Aspire, defined by Dictionary.com is, “to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, especially for something great or of high value.” Adding the present participle …ing means it is still happening.
Wholeness, defined by Dictionary.com is, “containing all the elements properly belonging; complete, not broken, damaged, or impaired; intact.”
Aspiring Wholeness. Yup. That’s us. In so many ways.
Our journey is a wholeness journey that we have been on for the better part of 2 years now. We have learned a lot. We have achieved some great successes. It is far from over. But it is exciting. And it is empowering. And we want to share some of what we have discovered and learned…with you!
During our wholeness journey, there is one thing that has been made abundantly clear. God provides. While we are blessed to live in a country with extraordinary healthcare and, even more so, because we live in an area filled with the best of the best in healthcare who are easily accessible to us, we also live in a country that is heavily dependent on pharmaceutical drugs.
If you had the privilege of attending the Gut Health, the Key to Everything event, you will remember Lindy, from Lindy Ford Wellness & Nutrition, explain how we are one big bacteria and speaking about how antibiotics are killing both the good and bad bacteria in our bodies which is ultimately destroying our guts. This is a huge problem because our guts are the key to our health, emotional and physical. In fact, the overuse of antibiotics recently led the CDC to issue a press release urging caution when prescribing antibiotics.
Our goal in aspiring wholeness is to support our bodies as naturally as possible and provide what it needs to function at it’s optimal level, especially our guts. We want to do everything possible to protect the things God has intentionally put into our bodies to protect us. So, our journey has been about optimizing our nutrition, moving more, praying more, reducing our toxic load, and incorporating essential oils.
Personally, I was tired of taking medications that were not working. But when medications were prescribed for my daughter that had even worse side effects than the symptoms the medication was prescribed to relieve, that was the game changer. It did not take us long to learn that we could manage her symptoms through nutrition. And, not long after, we learned about the wonderful benefits of essential oils. It wasn’t rocket science for us. We knew, if there was an oil that will ease the pain associated with my headaches, or help our muscles to relax, or aid us in getting a solid night of sleep, or to even help ease a sore throat, we wanted it. We want to embrace everything that God has provided to us to support our wholeness needs rather than something that would kill the very things we require which are already growing in our bodies! The more we can do to support our bodies and optimize their functioning, the better chance we have at not needing to see one of those specialists! But when we do, our bodies will be able to do their very best in fighting whatever ailment we are facing.
That is what has led us to embrace the numerous benefits of dōTERRA® essential oils. We chose dōTERRA® because to their testing standards. We chose dōTERRA® because to their wellness philosophy. We chose dōTERRA® because to their company values.