No Need to Judge
I happen to work with several clients this week on letting go of judgment in many forms.
One client was feeling anxiety about a new business project, and we distinguished the root of the anxiety was fear of being judged by his peers and boss.
Someone else was paralyzed by perfectionism, and we were able to get her inspired to action by releasing her judgment of herself and her abilities.
Using essential oils, I was able to help both clients find relief by alleviating their feelings of judgment. After working with judgment with the oil, the first client’s anxiety went from an 8 to a 2 in intensity and the second client’s procrastination turned to inspiration by the end of our session. I have been really wowed by just how effective essential oils can be for releasing conditioned, emotional responses.
Have you ever noticed how smells, like baking bread can take you back to a childhood memory and all the feelings associated with that experience?
Smell accesses the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of our emotions. It is a signaling center for both fear and pleasure responses. And, while certain smells can illicit memories and emotions via the limbic system; certain essential oils with particular aromas can help us let go of emotions and conditioned responses by making it pretty immediately easier to feel the opposite emotion. I have truly been amazed by just how immediate and effective this form of aromatherapy can be. They truly give relief faster then medication, and are super easy to use.
So, I used the Young Living Oil called Joy to help my clients release their judgment. The process is simple, you simply feel the feeling you wish to release, in this case judgment, smell the oil, feel the opposite feeling smell the oil and then think about the way out statement, as you place the oil on specific alarm points on the body. It was interesting that the way out of judgment according to Carolyn Mein’s System of Healing Through Essential Oils was to be discerning.
I had to look up both words, as they often are used as synonyms.
Judgment: the ability to judge, make a decision, or form an opinion objectively, authoritative and wisely, especially in matters affecting action; good sense; discretion: a man of sound judgment
Discern: to perceive by the sight or some other sense.
So, it seems judgment is one step beyond discerning, as it is the formation of an opinion. So what if we didn’t take it that far? What if we could be discerning, take in information about a situation or person, and base our actions on our perceptions verses creating an opinion?
Being discerning verses judgmental opens up possibilities, and truly lessens stress.
Think about it: why do we have to form an opinion?
Why not just take it all in and continue to see the different facets of people, places and things without judgment?
As Pope Frances said recently, “Who am I to judge?”
There is a whole lot more to see and experience without it!
Much love and possibility,
If you are struggling with an emotion or reaction you can’t seem to shake, email us for info about an essential oil session. We can pinpoint which ones work for you, so you can use it whenever you need relief. Its pretty cool!