Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Finding your Inner Calm and Ability to Focus on Something Besides Politics

By Moyan Brenn from Anzio, Italy (Meditation)
[CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Well, typically, I would say make time to meditate, but there are times when that is just not going to happen! Perhaps you're at work or really ought to be getting something else done. Perhaps the feeling of distraction is so intense that feeling unable to concentrate even when meditating is the problem. Whatever it is that brought you to this blog post, I feel your pain — I just had to remind myself to use a product I made specifically for times like this BECAUSE I COULDN'T CONCENTRATE ENOUGH TO REMEMBER TO USE IT even when I was about to write this post about it! It's Trump, Trump, Trump and OMG, what are they up to with all these bizarre cabinet appointments, what's going to happen to my health insurance, and . . . you know how it is! That's why you're here!

Okay! First, one thing that came to me first thing upon waking up this morning is that we need to take the longer term view and imagine the possibility that excesses created by either party's ideology creates hardship. And sometimes things need to come apart so we won't just sit back on the laurels of past success for our side and continue to do nothing about the mistakes. What mistakes? Well, I guess we'll need to listen better in order to work it all out. But that's not what this blog post is about. What I'm trying to say is breathe deep and strive to think about the longer view. Think of our problems like a hand that you're holding up close to your face. You can't see around it and it feels like that's all you can focus on. Try it! Put your hand right up close in front of your face! Then pull it back until you can see your hand in the context of the room or whatever else is around and beyond it. Notice how much more relaxed you feel? It's because you naturally breathe easier taking in a wider and longer view.

Second, know you are so very not alone. I asked my Facebook friends what they would want a flower essence aromatherapy formula for in terms of their emotional well-being since the election, and the ability to be calm enough to focus was one of the things that came up multiple times. And that woke me up: my most recent product that I haven't been telling people about is called "Calm Focus."

And it works!

I use Rock Rose and Indian Pink flower essences for inner peace, strength, and the ability to focus despite overstimulating influences. I combine that with Vetiver, Sweet Orange and Lavender essential oils for emotional stability, release of nervous tension, balance, and grounding. I make this formula in multiple forms but my favorite is as a spray that is fast, easy to use and can be shared with people in your environment. I just used two or three spritzes around my head and shoulders and felt instant relief.

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