August 23, 2023
My grandmother used an onion to heal a bee sting. She put peppermint leaves in much of her cooking (her secret ingredient in meatballs) to support digestion and the flavor. She added dandelion greens to alot of her dishes also, both for flavoring AND for their benefits. Our ancestors knew quite well these gifts from the earth has benefits that could help our body maintain good health or return to good health. What happened along the way?
It was in 2014 that I really began learning about plants as true gifts from the Earth. When my friends Jennifer, Lisa, and other Lisa showed up at my door presenting me with several bottles of these essential oils (plant medicine) as I was suffering from the effects of Karma (Lyme disease). Little did I know then that plants like oregano and thyme had healing properties. But when I began feeling better after just ten days of using these aromatic compounds, I dove in to the research. Not many people do their due diligence in research and haven't had the amazing results that I have had, but as many are learning about the power of planets to heal, more and more are becoming interested in all natural remedies. No one wants the side effects of main stream remedies and so if a doctor/healer is TRULY in the business for YOU and your health, it wouldn't matter WHO helped you, or HOW YOU HEALED....but simply that you succeeded and got your health and your life back. (Can I get an AMEN?)
So, in my nine years now of using and applying my knowledge of essential oils, upon research and healing my OWN body of Lyme disease, Celiac, mini stroke, mild heart attack... I have come to a place where I want to share simply what I did, what has worked, and allow YOU dear reader to find your way, to begin the research, and take back your own life.
It is an ever unfolding journey to understand how we are continuously either creating wellness or creating sickness. And once you see the connection between your emotions and your symptom or sickness, you will begin to find your own way through the ups and downs of life.
Over the past three years, I have been writing and conducting research for another book project. The ups and downs of that research, of life through what you may have called a pandemic, has brought me great suffering. Losing my mom in a spiritual battle, a psychological war for the mind of mankind, has plunged me into great anger, distrust, and feelings of heavy hearted grief over the loss of my mom and then a year later, my dear friend Tony. AND having already experienced a mild heart attack due to such negative emotions, I KNOW that I must change these feelings through the power of forgiveness. I know I must heal my emotional heart in order to have wellness, but it's been a difficult journey.
Knowing the power of the mind for healing is one thing. Using it is another. That's the journey to God Realization and enLIGHTenment. Reverting back to using essential oils for my wellbeing though has been necessary for me. Anger, I know too well, leads to symptoms and dis-ease. My heart has been heavy with grief for over two years. I know what this does. I'm feeling it. My inner guidance has informed me to start making changes now. So... I open up my books and begin the research.
First I turn to a book called, "Emotions and Essential Oils; a modern resource for healing". I know all too well the harmony necessary between mind, body, and soul, so I look up what oil is good to help address anger, grief, and loss.
For anger, I find Thyme, Geranium, and Yang Yang to be recommended. For grief, I read a a blend of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree, or a Soothing Blend of Wintergreen/Peppermint/Blue Tansy, and Chamomile, or Geranium and Lime. For loss, Geranium and Ylang Ylang are recommended.
With Geranium the most recommended in my studies, I look further to read about the Geranium plant and Essential Oil. From the Pelargonium graveolens family of plants, I find many benefits in my research in scientific journals. Containing constituents of linalol, geraniol, citronella, monoterpenes, and other such compounds, the healing properties include: antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory. Geranium can be an edible plant. As a medicinal grade essential oil, it is a supplement. Aromatically, it helps to release negative memories and take a person back to peaceful moments. It may help ease nervous tension and stress and foster peace.
Known by some as "The Oil of Love and Trust", Geranium oil "restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances. It also assists in re-establishing a strong bond to one's mother and father. Geranium heals the broken heart.
Common Primary uses of Geranium include: calming agitation, airborne bacteria, cancer, environmental stress, gallbladder stones, hernia, insomnia, jet lag, low libido, MRSA, pancreas support, physical stress. Geranium is used in perfumes, massage oils, and as food and tea additives in Palestine. Here's a link to just one of my readings:
If we really want what is best for others, we really help. We share what we know. We offer guidance and support. We uplift and encourage. We are the cheerleaders for our friends and families and even for strangers who have lost hope. If we truly want to help our world become a better place, then it doesn't matter who gets the credit, who does the "healing", who offers the remedies... it's a matter of giving someone a gift that they may improve their life. And these gifts of the earth and the healing power of plants, are meant to be shared. As Ram Dass once said, or maybe it was Dorothy as she was following the yellow brick road, ... "we're all just walking each other home".
Until next time reader, may the Geranium flower and her oil of love and trust, help you on your journey home.
Rev. Gail Lynn