Following is a story from my facebook friend, Suzanne, and the loss of her son.
Here’s Thomas’s (MY SON) story:
“I was born HEALTHY September 28, 2012. I was given the 1st vaccine required by law in Illinois, Hepatitis B, the day I was born in the hospital. I went home 3 days later and everything seemed to be fine. I was growing little by little. I was happy. My Mommy and Daddy loved me.
On November 29, 2012 I had my 1st set of vaccinations at my well-baby doctor’s appointment. They injected me with poisons. My Mother didn’t know any better. She trusted the doctor and what she was told, that the vaccines they were giving me were safe. My Mommy made the wrong decision. Little did she know, they poisoned me. I wasn’t able to talk. I didn’t want to be injected by a pointy needle, but my Mommy let them do it anyway.
A day and a half later on December 1, 2012, Jesus came and got me. He wanted me to be My Mommy’s Angel.
I often see my Mommy crying. I know every day she wakes up in pain. She cries herself to sleep at night. She sometimes cannot bare to even go outside. She has trouble in the nighttime, maybe because I’m not there. I know she longs to hold me, but she can’t anymore. I know she still knows how it felt with her head next to mine as she was holding me.
I remember how happy I made her and Daddy. They loved me. They did everything they thought they should do for me, but when my Mommy took me to the doctor to get shots, it wasn’t what she should have done because I am not with her and Daddy anymore. I went to sleep and never woke up. My Mommy had to find me lifeless that morning and it broke my Mommy’s heart. She will never be the same. She still cries daily more than a year later because she just won’t get over losing me. She lives with guilt and what if’s. She was supposed to have me with her, but I am not.
The doctors don’t feel the pain that I went through when they stuck me with the shots. The pharmaceutical companies don’t feel any pain and they don’t care that my Mommy lost me. The government doesn’t feel any of the pain that my Mommy feels everyday because I wasn’t their child.
Here is a picture of me the day at the doctor’s office before they gave me those shots. Didn’t I look so HAPPY AND HEALTHY? I was.
And here is a picture of me the next day after the shots. I was so out of it. My eyes just don’t look right. It looked as if I was drugged and poisoned and I was. I slept mostly and hardly ate and then the very next day, had to leave My Mommy!
MY MOMMY MISSES ME.”
Vaccination injuries are real. It is not normal to have heavy metals and toxins into a newborn or anybody else for that matter. ALL VACCINES ARE DESIGNED TO KILL!!! MY SON WAS KILLED BY VACCINES. DO NOT VACCINATE. You CANNOT take it back after it is done. You CAN CHOOSE not to do it. Regardless of what doctors or hospitals say,WE CAN CHOOSE NOT TO VACCINATE. We, as parents, are forced by the GOVERNMENT, DOCTORS, HOSPITALS and PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES to give “OUR” BABIES LETHAL (DEADLY) INJECTIONS that are making them rich. Most DO NOT vaccinate their own children because of the risks involved, but WE let them force them on “OUR” children.
*** My thoughts: I asked Suzanne to share her story for us, and she told it from the perspective of her son and his feelings. As you reflect on this, I pray that Thomas’s face is imprinted upon your brain, your very soul and it gives this issue the humanity that it deserves. This story, and many more like it, along with my children’s vaccine damage is why I am so very vocal, to the point of being obnoxious about it. I will never stop. I commit to continue with all my mind, my heart and my soul until my voice is silenced in death. I believe that death is the result of the practice of vaccination so many more times than we’ve been led to believe. Sometimes it may be slow and gradual, other times it is swift and immediate. This is not just a personal parenting decision like what color to paint baby’s room…..or where to attend preschool…..or what bedtime to settle on. This child, and others like him, are the reason I won’t sugar-coat vaccination…. why I won’t call it “immunization”….. why I won’t “respect a parent’s right to choose” it. Sure, it IS your choice…. BUT….. nobody is going to meet ME and then in the after-life be able to ask me, “Why didn’t you tell me the truth? Why didn’t you MAKE me listen? Why didn’t you KEEP talking until I understood?”
What about YOU, now, what are YOU going to do? Nevermind me, nevermind the medical community, nevermind your critics…..what about YOU? Do it for Thomas, and the others like him that don’t HAVE a voice anymore.
** I cross posted this from my other blog due to the vast number of people looking for help from essential oils but not wanting to consider vaccination as a cause of many of the issues they describe. Look on http://www.nevermindthem.com/opinion/vaccinations.asp for more information on the practice of vaccination.
as per the statement of Eric Johnson, husband of Erica Johnson, both fellow Young Living members and he is also the founder of Diffuse Life Pendants, which Carla Hartley has affectionately dubbed “Pot Necklaces”. I have one on right now, and I LOVE mine. Here is a snapshot of two of my favorites:
so…back to the story, Eric says…. “These oils rock! even husbands can’t screw it up too bad…..Small boy coughing and crying in bed…..Daddy opens ridiculously-overflowing-with-dark-bottles “medicine” cabinet….. and grabs LEMONGRASS……
and Eycalyptus globulus….. and then………..
THEN….put Lavender and globulus (Eucalyptus is what I think he means 🙂 ) on chest….boy no longer crying or coughing…..
JUST USE THEM!!! It doesn’t have to be perfect or come from a book…..however, you SHOULD test on yourself first….in case it’s hot!!
thanks a bunch for the tips, Eric!!
3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”
Oprah says, “Everybody’s got a story!” True story! Everybody’s got issues too. If you don’t deal with life’s issues, you will wind up being one of the “walking wounded” – someone who has been damaged or defeated psychologically or emotionally by their experiences in life. If you harbor the emotions you will also wind up physically ill, maybe even die prematurely.
What is it that makes the difference between someone who rises ABOVE their circumstances and someone who is beaten down by them? Gavin DeBecker, author of several best-seller books, and three-time presidential appointee and the nation’s best-known expert on the prediction and management of violence. writes about this issue in The Gift of Fear. He shares how meeting with a group of recovering addicts graduating from a social program within one prison he was asked to discuss with them his own experience of growing up. He shared, “Before I was thirteen, I saw a man shot, I saw another beaten and kicked to unconsciousness, I saw a friend struck near lethally in the face and head with a steel rod, I saw my mother become a heroin addict, I saw my sister beaten, and I was myself a veteran of beatings that had been going on for more than half my life.” They wanted to know what made the difference between him being on the OUTSIDE of the prison, and them being on the INSIDE. He credits his 5th grade teacher with having invested in him and making him feel worthwhile…giving him the connection to self-worth.
I would also add that it had to be more something WITHIN him. He had to embrace an attitude of forgiveness. He had to work through the emotions of what had happened to him.
Following is the testimony of a very dear friend of mine, after she participated in an Emotional Release session as taught by CARE, facilitated by our dear friend, Heather Brock.
“I have never liked lavender, but have tried to since it seems to be a favorite of midwives. When I got to Carla Hartley’s house last Wednesday, (for an oils training workshop) she was so lovely to diffuse a generous amount in my room. I couldn’t breathe! My chest felt so heavy. 2 days later, I learned that it is associated with abandonment issues. Explains a lot.
God used the Emotional Release class that Friday to go deep down into these emotional wounds and bring about great healing. And now I don’t hate lavender anymore!”
(* Note: For more information on which oils are associated with which emotions, see: Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Carolyn Mein. Your appreciation of pure therapeutic grade essential oils will change depending on the emotional issues you are dealing with……or NOT dealing with! If you ever do NOT LIKE an oil, it’s probably an emotional issue.)
“I am writing this and making it public because even today, we talk about babies in the womb and abortion as philosophical concepts. But they are PEOPLE. They can’t tell you that. Aborted “fetuses” cannot speak to you and tell you what they feel and know. But I can. I remember. And I speak for the millions of babies whose lives are violently torn from them, in the name of choice.
I am Terri, and I am an abortion survivor.
I remember. Babies who are aborted feel pain. I don’t give a flying flip when the politicians have determined that a baby is “pain capable.” That is baloney. Babies know. Babies feel. No matter WHEN the abortion happens, they know. And they feel. I remember conception. I remember the abortion. I remember rejecting my mother long before I was ever born, and that memory happened before I knew my story. I didn’t know why I had rejected her, but now that is painfully obvious. I don’t hate her. I do forgive her. I am sad for the pain she must have been in to make such a decision. But know this. Her pain does not remotely compare to the pain my twin felt when she was aborted, nor to the pain I felt when she was violently ripped from me. Not even close. It came unbidden, out of nowhere. I drove home from work, and my sister’s song “Separate Ways” by Journey played. I reflected on her leaving as she was aborted. “If you must go, I wish you love. You’ll never walk alone. Take care, my love. Miss you love. Someday love will find you; break those chains that bind you. One night will remind you how we touched and went our separate ways.” But I’ve listened to this a hundred times before and thought of her. Tonight was very different. The full force of the memory of the abortion slammed me out of nowhere, with a furious intensity that even I had never experienced before. I remembered. I remembered her literally being sucked away from me. My reaching for her. She had shoved me, kicked me out of the way just before, and we were being ripped apart from each other, with a violence that no human should ever have to experience. We were tiny babies. But we knew each other. And we loved each other. It’s like she was part of me. And the “boo” (I used to cry out as a baby in fear of “the boo.” Now I know what it was.) the boo came and sucked her away. But she didn’t die immediately. She felt it. She KNEW what was happening to her. And I did too. And I couldn’t stop it. I couldn’t save her. I screamed. She screamed. Terror. Anguish. Pain. And then quiet. She was gone. And I was alone. Where once had been two was only me. And God quieted me with His love. I had to be invisible. So she wouldn’t know I was still there yet.
Someone commented recently, “So the silent scream is real?” Yes. It is. I felt it tonight as the memory came back with the most violent intensity I have ever experienced, and every cell of my body screamed NOOOOOOOOO! As I drove, I screamed with everything within me – Noooo, noooo, nooooo, nooooo! Tears streamed down my face clouding my view as sobs racked my body. I am not sure how I stayed on the road.
The memories of losing my sister are so vivid and real. It is the deepest, most gut-level grief I have ever experienced.”
Silent Scream….WARNING TRIGGER…..ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF ABORTION
Poem my daughter wrote for me – from my aborted twin sister’s perspective
by Angel LaPoint on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 12:58pm ·
“Those of us who write anything: poems, songs, stories, know that sometimes God wants us to write something specific. No matter what time it is. I got this at around 3 am. It is a poem from my mother’s twin sister to my mother. For those of you who don’t know, my mother found out at the beginning of this year that her mother tried to abort her, and succeeded in aborting her twin sister. This poem is from God and my aunt but it was written down by me. There is no way I could have written this on my own.”
My Love, My Life, My Sister
I could have changed the world. I know I would have changed yours.
I could have been a singer, a dancer, an actress.
I could have simply been a mother, a sister, a wife.
I could have been anything I wanted; but I never got the chance.
My life was taken from me before I had the chance to live it; but you survived.
I knew I was going to die, even though I didn’t want to.
I knew I had a choice to save you or to take you with me.
I pushed you out of the way, to safety, to God’s arms.
Our mother took my life; I couldn’t let her take yours.
One of us had to live to fulfill all God has planned.
My choice was made for me, you can still make yours.
Go my love, my sister, my twin; go and live the life you choose to live.
The life I never got.
I will always be with you, watching you, happy.
We will meet again, someday, and when that day comes, nothing and no one can separate us.
(*My comments: You may have trouble believing someone could remember being in the womb, but there is quite a bit of evidence available to collaborate what Terri speaks about. I’ve personally talked to several people who have memories pre-birth. That is a subject for another day, or perhaps a rabbit trail for you.)
You may be familiar with the name Gianna Jessen, she herself an abortion survivor, speaker and singer who has shares her story publicly. The recent movie, October Baby depicts the story of a young woman when she discovers she was adopted along with the additional information that her birth mother had tried to abort her. It delves into the issue of post-abortion syndrome, touches on Gianna’s story and features some of her music.
Terri with Gianna at the Red Carpet Screening of October Baby in her home state, AL.
More from Terri: “The more I learn about post-abortion syndrome, the more I realize that my mother’s behavior through the years is NOT a mystery. Nobody has ever been able to really figure her out, and I’ve heard everything from schizophrenia to bi-polar, but the closest I could ever figure out was borderline personality disorder. But now I finally know that her behavior is actually quite predictable and expected for someone who has had abortions. Her responses to me, whom she thought she had aborted, are very normal for someone in her place. It makes it so much easier for me to forgive her and have compassion on her. It makes sense now. I cannot imagine what she has been through. And I realize that there are millions of women going through this on some level. I know it affects different people differently. The myth is that an abortion “takes care” of the problem. The reality is that the problems just get started with abortion. First of all, there are the possible PHYSICAL dangers, which are all too common: perforated uterus, nicked bowel, hemorrhage, etc. If she ends up going to the emergency room later, it isn’t connected in the medical records to the abortion. I have friends who are ER nurses in various parts of the country who see the fallout of botched abortions all the time. Then, of course, there is the devastation to the baby, usually death.
But now I have learned that there are over 44 THOUSAND abortion survivors in the US alone! For us, there are emotional consequences that have haunted us all our lives, even though many of us had no clue about the origin of these things.
On some level, there are memories and long-lasting psychological ramifications. And finally, there are the devastating psychological ramifications for the mother. She may not acknowledge them, or they may not surface for some time. She may formulate an alternate reality in order to cope. But nobody tells her before the “procedure” of the risks of long-term psychological damage, including depression, or personality disorders. I know I had no clue.
How MANY of the women walking around us every day are haunted by the memory of abortion, and how many men? We have become a generation of the walking wounded.
I am reminded of this passage in Isaiah 42:22 – 23 (from the chapter that the Lord had me read every single day for more than a month years ago – now I know why) –
22 But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, “Send them back.” (Lit. “restore” in Hebrew) 23 Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come?
** My comments: If this story hits home for you, you CAN overcome, there IS HOPE. Terri embraced forgiveness early in her journey and you can do it now. The oils are incredibly helpful in moving through with painful emotions, past and present.
Terri, you know I love you. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for speaking out. Blessings to you.
3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”
I’m often asked about the validity of the use of essential oils in health and wellness. This post shows some of the places where the rest of the community are talking about it, and some of my favorite resources are listed near the bottom of the post.
I’m also told frequently that essential oils aren’t proven either safe or effective. There are many studies accessible on pubmed. You can either search by individual oil or for essential oils in general. AIRASE, the Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting scientific validation of essential oils. They exist to actively promote, sponsor and support research on the healing properties of essential oils. Another part of their mission is to inform the public concerning therapeutic uses and healing properties of essential oils. Some information they provide is free to the public, while more information is available with membership, which exists to further supports its mission.
The following is a collection of some of the media clips of people and places using aromatherapy and Young Living essential oils in particular.
Here, Kris Car, from CrazySexyLife.com talks about Young Living. She says, “You’re boosting someone’s immune system. It’s not just FEEL-GOOD, it’s SCIENTIFIC!”
Here an NBC Story: Young Living Essential Oils in Another Major US Hospital – A young girl, her mother and her doctor talk about using Young Living oils with other modalities. “Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream, as more and more studies back up their use.”
Using Essential oils with cancer treatment – A cancer patient and her doctor talk about the use of oils.
Fox News: Folks say Young Living Essential Oils are healing them! Oil Ambassadors of Joshua House:
Here is a very recent post I did on the Urban Zen Foundation and Young Living essential oils.
Debra Rayburn, a YL Crown Diamond, author of the book Gentle Babies, oh KHOU, Houston talks here about essential oils and their uses.
Books I have found of value in the study/use of essential oils:
Essential Oils Desk Reference, Life Science Publishing
Reference Guide for Essential Oils, Higley
Chemistry of Essential oils, by David Stewart – the HOW & WHY of essential oils
Healing Oils of the Bible, David Stewart – essential oils throughout Scripture
Healing Oils, Healing Hands – Discovering the Power of prayer, hands on healing and anointing, Linda Smith
A Statistical Validation of RaindropTechnique, by David Stewart – About Raindrop Technique
Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Carolyn Mains – Emotions/oils in relation to wellness
Gentle Babies, by Debra Rayburn- Use of essential oils and other natural remedies during pregnancy, for infants/young children
Saving Face, by Sabina DeVita – many recipes for personal care products
The Healing Power of Water, Masaru Emoto – about vibration and the power of thoughts/words
The Body Electric, Becker and Selden – about the body’s bioelectric nature and vibration
If you have any additional sources/links I’d love to include them; please message me.
3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”
Urban Zen Foundation was born when the fashion designer, Donna Karan, listened to the Dalai Lama speaking about preserving the historical and cultural richness of his homeland. It sparked a fire within her that compelled her to share both the wisdom and compassion she had felt listening to him. She became determined to raise awareness and inspire change. When her late husband, Stephen Weiss, became ill with lung cancer they needed a way to deal with the illness in a complementary way that supported not only dealing with the disease itself, but him as an individual and themselves as a family. You can hear her describe the beginning here. When considering well-being, from a holistic perspective, she believes the patient must be treated, not just the disease. Empowering children with education, in academics, self-esteem and compassion is also a large focus. She created Urban Zen Center for people and organizations of like-mind to collaborate together to create change.
Urban Zen is based on the following three initiatives:
#1 preservation of culture
#3 patient advocacy (as well as empowering children)
The Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program is the application of the well-being initiative of Urban Zen. This program integrates some of what we consider the eastern healing techniques such as yoga and acupuncture, with more holistic focus on nutrition and the use of aromatherapy, and the medicinal use of essential oils while combining that with western medicine to focus on the whole patient, rather than just his disease. The UZIT program is focused on integrating multiple therapies into patient care. The objective of the program is to train and provide integrative therapists in hospitals, outpatient care centers, support groups and private practices which will transform healthcare to include these healing techniques together WITH western medicine.
It was launched in 2009 and is a 500 hour advanced program focused on integrating multiple therapies together and instead of treating a patient’s DISEASE…. they treat the actual PATIENT. Where western medicine holds to focusing on treating disease, it does not address the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and those who care for them, both his loved ones and his nurses.
April 15th, 2009, Beth Israel Medical Center….the ribbon cutting ceremony when the program was launched.
Urban Zen Integrative Therapists use multiple modalities (including yoga, Reiki, therapeutic use of essential oils (using Young Living essential oils), nutrition and contemplative care) to address the symptoms of PANIC—Pain, Anxiety, Nausea, Insomnia, Constipation and Exhaustion—that accompany disease or injury. Following are some of the key people involved in Urban Zen and their experiences.
Donna says, “Urban Zen stands for finding the calm in chaos.” Here she is talking about her experience and why she wanted aromatherapy as a part of Urban Zen.
Here, Woodson Merrel, MD, the Director of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, describes how Aromatherapy, particularly using Young Living essential oils, is part of Beth Israel.
Dr. Jaime Naughright, Director of Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, talks about Young Living’s support and influence at Beth Israel.
Shana is Urban Zen’s Yoga Coordinator, and she describes the changes made at Beth Israel and how Young Living has helped. One thing she states, “The unintended consequence is that it makes everybody a little more calm….and it CLEANS the environment.”
Coleen Saidman Yee, a yogi and co-director of Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, talks about her use of the oils. “I am COMPLETELY addicted to the oils!”
Rodney Yee, co-director also talks about use of Young Living essential oils.
Aurora Ocampo, a clinical nurse specialist for integrative medicine, talks about the alternative techniques she uses, including aromatherapy, yoga and Reiki to enhance patient care. She quotes a patient saying, “this is putting caring back into health care.”
Jill Pettijohn, a raw food chef and instructor for the Urban Zen Foundation, describes how she uses essential oils. She says, “I always smile when I think of the oils and the way they make me feel.”
Sonja Nutall, Creative Director of Urban Zen, talks about her own experience with Young Living Essential oils. “They’ve changed my life, I just want to smell their smells constantly.”
3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may PROSPER and be in GOOD HEALTH, just as your SOUL PROSPERS.”
Following is a short video clip of my friend’s daughter asking her for some NingXia Red. She’s very particular about WHICH NingXia Red she wants too. Not just any will do.
NingXia Red comes in the nice glass bottle and also in serving size “packages” as our friend Selah prefers.
NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole NingXia wolfberry puree – a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion. NingXia Red has been cherished for centuries for its health, energy, and longevity benefits. Whole Ningxia wolfberries and other nutrient-dense fruit juices make NingXia Red the perfect choice for optimizing wellness and stepping up to a new level of health. (From the Young Living website)
The wolfberries come from the Ningxia province in northern China. This superfruit has one of the highest percentages of fiber of any whole food and contains zeaxanthin – a carotenoid important to maintaining healthy vision.
I actually prefer my NingXia out of the glass bottle. It’s easier for me to open. I’ve heard some people like to stick Popsicle sticks in the single serving size and freeze the “packages” for their kids in the summertime.
NingXia Red at Convention 2013
So we drank a few at Convention….that’s what they were there for, right?
Our cat Bootsie. She’s a fur ball of energy. We have spent a lot of money on trying to find a way to help her with her anxiety, sudden bursts of attack, biting and constant running through the house.
Nothing has worked.
Well yesterday I received my first shipment from Young Living. After inserting the roller on Peace & Calm I decided to rub my hands all over my cat since she was in one of her moods and then I left her alone.
When I noticed that our house was a tidly bit too quiet, I peeked into the dining room and found her like this. She was finally relaxed. OMG!!!
So I added a few drops to distilled water and put in a glass spray bottle. I’m happy to report that we’ve had no sudden drop-kick attacks and biting in the past 24 hours. YAY!! Testimony from YLEO distributor Maggie Murington.
Following is a video clip of a woodchuck being calmed with Peace & Calming. Pretty amazing stuff!
Some good sources for info about essential oils with pets:
What started out as just a random comment, led to a MEME which had 545 views in the first hour, and another 100 in the next 20 minutes. There were comments like, “That is IT, I’m buying my ticket today!”
It has now (July 24th, 2013) been viewed by 4, 526 people and shared 59 Times, liked 68+ times on my AHeartforOils facebook page. That’s a LOT of people and that’s my highest shared MEME/post so far 🙂
While we were AT convention I had uploaded a few shots from my phone onto my facebook page and someone randomly commented how much younger (SHE) looked. I thought….hummmm WHICH SHE?? We had some nice back & forth comments and that was that. When I got home, I was looking through the pics and loading them from the phone onto my computer and just on a whim put some before/after shots of us together on a MEME. I was actually pretty surprised myself at how much younger with BOTH looked in my own opinion. She really did NOT want me to use it, and only allowed me to show it to a few people in a private group. Everyone seemed astounded and so I BEGGED her, please, pretty please????… “YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL!!!” She finally relented and let me use it.
What do you think? Can you see the difference?
As a before/after “behind the scenes” for you…. I had just had an EXTREMELY stressful situation in my birth work right before leaving for convention. It has the capacity to completely shut down my helping women inside of a particular hospital. I just could not even deal with it before I left. I tried to shake it off and went to the airport ready to absorb all manner of oily goodness.
Almost as soon as I got to the gate they announced a flight delay of an hour, which then went to two hours, then four and eventually like seven hours (I’m not exactly sure how long, I blocked that part of the memory!) Many people on my original flight were rescheduled to the following day. There was apparently a bad storm in Dallas, the city I was traveling through for a connection. I did eventually get there that day, but because of several changes which included a change of airlines TWICE…you guessed it, my luggage did NOT arrive with me. It was lost and I didn’t get it until the 3rd day there. We had to go to a department store so I could purchase some personal care items and something to wear (after I borrowed one of my friend’s clothing for one of the days).
So when you see me in the first shot (the dark-haired one) I still had no luggage and was barely over the flight delays/emotional baggage.
Then there was my friend, Carla, my midwifery mentor and very dear friend. She did NOT want to come to convention even a little bit. Her daughter, however, having attended the prior year was bound and determined that she WAS going. She consorted together with another friend and they pretty much brought her practically kicking and screaming. She was a few short weeks away from hostessing an enormous Birth conference, Trust Birth 2013, and felt guilty about NOT being home working on it, and promoting it. Her list of excuses included:
A little more GUILT
My friends both “got skills” though and somehow corralled her into the car. Now Carla says, “I did not want to go, nor did I think I had “time”. I have already registered for next year and you could not KEEP me away. I learned so much and was immersed in a very obvious quest for HEALTH. I am incredibly impressed with the high standards and quality control of Young Living Essential Oils.”
The things we did during conference that I believe made the difference:
Immersed ourselves in sampling many different essential oils
Listening closely to the speakers and determined to LEARN
Tons & Ones of NingXia Red
Loads of Oxytocin from being with people we love
Belly laughter that turned to tears
Tears that turned to hugs
Lots of good food
A little bit of singing with Diamond Rio never hurt anybody!!
Here I am with Heather, Carla’s daughter, the one responsible for both of us being there really. She is my direct upline and a delight…
and can I just say… “she gets THINGZ done”……
So what about you? Convention 2014? Do you have tickets yet?
Building my Young Living network is a personal journey as well as a business. I purchased a Zyto scanner to help people choose which oils and supplements they want to order and try. See here for description. But you know how it is with “toys” right? You want to play with them yourself. So I did. A lot. I’ve scanned a LOT of people. One of my friends calls it “shrink in a box” because one of HER friends opened up and shared some very personal things with me right after scanning him. She was very sure that I already knew him. I didn’t. I don’t think I’ve had a single person who disagreed with what the zyto suggests especially after looking at the emotional connection to the oils suggested.
The book, Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, by Carolyn Mein is a great resource for discovering the emotional root of why you don’t like particular oils. We’ve affectionately nicknamed it “the BLUE book”. I have it on hand for when I want to know what oil to use for different emotions. Before I got the zyto scanner, much of my decision making was based on physical issues or smell. In other words, I started collecting oils I knew were good for breathing issues, cuts, burns, scrapes, bug bites, sore throats, upset stomach…replacing the pharmaceutical medicine cabinet and purchasing what I wanted to make recipes for personal care products. If I didn’t like the smell of an oil, then I’d look up the emotional connection and ask myself, does that resonate? At that point, I either attempt to do the personal work, or put it on a back burner for a later date 🙂 Most illness has emotional or spiritual root(s). Some sources say as much as 90% of illness has an emotional root.
According to WellnessWatchersMD, “99% of the people who die of cancer (as well as heart disease) suffer from chronic, serious depression, anger or a combination of both emotions.” If you don’t deal with those roots then no physical medication is going to help you either. It may mask symptoms but it will erupt in other ways until you deal with it. If you harbor anger you will get stomach upset….which leads to ulcers. Or maybe instead your blood pressure will go up, and it will cause your pulse to increase, your face flushes, your head pounds…. you may eventually have a stroke from the pressure. Or maybe you will break out in hives and no source will be found. There are any number of physical ways our body responds to anger. That is one reason the scripture says not to let the sun go down upon your wrath.
According to Dr. David Stewart, in the Chemistry of Essential Oils and also in Healing Oils of the Bible, our five senses are not wired the same. Our four senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, touch are hardwired to the frontal lobes of our brain, our conscious rational mind. But our sense of smell is not the same. It is instead wired under THAT part of the brain to a piece of the brain under the cerebrum, over the roof of the mouth, which is our emotional brain, part of the limbic system. This part of the brain catalogs all memories of traumatic experiences. It holds emotional issues that are unresolved, bitterness and unforgiveness. Most of the time, we will forget traumatic experiences consciously. However, our emotional brain does NOT forget, instead it keeps an emotional record. If we continue to harbor these negative feelings, it will make us sick. That eventually results in disease. Our emotional brain doesn’t understand words or language. It does understand fragrances. The sense of smell is attached to the limbic system. Essential oils go directly into the limbic brain. When you inhale a fragrance it directly affects the emotional switchboard of the brain, the amagdala. Use of essential oils can help you get to the emotional roots of disease. “If you can get to the feelings that initiated disease, you can eliminate that disease.” says Dr. Stewart.
I’ve been studying the frequency of oils and how they resonate with particular body systems and cells. Certain oils have the same frequency and will resonate with certain cells in the body. The oil frequency is attracted by a like-frequency within the body. Lower oil frequencies become a sponge for negative energy. The frequency is what stays in the body to maintain the longer-lasting effects of the oil. One thing that stood out to me is: “The lower frequency oils can make physical changes in the body, middle frequencies can make emotional changes in the body and high frequencies can make spiritual changes in the body. The frequency of the human body averages between 62 and 68 Megahertz. Spiritual frequencies range from 92-360 MHz.” (Higley’s Reference Guide for Essential Oils 12th edition, pg 276)
So all of that is the set-up for my story.
I scanned for Rose oil one day. Alone. As in the ONLY OIL or product that my body needed. The way the zyto works is it reads the most pressing issue the body is facing and identifies which products will help meet those needs. Apparently my body was identifying the need to do some work.
Rose JUST SO HAPPENS to be the HIGHEST frequency oil at 320 MHz. Not only that, but it is the MOST EXPENSIVE oil at $185 for 5ml for Young Living distributors. THAT is the WHOLESALE price. I’m not saying it is not worth it, just that OUCH! that’s a “lotta moola”. Because I had done a CARE training, I had experienced the aroma of the Rose oil, and well, okay, I’ll just say it….did NOT like it, even a little. So scanning for an oil that will cost you a LOT of $$ when you KNOW you do NOT like said oil….well, you don’t WANT to purchase it. So since I know it is the most expensive oil, and it the highest frequency oil…which means SPIRITUAL issue…and I know I don’t LIKE it, so I go to the “the BLUE book” and the emotions listed for Rose oil are “disintegrated and fear of intimacy”.
I had very recently been living through a the loss of very close friendship. I was both grieving it and feeling betrayed. The situation had been going on a very long time, around a year. If you know women and friendships, especially ones where you talk multiple times daily, you KNOW that is a LONG time.
One thing I think it is important to point out is that the FEELINGS/EMOTIONS I was experiencing were from my PERCEPTION of what happened. Whether the thing actually happened the way I think it did or not doesn’t matter and is not important, what IS important is that it was my PERCEPTION that was causing me to harbor bitterness. If you THINK someone dies you will go through the intense work of grief whether or not the person actually did die. The recent story of the two young women who were accidentally misidentified after a tragic car accident tells the story of what the families and friends of the women went through during the one survivor’s recovery and the one that had been identified as the survivor, who had in fact died, and their book details the emotions experienced by both families.
My emotions were so volatile to the point I could not even SEE my estranged friend or hear her name without feeling angst. I hated that I felt that way, but couldn’t figure out how to get through it. I know that Scripture requires that we “forgive our offenders” or God won’t forgive us, and that He won’t hear our prayers if we don’t forgive, so I really WANTED to forgive her. (If you’re hoping for details here they are: I perceived she was wrong and she perceived I was wrong…and I’m going to venture that we were both wrong at least partly…you know what they say….each person has their own rendition of the story..and then there is the RIGHT or TRUE or ACCURATE rendition.)
I just know I wanted freedom from the prison of bad feelings. I was certainly “disintegrated” at heart. I knew I needed to forgive, but as I lamented to my husband…I just didn’t know HOW.
He and I have an ongoing battle over groceries. He has a sweet tooth and a weakness for snacking, I try very hard to eliminate those foods. It is an issue because when they’re in the house because not only does he eat them, but so do the children and so do I. I will eat it if it’s in the house. So one evening he is home and I find something in the cabinet. I’m asking him, “what is this?” He says, “I’m TRYING to do better!” I become just ENRAGED….I reply, “What do you MEAN you are TRYING to do better? You don’t TRY to do it, you either DO buy junk or you do NOT buy junk…you don’t stand there wrestling with it and it jumps up into the grocery cart, you lift it up and put it in the cart….you either DO it….or you do NOT do it….there is no TRYING! You TRY to shoot at a target, you don’t TRY not to buy junk.” Let’s just say that we did not settle that argument that night.
So as I’m reading scripture wanting to figure out how to FORGIVE my friend, I hear my own voice in my head during my recent discussion with my husband…”you don’t TRY…you either DO it or you do NOT do it.” It dawned on me: we are commanded in Scripture to forgive. It is not a request, it is not a suggestion something you CAN do if you want to, it is not a feeling. We are NOT commanded to FEEL forgiveness…we are just told to DO it. It is an act of the will. It is a verb.
I believe that God always honors the direction we’re headed, not ever expecting us to arrive fully. So I started praying…”OKAY, ALRIGHT…I will take You at Your Word, I DO forgive and I DO…I will wait for the feelings to catch up.”
I didn’t have Rose oil so I looked at which blends may have it in them. It is found in 14 different Young Living products. I had three of them and their names really resonated. The three I had were: Forgiveness, Humility, & Joy. (Sense of humor, no?)
Ingredients: Melissa, geranium, frankincense, rosewood, sandalwood, angelica, lavender, lemon, jasmine, Roman chamomile, bergamot, ylang ylang, palmarosa, helichrysum, and rose in base of sesame seed oil. Use for: Emotional Release, Emotional Support and Energy Balance
I purposed to slather myself in them as I said over & over & over the “way out statement” from “the blue book” …. I am whole and I did forgive. I did this over several days all day long every time I thought about it. I slathered forgiveness over my heart, and Humility over my belly and Joy all over my neck/hair/shoulders. If I had the thoughts that included the “angst” I denied that and said, NO, I have forgiven already. I wasn’t sure when the emotions would follow, but I trusted that they would. Days would go by and I would wonder, did it work? is it done?
Just recently after coming home from the Young Living Convention, a couple of months after “my spiritual work”…. I was looking for people to come and listen to my “Why Young Living” presentation. My estranged friend responded she would listen. The very “funny” thing is that she was always against Young Living oils and we had many “little arguments” over whether it is better quality or overpriced, usually public so I was very surprised she wanted and would be willing to listen.
My initial reaction was both surprise and WOW! OH AWESOME!! I would LOVE THAT!!…not a hint of “angst”. As the time neared for our appointment, I did experience some anxiety….WHAT IF…. it was awkward, full of arguing, ugly….but WHAT IF….it wasn’t? I used a lot of Valor for courage and Joy for hope during the days leading up to it.
She got to my home and I welcomed her in and there was nothing but excitement and it seemed on the surface as if nothing had ever come between us. She respectfully listened to me, we discussed oil differences, even compared some of her favorite oils. That led to our personal issues and the over-riding fact that we both missed our friendship. What should have been an hour visit, three hours later ended with hugs and tears and the ability for me to tentatively reach out for reconnection. She graciously responded with acceptance.
I fully believe that if I had not paid attention when my body scanned for Rose oil, I would not have done the work necessary to forgive. We may have lived forever in estrangement and my body would have suffered from the effects of unforgiveness and bitterness.
What about you? Is there someone in your life that you need to forgive? Reach out and do it before you suffer the ill-effects.
Some of the sources used for this post:
Holy Bible, NASB
Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th edition
Reference Guide for Essential Oils 12th edition, Higley
Was I there for HER……or was SHE there for ME??? On my way out the door this morning…. my husband asks me to put an envelope in the mailbox for the mailman. Having just been to the Convention, I was fulfilling the challenge by one of my upline to pursue failure (as a means of achieving success) See HERE. So I’m headed to a lady’s home to do a presentation for her to give me feedback on what she likes/does NOT like in regards to what I share.
“What should I change? What should I leave out? What do you like? Do you see a difference?”
Before walking to the mailbox, I put my things in the car. I’m thinking ahead to what I’m going to share. I get to the mailbox and there is a lady walking down the road with her dog. He’s not on a leash but is walking calmly beside her. He walks right up to me. “Hello, dog! You come to my house to see me?” Then I say to the lady, “he seems nice, my dog would never walk without a leash, she is a crazed maniac.” That leads into, “well, he’s old now, he never used to be so calm.”….which leads into “see how his back is curved? well we use all kinds of supplements and medications for the pain and he gets around pretty well, glucosamine, chondroitin….and some other things….”
Now comes in the challenge. I’m always thinking now…. “who can I share with?…do I REALLY believe these oils work?” Having come back from Convention where they talked about Raindrop for animals, I knew that YES, I DO believe it. The photo below shows where they were doing Raindrop on the horse.
Convention 2013 “Believe”
I think to myself….. “Am I going to sound like a crazy-woman?” And I remember “pursue with abandon”…so I go for it. “I use essential oils for pain with people and with our animals….. you can do a Raindrop on the dog, would you like my card?” because remember, I’m on my way out, and I need to get moving.
She proceeds to tell me her story of being in the middle of moving, but yes, she’ll take my card, but her husband is already in another state….and today her relative is having surgery for advanced cancer…. so she’s all anxious about her surgery and what’s coming up in a few hours/etc. So I say, “you need some frankincense then, come over to my car…” where my oils ARE…because I’m headed out to do a PRESENTATION…. I have sample vials and I pour her one. She asks me how to apply it, and I tell her however she wants to, crown of head, back of neck, on the feet. Anoint her and pray…and I’ll be praying too.” She is overcome with emotion and hugs me. I am too and hug her back. I feel so blessed to have been able to offer her just a snippet of hope. I get in the car and go to my appointment, which I had mistakenly left early for, so I am right on time. It is more about the ministry of healing than it is about pursuing a business. The income enables sharing.
Frankincense is spiritually grounding and is used in many religious ceremonies. It was one of the oils that was gifted to the Christ child in Scripture. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, the medical properties are antitumoral, immuno-stimulant, antidepressant and muscle relaxing. Praying she had a successful surgery, and that she’s doing well….
I am a Christian, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Young Living Independent Distributor, Raindrop Technique Specialist, Retired Homeschool mom, Retired Traditional Midwife, Monitrice, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor always striving to "do better" and to live in a way that pleases my Maker and helps other people along the way.