ESSENTIAL OIL: CUMIN

Cumin essential oil is a balancing force for personal will and ambition.  Cumin teaches that while motivation and drive can be powerful catalysts for change, individuals lose integrity when that ambition comes at the expense of others. Often, individuals allow their attachment to a desired outcome to eclipse the needs and feelings of those in their family or social group.  They can falsely believe that their enthusiasm for their personal desires or goals make up for inconveniences and insensitivies imposed on others.  Cumin addresses this imbalance in relationships, inviting individuals to surrender their unbridled ambition and attachment to outcomes, focusing instead on cooperation and consideration of others.

While cultural norms often teach that success in life is a determinant of happiness, Cumin oil reminds that meaningful relationships have a more direct impact on overall happiness and life satisfaction.  This oil warns that when one’s drive to reach the top is at the expense of others, they arrive alone.

Cumin also encourages individuals who struggle with a self-centered existence to dig deeper into what is causing these behaviors.  Individuals often find the underlying cause may be fear of failure, not being important, not being valued, or not having enough.  Cumin eases the anxiousness of these deeper emotional states, encouraging healing from within.  It also invites individuals to address the scarcity mindset that drives them to over-impose their will.  Additionally, Cumin encourages the positive aspects of zeal that come from feeling secure, respectful, valuable, and energized, without being overbearing.  It teaches that healthy zeal comes from knowing why individuals pursue their course and helps them feel confident to accomplish their life mission and goals.

NEGATIVE EMOTIONS: Overly ambitious, insensitive, attachment to outcomes, self-centered, fear of failure, scarcity mindset

POSITIVE PROPERTIES: Balanced zeal, considerate, respectful, non-attachment to success, abundant thinking

COMPANION OILS:  Oregano, Wild Orange, Lemongrass, Coriander, Basil

SUGGESTED USES:

Aromatic: Inhale from bottle or diffuse

Topical:  Dilute 1 drop or less with carrier oil and apply over solar plexus (upper stomach) or on bottom of feet.

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