Passion: The Joy Juice that Makes Your Life Go

What is passion? How do we keep it burning and how can it fuel our lives? How do we get more? This is one of the most common questions I am asked within my community. Let’s come back to this one in a moment!

Here’s the next one! Is passion only found in the bedroom? Essentially, I’m a bit of a nerd. Any chance I get to use a book -yes, paper bound is my first go to - I snag it. Merriam Webster offers many definitions for Passion. The few that strike me are: intense, driving, to overmastering feeling or conviction, also: ardent affection: love, as well as : sexual desire

Let’s start there! Passion in the bedroom, whether or not you are in relationship, is paramount to living a purpose-filled, vital life. There is tremendous energy and life-force held within our sensual and sexual nature. The old paradigm thinking that being spiritual means being disconnected from our sensual-sexual natures is just that -OLD! Old patterns of shame, insecurity, confusion and sexual impropriety are calling for our transformative touch. 

When we are connected to our sensuality, we open the pleasure current of vital life-force that exists within our bodies and runs through our link to the earth and to the heavens above. The pleasure current paves a powerful creative path of bountiful possibilities. 

Below you will find an essential oil formula to ignite passion and purpose in your life. You may also like Tantra essential oil blend. Rooted in Yogic philosophy, Tantra has many interpretations. My perspective speaks to the type of sacred, alchemical relationship that is created when two people deeply connect physically, emotionally, psychically and spiritually. This ignition of spirit and matter rooted in deep-seated soul connection elevates both individuals to limitless creative possibilities. If you are not in partnership, this formula will support your expansion into greater awareness of your personal power.   

So, what about passion outside the bedroom? What does it feel like to live a life of passion, to awake with a feeling of excitement, anticipating the joy and fullness of life? How do we connect or reconnect with the sense of joy, desire and joi de vivre, joy of life? Through conscious, intentional practices we can create new healthy patterns that affirm our creative energy. 

As an alchemist, I often see “life relationship” in formulaic nature, in symbols-conceptually, numerically and so forth. I am so deeply connected with the realm of botanicals, specifically essential oils; I see alchemy everywhere. 

I envision us as great alembics, or distillation vessels, taking in vast amounts of information and experience to distill down to the very quintessence of what we require on our quest, the hero or heroine’s journey. 

This is my method to invigorate passion, consistently as a driving force in my relationships, my work, and deep within my being:

Take a moment to ground yourself, sinking in to the Sacred Earth beneath your feet. Place a few drops of your essential oil blend  (recipe below) in the palms of your hands and breathe in deeply while opening to the universal presence of the Divine Feminine deep within our being. 

Now, into your sacred vessel invite:

Your Clear Intention + Open Heart + Wisdom (Innocence) +Freedom + Surrender = Your Personal Elixir of Passion

Clear Intention-what do you really want out of life? For me, I want to live my life’s purpose. I want to be in service to the greater good. 

Open Heart- Aligning with the purity inside with the desire to connect to the sacred heart of humanity 

Wisdom balanced with Innocence -wisdom extrapolated from life experience coupled with the innocence of loving as if you've never been wounded nor hurt.

Freedom to feel your sensual energy and power

Surrender to letting go of all the old patterns and ways of being that no longer serve the truth of who you are

 Your personal elixir of passion, power and purpose will fuel your life’s desires into form!

Give this practice a go and see how passion fills you in new ways!

Passion Essential Oil Blend

.33 roll  on in jojoba oil

2 drops Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)

4 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

1 drop Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

1 drop Neroli (Citrus aurantium)

1 drop Sandalwood )Santalum album)

3 drops Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

1 drop Cardamon (Elletarria cardamomum)

2 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Affirmation: I fully embody my sensual nature. My life is filled with passion and purpose. 

Crystal: Ruby

Goddess: Venus

Music: As, Stevie Wonder    Miracles, Jefferson Starship, Matadora, Sofi Tukker 

Add Class and Venus Blend (coming soon)

Nancy Hayes