Morning came early today. I rolled out of bed and grabbed my robe to go downstairs to make some eggs for my youngest before she headed out the door with her dad for her music coop day. After kissing her and my husband goodbye, I headed back up to get dressed and repeat my affirmation using a drop of Cypress, Frankincense, and Idaho Blue Spruce since I had left my Believe oil downstairs.
I know that when I have some more space in my day that I will need to linger over my affirmation a bit as I can feel some resistance there popping up. It's not super loud and obvious, maybe because it knows now that it will get a voice soon, just not today. I add some movement in as I circle my hips and roll my arms. I feel more confident and assured that I am on my God-given path.
After an AFT appointment and before my lunch date, I head to a local coffee shop for a latte and scone. My mind is in a rush with all of the things I need to do today, but it comes to me that I need to "take a moment to remember."*
I pause to take a picture of my sustenance and then dive into my blueberry scone that came highly recommended to me by the friendly barista. I bite in through the crispy layer and suddenly time slows down as gratitude takes over. I begin to express my thankfulness for the delicious crunch followed by the delectably soft and moist interior with just the right amount of sweetness with tart blueberry.
I savor the flavor. I savor the moment. I am present to every crumb before I swallow it down. An ordinary coffee break turned into a sacred, holy space that fills me with peace even now at the end of my day.
This process called the Aroma Freedom Technique has helped me to slow down and appreciate times like these like never before. It wasn't that long ago that I would have scarfed down the yummy pastry, acknowledging it's good flavor, but completely missing the divine opportunity to enter into a worshipful heart space and practice gratitude.
I'm so thankful I heeded that small sentence. I'm much more aware of them now that my thoughts are quieter and my mind is more at ease. And because I listened and entered into that eucharisteo of breaking the bread and drinking the cup (no sacrilege intended, but I believe scone and coffee served as a sufficient substitute for the bread and wine this morning) and remembering Him, time stopped for me as I became aware of God's presence within and all around me.
It lasted but for a minute or two, but it transformed my day and even now as I'm typing this out, I am reliving the beauty of the moment as gratitude swells all over again in my chest.
This is just a taste of what Jesus must have meant when He said He came to give us life, to open up our hearts to live it out abundantly…above and beyond all I could ask or imagine. Tonight as I say my affirmation, I do so with a heart full from the many gifts of my day and my weekend. As I crawl into bed, I choose to meditate and savor each gift.
The barista was right. That scone was amazing and completely worth it.
My goal/affirmation: "Because I am the real deal and Jesus loves me and gives me strength, I am a burning bush and I receive $100,000 monthly beginning November 30, 2017 for my Young Living and Aroma Freedom Technique expertise."