HEALING GUIDE FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS – HEART OPENING AROMATIC HEALING RESINS
Nowadays we catch ourselves talking about all sorts of anxiety disorders; OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) lightly, like the next outfit we are going to wear. Becomes more and more obvious how widespread anxiety generally screaming out for healing solutions.
Heart opening aromatic healing resins are natural resins that are believed to have properties that can help to open and balance the heart chakra. The heart chakra, also known as Anahata, is associated with emotions, love, and relationships. Using heart-opening aromatic healing resins in rituals or meditation can help to promote emotional balance and inner peace, and can also be beneficial for the following reasons:
- Emotional healing: These resins are believed to have properties that can help to release emotional blockages and promote emotional healing.
- Connection to others: Heart-opening resins are believed to promote feelings of love, compassion, and connection to others.
- Self-love: These resins are believed to promote self-love and self-acceptance.
- Inner peace: Heart-opening resins are believed to promote inner peace, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
- Creativity: Some heart-opening resins are believed to promote creativity and inspiration.
ANXIETY DISORDERS TODAY
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterised by excessive, unrealistic worry and fear about everyday situations.
“Lack of social connectedness is a major factor for weakened mental health.” According to Professor Wilkins from the University of Melbourne says: “We have seen nearly a doubling in reported diagnosed depression and anxiety under the age of 35 for the past decade.”
In the past two years, more than 61% of Australians reported having at least one strategy to manage their mental health. For some, it was doing more of the activities they enjoy doing, whilst for others, it was through practicing open-mindedness and thinking positively.
The causes of anxiety disorders are complex and not fully understood, but may include genetic, environmental, and social factors.
- Treatable: Anxiety disorders are treatable with a combination of therapy, natural remedies and self-help strategies.
- Stigma: People with anxiety disorders often experience stigma and discrimination, which can make it difficult for them to seek help and get the treatment they need.
It’s important to seek professional help if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, as early intervention and treatment may be the most effective in managing the condition and improving quality of life. Additionally, it’s important to know that there are multiple ways to manage anxiety with lifestyle changes and prioritising a slower life.
MOST COMMON AILMENTS TODAY; DISTRESS & FEAR
The overall nature of people with these disorders experience distressing, frequent fear and apprehension. The difference between those with anxiety disorders and those having a normal stress response is often the conditions. How those feelings are being experienced.
For instance, jumping out of a plane or speaking in front of a crowd versus non-stressful events. Could be like choosing an outfit for an ordinary day.
Likewise, for those suffering from acute anxiety issues, this distress is often not just temporary in nature; it can last for days, weeks, or months.
Genuinely our nervous systems are overburdened these days. We shall learn to balance and nourish our emotional wellbeing. Personalised rituals, botanicals, and of course aromatic incense will become part of our daily life.
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”
HEALING OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
The nervous system has two parts that are usually fairly balanced in a healthy person. Today we’re exposed to way more stressful situations than ever before, many 24/7 responsibilities drain us. Of course, our diet and environmental toxicity can throw us off balance as well. Unresolved fear or emotional build-up, technology and starring at blue light day and night with exposed electromagnetic frequencies— there’s just so many inundate negative impact on our nervous systems.
The sympathetic nervous system is in charge of energising our body, and stimulating our heart, it triggers our ‘fight or flight’ response.
The parasympathetic nervous system on the other hand, is the one we want to Kick Into Action when we’re out of balance. This is the calming and rejuvenating system that helps us feel more relaxed.
Fortunately there’s a lot of various steps we can do to bring a harmony back.
HEART OPENING RESINS – HEALING BOTANICAL MAGIC
Love is unmistakable in many ways in our lives, and doesn’t stop at romantic relationships. We can love ourselves, our friends and family, our pets, our plants, and so much more. Love can bring us bliss and belonging, and can actually help peace and calm.
On the other hand, love can actually also feel like a heart attack – broken heart syndrome. A condition in which an extremely stressful event causes sudden dysfunction of the heart, can mimic the symptoms of “broken heart”. It has been documented in some people who have experienced an emotionally stressful moment, like the death of a loved one, divorce, breakup, rejection, or romantic mishap. These traumatic moments can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, and even an irregular heartbeat.
Altogether our emotional and physical body are deeply intertwined. Each one has the ability to affect the other. Supporting our heart and emotional wellfare can have immeasurable benefits on our mental and physical health.
Just as there are many ways to feel and experience tenderness of our heart, there are many aromatic resins that can support our heart in vital ways, from boosting mood and confidence, to emotional balance and aphrodisiacs.
WHAT ARE AROMATIC HEALING RESINS?
If we aren’t too familiar with natural tree resins, it is the healing substance seals and heals the wound of the tree. Through simple observation, ancient peoples discovered how the trees healed themselves using resins and gums, and realised that same healing substance could be used on humans in the exact same way to heal and protect the physical body.
At the same time, resins have been used to balance emotional states and heal on the psycho-spiritual levels for ages.
Because of their countless spiritual uses, resins are some of the most commonly used incense materials in many different religions and spiritual practices; they’re used to purify and keep sacred spaces clean, protect the worshipers and ceremony leaders during rituals, and they sharpen the senses and awareness so people are more present and open.
They are also a perfect holistic tool to achieve mental clarity. We recommend to refer to our past post; 5 aromatic resins for selfcare and their wide spectrum of benefits they can offer us.
Furthermore there’s a certain magical allure and eternality when we sit down to light a natural resin incense, and just take in that resin’s aromatic qualities and medicine, and consciously tune in to how it makes us feel.
HEALING INCENSE & RITUALS
Rituals can be helpful in creating a rhythm within our lives. All of nature moves in rhythm, and if we invite daily practices into our life which follow the natural flow of our environment, we may find ourself feeling more balanced. Cultures have traditionally paired incense with ritual and ceremony for thousands of years.
This doesn’t have to be anything too complicated – it could simply include lighting an incense after each day before we enter back to our sacred space to clear not only our space but to cleanse our personal frequency to enrich our wellbeing and protect our etheric body through our rest.
Other ways to invite rituals into our life could be burning an intentional incense of aromatic plants. Bringing our awareness to our own reflections, feelings and connecting us with the cycles of nature, and can be a great start to shed old patterns, create spaciousness within ourself, and allow for receptivity and creativity to flow.
BUSH BATHING IN NATURE
All in all spending time in a natural environment can be helpful in balancing our emotions and returning to inner peace. To be with the scents, sights, and sounds of nature, is a wonderful way to feel reconnected and restored.
Just like the well-known, shinrin-yoku, is a practice that originated in Japan in the 1980s. It involves spending time in nature, specifically in a forested area, with the intention of promoting physical and mental well-being. This can be done through activities such as walking, sitting, and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. Studies have shown that forest bathing can lower stress levels, improve mood, and boost the immune system.
Spending time outdoors can remind us that we are part of something greater than ourselves. If you are feeling down, it may be helpful to choose simply nature. After all by sitting with the surrounding nature can expand our heart and leave us with a harmonious feeling from within.
“Light & Shine” Incense Ritual Blend – Recipe
I am certain you will adore this super simple incense recipe you can use to ground yourself. I highly recommend if you experience any nervousness that you try out some additional things like; reconnected breathing, walking in nature, or taking a relaxing bath. These things can get your mind off of the daily chores and are definitely fundamental to incorporate into your life. In addition to any diet change, herbs, and even incense nature and you shall be always connected.
The incense blend below can potentially help you relax more, can calm your nerves, mind, and heart, and can even help you start bringing a harmony back to your nervous system.
This is a recipe for loose incense, which you’ll need bamboo charcoal to burn. What you’ll do is add the ingredients below to a small mixing bowl and mix them together thoroughly:
3 parts dried and powdered Pine resin you may even wildcraft yourself
1 part dried ground Lavender flowers you may even find in your garden
1 parts chopped or ground dried Rosemary needles
That’s literally all you need to do! Now you can just burn your incense blend on a hot charcoal and… relax…
This simple recipe is a great aromatic healing mix that can potentially help you see some benefits in the way you feel, so definitely give it a try.
Enjoy the soothing effects of this incense! Breath and allow to unwind!