It’s amazing to me, the power of our intention and our perception of events. The choice we get to make each moment as to how we will experience our world. I mentioned in an earlier blog, that the emotions we experience set our vibrational scale. But what I am discovering that is so cool??? WE GET TO CHOOSE and it changes EVERYTHING.
Just a few weeks ago was DoTERRA’s Annual Convention. I love going—the inspiration, science education, time together with friends and family and business partners—it is truly so fun and amazing. But it can also be intense and challenging. This trip, my husband and I walked the Gala carpet as Diamonds because of our amazing team leaders and hard work. That was certainly a high point! Two days later, I was helping to throw our team party. Just before going, I had a negative interaction with my mother. (She’s given me full permission to share here!) I was really angry and frustrated and NOT in a good space. Five minutes into prepping at the party site, I managed to “find” a sign with a screw sticking out of it just at the height of my head. I had gotten up fast, not looked where I was going (still fuming!!) and bonked my head so hard that I bounced back. I sat down hard with my head in my hands and started to cry. When I pulled my hand away, it was covered in blood.
My dear friends tended to me with baby wipes, frankincense and helichrysum oil and hugs. By that point, guests and team members had started to arrive. To help me shake it off, I put on my AWESOME Convention team playlist of super High Vibration music. Pulling myself together, taught people the ice breaker game I’d created, did group photo shoots with my peeps, visited with members I hadn’t met before and had fun.
Later that evening, realizing I needed a tetanus shot, I set out—alone because my mother didn’t offer to go with me. I felt hurt, sorry for myself and irritated as the impact of my concussion started to make itself known. Fortunately, a team member, Pouneh, had met me and though she had to prep for an early morning drive to a funeral, she came with me to urgent care. (Note: we are never truly alone….) When we arrived, Urgent Care was JUST closing. And though there were patients still in the building, the nurses would NOT let us in.
I drove home and went to bed frustrated and definitely feeling a bit sorry for me. In the wee hours of the morning, my neck and head hurt so badly I started texting friends to come do an Aromatouch Technique for me. It takes a LOT for me to ask for help, and it was 4am, so you know it was bad!! No one was available, unsurprisingly.
An hour later, vomiting, I realized it was time to hit the ER. My mom was there, but she was in a panic. Unable to process using a smartphone, terrified to drive in the dark in a strange car in a strange city, I was relying on her. I talked her down and walked her through the process of getting me to the ER 5 minutes down the road. Resting at the ER, I finally was allowing myself to ask for help and be taken care of. Mom was still struggling, feeling inadequate and incapable. When my friends called to check in, Mom asked if they would come to be with HER at the ER. Terri and Lori came. What I didn’t realize, is that their choice in coming meant that Terri would miss walking across the stage to honor HER rank at Convention. But she put me first. That meant so much and reminded me of how loved and cared for I really am, even when I don’t feel like it. I kicked her out of the ER and told her to get to the STAGE!!!
Final diagnosis was a concussion without a bleed (thank goodness!)
Take away? Even when the worst happens, there are those who show up to help. They may not be the people you expect, but we are truly never alone, especially when we ASK. We cannot expect help if we do not ask for it. For me, and for many other women, it’s REALLY, REALLY hard to ask. When we don’t ask, we put ourselves at risk for feeling sorry for ourselves and for reinforcing the subconscious belief that others won’t be there for us. If you leave with one tip today—ASK for help when you need it and say YES, PLEASE and THANK YOU when someone offers to help!
- Posted by Dawn Behm
- On November 4, 2017
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