Raindrop Messenger Archive
Volume 7, Number 2
IN THIS ISSUE:
Release the Emotion and the Disease Disappears, by David Stewart
There are many books that connect physical diseases, illnesses, and conditions with unresolved emotions buried in our body and psyche. These books include "Feelings Buried Alive Never Die," by Karol Truman, "A More Excellent Way," by Henry Wright, "Heal Your Body," by Louise Hay, and "Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils," by Carolyn Mein. There is also a DVD entitled, "Emotional Releasing With Oils," by David Stewart. All of these are available at www.RaindropTraining.com.
The idea is this. When we face a stressful emotional issue that we are unable to handle, our mind saves the memory for us to access at a later time when we will be more mature and better able to deal with it. Experiences that result in buried feelings tend to happen more often in our childhood when we are less able to cope. They may be forgotten, consciously, but they are not lost. Instead they lodge as cellular memories, lurking in our bodies, only to come back to us as teenagers or adults resurrected, but disguised, as physical maladies. How does this happen?
Your Body as a Digital Library
Each cell of our body has 6 gigabytes of memory and we have an estimated 100 trillion cells. This provides each and every one of us an almost unlimited capability to store memories of forgotten traumas in our cells. When we face a situation we can't handle, we don't get to avoid it. We can postpone it, but we can't avoid it. Stressful situations are opportunities to learn spiritual lessons we need to learn. So if we don't handle the situation and resolve the feelings now, in present time, our minds do not forget and erase. They just postpone us having to deal with the crisis until we are more ready at some future time.
At the instant of the unbearable experience, your emotional (limbic) brain acts as a librarian with your body as the library. Your mind will choose a place to store that memory for future reference. If, say, the chosen place in your bodily library is your pancreas, then that traumatic memory will lodge there and you won't even know such a memory is there, perhaps, for years. Eventually you develop hypoglycemia or a pain in your left side, which is your Pancreas' way of tapping you on the shoulder to say, "There is an issue here you need to deal with." If we don't understand that the pancreas is attempting to communicate a message to us and we keep misunderstanding and postponing the taking of appropriate action, the hypoglycemia develops into diabetes or the pain just gets more severe. If we still don't understand the message and respond, the condition can get worse and worse until we die.
Diseases as Coded Messages
Most bodily diseases are coded messages from our subconscious minds to remind us that unresolved issues, stored in our tissues, are seeking to be resolved. They are saying, "Now is the time. Fix it now." You don't need to wonder if you are ready and able to deal with the buried issues at this time or not. Your body's wisdom knows when you are ready and chooses the right time for you. So any time you suffer from any physical condition, chronic or acute, ask yourself what happened in the past, perhaps even the distant past, that is the root cause this condition and then attempt to decode the message and take action to resolve it.
It takes a lot of honest introspection, prayer, and inner spiritual effort to succeed, but it is what we have to do. An emotional issue resolved is a spiritual lesson learned. When the emotional root of a physical condition has been resolved, the physical condition will disappear because it was only a message, a message no longer needed. It may not disappear overnight, it may take time, but it will disappear and, sometimes, literally overnight.
The rewards for engaging in daily efforts to clear our emotional baggage are many. Our physical disabilities can disappear. Our happiness level increases and a sense of peace comes over us. We feel closer to God and a greater sense of security. We become more stable, more focused, and a more pleasant person to be around. Working on ourselves to throw out our emotional hitchhikers is one of the most rewarding things we can do for ourselves and for everyone around us.
A Case in Point
I recently was witness to a near-instant healing from an emotional release that dramatically demonstrated that "When the underlying emotion is cleared, the overlying malady disappears."
I was doing a free public program on emotional releasing. 40-50 people had come. Before the meeting began I noticed a lady seated beyond the back row with her legs propped on a chair. I went back to tell her that she wouldn't be able to see or hear as well back there and there were plenty of seats closer to the front. She replied that her legs and feet were severally swollen and she had to keep them up on a chair in order to sit through the program without too much discomfort. She said that she did not know anything about essential oils and had come out of curiosity.
I returned to the front of the room and began the program. About an hour into the program I was talking about how certain physical conditions correspond to certain emotions. I asked the audience to name me some physical problems and I would look the roots in one of the books I had on hand. The lady in the back raised her hand and asked me to look up "edema or swelling in the lower limbs." I did, and the answer was this is symbolic of "hanging onto things you need to let go of." She nodded in agreement with that finding.
Later, during the last 45 minutes of the program, I called for a volunteer to be the receiver of a facilitated emotional release to be done on a massage table a the front of the room. Since many raised their hands as willing volunteers, we took names and drew one from a hat. The person with edema in the back of the room was the one drawn.
We went through the emotional releasing protocol, using a number of oils, as a teaching demonstration for the audience. Oils were applied to her feet, neck, and head while she was given oils to apply to her abdomen and heart at certain times during the demonstration. After the preparatory stage, releasing stage, and concluding grounding stage, all of which took only about 30 minutes, she was ready to sit up. She commented that she had let go of a lot of "stuff." But that was all she said. She was given a bottle of water to drink and the program was concluded. That was in the afternoon.
"My Edema is No More!"
That evening I was giving a public program on "Healing Oils of the Bible" at the same community hall. An even larger group showed up for that when in walked the lady who had had the swollen legs and feet.
"Dr. Stewart," she said, "Look at my shoes. They are brand new but I have not been able to wear them for months because of the swelling. But look! My edema is no more!" she exclaimed. "Today, within an hour after the program, my edema completely and totally disappeared and I can wear my new shoes again."
It was quite visible that her extremities were no longer swollen. She was very happy and her face appeared to be years younger. That afternoon she had not been planning to return that evening for the Scriptural Oils program, but she did. And she was able to sit comfortably in a chair for a program lasting two-and-a-half hours without needing to prop her legs up, as had been necessary just a few hours earlier.
This is a good illustration of the dictum: "When emotions are resolved, the corresponding body condition disappears, because it was only a message which is now understood, acted upon, and no longer necessary."
Surviving the Assault of Allopathy
My Dad has had prostate cancer off and on for the last 25 years. They have given him chemo and radiation a number of times and in a number of different ways and have been able to put it into remission for a period of time. Each time the cancer has come back more quickly. This last time when the cancer came back my Parents had to look for a doctor that would help, because most all of them told my Dad he had had all the radiation and chemo his body could stand. During this time they overdosed him twice. Once it was bad enough for them to call the family together because they did not feel he would make it. He was 85 the end of March 2009.
For the last 15 or so years, as long as Ive been in YL oils, I have asked for him to try the oils, and he has always refused, saying, "They stink.
Toward the end of last summer my Dads PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) count started to climb. They finally found a new doctor who told them there was a new type of radiation treatment they could try. They tried it. It did not work, and his count continued its upward climb. A CAT scan showed the cancer had moved to the bones.
Only Two Months to Live?
From November to December 2008, the PSA jumped from 83 to 238. (Normal PSA levels are less than 10.) The doctor told him he had had all the treatments his body could stand. Another doctor told him that when his Dads count went that high, "He only lasted 2 months." The doctors also put him on some drug that was making him sick and giving him sores all over his face that wouldnt heal. He quit using the drugs, but the sores would not heal or go away.
A Green Light At Last
Toward the end of December 2008 my parents came and asked if there was anything I could do to extend his life. I told him that I couldnt guarantee anything, but I knew of a number of oils that had been used successfully in fighting cancer. He gave me a green light.
At different conventions I have heard Gary talk about using oils to fight cancer. In Ecuador last spring he told of a man with advanced prostate cancer that had walked away from his clinic cancer free. These stories helped give me confidence. With the help of Nancy Sanderson within a week we had come up with a plan of suggestions.
I explained to my folks that cancer was an aggressive disease, and that to fight it they would have to be just as aggressive as the disease or even more so.
My first goal was to build/help the immune system. After all the chemicals he has taken I suggested he take some Inner Defense capsules twice daily. (Note: Inner Defense is an oil blend of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, and Citronella in an Olive Oil Base, available in capsules from Young Living.)
From my studies I felt that the next step was to try to lower the Acidity level. I suggested he drink Ningxia Red three times a day, Alkalime at bedtime, and to stay away from sugars and meat, especially red meat. Being Christmas time he wasnt so sure about the food restrictions. I told him that moderation was better than eating a lot of anything and he agreed to try.
Two-Week Rotation Cancer Protocol
Last, but most important, the oils. I suggested a rotation of six oils over a two week period. They used Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Ledum for three days. The next 3 days they used Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Lavender. Then Frankincense, Sandalwood and Tsuga for the next 3 days followed by Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Clove. The last two days they used Sandalwood and cloves. At the end of the two week period they started the rotation over. Mom put the oils on my Dads back and feet and once a week I gave him a raindrop.
My dad gave up the Nigxia Red after only one try. He said it upset his stomach. I tried to get him to take less, or take it with food, but he would have nothing more to do with it. The first thing we did notice, however, was that within 3-4 days the sores on his face had healed and were completely gone.
In a little less than three weeks after starting the oils my Dad went back to the doctor for more tests. His PSA count had dropped to 118. The doctor tried to reason why it had happened, saying that sometimes when people go off the one drug the count drops for a while. What my Dad didnt tell the doctor was that the drug had been making him sick so he had gone off of it almost two months before.
Shortly after his doctor visit Dad was outside and slipped on the ice and fell, pulling a groin muscle making it so he could not lay on my massage table. So we started doing the raindrop in the sitting position. He tried the oils on the sore groin muscle, but even the V-6 did not get the fire out fast enough. He is still having problems with the pulled muscle.
Two weeks after the first doctor visit he went back for more blood work and tests. The PSA had gone up to 130. About the same time his back started to break out and itch. My folks became somewhat discouraged.
We quit giving the raindrops and only applied the oils to his feet. About this time he fell on the ice again this time cracking some ribs. He was unable to get up and lay in the snow for about half-an-hour before he could get my Moms attention so she could get some help for him.
The oils were now starting to make his feet itch, especially between the toes, but he allowed the oils to be placed on the lower part of his feet. The tests show that most of the cancer is in his lower back, so as for now we are still on target.
Ive tried to explain that the itching is just the body trying to get rid of the toxins and have suggested he drink more water, but he says he has to get up too many times during the night already and he isnt going to drink more.
Cancer in Remission
It has now been two months sense he started on the oils and he went back to the doctor again. His PSA count has dropped to 103 and the doctors say the cancer is in remission. My Dad has told him what they are doing and the doctor just said Well, keep doing it, and we will see you in two months."
In December Dad had no energy and could only walk a couple hundred yards before he had to sit down. Now on a sunny day, when he can walk where there is no ice, he will walk about a mile before he tires.
Even with all the setbacks and problems the count is going down, and my Dad is getting stronger. All I can say is that the oils work. I think we have to remember that when fighting a disease we have to be aggressive, in fact more aggressive than the disease we are fighting.
(Business leader, Joy Linsley, is Editor of Joyous News, from which this article is taken, and is a Young Living Gold Distributor)
Last night (April 13, 2009) Gary Young made a conference call from Poland to Young Living Distributors, to which I was privileged to be a listener.
Over the past 13 years as a Member of Young Living, I have continually found reasons to be proud to a be part of this organization. Gary's call last night gave us many reasons to add to our already extensive list. It is difficult to take comprehensive notes when listening to a conference call, but I can give you the highlights, and some of my thoughts about the call.
Gary's latest venture consisted of taking a team to the Arabian Peninsula - going to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, and Israel. He had a multiple-item agenda: (1) To locate the very finest, most effective species of Frankincense; (2) To make arrangements with the locals to export it to Young Living; (3) To determine who else is buying and exporting this Frankincense; (4) To gather film, records, and materials to make a movie about this historical area and the sacred trails; and (5) To write a book on the subject.
The Rigors of Frankincense Country
The journey was rigorous (which isn't too surprising to anyone who knows Gary!), climbing rugged mountains in intense heat, getting little sleep as they traveled from place to place, and even having some real adventures - like having their camera equipment taken. It felt like I was listening to a real Indiana Jones adventure! Of the team he took with him - Marc Schreuder, Karen Boren, Mary Lou Jacobson, Jeff Osler, and John Witten (I am guessing at the spelling of a couple of those last names) - all of them were available except Marc to comment on the call about the trip. They were all deeply moved by the experience.
Mary Lou said they were in Oman for the third harvest, filled gunnysacks with resin, and filmed it. On the border of Oman and Yemen they saw Frankincense trees in bloom - a rare sight. They have already shipped and received the resin in the warehouse and are distilling. They got contracts to ship once a month, and they learned no one else is getting Frankincense out of Oman. [Note - this is contrary to the claims of some other oil companies.]
Jeff shared that they spoke with professors, doctors, commercial people, everyone available in order to research the facts about the area and the frankincense.
John said in Yemen, when they lost their cameras, their focus shifted. Instead of doing the pre-planned things, they did raw research, which turned out to be a blessing. He said the Bedouins in Jordan were very helpful, and set up a caravan for filming.
The Bedouins' Daily Uses for Frankincense
Speaking of Bedouins, Gary mentioned later that they drink water with drops of frankincense resin in it each morning for their stomachs. The natives also chew the resin for their gums. They have a tradition of burning the resin to fumigate. Also, because they have little water for washing clothes, they put their clothes on a rack with frankincense incense burning underneath to clean & freshen the clothing.
Gary then flew from Arabia to Budapest, and then to Warsaw, Poland where he was to give a couple of talks just a few hours after arriving. He was actually speaking to us at 4 AM his time in Poland! From there, he was flying to (I couldn't catch the name; sounded like Milagra), then to Salt Lake City, and then back to Guayaquil, Ecuador.
He mentioned that his favorite oil is Frankincense; next was a toss-up between Lavender and Dorado Azul, followed closely by hundreds of others. There are between 17 and 21 difference species of Frankincense grown around the world. Seven are grown on the Yemeni island of Sokotra. The terrain there was made up of steep mountains, VERY rugged and rough - but Gary climbed them. He said being in that area felt like he was back to 3000 BC.
Each of the team members carried a Koran and a Bible and read about the areas where they traveled, and about the Frankincense and Myrrh trade. At some point, we will have access to the filming of the trip, and the documentation/research. Gary said he wants to know that when he puts his name on an oil, it is the REAL thing!
Organically Grown Oils Require Vigilence
He addressed the issue again of "organically grown" oils. He said some of our oils are marked Certified Organic. The others are definitely grown organically, without chemicals, because he has visited the farms to be certain. This firsthand verification is necessary on the part of Young Living because oil-producing plants are often grown in countries where organic certification is unknown.
We had a surprise during the conference call. Mary Young got on the phone from Ecuador to report on the progress of the Chongon School. There are 110 students registered. Their desks are being delivered. And they have blue and white uniforms. She is quite pleased by the progress.
A final comment regarding Young Living. We are blessed to have a founder/leader who stays 100% committed to providing us with the best possible oils from around the world, and goes to unbelievable lengths to do so. The integrity of the company and the product line are impeccable, and are the reason we truly are the world leader in therapeutic-grade essential oils. This is so important at a time when the cost of health insurance, hospital care, and prescriptions are out of reach for so many, and it behooves us to maintain our health naturally to prevent the need for any such services.