Aromatherapy has been used to work wonders on the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Natural plant extracts, known as essential oils, can activate the senses and provide a healing balm. In this creative and accessible resource, Joni Keim and Ruah Bull, who have worked in the healing arts for years, present 13 different oils for each season of the year spring as a time for optimism and hope, summer as a time for manifestation and full expression, autumn as a time to reflect on your life and assess the health and well-being of your body, heart, mind, and spirit, and winter as a time to feel comfortable, safe and secure.
The authors want us to experience the subtle energy of each oil and so they offer seven intentional exercises, one for each day of the week: an affirmation, some emotional self-discovery questions, a ceremony, a blessing, an activity, a visualization, and a prayer. They know that many people who are involved with essential oils are "givers, nurturers, and helpers who know well how to give of themselves for others. However, many do not know how to receive well."
The exercises in this paperback are excellent tools for those who need to practice receiving. Keim and Bull conclude that they have been moved by essential oils as healers, teachers, and friends, and they hope that we may come to know them in the same way.