What's Your Word for 2023?

What's Your Word for 2023?
Later this week, we'll ring in a new year that marks a fresh beginning with endless possibilities. 

Are you inclined to make New Year’s resolutions and create specific goals for the coming year?  Or will you slip into 2023 without much thought to how involved you will be in setting your course for the next 365 days?
This week is the perfect time for reflection and introspection. What went well and what needed more attention in 2022? What lessons learned will you build upon to make 2023 better? What will you do differently? Where will you focus? 
Choosing a specific word for 2023 can give you clarity and purpose. It can serve as a beacon for what you intend to accomplish or who you choose to become.

It can motivate you to keep moving forward and remind you of where you intend to be at the end of the year. When days get messy or you get tired, your word for the year can help get you back on track.

A powerful yet true life lesson is that you always move toward our most dominant thought. For example, if your dominant thought is, “I always have bad luck,” you tend to see only things that happen that are “bad” and miss the “good” that’s happening all around you. 
Thoughts have frequency much like electromagnetic waves that create sounds. Those sounds can be disturbing or comforting; they can create serenity or cacophony.  Similarly, the frequency of your thoughts influences everything about you including your overall well being. You’ve heard the saying, “your vibe attracts your tribe” and it’s so very true! If you want to attract vibrant, upbeat people, you need to ensure your thoughts are vibrant and upbeat.
Thoughts of joy, gratitude, and love have a higher frequency than thoughts of misery, ungratefulness, and hatred. You’d be right in thinking this is positive vs negative thinking! Wouldn’t you agree that the world has enough negativity? Wouldn’t you rather be part of the “positivity pool” of people who radiate and attract the energy of joyfulness, gratitude, and love? 

You can do that by starting with a word that will serve as a beacon throughout the coming year. What will your word be?

Speaking LIFE!

Speaking LIFE!

"....and the truth shall set you free."

The opposite of truth is lie. A lie is simply the possibility of what might be if we believe it.

.....if we give it substance

.....if we give it energy.

We can choose to turn a lie into something OR leave it where it was formed and let it be nothing.

Has someone spoken against you in a lie?

Leave it there on the lips of the one who chooses to speak or spread it.

Give it and them no energy

.....no power over you!

Choose to dust off your feet and move to a better place where life is spoken and love abides.

....where people uplift, encourage and celebrate each other.

.....where people choose to see the good that surrounds you and others and to SPEAK LIFE instead of lies.

Let's all choose to see the good and make a positive difference to someone today! 

Maybe It's Not Genetic????

Maybe It's Not Genetic????

Seventeen years ago, during one of my “sneezing fits,” somebody handed me a little bottle and said, “Just sniff this and then put a drop under your nose.”


Little did I know how much that o.n.e. sniff would impact my entire life!


I stopped sneezing! My head cleared and when I walked outside, I smelled fresh dirt for the first time in a long time!


I was gifted that little bottle, so I went home and started searching the internet to find out what it was. I ordered another one and that started my quest to understand what, how, when, and why it worked so well.


I’ve learned so much over the years! I thought I was “born allergic” yet I soon learned that I was causing so much of my sneezing fits with the decisions I was making.


You see, I WAS “born allergic” but not in the way I once believed. My body – like your body – was created in the image of God and I truly doubt He sneezes all day long like I once did! I learned that those sneezing fits were my body’s way of getting my attention because I was surrounding it with fake fragrances and other products (many that I trusted because of their ads and labeling) that contained ingredients that were NOT supporting a healthy lifestyle


I learned that even when labels say, “all natural,” “non-toxic,” “eco-friendly,” “organic,” etc., they still may contain ingredients that make me sneeze.


So, am I telling you that one drop from that little bottle stopped all that sneezing forever? NO! That would be dishonest because I still sneeze when I’m around things that are unhealthy for my body. Rather than view those sneezes as a genetic flaw, I appreciate them as my personal alert system to protect me from things that are unhealthy.


What that one drop did was open my eyes and consequently my world to taking more responsibility for what I allow on, into, and around my body. Knowledge is power and I’d love to share some of this knowledge with you. 

Click HERE to join our learning group or use the button to contact me.  Contact Me

Break the Chains with Acceptance

Break the Chains with Acceptance

Is there something in your life that you didn’t choose yet must find a way to face, deal with, accept?


It may be something permanent that you simply cannot change. Like the loss of a job, or the death of a beloved pet, friend, or family member. It could be something temporary that’s causing you lots of anguish like misplaced keys or thunderstorms raining on your pool party. It could even be a broken strap on your favorite pair of sandals!

We’re all familiar with the Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”


There’s a reason the word accept comes first in that familiar prayer and that’s because we need to see something as it truly is before we can determine whether we can or want to change it. Notice that acceptance comes before change and wisdom. 


Acceptance is the opposite of avoidance. It helps us ground ourselves in reality so that we can decide to change and move forward.


There’s an essential oil blend that I like to use when dealing with some of the curveballs that life sends my way. This blend helps calm my mind and remind me that acceptance is the first step in viewing my current true position. 


I like to compare acceptance to planning a trip to an exciting new place. I need to know where I currently am in order to decide whether and how I can get to that new place. 


The blend is called…..are you ready for this….. Acceptance.™ I sometimes wear it as a perfume and often diffuse it when moving on to new and better things.


It has some beautiful single oils like Geranium, Bergamot, Frankincense, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, citrus oils, Rose and Jasmine. Even though Acceptance™ blend contains 19 single oils, its aroma is fresh, light and uplifting.


If you’re facing things in your life that are causing you to lose your way or feel mired in a maze of doubt and uncertainty, maybe some Acceptance™ will help you the way it helps me. Who knows, it might even do BETTER things for you!


Now, here’s the best part! You can now order just a bottle of Acceptance™ (or ANY OTHER product regardless of price!) without needing to buy a starter kit!! Yep, that’s right and when you choose “Subscribe” when checking out, you can schedule another bottle or anything else you might like to be shipped to you in 1, 2, of 3 months and that will unlock the 24% discount on your purchase and whatever you subscribe to buy in the coming months. If you’re uncertain, just poke around the website until you find something that appeals to you and add that to your subscription order. For example, you could subscribe to get Acceptance™ this month and add a bottle of Orange essential oil – I call that one “liquid sunshine” - in 3 months. 


Now, here’s another best part! You’ll be a Young Living Customer rather than a “wholesale distributor.” That means you can shop for exactly what you want when you want it and never be expected to sell any of the products, sponsor other members, host any parties, etc. 


Young Living has always offered the BEST essential oils and oil-infused products on the planet. Now, it’s become the BEST source for creating healthy homes for each of us and a healthy world for all of us.


To make it easier for you, I’ve created a link that enables you to order Acceptance™ and then schedule a bottle of Orange essential oil to be shipped to you whenever you want it within the next 3 months. This one just makes me smile every time I take the cap off the bottle! You’ll be able to see other products and add anything you’d like to your subscription, or you can simply complete the order and wait for your box to arrive at your doorstep.


Here’s that link: https://www.myyl.com/sharon-rhodes - bwm/acceptance


If you have any questions, please text me at 301-904-8333 and I’ll be happy to answer them.


Making the decision to bring Young Living essential oils into your home is smart and healthy. I’m so very glad it made that decision almost 17 years ago now because I there’s simply not enough time for me to share all the good things that have happened since then. I want the same goodness for you, my friend, so click that link now and begin your essential oil journey!

Do You Believe in Signs? Today's Lesson From the Sea

Do You Believe in Signs? Today's Lesson From the Sea
I love walking by the sea and have received some awesome messages while taking those strolls. Here's just one of them.