When I left the church, I floundered. I had just moved 1,000 miles from “home.” I knew nobody. My marriage was crap – we had decided to try again after a separation. I had just JUST given birth to our fourth baby (moved when she was 7 weeks old).
My community was gone. The church was the center of my community for most of my life and now it wasn’t safe. I had recognized the trauma it had caused. Toxic fundamentalism was the root of so many of our issues.
I turned to my oils.
Cedarwood was speaking to me. The oil of community. Cedarwood was one of the oils that helped me work through the crap, put up good boundaries, and build a loving community again – one based on true connections rather than propriety (not the easiest thing to find in the south).
It wasn’t easy. I felt like I didn’t fit in. I didn’t fit in. In an area where an introduction goes like “Hi! I’m so-and-so! What’s your name? What church do you go to?” Yeah – not many people had the emotional ability to hear my truth. And that’s ok. Not my tribe.
Cedarwood helped me be open to those nos and to wait for the yeses. Bonus – cedarwood helps our bodies with appropriate melatonin production which has been helpful with four little ones at bedtime. It is also our tantrum buster as it can support the fight/flight response.
If you’d like to get your hands on some cedarwood oil, feel free to email me at audramichellewrites @ gmail . com (without the spaces) so I can help you save the most money. Or simply use the shopping cart I have set up in this link to get yours to try.