After a bad horseback riding accident, I lost my Joy while riding. I have been working my way back from fear into JOY, and now, using Essential Oils, one drop at a time, I am enjoying riding again! The oils are also helping the horses I rescue to overcome their fears and bring JOY back into their lives! Essential Oils help with Health, Courage, and living the life of joy again for people and animals overcoming stress. I am passionate about helping others that have suffered to bring joy into their lives as well.
There are some things that can help with courage. Fear comes in all shapes and sizes and can have challenges I cannot even imagine. The journey through fear is one that has many rewards for those that pursue the journey.
The stress of getting a diagnosis of Cushings can be overwhelming for horse owners. There is so much information out there for the horse but owners have to also deal with the stress of knowing their beloved partner has this disease.
We can turn to plants to support us owners in this journey and also to support our equine friends in their ability to cope with the disease.
Stress Away is a great Oil Blend to relax and refocus us as we dive into research for helping our 4 legged friend. Peace and Calming can also help us process the emotions that arise from a serious diagnosis like Cushings (PPID).
There may also be options for our partners that come from plants. First note is that the horse must always have the choice and not be forced during this process. They know what they need and what the don’t need and we are the conduit to provide them with their best life and what they need to support their best life. Here are a few ideas to help support our equine friends:
I had no idea there are actually things out there they may support us owners and our horses while processing and managing something like a diagnosis of Cushings.
I almost let Fear stop me from riding my amazing horses! I hear it so often, when I was younger, I was fearless and then as I got older, fear creeped in or more often, JUMPED in and took over. How many times have you avoided riding because you fear you might get hurt? Or get run away with? Or get bucked off? We all have our “FEAR” and what stops us for doing the thing we LOVE. Unfortunately, our horses feel that fear too and it really isn’t fair to them. They feel our fear and we ask them to do the very thing we are fearing, go for a ride. If you would like to get a few ideas that might help you out with this, I am going to share some things that have worked for me and some ideas I will be trying.
Think about your fear, which is the worst case scenario
Think about the BEST case scenario. If you have a memory of doing it before that was awesome or amazing, immerse yourself into that memory.
Make this real……..
Make it as close to the fear as possible
FEAR: I fell off Taika and I am afraid of getting hurt again
BEST: Taika and I had an amazing ride, we were so in tune and it was effortless.
Think about the details, the nitty gritty, the more the better
What does it look like?
What does it sound like?
What does it feel like, what are you touching, what does it feel like?
What does it smell like? Are there flower blooming, or the smell of water in the creek?
Create the most intense picture in your mind of your ideal outcome.
We are creating new thoughts which we said above creates change!
We are creating new thoughts which we said above creates reality!
AT this point I use Essential Oils and this is where smell comes in. They SET the BEST scene into my memory.
The critical thing here is to use smell as a trigger to get back to this calm, relaxing, peaceful place in your mind when you are in the situation. I use two.
How do I use the smells?
I have a diffuser bracelet with Thieves on the Lava beads and I have another one with Stress Away.
When I go to work with the horses, I put the picture in my head of the outcome that I want and I smell the Stress Away to put me into that place of relaxation. As I am starting to work with the horses and riding them, if I feel like my courage is wavering, I smell the Thieves and put myself into that place of courage, I can do anything, I have done it before.
If I feel anxiety building, I smell the Stress Away and I breath.
Currently scheduling one on one to help you work through your Courage Vision so let me know if you would like a partner to work through this!