Root Down... to Rise Up.
I like to write from personal experience; my current location on this journey called LIFE.
That being said, today, a few hours after this post goes live I will be teaching a Yoga & Essential Oils workshop inspired by the new DoTerra Yoga Collection oil blend "Anchor".
Though I love dressing up as a pirate, I will admit I have never dropped an anchor aboard a ship. Nor do I know if the anchor has other uses besides stabilizing a boat/ship/etc.
So I visualize an anchor being similar to the roots of a tree. Rooting down and grounding a ship on rough seas to find balance.
With this thought in mind, I recently posted on Instagram the following statements:
"Plant your roots down to the bedrock of your soul. When threatened by the winds of change, go inwards to find yourself."
I've been thinking about this for some time now. If we truly know ourselves, how can we be threatened by change? If we have rooted into our souls and understand our beliefs so much, we can always reconnect to that when it's being questioned.
I believe it all comes back to really understanding who you are as a person.
We have a choice to make.
To stay threatened by change or go inward and see what part of ourselves is actually rising up to this challenge?
Knowing who we are at our core will guide us in the stormy seas of life.
Dig those roots deep and know when to drop your anchors, friends.
- Jenn Rose
-- Full Discloser:
I am not in any way compensated by DoTerra Essential Oils. I just like them and enjoy using them. --
Resigning to the Seasons...
Before we begin, I just want to send out a bit of gratitude to all of you that read my blog and interact with me on Facebook or in the comments!
A few of you have even been sharing my posts!!
THANK YOU!! <3
This week's topic of choice, Falling into the rhythm of Autumn. ;)
Let's start of with one of my favorite quotes....
The seasonal cycle has an affect on us. We are finally feeling those chilly fall mornings here in central New York. The leaves are moving beyond their peak coloration and starting to let go and fall to the earth below.
In our busy hustle and bustle world we push through, living as though the cycles in nature do not affect us... but I wager it shows up when we notice we've over done it and illness steps in to make us rest.
What if we did "Live in each season as it passes"?
If we followed the example of the trees and let go of that which no longer serves us?
What if we turned inward during the darker portion of the year, reflected on the positives and designed how we want the next growing season to look for our goals?
Of course we are use to setting goals at the beginning of the calendar year, but let's first take stock in those good things that we planted, nourished and grew into new careers, businesses, habits, life styles, traditions, etc.
Give yourself a pat on the back. Reflect to those good things. <3
Then check-in on those things that didn't work or aren't serving your growth. The extra uncompensated hours at a job you hate, the negative friendships that drag your vibe down, the gym membership that you never use, etc.
Finally, let's make plan for continued growth. How can we keep moving forward with those good things and your goals? --- And away from those things that no longer serve you!
Then get yourself a cup of warm spiced apple cider, you deserve it.
- Jenn Rose
The things that matter...
We live in a stressful world....
Working 40/50/or more hours a week, picking up kids/groceries/the car, taking care of the home/chores/bills, trying to fit in some exercise, relaxation AND self care. Did I mention hobbies that make you feel good and getting a nutritionally sound dinner on the table at a certain time?
I'm already stressed by those statements....
Take a deep breathe.
With so much going on it's often easy to forget the big important stuff.
Family. Your partner/spouse. Pets. You.
I distinctly remember a rough day at work where I was stressed out about a project and things that haaaaad to be done at home. Then I answered our community phone line. The person on the other end was also stressed and felt the need to take it out on me.
Which of course resulted in me breaking down at work.
My manager at the time told me to focus on the things that matter. My husband, Eric. My cats (my children). My family.
Not the person who yelled at me on the phone. Not my day job. Not the project that needed to be done at 3 PM. Not the dishes in the sink at home or the dust piling up.
It's easy to forget in our fast paced world.
Let's take a second to remember what really is important in our lives and send some gratitude to those people/animals/etc. that you come up with.
Like this idea? Do it daily. It's especially nice in the morning as you are waking up or after a really long day.
Peace & Love and all the dust,
Simple Acts of Kindness
The news lately has been rough. We live a world that violence and destruction show up in the media far too often.
We may not be able to change the weather or stop needless violence before it happens, but as a community we are powerful and can create great change.
I am suggesting we look around us and see what we can do to make the world a better place. I know that sounds cheesy, but You Are Powerful. You CANchange the world.
Here are some simple ideas:
Making the world a better place doesn't always involve donating your time or money (though that is a great way!!). You can change the world with a simple smile.
What ideas can you share with our community? <3
Looking forward to your thoughts,
- Jenn Rose