Experience this essential oil diffuser blend the next time you are working through anger, rage or resentment.
The other night I completely spat the dummy at home, lost the plot, went mad crazy berko with yelling rage. Underneath all that red hot explosive emotion, I know, was a lot of pent up hurt and pain.
What I've learnt about working through anger
That is, anger is often thought of as a secondary emotion; an indicator or manifestation of something else. Even if we (mostly) refrain from such fierce external detonations, it's not to say there's not shite bubbling way on the inside for all manner of reasons, but which is showing up as anger.
Anger itself is not a BAD emotion. Contrary to popular belief, I don't believe there is actually any such thing. Some emotions are extremely uncomfortable to be experiencing, absolutely - but all are super useful aspects of our inner guidance system in my humble opinion.
Where it tends to go all pear shaped is in how we often react to them...
SCREECHING OFF SCREAMING "YOU F'N ARSEHOLE" AT SOMEONE SO THAT ALL THE NEIGHBOURS AND PASSERSBY BECOME UNSUSPECTING WITNESSES IS NOT NECESSARILY RECOMMENDED. BUT HAS IT BE DONE BEFORE? ERRR... YES. DOES IT FEEL GREAT AFTERWARD? NOT ESPECIALLY
Like other unsettling emotions, because anger is typically so uncomfortable, our default response can often be to subconsciously deploy decoy reactions in order TO AVOID FEELING IT ALTOGETHER.
Did you know, for example, that blasting outwardly at someone else is discharging anger, but is not the same thing as actually feeling it. In similar vein, bottling anger up or trying to cover it over with easier to handle sensations of calming zen is nay feeling it either.
Despite our conditioning to believe that anger is bad, it is a natural and often very valid response to what might be happening (or not happening) in our life. So, what if we feared feeling the uncomfortable emotions less? ...might we react to it differently and do more positive things with it? I like to remember that anger can also be a force for good.
My favourite essential oil diffuser blend to support feeling and working through anger positively
Essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects. For those times one finds oneself filled with anger, rage, resentment and/or ranting internally or outwardly at something or someone (whether they’re the true root cause for all this uncomfortable emotion or not) and just can’t stop... then, my dears, this:
Add to the water reservoir in your essential oil diffuser:
Or in that proportion; actual quantities depend on size of your diffuser and how long it runs for.
1 Diffuse 24/7 for a few days around you wherever you are, and including in your bedroom at night.
2 As you do this, FEEL. Not with your mind (that's called thinking), but all the sensations within your physical body. Judge none of it, just feel.
If anything like moi, you may literally feel a heaviness from deep in your gut, chest or wherever it might be lodged within you, rise up through your body and out. With it may even come useful insight. I find it works so well and is oh so liberating!
Why this particular combination of oils?
Thyme essential oil I consider the powerhouse here. On an emotional level, it is known as "one of the most powerful cleansers of the emotional body" (Essential Emotions LLC, 2018, p.81) and thought to be particularly useful for releasing hate, rage, anger, resentment or judgement that blocks truth and causes the heart to close.
Rosemary essential oil is also a good cleanser of energy and is said to aid us during times of transition and change, and provide understanding or perspective. It nourishes here, by replacing the negativity cleared out by the Thyme with something much more useful.
The Elevation® proprietary essential oil blend - which is known for it's joyful, bright, optimistic and carefree effects - brings bring harmony in culminating it all together.
Essential Emotions LLC. (2018). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing (7th ed.). Author.