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Essential Oil Therapies in Yarmouth, Maine

Deborah Carlton

Yarmouth, ME 04096 phone: (207) 846-0413


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Releasing Grief with Essential Oils
Text by Deborah L. Carlton

Grief is part of the human journey as we all experience loss due to accident, emotional parting of ways and the passing of time. Grief imprints in the emotional center of the brain, heart and into the DNA and may cause disturbance in thyroid function.

For some, grief takes on a life of its own and becomes overwhelming, hard to shake – stuck. As with many emotions, logic simply doesn’t apply – there is no “snapping out of it” to be had. Grief can feel like a rock sitting on your chest and deep grief is literally associated with the lungs, which sometimes precedes chronic respiratory events such as colds and flu, etc.


If Grief has become your familiar companion, perhaps the following simple practice would be useful. Drawn directly from Carolyn Mein, DC’s excellent book, “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils,” it incorporates bringing the intended emotion to the forefront of the brain where it can be accessed, plugging in your ability to envision and affirm, and then enhancing the process with the application of a potent essential oil blend which is absorbed directly into the emotional center of the brain and throughout the body and DNA… sounds like a fantastic setting for deep healing to occur to me!


And now the process:


First, tune in on the feeling of GRIEF, bring it strongly to mind.
Envision the opposite of GRIEF, which is HAPPINESS


Apply a drop of JOY to the ADENOIDS (on the nasal bone)

as well as the forehead, top of head, base of skull and heart.


Inhale deeply.


Affirm repeatedly “CHANGE BRINGS GROWTH.”  

The spoken word amplifies the effect by 80 %... and the body mind intelligence hears this, so even better if you do this aloud.

Though at first the words may sound hollow… keep doing it… something will suddenly shift.


Repeat this practice numerous times a day… I’m betting in your favor that grief will shift. I have heard from people who used this basic process for other emotions who admitted to being very skeptical and expecting it not to work… and were very surprised that it actually worked better than other methods they had tried. So what have you got to lose?


If you are into EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), feel free to tap on the karate point (side of hand) while envisioning and affirming the above. Breathwork… Reiki… Polarity… all wonder amplifiers as desired.


This is the time of your healing and discovery…


For more information about Carolyn Mein, DC, or to order her book, log onto and be sure to get the 2008 edition!


To purchase JOY or other essential oils, log onto and follow the links to order.

*JOY is a proprietary blend of therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living. EO’s from bath shops and natural foods stores are often perfume grade and thus may not yield therapeutic results.

Perfume grade oils have been rendered toxic by the distillation method, fillers, chemical extractants, etc. and may cause adverse reactions.

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