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By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA

The whole person and all of their experiences interact and influence well-being (mind, body, spirit, energy, environment, social, sexual, occupational, etc.). The old holistic paradigm of just mind/body/spirit does not adequately represent the whole person. True holistic healing addresses EVERY aspect of being human. True “wholistic” whole person care. Addressing a person on all levels of their being can maximize health and wellness.  Each dimension is equally important. If one area of our life is off balance, it can lead to dis-ease and disharmony. An important (and often neglected) part of holistic wellness is self-care. Self-care is basically “taking care of yourself.” It can involve many things like eating well, exercising, getting good sleep, setting aside alone time, getting a massage, getting your hair and nails done, and doing things you enjoy. We are all busy and finding the time to take proper care of ourselves can be hard. We often put others first and make excuses for our own well-being. But if you don’t nurture yourself, it won’t be long before your battery is drained and you are exhausted, sick, stressed out, and running on empty. Regular self-care is mandatory. Spring is almost here — a time of rejuvenation and renewal. So it’s the perfect time to splurge on ourselves a little bit, have a self-date, and create a home spa day!

Since aromatherapy is a holistic method that treats the entire person and is the art and science of using essential oils, for psychological, spiritual, and physical well-being, a holistic spa day would not be complete without aromatherapy! Below are some ideas for a day of rejuvenation and my favorite aromatherapy recipes for some pampering and relaxation. So enjoy, relax, unwind, and de-stress!

  • If you have children, ask friends of family for help taking care of them so you can have a day to yourself (asking for help is an important part of self-care)
  • Sleep in late
  • Stay in your pajamas all day
  • Eat breakfast in bed
  • Turn off your cell phone and computer
  • Do something you really enjoy but have not done in a while…paint, read a book or magazine, etc
  • Take a nap
  • Pamper yourself…..

Now on to the spa recipes!

Tropical Vacation Bath Soak:

Add 10 drops jasmine essential oil and 10 drops of ylang ylang essential oil to cup of coconut milk and mix well. Add to hot bath then get in and soak! Consider playing some soft music and lighting some candles to set the mood.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub:

1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons honey
½ ounce Sweet Almond or other carrier oil of your choice
10 drops Vanilla Absolute essential oil
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Using a metal spoon, stir together sugar, oatmeal, honey, and oil in a glass or ceramic bowl. Drop in the essential oils and stir until thoroughly mixed. In the bath, massage the sugar body scrub into your skin using gentle circular motions and then rinse, towel dry and moisturize.

Aromatherapy Body Butter:

(Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups whipped butter)
1 cup organic raw shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond oil
60 drops total of essential oils (You can use whatever oils you wish)

Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Stir in almond oil and essential oils. Place oil mixture in freezer or outside to chill. Wait until oils start to partially solidify then whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved. Place in clean, glass jar and enjoy!

Aromatherapy Face Cleanser:

1/3 cup Lavender hydrosol
1/3 cup Rose hydrosol (rose water)
1/3 cup Geranium hydrosol
2 tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
8 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Geranium essential oil
3 drops Chamomile essential oil
4 drops Rose essential oil

Pour all the ingredients into a clean, sterile 8oz dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake well. To use, dampen your skin with warm water, then gently massage cleanser into your skin. Rinse, pat dry and moisturize.

Face masks:

Oily skin: (1 TBSP green clay, 1 drop rosemary, 1 drop lavender)

Dry skin: (2 TBSP mashed avocado, 1 drop roman chamomile, 1 drop rose)

Normal skin: (1 TBSP oatmeal, 1 drop geranium)

Mix above ingredients well and moisten with green tea or water. Apply to your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Then wash face well and moisturize.

Face Moisturizer:     

½ ounce jojoba oil
3 drops carrot seed essential oil
3 drop Roman chamomile essential oil
3 drops rose otto essential oil

Blend together ingredients in a glass bottle or container. Wash face and hands thoroughly before use. Massage liberally into the face and neck, concentrating on dry patches.


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Interested in learning more about aromatherapy and herbs? Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach for ‘Holistic Healing with Herbs,’ a 6-month certification program starting April 14, 2018 in West, Bend, WI: https://mindsoulandself.com/herb_classes_wisconsin_illinois/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, or Natural Perfume classes or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

 

Neroli for Serenity, Peace & Comfort

By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
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Life happens. Things beyond our control and things within our control. A loved one may pass away. We don’t have the money to pay a bill. Our car breaks down. We get into a disagreement with a friend. Stress at work is unbearable. We have too much to do and not enough time to do it. We all experience hard times. Sometimes it seems like nothing can go our way and we think the universe hates us. We ask “why me?” We just want to scream and cry in frustration.  Neroli essential oil offers comfort, calmness, and a warm embrace to help you cope with and recover from difficult times.   

Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) is distilled or solvent extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. It is also known as orange blossom or orange flower. It is native to India and China. It has a florally citrus aroma; soft and beautiful. Neroli essential oil can be pricey due to the number of flowers required to produce the essential oil as well as the production process itself. But it is a wonderful addition to your natural health care. Neroli essential oil is very relaxing and can relieve chronic anxiety, depression, fear, shock, agitation, and stress. Neroli Oil is a powerful sedative and is regarded as one of the best antidepressant remedies. Neroli resonates with the Heart Chakra and can evoke higher emotions like peace, joy, love, compassion, gratitude, and serenity. It can relax and soothe the soul and uplift the spirit. It brings balance to the mind, heart, emotions, and soul.

Recipe for Serenity, Peace, and Comfort

  • 3 drops Neroli Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Lemon Balm (Melissa) Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Rose Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Cedarwood Essential oil
  • ½ ounce vegetable oil like coconut, almond, or grapeseed
  • A little bottle, bowl, or container to mix oils in

Directions: This blend is meant to be inhaled. As you prepare the blend, have the thoughts and intent that you are inviting calmness, serenity, and peace into your life. Put a few drops in your hands, rub together, cup over your face, and deeply inhale several times. As you breathe in the aroma, state the affirmation: “I maintain my calm with inner peace and strength. I maintain my inner calm in the midst of chaos.”


Interested in learning more about aromatherapy and herbs? Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach for ‘Holistic Healing with Herbs,’ a 6-month certification program starting April 14, 2018 in West, Bend, WI: https://mindsoulandself.com/herb_classes_wisconsin_illinois/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, or Natural Perfume classes or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Rosemary for clearing the way

by Christina Wilke-Burbach

Note: The Aura Cacia rosemary essential oil we carry at Mimosa is Rosmarinus officinalis grown in Morocco.

New Year, New You! The beginning of the year is traditionally a time for us to assess the previous year and to plan for the upcoming one. Many of us make resolutions and then abandon them halfway through the year. We start with really good intentions and begin the year highly motivated to bring change to many areas of our lives. But then discouragement sets in as we either get overwhelmed, stressed out, or unforeseen obstacles spring up along the way.

Rosemary essential oil can assist you in clearing the way and overcoming these barriers. Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is a woody perennial aromatic shrub in the mint family. It is native to the Mediterranean area and grows well in the Midwest. The flowering tops are steam distilled to produce the essential oil. Rosemary can have several different chemotypes depending on where and how it is grown. Chemotypes are the same plant species, but the chemical makeup is different due to environmental differences like temperature, amount of light, elevation, etc. For example, Rosemary grown in Spain will have different chemical constituents that Rosemary grown in the United States. Due to the chemistry, each chemotype of Rosemary can have similar, yet slightly different uses. When a plant has a chemotype, it is designated in the botanical name. For instance, Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole has higher levels of the chemical 1, 8 cineole in it and is great for respiratory concerns. Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor contains more camphor and is better for muscles aches and pains. Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone is a cell regenerator for the skin and is not quite as stimulating as the other two chemotypes.

Overall, all the Rosemary chemotypes are invigorating, stimulating, and refreshing. Rosemary empowers the mind and is helpful for overcoming mental fatigue and sluggishness by stimulating and strengthening the entire nervous system. It enhances memory, focus, and mental clarity while aiding alertness and concentration. Rosemary (especially the Cineole and Camphor chemotypes) can help you cope with stressful conditions and see things from a clearer perspective. Rosemary can also provide you with support and self-confidence to help you trudge forward during difficult times. Rosemary also helps clear negative and dense energy in both your aura and environment. Often times we are our own biggest barrier with self-defeating beliefs and self-talk. Rosemary can help clear this rubbish out of the way. Inhalation and diffusion is the safest and most effective way to use essential oils for memory, mood, and concentration. Always make sure to dilute essential oils in a vegetable oil if applying topically. Please do not put Rosemary essential oil near or on the face of infants and children due to some of the active chemical constituents in Rosemary.

Recipe for Mental Clarity:

  • 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint Essential oil
  • 6 drops Orange Essential Oil

Directions: This blend is to be used in a diffuser. As you prepare the blend, have the thoughts and intent that you are ready to release energy, beliefs, patterns, and obstacles in your way. Turn the diffuser on and breathe in the aroma and state the following affirmation. “My thoughts are clear and focused. I am motivated, energized, invigorated, and will break through any barrier that gets in my way.”


Interested in learning more about aromatherapy and herbs? Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach for Holistic Healing with Herbs, a 6-month certification program starting April 14, 2018 in West Bend, WI.


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Aromatherapy, Herbal Medicine, or Natural Perfume classes or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Great Central Sun Chakra Aromatherapy Forecast

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. December brings us to the Great Central Sun Chakra, a transpersonal chakra and your connection to God Consciousness. It is the highest vibrating chakra…all that ever was and all that ever will be. It is where you access higher consciousness, your higher self, and the divine. This month, the Great Central Sun asks you – Can you find God (the divine) in everything and everyone? Do you find God in yourself?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The 7 main chakras were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, new chakras above and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future.

The Great Central Sun Chakra is a Transpersonal Chakra and is located at the center of the universe. It is not in our physical body, but in our etheric/energy body. This chakra is located in the highest dimension. It is the highest vibrating energy center. Its color is usually seen as ultraviolet or iridescent. The Great Central Sun is the Source and Center of the Universe. God Consciousness. The Universal Mind. It releases cosmic rays, light and love to all of creation and all of the cosmos. The Great Central Sun is doorway to the cosmos and beyond. It is full consciousness, where you become one with the source energy/creator of all. It is the point of origin of all physical and spiritual creation.

December 2017 Grand Central Sun Chakra Forecast: December is a month filled with religious and spiritual celebrations. It is perhaps the ‘holiest’ of all the months in the calendar year. For many people, December is a time to share with family and friends and celebrate the divine. But what does the divine truly mean to you? This month, as you celebrate the holidays (Holy Days), take some time to contemplate your own divinity. Can you find God (the divine) in everything and everyone? Do you find God in yourself? Can you connect to the divine? How? Do you feel connected with your higher self? Do you feel a strong connection with the universe/God/The Divine? Are you aware of and celebrate this connection all year, or only on certain holidays?

Message: “Listen to your higher self and sense what it is asking of you. Connect with the stars as you stand on earth and feel what your soul is yearning for. Open your mind and your heart to all that is out there and see what feels right for you. You are not alone and only you can define the undefined for yourself. Allow your connection to source to flow through you until you feel infinite peace” ~Laurel Virtues Water

Great Central Sun Chakra Aromatherapy Blend

  • 6 drops Lotus essential oil (Nymphaea caerulea)
  • 5 drops Sacred Frankincense oil (Boswellia sacra)
  • 4 Buddha Wood essential oil (Eremophila mitchelli)

This is a meditation blend meant for a diffuser. Prepare the oils in your diffuser and then lay down in a quiet space and close your eyes. Inhale the aroma and conceptualize/visualize what you think the source/universe/divine/God looks like to you. Visualize the center of the universe. As you do this, state the following affirmations: “I am connected to the Source and Center of the Universe. I honor the divinity inside me.”

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘The Grand Central Sun, your light body and merkaba, the ascension process, and connecting to your higher self, spirit guides, angels, and higher energies of the divine” please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Soul Star Chakra Aromatherapy

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. November brings us to the Soul Star Chakra, a transpersonal chakra and the blueprint of your soul. It holds the record of all you ever were and all you ever will become. It holds all your past lives and your future lives. This month, the Soul Star asks you to explore why you reincarnated at this time. What are your soul lessons and life purpose?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The 7 main chakras were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, new chakras above and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future.

The Soul Star Chakra is a Transpersonal Chakra and is located about 6 inches above the top of the head, above the crown chakra. It is not in our physical body, but in our etheric/energy body. Its color is usually seen as white, silver, gold, ultraviolet, or iridescent. The Soul Star Stores the soul’s highest purpose above and beyond all individual incarnations. The soul’s blueprint.  It is through this chakra that a soul enters a physical body during incarnation.  After death, the seed of an enlightened being remains in the soul star. You enter the Soul Star when you die to gain perspective on your life. It connects to higher self, Soul purpose, life tasks, soul groups, soul mates, and pre-destined soul contracts. Our entire being’s karmic residue, those energy patterns that you have held on to for more than one lifetime, is held in the eighth chakra carrying thought forms created over the life of our entire being caused by other lives actions and community consciousness. When attuned and activated, the Soul Star allows access to the Akashic records, the soul’s intent in this particular incarnation, stores the soul’s highest purpose above and beyond all individual incarnations.

November 2017 Soul Star Chakra Forecast: Henry Bolduc was a certified hypnotherapist with almost 40 years’ experience in past-life research. Through his work, he believed “every soul reincarnates in a particular lifetime for one of three reasons. First, we may reap the benefits of grace resulting from the good we have done for others in the past; second, we may correct our faults, thus balancing our good and bad deeds – referred to as karma; and third, we may experience life in such a way that we can contribute to the ocean of life.” This month, the higher energies want you to explore your purpose in this lifetime and your reasons for incarnating. Are you here to receive blessings and grace for good deeds in a previous incarnation? Are you here to continue to learn soul lessons? Are you here a healer and visionary to raise the vibration and help heal the world and humanity during these difficult times?

Soul Star Chakra Aromatherapy Blend

  • 8 drops Palo Santo essential oil
  • 8 drops Elemi essential oil
  • 8 drops Frankincense oil
  • 8 drops Myrrh essential oil
  • 8 drops Angelica essential oil
  • 4 ounces distilled water

The above blend is meant for a spray or mister. Blend the essential oils into 1 teaspoon of vodka or witch hazel (to help disperse the oils into water) and then blend into 4 ounces of distilled water in a spray bottle. Mix well. Spray the blend above your head and feel the mist fall down on you. Inhale the aroma and visualize your soul star chakra glowing brightly as a white golden ball of light about 6 inches above your head. As you do this, state the following affirmations: “I am connected to all my past lives and all my future lives. I am connected to my soul group and soul’s mates. I connect to higher self, Soul purpose, life tasks and predestined soul contracts.  I release my karmic residue.”


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well! Upcoming events:

‘Soul Star Chakra, Past Lives, Future Lives, the Spectrum of Consciousness and Journey to the Akashic Records’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Women’s Energy Healing Day Retreat in West Bend, Wisconsin on the powerful day of healing 11/11 (November 11), 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/wellness-day-retreats/

Group Past Life Regression/Future Life Progression experience in Sheboygan, WI on Saturday November 18th: https://mindsoulandself.com/past-life-regression-future-life-progression/

Heart of Earth Mother Chakra Reading

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. October brings us to the Heart of Mother Earth Chakra, the chakra the farthest down, the one that plugs us into the heart chakra of Gaia. This month, the Heart of Mother Earth asks you to ponder the famous quote by the philosopher and mystic Hermes Trismegistus: “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul.” Are you as connected to mother earth and all of her energies as you are to the heavens and source energies?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The 7 main chakras were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, new chakras above and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future.

The Heart of Mother Earth Chakra is a subpersonal chakra and is located at the heart chakra of Gaia/Mother Earth. (Yes! The earth has Chakras and energy centers). It is not in our physical body, but in our etheric/energy body. It is the farthest chakra down in our extended energy system and it is where we plug directly into the heartbeat of Earth. Its color is usually seen as brown, magenta, olive, deep red, or some other earth tone. This chakra is our ultimate connection to the physical plane and mother Gaia. She keeps you safe and protected. She is the great mother. She is also the great energy recycler and transmuter.

October 2017 Heart of Mother Earth Chakra Forecast: In my work as a spiritual counselor and holistic healing facilitator, I see many clients and students who want to learn how to connect with their higher self, universe, source energy, sun, moon, stars, angels, and spirit guides. They want to establish a meditation practice and build and develop their intuitive and psychic abilities. The “As Above” energies. I definitely do not see as many concerned about connecting to the “So Below” energies of Gaia, the elements and elementals, the fairies, gnomes, elves, nature, plants, and animals. The earth energies I spoke of in September’s Reading (hurricanes, monsoons, wildfires) are still quite intense as now Volcanos are also erupting. Mother Earth is demanding our attention right now. “As Above, So Below.” As you connect to the heavens, make sure you also nurture and develop your connection to earth. How do you connect to the Earth? How can you strengthen that connection? Immerse yourself in nature. Garden and dig your hands in the dirt. Drum and dance. Go hiking, kayaking, swimming. Bring plants and crystals into your home. Walk barefoot. Go outside and listen to the sounds of nature.  Hug a tree!

Heart of Mother Earth Chakra Aromatherapy Blend

  • 3 drops Rose essential oil
  • 5 drops Patchouli essential oil
  • ½ ounce vegetable oil like jojoba or coconut

The above blend is a topical blend. Blend the essential oils into the vegetable oils and mix well. Rub a few drops of the blend onto your heart chakra at the center of your chest. Inhale the aroma and visualize your heart chakra merging with the earth. As you do this, state the following affirmations: “I am connected to the heart of mother earth. I am safe and secure.”


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘The Heart of Mother Earth and Connecting to Gaia’s Chakras, the Elements, Elementals and Earth’s Heartbeat’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for our ‘Women’s Energy Healing Day Retreat in West Bend, Wisconsin on the powerful day of healing 11/11 (November 11), 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/wellness-day-retreats/

Earth Star Chakra Aromatherapy Reading

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. September brings us to the Earth Star Chakra, the center of Planetary Consciousness and where we grounded our light body and soul to the Earth’s energy grid. This month, the Earth Star Chakra asks you to explore your connection to Mother Earth and Mother Ocean. Are you aware that Earth is a living entity? Do you respect the power of nature? Are you a protector of Earth and Nature?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The 7 main chakras were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, new chakras above and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future.

The Earth Star Chakra is a subpersonal chakra and is located about 6 to 12 inches below your feet. Not in the physical body, but in the etheric body. In line with the spine. Usually seen as brown, magenta, or deep red in color. It forms a pyramid with minor chakras in soles of feet. This is the Chakra that connects you to the Planet, both land and ocean. And since more than half the planet is water, the Earth Star chakra has a large water component. This chakra brings us awareness of the Earth as a living entity. When fully functioning, this energy center will resonate with sacred energy spots; warn us of impending storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.; and open communication between us and the planet. The Root Chakra grounds the main chakras within the physical body. The Earth Star grounds the entire extended multidimensional energy system; it’s the Super Root. It’s your anchor into the earth plane — your grounding cord for your Light Body. It’s where you ground yourself to the Earth’s crystalline grid and ley lines.

September 2017 Earth Star Chakra Forecast: There is much turmoil going on right now with Earth’s elements, especially with Mother Ocean. It is hurricane season. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma just brutally hit the southern US and the Carribean islands. There is flooding in Asia with the monsoons. The fire element is also strong right now as there are wildfires out West in Montana and California. Many disrespect nature and her creations with litter, pollution, and destruction. She unleashes her power to demand our respect. As the center of Planetary Consciousness, the Earth Star Chakra asks you, how do you honor and respect the Earth? Are you part of the problem or the solution? Start making choices to take better care of the Earth, to be an Earth Protector. Respect the Earth and Nature. Do not pollute, destroy, and harm her. Help Mother Earth and give her and her creations aide in time of need. Be in harmony with all of those who walk upon the Earth. Have love and gratitude for the animals, birds, flowers, trees, plants, oceans, lakes, rivers, forests, hills, mountains, earth, water, fire, and air. Give offerings to the Earth.  Earth Offerings are gifts of food, drink, crystals, flowers, and herbs used to thank the elemental energies of Earth. Often these gifts are given to the Earth as part of meditation, prayer, celebrations, or ritual.  Open yourself to the power of the Earth, Sky, and Ocean. Doing so will strengthen your Earth Star and your connection to Mother Earth and her powerful energies.

Earth Star Chakra Elemental Aromatherapy Blend

  • 2 drops Vetiver essential oil (earth)
  • 2 drops Cinnamon essential oil (fire)
  • 4 drops Juniper essential oil (water)
  • 4 drops Eucalyptus essential oil (air)
  • 4 drops Frankincense essential oil (Great spirit)

The above blend is meant for a diffuser. Place the drops into the diffuser and as you turn on, deeply inhale the aroma and visualize you have roots growing out of the bottom of your feet, going deep down into the earth below you. As you do this, state the following affirmations: “I am grounded and connected to Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I am a protector of Mother Earth and Mother Ocean.”


Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Earth Star Chakra, The Super Root, Connecting to Mother Earth, Mother Ocean, & Grounding’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes. And join us for our ‘Autumn Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin September 15 to 17, 2017.

sahasrara, the crown chakra

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. August brings us to the Crown Chakra, the center of spirituality, enlightenment, transcendence, oneness, awakening, and understanding. This month, the Crown Chakra asks you to explore your connection to all the dimensions around you — the spiritual world as well as the earth plane. Are you connected to the divine, humanity, and your higher self? Or do you feel alone in the universe, disconnected from the source and your soul?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes. The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head. Its functions and purposes include spiritual connection, enlightenment, transcendence, awakening, serenity, beliefs, morals, understanding, thought, awareness, knowledge, wisdom, universal intelligence, pure consciousness, karma, grace, and bliss. It is humanity’s connection to the universe and that, which is beyond death. In Sanskrit, Sahasrara means “thousand petaled,” because this chakra is said to be in the form of a lotus with 1,000 petals arranged in 20 layers and resides in the “plane of truth and reality.” There are over a thousand names for God, yet it remains nameless and formless. The lessons and goal of the Crown Chakra is to guide us into developing our spirituality, achieving enlightenment, and understanding the secrets of the universe as well as the bigger picture in our own lives. Crown Chakra needs that must be met for transformation and transcendence to occur include having a spiritual connection, faith, and oneness with all.

August 2017 Crown Chakra Forecast: As the center of oneness, the Crown Chakra asks for an honest inventory of your spiritual life and connection to the world around you. Are you fulfilled with your human relationships? Or is something missing? Do you believe in something greater than yourself? Do you have a strong relationship with the universe/God/Mother Earth/The Divine? Can you connect to the divine? How? Do you feel connected with your higher self? Is the divine a relationship you nourish or allow to sit on the backburner? Are you too busy in your life to make room for what is really important? This month, it’s time for your mind to step out of the way of your soul…..

Crown Chakra Aromatherapy Blend

  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops Myrrh essential oil
  • 4 drops Spikenard essential oil
  • 3 drops Palo Santo essential oil
  • 2 drops Angelica essential oil

The above blend is meant for a diffuser. Place the drops into the diffuser and as you turn on, deeply inhale the aroma and breathe it out through your crown chakra at the top of the head. Visualize your crown chakra beaming up to the heavens. As you do this, state the following affirmations: “I am integrated, whole, complete and one with the divine energy. I am connected to the source, guides, guardians, and my angels.”


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Crown Chakra and Connecting to the Divine through Meditation’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for our ‘Autumn Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin September 15 to 17, 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/

 

July’s Chakra Reading & Aromatherapy Recipe

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. July brings us to the Third Eye Chakra, the center of insight, vision, and intuition. I firmly believe that intuition is not a “gift” only some are lucky enough to have. I believe intuition is an innate ability we all have. Some of us are just too busy sleepwalking through life to notice messages from the divine. This month, the Third Chakra asks you to tune inward…. Do you believe in intuition? Do you honor and listen to your intuition? Do you trust your intuition?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Third Eye Chakra is located in the pineal gland, center of the forehead/brow area, and back of the head. It functions and purpose include clarity, seeing, intuition, insight, goals, dreams, aspirations, imagination, dreaming, visualization, inner sight, inner guidance, intelligence, self-realization, seeing your life clearly, and seeing the bigger picture. Its Sanskrit name is Ajna, which means “perception, knowledge, authority, and command.” Ajna honors the psychic within each of us. The lessons and goal of the Third Eye is to guide us into trusting our intuition and inner knowing. Third Eye Chakra needs that must be met for transformation and transcendence to occur include: the ability to dream and have goals and aspirations, realizing your personal potential, ability to see the whole picture and have insight, ability to find meaning, personal growth and peak experiences, self-actualization and self-fulfillment.

July 2017 Third Eye Chakra Forecast: Many think that all intuitive abilities are associated with the Third Eye; when in fact, each Chakra has an intuitive ability. The Chakras act as antennas that receive and interpret energy from the other realms. From clairsentience, to clairempathy, to claircognizance, we all pick up the subtle messages from the universe in a unique way and tend to have an intuitive ability that is more dominant than the others. There are many different ways to read and sense energy. Some feel, some know, some hear, some see, some taste, some smell. The key is learning to identify how you connect to the divine and then nurturing that ability by using it, strengthening it, and developing it. Sure everyone wants to be clairvoyant (see energy and see the spirit world), but that might not be the way you are psychic. This month, go inward in meditation and contemplation. Sit in silence. Be still. Be aware of all that is around you. How do YOU connect and communicate with the divine?

Third Eye Chakra Aromatherapy Blend

  • 1 drop Tulsi (Holy Basil) essential oil
  • 2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 1/2 ounce of a vegetable oil like coconut, jojoba, grapeseed or almond

Blend the essential oils into the vegetable oil then anoint your third eye. As you do this, repeat the following affirmations: “My inner vision is clear and strong. I see all things in clarity. I trust my intuition and inner vision and always understand the true meaning of life situations.”


About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Third Eye Chakra and the Foundation of Intuitive Development’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes. We also have an online Chakra Boot Camp series on Chakra Intuitive Development. And join us for our ‘Autumn Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin September 15 to 17, 2017.

The throat chakra is the center of communication and self-expression.

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. June brings us to the Throat Chakra, the center of communication and self-expression. This month, the Throat Chakra asks you to examine the story of your life; are you the author creating your own story, or do you let others write your story for you? Are you the main character in your life story or are you just secondary? Is your life story truthful or a work of fiction? Do you speak the truth to yourself and others?

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Throat Chakra is located in the throat and neck. It is the center of communication, expression, and where we experience the world non-verbally through vibration, sound, symbols, myths, and archetypes. The Throat Chakra teaches us lessons about self-expression. The Sanskrit name is Vishudda, which means “the pure place” or “especially pure.” So naturally, we must ask ourselves: Is my communication pure? Am I true to my word? Do I express myself both verbally and non-verbally with truth and clarity? Some Throat Chakra needs that must be met for healing and transcendence to occur include the ability to express one’s self non-verbally (through body language, music, art, etc), healthy verbal communication, and an appreciation for art and beauty.

June 2017 Throat Chakra Forecast: The Throat Chakra is the gateway for truth and communication. Stories are stored in the subconsciousness and told through the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is where we access the archetypes, myths, and symbols that help give our life meaning, purpose, and guide our character traits and personalities. We are the storytellers of our life. It’s time to evaluate and critique your life story. Are you the author creating your own story, or do you let others write your story for you? Are you the main character in your life story or are you just secondary? Is your awareness, energy, and attention always on someone or something else? Is your life story truthful or a work of fiction? Do you speak the truth to yourself and others? What’s the biggest lie you have told yourself about your life and why it is where it is now? As the storyteller, you alone have the power to edit, rewrite, and modify things in your life that are no longer working for you. You are powerful over your situation.

Throat Chakra Blend

  • 3 drops German (Blue) chamomile
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 5 drops Sage essential oil
  • 1 ounce of a vegetable oil like coconut, jojoba, or almond

Blend the essential oils into the vegetable oil then massage some over the throat and neck area. As you do this, repeat the following affirmations: “My thoughts are positive and I always express myself both verbally and non-verbally with truth and clarity. I am the storyteller of my life and have power over each and every situation.” Seal your intent by participating in a throat chakra activity such as singing, chanting, or listening to music.


If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Throat Chakra, The Archetypes, and the Stories of our Lives’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for our ‘Summer Solstice Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin June 16 to 18, 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

 

aromatherapy and the higher heart chakra

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are journeying through the Chakras and focusing on one Chakra a month. May brings us to the Higher Heart Chakra, the ‘Healers Chakra’ and the center of charity, volunteerism, humanitarianism. This month, the Higher Heart asks you, “How are you a light in the darkness so that others can find their way?”

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes. The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Higher Heart Chakra is a newer emerging chakra. Not a traditional “yoga” chakra. It is located between the Heart and Throat chakras on the Thymus. This energy center was gifted to us at the beginning of time, but lie dormant until recently. It is here to help us integrate and process the new energies coming to the earth. It is activated in those who have reincarnated at this to help heal humanity and help us move into the Age of Aquarius, the 5th dimension, a time of peace and harmony. Not many people teach about this Chakra. I feel as if part of my life mission is to share that there are many more than just 7 chakras! The Chakra and energy system has been evolving as humans and the energies on earth have been changing. We are waking up and becoming multidimensional! I consider the Higher Heart a main Chakra. It reflects a person’s understanding, acceptance and practice of the universal concepts of Universal Love and Compassion. Activated in Healers, as it shows a person’s ability and/or calling to healing/teaching work. Its functions’ include unconditional love for all of humanity, healing the world around you, increasing the vibration of humanity, practicing the lessons of the heart, serving, donating, volunteering, giving back to your community in some way, generosity, altruism, and humanitarian work. Those with an activated Higher Heart feel that they are here for some greater purpose and that they can influence the world by their actions.

May 2017 Higher Heart Chakra Forecast: Its very appropriate that the Higher Heart is the Chakra of focus for May. I have been pondering lately why people volunteer. Currently, I am involved in more volunteer and charity projects than I ever have been in my life. In fact, I am volunteering almost as much as I am working for pay. Some of the volunteer projects I am involved in were quite difficult to get accepted for and are considered “prestigious”. So, I have been thinking about why people volunteer and donate their money and time? So I did a little research and talked to others heavily involved in charity work. People report volunteering because 1) causes are close to their heart, 2) to make a positive change in their community, 3) to make the world a better place, 4) to build up their resumes, 5) to learn a new skill, 6) For the unique opportunity and benefits/perks, 7) because they feel called to, 8) To pay it forward, 9) For self-reflection and self-awareness, and 10) To boost their mental, physical, and spiritual health. Serving your community is a function of the Higher Heart. Many people have only the chakras below the heart activated and therefore their whole life-experience is based in the consciousness of ego, fear, and survival. The Heart and Higher Heart Chakras are leading to a consciousness based in love and community and therefore to a life in abundance, peace, joy, and satisfaction. By volunteering and donating you can help shift your consciousness to a higher level. As you heal and raise your vibration you help heal all of humanity and raise both the vibration and consciousness on the planet. So this month, the higher energies are asking you to explore how you serve humanity. If you currently don’t volunteer, donate your time or money, or do some sort of service/humanitarianism, WHY NOT?? Most people think when we talk about “healing” humanity we are referring to setting up a healing business like yoga, massage, Reiki, etc. We can heal the world in a lot of different ways. The world and humanity need a lot of help right now. How can you assist?

Higher Heart Chakra Blend:
~ 6 drops Rosewood (or Ho Wood)
~ 2 drops Thyme
~ 2 drops Tea Tree
~ 2 drops Hyssop
~ 1 ounce of a vegetable oil like coconut, jojoba, or almond

Blend the essential oils into the vegetable oil then massage some over the Higher Heart area. Lightly thump the Higher Heart area three times and repeat the following affirmations: “I am experiencing a higher calling now. I help heal humanity now. I help heal the world now.”


Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Higher Heart Chakra, Energy Shifts, 3 Waves of Volunteers, Rainbow, Diamond, Crystal, Indigo Children, Lightworkers, Healing Humanity, & Your Life Purpose’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for our ‘Summer Solstice Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin June 16 to 18, 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/

April Heart Chakra Reading

The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development.  In 2017 we are focusing on one Chakra a month. April brings us to the Heart Chakra, the center of unconditional love, forgiveness, hope, and peace. This month, I ask you to identify who or what keeps you chained to the past and does not allow you to move forward with your life….

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Heart Chakra is located in the center of your chest. Its functions include love, self-love, balance, compassion, empathy, peace, respect, non-judgment, acceptance, connection, affinity, high vibrating emotions, and equilibrium. Love, hope, forgiveness, and compassion are the life lessons we learn through the Heart Chakra. The Sanskrit name for the Heart chakra is ‘Anahata’ which means “unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten.” Heart Chakra needs that must be met for healing and transcendence to occur include self-love, the ability to love others, ability to feel compassion and empathy for others, sense of peace, and hope.

April 2017 Heart Chakra Forecast: The Heart Chakra embodies high vibrating emotions like peace, gratitude, and joy. Many times unresolved issues and energy stuck in our past can contribute to the development of lower vibrating emotions like guilt, shame, and depression. This month, the universe is encouraging you to release your past and set yourself free. By constantly revisiting the past, living there, ruminating over it, thinking thoughts like ‘would have, could have, should have,’ and leaving it unhealed, we remain prisoners.  How can you embody and become Anahata (unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten) and release what no longer serves you a higher purpose?

Heart Chakra Forgiveness and Release Blend

  • 3 drops Palo Santo essential oil
  • 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 2 drops Rose essential oil
  • 5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions: This blend is to be used in a diffuser. As you prepare the blend, have the thoughts and intent that you are ready to release patterns and energy from your past to set your soul free. Turn the diffuser on and breathe in the aroma and state the following affirmation. “Bless my heart, bless my mind, bless my soul. Whatever doesn’t serve me I release and let go.”


If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Heart Chakra, Forgiveness, and Cord Cutting’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly $17 online mini chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for a ‘Transpersonal Weekend with Dr. Christina’ in Madison, WI April 29 and 30, 2017. Two separate spiritual and personal growth events (Spirit Trance Day and Past Life Regression), join us for one or both: https://mindsoulandself.com/transpersonal/

Join us for our ‘Summer Solstice Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend, Wisconsin June 16 to 18, 2017: https://mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Healing Facilitator, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Solar Plexus Aromatherapy Recipe

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The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are focusing on one Chakra a month. March brings us to the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of personal power, autonomy, and dynamic energy. This month, I ask you to focus on who or what you give your energy away to or who takes your energy away from you….

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes. The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the center of your body, in the area of your diaphragm. It is the seat of Personal Power, Will, Determination, Motivation, Vital Energy, Self-Esteem/Image, Personality, Ego, Personal Transformation, and Achievement. It represents the element fire and is associated with the Sun and the planet Mars. The Solar Plexus is where our warrior energy is located; where we fight for what’s right, true, and just. The Solar Plexus is your own little personal sunshine. This is where you learn to create boundaries for yourself; physical, emotional, and energetic boundaries. You learn to say no, be assertive, and stand up for yourself. You learn where you end and where others begin. You learn not to take on other’s problems. This is where you learn to be an individual, to be free, and to self-regulate.

March 2017 Solar Plexus Forecast: Have you been more drained, depleted, tired, fatigued, stressed, and irritable than usual? Have you been experiencing more anxiety, headaches or stomachaches? All these can be symptoms of a malfunctioning Solar Plexus. And unfortunately, many times this can happen because we allow it to happen by having poor boundaries. The center of your personal power and autonomy can go haywire because other people’s energy may be invading your energy field or because you have given your energy away to others. We never want to give our energy away and we never want to take on others’ energy. Take a moment and close your eyes, tuning into the energy that runs through you and around you. Does it feel like someone else’s energy is there? Have you allowed another to take your energy from you? No one can take your energy from you unless you allow it. So contemplate, meditate, and focus on who or what you give your energy away to or who takes your energy away from you. Why do you allow this to happen? This month, the universe is encouraging you to take your power back.

Solar Plexus Chakra Energy Cleansing Blend:
~ 5 drops Sage essential oil
~ 5 drops Grapefruit essential oil
~ 5 drops Juniper essential oil
~ 5 drops Lemon essential oil
~ 1 tablespoon vodka or witch hazel
~ 2-ounce spray bottle
~ Distilled water

Directions: Place the vodka or witch hazel in the spray bottle (this acts as a dispersant since water and oils do not mix). Add the essential oils then the gently swirl to blend together. Add the distilled water. Shake well. Use the spray to cleanse your energy field, aura, and space. As you spray the blend, have the intent that you are cleansing away negative, dense, dark energy and redirecting the energies to the divine to be transformed into more useful energy. If you are an energy or Reiki practitioner, you can infuse the bottle with high vibrating energy before you use it.


Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!

Want more? Click the links below to find out more about Christina’s upcoming programs:

~ If you’re interested in learning more about the ‘Solar Plexus Chakra, Energy Boundaries, Energy Protection, and Energy Clearing’ please visit the Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly online mini chakra classes.
~ Mind, Soul & Self will host a  ‘Spring Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend Wisconsin March 17 to 19
~ There will also be a ‘Transpersonal Weekend with Dr. Christina’ in Madison, WI April 29 and 30, 2017. Two separate spiritual and personal growth events; you can register for one or both:

Sacral Chakra Aromatherapy Reading for February

The chakras are an idea roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we are focusing on one chakra a month. February brings us to the sacral chakra. In the month of February, the collective consciousness focuses on relationships, particularly those of the intimate kind. We celebrate romance this month with St. Valentine’s Day. So this is a great month to focus on sacral chakra energy and how it influences your life.

Brief Overview of Chakras: The chakras ore the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main chakras, minor, subpersonal and transpersonal chakras. The chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions and purposes. The concept of the chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Sacral Chakra: The sacral chakra governs relationships and feelings. It is located a few inches below the belly button in the area of the reproductive organs (testes, ovaries) and lower back. Its themes include sexuality, sensuality, passion, pleasure, joy, hobbies (activities that you enjoy), feelings, gratification, family, friends and your tribe. It represents the element water and is associated with the planet Venus. The personal growth lessons of the sacral chakra revolve around developing a sense of belongingness.

February 2017 Sacral Chakra Forecast: Focus on relationships with your significant other, children, and parents this month. Be especially aware of anger, resentment, and short fuses with these individuals. Anger is based in fear and frustration. To bring balance to this chakra and subsequently your relationships, you need to identify the root of your anger in these relationships. What makes you angry? Why do you feel angry? Why are you holding on to this? What can you do about the situation? What part do you play? Do not let anger and frustration control you. Life is too short to be angry, especially with those you care most about. Face your anger, fear and frustrations in your relationships, do what you can to change it, or let it go. You may then find yourself looking at your relationships in a whole new way.

Sacral Chakra Aromatherapy Recipe

1 drop Vanilla
2 drops Cardamom
1 drop Rose
2 drops Orange

Put the drops of essential oil on a cotton pad or tissue or in a diffuser. Breathe in and state the following affirmation: “I am a sexual and sensual being. My life is full of passion and pleasure. I have healthy and rewarding relationships.” Repeat as needed.


Christina Wilke-Burbach, PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist and Reiki Master Teacher. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra classes and chakra bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many blessings and be well!

Upcoming special events include a monthly online Chakra mini-series and a Spring Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat.

Root Chakra Aromatherapy Recipe

January 2017 Root Chakra Reading
By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC

New Year, new you, new plans, new resolutions! As someone who specializes in the Chakras, I believe they are the perfect blueprint for human growth and development.  The Chakras are the foundation of my entire business. I offer Chakra Wellness Retreats, Chakra Boot Camps, Chakra Intuitive Readings, Chakra Balancing, Chakra Aromatherapy, Chakra Products, Chakra Classes, Chakra Certification, and now Chakra Forecasts! Starting in 2017, I will write up one chakra a month, give an aromatherapy recipe to help bring balance to that Chakra, and give a forecast about what the Chakra energies hold for that month. Don’t worry, there are more than 7 chakras and enough information for the entire year! If you want to dive deeper into the Chakra themes of each month, I have a new Chakra Mini Series of 60-minute monthly chakra classes that includes a 30-minute chakra hypnosis session. I am also available for individual Chakra Intuitive Readings. So in January 2017, we will begin with our foundation, the Root Chakra.

Brief Overview of Chakras: The Chakras are the main energy centers in our subtle body. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are 8 main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes. The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years.

The Root Chakra: The Root Chakra is the most physical and instinctual of all the chakras. It is located at the base of the spine/tailbone/genital area. Its themes include grounding, survival and basic needs, home, work, car, finances, career, food, nutrition, shelter, physical health, manifestation, trust, survival, security, and the right to be here. It is your foundation. It represents the element earth. This chakra brings health, prosperity, abundance, success, security, and dynamic presence. Lessons: right to be here, right to have, security, survival.

January 2017 Root Chakra Forecast: I have found through my work that many people, especially those on the spiritual path, struggle with the right to have, success, abundance and manifestation (functions of the Root Chakra). Why is this? Why do you believe you are not worthy? What is holding you back? Since the new year is traditionally a time to lay the groundwork for the upcoming year and make goals, collectively in our group consciousness, the energy is strong right now for manifestation work. If you have an idea, project, or a personal goal, focus your energy and awareness. Now is the time for you to set a solid plan of action to make this become a reality. Focus on what you desire, not what you fear.

Root Chakra Aromatherapy Recipe

  • 1 drop Patchouli
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Vetiver

Put drops on a cotton pad or tissue. Breathe in and state the following affirmation: “I am abundant and successful and deserve good things in my life.” Repeat as needed.


If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Root Chakra, Manifesting, and Abundance,’ please visit Christina’s Chakra Mini-Series page for monthly online chakra classes https://mindsoulandself.com/2017-chakra-mini-series/

Join us for the next ‘30 Day Chakra Boot Camp: Chakra Intuition,’ Starting January 31: https://mindsoulandself.com/chakra-intuitive-development

Join us for our ‘Spring Equinox Women’s Chakra Retreat’ in West Bend Wisconsin March 17 to 19: https://mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/

About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Holistic Health Psychologist, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, and Reiki Master Teacher. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, Aromatherapy Classes/Certifications, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit mindsoulandself.com. Many Blessings and Be Well!