Everyone has a Story to Tell
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My story is all about stress. Stress as a young girl watching her mother experience a nervous breakdown, stress of having to hide her medicine bottles. Stress being called out of school. Stress coming home from school to see all of your family gathered around your mom, who was in a catatonic state of mind, as they made the decision to institutionalise her. Stress from the fear of friends finding out and calling your mother ‘crazy’. Then years later after her miracle healing, she asks me to come live with her & I had to tell her "no, not right now" & wonder will that alone set her back into her old self?
Fast forward years later, after her miracle healing, & what a miracle testimony that is, her & I start experiencing signs from God to write her story/our story & not knowing how to do that. I learned how to listen to God's soft voice & follow his plan for me. It was then that God led the way for us to self-publish "Signs from God" our first book, I’m still not sure how we did! He led us every step of the way. This was His way of teaching us how to do it & start growing our following.
Fast forward a couple years later, & after many stressful family situations & losses, & then that dreadful day at work when I was so stressed out over a big project, I suffered a heart attack all due to stress at the age of 53. God said enough was enough & took matters into His own hands. I spent eight nights in the hospital, suffered a cardiac arrest, a balloon placed up to my heart to take the pressure off of it. I saw the look on my husband's face when I heard the nurse call for the paddles before I faded away screaming in my head to God that I was not ready to die!
Then, I Was Given a Second Chance!
God gave me the opportunity to recover & truly become a better person - the person he wanted me to be! I was able to become a person who learned how to deal with stress & realise that no matter how much I wanted someone to change; I could not make that happen myself. I learned to deal with my stress.
He also gave me the desire to write again & what to write about. "Break Down My Walls - Be the person God created ...Be a better YOU!" is in the hands of my editor & will be released this Fall! This book touches on all the ways I learned to transform my own thinking & actions into becoming the person God created me to be.
Realising that I cannot change anyone no matter how hard I might try. They are the ones that need to make the decision to change. The only thing we can change ourselves is our reaction & how we handle the situation. That one lesson spiraled into so many different directions & transformed so many different relationships for me, & for the better.
As I was writing "Break Down My Walls", I was basically praying as I was typing for God to help me find a way where I could quit my job & do His Will. That was all I wanted to do - share my story, Mom's story & help as many as we could & lead them to God through our sharing.
The thing was though, that I couldn't quit my job without having some sort of income, so I prayed! I prayed for God to help me find a way to make this happen so I could remove the work stress from my life & concentrate on His Will for us and ultimately our dream book, "A Mountain to Climb".
It Was Two Weeks Later That God brought Young Living Into My Life
Young Living Essential Oils has taken on a large portion of my story, but I know the best is yet to come! I was introduced to Young Living during my recovery period from my heart attack & I quickly fell in love with their Essential Oils. Essential Oils are the most powerful part of the plant. They are distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, fruit, rinds, resins, & herbs.
Oils consist of over 100 different natural, organic compounds. They support every system in our body; including our skeletal, muscular, circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, & immune systems. They support our hormones, brain health & a healthy weight. They are used extensively for emotions & for spiritual support. Most people have no idea what stress can do to a body.
I was fortunate, in that the type of heart-attack I had is what they call ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’, & when caught in time, it is reversible with no long lasting efforts or damage to the heart. When I heard that I was shocked because I thought that only happened when someone close to you, like a spouse, dies & you just died from a broken heart. Little did I know; stress can affect a number of things that probably many people just don’t realise:
- Stress releases adrenaline, causing heart rate & blood pressure to rise.
- Chronic stress may damage the walls of your arteries.
- Chronic stress can also weaken the immune systems, uncomfortable physical symptoms, like headaches & stomach problems.
So, now you’re thinking, ‘how can I avoid stress when I have so much going on?’ The answer for me was a combination of some serious soul searching to become a ‘better me’ by realising that when things are out of my control, I can only control my reactions to the situation, & learning to integrate my life & living with Essential Oils!
As soon as I started using these oils I was bought in immediately, & now that I am fully recovered, & a much better version of myself, I made the decision to become a distributor for Young Living to share the changes that these oils had on me personally & how they have helped me to deal with the everyday stresses of life in general!
They can help support you in so many different ways, while they cannot stop a heart attack from happening, they can:
- provide support for the nervous system during occasional stressful or anxious feelings
- promote restful sleep, & are used for occasional sleeplessness
- help support healthy bone structure & muscular system
- supports the circulatory system
- reduce absentmindedness
- supports the digestive system
- provides support for the nervous system
- supports the immune system
- supports kidney health & function
- supports the endocrine system & hormones
- supports brain health & a healthy weight
- supports emotional health & spiritual support
- these are just a few of the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils
Having learned this myself the hard way, my goal now is to do what I feel I was meant to do & that is to share my story, my mother’s story, & the love of Essential Oils so that I can help as many people as possible, just by sharing. I strongly urge you to check out my personal distributor website for more information & to browse the product line.
When you’re ready to take control of your health & overall wellness, you can join my team & place your order directly through my website so you too can benefit from Young Living Essential Oils & help rejuvenate your own health, energy, & overall wellness! I would love to support you on your journey to a better life & a better you!
If you are interested in joining my Launch Team for “Break Down Your Walls”, please check it out here & you will receive a FREE Digital Copy of “Signs from God”.