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Do you want to play? Pick what photo that most appeals to you. Now look at the meaning.
Meanings of this game:
If you picked 1, you may want to feel more relaxation and comfort. Read on.
1. Lavender plant
Lavender flower and leaves are well known for their soothing, relaxing feeling they give you when you inhale their fragrance.
Uses: Tea, spice mixtures, healing, and relaxation.
Healing aspect-would be to wear this fragrance (real essential oil) for facing many anxieties and fears in one's life.
If you expect to be facing a fear of yours in the day or night such as (airplane rides, traffic, aggressive boss, night fears, etc.) or feeling anxious/strung-up/stress, wear a bit of Lavender.
Mix Lavender essential oil with a carrier oil. Use 3 drops of essential oil to 2 teaspoons of any oil-Olive oil, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Coconut oil, etc. Can be applied to face and/or body.
You can also, instead of wearing it, place on a handkerchief to sniff at times of stress/fear. Just keep it in a plastic baggy.
For more on Lavender, go to https://www.reikiintheprairiellc.com/2020/11/lavender.html
If you picked 2, you may want to have more love in your life.
2. Rose flower
Rose flowers are also well known for their beautiful, sensual fragrances. Pure love when one smells these old time favorites. Smelling a fragrant rose opens your Heart chakra. Thus you are more open to love.
Uses: tea (rose hips), potpourri, healing, balancing the Heart chakra, and love.
Healing aspect; Rose attar (essential oil of Rose Otto) is used to help harmonize the person, bringing balance and well-being back. Rose attar with it's soothing, sensual fragrance helps to heal the wounds of the Heart. Rose attar is used to help the Heart chakra to open.
Mix Rose Attar with a carrier oil, always. Try 3 drops of essential oil to 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil, Olive oil, etc.
To help the Heart chakra, apply a few drops of the mixture directly on to your Heart chakra.
Wear as a perfume to help you everyday to re-balance.
If you picked 3, you may want to have more energy/vitality.
3. Peppermint leaves
Peppermint is also well known. Peppermint tends to have a "wake-me up feel" when smelled/tasted.
Uses: teas, potpourri, spice mixtures, flavorings, candy, etc.
Healing aspect; Peppermint has been known to help with digestion problems. It is a digestive aid. Sucking on a Peppermint leaf or a Peppermint candy with real Peppermint flavoring in it can aid in digestion, stopping heart burn.
Peppermint is also good for breaking up blockages in the Third-eye chakra.
It is a stimulant for the mind helping with concentration. So if you've been feeling down/tired/sluggish, try to use Peppermint everyday.
If used as a chakra rub or perfume, mix 3 drops of the Peppermint essential oil with 2 teaspoons of carrier oil. Apply directly on to the Third-eye chakra, being careful not to drip oil mixture in to the eyes.
For more on Peppermint, go to https://www.reikiintheprairiellc.com/2019/11/peppermint-is-wonderful-alternative.html
Fragrances have a big impact on our whole being.
Do you remember going to Grandma's house and walking in to the wonderful smell of ...........?
For me, my Grandma always made Swedish Rye bread and gave loaves of it away to all of the relatives. Wow, what an awesome smell. To this day, I think of my Grandma and warm feelings whenever I make this recipe.
Cinnamon tends to have a big impact on most of us. The smell brings to mind our Moms and Grandmas, especially during the winter holidays.
It isn't a big surprise to see so many Cinnamon air products to buy around the holidays, such as Cinnamon candles, Cinnamon Potpourri, Cinnamon air fresheners, and so on.
Fragrances have a big affect on our brains. Fragrances that we smelled while growing up will bring us right back to that experience when we smell it again.
Happy experiences are always welcome. But how about the negative experiences? Also a positive. By using the fragrance or smell that brings you back to a negative experience, you can sit with the negative emotions, feeling them with no judgement, and gently releasing them-Letting them go for good. This is how we heal ourselves-by accepting the experience happened, forgiving yourself and others, accepting to feel our old emotions that we pushed down, and allowing ourselves to let go of them.
Thus, fragrances that we have smelled or haven't smelled yet can help us to heal and alter our moods/emotions.
**Note, always use real essential oils. Essential oils that are only marked as fragrances or mixtures are not real essential oils. These fake oils are not healing. In fact, many contain ingredients that can add to Estrogen dominance. (Never a good thing.)
***Note, always mix your essential oil with a carrier oil. If the 3 drops to 2 teaspoons of oil is not strong enough, try 6 drops to 2 teaspoons.
by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
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1. The Chakra Handbook, by Shalila Sharamon & Bodo J. Baginski
2. The Fragrant Mind, by Valerie Ann Worwood
3. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Worwood
4. Medicinal Herbs by Rosemary Gladstar
By Cynthia Bergsbaken, RM of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
May 18, 2021
***All original content is copyrighted by Cynthia Bergsbaken, Perceptive Blogger & Reiki in the Prairie LLC.