Embraced by the Essence!
The Next Dimension
Vol. VI, No. 1 -- Winter 2000-2001
Making a Commitment to Yourself
This is a glorious time to be alive - to be happy and thriving! Winter is our reflective season, to tune into what we are grateful for and to see where we are setting our sails this Spring. I'm grateful for each one of my readers - whether or not I ever meet you personally. Each of us have tremendous overflowing blessings in our wonderful Young Living company! Let's make sure we take every opportunity to use these products because they have the ability to help us transform our lives.
We've all most likely heard the proverb: "Our life is God's gift to us. What we do with our life is our gift to God." I know that there is something vitally important for each of us to do in our lives now. Each of us has a gift we are longing to give ourselves - a dream to realize, a change we long to make, or a vision to fulfill. Make the commitment to love yourself enough to give this to yourself. In the past, many of us have fallen into self-sabotaging patterns which prevented us from keeping our commitments to ourselves.
Why do we Sabotage Ourselves?
The underlying reason we sabotage ourselves is due to a lack of love. This is expressed in low self esteem, a feeling of unworthiness or that we don't deserve All That Is. Some people allow guilt to swallow up all their dreams and visions. I believe that guilt is a self-imposed punishment and that it hurts God to see us treating ourselves in this manner.
As we go along in life if we don't keep our bodies nourished, cleansed and exercised, we lose our enthusiasm for living. We acquire rigid attitudes, hardened with resentments, just like how our arteries and joints harden with accumulated toxins, lack of hydration, proper nourishment and motion. Remember that e-motions are Energy in Motion. Movement in expression = Vitality for Living!
If we have atherosclerosis or creaky dried up bones and joints, this is just symbolic of what is happening within our consciousness. As Dr. Young says, "Aging is an option, not a requirement." When we use therapeutic quality essential oils regularly, it keeps all aspects of us young and we are excited about living - Young Living - get it?!
Keeping Your Vision Alive
Many people find it so difficult to dream, to have a vision, to get in touch with their innermost passion and follow their heart. I believe it is because parents often teach the principle: "Thou shalt not steal" to their children, meanwhile stealing their children's dreams and visions by telling them what they can and cannot pursue in life. Some parents feel threatened if their child wishes to go in a pathway that is different from the way they have gone.
If children have low self esteem, they may never think to question their parents either when they were children or years later after they have children of their own. They may live with an underlying fear that if they do dare to fantasize about a change or doing something new and different, someone will come and take that away from them. We often marry "replicas" of our parents if we haven't healed the underlying reasons why we chose those parents.
To be truly happy in life, it is imperative that we learn to give ourselves permission to do what makes our hearts sing! If we have an internal voice that tells us someone will disapprove of our choice, then we can work with this. Dr. Young frequently tells people to find and follow their passion and he has created beautiful essential oil blends: Live With Passion, Into the Future, Motivation, Envision, and Dream Catcher. I invite you to use these before you go into prayer and meditation and before you write your vision!
One of my highest passions is to help people find and then to have the courage to live their passionate visions in life. I teach how to write a vision in my Health Readings. To receive a copy of the Vision booklet, send $6 (which includes postage.) Why should God heal you if you don't know what you are going to do with your health and your life? Your life is sacred! I invite you to make full use of it!
Others in a self-sabotaging pattern feel a need for self- punishment because of the perception that they have done something wrong, thus saying, "I'd better punish myself before God sees what I've done and really punishes me!" It is important to periodically examine our beliefs about our Creator and everything in our lives. Some people decided in their childhood that their Creator was an angry, punishing God. Yet if you ask them now, they say God is loving and full of compassion. Bring yourself up to date. (Refer to Erasing & Reprogramming below.)
Attending to our Consciousness
We need to attend to our consciousness. This is one of those big factors which is often overlooked in our healing programs when we get too "busy" and neglect ourselves. To discover what is present within you, put a drop of Harmony, Humility or Surrender on your brow. Close your eyes and get in touch with your heart/mind/Spirit and simply begin writing. Here's an example of one woman's self-dialogue:
I deserve the best!
"Yeah, maybe after you prove yourself worthy."
I am worthy! I deserve the best!
"Tell it to someone who will believe it!"
I do believe in myself! I deserve the best!
"Why are you arguing with me?"
Because I hate what you are saying!
"You mean you hate yourself!"
I hate it when I can't keep promises to myself!
"Why do you keep promises to others, but not yourself?"
Because I haven't respected myself since I was raped.
Wow! Now you have something to work with! Can you see the value in taking a few minutes to self-dialogue? This is a very easy way to discover truths you are hiding from yourself that you don't feel you are ready to work with. The oils help you by balancing your brain hemispheres, raising your frequency and going into the limbic system so you can access these previously unexplored areas within yourself.
First, when we desire to make changes in ourselves, it is important to have a loving intention. Some people teach that it is just a matter deciding what you want and then going for it, which often means using imbalanced masculine energies, to force and manipulate themselves until they accomplish their goal. Perhaps this is coupled with affirmations, to brainwash you into believing something which is not true for you. This is a very unloving practice to do to ourselves and no permanent or lasting change comes this way.
I feel this also contributes to the dread most of us feel when we see that word CHANGE. It scares our emotional body because the emotional body feels like you will betray it again and it will rebel or even sabotage us to prevent us from getting hurt again. Often times our imbalanced masculine energies tell us that to overcome our former obstacles, we have to go Gung Ho and walk 10 miles after we haven't exercised in 15 years. The next day we are tired and sore and say, "See, this is why I don't exercise!" We know that we may have tried something in the past, such as stopping smoking or letting go of excess weight. When we tried to force ourselves to change without healing our emotional needs and issues and then failed, it just maintains that cellular memory of failure within us and we felt that no matter what, we could never change.
All healing comes about in loving balance and compassion. In fact, one definition of healing is when we see balance in a person's life. It is my truth that when we have healed the underlying conditions present, we will naturally gravitate towards that which we choose to bring into our lives - be it a new job, a new pattern or way of living, a change in a relationship or a change in body weight. Yes, we will have to exert a certain amount of loving discipline and commitment to our goal. At the same time, there shouldn't be a war going on inside of us. If so, this means we haven't handled all our emotional and spiritual issues. Attend to your consciousness!
Erasing & Reprogramming
In order to make changes in our belief systems, or to erase an internal "tape" that we don't choose to have running, it is best to set aside a few hours, a whole day or even a weekend where you will be undisturbed. Do this in your sacred space, whether in your home or outside. I feel it is best if you have a support person. You will need:
Start out by selecting a few oils in each category, either by dowsing or what you have available to you. I will now give an example of how an Erasing & Reprogramming session might go.
"Belinda" has the goal of letting go of her excess weight and having a successful marital relationship. She is divorced and raising three children on her own. Belinda has had unsuccessful relationships with men the last 10 years after the breakup of her marriage. Her husband was an alcoholic who was emotionally abusive to her on a regular basis and periodically was physically violent with her when drunk.
Her first emotional clearing session revealed that Belinda was sexually abused by her father when she was a small child. She had not previously remembered this. During her session in which she had done some connective breathing, with various emotional oils placed on her, the memories came flooding into her. These memories were startling at first until Belinda remembered that she had always been afraid of her father and also felt distant around him. He was also an alcoholic, and as she pieced together more events from her childhood, she remembered more and more details and her life began to make more sense.
Belinda's marriage was one in which she did what she termed her "wifely duties" to her husband. She didn't enjoy sexual relations with her husband and felt it was her "fault"; that there was something inadequate within her. Years of these patterns encoded layer after layer of low self-esteem and guilt in Belinda. After her divorce she kept re-creating men who seemed different on the exterior, and yet once they got into their relationship, they all seemed the same. Her second emotional clearing session was one in which she explored various emotions, mostly anger. She expressed her anger and rage at her father and her former husband.
Now Belinda comes for her Erasing and Reprogramming Session. She has prepared several months for this session by doing journal work to record her emotions. She also has been finding many creative ways to experience and express her previously repressed emotions. For the last three days before this session she has chosen to fast on Stanley Burrough's Master Cleanser formula.
Belinda enters the softly lit room and immediately feels comforted. She lays face up on the massage table. The facilitator holds her feet and shoulders with Valor. She places Spruce on her abdomen and Cedarwood around her navel. The facilitator places Release on her heart area, SARA on her throat area and Hope on her forehead and asks Belinda to breathe deeply and slowly. Belinda begins to cry and the facilitator asks what why she is crying. "I'm afraid I can't do this."
The facilitator acknowledges her emotions and comforts her with soothing words, "Belinda, I know you are feeling fear now. Good. I'm proud of you for facing this challenge. Continue to feel that and also realize this is the sacred moment you chose. This is the moment you have been waiting a long time for. You are beautiful. You are full of strength and courage. You can do this. Keep breathing."
As Belinda breathes deeper, with a drop of Hope on her heart area and a drop of Acceptance on her throat area, she feels better. The facilitator asks Belinda to say the following, "I now ask all energies which have been protecting me by holding this excess weight on my body to be completely dissolved now. I don't give them any more permission to be in my body. I erase them. I ask that anything else I need to learn from this comes to the surface now so I can embrace it. I am safe now. I draw to me my loving husband who respects and loves me."
Belinda takes some deep breaths while the facilitator puts Awaken on her forehead and Humility on her heart. "Now Belinda, I ask that you tell me all the details of your new husband." "He is so loving and gentle and he doesn't have any addictions. He respects me and we make beautiful love together. We share wonderful spiritual experiences because we have the same beliefs. He accepts my children and is a good father to them. Together, we are good providers for our family. I feel so comfortable around him."
"Good Belinda, that is very beautiful," says the facilitator and she places Rose on Belinda's heart and Galbanum on her navel. She holds Belinda's feet with Sacred Mountain and asks Belinda to say the following, "I forgive myself for not loving myself enough in the past. I forgive myself for allowing men to hurt me. I realize that this was just a symbol of my imbalanced masculine energies within me. I now call forth my balanced masculine energies to enforce my personal boundaries. I fill all those places that used to hold hurt, anger, rage and grief with the unconditional love from God."
The Importance of Emotional Clearing
I work with Emotional Balance because I feel that this (followed by Spiritual Balance) is the most missing area in people's lives. Before I discovered Young Living, I offered counseling and Vibrational Remedies for emotional healing. While these are useful tools, essential oils work much faster and deeper. It is important to understand that in working with our emotions, we must do more than simply rubbing on an oil. There has to be a strong commitment to discovering the value in the emotions because they are "nuggets of gold."
As many of you are unfamiliar with this type of work, I will relate another example of the way my husband and I do emotional clearings. Each person is different and rather than learning a procedure, it is best to see how another does this and then simply follow your intuition. (I caution you that if you have not yet developed your intuition in this area, continue using oils on yourself until you do. Please don't work with others until you are ready to do so.)
"Linda" phoned me and reported symptoms of constipation, arthritis, fatigue, trouble sleeping, and stomach problems. She wanted me to recommend over the phone some oils she could use. When I discovered Linda was only a couple of hours away from me, I suggested she get a Health Reading and then come for a healing session.
She asked me what I did in my healing sessions and I explained that I specialized in mostly emotional work. Linda told me over the phone, "I know there is something really wrong with me and I need more than just an emotional release!" I could sense the protective walls going up before we even started.
In her Health Reading I found low levels on most of her body parts plus many toxins in her body. I wrote a Wellness Program for her, emphasizing many of our Young Living products. To begin Linda's healing session, I laid her on the massage table face down and held Valor on her feet a few minutes. I could feel her level of fear so I placed a drop of SARA on the back side of her heart area. She immediately took several deep breaths and began to relax.
Then I turned her over so she was lying on her back. I put a drop of Surrender on the front of her heart area and a drop of Awaken on her forehead. I had her do some connective breathing and tears started pouring down her cheeks.
I asked her what she was experiencing and she said that she had been feeling overburdened with the business she was running with her husband because she took on more of the responsibilities than he did. Then to top it all off, when they got home from the business, she kept the household running while her husband watched T.V.
I continued placing oils on various parts of her body while she told her story and cried. At one point when she was experiencing a lot of anger, I placed Harmony over her solar plexus and throat. I placed JuvaFlex and Ledum over her liver. She had started clenching her teeth and I rubbed Release on her cheeks while I massaged that area. I asked her to get in touch with her anger and to give it the expression that seemed appropriate. She screamed and cried out loud for several minutes while I assured her that she was in a safe place.
After only 30 seconds of expressing her emotions, she got very cold so I put two layers of blankets over her. Often when the body is clearing out old stored emotions, the heat will go into the center of the body to move those emotions and the outside of the body gets very cold. (It is imperative for the facilitator to pay close attention to these details. If the person is not comfortable, it may detract from the value they could get out of the session. Especially if the person is not getting their needs met in life, they often won't ask you for a blanket, a glass of water or a tissue.)
I finished her session by massaging her feet very slowly and gently with some grounding oils. I used Spruce, Pine and Cedarwood. I often find Sacred Mountain works very well in this case. It is essential to pull the used energies down and out through the feet with grounding oils. When the session was over Linda hugged me and thanked me for my help. She laughingly said, "I guess I did need an Emotional Clearing after all!"
She did have physical things going on, and she also had emotional components as well. She said she felt so much lighter and happier after just that one session. She called me several days later to say that she had more energy. I congratulated her and said that was because she wasn't holding so much emotional baggage in her body. Each time I worked on her, we worked on a different area of her emotional wellness.
The products I recommended for her various physical symptoms seemed merely of a supportive nature and did help her. However, the power of her healing came from the emotional clearing. She found her "stomach" problems and constipation greatly reduced after the emotional clearing sessions, as might have been expected. I suggested she use AlkaLime, Cleansing Trio and Di-Tone.
I told Linda that while Sulfurzyme, ArthroTune and PD 80/20 would help, her back pains and joint inflammation would not be totally gone unless she also made changes in her diet, stopped over care-taking, took some time off from her work for personal nurturing and self-exploration and had some counseling in regards to her husband.
Any kind of "itis" in the body indicates inflammation on a physical level, and is also a symbolic message of resentment and anger. Resentment is fermented anger. To break the word apart, you are re-sending the same energy over and over, and thus it is like a fermentation process which is bound to eventually pop like the cork on a bottle of champagne. Yes, she cleared a lot of anger in her sessions with us, however until she goes to the source of the anger (continuing to take on more responsibilities than she wanted to do in her business and home life) the anger would just continue to build up in her body.
My Body Fat Reduction Program
My New Year's/New Millennium's gift to myself was to finally make the commitment to put my Body Fat Reduction Program in top priority. When the Young Living Lifestyle Transformations Program came out I simply wasn't ready to make these changes. At the time, it seemed too drastic and it scared my emotional body because I still had more layers of emotional trauma to clear.
When one has excess body fat (just as in the case of clinical depression or addictions), there are always very delicate and sensitive areas the person feels are important to protect within. Please use a high level of respect and tread gently in this area. Making body weight changes is more than a case of simply forcing oneself to exercise and then applying will power (imbalanced masculine energies) in order to adhere to a strict nutritional intake!
People carry extra body fat for a great number of reasons. Those who have a fear of intimacy, those who have experienced rape, incest or childhood sexual abuse will often carry extra body weight, especially in the abdomen, hips and thighs. When there is a lot of repressed anger, fear or grief, a person will often carry extra weight to insulate these painful energies from outside triggers. Some of the same issues apply here as I mentioned in the section on self sabotage. Those who feel guilty, feel a need to punish themselves or feel unworthy often will unconsciously choose to not look as attractive as they could.
One can argue that an "overweight" person is lazy, eats too much, eats the wrong kinds of food and doesn't get enough exercise. One can say that the metabolism, hormones or any other factors in the body aren't functioning correctly. Yes, these all have merit up to a point. More important are our Spiritual, Mental and Emotional bodies which direct the physical. These subtle bodies vibrate faster than the physical. The physical is the lowest density and is the level upon which energies come into form or manifestation. To see permanent change, we must correct problems at the level of the source.
Until a person discovers their inner hidden issues and emotions, no matter what is done from a dietary and exercise standpoint, it will not produce permanent results. Even when the extra weight is dropped, if the underlying patterns are not changed, the weight will come back. When a person no longer needs the extra weight, the physical body will make the necessary changes so that it operates optimally. It will then be impossible to gain weight, just like the thin person who says, "No matter what I eat, I can't gain weight."
While I am not addressing the thin people who choose to gain weight in this newsletter, the same philosophy holds true no matter which end of the spectrum you are on. It is my intention that my readers will understand the concepts which I present and will then apply them in a way that works for them. This is why I don't have protocols for conditions. I don't believe in them! Each person will manifest various conditions and symptoms for their own internal reasons. I share examples of how I clear the issues and emotions to stimulate your imagination and intuition as guidelines.
Even though a person has worked through all the other factors, there is often a time lag in which the physical body has to catch up to the growth and change in the subtle bodies. This is why the body usually needs some assistance in correcting the faulty digestion, metabolism, hormonal levels and most certainly to let go of the toxins. Young Living has the true Missing Link with therapeutic quality essential oils and the many bio-available supplements.
I will list the supplements and oils which one can use to make corrections. I always advise that people use their intuition, muscle testing, or a dowsing device to determine which products are beneficial at a given time.
For Optimal Endocrine Functioning:
For Optimal Digestive Functioning:
Detoxification & Elimination Systems:
Young Living Food Products:
In any Body Fat Reduction Program, the aim is to eat foods in the most natural condition, as close to raw as possible. This means raw fruits and vegetables, freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices, raw nuts and nut butters (sparingly), wholesome fresh pressed cooking oils (almond, avocado, sesame, walnut, pumpkin seed - NOT Canola Oil!) You may also enjoy lean organic poultry or fish, lightly steamed vegetables and soups.
I suggest selecting the supplements you are going to work with each day and divide them into 3-6 portions. Some people do better with 3 meals a day, and others need 6 smaller meals. Do what works for you. If a person has 50-100 excess pounds, it is best to eat 3-4 smaller meals, with 2 ounces of organic apple juice and 4 ounces of water mixed with I.C.P. 3-5 times day in between meals. If you don't wish to take supplements with meals, then take them between meals. Do what works for you, as long as you take your supplements and use your oils regularly. Don't bother using oils or taking supplements haphazardly. Either be regular with your usage, or skip them it until you can make a true commitment to yourself.
One serving daily of each of these is very supportive to the body: fresh raw fruit, raw or steamed vegetables (can be made into soup), a small serving (not more than ½ cup) of a whole grain or 2 rice crackers and a large salad or raw veggies. Enjoy snacks or meals of Power Meal, Essential Manna & Wolfberry Bars. Vary your food. Use your imagination and seasonings! Eat poultry or fish, for breakfast or your mid-day meal. Don't eat heavy protein after 2 p.m.
If a person is 50-100 pounds heavier than their chosen weight, I feel this is a supportive plan that allows a lot of freedom and doesn't sound like a diet. I don't use that word which contains DIE within it. Others who are closer to their chosen weight may wish to play with body type diets, or blood type diets. I feel if a person has addressed the issues present, takes supportive supplements, eats wholesome, highly nutritious foods and focuses on some form of daily exercise, the changes will occur in their proper timing.
Join Me in My Weight Reduction Research
If you are interested in joining me in this program, please e-mail me and I will send you more detailed information, detoxification cleanses and my healthy recipes. If I get enough people doing this program, I could link you up with a loving support person in your area via e-mail or phone.
I sincerely believe the key to success in making these kinds of changes to the body requires that you surrender to some gentle and loving outside support, (not a drill Sargent!) especially if one has more than 50 excess pounds. Please realize that if you could have done it yourself before, you would have! Even I chose to leave my home for 10 days to be away from my normal routine to get started.
I turned my diet and supplement program over to a loving friend who handed me pills and I.C.P. to drink while I received body work and had lots of quiet personal reflective time. It isn't that I didn't know what to do, as I am highly capable of instructing others. For my healing, the process involved allowing someone else to nurture and support me since this entire lifetime I have been the one to nurture, support and care for others. On an unconscious level, I was resentful of being an over care taker. This was part of the reason I kept my excess body weight! Now that I broke the cycle, I am so grateful! my healing has begun!
Dangers of Canola Oil
Canola is not the name of a natural plant but a made-up word, from the words "Canada" and "oil." Canola is a genetically engineered plant developed in Canada from the Rapeseed Plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants.
US and Canadian farmers grow genetically engineered rapeseed and manufacturers use its oil (canola) in thousands of processed foods, with the blessings of Canadian and US government watchdog agencies. The canola supporting websites say that canola is safe to use. They admit it was developed from the rapeseed, but insist that through genetic engineering it is no longer rapeseed, but "canola" instead. You'll be amazed if you begin looking at ingredients lists.
Rape oil was the source of the chemical warfare agent mustard gas, which was banned after blistering the lungs and skins of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and civilians during W.W.I. It was again in use during the Gulf War.
Studies of canola oil with lab animals were disastrous. Rats developed fatty degeneration of the heart, kidney, adrenals, and thyroid gland. When canola oil was withdrawn from their diets, the deposits dissolved but scar tissue remained on all vital organs. No studies on humans were made before money was spent to promote Canola oil in the USA.
One person reports, "My cholesterol level was 150. After a year using Canola oil I tested 260. I switched back to pure olive oil and it has taken five years to get it down to 160."
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is a rare fatal degenerative disease caused by a build up long-chain fatty acids (C22 to C28) which destroys the myelin (protective sheath) of the nerves. Canola oil is a very long chain fatty acid oil (C22). Those who defend canola oil say that the Chinese and Indians have used it for centuries with no effect. However, that was in an unrefined form.
Go to the following web site for more on this subject: http://www.dldewey.com/hydroil.htm.
Resources for the article: Aug/Sep 96 issue, The Great Canola Debate Perceptions, Nov/Dec 95 issue, The Devil's Bargain Book, Fats That Heal and Fats That Kill, by Udo Erasmus.
Non GMO Shopping List
Have you heard the stories of the genetically engineered corn that made its way into Taco Bell taco shells and beyond? Greenpeace has created a biofood shopping list for the public. This list outlines thousands of brand-name cereals, snacks, frozen dinners and other foods that contain genetically altered corn, soybeans, and other ingredients.
The list is published at Greenpeace's True Food Now site, along with a list of foods that don't contain gene-spliced ingredients. It appears that as long as US regulators reject pressure for labeling (Japan, Australia, Italy, Britain and a dozen other nations label products with genetically engineered ingredients) people will have to get their information elsewhere.
True Food Now http://www.truefoodnow.org/
Stop taking anything containing Phenylpropanolamine. It has been linked to increased hemorrhage and stroke among women ages 18-49 within three days after beginning use. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine. Let me know if you wish a list of medications which contain Phenylpropanolamine.
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