Journey Aids

Essential oils were were mankind’s first medicine. From Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, we know that priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years. Today modern science is rediscovering the wisdom of the ancients. Essential oils are able to reach deep into the recesses of our brains, cross over the chemical barriers, and open the hidden channels within our minds and bodies. Essential oils fragrances pass on to the limbic system of the brain without being registered by the cerebral cortex.

Within the limbic system resides the regulatory mechanism of the innermost core of our being. Here is the seat of our sexuality, the impulse of attraction and aversion, our motivation and our moods, our memory and creativity, as well as our autonomic nervous system.

Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have some very profound physiological and psychological effects.

Also present in the limbic system of the brain is a gland called the amygdala. In 1989 it was discovered that the amygdala plays a major role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or the sense of smell. So now, with Aromatherapy and essential oils, we are able access the amygdala to release emotional trauma.

In doing the Guided Healing Journeys, where you are accessing your subconscious and releasing stored emotional trauma, essential oils make a powerful impact to your process and help with releasing deep emotional content that you are accessing during your journey.

In beginning your journey into the realm of Aromatherapy and essential oils it is very important to use only the purest oils available. Anything less than pure, may not produce the desired results and can, in some cases, be extremely toxic. I personally use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils.

Here are some of my recommendations of oils that could be used in a Guided Healing Journey:

Please Note: The statements about these oils have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These oils are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

3 Wise Men™ promotes feelings of reverence and spiritual awareness with a blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to open the subconscious mind and help release deep-seated trauma. This blend, considered a gift by many, enhances emotional equilibrium as it soothes and uplifts the heart.

How to use:

For topical or aromatic use. Apply two drops on the crown of the head, behind the ears, over the eyebrows, on the chest, or at the base of the neck.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Ingredients: Sandalwood (Santalum album), juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J.scopulorum), frankincense (Boswellia carteri), spruce (Picea mariana) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) in a base of almond oil.

Release™ combines uplifting, calming oils that stimulate a sense of peace and emotional well-being, which in turn facilitate the ability to release anger and frustration. Repressed negative emotions lie at the root of many health concerns. Release™ promotes harmony and balance in the mind and body.

How to use:

For aromatic or topical use. Apply over the liver either directly or with a compress. Apply to the bottoms of feet and behind the ears.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

Ingredients: Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), sandalwood (Santalum album) and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) in a base of olive oil.

White Angelica™ is a calming and soothing blend that encourages feelings of protection and security. It combines oils used during ancient times to enhance the body’s aura, which brings about a sense of strength and endurance. Many people use it as protection against negative energy.

How to use:

For topical or aromatic use. Diffuse or wear on top of shoulders, along spine, on crown of head, wrists, behind ears and on the back of the neck. Excellent in a bath.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age. Avoid using on skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays.

Ingredients: Bergamot (Citru sbergamia) , geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), sandalwood (Santalum album), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), spruce (Picea mariana), hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis), melissa (Melissa officinalis) and rose (Rosa damascena) in a base of almond oil.

Sara™ is an empowering blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils designed to soothe deep emotional wounds. It may help individuals relax and release the traumatic memory of sexual or ritual torment and other forms of physical or emotional abuse.

How to use:

For aromatic use. Diffuse. Apply over temples, nose, crown of head, forehead, throat, base of neck, navel, and lower abdomen.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Ingredients: Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), orange (Citrus aurantium), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum), cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), rose (Rosa damascena) and white lotus (Nymhaea lotus) in a base of almond oil.

Transformation™ empowers and upholds changes you want to make in your belief system. By replacing negative beliefs with revitalizing new thought patterns, a transformation in behavior is possible.

How to use:

For aromatic or topical use.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Ingredients: Lemon, peppermint, sandalwood, clary sage, frankincense, balsam fir (Idaho), rosemary, and cardamom.

Trauma Life™ is a calming, grounding blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils formulated to help release buried emotional trauma resulting from accidents, the death of a loved one, assault, or abuse. Left unchecked, emotionally draining episodes may be at the root of fatigue, anger, restlessness, and a weakened immune response.

How to use:

For topical and aromatic use. Diffuse or apply a few drops to the bottoms of feet, on the chest, behind the ears, on the forehead and at the nape of the neck.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.

Ingredients: Frankincense (Boswellia carteri), sandalwood (Santalum album), valerian (Valeriana officinalis), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), davana (Artemisia pallens), spruce (Picea mariana), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), citrus hystrix, and rose (Rosa damascena)

Valor™ is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its protective qualities, Valor® enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment.

How to use:

For topical or aromatic use. Apply on bottoms of feet and to throat, wrists, chest and the base of the neck.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Ingredients: Spruce (Picea mariana), rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora), blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum) and frankincense (Boswellia carteri) in a base of almond oil.

Forgiveness™ contains a synergistic blend of soothing and uplifting essential oils that may enhance the ability to release negative memories and move beyond emotional barriers. The process of growth can only proceed when we have the ability to forgive and let go.

How to use:

For topical or aromatic use. Apply around navel or wear as a perfume.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Ingredients: Melissa, geranium, frankincense, rosewood, sandalwood, angelica, lavender, lemon, jasmine, Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, palmarosa, helichrysum, and rose in a base of sesame seed oil.

Dream Catcher™ is an exotic formula designed to enhance the process of dreaming and visualization. The ability to hold onto your positive dreams that move you forward emotionally and spiritually can lead to a greater ability to realize your desires and stay on the path of fulfillment. Dream Catcher™ also protects against negative dreams that may cloud your vision.

How to use:

For aromatic use. Diffuse or apply on forehead, ears, throat, eyebrows, and base of neck.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.

Ingredients: Sandalwood (Santalum album), tangerine (Citrus nobilis), ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), black pepper (Piper nigrum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J. scopulorum), anise (Pimpinella anisum), and blue tansy (Tanacetum annuum).

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Shamanic Drumming For Extended Journeys 

Shamanic drumming created especially for extended styles of journeywork and guided visualizations by the beloved Celtic Shaman Joe Mullally.

Shamanic drumming offers a relatively easy induction into altered states. Shamanic drumming uses a single, repetitive rhythm played at a tempo of some three to four beats per second. The constant striking of the drum produces a repetitive and monotonous beat pattern.

The various frequencies of the drum interact with our own resonant frequencies. Its resonance promotes the release of endorphins into the body, helps to release blocked emotional patterns, synchronizes the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and stimulates alpha and theta brain wave cycles.

Physiologically, our response to the alpha state is a deep physical relaxation which comes over us and we experience a dreamy, daydream-like state of being. The theta brain wave is experienced as the deep dreaming state. These deep states of relaxation are the doorway to enter the land of imagination and non ordinary reality which is the terrain of exploration while doing journeywork.

This shamanic drumming CD offers continuous drumming with the call back on a separate track that you can use for extended styles of journeywork and guided visualizations.

 

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