Taking a deeper look at the Miracles of Nature
In this day and age of “Progress” and through the pathways we have developed in today’s society of convenience….
Everyone had developed a lot of impatience and intolerance of the bigger picture…
We have become numb to the beauty and the Miracles all around us that are just awaiting our arrival into the next level of our beings…..
It makes someone like me feel deeply sad inside at times at the things that are truly taken for granted..
Most do not realize all that was put on this earth to help us enhance our lives and our well beings..
Although through the great awakening happening on the planet of truth and love of Mankind……
People such as myself who are very ancient souls… who were sent here to help lead the way.. light the path back to the Garden that we burned down over 2000 years ago!
Yes we have the free will to either be positive or to let negativity sink our whole beings…. and we are all given the ability to tap into the higher realms of spirit if we so choose to..
In doing this and connecting to the “Divine” in ourselves and in the Universe…. we raise our “Vibrations” and bring forth so much love, peace, and joy to ourselves and those around us….
But……Amongst all of the amazing resources and things that God (source) has provided for us Humans on this planet to help us live in our higher selves and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle…
We are gifted the beautiful, wonderful, powerful, healing energy that Nature has to offer us… such as the plants and trees!
To the common human, nature is just there and it is taken so for granted every single day, because it has always been there and seems that it always will be..
There are some who can walk in the woods and have absolutely no connection…. just completely expecting that this is just there and will remain; without even thinking about all the healing power the “Woods” may have to offer them if they just choose to see it (feel it)….
Some have absolutely no problem throwing trash along the side of the road and no belief in the fact that when we “pollute” our earth, we are ultimately “polluting” ourselves…
They have absolutely no understanding that Humans are not the only energetic beings on this Earth…
There are many (many) of us who can feel a direct and close loving relationship with Nature and all of it’s beauty!…
…and what is even cooler, is the fact that Nature is here to keep us alive and healthy!
Did you know that due to the seasons of the years and the cycles of the Earth, the vibrations of plants and trees have come to evolve themselves?
Yes it’s true…. and it is due to the need to “protect” themselves, just as us Humans do….
The plants and trees somewhere along the line started to produce “oils” and natural chemicals within themselves that directly protect themselves (each and every plant and tree individually)…
AND….Fortunately for us Humans, this is great news for us!!
Their need for “Protection” from the elements and other forces in Nature….. has become a very healing substance for Humans and Animals….
called “essential oils”
History of Essential Oils Around the World
Essential oils, or aromatic oils as they were once called, have been used by many cultures around the world for centuries. Their uses varied between cultures from religious purposes to healing the sick. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when essential oils gained notoriety as effective healing agents, but eventually the knowledge of essential oils spread around the globe.
The earliest evidence of human knowledge of the healing properties of plants was found in Lascaux, located in the Dordogne region in France. There, cave paintings suggest the use of medicinal plants in every day life that have been carbon dated as far back as 18,000 B.C.E.
These powerful healing “Oils” have been used to heal the mind, the body, and the soul for so many many years!
Being one of the most precious gifts (of many) that God has provided to us Humans….
Essential oils were very cherished during the days that Jesus walked the Earth!
In fact, they were honored back then and we so precious, that in some societies, only the “royals” were allowed privilege to them…
and somewhere, somehow along the line, it has been forgotten how magnificent and splendorous essential oils truly are!
I for one feel a direct connection with my plants, herbs, and flowers as I grow them….
Plants take on the energy of their environments….
and so when they are grown in a loving environment and maintained with dignity and respect…and thanked for their beautiful help in healing us Humans as they do!
and without pesticides and chemicals (Organic)…
They learn on their own how to protect themselves from the elements……
They have a very high vibration and therefor they produce more essential oils…..!
Versus the plants that are grown commercially and not loved and card for properly and are sprayed with chemicals (they do not have to protect themselves, because the man made chemicals do it for them and so they do not have to produce those essential oils …)
I have actually experimented with this!
I distill my own essential oils (ones from plants that can be grown in Wisconsin like Lavender and peppermint, etc)..
So one year I distilled a batch from a Lavender plant I had purchased from a commercial greenhouse (which I was on a mission to save lol)….
Then directly afterwards, I distilled a batch of lavender from my own plant that I grew from seed organically….
I couldn’t believe the difference in how much more essential oil I received from my Lavender plant… the results of my study were so profound …
And I then knew that my intuition about the energy of plants and their well being directly affect their ability to assist in the healing of us humans!
So…with all of that said….
I would like to offer you some knowledge about what plants and their essential oils can do for you and healing your mind, body, and soul!
In hopes that you will be able to appreciate the wonders of Nature as I do……
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE MIND:
How do essential oils heal our minds? you ask?
The limbic system is a complex set of structures found on the central underside of the cerebrum, comprising inner sections of the temporal lobes and the bottom of the frontal lobe.
It combines higher mental functions and primitive emotion into a single system often referred to as the emotional nervous system.
It is not only responsible for our emotional lives but also our higher mental functions, such as learning and formation of memories.
The limbic system is the reason that some physical things such as eating seem so pleasurable to us, and the reason why some medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, are caused by mental stress.
It is directly where “smells” are processed in the brain and why certain smells can bring us back to memories and certain emotions.
Such as….The memory of walking in the door after school to the amazing and uplifting smell of apple pie baking when we were kids!
This usually left us feeling so happy and we couldn’t wait to eat it at dinner time, right?
SO now as adults, whenever we smell apple pie or cinnamon… it takes us back to that happy memory!
In fact….All aromas have a potential emotional impact that can reach deep into the psyche, both relaxing the mind and uplifting the Spirit.
When we inhale the fragrance of an essential oil, the odor molecules travel up the nose where they’re registered by the nerves of the olfactory membranes in the nose lining.
The odor molecules stimulate this lining of nerve cells and trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the amygdala – where emotional memories are stored – and to other parts of the limbic system of the brain.
Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects…
Olfactory responses to odors induce the brain to stimulate the release of hormones and neuro-chemicals that in turn alter the body’s physiology and behavior.
Essential oils enable us to access stored or forgotten memories and suppressed emotions so that we can acknowledge and integrate or release them.
Exactly why I use them in all of my “Healing” sessions as I am guided by the person’s “Higher self”
The word “emotions” can translate as “energy-in-motion.” E-motion is the experience of energy moving though our bodies.
This emotional energy actually works at higher speed than thought. Thought and images can take seconds or minutes to evoke a memory while an aroma can evoke a memory in milliseconds.
Forgotten memories and suppressed emotions can wreak havoc in our lives; often being the unsourced causes of depression, anxiety and fears.
Essential oils can help us surface and release these emotions wherever they are stored in the body or energy field.
This is now known as “Aromatherapy”….
What are some good essential oils to sniff for a higher and better emotional well being?
That create healing of the mind…….
Here are a few of my favorites
Basil essential oil is helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiety, panic, or apprehension, and has been said to be the oil of “renewal”, both emotionally and spiritually. It provides strength and tranquility to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction–which makes it a great choice for overcoming ruminating thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that often result from toxic relationships.
Cedarwood oil is a great oil for times of crisis or sudden change, such as when there is an adjustment in households, jobs, and/or relationships. These events often lead to feeling isolated or knocked off balance. Cedarwood provides feelings of stability and grounding when external circumstances threaten your feelings of stability. It also helps lessen fears that deter your ability to realize your potential. On an everyday basis, diffusing Cedarwood can increase your stamina and help you stay more focused, lively and hopeful.
Lavender essential oil is useful for a variety of emotional conditions. It has been proven beneficial for anxiety, depression, irritability, panic attacks, and stress reduction. Researchers at the University of Miami found that inhalation of lavender oil enhanced beta waves in the brain, suggesting improved relaxation! On a spiritual level, lavender essential oil lifts the weight of depression and sadness, bringing an emotional balance to the soul.
Coming to acceptance allows peace to grow within. When we can release feelings of rejection, transformation is more likely occur. This oil releases stress from our mental, emotional and physical bodies, soothing our wounds. Roman Chamomile has a virtuous quality and is also helpful for Inner Child work, particularly when addressing feelings of abandonment, which can be triggered during the course of and aftermath of toxic relationships.
Spiritually, Roman Chamomile brings peace, love and acceptance to the self. It can also relieve feelings of shock and grief, while opening intuition and receptivity.
Bergamot (or any citrus oil)
Bergamot helps us transfer love back to ourselves. We can be so fixated on wanting other people to make us happy that we forget we can do that for ourselves. Bergamot is uplifting, has natural anti-depressant properties, and helps us to relax and regain self-confidence again.
Bergamot oil helps us in the areas of self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, and self-loathing. This oil helps do the work necessary to step out of one’s fears of not being good enough, and habits of holding back for fear of rejection. It instills validation within, allowing us to accept our own authenticity, and not spend so much time worrying about the opinions of others.
It also helps us in processing and releasing fear, blame, the need for approval, toxic shame, and emotional anguish. It may also relieve feelings of incompetence, inadequacy, or worthlessness by helping us step into our own confidence and empowerment.
In addition to alleviating and eliminating depression, Frankincense is known as the “Oil of Truth”, revealing deceptiveness and false truths. It invites the individual to let go of lower vibrations, insults, and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on integrity and enlightenment.
Frankincense is a powerful cleanser of the spirit. It assists in removing malevolent energies attached to a person, allowing them to open to enlightenment. Addresses emotions of abandonment and spiritual disconnectedness.
Hyssop is a holy herb that awakens the heart, bringing acceptance while encouraging unconditional love towards the self. Hyssop enables a clarity of spirit, encouraging emotional connection and well-being.
Hyssop essential oil is used for elimination of emotional uncleanliness, assisting in the removal of the legacy of guilt and fear of a generational nature. It is purifying for those who believe they have sins that need to be forgiven. It releases judgment of self and others, as well as old, limiting beliefs that no longer serve one’s spiritual path.
Melissa (a.k.a. Lemon Balm)
Melissa is the ultimate oil for emotional detox and combating stress and overwhelm. On a spiritual and emotional realm, Lemon Balm has been used for centuries to harmonize the mind and body. It will help those who are Highly Sensitive (HSPs) and are prone to emotionally shutting down.
Using Lemon balm will restore clarity and generate support and balance to the spirit so one may have a positive outlook on their life and well-being.
ESSENTIAL OILS TO HEAL THE BODY:
There is no doubt in my mind after practicing as a “Certified Master Aromatherapist / Certified Master Herbalist” for several years now that the phytochemicals in plants (which are made into essential oils) have many healing properties to them.
Honestly, if you can tell me an ailment of the physical body, I could tell you an essential oil that would heal it (not kidding)….
But for the purpose of not making you read all day, I will stick to just giving you some examples of what essential oils can help with infections……..
(By “Heal the body” I mean using these topically by either using on pulse points, the bottoms of your feet, or in any combination that is recommended to you (or made for you) by a Certified Aromatherapist….)
INFECTION (which essential oils are best?):
THIEVES: (or if you are not a Young Living fan… any combination of these oils) is without a doubt a top favorite amongst the masses (and I agree)…. with its powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils it covers bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
TEA TREE: This is a powerhouse of the forces of nature when it comes to killing infection! It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial
LAVENDER: With its combination of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties…. this is also a great choice (and it smells like a slice of Heaven).
OREGANO (my favorite): The unique composition of oregano oil makes it especially suitable to treat staph infections. The phenolic compound found in Oregano Oil has been shown to be more effective than as many as 18 pharmaceutical drugs including penicillin.
It has excellent anti fungal properties but must always be diluted before application.
ESSENTIAL OILS THAT HEAL THE SOUL (for spiritual practice):
God (source) knew what he was doing when he created the powerful energies in plants!
I personally cannot even comprehend how marvelous it is that humans have figured out throughout time how to use essential oils to heal the non-physical aspects of our selves (the soul)!
Although there are many essential oils that are known for centuries to be of spiritual cleansing, uplifting, and maintaining a higher state of awareness….
I will just give you an overview of what I use for balancing each chakra (energy system)….
These are essential oils that I know work energetically and spiritually on each area…..
CROWN: Angelica,Rosewood, Frankincense, Spikenard, Sandalwood, and Jasmine Absolute
3rd Eye: Angelica, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Marjoram, and Patchouli
Throat: Lavender, Lemon, mandarin Orange, Rose Absolute, Neroli, Petitgrain, Wild Chamomile, and Lemongrass
Heart: Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin Orange, Lemon, Cardamom seed, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang
Solar Plexus: Lavender, lemon, mandarin orange, petitgrain, Rose Absolute, Rosemary, and Neroli
Sacral: Orange, Lemon, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang III, Jasmine Absolute, and Rose Otto
Root: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, and Balance.
As you can clearly see… essential oils are amazing!
I myself use them daily and am so grea-tfull that I have taken the time to learn about them….in all of their glory!
If you would like more information on essential oils and how to use them, please feel free to message me!
If you would like to take a class on how to use Essential oils…
If you would like be become a Certified Aromatherapist Please contact me to see when the next class is scheduled.
Sending you into your day with love, Grace, Peace, and Joy in your hearts…
and the open heart to feel the energy of nature!