I stood at the front of the room, gaping at the faces that stared expectantly back at me, and completely froze. I was about to give a talk about the healing properties of diet and lifestyle to a group that had asked me to speak. I suddenly couldn't think of one relevant thing to say to these people that would improve their lives. Why are they looking at ME who knows NOTHING about ANYTHING??? I thought, wishing I could slink away unnoticed and disappear. If only I knew then what I know now to reboot the confidence that insecurity and doubt had swept away.
Fast forward a few years, and here I am with an array of essential oils in my toolkit. I’d like to say insecurity and doubt never rear their ugly heads in my life, but that would be a lie. They do. The difference now is that as I recognize their onset, I know to turn to the essential oils that will bring me back to a confident, self assured state. The emotional health benefits of these naturally complex compounds can elicit some pretty profound responses in individuals, but I use them on a daily basis mainly to ward off lower vibrational emotions (doubt, anger, bitterness, sadness) and keep myself feeling happier, steadier and more confident. A few deep breaths, staying grounded in the present moment and soaking in the healing properties of plants, brings me right back to where I should be. Confident. Self assured. And ready to tackle anything.