Sunday, February 07, 2010
Text by Deborah Lynne Carlton
Excerpt from Carolyn Mein’s book indented
Bitterness and resentment create hardness in the body and in our lives. Bitterness and hard thoughts are believed to be the emotional source of gallstones. Fear, Resentment, Hatred and Envy disrupt the energy of the thymus gland and weaken the immune system.
For true healing to occur, consider your daily emotional, mental, physical and spiritual diet. Are your thoughts predominantly filled with bitterness, resentment, anger or denial? If so, how does your life, health or relationships mirror this back to you?
- Love is our birthright and most natural state,
- Love is expansive, like the pebble tossed into the pool, rippling outward.
- Thus Love functions according to the laws of nature/God.
Negative emotions are contracting and make us smaller than our soul’s natural expansiveness.
- Small in other people’s eyes, smaller in our own.
- Like the rose bud that fails to blossom, negative emotions keep us closed
- and unable to receive love or happiness.
- Negative feelings and thoughts occupy huge space within us and require loads of energy to maintain.
- The release of negativity allows us to be filled with those good things that we desire.
- Choosing to maintain negativity hurts primarily us, then everyone we touch.
- Unless healed, it is the way we will be remembered. How do we choose to be remembered?
- This is a defining difference between being the river or the stone, the master or the victim of one’s life.
If you feel stuck in resentment, waste zero energy judging yourself. Better to focus on finding where the separation occurred and ask those compelling life questions such as:
- Who am I?
- What is my life purpose?
- Can I forgive myself for choosing that hard lesson?
- Can I find the wisdom in it?
- Divinity exists within us all; regardless of how many layers we may have accumulated or acted out in the pain body …
- Could it be that every painful lesson is but a stepping stone across the river to one’s awakening?
WHAT DO WE GET FROM HOLDING ONTO RESENTMENT?
Maintaining resentment or bitterness towards another (or ourselves) may serve a purpose of avoiding these important life questions. As they say in the movie “What the Bleep?” … How far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go?
In Carolyn L. Mein’s book, Releasing Emotional Patterns With Essential Oils,” she offers the following practice for releasing Resentment:
In a quiet moment, call the feeling of Resentment to your heart.
Imagine events and people who you have held that feeling towards, including yourself.
- The opposite of Resentment is “Embracement.”
- The positive affirmation is “I am wanted, lovable and I am whole.”
- Speak the affirmation aloud, as the voice is 80 times more powerful than the silent thought.
- Inhale the essential oil of Lemongrass.
- Apply a drop to the Hepatic Duct (on your right side, between 7th & 8th Rib)
- Continue to affirm.
- You may also apply a drop of Lemongrass to the base of the skull and crown chakra.
- Dilute with a dab of carrier oil because Lemongrass is a “hot” oil.
Repeat this practice as desired, even 7 times a day for 3 weeks, until the feeling and emotion is no longer charged for you. Affirm the positive until it is real and you are free from limiting emotion.
As the years pass, you may find, when glancing back upon your journey, that every step, every choice, every realization (even those which you once resented) make perfect sense in the order of awakening and self empowerment. Not a moment in time is ever wasted, not one. Accepting that notion opens all kinds of doors, both in receiving the full gift of our life experiences and moving beyond them.
The oil of therapeutic grade LEMONGRASS promotes psychic awareness and purification. It contains properties known to be antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory and regenerates connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, improves circulation and lymphatic flow.