AROMATHERAPY AND YOU
The use of aromatherapy goes way back in time – people were always attempting to make themselves smell attractive and to scent the
spaces around them. Now you see the word aromatherapy just about everywhere and its true meaning has become lost. Aromatherapy is
the art of using pure essential oils derived from natural plants and trees to affect one’s physical or emotional state. But it has become an overused word, where you can now find products labeled aromatherapy but are made of synthetic perfumes or a mix of synthetic and
essential oil. You need to be an educated consumer to derive the benefits from true essential oils.
True aromatherapy is the use of high quality essential oils for healing. I would like to explore here the use of Subtle Aromatherapy, which makes use of essential oils to affect the subtle body, the psyche and the soul. In order for aromatherapy to be therapeutic, high quality essentials must be used. Essentials oils are very versatile and can be used in massage oils to affect the body in a gentle way, in
spray mists, diffusers, or in the bathtub.
Subtle aromatherapy can be applied in meditation, auric massage, chakra balancing and distance healing. Researchers throughout the
world are proving what ancient people intuitively knew: Essential oils have powerful effects on the mind, body and soul. John Steele, an
aromatic consultant and Robert Tisserand, a leading British Aromatherapist, have studied the effects of various essential oils on brain wave patterns. They have shown that beta brain waves, which indicate a state of heightened awareness, are increased when stimulating oils
such as black pepper, rosemary or basil are inhaled. Calming oils such as lavender and rose produce more alpha and theta brain waves, indicative of relaxation and well-being.
A common oil such as lavender is known to be calming and balancing. Researchers at
on bed sheets would be perfect for this. If I were to have only one oil in my home, it would be lavender. Orange and citrus oils are also lovely
to have in the home as the increase feelings of joy and happiness, wonderful oil for the kitchen and around small children.
Other research indicates that peppermint can invigorate you while exercising – bring Awake Mist along to the gym with you and clean the
air as well!
Cindy Wolk-Weiss, an Aromatherapist, has created Subtle Aromatherapy Mists called Sarah's Essence that have profound vibrational
effects on your environment as well as adding a pleasing scent. Blending her knowledge of aromatherapy with Reiki she has created special blends to enhance your space and mood. Sacred Mist was developed to use instead of burning sage, which is not appropriate in many
settings. Sacred Mist clears space of negative vibrations while adding healing and meditative qualities. You may use this spray to clear
your home, office, hotels or use in preparation for healing or meditation. Choose to be a wise consumer and use natural products in your life, they are not only healthier for you, but also for the environment.
An associate and businesswoman reports, “Your sprays are revitalizing, cleansing and wonderful in fragrance. They also work on a spiritual level. This is so much better than using sage.”
"I have used Sacred Mist in my psychotherapy office and have found that using this spray makes a profound difference on the atmosphere in the office. Many clients have commented on how relaxed the space now feels. I have found I perfect in clearing the room between sessions
and enjoy the wonderfully natural and light scent it leaves.” I.I., Psychotherapist.
“Thank you for creating Tranquility Mist ~ I use it at home, my office and take it with me when I travel to refresh the hotel rooms.
It is delightful and truly creates a relaxing space. It also makes a wonderful mist for my face.” C.S.
Healers and psychotherapists seem to be drawn to Sarah's Essence Mists and especially like to use Auric Protection, Healing,
Sacred Mist and Tranquility.
Healing & Transformation
What does it mean to heal? This is a question that many ask. Holistic healing means that a person’s emotional, mental, spiritual and
soul self come into relationship with each other. Healing is an ongoing process that requires each individual to take responsibility for their
own healing as well as being in relationship with a healer who is a consultant and guide as well as a fellow explorer.
Authentic healing often requires changes in your lifestyle and thought process. Attitudes and habits will gently shift that no longer serve
you and will be replaced by new perspectives that encourage health.
The word “health” is derived from the Anglo Saxon, Hal, which means, “heal” and “whole”. A simple definition of healing is “to make whole”.
In this light, the way we achieve wholeness is by coming more into relationship with all parts of ourselves. The same root word that gives us
heal and whole also give us holy, therefore adding the spiritual dimension to healing.
When we look at healing with this perspective, illness becomes a crucial effort to reach for increased wholeness of spirit rather than a
disruption of life. When we listen very closely to our bodies and emotions we receive clues as to what may be out of balance or out of relationship in our lives. Receiving this information without judgment will lead us to the correct modalities and choices that will lead to transformation.
In my healing work I use a synergistic approach to healing encompassing many modalities I have studied over the years. This integration
of approaches supports the individual’s healing journey and many clients report “I have made so much more progress in our few sessions together than in all my many years of psychotherapy.”
The approach I take integrates energy healing, empowerment coaching, mindfulness, meditation and more, all acting to enhance your awareness of your mental and physical processes.
This reconnection of mind, body and soul is the essence of healing. It is a process that reaches deeply into your being so that your body
is brought into greater synchrony with the larger whole of which you are a part. Knowing that illnesses are not obstacles in our lives but
rather opportunities to move forward and heal ourselves.
I invite you to allow your healing journey to be a flowing dance, and a celebration of your presence in this world.
In the media lately I have noticed articles referring to the over booked lives of our children. Children have become so programmed into
scheduled activities that they have no time for play or relaxation. It appears that our culture has become very preoccupied with “doing”
rather than being, that we are training our next generation to be unable to relax and create their own enjoyment.
Many people in my workshops say that they find it difficult to ‘just sit and be’ and some even find it impossible or at the least very difficult
to do something for themselves. We need to think about the next generation we are creating and role model the lifestyle that is healthy and appropriate.
As we enter this new year let us take a look at how we choose to create our lifestyles. How balanced is your life? How much time do you spend at work, at play, meditating, and exercising? What would your ideal life look like? How can you begin to create this life?
Some ideas to reduce stress:
1. Priorize your daily activities – is this list balanced?
2. Participate in leisure activities and enjoy them. This will reduce the overload of stress on your adrenals.
3. Avoid negativity – Surround yourself with positive people and friends that support you living a happy, healthy and balanced life.
4. Exercise – A combination of weight lifting, yoga and aerobic exercise such as walking will reduce stress and improve health and mood.
5. Reward yourself with meditation. Set aside at least 20 minutes a day to just be in quiet to connect with your inner peace.
Classes are helpful in getting you started, but most importantly commit to this daily dose of quiet time. The breath is profound in
reducing stress and improving your outlook on life.
6. Restore adrenal balance
a. Enjoy nature. Yes, even in the cold winter when it’s even more important to receive the healing light of the sun.
b. Eat whole foods. Minimize or eliminate caffeine, sugar and alcohol that elevate adrenal function.
c. Check to see if you have food allergies. Correcting allergies will keep the physical demands on the adrenal glands to a minimum.
7. Take Vitamin C. The