Carpenter Ants inhabit living trees or old logs and timbers. Like all ants they are hard working, but carpenters take activity to extremes. For eample, they have ‘elbows’ in their antennae so that they can constantly feel all around them, keeping on the alert and ready to go. They also have two pairs of mouth parts so that they can eat on the move with one set whilst they dig and carry with the other. If this sounds familiar, Carpenter Ant essence is the one for you, for it helps those people who are constantly busy; who are not happy unless they have something to do or someone to help. These people are the salt of the earth and the rocks that many of us lean on. Carpenter Ant types organise, build, encourage and get things done, but this can simply be a distraction from, deep down, feelings of inadequacy and concern that, if they actually stop, they may have to examine their own lives and problems rather than absorbing themselves in those of others. If so, Carpenter Ant helps balance our vital energy force and encourages composure and serenity. It also brings enlightenment on the personal issues that need dealing with, increases a feeling of self love and offers reassurance that, not only is it alright to do nothing and to just ‘be’ but that such times are essential for our own personal growth and well being.
About Jan Stewart
Co- Chair of COREP, the Essence Therapy Lead Body
BFVEA Advanced Practitioner, Tutor Member and Past Chair