About Present Time

 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to give up all the pain and suffering of the past?  I am not assuming for one moment that we all had some pretty bad yesterdays, but for many of us, there have been some pretty haunting experiences that have made us feel that we are somehow “less than”.  Oh, if this hadn’t happened to me, I would have made more of my life.  Or if that hadn’t happened, I would have accomplished more…  Sometimes even a seemingly unimportant event that happened oh so long ago has been so over dramatized in our minds that we have never been able to just let it go.

 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see what your life would be like if you simply were able to enjoy this present moment without tainting it with memories of the past.  To give up all your yesterdays and all your tomorrows to enjoy the Now?

 

Many of us, at this very moment, are experiencing something so intense, so wonderful, so sweet, but we are unable to enjoy it because our thoughts immediately take us to a past where all things failed or to a future that may not contain this moment in it?

 

Oh, this relationship is so great, but what if it doesn’t last…Oh, the time we spent last night was so perfect, but what if he or she doesn’t call again…Oh, things are going great in my life right now, but what person, event, situation will cause turmoil tomorrow…?

 

Again, wouldn’t it be nice to look at this present moment, however joyful or unpleasant it may be, and deal with it without having to drag your past into the mix?

 

It is said that emotional upheaval, depression, and even disease develops when we live in the past and with regret.  Being in present time is key to progressing and moving forward.  If you are longing to not be burdened by the past so that you can start experiencing a more fulfilling present, the essential oil blend of Present Time is invaluable. 

 

Present Time contains Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Spruce.

Spruce (Picea mariana) is distilled from the branches, needles, and twigs.  Spruce, as is true of all confers, has a very grounding effects.  Trees in general have thick roots that ground them and when we are around trees or smell there essence, this characteristic is passed onto us.  Deer, especially, are cognizant of this quality in trees and rest under them to feel and take advantage of this effect.  The Lakota Indians also used spruce for this purpose as well as to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit.

 

Traditionally, Spruce was believed to possess the frequency of prosperity.  Spruce also opens and releases emotional blocks, fostering a sense of balance and grounding.

 

Neroli (Citrus sinensis) is an absolute extraction from flowers of the orange tree.  It was used by the ancient Egyptians for healing the mind, body, and spirit.  It is stabilizing and strengthening to the emotions, promoting peace, confidence, and awareness.  It brings everything into focus and alleviates anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

 

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) is known as “the flower of flowers.”  It is steamed distilled from flowers that are picked early in the morning to maximize oil yield.  The highest quality oil is drawn from the first distillation and is known as ylang ylang complete.  The last distillation, known as the tail, is of inferior quality and is called “canaga.”

 

The flowers have been used to cover the beds of newlywed couples on their wedding night and were traditionally used in hair formulas to promote thick, shiny, lustrous hair.

 

Ylang Ylang increases relaxation and enhances spiritual attunement, combats anger and low self-esteem.  It increases focus of thought, filtering out negative energy. It balances male and female energies, and restores confidence and equilibrium…

 

 

APPLICATION 

Diffuse, directly inhale, or add 2-4 drops to bath water.  Apply to sternum and thymus area, neck and forhead.