9 Essential Oils For Accessing Spiritual Guidance
Essential oils have been a part of my life for the past ten years. I've taken them with me cross-country, applied them to my skin, and kept them in my apothecary. But it wasn’t until recently until I started to use them to enhance my spiritual connection and access deeper spiritual guidance.
Actually, they started to come into my life for this purpose in a really interesting way.
When I was first starting this site, my goal was to fill a gap on the internet to talk about spiritual topics in an upbeat and positive way. Mostly I discussed connecting with ancestors, spirit guides, and other ethereal beings as a way to release the threatening aura around these entities.
At the time, television shows regarding negative spiritual encounters were popular. I wanted to counteract these messages with light, based on what I’d seen whilst growing up and in my own connections.
I wasn’t expecting the site you see here to turn into anything significant, but boy, has that changed.
This website has now evolved to discussing more topics than just spirits, branching into natural living and wellness. It now reaches over 100,000 visitors a month, with some months topping 500,000 visitors.
Due to this, I now get a lot of collaboration requests and product offers sent my way for things to be featured on the blog. I can’t respond to all the requests, but these are fun. I really like photographing products in an artsy way and trying out products that can help sensitive people.
The products I’ve received have not been random, though. They’ve generally followed themes, and I’ve found this interesting.
One year, I got spiritual subscription boxes. Another year, I got lots of books and oracle card decks. And starting last summer, I began to receive herbal supplements and essential oil products.
The first essential oil box I received was from a company called GotOilSupplies, which sells all types of mixing bottles and supplies to make essential oil products.
At the time, I didn’t know what to make of it.
I hadn’t really started incorporating essential oils on the blog yet. I also was currently dealing with my dog who was terminally ill, so I couldn’t spare the energy to do a post on it.
Fast forward six months later, I was using essential oil therapy almost daily with my dog's palliative care.
Then later, on myself, to help process the grief.
After my dog passed, I found myself with a lot of essential oils on my hands, and a lot of extra time, so I started experimenting.
I knew essential oils were effective for health and mood, but I didn’t realize just how effective they were until I needed them myself.
When they say the Universe gives you signs about the direction things will be going, I’ve found that, just by observing what is sent to me, this is true.
Signs about your direction do come from others, who often see things about you and your path that you’re blind to before you see them yourself.
It was about six months from the time I received my first essential oil care package to when I really started integrating them into my routine.
And it was during the passing of my dog, I started working with essential oils to receive spiritual guidance.
When making end-of-life care decisions, I wanted to make ultra-sure I was getting the clearest guidance possible. This involved me wanting to remove as many emotions from my system so I could to know I was making the correct choices.
Whenever we need or want spiritual guidance the most, it’s fair to say that sometimes, it's about a situation that's causing emotional duress.
Emotional chaos can affect your ability to focus, which in turn affects your ability to get a clear message.
So the first thing you want to do is get calm before accessing guidance.
The main three things you need for connecting spiritually are:
A clear emotional state
A relaxed heart
Freedom from nervous tension
Essential oils affect the limbic system, which is the neural system of the brain that contributes to mood, emotions, and memory.
Because of this, they can accomplish the above tasks of getting into a calm, emotionally clear and connected state really well.
Essential oils come in two forms; generally, singles or blends and I like to use both.
I found that the below oils helped most with the above when clearing emotions and mind chatter to tune in -
When I was reaching to clear my energy to write or work with clients, I primarily used singles, and these were the ones I reached for:
Rosemary - for clearing emotional energy and stimulating the mind.
Lavender - for relaxing the nervous system and opening up the heart chakra.
Clary Sage - for confidence and speaking and sharing the truth.
Ylang Ylang - soothing a nervous heart.
Lady Sclareol Blend (Young Living) - for relaxation mix especially meant for women.
Of the singles, I have experience using Plant Therapy and Young Living Brands and can recommend both.
When I was looking to receive inner guidance for myself, I primarily used blends, and these were my favorites:
Let It Go (Plant Therapy) - releases emotions and the need to have it go a certain way. This is actually a similar blend to Young Living’s Peace and Calming; the same essential oils though the ratios are different.
Surrender (Young Living) - releases tension about small hiccups and life changes.
Sensation (Young Living) - improves clairsentience and empathy connection between two beings, I like this one for connecting in nature.
Transformation (Young Living) - great for clearing your energy and receiving clairvoyant images. I always see blue when using this oil.
In this post, you might have noticed quite a few of the oils I recommend are by Young Living.
Young Living is not the only essential oil company out there, though, I happen to have the most experience with this company’s oils at current writing. This is because as my dog was passing away, I received many essential oils from representatives with Young Living to try out.
I always think it's helpful to accept, receive, and welcome in what's around you, so that's just what I did. If you use another brand, pay attention to what you reach for to connect, as your intuition will guide you.
When you’re reaching for spiritual guidance, if you feel emotional, unsteady, or nervous, essential oils can help to calm these feelings and mental chatter. This makes it easier to see, feel, and sense what your heart is telling you. For this reason, I've found essential oils to be incredibly helpful in removing barriers to connecting and accessing a deeper level of reverence.
They are just one tool of many out there, and when pairing them with your practice, you can really amplify the level of clarity you receive.
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Amanda Linette Meder