“Your dad has Cancer.”
I still remember the day those words were said to me. I was sitting on my bed and while part of me already expected to hear that news, there was that small part of me that was hoping it was something totally different. That was a little over 6 months ago. 3 months after being diagnosed, he passed away. To say I have a lot of negative feelings and emotions built up would be an understatement. While I understand what happened and what he had was not really treatable because of how aggressive it was, there’s that other part of me that still can’t believe he’s passed away. He had health issues (heart attacks, strokes, etc) throughout my entire life, but he always got better. He would go in for his procedure, come home and be fine for years. So when I found out he had Cancer and even after I was told the kind of Cancer he had and I heard what the doctors were saying and I was reading what Google had written, there was still that tiny part of me that thought maybe, just maybe he would be that person they right medical journal articles about. The guy that beat the unbeatable Cancer. But he wasn’t.
Since then, I’ve noticed that I have really been holding on to negative feelings and emotions more than ever. I’ve told you before how I am very much into essential oils. I’ve seen first hand how they have better my life and my family’s life. So I started to research the different oils to see if there was one that could help with my negative feelings and emotions. I mean, do you know what it feels like to be tense all of the time? To feel a tightness in your forehead and wishing it would go away so you could relax and be happy? If not, you’re lucky. I came across Young Living’s Surrender oil.
What immediately drew me to this oil was the description…here’s a portion of it:
Surrender™ is a calming, soothing blend formulated for individuals who feel a need to be controlling. It helps quiet troubled hearts so that negative emotions can be released. Surrender may also help return feelings of equilibrium and inner strength.
Um…that description is me to a T. So I purchased the oil and used it for the first time today. I didn’t think much of it at the time. I was busy rushing my son out to school, making my daughter breakfast and breaking our garage door. Yep. I broke the garage door this morning. You see, today was trash day. My husband was out of town for work and I had to take the trash out. Which is fine, but I didn’t realize my husband stood a few planks of wood up by the garage door track. See where this is going?? So I open the garage door, turn around and grab the garbage and by the time I turned back to the garage, the door was being pushed off the track. I immediately start texting my husband that he needs to come home, I can’t get this to close properly, etc. As he was trying to walk me through it, I just had a complete meltdown and cried and cried. It was the straw that broke the camels back for me.
Later during the day, I started to think about it. Right before I broke the garage door, I put the Surrender oil on. My hysteria during the garage door debacle was not because of the garage door…it was a release of all the negative emotions I had built up. In fact, I put the oil on again this evening and I just felt relaxed and calmed. I felt calm. This has definitely become my new favorite oil!
If you would like more information on this oil or other oils that Young Living has to offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to speak with you! Like I said before, Young Living essential oils have truly changed my life for the better.