Essential oils support healing in five stages. They strengthen us during each stage and prepare us for the next level of healing. For example, as we regain our physical health we are invited to enter the emotional realm.
The Five Stages are:
- Essential Oils assist in healing the physical body
- Essential oils assist in healing the heart
- Essential oils assist in releasing limiting beliefs
- Essential oils increase spiritual awareness and connection
- Essential Oils inspire the fulfillment of our life’s purpose
Essential oils are powerful physical healers. Some essential oils are considered 40-60 times more potent than herbs. They have many “anti” qualities. Essential oils range from being anti-bacterial to antiviral and anti-parasitic in nature. Essential oils assist the body in fighting unfriendly micro-organisms; purifying organs, glands and body systems; balancing body functions and raising the body’s vibration.
As the oils secure our physical health, they provide us with the energy we need to penetrate the heart and enter the emotional realm. Essential oils raise the vibration of the physical body. As the body lives in higher vibrations, lower energies (such as suppressed emotions) become unbearable. These feelings want to release. Stagnant anger, sadness, grief, judgment and low self-worth cannot exist in the environment of balance and peace which essential oils help us create.
Emotional healing happens as old feelings surface and release. Sometimes this experience is confused with regression. People may perceive this as going backward or that the essential oils are not working. We are so used to symptomatic healing that we have been conditioned to view healing as the immediate stop of all physical and emotional pain. In reality, the oils are working. They are working to permanently heal emotional issues by supporting individuals through their healing.
It’s important to understand that healing is a process. The process can be separated into two main principles; release and receive.
We have to release trapped negative emotions before we can receive positive feelings. The old must go to make space for the new to come in. We often want to skip this step, but it’s a necessary one. We have to be willing to experience the cleaning if we truly want to heal. Resisting the cleansing process makes healing more painful. We have to surrender to the experience so that we can continue on the path of healing. The more we let go and trust, the more enjoyable this healing process can be.
Essential oils assist in taking an honest look within. They foster the right environment for healing, but they will not do the work for us. In gardening, it’s a common experience to pull the weeds while leaving the roots. This is particularly true for hard and rocky soils. To make sure we uproot the whole weed, we can add water to the soil, which softens the soil and allows the entire weed to be removed. Similarly, essential oils prepare our emotional soil so that it is easier to remove the weeds . However, they do not weed for us. If you neglect to do the work of pulling your weeds, they have simply watered the problem. On the other hand, if you combine essential oils with emotional work, reap the fruit of their labor.
You may be wondering: “How do I begin my emotional work?” We suggest that you begin with a few introductory practices such as meditation, journaling, and personal inventory to facilitate the healing process. Everyone goes on their own healing path and we hope that our upcoming “emotional healing” series will greatly assist you on this journey.