Raindrop Messenger Archive
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THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Volume 6, Number 4
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IN THIS ISSUE:
1. 12 Questions for Those who Invite You to Join Another Company, by
1. Twelve Questions to Ask Those Who Invite You to
1. Does their company own any farms on which to raise herbs for oils? And if they do, are they new farms on land formerly polluted with herbicides, pesticides, and chemicals that contain residuals from the past, or are they farming land that is clean, which has never been cultivated or has been untilled for at least the last 50 years?
2. Does their company have their own fully equipped testing laboratory to verify an oil's composition?
3. Do they have anyone on staff with a trained nose who can analyze oils by their smell? (There are less than 200 people in the world with noses sufficiently trained to discern the chemistry of a fragrance.)
4. If their company purchases oils from outside suppliers, do they visit the distilleries and farms of those suppliers periodically to observe if the herbs are grown organically, i.e. without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers?
5. Do they know if the grower has a testing laboratory on the farm to determine when the crop is at its peak for oil harvesting?
6. Do they know if the crops were actually harvested at their peak time and, if so, was there an inordinant delay in taking them to the still and into the cookers?
7. Do they know if their distillery personnel understand the art and science of distilling, exactly how to pack the cookers, how to administer the steam, how to maintain minimum temperatures and pressures throughout the cooker, and how to continuously monitor the process throughout distillation to make sure the oil produced contains all of its components in the proper proportions?
8. If their supplier makes a mistake in the distillation or harvesting processes that results in an inferior grade of oil, does that supplier sell the oil anyway or do they discard it?
9. Do they know if the the cookers in the distilleries of their suppliers have domed lids or cone shaped lids? Most stills use dome-shaped lids. Cone topped cookers deliver a better grade of oil than dome tops.
10. Do they know if their suppliers supplement the distillation process with solvents to exatract additional oil from the plant matter?
11. Do they know if their suppliers bottle their oils directly from the distillery without modifying the composition of the natural oil by adding anything or taking anything away?
12. Do they know if their company has tested their company's oils side by side with Young Living oils in the same lab to make a fair comparison? And if so, where is the data?
This is not a comprehensive list of questions you could ask, but if their answer to any or most of the above is "no," or "I don't know," then how do they know their oils are "pure therapeutic grade" and that they are "as good or better than those of Young Living?" Without such knowledge, how can they make any verifiable claims that compare Young Living Oils with their brand?
With Young Living, you know that the answer to all of these questions is "Yes."
Young Living owns and operates four large farms in Utah, Idaho, France, and Ecuador, all of which were clean and free of chemicals for at least 50 years before Young Living agreed to buy the land. In fact, the land in Idaho had never been farmed before Young Living, and the Ecuador farm is being cleared from primitive jungle, free from human contamination for thousands of years.
Young Living also has an expertly staffed, fully equipped laboratory
for testing oils including a gas chromatograph, a mass spectrometer, and
other equipment whose value adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Gary Young is one of the few people in the world who can smell an oil and tell you what compounds are present, which are missing, and in what quantities. An essential oil company needs a person like that to check every batch of oil to make sure it is up to therapeutic standards. Such people can discern certain aspects of oil chemistry that a laboratory cannot measure.
Young Living markets more than 100 species of oils and cannot possible raise them all on their own farms. When they purchase from other growers and suppliers, they not only may initial site visits to verify that the oils are being produced and packaged properly, but they have a program of making repeated visits from time to time to make sure the standards are being upheld.
Gary Young has personally trained his distillers in the art of distilling. Besides the science to know exactly how to pack the cookers but the still operator must also learn the art of how to listen to the sounds of the steam inside the cooker and to be able to feel the outside of the cooker and diagnose how things are going inside to determine what adjustments need to be made.
Young Living distills oils at minimum pressures and temperatures to gently coax the oil and all of its compounds into the finished product, even though significant money, time, and labor can be saved by distilling at high pressures and high temperatures, like many companies do. High pressure/high temperature distillation may produce an oil with the fragrance compounds of an oil, but not with the therapeutic compounds. Young Living never uses solvents to finish off the distilling process as many companies do.
By climbing inside of an actual cooker and visually noting the patterns of steam flow, Gary Young was able to determine that a dome-shaped lid caused the oil-bearing steam to curl and back flow into the plant mass, thus altering the chemistry and losing some constituents, while a cone-shaped lid allowed the steam to spiral directly up, out, and into the condenser without turbulence.
Many of the techniques and skills applied in growing and distilling Young Living oils are trade secrets, known only to Gary Young and his trusted employees.
Young Living oils are bottled as they emerge from the still in their complete natural state without adulteration (adding compounds) or refinement (removing compounds).
In a few instances when mistakes were made and a batch of oil grown and distilled by Young Living did not measure up to Gary Young's standards, the oil was discarded, poured out on the ground. Some companies would have sold such oil anyhow, if not to their customers, then to another retailer. Young Living will never do that. They would rather be in short supply of a given species than to market an inferior product.
While you are asking questions to another company representative, you might also ask how long they have been in business? Young Living was founded in 1991. Gary bought its first farm in 1992 near St. Maries, Idaho, and its second farm in 1995 near Mona, Utah. Gary Young and the company are committed to ensuring a current and future supply of top grade essential oils indefinitely into the future.
If you ever get the opportunity, visit a Young Living farm and distillery and you will begin to see for yourself the care and dedication it takes to produce the finest essential oils in the world.
The factors that make Young Living unique and outstanding in the world of essential oil companies are so numerous they cannot all be presented in an article like this. When your life and your health are depending on it, you cannot afford to use oils whose chemistry and origins are uncertain. I have complete trust in the quality and integrity of Young Living oils. That is why I will neither use nor consider any other brand.
3. Young Living European Convention and British CARE Intensive, Sept 2008
Dr. David Stewart, Co-founder and President of CARE International, will make a presentation on Healing Oils of the Bible during the Young Living Europe Convention in Vienna, Austria, September 17-19, 2008.
The following week he will be teaching a CARE Intensive, co-sponsored by Young Living, in Great Britain September 23-26, at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Details are given on the CARE Website and can also be obtained by contacting Young Living Europe, email@example.com, www.younglivingeurope,com, Telephone: 01480 862840. (If you call from outside the United Kingdom, dial 011 44 and then the number as given.)
4. How to Do Raindrop Legally with No Other License
CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for each Class. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.
For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI).
In addition to credit for massage therapists thru the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB) in association with CARE. The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board.
Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada. CRP validates your level of skill and competence. LSH takes your practice out of the realm of health care and puts it into the practice of religion, which is constitutionally protected.
Being a CRP or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurance good throughout the U.S. and Canada through The Natural Therapies Association of North America (TNTANA).
Eligibility to be a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com. For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($6.95 plus shipping) available from CARE via the website just given above or by calling (800) 758-8629.
5.CARE Calendar of Training Programs
CARE Training Workshops for Continuing Education Credit in RAINDROP, VITAFLEX, BIBLE OILS, CHEMISTRY,AND EMOTIONAL RELEASE
During 2007, CARE sponsored 151 Programs in Canada, Mexico, 29 States and the District of Columbia and in previous years has sponsored trainings in Italy and Australia as well.
As of July 22, 2008, 102 CARE Programs have been already scheduled for 2008. These are located coast to coast across North America, in 32 States of the U.S., 5 Provinces of Canada, Austria, and Great Britain.
More programs will be added every week. Periodically check the website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com for the latest listings.
If you don't find a CARE program in your area at this time, check the Directory of Certified Trainers on the CARE website and contact one or more of them to see if a CARE Seminar or Intensive can be arranged in your neighborhood.
CARE OFFERS TWO TYPES OF PROGRAMS
1. CARE INTENSIVES (offering ALL of the 25-hour CARE curriculum over a 3-4 day period.)
2. CARE SEMINARS (offering a portion of the CARE curriculum over a 1-2 day period.)
3. CARE CLASSES (offering one of the five topics of the CARE curriculum in a day, morning, afternoon, or evening.)
The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:
BO - Bible Oils (2 hrs)
Listings of scheduled CARE Programs are given below and
1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.
2. Seminars offering only a part of the CARE curriculum are designated according to what is offered by BO, VF, RD, CH, and/or ER as appropriate.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider.
Postings below are as of July 24, 2008. Additional ones arebeing added every week or so. Full details are given on the CARE website http://www.RaindropTraining.com Check the website periodically for the most current dates and locations.
For specific information on any particular program, see Contact Names with their emails, phone numbers, etc., at the end of this message. Registration for most Intensives can be accomplished on the internet at http://www.RaindropTraining.com.
You may also call CARE toll free at 800-758-8629 or e-mail your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOMING A CCI, LSH, CRP, or BCRS
CARE Classes are usually taken for the information and skills they provide. Certificates of Participation are issued for eachClass. Any CARE Class once taken can be repeated for half-price.
For those who may want to teach for CARE, CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)
In addition to credit for massage therapists thru NCBTMB, taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP) or Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) through the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB). The CARE Program also leads to eligibility to become a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) through the Alliance of Christian Healers Licensing Board. Becoming both a CRP and a LSH legalizes you in the practice of Raindrop and Vitaflex throughout the U.S. and Canada. Being a CRP or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurahce good throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Eligibility for becoming a CRP or BCRS is available only through CARE. For more details, visit http://www.RaindropTraining.com.For complete details, obtain a current edition of the CCI Handbook ($6.95) available from CARE.
2008 CARE Calendar of Programs (As of 7/24/08)
In the following States or Provinces
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD, ER
Seminar: VF, RD
Legend of Acronym Titles:
Connie Adams, CMT, FCCI
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CARE PROGRAMS
This program may change your life if you are willing to try something
new and be open. I love how gentle and graceful my healing was and how
wonderful to have hope again.
This class was very enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It
is nice to know that there is an alternative to medicine.
I can say from experience that the Dallas version of Raindrop, as taught
in CARE Seminars, is the very best. CARE training allows a person to completely
grasp the meaning of every technique and lesson taught so a person can
carry out, with true value and with deep spirituality, their own facilitations
using CARE methods. I am confident that I have learned the most effective
way to assist others on their journey to optimum health."
Since I can remember I could not seem to hear what others could hear.
As a result I was labeled as a slow learner. At the CARE Seminar, the
Instructor asked if he could demonstrate the Vitaflex Ear Technique on
me using helichrysum oil. So I took out my hearing aid and he gave his
demonstration to the class. That night when I turned on my computer I
had to decrease the volume by three-quarters of the setting I normally
use as it was too loud for me. The next day I did not wear my hearing
aid to class and for the first time I did not strain to hear.
This seminar was beyond my highest expectations! It opened up incredible
insights and understandings! In addition we learned one Vitaflex technique
that 'cured' my scoliosis with one application.
My experience in this class was very precious and a blessing! The instructor
poured out her love all day long amongst us. She touched my heart. I would
love to have more of my dear friends in Europe receive this wonderful
This program has changed my life. I feel as if I have been waiting all
of my life for this door to open so I could walk through into my destiny.
Usually I would go to a seminar and in a few days, I would go back to
my old habit patterns, but not this time. The next day after the emotional
release class I woke up totally free from a fear I had for years. God
is such a wonderful Father to prepare these healings for us in such a
simple way as offered through CARE's ministry. I will forever be thankful.
And one more thing. My block towards chemistry is gone. Really gone!I
did not look forwardto the class. I actually dreaded it. Now, I am looking
forwardto taking it again and becoming a teacher! Miracles happen all
the time! Shalom.
A fabulous reintroduction to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general.
The instructor was amazing.
The CARE Intensive exceeded my high expectations. All of the instructors
were great. Their tremendous caring and willingness to give of self was
always evident.This program provides an opportunity to build on previous
knowledge or start new if unfamiliar with essential oils. It also enables
you to participate in personal growth and meet wonderful people.
Thank you so much for bringing the raindrop training to Australia. I
absolutely loved the course. It was a turning point for me. I hope that
you can come back to Australia ASAP.
I am so grateful for CARE. This workshop really truly builds confidence
and teaches the techniques in a way that could be learned by anyone. Thank
you! It has been so fulfilling!
This seminar will change your life! I have no suggestions forthis seminar.
It was fantastic.
This is a program for everyone. It will cange their lives for a much
better future. Makes you a new person who belongs to God. Thank you.
It was great! I loved it! Until I took this seminar I didn't have a clue
that oils could do so much! Thank you!
We traveled a long way for the CARE Seminar (from England to California).
The whole workshop was interesting, enlightening, excellent, and very
enjoyable. It was well worth every mile traveled!
As a massage therapist I was able to take the work that I do to the next
level! The understanding of the chemistry of essential is helping me explain
the scientific way they work. Thank you. It was a pleasure being in this
This training is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly
awe inspiring!! We received knowledge and healing from above.
This workshop has been the most rewarding learning experience since my
introduction to essential oils. The wealth of material and wonderful personal
experiences and knowledge shared was beyond my expectations.
Three days after receiving raindrop in the CARE class I received a healing
from a painful shoulder and left arm. I am very excited what the oils
do for people.
Millions of thanks to you. I am already lining up students to come to
your next classes. Everything was taught in such a simple manner that
even a child could follow and do raindrop technique. May God bless you
richly in your work.
Words are not adequate to express how great this class is. Everyone was
inspired and blessed by every section of the class. We didn't want it
The CARE Intensive was so great! It was amazing. During the three days
we all bonded together and it seemed like we were all a big family. I
found the chemistry class to be very interesting, which shocked me as
I never really enjoyed science before. You explained everything so well
that now I will feel more confident in using my oils and sharing them.
Thank you for the experience and the training.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for such a wonderful program. Not only
have I learned a great deal of new skills, I have grown as a spiritual
being. All this in just three days! Thank you.
I have taken the CARE Classes twice now and it continues to get better.
The magnitude of information is incredible. I feel like I could repeat
I wouldn't change anything about the CARE class. It is perfect. This
little group is really special. We were supported by so many angels and
the presence of the highest spirit. I love this training!
6. Subscription/ Unsubscription/ and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Oils
In each issue of The Raindrop Messenger you will find articles and essays on a variety of topics related to health and longevity. Our hope is to be informative and, perhaps, inspire to you for the benefit of your physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual life. The Raindrop Messenger is also a friendly way of keeping you abreast of CAREs ongoing programs, activities and helpful books and videos.
Subscribing and Unsubscribing
To subscribe to The Raindrop Messenger, visit CARE online at http://www.RaindropTraining.com and find the sign-up box on the home page.
If you wish at any time to leave this email list, unsubscribe information can be found at the bottom of every newsletter. On the other hand, if you enjoy the newsletter we hope that you will forward it to your friends and family along with an invitation to join the ever-growing list of Raindrop Messenger readers.
Where and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
If you are a Young Living Essential Oils Distributor or a Young Living Customer, you have chosen to avail yourself of the worlds finest oils of Biblical grade quality. If You are not a YL Member and have a friend or relative who is, you should approach them and ask how you can become affiliated with Young Living and purchase these oils.
You may also contact any Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) who would be happy to enroll you in Young Living. The addresses, phone numbers, and email information for all CARE instructors are given on the CARE website, http://www.RaindropTraining.com. Perhaps there is a CCI living near to you who would serve as your sponsor and assist you in learning about how to use the oils.
If you do not know of anyone in your community or family that sells these oils, you may also choose to enroll with Dr. David and Lee Stewart as your sponsor at http://bibleoils.YoungLivingWorld.com or by contacting Young Living at (800) 371-3515 and enroll over the phone asking that David and Lee Stewart, YLEO Member #261333, be your sponsors. You may also call David or Lee directly at (573) 238-4273.
You cannot practice therapeutic aromatherapy with healing results unless you use properly produced and packaged oils. Most oils easily available from retail outlets are food or perfume grade oils and do not have the healing properties that Young Living oils possess.
Becoming a Certified CARE Instructor and Practicing Raindrop Legally in Your State or Province
For information on becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI), a Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP), a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH) and/or a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS) and how you can legally practice raindrop with liability insurance coverage in any state of the U.S. or province of Canada without a health-related license, Visit: http://www.RaindropTraining.com.
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