What a time we are living through!
I find myself really needing to check my responses to things happening in daily life, and asking if I am reacting... or responding. I realize we are all carrying such baggage from things that happened in our past, maybe unresolved, even unforgiven. Part of our human condition, for sure, yielding reactions that may be overly strong, instead of appropriate responses.
Are these externally-directed responses to internal emotions? Maybe yes. Maybe no. Meditation helps, yes. Our new moon circle was soothing for these fires I feel within, this last Saturday. The Shadow work helps so much, soothing our inner child and learning more about what is needed there.
So when I worked on my family yesterday, preparing for vaccine repeat and helping soothe a sore throat with a protocol from my Symphony of the Cells book... I couldn't help but feeling such appreciation for the essence of thyme. The oil is similar to oregano, but somehow so much more soothing to me right now. My sequence of oils placed oregano and thyme right next to each other in the lineup, and while oregano felt harsh and almost obtrusive, thyme had a sweet, flexible scent and feel.
Dipping into the Essential Emotions book, I was comforted with what I learned about thyme oil being the oil of releasing and forgiving. That this oil is one of the most powerful cleansers of the emotional body and helpful in releasing trapped feelings that have been long buried. While thyme can bring out unresolved negativity, clearing stagnant feelings, it can be helpful in treating toxic emotions. Transformation of rage, anger, and resentment can empty the soul of negativity and open our hearts.
This appeals so much to me, I now understand why it was drawing me in on a subconscious level, into awareness. It is my goal to find those places where my heart is closed, and soothe them so I may receive and give love more. I am no therapist, but I do know in my cells that emotional bondage is not where I want to live.
It turns out, Thyme has been used by the ancient Greeks to fight against infectious illnesses. This oil has also historically showed tonic effects on the nerves and stomach. This has been helpful for respiratory challenges and imbalances in the throat, and has been described as helping to relieve depressive thoughts and aid in concentration.
Louise Hay was one of the first authors I read who describes our mind-body connection, and the need to delve beneath the surface of any injury. She shares that healing the underpinnings of imbalanced physical states, those emotional or mental connections, we may bring light and a condition for healing. I so appreciate this insight and affirmation it provides, and the ability to share her insights with my own experience.