This is one of my most popular meditations, and also one of my personal favorites. When I get to the point in the meditation where I step into my own little cabin, my private sanctuary of rest and comfort before a warm fire, I always feel a sense of relief.
One of the reasons winter can seem so taxing is it goes against our natural rhythms. Just like the trees that lose their leaves every year, our physiology responds to the cooler temps and shorter days. It's a time that makes us want to nurture from the inside out. It's often an introspective time that encourages a deepening of our meditation and self-reflective practices.
However, socially, winter can impose the opposite on us. It's a time of parties and events, particularly relating to the holidays and the end of the year. On top of this, it's also a time we're expected to think of New Year's resolutions and get crackin' on taking active steps. In general, the spring is more aligned with new goals and fresh action, as it's a time of rebirth and reawakening. So if you fall off your New Year's resolutions quickly don't fret - it's probably just not the right time, and you can return to them with renewed vigor in April/May.
If you currently feel an inner push-pull between what your inner rhythms want and what you feel obligated to do, then this meditation is for you. It will calm your mind, relax your body and help you to listen to your inner voice, which will tell you what you really need right now. It's also ideal for anyone who just needs a moment to pause and feel everything weighing on you melt away.
This meditation's essential oil is actually a trio: Warm and Cozy, Evergreen Dream and Candy Cane. As a brand ambassador for Rocky Mountain Oils, I like to share oils that enhance my meditations. If you'd like to purchase their oils without using my affiliate link head on over to their website and check out what they have. They offer free shipping on all orders within the US and source only the highest quality ingredients.
Warm and Cozy, Evergreen Dream & Candy Cane
Winter Meditation Essential Oils
If you get winter blues, fatigue from the cold and dark, or feel the stress of family and holiday shopping, then this holiday kit was made for you. Each of the oils will lift your mood while working with the introspective, cozy feelings of winter.
Candy Cane is an invigorating mix of Peppermint, Orange, Lavender and Vanilla. It's ideal for those days you just don't want to get out of bed. Peppermint has a natural ability to energize us and awaken our minds. Vanilla and lavender are wonderful mood lifters. And if you've ever peeled a fresh orange then you know how refreshing and uplifting the citrus aroma of orange is.
If Candy Cane gets you going in the morning, then Warm and Cozy is sure to be the perfect way to unwind and destress at night. It's a blend of Orange, Cinnamon Bark, and Clove Bud. It's like having something delicious baking in your oven, filling your home with the aromas of love and comfort. Clove is a spicy oil that will make you feel warm and at ease. Cinnamon is a warm, woodsy aroma that can help us feel grounded and centered, especially as we take the time to nurture ourselves and our needs.
Evergreen Dream is ideal for when you need a little boost before going out to socialize, work or just get things done. It's a blend of Fir Needle, Frankincense, and Pine. Frankincense, one of world's oldest herbs for spiritual practices, has been known to alleviate feelings of depression. It can also help you to breathe deep, which is important during times of stress and fatigue. Fir Needle can help to boost your energy, and Pine is a naturally clean scent that helps to clear our minds and clean out overwhelming thoughts.
All of these essential oil blends are great to use to set the mood when entertaining guests. Put a few drops in a diffuser and enjoy. You can also enjoy these warm and calming essential oils on your own as you meditate, while reading by the fire, or rubbed on your wrists as a reminder to just breathe.