SUGGESTIONS TO LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF A LITTLE MORE!
I have been on a spiritual journey of sorts since I was 19, after taking my first Reiki class and reading a few key books that opened up my mind and soul to the possibilities of understanding spiritual wisdom that has yet to be scientifically explained. This metaphysical world fascinated me, and I dove in to learn as much as a could about topics such as energy healing, law of attraction, reprogramming the subconscious mind and accessing intuition. After 20 years of exploring and growing on this path, I’ve come across many ah-ha’s and many understandings that often would dispel previously held beliefs. I want to share a couple of experiences that you or others may be having that may support you.
Spiritual wisdom is much more than knowledge! I’ve read a ton of books, listened to well-respected/well-known spiritual teachers, taken umpteen classes and then would wonder why after all these teachings and knowledge, nothing was really changing. All of the understandings and experiences I had were wonderful, but I really only had intellectual understandings, because I did not fully incorporate or practice what I learned, but instead would be stuck in my mental mind. I did not impact much change on an energetic level. For example, I understood the concepts of “The Law of Attraction” inside and out and even would apply it “sometimes”, but until I really began to immerse myself into the law of attraction as a daily, even hourly practice, it would just remain an understanding. It was helpful to have information about these concepts, but wasn’t making the improvements I was hoping for until I actually deepened my experience and began to apply the information daily and energetically.
There is no end to uncover what needs healing if you keep digging. In healing, you may have heard the term, “peeling away layers of the onion,” meaning layer by layer we address healing around all the negative or traumatic events we’ve endured. Well, let me shed some light on this topic. There are an infinite number of layers that we can continue to peel and heal! Think about the eons of past lives you have had and all the trauma and drama you’ve experienced. After many years of peeling my onion, it felt like there was no end in sight. I was disheartened, as there was issue after issue which I recognized created my limiting beliefs, negative emotions and energetic blocks.
Once I stopped looking into what needed “fixing” in my past and started to invest my energy and my time on what I wanted to create in the present and the future, it was a game changer for me. I began to manifest and attract what I wanted in life. I began to see my choices from an empowered perspective versus being a victim of my circumstances from the past. I now get to choose from a place of creating as I no longer seek to “heal” the past. I know that I am perfect just the way I am and so are you! I powerfully know that I create my life with the choices I make, and in doing so, the past crap just dissolves away because it can no longer live in the light that I have chosen to live in.
There are many ah-ha moments along the path and these are a couple that have been highlighted for me over the past year or so. Just remember to trust yourself along the way, as all the truth and wisdom resides within you, not without.
I've been interested in aromatherapy for some time now and really began to research and use oils on a daily basis a few years ago. I have had success using essential oils for cuts, burns, indigestion, energy, anxiety, sleep issues and much more. While it was wonderful to have natural resources on hand, I really became obsessed with using essential oils when I read "Emotions & Essential Oils" and more recently, "Aroma Heal" and learned how these high vibrational oils could support emotional and energy healing. I am an Empath who is super sensitive to other people's energy. As I began to use various oils to protect my energy as well as clear negative energy from my field, I began to feel lighter and higher in energy and mood. I started to incorporate with my clients in my energy healing sessions and they loved it! There are a couple of go to oils that I will share here that are really powerful in cleansing and protecting your energy and emotions.
Melaleuca - Also known as Tea Tree oil is described as the oil of energetic boundaries. This is an Empath's dream oil and can be used daily to maintain your energy and vitality by clearing negative baggage and help clear away toxic relationships.
Sage - Don't like the smell of sage smudge and want to clear your space? Sage is a wonderful space clearing oil that is as effective as smudging without the smoke.
Lemongrass - Talk about and oil that is an all around cleanser! Clear toxic energy from your self and your space with this super versatile and yummy smelling oil. Emotionally, Lemongrass helps you release old limiting beliefs that are preventing you from moving forward.
Thyme - This powerful oil can really go deep in releasing unresolved feelings and stagnant energy. It addresses the emotional body by helping to clear all negativity allowing your heart to open to love and forgiveness.
Rosemary - I use Rosemary primarily as a space cleanser and it works great mixed with Sage Essential Oil. Rosemary also uplifts and energizes!
Although I call these oils little miracles in a bottle, they do require your attention and support as you decide to clear the negativity in your life. They are a tool just as you would consider medication a tool. There's no miracle drug or magical cures, we still need to do the work but it's nice to know there are many support resources out there and I am sure glad I found oils to support me on my path!