I recently heard this statement and felt that it was perfect for helping people understand how powerful and efficient essential oils can be for emotional health and balance. Working as an integrative bodywork therapist and energy healing arts educator for so many years, of course I knew that this statement was valid, but I had never heard it stated so succinctly.
I have found that combining the Inner Child™ essential oil blend with restorative yoga poses is an effective and simple way to help my clients and students move through emotionally charged issues. This blend helps bring levity to issues that have been so heavy and hurtful in our childhood memory banks.
Here is a simple exercise you can practice with Inner Child:
Have the intention for your breath and this oil blend enter the part of your brain that stores all of your childhood memories—all of them—good, bad, and neutral. Intend that the time you are taking to stop and visit your internal landscape will help you clear out lingering childhood hurts or traumas. Remember: Your intention is a powerful tool for doing anything.
Lie on your back, bending your knees, with your knees touching each other. Place a firm pillow or rolled-up blanket under your knees to relieve any pressure in your lower back.
- Part One: Place a few drops of Inner Child in your left palm and gently rub your hands together three times. With a steady, even, and centering breath, inhale Inner Child and close your eyes. As you exhale, fully expel all of the air from your lungs and pause for two counts before your next inhalation. Keep inhaling Inner Child in this manner for 10 to 15 breaths. You may want to use an eye pillow to cover your eyes; this can help you have a more internal experience.
- Part Two: Reapply Inner Child to your left palm, gently rub your hands together, and this time rub the blend on your lower belly. Place your left hand at your forehead and your right hand at your lower belly and continue your breath. Close your eyes and breathe in the same manner as before.
From a body/mind perspective, the belly button represents our old consciousness and, of course, was our physical connection to our mother; the forehead represents new consciousness. This simple hand placement is a self-healing Polarity Therapy technique that can be used for calming the mind.
When you are complete, roll over onto your right side, bring your knees closer to your chest, and pause in the fetal position for five to 10 breaths. Place your hands on the floor and push your upper body up to a seated position, making sure that your head is last to come up.
As you come to a comfortable seated position, once again inhale the Inner Child from your palms. As you exhale release any lingering thoughts or emotions that are not currently serving you. On your next inhale, bring your arms out to the sides and up over your head, palms touching, and as you exhale, bring your hands in prayer position with your thumbs touching your chest. Take a few moments to feel into your heart, smile, and give gratitude for all the blessings in your life.
When we take the time to go within and make the choice to clear out negative emotions and memories from our past, we can build our outer life from a clean slate. And in my experience, Inner Child is the perfect blend to help you get started on your own path.