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Misdeeds of “Knowing…”

We humans hate to say “I don’t know.”Maybe it’s the echo of getting called on in class and not having the answer?As a result, we convince ourselves that we know, especially when we don’t.The term “right fighting” describes the type of communication in which no one listens, but everyone is embedded in defending their point of view.We may as well walk through a mine field with a blindfold on.(Boom!)

Truth is different than knowledge.Eve discovered that fact when she ate from the Tree of Knowledge.It felt good at the time, but my guess is that she would have liked a do-over!The loss of innocence was the consequence of eating that apple.When Jesus said, “Come to Me as little children,” He may have meant, “Let’s pretend that you don’t know, but that you’re willing to open your heart and listen.”

In my years of working with relationships, I came to the realization that we hide behind the illusion of knowing.Not knowing makes us feel vulnerable, “like a little child.”But the alternative of …

The Speed of Things

It’s not your imagination that everything feels faster.In a mad rush to catch up, we aren’t so mindful and bad things can happen.Here is a list of some bad things: 1.We don’t really listen to each other, so misunderstand and ruin trust. 2.We forget to be kind because it isn’t time efficient. 3.We blow past opportunities that are invisible at warp speed. 4.We are always focused on the “next thing.” The human brain is miraculous, but it can only focus on one thing at a time.It can switch back and forth between various things quickly, giving the impression that it’s multi-tasking.The truth is it’s checking out, then back in, and missing pieces along the way. Slowing down is healthy.Slowing down is necessary.The process of mindfully slowing down is an attunement because the Natural Rhythms are only felt when invited in. If we have a chance to slow down during the holidays, rather than find one more bargain, the people around us will notice and will appreciate it. I was at the food store in t…

Lemon and Lavender Lotion Bar Recipe

From Young Living:
Give your skin some much-deserved love! Not your average moisturizer, this DIY lotion bar uses the warmth of your body to melt natural emollients and essential oils into the skin to smooth, moisturize and hydrate dry hands, heels, elbows, and more.
With a rich base of coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter, this homemade lotion bar recipe has a smooth and rich consistency. We honestly can’t get enough of the clean and fresh lavender-lemon combo we tried, but feel free to get inspired and create your own essential oil blend!
Tip: If you want to create an exfoliating texture, we recommend adding some citrus zest, oatmeal, or dried lavender.
     ½ cup extra-virgin coconut oil

9 Things you didn’t know about Myrrh Essential Oil

There was a time when Myrrh may have been more precious than gold. People have sought after this precious botanical since biblical times for its use as a perfume, incense, spice, and to beautify skin. A gift fit for royalty, travelers carried myrrh across desert and sea to be delivered to kings and queens of old. Today, people still revere Myrrh essential oil for its rich, earthy aroma and skin-benefiting properties. Myrrh oil is also often used during yoga, meditation, and religious practices to promote feelings of spirituality. There’s plenty “myrrh” to know about Myrrh oil uses and the benefits of Myrrh oil. Become a Myrrh master with these nine fun facts and usage tips.
1.  Origins Myrrh was extremely valuable in the Middle East and Mediterranean. Today, it’s popular all over the world.
2.  Name The word “myrrh” comes from the Arabic word “murr,” meaning bitter, because of its sharp taste. In other words, you wouldn’t want to add this oil to your morning smoothie.