Thank you to those who contacted me, concerned that they had somehow been “dropped” from my E-Mail list when they didn’t receive an “Essential Thought” from me for a while! All is well…just very, very busy, having recently returned from a productive and fun trip trip to Wisdom of the Earth in AZ, working with my business partner, Barry Kapp.
In a private teaching session today, I was explaining how the essential oil of Oregano has a very powerful effect on us emotionally, although she is usually revered for her strong anti-viral property. The way we describe it in our Level 1 class, is that She is effective for “emotional cleansing with firmness and vigor”. So, what does that really mean, and when and how would you use her?
I always laughingly (but seriously) refer to Oregano, especially True Oregano, as “Medicinal Aromatherapy’s version of Tough Love.” Some people find that support and encouragement are what they need to tackle the tough issues in their lives, for example, breaking old, unproductive habits or patterns; leaving personal or work relationships that are not healthy or satisfying; or creating needed change in who or what they surround themselves with. Other people need to be challenged (or as some would say, need a “good kick in the pants”), to effect such change.
While I am in the first group…I am much more likely to act as the result of support and encouragement…I have absolutely seen people who respond better to a more assertive approach. Barry, my business partner, tends to call “a spade, a spade.” And, more than once, a client has said to me later…”No one has ever had the guts to call me on my ‘stuff’ like Barry did…he really got my attention.”
So…enter True Oregano (origanum vulgare) essential oil. This essence helps us to work on our “stuff” when we have finally decided “enough is enough.” Because it is a HOT oil (can burn or irritate the skin), it is safest to use it on the soles of the feet. Oregano teams well with other essences to move along this process, one being Mugwort, which is incredible at moving “stuck energy” and helping us to change unproductive patterns. Another excellent one would be Red Spruce, which helps you get clear on why you are on this planet and what you need to do to achieve your heart’s desire.
There you have it…essences to help you get clear on what you need to do to be your authentic self and how to stop putting off the changes that will get you (and keep you) squarely on that path.
Master Medicinal Aromatherapist
Shining Sun Aromatherapy
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