Raising Spiritual Kids

I recently read an article called “What Yoga Taught Me About Raising Spiritual Kids” by Mary Rekosh on Elephant Journal. I loved the humor of the Mary’s writing.

In the article the author Mary writes about having not practicing a particular organized religion, her husband and herself found that they believed that there is a higher power, but they weren’t willing to attempt to put the higher power in a labeled category, such as female/male, bearded/not bearded, etc. I loved this because nobody fits in a neat little categorized space, everyone is different, why would be expect God, or our higher power, to be so easily categorized? I love even more, their acceptance for others, this is what I push more than anything with my girls. Is to accept and love ALL. All means no one left out . Here’s a quote from the article “… it’s hard for us to believe that there could be one correct path to knowing It, or one accurate story behind It. Wouldn’t that one right imply so many wrongs? Surely, His Awesome Beardedness would not make Himself available to only a select few with the most accurate tracking system.” I couldn’t agree more!

I think I especially enjoyed the article is because I have been having the same concerns and wonders about teaching my children spirituality and religion. My daughters will be 3 and 4 years old this summer and I am still searching for the answers myself, so how can I show them the way? Then again, isn’t that part of the deal.. always searching for the truth, exploring and reaffirming, or changing, our beliefs? So I guess that makes me on my journey, with my girls, to find OUR truth.

Make sure you Mary’s article, What Yoga Taught Me About Raising Spiritual Kids. ~ Mary Rekosh, she’s much more witty than I am and I’m sure you will enjoy reading her thoughts! Thanks for reading!

*Post edited on July 8 because I had originally posted some negative memories in this post. Then, I didn’t come back to blog because I felt the blog was too negative. 🙂 So I made it happy again, and I’m back to blogging!

-Lots of Love To All-

Christina

 

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How Essential Oils Have Rocked My World

I have recently started using doTERRA essential oils and vitamins. The results have been beyond amazing. I didn’t think that there could be something so natural and pure that could be so effective at alleviating illnesses, allergies, aches, and pains. I am always amazed at how great I feel everyday. I have this new energy to me, and other people have noticed. I’ve heard I sound so alive from a friend, I was asked what I changed because I seem more vibrant, I’m always told I smell great (the awesome ‘side effect’ of using oils), and by my intuitive friends I have been told that I have this glow all around me that’s more bright and clear than before.

My health has always been less than par. I have had stomach issues for as long as I can remember. I can recall being 5 and having repeat visits to the doctor because of my never-ending stomach pain. I was only 7 when I had to go on a liquid diet for 4 days to try to alleviate some issues. Then, I had a few years of tolerable stomach aches, but by the time I was 17 I was seeing a specialist. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, then told maybe I had it, but it wasn’t definite because only the blood test, ulcers, and pain pointed towards Crohn’s. The inflammation I had in my intestines was not enough to satisfy a full diagnosis, that and I only had two small ulcers they said, so they wanted me to wait it out to see if it got worse.

As you could imagine, I’ve gone through many points of it getting worse. I would have a flair up, asting from 2 weeks to a month. I’m confident that I’m on a much healthier road now. I have stopped having stomach aches completely. That is something I didn’t realize was even possible, I was hoping that the oils and vitamins helped, but I didn’t think anything would ever make them completely make the daily stomach aches go away. I actually didn’t even realize how often my stomach hurt, until it know longer hurt. It had just become part of my every day life.

I also didn’t realize how fatigued I was. I have this constant energy now, where before I would always be dragging for half the day it seemed. Nor did I realize how foggy my mind was. All of a sudden I feel more clear and better able to focus.

My results have been so incredible that I’ve been telling everyone about them. I want everyone to feel as good as I do! If you have tried doTERRA please comment and let me know your experience. I love hearing results!

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IPC_Logo_md_colorsOn my journey to discovering how much extra ingredients were in food, I also learned about what is in our medicine cabinet as well. I think we’ve become way too comfortable with poisoning ourselves, so much so that we don’t even realize we are doing it, or that’s there’s another way.

Much to my delight [and surprise to be honest] I’ve discovered how healing essential oils are. I had no idea what the new craze seemed to be about, I thought “come on, if we could get better with stuff found in nature we wouldn’t have this huge pharmaceutical industry” then I realized “we cut corners at the expense of our kids’ organs, yeah I think some people would love to make some money on legal drugs.” So, I gave the oils another thought and bought some that day.

While I was really excited to try them and I was hoping for the best, I’ve never had medicine work that well for me so I wasn’t putting my whole heart into it. Vitamins always made me nauseated, anti-inflammatory medicines always gave me ulcers after use of 3 days, and I just felt like once I started taking something the Drs. just wanted to keep me taking it, for forever it seemed. All the while- nothing was ever cured or went away completely and I always felt a little lousy, it was just masked temporarily.

Then, I started using doTERRA and I understood what all the [what I thought was hocus pocus] craze was about! Within the first day I felt a difference, but I tried to chalk it up to maybe I was having one of those rare, random, I just feel great days, then came day 2. I felt even better, more energy, great mood, and just overall felt fantastic. Day 3 and I was calling my friends and family and saying “look this is going to sound unbelievable, but these vitamins are the most amazing thing I’ve tried yet! They are makes ailments go away that I didn’t realize I had!”

My mentor Molly was the person who introduced them to me. The funny thing is I thought she was WAY too excited about some oils, and there was no way they were that amazing. It’s not that I thought she was lying, I can’t imagine her lying, all I ever feel from her is love and light [except when a teenager eats all the ice cream- but that’s a whole different story]. I just thought she was wanting these oils to be incredible so her mind and body were deceiving her; she was just the victim of her mind and it would all crash soon and she’d wonder why she was obsessed for a minute. BOY I WAS WRONG!

I’ve been using them for a little over a week now, I am selling them and trying to spread the word about them. Not to make money [of course that’s always nice too], but because they are genuinely amazing. I get this urge in me when I discover something new, that my family and friends don’t know about, I feel I have to tell them all and share my knowledge, so I’m sharing it with my blog world too! I’ll give you the specifics of my results next time!

If you feel so inspired by my excitement and want to purchase some of your own oils or blends, or just find out what this stuff is all about just click on the image above or this link, it will take you to my personal essential oils site: http://www.mydoterra.com/myjourneybacktonature/