I have been working a lot on making energy work more accessible and easy - especially the basic energy hygiene everyone can benefit from doing regularly. That's why I developed an essential oil energy work class and four easy-to-use oil blends that essentially do the work for you! A bit about these blends: I developed them for people like you to have a quick and easy way to do the basic energetic maintenance we all need. The oils work quickly and effectively, whether you have any experience with energy work or not! Each one is charged with reiki energy to give it extra "oomph." And since I couldn't just leave it at that, I have also chosen a qigong movement with the same effect as each blend, which will come with written instructions, and later I'll add videos on my website. These are the formulas I have been using over and over again with my clients. It became obvious that everyone could benefit from them, so I have made them available through this online store and at events in Portland.
So, what is energy hygiene? I broke it into four main categories:
Cleansing: As we move through the world we pick up physical and energetic "dirt". I'm assuming you take a shower regularly, but when was the last time you cleaned your aura? Whether it's negative energy or simply not yours, a lot of unnecessary stuff in your energy field can really bog you down and make you feel tired, unfocused, or sick. There are many cleansing methods out there. A simple one is just to use your hands and intention to "brush off" the air around your body. My oil solution is a spray of ocean water with clary sage and rosemary. It's gentle enough to use several times a day. I use it in my space and on myself in between clients.
Boundaries: Now that you've gotten rid of all that energetic dirt, you're feeling great and you don't want to pick up any more! That's where boundaries come in. That just means strengthening the edges of your aura so what's "yours" and "not yours" are more clearly defined. This can also help with interpersonal interactions (ever have that friend or coworker who always wants to dump on you or vent? Nuh-uh! Not with healthy boundaries!). The recipe for this blend came from Desiree Mangandog - I highly recommend checking out her work! - and consists of equal parts melaleuca (Tea Tree) and petitgrain (bitter orange leaf) in coconut oil. Roll it on your chest daily for a boundaries makeover.
Grounding: Oh my gosh grounding is so important! It's the first and last thing I do with each client and I make sure to ground myself several times a day. That simply means that I remember that I am in a body which is part of the earth and that I am connected to and supported by the earth at every moment. It can look like visualizing roots or a cord going down into the earth from your body, or simply deep breathing and patting your edges to become fully present, less anxious, and more aware. My oil blend mixes doTerra's grounding blend, Balance, with cedarwood and vetiver to really sink and root your energy field.
Nourishing: Sometimes you just need a moment to feel good. That can take the form of a hug or a sweet treat or a beautiful flower, or anything that brings you into the enjoyment of the present moment. It's especially important after doing any major clearing to take the time to fill your aura with positive energy! For this purpose I developed the Blue Cedar Signature Blend. It's Cedarwood and Blue tansy - the two oils I named my practice after - with a drop of frankincense in coconut or jojoba oil.