Our “GUEST BLOG” series continues and we excitedly introduce you to Andrea S Barone.
A few self words about Andrea as we introduce you to her uplifting and educational positive energy blog:
Andrea is the founder and CEO of Crystal Hills Organics, a holistic skincare company located in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Andrea is very passionate about promoting a health-conscious lifestyle that incorporates the healing powers of nature with the high vibration of crystals. Besides having an educational background in Biological Sciences and Occupational Health and Safety, she is a Chartered Herbalist and Reiki Master Healer. Her mission is to create luxurious and highly effective skincare products and herbal formulations that we can all benefit from, by synergistically combining the active constituents of botanicals with the healing energetic traits of crystals.
Positivity and Manifestation
I have always been a pretty positive person. I’m one of those people who is known for being optimistic and always looking for the bright side in any situation that I encounter. I really felt like my life had quite an easy flow to it, the result of being able to manifest various things that I wanted to create in my life. A few years back I went through a very difficult time in my life, which really challenged me to regain my positive outlook.
The week that I had my official ‘launch’ for my business ended up being my husband’s last week at his work. He had a complete change in his personality, said we were selling our house and ended up walking out of our lives. It was very difficult to understand and digest. Moreover, the destruction of our family unit was devastating to me. I was left with not only taking care of the children twenty-four hours a day but tending to the property, the house and trying to get my business going. It was a very stressful time. I was consumed by fear and anxiety every minute of the day and would wake up every night. I would have panic attacks where my heart would beat out of control and where it seemed like I could hardly stand. Although I could put on a happy face for my children and others, feeling positive was another story. I was worried about the future, finances, how my kids were feeling, where we would live after the house sold, and where I would move my business and farm. In this lower state, it seemed like no matter how hard I tried to manifest goodness, it did not come to fruition.
I knew that I had to experience all the feelings associated with a breakup and a complete change in life; however, I had to work at being positive again so that I didn’t stay in that state of anxiety and depression for years. Through it all, I sat with crystals, prayed, went for energy work, tried ‘tapping’ (EFT and the Cortices), created a variety of herbal concoctions, slept with crystals lined up on all my chakras, listened to podcasts, and of course, meditated with crystals. I tried a lot as I had two young boys who depended on me to give them love and show them how to have balance, courage, peace, confidence and happiness in their lives.
With all of that, slowly, a shift started to occur. I started to feel a bit like my old self and with the help of everything that I tried, my positive spirit started to emerge again. It was at this time that I regained that sense of inner knowing that a positive mindset helps you to create the life that you desire. That elevated state of positivity really does allow for us to attract what we want in life. I was able to re-evaluate everything that I wanted for my business, my children and myself. My business started to get great press, the boys and I found a lovely home with an orchard and big gardens, and we started to feel really happy and settled. Very recently, I was also reacquainted with a past love from twenty years ago and dating has been magical.
I share all of this to let others know that yes, you can get through those difficult times, even when you can’t possibly imagine how. You can emerge from the deepest depths of despair and regain your confidence, happiness, health and let love flow back into your life.
Life is definitely a journey, but you can change your path so that it feels like you are walking on a big, sparkly yellow brick road instead of crawling through a dark tunnel.
Andrea S. Barone
Favorite Quotes: “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Saint Francis of Assisi
“Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
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YouTube: Crystal Hills Organics