Posted in Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Signs

The peaceful warrior

A chain reaction is producing this post this morning. It started with the essential oil blend I will post at the end of this write up that is meant for the peaceful warrior. With so much self reflection this year, I couldn’t help but see some of me in that statement. From the warriors journey that started this blog, to it’s name change of Phoenix rising, I believe more and more I am turning into that peaceful warrior just like the character of Lagertha Lothbrok in one of my favorite TV shows, Vikings. She can fight a good fight if she has to and she is one hell of a shield maiden, but deep inside she prefers peace and exudes wisdom and life experiences. She is growing tired of the fight and a sense of belonging in the simplest of surroundings is quite ok with her.

But even before coming to this conclusion I found myself googling images of the peaceful warrior and came across a movie from 2006 called “The way of the peaceful warrior.” Immediately I’m drawn to the title and I watch the trailer. A tear jerker full of compassion and the human spirit. Something I relate to further and I decide that it is a must see movie I will watch at the next opportunity I’ll get. This is also the moment I realize that this peaceful warrior image search is not what I want to post with my write up and Lagertha pops into my mind. I relate to her throughout the seasons.

I love how things fall into place like this so often. I am in amazement of how these things play out once you learn to tune into them while your awareness increases. How we are given pieces and signs along our journey that guide us along and provide new insights. How new pieces to the puzzle are revealed and find their perfect fit when we are ready to receive and most of all when we are ready to process and utilize them. These pieces become the stepping stones, the important bits that change us forever. That touch something on the insight and stir an old song our soul recognizes. To me without seeing this movie yet, the peaceful warrior resembles the battles that take place on the insight of ourself. I believe that this is where the biggest battles take place and are fought. I believe that so often we are our biggest opponent. So whether this movie has come into my life as a tear jerker because I need a good cry, or to release pressure to start another chain reaction, or to motivate me and to help me realize my own accomplishments, to feel grounded in my successes and achievements, to further motivate me to keep going and riding this wave at the very top, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the timing and not missing the chance to take away the lesson it is carrying. I am sure that the way of the peaceful warrior will instill new hope, new amazement and a sense of an even deeper gratitude. Gratitude seems is what it’s all about for me lately. Gratitude and balance. Gratitude for being guided and always watched over by my guardian angels. I have seen and found a love like no other through it and it’s something that is hard to explain. It’s not tangible and it doesn’t make sense to the rational mind. Yet it is so and the way of the peaceful warrior has arrived as a reward to the harsh lessons learned. I further believe that there are lessons (the hard stuff and the hard work we do) and rewards for it, like the signs and the things that touch our hearts. It’s always up to us to see and acknowledge them. Perhaps this peaceful warrior blend will leave you feeling full of bliss and serenity.

1 drop Bergamot

1 drop Copaiba

2 drops Patchouli

2 drops Marjoram

3 drops Clary Sage

A blend fro gently and lovingly claiming your power back and stepping into your wisdom. Blend with 5ml of carrier oil and rub into your solar plexus, heart and lower back.

Relax and feel the magick unfold.

Posted in Alternative Medicine, Aromatherapy, Health

Palo Santo

I miss burning my incense and my essential oils these days, but I can’t take the risk of them potentially harming my Cinnamon girl. Just burning a candle made a her sneeze up a storm the other day, so I have to be careful and refrain. Especially since living in such tight quarters. Maybe one day in a slightly larger abode it will be ok when the space isn’t so confined. But that doesn’t keep me from sharing one of my favorites with you today, and all the great benefits associated with Palo Santo. You might as well sit back because by the time you read about the wonderful things it can help you with, I am sure you’ll be wanting to go and get some for yourself. So here we go…

1. Supports the body’s natural immune defenses

2. Joint and muscle pain reducer

3. Supports the body’s natural detoxification abilities

4. Reduces nervous tension, panic & anxiety while enhancing relaxation

5. Turns off inflammatory responses from poor diet, histamines, seasonal allergies, stress & illness

6. Helps recover from illness, emotional pain and fatigue

7. Combats migraines

8. Increases blood flow

9. Fights & prevents infections & viruses

10. Natural bug repellent