Weary? Drained? Feel Like Quitting?

Weary? Drained? Feel Like Quitting?
I adore how God orchestrates.

This morning I am anointing myself with Valor and Magnify Your Purpose essential oil to strengthen, empower and help me focus in on this weeks events and challenges that I am proclaiming I have Won in advance.

Yesterday I was weary.

Yesterday I was seeing 100% effort -100% positive result.

Yesterday I was a breathe away from being done.

I anointed myself with Frankincense.

My wise son encouraged me to go to the creek, take off my shoes and ground myself physically but most importantly Spiritually. (He knows what he sees works for me.)

And then today I get this post from my friend I met while in Ohio last year:

It was the day I almost quit.

Gave up.
Surrendered.

Because in that season I was carrying around more loneliness than anyone knew.
Because in that season I was experiencing more heartbreak than most realized.

And I had almost forgotten.

The paper nearly popped to the surface among the others on a cold fall morning in late October. The paper that had well documented - the day I almost quit.

The date was November 13, 2013.

And I had found myself frustrated with God.
Questioning His plan.
Contemplating my purpose.
Doubting my effectiveness.
Challenging my call.

I remember the day it happened.
Moreover I remember the night before.
It was a bible study I was leading at the time.
And everything about that night made me feel like a failure.
Low attendance.
Grumbling voices.
Unwilling participants.
Blank faces.
And one heartbreaking personal attack.

And I remember returning home in a tearful demeanor.
Riddled with weariness, sadness, resentment, and discouragement I was throwing in the towel.

I’d say it when my head hit the pillow, “Tomorrow… I quit.”

Because sometimes the assignment is too difficult. And the burden seems unworthy of effort.

And then the morning came.
Ahh, yes, always the morning.

I’d find myself making bread for my family.
And in an attempt to remedy by soul fatigue, I’d listen to a podcast while working.

It seemed random at first.
But now I see that nothing is random in the Kingdom of God.
The message was being given by a young pastor. Younger than me. And much wiser.
The story was Joshua. The warrior leader who was given charge over Israelite management, and would see to it that victory was achieved.

The story was familiar.
The walls of Jericho and the takeover of an entire city.

But the commission was odd.
Joshua was to lead his men around the walls once a day for 6 days.
Walking around the wall. Just… walking.
No swords. No shields. No fighting. Just… walking.
Then on the 7th day, seven times.
And victory of takeover was promised.

It was strange request for militant men.
But Joshua obeyed.

And you could imagine these men and their doubt.
“Are you SURE you heard the Lord correctly Joshua?”
“This doesn’t seem legit!”
“We’re soldiers, you know that, right?”

And when day 6 was closing up you can assume their frustration set in.
“I can’t do this anymore.”
“This is crazy!”
“Tomorrow… I quit!”

But it wasn’t to be.
Because God - had a better plan.
He always does.
And that plan requires our obedience to be fulfilled.

And we know what happens.
Day 7 comes. And victory is the outcome.

But it might not have happened if they had stopped on 6.
The promise missed if they hadn’t obeyed, “Don’t stop on 6.”

But wait…

I would hear the words on the November day 7 years ago and run immediately to the workbook I had been working through with my bible study class. In almost a franticness I would look to recall the chapter of that study we were in. YEP! Just as I thought. Week 6!

And it would have been week 7 that I would announced my retirement.
I might have stopped on 6.
But God - had a better plan.
He always does.
But that plan required my obedience to be fulfilled.

I can’t stop now!!!

I’d almost scream it with excitement in an empty house on a Friday morning.
“I can’t stop now!”

So I ask you the same questions I wrestled with God to the ground about then,
“Will you do God’s will even when it’s not working? Even when it’s hard?”

Because the truth is that we’ve gotta take the lap… make the turn… even when nothing moves. Even when the promise looks unfulfilled… even if. Even IF. EVEN if. Because He IS good and His plan IS better than anything I could imagine for myself.

God is telling you the same thing.
Before you quit!
Remember… Recall… Repeat.
Keep walking.
Even when it’s hard.
Even when it’s lonely.
Even when it doesn’t make sense.
Even when it doesn’t feel good.
Even when it’s not popular.
Even when it’s all uphill.
Even when other’s don’t go with you.

Don’t stop short of the promise of God in YOUR life.
Don’t quit now!
There’s so much better ahead for obedient, faithful, God-fearing people.

The best… is yet to come!!!

- Wendy Bender, 2020

PONDER POINT:
What have you quit or almost quit in journey?


What smells instantly take you back to a happy place?!?!

What smells instantly take you back to a happy place?!?!
Our minds are so powerful.  Be honest now, did you smell the snickerdoodles when you saw the above picture?

Can you smell the Cinnamon? Can you smell the Nutmeg? Can you smell the Stress Away? Yikes! Probably not but you can probably feel the "stress away" with the happy memories! 

I can smell it and have happy emotions released instantly because it triggers happy memories of family celebrations and special times with my mom.  

Snickerdoodles were a favorite of my parents and one of my grandpa's. But I must be honest ... I only like the SMELL of snickerdoodles, I really do NOT like the TASTE.  

Which makes me smile with memories of trying to eat them and like them when I was little out my love and desire to be like the ones I love so much.  

Who knows, maybe that's where all my elaborate facial expressions that my family gets a kick out of watching started!  (Can you relate with a smell you like but don't like the taste or texture?)

Our minds are so powerful that we don't have to have the cookies baking in our home or even have the actual cookie in our home to taste or smell it.

A powerful exercise I do in one of my sessions is to have you close your eyes and visualize a lemon, then I walk you through the process of feeling the texture of the skin, smelling the lemon when its cut open and squeezed and then actually tasting the lemon. 

 I always have so much fun watching your faces as I can tell who likes the smell and taste of lemon and who does not from the uniquely different expressions.

The science studies done on our olfactory senses or sense of smell extensively document the impact smell has in and on our lives.  

It helps to explain why my client sessions where we are breaking blocks from the past to move forward in freedom are effective and long lasting.  

This is why essential oils are an important tool in my Healthy Toolbox for myself, my family and my clients.

I keep a diffuser in my main living area (we each have one in our individual rooms too!) with a beautiful display rack of essential oils to be able to create unique blends or blends that transport me to Happy Memories or get me energized and motivated (or my loved ones when its chore day! LOL)  

Some people have a recipe box filled with favorite cooking recipes ... me, I have recipe BOXES of my family's favorite diffuser blends with memories noted to go with them.  Quirky? Yes.  

However, on those days where I need an extra boost or I just want to have some sweet memories of my mom or a walk in the forest ... well, diffusing can take me to higher levels and fill my heart and being.  

Bonus effect is, at least when you are using the brand I use, there are no toxic chemicals to cause adverse side effects or harm to our bodies AND they actually have a synergy effect in our body thus supporting and improving our health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

This simple act of diffusing is very effective and supportive to my clients who are walking through intense health challenges, or those who are breaking free from addictions and the benefits and list goes on. 

The main core of my practice uses essences to break through the barriers and assist in resetting cellular DNA and memory patterns to aid in creating a healthy fight or flight for your life by releasing the things of the past that no longer suit who you are in such a time as this.  

I adore getting to be the facilitator and watching the transformations.  It blesses me to my core to help you break free from things that have held you in bondage and kept you from living life freely as you desire and yearn to.  

And that is why I adore sharing some of my different diffuser recipes that trigger happy memories or that get me motivated to Be my Greatest Me! 

So what is your favorite smell that takes you back to a happy place or time in your life? 

Share below, I adore trying new recipes!  

I am passionate about Standing The Gap from where you are to where you can and want to be! 

Be Blessed! 
Check out my home on the web's resource page for more recipes!  

Suppressed or Repressed emotions?

How many days and counting? 
Are you experiencing little things disrupting your peaceful state? 
Are your loved ones rocking your boat?
Do you want to scream but push it down inside?
Are you making yourself want to scream?
Do you feel a scream building up from inside from everything you've stuffed?

Who knew being in "lockdown" with your loved ones or maybe you are in quarantine all by yourself ... could drive you bonkers?!?!?!

In my conversations with family, friends, associates and clients ... I'm seeing more and more emotions that have been stuffed or swallowed starting to build up enough steam that they are ready to blow. 

Honestly guys, stuffing emotions is not a healthy thing. It has been linked to diseases. Plus it disrupts your state of peace and control at often unexpected and unplanned times.  It's best to deal with it.  However, this does not give you license to spew all over everyone else in your releasing of the emotions. You will be happier to do it with grace and ease and come out smelling pretty and looking joyful. 

This is my area of passion and expertise from personal experience that launched into ministry and a practice. 

Here’s one of the ways to help you maintain your health by releasing the emotions safely.   If you need help as in a facilitator, schedule an appointment and let’s get this taken care of.  

Life’s too short to stay in bondage to things of the past.   

I'm here for you Standing The Gap from where you are to Where You Can and Want to Be!

Be Blessed!

Junk Pile Insights

Junk Pile Insights
Join me today as I share from my walk with my son's dog.  Oh the places that Ruby takes me ... LOL  

Click here to view my video vlog ... Junk Pile Insights

What's your junk pile look like?  

If you want assistance with clearing your "junk pile" contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our associates.  

Be Blessed!

Purposeful or Accidental? Life or Death?

Are you purposeful about how and what you use to clean the air of your home, office, car? 

Do you grab the cheapest thing you can get that smells? 

Do you read the label to see if the ingredients impact your mental, physical and emotional well being in a positive or negative way? 

Our family has experienced the health challenges first hand from a past life of surrounding ourselves with the use of products that actually cause health challenges or exacerbate existing situations. 

Today we are more aware of what we use in, on and around us.  We purposefully choose to speak life and natural health building options. 

Today we are diffusing the May Flower blend in the graphic below.  
It’s making our home smell absolutely amazing! 
Even better ... 
it’s supporting our mental and emotional health side. 

When you diffuse with a holistic purpose you edify your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Body, Spirit and Soul are boosted in one simple act.  

This particular MAY FLOWER DIFFUSER blend helps support overcoming NEGATIVE feelings of:  abandonment, criticism, fear of unfoldment, being self-centered, wanting to please, being used, feeling unworthy, mind over active and/or racing, not fulfilling your purpose.  

It helps you be able to grow and expand in the POSITIVE: at-ONE-ment, embracing life, unconditional love and acceptance, openness, respect, balance, detachment, loving who you are, respect of yourself, worth, stillness, triumphance.  

We enjoy making diffuser blends based on what our bioscans shows as areas our bodies need to balance.  It’s crazy awesome how the blends smell so delightful - even when we blend each of our individual bioscans together for our living room.  

It’s a great feeling to know you are cleaning the air around you as well as supporting health building in those who connect with your space from a purposeful, natural stance.  

We’re passionate about educating on holistic health, especially the mental and emotional side! 

What are you putting in the air around you?

 
Read Older Updates