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Try out this essential oil diffuser blend the next time you are working through anger, rage or resentment. It's seriously my absolute fave for this.
I am not all sweetness and light.
I can spit the dummy like a pro
...or say sweet FA outwardly, but on the inside be seething violently away with anger, rage, resentment, hurt & pain.
It's usually uncomfortable AF.
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... WELL, YES
A curious thing about feelings
A curious thing I learnt from a psychologist once is that because we can find some emotions so uncomfortable (or we've falsely picked up via osmosis the idea that they are "negative" or "unacceptable"), we deploy 'decoy' reactions when we experience them. This is because, likely on some subconscious level, we are trying to AVOID FEELING them.
For example, the way I understand it at least, blasting outwardly at someone or something can often be us discharging our anger, as opposed to actually feeling it. Bottling anger up, quashing it down or going for a suffocation approach by covering it over with emotional cling film - perhaps a much easier-to-handle sensation such as calming zen - is, I'm assuming, probably nay counted as truly feeling the emotion either.
Since learning this, I've been attempting to be more open to embracing feeling the full array of all my feelings. Please note that I'm definitely not a medical or mental health expert, but for myself I have found that paying close attention to how things feel within my body, i.e. the physical sensations that go on ...well, it's exceedingly helpful.
To be able to do this and simply realise & acknowledge to myself without guilt or shame that "yes, actually, I'm angry as f*@k" and that this is ok... it seems easier to deal. I know that there will be a valid underlying reason why I'm feeling this way, and that anger is a natural response to something that might be causing me emotional pain.
In fact, I've taken to thinking of anger as part of my inner guidance system attempting to draw my attention to something that still hurts inside of me. That it is not this negative thing, but constructive, and that anger can also be a force for good.
The following essential oil diffuser blend is another little supportive tool that I use frequently when feeling into and working through anger.
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 that I find myself filled with anger, rage, resentment and/or ranting internally or outwardly and just can’t stop... then, my dears, the following blend is one of my essential oil go-tos for supporting myself in working through anger more positively:
Add to the water reservoir in your essential oil diffuser:
Or in that same ratio; actual quantities depend on the size of your diffuser reservoir & its run-time.
1 I diffuse 24/7 for a few days around me wherever I am if possible, including in the bedroom at night.
2 As I do this, I try to open myself up to feeling. Not with my mind (that's called thinking) but all the sensations within my physical body. I simply feel and observe without judging any of it.
Sometimes I will literally become physically aware of a heavy feeling from somewhere deep inside my chest, gut, down in my legs or elsewhere rise up through my body and out. With it sometimes will also come some sort of useful mental insight. I find this blend often works well for me and feels oh so liberating!
Why this particular combination of essential oils when working through anger?
The following is anecdotal and not scientific fact, but I invite you to try combining these oils in your diffuser in a safe usage manner & just observe what happens for yourself:
Essential Emotions LLC. (2018). Emotions and Essential Oils: A Reference Guide for Emotional Healing (7th ed.). Author.
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