

 

That Stops Today

I’ve forsaken my art

I’ve lowered my voice

Once loud, and boisterous

I’ve quieted by choice

Scared to hurt those around me

While I let their thoughts surround and abound me

Crushed like ice

Whipped with force

The road I’m on

Is not my chosen  course

I need to go my way

I know I’ll lose some friends

I need to go my way

The path I’m on is a dead end

I’m tired

I’m weak and worn

Worn, but not worn out

Discouraged, but still knocking down doubt

I have words

and my words carry clout!!

So I restore my voice

It’s all I have

I restore my voice

although others laugh

I lift my voice

I lift my voice

I lift my voice!

I have something to say!

I have forsaken my voice

But that shit stops today!

This is an original poem

I read a quote from @PositiveMinds__ on Twitter on 12/30/15.  These are words to live by.

“Give, but do not allow yourself to be used.  Love, but do not allow your heart to be abused.  Trust, but don’t be naive.  Listen to others, but don’t lose your own voice.”

That is where I am in my life.  I’m finding my voice.  I’m regaining my power.  I’m no longer pretending.

This is especially true for women

Oftentimes, we find ourselves bogged down by our responsibilities, and we don’t take care of ourselves because we are so busy trying to care for others.  The thing is, being selfless is not a virtue.  It’s a crime against humanity.  You owe it to the world to be the best person you can be.  You cannot be your best self if you rarely invest in you.

Get back to the basics.  Focus on God to (re)develop your path of spiritual growth.  Focus on improving your physical health so that you can begin to feel better, and feel better about yourself.  Fall in love with yourself again.  Now, none of the basics require you to neglect your responsibilities; however, it does require extra effort.  Restore your voice because you have something to say.  Quelling your voice?  Well, that *ish* stops today!

Pray,  meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially.

Jaketta

 

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My thinking

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Just recently I’ve realized how much my belief systems have shaped my life.  I used to think my circumstances controlled my destiny.   More and more I’m realizing that circumstances do  matter, but how I handle my circumstances matters more.   Because I want to manifest abundance in my life, I’ve started to question the words I heard growing up.  Much of what I heard was the interpretation of what someone else experienced, and I grew up thinking “that’s life” and there’s  nothing I can do about it.  That paradigm is shifting.

If you are going to reach your goals in life, you have to examine the way you think.  If your thinking hasn’t gotten you where you want to be, then you’ll have to make some adjustments.  There are millions of resources you can read or listen to to help you along the way.  You can get a mentor (Your mentor would be someone that has achieved what you are trying to achieve).  You  can attend seminars, watch webinars, or listen to podcasts.  I am a Christian, so I believe the Bible is the unadulterated truth, so it is my principle guide.  However, it is not the only book I read to gain insight on the things that I want to manifest in my life.  There are so many positive ways to improve your life.  You have to decide what you want to improve; whether it’s your relationships, health, finances, etc.  Once you’ve decided, then you have to dive in.  Question your beliefs and determine if what you speak with your mouth is what you believe in your heart, and vice versa.  What you think and what you speak have to be aligned in order for you to see positive results.  Be cognizant of the thoughts you allow to inhabit your mind.  You get what you think about the most.  Concentrate on what you want instead of what you don’t.

Pray, meditate, then take action.

Here’s to living essentially,

Jaketta

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How essential oils are changing my life

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This is a special post because I want to share something very special with you.  What I have isn’t new, and has been used  for thousands of years.  I’m talking about essential oils.  I know this post may seem a stretch from what I usually post, but since I began using essential oils about four months, I’ve really pursued a path of natural healing in my life.

I was introduce to doTERRA products by a former classmate.   She and I attended the same high school in Detroit, but that’s  not all we have in common.  We also have a child with autism.  I have one, she has two.  She has been using doTERRA essential oils for a while now, and she shared how essential oils has worked wonders in the lives of her two children with autism.  This piqued my interest because I was tired of the psychotropic medications my son was taking, and I was looking for more natural solutions.  Although this young lady and I were merely acquaintances in high school,  she and I have now joined forces to share our story.

Since I have begun using doTERRA essential oils, I have  seen some positive results.  I purchased the Family Physician Kit, because I wanted to dive right in.

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The essential oils produced by doTERRA can be used aromatically, topically, and internally.  I began using the oils topically, by either applying on location or rubbing them into the bottoms of my feet, or the bottoms of my kids feet.  My son with autism really struggled with going to sleep.  I began applying lavender on the bottom of his feet.  After applying my son was asleep in thirty minutes.  Before essential oils, he would lie in bed for 2-3 hours before falling asleep.  Anything that would make my baby fall asleep in a third of the time, I knew this stuff was the real  deal.

My daughter was born a preemie (1lb 13oz).  Due to her severe underdevelopment she had lung issues.  Although she is doing extremely well today, when she catches a cold, she has great difficulty breathing, mimicking asthma, although she’s never been diagnosed.  So when I see she’s coming down with a cold, I apply essential oil Oregano and essential oil blend On Guard to the bottom of her feet, then put on her socks.  In less than three days, my daughters cold symptoms completely disappeared.  I was hooked!

I’m sharing my story because, doTERRA essential oils helped me and my family, it will help you too.  You can use essential oils daily, and take control of your health naturally. You can diffuse the oils in the air.  You can apply them topically, and most of the essential oils can be taken internally.

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