Cool Tool #14: Protection in a BottleApril 6, 2012
You want to be authentic with your clients. You know that when you bring your vulnerable self to your work you get better results.
But showing your tender underbelly to clients can feel scary.
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One of my favorite tools for protection is frankincense (Boswellia carteri.)
Why do you think the wise men brought this precious resin to baby Jesus as a birthday gift? I can just hear the wise men asking their wise wives to head out to the market and pick up a little something for the baby. I’m guessing it was the balm of protection along with the resin’s ability to connect one with their spiritual self that made it the must have gift for baby Jesus.
To produce the oil the tree is scraped. Then the tree produces a resin to protect itself. Smart tree. Emulate the tree and you’ll have some protection of your own.
Frankincense and You
Some people burn the resin. I use the oil that’s distilled from the resin. So what do you do with the oil?
You can sniff the oil from the bottle. You can dilute it in a blend with either water for a spray or oil to use on your skin. I have a blend that contains frankincense that I use in my office to create a sense of protection. In a blend you won’t need much of this oil to impart it’s signature smell.
This comforting oil smells warm, sweet, and woodsy. Recovering Catholics be forewarned. One of my clients had an aversion to the oil because it reminded her of her less than pleasant Catholic upbringing.
This protector of your spirit is a multitasking winner. The fragrance can help:
- Connect you to your spiritual self.
- Move you into mediation.
- Still busy emotions.
- Release connections to your past that get in your way.
- Soothe stress and anxiety.
Have you used frankincense? Share your experiences here.