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doTerra yoga collection – Anchor, Align, Arise

DOTERRA YOGA COLLECTION – ESSENTIAL OILS ARE HERE

I am so excited that the doTerra essential oil yoga collection is here. ANCHOR – ALIGN – ARISE.

Anchor is the steadying blend, supports connection with self, community, innate wisdom & emotional stability. (Lavender, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Black Pepper, Patchouli)

Align is the centering blend, helps to trust in yourself and stay open to all possibilities. (Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmin Absolute, Rose)

Arise is the enlightening blend, inspires moments of rising up and reaching your highest. (Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Siberian Fir)

The price is $83.33 USD retail and $62.50 USD wholesale if you open your own account. You can purchase them from the US warehouse through this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/silkewhittaker/#/.

If you want to purchase them at retail price you click on “shop” If you want to purchase them at wholesale price you can open your own wellness advocate account by clicking on “join & save ” which is $35 joining fee and you receive 25% off retail price on all products. This joining fee is waived if you purchase a starter kit. If you join as a preferred member you receive 20% off retail price on all products and it is a one off joining fee of $10.

Elena Brower, my essential oil mentor and favorite yoga teacher has helped to develop these oils. She has been mentoring me in the past 7 months to use the oils in the best way possible in monthly catch up video meetings and in her private support facebook group, where over a 1,000 essential oil users share their experiences with the oils, as well as teaching me how I can establish and grow my own doterra business.

Elena is the real deal, I have rarely met someone so genuine, kind, gentle, generous and willing to help & share her wisdom despite her full schedule.

If you want to learn more about the oils, how to purchase them, to learn about the business opportunity, how to become part of Elena’s team or have any questions please pm or e-mail me [email protected]

And here is a beautiful video about the Essential Oils with Elena.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej1EH1g8KGM&feature=youtu.be

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Inspiration from the book “Daring greatly” by Brene Brown

I am really chaotic reading books at the moment – I think I have about 20 on the go going back and forth in between them. Last night I picked up Daring Greatly by Brene Brown again. This woman is a genius. I highly recommend to read her books. Here are a few extracts that I marked on Vulnerability, they are from different pages, so not very flowy to read.

Vulnerability isn’t good or bad: It’s not what we call a dark emotion, nor is it always a light, positive experience. Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be vulnerable. To believe vulnerability is weakness is to believe that feeling is weakness. To foreclose on our emotional life out of fear that the costs will be too high is to walk away from the very thing that gives purpose and meaning to living.

I define Vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure. With that definition in mind, let’s think about love. Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow – that’s vulnerability. Love is uncertain. It’s incredibly risky And loving someone leaves us emotionally exposed. Yes, it’s scary and yes we’re open to being hurt, but can you imagine your life without loving or being loved?

To put our art, our writing, our photography, our ideas out into the world with no assurance of acceptance or appreciation – that’s also vulnerability. To let ourselves sink into the joyful moments of our lives even though we know that they are fleeting, even though the world tells us not to be too happy lest we invite disaster – that’s an intense form of vulnerability.

Vulnerability sound like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.

Vulnerability is like being naked when everyone else is fully clothed.

We love seeing raw truth and openness in other people, but we’re afraid to let them see it in us. We’re afraid that our truth isn’t enough – that what we have to offer isn’t enough without the bells and whistles, without editing, and impressing. -I want to experience your vulnerability, but I don’t want to be vulnerable.-

From calling a friend who’s experienced a terrible tragedy to starting your own business, from feeling terrified to experiencing liberation, vulnerability is life’s great dare. It’s life asking: “Are you all in? Can you value your own vulnerability as much as you value it in others?” Answering yes to these questions is not weakness: It’s courage beyond measure. It’s daring greatly. And often the result of daring greatly isn’t a victory march as much as it is a quiet sense of freedom mixed with a little battle fatigue.

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ON BELONGING

One of the things I am exploring at the moment as part of a mentor-ship program I do with my teacher and mentor Elena Brower is what belonging means to me.

I have been pondering this for quite a few days and also started reading Brene Brown’s new book “Braving the wilderness” which explores belonging in a very deep sense. I highly recommend this book – My highlighter is all over it!

What came to mind for me is that I really belong to myself and to my family – my husband, kids & dog. This is the place that is home to me, where I feel safe, relaxed and where I can be myself – I am so super grateful for my husband who supports me in all I do and puts up with all my weird and wonderful ideas, views, plans …..

I belong to me and my family, I belong to me comfortably, I belong in this beautiful country, in our beautiful house, I belong in my little yoga room, I belong to my books, to my garden, to my friends, to the ocean, to the forests. I belong to many places and things but certainly I don’t belong to any box in particular and I completely and utterly refuse to be squished into any more boxes either by my own doing or by others doing intentionally or unintentionally.

Today when I walked the dog I had this vision of me trying to squish into all the pre-made boxes over the years and the discomfort when realising again and again that I didn’t fit ANYWHERE – no box would suit me.

So now I am just spilling out nicely all over the place wherever my inner light calls me to go, my heart tells me to look. I am making my own mold and it fits perfectly and it changes constantly and it belongs to me and I belong to it.

Today Nina my daughter asked me if we could do something together, so we decided drawing was the thing and I made my vision of belonging visible – dinner was terribly late and prepared in a panic. Part of the mentor-ship is to explore our creativity and its been so nice to have an excuse to sit down and do something creative. I have always had the thought that my art wasn’t good enough to show anyone, but bugger that. My art belongs to me, its not a masterpiece but its made my be.

Here is a part I would like to share from “Braving the wilderness” by Brene Brown for you to ponder your own notion of belonging:

True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are, it requires you to be who are.

Sending love and gratitude to my family, my friends, all my students and people who follow me and see me and accept & respect me for who I am – I appreciate each and everyone of you. xxx

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LEARNING TO BE O.K. WITH NOT BEING O.K.

Another saying in my mentor ship program that has edged itself into my mind is this:

“Its hard to hate / dislike people close up”

I still judge and have dislikes, some of them very strong towards other individuals. However when I do judge or say unkind things I get this uncomfortable feeling in my stomach and my heart – alerting me that I am off track. My awareness – the biggest gift I received through my persistent yoga practice.

I have really looked close up why I dislike some people and in the end the actions / behaviors that they display that repel me come down to their own hurt inside which they are trying to mask over with whatever they are doing or to my own limiting belief systems because their behaviors sometimes trigger something in me that needs working on. It is complex, but I will try to move in closer to the people and things that I seem to be triggered by and look a bit deeper, practice compassion & forgiveness towards myself and them and be less judgmental.

Something has happened last week, where I was offering to do something for somebody that came from my heart, but was received with misunderstanding and judgement. I then reacted to the judgement, because it triggered me in some of my deepest limiting beliefs – not being worthy, not being good enough, I don’t belong. I felt like I had to explain and defend myself, when it would have really been enough to say o.k. / whatever – I know that I am a good person with good intentions. There were 2 people talking about me, not to me and the offer turned to custard, leaving all 3 parties feeling uncomfortable. However on reflection I realised that I still talk about people too, not being brave enough to address everything that obviously moves me or that needs clarifying with the person directly and ideally by talking to each other in person. Its so much easier to talk about people then to them.

A few weeks ago I chatted to some yoga students before session and I said something unkind about someone. I immediately felt bad about it and knew it was wrong, unnecessary and unkind. Some times my mouth is quicker than my brain. I have since beaten myself up about it and feeling guilty for not being more collected. However all of this happens to most of us at times and the more we are aware of what feels right and what feels wrong, then we can actually change we do and how we go about things.

So my goal is to move in closer and really work on my own behaviors that don’t serve me or anybody else and to practice forgiveness towards myself when I muck up and try to do better next time.

#practicekindness #compassion #moveincloser #thelearningneverends#talkingtoeachothernotabouteachother