Health & Happiness with Essential Oils, Meditation & Your Heart
The heart is one of our most vital organs, plays a hugely important function, and is at the very core of everything we are, everything we do and everything we have. In addition to that, mankind has had a romantic relationship with our heart throughout history and as a species, if we’re honest, we’re still in awe of this most magical of organ.
All we need to do to look for proof of that is look at (and listen to) the vast number of idioms, poems, songs, prayers, hymns, stories, tales, fables, and myths that have been written, spoken, sung and recorded throughout history with references to both the heart and love.
Why are we so inspired by our heart and why do we have such a close connection with the heart and love?
I am not sure I have the answer for that and indeed I guess there are many, but one thing I do know; there is something in and about the heart that makes us feel good, elated, in love, passionate, happy, ecstatic, wonderful, amazing, on top of the world and “full of life”. In addition to that, I think we know that we can also be left “heart broken” by external events and circumstances.
I also wonder just how much attention we actually give it as it works tirelessly in the centre of chest beating and pumping blood around our bodies?
In all honesty, I, like most other people I guess, have taken it for granted pretty much my whole life until quite recently when I met a fabulous lady called Clare Russell (I highly recommend you look at her websites www.clarerussell.com and www.sacreddestinations.org) who introduced heart meditations, heart breathing, and heart math to me. This has started me off on my exploration of healing with essential oils, our sense of smell and with a focus on and connection to the heart.
In order to listen to our hearts we need some time to sit in peace and quiet and this can take quite a while, especially the more busy our lives become. Fortunately that’s where essential oils come in!
Essential oils are natural plant extracts composed of chemicals that possess therapeutic properties. When inhaled via the nasal passages and absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin, they help to kill bacteria, fight infections, repair, regulate, balance and improve bodily functions, lift our spirits and improve our moods. In addition to that, there are many essential oils that help and have a direct therapeutic action on the heart together with the corresponding circulatory system; at the same time they help to bring us into the present moment, quieten the mind and soothe the emotions.
Cardiac Stimulants – Black Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Peppermint,
Cardiac Balancers – Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Marjoram, Melissa, Neroli, Rose
Circulatory Strengtheners – Marjoram, Lemon, Geranium
In addition to that, there are some essential oils that have a direct energetic action on the heart space, its energy system and vibrational rhythms.
Heart Chakra Oils – Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang
By using essential oils and some breathing techniques we can bring ourselves away from the busy external world of commitment and responsibility and more easily sit in peace and quiet before moving towards a state of calmness, rest and relaxation, when we can really tune into, and spend time building a connection with, our heart.
What I’ve noticed is that when I have a good connection with, and awareness of, my heart, positive change seems to happen – I am happier, I look better, I feel healthier, my posture is better, I am more confident, fears and worries seem to be absent, as are stress, anxiety and tension. When I am feeling connected and aware of my heart, I don’t feel sad, the world seems to slow down and everything just seems to click.
If your heart does all of that, then I figured, why don’t we spend a bit of time on it? We spend a lot of time, and even more money, on other things that are supposed to make us feel good, elated, on top of the world, happy, ecstatic, passionate, wonderful, amazing, and full of life don’t we? Our heart is already there, we don’t need to pay for it, we don’t need to go anywhere to get it, the weather and the traffic won’t affect our ability to tap into it and more importantly, it is uniquely yours and that’s even more special.
When we are stressed, tense, anxious, afraid, worried, nervous, emotionally exhausted, unhappy, shocked, distressed, unwell, and out of sorts, you can feel it in your heart; the beating rhythm is different, tense, stressed and fast and blood pressure is different, often raised. When we are relaxed, calm, confident, happy, well and healthy, you can feel it in your heart; the beating rhythm is even, slower and calm.
Our heart seems to mirror and match our feelings and emotions!
If we, therefore, focused on our heart with positive thoughts, feelings and emotions, is it possible to change the way our heart beats and pumps, change the way we look, change the way we feel, change the way we think and change our outlook on life?
I am not a scientist or a doctor but what I have noticed through experience is that by spending a little time to sit and be with my heart, my perspective on life and on myself changes, my thoughts, emotions and feelings change and something shifts in my physiology too. I’ve also discovered that changes can happen almost immediately, depending on the severity of the situation and circumstances of course.
Working with a focus on my heart has also enhanced my knowledge, understand and experience of working with essential oils and when the combination of essential oils, breathing, meditation and focused attention on the heart space is used, amazing things and positive changes seem to happen to my body, mind and spirit.
For tips on how to use essential oils safely and effectively, please read my corresponding blogs about this topic www.aromatictherapeutics.com/inspiration. Please click on the following links for some examples
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Please note, this information is not designed to replace conventional treatment. If symptoms exist and serious conditions apply, then please seek medical advice from your GP and Physician. These techniques are designed to help people to maintain a happier and healthy existence on a day-day basis. Professional advice must also be sought where conditions and health concerns exist.