Feeling Overwhelmed - How to Turn It Around, Part 4!


clarysage_creditKurtStueberThis is the fourth in a series of articles about holistic health techniques to bring balance and calm when suffering from symptoms of overwhelm.

Clary Sage ( Salvia sclarea ) is well known for relieving deep tension in both men and women. Its strongly yang influence helps to balance out excessive yin states. Traditionally women have relied on Clary Sage for its effective hormonal support.

The primary chemical property in Clary Sage oil is Ester. With over 250 biochemical constituents Clary Sage has a broad therapeutic application.

Clary Sage with a high sclareol chemical content is known to have the most effectiveness for hormonal balance.

Primarily used almost exclusively in the perfumery trade Clary Sage has a lovely floral scent that some experience as seductively hypnotic to the senses.

Plant Esters are known to be effective for calming and nurturing the mind, body and emotions. Ester's archetypal power is the Protector and Nurturer.
Use Clary Sage to balance out any excess state like excess oily skin and hair conditions. Use to relieve acne outbreaks, dandruff, hair loss, excess perspiration.

Clary Sage may be useful for treating fungal infections.

Helpful for treating circulatory problems like varicose veins.

Has been used to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Excellent for regenerating skin tissue. Use for treating wrinkles.

CLARY SAGE Properties, Actions & Effects:

  • Antispasmodic – calms nervous and muscular spasms, for colic, pain and indigestionAphrodisiac - increases capacity for sexual arousal
  • Digestive – settles digestive system, relieves intestinal gas
  • Nervine – strengthening and toning to the nerves and nervous system.
  • Sedative – agent that exerts a soothing, tranquilizing, calming effect on the body, good for nervous tension, stress, insomnia, anxiety, palpitations.
  • Tonic – general tonic and cardiac regulator, strengthens and enlivens the body.

Its strongly yang character helps balance out excessive yin states.

In perfumery Clary Sage is most often used as a middle or top note.

Its color frequency range is white to yellow and pale green.

Chakra Healing & Balancing – Clary Sage's element is water and it has a natural affinity with the second (sexual/sacral) chakra. Its hypnotic lure makes it useful for opening and balancing the sixth (brow) chakra. It's effective for enhancing lucid dream states and supports you to have out of body experiences.

Astrologically Clary Sage has an especial affinity with the Moon (Cancer), Pluto (Scorpio), and Neptune (Pisces). Secondarily Clary Sage resonates with Jupiter (Sagittarius), Venus (Libra) and Mercury (Gemini).


The Universal Law 'Ask and You Shall Receive' is always operating.

This is an easy exercise you can use to check in with yourself to find out what you're really asking for and expecting the universe to deliver to you.

The creative intelligence of the universe always responds to your requests.

Every thought you think is literally an affirmative prayer. The more energy you put into your prayer thoughts the more quickly the universe will deliver your request.

Take time right now to write down the questions you are asking the universe.

You can tell what questions you are "consistently" asking by the results you are getting in your life. This doesn't mean you don't have challenges in your life. Challenges can be seen as a gift as they help strengthen you and prepare you for the next stage of your journey.

It's not what happens in your life, but the meaning you give to what happens and how you choose to respond that gives you your results.

Are you asking, "Why does this always happen to me?"

Or are you asking, "How can this be a gift? How can this help me? How can I use this for my evolution and growth?"

You can choose to frame every circumstance in your life as positive or negative. Ultimately only time will tell because something that appears entirely negative may result in enormous blessings for you later on. And vice versa what seems a great blessing may turn into a worrisome burden later on.

Life is a never ending cycle of up and down events. Wouldn't you say?

Your thoughts are nothing more than a constant stream of questions and affirmative thoughts.

What question you ask determines the quality of response and result you will receive.

This exercise will help you become aware of the "quality" of questions you're asking, so that you can consciously choose to create more experiences of joy and satisfaction in your life.

Give up your expectations and accept the best!

What are some challenging events in your life that have turned into blessings?


†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.


  • KG Stiles

    Thanks Jamila, glad to be helpful!

  • Jamila Ali

    Thank you KG once again, I find wisdom in your words it took some time to read about what we can do when feeling overwhelmed, however I was so overwhelmed I didn’t get to read it. Well now I have and I agreed, actually I used Clary Sage for the first time about 10 years ago to help a women who worked for NYC transit or the subway. She was stressed out and I massaged her with an Aromatherapy Clary Sage Blend.

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