Essential Oils in the Workplace … it’s doable!

So how is Monday morning treating you these days? Do you start feeling anxious and stressed on Sunday? Do you wake up tired and unmotivated Monday morning? If you answered yes, how you are spending your time during the week could be the reason. Don’t worry … there are solutions available!

About 70% of workers are disengaged in the workplace which means that they are not reaching their full potential and could be at risk of losing their job, which no one wants (2010-12 Gallup Poll, State of the American Workplace). The study found that those who are engaged at work are the lifeblood of a company, they are involved, passionate, committed, they show up (physically, emotionally and mentally), they are positive, helpful, and go beyond the call of duty. They are also the least likely to take a sick day, a mental health day, or complain. And they are the healthiest of all employees, too. We all want to work with those sort of people, right?

So are YOU that sort of person? Or is your workplace making you feel unhealthy? Here’s how to find out!

  • Does your workplace drain your energy?
  • Does the physical environment leave you feeling physically exhausted by the end of the day?
  • Do the people around you drain your emotional energy as soon as the day begins?
  • Do you have mentally intense work and suffer from brain fog that depletes your energy?
  • Do you wake up, scramble to get to work, go home exhausted, and stay busy until you collapse into bed?
  • Do you dread Monday, start to slump on Wednesday, then Thank God It’s Friday, only to spend the weekend busy running errands and doing stuff for the kids, only to get back to Monday exhausted just to do it all over again?
  • Do you feel like your body and emotions are on a rollercoaster because you hype up during the day with caffeine and energy drinks, and then take pills or drink alcohol to make you sleep?

If you answered YES to any of those, you are likely experience workplace fatigue. It’s a reality for far too many people. We’re working so that we can have a life, but we have no life because we are working and don’t feel well. EEEEK!!! There has to be a better way.

So what can you do that will keep you energized and focused during the day, keep your emotions boosted and happy, keep you calm when there are deadlines and stress, and help you have a natural good night’s sleep?

Workplace Wellness with therapeutic-grade essential oils (not fragrance oils) is an area that I have been focusing on in recent years. I have tested these recommendations on myself when I was working outside of Washington D.C. in an office full of attorneys, constantly traveling, and super stressed out. I’ve tested these on many others in different industries from veterinary clinics, to animal shelters, to insurance companies, to large offices and small offices.

Through my work in the energy therapy world, I have researched the energetic aspects of essential oils (it’s really fascinating). So here is a listing of my favorite Young Living essential oils and if you want to know the reason how and why these recommendations work, click here to access a short online class:

  • Oils for Focus, Concentration and Memory = Lemon or Peppermint
  • Oils for Stress and Anger = Lavender, Orange, Bergamot or Stress Away
  • Oils for Chaos and Crisis = Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Palmarosa, or Peace & Calming
  • Oils for Positive Mood and Happiness = Geranium, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Orange or Joy
  • Oils to Relax and have Good Sleep = Frankincense, Cedarwood, Idaho Balsam Fir, or Idaho Blue Spruce

But is this really doable in an office? What if you get objections to using essential oils in your work space? Here are some recommendations:

  • If a co-worker complains of allergies around scents, chances are they are reactive to toxic smells but will not react to a therapeutic-grade essential oil. Dr. David Stewart states, “There are a couple of ways one can be sensitive to essential oils, but an allergic reaction is not one of them. Allergies are erroneous immune responses to proteins, peptides, and amino acids – all nitrogen compounds, none of which are found in essential oils.” Now if you are using an adulterated essential oil (containing undisclosed ingredients or toxic growing and distillation processes), you can have a reaction because of the adulteration. Most people are reacting to toxic scent – like lavender scented products. “Allergic sensitivities are due to the body developing antibodies in response to certain nitrogenous molecules. No one has ever found antibodies in humans from essential oils. So if one has a reaction to an essential oil, it is something else. Not an allergy.” (Sensitivities to Essential Oils by Dr. David Stewart) To be respectful yet not deprive yourself of the benefits, try wearing a diffuser necklace where you can add a couple of drops of oils or get a USB diffuser that plugs into your computer.
  • Try wearing ONE drop of essential oil topically which will infuse every cell in your body with the benefits. One drop is usually very subtle to others but will be very powerful for you. Pick a softer smelling essential oil like Geranium or Bergamot which are very uplifting and happy oils!
  • Take a hand-held diffuser to work. You can pull it out and mist the essential oils directly on your face when you need a boost! I do this on airplanes and it’s never disrupted the person sitting next to me.
  • If you have your own office with a door, bring in a diffuser and close your door when you are diffusing. I loved doing this and would find most of my staff coming in to my office because they just wanted to inhale the oils! 🙂  I would run the diffuser with Lemon essential oil when I needed to be laser focused on writing or reading.
  • If none of those options work, drink your oils! There is an ENTIRE line essential oils from Young Living that are approved for dietary use! So instead of diffusing Lemon, drink your Lemon Vitality oil! Click here to check out the entire Vitality line of oils! But please do not drink an essential oil unless it’s labeled for that use.
  • Another option is to have a diffuser for your car so that you can enjoy the benefits of essentials oils BEFORE going to work and when you are driving home! If you live in a populated area, the stress of gridlock traffic can be far worse than anything in the office. Diffuse like a wild and free spirit in your car!!! This is my favorite car diffuser.

To learn more on this topic, click here to access my online class. Most of us spend half of our waking hours in the workplace and there ZERO reason to dread it when you can support yourself with Young Living essential oils. I encourage you to give one of these recommendations a try and I know that you will feel better. Because when you feel well in the workplace, that wellness will spill over in to the rest of your life!

P.S. If you are really struggling with your work, for whatever reason, and you know it’s time to find enjoyable work that you’re passionate about, where you get to help people (and pets) every day, that you can do from home or from any location (hello beach work!!!), so that you can raise or homeschool your children, avoid lost hours during a stressful commute, work the hours that you want, work with the people of your choosing … then I invite you to watch this online class. I changed my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health when I took a leap of faith and moved ALL of my work to home-based businesses, including Young Living. What I love about Young Living is that it completely transferred 100% when I moved from Virginia to Michigan in March 2015 (none of my other work did), it has grown consistently month after month, I get the pleasure of educating people and showing them how to buy essential oil wellness products (I don’t sell or have to keep an inventory), I help them find what works for them, and I can help pets in ways that other methods have failed. It’s been transformative and FREEING I would love to have you in my team so that we can do this TOGETHER! So check out my class and contact me with questions!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Essential Oils for Cats … safe practices!

I’m going to go out on a limb and talk about a controversial hot topic that has gone viral on social media in the past month … and it does not seem to be slowing down.

Essential Oils for Cats and Pets.

It all started last month when a friend notified me about a Facebook post from a lady who has an 18-year-old cat who was very sick because she had been diffusing essential oils purchased on Amazon since Christmas. I created this video below to help calm the fear and clarify the confusion. I’m not sure how her cat is doing but I hope he will be okay.

I received over 100 messages from concerned friends, fellow oilers and strangers about that post so it really touched a nerve with people. For those of us with fur family member, of course we want them to be safe.

Here’s the video I did on my Facebook page.

Then I’ve seen this graphic and loads of stories circulating on social media almost every day for the past month. When it rains it pours, right? So I want to give you some clarity and relief from concern about what essential oils are safe to use with cats (and any pets).

I am NOT a veterinarian, I’m a former prosecutor, an attorney specializing in animal abuse cases and animal protection, and an essential oil educator for people AND pets. Because of my life-long and career-long love of animals, I have studied with the best of the best for 5 years and I talk from my personal experiences with my own cats, pet clients, and shelter pets I’ve helped. And I have the pleasure of being friends with and learning with some amazing veterinarians who actively use Young Living essential oils in their practice.

So let’s start with this graphic. First, it’s deceptive. There’s no ownership on the graphic which concerns me about who created it. While it’s raising the discussion about safe and unsafe use of essential oils with cats and I’m sure this person created it out of concern, it’s creating confusion and fear by giving partially true and partially untrue information. This graphic is deceptive because it’s partially accurate and partially not. The concern is NOT be about the type of oil (Lemon, Eucalyptus, etc.). The focus must be on the BRAND of oil and whether the brand is intended to be used with animals.

Most brands (about 98%) have essential oils that have been adulterated during the distillation process (by using solvents and alcohols to get the oils out quicker and cheaper). Adulteration could simply be that something else is in the bottle (such as a carrier oil, a solvent, synthetic essential oil, etc). Most essential oils are simply to fragrance a room and are not intended to be used around animals. This is what is dangerous to cats and ANY animal.

Essential oils are very popular right now (because of the success of Young Living) and you can find them anywhere. Seriously, I found them at a gas station this past week. One rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for in essential oils. Essential oils are NOT cheap. When they are grown and processed properly and safely, you will pay for that. So when you find a bottle of Lavender at the local discount store for $3.99, it’s not really Lavender and it should not be used in any way around pets (topically, diffused or ingesting).

So how do you know what’s safe for cats?

  • Go to the company website to see if there is any mention on the website about animals or pets (use the search function). If a company does not mention that their oils can be used with animals, don’t use them with animals! If something goes wrong, you will have no recourse because you used the essential oils in a way that was not promoted.
  • Look to the process that the company uses to grow, harvest, and distill their essential oils. Does the company handle everything from start to finish, do they disclose the process? If not, I would not recommend those oils to be used with pets. Transparency is important.
  • If the label has too many cautions on it, especially cautions against ingesting or topical application, the label is telling you that something else is in the bottle.
  • And please use common sense. No rational person would pour an entire bottle of essential oil on themselves, so don’t go to the extreme with your cat. And while some constituents in essential oils may be difficult for cats to process, when you use an essential oil that is safe and use it in a responsible manner, your cat will be safe.

Let’s go back to the label. I always ask people to do their own research since federal labeling laws do not require much on a label. Just because an essential oil is labeled “pure” or “organic” does not mean that it is pure. And there are no labeling laws for essential oils to be listed as natural or organic.

For example, I have a bottle (for teaching purposes) of an organic lemon oil. On the label it says “dilute properly, not for ingestion.” Since when can’t you ingest a lemon or its oil? I don’t like to call out companies by name so I blocked that out. But the label is accurate and is telling you that while the lemon may have been grown organically, the process of getting the oil into the bottle did something to make it unsafe to topically apply or ingest. These are the details that make most essential oil brands unsafe for pets. Yet this label says nothing about pets (and it’s legal).

Every few months I research the top essential oils companies to see which ones mention animals on their website. When I searched the top 10 last month, only 1 mentions pets on their website … Young Living. Only Young Living has a Veterinary Advisory Council, puts on the only national Animal Essential Oil Conference (which I’ve had the honor to teach at), and a vast majority of books on oils for animals have been written about Young Living oils. It’s not something recent, it’s been part of Young Living’s foundation since it was started in 1994. One product created by Young Living early on was the Animal Scents Ointment (an amazing ointment for skin support). There is TEA TREE in the ointment, yet it is safe to use with cats. Other Tea Tree oils can harm/kill a cat. This is because Young Living has their own farms and they grow, harvest and distill their own oils with simply low pressure and steam/water (no solvents). This one example shows you how the purity of an oil can be safely used.

What did I do?

I ditched all the other oils brands I had used for 15 years and now only use Young Living oils with shelter pets and my cats successfully and safely. I’m not saying that to sell you oils, I’m saying that because I’ve spent years researching this and it’s true. This is why I have a 2nd career educating people about oils because other brands of oils can/will be toxic to cats and other pets because those oil brands were not intended to be used around or on pets. And while I do make money from my Young Living business, anyone who is providing value and a service to others should be paid, right? You wouldn’t go to your dentist or auto mechanic and criticize them for charging you, would you? So whether you like, loathe or are indifferent to Young Living, let’s just put that to rest right now because I want to educate you.

A quick lesson in how to use essential oils with cats

Topically: Even with the purity of Young Living oils, you have to know HOW to use the oils with cats. I can only recommend topical application of Young Living oils with cats and pets. A Young Living essential oil must be diluted in a carrier oil for TOPICAL application due to a cat’s slower ability to process the oil due to a missing enzyme in their liver. The ratio I use is 9 drops of carrier oil to 1 drop of Young Living oil (no matter what the type of oils is … Lemon, Eucalyptus, etc.). A carrier oil simply is a time release for the essential oil so that it goes in slower for the cat to eliminate properly. This helps with a cat’s enzyme deficiency in their liver for excreting essential oils (and medicine and toxins). And the same is true for small dogs under 25 pounds and pocket pets. This is why I teach classes in-person and online because there’s things you need to know and a store or a website isn’t going to educate you.

Diffusing/Smelling: I can only recommend diffusing Young Living essential oils. Why? Whatever you topically apply, ingest or smell is going into the bloodstream. Diffusing Young Living essential oils in a cold water diffuser (not one that heats water and never a burner) is safe. And yes, you can safely diffuse citrus oils … I do almost every day. Diffusing is very gentle and your pet can go into another room if they have taken in enough. The photo at the beginning of this newsletter is my 5-year-old Rudy. He’s been exposed to Young Living oils since he came to me at 5 months of age. He loves to stick his face over the diffuser and it’s totally safe!

And just a few weeks ago I helped a friend who is fostering a young cat who was taken to a vet for euthanasia because the family was unable to pay for medical care. The cat is safe and in foster care, but is heartbroken. Cats know, they are very intuitive when they are not wanted. The foster mom is in my Young Living team so she let him smell the Forgiveness oil and within minutes his outward demeanor and personality dramatically improved from shut down to engaging and eating. Check out the photos below.

Ingesting: Again, I can only recommend Young Living. Rudy and Lucy who is 19-1/2 year old ingest a Young Living essential oil product daily to help them maintain well body systems! My veterinarian tests their liver values frequently and is amazed at how healthy they are.

If you’re concerned, have your cat’s lab work done before using Young Living oils in any way, then get re-tested in 3-6 months. When a cat is subjected to UNSAFE essential oils over years, it can harm or kill them (it can do so even in a matter of weeks). And if you want to watch a veterinarian talk about blood tests of a cat who was given extensive Young Living essential oils over a 10 day period, check out this video.

Remember … It’s the brand and purity that is important, along with a company that promotes their oils for animals … it’s not the type of oil.

If you want more information, click here to access an online class I recently did specifically on Essential Oils for Cats.

And while I cannot answer specific medical questions about your pets (that’s in violation of federal regulations), I encourage you to stay connected with me to educate yourself. And if you want to learn more and partner with a team of oilers who are doing the same, join me and my team!

Here’s the bottom line … you cannot believe everything that’s on the internet. I would encourage you to research what I’ve said here. Go to Young Living’s website and in the search bar type in animal and pet. Go to Amazon or Life Science Publishers and get some educational materials specifically about Young Living essential oils for pets.

And if you see people talking about this graphic or oils for cats, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send them this blog post. Education is where we can advance this important field of wellness for pets (and people, too)! So I hope to see you in one of my upcoming in-person or online classes!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Processing the Energy of Grief and Loss

Sadly, this topic close to my heart right now.

My sweet Jacob suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on April 3rd. He was fine a few days earlier, then acted a little sluggish and wasn’t eating as much for a day, and the next thing I know we are in the ICU at the Michigan State University Veterinary School. He was crashing and all I was told was that it was a very fast moving cancer, but they didn’t know what the cancer was. Two weeks earlier, he had full lab work-ups done and there were no problems. So after a lot of questions, little answers, and veterinarians who were baffled by what caused the sudden crash, it was clear that Jacob was passing before my eyes so I held him as we let him go.

Jacob is not the only pet who passed away in the past 3 months. An unusually large number of pets and people have passed on (many unexpectedly) …. and the number is well over 30 just for who I know. I’m searching to find the meaning in all of it. I believe that everyone decides at the soul level when it’s their time to pass on. But why so many in the past 3 months? It’s like they are going in clusters. Do they feel they will be of more service to us in spirit? Do they know something we humans don’t know? It has prompted a lot of discussions but little answers.

What I’ve done in the past month to process the grief, cope with the loss and missing the pitter patter of Jacob’s feet, and to keep my multi-businesses afloat, I have turned to a couple of tools to help me process grief.

The first thing I did was reach for my essential oils. The oils that have truly helped me through this difficult time have been Acceptance (to accept what has happened), Frankincense (which comes in the starter kit and it works on the lung meridian where we store the energy of grief), Gratitude (to be grateful for the time that we had with our loved one) and Joy (because our loved one would want us moving forward in joy and happiness). I was in shock, angry and then numb for about 3 weeks. I used my oily religiously and then it all lifted. By diffusing these oils, I know they have also helped my cat Rudy who deeply loved Jacob.

My favorite ways to utilize the oils for emotional help is to smell them. The oils go into the limbic region of the brain where we store emotions. So diffusing the oils or placing the oils in your hand and inhaling are two powerful techniques to process the energy of difficult emotions.

Next, I placed a ginormous Rose Quartz and Selenite on my bedroom nightstand so that the loving and soothing energy of those crystals would surround me at night.

And then I simply kept talking to Jacob. Just because a person or pet has passed on does not mean that their spirit is not nearby. In the past 6 weeks there have been so many Jacob “sightings” based on Rudy’s reactions. Rudy will start to spontaneously play in a location where he and Jacob would rumble. Rudy will jump up and start to chase something that I cannot see. And Rudy will stare down a hallway as if Jacob is there. I also “see” Jacob out of the corner of my eye. So keep talking to your loved one because they have not left your side.

And if you’re still struggling with overwhelming grief and feel that you cannot move on, please talk with a professional and combine that therapy with an energy healing session. Together, it can be a powerful combination of transformation.

I am sharing this because we all have lost someone and if we do not process the grief, it can cause a host of emotional, mental and physical problems (because grief stores in the lungs). Essential oils, crystals and continued connection to your loved one can help you through it. Even if you have grief from long ago, give these techniques a try.

So while we grapple with the why, the what if’s, and retracing steps to try to identify signs or ways that a different road could have been taken, at some point we all have to grieve and release it. So I wanted to share my story that even in the midst of grief, there is hope and happiness.


Jacob and Rudy, very bonded brothers and best friends

I am so grateful and happy that I had my floppy-eared blue-eyed Jacob in my life, even just for less than 5 years. Everyone who came to my homes in Virginia and Michigan met him because he was a big part of every energy healing and essential oil class. I now can look at his photos and smile and I truly feel his presence still in our home.

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Balance and Grow your Life: Is it really possible?

If you ask the Oola Guru and Oola Seeker, they will say YES!

The Oola Guru (Troy Amdahl @oolaguru) and Oola Seeker (Dave Braun @oolaseeker) are two moving’ and shakin’ guys who created the Oola movement. They are helping people balance and grow in all areas of their life. When I first met them in 2014 I thought Is that even possible?

So Dave and Troy ask whether this statement fits your life right now: “Ooh la la … that’s what life feels like when you’re happy, growing, and looking forward to what the world has store for you.” (From the new Oola for Women book) If you’re laughing or crying hysterically because your first thought was oh heck no, keep reading because Oola will change your life for the better.

The Oola Life for me started with the first book Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World which raised my awareness and provided practical steps on how to balance and grow 7 areas of life. I was anything but balanced at that point. The book is a roadmap to rediscovering you! It’s still a book that I go back to and look through all of my highlights and notes.

Then came the free online Oola test where you can see where you rate in these 7 areas of life: Faith, Family, Field, Finances, Fitness, Friends and Fun. It’s eye opening because you will see where you’re life is lacking, lopsided and loopy.

Check out my first test and how lopsided I was. And then the second photo with my results from today.  Much better, right?

My Oola chart on 4-6-15 (just after moving from Virginia to Michigan)
My Oola chart today (4-28-17)

Imagine these 7 areas of life are shaped like a tire. If the tire is lopsided it would be a bumpy ride. If it is deflated in all areas, you wouldn’t go anywhere. But when it’s equal on all 7 sides (balanced) and inflated (growing), you glide easily to your destination.

If you’re doing awesome in your Field (career) but lacking in friends or fun, you’re lopsided. If you’re rocking it on faith and family but financially broke, you’re lopsided. All 7 areas connect. When one struggles, others feel it and it’s a bumpy ride.

Next came the Oola collaboration with Young Living Essential Oils where you can use essentials oils specifically labeled to help you balance and grow those 7 areas of life. And you can enhance them with Oola Balance and Oola Grow oils. So do you need to balance field/work and grow fun? I can personally attest to the power and effectiveness of these oils. When I took my leap of faith in early 2015 and moved from Virginia back home to Michigan, it was Oola Faith, Oola Field, Oola Finance and Oola Grow that kept me steady and believing all would be well. And it was!

Me and the Oola bus in 2016!

Then came the Oola Tour where these 2 guys have been traveling the country in a VW Surf bus covered in stickers! These stickers are from people they have met along the way where each person writes down what they most to achieve and then stick it on the bus!

But now this movement just got even sweeter. Because on May 2nd, the Oola Seeker and Oola Guru have a new book being released. Ladies …. Get ready for Oola For Women!

So I want you to think about these 7 areas of your life: faith, family, field, finance, fitness, friends and fun. Are you balanced and growing all of them? Struggling to survive? Lopsided? If you’re not any of those, I want to meet up with you because you’re a Super  Hero!

So let’s get back to this new Oola for Women book being launched on May 2, 2017. I was selected to be one of the lucky ladies to read an advance copy of Oola for Women and I get the pure joy to share it with you and why you must get this book. I don’t want to give too much away but let me give you a small look into this book.

You need to get this book if any of these apply to you:

• If you feel like you’re spinning too many plates in the air and the plates are starting to wobble and even drop.

• If you feel that you are living your life for others (spouse, children (2-legged and 4-legged), parents, community) and that you have lost yourself in your own life.

• If you wake up in the morning exhausted, drag yourself through the day and then collapse at night just to do it all over again the next day.

• If you feel like you’re in survival mode and being asked what do you want to do with your life results in a blank stare because you lost the skill of how to dream.

• If you find yourself saying I have to (fill in the blank with a task) rather than I get to (fill in the blank with something that brings you joy).

• If you have a glimmer of a dream but those around you talk you out of it and don’t support you.

The Oola for Women book is packed with empowering and emotional stories from women just like you and me. Women who are doing too much and knew they were losing control of their life and identity until they decided to stop the rollercoaster.

Oola for Women addresses these 7 areas of life from the perspective of a woman. Because our fitness issues are not men’s fitness issues. Our friend issues are not men’s friend issues. Women are master multitaskers (which is not a good thing) and masters at putting others before ourselves. You get the gist?

But the book goes even further to help you identify and tackle 7 Oola Blockers that every woman, at one point, has directly faced. And to hop on 7 Oola Accelerators that will help your glimmer of a dream become a reality.

Sounds impossible, right? Get this book, read it from cover to cover, and you will end up knowing what you need to do to live your best life. Because if you’re not at your best, those around you will not get the best you. Helping yourself live the Oola Life is the best thing that you can do for yourself, your family, friends, co-workers and community.

Click here to get the book and after you read it, send me an email or post a comment here about your thoughts and next steps!

And if you want those luscious Oola oils, message me and I’ll show you how to get them.

I’m an Oola Woman and love it. I’d love it if you joined me in this Oola Life!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, Young Living essential oil Silver Leader educator, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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What’s going on with the Earth’s heartbeat?

The Schumann Resonance (vibration of the earth) historically has held at 7.83 Hz. And when our bodies are at that frequency, we feel our best.

Since 2014, there have been notable spikes and increases. In January 2017 for the first time in recorded history, it rose to 36 Hz and it held there for days. Click here to track it. Is this a natural process for the earth, or are humans creating the increase?

All life forms on Earth resonate with Schumann’s Resonance. When life forms are in sync with Schumann’s Resonance, they are the most balanced and well. Researchers have studied how human consciousness and intention can impact the earth’s magnetic field. Some researchers have found that the magnetic field is in tune with human beta and theta frequencies and be influenced by such. Spikes in the Schumann Resonance have been seen during times of extreme stress and anxiety. For example, the Schumann Resonance dropped right before the attacks on 9-11 and then rose immediately after. So we see this connection between humans and the earth being documented.

Throughout years of what I call “my energy education,” one of my teachers spoke of how beings on earth go through “DNA upgrades”. These upgrades happen in cycles (62 million year cycles). We are in the process of a cycle now. Scientists are watching for the Earth’s poles to slip, tracking solar flares and coronal mass ejections from the sun, all of which are impacting the inhabitants of Earth. This DNA upgrade happens during changes in the Earth resulting in extinctions and new species appearing. In essence, changes in the earth cause changes in us. And we can either go with the changes or feel the effects of resisting.

So what could be the cause of this? I could easily give you a bunch of scientific theories, but you can Google all of this. Instead, I find the energy and spiritual aspect of it all far more fascinating. Is the magnetic field of the earth weakening and causing this? Are we awakening to where our human blinders are coming off? Is the veil lifting and our intuition is opening? Are humans raising their vibration and the Earth is following suit? Or is the Earth rising and (some) life forms are following?

What do we typically feel with a spike in Schumann Resonance? We may feel that time is speeding up (or is the speeding up of time causing the spikes?). We feel more tired, rollercoaster emotions, depression, ungrounded, more aches and pains, sudden onset of diseases, sudden passing of beings. Some people are downright going crazy and others are following down the crazy path. These upgrades make us feel icky.

What do I personally believe about this? I believe that we are in a significant energy shift where it’s possibly the final battle between old and new energies. We left the Age of Pieces (age of war) and entered the Age of Aquarius (matriarchal peaceful energy) … the exact timing is unknown but it happened in recent years. The old is grasping to maintain control and the new is awakening and becoming more active. The more that new energy emerges, the more that old energy is bubbling up for one last hurrah. It’s like buried bodies reaching up through the ground for one last grasp at power (sorry to be so graphic). Isn’t that what we’re seeing not just in the U.S. as a result of our 2016 election and continuing exposure of corruption and wrongdoing, but also around the world? The new energy is a bright light shining on things that were previously underground and secret. Times are changing.

Humans are waking up. It seems clear that people are fed up with lies, corruption, wrongdoing, war, harm and negativity. People are speaking up, contacting their elected officials, protesting, getting active … and this is happening on both sides of the fence with each feeling equally correct. When I step back and look at current events from an energetic lens, it’s fascinating to watch it unfold. From a reality lens, it downright terrifying. But if you get sucked into the terror, the old energy becomes empowered.

So what can you do? I think the most important thing is to ride this along with the earth and don’t fight it. So it’s time to up your frequency, listen to and go with your intuition (even if it seems to push against mainstream, status quo, normal ways of life), and stay very true to yourself free from influence from anyone or anything that does not ring true with your higher self.

Here are my survive and thrive steps!

  • Anyone who believes that they can effectively survive and thrive on 6 hours or less of sleep is so tired that they can’t think straight. Get a straight 8 hours or so of sleep each night and let your mind and body rejuvenate. Take electronics (especially Wi-fi, phones, and anything with that blue flickering light) out of your bedroom because it messes with your brain waves and doesn’t allow you to sleep properly. Make your bedroom a sanctuary. Diffuse Lavender oil, put Frankincense on the bottom of your feet and Cedarwood on your forehead (my magic combination). If you’re wired and tired at bedtime, add some Idaho Balsam Fir over your adrenals (above your kidneys on your back). When you’re tired, stop working and rest (this is huge advice coming from a workaholic). If you’re constantly sick, rest! Be like my cats and rest.
  • For me that means significantly less time on social media and little or no national news. Social media is a window into those people who are losing their ever-loving mind. Unfollow or unfriend them to keep your feed clean. There seems to be far more negativity on Facebook and Twitter, whereas Instagram is full of happy photos! So if you need to choose, go with Instagram. When I am on social media I keep it positive, uplifting, solution driven with healing tools for people and animals, snapshots into my life, and loads of photos of cute animals and essential oils. Follow me on Instagram and let’s join the positivity revolution there!
  • Walk away from toxic people. Many people will not be able to handle the rising in Schumann Resonance. So if anyone brings you down, makes you angry, or gives you a negative feeling, walk away. Some people you don’t need to maintain a relationship with, but others you do (like family, bosses, coworkers). Until you can raise yourself up enough to handle the negative energy, limit your time around them.
  • Lots of pure water. Make sure your water is from a pure source and really check where it comes from. There are too many shenanigans going on right now when it comes to food/product/water/air/everything safety. So do your own research and empower yourself with knowledge!
  • Eat whole foods. Buy organic (which is more affordable than ever), eat fresh and raw foods, stop processed foods and chemical-filled drinks. Look at ingredients because there are toxins in almost everything and it’s legal. Also really think about the energy of where your food came from. I respect everyone’s dietary choices, but I see those who are making poor choices have poor energy and poor health. You are what you eat. So if you are eating meat from a factory farm, the terror and fright that the farm animals encounter energetically embeds into them and you are ingesting it. If the veggies and fruit are coming from countries where laborers are treated poorly, or where chemicals are used, that toxic energy is going into you. Start being very very picky about what goes into your body and know WHERE your food comes from because 90-95% of all cancers are environmental and lifestyle (not genetic).

  • Put your bare feet on the ground to sync with the rising Schumann Resonance. This is called Earthing and I blogged about it previously.
  • Get the toxins out of your body and home because they mess with your thinking and create havoc with your health. Click here to learn more. And here’s a webinar that I did on a non-toxic lifestyle that will change your life!
  • Purify the energy in your home:
    • Essential oils = make sure they are good ones, pure therapeutic grade oils that are safe for people, babies, pets and that can be used aromatically, topically and internally. Here’s what I use that the kitties and I swear by! Put oils in a cold diffuser and run it throughout the day. Aim for high frequency essential oils. Don’t know what the frequencies are? Join my oil group and let me teach you!
    • Crystals = the bigger the better. Get the crystals that you’re drawn to because that’s what you need. Go get the biggest one that you can afford and plop it in the middle of your house. If you can, do the same for your bedroom. Let it clean the energy of the air and up the vibe in your home.
  • Himalayan Salt Lamps = I have 2 of these on all the time. They are known for cleaning the air. Think of a time when you went swimming in the salty ocean, or when you soaked your body/feet in Epsom salt, or when you drank a salt-rimmed Margarita! You felt awesome, right? Salt is healing. If you have a Home Goods in your area, I have found that they often have salt lamps on sale at amazing prices.

  • Do something fun every day! In the final days of February, a friend gave me a daily Fun Challenge. Even though I love every aspect of my multi-careered work, I tend to work ALL THE TIME! Doing something completely non-work related every day for 8 days and solely for frivolous fun changed my energy very quickly. For the first time in 35+ years, I put on my Junior High School roller skates (yes, they still fit) and went rollerskating!!! I saw tangible results and got greater insight into my work and life. One tangible result was that I achieved the rank of Young Living Silver after 18 months of very slow progress (that is a leadership rank within Young Living). And while there were a variety of factors that contributed to this achievement, I know that the Fun Challenge was the only thing I did differently compared to previous months. Be fun, be happy!

Take these steps slowly but start integrating these into your life. I would love to hear other ideas that you are doing to keep well, sane and rise above the current energies. So please post a comment below!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, essential oil teacher, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Allie’s Favorite Things for 2017

This is my 5th year of sharing my Favorite Things! I love trying out  new products, programs, tools and techniques all year long to help us all live better  and well lives. And going through what I most loved is such a fun thing to do at the end of each year.

This year, I shortened my list from 31 to 12 items and posted them on my Facebook page for the Twelve Days of Christmas. All of my Favorite Things for 2017 are listed below! Please post a comment if you have tried one of these products and let me know how you like it!

Enjoy!

(P.S. Some of the links are affiliate links but rest assured that I would never ever recommend something without trying it personally, loving it and using it consistently)!


Allie’s Favorite Things #1: Young Living Gratitude essential oil

Gratitude has a frequency to it. When you get into that frequency, you see the best in everything and may find that the best comes back you. This is a beautiful blend of Frankincense, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and many other oils. This is one oil that I topically apply every morning. Because when you go through your day with Gratitude, you find even more to be grateful for.


Allie’s Favorite Things #2: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

What does the first hour of your day look like? Do you hit the snooze button, wake up exhausted, watch negative news, check to see who’s complaining about what on social media, eat a processed “food” breakfast … then you’re setting your day up to be unproductive. If you struggle with having good habits to set your day on the right track, this is the book for you. Six simple steps that you can do for 1 minute, 5 minutes or 10 minutes each. Do this consistently every day for a month and you will work smarter not harder, have energy, and know how you should spend your days. It will set up a habit that will last you a life time!


Allie’s Favorite Things #3: Self Journal

We’re on a theme here. Have gratitude, have good daily morning habits, and now make sure that you write down clear goals and track your time. If you’re like most people (and I was like this), I wasted a lot of time on stuff that was not laser focused on my goals. The Self Journal has you set one monster goal and then get really clear on tasks you need to do everyday to achieve that goal. It has you track your day (every hour). I use colored pens (red = time waster) and you will be AMAZED at how much time you really have to go for that one goal that has been put off for far too long. Because do you really need to spend 2 hours a day catching up on Game of Thrones? This book is only for 90 days but it will get you in the habit of working smarter, not harder so that you finally reach those goals.


Allie’s Favorite Things #4: Young Living Slique Shake

Let’s keep with the theme and get you a good morning habit! If you’re too busy for a wholesome breakfast, this is easy peasy! It’s a complete meal replacement, high protein, packed with essential oils and it tastes like strawberries! It contains pea protein, quinoa, wolfberry, pumpkin seed protein, and alfalfa grass juice. I like to toss in a handful of frozen blueberries and mix it in my NutriBullet. Oh, and it supports healthy weight management!


Allie’s Favorite Things #5: Butterfly Oracle Cards

Who’s going through life changes? If you know how oracle cards work, you will love working with this deck. The photos of the butterflies are beautiful and the messages are spot on. I love this deck!


Allie’s Favorite Things #6: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

I devour books like a bag of organic cheese popcorn, and this was no exception. I love the message of this book …. 10 simple steps to make sure that you are surrounded by the right people and that you are the right person to lead into success. No matter what work you do, it would be rare that you do it alone. This heart-warming book details why the 10 Energy Rules are crucial to a successful and fulfilled work and life.


Allie’s Favorite Things #7: Doreen Virtue’s Fairyologist Certification Course

Are you intrigued about fairies? Have you studied them, feel a connection to them, yet know that there’s more to learn? This is an awesome class where you receive indepth information on fairies worldwide, how to identify them, work with them and give fairy readings. It’s a fun self-paced online course with videos from Doreen Virtue. When you become certified you can even be listed on her website as a Certified Fairyologist!


Allie’s Favorite Things #8: Young Living Agilease

Who’s got some joint health issues? Feeling stiff or creaky after exercise, yoga, shoveling snow, or when you first wake up? This is one of my favorite daily supplements. It’s great for anyone who may experience a natural, acute inflammation. What’s the special secret? Frankincense powder (that’s super unique), UC-II undenatured collagen (most supplements have denatured collagen), specially formulated proprietary essential oil blend of Wintergreen, Copaiba, Clove, and Northern Lights Black Spruce—oils that are known for their joint health benefits and much more.


Allie’s Favorite Things #9: DNA in the Sands of Time by J. Justice

All I can say is WOW about this book. If you are curious about the Akashic Records, read this! It’s a huge book packed with information. It was written 10 years ago but the information is very relevant to our world today. I had so many a-ha moments in this book and many freaked out moments as well. This is knowledge we must have.


Allie’s Favorite Things #10: Young Living Abundance essential oil

Abundance is not just about money (although that’s nice). It’s a mindset. So you can either have an abundant mindset or a poverty mindset. An abundant mindset means that you have a lot of something … relationships, health, ideas, projects, work, finances, you name it. If your mindset is negative, you’ll have a lot of negative things in all areas of life. But if it’s positive, you’ll have a lot of positive things in those areas. This oil has a frequency to it that can put you in that positive abundant mindset. I apply this to the bottom of my feet everyday so that I’m stepping through my day with an abundant mindset. Sara wears it in a diffuser around her neck (and I secretly think she pours it over her head). Now seriously … would you rather have a poverty mindset or an abundant mindset? Get this oil and you’ll see what I mean.


Allie’s Favorite Things #11: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John Maxwell

With the surge in social media, we may think that we’re more connected, but are we? No matter work you do, connecting with people is crucial. And while most people communicate, they don’t connect. When you connect, everything changes for the better. Another favorite book!


Allie’s Favorite Things #12: Keepers of the Light Oracle Cards

If you love oracle cards, this deck combines so many favorite angels, masters, goddesses, etc. The messages are powerful and are perfect as we prepare for 2017. Definitely a must have for the oracle card connoisseur!

I wish all of you a very Merry Holiday Season and an Amazing 2017 New Year!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Fairy Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, essential oil teacher, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Annual Ritual 2016

Sand DreamsEach birthday, many people reflect back on the prior year and assess the achievement of their goals or what has been left undone. Some people do this consciously as an annual ritual, while others try to ward off thoughts of their birthday.

My birthday arrives in a few days, so I’m in the process of my annual ritual. Because this is also a milestone birthday, I’m in a lifetime review ritual as well. And I realized that the last time I blogged about my annual ritual was 5 years ago in 2011. My how time flies!

Here’s what I know: It can be easy to focus on what has been left undone and continue to add the same goals to your list to be achieved by your next birthday. It can be frustrating to keep putting the same goals on your list and not achieve them (I know … I have 2 big ones that still make my annual list).

Maybe you write out your list of intentions and goals and put it in an envelope not to be opened until your next birthday, or you post your intentions like a banner in a place you will see it everyday.

Having your list of intentions written out is a good practice for staying focused everyday so that you take actionable steps to manifest what you desire. Because intentions and desires without action just end up being unfulfilled wishes, right?

So if you feel like you have the same goals year after year and have not achieved what you want, you may simply need to shift your energy to identify what is blocking you, or take a hard look look as to why you are not reaching your goal and reconfigure those goals into something that is more aligned with why you are on this planet.

One good practice for shifting your energy is to focus on what you accomplished during the past year rather than focusing on what you did not achieve. If your energy is focused on lack and what you have still to achieve, then that sends a message to the Universe that you have lack and you will only manifest “the desire to achieve” rather than actually achieving your goal.

Mental health dyayHow do you do this? On your birthday, give yourself the gift of a day off and take the day for yourself. Spend the day focused on gratitude for all that you accomplished in the last year and that will increase your vibration to allow you to reach more of your goals.

So while there are so many goals and milestones left on my list,  when I think back to what I’ve done over my lifetime it is mind blowing. When I look just over the past year, these are just a few things that I am grateful for achieving (all of which were intentional and on my intentions board):

  • My health is thriving (and the same for kitties) to which I credit moving back home to Michigan in 2015 for a more balanced lifestyle and infusing myself and the kitties with Young Living oil-infused products;
  • I have grown my Young Living team because I share how awesome the oils and products are with everyone and anyone who is struggling, and I started working with team members who are interested in doing the same which has given me such joy to help them achieve their wellness and financial goals;
  • I made the courageous decision to walk way from an unsupportive legal work environment and decided to be my own boss which has resulted in delicious freedom and the opportunity to work with two universities on human-animal interaction programs and numerous invitations to teach at conferences;
  • For the first time I was invited to teach at a conference overseas, in Prague, this past May on my Therapy Animals Supporting Kids program which is helping to place volunteer therapy animal teams with abused children going through the court system and I have just confirmed another invitation to teach overseas later in the year;
  • I authored two book chapters:
  • I have made some awesome new friends, reconnected with friends from the past and met some really amazing people this past year;
  • And last but not least, this past year I have found a beautiful balance where I have more fun time and time to reflect.

Be happyLife is an adventure to be cherished. Do your best to live the life you were meant to live, stay focused on what you want to achieve, take action towards those goals, and focus on small and big successes. But above all else, be happy!

P.S. My cat Lucy (pictured below) turned 18 this month and I am so incredibly grateful to have her in my life.

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, essential oil teacher, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Why essential oils?

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For the past 3 years, my learning and use of essential oils has increased dramatically. I had used essential oils since the late 1990’s but I never talked about them or shared them. If social media existed back then, I would not have been posting about the oils. Why? Because they didn’t work! Sorry unnamed essential oils, all you did was smell pretty but you did nothing to support my physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health. And you had way too many precautions on how to use them and wouldn’t let me use them on my cats.

So why am I now talking about the oils and sharing them on social media? I found a brand that works! I no longer throw good money away on something that smells good; I invest my money in oils that actually support me from the inside out. And oils that I can use with my cats and other animals that I work with. It’s Young Living Essential Oils.

When I mention Young Living, a few people have immediately pushed back because (1) it’s a network/relationship marketing company so it’s a pyramid scheme, (2) they’ve read something unflattering about the company, or (3) they think the oils are too expensive.

Pinterest-MindfulnessHere’s what I know:

(1) Young Living is a network/relationship marketing company because they are brilliant about not spending money on TV/print/mass marketing and instead rely on the word of mouth of people who are using the oils. They are not a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme is an illegal scam where people invest money, the money flows up the hierarchy, and it does not involve the sale of products. Young Living is a $1+ billion company. Do you think that would have happened if it was a pyramid scheme? You are already sharing things that you love, right? Restaurants, movies, food, books, but you don’t get paid for doing it. Network marketing a brilliant business model to compensate people if they share your product, right? So what’s wrong with that? Absolutely nothing. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of network marketing companies in the world and chances are you’ve purchased from one. If you have anything Tupperware in your house, you bought from a network marketing company. Avon, Mary Kay, Arbonne? Network marketing. So are we good that network/relationship marketing is not a scam?

(2) If you Google anyone or anything, you will find something negative. We all know people who love to complain from behind the safety of their computer. What I’ve learned over the years is that when you are an innovator, when you don’t play by the status quo rules, and you push boundaries to create something that no one else is or can, you will make some enemies along the way. It’s jealousy. Period. Some people love to knock down the movers and shakers. Innovative companies like Apple, Facebook, and so on have negative things about them on the Internet. But that doesn’t stop you from using Facebook or buying an Apple product, right? Do your own research and instead of looking for negative reviews, intentionally go looking for positive reviews and I can guarantee that you will find amazing stories about how Young Living essential oils are changing the lives of millions of people (and animals) across the planet. I don’t know about you, but I want to be associated with a mover-and-shaker like Young Living.

And (3) you can absolutely buy cheap oils at the health food store. But you’ll get cheap results like I did. Instead of wasting $14 on an adulterated synthetic bottle of Lavender oil, why not pay $23 for pure therapeutic grade Lavender oil from Young Living? When you align with a company that has its own farms, partner farms, and a process like Seed to Seal (which no one else has, but they try to replicate), you are guaranteed to have the best seed, best soil, best planting location, best time of harvest, best distillation process, and therefore the best purest oil in the bottle that you buy directly from the company. When I first started, I did not know to look for those factors in an essential oil. Once you know, you’ll never go back.

Think about this:

  • before Palo Santo (a tree) can be distilled, the tree has to lay on the ground for 2 years so that all of the oil’s constituents (those are the parts and pieces that actually do something) are available.
  • It takes 75 lemons to create one 15-ml bottle of pure therapeutic grade Lemon essential oil.
  • Young Living treks by boat into the Amazon to get the bark from a tree that gives us Copaiba oil (the most amazing overall wellness oil that you will find). I saw a video last year that showed the week-long round-trip adventure. That’s not a cheap trip. So when you see a $43 bottle of Copaiba from Young Living, ask yourself would I go into the Amazon on boat to get the bark to distill, or would I rather have someone experienced in that do it for me? The answer is simple, right?

PainReliefCream_Silo_USBut here’s something more that goes deeper than the effectiveness of the essential oils. The vision of Young Living is to bring essential oils to every home on the planet. The mission is to “honor our stewardship to champion nature’s living energy, essential oils, by fostering a community of healing and discovery while inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose, and abundance.”

  • Wellness: when you experience therapeutic-grade essential oils like Young Living, you will notice and feel the wellness benefits. It’s why Young Living has taken the oils and created dietary supplements, natural cleaners, food products, beauty products and more! Young Living has essential oils that are approved for dietary use. And they are the first essential oil company leading the way to having over-the-counter products that are based in essential oils like Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream and Agilease to work with acute inflammatory response in the body.
  • 2015 Earned ER and Free PromosPurpose: when you experience the benefits of the oils, you find a purpose in wanting to share the oils with other people. I tell my team that we should never keep the power of the Young Living oils to ourselves. People (and pets) are struggling and you may never know how sharing will impact a life. Most people want to help others and contribute to society. This is one way … this can give you a purpose.
  • Abundance: and when you share, you can experience abundance in all areas of life: health, relationships, spiritually, and financially. Young Living makes it easy to enjoy abundance through their Essential Rewards member loyalty club where you earn back a percentage of your monthly purchases in points to redeem for free products, to receiving free products each month based on how much you order. I love free stuff!

Rudy with Aria diffuserSo if you’ve wondered why I have been so chatty about the oils for the past 3 years, now you know. Because of my work with animals, I needed essential oils that were safe for them. And Young Living is the only essential oil company with a Veterinary Advisory Group and an Animal Essential Oil Conference. Because if I cannot use an essential oil on or around my pets, why would I use them on myself?

If you are using any essential oils, please make sure that they are pure therapeutic-grade and do not contain any synthetics or adulteration (especially if you are using them around pets, even the simple process of diffusing). And if you really want to make sure that the oil is pure from beginning to end, check this out.

And if you want to experience the benefits of Young Living, join my team …. the Purrmaste Oil Team! I have an awesome group of people (most of who have pets), we have our own Facebook page, you will receive all of my training workshops at no cost, and I’ll make sure that you know how to use these oils for your highest benefit. Win win, right?

P.S. And please enjoy my webinar on an Introduction of Young Living Essential Oils!

About Allie Phillips:

Me and LucyAllie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), Certified Fairyologist, essential oil teacher, award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She combines methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. And she particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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Getting closer to the one thing that you want

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My meditation location when I thought up this post

I would venture to say that everyone has a goal that they are working to obtain. And some of us have dozens of goals (okay, that’s me … it may be a little scattered to have so many goals … no judging! 😉 ) . The goal could something simple like going throughout the day happy, without pain, eating the best you can one meal at a time …. or it could be bigger like working towards writing a book, a career change, achieving a certain financial goal, manifesting a vacation, a relationship, a new home, and the list goes on.

I know people who are extremely goal driven (yes, that’s me) and I know people who claim they have no goals (yet what they do everyday is goal driven, even getting out of bed). Whether you feel it, humans are hardwired to have goals. Achieving a goal is something that gives us humans energy, vitality, and a sense of purpose. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us something to focus on and work towards.

But what happens when you have been steadily focused and working towards a goal and it’s still a glimmer far off in the distance? You’ve planned, strategized, worked on it everyday, stayed focused, built vision boards, been positive, acted as if, prayed to the Law of Attraction Gods … and it’s still not arrived. I know because I have a monster goal that still evades me!!!!!! Sometimes I think the Universe has me test out things for everyone else … but that’s okay, I’m up for the challenge. 

It’s easy to get frustrated, disappointed and give up. The unreachable goal can make us work more, push harder, and go for it with even more energy. I’ve learned that is the opposite energy that the situation needs. I’m not saying sit back, do nothing, and eat ice-cream all day. As your personal test subject (I’m happy to serve), what I’ve been doing is the fine art of surrender (and it’s working).

What does it mean to surrender? Everyone talks about it and I’ve always wondered what exactly does that mean? I’m a Leo and very driven, so surrender to me meant giving up. So I looked up the definition and it means to cease resistance. Duh!!! Resistance pushes away what you want! That’s a basic Law of Attraction practice. I know that! But sometimes we forget what we know.

But how do you give up resistance and working towards something without giving up? How do you stay focused on your goal (which gives it energy) but not become a stalker so that you push it away?

Don’t give up the goal … give us the resistance! You’ll be amazed at what happens.

So how did I give up the resistance? I spent more time in meditation and ramped up my tapping (I love Brad Yates’ videos). And then it came to me: surrender is about acceptance of right timing. If you feel that your goal is unreachable, too far away, or questioning whether you’re manifesting correctly, accept that you are exactly where you are and be grateful that you’re there! Chances are that you are closer to your goal this month than you were last month, so celebrate that!

Maybe you need to be just shy of your goal so that you have more time to get other things in place to help you handle reaching the goal? So surrendering is not about doing nothing, it’s still focusing on your goal and getting ready for when it arrives. Pretend like it’s the 9 months before a baby is birthed … plan for the arrival!

When you accept/surrender that the timing is always right, the resistance falls away and you will be amazed at what happens.

Another thing that I did was work with a trio of therapeutic-grade essential oils (you know, the kind of oils that actually do something other than smell good). Check the oil protocol below that I used to support me in surrendering the resistance while drawing in my goal!

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. I topically apply over my stomach (our power center in the 3rd chakra).

Acceptance oil blend stimulates the mind with oils specially blended to promote feelings of accepting ourselves and others, regardless of perceived barriers. This blend also helps overcome procrastination and denial. I topically apply this over my heart (our emotional balance center in the 4th chakra).

Release combines uplifting, calming oils that stimulate a sense of peace and emotional well-being, which in turn facilitate the ability to release anger and frustration. I topically apply this to my throat (our communication center in the 5th chakra).

As always, post a comment if you try this and what your results are. I love being your test subject and having you reap the results!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you! She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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When learning stops you in your track

Light reading booksI am a learner. If I am not learning everyday, life is boring and then I waste away watching the Hallmark Channel and The Bachelor. I get excited when I learn something new and everyday I find myself proclaiming out loud “I learned something new today”! I strongly believe that if we are not learning we are not growing; if we are not growing we are stagnant; if we are stagnant we are dying.

I’ve heard at many conferences that “learners are earners” and I really believe that’s true. Successful people learn everyday, without exception, even when on vacation or taking a time out. When we are excited to learn, that excitement vibe attracts in others of a similar vibe, especially if it relates to our business, and that’s where the magic happens.

I typically have 5 or more books stacked up to read (sometimes I’m reading a few at the same time); books to help me be better and to help my business be better. I can’t remember the last time I was NOT in some training program. I also learn when I teach others, which is why I have sometime to teach about every week!

But here’s the thing that I’ve noticed … it is easy to be a perpetual student, to intake as much knowledge as you can on a particular topic, but then use the I’m busy learning excuse to not take action. Here’s a helpful hint: you will/should never stop learning!

Learning without action is just filling your brain, spending your money, and what does that really get you? There’s no improvement in that.

When we learn something, we must implement that knowledge. When we implement, we may love what that knowledge does (helps us grow our business, helps us to find a new interest, helps us to be better in work/relationships/health/money), or we may find out that it was not a right fit and we can try another technique or tweak it to work for us. But if we fail to implement, we may keep learning more about the same topic and not realize that it’s not the right fit. Then we’re just energetically stuck and we wonder why our life stays the same.

When we fail to implement what we’ve learned, we stay in the same place we were before. Energetically we send out the message that we want to keep learning … learning … learning … learning, so we keep finding learning opportunities. We learn ourselves into infinity but have nothing to show for it.

So why do we do that? I have dwelled on this and here’s my thoughts:

  • We fail to implement because we are afraid of trying and failing.
  • We fail to implement because the knowledge may be overwhelming and we don’t know how to break it down into steps to implement.
  • We fail to implement because it could take us out of our comfort zone and put us in a new unfamiliar energy.
  • We fail to implement to avoid addressing and resolving a stress or situation in our life.

MotivationSo how do we find that sweet spot between daily learning and getting that learning into practice? Here’s what I do (and it is a work in progress everyday to make sure that I don’t fall into the perpetual learner mode):

    • As you are reading a book or in a training program, start making a list of small easy steps that you can immediately implement. Don’t wait until the end to start; start with a small step the next day, and then the next day, and so on. If you wait until the end, your list looks overwhelming and it is easy to stuff the list in a drawer and forget about it.
    • If you self-identify as a perpetual learner who does not implement, make a mindful decision that you will not move on to the next book/class/webinar/training/program until you implement at least one technique from what you just learned. This gets the ball rolling.
    • Put your tasks in your calendar and treat it like it’s an appointment with your boss.
    • Post written affirmations everywhere so that you see them throughout the day. Good ones could be: “Today I complete one task from (list book/class/program) and I’m excited to do it.”
    • If you really want to tough-love yourself (I do this often), deny yourself a daily activity until you complete your task. For example, no lunch/no Facebook/no TV until you complete one step. It may be tough love, but it works!

Carnelian Pyrite

  • Tools to help you motivate and take those small steps, these work for me:
    • Motivation oil, Citrus oils (like Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Lime)
    • Crystals: Carnelian, Pyrite, Red Jasper, Tiger’s Eye (good root and sacral chakra get-your-keester-moving stones)

If you identify as a learner and not an implementer, you have already taken a huge step forward in your energy. And that’s the energy that we want … forward moving. Remember, take one baby step to implement what you’ve learned, and do it again the next day, and the next and so on. Do not stop and just keep moving forward. But above all, keep learning!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you! She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.
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