If you've ever felt despair, judged yourself harshly, or suffered from low self-esteem, we should chat. It's a rare day when someone can say they're NEVER experienced those emotions. The problem comes when you feel those emotions all the live long day, or at least often enough that it affects your ability to function like a normal human.
There is an essential oil called Bergamot (pronounced "berg-ah-mow" like mow your lawn) that helps with self-acceptance and self-love. To be clear, the oil itself doesn't give you those things. However, it triggers you to take an honest look at yourself and helps provide the right environment for you to get healing. In a way, it prepares the emotional soil for weeding. Sometimes the roots (low self-esteem, judgement, etc.) have taken hold DEEP within us. It may take a bit more effort, but oils like Bergamot can help us overcome tough spots by encouraging us see life with a bit more optimism.
Bergamot has a cleansing effect on old feelings and limiting beliefs. One of my limiting beliefs is Catholic guilt - missing church or swearing or not going to confession, it made me feel like less of a person because I had such a narrow vision of how I could be accepted. But NOW, I know God is all-loving, no matter what. I still strive to be a good Catholic but if I mess up, I ask for forgiveness, throw on some Bergamot, and go about my day, confident that I have unconditional love from God, angels, my spirit guides, the universe, etc.
By cleansing these old beliefs or feelings, energy starts to move through your systems which can bring you hope. It can awaken your soul and offer courage to share what your inner self is really like! This is a valuable step in self-acceptance. Bergamot teaches individuals to let go of self-judgement by learning to love themselves unconditionally.
So don't worry if you have days where you feel hopeless - we all do. Just know that you're not alone and that there are ways to help you through those times. Chin up, virtual hugs all around!
Now write down five things that you LOVE about yourself and comment below!