In the midst of struggle or hard times, it can sometimes be hard to keep your chin up. Fortunately, many essential oil blends help to lift our spirits and encourage a better mood. This protocol designed by Gary Young is to help you make it a great day no matter what your circumstances say.
About the Essential Oils
Essential oils have a unique ability to work within our brains to release negativity and encourage a positive mood. To learn more about how they work on mood and emotions, check out Emotions and Essential Oils. Gary Young chose the blends in this protocol specifically for their aromas and chemical profiles that can help uplift the emotions and protect against negativity.
Valor is a grounding blend that helps balance emotions, while simultaneously increasing feelings of strength, courage and self-esteem. Harmony helps to ease emotional blocks and is very effective at bringing balance to the body’s energy centers or chakras. Joy contains uplifting essential oils that relieve stress and help create an atmosphere of gladness and gratitude. White Angelica encourages optimism and also protects the body from attracting negative energy.
Gary Young’s Great Day Protocol
Step 1: Valor
Apply a few drops of Valor in the palm of your left hand, gently rub your palms together, bring palms to your nose and inhale. Set your intention for the day, utilizing the grounding properties of this blend. Next, put some Valor on the back of your neck and then place another drop on the inside of your wrists and hold your wrists together for a moment. As you hold the pulse points of your wrists together, again inhale the aroma of the blend and take a moment to be still while affirming your intentions for the day.
What state of being would you like to cultivate? What do you want to accomplish today?
Step 2: Harmony
Place a drop of Harmony on your left palm and rub your palms together while inhaling the oil blend. Now place some Harmony on your solar plexus (the area just below your sternum and above your belly button). This is your third chakra, or your “will” energy center.
As you inhale the aroma, use the affirmation, “Let my will harmonize and align to the greater good for all I connect with today.” You may have a specific intention for harmonizing with your customers, your co-workers, family, friends, etc.
Step 3: Joy
Place a drop of Joy into your left palm, rub your hands together, and slowly inhale the aroma. Then apply the blend over your heart. As you breathe deeply, take a few moments to speak life into your heart’s desire. Center your thoughts and intentions with a focus of sharing love and joy throughout the day.
Step 4: White Angelica
Place a drop of White Angelica in your left palm, rub your palms together and deeply inhale. Then gently brush your palms over the crown of your head, down your neck, shoulders, chest, torso, and all the way down your legs to your feet. Imagine this blend encasing your entire body, like a guardian shield. Again, revisit your intention for your day.
Give yourself a week with Gary’s Great Day Protocol and keep a log in your journal of how you are feeling and what you notice each day.
Source: Young Living Blog
For even better results, try this protocol along with a practice of 100 days of gratitude. Download a free handout to help you keep track here.