Today is the first day of my solo travels north to share the oils and discover what people know about essential oils. I found it really hard to leave my little man this morning and this will be the longest I haven't been with him...but I am so excited to meet new people and to discover their stories...To cast out and feel my way, to go with my gut and follow my nose to wherever the trip will lead. It is freeing to be able to go with the flow again, as I did in my younger years, without having the drive of knowing I have another relying on me for daily needs, for food and shelter.
Though it is different to then in so many ways as now there is a deep and powerful pull to be with my son and to hold him in my arms, to smell his hair and see his cheeky smile...I am not sure how I will endure it but I know that it will bring us closer and that I am doing this for his future and to show him a life where following your dreams is powerful and real.
I decided after leaving NSW that I would just go where my nose took me. I knew that I didn't want to go the same old coast road, that I wanted to head in...and I found myself drawn to head towards Bli Bli...ending up just outside Nambour in a little camp site off the back of a macadamia farm run by a lovely couple Sharon and Grant.
I parked up and introduced myself to the other people who were there, a gorgeous older couple named Ted and Lynne and we chatted for about an hour about their family my family and the state of the world...This is the kind of connection I really enjoy, the type of conversation where you truly learn each other, and find out a bit about how the other thinks on things and what makes them tick..
What an interesting couple they are too! He an old Navy man and She the loyal and fiesty wife and mum of two beautiful now coming to mid thirties or forties children, a boy, who came out, much to the chagrin and now acceptance of his dad and a girl who teaches youngsters how to go out into the world and nurtures others through an empathic spirit and drive to give back.
We talked of adopted causes and charitable works different paths and inspirations and where they had led us all and illness, life choices and more...the real deal !
I could talk with Ted and Lynne for hours and I feel that we will again cross paths, it turns out they often come to Ballina, caravan in tow and we talked oils and I gave them some wild orange to uplift and revive them in the morning when they awake!!
Then Colin and Christine arrived back from a gay at the ginger farm and we all sat around the unlit campfire freezing our butts of and talking about how things have changed....Even for me in my forties I could relate to the conversation under the sound of the cockatoos setting up camp for the night and the talk of hens laying and the honey that we would get to taste tomorrow from Sharon the camp hosts' hive....This is it the life I crave...new people and a bank full of information and connection!
Christine told of a friend who had had cancer and had been taking frankincense under the tongue and they were pleasantly surprised with dramatic results she said.."The cancer clean disappeared" were her words...I sampled her some of mine as Lynne recounted the loss of a brother in law and a mother to cancer also ...it was getting cold...we headed to our respective homes for the night.
It seems that there is no end to possibility of connection it is all in the desire to know and understand another's experience...I feel I am really going to enjoy this next two weeks...and mis my boy..
I wanted to talk about my vision for the future and to ask you to dive in and share yours!
I guess for me the Doterra Journey has been one of constant realisation and understanding of the growth I still have to do as a person, a friend, a mother a mentor and a member of the broader humanity.
I recognise that the journey with the oils started many moons ago and that here and there along the path of my decisions and choices about my life I lost and refound my connection to nature and my innate need to nurture the wild and the free inside of me to be truly and authentically me.
I love that the oils were always there calling me...in the scent of Jasmine as I passed houses walking to school as a young girl in spring, the flowers unwrapping and revealing their sweet aroma to me as the evening came ...or the beautiful rose I would pass in the neighbour's garden..the spicy delicious invitation of clove and cinnamon in the mulled wines of winter as I socialised in later years and the ginger and lemon of tea and cuddles that soothed my tired soul...
The importance of being a truth seeker and living and working from a place of authenticity and personal power is such for me now, that I can never go back to a nine to five, wage grabbing existence doing something I am not passionate about in a role where I am not intrinsically of service and connected to my source.
I feel this story resonates with most Doterra Business builders who when taking the reigns of their own financial future in this model, quickly become aware that the limitations of what they can achieve are set only by their doubts fears and their own unwillingness to break through!!
For me this is not an option any more!! As a single mother driven by passion for my beautiful fiery and strong three year old son, I know that to do anything less than show him you can dream big, chase your dreams and achieve anything – would be an insult to the life I have been given and the life I created in him!
It is also important to me that I show him a world and an example in which women are strong and powerful while soft and nurturing. That we are joyous and worthy of love and being treated well and that we are to be honoured and respected and treated with gentle kindness. With a history of bad choices in partnerships and experiences of abuse and mistreatment, that when projected, bring out the worst in the victim as well as the purveyor of the anger and abuse...I know now that my journey is in empowerment. This is not only an empowerment and discovery of my truth and my innate power again but a journey to help and explore with other women.
It is my mission to rail against domestic violence and the effects short and long term it has on women. It is my goal to support women and to lift them up and reempower them to recognise the goddess inside them! All of us are goddesses and deserve the most amazing exhilerating lives.
I am not here saying that men too are not the victims of domestic violence. So please if you are reading this do not throw up your arms! I know that this is a problem for both sexes. However I am an advocate for the women.
For the women who do not feel heard. How feel silly or tupid for their decisions, the outcomes of which they never envisioned. For those who's families and friends say to them.."stay, what about the kids, what about what people will think? " Maybe you should just try to be nicer to him?" " You always were difficult are you sure its not you?" For the women who sit and question themselves in a room in a house where the love is not there, and the words they hear are cruel and degrading and solicitous and demeaning and who feel slowly every day that they are losing themselves to a pit of sadness where no one can see them screaming inside to be loved
These are the women I seek. Because this is who I ws in my last relationship. The woman who was told I was miserable, to shut up to be quiet to not have an opinion to be happy with what I got and that noone else would ever love me.
This same woman was accused of affairs throughout a miserable pregnancy of insults and loneliness. This same woman wasmistreated in the bedroom and in the street and not allowed to voice her opinions or her needs.
This is the woman I stand up for Now. I am powerful and strong and Building a business wiht other powerful strong women who know they are worth everything and not compromise. They are women I seek to partner with me are warriors of the heart and seekers of truth and will no longer take hearing they are worthless or not good enough or deserve their mistreatment. These women are the REEVOLVE women!!! Not all my team are from bad situations made good. But we are all powerful in our own right, knowing of our strength and our right to be our own brilliant light and to shine it to the world!!!
This is the vision
Slide back into today and here we are! Im 41, ive bought a van…a shell we have decked it out in three weeks with the help of a boat building, jack of all trades, gardening guru friend..(at an expense that demands I achieve Diamond Rank!;) ) and we are hitting the road.
Hungry for adventure and hungry to show Hunter the country and the people that have shaped this land..to immerse him in community and to throw us into the unknown…to Challenge our comfort zones and to enrich his heart and his experience with tangible palpable real life memories…We are travelling wiht the oils and a message to women everywhere..you can do anything!! You just have to believe and never give up on your dreams!
On this trip I am sharing the oils. So grateful to be able to utilise their power in our own day to day lives I am excited to share them with others and to help them to also experience the amazing support and flexibility these oils give us to make empowered health decisions. I decided this was the best way for me to build my Doterra Business because travel connects me to source.
I feel most in flow when I am free on the road and flexible in my movements. I like to know I have the ability to pick up roots to be moveable and changeable and to adapt to what life throws at me and I want also to offer this life view to Hunter while he is young.
Tied up in this is a desire to get away from the monotony of suburban life. The routine of daily activity that can so easily creep in when we are rooted in one place…the laziness in relationships in upkeep of education and the often times dumbing down of our desire to test ourselves and expand…
I am seeking expansion, and expansive souls to share the journey with.
Excited for what we might discover about ourselves, about others and about the oils and how they can creep in to the heart of everything we do. I am running oily educations daily at Centre Road in Bentleigh and helping people discover the power within and be the best they can be through utilising the power of natural solutions.
I am also calling out for women with a vision to empower yourselves and others to escape the four walls of the life you know and chase your dreams!
Contact me and lets kickstart your empowered future!
We came to the last leg of our Journey to Melbourne on this first trip in Trixie and could see ou destination on the open road ahead!
From Jervis Bay we travelled the Princes FWY along beautiful national park trail and through green cow spotted pastures and along windy roads.
I have to say though the concentration needed to manage these roads was far greater than that which you need to call on on the Pacific HWY or the mind numbing HUME it was so so beautiful and diverse in the landscapes offered up and the vivd colour and energy of Australia.
The trip brought back memories of my beloved and much missed Pa( my dad) who passed on a couple of years ago from a debilitating progressive motor neurone destructive disease and his jokes and quirky travel tales...
Every mountain range was the You Yangs and every turn was just around another to Peter Rabbits lair and each lost path a magical mystery tour of wonder and childhood enchantment..
Mostly Hunter just wanted a show on the ipad, to know if we were there yet, some relief from the road and to tell us he was bored!...in between spotting diggers and rollers and cranes on the laborious and all too common and interminable roadworks along the Princes HWY as we travelled south.
We did though stop off in some beautiful little old gold mining towns.. as well as some historical dairy country and met some lovely people and shared the oils with some too!!!
From Bateman's Bay, Ulladulla, Sale and Bega, Narooma to Merimbula and on to Eden...where we crashed and dreamed for the final leg...the country side and quaint little towns with beautiful churches...delicious comfort food and woolie gloves to ease the freeze...this leg of the trip was my favourite.
I loved being able to sample our Beautiful Bakery friends with lemon and rosemary to fire up their memories and perk up there smiles! And we met a gorgeous couple who were living on the road in an amazing converted truck, and there was great appreciation for the Ice blue rubbed into tired backs and aching shoulders!
By 5pm and peak hour traffic when we rolled into the driveway at my brothers house 15 minutes before they left for a family adventure in Greece I have to say Trixie, and we, were done!!!
SO excited for the next installment of this oily adventure and sharing the oils down south!!1
So! Here we are in Melbourne and what an adventure we had on the way down! Three generations of absolute chaos ensued as we fought off the prevailing winds, the rain the sleet and the road ahead!
We headed to Jervis Bay after a soggy 24hours in Port Maquarie where we held our breath and readied our buckets for leaks and damp bedsheets...But Trixie served us well!! Really tested by the buffetting winds and the freezing cold conditions we didn't do too badly at all, snug in our little home with our Uggs and our cuddles.
It was a very early start(430am) and a very cold morning that we left Port Maquarie eagerly in search of warmer climes...but alas it was not to be! The entire day was grey skies and wet weather all the way through the mid north coast and down to Sydney.
It doesnt seem to matter how prepared I think I am or how eagerly we study map and app whenever I head toward Sydney whether from up or down, I feel the anxiety build and the stress levels soar.
For some reason I can never quite get it right and this time was no exception
We managed to totally stress each other out about which exits to take to avoid Sydney city and which way was best to travel, for scenery for petrol consumption for sanity's sake! Haha it was not a pretty scene..
Passers by if they had cared to glance into the essential wagon...could witness bottles of balance being splashed like ablution waters and vetiver being dropped like some sort of dependence drug!
Frank our dear friend the only hing to keep me on the straight and narrow as I stayed my course on the way to Jervis Bay..
Well actually...to a little sandwich shop in some industrial estate somewhere in the back of ..."we are lost can you please help us?!!!' and "If I don't get to a toilet soon we are in dire straitsville"
Andrew the very lovely proprietor there helped to calm us and fed and watered us, setting us back on the right path and down to the Bay. We were beginning to think there was no hope of finding the sun ever again ...the dismal damp and wet starting to seep into our pores...when just over the horizon, in a break in the trees we caught a glimpse of her beautiful rays and our campsite....It was a fish and chips and awning only night and we managed to get a hot shower and a glass of wine in before the heaven's opened again and we crashed in a mess of exhausted gratitude.
The morning brought new hope and sunshine..we walked in the beautiful town of Husskison...such a sublime setting and a dreamy place to have breakfast and stretch our legs before heading off again...we were not sure where we might end up but left with hope again and a sense of adventure in our hearts...
So Finally it's happening! We are hitting the road! It is not quite how I envisioned it 25 years ago...when I was still in my mid teens dreaming of adventurous trips along long dusty highways.
Flowers lining the roads and the wind in my hair as I discovered new and exciting people and places, myself and the meaning of life!
I struggle with anxiety. Not many people know this about me because I have an ability to converse and to project eloquently enough that people see confidence. But inside I am a ball of nerves and knots in my stomach. My throat tightens up and my tongue goes dry, my body courses with adrenalin to the point where I feel like my whole being is doing to topple over or I might faint with the light headed inability to cope. This mostly happens in confined spaces where I feel trapped and is some sort of claustrophobia that I also feel in an open space or large space surrounded by loud noise and lots of people.
Hi. I'm Emma.
I am a single mother and remedial massage therapist living through my heart and trying to authentically encourage others to live their truth and in their heart space!
The world can be a challenging and sometimes daunting space and I think it is important to always find something to laugh at, to connect to the earth and to resonate with your hearts story when walking your journey.
The essential oils came into my life organically at a time when I needed them and have changed our lives forever. I am so excited to share and empower people on their health and wellness journeys with these amazing natural alternatives to chemical and synthetic solutions.
The oily love is growing and the healthcare revolution is in full swing! Time to Jump on board!!