We all know how fragrances make us feel. Some scents make us euphoric, others have a more soothing effect, and specific familiar aromas can transport us back in time and bring on feelings of nostalgia. The psychological and emotional effects of fragrance and the extreme importance of our sense of smell are evident. However, did you know these very same fragrances can also be used to heal your body and create well-being on your life? Aromatherapy is a famous technique amongst healers from all areas of the world and all civilizations.
What do they know that you don’t?
As with Color Therapy, Sound Healing, Crystal Healing, and Energy Therapy, the aim of Aromatherapy, within the scope of healing, is to activate the sensations of the body. The goal is to eliminate the conditioned, logical, and analytical mind, thus activating the superb fact of”feeling” and experiencing life in it most empirical and purest form. It is in this empirical state, that we have the ability to break the illusions of separation and connect on a deeper level with the energies that surround us. Dr. Richard Gerber MD, author of Vibrational Medicine, informs us that one of the best ways we can change dysfunctional patterns in our bodies would be to administer therapeutic doses of frequency-specific energy. We do so by using herbs, crystals, sound, and energy also known as vibrational medicines.
It’s common knowledge and practice, that scent can affect physical and mental changes in living beings. We experience it frequently in our daily lives. When we smell a fragrance, it triggers a direct emotion or feeling, making us happy, excited, calm or even nostalgic. Aromatherapy, practiced throughout thousands of years, dating back to the early Egyptians and the Vedic culture of India, where plant extracts and medicinal plants are still widely used.
Through the educated and controlled use of essential oils, we have the ability to achieve physical, emotional health, and overall well-being. Like other holistic practices, Aromatherapy is always utilised to treat the”whole” person and not just the symptom or the disease.The application of essential oils is historically mentioned countless times and during varied civilizations (Egyptians, Greeks, Romans etc.) for a variety of health-related applications. Today, there are thousands of research on essential oils. We are aware that their effectiveness is correctly merited by their composition of very small molecules, that have the ability to penetrate deeply and quickly into our cells (Transdermal delivery).
The sense of smell is the most neglected of all the senses in humans. This is astonishing when we consider that to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste, actually comes from our sense of smell. The neurons that sense the odor molecules, lie deep inside the nasal cavity, in a patch of cells called the olfactory epithelium. To understand how odor is humanly perceived, it’s necessary to know why the limbic system permits us to behave differently when undergoing different odors. The Limbic system is a complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving many areas close to the border of the cortex, related to our instinct and disposition. It also controls our most basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring). A very important component of smell is that olfactory neurons make up the only sensory pathway, that is in direct contact with the mind. Because of the close link to the limbic center, feelings and emotions can naturally be controlled, as well as memory.
The application and uses of Aromatherapy in recovery, obey the exact same Universal Law that everything vibrates at different and specific frequencies. Every atom in the universe has a specific vibratory or periodic movement. And, all these enzymes has a distinctive crystalline form with a specific vibratory frequency. The vibrational frequency of an oil reflects the inherent integrity of these elements and the intrinsic enzymes embodied within its substance.
The process of using Aromatherapy in healing treatments is to employ plant-derived oils with the correct matching frequency. Therefore, allowing the physical body to absorb these energetic vibrations and bring the body back to a state of well-being and equilibrium. Essential oils do not resonate with the toxins in our bodies; nevertheless, do they resonate with negative emotions. This incompatibility is what naturally helps remove toxins and toxic energy from our systems. Aromatherapy, energetically speaking, can help dislodge forgotten traumas by surfacing them into our consciousness. For, it is in a state of consciousness that we can confront, deal with them, and let them go. The therapeutic properties of the method, create exceptional vibrational remedies, effective at healing or rebalancing the body/mind/soul/spirit.
It is fairly simple to incorporate Aromatherapy into your everyday life. You do not have to be a master of herbs and plants. Choose a few. Learn about their energetic properties. Smell each oil. How can they make you feel? Once you have narrowed down your list and hand picked your favorites, here are some DIY ideas:
Place a few drops on a tissue and put it in the air vents in your vehicle. Enjoy Aromatherapy everywhere you go. No need to schedule additional time to enjoy the benefits of essential oils.
You can combine your favorite oils with coconut or jojoba oil (my favorites) and use them instead of your regular perfume.
Mix your essential oil in distilled water. Then, using a spray bottle, spray it as an air freshener around the home. You can also spray it on your favorite pillows and throws.
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