I talked on Tuesday about FEELING emotional pain in a physical way. That could be a super duper disconcerting thought if you're not aware that the two can be interrelated, or it can be incredibly affirming. I know how to handle emotional pain, which means I have a shot at alleviating physical pain as a result. But no promises, I can't diagnose, prescribe, treat, recommend, or advise. So I just share these posts for entertainment (and hopefully educational) purposes.
When you feel pain, even if it's emotional, you can stop and identify the location of the pain if you are able to stop at all. Think of the basic emotions, which are anger, fear, sadness, and joy. My daughter Shana breaks these down into two more basic categories - contentment, and distress. Either way you slice it, do your best to identify which one you feel. It's often easier under distress to identify if an emotion is simply positive or negative.
Identify that emotion to the best of your ability. Then seek to isolate where you feel it. What physical symptoms are you experiencing? Sometimes those aren't simply limited to pain.
Now I will share with you what I do when I am feeling this way, if I can't utilize one of the coping mechanisms I listed on Monday in this post. I drip a drop of each Stress Away, Frankincense, and Lavender essential oil in the palm of my left hand and massage my palms together. I breathe in until I feel myself leaving the place of angst or distress. You can also grab these 3 oils already boxed, and 8 or 9 others, plus a diffuser, here
Stress Away, Frankincense, and Lavender, one drop each, is my reset mixture! I have friends who say they pre-blend these oils to put them into a small amber bottle so the oils are ready when their emotions take off. What does that do? Try it and see! If you did, leave a comment below what you experienced! If you need to have your oils on hand, click here to get yours.