We are well and truly into Winter now so I thought it was a good time to chat about this beautiful season.
While it’s not my favourite season, in fact it’s my least favourite, I have learnt to embrace it in my recent years of living in Canberra. One thing I love about living here is the distinct seasons.
After the beautiful letting go season of Autumn, Winter allows you to go within and seek what will unfold for you next.
Winter is the season of stillness. A time to reflect, deeply nurture yourself and restore your mind, body and soul.
A time to quiet and calm the mind, to feel a sense of deep peace. With this comes clarity and a renewed connection to yourself.
From this place you can regain your strength and patience and connect to your own unique creativity. Winter gives you the opportunity to develop new ideas and lean in to the things you really desire for yourself.
You can use winter as a time to discover the new possibilities that are within you and start developing these possibilities and setting Intentions. Start getting clear and visualise how they will unfold.
We see the many facets of Winter in nature – the innate beauty in the cold air, the ice, the snow. There is a gentleness and softness to snow and at the same time we see the harshness in the freezing temperatures or storms. We can also see the fluidity of Winter – water turns to ice, signifying a transition, which is exactly what you can use the season of Winter for.
Winter is a time for reflection, nurturing and restoration on all levels – mind, body and soul.
There are many essential oils to guide and support you through Winter. I have chosen two to use in my Winter seasonal signature treatment that I’d love to share with you here…
2 Essential Oils For Winter
Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var bergamia)
For balance, joy, strength
Bergamot is truly balancing. It’s uplifting yet sedative nature make it perfect for helping toreduce anxiety and depression.
It is strengthening and soothing, gentle and joyous, refreshing and restoring.
It is particularly good for burn-out and stress.
It brings relaxation, rejuvenation and positive energy.
It is great for motivation, strength and a sense of fulfillment.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
For warmth, confidence and grounding
Ginger is grounding, soothing and calming.
It is a physical & spiritual cleanser. It is emotionally lifting.
It promotes self-confidence, courage and clarity.
It warms the body and promotes circulation. It soothes tired sore muscles.
It fights fatigue, increases vitality and endurance.
It helps reduce symptoms of colds, coughs & sore throats.
Both of these essential oils will help support you through the Winter months physically, emotionally and spiritually.
What does Winter mean to you? Let me know in the comments below.
In health and happiness, Dee xxx