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Lavender is one of the most beloved and widely used essential oils. Its gentle, sweet aroma and soothing benefits make it a must-have for essential oil users far and wide. Here is a list of some of its most powerful uses.

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1. Calming & relaxation.  We all have anxiety inducing moments in life, and sometimes need a little help calming the nervous system. Put a couple drops of your forehead and/or inhale for calming and de-stress.

2. Minor cuts.  For alleviation of pain and for a fast healing process, apply Lavender directly to cuts, It will also help clean and kill bacteria.

3. Acne & eczema.  Mix with olive or massage oil and apply topically for relief from itchiness and reduce redness.

4. Improve sleep.  Apply and rub in 2 drops to bottom of feet before bed for improved sleep. Inhale, and/or place a couple drops on your pillow. Sweet Lavender dreams!

5. Heal/prevent burns.  Immediately upon burning, apply directly onto inflamed area to sooth and prevent blistering/redness.

Thanks for stopping by to read! I hope you learned a few things, and look forward to sharing the many benefits of other Essential Oils in the future. As always, if you have any questions, or would like further information on the oils, feel free to email acaringlight@gmail.com. Don’t forget to sign up for the ACL newsletter for more info like this if you already haven’t! 

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The Power of Being Positive

We can’t control everything that life does to us, but we can control how we react to what life does.

How we start our day, determines how our day goes. If we wake up thinking it’s going to be an awful day, guess what, it will be!

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking!! Our thoughts really do affect how we react to life. Energy follows thoughts! Also known as manifestation. How many times have you been thinking of someone you haven’t seen in a long time, and you soon run into them, or they call.

It’s so important to see the glass half full, instead of half empty. To see the silver lining in the cloud. Our thought processing center can’t be in two places at once, so when you start thinking negatively, literally tell yourself to stop, and make yourself think of something positive. If you have to, say something positive over and over again (affirmations), even if you do not believe what you’re saying, your words get taken in by your subconscious mindand the subconscious controls many aspects of our lives.

We have an energy frequency, which is measured in megaHertz. The more positive we are, the higher our frequency , and we attract the same. For example you can not tune your radio to 96.9, and expect to hear 103.9.  Thus we can only attract positive,  if we are being positive!

Loise Hay, an author, who has done extensive work with emotions, states, “What we think about ourselves,  becomes the truth for us. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”

There are numerous, inspirational/motivational books, and web sites,  ( http://www.LouiseHay.com, simpletruths.com), which have positive quotes and affirmations. I suggest starting your day off with these, to help you have the best day possible. It may not be easy at first, but all things become easier with practice.

Remember, if you become inspired, you will inspire others, and they will… it’s a domino effect! Ever watch the movie” Pay It Forward”? I highly recommend it!Also Louise Hay’s book ” You Can Heal Your Life”.

Some quotes/affirmations:

“In the affinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole ,and complete. My life is ever new. Each moment of my life is new and fresh and vital.

I use my affirmative thinking to create exactly what I want. This is a new day. I am a new me. I think differently. I speak differently. I act differently.

Others treat me differently.

My new world is a reflection of my new thinking. It is a joy and a delight to plant new seeds, for I know these new seeds will become my new experiences.

All is well in my world.”   Louise Hay

“People often tell me motivation doesn’t last, and I tell them bathing doesn’t either. That’s why I recommend it daily”   Zig Ziglar

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”  Martin Luther King

“It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice”   Anonymous

“Today everything will be supplied to me”  Melody Beattie

 “All things are possible if you believe.” Mark 9:23


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Our Sixth Sense

We all have a sixth sense, also sometimes called intuition or vibes.  Some of us are more aware of this sense, and use it to our advantage.  This sixth sense is our natural inner genius.  You may recognize it as that “gut feeling” you get.  Our largest group of nerve endings is located in our gut, and is called the solar plexus.

We all get those little gut feelings, or thoughts.  Sometimes they can serve as warning signs, if we would just listen and act upon them.  If we are doing, or about to do something and it just doesn’t feel right, then we shouldn’t, even if there isn’t any explanation for these thoughts/feelings.  Usually if we ignore these vibes something “not good” happens, or we miss an opportunity for something better.

You need to free your attention to hear your sixth sense.  You should be mindful to every feeling, thought, and hunch, aha moment, bright idea, and I wonder… you experience as important signs of your sixth sense.

If you want this sense to guide you then you need to be as open to them as possible.  Become flexible in your thinking and actions; learn to go with the flow.  As your sixth sense guides you from moment to moment, it often suggests that you forget your original plans and redirect your course of action, without questioning, without resisting.

To connect to this guiding sense, we have to be mindful to let go of anything heavy, unloving, negative, dramatic or fearful.

Today most of are exhausted, not getting enough rest, too busy and stressed, which causes us to lose awareness of our intuition.  In the dictionary some definitions of intuition are: “to notice”, “to pay attention”.

Ways to active you sixth sense “is to sleep on it” when looking for guidance.  Sleep allows your emotion to rest and the spirit to wake up.  Also you must eat properly if you want to become more in tune with your “vibes”.  You need nutritious food that supports your physical body, as you need energy to focus.  We need to allow ourselves “down time”.  This refreshes our body, and gives us time to refuel, so we can hear that subtle “little voice”.  Our egos keep telling us that we must keep going no matter what, but our spirit knows we should rest.  The world will be ok, even if we take a break, and we will be able to help others more if we are at our optimal potential.

Amazing things happen when we get enough sleep, eat properly, exercise, and take it easy.  Our stress is decreased, we are better natured, have less physical pain because our nerve endings relax, and our spirit rejuvenates and begins to shine.  We are then “grounded”.

You must be grounded to listen and to trust your sixth sense.  When you aren’t grounded you can’t draw enough energy to activate your higher awareness, and it seems like nothing goes right.  We exaggerate our problems, feel insecure, are restless, go in circles, trip over our own feet, can’t focus, spend a lot of energy and get little accomplished.

For fun, try keeping a sixth sensor journal, and just see how many times this sense has served you well.  It’s reassuring knowing that we really do have “help” behind the scenes.

Some of the information shared has been taken from a book by Sonia Choquette called “Trust Your Vibes”.

A Caring Light offers services which can help you relax, become grounded, and more aware of your sixth sense.  This sense can really help make our lives easier and more rewarding.