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Aromatherapy with its essential oils is becoming increasingly popular today, not only in the realm of personal well-being but also in the scientific communities world wide. There is this marvelous depth in essential oils linking them on one side to ancient folk-medicine and oldest understanding of the subtle aspects of life and of healing, and on the other side inviting us to the most rigorous scientific and medical comprehension of their uncountable effects. In fact, Aromatherapy is ancient and even “secret” in a way, but also modern and direct. It is also extremely pleasant and energizing – and it yields immediate results. And – not to forget – it can be easily scientifically verified.
Essential oils are truly the “magic stick” of Nature. They are material substances – and subtle energies at the same time – they are “living molecules”. Their vegetal carriers, the plants – in their dependence from soil and air, day and night and the seasonal rhythms, and in their intrinsic openness to the solar, lunar and stellar radiations – have absorbed both powerful terrestrial and cosmic influences. These influences then deeply profuse themselves into the core of the physical/chemical and the subtle/hidden structure of essential oils. They define the very fingerprint of their healing energy.
As Vasant Lad, famous Ayurvedic expert, explains:
“Plants transmit the vital-emotional impulses, the life-force that is hidden in light. That is the gift, the grace, the power of plants……The existence of plants is a great offering, a sacrifice. They offer us not only their own nutritive value but the very light and love from the stars, from the cosmos whose messengers they are.” (See our blog The Miracle of Fragrant Light)
Holistic versus isolated
Essential oils are linked to “cumulated vital energy”. Not only that they successfully fight back microbes of many kinds without unwanted side-effects, but they have the properties to strengthen the milieu at the same time. Since they are also energy reservoirs of the plants they can serve us directly and instantly to vitalize our body, mind and soul. For: any one of the numerous compounds of an essential oil – we know this today – contributes to its healing properties. That is what “holistic” and “natural” mean in contrast to the isolated molecules of modern medicine.
Rose oil contains up to 500 different compounds. Lavender not much less. Any of them we want in medical Aromatherapy. Any of them has been either created in the plant or emerged during distillation and we trust that Nature knows best why and how….. The complexity of this intrinsic balance of compounds defines the special healing effects of the plant or its oil. They all pertain to its special energy field transmittable to the human organism. They match with the “body-mind” filling up in a subtle way specific “energy holes” and fitting into these holes like key and lock.
We are experiencing a new era of natural medicine as an answer to the failures of the modern allopathic approach and of modern life style. It is the “organic” versus the non-organic, the holistic versus the isolative, the human versus the techno-chemical. This era leads us to new understandings of health, environment, social ethics, nutrition, spirit, cosmos, God.
Awakening the Shaman within ourselves
In terms of health, we are entering the era of self-healing. That is one of the reasons why essential oils are having such an incredible success in the world of today. They are easy to use, easy to transport, pleasant in their appearance and smell, practical to give away and to share – and tremendously exiting to experience. So, they awaken the Shaman and the Yogi in everybody of us. Everybody today wants to know more about Nature, everybody has the feeling that there is so much to discover inside-outside. This is true science, which comes from the latin word “scire” meaning: “to know”.
The new scientists are the ones who work in the laboratory of their own body-mind trying to know by themselves. They create health inside and outside of themselves, because they rediscover the meaning of balance, self-care, responsibility, and commitment for the higher goals of human evolution – in short, they mean it: to become free. And they use Nature as a partner, not as an element to fight against and to subdue.
And that is what true medicine has always been: The cumulative data of experience of mankind, advancing in togetherness as if one single collective being. As Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician and philosopher once put it: “as if all the sequences of generations through the centuries could be looked upon as ONE human being, who continues to live and always continues to learn.”
The importance of purity
In our work, with the help of decades long field research – OSHADHI – has developed a line of Aromatherapy products of impeccable purity and vitality. We feel privileged to be able to offer to the public products which are derived from the worldwide best sources of medicinal plant vegetation and distillation.
We are convinced that pure and unadulterated essential oils are our allies on the path to optimal physical well-being and happiness. With our products we are committed to fulfill the need for products which reflect purity and vitality and to inspire enthusiasm and love for an energy medicine in a New era of deeper plant awareness and self-healing. In their expression of the highest intelligence of Nature the aromatic plants will help us to rise in strength, to recreate health – if it is lost -and to make our lives – individually and collectively – more comfortable and more in tune with the heartbeat of the Universe.
We feel that this is the way through which the wonderful «aromatic gifts» of Nature will finally re-occupy their highly deserved place in our daily life – will liberate us from many burdens of personal, environmental, yes, and even «incarnative stress» – for the benefit of all of us! And this for many generations to come.
Dr. Malte Hozzel
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