Tools for Happiness

Simple Tools to Help with Happiness in Tough Situations
Essential Oils, River Stones and a Quiet Space

Happiness is just a breath away. With a strong self awareness a simple deep breath is very powerful.  It can help us center ourselves quickly and nearly effortlessly.  It’s so simple, but so hard to remember to do when we are nervous, afraid or stressed out.  Do you freeze, become overly defensive, or panicked in situations that are uncomfortable or hurtful? In these moments we only have ourselves to tackle the situation. The following simple daily practice with essential oils, river stones and quietness can help you to remember to be at ease, strong and confident in uncomfortable situations.

Being at ease, calm, confident and strong comes from an inner knowing that nothing can be so difficult that it cannot be solved in an amicable, loving, and intelligent, non-aggressive manner. When you are happy, love your life and love yourself,  you will be more able to transform fear, nervousness, and frustration into intelligent ways of dealing with the situation, immediately in the moment when it happens. The exercise below can help. When you are happy, you can handle anything in life better. Make it a habit to breath away  mind chatter, and inhale calmness and happiness, so you can feel strong and empowered to not only tackle situations but also to make the best out them.

  • Prepare a foot bath in a quiet place in your home
  • Add two river stones
  • Add one drop of essential oil (see below)
  •  Soak your feet and breath evenly for 15 minutes letting your thoughts wander, not thinking about your thoughts.
  • Just breath and listen to the sounds of your home

Do this practice daily until you notice that uncomfortable situations are no longer creating inner turmoil.

So, now what essential oils should you choose for your foot bath? That is a bit trickier. But here are a few suggestions.

 

Lavender is always good to have on hand. It is best to use when you feel nervous and have a slight headache.

Bergamot is always uplifting. Use when you are unfocused, irritated, mentally and emotionally exhausted.

Cedar Wood is a beautiful oil to have on hand to become more grounded and present. Use it when you feel physically worn out, feel afraid and insecure.

These are just a few essential oils that can help you to induce happiness within you through dissipating fear, nervousness, and stress. There are many more essential oils and you may need a different  oil that is compatible to  your personal needs. Feel free to contact me, so we can find the essential oil that serves you best.

Phone: 310.699.7743

website: www.scentsiblelife.net

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The Healing Power of Truth

The Road to Finding Inner Happiness

Most of us feel the need for finding fulfillment, satisfaction and happiness. Why can’t we find it? What is it in us that cannot enjoy things as they are? Our instinctual nature inspires us to go and search for happiness. We engage in many promising rituals as well as spiritual, psychological, motivational and energetic treatments so we can unleash mental or emotional blockages we have that hinder us from feeling good about ourselves, our lives and what has manifested in our lives. Despite our good efforts, these attempts most often do not work, as our focus goes away from what is actually happening in our lives, instead of embracing what we have.

We may feel unsatisfied with what we have, so we begin to dream about something that we do not have. What we have gets neglected and this only serves to enhance our dissatisfaction.
We need to learn to pay attention and properly care for what we have without looking externally for something new. What we do is look away from the truth and fantasize about something else and move away from what can help us. Healing can happen when we are able to find and face the truth head on. It is in actuality, not so difficult to do so, when we see our lives without sentiment, judgement or emotions. Seeing our lives as they are, truthfully, is nothing less than a miracle. Seeing ourselves truthfully as we are carries the real healing power. Let’s begin the process.
There is a difference between being motivated to grow, learn and evolve than being competitive, jealous and driven to be better than another. Growing, learning and evolving are part of a drive that comes from the heart, as we are fully engaged and love who we are and what we have. Competitiveness, jealousy, and wanting to be better than another come from a feeling of unworthiness and are ego driven. We are living in a very competitive reality where it is very important to find inner calmness, ease and self-love, so we can find and live a life that is interesting, creative and happy.

We all can find the calmness within us and it is, truly, not that hard. The hardest part of this process is finding the time and energy to take the fist step. As you are reading this, you have actually already found the time and the energy to take your fist step. You might as well continue and begin to complete the first step right now.

Completing the First Step: The Road to Finding Inner Happiness

The first step to inner peace and happiness is slowing down becoming still and taking inventory of yourself — self awareness and time with yourself is a real key. It can redirect you, spark your creativity and lead you in the right direction with the right timing.

Here is an example I would like to use. Of course I want everyone to come to my workshops and I do believe they can help everyone. Of course not everyone can attend as much as I would like to hold it in a stadium with 100,000 students. But there are a lot of people that could attend and do not for one reason or another. This can also be a metaphor for doing something in your life that would be good for you but you do not do it, or you think you don’t have time to do.
Here’s the example:

I would really love it if everyone attended my next workshop, Freedom in Relationships on Tuesday evenings. You also might want to attend, or even plan to attend, but then reality hits; you live too far away, you have other plans, or you don’t have the money. If your heart really wants it, then engaging and participating would be the first step to open your mind, heart and life to do something that initially seems impossible. How? You might ask. To make something impossible happen, you need to gather yourself, take a breath and become a bit more creative. There are options! One option is to clear your schedule, find the money, and come to the workshop using your ingenuity. Another option is to make arrangements with us to join the workshop via FaceTime or Skype. You may also want to actively participate with our blog. Our workshops and articles are geared toward helping you take the first step to seeing your life as it actually is, so you are best able to thrive in your life.

Money, distance and busy schedules are often the road blocks that hinder us from making changes in our lives. Initially, It seems to be so difficult to rearrange schedules, to take the time and budget differently, or to look into other options on how to participate. In reality, however, just taking the time to see whether or not a schedule can be rearranged, budgeting our money differently, or, when living to far away, using modern technology, could remove this road block, because we have the chance to see something that we might have missed otherwise. Most often, when we really do become more aware of ourselves, we are able to make something happen, that initially seemed impossible. This is the moment, when a surge of freedom, truth and love runs through our bodies, and we feel happy and satisfied.

So now, if you are really interested in finding your inner happiness, keep reading.

Take a piece of paper and answer the following question without using essential oils:

What do you really have?

Look into your environment and make a list of everything that is physically there. Then continue onto listing all your skills, and everything that you do in your life.

List:

  • What do you have (physical items)
  • What do you have (physical items)
  • What skills do you have
  • Everything you do (actions)

Once you have completed this list, you may already see and understand how much you have, and how much you have already achieved. All of your completions and success happened, because you participated and engaged. You may be critical, judgmental or dissatisfied with what you have, however, that does not take away from what you have done, it was you that created it! Take away your judgements, criticism and dissatisfaction, then you will be able to see your own strength, and creativity that you can now utilize to go a step further, evolve and grow, and design a life that best fits your personality, and comes directly from your heart.

Take Charge of your Life with the Help of Essential Oils

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Essential Oils can help you to see and accept the truth of your foundation, so you can grow, learn, and evolve.

Cedar Wood – To feel safe and secure.

Bergamot – To surrender.

Lemon – To clear charged emotions.

Ylang-Ylang – To connect to your heart passion.

Essential Oil Exercises

Invoke the energy of feeling safe and secure:
Anoint the center of the soles of your feet with one drop each of Cedar Wood Essential Oil. Sit quietly for five minutes, focusing on breathing evenly. After five minutes of emptying your mind, make a factual inventory of all of your possessions, activities, interactions with family and friends.

Most likely you will notice how much you have and how supported you are. Read this list daily and update the list when changes occur, so you can see movement.

Invoke the energy of surrender:
Take a spontaneous 15 minute break and apply one drop of Bergamot Essential Oil to your third eye (in between the eyebrows) and just be in the environment, silently. During this 15 minutes allow things to unfold without your participation or without being affected, distracted or disturbed.

This is a harder exercise and it may take practice until you get the full benefit of feeling completely at ease and unaffected by what happens around you. Consider starting this exercise in your home environment to get used to the fact that nothing will happen to you. In fact, the only things you are likely to experience are having your energy being fully restored, being more conscious and aware, having more creative thoughts, and becoming calmer and more effective in your tasks after the exercise is complete.

Clearing charged emotions:
Both of the above exercises might bring up sentimental feelings, feeling of unworthiness, and other uncomfortable feelings. These are charged emotions. You can clear them by circling and outlining your body contour with an opened bottle of Lemon Essential Oil. Start outlining your body contour on your crown downward to your right foot, and upward on your left. Keep doing it until you feel lighter.

Connecting to your heart passion:
If you would like to connect to your essence heart passion, you will need to do the above exercises before this exercise, so you are cleared of all obvious and hidden energetic blockages.
Apply Ylang-Ylang onto your heart, your solar plexus and the soles of your feet (one drop each), then sit in front of a plant and touch the stem, leave or flower of the plant, breathing evenly for five minutes. Right afterward, write down what you have experienced first and then keep writing about what you want to do, or what you want to achieve. Write exactly how you think it. Keep doing this exercise until you can see a topic, formed content or an outline of your heart desires that come through your uncensored writings. This exercise may be repeated daily until a clear picture is achieved through your writing.
I hope after reading this you are motivated and inspired to learn, grow and evolve into a life that serves you best and becomes part of radiating love, truth and freedom into your environment. We all can participate in small or big ways to make changes in our busy lives, and bring more awareness to the richness that living from the heart can bring.

As always, if you need help and further assistance,or want to work directly with me, please feel free to contact me in person at 310.699.7743 or e-mail: info@scentsiblelife.net.

Essential Oil Therapy At Home 1

Essential Oil Therapy At Home

My motivation in blogging about therapeutic essential oils is to  inspire you to engage in or become more active in preventative care.  I think we all agree that being healthy and having a happy life is important. Staying healthy and happy with essential oils is pleasant, safe and easy.

Therapeutic essential oils are potent, and using them appropriately is very important.  Essential oils are complex, organic, and alive substances  found in specific cells of plants, herbs, trees, barks, roots, flowers, and leaves.  All essential oils have anti-viral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties in varying degrees. All essential oils effect mood and memory.  Many essential oils are stimulating, sedating or balancing. Many essential oils boost and strengthen the immune system. Many essential oils can relieve stress, tension, headaches, aches, pains, and many more ailments.  The effects essential oils have on specific  conditions vary from essential oil to essential oil. Therefore, if you are not getting the desired results right away, you might need help to adjust the application method or you might need a different essential oil.  

We are here for you to help, guide and support you in your use of essential oils for prevention. If you need more specific information about any of the essential oils please feel free to contact us directly at 310.699.7743, or e-mail us at info@scentsiblelife.net

Cedar Wood Essential Oil

Cedar  wood has been used for medicine,  cosmetics, perfumery, and spiritual rituals since ancient times. Greeks and Romans purified the air with cedar wood, Egyptians incorporated this special oil into their embalming formula.  And, in Eastern Medicine, Cedar Wood has been used to treat bronchial and urinary infections.  Historically speaking, these examples are only the tip of the iceberg.

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Some more information on Cedar Wood- click on the photo

Cedar wood’s pleasant, long lasting balsamic aroma can help with a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional conditions.  It is restorative, rejuvenating and deeply relaxing.  In my practice I most often use cedar wood for clients who do not know anything about essential oils or are really skeptical of their effectiveness.  I will generally  massage one drop of cedar wood into each palm of the hands.   Within a few moments, clients usually feel at ease, less nervous or anxious, and more able to sit back and relax.

Cedar wood works  well in counteracting a variety of mental or emotional conditions or states such as:  thoughtlessness, scattered thoughts, fixation on the past, anxiety, mental strain, irritability, emotional sensitivity, touchiness, gloomy thoughts, worry, fear, and being too analytical.  There are several ways to use cedar wood for these conditions and it also works as a preventative.  Below are a couple for home use.

Using Cedar Wood for Mental or Emotional Conditions

For a simple cedar wood treatment, inhale one time through the nostrils about an inch above the bottle, then put the bottle down and breathe evenly for a few moments.  If this does not help right away, you might want to take a break, walk a bit. Additionally you can prepare a hot bath or a foot bath.  I recommend creating a nice atmosphere with candles and soothing music; a nice option to help you relax.  Just before you step into the bath or foot bath, add cedar wood  to the water and stir in clockwise direction to spread the essential oil evenly throughout the water.  Enjoy soaking in this soothing atmosphere for at least 20 minutes. For this treatment use 9 drops of Cedar Wood for the bath and 4 drops for the foot bath.

Using Cedar Wood for Respiratory Ailments

Cedar wood essential oil is very helpful for all kinds of respiratory ailments, to decongest mucus,  to strengthen the immune system, to soothe sore throats, to ease arthritic and rheumatic pain, to combat cellulite and to fight off fungal infections.

For respiratory ailments you can get amazing results with the inhalation method, either directly from the bottle or via steam inhalation. For the steam inhalation boil water, add 2 drops of cedar wood, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam rising from the boiling water for 5 minutes.  Repeat two or three times throughout the day.

The immune system also gets a boost with a hot bath or foot bath with cedar wood  a few times a week. (add 9 drops to the bath and 4 drops to the foot bath)

Sore throat help: Gargle with  8 fl oz of warm to hot water to which you have added one tablespoon of salt and 3 drops of cedar wood.  You may need to repeat the gargling method  a few times throughout the day and one more time before you go to sleep.

To ease arthritic and rheumatic pain, to combat cellulite and fungal infections massage a few drops into affected areas. You may need to repeat this application at least twice a day.

I hope you will enjoy the treatments and application methods with cedar wood.  Please remember that the results depend on your unique condition and you might need to adjust the treatments or may even need a different essential oil. We at Scentsible Life are happy to  help you find the right application method or the right essential oil that fits you and your specific needs.

Contact us: www.scentsiblelife.net, phone: 310.699.7743, e-mail: info@scentsiblelife.net