Oiling up with intention can make or break my day! For me, that means starting the day with alone time reading, meditating, and praying. This daily connection to my faith in God and Jesus Christ is enhanced by applying and inhaling essential oils. This simple daily practice of intentionally focusing on life giving thoughts feeds my soul and gives me strength for the day ahead.
Adding the oils creates an even stronger connection to the meditations of my heart during this time of renewal. My brain connects the smell of the oil to the spoken words of intention or declaration. This pairing amplifies the transformative power and strengthens neural pathways in my brain related to the thought I'm holding captive. Engaging multiple senses (smell, hearing, touch) can accelerate and amplify the process of transformation and bring to life the best version of myself!
My favorite oils to use for happiness and confidence include Valor, Joy, and Harmony. I love to attach a scripture or declaration as I apply the oils. Regardless of your faith tradition, you can kick start a happy-confident day with the combination of a focused mind and essential oils.
This simple routine takes about fifteen seconds and makes a huge difference in increasing my emotional resilience to life - it's like an emotional reset for my nervous system and entire body! Emotional resilience is defined as a persons capacity to cope and bounce back from a crisis or a change in their life. People who are emotionally resilient use healthy coping mechanisms to get through a stressful situation, for example, optimistic thoughts, prayer, a sense of humor, perseverance, and yes even the oils. If you are going through a rough patch, or you feel emotionally vulnerable, being emotionally resilient can help you move on.
Emotions are chemically-based. When we breathe in molecules from the essential oil, we support healthy emotional processing on a chemical level. The oils directly communicate with the brain, which in turn signals the body to respond with elevated energy levels and biochemical reactions to enhance healing and balance in the body. Essential oils affect a number of biological factors, including heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function. All of which, when balanced, can result in stable energy levels and produce a calming effect.
Below you will find an example of a routine I use regularly.
My Happy Confident Day Routine.
- Valor on my wrists and hold wrists together and declare, "I am Strong and Courageous". (Joshua 1:9)
- Joy oil over my heart and declare, "The Joy of the Lord in my strength". (Nehemiah 8:10)
- A drop of Harmony on the back of my neck and declare, " I put on love and ask Lord that you bind everything together in your perfect harmony" (Colossians 3:14)
After each oil application, in the example three step routine above, I cup my hands over my nose and mouth and breath in the beautiful and powerful scents of these oils to get the added benefits of inhaling the molecules directly thus activating my limbic system through the olfactory bulb (within 3 seconds) where all of my emotions are housed... pretty cool right!
Why I choose Valor, Joy and Harmony Oils:
Valor means courage, strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness. Applying and inhaling valor is my go to oil for bravery and confidence. When I use it I feel ridiculously unstoppable. Valor has a way of making me not care about things that really shouldn't matter and releases chemicals in my body that give me great confidence. Fun Fact: The essential oils in Valor were used by the Roman soldiers before battle to promote courage during a time of physical and emotional challenges. And history tells us these Roman Soldiers took over the ancient world!
Joy essential oil is a beautiful blend of oils that brings love or joy to the heart. Joy is an emotional oil, when diffused or applied it promotes feelings of positivity, happiness, emotional relief, togetherness, simplicity, and laughter. It helps a broken heart or grief and is a calming and relaxing oil that can be very emotionally uplifting.
Harmony is a very powerful spiritual and emotional oil blend that has seventeen therapeutic grade oils. It promotes and helps to create harmony and healing in all the systems of our body and balance in our lives. When we are pushing too hard in one area of our life, often times the other areas of our lives suffer. Harmony essential oil helps us to re-establish the connections in our bodies that have become disconnected and eases stress and helps remove emotional blocks softly and gently.
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