Essential Oils For Emotions
time to set yourself free, my friend...
Have you ever been so triggered by humans that you're afraid to leave your closet for concern you might just bump into someone?
When triggers and triggering people come at you rapid fire it can be a spiraling experience. But if you're like me, you take some time to dive in and ask the question~ "What is at the root of this?"
People are people and while one person or situation may pester and charge you, it may not impact me in the slightest. Or, vice versa. We are not all triggered by the same thing. For many, triggers have a "ritual" feel to them, a feeling of something happening over and over. And it can tend to feel abusive. Though you may not consciously say abusive, but at the cellular level, your body may be experiencing that. In addition, if you have any physical conditions, yet you're doing all the right things, look no further than your emotional responses, either current or past. The past has a funny way of catching up.
When these constant triggers arise in my own life, I reach for SARA. SARA is a powerful blend of oils with an acronym that stands for Sexual And Ritual Abuse as it was created for those who battle with emotions from this kind of trauma as well as other forms of physical and emotional abuse. However, it is not limited to those who have suffered abuse. As I mentioned, your body decides what is ritual and what is not. Any sort of negative emotions we have stored deep down inside would warrant needing this oil.
Emotions that we bury deep down inside of us never actually die. We don't have the privilege of stuffing them down and expect them to go away with time. Our negative emotions from difficult situations that we have endured in our life are written on our DNA and stored in the cellular memory within our organs and in our amygdala (our brain’s memory center for fear and trauma). Each time a thought or situation causes us to bring up these old thoughts and emotions, we reinforce it in our cellular memory, allowing it to grow and wreak havoc on our emotional well-being as well as our physical body…eventually causing physical ailments (because, remember, it’s written on the cells in our organs). We must release these emotions rather than stuffing them down if we want to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Did your parents create a feeling of shame? Reach for SARA and release it. Did your spouse/partner/parents cause some unloved feelings or abandonment? Reach for SARA and release it. Unworthiness, loneliness, bitterness creeping in near constant, SARA.
Is it time to declare your freedom, your true emotional freedom and release any residual hurts? Then perhaps it's time for SARA.
Order SARA here.
It’s an interesting word, isn't it? But in emotional healing, in physical healing, it’s everything.
A Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor was once quoted as saying, “I can heal your cancer, first, go forgive your parents, then we’ll heal you.”
Bold words, from a wise man.
Forgiveness is rooted in the very foundation of who God is, and we are created in His image so we ought not to take this lightly. As you read through this day, please know I am not asking and sharing anything with you I have not walked through myself.
Learning to forgive is not for them, it’s for you. It sets you free. It heals you. It’s really a selfish act when you think of it, forgiving because it benefits you.
You’ve heard it said, but it bares repeating, harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. So true. Not forgiving gives place to bitterness. Being in a mental space to want to forgive, now that is a whole other ballgame. Yes we should. And it's hard. It's hard until you take a step in walking it out forgiveness, then the freedom you feel and the burdens you lift, are unlike anything else, and so it becomes a joy, a relief.
Here are three essential oil singles that I have found to be most helpful when forgiveness is needed.
Thyme has a number of healing or medicinal properties and has been used for thousands of years. It is a sign of love and courage and often during the medieval period, a knight's lady would embroider thyme leaves on his cloak or tunic. The Greeks believed that thyme could reverse sad or melancholy feelings and it was sometimes used to boost confidence in stressful situations. Courage to forgive, confidence to move through a difficult season of forgiving…
Historically, parsley was thought to aid digestion and this custom of eating a few leaves with one's meal was meant to promote well-being. Parsley was also used to remove bitterness and although medieval herbalists recommended it for a sour stomach, it was also recommended to remove sour or bitter emotions.
Juniper oil is a powerful diuretic and is known as the “mover of fluids”. Juniper berries, together with its leaves and branches have been used since ancient times when the plant was believed to possess the power to ward off evil spirits, negative forces and illnesses. These parts were also used for cleansing and purifying the mind, body and spirit. Now, as we dive into intentional, emotional healing, we use this oil to release negativity, alleviate stress and relieve any residual tension.
Make a list of all the people you need release the blessing of forgiveness to. Let the list stare back at you.
Next, apply each of these oils, one at a time, in the order listed. Sense the courage rise up and the confidence welling up to allow forgiveness to be a part of you. Feel the bitterness move up and out, and finally, releasing any negativity that is wanting to hang on.
Take the time to journal all the physical and emotional benefits of forgiveness. Mainly, it brings healing to your very bones and connects you to hear the voice of your Creator.