Love and intuition have always been an integral part in the creation of my soap, bath and beauty products; in fact, one of my best sellers, the Bella Night Cream, came about as a divinely guided "mistake". Five years ago, when I began the transformation of turning both hobbies into full time careers, inspiration struck! I was guided to create a new *MetaphysicaLee* line of products
The first *MetaphysicaLee* creation was the Chakra Clearing Spray; it was an incredible lesson in listening to intuition. You see, I knew WHAT I wanted to create - an aura clearing spray that would work with the chakra energy system, to help balance the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. I also knew the basic components; water infused with 7 different crystals (one for each of the 7 major chakras in the body) to make a gemstone elixir, combined with an essential oil blend to make a powerful spray. But I didn't know which crystals or essential oils to use.
So I began to research. I spent weeks referencing books and searching online for crystals and essential oils that would be beneficial for my newest creation. Frustratingly, most every source recommended different crystals and essential oils. Honestly, I was about ready to pull out my hair!
The Chakra Clearing Spray sat on the back burner for several weeks. At the time, I was participating in a weekly Reiki Drop In that my Reiki teacher led. One night, about 45 minutes before I was to leave for the class, I felt the urge to pull out my research and try again. In fact, it was more than an urge, it was a compulsion! I wanted to have the spray ready for the class. YIKES! Talk about a time crunch!
Despite the short time, which would usually result in a feelings of pressure and stress, there was a calm that came over me. I started reviewing my notes, but before the frustration hit, an idea popped into my head. Why don't I meditate and ASK which crystals and essential oils I should use? Well gee, that sounded like a great idea! It cut out the stress of intellectually deciding, AND it fit with the nature of the spray!
I sat with my essential oil box, which at the time, was full of approximately 80 different essential oils, quieted my mind, set my intention and turned off my brain. Honestly, I don't know how long I sat in meditation, but the next thing I knew, I had selected 8 essential oils and was blending what would become the Chakra Clearing Essential Oil Blend.
When I "came back" into myself, I was surprised by three things. One, the blend itself had been created with no consideration to top, middle and bottom notes. My aromatherapy training at the time had prescribed that there were certain proportions that should be followed to create a synergistic essential oil blend. (Top, middle and bottom all refer to the depth of an essential oil's smell. The top notes tend to be citrus' - light and what you first smell. Middle notes tend to be florals - the bulk of the fragrance. While the base notes tend to be the subtle, heavier scents that carry the blend).
The second thing I was surprised by was the fact that there were 8 essential oils rather than 7. I had thought that I would choose one essential oil to represent each chakra. It kinda made sense! When I sat back and asked why there were 8, I was told that there was one for each chakra and one to balance out the whole. But that it didn't really matter which oil was for which purpose - the fact was that they worked harmoniously, the way the chakra system should work.
The third was that it smelt divine! Despite the fact that I hadn't used the typical blending practices, and that the proportions were pretty wild, it was heavenly. Or rather, HeavenLee.
I added the essential oil blend to my gemstone elixir spray bottle and tootled off to my Reiki class. I was rather nervous about the reception. Even though my group was incredibly open and supportive, I was hesitant about their true reactions.
Everyone LOVED it! The Chakra Clearing Spray was a hit! Not only did everyone enjoy the smell, but the energetic shift and change was something that everyone noticed right away when they tried it. We've since discovered that the Chakra Clearing Spray is an amazing smudge alternative, when the use of smoke and smudge is inappropriate. It's fabulous as a personal energy and a room clearing spray, and it's incredible as an anti-road rage spray. Kids love using it too.
In the five years since its inception, the Chakra Clearing Spray has become the most popular *MetaphysicaLee* product I make. It soon became the foundation for new products, including the Chakra Clearing Lotion, Chakra Clearing Dead Sea Salt Scrub, and most recently, the inspiration for the Clean Hippie Goat's Milk Soap.
Had I ignored my intuition, I know that there is no way that I could have created anything half as powerful as the Chakra Clearing Spray that was given to me that day. On top of that, my intuition and guidance reduced my stress and saved me a lot of time.
Imagine what a person's life would be like if they listened to their intuition all the time!
Copyright 2011, Erin Lee