“You only grow by coming to the end of something and by beginning something else.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp
The end of an old year and the start of a new one is just one of the many endings and beginnings that are occurring throughout your life.
In a few months summer will end and autumn will begin. As with many endings and beginnings the change maybe so gradual that we may not notice that we are in a new phase or time of life.
In your own life you have been through many endings and beginnings, You may have gone to preschool and then primary school, high school and possibly university, TAFE or college and then into the workforce. Each stage an ending and a beginning at the end of which you were no longer the same person you were at the beginning. You were a child with a child’s beliefs and ideas in preschool and primary and now you are an adult with adult responsibilities.
During your life you may lose parents, children, siblings and close friends. You mourn their loss and must find a new way to go on, a new beginning without them. Your parent may not physically die but may be lost to you through Alzheimer’s and so your way of relating to them and them to you is ended and you have to find a new way to continue the relationship.
Endings and beginnings happen every day for example, finishing one project and beginning another or coming to the end of one journey and beginning another.
Changing your way of thinking can also signal an ending and beginning. Deciding to stop eating unhealthily, that you will no longer accept being treated with disrespect, changing your beliefs about yourself and what you are capable of will all lead to new beginnings.
Remember that sometimes what can seem like a terrible ending opens the door to something more wonderful. For example you lose your job only to get another that is higher paying and gives you the chance to excel.
Some Essential Oils to Help With Endings and Beginnings
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) can help when you feel you have lost your way. She is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) helps you to stand firm when there seems nothing but chaos around you.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is ideal when going through emotional and physical change. She helps you to grieve losing the old while accepting the new.
Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum vulgare dulce) helps remind you that as one door closes another opens.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) helps you to rebalance and relax especially when going through stressful endings.
Juniper (Juniperus communis) is psychologically cleansing and purifying helping to support you when going through challenging endings and beginnings.
Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua) helps to ease the emotional pain you may feel during this period.
Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) will nurture and nourish you emotionally during this period.
Marjoram (Marjorama hortensis) helps ease any anxiety you may be feeling.
Rose (Rosa damascena) provides compassion for yourself and others who may be going through these times with you.
Ways to Use the Oils
Use a single oil or a blend of 2 or 3 oils in a diffuser, vaporiser, shower, bath, spray mist, massage or perfume. See https://www.thefragrantbridge.com/guidelines-for-diluting-essential-oils/