Today was unusually stressful. Like, over the top. A stressful situation gone rogue. We all have them on occasion. Thankfully, I have found that with a combination of my own personal growth work and becoming a s[age] those personal moments that take me into the emotional stratosphere are fewer and far between.
But sometimes, life happens.
My instinct today was to let the raw emotions come up- to let my intuitive body purge the feelings without the support of essential oils. I just wanted to rely on me. And, having used essential oils for quite a while, daily, even hourly sometimes, I thought perhaps my mind, body and spirit might have enough ego strength to go it alone. Let it come up, then sort it.
I pulled out the seasoned tools from the toolbox- prayer by way of self-Reiki, a good old-fashioned cry, contemplation and a nap. When I awoke, I was a bit blurry-eyed but clear in thought. And then I shuffled through the toolbox for more tools. I made myself a cup of tea, I stared into space, talked to my bestie, and after nearly a day of sifting and sorting, I turned to the oils. grabbed my bowl of oily goodness and chose three, instinctively: Elemi, Lavender, Lemongrass. As is my usual routine, I looked up each oil for the meaning the oils held for me in this moment: Consciousness, Stress Relief, Psychic Awareness.
I think my desire to process my emotions without the oils is my own need to feel self-reliant. But I also know that had those raw emotions been overwhelming and more difficult than they were (are), I could always lean on the oils for support. For me, this is another example of using the oils every day in every way… Be strong and lean in. Or, lean in and be strong!