On the eve of Mother’s Day I thought it would be appropriate to talk about the essential oil Myrrh. Myrrh has many healing properties on the physical level, but I wanted to focus on the emotional healing aspects of this precious oil. Many of my friends have lost their mom’s in the last couple of years. Especially on Mother’s Day, when the longing for a mother’s caress is present, Myrrh can bring comfort and connection.
Quoting now from Daniel McDonald’s book, “Healing with Essential Oils“: Myrrh oil nurtures the soul’s relationship with the maternal mother and with the earth. This oil supports individuals who have had disturbances with the mother-child bond. Whether it is a division between the child and the biological mother or whether it be mother earth herself, Myrrh can help bridge the gap and heal the disturbance. This division, or lack of attachment may be related to adoption, birth trauma, malnourishment, experiences of abandonment, or other childhood issues. Myrrh helps the soul to fell the loe and nurturing presence of “Mother”. Similar to nutrient-rich colostrums found in a mother’s milk, Myrrh oil inoculates individuals from the adverse and harmful effects of the world. Like the warmth of a mother’s love for her child, Myrrh assists individuals in feeling safe and secure.
When the mother-child bond has been disrupted, the soul may lose its childlike ability to trust. Feelings of trust are re placed with feelings of fear and a belief that the world is unsafe. Myrrh assists individuals in letting go of fear. Through reestablishing a healthy connection to the earth and to one’s own mother, Myrrh rekindles trust within the soul. As the individual learns to once again live in trust, confidence in the goodness of life returns and the soul feels more safe and at home on the earth.
Suggested Uses: Place 1-3 drops on bottom of feet and heart. Inhale regularly throughout the day.
Emotions Addressed: Distrust of Others, Feeling Unsafe in the World, Disrupted Maternal Connection, Malnourished.
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