Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Soothing the Angry Heart in Post-Trump "Democracy"!

© Copyright by Sheryl Karas

A bold move for Mama Love—I'm saying something political AGAIN. How can I not? Since Donald Trump has been elected, sales of my "Restful Sleep" formula in New York have gone through the roof! I'm not kidding. The "City that Never Sleeps" is definitely not sleeping now!

And I'm getting questions like: "I can't seem to let this go! What flower essence formula from your list should I use for that?"

Well, I recently told one person that some things aren't meant to be let go of that easily. If you jump over your feelings they're going to come back to trip you up when you least expect it. Best to acknowledge the feelings, acknowledge how hard it's been, how upsetting it still feels—to GRIEVE it (because grief, loss and pain are always behind anger)—and that will help you "let it go."

Of course, who am I kidding? How do you "let go" of something currently happening in the present?

Well, Buddhists would say "daily practice" and that's the truth. A daily practice—a several times a day practice if you're me—of coming back to center and getting grounded is probably advisable. Is the sky falling in the present moment, this very second? No? Good! Stick with that. In this particular second he hasn't received the nuclear launch codes and, hey, maybe there's still time to add a childproof lock! (Forgive me, conservatives, for I have sinned, committed the great blasphemy of criticizing emperor Trump! Go ahead, boycott me, I don't care.) But back to focus. In THIS present moment the jack boots aren't on my apartment's front porch yet. In THIS PRESENT MOMENT I can take a deep breath and let it go. Try it—it helps!

And try my Soothing the Angry Heart flower essence formula or flower essence aromatherapy blend for topical use as well. It features Holly flower essence—the most supreme heart soother in the Bach Flower Remedy repertoire. It's powerful and might do you a lot of good.

And, oh yeah, I almost forgot. My Election Stress Special—30% off my MOST popular stress-reducing formulas in a boxed set (Restful Sleep, Releasing Worry and Fear, and Support for Troubled Times)— is still available in my Etsy shop.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Flower Essences for "Life Purpose"

I make a flower essence formula called "Manifesting Life Purposeas well as sprays and oils that include the added benefits of aromatherapy. My thinking when I first made this formula was that people often need help with what they should be when they grow up and how to get there! Often the question comes in the form of "how do I achieve my life purpose?" because, more than anything, many of us grew up with the idea that the very best way to make a living is to do something we love, and doing what we love must mean we're achieving our life purpose. Right?

Possibly . . . but not always. Life purpose doesn’t necessarily equate to how you make a living. Life purpose is what drives you and gives your life meaning whether it’s on the job or not. It’s a quality of presence—not “what” you do but “why.” Honestly, when you’re in touch with it well enough, you don’t think about it. It’s who you are and how you express yourself in the world. 

BUT when you integrate spiritual purpose into all that you do, getting up to go to work will have a greater meaning. For example: if your purpose is to bring joy to other people—to lift them up—you can fulfill that purpose in ANY job that involves people. Sure, you could be a counselor if that satisfies your calling. But you can also fulfill that purpose by being fun, genuinely caring, attentive and positively focused in any position: a bank teller who tells everyone to have a wonderful day in such a genuine way that they actually feel grateful, a waitress or sales clerk who makes people feel at home, a performer or artist who chooses to lift people up in what they do. What you bring to any job—what makes it a "good" day for you no matter what—matters more than the job itself (assuming the basics of being treated well and making enough money, etc. are there, too). 

But, for some people, a life purpose is best fulfilled in specific kinds of professions. If that applies to you, you will find my Manifesting Life Purpose formula particularly helpful as it helps you clarify your thinking, find inspiration to move you forward, and gives you the focus and inner presence to go out and do what matters most to you.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Flower Essences for Abundant Prosperity?

Why on earth would I create a flower essence formula for “abundant prosperity”? After all, I’m not making “magic” potions, I’m making products for emotional wellness and upliftment. So let me be honest here: I want abundant prosperity and I do believe that releasing blocks a person might have for getting there (or enjoying what prosperity they already have) is the key. This formula is for feeling more joy, more gratefulness and more peace within. That’s what a person who has abundant prosperity would feel in their lives. And that’s where we begin. What you do with that joy and gratefulness will be so much greater than what you could do from a place of feeling oppressed, fearful, depressed or hopeless, so much greater than a place of despair. It might even be fun.

You can even spray Abundant Prosperity around the room and share it with your loved ones! I have done that many times -- it IS fun!