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Aromatherapy: The use of fragrant botanical oils for physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

From as early as 4,500 before the common era, essential oils (powerful, concentrated organic compounds extracted steam-distilled or cold-pressed from plant flowers, fruit, resins, roots and bark) have been recognized for their natural healing powers that promote health and well-being. Powers over physical ailments and powers over emotional issues. Their fragrances soothe, heal, and invigorate the mind and body. Aromas act on the deepest parts of the brain and the central nervous system to enhance mood and emotions to relieve depression and anxiety and restore emotional wellness.

Their chemical constituents include antioxidants which encourage radiant health when used correctly. They have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. With hundreds of vitamins and other compounds, essential oils act as adaptogens which promote homeostasis. Essential oils are non-greasy and require only a few drops to have tremendous effects on emotional well-being, physical health or spiritual mindfulness. They easily penetrate deeply into the skin such that simple topical use with a carrier oil stimulates healing throughout the body as the compounds journey within. Using focused medicinal massage techniques, they stimulate the nervous system to release congestion and re-balance areas of the body affected by stress. With absorption into the bloodstream, these oils ease aches, pains, injuries while enhancing cellular renewal, blood circulation and effective detoxification for deep healing.

It is said that the sense of smell reaches the soul faster than any other sense. After all, scripture tells us that “Life” was breathed into Man. So it stands to reason that inhalation of “prana” leads to an enlivening of the “soul” … even enlightenment! Add to that an exquisite aroma and you gain a recipe for triggering emotional and even physical responses to help transform moods and move through different states of mind.

In the following video, Dr. Josh Axe and Jordan Rubin discuss essential oils nicely:

As you may have learned, many of these essential oils have powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties that surpass pharmaceutical variants in that they do not leave behind nor generate dangerous toxins for the body to deal with eventually. Essential oils are truly gifts to us through Nature.

Check out what Vanderbilt Hospital found when they began incorporating aromatherapy in their emergency room space:

But remember, it is important to use them correctly! There is a lot of unfounded as safe information floating around due to the success of two referral marketing companies whose associated distributors have been leading the way to knowledge about these Gd-given miracles. Unfortunately, their sole interest is to convince as many others as possible to peddle as many oils as possible … even while making claims as to their use that may be false. Always seek the help of a competent, certified authority when you need answers to important questions. As a general rule, though you will find some authorities knowledgeable in the use of essential plant oils internally, it is not the method of use recommended by aromatherapists. Not to say that one should never take an botanical oil internally. Just be sure to be in direct consultation with a responsible, competent authority.

It should be known that there is an effort at this very moment to help raise finishing funds to complete an independent aromatherapy documentary that seeks to deepen dialogues, dispel myths, empower engagement and encourage informed relationships with essential oils and their use in aromatherapy. Watch this preview:

Commonly Used Essential Oils

There are many options to consider, but here are some popular ones:

  • Bergamot is a citrus-scented oil that helps lower stress and anxiety levels.
  • Cedarwood has a woody fragrance. While its scent can help you relax, it can also aid in respiratory problems.
  • Chamomile, often consumed in tea, is known for its calming effects. But this essential oil can also help lift your mood.
  • Eucalyptus has cooling qualities and is used as a natural decongestant for those who suffer from respiratory ailments.
  • Jasmine is a sweet-smelling essential oil used to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as boost libido.
  • Lavender, soothing and calming, is often used for relaxation and to ease insomnia.
  • Lemon not only increases energy and focus, but boosts your immune system and promotes healthy digestion.
  • Peppermint is energizing and refreshing, and it can improve concentration and help relieve headaches and nausea.
  • Rosemary is a stimulating essential oil that can boost mental activity and sharpen your focus. It’s also used to ease pain and cramping.
  • Sandalwood can help release tension and increase your sex drive.
  • Tea tree oil can have an uplifting effect and help calm your mind.

Do you want to know what may be the Top 10 Essential Oils to keep on hand? See this:

By now, you may be thinking that you would like to have some of these gems on hand. Here you will access a very high quality source of 100% certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, much less expensive than those in the M.L.M. lineup. Eden’s Garden also has perhaps the most intriguing line of botanical body oils and perfumes that can have men “delirious” with desire after smelling product smart women “sporting” them. Here’s what The Healing Cave Lady had to say:

Obviously, if you want to smell amazing without being toxic to your body, E.G.’s could easily supply you with what you want. Phenomenal perfumes, deodorants, body oils, etcetera could all be found at really good prices. These guys are at the top of the game! Smell good and be therapeutically benefited at the same time. It’s awesome.

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Let’s consider too the cleaning aspects of essential plant oil use. Their antimicrobial properties provide adequate replacements. Toxins can hide out in your cleaning supplies, cookware, beauty products and more. While you may be leading an otherwise healthy lifestyle, some toxic household products can derail your health journey. Five are:

  1. Bleach ( Use Lemon Oil, Tea Tree Oil and White Distilled Vinegar instead)
  2. Antibacterial Chemicals (Use Castile soap or Alcohol enhanced with essential oils)
  3. Scented Candles and Air Fresheners (Use Essential Oil Diffusers or Baking Soda infused with Citrus or Tea Tree oils)
  4. Talcum Powder (Use Organic Cornstarch infused with choice essential oils)
  5. Non-Stick Chemicals (Use Stainless Steel or Cast iron with Avocado, Coconut oil or Ghee)

Doc Axe tells more in this video:

The bottom line leaves us with a feeling of promise to the hope that we can achieve and maintain well-being with the right attitude toward being. Good old fashioned olfactory based approaches to enriching our environments can be just what The Good Lord bade.

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Is Love or Infatuation Fueling Your Actions?

We constantly hear people saying how much they love this and that or how’d they love to . . . But what is love really? A funny thing sometimes and supposed to be fun. But how do we qualify the experience and differentiate it from an illusion . . . from infatuation?

Because while infatuation presents the feelings of love, it is unbridled and uncontrollable. Very intense and usually short-lived since it is not based on reason and is rather blind to the real truths of the matter. Honest, mature love can actually result from infatuation given the right circumstances, such as by incorporating reason and reaching mature perspectives. But most “young minds” simply function on autopilot and don’t give deep thought to how their “vehicle” is being driven. The important aspect is that it drives them . . . sometimes to madness.

This immaturity has relevance to all facets of our emotional being. We tend to get caught up in the natural “slings and swings” of life without thinking before we act. It’s natural, what else can we expect. But let’s take our lives to their limits. Why not be supernatural? Going beyond the boundary of pure instinctual behavior and raising the notch of the ladder to what we can accomplish. Why live a mediocre lifestyle in “primitive” servitude to unbridled energy motions? What if there is a way to rise above the mundane and live more sane? To make sense out of nonsense by adding controls to actions and reactions.

This is the function of taking stock of who you are and how you want to be alive. When it comes to something or someone we want, we have to dig deep rationally and analyse from many different perspectives how the object of our attention actually fits into the equation we formulated for ourselves. Why are we so passionate about it and would life really be better if it was also part and parcel of the baggage we must carry? After all, during the journey to our destinations, we must have the right provisions for the way.

It’s hard for me to say that I love what I do but I do love who I am. That’s why it is so important for me to select what I take into my life with an eye on how my innards move me. Is it true romantic love I experience or infatuation with a fantasy. I take time to think on it, hopefully with intelligence. As I have mentioned before, one of my “secret weapons” is the use of therapeutic essential oils. What these do for me is instill a conscious focus throughout the day, for a few hours at least, on the purpose intended by their use. I smell the fragrance and am reminded of what I desire of it to do to me. On a subconscious level, I imagine being aligned with my desired outcome and however “the universe” manifests its greatness, I hope to be open.

I have been working with many mixtures, but those that I think elicited major breakthroughs in my “be”-ing are called “Awaken” and “Into the Future“. Of course, it may not have been the use of the oils that is doing the trick. But they sure don’t hurt! It could simply be my firm resolve to evoke a change in my being for the better. But I am learning to “love” including them in my daily regimens. Not just the aforementioned oils but a number of others as well just for the fun of it. For those of you who are interested in checking this out for yourselves, consider downloading the free app, Aromatherapeutic Essentials. It will be a tremendous help to those wanting to know more about the world of essential plant oil usage.

In another light, it can be found that people get excited about a new opportunity and feel gung ho and all about it in the beginning, only to let the feeling whimper out and fade away, especially when another opportunity comes along. That’s infatuation at work. What those folk really need is to apply good reasoning and come to the conclusion why to or why not to be involved with their new “fling” or sought after “life partner”. Being faithful and persevering with the “partner” that you find to love and is loving you back has great rewards. Doing so could save a lot of angst, wasted time and money. After all, a viable and enduring partner in the pursuit of life’s pleasures eliminates boredom and provides support and encouragement during times of need. Straying from that only brings sorrows in its wake.

Wisely know what you want and why, then stick to your method in getting it and then maintain having it. This is the way to true honest fulfillment in life with the quality of endurance. Love everlasting, we hope!

That Small Thin Voice of The Soul

Perhaps it can be considered that when we allow ourselves to be in touch with our souls, we step into a realm where our hectic lives disappear. Stopping momentarily to listen to our selves, gives us the opportunity to process the changes that we sense instinctively as those necessary for growth and fulfillment. When you take stock and take charge of where you are heading in life, you can then make sure you are heading in the right direction. The direction you most want to be in. Being is a present state. It is what you are at any given time. Who do you want to be? What does your inner voice tell you? Are you there yet? If not, what are you doing to be who you want to be how you want to be? If you have not yet, it’s time to start thinking about your goals in life.

The more time you give to listening to the inner voice of your soul, the more likely you are to hear the authentic messages you need to be paying attention to. It may take some time to get through all the irrelevant chatter, but if you write down all the things that are important for you to achieve, your subconscious mind will begin to steer you in the right direction. Straight to authentic and happy being.

I have to let you in though on one of my secrets. Well, maybe not so much of a secret, but something not generally considered nor thought about in most circles. The olfactory system, a fascinating, mysterious and complex component of our being related to scent, has a powerful influence on human emotions and the nervous system. Aromatherapy is the form of alternative medicine that uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being. I have been putting it to the test so to speak, playing around with different therapeutic plant oils. Based on their intended use, I apply these oils as drops on my undershirt (near the shoulders or in the chest area) and allow a sort of olfactory centered mental trance to take over for hours. The scent causes greater conscious focus on the purpose that the scent suggests as a result of its use, there is the subconscious induction that it works.

I must say, but I cannot prove it, that since I started “playing around” with these therapeutic scents, it appears I must be opening psychic channels to the physical fruition of needed events and occurrences! I don’t really know what made what to happen when, but I am finding myself listening to my small thin voice more attentively and hearing its whispers. Then I find out that I’m in fact being more the me I want to be being in the situations which I find myself. It’s really cool! Of course, It may have absolutely nothing to do with the oils at all … then again, there’s nothing wrong with a well-oiled machine!

If you have an interest in finding out for yourself, check out this new app. It reveals a lot and more of what you might want to know about therapeutic plant oils and their many healthful uses. Find out if they help you too! What does your small thin voice say?