Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. We all love to give and receive presents. Many believe that our world is out of balance and we care more for receiving than giving. When the giving and receiving principle is out of balance within the body, it will show up in some form of discomfort. Asthma is one way for the body to show you that you are out balance.
There are two basic forms of Asthma. One is when the receiving principle or feeling like a burden is predominant or out of balance. The other is that the giving principle or feeling depleted is out of balance. Of course it is ridiculous to think that asthma is this simple as it is a very complex issue and one that medicine can only treat and not cure. There are often undiagnosed emotional issues. Even the medical model believes that asthma has emotional triggers of which they are unable to treat but ask you to avoid. This is where essential oils can be of great help. They move emotion and bring to balance.
With the receiving principle is out of balance, the body has a difficult time letting go of air. The lungs are unable to take in air because the lungs are holding onto the air or life giving sustenance. There is fear that there will be no more air. I will die. There is also the feeling that I am a burden and take and take from my world but unable to give back. I want to give but no one is taking. I want to love but no one wants my love. There is a fear of dying and that one is not wanted within the world. Anger and fear oils are helpful for clearing these issues. The body systems that need to be addressed are the liver and/or the digestive system and the kidneys.
Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Cassia Bark, Ajowan, Peru Balsam, Sassafras, and Onion and Garlic but the last two need to be used under the supervision of a Spiritually Certified Aromatherapist as they release rage.
Use these oils within a bath, massage, or diffusion. Be careful as working with these oils can trigger an asthma attack for those that are sensitive.
Goldenrod herb and maceration will help the kidneys. The anger oils will help clear the liver.
When the giving or depletion part of the cycle is out of balance, the body is unable to receive air into the lungs. Here there is a feeling of giving but not getting back. The air goes out but no air seems to be returning. The lungs are inflamed trapping air in and not allowing it to go out.The environment may be a harsh one or there is a sense of not enough love or nurturing. The feeling of not being loved or cherished is at issue. There is a sense of not enough. There is not enough love for me. The body feels depleted not able to sustain itself. The body system that needs support is the adrenals. Asthma because of exertion or exercise fits here.
Love oils are actually the same anger oils listed before. Once the anger is released, love is able to come into the body. So anger oils work for both receiving and giving love. All flower oils are love oils.
Silver Fir Needle is the premier oil for balancing giving and receiving. Here at Gritman we consider it to be the ideal Christmas oil. Even if you do not have asthma, almost all of us are not truly balanced within giving and receiving. There is so much sadness about being inadequate in one way or another. The lungs hold sadness and grief. Many of us can benefit by smelling benzoin absolute. Benzoin is a resin that when extracted to form an absolute removes sadness and grief from the lungs. It cannot be used in bath therapy as it is totally not water soluble and will collect on the side of the tub and be completely stuck. Smelling or using in perfume blends is the best way to use Benzoin. Silver Fir Needle is ideal for diffusion within the environment, massage or bath therapy.
Breathe Well and Happy Holidays from the Gritman Family!