I thought it might be fun to revisit the crunchy, oil-themed Christmas countdown I did last year to get into the holiday spirit. I’ll share a few of the countdown posts each Thursday for three weeks, counting from twelve (well, thirteen if you count the introduction) down to one.
Release is a great blend for supporting your emotions during the holiday season. This time of year can be a very difficult season for some, bringing up past hurts caused by those who were supposed to protect and nurture. This relaxing blend can support the emotional process of letting go of anger and trauma, promoting harmony and balance in the process. My holiday wish for you today is that you are able to navigate the emotional hurdles of this season and find in yourself the power to claim this season for yourself, making new memories and releasing the negative ones so they no longer control you.
Humility is incredibly grounding blend and supports self-awareness. It’s part of Hubbin’s PTSD support blend and was part of my study support blend during graduate school. I put a couple drops on my hands and breathe deeply after Hubbin and I have an argument. So during this incredibly crazy season, I hope that you find the emotional strength found in true humility..
Forgiveness is an incredibly restorative and uplifting blend can be diffused to support the release negative emotions during meditation. I hope today is that you give yourself a gift. Forgive someone. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to reconcile and put yourself back in that person’s path, I do hope that you will free yourself from the stress of holding on to past transgressions. Give yourself the gift of emotional release and personal growth. Forgive someone.
Hope is the last oil blend of this countdown. This blend can support you as you reconnect with feelings of strength and stability, which is so important after such a busy season. May these last few days of the holiday shopping filled with hope for the future and may your time with your family – be they blood or a family you’ve chosen – be blessed.
I certainly recognize that not everyone celebrates Christmas, but I do. So my own practices will factor into this countdown and other material on this page. This is certainly not meant to be insensitive or unloving and I hope it doesn’t come across that way… but I truly do love the Christmas season.
I remain incredibly thankful that someone else chose to share these fabulous images, for which I can’t take credit, in my YLEO upline group.
You can find more information on these oils in the Essential Oils Pocket Reference by Life Science Publishing (I am currently using the fifth edition) and Healing Oils of the Bible by David Stewart Ph.D., as well as my personal Young Living website and store.
You’ll find more about each of these oils in the following links:
- Release on day four of the countdown. You can also find it on the Young Living Website.
- Humility on day three of the countdown. You can also find it on the Young Living Website and on this blog post about relieving stress.
- Forgiveness on day two of the countdown. You can also find it on the Young Living Website and in these two blogs about relationships and the daily grind. Or read my older post about forgiveness if you’re looking for some peace and clarification in your own relationships.
- Hope on day one of the countdown. You can also find it on the Young Living Website.