Essential oils, well known for their physical benefits, play a crucial role in emotional healing. They assist in raising the vibrational frequency of the physical body so that lower level energies, such as suppressed emotions become unbearable and must be released. Anger, sadness, grief, feelings of low self worth and judgment cannot exist in the state of balance and peace which the oils create.
Healing occurs as old feelings surface and release. Trapped emotions come to the surface and are released, replaced by positive feelings and a balanced state of being.
Essential oils don’t do this work all on their own. Daily over the course of a couple of months in conjunction with emotional release work such as yoga, meditation and journaling is required to see results.
In my own personal experience I can attest to just how powerful it is to combine emotional work—yoga, meditation and journaling—with the daily use of essential oils. When I first discovered essential oils, I was going through an intense period of stress and sadness. My marriage of 18 years was coming to an end and I was being sucked into a negative vortex of energy that was destroying me. I had become crippled with depression, unable to get out of bed or get through the day without crying. I would lie in bed and stare out the window for hours, only to pull myself back out reluctantly when my kids came home from school. I couldn’t function. The sadness and despair was overwhelming.
As a health practitioner, I knew how to care for myself. I knew what foods to eat to keep my vibrational energy high; I knew to meditate and practice yoga daily; to be outside in nature to stay spiritually grounded and connected; and to remove myself from any people or situations which were fraught with negativity. Yet still, despite all my best efforts, I succumbed to a state of depression that I couldn’t pull myself out of. I was at the point where I was considering going to a doctor to be put on anti-depressant medication, but thankfully, I resisted.
The universe responded and right around this time, I was introduced to the healing power of essential oils. I immersed myself in learning and experiencing these oils. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I experimented and read, and knew I was on to something. It didn’t happen overnight, but I did begin to notice a difference after a month or two… my moods became steadier and more positive; my worry and anxiety faded; and I felt emotionally stronger. Things I never thought I would be able to do, became feasible. No longer insurmountable. I was beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
It was hard work. There were many days I didn’t think I’d make it through. There were occasions I questioned why I had ventured down this path, but over time, gradually, I gained strength and courage, and began feeling like myself again.
Today, nearly two years after I was first introduced to these oils, I can look back over this time with gratitude. Gratitude for having been brought to my knees in despair; gratitude for having to reach down deep…really deep…to discover my true voice. My true passion. Gratitude for the tremendous personal growth that has come out of this chaotic period in my life. And gratitude for the knowledge that faith and determination can and will get me through anything life brings my way.
I still use my essential oils daily…. I always will. My 13 year daughter uses them and views them as a normal part of her daily routine, even introducing them to her friends and teachers. I have introduced countless friends, family and strangers alike to these life-changing oils and I get such satisfaction every time I hear how they have affected someone’s life in a positive way.
The oils I recommend for emotional well being:
Ylang Ylang: Aids with blood pressure issues; healing a broken heart; adrenal support and sex drive issues
Serenity: Calming; helps sleep; relaxes muscles
Citrus Bliss: Uplifting and energizing; helps with sugar cravings