"To love is the greatest thing in life; and it is very important to talk about love, to feel it, to nourish it, to treasure it, otherwise it is soon dissipated...But the moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."


Life is filled with indefinite emotional challenges, and for many of us these challenges force us to protect ourselves and to "be strong" in order to survive. Yet this so-called strength often comes by way of ignoring the pain and suffering of others. This denial of our vulnerability and the refusal to acknowledge the suffering of those around us is the denial of our most innate, humane and spiritual emotion: compassion.

Dalai Lama once said, "genuine compassion is based on the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to be happy and overcome suffering...[and] on the basis of this recognition of this equality and commonality, you develop a sense of affinity and closeness with others." Clearly it is our own ability to experience grief that ultimately allows us to understand the pain of others.

But while it is important that we acknowledge our personal emotional struggles and the struggles of others, we do not necessarily need to attract challenges in order to be truly compassionate. All of us have access to the compassionate light within each of our souls and from time to time it is necessary to reconnect with that lost light.

The following technique and aromatic blend has been designed to allow you to fully express, deeply appreciate and unconditionally love not only yourself, but others as well.

~Technique to Reawaken Your Compassionate Self~
In order to reawaken your compassionate self, it is important that you become aware of your feelings. Take an occasional moment out of your busy schedule to reflect on your emotions. Find a quiet, peaceful place where you can center yourself and take some time alone. Sit comfortably, breathe deeply and allow all emotions to come up to the surface. Acknowledge your feelings and honestly reflect on them. Love yourself, your whole personality, and forgive your mistakes--as mistakes are simply lessons. Think not from your head but also from your heart, feel and be fully present.

Blend to Reawaken Compassion
Prepare the following mixture in a 10ml bottle. Pour the essential oils in first, then fill with vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba, etc.).

* 4 drops Rose otto
* 12 drops Sandalwood
* 6 drops Cypress

Anoint the heart chakra and third eye. Pour a few drops into the palms of your hands and inhale deeply. Pour a few drops into your warm bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

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In Good Health,
Francoise Rapp

(c) Francoise Rapp, 2002. Internationally renowned aromatherapist and alchemist, Francoise Rapp, shares her expertise in using essential oils to heal and revitalize body and mind at http://www.aromalchemy.com. Highlights include aromatherapy classes, pure & organic essential oils, recipes and aromatic treatments for health and wellness, and a free weekly newsletter. Discover the power of aromatherapy today at http://www.aromalchemy.com!

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 www.aromalchemy.com.