Reawakening Your Compassionate Self

Written by Francoise Rapp

"To love isrepparttar greatest thing in life; and it is very important to talk about love, to feel it, to nourish it, to treasure it, otherwise it is soon dissipated...Butrepparttar 122416 moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feelrepparttar 122417 depth,repparttar 122418 delight,repparttar 122419 ecstasy of it, you will discover that for yourepparttar 122420 world is transformed."


Life is filled with indefinite emotional challenges, and for many of us these challenges force us to protect ourselves and to "be strong" in order to survive. Yet this so-called strength often comes by way of ignoringrepparttar 122421 pain and suffering of others. This denial of our vulnerability andrepparttar 122422 refusal to acknowledgerepparttar 122423 suffering of those around us isrepparttar 122424 denial of our most innate, humane and spiritual emotion: compassion.

Dalai Lama once said, "genuine compassion is based onrepparttar 122425 rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to be happy and overcome suffering...[and] onrepparttar 122426 basis of this recognition of this equality and commonality, you develop a sense of affinity and closeness with others." Clearly it is our own ability to experience grief that ultimately allows us to understandrepparttar 122427 pain of others.

But while it is important that we acknowledge our personal emotional struggles andrepparttar 122428 struggles of others, we do not necessarily need to attract challenges in order to be truly compassionate. All of us have access torepparttar 122429 compassionate light within each of our souls and from time to time it is necessary to reconnect with that lost light.

The following technique and aromatic blend has been designed to allow you to fully express, deeply appreciate and unconditionally love not only yourself, but others as well.

~Technique to Reawaken Your Compassionate Self~ In order to reawaken your compassionate self, it is important that you become aware of your feelings. Take an occasional moment out of your busy schedule to reflect on your emotions. Find a quiet, peaceful place where you can center yourself and take some time alone. Sit comfortably, breathe deeply and allow all emotions to come up torepparttar 122430 surface. Acknowledge your feelings and honestly reflect on them. Love yourself, your whole personality, and forgive your mistakes--as mistakes are simply lessons. Think not from your head but also from your heart, feel and be fully present.

Your June 2002 Aromatic Horoscope

Written by Francoise Rapp

Every astrological sign possesses patterns that may impede one's self-growth, happiness and well-being. While unexpected challenges may arise each month, they may be positively transformed into opportunities.

By creating and using your own customized aromatherapy blend -- developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns -- each month becomes a renewed opportunity to find personal harmony and your innate inner strength. Indulge yourself, delight your senses and find serenity!

To prepare your unique astrological aromatic blend this month:

1) Pourrepparttar proper amount ofrepparttar 122415 recommended essential oils into a 10ml bottle. 2) Add organic vegetable oil to fillrepparttar 122416 bottle. 3) Apply your blend as indicated. Breathe in and awaken torepparttar 122417 precious gifts life has to offer you this month. Pour up to 10 drops of your blend into your warm bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

******** HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMINI! ******** Relationships are atrepparttar 122418 forefront this month. Focus on making new contacts and commitments and enjoying a refreshing rendezvouz. No pressure here; just relax and follow what your inner voice whispers.

This blend will stir your innate sensuality and brighten your personality.

-6 drops of Ylang Ylang -6 drops of Grapefruit -5 drops of Sandalwood

Anointrepparttar 122419 solar plexus.

******** CANCER ******** Move forward and learn your lessons. It is time to reflect on and evaluate what has happened these last few months. Be sure and not take anything for granted!

Use this blend to have more discernment, stay grounded and create inner peace in your everyday life.

-5 drops of Patchouli -7 drops of Sandalwood -5 drops of Cedarwood

Anointrepparttar 122420 solar plexus and lower back.

******** LEO ******** Too wrapped up with love to socialize? You may be focusing on old relationships or keeping busy with your current one. Try not to let all ofrepparttar 122421 drama distract you from work or other important life matters.

Utilize this blend to stay centered and create healthy boundaries this month.

-10 drops of Sandalwood -8 drops of Pine

Anointrepparttar 122422 solar plexus,repparttar 122423 third eye and lower back.

******** VIRGO ******** After all of your hard work, it's time to enjoyrepparttar 122424 fruits of your labor. Take a little time off from your arduous schedule and join your friends in appreciation ofrepparttar 122425 treats that life offers you this month.

This blend is intended to stimulate your senses and inspire fun and positivity!

-9 drops of Orange -6 drops of Bergamot -8 drops of Grapefruit

Anointrepparttar 122426 solar plexus.

******** LIBRA ******** Plan to take a trip. You have been working way too hard and you deserve a bit of time off!

Userepparttar 122427 following blend to enhance your energy and open yourself up to new adventures!

-6 drops of Rosemary -8 drops of Orange -6 drops of Grapefruit

Anointrepparttar 122428 solar plexus.

******** SCORPIO ******** Have you been feeling insecure about your relationship? Takerepparttar 122429 first step to open your heart and communicate with your partner. Through it all, keep an eye on your finances and manage them well this month.

This blend will soothe your insecurities and allow you to feel calm and safe.

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