For the last several months, I’ve been on a healing journey. For me, healing came first and foremost from within. Our thoughts are the architects of our reality; they are the framework of our actions.
Feel better about your whole self by focusing on your mental landscape, and then, with time, your body will adjust to match your mind’s frequency.
There are many emotional healing techniques, but my favorites to get started are these: spiritual relationship, journal, visual negative energy release, yoga/meditations, and affirmations, and the use of essential oils!
Here’s my guide to each one:
I did not have a close relationship with Christ. I didn’t make time for him. I was too busy trying to keep up with my to-do schedule, and too busy with my “self-care” routine (which, I thought was helping me, but was actually hurting me). I wasn’t focused on the intimacy of what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Once I put our relationship first and spent time with him every morning, my attitude and mindset began to shift. I had a different perspective on my life situations. Now, every morning, HE is the first thought that enters my mind, and the intentions for my day to serve others and love are present.
Get a journal, and write down what your feeling daily. What are your triggers for feeling negative or being upset towards yourself or others? Releasing your emotions on paper give them a place to go-and stay. Journaling is also a great way to reinforce your goals or intentions. Create a vision board in your journal to remind you of where you are going in your emotional journey!
Visual Negative Energy Release:
My husband bought me a smudge burning kit for Christmas last year, it has been an exciting ritual that we are diligent in taking part in. Every other day, or so, we go through our house and smudge each room. Smudging with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. In Indigenous American practice, the use of dried white sage was used as a ritual of calling upon ancestral spirits, any conflict, anger, illness, or evil was absorbed by the sage smoke to be released or cleansed from the energy field of a person.
Now, this is not a practice that my Haida tribe took part of, but the action of burning sage to get rid of negative emotions and energy is something I will practice regularly.
Yoga & Meditation:
Yoga increases body awareness, relieves stress, reduces muscles tension, strain and inflammation, it can help with attention and concentrations and calms and centers the nervous system. It also has many mental health benefits as well.
We are all aware of the concept of daily affirmations, or positive declarations, but how many of us actually say them with intention? Affirmations can help facilitate great change in our lives when the principle is applied with persistence. They can also be used to break the habit of mental conversations of self-doubt and self-hate.
The Use of Essential Oils:
Did you know that the only way to unlock our emotions and trauma stored in the amygdala is through our olfactory senses? This is the same mechanism that allows us to vividly remember a person, place, or experience by catching a whiff of a familiar sent. Aromatherapy is profoundly powerful in the same way.
Having the proper tools to reduce automatic emotional responses and support your emotions is key. By using the Emotional Aromatherapy oils from dōTERRA, I’m able to support my emotions rather than fall victim to them. I can take control of how I am feeling and supplement with how I want to feel. This shift in control is not only empowering, but it allows the brain to create new pathways, new neural connections for how to respond in the future, rewiring your brain for success!