Meo Energetics opened today! This is story behind the company, and the unique formulations that changed my life.
This is the story of Meo Energetics
John Tjenos and I are the co-founders of Meo Energetics, and we were originally connected through his work in clinical nutrition. I assisted in his nutrition classes (he is a lead instructor for The Nutritional Therapy Association), interned in his clinic, and trained in his unique system of kinesiology. His profound, hands-on knowledge of healing arose from his 25 years of clinical practice and his background in countless healing modalities. He is one of the wisest hearts I’ve known, and I feel honored to call him my business partner and a dear friend.
In his practice, John had long been using essential oils to support his clients. When he realized that essential oils were a powerful and accessible way to balance the brain, he began formulating his own blends for specific problems his clients faced.
He shared the oils with me when he was custom-blending these new formulations primarily for his clients. I was stunned with the physical, emotional, and spiritual shifts I experienced using the oils.
I describe my experience with the oils as strangely parallel to my experience with dance. I began ballet as an early teen, and self-consciously stepped into a beginner class full of 10-year-old students. But as soon as I felt the music and movements in my body, I became more me: clearer, freer, and more alive. “Oh, so that’s what life is supposed to feel like!” I thought. I’ve taken regular ballet classes since then.
That’s how I describe my experience with the oils. I became more me. And from that clarity, I knew I needed to share these healing tools with the world. I believed my experience, creativity, and aesthetic was how John’s oils could support many, many people.
I clearly remember the conversation which we decided to co-create Meo Energetics. We both agreed, “We know we can create this, and we know it’s important to create. We don’t know where the hell to begin this process, but let’s begin!” And a year later, Meo Energetics is here.
The biggest challenge for John and I was articulating a type of healing tool that has never been offered before. It’s one thing for me to recommend a holistic shampoo to you… you know what shampoo is supposed to do. But John has developed remedies that are truly before their time.
John’s essential oil blends marry the new brain science of neuroplasticity (long word, I know, but I’ll explain!) and the ancient art of plant healing. The formulas that result are not only the most powerful form of essential oils I’ve ever experienced, but now my primary health support. I prioritize these oils over every other supplement I use.
Neuroplasticity is how you build a better brain
Brain health determines one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. John came to this realization early in his practice, and it shifted his entire approach to nutritional therapy and bodywork. I came to that realization after using John’s oils, and immersing myself in the concept of neuroplasticity.
Within the next five years, the term neuroplasticity may be as common as the term paleo in the online health world. It is the most influential health message of the 21st century, and a phenomena you need to know in order to reach your full healing potential.
If you dedicate only 3 minutes today to learning about your health, spend those minutes watching our video on neuroplasticity. You don’t want to live the rest of your life not knowing about one of the most important parts of yourself.
The moment neuroplasticity “clicked” for me, I felt the faintest flash of enlightenment in my mind. I, Empowered Sustenance herself, had just discovered the most empowering concept in my healing journey.
This is what I learned:
The brain creates communication pathways to make our frequent thoughts and behaviors most efficient. Those pathways become readily available, making us likely to repeat those thoughts and behaviors. This process of building pathways is neuroplasticity. Developing efficient pathways is great news when it comes to practicing things like playing an instrument or learning a movement. As someone who has played piano and danced for most of my life, I’ve developed muscle memory in my fingers and body. That muscle memory is not in the muscle, though, it is the brain wiring itself more efficiently for those tasks.
There’s bad news: if we repeat negative thoughts and behaviors, the brain will wire itself to make those more efficient. This results in negative neuroplasticity. Chronic depression and anxiety are prime examples of negative neuroplasticity, but so are physical problems not often associated with the brain. Trouble focusing, poor digestion and insomnia can all be caused by unhealthy pathways in the brain.
Neuroplasticity led me to understand the difference between ME and unhealthy patterns in my brain. As someone who has struggled with severe anxiety in her life, I thought that I was cursed with the “anxiety gene” or “anxiety personality trait.” Not so. I had just trained my brain into pathways of anxiety over the years. And the incredible freedom was I could train my brain to run down pathways of positive, peaceful thoughts.
Creating healthy neuroplasticity
Let me clarify: I did not just snap my fingers and replace my anxiety pathways (and insomnia and poor digestion pathways) with optimal pathways. It takes an immense amount of intention and focus to re-train the brain, and that’s where Meo Energetics was pivotal in my healing journey.
Using the Meo Energetics formulations, I was able to create those healthy pathways that would have otherwise seemed impossible. The oil blends support the specific parts of the brain where those new pathways need to develop.
The essential oil blends work with very precise ratios and combinations of oils, which are determined in John’s clinical formulation process. After that, the oils are widely tested by practitioners in different healing genres (bodywork, energy work, chiropractors, acupuncturists and more) to ensure the efficacy of the oils.
To learn more about how Meo Energetics products work, please read our About page.
My Experience with Brain Oils
Vagal Tone, available here, is now the only digestive supplement I use. The significant effects of Vagal Tone was cumulative – not immediate – and profound.
After six weeks of regular use, the bloating which I had experienced, and which had been completely non-responsive to any dietary or supplemental change, disappeared. With two months of regular use, my “traveler’s constipation” was corrected. I had been regular at home, but traveling always seemed to throw off my rhythms. After a few months of use, I longer needed any other form of digestive supplement such as the HCL or enzymes I was taking.
The first time I used Anxiety Release, available here, I shook with uncontrollable laughter until tears streamed down my face. My body entire body relaxed in a way I had never experienced. I consider this response on the extreme end of the spectrum, but we’ve had many individuals tell us they had similar experiences. The first use is usually the strongest, and we’ve had multiple people describe this first application as feeling stoned.
When I’m anxious, not only does my mind circle the same negative thoughts, but my body tenses and my breathing shallows. When I use Anxiety Release, I experience a profound physical relaxation and sense of joy in my physical body. This provides positive feedback to my mind – my body feels safe, and I get a sense of distance from my thoughts. This oil has supported me in training myself out of deeply-ingrained anxious thought patterns.
The only real solution for anxiety is consciously training yourself to control your thoughts. There is no pill that will do this for you. It’s really hard work, and it would have felt impossible for me without the support of Anxiety Release.
Advanced Focus, available here, is the only blend I didn’t need to dramatically improve my life. If there is one thing this girl can do, it’s focus. As we’ve formulated and tested this blend, I’ve gained insight into how my well-established pathways focus allowed me to create a life I love.
I am successful in healing a chronic disease, because I had the focus to research and apply what I’d learned. I am successful in my blog because focus allows me to work from home, and teach myself skills. I am a skilled dancer because I can focus on choreography, my body, and music all at once. I am successful in personal relationships because I can listen intently and patiently to others.
As we’ve clinically-tested this oil, we’ve seen how others can profoundly expand their life by building better pathways for focus. And even though I don’t require this oil, I use it to “supercharge” myself. For example, I use it before dance classes and can give more attention to each part of my body. I can feel the bones in my feet in a way I’d never experienced before. I can’t recommend this oil highly enough for any movement artist, performer, or yogi.
John formulated Brain Deflame, available here, to support anti-inflammation of the brain. Reducing brain inflammation is the most effective ways to anti-inflame the whole body. It helps to set the body’s Inflammation Thermostat to LOW.
When I use this oil, I feel like I’m giving my body a dose of joy. It lightens my whole being – literally, I feel lighter. (It’s another oil I use before yoga, dance, hiking and any other movement). That’s because inflammation causes a sluggishness and fogginess in the brain and the body. With four months of regular use, my body no longer tests for the anti-inflammatory support I was using to keep my autoimmunity quiet.
I can’t wait for your order at Meo Energetics!
I look forward receiving your order at Meo Energetics! As we get Meo Energetics off the ground, John and I will be working with our part-time team member to send you products. My home office packed to the ceiling with inventory and shipping boxes. Each bottle is going from my home to yours.
As I’ve shared the progress of Meo over the last few months, I’ve received so many supportive emails, comments, and messages. I feel deeply supported by this community. Thank you, and thank for your orders during the grand opening of Meo Energetics.