Today’s Aromatherapy Tip of the Day: January 30, 2014 is Fragrant Clouds of Purity and Protection.
FRAGRANT CLOUDS OF PURITY AND PROTECTION
Human Beings are far more sensitive than can be accounted for by hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. We react in many different ways to people and places, ‘feeling’ them to be beneficial to us or not, although such differences cannot be accounted for by the way they look. A person might walk into the room and appear perfectly normal, in that they are dressed like everyone else and behave in much the same way, but we might feel suddenly, uncomfortable or distressed. We might walk into a room and feel uncomfortable in it, although it is clean and well furnished. It may even be our own home that feels, at times, uncomfortable in a way we cannot explain.
Unseen energies are a part of life and, although invisible, affect us deeply and even change the course of our actions. People say, “I just want to get out of here,” and although we many not have the same feeling, we understand that some unpleasant energy phenomenon has taken place. We often hear people say of a person, “He/She saps my energy,” or “I felt a presence in the room.” Even though we may have a limited vocabulary to describe these invisible energy experiences, they are there nonetheless. If not, there would be no mobile telephones, portable radios, or televisions.
The ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all used fragrance not only to attract beneficial energy, but to keep inauspicious energies ‘at bay’. The Greeks fumigated homes with bay leaves, while in the early days of Rome, verbena, or other fragrant plants, were hung above doorways to deter the ‘evil eye. Juniper and Rosemary were widely used, also.
Next, we will take a look at the History of Healing.
Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
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Resource: The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood