When I was pregnant with my daughter and those nesting instincts kicked in, all I wanted to do was create a peaceful home. A place where everything was in order. Where there were no surprises. Where things were running smoothly.
That’s a pattern normal pattern whenever I’m facing a big transition or feeling overwhelmed and stressed — I want nothing but PEACE!
But there’s a funny thing about peace. Things can get stagnant and stale until I inevitably become bored. Sick of the routine. Mentally flat-lined.
Now I don’t want to give Peace a bad rap. I’ve been in a huge hormonal transition that wiped me out for about four months (hello, perimenopause!). Anything and everything was overwhelming. I spent a lot of days in dresses, because just putting on a pair of jeans seemed like too much stimulation and input.
What I needed most during that time was Peace.
But what I’ve learned from studying hands is that Peace is actually not a goal or destination but part of a spectrum that not only includes peace, but also overwhelm, panic, stress, apathy, numbness, and boredom.
Humans move all over that spectrum, and we usually like to avoid the extremes because they don’t feel so great. That’s when the spectrum of Peace seems like it’s going to the dark side.
The goal, then, is to hang out in the middle as much as possible. That means having some peace and stillness built into life, like walks in nature, meditation, reading. AND it also means having things that pump us up and bring us the energy of vitality.
Life feels best when there are some dynamics — some loud and soft, some quick and slow. Life feels best when there’s Harmony.
So whether you’re on the stressed out side of the spectrum or hanging out in apathy, what could bring more harmony to your life? Maybe you need something peaceful like spending a day at an art museum. Or maybe you need to work through that energy with something that brings more vitality, like rock climbing.
Have I mentioned that I'm an Oils Girl?
I’ve been using Essential Oils around the house for a couple of years, now. And when it comes to Harmony, I love the DoTERRA Balance blend.
Balance has a woodsy, evergreen-y type of smell that reminds me of being in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. The underlying earthy tones (coming from Blue Tansy, Frankencense, and Ho Wood) are very grounding and peaceful, while the Spruce and slightly fruity Blue Chamomile provide a little liveliness. A perfect reminder of the spectrum of Peace!
Buy the Balance Blend now to bring a little Harmony to your life.