The Vetiver Carciofo Strikes Again

Yesterday was another great paint day. I used my time to reorganize my studio, then paint and eventually took a nice break to go walking around my favorite lake.  Spring is beautiful in Atlanta.

Later I met a close friend for dinner. We talked about all that has happened since being been back from Italia. Nearly two weeks have flown by already! How is that possible? I’m undoubtedly always lost regarding time.

Anyway, at some point during our meal, another patron of the restaurant came up to us and apologized for eavesdropping on our entire conversation, but said that she had been so inspired by us that she was on the verge of tears! She expressed how moved she was just listening to all that we were doing in our lives and that it had given her hope. “There really ARE people out there doing it! There ARE people like you out there!!! I can’t believe it!” She thanked us and with tears in her eyes said goodnight.

Wow. So the carciofo strikes again! How wonderful! You just never know who you’re going to help. Even if it’s not intentional. Somehow we made an important impact on her… when she let us know and shared that with us, I felt like someone had given us a beautiful gift. What we put out there comes back to us. I hope everyone reading this truly knows that in their heart & soul.

If it helps anyone out there at all who might be reading this journal entry, I have one word for you. VETIVER. It’s what helped me immensely upon returning from Europe. I couldn’t get grounded or centered for days until my dear friend, Laura used it on me during a recent reflexology appointment. I felt SO much better and I’ve always loved vetiver, so I’m sure there is something about it that has always helped me on different levels. I feel inclined to share this today (Happy Earth Day!) in case any of you could use a lil more balance in your life. It only takes a drop. And I’m proof that it works!!!!

Vetiver has a number of benefits due to its therapeutic value and aroma which helps in calming the nerves of those who are stressed out mentally and want to calm down and relax. It has a sedative property which makes it a likeable choice to be used in relieving people of stress, tension, anxiety and curing patients who have been suffering from insomnia for a long period of time. The aroma is such that it eases the nervous nerves which make it easier for people to regain a steady and calm balance.

This oil has a spicy undertone and is sweet with an earthy tone. It has a revitalizing and restoring quality which helps an individual to calm their nerves and take solace under any circumstances. It helps one to take every challenge thrown in their path with courage and a sense of tranquillity. It comforts and supports those who use it to a great extent. It can eradicate the worst of your fears and inhibitions by giving you a sense of connectivity to your root and origin due to its earthy property.

Those hit by the worst of situations and those under severe shock and trauma can also get considerable relief from using this aromatic oil. It has the property to help one relax completely by putting the soul, mind and body in perfect sync and enables a person to rest peacefully. It is also a great conditioner and can be used to rejuvenate the scalp, skin and hair. The ancient science of India, Ayurveda, makes use of the vetiver oil to help the body overcome the doshas or imbalance. The balancing property of this oil puts things back in sync.

One can use this oil to stimulate the muladhara chakra which is the first chakra in the body and the Manipura chakra which is the third one respectively. This oil can be blended with any of the citrus oils like orange and petitgrain though it has the quality to be used on its own as well. You can use this oil when you feel low, feel that you need to soothe your nerves, bring your body imbalance back to normal or simply rejuvenate yourself with the aromatic value. It is a definite treat you can sit back and enjoy.

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