I was in deep conversation with my new friend a couple of years ago, at a small café in town, we were discussing memories and spiritual awakenings. As an aromatherapist he explained to me that essential oils act like keys to unlock the hidden potentials in humans, they clear the meridians, also called the rivers of life, off trauma and blockages in the body, mind and soul.
Just a couple of months earlier, I began using essential oils aromatically and topically to help me with nervous feelings and sadness post divorce, but they also cleared me off my long term depression I had carried with me since childhood, it took me about two months to switch from taking anxiety medication that were highly addictive, to only using two essential oil blends.
Some time after, I took part in an event where the hosts were talking about anxiety and essential oils and how they are affecting the mind and body. They explained in detail how pharmaceuticals work on the mind and body and how essential oils work in comparison. Where pharmaceuticals block the messenger molecules that trigger anxious feelings when they are present in large amounts, the chemical constituents in essential oils either inhibit or they activate neurotransmitters, depending on the type of oil you use, but they don't block them like beta blockers. When the messenger molecules are blocked, it can trigger the synapses to loose their ability to absorb the messenger molecules, meaning that the body becomes addicted to the use of the medication because without it the mind will get overwhelmed from the amount of molecules present when under stress without the medication blocking them. Some Chemical constituents from essential oils can help synapses utilize the messenger molecules more efficiently. This is why medication is addictive and essential oils are not. It becomes really difficult to wean yourself off medication but I found it was much easier with the use of calming essential oils while coming off the anxiety meds.
Essentially, the chemical constituents in plant oils assist the body to do its job better without jeopardizing the bodies and minds own ability to heal itself.
My own intuition and inner guidance let me know that in order to heal from anything, one must be in a place of inner peace, so inner peace was the priority for healing to happen. I began making my inner peace my priority, by disconnecting from people who were unhealthy for me at some level. Then I began making choices for myself that made me feel excited and happy to be alive, like booking a trip to Peru with my new light family, the minute I made that decision I felt joy and bliss wash over me which I had not felt in decades. I was making choices I felt inspired to make, like continuing on my journey with Reiki and getting my finances sorted out. Anything that helped me feel more at peace is what I made my priority.
Its like the clutter in your room that makes you feel anxious and out of control, when its cleaned and put away, it leaves room for you to think about other more exciting things.
Who can make clear and logical decisions with a mind full of clutter? I bet nobody.
When the mind becomes calm and centered you have more room to play and have fun, more room to manifest the life you really want. We cannot make clear decisions in anxiety mode, because we constantly make choices based on the idea of survival. It is instinctual and a part of the primitive, reptilian brain. And also through deeply ingrained experiences that turn into a program or believes, by repetition.
But its time to shift and change to a more conscious and aware way of thinking, acting and responding to life, don't you agree?
Dare the shift from surviving into thriving.
Essential oils were just one path to my freedom. There are many roads to Rome, another road was the use of wholefood supplements after realizing that my mind and body did not have all the nutrients it needed to function at its best. The lack of fertile grounds where our food comes from and the decrease of nutrients measured in an orange compared to one from 50 years ago made me understand the significance of supplementing. But not just any supplement would suffice, I had issues with regular store bought items as they would discolor my urine or give me stomach pains, I had to take them with food and at different times in a day, and certainly I did not reap the full benefits from taking them as the vitamins in them were not necessarily bioavailable. The right choices in supplementation is key in reaping the greatest benefits from the sources you are taking in. Eating fruits and vegetables should never be replaced through supplementation, supplementing means we are adding nutrients we may still be lacking from our healthy diet.
Sometimes, we don't put enough thought into what we do or take into our body, and during busy days it can be hard to keep a healthy regime. I myself am a huge lover of chocolate and cheese, as a swiss woman, its no surprise there. But I understand that any healthy choices are better then none and I realized that I definitely don't take in the proper amount of fruits and vegetables every day to help my body heal and regenerate itself to stay healthy. It may seem not important when we are young, as a twenty year old I felt invincible too. But as we get older, we realize that the choices we had made in our past are now showing effects. It is never too late to make changes which is what I had experienced as well after I decided to stop smoking, but the sooner we make better choices the better the outcome. Sometimes, people wonder about how supplements could change their lives, I don't know how it will change your life, but I know how it changed mine and I have heard from friends and clients that they experienced having hair grow back or gaining back a more positive outlook in life. You don't know what its going to do for you until you try it and give your body what it may be lacking, then watch your body utilize the supplements for whatever it needs it.
I believe that we can change anything at any moment simply with the decisions we make for ourselves, the universe changes itself anew in every moment, and so can we.
The choices we make today determine the future we create. The past only has power over us when we let it be our story and continue the old habits we know are not the best choices for us.
We change our own story by making new decisions today into the right direction or the direction we want our lives to evolve into. This is how we can manifest the life we truly can be in love with.
And how do we know what the right choices are?
I know I make the right choices for myself when the outcome is peace and joy.
And how did this all start with essential oils?
The sense of smell has never fallen from grace, it is the one sense we have that cannot be tricked or manipulated. The chemical constituents of plants reach the brain in less then ten seconds through the olfactory system and the hypothalamus, your ego has no time to reject it or deny it. Your brain then sends signals to the rest of your body through the nervous system, which inhibits or slows down the production of stress hormones. This is the fastest, easiest and most effective way to use essential oils to bring you inner peace and allow your mind and body to focus on what is really important, because it inhibits the fight, flight and freeze reaction most people seem to be experiencing which preoccupies their brain most of their days.
Inner peace will give you more time in a day to do the things that are important to you and your family.
Inner peace is the most valuable commodity we have, more so then time, because inner peace will give you more time in a day, literally, to create the life you really want.
The chemical constituents in essential oils are the keys to unlock the blocks in your body and mind that have kept you from seeing and feeling with clarity.
Clarity is key as it helps us understand ourselves better and it helps us see our own path clearly. Clarity is a key component in understanding your life purpose and becoming really clear on what it is, that truly brings you joy and purpose in life.
People often ask me in readings about their life purpose, if I just said what it is, then how would it be still exciting to figure it out yourself? If you had the clarity through inner peace, so you could access your own inner guidance more easily, you would just follow your inspiration and figure out your own life purposes, with ease, flow and grace.
It really is that simple.
It was almost impossible for me to see either, the future or my past with clarity as long as I was experiencing the constant triggers of fight and flight. I also couldn't see what was right in front of me. The adrenal hormones influence our ability to hear inner guidance and direction in life coming form our own higher wisdom.
My nervousness rendered me powerless.
And that is why inner peace should always be our priority.
What ever it takes, my loves.
"Let life alchemize you... into your true self."