The Holistic Triad
Ooohhh, I was always fascinated by triads when I was a kid. The organisation, effectiveness and efficiency appealed to me regardless of the crime! They were focused on their goals, they utilised the tools necessary to execute them and they were successful. Triads have an organisational structure that works. Sure it's not very humane or pleasant but it remains effective over time, and I honour those fundamental characteristics. And maybe there was a certain element of bad-assery about them :)
Emotional Anatomy, EFT and essential oils are a match made in heaven when it comes to personal change. The complexity of human behaviour is such that a single-focus approach will never, ever be the answer. Think about it.
Take the medical approach to managing depression, you get prescribed anti-depressants that block the re-uptake of ONE of your happy neurotransmitters so you've got more floating around in your system and you start to feel better, sure. But you haven't identified the cause of the decline in neurotransmitter, you haven't dealt with the events or relationships that contributed to your despair and you definitely haven't engaged your innate energetic intelligence to release any blocks that are underlying your state of being, allowing you to grow, expand and receive joy.
You could take the psychological approach and seek therapeutic counselling for support. You'll feel some improvement because you're engaged in a supportive relationship, and hopefully make some behavioural changes to improve life over time. Standard psychological techniques take a considerable amount of time to work and generally rely on your long-term engagement in a therapeutic relationship. In the meantime, your biology continues to influence your daily experience through it's reactive neuro-chemical conditioning (the chemical state of our bodies are constantly responding to external and internal stimuli, so while you are continuing to feel and behave in your depression, your body continues to operate in it's matching neuro-chemical soup). Again, you haven't embraced and addressed the soul aspects of your experience, so you will continue to be confronted with the same lessons, over and over and over again. Sound familiar?
Or, you take the energetic approach and seek the support of a healer and balance your chakras - you feel very zen for a short period until the root cause of your imbalance which is manifesting as depression reappears (because it will, until you address it) and bam, you're all out of whack again.
Don't get me wrong, each of these tools are a wonderful support and I admire every single person that takes brave action to help themselves improve their life, period. Action is ALWAYS better than no action, even if it turns out not to be the right action, we learn and we keep taking more action, moving forward.
What I am advocating is a truly holistic approach.
Body. Mind. Soul.
Essential Oils. EFT. Emotional Anatomy.
The Holistic Triad. Combined, these three tools address your biological state, your emotional baggage and your soul fractures. In the form of completely pure, organic compounds that work in symbiosis with the human body (as opposed to synthetic drugs which are antagonists by nature), clinically proven psychological techniques that engage human energy systems and, the practical physical manifestation of your soul's developmental journey.
Whhaaaaatt? I hear you say. It's a lot to take in, I know. But it's also really simple. As long as you are open to to a couple of possibilities:
- Everything is ENERGY
- Everything is CONNECTED
If you accept that everything is energy, and everything is connected, then it makes perfect sense that we can use these tools to change our lives. If we take the example of depression above - using the natural chemistry of essential oils we can shift our mood, improve sleep, calm nerves and increase energy. Using EFT we can identify AND process the experiences that lead to your current feelings so that you can release the related emotions that are keeping you in a depressed state. Again, essential oils emotionally anchor your growth and provide stability through the process. Using Emotional Anatomy we can uncover your innate characteristics and traits that help you to understand how and why you made the decisions you did, and change the way you relate to your Self, so that you make decisions that are better aligned from here forward. When you act from a place of alignment then you make decisions that work for you, that add value to your life and allow you to serve your Self and others well.
What tools do you use to support yourself through growth and change? Leave a comment, I'd love to know.