Essential oils play a powerful role in emotional healing. They hold our hands as we face our emotional issues with courage. We all have unresolved feelings of pain and hurt that must be brought to the surface in order for transformation and healing to occur.

Essential oils support the five stages of healing. They fortify us at each stage and prepare us for the next stage of healing. For example, as our physical health improves, we are encouraged to enter the emotional realm.

”It’s not all about healing yourself; it’s just as importantly about letting yourself heal.” – Terri Guillemets

Five Stages of Healing:

  • Essential oils aid in the physical healing of the body.
  • Pure essential oil helps with heart healing.
  • Essential oils aid in the release of limiting beliefs.
  • Spiritual awareness and connection are enhanced by essential oils.
  • Essential oils inspire us to live our lives to the fullest.

1. Healing the Physical Body

Essential oils are effective physical healing agents. Some are believed to be 40 to 60 times more effective than herbs. Essential oils aid the body in combating pathogenic bacteria, purifying organs, glands, and bodily systems, harmonizing physiological processes, and elevating the body’s energy vibration.

2. Healing the Heart

As the oils protect our physical health, they supply us with the vitality necessary to reach the emotional realm by penetrating the heart.

Essential oils, as previously said, raise the vibration of the physical body. As the body experiences greater frequencies of energy, lower energies (such as repressed emotions) become intolerable. The body wishes to expel these emotions. In the environment of equilibrium and calm that essential oils assist to generate, anger, sadness, grief, judgment, and low self-esteem cannot persist.

As repressed emotions surface and are released, emotional healing happens. Sometimes, this feeling is confused with relapse. People may believe they are regressing or that the essential oils are ineffective. We have been conditioned to consider healing as the rapid cessation of all physical and mental pain since we are so familiar to symptomatic treatment. In reality, the oils are effective. They are aiming to repair emotional difficulties permanently by assisting individuals in their healing.

Principles of Healing: Release and Receive

It is essential to recognize that healing is a process. The procedure can be broken down into two fundamental principles: release and receive.

Before we may experience pleasant emotions, we must release any bad emotions that have become stuck. The old must be eliminated to make room for the new. This is a stage we frequently wish to bypass, yet it is vital. If we sincerely wish for healing, we must be willing to undergo purification. Resisting the cleansing process worsens the healing process. We must submit to the experience in order to progress on the path to recovery. This healing process might be more pleasant the more we let go and trust.

Essential oils do not do our emotional work for us.

Essential oils help individuals take an honest look within themselves. They provide an environment conducive to healing, but they cannot do the work for us. It is a typical gardening error to pull weeds without removing their roots. This is especially true for rocky and rough soils. To guarantee that the entire plant is uprooted, we can add water to the soil, which enables the complete removal of the weed. Similarly, essential oils prepare our emotional soil to make it easier to eradicate weeds. However, they do not do weeding services for us. If we fail to pull our weeds, we have only exacerbated the situation by watering it. In contrast, when we combine essential oils with emotional work, we are rewarded for our efforts.

3. Releasing Limiting Beliefs

In contrast to emotions, which are transitory by nature, beliefs are permanent and firmly embedded in our mind. Beliefs are the framework we construct from the inferences we draw from our experiences. This worldview is the lens through which we view life. Our identity is defined by our opinions about ourselves, for better or worse. This has far-reaching implications for all of our behavior, mental processes, and emotional patterns. Everyone possesses both good and bad beliefs. However, negative or restricting ideas might cause us to experience the same problems repeatedly throughout our life. Repeated encounters enhance the emotional pathways connected with them. Essential oils aid in highlighting the emotional patterns of deeply held beliefs, allowing us to discover the limiting ideas, releasing the imprisoned energy and associated emotions, and replacing them with positive beliefs that serve our highest good.

4. Spiritual Awareness & Connection

All beings were created for a divine purpose. Healing requires the recognition of our spiritual essence and connection to our source. In this stage, understanding of the unique aim for us and the infinity of available love is of greatest importance. Our healing can be completed through the power of this love. This is the fourth of the 5 stages of healing and often one of the most difficult to complete.

5. Life’s Purpose

When we have experienced the four prerequisites for truly holistic healing, we are ready to realize our entire purpose and potential. This is the stage where we gain the clarity and confidence to follow our intended path.

Holistic natural medicine is gaining more and more popularity. And this is happening for two reasons. First of all, allopathic medicine, although it is developing more and more every year, proves its shortcomings in many situations. Secondly, the basic holistic approach, addressed to the roots of the problems, addressed to the individual as a whole body – mind – spirit, amazes every day with effective results.
Understanding these 5 stages of healing and the role of essential oils for each of them is necessary to understand the principles of holistic health.

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