I want you to understand why using the additional tools are important and why certain essential oils were chosen. I will explain how best to use them to enjoy the full benefits alongside the Addiction Recovery Affirmation Cards (ARAC). The idea is to use the oils to gain access to your feelings, memories and thoughts that may be buried deep down and releasing them. Letting them go, making space for new positive memories, feelings and thoughts.
Have a look at the list opposite and locate where you fit in. Are you the person in addiction recovery?, are you looking for tools to get to that point? or maybe you are a friend/family member that wants a deeper understanding of what they are going through. These Essential Oils can be a tool that everybody can work with and they will fit into any space at home or in the workplace. If you are somebody who works or volunteers in the recovery sector then you will want to have a wholesale account for yourself as well as one for your organisation.
I have listed a few of the oils in the ARA deck with a little insight why they were chosen - I listed the ones that stand out for me and that I have worked with many times with great success.
They are in alphabetical order to make it easier.
BASIL essential oil - Basil is helpful for recovery from negative habits as it gives hope and optimism to the tired soul.
BERGAMOT essential oil - Bergamot (a strong favourite of mine) teaches you to let go of judgement by learning to love yourself unconditionally. It supports with self acceptance and self love as it invites you to see life with more optimism and breaking the cycle of relapse.
BLACK PEPPER essential oil - Black Pepper gives you strength to overcome challenges and issues that are buried deep within. It invites you to get real by digging deep within, revealing the masks and facades used to hide aspects of yourself . Perfect for reducing cravings for tobacco.
CILANTRO essential oil - While you may hold onto the very patterns, emotions, issues and possessions that could impair and betray your true self - Cilantro liberates the soul from heavy burdens enabling you to live light and free.
CLOVE essential oil - Clove helps you to let go of patterns and self-betrayal as well as codependency by building appropriate boundaries and defences. It supports you in letting go of the victim mentality giving you the courage to say no.
COPAIBA essential oil - Copaiba reassures you that mental, emotional, physical and spiritual limitations are only temporary.
FENNEL essential oil - Fennel encourages the soul to take full ownership and responsibility for the choices made. It curbs cravings for unhealthy experiences that dull the senses.
GERANIUM essential oil - Geranium invites you to let go of the lower vibrations, the lies and the negativity. This lovely oil softens anger and assists in healing and re-opening the heart so that love flows freely. It heals the heart and instills unconditional love and trust. It encourages emotional honesty by allowing you to release the guilt or pain that has been suppressed sometimes for many years.
GINGER essential oil - Ginger teaches you that in order to be successful in life, you must first commit 100% to it. Claim your power back like a true warrior and be ready to choose YOU.
GRAPEFRUIT essential oil - Grapefruit is all about honoring your body as it helps to reduce cravings and teaches you to have true respect and appreciation for your body.
GREEN MANDARIN essential oil - Green Mandarin is perfect to help manifest your dreams and goals into reality. Reminding you to connect with your inner child whose heart was once open and fearless.
LAUREL LEAF essential oil - Laurel Leaf assists you to grow, expand and overcome your fear and step into your brilliance.
LAVENDER essential oil - Lavender encourages the spirit to address the deep fear of being seen and heard, while allowing you to speak your truth and be your true self around others.
LEMON essential oil - Lemon teaches you to be mentally present by focusing on one thing at a time. Lemon calms fears and insecurities while restoring confidence in yourself.
LEMONGRASS essential oil - Lemongrass has a powerful mission to help cleanse you physically, emotionally and spiritually to let go of the old, toxic energies and welcoming change.
PEPPERMINT essential oil - Peppermint is uplifting and allows to you be focus driven.
ROSE essential oil - Rose holds the highest vibration. Higher than any other oil on this planet. She is a powerful healer of the heart. Rose restores you to authenticity, wholeness and purity. With the heart softened you feel acceptance.
SANDALWOOD essential oil - Sandalwood assists you in reaching past your existing restrictions and belief systems.
THYME essential oil - Thyme empties the soul of negativity leaving your heart open to receive love and offer forgiveness. It is one of the most powerful cleansers of the emotional body in particular toxic emotions of rage, anger, hate and resentment (which close the heart).
WILD ORANGE essential oil - Wild Orange is one of my all time favourites because its known as the oil of abundance and reconnects you with your inner child to bring out joy, fun and playfulness. It invites you to completely let go, just like a child would and live your true self!
This is only a very tiny section of essential oils that can, will and do help support you when trying to change unhealthy choices. Within the card under the 'Additional Tools' section you will notice I have included many more. These oils will help to support you when working with that particular affirmation and the emotions, thoughts and feelings rise to the surface.
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