This protocol, called “Gary Young’s Great Day Protocol,” is an incredible way to give yourself a few moments of self-care in the morning and set your intentions for the day.   It consists of the essential oil blends Valor®, Harmony™, Joy™, and White Angelica™. 

In addition to setting the tone for the day, those who have made the Great Day Protocol a daily ritual have said that they’ve noticed some of the following things: 
• More attention to details
• Communication has become more solution-oriented with others
• Increased enthusiasm
• More follow-through with projects
• Increased positivity
• More open outlook
• Better ability to handle stressful situations 
• Calmer demeanor 

Some people use this protocol as their “good luck blanket” when they head out to face the world in their workday.  Others add to their meditation, yoga, or prayer practice. I’ve even heard of people doing this with kids before a project or when they get rowdy.  The protocol gives them something fun to do that engages their sense and creates a positive shift in energy.   And, it is a brilliant way to start a class of pretty much any kind!

What is key with the oils is setting the intention while using and applying the oils. The oils themselves don’t offer a quick fix and they aren’t magic, but they are elemental, of the earth, vibrational, natural, primordial substances we can use to become more in tune with what we need to know about ourselves and those around us.

Here’s the protocol for beginning your great day. Keep your Valor, Harmony, Joy, and White Angelica essential oil blends somewhere that you’ll see them first thing in the morning and be able to anoint yourself and start your day great!

Step 1: Balance the body with Valor.
• Place a drop in the palm of your left hand, gently rub your palms together, and bring your oiled palms to your nose and inhale.
• Set your intention for the day, utilizing the grounding properties of this blend.
• Then, place another drop on the inside of your wrists and hold your wrist together for a moment. As you hold the pulse points of your wrists together, again breathe in the oil blend and take a moment to be still while affirming your intentions for the day. Some inspiration for your affirmations might be: What state of being would you like to cultivate? What do you want to accomplish today?

Step 2: Calm your mind and promote positive feelings with Harmony
• Place a drop on your left palm, rub your palms together, inhaling the oil blend
• Place a few drops on your solar plexus, just below your sternum, and above your belly button. This is your third chakra, or your “will” energy center.
• As you inhale the aroma, use the affirmation, “Let my will harmonize and align to the greater good for all I connect with today.” You may have a specific intention for harmonizing with your customers, your co-workers, family, friends, etc.

Step 3: Bring feelings of happiness to your mind and body with Joy
• Place a drop into your left palm, rub your hands together, and slowly inhale the scent.
• Then place your hands on your heart. If you are looking to become more open hearted, use these moments to let this blend infuse into your heart’s desire.

Step 4: Protect your energies with White Angelica
White Angelica is known for its properties for energetic protection, like a bouncer for negative energy or disturbing thoughts.
• Place a drop in your left palm, rub your palms together and deeply inhale.
• Then, gently brush your palms over the crown of your head, down your neck, shoulders, chest, torso, and all the way down your legs to your feet. Imagine this blend encasing your entire body, like a guardian shield.
• Again, revisit your intention for your day.

Give yourself a week with Gary’s Great Day Protocol and keep a log of how you are feeling and what you notice each day. If you have a willing partner, family member, or friend to share this protocol with, even better!

I would love to know how this protocol works for you.