The tone of my last newsletter expressed a lot of feelings I was moving through, Gina… I didn’t even realize it until I read it on Sunday! (Sorry!)
When I wrote it, I was preparing to go to my parent’s home in Massachusetts for one final time before it transferred ownership.
This was my 5th trip to the house this year, and each trip carried the weight of responsibility to get the house ready to put on the market.
Once again, I was pulled from my regularly scheduled life to clear, clean, trash, sell, or give away my parent’s “stuff,” as well as dealing with familial tension that goes with it. On the last trip, I was angrier than ever – and it came through in my newsletter. (Again – Sorry!)
As I swept each room of the empty house, I wiped away tears that carried memories from childhood up to my parent’s final days. Along with anger, I realized I carried a trunk full of sadness.
Back in September, I realized an emotional storm was brewing. Not only was I carrying the weight of this project, but also a bunch of parental “stuff,” a few sudden business opportunities, and no time to pander to anyone’s feelings because I was wallowing in my own.
I am happy to say that I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel but still will not allow drama or any other “fuck-shit” to come anywhere near me. If those around me are not adding to my life, they’re just “taking away.” I needed – and still need time for myself.
The holidays are “supposed to be” a happy time, but many of us experience grief at this time.
One of the most valuable tools available in our arsenal of Magickal Oils at Curio, Craft & Conjure is our carefully crafted Release Anger Oil. This oil has helped me beyond measure! It supports your ability to open your heart, provide clarity, let shit out, and ground. *One of the critical ingredients is Blue Cypress oil – so be sure to rub it in, or it may stain your clothes.
A few ways to use it include:
- Applied to the front and back of the heart and/or stomach chakra daily, it supports processing your emotions without resorting to the usual crutches (alcohol, arguing, being an ass, or all three!)
- A drop can be added to bathwater – for an emotional cleansing healing bath.
- Mix a drop with olive oil during candle rituals.
- Rub into your palms, cup palms to your face, and inhale for a “quick-fix.”
In addition to using Release Anger Oil throughout this season, I am taking this time to retreat, rest, read, learn, grow, and heal – the best gift I can give myself.
What gift will you give yourself this season?