September Basic Essential Oil Series: Day Three, Frankincense – “I Am Valuable”

One of the “as needed” practices I use with frankincense essential oil is to identify a feeling or emotion that enters my consciousness when someone chews me up and spits me out.

I’ve learned, that in this type of situation, the emotion I’m experiencing is labeled worthlessness.  The other side of this emotion is approval*.

Here’s what I do when I encounter this emotion when I begin to feel that a co-worker, friend, next door neighbor or anyone tries to take me down.  Sometimes the immediate moment isn’t the right place to try this approach, but I recreate the feelings and emotions once I get to more private space (bathrooms are great for this).

  1. I identify and feel the emotion.
  2. I identify the thought pattern that created my emotion to emerge.  I ask myself, “what was I thinking at the time?”
  3. I place a drop of frankincense in the palm of my hand and activate it by rubbing my hands together clockwise.
  4. I then smell the oil and feel the other side of the emotion, in this case the opposite of worthlessness is approval.
  5.  I apply the oil to the body alarm point which is my gum or teeth area with my fingertips (not inside my mouth, but on my face right below each cheekbone).
  6. Then, I use my thumb and index finger and begin to rub the emotional points on my forehead right above the beginning of each eyebrow.
  7. I go back to my gum and teeth area as I rub in more of the frankincense oil and I say “I am valuable”, and wait until I feel a mental shift of the emotion.
  8. Lastly, I douse a cotton ball in frankincense oil and place it on my nightstand or pillow so that my subconscious mind can process the emotional pattern while I sleep.

Once I shift out of the undesirable emotional state and move to the approval state, I can sense a releasing of a long-held emotional pattern.

Always with conviction and intention, releasing the emotional pattern of worthlessness in my cellular memory happens while I smell the frankincense oil and apply it to my body alarm point at the gum and teeth area.  I continue this process at least once or twice a day for a few weeks.

My test for this healing comes when, or if, I experience this emotion again in a typical situation.  If I still feel the healing hasn’t occurred as quickly as I’d like, I know that I have to perform this process at least three to seven times a day for several weeks until I no longer feel this emotion again in similar situations.

I know, I can hear you say

“Are you kidding me?  I don’t know what planet you’re on, but mine doesn’t allow me one private moment to gasp for air in a situation like this, let alone stand there and rub my gums with frankincense oil!”

You are absolutely right . . . if, and only if, this feeling and emotion has only happened to you once or twice in your life.

However, more than likely you are just like me and you keep experiencing this repeating pattern in your life over and over again.

All I’m saying is that I have had to stop, feel and listen to my body.  I’ve taken my personal power back.  If I didn’t do it now, when and how long do you think my body, mind and spirit could last at this pace?

I’ve worked in a corporate environment, traveled worldwide with many unique personalities, worked as a mother in PTA, and I volunteered in many, many adult charities.  I always knew who the culprits were that took great pride in putting me down.  Or, so I thought they were trying to put me down; sadly it’s a cover-up for their own insecurities.

Now, years later, I’ve realized that it was merely my perception brought on by a similar situation during my childhood that made me believe that this is what people did to put me down.  Their response was a learned response from their environment and a common facade to make themselves get through their own insecurities.

It was the belief that I brought to life from that moment forward, and it instilled in me the same reaction pattern to similar situations today as an adult.

Whoa! This perception thing took its toll on me, my work life and those who were in the path of the wrath that I created in my world.

This practice does no damage to my body like the ranting and raving does when I continued to share the story with a co-worker, spouse, or friend who only allowed me to spew dirt in the air, drown me out and never get a resolution within myself.  My body took the hit and the hit showed up for me in other ways that impacted my life.

I’m finally taking time for me to stop the craziness that was occurring in my life.  I’ve taken responsibility for my reactions and I’m working on something more positive and healing that is giving me greater satisfaction in my life.

I’ll see you all right back here tomorrow for Blogtalk Friday and more about frankincense benefits.

Until then, I send you my wishes and blessings for a prosperous and abundant day.

*Carolyn Mein, Releasing Emotional Patterns With Essential Oils

(This article is in no way a substitute for advice from a medical professional.  Use caution with essential oils as some of them can irritate the skin.  This author shall not be held liable for any loss or other damages, including but not limited to incidental, consequential, or other damages. This author makes no claims for any medical benefits of this program. The advice of a competent medical professional should always be sought in the case of health matters.  Copyright in this document belongs to this author.)


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