Boost energy naturally!!!
Hasn’t it been a huge year! So many people I know are running the year on adrenaline. And no wonder – we’ve been in the Chinese year of the Rooster, which heralds a period of intense change and positive transformation, and “getting things done”. Whether or not that applies to you, I’m sure the promise of extra energy will be extremely appealing. Here are 4 simple steps to help you naturally boost your energy levels.
1: Morning EndoFlex & En-R-Gee ritual
Thanks to Katie Bashford for sharing this wonderful technique with us! Each morning, put 5 drops of EndoFlex oil blend and 5 drops of En-R-Gee oil blend into your palms, rub your palms 3 times clockwise, then rub the mix over your throat and also on either side of your spine just under the ribs (in the region of your adrenals).
The 3 times clockwise movement is optional, however, it “activates” the oil by setting an intention into it. Our DNA spins clockwise when we are in balance, so by using that clockwise rotation with the oil, we are affirming health through every level of our being, including on a cellular and DNA level.
And why these 2 oils? EndoFlex is a fantastic oil for helping us remain balanced in our emotions and moods. Combining Spearmint, Sesame Seed Oil, Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, German Chamomile and Nutmeg, it helps to even out the energy dips of the day, and supports us in being able to “speak out” and be heard (hence the reason we place it onto our throat “chakra”, the energetic centre of communication).
En-R-Gee is your go-to oil for naturally lifting energy levels and helping you remain alert. Combining Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Idaho Balsam Fir, Clove and Black Pepper, this oil blend is invigorating and stimulating, and hence the perfect way to kick-start your day!
There are some cautions to make mention of here:
If you’ve ever had an epileptic seizure, both EndoFlex and En-R-Gee need to be used with caution, so just use 1 drop of each oil as described above (instead of 5 drops of each), and when you do step 3, use Release or Frankincense oil instead of En-R-Gee up the spine. Also, EndoFlex is not recommended for children under 18 months of age.
2: Nourish your body with NingXia Red
Drink 60ml of NingXia Red, with 4 drops of Young Living Orange or Tangerine oil in it. Add filtered water if desired (as some people like it “neat”, others like it diluted). This delicious drink is packed full of vitamins and minerals….it’s pure energy for our body! In fact, 60ml of NingXia Red is equivalent in biological activity to consuming 118 heads of broccoli, 200 oranges, or 45,628 almonds!
NingXia Red contains 16% NingXia Wolfberry puree (as well as Blueberry, Plum, Aronia, Cherry and Pomegranate juice, and stevia as a sweetener). The Ningxia Wolfberry puree is obtained from organic goji berries (wolfberries) from the Ningxia Province of China. Located near the Mongolian border, this region is fed by beautiful, pure, mineral-rich glacial water, which many attribute as the “secret ingredient” in the wolfberries.
These wolfberries are so popular in China, there is even an annual festival to celebrate them!
And no wonder – the Ningxia wolfberries have more Vitamin C than oranges and more beta carotene than carrots, they are high in Xeaxanthin (a nutrient needed by our eyes to optimize vision). The ancient Chinese used wolfberries to support the health of their muscles, ligaments, bones, liver, heart, brain and eyes.
There is a famous Chinese text written in 1593 AD. It talks about a wolfberry elixer which was given to an elderly man.
After drinking it, this man “Could walk extremely fast, as if he were flying, and his grey hair turned black again.”
Why? Because mineral loss in the body can cause premature greying of the hair. Support the body to have healthy levels of minerals, and it becomes supple and youthful.
3: Revitalise with an “En-R-Gee Balance”
If you feel your energy flagging in the day, have a friend give you an “energy balance”. This can also be adapted to do on yourself, with the sections of your spine you can reach.
Place a drop of Awaken oil on the third eye. This is located in the middle of the forehead, a couple of centimetres above the eyebrows.
Awaken is photosensitive, meaning that this part of your skin (your forehead) needs to be kept out of direct sunlight for 24 hours, ie. wear a hat if you are going into the sun. If that’s not possible, place the Awaken oil under your big toes instead, as this corresponds to the head.
Lie face down, and have your friend drip 3 to 5 drops of En-R-Gee oil up your spine from base of spine to neck. This can be lightly massaged in, or else it can be “feathered in” using the backs of the fingernails to spread the oil up the spine with soft, feather-like movements.
Next, roll over so you are face up, and have your friend put 3 drops of Valor oil under each of your foot, and rotate in a clockwise direction to activate the oil. They can then hold their left palm to the underneath of your left foot, and their right palm to the underneath of your right foot, and hold like this for 5 to 10 minutes.
This will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
4: The evening rejuvenation ritual
Each evening, rub 2 to 3 drops of Idaho Balsam Fir on your chest, and a couple of drops of Nutmeg oil over your adrenal area.
You can even put a warm moist towel over the top of your adrenals, and a dry towel over the top of that, and lay on your back for 10 minutes while the warmth of the towel penetrates your tired muscles, and the aroma of Nutmeg oil relaxes and uplifts you.
Ancient Herbalism & Modern Science
OK, the science geek in me has just come out. I love, love LOVE the aroma of Nutmeg oil, but I don’t know a lot about it (scientifically or emotionally)….so I just headed to www.pubmed.com to do a search on Nutmeg oil. This was lots of fascinating articles there, and I was very interested to discover this particular article, where Nutmeg oil increased the duration of sleep in young chickens, and especially deep sleep, after the chickens had been given ethanol (ie. alcohol) to induce the sleep state.
This is why Nutmeg oil is great to use of an evening.
Enhancement of ethanol-induced sleep by whole oil of nutmeg, by C.J. Sherry and R.E. Burnett. Experientia. 1978 Apr 15;34(4):492-3.
However, the wonders of nutmeg are not a new discovery. You may be very interested to know that Nutmeg was listed in a book written by renowned Benedictine herbalist, Saint Hildegard of Bingen (who lived from 1098 to 1179).
This is one very remarkable woman – not only was she a herbalist, she was also a composer, artist and visionary…as hinted at by this beautiful verse that she wrote:
“Listen: there was once a king sitting on his throne. Around Him stood great and wonderfully beautiful columns ornamented with ivory, bearing the banners of the king with great honor. Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God.” – St Hildegard of Bingen