A client asked me today about essences for dispelling negative thoughts, and while it can take some probing to get at the nature of these thoughts (e.g., negative “self-talk”, negative judgements of others, or just seeing the glass “half empty” in general), there are essential oils that can help us, almost regardless of the root cause(s).
Cypress is wonderful for helping the body release negative energy…and for helping the heart or the mind release negativity, as well. Juniper Berry helps to address fears that warp our perspective…just the thing for the person who seems to see the negative side of EVERYTHING (sometimes even couching their negativity as playing “devil’s advocate”). Rare and beautiful, Melissa helps lighten the heart for those who just seem to be negative “by nature.” She finds the light that is within all of us and helps fan it and nurture it, until it is a flame.
Finally, I can’t leave this topic without mentioning the citrus family. Grapefruit is perfect for the “glass half-empty” person, and Blood Orange on the soles of the feet make it almost impossible to greet life with anything but a smile.
Master Medicinal Aromatherapist
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