Guest Author - Fran Loudas
This is a simple, natural process that most of us perform everyday. For example, imagine yourself waking up in the morning, looking at the clock, laughing and going back to sleep. That’s visualization. Or suddenly, in your mind’s eye, you find a $50 bill in your purse or wallet. That is visualization as well.
Visualization is the art of creating mental images. Mental dialogue is not visualization. The word visual indicates that pictures, not words, are involved.
Every invention, every article of clothing, everything that human beings have ever created are the product of visualization.
In using essential oils to enhance your life, we form a mental image of our necessary, needed change. We paint an image with the imagination, creating a mental illustration that uniquely encapsulates the change we wish to make. Attached are some examples to get started:
Listed below are the properties of essential oils for your desired effect. Place 2 to 3 drops of your chosen essential oil (best if place in a diffuser or scent ball – can be placed on a cotton ball or tissue to inhale during the day) and allow the aroma to surround and fill your life, your home, your workplace!
Black Pepper, Clove, Fennel, Ginger
To Relieve Depression:
Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lemon Balm, Ylang Ylang
Bergamot, Orange, Neroli
Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Myrrh, Niaoili, Palmarosa, Pine, Sandalwood, Spearmint
To Maintain Health:
Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Pine
Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Verbena, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosemary, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
Ginger, Orange, Pine, Vanilla
Chamomile, Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood
Memory (to enhance, to stay/keep alert – good for students during exam time:
Ginger, Lemon Balm, Patchouli, Vetivert
Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Black Pepper, Ginger, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Vanilla
Black Pepper, Geranium, Juniper, Lime, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Vetivert
Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Pine
Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
Bergamot, Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram
Protection During Sleep:
Cedar, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Sandalwood
The Aromas of the Seasons:
Use these essential oils (in a diffuser or scent ball) to welcome each new season to scent your home:
Jasmine, Rose; all sweet scents
Clove, Ginger; all spicy scents
Patchouli, Vetivert; all earthy scents
Frankincense; Pine, Rosemary; all resinous scents
Using Essential Oils For Desired Effects
Peace: When you’re suffering from the effects of stress, are emotionally distraught or at your wit’s end, see yourself (remember, don’t recite the words describing this scene in your head), slipping into a warm, soothing stream or standing under a gentle waterfall. The water laps at your body, spirit and soul, easing tensions, unknitting your muscles, relaxing your central nervous system. See and feel peace flooding through you. Then inhale the fragrance that promotes this state. Continue to visualize as the aroma works its magic.
Money: When you’re financially depleted, visualize yourself cashing large cheques and depositing money into your bank account or stashing it in your home safe (if you have one). Remember – don’t think, “Wow, I have lots of money now!”
Love: If you need a mutually satisfying, interpersonal relationship, visualize yourself in his or her arms, enjoying quiet walks, sex and everything else you associate with love. Don’t create an image of that man or woman you saw at the office yesterday or the cutie down the hall. Do not visualize a specific person. See yourself and another human being in a happy relationship.
Work with visualization every day and it will be increasingly easy. You may be surprised at the capabilities of your conscious mind!
Allowing The Change
The strongest changes occur when we allow ourselves to accept the new energies. If we visualize and inhale but stubbornly cling to our old mindset and ways, we’re setting ourselves up for defeat.
If you’ve had a negative view of love, quench those thoughts before trying a love-attracting ritual. If you’re worried about the problems and responsibilities of money, transform them into an eagerness for the challenge. If you’ve long abused your body virtually asking to be sick, change your habits and lifestyle before performing a health or healing ritual.
Essential Oil Blends
Blends containing true essential oils are more effective. You may use any of the following base oils:
Sweet Almond/Almond; Apricot Kernel; Grapeseed; Jojoba; Olive; Safflower
For best results, use Jojoba oil, as it is the best for storage and preserving your blend. Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and does not become rancid. If you choose to use one of the other base oils, add a few drops of wheat germ oil before blending. This will help preserve the final product.
Never use mineral oil.
Store your blends in dark glass (amber or blue bottles) and remember to use labels to identify your blends.
The following recipes use 1/8 cup of base oil for scent balls, diffusers and to place on cotton balls or tissues.
Cash Flow Oil
3 drops Vetivert
2 drops Patchouli
1 drop Ginger
Wear or anoint money before spending. Or, rub onto green candles and burn while visualizing.
7 drops Niaouli
4 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Pine
Wear or anoint blue candles. Use in conjunction with treatment.
6 drops Ylang Ylang
5 drops Palmarosa
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Geranium
Wear or add ten drops to the bath daily. Alternately, rub onto pink candles and burn while visualizing.
3 drops Patchouli
3 drops Black Pepper
1 drop Peppermint
1 drop Ginger
1 drop Orange
Wear to be in control of yourself and for extra physical or magical energy. An excellent oil for use in the morning when you wish to be ready to meet the day.
5 drops Black Pepper
5 drops Petitgrain
2 drops Geranium
Anoint your body for protection while visualizing.
7 drops Sandalwood
4 drops Cedarwood
1 drop Frankincense
Wear before all spiritual rituals.