THRU THE ASHES, Anointing Oil for Grief & Transitions
Grief is a natural response to endings, to the unknown. To walk and breathe with Grief is to welcome its transformative potency to mend and strengthen our broken heart. Grief is an integral part of our human experience and yet we live in a modern culture that often disowns this innate response. We are encouraged to get over it already, to forge ahead and be productive, to flatten and contain the multitude of emotions that arise when we grieve - all in the hopes that we will be spared from the perceived abyss. Grief is as Wild as she is Wise.
This oil has been crafted to assist us in walking "thru the ashes” of our endings. These endings, or transitions, are not limited to an end of life experience, but can include the end of a career, a relationship, a former self.
This oil leans heavily on known “funeral” plants - Myrrh, Cypress & Marjoram - to invoke a sense of peace, protection and steadiness, along with Frankincense & Spikenard for warmth and deep stillness, and sweet support from Rose Geranium & Tulsi for heart stabilization and joy.
Grief need not be something to be feared or dreaded. We can welcome Grief across the threshold and let her teach us how big, deep, resilient and vulnerable we can actually be.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE:
-Use this oil on chakras and/or pulse points within a daily anointing/prayer/mantra ritual to presence and work with letting go and receiving.
-Massage into your feet at bed time, again with intent, for ease, release, information….whatever is resonant for you.
-Use as a massage or anointing oil to comfort a loved one who is making a physical transition.
Ingredients: Jojoba oil*, essences of Myrrh*, Cypress, Marjoram*, Frankincense, Spikenard, Rose Geranium* & Tulsi*. *denotes organic
ALL ingredients are 100% natural, fair-trade, Non-GMO, cruetly-free, with no parabens, sulphates, PEG's, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, phthalates, mineral oil, silicones or synthetic fragrances
I have found these books to be helpful in understanding, contemplating and living my own grief. Check them out if they speak to you. xx
The Wild Edge of Sorrow
Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief
By Francis Weller
Prayers of Honoring Grief
By Pixie Lighthorse
A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
By Stephen Jenkinson
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.