There were moments that felt as though I had given everything there was to give. Moments where I felt completely drained, empty, and broken inside. Then my eyes were opened when I heard the message God was trying to get me to hear. I was sitting at the doTERRA convention. This was my first one and I was still not really using the oils. I was there because I needed something for me. The thought, “I need a break,” was on repeat. I needed to refill and repair my very empty, very broken cup. My mom and my Grandma came down to watch my two kiddos (this was while I was still pregnant with number 3) so I could attend and catch a breather. My husband was still extremely ill and incapable of caring for them. So, here I was sitting way up in the middle of nowhere listening to the science behind the supplements. I felt this statement in my heart, “I have provided this for you why are you not using them?” There it was, right in front of me this whole time. This was finding bounty in the middle of the darkness.
Finding bounty in darkness.
You see, this moment, it changed everything! We were living on savings, but I scraped up the money to buy those supplements. I started researching and using the essential oils I had. We used those vitamins to support my husband and I watched as the fog began to lift. I watched as he started to be able to function during the day. On really good days, he would laugh and my soul would rejoice. Mornings were still brutal for both of us. Waking him up was a struggle that brought out the worst in me, but we were in the middle of finding bounty. We would not be stopped.
Bruce took those vitamins and he used Rosemary every day to support his norepinephrine levels. I made a roller bottle of lemongrass, myrrh, and frankincense for him. He used DDR prime and many others to support his thyroid. We had oils in every room of the house to use when the need arose.
Finding bounty in hope.
The following year’s convention gave us even more bounty. God and doTERRA provided the emotional aromatherapy line. The new Motivate Essential oil blend became Bruce’s life line.
I found myself feeling hope, but letting go of the anger was so very difficult. I went through Peace, Console, and Forgive essential oil blends multiple times a day. I would use Citrus Bliss and Elevate to help promote feelings of happiness or at least hope. On my emotionally exhausting and broken days, I used the Balance blend to ground myself and at the end of every month, I would sell whatever I could find to buy more oils, as our savings was almost gone.
That spring we worked closely with a doctor and Bruce was able to stop almost all medications. He then decided to go through the 30 day cleanse and detox per the guidelines for doTERRA. All these small and (the big) changes were helping us to make progress. We both continued with these steps. Every. Single. Day.
Before I knew it, that year had passed, and I found myself at another convention. I was so blessed to live where it is held and to have a mother who sacrificed to come help with my kids. This time, Bruce went with me. We listened and learned as the final pieces we needed were given to us.
Finding bounty in living.
We learned all about the new Serenity blend, the Serenity Sleep complex, and the amazing Petitgrain oil. There was information on how to use this new to us essential oil.
Bruce used the bounty given to us. That year following this convention, Bruce made a full recovery. There were no more nodules on his thyroid. He was getting deep renewing sleep and his appetite came back. We were talking, laughing, and he was job hunting. Bruce was living. Life was renewed. I was given the most beautiful gift when my husband “came back” to us. The man I married was being resurrected from the shell he had become.
Our road was far from over. There were still many bumps, dips, and ravines to cross. There were many more worldly trials (losing the home we were living in due to it being sold, trying to find a place to live in a very short amount of time, selling our last car, etc), pain and emotions that needed to be dealt with, many relationships in our little family that needed nurturing, but we were now living a life with bounty. Almost another year later and we are truly living in a House of Bounty.
I am so overwhelmed with emotion as I share this with you and I hope that you find some comfort in your own trials as you have read this. You too can live a life of bounty. You too can find a way create your own House of Bounty.
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