Expanding & Stretching

I have been so emotional the past few days, I’m not really sure what’s going on. I think maybe I am being stretched for growth? Not sure. Anyway, I need to share some “real” stuff that is on my heart. Sometimes in the blogging, social media infested world we live in we try to portray our lives as pretty and maybe not so perfect but, awesome. I am the same way, I don’t want any negative feed on my Instagram or Facebook. It is nice to see some honest, raw, real life post every once in a while. So, my social media accounts tend to be very positive and uplifting. I try to motivate and encourage others online. Then , real life is not so rosey. That is what I am sharing today.

I may be putting too much pressure on myself to change old behaviors and develop the new ones I want so badly. Example– I want to stop saying I’m sorry all the time. I want to have confidence in who I am as a person (which I do) but, I want it to radiate. My highest priority with myself is pursuing freedom. In every area I desire total FREEDOM. Always show grace and be non judgemental attitude. I began to ask myself this one question daily. “Is this moving me toward freedom, or daily struggle? This one question changed my entire outlook on life believe it or not. When I thought about the choices I have in a day it really caused me to stop reflect. As we draw closer and closer to fall I am feeling a since of urgency on the goals I wanted to crush this year. I have met a few of them. I had and still have a mission to be a light and shine so brightly that everyone whom I encounter in a single day takes notice. I also, have a desire to leave everyone feeling more loved and more valuable when they leave me. I think I have not mastered the BIG goals I wanted to accomplish this year. Finances, my doTERRA Tribe growing, hitting Silver than Gold then Diamond! Writing my book, monetizing my blog, and having a freaking amazing online business! I know and I have determined today that I will NOT give up! I have no choice right now other than to succeed. You see the reality is I am at rock bottom right now.

Shop now-www.reallygreatsite.comThere is no where for me to go but UP! I want to express to you that I am NOT sharing this out of pity or depression. I am sharing because I live my life “AS IF” meaning I live like I have so when I do have I know how to embrace it with love, passion, grace, humility, and purpose. Here goes the confession; I live in an RV built-in 1990. It could be nice but, the roof is bad so it rains in my “house”. The walls are like sponges and everything is moldy and wet. Even with all of my effort to keep it dry and clean. I currently am living in a stranger’s yard, where my RV sank deep into the mud and is now stuck so I can not leave to dump the shit tank. Anyone who has ever RVed knows what I mean. The positives, I have running water, not hot. I have wi-fi, power and a small dorm fridge that barely works but, it works. I have been seeking employment for about a month now. I made a bad choice and left my stable weekly paycheck at a beautiful campground because I allowed the lies and rumors others were throwing around to bug me. Instead of standing my ground. Lesson learned! I get up everyday with hope that today is the day! My kiddos can not live with me because I can not afford a home. I don’t have a car, that dies a few weeks ago. I was able to afford my doTERRA LRP for a while and loved my vitamins and supplements because they made me feel better. I run everyday because it is my only time of day I can try to forget what my current life situation looks like. My checking account is overdrawn 172.00. My savings account is empty. I take Benadryl to sleep. Every single day I work on my business. Day in and day out. I write, I share, I pray, I evolve, I muster up feelings of joy to share cute pics on Instagram. I blog about how to fulfill your dreams and goals all the while feeling like a fraud. I escape to Pinterest so I can feel like I am traveling the world as a gypsy and exploring God’s wonderous creations. There you have it. Now, you understand I really can not go anywhere but UP! I will continue to learn, write, plan, share, serve a community I am building online. It’s all about transparency. Truth. Raw life.

The Word of the Lord says this:

For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice and shall see the plumbline in the land Zerubbabel.”

Zechariah 4:10

I have a dream-a dream of a happy home in the mountains, perfect tranquility, serving women I love, leading encouraging, supporting,building community.

A TRIBE, A Life, An Example.

I wear truth, integrity, love, grace, compassion, wisdom,  trust, confidence, beauty, and transparency. I am, bold and courageous!~ I teach my kids my kids to go after their dreams and goals and never ever give up!

Love,

JunkyGypsy

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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Living the Routine

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I promised you guys I was going to share my morning rituals/routines that have shaped me into the woman I am today. I have always had some sort of routine in the morning. I think unconsciously we all have an implanted agenda when we wake up I mean it’s just there. However, when you are not intentional about your mornings your whole day falls apart. I remember years ago when I would wake up, cut the coffee pot on and fill my cup with more sugar than coffee. When the kids were young I would just fall into a go with flow mentality. What would happen on a regular basis was my mood swings. I would think everything was happening to me. I had no control. So, if one of the kids spilled their milk on the floor I would yell and scream. Allow my reaction to control me. The poor children were frightened but, then they would end up in the worst mood ever because of how I reacted. This vicious cycle continued for a while. This is why I want to share with you routines and habits that have formed who I am today. While a lot can be blamed on emotions as I shared the other day. Rituals and routines can have an effect on our minds and thus cause our emotions to change. i.e. you wake up from a bad dream and you immediately are angry from this dream. You get up start your coffee or get water, still all while you feel a sense of frustration. Instead of taking some time to reflect and adjust your mood, you realize your late for work and rush to get dressed and head out the door. You get to work and your boss is mad because you did not meet a deadline, the school calls and your kid is sick again, you forgot to eat breakfast so your stomach hurts and you can’t take lunch because of the deadline. You chug it all up to having a bad day. All day you are in RE-ACTION mode instead of CRE-ATION mode. Now, if you take the same scenario and only change a few things, waking up breathing and intentionally saying, “thank you for this beautiful day. I am letting go whatever that dream was about.”

Then, go start your coffee, oil pull teeth, brush teeth, make your bed and eat breakfast with the kids. Whether you are late or not. The fact is if you set some routines in place you won’t be waking up late to begin with. You are also setting the tone in your home and life. If you can have a WIN in the morning that means you have WON the day! Bad moods don’t happen they are a choice. I always look to people who inspire me and who are successful in their lives and this helps me to create routines that work.

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Amy’s  Routine’s & Rituals

Wake up @ 7am–Start the coffee pot

Start Diffuser with a Morning Blend–usually Wild Orange, Peppermint

Morning Magic Blend

10-20 min Oil Pulling with a drop of Melaleuca (tea tree oil)

Brush teeth with On Guard toothpaste

Wash face with a mixture of Frankincense, Melaleuca, Lavender, and apply doTERRA’s Immortelle (anti-aging blend) under my eyes and on my forehead.

Drink 8 to 12 oz. H2O with a few drops of doTERRA’s Slim & Sassy (doTERRA’s metabolic blend)

Take 1  TerraZyme Supplement (good for digestion and stomach) and 1 Mito2Max (which is freaking awesome for energy)

Pray/ Journal/ Worship–this varies on how many devotionals I am working through-currently I am doing 2. 100 Days of Vocabulary/Scripture & 31 Days for the Dreamer & the Doer-this is also, when I write my affirmations out, a goal I am working on, and word of the day.

Worship Music Playlist on Spotify (this is a new habit, I don’t listen to enough Praise & Worship music)

Send Kids Love notes- I like to message each of the every day and it is #2 on my priority list as I am working on building new relationships with each of them right now)

Review calendar Top 3 Priorities for the day–I am not currently working outside of the home so my Top 3 priorities tend to be entrepreneurial–write blog post, update social media, contact 2 prospects etc.

30 min of Personal Development–this usually happens when I go for a run. That way I can utilize my time well

Run/ Exercise 30 to 1 hour–I am doing Couch to 5K again because I like programs that tell me what to do. I also, do sit ups, squats, leg lifts and lift weights on various days

Mantra: I Can, I Will– Every person I encounter today I leave feeling inspired and valued. I say these to myself all day long.

Take LLV/Terrazyme–this is usually right around 12:30-1pm

Write/ Work on Projects–creating content for blog, social media, research is happening-working on my book–etc. 

Oils Diffusing-all day I diffuse different blends and I select oils that I feel drawn too.

Creative afternoons/ Meeting people–my artistic activities happen during this time or if I have errands to run.

Dinner/ Whole Foods, Healthy foods-I included this because for a while I was really eating a lot of unhealthy foods and I needed to focus on my health and wellness again.

Time with Hubby-date night, watch movie, talk

Read for 30 minutes/ take Serenity gel cap-I do not currently read before I go to sleep because hubby always has the TV on–this is an area I want to change so I included it on my list because it is a priority for me!

With a grateful heart and silent prayers fall asleep and I am ready to do it all again tomorrow!!!

I know this is a lot. It is important for me to see this list daily because it tells me if my priorities are in order or if something is off. My goals for this year are to increase family time, be intentionally present for our children–that may sound weird but its a goal of mine. Trust where the Lord is leading and grow to be the best version of Amy possible! I have a huge burden on my heart to be an example to others, to live daily with integrity, and to be a woman after God’s own heart. I am far from perfect but as long as my eyes are focused on these things then I can catch any behavior that does not line up with my life purpose and mission. This is how I currently show up for myself in my life daily what do you do? This list is ever-changing because we should always be growing and evolving. There are different seasons in life too which will cause it to change.

Here are some examples from highly successful people who are winning in their life and biz!

Tim Ferriss author of the 4 Hour Work Week!

Ange Peters doTERRA Presidential Diamond and a freaking rockstar role model!

One thing I suggest is that once a month go back to your list and see if any adjustments need to be made. If so do that. If you don’t write it down it’s not going to happen! I would love to hear how you show up in your life–leave a comment below!

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Lots of Love,

JunkyGypsy

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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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Transparency?

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What are your thoughts on transparency? I always thought it was a good thing. To me it meant that you were not fake. People could see the real, raw, YOU! I think today somewhere in the self-development world improvement world people have been told to only be positive and show the highlight reels of their life and biz. I know I don’t want to read about someone being negative and a Debbie Downer for sure. I do like to see if there are others out there struggling through the same issues as I have. I want to see how they overcame. Today, it seems like everyone is all happy-go-lucky and explore your poor world with a smile crap….I don’t know it is just that there is not a lot of the real and the raw.  Like in the Bible–look at Job for crying out loud…his friends tried to tell him that he was not a “good guy”. He must have betrayed God in some way to be treated like he was. They did not want to look at his Instagram for sure..but Job in all wisdom touched it out I mean the guy lost it all and still praised our Lord! Anyway, my point is there are not a lot of people showing there struggles only the end result. I want to be very transparent with you all. So, here is what I wrote the other day:

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This is the last week of July can you believe it! We are in full swing of summer and yet, when I went to the store last week the isles were lined with “Back to School” stuff. I always feel the retail world is trying to speed time up year after year. Mentally they are accomplishing their mission. I guess next week Turkeys will be on sale for Thanksgiving! JK. Any who, I have lots to talk about. Have you ever been on the very on the edge of something? You know like a dream that you invested so much hard work and effort into and you find yourself right on the edge of either making it work or falling off the cliff. That’s where I am at. I worked tirelessly on the book I published and now just finished the leg work of the fall DETOXoxo. I am writing a new book, still blogging as often as I can, I am sharing essential oils with whoever will listen, always listening to a motivational book, listening to my mentors, trying to find a place to host classes, I want to go back to school, look for a “real” job as the world would say and I am working on making more videos. It sounds like a lot when I put it that way. Truth is my days are pretty dull. I spend about 4 hours working on the computer, reading, and praying. A lot of praying!! You see none of this “work” has brought me one single penny. Not one. I have a vision and a passion to change the lives of people. But, where are these people or this “TRIBE” I am trying to bring together? I ask myself this every single day….I am not complaining here. I am being transparent so you can see who I really am. I am a 41-year-old mom. My kids don’t live with me they are all adults except the 16 yr. old who went to go live with her sister. Not far from us. Living in my RV in someone’s yard, trying to scrap 2 pennies together to get $5.00 for dog food. You see I am not lazy or unwilling to work. NO. I just left my full-time job last month to move closer to the kids. I just have a dream. I am working hard on it. I am utilizing the gifts that God has given me to build a company and a brand that will change the lives of people. Are you that person? I don’t know. You have to decide that. I know about being overweight, atone point in my life I weighed over 200 lbs. I know about being a young mother struggling to find purpose in the midst of four crying babies, I know the pain of divorce, I have been broke and homeless I have also been rich and stupid. I have been unhealthy and healthy. I have been a teacher, a house cleaner, a seafood manager, a florist, a sales clerk, produce stocker, an owner of a thrift store, a farmer’s market manager, a campground host, a waitress, office manager, and more. I have explored job after job trying to find my place in the world but more often than not trying to pay the rent! Here I am. Amy. You see when I wake up everyday with enthusiasm and excitement to share a tiny drop of wisdom on how you can get healthy by eating an apple everyday or boost your attitude by diffusing essential oils. I speak from experience. I share what I know works. I am not perfect by very very far….but neither are you. Together we can support one another and be a beautiful mess growing, loving, serving, and leading more to do the same. When I create a program, book, blog post, or email. I do it in love. Because I care about the mom who works the 40 hour a week job with 3 kids in school and no time for herself and maybe she hasn’t had a bath in a month because she is always last on the list. I care about the addict shooting up heroin in the back alley of a dirty street with no hope for the future and being so consumed by a drug you can imagine your life in the next 5 min. because it controls you. I care about the overweight person on the verge of being diabetic due to their unhealthy eating habits and toxins in everything. I have found solutions to these problems and I have made the changes, quit the bad habits, and my passion is to help YOU get to where YOU want to be. I love YOU! Truth Talk !

Let me know if tyou do not like transparency or not! I’m all ears!

 

Lots of Love,

Amy

What is Your Wall?

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Hey Beauties,

Today, I want to shed some light on a subject that has been on my mind lately. I am in a transition period of sorts in my life. It is a strange place for me to be. I know where I want to go and I know where came from. This limbo time is a bit of a struggle. I have been digging deep in the Word of God daily. I feel the Holy Spirit leading me to dig deeper, to lean in and trust God. He wants me to pursue Him like I never have before and that is what I am doing, “I think?”

Everyone wants a beautiful life I believe. Yet, why is it that some are thrust into this world in mud holes or in terrible living situations? Why do some come into the world with everything handed to them? Yet, there are others who scrapped the bottom of the barrel and made it to the very top with everything. I ask myself this question often. I never seem to come any closer to the answer. This year I made big plans. I made breaking bad habits my number one priority and setting the example followed in as a close second on my list of accomplishments for this year. Now, here it is mid July where do I find my ambitions but still sitting on the shelf. Every other week I will pull the list out and be laser focused with this Super Hero Wonder Woman readiness to take full on action and then…….BAM! No not really I just added it for dramatic purposes.

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I am at this place, 41 healthy, young, ready to change the world. My mistakes are too numerous to count, but I have forgiven myself and moved past most of them. My kids, YES. That is a major hang up for me. I wanted to give them a beautiful life. I desired to shelter them with love, possessions to numerous to count, a big house and reliable cars in the driveway, family vacas, and holidays that would make Martha Stewart jealous. That never happened. I made lots of bad choices and few good ones here and there. Why am I sharing all of this? I believe this period I am in right now is the just before I get to enter the Promised Land. I must slay the Giants that still exist in my life. You would think I could easily recognize them. Truth is I don’t. In order to figure what they look like I am searching in God’s Word. Everyday, I wake up immediately go to my Bible. I am fully aware that if I want to know what they are that I must pray and submit to the Lord to find out. I decided yesterday to embark on a journey. A quest to learn all I can about what the Bible says about health and wellness, how my body is the temple of God, confess sins I have buried deep inside, submit, find out what my mission is now in my life. I know without a doubt that God wants all of us to have a beautiful life. We should be living in His abundance and peace. I find more often than not so many who are trapped, stuck in their own weakness. Trapped in bad habits, doubt and unbelief. I have been witness to people close to me who embrace their trappings as a form of comfort. Rather than break free they chose to stay in bondage. Fear controls them. I experienced my time with fear, it still grips me at times. I really do want to break free. One of my main goals this year was to be FREE! I feel a strong leading to be an example for others. If I can submit and allow God to teach me through His wisdom daily then I can help others overcome these traps that the enemy seeks to keep people in. I can’t go into detail about the specifics of what the Lord is leading but I am fully committed from this point. A beautiful life does not just happen–it is built daily by prayer, sacrifice and hard-work.

Lots of Love,

Amy aka JunkyGypsyimagesJunkyGypsy

 

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Walking the Line

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You know the Johnny Cash song, “I Walk the Line”?

Walk the Line

 

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all time…are you singing yet? In today’s world there is a fight a going on. It is a spiritual battle to steal our hearts. To distort every moral that is right. This requires us to stay alert at all times..”walk the line“. I know Johnny Cash was not singing about what I am about to preach. It just makes sense to me. The past few weeks have been exhausting to say the least. In keeping check with myself I have been alert and keeping a close watch on my heart. In good ol Amy style! Which means I am in between houses right now. If you have been following this blog for a while then I am sure you have been witness to many, many blog posts about losing this home that or better yet, the infamous post, “help me Lord, I am homeless!” cries. This time around there is no real panic, just a simple, “oh well, I made the decision. It will work out somehow.” That does not mean I haven’t been moody or slightly fearful. I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me or cause me fear. During this period before we arrived where we are today, I seriously prayed and asked God to go before us. I stepped out on the water in faith. God always takes care of his children. I know that but, I do have times when it is hard to stay positive. God said we are far more valuable than the bird’s of the air. Which brings me back to this; God specifically said for me to keep a close watch on this heart of mine and stay alert. I haven’t experienced  any voices from heaven telling me to go this way or that. What I can tell you is this is a delicate time for my hubby and I. I believe that if either one of us is not careful to guard our hearts the enemy will attempt to invade and steal our joy, peace, and the blessings to come. Whether you realize it or not, when the enemy comes he comes wrapped not in darkness or evil but in our deepest dreams and greatest desires especially, when we are at a place in life where God may be testing us or molding us into better people. When humans are in desperate situations we tend to “react” to life. We allow life to happen to us and not for us. Which is why guarding our hearts and minds is top priority. We are responsible for our choices and when ownership is claimed and faith is activated God will cause miracles for us on our behalf. Let’s not forget the other side of this is direct obedience. That requires action and action requires making choices with integrity. When we are submissive to the Lord’s plan He will cause the Red Sea to part. Obedience requires walking the line and not side stepping to make things happen in our time frame the way we expect it too. Are you with me on this? I have mentioned a few words that may have hurt or offended you. Nevertheless it is the truth! Words like obedience, submit, and wait are not what we really want to hear when our ship is sinking faster than the Titanic. I know first hand that waiting sucks. How about this word, discipline. How does that word make you feel? You probably think about when you were a kid and you got in trouble for doing something stupid and you get spanked with a belt. I don’t know about you but, that was a thing in my household growing up. Today they call it child abuse (which is really stupid and a whole other blog post). It takes personal discipline when following the Lord. You have to give up fleshly desires. It is the only way to get into the Promised Land. This is where we are today. Waiting to enter the Promised Land. God revealed to me about a month ago that He was about to take us into the Promised Land, He said, “ I will increase your land and expand your tent.” He also, reminded me that to whom much is given much is required. So, I am here I am am waiting and leaning on Him. Trusting that He knows what is better for us than we know for ourselves.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.

 

Are you guarding your heart daily. Are you in a season of walking the line with the Lord? If so I would love for you share your story in the comments below!

 

Peace & Love,

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Hey JunkyGypsy Lovers!

It has been a while since my last post. I was a bit raw in my subject last time. I have been working on myself internally for the past year. Seriously, changing behaviors and thought patterns. I can look back and see how much of my old self I left behind to embrace the “new” me or the “mature” me. It is strange for me to think about how I used to be. I realize now the influence I had on my kids. The way I lived in “reaction mode” 90% of the time. How fear & anxiety gripped me. How I was so indecisive I would have stomach pains just trying to make even the most basic of decisions. The worst was the addictions, alcohol, sugar, drugs (legal), television, and my addiction to poverty. I can see clearly how the way I behaved or the so-called example I was setting has now been thrust onto my children without permission. It hurts to know I did that but, I also know that I am a better example to them today and going forward because I choose to continuously grow. I choose to work on myself daily and even if it is painful and super uncomfortable I have fully committed to my growth as a woman, entrepreneur, wife, and mother.

I briefly want to share my mini growth spurt going on right now as I type. This one hurts! I want to lash out, hit someone, scream at the top of my lungs, ” IT’S NOT F**CKING FAIR!” It is that kinda brutal going on. The lesson is this, once I reach deep inside of myself find my power, the power that God has given me as His daughter and my birth right. (By the way, you have this power too!) Speak up for myself, stand my ground, set real boundaries, and stop allowing people to abuse me and take advantage of me or I of them. I can go to the next level in my life. I must confront things I do not wish to confront. I must deal with things I’d rather not deal with at all. Now is the time! I know it is the time. Have you ever had something keep showing up in your life over and over? Every time it rears its ugly head you push it back down? That is the way this thing has been showing up. Lies, upon lies, treated like a slave, total unfairness, etc….I could go on and on. In the past, all I would do is ignore it over and over. Not any more girl friend shit is about to get real! Part of the lesson is learning how to be a b*tch without being a b*tch. I must be firm, fair, honest, and loving. I know when I embrace all of me the me God created me to be in the proper way, God will bless me. Just this morning I read in my Bible– Deuteronomy 30:7

The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.”

It is funny that I read that during my devotional time with the Lord this morning and then we were once again attacked. I can not figure out why. I have been in a deep growth period and it seems the seasons we are going through here seem to keep showing up. Honestly, I am at the end of my rope, I am praying and releasing. I know that God hates bitterness. Once, I make through this hard period of growth I know God shall pour out a blessing to large enough for me to contain. Please keep me in your prayers!

I read this scripture today too, funny because the last few weeks this is how I have felt. Humiliated and abused.

Deuteronomy 26:6

When the Egyptians oppressed and humiliated us by making us their slaves,

I am sharing this because we should always be open to growth no matter how painful it is. Sometimes it will be harder than other times but, as long as we are growing only good things can happen. This is your life, make it what you want. Trust your intuition, stay focused, serve, and love others well. That is our mandate. LOVE.

Peace & Joy,

Amy

 

Luke Warm People

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Today’s post might just offend some of you and honestly, I am okay with that. I am writing to tell the truth. To speak up the only way I know how. As an introvert, I do struggle with confrontation in every way. When I write everything comes pouring out like a rainy day. Thank God for blogging!

I am becoming more and more frustrated by the amount of people I meet who say one thing and act serious about it and then completely do another. I am saddened by the amount of people living their lives in a manipulative dog eats dog world. People are truly hateful creatures. I do not understand God’s patience with us and the amount of grace He pours out. In the past month I have personally experienced pain caused by simple words and manipulation. I have been accused of stealing, lying, cheating and some pretty vial acts.  My life environment right now is hostile on a daily basis. I struggle to keep silent. To keep my composure. I know that God will fight my battles for me. I believe there is a reason for these things happening to both my hubby and I. It could be God testing us to see if we are equipped for the next level in our faith and life. Believe me patience is definitely something He has been making me learn. The hard part is people. People you thought were friends and companions, and co workers. It hurts when you are constantly thrown under the bus. Needless to say my rope is thin. What do I mean by “luke warm” people? I mean people who are indecisive. People who never go all out in life. The bottom feeders who thrive on drama and pain. The ones who cause the chaos. The ones who pretend and never get serious about anything.

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
– Matthew 5:44

I once was that person. It came to a point in my life where either I was going to remain on the bottom or I was going to take responsibility for my actions and my bad choices, own up to it and let go. I chose to grow and thrive. I still choose that. I always want to be learning, growing and developing into my best self! I always have hope. It makes me sad to bear witness to such deceit and lies. Luke warm people are hurt and blind. They can not get over their past and embrace a beautiful life. They wallow in despair pulling down everyone around them wherever they go. I found myself a week ago sinking fast. I had to stop take inventory of the many blessings God has given us. I had to get a grateful heart and attitude. I had to totally shift my thinking from negative and gossipy to positive and persistent about living my life to the full.

There are “luke warm” people everywhere. Especially, when you are in the Network Marketing business. People are afraid. They are afraid of commitment. They are afraid of losing money. They are afraid of taking risks. Basically, fear controls everything for these kind of people. My passion in life is to help others live a healthy, beautiful, and balanced life. I help those who desire to pursue wellness and growth. The ones who scream out, YES! The risk takers, the caterpillars just waiting to turn into beautiful butterflies. Those are my people! I absolutely love when someone says to me—I want to join your TRIBE! Count me in and let’s do this together and create a beautiful relationship.

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life’s only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
– Edmund Burke

I find that when it comes to essential oils. Only the people who are interested in improving their health using natural God-given resources are the ones who are ready and willing to take the leap. Then, there are the people who are seeking answers to problems but they have been so indoctrinated into the culture that says synthetic prescriptions are the one and only way, have a hard time believing in the simplicity of essential oils for health and wellness. And last, there are the “luke warmers“. These are the people who follow others. The ones who love the trends of the time. Then, when it is no longer “cool” they walk away. They do not commit because of fear. They do not believe because of lack of faith and they certainly are not interested in anything long-term. It makes me sad. I know and understand that I will not be able to help everyone. I commit to pray for everyone. That is where I leave it. My ultimate prayer is that God will use me as His tool to teach others a different way of living. I can be a light for His kingdom and love others well. I am going through this period of being molded and prepared for my next level. The “new” me is emerging. It is never easy when the Lord teaches lessons but, I am so much better prepared than I used to be. I daily seek His guidance and favor. So, I am grateful for being hated and mocked. Jesus went through much worse for me. I would like to pray for others this month. If you would like me to pray for you for any specific thing send me and email.

junkygypsyinspirations@gmail.com

Be sure to catch me live on Wednesday!

 

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Lots of Love & Growth!

Amy

Open Eyes, New Roads

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This is the second time I am typing this message. Just an FYI—it is a message that God wants me to get out and thus the first time I wrote it I accidentally hit a button while typing and it deleted. That being said I know I must attempt to say it again.

This message is for us! The Christians of the world. I have been asking the Lord where He wants us to go from where we are at now. I have a feeling deep inside that change is on the horizon. I don’t know how I know but, I just know.  I found myself last week burnt out from working and trying to be Wonder Woman. I tend to stretch myself thin, its my nature. Then, I become bitter and angry. This happened to me last week. I was so exhausted that I was lashing out at everyone. I was at the point that I was about to sabotage the blessing God has provided us. I few days to reflect on my life and the blessings in it. Because bitterness has a way of making us blind to blessings. Someone last week said to me, that God hates bitterness and an ungrateful heart. You can not be a man after God’s own heart if you are ungrateful. That really hit home to me.

My mantra for this year has been ,”to be a woman after God’s own heart.” I had allowed ungratefulness, anger, bitterness and selfish ambition to get in the way of that. I had to let it GO! To release it and lay it all at the foot of the cross. God has laid it on my heart to pray and fast more. So, last week I fasted for a day and I prayed. I am praying for direction for us and for whatever He is calling us to do. During that day I did not receive and answer to my prayers. I thought maybe it was a test from the Lord to see if I was serious about prayer and fasting. The other day while driving I was silently praying about things, life things. God gently said, ” Amy I call all of my children. None is above the other. It is the ones who choose to answer that are the chosen.” This was in reference to me always praying to the Lord that I wanted to be a chosen not just a called.

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.
Then God said, ” Are you sure you want to be a chosen? The ones who chose to answer are mocked, called idiots, look foolish, are beaten and sometimes killed to be my chosen.” I thought about that. WOW. Why had I not realized this before? I found myself feeling foolish at this point. Was I really willing to step up to the plate? I don’t know about you but, I realized I need to build my faith back up. I have also, been struggling to write this post over the past few weeks when clearly it is a message from God to His beloved children. Every time I would get ready to type I would lose my words or get distracted. The first time I wrote this I hit a button on accident and deleted a very long post. I wanted to scream! God laid it on my heart to let Christians know they need to learn to fear God once more. It seems today that no one really fears God. There is all this love and joy which  is true and great. But, God calls us to have a FEAR of the Lord!

Deuteronomy 4:10

Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
So much of what I see today is how to create a life you love. How you are responsible of you own life. How YOU are the master of making the life YOU want. It’s all rainbows, fairies, and unicorns. Just scroll social media and everything is a quote about positive living and you being the master of YOU! I am not blameless in this nor am I saying that being positive is bad. I have a hard conviction right now that our enemy is using words like, “live the life you want” ,”create you dream life” and such to steal Christians and keep them from focusing on the true mission. Be doers of the Word not hearers only. We are not to conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed. It seems like Christians are luke warm, they freely do Yoga and freely participate in pagan activities. Doing and accepting things that 10 years ago they would not have done. God is calling us back to Him. We are not FREE to create our lives and do whatever we want we were all bought with a price and that was JESUS. The time is now that we are to be clearly instructed in the Word to share the gospel, to love the broken-hearted and to lead others to Christ. We have been placed here in this time right now, for such a time as this. The enemy seeks to deceive and keep Christians distracted and busy with unimportant matters. None of what we do on this earth is by our design or our making it is all from God above. We must submit to that authority and fear the Lord once more. This is the message I want to share today. It is important for the time is near and living as the disciples did in Acts is what we are called to do again. Do not allow the enemy to deceive you with beautiful words and imaginary dreams. Leading you to believe YOU are in charge of YOUR life. It is not the truth.

James 4: 4-10

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.  Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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It is important that this message get out. God says the time is near and I do not want anyone to be lost. I love you all!

Love,

Amy

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