Salt- To a chemist it is called sodium chloride, to a minerologist it is Halite, to an energy and light worker it is a crystal used in ceremony and ritual for healing.
A salt crystal is in a perfect energetic state of equilibrium. it is neither giving off energy nor taking it in.
Its chemical component is NaCl Its sodium atoms are missing one electron, giving them a positive charge (- Na +) and its chlorine atoms have an excess electron, making them negatively charged (- CI -)
To a Libra like me anything that has a yin and yang, an opposite effect from each other representing any type of “balance”... I just love knowing that about SALT!
Also, this chemical component is probably the reason why it is such a widely used tool in ancient shamanism and modern alternative healing methods as well.
According to Ronald Bonewitz Phd, crystals do not “give off” healing energy.. however they can be used for healing.
“The human energy field- the aura- can interact with animal, plant, mineral and other energy fields.” this is how we benefit from using crystals for healing.
Although the crystal will not “do” anything, by interacting with the crystal it is our own body that will sense a response.
Just like a mirror reflects our physical appearance. the inner nature of a crystal will also REFLECT back very deep levels of our being
“…wherein resides the very essence of who you are.
And by contrast , these parts of yourself that are not in harmony with that essence will mirror” where it is you need healing and everything about yourself that you need to be aware of. (Way of Crystal Healing book by Ronald Bonewitz, Phd.
He also goes on to state “the longer and more involved the contact, the greater the energy exchange”
I didn’t need this explanation to start working with salt and crystals and integrate it with essential oils years ago, However I am a very curious person!
And I wanted a scientific justification to explain my attraction to rocks, minerals and why I was always presented with some form of salt in Sun Ceremonies in Colombia and in Sweat Lodges.
Also, I hope this very short and limited explanation inspires you to start looking at Salt with essential oils in a whole new way! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
HOW TO USE SALT, ESSENTIAL OILS & THE MOON TO CREATE A SELF CARE RITUAL
1. Create a “SALT RITUAL” before setting your New Moon Intentions (see recipe below)
2. Dark Moon Journaling:
~We have been in the Dark Moon phase for the last few days. Before you write down your NEW MOON intentions, use your journal or Moon Calendar to record any significant Thoughts, Feelings or Actions you have been experiencing these last few days. This will be very valuable information to reflect on 3 to 4 weeks from now (In your Lunar Planning calendar go to the 'Dark Moon' section in "Moon Cycle Check-In" in your DecemberCalendar)
Then use this Recipe for REFLECTION and to prepare energetically for a new Journey!
Resins & Roots ~ENERGY CLEARING BATH Salts Recipe
1. ESSENTIAL OILS
2 drops of Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) *Do not use Myrrh if pregnant
2 drops of Frankincense (Boswellia carterri, frereana, or serrata is fine) *Please use sustainably sourced Frankincense
2 drops of Vetiver (vetivera zizanoides)
2 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus Atlas, Texas or Virginian is fine) *Please use sustainably sourced Cedarwood Atlas Plus 2 drops of one more essential oil of your choice.
2. ADD CARRIER OIL
2 tablespoons (or 1 oz) of carrier oil to dilute. Add more carrier oil depending on how oily you would like it.
Then add SALT to desired consistency I prefer Pink Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt, but any salt with do! No need for perfection just do it and create this first experience there is plenty of time to improve your bath salt and body scrub process
4. EPSOM SALT (optional)
I also like using Epsom salt which is actually Magnesium Sulfate. I haven’t done too much research on Epsom salt but I know magnesium is good for us, so I use it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
INSTRUCTIONS: ~Make your blend first, run a warm bath then add your blend directly into the water or use as a body scrub on your chest and shoulders while in the bath. Please your essential oil before adding to your bath.
~BLEND your essential oil with either fractionated coconut oil, olive oil or grape seed oil, mix well and then add to your bath. ~Essential oils are not soluble in water, meaning they do not mix in the water. So essential oils will stay floating at the surface of your bath and will not evenly distribute in your bath water unless they are mixed in a base oil. ~Many essential oils are pretty safe to use un-diluted but there have been some cases of people having reactions to organic 100% pure oils like peppermint and lemon essential oil. Please be safe, especially around children.
🌿Angel created a small Fire in our backyard a couple of days ago before going away for work for 2 weeks. I have been working with Myrrh Essential oil all week. I feel there is some energetic learning I need from this oil so it was really cool to integrate it with this fire.
I was staring at the fire and thought: Whether you have been part of a Sweat Lodge guided by a Fire Keeper, built a campfire at a campsite or admired the candle's flame at your favorite spa, there is no denying the Transformative Powers of the Fire Element.
I created a simple ritual for myself with this Fire Ceremony using
~ Dried Lavender flowers and ~ Myrrh Essential Oil
Fire just makes you FEEL something doesn't it?
Needless to say, after my fire ritual powerful stuff came through!
And of course being a writer that just needs to write EVERYTHING down... I had to write really quickly to jot it all down.
And of course being a poet... a poem also came through.
Poems don't happen every day like they used to. So it was special Poetry literally just comes THROUGH me... no thinking involved really, except for a little bit of editing after all the words stop flowing. Its a very interesting experience for me, sort of like an energetic purge.
I will have to write more about this in the future... and share this new poem next time too!
Here is a poem I wrote a few years ago if your curious about my poetry: we-are-drum.html
...but back to FIRE.
I've gotta say that after 15 years of Healing and Wisdom received from these plant allies hav the greatest teaching I have received is TRUSTING MY INTUITION.
Its so easy to overthink everything, especially when we are attracted to certain things and experiences.
It's so easy to ignore our needs and desires and dismiss our INTUITION because we may label and perceive it as "unimportant".
This is what I used to think when CREATING MY OWN SELF CARE RITUALS. Now I know better! But this sort of thinking still gets in the way of allowing my POETRY to come through me.
But I want to remind you to LISTEN!
Your Intuition is EVERYTHING! Sure hard work and education is important but so is confidence in the decisions you make. And so is SHARING YOUR GIFTS with the world.
When I allow myself to "energetically purge" on paper, I not only feel so much freer and grounded but I am also much more productive with my everyday tasks. So please allow your true nature and creativity to flow!
I love when people share their art and creations and their heart with me. Why not be the one to open up and share too right??!
So what I know for sure these days is that the more you practice saying YES to experiences, things and people that bring you joy or are simply curious about, the more you will get to know yourself and create healthy boundaries. Creating healthy boundaries is essential for reducing anxiety and overwhelm and facing challenges with confidence. Because of course, finding the courage to try new things and create change isn't always easy!
So here we go, TRY THIS OUT!
Just a few minutes of mindfulness practices like these... and over time you will start to see some major shifts and transformation happen! ... if that is what you are searching for, of course.
Use your herbs and essential oils to FEEL EMPOWERED 🌿 This is the time to COMPOST all of the lessons learned in 2018. Build your FOUNDATION by taking time to reflect with a fire ceremony. All of your Lessons learned, obstacles, challenges are the rich SOIL for planting your NEW SEEDS OF CREATION for the new year!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 🌸ADD THIS RITUAL TO YOUR LUNAR PLANNER! 🌟 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
**DOWNLOAD you CALENDAR HERE** . 🔥1. Choose an essential oil that you are CURIOUS to learn about . 🔥2. Choose a plant, herb or flower. Dried or fresh. Again, one that calls you and wants your attention . 🔥3. Light a candle or build a fire (safely please!) . 🔥4. Inhale your EO, hold your plant or flower in one hand and look into the flame. Be curious. ASK YOURSELF: “What do I need to be aware of?” . “What needs my attention?” . FOCUS ON YOU: “What do I need to KNOW or REMEMBER about myself right now at this very moment?” . Let me know how it goes!!💖💖💖💖