Put a Little Love In Your Heart

It’s the season of “love.”  I say “love” because we should be loving ALL THE TIME.  Especially your significant others.  I use “love” because around this time there are unique ways that you can make it a little extra special…throw some different spices in your love potion shall I say to give it different flavors.

Before I dig in, I want to remind you all that I share this as a friend, not a professional trying to heal your love life or cure emotional diseases.  These tips are ones that I run to most for myself, and I only intend to share them with you in the hopes that you can find them beneficial and uplifting as well.

This week’s post, I’ll be sharing with you a few ideas both old and new to me.  It’s a variety or romantic and just plain making life easier to be loving to others.  Even if you aren’t in a romantic relationship, you are still interacting with others and you can make that easier if you are like me and need a little extra help now and then.  Here are my little tips for your casual relationships when you just feel like crawling in a hole and hiding from everyone:

  1. Pray.  Get your heart focused on the One who knows your heart best.  Don’t be stubborn in your walk with God.  Part of my humbling right now is feeling God soften my hardened heart so I may truly enjoy Him again and not just follow along cause it’s the right thing to do.  Dry spells happen.  You need to fight through them.  You need to remind yourself of who God is and what He’s done for you.
  2. Know what you need.  I am a HUGE fan of The 5 Love Languages.  I think it’s pretty crucial in any relationship you are in to know what kind of love you need personally, and also for your significant other.  For me anyway, I can help encourage people more if I know how they receive it best.  If you want to give it a try, this link leads you to a simple test to give you an idea of where you may fall for your love language.
  3. Surround yourself with Joy!!  Yes, this is the oil tip for you.  My favorite oil that I have from my starter kit is Joy.  It’s not in the new revised kits, but you can still order this for yourself.  When I am stuck in a group and can’t get away for a break I need, I hang a diffuser around my neck with Joy in it and I rub it over my heart and on my ears.  Joy has helped me develop a sense of control over my emotions and allows me to take charge of my body’s hormone rages so I can choose love easier.  I have also noticed that Joy makes me seem more open to others and I find myself in more uplifting conversations when I’m wearing it.  Joy contains:
    1. Bergamot- soothing to the endocrine system and hormones
    2. Ylang Ylang- may help balance energies and filter out the everyday garbage.
    3. Geranium- also supports hormones along with liver and kidney. May help ease nervous tension and stress, lift the spirit, and encourage peace, well-being and hope.
    4. Rosewood- relaxing, creates feelings of peace and gentleness
    5. Lemon- promotes health, and purification.  Very uplifting.
    6. Mandarin- appeasing, gentle, and promotes happiness.
    7. Jasmine- very uplifting to the emotions
    8. Roman Chamomile- helps to reduce irritability
    9. Palmarosa- stimulates new cell growth
    10. Rose- possesses the highest frequency of any oil.  It is thought by some to produce a magnetic energy that attracts love and enhances the frequency of self-love.

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Your true Joy comes from Christ.  However, my body needs help so I can choose it easier. 

You may find that other oils have similar results for you.  There are plenty of single oils out there that you could use to help your body prepare itself to be more loving.  You have a list up here from what’s in the Joy blend.  You could also try other oils like Lavender, Frankincense, Abundance, Christmas Spirit, Citrus Fresh, Orange (any of the citrus oils really), Cedarwood….just to name a few.  =)

Next, let’s briefly touch on what you can do for peers and significant others year round.  My only tip for this is to be aware of your their love language.

You don’t have to go around and ask everyone what their love language is…but what you can do is be aware of their reactions to what you do for them or what others do for them.  If you say “I really thought you did a job in blah blah blah,” and they tell you “Oh wow, I really needed someone to tell me that.”  Chances are that is one thing they may need from you more often as a friend.  Also, if you found what their love language is, you may want to be careful to not hurt them in that same way.  I speak for myself mostly…I need words to build me up.  I need affirmation that what I am doing is needed and worth it.  If you use those words to tear me down, I am crushed.  It hurts deep and it’s hard to get over.  I will probably have a hard time coming to trust you with my heart again.

If you aren’t one that is very observant with others, that’s okay.  Pick a few people that you are around most and try to learn what they need most from you.  It builds tighter bonds and allows you to encourage your friends the way they need it most.

Okay, now for the fun stuff (or awkward…depending on how you look at it).  I won’t stay long on this, but for my married friends that are looking for something different, I’ll share this little treat with you and leave it at that.  😉  I have a couple recipes for you.  You can discern what it’s for.  (tee hee)  I got them from Recipes with Essential Oils.  Here is the link that this was copied from.  You are welcome to explore some more recipes from them if you wish.

Massage Oil for Him

Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a 1-ounce dropper bottle and replace the lid.
  • Swirl to combine.
  • To use: Place a few drops in the palm of your hand. Rub between your palms to warm the oil. Massage.

Massage Oil for Her 

Ingredients

  • 3 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
  • 7 drops Joy Essential Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a 1-ounce dropper bottle and replace the lid.
  • Swirl to combine.
  • To use: Place a few drops in the palm of your hand. Rub between your palms to warm the oil. Massage.

There you have it!  I can’t stress enough how the 5 Love Languages truly opened my eyes to how different we are and how we all crave love differently.  I encourage you to at least check it out.

Again, this post is only a personal observation.  I am sharing what has worked for me, and hoping that these ideas can work for you as well.  I do not claim to be anything other than a lover of the Oils and a lover of Jesus.  I hope you find yourself and your relationships blossoming in abundance this Valentine’s season.

Keep striving and thriving for Love this season.

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