Physical and emotional… but many times it’s emotional, what’s really at the core of your issue, ailment or problem.
Last week my physical issue was related to those pesky seasonal threats and discomforts that happen in the Spring, or so I thought. Yes, I had the nose thing, stuffed up face, scratchy throat and eyes, and oddly enough, I even had one of those big bumps on my left eyelid that made my eye swollen, red, and it hurt like heck.
In my work with essential oils I use a GSR ‘scanner’ that tells me in about 3 minutes which specific oils would benefit me at that moment. Naturally I expected oils related to respiratory support, however, I was very surprised that none of the typical oils came up related to my physical symptoms, but what came up was a blend called ‘Forgive’. Interesting…
This blend assists in releasing negative feelings and energy associated with attachment, holding on, critical, judgmental, resentment, and bitterness. I started doing research.
I love the book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K Truman, and on page 228 under ‘allergies’, one of the probable feelings causing ill-ness it states: ‘Feeling aggravated by someone or something’. Hmm… And under ‘eyes: stys’ this same book states: ‘Unresolved anger towards someone’ and ‘Hanging on to feelings of resentment’. Wow!
Initially I couldn’t really see how that applied to me, it didn’t resonate. But the more I thought about it, I realized I had been having negative feelings of resentment towards several people and situations… in fact, I was upset about something that happened that day. It was starting to make sense.
I spent last Saturday evening reading, praying, meditating and journaling about what it could be, and it started to come to me, all the people and events that made me feel resentful. I chose to release all of the negative feelings and one by one I forgave all of the people I felt were at the source of the resentment. This is not easy to do, especially when you’ve had specific situations stuck in your brain for years, and especially if they relate to family members.
I was also using the Forgive oil on my pulse points, behind my ears, at my temples, and of course inhaling it.
Then an awesome thing happened: I started feeling ‘lighter’, less burdened, different, happyish… I’m not saying that the nose thing stopped running immediately, but I slept really well that night, and over the next few days I felt much better. Not saying that I’m done with the emotional work yet, but I think it’s a small step in the right direction. And that’s a big step for me.
Awareness is key, and I really didn’t realize that I had been mentally complaining about certain people and situations, and I was resentful. Whatever you think about, you attract more of it in your life, so I am really monitoring my thoughts to keep them positive. Again, not easy, but necessary.
I’m not a doctor or a therapist, I’m just sharing my experience, and I hope it is beneficial.
I’m so grateful that I have the tools, oils and insight to figure this out.