Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Balanced Guru: Balancing the Ups & Downs of Motherhood

When I became a mother for the first time, I was a little blown away (and often alarmed) by the roller coaster of emotions and feelings after giving birth that lasted long into the weaning phase and beyond. Becoming a parent is one of the most tumultuous experiences in our lives and I found myself at multiple times looking for resources or products that could help restore my physical and emotional balance. The way essential oils and aromatherapy have proven themselves in my life through healing powers is sizeable. Though it may seem trendy at the moment, these practices have been around long before any of us reading this post and tapping into this resource has helped me feel more myself and better able to tackle life as a parent.

One item(s) I've come to rely on for this effect are the Energy Mists from Balanced Guru.

You see, our energy is always in motion, and when we are balanced we feel our best - I don't need to tell you that. But far too often we get stuck further one way or the other dealing with stress, anger, sadness, physical or emotional trauma (Yes, labor counts as physical trauma!) and that energy we rely on stops flowing smoothly. Our bodies are wiser than we will ever know, as anyone who's birthed a human could attest to, yet sometimes we have to work to kick start that flow back in the right direction. Energy mists work to triger certain transmitters to restart that flow and I feel a noticeable pick-me-up when using these. Now, they aren't to be used as a replacement for treatment for a serious issue, but they can help you regain a sense of harmony.

My personal favorite is Fearless. I'm sure I'm not the only one that can create a catastrophy in my head out of a perfectly beautiful moment. I get these intrusions out of the blue and then I'm sent on a tail spin of the who's and what-ifs and hows if something were to ever happen. This beautiful blend of Lavender, Geranium, Palmarosa, Roman Chamomile, Neroli and Petitgrain help ground me and feel a bit more safe. I also make a point to conciously remind myself when I spray this to trust what is in store for me, just be still, continue to enjoy the moment and face the world, and whatever comes with it, fearlessly. We're capable and resilient. Another one of my mantras: If it were going to happen, worrying wouldn't change it anyway.

I love the little cards it comes with, helping you pick out what you need in any given moment.

Balanced Guru has also laid out a beautiful regimen (found here) for every stage of Motherhood. From those trying to concieve, to every trimester of pregnancy (and which blends are safe to use while pregnant), to the mists to use post partum and into life with children. This is one of the reasons I really love this company, they are truly connected to their mission of using aromatherapy to improve your balance and understand the experience of being a mother and the emotional ups and downs that can come with it.

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