Control anxiety and worry by balancing the earth element in your body
The ancient healing traditions of Chinese and Ayurveda proposed that the elements of nature were reflected in our inner being and physical conditions. They found we can treat our physical body when we understand how our emotions are tied to it. They found correlation of the muscles, digestion and worry to the Earth element, fear, water retention and bones to the Water element, joy, digestion and circulation to the fire element and letting go, elimination and breathing with the metal element. As we allow our truth to be clear, we can learn to find a way to balance what is unwell within us. Divine Creations Aromatherapy products were created to balance each of these elemental energies.
The Earth Element is at its peak at late summer. This time puts us in touch with winding down from the busy-ness of summer, connecting with community for school functions and cooking balanced meals. The practice of nurturing comes to the forefront along with the practice of listening and compassion. The Earth Mother energy starts to kick in. Having a mother that is nurturing and concerned is great, but when she takes that to the extreme and is overprotective, worrying and takes the joy out of life, then it becomes a problem.
The same is true when we abuse ourselves with worry and over-thinking; we deplete the organs that accompany the Earth element- the stomach and spleen- which are necessary for processing food into energy. When we think too much, we block the body's ability to properly digest food because we are "digesting" information instead. This is why so many people have digestive disorders like IBS, Acid reflux and ulcers. It is vital to be mindful of what you are "consuming", especially when we are bombarded with "disgusting" news every day and frustrating circumstances. We have to find a way to separate ourselves from outside circumstances and balance the negative with positive peaceful thoughts.
There is a lack of stability when we are always worried about everything. Worry messes with sleep, sugar metabolism, bowel movements and brain fog. But, in our fast-paced society, is it any wonder that everyone is suffering from anxiety? There are so many pressures in life to make enough money to support a family, be on time, take good care of the body, dress to impress, have a bigger house and better car, be a certain weight and complexion, be careful who you talk to for fear of what they’ll think or say, be careful what you post to social media, fight for your right to be heard and seen, and the list goes on and on. It is highly necessary to control obsessive thoughts, fears and worries to get control of one’s health.
What can you do to relax more? What can you do to get more in your body and less in your head?
When it comes to the Earth element, think of the mother. We get our nourishment and nurturing from the mother before and after coming into this world. It is where we learn safety and security, support and community. We are born into a tribe and learn how to connect with the tribe shortly after birth. This connection to others creates a sense of stability. But how do we maintain that throughout life when it seems we go it alone so much of the time?
Supporting yourself daily with things that are nurturing is what the Earth Element is all about. It’s about feeling satisfied, consuming things that bring joy, things that “feed” the spirit and not just the body. This is what is meant by laying a solid “foundation.” We can create that for ourselves and in doing that engender a deep sense of pride in ourselves, which adds to that foundation. Then, connection with others makes that foundation even more stable and secure as we need acceptance to be able to thrive.
It has been my life lesson to learn what foundation means as depicted in my astrological birth chart. From learning to be mobile and always have what I need to maintaining a strength and calmness that overcomes all stress, I have put my foundation to the test. Experiences that shook my foundation challenged me and would get the better of me if I wasn’t so keenly aware of my lessons. We can learn so much from our toughest lessons. It is why I wrote my book Follow the Signs, so journaling can be channeled toward the purpose of seeing experiences as lessons.
One big lesson is to let go of the need to have something right away. Isn’t it true that when you NEED something to happen it never does, but when you detach yourself, it always come about. Patience is a gift of the wood element. If we can be patient, we will see that the seeds we planted eventually become trees. So when we couple patience with the calmness of the earth element and the nourishment of water, we get a beautiful tree, but if we get impatient and overwater the tree, inevitably the roots will rot and we’ll get further from our goals.
We are children of Mother earth. If we thought about nourishing our bodies the way we would nourish a child, we would not overeat or be lazy or take advantage of the goodness we’ve been provided or neglect the need for play. Play is a necessary part of nutrition. Play is connected to the FIRE element and it is said that when fire burns it creates ash which becomes soil. So we need the fire to burn to create stability and balance earth within us.
Now I ask you, do you know what lights you up? Isn’t it time to figure it out if you don’t for your own health?
So to balance the earth element:
- take a breath, stop and smell the roses
- stop worrying- get to the core of your worries with a coaching session and release them for good!
- eat nourishing food
- get nurturing body care
- exercise faith that all will work out
- clear other's energies from your field
- connect with others
- dance upon the earth to feel grounded
- do what you enjoy and you will feel capable of handling anything!
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.
AVAILABLE IN: Essential oil, Rollon, Body Wash, Lotion, Shea Body Cream
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.
AVAILABLE IN: Essential oil, Shea Body Cream
See EARTH PRODUCTS at http://dc-aroma.com/collections/earth-element
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Because all the elements effect each other, these other oils may also be helpful for EARTH BALANCE:
METAL ELEMENT OILS: Use FOCUS for Earth DEPLETION and UNWIND for 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 contains oils to relax an overactive mind. See more at: http://dc-aroma.com/collections/metal-element
FIRE ELEMENT OILS: to boost Earth energy. VITALITY contains spice oils to speed the digestive tract and relieve cramping, bloating, nausea and gas. JOY uplifts with citrus oils and enhances self-worth while clearing negative energy and relieving bloating. See more at: http://dc-aroma.com/collections/fire-element
WOOD ELEMENT OILS for EXCESSIVE EARTH ENERGY
Since trees grow up through the ground, they break up excess energy. Use HAPPY with bright citrus oils to clear negative energy and refresh the spirit. see more at http://dc-aroma.com/collections/wood-element
WATER ELEMENT OIL for EXCESSIVE EARTH ENERGY
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. LET IT FLOW helps you trust more and let go of the need to be in control. See more at http://dc-aroma.com/collections/water-element
AND AS ALWAYS, GETTING A RELAXING TREATMENT IS THE BEST WAY TO BALANCE YOUR ENERGIES. A REIKI SESSION WITH GUIDED MEDITATION CAN BE DONE FROM A DISTANCE, AS WELL AS BREATHE & STRETCH QI GONG. SCHEDULE YOUR HEALING SESSION BY CLICKING HERE