Friday, November 27, 2009

Back to the Garden with Emotional Release & Self Awareness

While in the Garden we were safe.  We had a clear connection with our creator.  We had open communication with Him.  We lived breathed and delighted in His Presence, in the Garden, in the cool of the Day.  Life was free in the Garden, free of pain, sorrow, shame, and free of sin.  While in the Garden we breathed in air and all the essential oils and volatile chemicals that were released from the plants in the Garden.  The air was clean and fresh full of vitality and energy that passed through our lungs and into our blood stream.  Along with the air we breathed in came Esters,Alcohols, Phenols,Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Ketones, Aldehydes, and Carboxylic Acids.  These were all wafting through the air being released from the plants in the Garden.  These are just a few of the invisible chemical attributes of the unseen realm of the Garden we once lived in.  Imagine the Garden.  You could run around barefoot and no coverings were necessary.  No one was ashamed of their bodies and their was no type of sickness or disease there.    This Garden was a Garden of peace.  We felt this beauty.  We beheld this beauty.  We heard this beauty and we smelt this beauty in the garden.  
     I believe that being cut off from the Garden was necessary after we sinned and disobeyed God's guidance there.  Because we had fallen from the nature that was conducive to the Garden we were not permitted to live there.  It is not that God wanted to punish us but rather it was for our own good that we were to leave the Garden.  It wouldn't be until we could be restored to a place where we could actually live and exist once again in that state that we would be permitted back into the Garden.  God is restoring us to that place.  I can testify in my life that spiritual healing and spiritual maturity are required to live in the Garden of peace and delight.  The Garden is here and now and we can live in it.  It is a spiritual Garden of His Presence~His Eternal Love.
     Several years ago, one morning,  I was having a vision / conversation with God on my bed.  God was telling me that he wanted me to go back into the Garden to live.  I was arguing and saying but No God I can't there is an angel there with a flaming sword to protect it.  I can not go in there.  He said Oh but you can.  I continued to argue and asked the question but how can I get back into the Garden.  He said by fire ! Oh, yeah makes sense.  If I was filled with fire the flaming sword would not cut me or hurt me.  Ok  I was seeing something here.  
     You can not live in this Garden with past wounds, unforgiveness, confusion,doubt, hatred, jealousy or anything else that is contrary to Love, Joy and Peace.  It sounds unreal like a fairy tale or dream.  I know, but it is Truth.  Remember the saying, 'Truth is stranger than Fiction"?  Well, it is true.  To be purified by fire can be stranger than fiction.  You will only know when you experience it.  
     It is our sense of smell or our discernment or judgment that is the key to living back in the Garden.  Our sense of smell or our 'Olfactory System' is the door way to wholeness or self awareness or single mindedness,  have you.  This will allow us back into the Garden.  It is a spirit of burning which is a spirit of self judgment that allows you to live in this garden of peace, beauty and delight. 
     Because we have been removed from the Garden the therapeutic quality of the plant release is not present in the atmosphere we live in any longer.  It is harder to discern our state of being.  The invisible chemical aspects of the living plants were in a sense a light to our discernment.  Without the activation of our lymphatic  system or emotional soul (through our Olfactory system of smell) we are shut down and unable to open up to heal our past.  
    The draw to nature is one that is instinctual and natural for we were composed of nature.  We align with the principles and chemicals of nature. Our chemical make up is of this natural earthly world.  When we become so far removed from this state of health we lose touch with the real self and begin to live a superficial and fake life  We go around either pretending that life is good or through dulling the pain we continue to try to make life good.  When life is meant to be good every moment, every breath, every second no matter what the situation is.  We can live in a garden of Bliss in this life.   This is why we are so compelled at times to draw away into nature once again for times of rest, retreat and relaxation.  During times like these we have opportunity to breath the chemicals and vitality of the natural relam that help to align our beings, body, soul & spirit.  Out side the garden we are shut down or closed to His healing love.  It is then fear that drives us anxioulsy forward in an irrational state of being that pushes everything else aside for those sinful, lustful, carnal and selfish desires.  We need to open up to Love to be healed. 
     The mere simplicity of smelling pure therapuetic grade essential oils open our souls to the awareness of the healing journey.  This process is one of self reflection and trust.  
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.  I hope that you can take time today to smell the roses and breath in the vitality of the life giving force of pure thereapuetic grade essential oils. Let the Healing Begin ! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ? Why ?

XO~Carol Gay~XO

I was familiar with Essential oils growing up. My older sisters used them. I knew they smelled good, came from plants, and were all natural. While going to a home group for a season a friend ,that came, always smelled like pizza. She would bring her oils to group and pass them around. She was overcoming a muscle disease and was using a healing model called, 'Raindrop'. This was the application of several oils on the feet and along the spine. She received a Raindrop once a week for a year. After that she went through a season of going through emotional issues that were linked to her muscle disease. She has been free of the disease and all symptoms for over three years now. That was my introduction to the oils being use for healing and not just to make you smell or feel good. During this season the Lord was preparing me for more deliverance from fear. While praying during our group the lord was showing us that he wanted to set me free from this once and for all. Two friends and I made a date to get together outside of the group to pray about this. One friend was putting the oils on my feet and the other was counseling me and leading me in some Theophostics and asking me questions. It was during this time of prayer that I was delivered from a spirit of fear that I had all my life. It was attached to my physically heart. I became aware of this spirit during another deliverance session years prior. It was not the timing of the Lord to deal with it that back then. I learned a lot about the anointing of God's love and how to walk in his presence. He brought to my attention because I was raised without the presence of an earthly father that I was not trusting my heavenly father to protect me. This day I was set free from a generational spirit of fear. Then I began another part of the journey to walk this out daily. It was a good eight month battle after this time. I had to stand my ground and walk in Love. After the eight months I walked out even more deliverance from fear. I would get fear and anxiety just out of the blue and I would have to just release it to the Lord. I think that most of this anxiety was emotional baggage that was just coming out of my body, feelings of the past from living under a spirit of fear so long. Most of it was from the years before 18 when I came to the Lord and was filled with the Spirit. However 18 years of bottled up fear is a lot to release still. I also had to learn to walk in Love and the Lord really dealt with thought patterns and external triggers. This is when I started to get more interested in the use of oils. I began to use them as a constant companion.
My husband said, "You are getting addicted to those oils". Well there was a period of a few years when I really needed to have them close in the event I needed to release fear or anxiety. Once I was in Sam's Club and a spirit of fear just hit me and I ran, well left quickly, and went home. It was after this that I started keeping the oils in my pockets and purse. I also found that when I would eat bad that I was more prone to a spirit of fear and anxiety. It was my observation that sugar, white flour, conventional dairy and meats in my diet would set things off. It is not that if I ate any amount of these I would feel fear but if I were eating more of these types of food rather than raw fruits & veggies, wheat grass, salads and my healthy stuff. It has taken me years of pressing on to develop a lifestyle of discipline that keeps me in the spirit of love, power and a sound mind. For me it has been in overcoming my past emotional baggage, or releasing it that I have been able to overcome other things. When you get rid of past negative emotional energy you have more room for Love, Peace and JOY !
I find that I am not as dependent on the oils as I was during those few years of deliverance. I believe the oils helped me to walk out of the patterns of fear into Perfect Love. I find that there are seasons when you will use oils more than others, for emotional, physical or spiritual reasons. Therapeutic grade essential oils have a very tiny molecular structure enabling them to penetrate your skin and get right to your DNA on a cellular level. All those little receptors on your cells (that do all your body/mind communicating) get so distorted from past trauma, cultural conditioning, (which is a form of abuse) pharmaceutical abuse, wrong diet, sedentary lifestyle, generational issues, and so on. Therapeutic Essential Oils work their magic/majesty in a way that God alone has fashioned them to do. I do believe they are the true medicine. The leaves on the trees ARE for the healing of the nations. If you need healing have an elder anoint/rub/Masach (Hebrew word for anoint) with oils that you may be healed, or just order some from my Young Living website and learn to be an elder yourself and take responsibility for your own healing.
My friend invited me to the Young Living meeting here in town. I sat next to a lady who randomly told me that she had been using Essential Oils for over 20 years and have not found an oil on the market more pure. I did not ask her for that information she volunteered it. I tried other oils and to date I will not put any other on my body. When I get a flu or cold I even take these oils internally. I diffuse them next to my bed every night. I have found that at times a drop of oil will satisfy me as much as a meal or a snack. Because our sense of smell is wired right to our lymphatic system the emotional seat of the brain, it satisfies as if we were living in the Garden of Eden once again. Wow ! Especially when I do a fast, if I use the oils they are so exhilarating to the emotions from having more energy to feeling an euphoric peaceful state.
I do think that was part of the curse when we were kicked out of the garden, that our emotional state would suffer for lack of the essential oils and scents wafting around in there. It is very hard these days to have normal emotional releases and stay light as a feather and keep going on with the pressures of life. I have found that using Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils from Young Living I can stay free of emotional baggage and live a CARE FREE life !
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Your 'Are' as you Perceive & Receive

I had a dream about ten years ago. I was being chased by leaders in my church and they were wearing Medical scrubs. That dream perplexed me for years, but I just set it on the back shelf in my mind and figured if God wanted me to know what it all meant in due time I would know. . .Well recently I was listening to a tape series called, "The Wisdom of Your Cells', by Bruce Lipton. It is an eight dvd series. During the first tape I remembered my dream and found the interpretation. Bruce was a medical doctor for sometime while continuing personal research on cells. He said that he found test results from test conducted over 100 years ago that prove that 'genes' do not control our lives. He began to do his own testing and found that it is rather our cell receptors that influence our lives and health. There are thousands of cell receptors on each cell. These receptors get 'tweaked' so to speak with all kinds of factors from media influence to diet, childhood trauma, cultural conditioning, and pharmaceutical drugs. Bruce also wrote a book titled, 'The Biology of Belief'. The conclusion is that the only thing that controls your life is your perception on reality. Our perception is distorted by a number of things. Someone will say, "Oh, I have asthma because my mother did. Well that might be the case but it is not because you genes tell you that you have asthma. You will have to get to the spiritual root of it and get rid of it that way. You may have something that is spiritual or emotionally passed down but it is nothing that can't be taken to the cross and dealt with if you will do so. The Bible says that the sins of our forefathers visit those up to the fourth generation of those who hated me.
Back to my dream. I learned in The Wisdom of Your cells about the history of how the practice of Allopathic Medicine along with Modern Science came to 'practice medicine' today. Bruce points out that medical practice along with most belief systems are based on 'Dogma' this meaning a belief that is not scientifically backed up. Let me insert a quote by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D. from her book, 'Molecules of Emotion'.
"If psychological contributions to physical health and disease are viewed with suspicion, the suggestion that the soul~~the literal translation of psyche~might matter, is considered downright absurd. For now we are getting into the mystical realm, where scientists have been officially forbidden to tread ever since the seventeenth century. It was then that Rene Descarte, the philosopher and founding father of Modern Medicine, was forced to make a turf deal with the Pope in order to get the human bodies he needed for dissection. Descartes agreed he wouldn't have anything to do with the soul, the mind, or the emotions~~those aspects of human experience were under the virtually exclusive jurisdiction of the church at the time~~if he could claim the physical realm as his own. Alas, this bargain set the tone and direction for Western science over the next two centuries, dividing human experience into two distinct and separate spheres that could never overlap, creating the unbalanced situation that is mainstream science as we know it today".
So, it has been said that if we consider the unseen part of our being to be relevant in the physical health of our bodies then we are 'witches' humm? Well at least these witches may live a free life. I know a few young girls who live in my neighborhood. They come over and visit with me sometimes. One is very perceptive about other people, at the same time very cautious of others, which is not a bad trait now a days. One day she was not feeling to well emotionally and I asked her what was wrong and spoke something to her that I don't recall, but just trying to encourage here. Later I heard from her friends that she thought I was a 'witch' because I knew so much about her. I took it as a complement that my prophetic gifts were active that day as I spoke into her life not even knowing it. The only grid that most people have for the 'unexplainable' is usually witchcraft, you know like all the Harry Potter's books and movies this generation is into. But what was it "back when", when people would come up with new revelation, ideas, concepts, perceptions, or supernatural power that flowed from their gifting and their relationship with God? Why did the known Church at that time burn so many of these 'witches' at the stake? Humm could it be control for power rooted in fear of losing that power?
Well this has been my story that I experienced a tormenting fear for as long as I could remember. When I was a very young girl I had anxiety and fear of many thing. I would sleep with about 20 stuffed animals all around my body at night to protect me. It has been my reality that as I have moved to Kansas City, the last eight years God has been delivering me into His Perfect Love and driving out ALL FEAR !!! This deliverance has occurred because I just so wanted to be free so I really have pressed into the Lord for this. He has lead me to learn about the use of therapeutic grade Essential oils to help unlock my emotional life and become free of things generational that have plagued my family even still to this day. It is not fun living in fear. But in all reality these fears were not even rational. My family watched a lot of Horror movies and murder mysteries. They would even be on in the house when I came home from school in the afternoon. The mind of a young child is very impressionistic and when your mind is exposed to a lot of stuff on tv through your eyes, which are the window to the soul, then your mind gets warped. Thank God for unwarping my mind and setting me on a straight course in reality. I had a fear of impending death. . just to name one incident. . . and during a time of fasting in my prayer time I was using some oils with my body charts from the book, "Releasing Emotional Patterns through the use of Essential Oils" when I had this incredible release. As soon as I put the oil of Joy on my face near my chin my soul exploded with Joy. I immediately jumped on my Rebounder mini trampoline and started singing, "I've got the Joy JOy JOy JOY down in my heart, down in my heart down in my heart, I've got the joy JOy JOy JOy down in my heart, down in my heart to STAY, and when I got to that line, 'Down in my heart to STAY' well it is like it was amplified a 1000 times and I knew that God had delivered me from something. I also felt a real release down in my lower abdomin area, kind of a shaky feeling. As I calmed down and was reflecting on the situation. He showed me that the fear of 'impending' death had left. I didn't even know that I had it. But I became so aware of it, and yes now that I thought about it at the most odd times I would think, " Wow! I could just die". He also showed me that it came in through watching Horror movies growing up. I NEVER like those movies. . it was a bondage in our family and is today still in the entertainment culture. I didn't even like taking a bath after Orca or sometimes even sitting on the toilet after seeing Jaws so many times. Now it wasn't all the time but when I was young and had just saw the movie I remember these incidents and they were just not rational. Now who would think a shark could come through the toilet? Well maybe a child that has seen more shark movies then been on a boat. Ok! think about it. We need to protect our children's innocent minds. The pure in heart shall see God ! I thank God for his deliverance. I hope to post more experiences I've had as they relate to my emotions, deliverance, healing and the use of Therapuetic Grade Essential Oils.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An Emotional Awakening

I am convinced that we are headed for an Emotional Awakening. People want to be free and freedom they will get. There is an understanding being brought forth that will enable people to be free from sickness, disease, and oppressions that have held them down for generations. Since time began the Spiritual Priest were the ones that administered healing to the soul in need. God is marrying back the Spiritual Arts with the Healing Arts. When I say 'Arts' I am merely speaking of a way or fashion that something is presented, crafted, exhibited, or developed. We see through out antiquity that it was those who were involved heavily in the spiritual arts that had the keys to healing. I see so many people today in sickness and in weariness of soul and they are not getting free. I remember when I was in the dark night of the soul and I was seeking freedom from oppression from Fear. I would often ask for prayer at church. I would be in agony and despair wanting to be free. Those who were in a position to administer this healing would condescendingly request that I just, 'Give it to Jesus' well if it were that easy they why wasn't I getting free. In retrospect I feel that it was Jesus who needed to come and set me free because I was not in a position to just hand it over to him. I was in darkness and my hands and arms were bound, my heart was bound and I could not , as much as I wanted to, just 'Give it to Jesus' .
There is certain acceptable and unacceptable behaviors in society and in our circle of existence. I wanted to be free so bad and it was a lot of fear that kept me in darkness. I sought the Light diligently and He is faithful to give us light to live by. You rarely see people in church or in society displaying intense emotional pain. I think that violence is a result of people being oppressed and socially unable to be free from emotional pain. When we have years and years of pain bottled up inside of us because the pressures of life and relationships have not permitted us to release, and maybe also a lack of understanding that emotional release is a good thing, things get volatile.

We have all heard the term 'walking on eggshells' well it seems that that is what we have to do to not provoke people to anger or offense these days. Why is that? Well, I believe that this anger or frustration or angst is bottled up emotional trauma and pain that needs to be released. Sometimes we don't even have the right perspective until we release our emotions. Now I'm not encouraging you to release emotional energy on others that would cause someone harm. I am referring to emotional release in times of prayer, meditation, worship, safe groups, friends, counselors, healers, and anointings. It is time that we recognize that our souls, the unseen part of us, is the part where we carry pain and wounds. Our bodies or temples are merely the manifestation of our inner being the make up of our consciousness, or what we believe, what we think and what we feel, everything that is coming from and through us. Jesus said I am the Door. We are doors as well for the kingdome of God is within you. Open up the Gates and let the King of Glory come in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty in battle, He is the King of Glory ! Glory speaks of the uncreated existence of God. If we will open our hearts up and let the King of Glory come in he will conquer all the enemies of our souls and set us free in his uncreated power and love. Jonah is brought to my mind right now. Jonah chapter 2 says, Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet has though brought up my life from corruption, O lord my God. When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thy holy temple. They that 'observe lying vanities' forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that, that I have vowed. Salvation/Health is of the Lord. And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
Now, I speak to the fish, 'Let my people GO !'. I see a baby being released from the womb underwater and swimming up to the surface and breathing it's first breath of life, be healed !

Friday, September 25, 2009

Anointing or Refreshing the feet of the weary traveler

It was customary 'back in the day' when folks walked around in sandals to wash each others feet when you entered a home. Transportation was different and in the city and towns people walked a lot more frequently. Here we see a picture of what may be Mary Magdala anointing the feet of Jesus with her oil and tears. The feet and hands are the two places on the body where the skin is most porous. Here if anything penetrable touches the skin in will go through and enter the blood stream. That is why it is so important to use gloves when working with any type of chemicals. It is also one of the two best places to put essential oils on your body for they will quickly enter into the blood stream and perform their majestic/magic work. I encourage you if you feel tired or just need a lift to put therapeutic grade essential oils on your hands and feet. I do it sometimes right before I go to bed or when I wake up in the morning. This is also a great place to put oils on someone who is not familiar with them or who might never had an application previously. (Note: Do be cautious when applying oils 'neat' or directly on the skin they can be uncomfortable when touching mucus membranes such as the eyes, nose, mouth, and other private areas.)
Our journeys often become weary in our well doing please take some time to love your feet, after all they are the ones that are carrying you on your journey.
He will make the place of His feet glorious. How lovely on the mountains are the feet of them who bring good news announcing peace proclaiming news of happiness that our God reigns. Come sit and rest , here, until I make thine enemies my footstool.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Aromatherapy Health & Me

The last five years have been a real journey for me. I feel like I have been taken back to the Garden. (You know like the Van Morrison Song, "And we've got to get ourselves back to the Gaaarden") I have learned so much about how our olfactory system of smell helps us to heal and release past negative trauma and suppressed emotions. I have a real story to tell. I have come to a place where NOTHING keeps me from stopping to smell the roses. Sometimes I even pick them and carry them in my nose as you can see here in this picture. These however, are Hyacinthe. I have learned that to breath in the smells of the garden is to also breath in the Spirit of God. In Janet McBrides book, "Scriptural Essence' she reveals many temple secrets.
Secret #6 states; In conjunction with Inhalation is the Sense of Smell. Of the five physical senses, Smell is the only one that can effectively heal the emotions. And of even greater significance is the Biblical word for "smell." It is identical to the Hebrew word for 'spirit"- Ruach. Thus, the Holy Spirit, e.g., the Ruach ha Kodesh, infers by its Hebraic meaning that God's Spirit is accessed through the sense of smell. Perhaps this is the reason therapeutic grade essential oils have the potential to unlock and release spiritual trauma.
That in Ancient Biblical times, the Spirit of God was often called the 'Essence of God," because Ruach means Smell as well as Spirit.
Science has shown that repressed traumas are actually stored in different organs of the body. This same research has also shown that memories are not only stored in the brain, but in the whole psychosomatic network of the body. This is particularly true of nerve receptors. (Molecules of Emotions-Dr. Candace Pert)
King Solomon in ancient times understood the awesome healing power of fragrance and its effect on the emotions when he wrote:
"Ointment (oils) and fragrance delight the heart." Proverbs 27:9
While the Dead Sea Scrolls were here in Kansas City a friend was studying them. She said that there was a quote in them that said, "And God shall know his people by their scent."