Emotions #5: Coming Up Rose(mary)
n my last post, I talked about my daughter having a hard time with change. It saddens her so much when we change our yard (we put on a deck and pulled out some 20 year old shrubs). Or when we get rid of things she has memories tied to (we’re thinking about selling our really awesome swingset). I remember once throwing away a gum wrapper when she was three or four. She cried because wanted to keep it – apparently it was the best gum she’d ever had. Some people might see it as a kind of weakness. I see it as compassion, empathy, genuine sensitivity, and goodness.
Then it dawned on me, I need to help her transition these tough times! Sometimes talking isn’t enough, we need to use all the resources we have in our arsenal. And I know just the scent to help her: Rosemary.
Rosemary aids in times of transition and change. It helps us realize that there are higher powers at work in our life, even if we can’t see them. It can offer mental clarity, support feelings of confidence, and gives us perspective in tough situations. This includes learning disabilities and expanding the mind when we’re learning new things.
You can diffuse this scent as an essential oil. You can cook with it. You can put a sprig of it in your car. I’ll sometimes put this on the back of my neck, it’s softer and gentler than peppermint essential oil.
So whatever the case: confusion, transitioning issues, being “stuck” . . . know that your emotions are valid and that the olfactory portion of your brain will use the scent of Rosemary to assist you in your journey