This post is my third installment from my series Grief and Essential Oils. The topic for today’s post is connecting with your inner child.
Grieving is hard. It’s a daily chore. It’s a walk down memory lane each and every day. Sometimes the memories are positive and joyful and sometimes memories are negative and painful. The goal is to transition your thoughts and memories to joyful and positive ones hence creating an atmosphere of healing. It takes hard work and a lot of support from those who stand with you on this journey.
I remember so clearly the day my daughter passed. It was a horrific 12 hours that I’d like to never recall again. The pain of watching your daughter slip through the hands of seasoned medical professionals knowing all you can do is pray and yet, still she dies. My heart took a hard blow and broke into a million pieces. It’s taken me a long time to go from negative feelings to positive feelings but most importantly from negative memories to more positive ones. It’s not a one stop shop to move from one level to another. It’s more of a life long journey to support your heart and mind by releasing negativity and memories and creating a space where you can remember the wonderful things about your loved ones. To release the negative energy and accept a more positive self is the goal. And you can get there. It’s not a race but rather a marathon.
The sweet fragrance of Inner Child™ can be used aromatically to encourage you to connect with your authentic self and for emotional balance.
I like to apply Inner Child™ when I’m feeling sad or during times of reflection and meditation especially when I want to connect to my inner child who loved life and enjoyed just being a kid. Meditation is a big component in the grief journey. I use meditation prior to writing in my journal. It allows me to collect my thoughts before I write.
When you’re feeling disconnected, or have negative thoughts bringing essential oils like Inner Child™ into your daily or weekly routine can be an effective way to enhance your day. Creating a sense of emotional balance can be vital to bringing the type of atmosphere that can be helpful to you as you navigate all the emotions that come from experiencing grief. By allowing feelings to bubble up to a present moment as you smell the oil, you are in control of the thoughts and energy you give to that feeling or memory.
How to use Inner Child™:
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily. You may also use one drop on your hands and create a cup from your hands and bring to your face to breathe in to help connect with your inner self.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.
When you use essential oils every day you notice subtle changes in your thoughts and emotions. It’s important acknowledge the memories that create a negative response and reconnect the memories with something positive. Reconnecting with yourself is truly the first step in moving beyond the past. With consistent application of meditation, essential oils and journaling the negative thoughts and memories can be replaced by positive thoughts and memories. That’s not to say you won’t remember or have negative thoughts; however, they should feel reduced and short lived so that you are able to move towards positivity and light.
Until next time,