My spiritual journey has recently branched with the introduction of doTERRA essential oils. I learned about them through Tammy Billups, one of the illustrious authors of F.A.I.T.H. and a sweet, gentle soul. At the beginning of May I placed an order for three new oils—Basil, for low energy and stress; Thyme, for anger and resentment; and Lavender, for expressing one’s Self.
When the oils arrived, I immediately started using Basil and Lavender. For some reason, the Thyme remained untouched, and after several days I forgot what Thyme was for.
Shortly after I started using these oils my lower back went out. Then the pain moved to my left hip. My chiropractor adjusted me, and my back improved, but over time my hip felt worse. Then my left knee swelled and hurt to bend. Around this time I wondered what the Thyme oil was for.
I scheduled several energy healing sessions with my good friends and was told, yet again, that I sit way too much and need to move, stretch, energize my body. My left hip also held a good deal of unresolved anger and I recalled a tennis experience from my youth when I had little hand-eye coordination and felt like a prime klutz. Despite my pleas, my parents insisted on lessons and then signed me up for the competition. What a disaster!
I was encouraged to let out my anger, but I don’t do anger. My family didn’t do anger or any of the more volatile emotions. I tried expressing myself on paper; I even punched a pillow. But allowing those emotions felt uncomfortable, and my hip and knee still hurt.
The nudge to look up the properties of the Thyme oil resurfaced and I discovered it helps with anger. Imagine that! I started using it immediately and regretted I hadn’t used it sooner. The pain in my hip and knee did not resolve overnight, but I know I’m on the mend.
As I continue down the path of greater understanding and enlightenment, I’m constantly in awe of the support I find. For several months now, whatever emotion I’m wanting to clear or better understand has registered in the appropriate oil(s), as if a master chess player has my journey plotted out beforehand and is moving me on to the next square. Through the support of the oils, and the intuitive nudges from my heart and soul, and the gifts of my dear friends, I am able to make the choices that put me on the road to recovery.
Are you listening to your nudges? Do you have healing support in your life? Come to a free workshop on June 21 and find out more about the oils. Ask for what you need and allow it to appear.
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Nanette is the coauthor of two Easy Weekly Meals electronic cookbooks, editor and coauthor of The 28-Day Thought Diet, and author of the forthcoming book Overcoming Writer’s Block: Moving from Fear to Passion. Her coaching programs offer clients unique and in-depth ways to strengthen their manuscripts and make their writing sing.