Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gift of the Earth

I have shared in the past about the start of my journey toward discovering the Divine Feminine. I'm going to recap some of that, and then share with you where this journey is leading me now. 

It all started about 7 years ago when I was reading a book by Sue Monk Kidd, "Dance of the Dissident Daughter." In the book, Sue asks the reader to draw what the Divine Feminine looks like to us. So on a small piece of paper, I sketched out the image of someone with no hair and no facial features, seated in lotus pose with a pregnant Earth belly. It was a couple of years later I came across the image of Gaia. I had never before seen this image, but it was the image I had drawn when I was first discovering the Divine Feminine in my life. I have always been connected to the Earth, and this was yet another manifestation of that in my life. Through these past few years my journey with the Earth has ebbed and flowed and some days I've felt more connected than others, but in the past year I've gradually been coming back to it…or perhaps we have been moving closer to one another, and even more recently I have found one thing after another drawing me more and more closely on that journey to connecting with the Earth.

At the start of the season of Lent, we are reminded through the administering of the ashes, that we come from the earth and we return to the earth. And so perhaps it is fitting that so much of this reconnecting with the earth has come together in such profound ways during this Lenten season. About a week or so ago in my OA meeting (In January, I joined Overeaters Anonymous - which is another journey altogether, but not without it's connections), I told my group that my Higher Power is manifested through my connection with Earth and the interconnectedness with one another through the Earth….and that if I look to the Earth when I make my choices about food, if I take my nourishment directly from the Earth, I will get all I need. Well, It was right around that time that a friend had started talking with me about essential oils (which is something I've always loved, but hadn't done a lot of research into using them beyond massage). The company she works with is called doTerra, which means "gift of the Earth." Wow! "gift of the Earth?" Really?! It was like the Universe was grabbing me by the shoulders and saying, "Hello Shannon, Here I am. What are you going to do?!"

So with all signs pointing toward connecting with the Earth and through the Earth, I have signed on to be an Independent Product Consultant with doTerra, because I believe that my Higher Power has guided me there. I believe that mind, body, and spiritual healing is a gift of the Earth. (FYI: I have attached my doTerra website below, and please feel free to contact me with any questions about the oils or the company.)

I wish you all happiness and health always!