I’m never-slash-sometimes surprised when someone shares how essential oils have made a positive impact on their life. Today’s story involves a job-seeking friend who was approached by a major corporation to take over a new division. At first, they wanted to fly him to New York for an interview with the head honcho, who was coming in from his home base in Australia.
But then my friend, let’s call him Don, received an email: there was no need to come all that way for a one-hour interview. Don flirted with despondency, tempted to feel that the big corporation had changed its mind (corporations are people after all, according to the Supreme Court), so we sat and applied some oils.
We started with Purify, also known as the Oil of Purification. This blend of cilantro, citronella, lemon, lime, melaleuca and pine helps release negative attachments and toxic emotions, according to a book I consult often, Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing. Don wanted to focus on the positive and not let an old pattern of imagining the worst sabotage this situation. He needed to let go of the old before he could accept anything new. Don applied a few drops over his liver and we moved on to the next emotion he wished to focus on: Abundance.
Well, that’s easy! Wild Orange is the Oil of Abundance, but I had a feeling there was more that we could do. Don thought for a minute and came up with another state of mind he wanted to enhance: Creativity. So I consulted the book and found that Citrus Bliss, aka the Oil of Creativity, contained Wild Orange. Abundance and creativity in one drop!
According to the book, Citrus Bliss, with its blend of 7 citrus oils plus vanilla, “is a wonderful combination … for addressing lethargy, discouragement, despondency, or low will to live.” While Don was not feeling suicidal, discouragement and despondency were creeping onto his radar. A drop rubbed over his stomach was all he needed.
“What else could help?” Don asked. I knew that he was open to the spiritual realm and suggested he add a little Frankincense to the mix. Frankincense has been revered through the ages for its ability to help heighten awareness and can enhance the effects of other oils. Frankincense is also great for the skin, it can help keep rogue cells from proliferating, and can ease stress and uplift your mood. I like to say, if it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for you!
Frankincense is produced from the resin of the Boswellia tree
Don placed a drop on his third eye (that space just above and between the brows), and we moved on to Ginger, the Oil of Empowerment.
Do you know someone who has that victim mentality, always complaining that bad things are happening to them and there’s nothing they can do about it? (If you don’t know someone like that, perhaps it’s you?) Don wanted to take responsibility for his life, and ginger is just the oil to support him in that goal. Again, according to Emotions & Essential Oils, ginger can help you see yourself as the creator of your own life, able to choose your destiny. Don wanted to have a serious meeting with this big corporation, not a brief hello and goodbye on the phone, so he applied a drop over his stomach.
At this point, I was wondering why most of these oils were supposed to be applied around his midriff. Turns out, that’s where the Solar Plexus Chakra is located, the source of our ability to have confidence and be in control of our lives. What do you need to land that dream job? Confidence, self-worth and a large dose of self-esteem.
Today, Don called and left a voicemail thanking me for my help. He said he felt more positive and confident and was no longer concerned that the big corporation was shining him on. A few hours later, I received the following text: “Talked to the [big corporation] dudes today. Flying to NYC Thur-Sat to meet with [the] Chairman! Those oils work!” I’m not surprised!
Just got a text from Don. “Got the CEO job! Go figure! Oil on oil on oil on oil…you rock!” Now, pay up on that nice dinner, Don!
Would you like help with an attitude adjustment? The certified pure, therapeutic grade essential oils of dōTERRA, and my coaching, can help! These oils are safe, effective and cost pennies a drop. Contact me and we’ll talk.