Create Space For Your GoodWritten by Linda-Ann Stewart
Many years ago, a friend stated that to receive more good, a person always had to give something up. I objected to that idea. "If I want more prosperity, or health," I said, "I'm simply accepting more of that. I'm not giving anything up." He explained that if I wanted more prosperity, I had to let go of my attachment to a feeling of lack.
It took awhile, but I finally got it. He was right. It's a variation of a scientific law. Two objects (or two different conditions) cannot occupy same space at same time. One has to move aside to make space for other. If an orange is rolled against an apple, apple has to move to make room for orange.
Whenever anyone accepts more good into their life, they have to release old situation. While most of us think we'd do so in a heartbeat, if there's no change for better, something else is going on. There must be something in current circumstance that makes us hang onto it.
For any expanded good that comes into our lives, something that's taking up its space must go to make room for it. There's always a choice to be made. If you want a new pair of slippers, you need to throw out old ratty pair. They may be comfortable, but they've outlived their usefulness. Trying to hold onto both pairs will simply clutter up your closet.
Sometimes it's old roles that have to be released. For instance, moving into management can be very threatening when you've always hidden in back of room. If a woman has this opportunity, she may have to release an old belief that a woman's place is to be passive. In any case, a person has to let go of any attachment to remaining invisible to achieve goal of being a leader.
Standards you grew up with may need to be re-examined and re-adjusted. If you want to be prosperous, and your family struggled to make ends meet, you may have a belief that life is a struggle. To accept idea of abundance easily flowing to you, old attitude of struggle must be sacrificed.
Aromatherapy for Emotional SecurityWritten by Francoise Rapp
Self-improvement is about finding balance and happiness in our daily lives. The most important area in which we can achieve balance is in our own emotional security. After all, we cannot find true balance in relationships, our work environment, and even spiritually until we achieve self-acceptance, self-control, understanding and compassion. And while many of us believe we have a balanced sense of self, our insecurities often creep silently into our life, leaving uncertainty and regret in its wake.
Emotional security is a subtle yet profound issue because without it you can develop unhealthy behaviors and attitudes, like codependency, control, neediness, demand, low self-esteem and more. It can also affect specific areas of our lives, including our relationship and career success.
Being emotionally secure leads to a healthy life in general because there are no unhealthy attachments, you are secure to be alone or in company of others and you do not require validation from others. You are more willing to take risks because you have confidence you need to achieve success in every aspect of your life.
There are ways to overcome insecurity. Engage your friends and loved ones in communication about your feelings and how they can help you to feel more at ease. Working with a coach or therapist may help discover root of your insecurities. Numerous self-help books are available to help those who struggle with insecurities and low self-esteem. It is also important to indulge in nurturing therapies such as massage and aromatherapy. Not merely "guilty pleasures," these kinds of therapies are an important way to demonstrate your self worth.
The following aromatherapy blends will support you during your drive to overcome your insecurities. These blends will help you gain a profound sense of inner peace and healthy detachment, allowing you to feel secure by eliminating any unhealthy needs you may have for validation and attention. Prepare each of these blends by pouring essential oils into a 10ml bottle, and then adding organic vegetable oil to fill. I recommend sweet almond, jojoba or safflower vegetable oils. ******** Inner Peace & Balance ******** This blend will help you to gain more insight about your needs and wants, and achieve balance you need to become more self-accepting.