A Beautiful Mess

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on May 25, 2016


I had several moments this past weekend where I was overwhelmed with gratitude for where my life has led me & a strong knowing sense that I am exactly where I am supposed to be, doing exactly what I was called to do. I’ve struggled to find my purpose in life & have worn many hats. I’m literally tearing up as I write this, (okay, maybe totally blubbering) because life can be crazy hard! & we are often dealt cards that are Not of our choosing, tough things/situations we’ve had to work through, or overcome. I wanted to give up so many times when I was younger. Literally, I didn’t know how I could physically live life because I was so burdened by things that were out of my control or bad choices I had made.

Just being able to uncover this revelation & face the hard things recently (a few year process) has been a very painful process. One that has affected family members & loved ones too.

By the Grace of God go I… 

& somehow, miraculously, I persevered & was able to see some incredibly good things in life & take some risks that have led me to this point. My insanely supportive husband, whose love has covered & helped heal so much of my pain, has been the catalyst for allowing me to seek out wholeness for myself. Guys, I’ve prayed, I even found a lot of solace & hope in my Heavenly Father, & truly believe if it weren’t for my faith, I might not be here, but I still struggled… Daily. 

This weekend I attended a CARE intensive. (The Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education) It was 3 days & it was tough to find the time to be there. My husband, who I will now refer to as Tom, cuz that’s his name 😉 was out of town on a pretty last minute work trip. So many things were trying to keep me from being there. I even missed a dear friends wedding, but I knew with ALL my heart & soul that I HAD to be there, I had to make it happen. 

Thankfully I have an amazing tribe who took care of Charlie Belle (my amazingly spunky 14 month old) & despite 3 nights of very little sleep, every morning, when I arrived at the course, I felt refreshed, present & focused. This Journey of learning about essential oils has been a very spiritual one… The stuff that has tried to deter me is nuts & has made me realize how much joy the enemy (evil crap) was trying to steal from me. 

This Weekend Was Powerful! It was a HUGE full circle experience for me. So much of our physical pain has emotional roots. I believe God gives us tools, & essential oils have been an amazing tool given from God himself & thankfully someone like Gary Young had the courage to step out in faith & re-vive this lost art. This tool has been the aid I needed, the piece I was missing to fully step into my purpose. (Bonus, I get healthier & smell awesome!)

I cannot speak highly enough about the CARE program & the instructor we had, Priscilla Hervey, from the chemistry of oils, anointing w/ oils & biblical significance, to emotional release (my favorite), vitaflex & raindrop technique (kinda like a detox, rejuvenating massage) WOW, just wow. I am humbled by my experience & have a deep desire to help others heal. I’m super excited to have these new tools in my toolbox! I am going to continue my training & pray for guidance in leading my team of oily people, especially really guiding others on their journey, even if it is a beautiful mess. It’s hard to go there with people, but so needed! We all need healing.

When you are willing to feel it, you can heal it.


Right after receiving a RainDrop from the lovely Erica Venanzi.

6 thoughts on “A Beautiful Mess

  1. You are beautiful Lisa! Thank you for this thoughtful post. I’m so thankful that Oils have brought our paths together again, and it has been a joy to watch you grow. You are so genuine, so passionate, peaceful and loving. Anyone who you lay hands on for healing will be blessed. xoxo

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