Being in control of your life is more than simply feeling in control. After all, while you may believe you are consciously making controlled decisions, your actions may actually be sabotaging your life.

To harness your personal power is to become more assertive, to act in your own best interests while maintaining a global awareness of the world in which you live. By harnessing your personal power, you will become healthily responsible for your own emotions, thoughts and actions, and stop giving yourself away without your conscious consent.

Harnessing your personal power is a simple and true commitment to yourself and the life you want to enjoy. The process entails taking the following steps toward the changes you want to see in your life:

*Know yourself: what brings you joy, comfort, drive, love?
*Dare to be you.
*Ask for what you want and what makes you feel good.
*Treat yourself in accordance to your needs and wants.

On your path to unleash your inner power, you may have difficulty adjusting to a new paradigm. But you must hold true to your commitment if you are ever going to feel complete and achieve your full potential. With your newfound personal power you will truly be able to enjoy genuine and healthy relationships with others, feel content with life's goods and gifts, and view life as an opportunity and gift.

Begin harnessing your personal power to gain control in your life now by incorporating the following routine into your daily life:

* Maintain a journal expressing your needs and wants;
* Prepare the aromatic blend below. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hands and inhale deeply several times throughout the day.
* Anoint your solar plexus and sacrum with the aromatic blend while saying the following affirmation three times aloud:
"As I harness my power, I recognize the strength and beauty of who I am."

Blend to Harness Your Personal Power
To prepare the blend, pour the essential oils in a 10ml bottle and then add an organic vegetable oil to fill, such as sweet almond, jojoba or safflower.

-10 drops Rosemary
-9 drops Lemon
-7 drops Bay leaves (or Laurel)
-7 drops Cypress

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In Good Health,
Francoise Rapp

(c) Francoise Rapp, 2002. Discover the life-transforming power of aromatherapy! Internationally renowned aromatherapist and alchemist, Francoise Rapp, shares her expertise through aromatherapy classes designed for working adults and in her free weekly ezine, The Arom'Alchemy Newsletter. All this and more can be found at

Author's Bio: 

Internationally renowned aromatherapist and alchemist Françoise Rapp was trained in the sacred ancient arts of anointing and practicing alchemy by priests and alchemists in France more than 10 years ago. She now lives in San Diego where she holds an International License in Aromatherapy. Her talents have been featured in many national media outlets, including RedBook Magazine, New Age Journal, Self.Com, and the nationally televised program "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus." Visit her on the web at