Dig your heels into the Earth Element September 30 2015
Late Summer is the time when Earth Element is at its peak
Late summer is the time when the yang energies of spring and summer wind down to the yin energies of autumn and winter. The earth element lies at that pivot point, restoring harmony. As the mid-point, earth energy holds both the past and the future in the present moment and reminds us to hold onto what we enjoyed and look forward to more fulfilling times.
In Chinese medicine, the earth element is all about nourishment. Associated with the stomach and spleen meridians, earth energy can express itself through dietary habits, thought processes, self-worth, ability to support oneself, being overly nurturing to others, lacking ability to nurture oneself and more. Earth imbalance tends to produce a craving for sweets and its sound is that of singing.
In the Ayurvedic tradition, the earth element is associated with the ROOT CHAKRA which is about laying a strong foundation, creating safety and security within oneself and ones family and being involved in the community. Earth energy in the root chakra creates a firm base of support from which to spring, is calm, centered, rooted in tradition, sympathetic and loyal. An imbalance here would mean disturbance in all the chakras above because there is no firm foundation.
Conditions related to excess earth energy (excess yang):
- When the need to solve other's problems leaves little time or energy to care for yourself and you become off-center, over-protective and lose boundary defense.
- When you fear deprivation and losing connections with others
- When you crave sweets and eat in an attempt to fill a void or emptiness
- When you crave love and affection and being needed
- Obsessive worrying and over-thinking
- Self-pity, fluctuating self-esteem
- Water Retention
- Intestinal Disturbances
- Difficulty with change
- Tendency to overwork
- Over attention to detail, obsessiveness
- Sinus issues
Conditions associated with Deficient Earth (Yin Excess):
- Needing continued support to have a sense of self-worth
- Not being cared for enough as a child
- Lacking aggressiveness
- Wanting to be left alone
- Cold body temp
- Constant yawning
- Scattered, unfocused thoughts, forgetfulness
- Anxiety, nervousness, fears, phobias
- Weight issues
- Sitting all day
ALL EARTH formulas were created with the purpose of grounding energy, relieving stress and relaxing the body. The color is red to correspond to the root chakra.
with lavender, pine, spruce, patchouli, geranium and myrrh
Promotes relaxed surety, settles a restless mind and uplifts anxiety and depression. The tree oils enable one to feel supported and in charge. Strength is also good for acne and insomnia. Infused with snowflake obsidian for inner centering and support.
STABILITY (sweet and spicy)
with cinnamon, vanilla, amber, sandalwood and frankincense
Warm and nurturing making one feel at home, STABILITY is comforting yet energizing for sluggishness and speeds metabolism. A good grounding oil that doesn't induce sleep. It is also good for wrinkles and arthritis pain. Charged with a jasper stone for nurturing and balance.
CHILL (earthy and heady)
with lavender, mandarin, sandalwood, vetiver & frankincense
Suited for worry and over-thinking, insomnia, RLS, IBS anxiety and stress. With sedating mandarin and lavender oils combined with grounding oils such as vetiver and sandalwood, this blend can provide restful sleep. It is also useful for burns, wounds & wrinkles. Charged with snowflake obsidian for grounding and support.
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Because all the elements effect each other, these other oils may also be helpful for EARTH BALANCE:
METAL ELEMENT OILS:
FOCUS for YIN EXCESS, UNWIND & INTUITION for YANG EXCESS
Since earth forms metal overtime, sufficient earth must be present. The FOCUS blend contains oils for stimulating the brain as well as grounding excess energy. UNWIND and INTUITION relax the mind. See more at: http://dc-aroma.com/collections/metal-element
FIRE ELEMENT OILS: for both YANG & YIN
VITALITY contains oils for the digestive tract to relieve cramping, bloating, nausea and gas. JOY uplifts and enhances self-worth and sociability. See more at: http://dc-aroma.com/collections/fire-element
WOOD ELEMENT OILS: for YANG EXCESS
Since trees grow up through the ground, they break up excess energy. HAPPY, SPLENDOR and LOVE relieve that excess see more at http://dc-aroma.com/collections/wood-element
WATER ELEMENT OILS: for YANG EXCESS
Since excess earth can hold back water (as in using sandbags in a tidal storm) , it may be necessary to raise your WATER energy as well. EMPOWER, SURRENDER, and LET IT FLOW can be helpful. See more at http://dc-aroma.com/collections/water-element
DECONGEST OIL for YANG EXCESS
The sinuses are related to the stomach meridian, so inflammation in the sinuses can be treated with our Decongest blend. For more info, go to http://dc-aroma.com/collections/med-essence-blends
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope it helps you better understand your body and how to relieve common symptoms naturally. Peace!