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."