Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Calm Down and Get Focused with Mama Love!

In today’s fast-moving world—signified by so much distraction and overstimulation—it is sometimes very difficult to stay centered, focus on the tasks at hand, or wind down and shut off the external noise competing for our attention. I originally thought of this formula for people with ADHD-like issues and that it wouldn't be appropriate for me. But I, of course, had to try it out and found it immediately helpful! It helps me relax amidst the noise and haste or come back to center when I’ve lost my grounding.

This is a really nice-smelling spray with Vetiver, Sweet Orange, and Lavender essential oils combined with Rock Rose and Indian Pink flower essences and infused, as always, with Reiki.

You can find it on Etsy right now and you'll find it on my own website soon.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

4th Chakra Healing and More About the Open Heart Experiment

Yesterday I started to share a bit about an experiment I'm doing with my Open-Hearted Loving formula. As the day went on I used it 3 times and found myself surprised and marveling at how unusually relaxed I felt. My shoulders started to relax and my upper chest and back started to feel better. I did not expect this effect!

So I chatted with my partner Paul to get his insight. He thought that opening the heart would be deeply relaxing because it takes a psychic toll on a person to close themselves off from people or, perhaps, to be sitting in judgment of other people and the state of the world. Me?!! Well... I have been experiencing a lot of righteous anger about things this election season.

But not only that, I've been carrying  a lot of grief and anger about some heartfelt desires/needs I have felt thwarted in these past few years. Lots of closed doors, lots of despair and disappointment. And most definitely harsh judgement about what those closed doors mean about the people who kept them closed or about me. Easier to try to close a heart down than to keep thinking about those closed doors and the things you think you can't have anymore! Heart's desires, the dreams a person might have had growing up or throughout one's life, hitting up against hard cold brutal reality.

But that's not what this formula is all about! Or is it?

It's supposed to be about love! But the 4th chakra  -- the heart chakra -- is not just about love of others. It is about heart's desires and how we create our happiest life. It's about our true calling, our childhood dreams, our adult fantasies, and what we believe about our deservingness to have it. It's about how we become our true selves. And whether that self can accept the true love available to each of us from the world around. Not just lovers but heart-felt dreams and desires. The despair we have felt about lost dreams, and concerns and fears about trying again and possibly losing more, manifests as bunched up muscles and pain. And then there are the mistakes we make along the way: the false dreams we create to take the place of forgotten ones or perhaps to heal the fact that we know we gave up on that. Healing this area can help us heal the larger agendas for our lives. The true callings of our heart and how to get there.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Open Your Heart to Yourself!

I've been having some significant pain in my shoulders and neck and upper arm for a long time--starting years ago and slowly progressing until now I can't ignore it any longer. Today -- in addition to the Tiger Balm and conventional NSAID pain relievers I usually don't like to take -- I was guided to spray some of my Open-Hearted Loving flower essence aromatherapy formula on myself.

I thought "Why? I don't need that one!" I think I have a great partner. I love the smell of this formula -- it's my favorite scent! But I never identify it with myself.

But, omg, am I wrong! One spritz on my mid-back and one on my chest and I knew better. I felt my chest and mid-upper back release and soften. I suddenly wanted to run into the bedroom where Paul was still asleep and give him a kiss. And I found myself wondering "WTH is up with this?!!!"

I'm still puzzling it out but some insights: I have a tendency to feel alone, like the weight of the world is on my shoulders. This is a chronic thing from childhood. Add to that the "political revolution" I am SO steeped in and what it represents to me (the good and the bad of it -- I both love and fear what it means). And my own struggles with trying to bring Mama Love to market despite my lifelong tendency to want to hide my introvert-like self away and not sell it in-person at all. I feel like I need to force myself to do the opposite these days and it's not very loving to myself at all. At least not in excess -- a little stretching and growing and changing is good for the soul!

So I'm sitting here with my shoulders more relaxed than I have felt in weeks, just astonished about what this means for me and for anyone else going through similar states of being. And HOW do I share it in a meaningful helpful way? Well, I guess I'll hit "Publish" as a start and see what else I learn about this magical-feeling formula for me today.

Open-Hearted Loving is available as a scented or unscented spray, as an oil, and as a triple strength balm (just a few left!) or triple strength (perfume strength) oil.

On my Mama Love website.
And in my Mama Love Organics shop on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mama Love at Harlow & Heart in Chico, CA

Mama Love welcomes another new store to the fold: Harlow & Heart at 212 Main Street in downtown Chico! I love Harlow & Heart--they have so many fun and uplifting offerings there from awesome clothing and jewelry selections to DIY bath salts to their very own line of bath and beauty products. And now they're going to be carrying a selection of Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy, too. Check out their Facebook page or visit them downtown today!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clearing Negativity, Spiritual Cleansing, Smoke-less Smudge

How has the 2016 election cycle been treating you? If you're like me and most of the people writing to me, perhaps you're feeling a little angry, terrified, freaked out! I'm tempted to go into a rant here now...but no, I'm going to spray myself with my newest product and chill out.

BRAND NEW from Mama Love! This product has been requested before but --- you can thank Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for this -- I finally had to do enough personal research to decide to put it out. (You know, I test my products before I release them!)

Soo... this product finally had to be made because spiritually-oriented Mama Love was not feeling able to reach for a spiritual perspective. I kept telling myself to meditate but I was extremely resistant: "Don't tell me to sit down and be quiet! We have to speak up! We have to DO something!" Okay, you get the picture, me and 100s of thousands of people like me! And maybe we do need to be willing to fight for what we believe in...but let's do it from the positive viewpoint of what we intend to accomplish, not a freaked out one based on what we fear or hate.

This formula was originally based on the idea behind the Native American practice of smudging with burning Sage to cleanse negative influences away before sacred ceremonies. It was also influenced by the ancient Greco-Roman and early Christian choice to use Frankincense and Myrrh for similar purposes. I use Sage flower essence in both my scented and unscented sprays and Frankincense and Myrrh along with sustainably harvested Sandalwood in the scented ones.

But I also add Lotus flower essence for a more spiritual perspective balanced with compassion for our fellow human beings and Angelica to feel closer to spirit and spiritual protection. I find it very grounding at first. And then I no longer feel the desire to obsessively scroll through Facebook reading every political post I see. In fact, I shun it and find myself putting my attention on positive things I know I can make a difference about! (My work, my health, my relationships, enjoying the present.) This does not mean I haven't chosen to do anything political since then--on the contrary. But it's not from a place of despair.

You can find my scented Clearing Negativity spray and my unscented version in my Etsy shop now. I plan to add them to my personal website later today.

Oil versions and triple strength oils are coming soon (I have to get the packaging printed.)

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mama Love at The Happy Woman in Traverse City, MI

Mama Love is adding wholesale accounts at quite a clip lately. Here is my second new store in as many days: The Happy Woman in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Michigan.

I love the story behind this store! The owner Linda opened it in April 2000 when she was ready for a big change of life. It's all about going for your dreams and making yourself a happy woman in the process! A great inspiration for anyone.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Mama Love at Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork

Mama Love welcomes Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork to the family of stores carrying Mama Love flower essence aromatherapy products! You will soon find my products in their general store in Seven Springs, North Carolina.

Heritage Farms is a family farm specializing in raising Cheshire Pork and creating some wonderful sounding pork products with no fillers, steroids, hormones, artificial processing, preservatives or flavorings. They have some wonderful looking products on their website including things I had not heard of before--for example, Bacon Jam! Pass the biscuits and say "Amen!"