“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.” ~Robert C. Peale
If we have something that ails us, there is a way to stay within the system that we are so intricately connected with: the system of life on Earth. Before we go for a pill that is created in a lab, essential oils, that are derived delicately from some of the most potent and powerful plants on the planet, are a sensible and legitimate first step.
Different flowers, plants, trees, fruits, and seeds contain life energy that can help bring our own life energy back in to balance. When we’re in balance we feel well; we are alert during the day and rest well at night, our muscles and limbs move with ease, our internal systems work smoothly–as they are designed, we have a sense of centeredness, of well-being.
There is a family of essential oils that are extremely effective for each of the systems of the physical body: respiratory, circulatory, digestive, hormonal, adrenal, muscular, and so on. Many oils also work directly with our spiritual and emotional selves: open us up to love, calm our anxieties, uplift our spirits, and focus us for prayer or connectedness with our higher selves.
If there is a desired state-of-being, there is an aromatherapy blend that can be employed, along with our most imperative intention, to bring us closer to that state. Is it to be focused? Is it to be worry-free? Is it to be playful? Is it to be grounded? Is it to be healed?
Aromatherapy is a gift given to us by our natural and our spiritual world. It is using the essences of pure nature–the manifestation of spirit on Earth, along with pure intention–of practitioner and of user, to bring us closer to a natural state of balance. The way we were designed to live. Peaceful. Happy.