Healing the Body With The Mind – and Essential Oils
One of the things I learned long ago was not to discount how much we can achieve simply by setting our minds upon achievement of a particular goal.
Healing can be achieved in the same way – by focusing our mind, attention and intention upon the area of your body where you wish healing to take place. There are a myriad of books and authors, such as Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Andrew Weil, Bernie Siegel, and Wayne Dyer, which discuss the subject of healing the body with the mind, and I would encourage you to check them out.
My sole intent with this article is to open your mind to the possibility of using not only your mind, but also essential oils for healing. Why? Read on.
Our Powerful Minds
Way back in the 1950’s a scientist by the name of Franklin Loehr explored the effect of prayer and human thought on water and on plants. Loehr discovered that human thought was able to alter the bonding angles between the oxygen and hydrogen atoms, thus changing the physical properties of the water. (See The Power of Prayer on Plants by Franklin Loehr).
What quantum physics is teaching us is that human thought and human intent affect the behavior of electrons. Since every chemical and neural process in the human body involves the activity of electrons, we see that our bodily functions are not simply matters of traditional chemistry and classical physics – they are mental, emotional, and spiritual as well. The mind-body connection everyone is talking about happens through our electrons.
Essential Oils Amplify Healing
One of my favorite healing modalities is the use of essential oils. I’ve been using them for years on myself (see my page Essential Oils For Overall Health and Specific Health Problems), my family and my clients, with great success. How they work like they do is often a mystery to me, but I know they have chemical constituents, provided to us by Mother Nature, which (in part) explain how and why they work so well and are, in fact, potent little healers.
Here’s something you might not know though — essential oils have electrical properties which are subject to our thoughts and feelings. Mind blowing?
It is known that the same essential oil will have different effects on different people, and the usual explanation is that different people have different chemistries. But is it truly just about chemistry?
Desire, Feeling and Intent Matter Too
It is taught in every aromatherapy class that the chemical composition of an oil determines its role in healing. But quantum physics is teaching us that essential oils are also subject to desire, feeling and intent.
In short, the potential actions of an oil are thought to be defined and limited by its chemistry, but the real determining factor as to which potential action will manifest is definitely also affected by the attitudes of the anointer and receiver.
Our thoughts won’t change the chemistry of an oil, but our thoughts can determine which aspects of the chemistry of that particular oil will work in our bodies.
How To Amplify Healing When Using Essential Oils
- Essential oils amplify intent – the intent of the person applying the oils, and the intent of the person receiving the oils. Healing practitioners who anoint with oils know from experience that essential oils work better with prayer, faith and belief. What this means is that the receiver of an essential oil can participate in their own healing. The oils are not healers, they are the vehicles that must be facilitated by our supportive thoughts for them to work optimally! They will work reasonably well without the conscious participation of the receiver because of the intent given to them when grown, distilled, packaged and distributed – but they work so much better when the receiver actively participates in their own healing.
- When an oil is applied to any part of the body you can mentally direct it to go wherever it is needed and affirm the outcome you desire. Your affirmation should be more than a one-time thought, it must come from your deepest convictions, emotions, and faith, and be repeated and consciously retained until the desired results are manifested.
- A single oil then is full of possibilities – almost unlimited – for example, an oil could be known to be supportive of liver function, but not known for nerve regeneration. Even so, that oil could be used for nerve regeneration if directed to do so. Knowing this, if you don’t think you have the right oil for a specific application, using your intuition, choose an oil that you do have, and with intense concentration and feeling, direct the oil to do whatever you wish it to do. Essential oils are imbued with an intelligence non-existent in pharmaceutical drugs.
Essential oils are vehicles of living energy and work on all human levels: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. I even believe that essential oils work on the financial level as well (if you don’t believe me, start wearing the blend of “Abundance”, which has a beautiful, exotic aroma, and direct the oil to help you create whatever it is you are looking for in your life – then watch what happens!).
I hope you found this brief discussion interesting. To read more on the scientific basis of essential oils, see The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by Dr David Stewart, a fascinating read. Another good book to read is Aromatherapy For Healing the Spirit by Gabriel Mojay.
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Hi marnie love your article. I’m fairly new to young living essential oils. I am a new distributor. They are absolutely amazing! I want to learn more about them. I’m considering going to school. My interest is the more I learn the more I want to know. I hear friends say that the oils isn’t working anymore. That sparked my interest, even though I believe that they do work. I wanted to find out where the problem lies in our thought pattern. So I came across your article. Thank you 🙂