Essential Oil Expansion by Ellen Rayner, Aromatherapist, Atherae Essential Oils Blends
Listen to any popular love song and you can recognize how powerfully our emotions affect our sense of well-being. Consider these words from a song entitled Immortal by Evanescence:
“These wounds won’t seem to heal;
The pain is just to real;
There’s just too much that time cannot erase.”
Today, many healers, wisdom teachers, doctors and therapists agree that it is time for humanity to deal with the subtle reality of strong emotions and bring them consciousness for the health and well-being of our community on Planet Earth, now over 7,000,000,000 strong!
In an article entitled Wisdom’s Way, Angeles Arrien states: “to achieve an adult sense of freedom, we must come to terms with unresolved anger, disappointment, despair and feelings of repugnance concerning death. We can no longer harbor our illusions, aversions or attachments. Recognizing these feelings is only the first step”.
There are many ways to take this first step of recognition. One of the most powerful methods to bring feelings to the surface is through the use of essential oils and aromatherapy. The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic area of the brain, the emotional control center. The scent of a particular fragrance can evoke memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of them. When smells are involved, we react first and think later. In my world this reaction includes all our lifetimes, and thus we continually uncover unresolved memories also. In a sense, one could say that scent is a gateway to the soul. We can certainly limit our spiritual evolution and ascension by suppressing this sense.
Another factor that contributes to the effectiveness of these oils is that the vegetable kingdom appeared on our planet long before the animal kingdom, and the two realms evolved in close interaction. We depend on plants for many reasons (food, energy, oxygen) and there is between plants and humans a complementary relationship. We are part of the same whole, which is life itself. When individuals react most strongly to scent, I usually find that they were overexposed to or currently use too many synthetic, petroleum-based products. This is hard to avoid since these are used in the majority of household and personal care products on the market today.
Atherae Essential Oil Blends are developed and created to bring to the surface of awareness the reality and magnitude of emotional pain. Possibly, the first is that of separation when the newborn begins its trip through the birth canal to experience light, gravity and the need to take in air through the lungs for the first time. I believe that when each one of us decided to embody and join the human race, we also agreed to accept the assignment of dealing with and beginning to heal certain emotional wounds that are part of belonging to humanity. Thus, that early feeling of being separate, alone and abandoned is the beginning of the way back to Source
“What’s the alternative? Well, since you’re going to experience these feelings and thoughts anyway, maybe it’s part of the plan, the journey, the human experience. Maybe a first step lies in remembering that you’ve already felt the fear and all the other stuff you’re afraid of and you didn’t die. Life went on”. Mark Bender, PhD., Black Ice and Banana Peels – Getting a Grip on Your Mind.
When used with clear intentions, your core essence blend created while working closely with Ellen will assist you in recognizing and releasing long suppressed emotions that hinder your sense of well-being.