“Through [fragrances] we can contact the wisdom of nature, the power of light, the energy of the universe and the love in our hearts.”
~Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
I love incorporating essential oils into my practice. I use them in conjunction with many of my modalities whether to help release blocked emotions, to clear chakras or to enhance and anchor higher consciousness states.
Aromatherapy is the art of using plant and fruit extracts to balance, harmonize and promote the health of our body, our minds, and emotions as well as our spirit. Our Earth Garden supplies us with an abundance of nature’s healing wisdom found in plant medicine. Plants have their own vital force energy that works synergistically to enhance our own vital energy. I believe that we have a veritable pharmacopeia for nearly everything we need to support our health and well-being as part of our divine connection to this earth!
Essential oils are increasingly recognized for their physical healing properties as well as for supporting our mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Their beneficial properties have the ability to affect our entire well-being and even into our auric field. Essential oils are made up of hundreds of different compounds- their chemical constituents, that can synergistically support numerous bodily functions. They have antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal healing properties. EO’s have a myriad of health-promoting benefits that can enhance every organ and organ system including our hormonal, respiratory, digestive and even our muscular systems. They also have powerful anti-oxidant properties.
One of my favorite reasons for using aromatherapy is to enhance the experience of hypnosis and meditation by relaxing the mind to facilitate access to the sub-conscious and super-conscious mind states through the process of guided Soul Journeys. This is where we delve deeper into exploring the Soulful Self within the subtle realms. Enhancing these spiritual experiences is in fact, a practice that has been the foundational to many spiritual traditions and sacred rituals that has endured throughout the ages. It’s interesting that this time-honored tradition seems to be increasingly gaining in popularity.
Whether it’s thought to open the connections to the divine or to enhance a higher conscious state, essential oils seem to have the ability to capture the essence and mystery of life and helps us bridge the realms. It’s as if we have an innate understanding and connection to the wisdom of plant medicine and their essences that can bring us into harmony. Aromatherapy is said to even stimulate the qualities of higher vibrational emotional states such as love, compassion, and empathy.
“The fragrant molecules that are essential oils have been the vehicles for many spiritual journeys. Weaving in and out of the body, as they weave silently throughout the atmosphere, ethereal but real and deep, essential oils can put us on a wavelength, a network, a web, something that connects the whole. It may be that the experience is brief, but is never forgotten. Indeed, it is imprinted on the very soul.”
-Valerie Ann Worwood
Young Living Essential Oils
I have been using Young Living Essential Oil blends as a part of my therapeutic work with clients and love the results! It adds a dimensional quality to all my healing modalities and my clients comment on the positive effect Young Living Essential Oils have on them.