Spiritual Enlightenment Through the Corridors of Essential Oils
Katy Morris- Student Article
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Spirituality seems to be the buzz in the Western world and has been for a few years now. However, it wasn’t long ago that our society believed very “black and white”, or concrete thinking. In other words, if you couldn’t see, taste, touch, hear, or feel it, then it didn’t exist. This other-worldly force was simply one’s imagination, a fairy tale based upon human ignorance, or an overly-emotional person. In any case, the “it” was given no real authenticity. Too many people have experieced this higher spiritual side now and it is not being so easily ignored. The findings into this other-worldly sphere is being brought closer and closer to us.
Is there a deeper current that EO’s (essential oils) are imbedded with? For those of us who know and love EO’s we have accepted that they are liquid gold with invaluable uses. We know they can heal, protect, and restore our physical bodies. We also know they have an intrinsic affinity for the mind. They can unlock our fragmented thoughts and give us clarity amidst tumultuous cirucumstances or stressful 21st century lifestyles. They can awaken and stimulate our brains. Our minds can run at full potential with these potent aromas. We know the scientific evidence that supports this result.
However, what about the other facet of the human race? The one facet which is perhaps the most powerful, even potentially overriding all the others? Our spiritual side. Can these oils assist in awkening and connecting us to the spiritual realm?
Vibrational frequency of EO’s are measured in megahertz (MHz). EO’s cycle at a rate much faster than electricity, equal to 1,000,000 cycles per second.
Rose essential oil vibrates at a rate of 320MHz. It has the highest measured frequency of any
essential oil. Rose emanates love, purity, and wholeness. It connects the mind, body, and spirit. It is not surprising then that there is no greater power in the Universe than love. The feeling of love is the highest frequency any person is able to emit.  Jesus, Who is considered by many to be a Being of unconditional love and sacrifice is also referred to as “The Rose of Sharon” in the Bible.
“Anthroposophical science teaches that plants produce fragrance as a means of absorbing “the soul” of the sun that contains the essence of spirit. Fragrance formation represents an interaction between terrestrial and cosmic forces and is used by the plant as a means of uniting with the spiritual essence contained within sunbeams. Given the vast presence of plant life on earth, there exists an aromasphere which is carried by air, light, and warmth and penetrates all living things. Accordingly, the human being has an internal aromasphere which uses the olfactory sense as an orchestrator of biochemical responses as well as an organ of bioenergetic modulation and spiritual perception”.  Rudolph Steiner remarked: “All our thoughts are actually transformed aromas. Matter is most spiritual in the perfume of the plant…When the spirit most closely approaches the physical earth, then we have the perception of fragrance.”
Who than our own selves can better prove the spiritual component that exists with EO’s? Would you be more apt to read about such an account to actually believe it, or to to experience it for yourself? I would encourage everyone to discover this correlation for themselves. There is no greater proof of spiritual awkening then a personal experience for one self. Then the research of another is not needed. The proof resides, locked into one’s own soul.
If anyone feels uncertain on where to begin amongst the vast selection of EO’s, then the following list is a starting point, but certainly not an ending point:
Cedarwood is a purifier and is beneficial for healing on both the physical and spiritual levels. It enhances spirituality by assisting one to reconnect to their spiritual awareness. Cedarwood harmonizes and stabilizes unbalanced energies and encourages energy flow.
Frankincense elevates personal and spiritual love, and heightens awareness on all levels by inspiring and awakening the spiritual senses. Frankincense is an oil of transformation that expands awareness. It is said that frankincense accelerates spiritual growth as it promotes the meditative.
Myrrh enhances and strengthens spirituality, visualization, and meditation practice. Myrrh lifts vibrations and increases the potency of other oils. It has the ability to bring up deep, hidden, or unconscious feelings. Myrrh is also associated with transformation, cleansing, and creating peace.
Peppermint promotes sleep and visionary dreams, which sometimes offer glimpses of the future.
Rose connects the mind, body and spirit. It awakens what is said to be the most powerful force on earth, love.
Sandalwood has one of the highest vibrations of any oil. It enhances spiritual awareness and allows healing energies to flow. Sandalwood enhances receptivity. 
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