My hubby has an autographed picture of the late Les Paul ღ who also autographed and wrote "Keep Pickin"on a separate sheet of paper. This inspired me to share with you how you too can boost your confidence and feel empowered to "Keep Pickin"! My husband enjoys playing his guitar but, he has always been very self conscious when doing so in front of others. For years he would only play by himself or with one friend. He really doesn't like crowds either. Slowly but surely he has been able to overcome this obstacle. How? He has been applying an essential oil beforehand called, Valor!
Valor Essential Oil blend is one of Young Living's most popular products (it's occasionally part of the Premium Starter Kit depending on supply!) and it was a favorite of our beloved founder D. Gary Young. It's woodsy, positive scent comes from a blend of Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Rosewood, and Frankincense. Each of these oils on their own have many therapeutic benefits but, when they are all combined together they create an amazing synergy! D. Gary Young created this blend based on one that Roman soldiers used before they would enter into battle. They used this blend to stimulate confidence and courage. Another way to create confidence and build courage is to speak positive words to yourself. Did you know that your brain believes what you tell it! It cannot differentiate between truth or lies. When we speak positive words to ourselves (and to others) our brains believe the words we speak. This is why it is so crucial to not speak words of negativity. Just like the Toby Mac song, Speak LIFE! The way you speak to yourself or to others can greatly impact your life or theirs. A great book to read on this subject is called, Conscious Language by Robert Tennyson Stevens. You can also speak words of affirmation to yourself while applying Valor (you can actually do this with any oil). Try saying something like this; "I am confident and secure in who I am".
*Valor II can also be substituted if Valor is OOS. I prefer the original personally but if it's out this would be my go to! Due to Blue Tansy having poor growing seasons in past years, it has not been up to Young Living's therapeutic standards so, we have been at times without our precious Valor. Thankfully Young Living has secured a farm to reap a bountiful harvest with plenty of good plant materials to give us the constituents we need to make our beloved blends that use Blue Tansy! This is just one of the many reasons why I love Young Living!
Apply Valor or Valor II to greet each morning with a positive attitude or to unwind at the end of the day. Apply a few drops in the palm of your left hand, gently rub your palms together, and bring your oiled palms to your nose and inhale. Set your intention for the day, utilizing the grounding properties of this blend. Next, put some Valor on the back of your neck and then place another drop on the inside of your wrists and hold your wrist together for a moment. As you hold the pulse points of your wrists together, again breathe in the oil blend and take a moment to be still while saying your affirmation. Valor's powerful yet calming scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between. It is great for massages, in addition to other topical and aromatic uses. It is also an important oil in the Raindrop Technique. Here are just a few ways you can incorporate this essential oil into your life: •Diffuse Valor in the morning to jump-start a busy day with its uplifting, affirming scent.
•Refresh throughout the day by directly inhaling or massaging onto your neck, chest, or hands and wrists.
•Add to Young Living’s Bath & Shower Gel Base or to a hot bath to invigorate your bath and shower routine.
•Combine with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex to unwind before bed with a relaxing foot or back massage.
•Wear as a subtle cologne or use as a base for personalized scents.
•Use for: Empowerment, Confidence, Courage.
•Apply to the bottom of feet prior to a chiropractic adjustment, it really helps! Google it to find out why! I was lucky enough to get my first bottle of Valor when I grabbed my kit in 2014. At the time, Valor was one of the many oils that made up the Everyday Oils Collection. It has since gone through a few revamps and the current Premium Starter Kit is truly an even more amazing value! Check it out HERE and grab yours!
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How could you benefit from a little Valor/Valor II in your life? Share it in the comments!