Comforting the Comforter with Essential Oils
Looking in the rear view at my 7-year-old son, he sat in his car seat staring out the window. His grandpa had just died two weeks ago, and he had something to say about life and death. “Don’t you know, Mom, it’s so much easier to die than it is to be born.” Startled, I said, “Oh really, why is that?” As my tears began to fall, he said, “Yep, it hurts your head and your body to be born because you have to come through bones. But when you die you just float out of your body from the top of your head and it feels fluffy and doesn’t hurt like being born.” After stopping for a red light, our eyes locked and I smiled at my son and said, “thank you.”
“We are born of love, love is our mother.” -Rumi
When you need to comfort the Mother archetype in yourself, the unique properties in essential oils can assist with self-care and self-nurturing. If you are a giver and a protector of life in your home, community and workplace, it can be a challenge to save some energy for yourself during the day. Inhaling or applying a diluted essential oil or an essential oil blend is a quick way to turn that gift of comfort back toward yourself.
The nurturing, comforting and unconditional love of a caring mother can be a blessing for others. But always remember, self-care is not selfish, it is a necessity. Mothering ourselves with essential oils is an important practice of self-love, enabling us to care for others in a balanced, healthy way.
Every midwife knows that not until a mother’s womb softens from the pain of labor will a way unfold and the infant find that opening to be born. Oh friend! There is treasure in your heart, it is heavy with child. Listen. All the awakened ones, like trusted midwives are saying, ‘welcome this pain. It opens the dark passage of Grace. -Rumi
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