Lifting the Spirits

I’m in the process or reviewing our main website which is currently proving quite costly to run. Do we move hosts? Or do we look at doing things differently? I favour doing things differently to the way we have had a website for the last 18/19 months. So we are looking at closing the current website, moving products to our Etsy shop and to The Handmade High Street while continuing to get out and about to meet friends new and old, customers and extend our range of contacts etc at fairs, markets and other events.

While looking through all the work that has gone into the current website I’m pulling my old blog entries into a document on our PC.  This was one such post which I share with you again.  Apologies if you have read it before

The Free Online Dictionary ( defines Joy as  (joi)n.

1. a. Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness.b. The expression or manifestation of such feeling.

Why have I put that in. Well this morning I woke with a sense of expectation so I sat for a while to explore this. I noted an undercurrent of joy and peace too so thought I would share this lovely state with you.

Often we expect these things to be triggered by something outside of ourselves, more important and helpful are the times when these feelings/emotions appear to be unrelated and come from a deep well within. They then allow us to maintain a contented state and peace in our hearts and heads of our own accord. This state allows us to manifest more accurately and speedily that which is of benefit to us and positive. It allows us to overcome the small niggles in life and deal more effectively with the bigger issues we may face.

We are more attracted to someone who smiles and appears genuinely happy.

As I was pondering I thought I’d explore some of the tools we can use to help us experience these emotions.

Essential oils  

There are a number of essential oils which can be classed as uplifting and we often each have our particular favourite or sometimes favourites.

As a general guide the citrus oils are considered uplifting. The scent of orange in particular brings a touch of the sun to our lives, something which we often feel in need of at this time of year even though the days are lengthening. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is one citrus oil which has been used in studies of essential oils and depression with positive results. Grapefruit (Citrus grandis) also scores highly in scientific studies.

Valerie Worwood in her book The Fragrant Mind recommends the following for Joy

Sandalwood, Frankincense, Lemon, Rose Otto, Petitgrain, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Chamomile Roman, Bergamot, Linden Blossom, Mimosa.

Many of these are also suggested for Peace with the addition of Juniper, Melissa, Angelica Seed, Spikenard, Yarrow, Jasmine and Carnation.

Again a number of the Joy oils are suggested for Contentment with the addition of Cypress, Lavender, Patchouli and Clove.

A low dilution (2 drops in 10mls) blend of those that attract you most used in a roller ball or small bottle to carry and apply to your pulse points would be highly beneficial on a day to day basis.

Please let me know if you would like more information or a blend prepared for you.

Wishing you all joy, love and light 

Amy xx “

I have found that working with Gratitude helps with maintaining a state of Joy and Peace.  This then allows us to live that experience in the moment. According to Gregg Braden in the 7 Essene Mirrors this is the first mirror reflecting back to us what we experience in the moment. What a wonderful experience to be surrounded by others who reflect our state of Gratitude, Joy and Peace back to us. 

A thought to ponder maybe

All blessings to you


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