Every morning, without fail I do the same thing. Minutes upon waking up, I walk into my bathroom I grab the bottle of Basil Essential Oil and drop two drops into my hands. Then I take my hands and place them on my lower back, right about where my kidneys are. I breathe three deep breaths into my hands and repeat this affirmation: "Today I am Focused and Purposeful". I remove my hands and feel just for a moment that I am awake and alive. I acknowledge the vast importance of that truth. And then I move into my day.
Basil is the Oil of Renewal. It helps to support adrenal health and combat exhaustion and fatigue. It helps to increase personal power and regain control of the direction we choose to walk in this life. Reminding myself of this each morning is powerful. I don't always have control over where the day will head, but I have control over which way I choose to walk. And even when I wake up in my own fatigue and exhaustion, I know that I am alive and so therefore have everything I need to honor myself throughout the day.
I believe so strongly in the power of daily ritual. I aim to actually have small rituals placed throughout my day. Often they involve an essential oil because aromatherapy for me is powerful. Our sense of smell has the power to ignite our brains, calm our hormones and inspire our breath. It may seem like a small moment is insignificant, but I promise you, they matter. And the more consistent we become in these small daily rituals, the more we come to see their power.
I have shared this before, but I am sharing once again to remind you, make the small moments of your life sacred. Create rituals that center your attention on where you are in the present. Listen, feel and acknowledge yourself with honesty and unconditional love. It will propel you forward in a way that has you in contact and trust of your own potency.
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