Grace to Fail

I am recovering perfectionist. Although no coins are given for this recovery program, I should have a few. I am still growing, learning, and failing. The greatest difference is I have now discovered the grace, we all have, to do so. Grace to fail, was a foreign concept to me, not so long ago.

Perfectionism’s greatest accomplice is Pleaser.

Once incredibly overburdened about what the world thought of me, I existed mostly to please them- ALL of them. In my confusion, I believed that I was much bigger than I actually was. I believed that when people were cruel, it must in some way be my fault. I believed when I was offended, I had the right to offend; I couldn’t please them anyway. I believed in fairness and thought if I worked hard enough, I could accomplish anything, get anyone to like me (even those I did not like myself), and I was convinced I was in control.

Brokeness has a way of letting the light in- I read this on Instagram- I think. And it’s true. When I was at the end of myself, I encountered a moment with my Creator, where I was urged to put down the things I could not control and to continue doing it everyday for the rest of my life.

The things I could not control…

All. Of. It.

I started running about the time grace to fail began seeping into my life, and my favorite part was and still is the sunrise I witness approaching mile two. It is a simple reminder of how incredibly small I am and just how magnificently grand He is. This revelation changes things- HE is big and we are small.

I even began stopping in the middle of my runs to collect photos of these sunrises for my instagram account @cheskafaith, so I can go to those moments in the middle of a hectic day and find my point of reference.

Knowing I have this grace allows me to extend it to others too. This is actually the coolest part. People are not as scary anymore. I’ve learned, that they too, are simply trying to navigate. Nothing is personal. People on journey sometimes want help with their baggage, and sometimes they do not. And it is all fine. Grace to fail means we can all just be and it works.

I’ve discovered putting things down, extending grace to myself and others, and remaining pleasing, soley to the One who created me for His pleasure, is a practice; it is not a destination- much like yoga. Thankfully, there is joy in the journey, when there is grace to fail.

I wish you many sunrises.

Sunrise

 

No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4

 

 

Generate Income with Young Living

I honestly didn’t think business building was something that I wanted to do. Yes, referral checks were nice from time to time, but I never imagined it becoming a substantial income. Yet, it has.

How does this happen? It’s not a piece of gluten-free cake, but it was organic to my design. I like sharing good things with people. I am a teacher at heart. I love Young Living oils and would buy them and share them, even if I was not getting paid to do so. Finally, I found a community that takes personal development, philanthropy, and education seriously, and makes a fun adventure out it.

Young Living is a multilevel marketing company. What does that mean? Well for Young Living, it means our founder Gary Young, decided that the best way to get these amazing essential oils and products into the hands of consumers, is by the hands and teaching of other consumers who use and love them. Using essential oils and understanding the importance of living a chemical free lifestyle takes some learning, and having a community you can learn from, just makes sense. So, Young Living compensates consumers for sharing their products.Β 

I have traveled more since working with Young Living than ever before. I love this! I would have never imagined myself spending my summer vacation time in Utah or Idaho, but because the company paid for me to go, I did. During the retreats, I visited YL farms, met other crazy oilers like myself, went river rafting for the first time, and was amazed by the beauty of an area, I probably would have never seen, if not for this opportunity.

In addition to the organization trips, my YL income has made it possible for my family to take a family vacation the last 3 years debt free. We’ve spent a week in a beach house, a week at Disney, and a week in Chicago. What’s more, we have been able to live more comfortably financially the rest of the year too. And because of the knowledge we have about supporting our bodies with essential oils, we have also enjoyed these years with improved wellness.

I also had the opportunity to go to an Oola Conference and work out what a balance life looks like for me and my family. This has changed how I see and approach life and has made everything I do better. Although Oola is not solely affiliated with YL, my team encouraged and paid for me to attend. Living well and on purpose is a lifestyle that is well supported by my Young Living community.

Like the oils, I get to share the business aspect of Young Living too. It is really a great opportunity to see people begin a journey to wellness while earning money and building dreams, simply because you took the time to show them how to do so. The community with whom I have the privilege to work alongside helped me get where I am through guidance, instruction, and support. I believe that we are all committed to serving others first and constantly do the work to grow, learn, and be led by our Creator, to do what He has called us to do for others through this company.

If you’re wondering how to get started, contact me. Another great opportunity to learn about all of the amazing aspects of Young Living is to attend the international conventionΒ in June. This is one of those educational adventures I told you about and you will not be sorry! This organization has been life-changing. I’d love to share it with you!

With Young Living, you really do have the opportunity to live better! Join us.

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