Essential oils have been part of my healing and self-care routine for many years. There is something about oils that resonates deeply with my inner ancient wisdom. I have a strong knowing that I was once a weaver of potions in many a past life. Aromatherapy fascinates me. Being a person who likes to experiment rather than follow recipes, blending oils at ‘random,’ or intuitively to give a better description, has a strong appeal.
Plants and herbs I believe have powerful healing properties for the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. The aroma can be incredibly soothing for the mind, especially during times of stress. When applied to the skin essential oils may bring relief to ailments and even pain.
I weave essential oils into my Reiki and intuitive healing sessions. If a Chakra isn’t shining as bright as the rest, I use an essential oil to raise its vibration. I place the oil on my palms then work them over the Chakra and through the subtle body of my client.
The oil brand I favour for my energetic practice is by Michelle Marie McGrath & her beautiful range of alchemical oils Sacred Self. Each one of the 37 oils in the collection birthed from pure love & intention. All the Sacred Self oils have a unique affirmation that I say in the ritual of application to the Chakra I am working on at the time. The Sacred Self range is blended with top quality carrier oils so they can be safely applied straight to the skin. Don’t waste these babies in the diffuser, get them on your beings!
I was super excited when Michelle introduced two alchemical mists to the collection this year – Magic & Goddess. Mists & sprays are something I have tried to blend myself and haven’t had much success with, that’s a different story. Therefore I jumped at the chance to try out Michelle’s mists. The Goddess mist is sister to one of my favourite oils of the same name. Both mists have been blended just like their oily family members with gem and flower essences, sacred symbols, colour rays, sound and mantras. They even contain the extremely sacred water all the way from the Chalice Well at Glastonbury Tor. You can practically feel Merlin himself in there, and my inner Priestess of Avalon is right back at home.
I’ve been working with these two mists for a few months now to really get to know them. There is no right or wrong way to work with these vibrational sprays. I always say follow your heart and go where you are guided. I find mists less messy to use than oils and a convenient alternative for aura cleansing than smoke. Especially when it’s not ideal to use fire and sage smoke, mists work very well. Each mist has a ritual and affirmation printed on the label to help you along if you are new to this. I like speaking the affirmative words as they spark a connection between myself and the vibration of the mist.
When I use Magic in personal meditation or healing session for myself, I have found the connection to my heart space is amplified. It is different from when I apply oil straight to my Heart Chakra, spraying the Magic mist over my head is more like having an energy shower as the droplets gently fall over my face, shoulders and down to my heart.
Magic is my go too for lighting my creative fire. Again there is a profound ancient connection for this mist and my Soul. Especially as it contains Frankincense and Sandalwood, my two favourite cleansing and grounding oils. It also has lime, bergamot and lavender, a powerful yet gentle combination for encouraging self-worth, empowerment from within and relaxing anxious thoughts. Depending on what I need for that precise moment Magic addresses it.
This beautiful mist is pure radiant feminine energy. It brings out my inner Shakti, or Daenerys Stormborn ;-), fire. With a sweet floral fragrance of Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Gardenia and vanilla it is uplifting and joyful. Ylang Ylang has a powerful healing vibration for releasing deep-rooted emotions, especially from the Heart and Sacral Chakras.
My favourite experience of working with Goddess was right before I taught a busy yoga class. The studio was extremely hectic with over 60 people arriving for class and probably the same amount leaving the class previous. My iPod decided it was the perfect time to have a melt down and not work (every day is Mercury Retrograde in my world). I was finding it very hard to keep my composure with the uncertainty of not having my familiar music at hand. A great lesson in non-attachment right. To the rescue came the Goddess mist. I sprayed myself liberally all over while chanting, “I am the Goddess.” It seemed to work, I calmed down, found my inner peace and strength and everything fell back into place. The oils and fragrance of the spray brought me out of my head and back into my heart.
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I haven’t been keeping all the Magic & Goddess energy for myself. The mists have been featuring in my Yin Yoga classes, Reiki attunements and in-person healing sessions. The mists have been popular at the end of Yin while the students settle into the final savasana. Each student gets a spray of one of the mists, depending on which I am drawn to that day, just above their Heart Chakra.
Some feedback I received from the Magic mist was a student saw a warm orange light spreading around their head and the third eye. Perfect for the creative connection I feel when using Magic and also I see Frankincense as holding an orange coloured vibration. Nearly every class someone comes out and asks what I sprayed at the end. The mists are perfect to seal the class and invite in space for relaxation at the end. Adding an extra touch of healing and magick for those who wish to receive.
One class, I felt a strong pull to spray the inside of my crystal-singing bowl with Magic. Oh my goodness, the sound amplified to an incredible level. I was hardly touching the bowl with the striker yet the sound was incredibly powerful, smooth and precise.
These two unique mists will certainly be part of my energy tool kit for a long time to come.
For more information & to order Goddess & Magic mists, please click right here. Explore creator Michelle’s coaching and mentoring offerings as well as alchemical oil range at http://www.michellemariemcgrath.com
Until next time, sending you all lots of magical love,