This week our Theme is any or all of the 5 senses. Since I seem to have very little COMMON sense lately (lol!) maybe I can tap into the inner senses for some inspiration!
My training is in Aromatherapy. It’s something that I am truly passionate about. Most people have the idea that aromatherapy is about scent only, but done properly, it encompasses all of our senses to bring about a true healing.
Let’s use Patchouli as an example. The oil Patchouli, which some will relate to the hippie culture of the 60’s and 70’s with it’s earthy, rich, sometimes pungent aroma. It’s color is a deep reddish brown, thick and viscous. When used in a diffuser, Patchouli’s scent is warm, comforting and mildly hypnotic. It allows us to hear with our heart, the true nature of our emotions. Patchouli is good for things that are cracked, both physically and emotionally. Broken relationships, cracked, dry skin, etc. Skin applications, when diluted, are physically and emotionally healing.
Aromatherapy, when practiced properly, access all our human emotions and nearly all our physical senses to bring about a true physical, spiritual and emotional healing.