Monday, September 14, 2015

Know Fear XO No Fear ~ Love Heals the Broken Hearted !




 I struggled with fear and anxiety for years.  Studying the written word, fasting & prayer, worshiping. . eating right. . exercising and any other discipline under the sun wouldn't set me free.  God's anointing would come and sooth coat and relieve my fragmented soul.  However, just as Saul's tormenting spirit came back when David put down the harp, so too the anointing of God will never be a substituted for your own wholeness and sanctification.   Religious disciplines can be as much of a coping mechanism as any other vise in life, to deaden, sooth or comfort emotional pain.  It can be used just like a drug.  I can testify of THAT.
       Psalms 23 says , 'The Lord shall restore my soul.'  The Hebrew word for 'restore'  literally means, to 'bring back my fragmented soul'.  Utilizing the imagination in prayer counseling along with stored personal memories of the past are links to help us revisit a place of trauma and fragmentation of the soul.  In revisiting the place of trauma through memories we can access and release  the stored emotional pain and resolve it in love and be healed.
       I wasn't conscious that my soul was  traumatized between the age of one and two years old for many many years.    My parents locked me and my twin in our bedroom while we were still in our cribs.  We would climb out of our cribs every morning to go into our parents bed to sleep with them.  For whatever reason my parents didn't want this behavior to continue  they locked us in.
      During a time of anxiety, more recently, I asked God to show me any memory that he wanted to heal.  After suffering for years with anxiety and emotional pain I became willing to try these techniques I learned in a Thriving Recovery Class called Restart and a couple other counseling/healing modalities.    I laid on the floor and closed my eyes.  The Lord showed me, in my mind's eye or imagination, myself climbing out of my crib with a diaper butt.  As I was in the memory I saw  Yeshua/Jesus sitting on my toy box in my bed room.  I climbed into his lap rather than heading towards the door which was locked in the past but this time I wasn't traumatized I went into the arms of Love.  It was natural for me to do this as Love is what I was seeking when going into my parents bedroom in the morning.    I sat in Love's arms for twenty minutes, while I lay on the floor during my meditation.  The most wonderful healing took place when my soul opened up and a suffocated one year old released a cry for love as he held me upon his chest.    I was comforted in his arms and he brought back my fragmented soul.  This took a whole of 30 min in prayer time.  I had a great emotional release and the lord brought back a part of my soul that had been  fragmented from the trauma of being, 'shut out of Love'.
      This is one example of a dozen or so encounters with the Lord of which I had a great emotional release and a resolve in love. After going through a divorce a few years ago I have been on a journey of healing my soul.  I carried around with me a lot of pain from childhood for many  years.  It took a lot of searching to realize how easy it was to be healed and to finally close the door to anxiety and fear.  The hardest was my ego.  Moving my  ego out of the way to recognize that I needed  to take care of some stuff in my personal life that I really didn't  want to be bothered with.
     Our minds rationalize out any reason we need to be healed.  We often just think that if we work on our thoughts or our mantras it will get better maybe even change.  My experience has been that when you heal your heart your life changes.
       I really enjoy reading books written by James. B. Richards.  Here is a quote taken from his book, 'Escape from Codependent Christianity'.
     "The medical profession is very quick to admit that a large percentage of the physical illnesses they deal with are stress related.  Stress is a non-measurable phenomenon that is created from a non-physical source.  In other words, it the product of the emotional life of the individual.  It is created from thoughts, beliefs, and opinions.  It is negative emotional energy that ultimately affects the physical body."  
      When we are young and traumatized our souls fragment for survival. The survival is for Love.  Our innate hunger for Love and the vulnerability of a soul not fully developed in it  can become easily fragmented.  A child when not presented with Love as needed to grow, develop and nurture will become traumatized.  The soul fragments for survival.  This allows open doors for a tormenting spirit of fear in the life of the individual. The scriptures says that Perfect or Mature Love drives out all fear.  As we allow our souls to open up to the perfect and mature understanding of Love we will become whole and hence a container to pour out ourselves as love to a hurting world.   We live in a imperfect world.  Many many souls have not received  the love they need to grow and flourish into a mature stature of love.    The promise of the Lord to 'restore' our soul, as the good shepherd, is calling out today to those who desire wholeness in this generation.  We have a  desire to attain our full creation and experience abundant living  in our present lives    Our  creation will  show to the world and the principalities (ruling spirits & demons of darkness) his manifold wisdom through our lives.  This will then bring about a revolutionary liberation in all of creation.   CG~ www.Aromatherapyhealthtoday.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Essential Oils Everyday ~ When ? ~ To Use Them

  
~When ?
     Essential Oils are somewhat of a mystery a kin to our emotions.  Often we go throughout our days, years and lives ignoring them in ourselves and others.   The result of this poor human trait has caused us to live as robots or zombies on the earth and create much pain in our relationships.   In studying Aromatherapy,  Metaphysical and Quantum Health ( ~ the unseen reality of our Health ie.; our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions, our will, our desires as they relate to our physical health )  it is stated that 85-95% of all dis-ease in the body is caused by emotional traumas or sickness.  Emotional sickness or 'Emotional Baggage', as  we've all heard the term, relates to past negative emotion that remains lodged in the electric or subtle body on a cellular level  because of UN-resolve in Love. It is easy to go through our days and sweep negative emotions under the rug.  It is just as easy to blame others for our negative emotions therefore we neglect our own souls.  It takes strong and determined individuals to overcome personal emotional blocks. It is hard to live a life filled and in the present moment holding onto unresolved emotional 'baggage'. 
     The nature of our Olfactory System or our sense of smell is that it is wired directly  to our Limbic System. The Limbic System is the cerebral cortex where the Hippocampus, Hypothalmus,  and Amygdala  all are. Our Limbic system and its parts are all strongly connected to our emotions and memories.  The sense of smell is the only one of the five senses that are wired to the middle of the brain.  The other senses; sight, hearing, taste, and touch are all wired to the frontal lobes of the brain.  What this means is that when we smell something or remember a smell we have an emotional reaction first.  With these other senses we have a reasoning reaction in the brain. Our sense of smell is not only where we enjoy the molecules of scent it is also the place that response to our memories and controls the biochemistry of our physiology.  
     In studying the Egyptian culture and their practice of the Art of Aromatherapy it is evident that they understood something on a wider scale then we do today about our health as it relates to the chemistry of nature.  I believe nature's chemistry is the key in resetting our biological and physiological nature.  As we gain awareness of our need to be healed or  whole, and as the lack of it  affects, our health; spiritually, emotionally and physically we will open up to nature and trust its provision for life and healing.   
     So, the answer to 'When' you should use Essential Oils is,  DAILY ! Now days may go by when I don't use them,  however, I often diffuse them in the house or just leave a bottle of one of my favorite oils open.  The molecules of  Essential Oils are so small that they can stay suspended in the air for hours.  We no longer live in a garden so assimilating nature through 100% pure therapeutic grade oils can do the trick.  The 'trick' being, illuminating our body mind connection and boosting our immune systems.  This is what nature does for us.   When using Essential Oils daily in our lives we open up emotionally to ourselves and others.  This may instigate getting to know ourselves better and allowing ourselves to heal.   

Some applications for using 100 % Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils Emotionally & Spiritually

Prayer & Meditation Spending time in prayer and meditation or self reflection is a great way to connect with The Divine/ God and your own spirit and emotions.    There are many different ways one can do this; ie. sitting or lying down in stillness, upward facing on back or prostrate in humility, sitting, in the lotus position,  standing, inside a room or outside on the earth, walking, dancing, in sacred water or springs, and even upon your bed at night or in the wakes of the morning, journeying; thoughts, feelings and emotions, and  meditating on positive affirmations of love and holy scriptures.     Applying Essential Oils on different parts of the body will open up emotions or blocks and bring awareness of our need to release pain or fear and  receive joy and love.  You can intuitively put oils on the body or you can use charts that help you to identify negative emotions and places on the body they might be stored.  We store negative emotion/energy in our cells in different places in our bodies.  If we stand back and listen to our thoughts and our self talk we can find wounds that need healing.  We can recognize negative thought patterns that will lead us to childhood wounds.  When we open up to love's healing touch our thoughts and beliefs will change and lead us to more truth, light, and freedom in our lives.    

Raindrop Healing Modality Raindrop technique is a healing modality modeled after several different cultural healing techniques used in Aromatherapy throughout the ages.  Dr. Gary Young of,  Young Living Essential Oils, has developed this modality and it is being taught by many modern day healers throughout the world today.  There are many controversial thoughts on Aromatherapy practices as healing modalities but in my opinion these are all rooted in fear and the fear of loss, ie the medical industries practice of monetary gain and control over the masses.  

Laying on of Hands/ Healing Anointing There are many different kinds of healing gifts.  I have a friend that does massage on a deep energy level.  She has a gift from God and it produces results in people's lives.  Be careful not to judge those with a gift and heart to help others heal.  The use of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy practices are integrated into many different modalities.  I recommend the book, 'Healing Oils of the Bible', by Dr. David Stewart.  This book will help you to understand the use of Essential Oils and help you to influence others to seek out the knowledge of healing for themselves or loved ones.  XOXOXCarolGayXOXOXO






 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Raindrop~To Be or Not to Be ~ An Informed Decision~




 WARNING: THERE ARE SEVERAL THOUGHTS, OUT THERE, ON THE PRACTICE OF AROMATHERAPY AS A HEALING MODEL.  YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ON WHAT YOU WILL BELIEVE BASED ON THE INFORMATION YOU SEEK OUT.  THE INTERNET IS A GREAT PLACE TO RESEARCH YOUR TOPIC~ READ AMPLE INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS PLACES TO FORM YOUR EDUCATED OPINION~IT IS YOUR LIFE ~YOUR HEALTH~YOUR BODY~ HAVE NO FEAR ~TRUST YOU WILL MAKE A DECISION~ WORTHY OF A  HEALTHY LIFE~XOXO ~





   The Raindrop Technique is an Aromatherapy Healing Model created by Dr. Gary Young of Young Living Essential Oil Company and inspired after ancient Aromatherapy practices throughout the ages.  When researching Aromatherapy as a Healing Art one will see that the use of Essential Oils/ or the life Blood of plants has been around for thousands of years having a presence in many cultures.   Only with the rise of 'Modern Medicine' has it become questionable and even thought of as a cult like practice.  When you awaken to your own power and begin to take back your health from all opposing factors you will see, quite clearly, that everything we need to be healthy, strong and living in an abundance has been given to  us by Mother Nature or the Earth.   With the rise of Witchcraft and Pharmakeia the masses have been duped into believing they are helpless in regards to their own health.  Some where in time  'modern conveniences' began to take the place of common sense and healthy living has become something of the past.  Fear and ignorance or a lack of knowledge of health~ is at the root of all sickness~ When you live with much worry, anxiety and fear dis-ease begins to replace peaceful living.  
     When you make the choice to put your feet upon the healing path there are new practices, disciplines and healing  models that you can explore and choose to aid yourself in taking back and rebuilding your health.  The physical human body has been given an incredible ability to heal itself~ detox and rebuild damaged tissue.
 You have to make a 100% decision to move forward.  I'm not saying you have to do it with perfection and without mistake or struggle but you have to be determined.  The stronger your commitment to rebuild your health the quicker it will happen.  It is also important to be around like minded people. If you are changing your lifestyle and diet from ill healthy choices to healthy choices it can be very discouraging to have people around you dis on your new life. 
  Raindrop is a powerful technique that strengthen  the systems of your body and help it to come into its own healing process and alignment.  It is not a one time fix all.  Each individual body will determine how often one needs to get a Raindrop.  I have heard testimonies of people having one Raindrop and significant healing takes place in the body and  others have had to have a series of them over a duration of time.  

     It is important to be on a health regime when doing Raindrop Sessions. Essential Oils are very costly and if your body is full of toxins and waste the oils will contend with that and not carry out their full potential.  Essential oils have the power to reach into your body on a cellular DNA level.  Now you don't have to have a perfectly clean body, of course the whole purpose of the session is to help your body heal.  However there are steps to take to better prepare your body for the optimal possibilities that it may have.  Before your Raindrop Session is scheduled you will be advised how to prepare.  

    The Raindrop Session will be performed on a

massage table.  The first part of the Raindrop session is the receiver lying on their back and the reflexology spot of the spine is applied with a series of oils on the feet and the energies in each of the body's two nervous systems are balanced with application of oil on the ankles and shoulders.  The concept of a Raindrop is in harmony with the 'Laying on of Hands' for healing in the Body.  It works with the powerful healing properties of the many different chemicals in the oils that work to align the subtle energy or the invisible energy of your body and its systems. Along with electrical alignment the oils have a powerful solvent action to clean your cells and cell receptors. The life of your body is in your cells. Your cells must have the capacity to clean themselves out and take in nutrients to restore health.  Essential Oils have a very tiny molecular shape.  This is what allows them to go through your skin and into your blood stream reaching as far as your dna strands.  Your cell receptors are how your body communicates.  If your cell receptors have been given mis information such as repressed negative trauma, cultural conditioning, lies you have believed, the use of drugs/pharmaceuticals, or inherited weaknesses, they need to be set again according to your dna blue print that your creator gave you. Essential Oils, have the wisdom of nature within them, they act as 'key' that go through our body and reset our cellular receptivity.  Essential oils are not changed as they pass through our body.  They come out in the same form and structure as they go it.    Essential Oils are the most oxygen rich molecules, other than air itself.  They are found naturally in the air as they are volatile or etheric  in nature.   They are released through living plants.  When we lived in closer harmony with nature they were more frequently a part of our health.  Due to the nature of our present existence on Earth we don't have the luxury of breathing them in as often as we could.   Remember how you felt after a good long hike or camping trip.  Maybe you can remember how you felt after visiting a local flower or rose garden or even the beach (which has ionic energy).   The feeling of being lighter, lifted up, refreshed, relaxed or euphoric, and vibrating at a higher frequency is one affect  plant chemicals  have in our bodies. The most common way Essential oils enter the body is through the Olfactory System~ your nose ~and lungs~ they can also  be topically applied on the skin (Raindrop) ~ or through your orifices.    There is an interview with Dr. Gary Young titled 'The Missing Link' posted on line that is worth reading.  You can google it if you wish.  
   The second part of  the Raindrop Session the receiver will lie on their stomach and the series of oils, (Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Marjoram,Cypress, Wintergreen & Peppermint) are applied on the back from the Atlas to the Sacrum along the spine.  After the oils are applied hot towels are placed upon the back for about 10 minutes.  Each Raindrop session is guided by the giver.  There is a procedure to follow and within that room for a custom led part of the session geared to the needs of the receiver.  Contact your Raindrop provider today to schedule your healing session or for more details. 
     

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

If it FEELS Good ~ DO IT ! ~ XOXOXOX ~

   
 I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area with my Mother & Father and three sisters. We had four girls growing up in the home together all about the same age. I was a twin and had a sister younger and one older.  My Mother and Father were hard working people.  My Mother was a home maker and ran an in-home day care business.  We always had about 8-12 kids around the house growing up which made for lots of fun, experience and adventure.  My Father drove a dairy truck and was an avid hunter, fisher and gardener.  I remember when I was young that I loved to play doctor.  We had the game "Operation!! " and I was always like,  ohhh a NAKED  person ! I loved to play that game.  The human body has always fascinated me. Not because I was some weirdo ! Funny ! No ! Because I lived in one and well frankly I wasn't a happy one.  I think my early fascination with the body was an early awareness of myself and other's personal FEELINGS ! Yes I said FEELINGS ! That is the beginning and end of it all BABY ! Despite what the 'Christian' Church has taught all my life that 'We Walk by FAITH ! Brother ! not by our FEELINGS ! '.  Well I have a whole different  paradiam on the subject and it is all  because of my own personal journey from fear into God's inoculating LOVE ! 
     Everyone wants to FEEL GOOD ! But why don't we? Some people don't feel good in their emotions, some don't feel good in their bodies, and well most are totally unaware  of how they feel in the spiritual realm of their existence and have  become just  numb.  Yet I believe that this is KEY for us to go where we all want to go ~ Joy unspeakable full of glory~ fulfilled happy lives on happy planet Earth.  Key,  in that, becoming  AWARE of how we feel and why we feel that way.  On our path to wholeness and healthiness, lol, we must learn to sort out our feelings.  What feelings are relevant to this moment and what feelings are dictating my thoughts and vise versa.

 I believe that thoughts and feelings are very intertwined.  We think thoughts because our feelings and we have certain feelings because of the thoughts we think.  All in all because we can be in control of our thoughts and live an intentional life it's imperative that we learn to use the brain and the heart for what they were created for and not let them get mixed up in sorting out all the pain. 
      Life is a cycle of Joy and  Rest. (Ed Khouri~ Thriving Recovery Program)  As we become mature and whole we learn to transition between these two cycles of life in healthy patterns or disciplines. If we hold too much pain in our lives, and we are not aware of it, we then transition between these cycles of feeling good and rest in unhealthy patterns that are self destructive and damaging to relationships.  
     Early on I was on a quest to feel good.  I struggled with being very fearful and anxious as a child and wrestled  with an addiction to sugar to make matters worse.  I remember at a very young age I would set up all my little travel size lotion and creme bottles on a chair next to my bed and invite my friends and family to lay down so I could make them feel good.  I would take their arm and put lotion on it and rub it to make them feel better. This was the whole of my procedure as a young healer back then but in time I would learn other ways to make people feel better. 
 
    Feeling good is a key in healing and success in any area of life. If we still don't feel good dispite how much faith, money, or friends we have, we will not be happy or  living, really living. The Kingdom of God is stated as being Righteousness, Peace and  Joy in the Holy Spirit.  I know all of those are linked to certain feelings and that God wants us to feel these wonderful feelings that are apart of his Presence.  We have to be willing to work through feelings and be a part of a community that will allow this healing culture to arise so we can stop going around the mountain and enter into the promise land. Therefore, we must be healed, whole, and rid of all our unbelief and negative feelings before we go in.  This is the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of a 400 year bondage of  slavery into the Wilderness Wanderings for purging and  into the Promise Land.  Are we willing to face the pain and  unbelief of our souls that we may be made into the likeness and image of God to experience that unity with him and  his body? If we are then we have to be willing to change our perspective from Painful Faith to Feel Good Faith ! Are You Ready ! Come on Let us Go !
CarolGayFagerhaughXO~
   
     

Monday, November 12, 2012

Essential Oils Everyday~Why & How to use them.


Why~ ? 

  We were placed in a botanical garden not in  a concrete jungle therefore the 'molecules of essential oils' are very much a natural part of our healthy and complete existence here on planet earth.  We don't see them but they are manufactured in plants and released into the air.  When we breath the air they travel into our blood through our lungs.  Their many varied chemicals have different actions in our bodies.  From anti microbial purposes to refreshing, invigorating, relaxing, or sensual they are a gift from our Creator.  One of the most obvious chemical reactions is the pleasure of their molecules of scent.  Although we may not be conscious of all the wonderful ways they work their Majesty in our lives, alone the power they evoke through our olfactory system or our sense of smell is enough to give them attention.  
     "In ancient times essential oils were such a part of everyday life any real explanation of them in text was left out, however their mention was common place.  In the Holy Bible alone there are over 1,035 references essential oils, aromatic oil-producing plants, and their applications, including at least 33 species. Not only were they used by Jews and early Christians but they were used by all the cultures around them, including the Arabians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and other cultures around the Mediterraneans.  Their perfumes, medicines, anointing oils, balms, and incenses all derived their scents, potency, and healing capabilities from essential oils".  (Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart. pg 96)
     Big pharmaceutical companies market the use of medical drugs for symptomatic illnesses never treating the real root of the dis-ease. The type of medical theory that is practiced in our day is 'Allopathy' it treats symptoms in the body using pharmaceuticals, which are synthetic molecules of nature or a mock of nature.  This type of medicine does not even claim to heal people. Healing occurs in the body naturally if given the right environment to equip itself to carry out the process.   All the elements the body needs to bring about healing and maintain health are given by the natural world and are harmoniously aligned with the same principles that our bodies run on. We were made from the very earth the same earth that we sow and reap our food from.  Healing also has a spiritual element as well.  When the body, spirit,  and the soul are working together harmoniously you have health.  Essential oils that come from plants are the model for which pharmaceutical companies create their drugs. However these drugs or chemicals do not contain the natural package in which they originally were taken from in the natural world.  Essential oils when extracted and produced in the way that allows them to contain the whole array of chemical compositions we find in the plants, are the true healing medicines that God has so graciously given us.  These oils are working their majesty in the plants before they even get into our bodies.  So when they are carefully produced and packaged we can access these gems and use them in our lives to help our bodies heal and maintain abundant health.  

How~?

     There are three levels of our being that the oils work on; our physical bodies, our emotions, and our spirits. Since all of these levels or aspect of our existence are interconnected we may see results in each area separately or they may over lap in application.  When we place the oils on or in our physical bodies they have a way of naturally knowing how to work in our emotions and in our spirits.  They may or may not work on all aspects as we use them but they do work individually in each of the three areas of our being.  The intent and desires we hold in our hearts as we use them will allow them to operate in conjunction with our wills and  in each of these three layers of our being.  It is not that it is some kind of 'magic' or 'spell' that takes these workings to consideration.  It is our willingness to be whole.  Yeshua said in John 5:1-9, 'Are you WILLING to be made whole?'  So if our consciousness is wanting ourselves  to be whole then the awareness of our need in any area ready and willing to be made whole will show itself to us. The oils have a way of allowing our awareness to become more heightened to areas of healing or change we need.   They are kinda like a magnifying glass to our existence.  When we were shut out of the garden because of our choice of fruit it was like we were also shut down in the area of our beings that allows more light to see and live by.  Essential oils are the most oxygen containing molecules apart from air itself.  When we left the garden we were cut off from the level of oxygen that we needed to function in health.  Essential oils in essence,  bring more life into us.  

The Physical Level~
   
  Essential oils have been applied on the human body,  throughout time, from birth to death.  The wise men of the East brought; Frankincense,  Myrrh (Liquid Gold), and  possibly either Balsam Fir or Aloes/Sandalwood oil, which are two of the most precious and costly oils of that day, to the Christ child at his birth.   In ancient times they used essential oils to embalm bodies upon burial of the dead.  These embalming rituals sometimes took up to 40 days and thousands of dollars in precious oils.  Essential oils were also found in the tombs of ancient pharaohs.  These oils still contained potent healing chemicals after thousands of years.  Even flesh of the dead after thousands of years, of potential decay, were found in these tombs and crypts of ancient days.  I believe today we have lost a bit of the sacredness of our Temples/bodies. Sin has run its course over yet another generation and seems to be worse then ever before.  It's time to get back to regarding our flesh and bones as a dwelling place of the divine and treating it with such love and care as that commands.   There are a few ways of applying essential oils on the physical body and many reasons to do so.  I will list these applications and some possible reasons why you would use them. Remember that when using Essential oils they are 'Chemicals' NOT oils  in the sense that we think of 'fatty acid' oils or greasy oils.  They are very dry wet oils or chemicals  evaporating rather quickly.  So, with that in mind they can be used in the house hold and on the body where cleaning products and skin care would apply. When using Essential Oils on the body be very cautious.  Some Essential Oils have more 'hot' or 'spicy' chemicals than others.  The skin can be very sensitive and it is advised to start applying them with carrier oils or doing a test patch on the inside of your arm or elbow.  I use them often and frequently directly on my skin.  I have even gotten the spicy ones in not so comfortable places including the eyes.  Where as discomfort or mild pain may occur, in the event, oils will do no damage they will just teach you to be more careful and honoring with their special properties i.e. chemicals as you get to know them and feel confident with their use.  If pain or discomfort occurs with topical application be sure to flush with a carrier oil or milk not water.  It is advised to start using very small amounts of oils to become familiar with their potency.

"Physically, Essential Oils support us as *fighters against unfriendly microbes,*balance-rs of bodily functions (such as hormones, digestion, circulation, brain chemicals, nerves, endocrine, energy levels, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and such as they support the whole body)*and raisers of our bodily frequencies, and as*antioxidants that purify/detox our system". (Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart)  Essential oils are the greatest solvents to our cells.  

*Topical Application on skin is called 'Neat' not recommended for beginners until recognition of certain oils can be considered.  The palms of hands and feet are a safe place to start applying essential oils directly to the body as they are the two places your skin is most porous. Massage oil is a great way to carry the oils and apply them topically on the body.  

*Inhalation, as in 'Breathing In', merely breathing in from an open bottle of oil,  the application of cologne,  perfumes, diffusion with air, water, steam, or smoke as in burning resins, herb and  incense.

*Internally, can be taken in through oils in gel capsules for supplementation or liquids such as milk, juice or water, or in food sources i.e. salad dressings, flavorings such as vanilla, mint, orange added to pastry, ice cream or cereal,  herb oils in savory meat dishes or other entrees.  Essential Oils can be taken internally through any body orifice; the mouth, the ears, the nose, the anus and the rectum.  If you are having lung issues I have read that you can bypass the digestive system right to the lungs by entering the anus. 

Some of the ways to use these applications may look like these suggestions:

Personal hygiene; facial steam, face masque,facial oil or cremes, lotions,massage oils,dry brushing, aroma baths,bath salts, essential oils are often in soaps, shampoos, and conditioners.  

House hold use; Air fresheners; water spritzers, sheet sprays, laundry, diffuser, (especially in colder weather  or when a member of the household are sick,  to support the immune system) 
Oils can also be worn as perfume to protect from airborne sickness and viruses when out in public places such as schools or hospitals.  General cleaning, as the oils all contain anti microbial properties and some more than others.  Jacuzzi, after shower a few drops on a drying towel.

Maintaining Health; I  take the oils internally when I get a flu virus. I use all the herb oils like Oregano, Thyme, Lavender, Marjoram, and  Rosemary.  I would  also take  them internally when I would wake up in the night with anxiety. Marjoram is a good one to take to calm your nervous system down as well as Chamomile, Lavender and  Peppermint. Taking Clove oil is a very good antioxidant and good oil for over all longevity.   

Caution: Do not use on household pets without proper understanding as animals do not process them the same way our human bodies do.  With animals the amount of essential oils used is very minute. 


Because this ended up being so long I am going to continue this blog on another entry.  I will cover The Emotional Level~ with applications & The Spiritual Level~with applications. . . so tune in to the wonderful smells of 'Aromatherapy Health Today' for  more on "Essential Oils Everyday~ Why ? How? and When? 
     

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Can You Smell The Roses ?

The connection that the Olfactory System has to the sense of smell is also closely related to your level of Self Awareness.   Are we so bogged down with synthetic molecules of smell, flavor and a whole host of chemicals we surround our daily lives with that we have become 'out of touch' with our real life natural connection.? From Car Air Fresheners to House Hold Cleaning Products we run the gamut on the bouquet of aromas that come from manufactured origins and molecules that do not fit into our God given natural body chemistry.  The perfume companies alone spend millions of dollars annually creating fake molecules of scent that will tantalize your Olfactory System and lead you into a reality that is far from REAL. Studies have been conducted on the Olfactory System that certain scents will motivate people to spend money, have sex, or  just find the ability to  rest and relax more often.    Other studies conducted have shown that natural molecules of scent may open up your emotional being to walk more free of negative emotions that carry a heaviness that weigh ourselves down with lower frequencies of  sickness and disease.   While walking into the library of a local college to use the computer today  I noticed the smell of it's roses planted along side the building.  I was astounded that I could smell them  from that distant.  These roses were so fragrant and strong that their own molecules of scent were reaching my nose 20 feet from the building.  I'm not sure how far those microscopic molecules of scent released in the chemicals of 'Essentil Oil' from the Rose travel but I do know because of their tiny tiny size and weight they can stay suspended in the air for hours.  The essential oil molecules of the rose are  the highest frequency of all oils reaching heights of  320 Megahertz.  So, what that means is just by walking by those roses today, their molecules of scent have the power to raise the levels of my own bodies cellular frequency.  Where as this computer room I am sitting in right now is actually reducing the frequency of my cellular vibrations I am presently aware that my time here is coming to a very quick end.  I just wanted to share today that wonderful experience in smelling those roses as I approached the building and encourage all to become more aware of the molecules of scent they have invited into their lives.  Remember all that comes from mother earth nourishes our bodies, strengthens our spirits and emotions.  The molecules of scent that have been synthesized in a chemical laboratory in the name of Greed are not doing anything for your good in fact they are weakening your health and your self awareness.  We were placed in a Garden on earth where we can synch our frequency to the frequency of nature which is peace to our beings.  Becoming more aware of the frequency of  'fake' molecules and removing them from our lives may very well be the key to experiencing more of a Sunny Day. Replacing 100%natural molecules of scent will magnify  all that that encompasses in meaning as it relates to our physical bodies, our unseen emotions & thoughts and our spiritual connection with our Father God & His Holy Spirit.  His spirit will  lead us daily to worship Him in Spirit and Truth.  May He lead you ever so gently this day into more truth that you indeed  walk in the freedom Christ died for you to have. 
Please take the time to exercise your sense of smell and try to become more aware of how you feel around certain smells, chemicals and frequencies they really do affect your quality of life. Enjoy an aromatherapy bath or just a stop by a local garden or flower shop and feel the difference it brings, or visit your local massage spa and ask for an aroma massage. 
Enjoy True Aroma ! xoxxocarolgayxoxo

Monday, April 16, 2012

If you're not 'Fasting' you're not 'Lasting'

I wanted to share a little bit about fasting to remind people of the amazing power of lightening the load on the body.  I was reminded recently through a list of healthy commandments found in one of Dr. Paul C. Bragg's books, The Shocking Truth about Water.  Here is the list.
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Thou~ shall respect thy body as the highest manifestation of  Life.
Thou~ shall abstain from all unnatural, devitalized food and stimulating beverages.
Thou~ shall nourish the body with only Natural, unprocessed, 'live' food, ~that
Thou~ shall extend thy years in health for loving, charitable service
Thou~ shall regenerate thy body by the right balance of activity and rest.
Thou~ shall purify they cells, tissue and blood with pure fresh air and sunshine.
Thou~shall abstain from ALL food when out of sorts in mind or body.
Thou~ shall keep thy thoughts, words and emotions, pure, calm and uplifting.
Thou~shall increase thy knowledge of Nature's laws, abide therewith, and enjoy the fruits of thy life's labor
Thou~shall lift up thyself and thy brother man with thine own obedience to All Nature's laws.

It was the seventh one that struck me this past week while reading the book. 'Thou shall abstain from ALL food when out of sorts in mind or body" I have been shaking off the emotional affects of my recent divorce and when I read this I was, "wow",  I need to do a fast.  Fasting is something I started to do when I was about sixteen years old.
  When in high school I was influenced to eat differently.   At the same time I started to work at a Health Food deli.  While working at the deli I was exposed to a whole new world of health.  I started to get sick with mono or strep throat every year.  This was probably due to the increase of sugar and refined foods I allowed into my diet at the time.  This change in my diet wasn't too different but enough to put me over the edge on my usual energy output.  I was starting to see that there really are two roads to go by. One is life and the other is death.  My older sisters were also moving into a more healthier more vegetarian diet.  When my sister would bring my nephew over to our house she would bring his food in a brown paper bag and he would exclaim, 'Mommy doesn't want me to eat that 'yuckie' food at Grandma's house".  Now, I thought we ate pretty healthy.  My father was an avid gardener.   We composted.  We hunted.  We picked and canned fruit.  We fished.  However we still had a lot of refined flour, refined sugar, and bad fats, and other processed foods around. 
 My boss at the deli started to suggest to me that I drink carrot juice with fresh ginger & garlic  when I started to get low on energy. 
  While at my oldest sisters house I was checking out her book shelf and came across a book by Dr. Paul C. Bragg.  This was my first introductory to Dr. Bragg and his health regime.  He has been a powerful influence in my life.  He is the guy that had the first health food products on the market.  He went around doing health crusades and lectures about living a healthy lifestyle. He would say to the crowd, 'Any of you have a grocery story?  Well,  let's clear a shelf and put in some of these healthy products on it'.   In fact that is the way that Jack LaLanne got 'delivered' from his evil ways.  Jack used to eat a gallon of ice cream A DAY ! I read somewhere that he tried to kill his brother on a number of occasions. He was a sugar addict.    A neighbor or relative heard that Paul was going to be giving a lecture on health and brought Jack along.  There was no place to sit so Jack got to sit right next to Paul on the stage as he lectured.  He was up front and personal and well he had a revolutionary change occur in his life.  He was enlightened in an area of his life that he needed serious help in.  I'm so glad that Jack got saved.  Today I have a Jack LaLanne juicer that I'm using.  It's a great product. You might be familiar with Dr. Bragg's products like Organic Apple Cider, or his Virgin Olive Oil.  That oil is like butter.  So, I started to read that book and live by the principles on health that he presented.  I started doing distilled water fast once a week and every month a five day water fast working myself up to doing two forty day juice fast in my twenties.  I thank God for sharing this knowledge with me it really helped me over come so many emotional & spiritual issues in my life, and the story continues.
  It is always challenging to continue to live by what you believe.  There are challenges every day within us and without us trying to draw us one way or another.  We have to remember what we believe, what we have experienced and what we have done in the past to over come and stay on top of life's challenges and potential set backs and injuries.  Living in abundant health is a discipline, a way of life.  Choosing who you hang out with , spend time with , look up to, listen to , can all influence what we believe , what we know and where we are going in life.  Not everyone is an over comer, nor will everyone enter into all that life can give us.  We each have to make decisions in our own lives to over come hurdles and finish the race.  New challenges are just around the corner so we have to continue to do the things we know that keep us strong and moving on. 
 For me one of those things is Fasting.  I heard it said in a recovery program inner city fellowship that I attended years ago that 'you aren't lasting if your not fasting' & 'your not succeeding if your not reading'.  Great slogans to live by.  I have had my greatest breakthroughs in life through fasting and I'm expecting more.
  Fasting has helped me to over come cravings for foods that are not good for me and encourage cravings for foods that are good for me.  I  remember while working at the deli.  We served all things healthy.  We grew our own sprouts and put  them on everything.  I did not like to eat tomatoes or sprouts.  I could eat tomatoes in salads or on sandwiches but not alone.  Sprouts,  I hated. . . ewwww yuck!  They were like eating 'bleach'.  That was all the good stuff in them that cleans  out and detoxes all the grossness in your body from bad health.  Well after the first seven day water fast I did I could eat tomatoes like apples and eat handfuls of sprouts.  After I went away to college and ever since I have  had a perpetual garden of fresh sprouts growing under my counter top. 
  I have found that fasting is a 'health regulator'.  When you give the body plenty of good hydration and nutrition  it sets it on a course that leads to abundant health.  Your body becomes more sensitive to things that are not good for it and you can feel its energy drop when you falter in making the best choices for optimum health.   Your body is like a car it needs energy to run it.  You need vital energy stored in your all your body systems and organs to function in abundance.  Fasting gives your body time and energy to keep itself cleaned out and store up energy to stay alive.  Fasting along with meditation helps you to become more consciously aware of your life, your thoughts and your feelings.  Things don't get swept under the carpet for too long.
  We want to live a conscious life don't we?   I've read that our lives are run by our sub-conscious minds.  The goal is to get the sub-conscious to come up to the surface so we can live in the present moment in God's light and truth, consciously without effort.  Most of our beliefs were created as far back as in the womb and we really are for the most part double minded.  We think one way and feel another way and walk around in confusion. 
   Fasting helps you to become clear minded.  It gives you peace in your body and a freshness in your spirit.  The clouds disappear and you can see clearly , feel yourself and take care of your body mind and spirit.  Fasting helps to take off the self deception that we hide in. 
   It is amazing how much time and thought we give to feeding our appetites in our culture.  When you fast you  may think what on earth am I going to do with all this time on my hands. I don't need to go to the grocery store, I don't need to fix food, or think about what I'm going to eat.  The best way to go into a fast is to determine your intentions before you do it.  Set the fast, like what are you going to eat or not eat, am I going to juice or do only water? Give yourself some guidelines and go for it.  Don't be hard on yourself if you fall out of your fast.  Continuing on or not you can always decide to do another.  I encourage you to continue to fast.  Keep up the discipline and experiment with different kinds of fasting and cleansing.    It's good to journal, meditate, relax, or exercise.  You have to feel your energy and  trust that you are going to do what you need to on each day.  You may need to rest all day.  You might feel like you can do a bit of exercise.  Dr.Bragg's book, 'The Miracle of Fasting', goes into detail of how to go into and come out of a fast.  Just don't be afraid to step out and try it.   Start small and work your way up to longer fast.  And remember you are not lasting if you are not fasting.