Im sure you’re familiar with the expression “you can lead a horse to water, but you can not make them drink”. In other words “You can lead people to knowledge, but you can not make them think”
So is the tale of Essential Oils.
No matter how many times you’ve personally witnessed them healing people. No matter how many times they’ve personally witnessed essential oils healing people. There will always be non-believers.
I have to admit that I have a hard time accepting this truth. I almost make it a personal mission to make believers out of them. Mainly because I want to help, but also because I know how much essential oils could benefit them!
Each time I’m let down however, I end up feeling like I go through the 5 stages of “oil grief”.
Denial – They just aren’t familiar with them. I will help them. I will show them how.
Anger – Why didn’t they listen? Now they are really going to be sick! Do they think they are the only exception to the rule?
Bargaining – If only they had used the Thieves…
Sadness – I know it could have helped them. And now they are suffering. Sadness.
Acceptance – Oh well, I tried to tell you!!!
It can be very frustrating trying to make believers out of non-believers. But when someone does have their “Aha” moment, it really makes it all worth it!
I love watching essential oils change people’s lives! Alleviating them of the need for synthetic chemicals in their daily life. Giving them the freedom to take charge of their own health. That moment where the “wool has been lifted”. Where they realize that all of that they have been misled to believe was “benefiting them” was actually harming them in so many other ways. Those are the moments I live for. Those are the moments that make my essential oil journey worth-while.
I love helping people. I have always enjoyed learning something new and sharing it with others. If I knew the best doctor to go to, I’d tell you about it. If I discovered the most efficient way to create something, I would teach you. If I knew where the best sales were, I’d share that with you too. Because THAT is my passion. Helping, sharing, educating. It is truly what I love to do.
And although, I cannot claim to be a medical professional. And I cannot claim to have all of the answers. I do know that I do my research and personally test my oils to be able to help others to the best of my ability. And I do it well. (if I do say so myself; insert horn toot)
No one wants to suffer. No one wants to continue to be reliant on medications that are actually causing you more complications. Everyone wants to get better and do it as quickly as possible. And essential oils give us that! Quickly, effectively, naturally. They truly are nature’s gift! And although I wish everyone would take advantage of it. That is a choice that you have to make. No one can force you. Take it or leave it.
I don’t think I will ever stop wanting to help people regardless if they can’t see the benefits yet or not. I do know that I can’t push it on them if that’s not what they really want. Even if I know it would benefit them greatly! Because that’s not my job. My job is to lead by example and to educate to the best of my ability. And when the “horse” is ready, I will be here with the essential oil flavored water.
“Help people help themselves. Be cautious to simply point them in the right direction and help to get them moving. Don’t make your journy theirs, nor make their journey yours. Just help. ”
∼ Steve Maraboli