Choosing Who I Am

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Taking control of your life

Rachel and I led an essential oil workshop this past Monday at Splash Juicery In St. Albert. It was so much fun sharing our knowledge about something to a group of like-minded people.

At one point during the workshop, Rachel looked at me and said “Jay’s probably the most natural person I know. She even made her own boot polish with shea butter, mango butter and beeswax.” For some reason, those words shocked me and made me reflect on how making your own boot polish and using essential oils in your home ARE different from the norm.

So how did I get here?

I was told by someone about a decade ago that if you want to know who you are, look at the 5 people you spend the most time with. The conversations you share on a daily basis plays a huge role in what you place value on in a daily basis. In very simplistic terms, the Law Of Attraction states that what you put out, comes back to you. In my experience, this wholeheartedly applies to relationships and completely mirrors the comment about being who you hang out with.

At this point, the number one person I spend time with is Rachel! Yes, we joke that we are in a non-romantic lesbian partnership sometimes because the amount of hours we spend together is ridiculous. I even think that my baby see’s her as a bit of a second mother! When we are together we not only live healthy, we literally breathe it. Our discussions are almost always centered around natural products, nutrition, spiritual practices, personal growth and of course parenting. So it doesn’t become weird for me to hear a sentence like “I was listening to my inner voice and it said…” I’m sure if I popped that sentence out at a slow pitch game there would be a few people that would look at me thinking I was looney toons!

The second person I spend time with is my husband. With the influence his family has had on him, combined with his diagnosis of celiac, we truly view food as medicine and clean eating is the number one priority in our house. His family has always been pushing my knowledge on environmental toxins, homeopathy and herbal medicine and we do spend a lot of time with them as well. In fact, his youngest sister lived with us when we were first married and his oldest sister lives with us now! When someone gets sick, the first thing that gets asked in our place is “Do you want to borrow my Goldenseal?”

When I look at the people closest to me, who I am becomes very apparent. I am someone who is very mindful of all aspects of health and I pull on the experiences of people around me to propel me on my continual journey as a “pure living enthusiast”. But it’s not like I won’t be your friend if you aren’t as granola as I am. My closest friends don’t have pantry’s full of tinctures and fridges full of organics. The thing is, they have been a large part of my journey into who I am today. The lessons they taught me weren’t about nutrition or homeopathy. Instead these people taught me how to let go of the small stuff, how to stay present in the moment, how to not take myself so seriously and how to nurture relationships, even when you live miles apart.

Back to the Law Of Attraction

I choose to be who I am. When I interact with the people in my life, I choose to have meaningful conversations about common values in order for both of us to grow as people. I choose to spend the bulk of my time with people who live similarly to how I do. That way, we challenge each other to continue to learn and grow in the direction that I’m already heading. I’m really happy where I am right now in life and am excited to see what the next years will bring me as I continue to meet all of you like minded folks at markets, yoga classes or wherever our paths cross. And when we do meet, I wish that when we talk, it excites us and keeps us individually committed to a path of wellbeing.

Love and Light