Stay Grounded with Red Colour Therapy
Being grounded means that you are present in the ‘now’ of your life, not focusing on the past or contemplating about the future. You are emotionally and spiritually in control to deal with any challenges that come your way. If you wake up just to survive through another dreadful day, then chances are you are feeling stressed out and being ungrounded at the moment.
5 common symptoms of being ungrounded :-
Fear of losing something or someone and constantly worrying about it
Feeling drained and tired with low energy
Light-headed or dizzy
Feeling insecure and unable to make immediate decisions
These symptoms relate to the sign of an out of sync base chakra, the red chakra. There are basically seven senses we could make use of, to balance our chakras and one of my favourites – sense of smell. Essential oils have aromatic, fragrant molecules that can actually pass right through the blood or brain barrier, having a direct effect on the areas of our brain in charge of controlling feelings of stress and anxiety.
This month’s Highlight :
Sense of Smell – Balancing Your Red Chakra with Black Pepper Essential Oil
If you have attended one of my colour therapy workshops, you should be familiar by now with the usage of black pepper essential oil to sync our base chakra, the red colour wheel. Many of us have the perception that black pepper essential oil should smell “spicy” and relates to those brownish spice powder we use during cooking. In actual, they smell totally different from the culinary spice!
Black pepper essential oil is a warming and invigorating oil. It helps to increase warmth of the body, relieving sore muscles and joints, boost the immune and digestive system and stimulate the kidneys. This oil helps in the treatment of pain relief, rheumatism, chills, flu, colds, increase circulation and exhaustion. It furthermore increases the flow of saliva, stimulates appetite, encourages peristalsis, tones the colon muscles and is a general digestive tonic. Oil of black pepper can also be valuable in anaemia, as it is a stimulant of the spleen, which is involved in the production of new blood cells. It assists to disperse bruising by increasing circulation to the skin.
The warmth of the black pepper oil helps us to feel more grounded through clarity of mind.
About The Plant
Black pepper oil is extracted from the plant Piper Nigrum of the Piperaceae family. It has been known as both a medicinal and a culinary spice in the Far East for over 4,000 years. One of the oldest known spices, its medicinal uses were first described in a seventh-century herbal from the Tang dynasty in China. The essential oil may vary from almost colourless to pale green, yellowing with age.
The oil is made from the unripe red fruit of the plant, while white pepper for household use, is made from the same fruit, but the berry is picked when fully ripe and the outside layer (pericarp) is removed before drying. When dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. In its natural state it can climb as high as 20 feet, but when grown commercially it is usually pruned to a maximum of 12 feet for convenience in harvesting.
Black pepper is native to south India and is extensively cultivated there as well as in tropical regions such as Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
Extraction Part of the Plant
The unripe, sun-dried peppercorns are used for the extraction of the oil, using steam distillation.
Effective Way to Instantly Clear Away Cluttered Mind through the Invigorating Black Pepper Essential Oil
1. Rub 1-2 drops in cupped palms and inhale deeply
2. When inhale, visualise a blanket of warming red air filling up the lungs and remind yourself the power of red - Passion, security and stability
3. During exhalation, breathe out all negativity - fear, doubt and indecisiveness
Wishing you a lovely day ahead and don't forget to kick start your day with this quick 5 minutes colour breathing session using the powerful Black Pepper Essential Oil ;-)
" Your Success Life Colour by Eve Chegne"