A lot of our time at convention is spent in session, learning about doTERRA and the science behind our oils. The people who make up our huge, world wide, oil sourcing efforts. I told you all about that last time, go catch up, one post back. I did as best as words could describe. I still don't know how to quite share everything I took away from that amazing convention.
Did you know we even got to hear about the power of forgiveness from Genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagize? Have you read her book "Left to Tell"? She lived in a tiny tiny bathroom for 90 days with 8 women while everyone around them was murdered. WOAH. I couldn't put it down.
It was a beautiful message of hope, peace, love and forgiveness, one that moved us all in powerful ways. You could feel the Holy Spirit so strongly in that room during her talk.
Learn more about her here:
So that was what we did each day from 9 to 4. Learned. Took notes, learned from the best and cheered our hearts out as we learned more and more about this amazing company.
But in the evenings? It's time to CONNECT with friends and team members and let lose and have some fun!
Ever since I started looking at doTERRA as a business a year and a half ago, I had a goal:
I watched a video of someone walking the Diamond Stage, and it surprised me how much it grabbed my heart. It made my heart pound and tears came to my eyes.
I would walk that Diamond stage, one day, I WOULD.
And so, we did. 2 years later, by the grace of God, we did. And it was everything I imagined it would be!
The evening started with a lovely oil infused, meal. There were 8,000 people in attendance, so that part took a while!
I was able to eat and enjoy my meal, but boy were the butterflies starting to stir, the closer we got to walking time......
I am so so sad that I cannot figure out how to save videos from facebook so I can keep these on my computer, but our sweet team video'd our Diamond walk for us! You can view some of them here:
And this one, I had emailed to me, so its on you tube:
Oh my goodness, it all happened so fast! We got to pick out a special song to have played as we walked. We wanted to give a HUGE shout out to our doTERRA Dorothys, so we made a sign to hold and had a fun "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" remix song made to walk to. Have a listen:
These beautiful people, these leaders, are why we can be where we are today...... I am so beyond grateful to be able to run this race with them and watch them soar! And the best is yet to come!
It was SUCH an amazing night! Great food, great friends, great team.....
Check out the slide show of our evening together:
This is only our second convention and gala, but last year we started the Red Dorothy Shoes tradition, and took a photo to capture it. Well, last year there were only a few of us at Gala, or convention even. This year we had a real challenge on our hands to get the red shoe shot with such a BIG group of red shoe wearing ladies!!!!!! There was lots of laughter, but we got it done eventually, just not quite as we had planned.
And just like that, the evening was done.
I still carry a piece of it in my heart.....and a WHOLE LOT of confetti in my gown. ;)
So many of my dreams and goals came true this convention week! I got to see my teams eyes light up with understanding and hearts burn with passion for this amazing company.
I got to take the arm of my best friend and walk the purple Diamond carpet! We were interview for a featured in the doTERRA leadership magazine this month, too. Yet another dream come true!
I keep pinching myself, but the Lord keeps nudging me that this is real, and this is the blessing part that always follows our obedience.
We are having to build new storehouses in our hearts, to hold all of our blessings from Him. I am so humbled and so so thankful!
"When the Lord Moves" is found here, just click on this link for the online version:
Back to fun nights:
Thursday and Friday nights we had first an outdoor concert with Colbie Caillat, and a Black & White Team Party!
You probably remember the music video by Colbie Caillat that took Facebook by storm earlier in the year. This one, where they wash their makeup off as they sing. Oh my goodness! SO powerful!
We wore our Dorothy team shirts that night and took pics with those there....great night!
Friday night was our upline, Spring and her entire teams party. It was Black and White themed and each team leg needed to POP a color. The Dorothy's of COURSE, did red.
It was SUCH a great venue and fun night, complete with photo booth! :)
All the photos, including the hysterical photo booth ones, are in this slideshow:
We took a MASSIVE photo with all of our up up upline, Spring's and all her team members that attended. before calling it a night...
When you were a wedding photographer in your past life, you help get 300 people in order. Haha!
"Find a WINDOW people, if you can't see me, the camera cannot see you."
Someday we are going to have a HUGE bunch of Dorothys like this at convention! It's only up from here! We are thankful for the 49 that committed to come learn with us!!!
We tore down semi early and called it a night since we all had to get up early to get to the Convention center and line up for seats.
Gala, concert night, B&W party night, were all amazing! So incredible!
But my favorite would have to be the last night of convention......
We ordered in pizza and met with just our team in a hotel suite and connected. We did Q&A time, shared our blessing and inspiration/take away from Convention. And then we joined hands and prayed over this amazing group of people. There was laughter and tears and many hugs......
Our hearts were unified in our desire to share oils with a hurting world and join our efforts as a team to go BIG with doTERRA! To change the world, one drop of oil at a time! An oil in EVERY home!
We love to love on these people and invest in them!
We are always looking for motivated couples and individuals to work with. We'd love to help you with a happy home and happy finances too!
Read more on the EO101 and Financial Opportunity part of this site, I've shared my heart in every section of this website and would love for you to go read more.
Thanks for letting me share about our time at the doTERRA ONE Convention 2016!