Friday, April 17, 2015

What Does Oprah Smell Like?

This is a very funny and intriguing question that the new "Late, Late Show" host James Corden asked the singer Jennifer Hudson in their Carpool Karaoke segment together.  In Carpool Karaoke, Corden drives in the car with his television guests and sings karaoke style while asking fun, informal questions.  It is a popular segment according to the press, and I have never seen it.  Just reading about it makes me laugh.

Smell is a primordial power of emotions, memory and decision making.  Ayurveda and science have long held that it influences people on a subconscious level.  Some businesses today are trying to trademark certain scents so they will be associated with their special product or brand.  It is all about the money and chasing after the consumer's dollar. 

There is an issue of whether a smell can be quantified enough to be a trademark, but that can be decided by lawyers and courts.  I am more interested in using an idea to make my life and other people's lives better.  Aromatherapy is a powerful healing modality that can help you on an emotional and physical level.  Ayurveda recommends different oils based on their energetic qualities being suited for a person's body type.  To go deeper into spiritual and emotional healing, I have been training in the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing which uses customized oil blends to address deep healing work in people. The goal of the individualized blend is to overcome the estrangement between the self-conscious personal self (the person we act like to fit into other people's expectations) and the higher self (the unique purpose and being that we were meant to be).  In life we have many obligations and responsibilities, and these can overwhelm us to the point that we ignore what our special contribution is. The customized blend brings harmony into this area.

Yes, Oprah has a smell, as does everyone else.  It is the trademark that cannot be quantified but it is powerful and meaningful.  How does that smell?

Stay healthy & well,

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