The month of April is ruled by Uranus, and it has us highlighting the Excretory System. This particular system of the body works to support the body in removing metabolic wastes and toxins. The organs of the Excretory System that we are focused on are the kidneys, liver, bladder, and urinary tract. This week, we are highlighting the ureter, and three essences that we suggest for a healthy ureter are Clove Bud, Eucalyptus, and Lavender.
The Ureter is a tube that carries the urine from the kidneys to the bladder. To maintain a healthy ureter, stay hydrated, don't consume a lot of salt, drink extra water when exercising or exposed to a lot of Sun, urinate before sex, stay clean, and wipe from front to back. These little healthy exercises keep the bladder, ureters, and urinary tract healthy and working at optimal condition. On an energetic level, the ureters affect us when we feel pissed off, in fear, or experiencing anxiety. They arrive during times of shame, failure, and disappointment. In order to heal these experiences of the past, we must learn how to breathe deeply and ground by connecting with the Earth Mother. Essential oils help promote deep breathing and grounding in order to listen to and heal the body.
Clove Buds come from a small tropical evergreen tree in Sri Lanka. She is used for virus', parasites, and fungi, and is a powerful healer for the physical body. Clove Bud essence helps with kidney, urinary tract, and ureter health by keeping away infections and dis-ease. She helps to numb and disinfect the areas of concern. Energetically, Clove Bud helps with creating a positive mental state of emotional strength. With positivity, one is able to be more clear on what it will take to be happy in life and act upon it. Eucalyptus is an aromatic tree leaf that helps one to breathe deeply and embrace the life force that promotes health and wellness. She supports mental and emotional health and wellness, which in turn will help the bladder, urinary tract, ureters, and kidneys. All Eucalyptus trees support genital-urinary infections, virus', and infections. Emotionally, they emphasize taking in life with ease, calming, restoring harmony, feeling Lighter, finding deeper meaning in life, and letting go of fear and anxiety. Lavender is a Universal calmer and soother of anxiety and fear. Her name means "to wash", and she is truly a cleanser and healer of darkness in order to bring the Light. She helps to bring harmony between the internal self and the external world, allowing those elements that might "piss" us off to be cleared, cleansed, and washed away. Together, these three essences are wonderful for the ureters, kidneys, and bladder.
It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. In general, for the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops "neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing. For ureter healing, it is nice to anoint over the lower belly area where the ureters are in the body, the center of the bottom of the feet (Bubbling Springs) where the Kidney Meridian lives, and the pinky toe and up the side of the leg, where the bladder meridian is. All three essences can be anointed into a tea by adding a few drops to hot water. The ureters benefit greatly from both the internal and external use of plant medicine. Use intuition to guide the way, and remember that less is always more.