Aromatherapy For Your Soul
The Aroma Energy Project
Created By Silvia Hartmann
This project has had me fascinated and enthralled for over a year, and apart
from probably "Take The Class" I have NEVER spend so much time, expense, energy,
and effort on one single book.
It ended up not being a single book, but instead three components to
a project folder which may well not be complete as yet - there have been
constant surprises along the way as I was immersing myself, quite
literally, in the pure magic of aromatherapy, and essential oils.
"The Spirit Of Aromatherapy - Energy Nutrition"
I felt strongly that in the generally available information, the
SPIRIT of the essential oils had become lost, and that many people today
view them as nothing but glorified disinfectants, or some sort of
While it may be true that aromatherapy essential oils have many
interesting chemical properties, at least enough to keep a legion of
chemists busy for the next five hundred years or so, to view the
essential oils in this light, or to conduct "aromatherapy" based on this
incredibly impoverished view, is missing the point of both aromatherapy,
and essential oils, altogether in my opinion.
"Aromatherapy essential oils are MAGICAL in
Or in other words, they are INCREDIBLY strong broadcasters of energy,
concentrated and imprinted and inherited from their original source, the
plants which produced them.
I call them "roaring life in a little bottle".
With the EmoTrance concept of "Energy Nutrition", I had found my
essential vitamins for the energy body - and food for Your Soul.
Now the real fun began. I started with the essential oils I already
had and used on a regular basis, tuning into each one in turn and using
my experience as well as my intuition to make a note of the "essence" of
that essential oil - how it worked energetically, and what kind of
energy malnutrition it would help to alleviate. I was particularly
interested in the energy movements the essentials created. Some had an
instant lifting action, others were pulling up and back, others yet in
and down - absolutely fascinating.
I noted down various ideas and insights about the essential oils in a
notebook. At that time I had no idea that it would unfold into this
extraordinary sojourn that would last for over year, would cost me
thousands and create this massive project in the end; I was fascinated
and following my fascination.
I started to look for other, more exotic oils; I discovered the
significant differences in the quality and existence of essential oils,
depending on their source; I started to conduct a separate investigation
essential oils online and then I started to create the illustrations
and images for each essential oil I was working with.
There were many more different kinds of aromatherapy oils than I had
first expected; once I had done thirty or so, the idea of collecting my
views and images into a book came into being, and I started to
transcribe my notes and add the images, one by one.
This was a wonderful time for me. Parcels would be arriving,
containing new and different essential oils, each one a totally unique
sensation and an amazing experience, as I interacted with their energy
and did my best to translate the effects and experiences into a useable
form, write them down and create the relative images.
At some point, I decided that I could go on forever and to call to
halt to this ever expanding project; I settled on 121 oils to be
reasonably representative of what there was out there.
I was also conducting many experiments with aromatherapy oils at that
time and LOVING every minute of it. It is fair to say that I have
rarely, if ever, researched anything that gave me so much personal joy
and delight, day in, day out, and no matter what aspect of the whole
topic I was working with at the time.
Then, towards the end of 2007, this consuming project took another
I actually don't know how it got started, but I began to write small
stories to explain the effects of the essential oils in a way that would
make it easy to understand, and to remember.
The idea itself had been probably a part of the project right from
the start, because right from the start I had given each essential oil a
special name - "The Prince of The Desert", "The Sands Of Time", "The
Amazon" and "A Loving Blanket". These must have been the "story seeds",
carrying with them already images and stories about people, how they
experience things, and how they change, and most importantly, how
something can happen to help them, transform them, save them, even. That
is the action of the essential oils translated into story from energetic
information via my energy mind.
Fascinating, and I began to add the stories to the descriptions and
images we already had, and it was a this point that I really felt I had
a project here that was worthwhile, completely unique, and worth sharing
What I was doing with the essential oils was "Aromatherapy, but not
as you know it, Jim!"
Because I work with the ENERGY of the essential oils, and the
"therapy" part is self help for the energy system which expresses itself
through our states of being, through our emotions, it makes sense that
what I do with aromatherapy and essential oils isn't industry standard,
or what it taught under the topic of "aromatherapy" at this point in the
I have no problems retaining the word itself, aromatherapy, because
to me it means using essential oils for caring for yourself and healing
yourself, which is the root of the word "therapy".
There is literally no end to what you can do with the energy of
essential oils, nor how good you can make yourself feel when you
approach them in the aroma energy way; and Creative Aromatherapy,
Version 1.0, consists of notes of what I've been doing myself and
enjoying immensely. As I was writing this, I was very aware of how much
I wanted other people to "join in the party", to have so much fun, so
easily, so relatively cheaply. I also feel strongly that working with
aroma energy is a most fantastic entry portal into the "enchanted worlds
of energy" for many, many more people who might have otherwise thought
that it didn't concern them, or it wasn't for them.
It is my absolute belief that to contact the energy worlds that are
here and now, with us in every way, is THE way forward for human
evolution in general, and for personal development as well, for each and
every one of us.
A feature of Creative Aromatherapy and the various practices and
ideas therein is that aromatherapy essential oils are an absolutely
superb "meditation aid" - essential oils make it incredibly easy to step
into altered states, shift energy and take yourself to places that you
normally don't inhabit.
As an an example, I wrote a "Magic Garden Meditation". When I read it
back later, I thought, "Oh I must record that, make it into a complete
So I did and I am particularly happy in a way that Project Sanctuary
has found it's way not just into this project in the usual roundabout
way, but that it is acknowledged here fully as one of the major
contributors, if not THE major contributor, to make Aromatherapy For
Your Soul special and "other than" in every way.
The Magic Garden is an integral part of the Aromatherapy For Your
package but also available as a stand alone meditation for everyone who
wants to discover a truly fantastic resource inside that is yours to use
and enjoy anywhere, and any time you want.
As someone who makes their living as an author, I am expected to
produce a manuscript that can be turned into a book, and then to sell
lots of them.
The thing is that with this project, I had so much fun, and I enjoyed
it so much, I really did want to share this as freely as I can get away
with, so I decided to put every single one of the 121 essential oils,
the pictures and the stores, online, free, for ANYONE to enjoy, whether
they pay me a single penny or not.
The truth is that any author just wants their stories to be heard,
wants to share them with others, and this whole money thing only comes
about in a very secondary fashion and because you have to have something
to pay your bills and buy your food.
I am no different, and anyone who looks at the images, reads the
stories and finds a sense of enjoyment there, is moved by this, or
inspired to take their own investigations into energy or aromatherapy or
essential oils just a little bit further, makes me joyful and is my true
reward for the work.
Therefore, I spend a very considerable time making a website for my
aroma energy story by hand, lovingly creating each page, each one of the
thousands of hyperlinks involved.
I also made a "magic
bottle", an idea that came to me and that I find really
delightful - a random choice of any one of the 121 essentials, to help
expand one's knowledge of essentials, direct one's attention to
essentials that might be little known or one might never think about
engaging with, and simply for fun!
And at the end of the day, THAT is what I am most excited about in
the whole Aromatherapy For Your Soul project - it has been and still is
SO MUCH FUN! I am enjoying this so much, enjoying my "daily sniffer
bottle" right now actually, every so often as I'm typing. I've enjoyed
writing every story, creating every single image, and now I am enjoying
looking at them and letting the energies flow into me.
I enjoy the feedback I've already received from the people who have
seen this project and have loved it and told me how much they are
enjoying it all too - this project has simply been delightful from the
start, to today.
I expect that this project isn't yet finished.
I really look forward to giving a presentation about Aromatherapy For
Your Soul to the 2008 EmoTrance Conference, complete with bringing my
little friends along, to show the delegates what FABULOUS energy
experiences we can have with the essential oils, and how good they can
make you feel in an instance.
I also suspect that as this is an e-project, meaning you can evolve
it through many versions and add more content as you go along, with free
upgrades for purchasers of previous versions, that there is still more
One thing I have already thought about is to do "exotic and unusual
essential oils from all around the world" as a separate and additional
Another is of course that as each day goes by and I am still
constantly engaging at the personal level with the essential oils, all
sorts of interesting new ideas and patterns for their use are still in
the process of emerging. I wouldn't be surprised if "Creative
Aromatherapy" was indeed, far from finished and there wouldn't be many
more delightful surprises unveiled in the weeks and months to come.
I might also create a course for working with Aroma Energy.
I have found it so extremely helpful and enjoyable, I can't help but
think that others would enjoy the light, life and vibrancy the essential
oils can bring into your life in a whole new way when we really start
going to town on the ENERGETIC properties of the essentials, and target
the "aromatherapy practice" at the one place where ANY improvement is
going to have a TRANSFORMATIONAL effect on a person and their lives -
to make our souls more shiny.