Author’s note: This past weekend I was blessed to hear Jason Sapp speak to a crowd of over 300 about his personal journey using EOs to help him combat PTSD and more. His heart-felt testimony was motivating at a baseline level. It reminded me of what I was doing about a year ago, researching this (new-to-me) method of self-care called Aroma Freedom Technique. In that process, one uses essential oils (EOs) to assist in releasing toxic experiences and thoughts that can easily cause blockages and hold us back from where we want to be. This blog post is a repeat of my thoughts back then…and a thank-you-very-much to the universe for the benefits and blessings that have come as a result of my using the process for my own health and well-being. If you want to know more, please reach out.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but
you can start where you are and change the ending.”
This quote has been attributed to the likes of C. S. Lewis, Zig Ziglar, Carl Bard, James R. Sherman, and several others. Whomever said it, I can appreciate the concept.
Do you feel the level and degree of emotional angst that the speaker may have been feeling, wishing s/he could start (something) again? Does it dreg up regret, guilt, thoughts of unforgiveness or something else, as you ponder the need to begin again? I’ve come across something that can help with all this, and it makes it so much easier to get off the gerbil’s wheel and begin tracking good terrain again.
Whatever we did in the past that we wish to have as a do-over, there certainly are options. Of course, it may depend on our willingness to deal with the stuff of life that we’ve stuffed aside or suppressed for whatever reason. In other words, it takes some work.
Questions that have crossed my mind since reading the quote: Can we speak to our dead ancestors and say we’re sorry? What fork in the road got taken when the other should’ve been chosen? Would the lessons of our choices have made any difference in our ultimate happiness or satisfaction with life today; or rather, would the lessons have been the same had different choices been made? Sometimes it feels like the questions can go on into infinity. Yet again, that could be just faulty perception.
Reminder: The beginning IS wherever we are right now, at this moment in time. Having been a conventional thinker most of my life, sometimes a naive one at that, it’s been almost an out-of-the-body experience as I have been asking myself lately: What have you got to lose? Or, as a friend puts it: So what!
That is not said lightly, in bad humor, with sarcasm or lack of compassion. It’s said with a clearer view, an almost fatalistic understanding that our 3-dimensional world keeps us hammered inside a little box; that limited thinking keeps us bottled up, unable to imagine the multitude of possibilities surrounding us at any one time. And in this new world, the options have widened, haven’t they? We don’t have scarcity here…but abundance. There are not fewer, but millions more choices!
Starting where you are might mean you crossed some bridges and made apologies to get to the place where you are now ready to step into a different ending. Creating a new starting point, right now, could help you realize you’ve been viewing your life as constrained when in truth, it can now become as open and free of encumbrances than ever imagined!
How to begin?
There’s a method for helping to clear the blocks, to get off the emotional roller coaster, to release the gut-wrenching feelings that knuckle us under when we think about (all this) again. It is called The Aroma Freedom Technique™ (AFT). Anyone can learn to do it for themselves. People who want can be coached through a simple process of releasing that “stuff”. And yes, your AFT work can help you change your ending too.
To learn more, begin with a quick look at the tab for aroma-freedom-technique on this site. You can arrange a 15-minute free consultation via Zoom or telephone to arm yourself with the basic information you need. Think a group experience may be helpful? That is possible, too. Ready? The beginning is now…Let’s go!