Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Element: Earth

Crystal: Green Tourmaline

Angel: Archangel Chamuel

It carries the healing vibrations of the orange and violet Highly connected with the Flower Power era in the 60’s Patchouli can bring either loveable or very dislikable memories to the one who smells it. As I was born much later, meditating with Patchouli takes me back to my childhood’s Christmas in the farm of my grandparents and this winter feeling of being around the warmth and safety of a lit fireplace.

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Patchouli connects us with the healing vibrations of the Earth. It is grounding and strengthening, whilst it brings harmony to the mind and the emotions. It is especially good for the over-worrying and those that have focused on their spiritual path, neglecting their physical self (Remember Balance is needed everywhere!). Great grounding and centering tool during meditations, it largely acts upon the Root and Sacral Chakra. However, it can also warm the Heart, easing emotional pain and calming the overworking Mind. Its earthy but spiritual personality dispels the blockages between the Chakra connections, allowing the energy to flow freely from the Root to the Crown.

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When working with the Root Chakra its grounding and strengthening effect assists to relieve energetic blocks and its powerful spiritual action connects the physical body with the auric field, opening the feet centers to unite us with the Earth, enabling us to draw its valuable energy.

Patchouli has strong affiliation with the Sacral Chakra spiritualising
sexuality, bringing enjoyment of the senses and awakens creativity.

Concerning the Third Eye, Patchouli is great for relaxing the tense and overactive mind, leaving space for the Inner Vision to grow. Patchouli can influence our vibrations towards our sexuality, physical energy and money. The deep, rich earthy scent has musky overtones, and when partnered with visualisation and mediations can ease anxiety connected with sexuality but also helps to open to receive abundance.

Cautions and contraindications: Patchouli is possible to cause drug interaction and may inhibit blood clotting. Taken orally it is contraindicated with anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer and other bleeding disorders. It is a low risk allergen but does not require dermal use limit.  (Tisserand and Young, 2014) (Purchon and Cantele, 2014


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