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Aromatherapy, Spirit and Energy
Wed. May. 2, 2012

If you want better health - focus on having an abundance of energy and good health. A healthy body leads to a healthy state of mind and maintaining these two things is all part of a positive spiritual approach. You are creating a positive tornado of energy within the nature of your focused intention. Emotions are a form of energy that's much more powerful than that of mere thoughts. Assistance will come to you and it will build with your energy. At the same time you stop building negative energy that you created from negative events/emotions - that negative energy only attracts more negative situations. When you begin focusing on more positive things and focus on what you want you begin shifting that energy and start attracting positive situations to help you create the life you want. Start taking steps to create the life that you want. Shift your energy and get your subconscious mind to help you attract positive situations.

You can't be a conscious manifestor without having all your energy in present time. Affirmation (Affirmations have the power to weaken the energy field of a negative habit, trauma or phobia, and eventually transform its polarity).: Say and state the affirmation out loud when you are alone. With a little intention and focus, I bring ALL my energy into present time. With this collected energy, I'm now better able to complete an article, make a decision, respond with love to my spouse or friend, get a full night's sleep, take care of myself or tackle my most challenging project with inspiration.

Meditation is a specific element of yoga which generally involves the turning of a personís attention inward to the workings of their own mind and thoughts. It encompasses a lot of different spiritual practices but generally focuses on the mental activity and an achievement of internal peace. Many practitioners of meditation see it as a great way to become friendlier and healthier in their own lives.

Aromatic Oils are the very soul of a plant. Even a drop or two can produce significant results for your body, mind and spirit. The healing properties in essential oils include a spectrum of benefits to the body, mind and spirit. When specific fragrances are used with spiritual intent, the connection and experience are stored in our brain and remembered. When the fragrance is smelled again, it evokes a spiritual response. The more a fragrance is used, the stronger the connection becomes. Therefore some oils such as bergamot and lemon can be sedating to the nervous system but uplifting to the spirit. Place a drop or two of these essential oils mixed with a tiny bit of carrier oil such as organic virgin coconut oil or organic jojoba. These carriers hold the essential oil's scent for long periods of time. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils made from plants and flowers. It is a healing art that aims to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. Anytime you can give your mood a boost creating a more positive outlook through the use of aromatherapy you are ultimately strengthening your body, soul and spirit. Fragrance has been used over hundreds of years to induce desired spiritual states and therefore creating intense mental and emotional impact, for example, Buddhism using sandalwood, and Judaism/Christianity using frankincense and myrrh. All Authentic Ancient Traditions of spiritual life, health maintenance and martial arts teach that the human being is designed to be INTERNALLY FOCUSED and NOT externally focused, as we tend to be.

Neroli essential oil uplifts the mind and Spirit with its potential to nourish and unify a fragmented psyche.

Floral and earthy (uplifting and softening to Spirit):
1 drop Neroli
4 drops Orange
3 drops Chamomile
4 drops Bergamot

Place these essential oils in 25 mls of carrier. Go and purchase a one ounce glass alcohol shot glass. Blend these together in the glass. 25 mls. is just a little under one ounce. Place a tiny bit in the crook of the inside of your elbow. See that there is no redness, itching, burning. If none of this, you can use this blend.

Bathing facilitates equilibrium of both the physical, mental and spiritual health of a person through natural means. To prepare an aromatic bath, run a warm bath. You can have the water as warm or hot as is comfortable. But do not make the water too hot if you have dry or sensitive skin.

For an adults bath, add 3-4 drops of essential oil just before you get in and swish this around very well. Essential oils do not dissolve readily in water but will disperse if well mixed. Do not prepare the bath in advance as much of the volatile oil will be lost. Donít be tempted to add more oil, even if the amount looks tiny. Essential oils are very concentrated and the number of drops suggested is more than sufficient.

Allow plenty of time for a relaxing soak for at least 10 minutes, or up to 20 minutes if you can! Some of the oil will adhere to the skin and some will be inhaled as an aromatic vapour.

You can also use a dispersant to help the essential to mix with the water. You can use a tablespoon of a carrier oil, such as grapeseed, sweet almond or apricot. This is very useful for dry skin. Alternatively you can use full cream milk (not low fat or skimmed) or cream. Mix the essential oil in the dispersant and then add to the bath.

An Aromatherapy bath is easy to use and highly effective at relieving stress, calming the mind, and soothing tension muscles.

A couple of drops of scented essential oil applied in a carrier applied to your temples and forehead lobes will help you meditate and replenish your energy. From the TCM perspective, fragrances greatly affect the Lung and Heart energy system and the Spirit (Shen), mainly because of its direct access to the brain (through the nose) and its resulting psycho-emotional effect on the Spirit (Shen). The feet are excellent receivers of essential oil energy; this is the basis of reflexology. Place a drop or two of essential oil on the bottom of the feet.

Vaporize in a diffuser 1 drop of Ylang Ylang essential oil for settling rapid heartbeat and uplifting the spirit.

To lift your spirits try diffusion of clary sage, grapefruit, lavender, or neroli.

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