What does being a member of #teambird look like?

The vast majority of dōTERRA Members are people who join to use the oils to support themselves and their families. Support for Customers within #teambird is offered through
  • an email series offering education & support for New Team Members
  • education, support & give aways within the #teambird ‘Tree of Love’ Facebook Group
  • ‘How to’ e-Books to educate & inspire everyday essential oil use
  • monthly ‘Make & Take’ recipe Emails
  • monthly In Person Make & Takes, depending on location
  • weekly Oily Coffee Mornings, depending on location
  • on-going mentoring & support
  • monthly ‘Getting Started with dōTERRA’ Workshops, depending on location
  • the opportunity to either enjoy the Ōils for personal use or opt into earning Essential Ōils for FREE, with no obligation to build a business
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For those who wish to build a residual income we have plenty of support! We actively guide Entrepreneurial Souls who are working toward financial freedom to know themselves – to step into their OWN dreams – through overcoming and discovering how to grow their dōTERRA biz in the way that best works for them.
We do this by
  • one-on-one Mentoring & Support
  • a strengths & growth based focus for team building, encouraging action over perfectionism
  • a dynamic #teambird Biz Facebook Group
  • regular #teambird Biz Zoom Meetings
  • monthly #teambird Biz Training
  • regular opportunities to Grow & Shine
  • regular Open EO101 Classes
  • yearly Team Retreat
  • creative opportunities for Biz Builders
  • a solid, supportive upline presence within the Team

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Landslide

Have you ever had a ‘Landslide’? Back in 2013, in my late 40’s, I was wrestling with Life and all it that meant for me. 

Part of my coping strategy at that stage was to seek to listen to what brought me joy and do my darndest to follow it (is that even a word?). I felt a calling from deep within me to paint. I’d never painted before and I didn’t know how or where to begin. I contacted the local Art Centre and started in a beginners painting class. I struggled to work within the classroom – just like the old days! After 9 months of attending classes and trying to copy ‘nice’ pictures, I enrolled in an intuitive painting class online and haven’t stopped painting since!

It was actually a HUGE time of letting go, working through life stuff, reconstructing, processing childhood trauma and difficult emotions. My art very gently supported and loved me. And it continually called me during this process. Learning online really suited me and it still does. I can paint in my own time and space, feeling free to dance and sing and create in whatever way is comfortable for me.

I discovered my SELF.

I discovered I struggle to do ‘nice’.

I discovered I’m more into ‘real’.

I disovered it’s okay to fall apart and begin again.

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Mother Earth

It’s been a beautiful journey – not necessarily an easy one but such a very beautiful one.  She appeared upon the canvas so quickly and the duck came with her. I called her ‘Dream-time’ when she first appeared, because she had appeared to me from a dream-like place.  She was so raw and honest and true; she amazed me so.

I am a mark maker. The process of ‘allowing’ is a relatively new and important practice to me. When I paint, I practice tapping into my ‘knowing’ and allowing what wants to appear. Then I allow what ‘is’. This daily practice on the canvas then transfers to life. I have noticed a bit of a shift in my painting process recently. This is exciting, as when this occurs in my art, a similar shift will often play out in my real life.

There is so much here in this painting. I’m hesitant to divulge too much about Her, as  I’m sure she’d rather speak directly to you. You will see what you need to see and this is a most important part of the process. I will say something though – there is one there who was deemed ‘not good enough’ and she sits in the background. Although she is comfortable hiding, she offers a strong presence and is a foundation for the rest of the canvas to shine. The ‘not good enough’ one is so important in this piece. I need not be afraid of her. Maybe I can even allow her?

Jackson Browne sang to me often while painting this one. As he says in the song Fountain of Sorrow –

‘Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
You’ve known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
You’ve had to hide sometimes, but now you’re all right
And it’s good to see your smiling face tonight

Fountain of sorrow, fountain of light
You’ve known that hollow sound of your own steps in flight
You’ve had to struggle, you’ve had to fight
To keep understanding and compassion in sight
You could be laughing at me, you’ve got the right
But you go on smiling so clear and so bright’

And Mother Earth – there she stands, holding it all in her loving arms. With the duck. Don’t forget about the duck.

‘Mother Earth’ – Acrylic on Canvas, 61 x 77cm.

Story Teller

She was absolutely ready when the time was right and not a moment before. I’ve been turning her around for two years or more – often feeling like a failure; my inner critic’s loud and obnoxious voice tormenting me.Yesterday, feeling troubled and low, I reached out for her. I don’t know what happened, but my muse appeared and then everything flowed. I decided I am okay after all, that I can complete good enough work that is alive and comes from my soul.

Every time I post here, every time I share, it is a call out against my inner critic. And I am dressed too, in Frankincense and Myrrh, as I tell my story.

She tells many stories – whichever way she faces.  Story Teller, Acrylic on Canvas, 50x50cm.

Frankincense

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I use Frankincense every single day and here is just ONE of the ways that I do!
I use Frankincense (the Oil of Truth) as a base note in my aromatic dressing, added to Organic Coconut Oil, along with Myrrh (the Oil of Mother Earth) and whatever mid or high note is calling to me. Often it is Bergamot (the Oil of Self Acceptance) and/or Clary Sage (the Oil of Clarity & Vision). I have a daily ritual, where once showered, I combine the oils in the palm of my hand and rub them onto my body. I play particular attention to my heart space, belly and hips and speak words of affirmation and love.
‘I belong. I am connected. I am worthy. I step out in love. I honour myself. I am open to truth. I can manage. I am enough.’
After 50+ years of speaking unkindly to my body, I am experiencing significant change by adopting this simple, mindful daily practice.
As an Adult Child of an Alcoholic, it has been a struggle for me to manage life ‘appropriately’ on a daily basis. I have tried to mask this for 50+ years, resulting in some crazy behaviour, overwhelming emotions, a fear of life and my own struggle with addiction.
So today, to dress in Frankincense and Myrrh is to give ME the gift of CONNECTION to myself. It is difficult to explain, yet I feel supported and connected in a way I have never known before. I am finding that to be supported on every level of life – physical, emotional, spiritual and financial is a very blessed way to be.
Now this is just one way that I use Frankincense. There are many more ways that I use it, which may unfold in the pages of my blog. Contact me if you’d like to know more – I’d love to hear from you.
I’m off to make some Raw Chocolate infused with Essential Oil!
 
See the Emotional properties of Frankincense below- excerpt from the Emotions & Essential Oils Book. No wonder I love it! I think it’s got to be my favourite.
Frankincense reveals deceptions and false truths. It invites individuals to let go of lower vibrations, lies, deceptions and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on light and truth. Frankincense recalls to memory spiritual understanding, gifts, wisdom and knowledge the soul brought into the world. it is a powerful cleanser of spiritual darkness. Frankincense assists in pulling ‘scales of darkness’ from the eyes, the barriers from the mind and the walls from the heart. Through connecting the soul with its inner light, this oil reveals the truth.
Frankincense supports in creating a healthy attachment with one’s father. It assists in spiritual awakening and helps an individual feel the fatherly love of the Divine. When one has felt abandoned or forgotten, Frankincense reminds them that they are loved and protected. While this oil is incredibly powerful, it is also gentle, like a loving father who nurtures, guides and protects. Frankincense shields the body from negative influences and assists the soul in its spiritual evolution. Enhancing practices of prayer and meditation, this oil opens spiritual channels that allow an individual to connect to God. Through the light and power of Frankincense, the individual can draw closer to divinity, healthy masculinity and the grandeur of the True Self.
The emotions addressed by this oil include – Abandonment, spiritual disconnection, distant from father, unprotected, spiritual darkness.
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Balance

Last year I went on holiday to Tasmania, Australia. For this I had to fly in an aeroplane or two to get there. Being the highly anxious flyer that I am, I’d decided to see a doctor for some Valium to get me through, although this prospect scared me somewhat too. My beloved daughter Mamatree offered to send me dōTERRA’s Grounding Blend (Balance) of Essential Oils to try as an alternative, which I accepted with some trepidation.  This was the first of many surreal experiences of the power of Essential Oils. I used about half a bottle in that week. I dressed my feet in a carrier oil and ‘Balance’ every morning. I wore it on my pulse points. I carried it in my handbag and placed drops into the palms of my hands, inhaling deeply seeking balance as needed.  On the way to Cradle Mountain we stopped to enjoy the view and this was a life defining moment for me. Overwhelmed with the beauty of the mountain I raised my hands in awe of life and sensed something ‘new’ rising up within me. 

I called out ‘Yes!’ across the mountains. 

I called out, ‘I say YES to life!’ 

It was a strange sort of knowing – a sense of personal power that was somehow foreign yet very familiar to me. A paradox of sorts. Like I knew something and yet maybe I knew nothing at all.

Rumi tells us ‘Life is a balance of holding on and letting go’. I really like that. I’ve been a seeker my whole life. I’ve been chasing balance for a long while now and I’m learning. I’m giving up the chase. No more chasing for me. Just balance. Right there. In my handbag whenever need it.

And painting. More and more painting for sure.

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Haunted

Have you ever had the feeling that something is chasing you? And that you just can’t get away? It is always lurking, always present – maybe even hunting you down? 

I was very surprised to find a blue presence in this work in progress when I turned the canvas around. And it feels so good to see it there. Out there in the open – where I can see it, question it, challenge it. 

And maybe even EMBRACE it.