Lemon

Long before Beyonce’s fabulous album, “Lemonade” which by the way is an amazing collaborative piece of art which has inspired countless other works of art including this:

I was a newlywed, in 2007, with a sign in my kitchen that read “Make Lemonade.” Sometimes when I have moments of clarity I can appreciate that past me was doing my best to make sense of and navigate the bitter and sweet aspects to life. Now as I dig further into aromatherapy I can’t deny that lemon is one of my favorite scents. Pair it with Lavender and C’est Magnifique!

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Dark Citrus Oil Painting by Emily Christoff

A poem that does an amazing job of wrestling with the bitter and sweet:

 

A favorite Lemon song:

I hope this post will uplift and inspire you, as that is how the scent of lemons makes me feel, may you be equipped to:

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Grace, Peace, Star/Sun Light and Love,

Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv

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Rose

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http://millsmix.com/blog/photos/ron-gladdins-rose-art/

What A Rose Can Say  By: Margie Driver

A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I’m sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day.
A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I’m thinking of you today,
There’s just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A rose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,
No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best

What I’m reading/watching/playing/listening to

 

Reading:

“God is Disappointed in You” Mark Russell

“Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” Chelsea Handler

“The Soul of It All” Michael Bolton

“The Counselors: Conversations with 18 Courageous Women Who Have Changed the World” Elizabeth Vrato

“The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them” David Richo

Watching:

Bojack Horseman & Jane the Virgin

Listening to:

 

Studying:
Self Study on Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) the right brain version has a binder, the left brain version can be found here: https://songbirdsparkle.wordpress.com/category/aromatherapy-self-study-left-brain-edition/

What are you reading? Watching? Playing and/or Listening to? In what ways is it enriching or draining you?

Grace, Light and Peace,

Wherever your paths do take you,

Songbird Sparkle: April