February 8

Heart Balance and Protection

Have you ever experienced times in your life of feeling heart broken, vulnerable, tender, or wounded? Within these moments, it is particularly helpful to call upon the healing energy of rose.

Gazing upon a fresh rose is quite a profound experience. Notice its soft heart shaped petals and intoxicating scent that flows directly into your heart. This illustrates the deep healing connection between the heart and the rose. Essential oil of rose helps to clear and balance the spiritual and emotional heart. But watch out for those thorns! Rose’s thorns speak to her protective aspect regarding matters of the heart and boundaries. The energy of rose can act as a soothing salve in times of broken-hearted wounding. Her harmonizing energy shores up your boundaries as she brings in the powerful essence of unconditional love and protection.

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Rose tea is deeply relaxing and gently balancing on all levels. Essential oil of rose or rose hydrosol are also extremely uplifting to your mood and can reduce feelings of anxiety.

I would like to share two of my favorite rose infused bath and shower time rituals.

Morning Shower Ritual

Utilizing this morning ritual helps you move through your day feeling supported, nourished, and connected. Mix together two ounces of olive oil, four drops essential oil of rose, and four drops essential oil of patchouli.

Apply this mixture after having dried off from your morning shower, leaving some of the moisture from your shower on your skin. Massage this intoxicating oil mixture into your entire body as you breathe deeply.

Reciting some positive affirmations is also helpful. This assists you in beginning your day feeling calm, grounded, and extremely relaxed. Re-apply a small amount of this oil mixture mid-day into the bottoms of your feet. As you do so, engage in some deep breathing and positive affirmations.

This powerful ritual is very calming, grounding, and relaxing.

Bedtime Bath Ritual

Apply this ritual approximately thirty minutes before bedtime. In the bottom of an empty, plugged bathtub, place ¾ cup of Epsom salts and ¼ cup of dead sea salts, making a mound in the middle of your tub.

Create a small well in the middle of the mound of salts and gently pour ½ cup of half and half into the well. Immediately add four drops essential oil of rose, four drops essential oil of clary sage, and four drops essential oil of vetiver to the salt and cream mixture.

Run tepid to slightly warm bath water to fill the tub as you use your hand to agitate and mix the salts into the bath water.

Close the bathroom door, light rose candles, do some deep breathing, and positive affirmations. Soak in the tub for about twenty minutes as you sip on some rose tea.

In those challenging moments of heart break or grief, try turning to rose’s deeply healing support. You will be feeling uplifted, calm, and more balanced before you know it!


Rev Ann Rene

Rev Ann Rene

About the author

Reverend Ann Rene is a holistic healing practitioner, spiritual minister, and teacher who holds a broad spectrum of certifications and training in alternative as well as traditional healing therapies. She has traveled the world extensively studying wise woman healing techniques, energy medicine, shamanism, indigenous spirituality, and esoteric teachings. Empowered Goddess is the name of Reverend Ann Rene’s healing and teaching practice. She has spent over twenty-five years empowering women and children through heart centered energetic holistic healing support, intuitive guidance, and spiritual counsel. Additionally, Reverend Ann Rene offers extremely unique handcrafted artesian metaphysical healing support products, original artwork, local learning, and individual healing sessions.

Rev Ann Rene


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