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In the upcoming May-June Issue of the Raindrop Messenger, Dr. David Stewart will tell his experiences at the Nova Vita Clinic in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he lost 21.5 lbs in 3.5 weeks, lost 4 inches from his waist, lowered his blood sugar from 240 to 60, reprogrammed his taste buds to prefer healthy foods, and returned home 15 years younger. Dr. Stewart will also report on the week-long YLEO Convention in Ecuador with Gary Young, February 22-March 1, and tell about his trip with Gary and a small group (7 people) to the Jungles of the upper Amazon where they rappelled down three waterfalls and saw the ashes spewing from Tungurahua Volcano. If your friends are not already subscribers to The Raindrop Messenger, encourage them to do so before the next issue in May. All they have to do is visit the CARE website, www.RaindropTraining.com, and enter their email address through the home page. All back issues of the Raindrop Messenger are archived and downloadable from the CARE Website.
NOTE: The following article was written by Connie Bennett to distribute and share with her friends as a tool in building her Young Living Business. Feel free to adapt and use her remarkable testimony to share and serve in building your own Young Living business. Articles in The Raindrop Messenger are not copyrighted. Feel free to copy, edit and revise for your own purposes.
Sept 14, 2007.
Sept 22, 2007.
In one sense,
Dave's Healing Oils workshop on Sept 22 was pretty much what I expected
-- Bible stories and contemporary testimonials of how certain oils had
been and are currently being used to treat various ailments. What I didn't
expect was that Dave would actually pass around the oils as he shared
testimonials and scripture passages about them.
October 4, 2007.
I can hear you thinking what I thought, "Yeah, right."
Having had this problem for decades, it was no surprise the next morning when I crawled out of bed and couldn't stand upright. Miserable and in pain, my spine feeling like a jigsaw puzzle, I managed to feed the cats, and as I was returning to bed to get on a heating pad, I remembered the story of The Skeptical Chiropractor.
As it so happened I had an old kit of oils I had purchased for a Raindrop treatment six or seven years earlier when my friends Ed and Jacqui Close became involved in Young Living. Valor is one of the main oils in a raindropa form of massage that uses a proscribed set of oils that are applied to the back and feet in a specific sequence.
I personally never cared for raindrop and subsequently had a negative impression of oils because two of the most prominent oils in the sequence are Oregano and Thyme, which leave you smelling like the main course at a Domino's Pizza. A vegetable-based massage oil is also used as a medium to disperse the oils, and so I mistakenly believed that Essential Oils left the skin feeling "oily," something I have since learned it totally not true. Essential oils are eagerly absorbed by the skin in seconds, and within minutes, their scent is virtually gone.
Back to Saturday
Instantly -- before I could even take my fingers off my spine, things began to shift back into place. I rubbed in two more drops, bent to do a flat-back stretch, and when I came out of the stretch I stood fully erect, not a hint of pain. Every vertebrae of my spine was right where it was supposed to be and I was pain free. All in less than 60 seconds.
I thought. "That was a healing moment. Cant deny it. But that
doesn't mean the oils do any of the other things oilers claim
they can do. I mean, Ive heard testimonials about oils being
successfully used for everything from cancer to MS to MRSA. If those stories
were true, why on earth arent doctors prescribing essential oils
instead of drugs?
I didn't have either of those oils, but I did have a blend called Aroma Seiz, which had cypress in it. And of course, I had my Valor, which I had already decided was a miracle cure for any ailment. I decided to see if oils could help alleviate some of the pain of arthritis.
In his workshop,
Dave points out that there were two different types of healing mentioned
in the Bible. One type was immediate like most of the healings attributed
to Jesus, but the other, which was frequently used by the apostles, was
therapeuo which means healing over time (in the same way modern
doctors used prescription drugs, the apostles often prescribed oils that
were applied over periods of days, weeks, or months to affect the cures
that they were credited for in the Scriptures).
After about three weeks of this, I was working at my desk in my home office one afternoon and realized that my knees were killing me for the first time in weeks. "Okay. Here's another test." I got up, went to my stash of oils, applied drops of AS to each knee and the pain disappeared. Instantly.
After all that,
how could I not be a believer? How could I not want to share this with
the people I care about? Admittedly, I am not totally pain free yet, because
regrettably, I have a lot of different sources of pain. The diabetic neuropathy
in my feet is quite painful. I also have plantar faciitis in my right
foot, but it is healing with the use of Aroma Seiz and Birch oil (some
of which I still have from my old raindrop kit). My lower back pain has
grown progressively worse in the last 12 months, but a pair of miraculous
Z-coil shoes have almost entirely eliminated that pain. As long as I'm
wearing the shoes, I can stand or walk for hours, whereas before the Z-coils
my lower back was screaming five minutes after I got on my feet. (Z-coils
are not a Young Living product. Google them if you want to know more,
and you can absolutely believe everything you read in the testimonials
on their website!)
Ive also started taking several of YLEOs amazing nutritional supplements their whole food vitamins and the amazing NingxiaRed antioxidant super juiceboth of which are giving me more energy and making me feel better than I have in years.
The long and the short of it is: I'm a believer. Oils work. Now that I've started reading and educating myself on the difference between oils and drugs, I'm coming to understand that there is a reason why oils work. And there is a reason why their efficacy is a well-kept secret.
Remember how I said I had always believed that if there was an all-natural cure for a disease, injury, or ailment, doctors would be prescribing it and its use would be universal. Want to know why that's a myth? Because things that are naturally occurring cannot be patented. If something can't be patented, what reason does the pharmaceutical industry have to perform expensive trials and prolonged testing to prove scientifically whether an all natural substance like an essential oil really works?
But if there is no funding for extensive tests and trials, there is no proof that something is effective. There are only testimonials from people who use the products, and the health care industry has done a remarkable job of making anyone who believes in any form of holistic or alternative medicine look like delusional crackpots.
In the 1950s and 60s, when I was growing up, doctors knew everything. They could cure anything! Thats what the healthcare industry trained us to believe. Doctors want us to believe that only drugs cure but if you listen to the list of potential side-effects that go hand-in-hand with the potential benefits of the drugs we hear about these days in television commercials, its easy to see that drugs dont cure, they just trade one set of problems for another set of problems, and its up to the doctor and the patient to decide whether the treatment is worse than the disease.
On the other hand, oils that are pure, therapeutic grade* work because they are 100% natural, and because they are natural, our bodies know instinctively how to make use of them. Drugs are artificial, and our bodies have to figure out what to do with them.
Fortunately, there is some scientific testing of essential oils being conducted on a limited but widening basis around the world. Unfortunately, research conducted in England, France, and Egypt, to name a few, doesnt make the headlines in the U.S.
If you want to know more, Ill be happy to bore you with all the details you could possibly handle and then some. If youre a baby boomer like me who has started to creak and groan (or been creaking and groaning for years) and want to know more about feeling better and making the last decades of your life healthier and more productive, give me a call. (And if you have mold or mold-related health issues, I can totally help you solve your problem and save big bucks in the process!)
Ten years ago in a workshop called "Essential Oils: The Missing Link," Young Living's founder, D. Gary Young, said, "God put everything we need right here on earth for us. He didnt intend for us to suffer.
Whether you believe in God or not, whether you accept that he created plants and gave them medicinal properties for the benefit of man, heres a fact I hope you can embrace: Pure, therapeutic grade 100% natural essential oils* cannot possibly do anyone any harm. So, if there exists even the slightest possibility that simply smelling an oil or rubbing a drop of it on someones skin could alleviate pain, heal wounds, or improve the quality of life even a little, why in the name of God would anyone refuse to even try it?
** In order to keep me from getting into trouble with the FDA, I have to add this disclaimer: The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
From 1996 - 1999 I was employed part-time as a writer for Crader Distributing company, which is the regional supplier of STIHL Chain saws and other Stihl equipment throughout a seven-state area in the Midwest, including Missouri. They are headquartered in Marble Hill, Missouri, across the creek from the farm where I live. (I used to wear rubber boots and walk to work, wading the creek, every day.) My job was to produce a monthly newsletter for Stihl distributors throughout the Midwest. In doing so, I traveled from Oklahoma to illinois and from Nebraska to the Mexican border of Texas gathering information on Stihl dealers and their experiences as material for my articles. It was a stress-free, fun job. At the same time, I also owned a publishing company that was mainly being run by wife, Lee, and my son, Anthony.
In 1999 I decided leave the Stihl company (Craders) in order to go full time into building my YLEO distributorship, developing the CARE Program, and researching oils to write books. I asked Connie if she would be interested in taking my place as a writer with the Crader company. When I suggested her for my replacement, she was immediately offered the job and, in addition to fulfilling their needs for a writer, they also got an expert on websites and the Internet, which I am not. With Connie's superb writing/editing skills and thorough knowledge of the Internet, what had been a part-time position with Stihl for me turned into a full-time position for Connie. She remains there to this day.
Connie also has a website design company called Silver Moon Designs (www.AffordableWebPages.com). Connie is the designer and maintainer of the CARE Website. As our webmaster and a witness to our success over the years in several aspects of the oil business, Connie decided to build her own oil business and enrolled with Young Living last September. She was intending only to promote the Thieves mold-combating program developed by Dr. Close, since she had been able to solve a serious mold problem in her own home with the Thieves protocol. As a close friend of Ed and Jacqui Close for many years, she asked them to be her YLEO sponsors. She is now the diligent leader of a steadily growing YLEO business. The rest is history in the making, as Connie has expressed above. Remember her article when you see her walk across the stage at future Young Living conventions.
BOOKS AND DVDS:
Purchasing Rabbi Marty's Holy Anointing Oil
that newsletter a few months ago, I discovered that the email address
and website I had given for purchasing the Holy Anointing Oil was in error.
Rabbi Marty (Moshe) Cohen, who mixes and sells the Holy Blend has changed
his email and web addresses. Moshe is "Moses" in Hebrew, but
Rabbi Cohen, who now lives in Texas, prefers to go by his American name
of "Marty." He is a Messianic Jew, believing that Jesus is the
Messiah foretold in the Old Testament, but still wishing to observe his
Rabbi Marty's Holy Anointing Oil is also available at http://www.newjerusalemgifts.com. Type "Holy Anointing Oil" in the search box on the home page and it will take you to a web page featuring the Holy Anointing Oil that Rabbi Marty blends and sells. The item number is #SKU5044. You can purchase the oil over the Internet from this site. This webpage does not mention Rabbi Marty, but the Holy Anointing Oil featured there is his. It comes in a quarter-ounce bottle in a small box with a tiny scroll with the scripture from which the formula is derived. The cost is around $7. They make nice gifts. I recommend purchasing the oil directly from the Rabbi, himself, via his phone numbers.
Someone asked me why I am recommending the purchase of an oil that is not from Young Living. The reason is that Young Living does not sell this blend. Furthermore, Young Living does not sell all of the individual oils that comprise this blend. According to Exodus 30:22-31, the Holy Blend contains oils of myrrh, calamus, cassia, cinnamon, and olive in specific proportions which come out to be approximately 82-84% essential oil and 16-18% carrier oil (olive). The proportions given in the Bible would make up about six gallons. The ancient Jews used lots of this oil blend which was used to anoint, not only the priests and temple assistants, but to daily anoint everything on and around the alter. It was this oil and its daily usage that prevented epidemics and disease among the Hebrews, both at the time of Moses as well as at the time of Christ and afterwards. (See the book, "Healing Oils of the Bible" for more on this.)
As for making your own Holy Anointing Oil following the Biblical formula, you will need to look for sources outside of Young Living. Young living sells myrrh and cinnamon, but does not sell calamus or cassia as individual oils. Young Living does sell a blend called Exodus II containing all of the ingredients of the Holy Anointing Oil, but Exodus II also contains four other oils that are not part of the formula given to Moses in Exodus. Therefore, if you want the exact formula given in the Old Testament, you must go outside of Young Living to get it whether you mix your own or purchase the blend already mixed.
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