It is the month of July, and we are focusing on the Endocrine System. This system of the body is made up of glands that are in charge of our hormones. These hormones get released into our bloodstream and travels to the cells and other parts of the body in order to cary information from one group of cells to another group of cells.
This week, we are focusing on diabetes. Types 1 & 2 Diabetes manifests when the body cannot properly store and use glucose. Type 1 is usually in children and adolescents who can no longer produce insulin. Type 2 happens later in age, when the pancreas can produce insulin, but it cannot use it effectively. Energetically, this is connected to a longing for what might have been, a need to control, loss of sweetness, and deep sorrow. Our favorite essences to address the pancreas and diabetes are Rose Geranium, Eucalyptus Blue Gum, and Mediterranean Cypress.
Rose Geranium is an aromatic evergreen shrub that is part of over 700 varieties of Geranium. She is wonderful in helping to balance blood sugar and stimulate the pancreas, and has been used to support the treatment of diabetes. She is a transformational plant that supports life changes and inner alchemy. When we are ready to move forward in our lives with courage and confidence, Rose Geranium is an amazing flower essence ally.
Eucalyptus Blue Gum is an aromatic evergreen tree known as one of the tallest trees in the world. She is used as a traditional treatment for diabetes. The leaf helps to increase insulin production and harmonize blood sugar levels. Some diabetics suffer from circulation problems, and Eucalyptus Blue Gum is a blood circulator and can help with better circulation. Energetically, she shares the gift of allowing in order for energy to flow through, releasing energetic blocks, and letting go of the past in order to embrace the present moment.
Mediterranean Cypress is an evergreen conifer that is used in forest protection for soil conservation in hotter areas where no other forest trees will grow. She is a liver and pancreas aid, helping with diabetes and other related problems. Energetically, she moves us through adversity, helping to shift the perspective and guide one during times of transition with peace of heart and mind.
All three essences help with the mind-body issues related to pancreas imbalances. 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. All three of these essences are safe to anoint directly onto the pancreas area of the body, under the ribs around the diaphragm area. These plants work well together, and can help to restore harmony and balance. All essences are safe to ingest in small amounts (3-5 drops in an ounce of water is a good start). Use your intuition to guide the way, and remember that less is always more in most cases.