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I have a confession to make. I love Jesus, and the Bible, and oils, and traditional Chinese Medicine, and yoga, and crystals, and energy, and and and. As I get older (hear: not as worried about what others think of me because I am learning to place my identity in Christ), and I get to know more and more about these things, I fall more and more in love with my God who is the maker of all of it. I have slowly been leaking some of these things out because they have all played a role in my health, wellness, and healing, but today is the day that I step right out into the light and share some nuggets that I have learned along the way from others and my research. I hope this is as helpful to you as it has been to me.

#1 God is the maker of the heavens and the earth and #allthethings. He has designed them to move around an axis that is intricately designed and calculated. If our planet were one inch closer to the sun we would burn up, if it were one inch further we would freeze. The majority of the world recognizes the changes that happen when have a full moon (teachers will attest to it, as well as OB nurses LOL) but have you heard of Mercury Retrograde? If you haven’t heard of it, there is a GOOOD chance that you are experiencing the effects right now. Walk through this list and see for yourself:

  1. How is communication working out for you these days? I mean ALL forms communication: speaking, listening, reading, texting, messaging, learning, negotiating, etc.
  2. How is your technology working? Any glitches in service? Battery life? Files saved?
  3. Have you travelled during this time? How did that go?
  4. Do you have any big financial things going on?

These are the primary ways this time frame (July 26 – August 18) can creep in and you can experience effects. I am NO astrology expert, you can jump down the rabbit hole of the inner workings of Mercury Retrograde if you like. As a Christian, I wasn’t sure how to respond to all of this information, but to deny the effects would make me a fool. So this is what I do.

  1. I reach out to my friends who are more knowledgeable in these areas and get all the tips. LOL! This oil recipe from Mary Fast** has changed my life, my family’s life, and my friends lives. Check out this post from my friend Beth if you would like to see more specifics, LOL. https://bit.ly/2v94I56
  2. I filter those tips through my beliefs: “God is the maker of heaven and earth. I am calm. I am grounded.” I pray specifically during this time (while huffing oils) that I will extend more grace, more kindness to myself and others. I take time to breathe intentionally (while huffing oils). And I slow down to ensure I am making wise choices with decisions (especially financial and travel). I also talk myself down so I don’t chuck my phone or computer in the swimming pool. LOL! I camp out on my grounding yoga mat or bio mat (while huffing all the oils). Are you picking up a theme here?
  3. Energetically it can feel chaotic, but I serve a God of order, so I take those chaotic feelings and use them as opportunities to quiet myself and take inventory. I ask myself questions like: What is at the center of my unrest? Am I communicating clearly? Do I need to ask more questions? Do I need to shake things up or settle down? Where are my oils? LOL
  4. I realize that these are good practices whether Mercury is in retrograde or not and work to make them a part of my daily life. Quiet time. Exercise. Self Care. Reaching out to my tribe when I need a reminder of who I am, where I am, and who is in control.

 **I put Mary’s Blend in a pretty bottle labeled “Relax” (pictured on my grounding yoga mat from @doctormercola) with a White Howlite roller top from @WhimsyWellness. I need the reminder to Relax and White Howlite is helpful for calming upset states of mind and emotion. YUP! Sign and oil me up!



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