Emotions that we bury deep down inside of us never actually die.  We can’t just stuff them down and expect them to go away with time. Quite the contrary, in fact.  Our negative emotions from difficult situations that we have endured in our life are written on our DNA and stored in the cellular memory within our organs and in our amygdala (our brain’s memory center for fear and trauma).

Each time a thought or situation causes us to bring up these old thoughts and emotions, we reinforce it in our cellular memory, allowing it to grow and wreak havoc on our emotional well-being as well as our physical body…eventually causing physical ailments (remember, it’s written on the cells in our organs).  We must release these emotions rather than stuff them down if we want to achieve optimal health and wellness.

When someone undergoes an emotional trauma (which all of us have or will at some point in our life), his/her body is under stress. When the body is under stress, the sympathetic nervous system goes into override and produces excess cortisol. This excess cortisol along with the adrenal glands and norepinephrine produces excess acid in the body.  The emotion and the acidic condition activates the transcript enzyme, which transcribes it on the RNA template and stores it in the DNA.  So, the emotion is literally engraved or encoded on the DNA and in the cellular memory.

Anything that creates an emotion (good or bad), creates an impact on the cellular memory of the body and is there for a lifetime unless it is changed or erased. One way to do this is through emotional release with essential oils.

Essential oil molecules gravitate to different corresponding areas of the body, each administering benefits, including the removal of toxins and opening of emotionally stored memory in the DNA.  Not only can oils help release cellular memories stored anywhere in the body, they also directly stimulate the limbic system, which is the seat of our emotions.

Studies from New York University showed that the sense of smell is the only one of our senses that has a direct connection to the amygdala gland in the limbic system. Because inhaled oils directly affect the emotional seat of our brain where traumatic memories are often stored and because oils can release cellular memories stored anywhere in the body, they can be of great value in helping us clear ourselves from the unconscious, hidden emotional patterns that can control our lives and hold us back from our full potential.

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die by Karol K.Truman

Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, 5th ed. by Carolyn L. Mein

Essential Oils Desk Reference, 6th ed. from Life Science Publishing

The Emotional Brain by Joseph Ledoux

Synaptic Self by Joseph Ledoux

Center for Aromatherapy and Research Education

Phelps, Elizabeth A. Human Emotion and Memory: Interactions of the Amygdala and Hippocampal Complex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2004; 14: 198-202