The Right Road of Exploration

 

 

JunkyGypsy (4)Hey Tribe!

My soul is in a bitter-sweet place this morning. I find myself at the crossroads of life. This way or that. You may have seen similar post on this topic in the past and it is because I have drifted in and out and back and forth on this matter. Which road do I choose? Which path is correct? I used to be terrified and believe that God was going to crush me if I did what I wanted. My dream was somewhere and I had to be brave enough to find it. Then one day God said, “Walk in your complete truth.” And so I did, but nothing changed. My inner light has slowly faded day after day and week after week. Here I am. Fear is a dream thief. It sits there staring us in the face almost taunting us with whispers, ” You can’t do that. You won’t do that. You are too weak. There is too much what ifs. Stop being silly. That is not reality.” This goes on and on. On the other hand this past month I have dared myself do one thing a week that terrifies me so I can conquer this devil of fear. I have successfully won the small battles.

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My dream is this, to be a writer/blogger and #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon, to be a runner and complete 2 10K’s this year, to grow my brand JunkyGypsy Inspirations: in which I take the lead for women and conquer my fears and create my dream life and by being the example I can help them be all they are meant to be! To grow my doTERRA business and build a tribe of sista’s who believe in natural healing and have a passionate desire for their bodies to operate at peak performance. I want to speak to a crowd of 500 women and tell my story with my children present so they can see anything is possible. Pay off my debts and build savings so I can give freely, travel freely and live freely. To bless my children with their basic needs while spending quality time together on vacations. That is it. I comprehensive list of my goals and dreams I am determined to succeed at these are all non negotiable.

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What I did not include is the environment in which all these things take place. I will have a cute house in the mountains with a view off my back deck. I will drive a nice car either a suburban or a Prius, ” I know its one extreme to the other.” But, hey its my dream. To go out to restaurants for dinner in the city. To walk everywhere. Join a gym downtown. Make relationships with the most beautiful like-minded people. To serve others daily. To walk in love and truth. To have integrity and wisdom. To wake up excited about my life and pinch myself because I think I am dreaming. All of this can not happen until I put away the old. It is like when you decide to change how you talk to yourself. When you release all of those negative thoughts and words and replace them with positive affirmations. After a while you believe the affirmations and all of the negativity is gone.

I know I am more confident, more outgoing, more courageous, today than I was two years ago. I know it is because of my thinking. The transformation is real. Today I am at the crossroads once again. This time it feels like the last time this opportunity may cross my path. I know the way. I know what to do. As humans we feel the need to ask others if this is right or wrong as if they know what we are going through or what is in our head. Don’t get me wrong sometimes when you confide in another it is wise to listen but, ultimately it is your life and your choice. It is like when I went for my run yesterday, I thought no one else is going to run for me or get me in shape. No one. This is my discipline. I have given credit to others in my life when really it was me doing the work. This might sound a little crazy but, I would give credit for actions I took in my life to someone else just because they were with me. Make sense? After reflecting on this yesterday I realized that is my power. I am capable of anything. I never really instilled this one concept into my children’s lives. Which is why I am determined to model it for them. The way I go from here is scary, it is big, it is painful. I know what is on the other side of fear is a life I only ever dreamed of before and it will be my reality! Promise you that!

 

Lots of Love,

JunkyGypsy  ©2017                         MYXJ_20160610132122_fast

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Sista Tribe!

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Hey JunkyGypsy Sista Tribe,

I have been in an expansive growth state for a few months now. If you were to see me walking down the street you probably would not know that anything was happening to me at all. Sometimes the best growth happens all on the inside. Today I am sharing ten action items you can do when you feel stuck or lost without direction.

1. Speak your #truth.

2. Stay in your #truth.

3. Determine no matter what you will always be open to #growth.

4. Today, be that untouchable girl. Be the example.

5. Be diligent about self discipline. Take action daily on #discipline.

6. Trust yourself. Trust your #intuition.

7.Own your #power. Be committed to you.

8. Bet on yourself.

9. You are enough.

10. Be #authentic. Be true to who you are.

On this journey of life, we struggle , we grow, we learn, we love, we chase, we catch, we hope, we dream, we fight, we stay, we live!

 

LIVE. regardless always make life a priority.
LOVE. Always be in love.
LEARN. Be transparent. See the lessons.
Get Crazy Inspired! Push forward in love and grace!

Love,

JunkyGypsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

The In Between.

I wake up with a thought that has been haunting me for the past two weeks. It resembles a lot of my FEAR. It hangs before me day after day staring me in the face. I know what it is. I know how to get rid of it. Yet, still there it is. I just stare at it as if it were a long-lost friend. A warm fuzzy or a neuscience like a fly buzzing around my head. I am afraid of losing its unfamiliar feeling. The excuse to keep it around. So, I just stare at it day after day. I try to move around it and ignore its presence. I work and clean. Do ordinary life stuff. And it just stares right back at me as I dodge its reminder that its there. I get all excited in my personal growth. My business ideas are flying. My creative spirit is marinating in rainbows of beautiful content. I write as if tomorrow is here. I live as if yesterday never ended. I wake. I sleep. I rise with mew hope and aspirations. I am diligent and intentional in everything around me. Yet, there it is day after day. Hanging in my face. Screaming “Amy it is time!!!” I know I am in the in between. One foot in the future one foot in the past. Today’s reality is plain. A confrontation, a pain. To acknowledge it means it failed. It means I failed. It means I lied. I manipulated. Or at least that is what my thoughts tell me. The pain is too much to bear not on me but on another. I simply can not do this again. I know there is no future if I remain and there is no today if I do not acknowledge it. I am sorry. It is to painful to remain in the in between. What do I do? Run, scream, my mind is stirring. I wish this was easy. I wish I could simply close the door. No. God says, ” Let my child go!”

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The in between. Like the Israelites in the desert for 40 years. They were not allowed to go in to the Promised Land. They had to conquer Giants and submit their will. This is my last Giant. Then, God says, ” After Amy. You may go.” To deny my God in the face of fear. Is fear of man or fear of God. Some may say it is an easy question to answer. A simple choice to make. I promise you it is not. Fear of failure. Fear of falling. Fear of not speaking in love and grace. I pray for the moment to be over. Yet, it is still there.

Respons-ABLE/ Inspir-ACTION

Respons-ABLE  Inspir-ACTION Dis-EASE

You are fully able to take real action on your dreams and goals ,your mind and body are at ease!

 

I created this to give myself some guidelines going forth in my life and business. These are all areas that I want to change so that I can impact others lives in a positive way. I began initially writing these for myself but, then I thought others would like the information too! In each area on a daily basis I am asking myself these questions. It might be a lot for you so just take a few if you are overwhelmed. By asking yourself these questions in these areas of your life and writing out your answers you are causing a shift in your mind to happen. This will help you to build positive habits, reflect on any areas that need work and it makes you aware of your thinking before you think and your actions before you act. In case you don’t understand the title of this post I intentionally wrote it out so you could see how words have power. We are all able to take action daily in our lives doing whatever we feel is important be it a dream or goal or just simply going to the grocery store and getting the kids to take a nap. It is all relative to life. Most everyone I know wants to have a life that is important. They want to fulfill their dreams and goals. I have made it my mission in life to help women do just that through inspirACTION! I have a passion for women to be healthy and not have disease but to be at EASE in their mind and body! My prayer is that you will take advantage of these questions and really begin to apply it them to your life right now!

*My goal next year is to start a: Say Yes Fund– $3000.00 per year Biz prospects, missions, charities this is after Tithe.

My Prayer:

Lord, I surrender my life and business to You. I pray Lord, for inspiration and ideas that will generate an income and also help me to bless others. I pray that You would take me out of my comfort zone daily and help me to grow intentionally in each area listed below. Help me Lord, to maintain focus and clarity on my dreams and goals. If my dreams and goals are not what You have lined up for me then I pray You would close the door so that I do not waste time chasing meaningless endeavors. Lord, I pray that you would anoint my pen so I can provide valuable content to my followers and spread Your love. I am grateful for every person reading and praying this right now and I ask You to bless their life and provide whatever needs they have. As, their sista in Christ, let us come together as a community/Tribe of daughters of Zion and embrace each other in love and truth. As You Father, have laid on my heart to build this business as a safe place for us all to grow and mentor one another. Help me to reflect Your love in my speech, attitude and actions daily to my Tribe.  I humbly submit my wants and my desires for this business to You and I pray for You to send the people to me who need inspiration and help taking action -people who are ready to invest in their health and wellness journey. Father, I surrender all I have been taught up until this very moment, I let go of what I thought were the genuine guidelines of living a healthy life. And what I thought was the way to lead people to better health. Help me to keep my mind clear and my heart pure & strengthen my convictions and help me to apply all that You teach me into all areas of my life, my family, health, finances, business, serving others, mind, body and spirit. So that my cup will overflow! Thank You Lord!

In Jesus Name- AMEN!

 

Integrity-Consistently ask myself am I speaking with integrity? Am I acting with integrity in mind? Are my words reflecting integrity? Are my decisions being made with integrity?Do I ask others opinions when faced with a tough decision so that I can gain wisdom in all areas?

Influence– Am I leaving the people whom I meet feeling loved, valued, important, and heard? Do I dress for success daily? Am I utilizing social media in a positive way that leaves people with feelings of peace and joy? Do I listen to others well? To I speak with wisdom? Do I seek advice from people I admire or look up to?

Growth– Am I doing at least one thing everyday that scares me. Am I seeking out ways to grow spiritually. Am I allowing God to mold me and change me as I grow as a Christian? Who am I surrounded by that motivates me to be a better person? Who are the five people I surround myself with currently on a daily basis? Am I setting aside time and money to invest in my growth?

Spirit– Do I seek the leading of the Holy Spirit before I start my day? Am I giving God priority in my daily life? Do I pray for others regularly? Am I silent before the Lord so I can hear Him? Do I confess my sins and repent daily? Do I forgive myself and others and ask God to wash me clean and start over ready and willing? Do I intentionally seek the Lords wisdom in all areas of my life? Am I committed to the Word and applying it to my day to day activities? Am I humble? Do I serve and love others well? In whatever I am doing to I put forth the very best I have? Do I have a correct perception of the Fear of the Lord?

Financial-Am I a good steward of all God has given me right now? Am I serious about paying my debts? Do I exhibit integrity when making a large purchase? Do I tithe my first 10%? Do I give above God’s 10%? Is my checking account balanced and in order? Is my savings account growing? Am I committed to saving for the future? Am I serious about living in financial freedom? Is my highest priority to be FREE? Do I bless others often with financial gifts? Do I look into ways I can invest into other businesses and sow good seed?

Health– Am I committed to my body being the temple of the Holy Spirit? Do I eat whole foods daily? Do I take vitamins and supplements to help maintain my health? Do I regulary exercise? Am I setting an example to others with my body? Do I always look for the healthy options when faced with temptation? Is my household healthy? Do I cook “real” meals daily? Is my hygiene good? Am I a good steward of the body that God gave me? Do I look for ways to teach others how they can be healthy? Do I share essential oils with everyone I meet? Am I committed to invest in others lives my knowledge of how they can live a healthy life? Am I willing to give God my body as a living sacrifice?

Mind– Do I wake up positive and ready to embrace the day? Is my mind healthy and under my control? Do I practice setting my mind on things above and not below? Do I take every thought captive unto God? Do I intentionally seek to keep my mind pure and clear of distractions? Do I think about the way I talk to myself? Am I paying attention to my thought patterns? Am I putting your Word Lord in my heart and mind so that I can meditate on it day and night?

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Affirmations

I am confident and successful in all I do.

I love my life and I shower others with drops of joy all day.

I speak with impeccable wisdom.

I am a writer and I am paid well for my writing.

I am an excellent steward of all God gives me.

I serve others well daily.

My passion is evident in how I show up in my life daily to serve others.

I always have more than enough money for my bills, food, clothing, health & wellness, kids, and to give to others.

I pay my debts in full.

I am financially free!

My business is growing and expanding daily.

My business is profitable and I have a generous income to live on and save and invest.

My savings account has over 10,000.00 in it at all times.

My checking account is balanced and growing!

I am FREE! I can I will! I am able to do all that God calls me to do.

My cup overflows so I can serve others.

I love others well.

I am an example to people.

I am disciplined. I am living my dream life in the abundance and love that God wants me to live in here on this earth.

My priorities are in order-God, family, business

I am fully committed to living my life with love, purpose, passion, and faith!

 

If you have never said affirmations before, try this I promise you won’t be disappointed! At the very least saying affirmations gets you into a positive mindset and takes you out of your reality and get you focused on taking action on your goals! If you enjoyed this post let me know I want to hear from YOU!

Have a beautiful Friday Loves! I am here to support you!~

Love,

JunkyGypsy

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Fabulous JunkyGypsy EO Blends!

I am sharing some of my favorite blends with you. These blends can be used in rollerball or diffusing! I have more to share but, for now these are my favs!

 


diffuser uplifting blends

Gliter & Sparkle Blend

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Leave a comment below sharing your favorite blends! peaceoil

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Farmer’s Daughter

 

 

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Hello Beautiful,

I grew up in the country. I had a childhood filled with memories of running through endless corn fields, playing in the dirt, riding my bike on long dirt roads till the sun went down, fishing with my brother every afternoon, playing and dancing under the irrigation system (which is basically like the world’s largest lawn sprinkler), and quiet nights with a sky full of stars and making so many wishes I can not remember them all. It was beautiful. I loved every minute of my childhood. I grew up surrounded by family who loved me, brother and sisters who always joined me in the mud puddles and getting into whatever mischief we could. Summers were spent on the farm, which meant you basically did not leave the 300 acres of where my house was until September when school started again. But, like many of you my adolescent years were spent in open rebellion. Sneaking out, lying, trying to be anywhere but, home. You get the idea. Now I would give anything to be on that farm with my children giving them the kind of childhood I had. It was not meant to be as they are all adults now except for my baby who is 16.

When I was that little girl, God very clearly spoke to me. He said, “I love you.” I bet you were thinking I was going to say something hugely enlightening right? No. He kept it simple for a dreamy little girl whose imagination would lose control. It was in that moment though I realized God was real. That He actually cared about me. When I spent countless nights staring out my bedroom window missing my mom and crying He would meet me. God who is bigger than any of us could ever think or imagine, would comfort my soul and bless me with His presence.

Fast forward to the 41-year-old woman I am today and guess what? That same God who comforted me all those years ago met me again this morning. He said, “Amy, this is where I want you.” Tears rolled down my face as I felt the Holy Spirit give me a peace I have been seeking for the past few weeks. You see, I have been in a dry spell and during this time my hubby and I have made some changes. Changes I thought the Lord wanted us to make. It has been a struggle to remain positive and focused. To have faith that God says we are to have. The only thing I knew during this time was that no matter what is going on in my physical world, I had to continue to seek Him every single day. He had to be number one in my life and in my day. First thing every morning I get up get my Bible out open it to whatever, read and journal. Then, I read a devotional (currently I am working through for the 6th time, 31 Days for the Dreamer and the Doer) write out all the scripture, I pray for a bit and then I pray during my run. That is all I knew I should be doing. Yesterday, I had a sense that God was smiling at me. Almost, like He was proud of my determination to seek Him. I know He is but it was and extra special feeling-I can’t really explain it. When today I heard Him say that, my heart was happy. Peace was my friend. I know that the God of the universe is capable of handling any and all problems we have. Sometimes with our limited minds we forget just how BIG HE is! Without Faith it is impossible to please God. I pray for my faith to increase daily as I pray for God to deliver manna to us. Literally. I used to have a problem with understanding faith and when faith becomes foolishness. I have been asking God that question for 20 years and finally He answered me. Faith is always foolish in the world’s eyes. Because faith is believing what is not seen. If something you have faith about does not happen it does not mean it was foolish it just means God said NO. I know there are different levels of faith. Baby Christians take faith like it is a debit card with and unlimited amount of money and spend it like crazy. Then, when it gets declined they get mad and instead of calling the bank they cut the card up and throw it away. They may never try to have faith in anything again or it takes some time. Then there is the faith that you believe for something but you are controlling all aspects of that thing happening, example if you were praying for another job with a higher pay rate and you get the job. Yes, it took faith to believe but you were also the only person interviewed for the position. Do you understand what I am saying? Then, there is faith like God says, Say to this mountain be moved and cast into the sea and it will be done. You believe without really thinking about it. Your faith is solid because you believe in God and so that mountain is moved and thrown into the sea. I understand now the line between faith and foolishness. It will always be foolish to the world. Sometimes, God just says NO and other times He tests us to see if we can handle more. Which brings me back to my point. No matter where you are in life right now. No matter what is going on in your physical world. If you are in the valley or on the mountain top. God loves YOU, He sees YOU, He hears YOU, He is right beside YOU! I urge you today to look around at what you can be grateful for at this very moment and thank Him who provides. With a grateful heart you can submit your requests to God and it will be done. If you want to join in on a 31 day Bible Devotional Group going on this month using the devotional I said I was doing let me know and you can be added. If you have never read 31 Days of prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer it is the best devotional I have ever read for people, who are artist, dreamers, writers, business owners, daughters, mothers and so on. I urge you to join there are live videos every morning on Facebook and you do not need to own the book to do it because the woman who is leading this will take pics and post them for you.

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Here is the link if you want to join!

 

Lots of Love,

Amy aka JunkyGypsy
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Simple Seeds

JunkyGypsy Inspirations

Hey JunkyGypsy Lovers!

Well, I did it! Not by myself but, with my hubby ,whom is super awesome supportive and rocks my world! It all began last winter. My hubby and I were constantly busy with work, life you know just the stuff that takes up all your time because you are doing more stuff that takes up more time. He came up with the idea, it was brilliant I must say! One day after work I pulled out a composition notebook, we were to answer three very simple questions. The idea was that we each would answer the same three questions everyday in a different way for each other. Whoever, grabbed the notebook first had the task of answering the questions. Honestly, I think we were both so excited about the challenge that we both fought over who would go first! Then of course,one would be left waiting patiently for the their turn. Mike came up with the questions. I couldn’t argue it was brilliant, simple, easy, honest , raw and loving. On the first day the question starred me in the face.

What is something you want for the other? 

“That’s good. ” I thought. I had to answer this question everyday in a different way? “Ge’ez this might be harder than I imagined.” Nevertheless, I was up for it. So, day after day we continued. As each day progressed my answers  became more in-depth as his remained simple and to the point. It was great. Our marriage was blooming. We had found a way to communicate our love for one another in a new and fun way. Now, we decided to share it with the world. I truly believe all marriages will benefit from this 21 day challenge. It is super simple, fun and innovative. What makes this journal work is that a couple works from the same journal. It takes less than 10 minutes a day to complete the task.

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To celebrate us publishing our book, we are running a contest. To enter you must fill out the form below and share this post 5 times on various platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tag one friend who would benefit from this book. Contest ends on July 15th @ 12 am. Winners will be picked randomly on July 16th and announced by 6 pm.

1st Place- Free Copy of Simple Seeds & 25.00 Gift Card for a date night!

2nd Place- Free Copy of Simple Seeds Autographed with a Marriage Prayer & E-book

3rd Place-Free Copy of Simple Seeds

We are offering our book for a limited time at 9.99!

READY? SET……GO! You can also purchase it here on Amazon for 12.99!

 

Lots of Love & Good Luck!

Amy 

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