I just got handed a get out of jail free card. Yes I took the, not to be mentioned online, viral antibody test and it came back positive. Yes… done with it. I didn’t even know I had it. I did have some mild symptoms, irritation in the throat, occasional flushed feeling, and labored breathing when I took my walk but nothing I really took notice of.
Like most of you I took the mandated precautions. Work from home, stay home alot with a once a week trip to the grocery store or Home Depot; I was careful. Washing hands and mask wearing were my routine. But I contracted it anyway.
While feeling odd I did step up some of my oily protocols just in case it was ‘the virus’. But the symptoms went away and I just wondered. I have never been afraid of ‘the virus’. Some would consider me a high risk catagory; over 60, overweight, but I had been taking extremely good care of myself. You see this website displays my healthy lifestyle.
The lifestyle… It works. In the only ‘Pandemic” I have lived through my immune system shined. Worked just like it was supposed to. The way God created it to work. Thats why we have it. But we need to take care of it. Good food, exercise, and what I call the ‘oil advantage’ are my tools. Removing toxic chemicals from my food and everyday products I put on my body and cleaning products I use in my home, is my master plan. This is my defense. It’s not easy making the changes but it’s life saving.
During my devotion time this morning I was thinking how blessed I had been with this outcome. My prayer several years ago was “Lord show me a better way.” And he did. He has protected me from so much. Yes, I have had some real tough times but God has prepared me for each step, just as He did during this pandemic.
I love to teach others about what has helped me so much. My regular classes have been canceled in these challenging times but I am hosting one on one zoom classes for you and your friends. Starting was easy but it takes a daily committment to start making changes.
Send me an email if you are interested in a virtual class.
Responding to a friend’s post about the pandemic this morning, about why this virus is so different than other viruses, I posted “Take out the trash”. This is something I have lived in my own life and why this website exists. To help people take out the trash.
Our immune system is a part of God’s wonderful creation of human life, made perfect by our Creator and sanctified in Christ.
We have trashed our immune system with what we have thought to be ‘good things’. We have been duped into believing all the over processed foods and chemical laden products make us beautiful and healthy.
The old saying of “You are what you eat’ is true, but also what you do, what you put on your body, what you think, what comes out of your mouth as well as what you allow in.
Take this time to think about what you are doing to protect yourself as well as those around you. This pandemic is just the beginning. I believe we will never go back to ‘business as usual’. Examine the products you use, what you eat and what you believe. Love your neighbor as yourself, and take out the trash.
Healing is a fascinating word. It encompasses a wide variety of feelings and emotions as well as physical changes.
I have been on a journey to correct years of abuse I did to my own body. Overeating and a sedentary lifestyle not to mention things I thought I was doing well like relationships with the people around me.
We get sucked into a culture of materialism, worship of things not of our creator, and just plain selfishness. We rely on what the media tells us instead of thinking for ourselves. I relied on our American food system and the choices it brought and never once thought there was a problem. Even our advanced healthcare system let me down. A pill for this and a pill for that was a disaster for me.
As I sit here chomping at the bit to walk again in 12 days (yes I am counting). I am a little scared but also hopeful. The uphill climb for me is daunting and at 65 will my body respond as it has before?
God has brought wonderful changes in the way I treat my physical body. My healing has been above and beyond what I or my physicians have expected. Frankincense, Helichrysum, Oregano, Rose Ointment and Thieves were my main tools! Not to mention following doc’s orders. The people that surround me with help and encouragement have been a blessing only a merciful Savior could provide.
Recently I found in an old prayer journal of mine from 2013 these words. “Show me a better way”, and He did; little by little, step by step. So I share my story again. Maybe to help someone, maybe to bring about change. This entire website details my journey, my trifecta living as I call it. I use essential oils extensively everyday, eat great nourishing food that will heal instead of hurt, and move my body the way it was meant to move. God has wrapped our physical, emotional and spiritual self into one neat package to work together and even gave us the tools at creation to maintain it! Adam and Eve were placed in a garden with therapeutic plants and good things to eat… everything to sustain life. Above all He gave us Himself.
Healing must also begin in the heart. We need to stop the negative self talk and embrace the missteps that form us into the people we are today. Release of negative emotions and thoughts need to be treated with prayer to a merciful Savior and can be strengthened with therapeutic oils. This is a new dimension to oils I am exploring! I am still learning everyday about myself, God’s purpose for my life and I want to be an open book about my experiences because they are healing in themselves!
So why does this topic mean so much to me? Because you can make great changes, healing can begin even at 65! Start today.
I am sitting here on the eve of my 65th birthday thinking about the word “Success”, what it has meant in my life and what it is not. A few months ago I wrote about failure, and there has been a lot of that! But life encompasses the highs AND the lows.
One of my biggest successes recently is the loss of a great deal of weight. I am also the healthiest I have been in years. Weight loss is only part of the story. I can get off the sofa and live an active life! Changes as you get older are harder. Metabolism is slower. Changes in an aging body sometimes are irreversible, especially when you have not treated it well.
I am not going into the details of the diet or exercise, or of the use of essential oils. You can scan this website and get that info. What I will share with you is the day to day decisions you have to make.
The decisions to not eat that cookie (even though that is my favorite sugar fix) or to not sleep in but get my butt up and get to the gym are my daily challenges. Rewarding myself with food when I do well is not an option! One of the hardest things to do is let go of the quick fix of a pain pill or a fad diet. Slowly building my health and immune system, through mindful exercise, diet and oils, is the better way. Day in and day out. Rinse and repeat.
How many of us do great on a new diet the first 2 weeks and then yo-yo up and down for the next few months until we quit? Success lies in the promise of a better future instead of an immediate fix. It’s not a matter of will power but a decision you make day in and day out. I am not there yet. I struggle at times but I look ahead at where I want to be not the right now. 40 more pounds to go.
Don’t get me wrong, I struggle with choices and I don’t always make the right ones. Success is not always getting it right, it’s about sticking with it even if you get it wrong some days. In all of the ups and downs of this journey God has taught me to see the beauty even in the ashes, the mistakes. To see my failures as stepping stones. He always brings it full circle. A lifetime of being overweight is a pain I bore for too long. Success means saying good bye to that pain but never forgetting it.
So what now? I keep going. One good choice after another. Rinse and repeat. It took me decades to get in a health crisis and it is not been an easy fix. So after all these years why did it finally click? I don’t know but it’s my turn to give back. To help others. And maybe I can help you along the way. #mytrifectaliving
Pets become entwined in our lives, in our hearts and when they pass from this world it is hard. No longer will they greet you at the door or amuse you with their crazy antics.
Levi was a cherished pet of Shaun, Amy, Lizzie and Hope and he lived in our home for over 5 years.
Today we had to say goodbye to Levi a victim of cancer that spread like wildfire. The last few weeks were hard as the suffering became apparent.
I have always thought that concept of the rainbow bridge was a little silly and a bit un-biblical but I learned a great lesson today. God’s word it silent about our beloved pets and what happens when they die. But sitting by his side as his heart stopped and life was gone, God gave me a peace that all was well.
I thought about my own life and eminent death and how I know God will lead me gently home. Just like Levi left this life in peace maybe God in His infinite mercy will lead him over that rainbow bridge.
I woke up this morning with a sadness in my heart. Looking back on recent things in my life and being grateful for it all… I am still in unrest. The focus of my life has always been my family and it was slipping away. No longer do we gather just to be with each other, there now is no desire for closeness and that is hard. Everyone has their own lives to live. As moms of adult children we have to stand back and let them live their life. We want to hover, protect, give advice but that is no longer wanted or needed. So we see them fly or fall and want to pick up the pieces. To make it all better. We can’t. They have to fly on their own or not.
God will find me even when I try to hide. HE wasn’t going to leave me in huddled under the covers. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galations 6:9. HIS WORD always rings true in my heart. So I get up and get going.
It’s hard to face failure in yourself. All the should haves, could haves and intentions are not enough to dull the pain of what could have been. But life is full of blunders, misteps and just downright stupidity that sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself and forgive yourself. Just like God has forgiven you. There will always be those lingering thoughts and sometimes downright pain of consequences but move on. Do better next time. God can use your blunders to His glory. You may not see them yet but they will be magnified in His time.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 ESV