Valor Essential Oil is a must have for many when it comes to emotional support oils. When the earthquake hit our area, it was one of the oils that helped me make it through the first few days. It helped me stay grounded and calm, and helped keep my mind from being as run over with worst-case-scenario thoughts. (Trust me, I still had some – this just helped keep them a little in check!)
It hit me like a lightning bolt. A gripping fear that something bad was about to happen. It feels so real in the moment. It’s terrifying. When anxious thoughts strike sometimes I have a trigger, and other times I don’t. This time I did, and I knew it. I had read a Facebook post from a friend about keeping her kids home from school because there had been another threat against the school. And it gripped me. Even though we homeschool, our oldest goes to school once a week. And immediately, I felt like that post was a warning to our family. “What if this is a warning that I should keep my child home from school this week?” “What if this is a foreshadowing of what’s to come for our family?” Wave after wave of anxious thoughts. Anxious thoughts that I knew had no foundation in truth, yet were real all the same.