WHAT’S YOUR CONSTITUTION?
We are born with a soul constitution that drives our motivation, inspiration, determination, resilience, responses, and reactions. Throughout our years of life, our persona and behaviors are influenced by our surroundings and feedback from family, friends, acquaintances, social media, and television. This is a type of conditioning. We are conditioned to learn right from wrong, consequences and joys, how to act around certain people, expectations, and assumptions. We learn the difference between danger and acceptance, or do we? Those in abusive relationships have a blurred line between these two.
Too many operate from a place of what is expected of them rather than what your constitution would authentically do (if there were no judgment or consequences). You were able and allowed yourself to just be you, unapologetically. For example, some people have a shy constitution. When they walk into a room, they naturally feel like being quiet, sitting in the back and watching everyone else, instead of announcing themselves upon arrival, mingling, chatting with everyone and being what some would call “the life of the party”. In order to cope, manage or “fit in”, they train themselves to be more outspoken by stepping out of their comfort zone.
Conditioning steers us away from our authentic true self. We move into a place of people pleasing, to fulfil feeling obligated and responsible and stop feeling guilty. But who’s guilt is that? Is it your authentic guilt? Or is it a conditioned guilt? Often times we feel guilty because of lack of self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. We think if we do not make someone else happy, they will leave us, or abandon us. The truth is…that may happen. But is it a bad thing? If someone leaves you because you are not serving them, that is not a healthy, loving reciprocal relationship. It can actually harm you instead of help you. You deserve love. You are worthy of love. And more importantly, you are worthy of respect. However, you must respect yourself first. By setting healthy boundaries of what is acceptable and not acceptable, you let others know through example and feedback of how you need to be respected and treated. If you continue letting blurred lines define relationships, and let them invade your boundaries, you are telling them, and teaching them that is ok. Therefore, you cannot be upset by that, or have bitterness or resentment. Because you allowed it. What you can do, is establish healthy boundaries. Let others know how you want them to treat and respect you through actions, boundaries, and behaviors. If you don’t respect your own boundaries, no one else will.
Integrating aromatherapy into your daily “self-aligning” ritual can help bring balance to unhealthy character traits while nourishing healthy behaviors. Chamomile’s “constitution” is that quiet, shy type. It can help calm someone down during times of hysteria, overbearing and overpowering behaviors. Peppermint, on the other hand, has a constitution of owning its power, letting their voice be heard, being a socialite, and “the life of the party”. It can help bring someone out of their shell. If you need to come out of your shell and conquer fear of public speaking, then you’d combine peppermint and frankincense.
Matching essential oils to healthy constitution traits is a helpful way to effectively and efficiently bring the head, heart and gut into alignment so you feel better, think better, and can operate better. Being able to manage your stress more optimistically, making stronger decisions and releasing anxiety and nervousness are all habits we strive for. Create a blend that builds a strong mind, comforts a strong heart, and ignites a strong gut intuition.
Energized & Motivated Diffuser Blend (for those overly shy)
Calming & Relaxing Diffuser Blend (for those overly extroverted)
Article References: JennScents Holistic Comprehensive Guide, JennScents Aromaversity Classes, JennScents E-books and Reference Material
Author: Jennifer Pressimone, Entrepreneur, Formulator, Author
Jennifer Pressimone is an aromatherapy entrepreneur (an Aromapreneur™). She is the founder and President of JennScents®, Inc. and the JennScents Aromaversity®. She is the Vice-President and Regional Florida Director of Central Florida for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA). Jennifer has build, managed and maintained several health and wellness businesses over the last 20 years. She is an incredibly gifted essential oil formulator, aromatherapy educator, public speaker, herbalist, author and philanthropist. She leads with passion, experience and heart to inspire, empower and motivate others to not only follow their dreams, but crush it, realizing more than they ever imagined possible. Jennifer is a life coach and business mentor. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and has thousands of hours in continuing education in many health and wellness topics. Her specialties include mind-body health, gastrointestinal health and cognitive aromatherapy for humans and pets.
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