Aromatherapy essential oils can change your spiritual practice by enhancing vibrations (energy!) when you meditate or pray. Here’s how essential oils can increase your connection to the divine, explained by Carol Wiley…
“A spiritual connection is an energetic/vibrational connection to the divine,” says Carol, a writer and massage therapist. “The energetic and vibrational effects of essential oils can enhance this connection by opening your consciousness, relaxing your body and mind, and putting you in another space.”
To learn more about essential aromatherapy oils and spiritual energy, read The Fragrant Heavens. And, here’s a fascinating explanation from Carol Wiley — including how aromatherapy can attract heavenly angels!
Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice
Many spiritual traditions have used fragrance throughout history, from the burning of incense to the anointing of the body with fragrant oils. In The Fragrant Heavens, aromatherapist Valerie Ann Worwood goes into great detail about the spiritual dimensions of aromatherapy and using essential oils in spiritual practice to enhance your spiritual connection.
Each essential oil has vibrational properties that can affect a spiritual connection. The best essential oils for any spiritual use are a very personal matter, so you’ll need to experiment to find ones that work best for you. Worwood provides many suggestions in her book, or you can use one of the many sources that list the properties of specific essential oils to help you choose.
Removing Blocks to Prayer
Prayer is a flow of energy between you and the divine. The more open this flow, the better you can connect to your spiritual nature. However, many people have emotional and mental blocks that stand in the way of the flow: fear, guilt, unworthiness, trouble receiving, or inability to let go. Using essential oils can help clear these blocks to prayer.
While prayer is an outward connection with the divine, meditation is an inward connection to stillness and peace. Essential oils can bring more clarity and focus to meditation. Worwood cautions to avoid fragrances that evoke memories for you. For this reason, essential oil blends are often a good choice, and you can change your meditation blend as often as you like.
Connecting With Angels
Using essential oils with intent and purpose can help you contact your angels to assist you with spiritual growth. Worwood writes that fragrance may attract angels because the vibrational effects of fragrance are the closest that the physical world comes to the vibration of angels.
Using Essential Oils
Perhaps the easiest way to use essential oils for spiritual practice is to diffuse the oils into the air using an aromatherapy diffuser. You can also place a few drops of oil on a cotton ball and place it where you can smell it. Other options are to add essential oils to your bath or use them for cleaning.
When purchasing essential oils, look for a company known for producing pure, high-quality oils. Unfortunately, many products labeled as essential oils are either adulterated with additives or not processed to obtain the highest quality. You will get the best results using the highest quality essential oils.
Have you used aromatherapy essential oils to increase your spiritual experience — or do you have any questions about it? We welcome your comments below!