Raindrop Messenger Archive
Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Volume 8, Number
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1. How God Protected
the Israelites from Disease, by David Stewart
The 30th Chapter of Exodus discribes God-given formulas for a Holy Anointing Oil and a Holy Incense composed of essential oils and resins. Without a knowledge of modern chemistry one would conclude that the Holy Oil and Holy Incense were for ceremonial and religious purposes only. However, when one understands the special chemical composition of these aromatic recipes, you see that God had a lot more in mind for the Jews than simple ritual and religion.
Some say that you don't need essential oils, that God and prayer are enough. They feel that they would somehow compromise their faith if they apply oils. Most of these same people willing to visit doctors, take prescription drugs, go to hospitals, and pay for medical insurance. Such people don't consider subscribing to the pharmaceuticals and protocols of the modern health care system as being any compromise to their faith in God. They even say things like, "God works through doctors and hospitals for healing today" or "Today's miracles are through science and medical technology," etc. At the same time, people who make such statements do not recognize that essential oils are also God's vehicles for healing, not just in Biblical times, but today as well.
When it comes
to essential oils, the fact is that it was God, Himself, who prescribed
the Holy Anointing Oil and the Holy Incense which, among other things,
offered protection and prevention from disease to his people. This article
will explain how that is so. If essential oils were good enough for God
to prescribe for his chosen people, then what could be wrong with using
them ourselves, especially since Jesus taught his disciples to use them?
(Mark 6:13; James 5:14-16)
The Dual Purpose of Holy Oils and Incense
In Exodus 30:22-31, 34-36, God gives recipes for a Holy Anointing Oil and a Holy Incense with instructions on their uses. The anointing oil is to be used, not only to anoint and consecrate the Levite priests, but also to clean the altar of sacrifice, all of the instruments of the altar, including the laver, a bowl of water next to the altar for washing hands between sacrifices. This cleaning ritual was done daily.
If you think about it, a place where animals were sacrificed every day, sometimes hundreds in a day, could create an environment that would promote the growth of harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. These could, in turn, cause chronic sickness among the priests and personnel of the synagoge as well as epidemics among the people at large. But the Bible does not mention any instance of diseases caused by the environment of the altar and its surroundings.
It turns out that the ingredients of the Holy Anointing Oil (Oils of Cinnamon, Cassia, Calamus, and Myrrh) are all highly antimicrobial being effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Because the priests and their assistants actually used the anointing oil to clean and wipe all of the articles and surfaces on or around the altar on a daily basis, a pathogenic environment was never allowed to develope. Meanwhile, as the oil was applied during the daily cleaning process the priests and assistants were breathing them into their bodies and, were thus boosting their immune systems to resist any form of microbial attack.
Thus you can see that the Holy Anointing Oil was for more than ceremonial purposes and for more than a support for worship.
But What About Airborn Bacteria?
While the application of Holy Anointing Oil on and around the altar of sacrifice killed all contact bacteria, what about airborn bacteria? Well, it seems that God thought of that, too.
The Holy Incense described in Exodus 30 contains Myrrh, Frankincense, Galbanum, and Onycha. It turns out that all four of these resins or oils are also highly antimicrobial, capable of killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Being diffused into the air, the Holy Incense killed all airborn microbes.
In fact, for more than a hundred years, Onycha oil dissolved in ethyl alcohol (called "Tincture of Benzoin") was the hospital antiseptic of choice all over the world. It wasn't until after World War II that drug companies finally persuaded medical authorties that their synthetic antibacterial agents were better and less expensive.
Synthetic antiseptics may be cheaper, but they are not as effective as those based on nature's ingredients. The extended use of commercially antiseptics in hospitals has eventually led to the creation of resistant strains of deadly bacteria (like MRSA) against which modern medicine has no remedy. If hospitals would have continued using Tincture of Benzoin with natural Onycha, instead of man-made pharmaceuticals, to keep their premeses free of harmful microbes, we would not have MRSA and the other resistant strains of pathogens that threaten us today.
So God's plan for protecting the Israelites from any potential health threats that could have been posed by the sacrifice of animals was complete. His instructions, given to Moses, protected the Jews from both contact microbes and airborn microbes. At the same time, these fragrances lift our spirits and stimulate our pineal gland, which is the seat of our intuition in the brain and the focal point for praise, prayer, and meditation. These aromas also clarify our minds as well.
Therefore, these oils, as used in the ancient tabernacles, synagoges, and temple, supported the Jews in multiple ways--physically, mentally, and spiritually--and stil do today.
NOTE: Some of the above information is found in the book, "Healing Oils of the Bible," but the antimicrobial benefits of the anoainting oil and incense are more thoroughly discussed in the book and set of DVDs entitled "Healing: God's Forgotten Gift." Both are available on the website: www.RaindropTraining.com
People are often
unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest
and frank, people may cheat you;
What you spend
years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity
and happiness, they may be jealous;
The good you
do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Give the world
the best you have, and it may never be enough;
You see, in the
final analysis, it is between you and God;
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It has been said that there is no degenerative disease for which their is not a solution with essential oils. Browsing through these testimonials seems to confirm that statement. This is a resource every essential oiler needs to know about and use. It is a real treasure, and it is free.
Those of us who regularly use essential oils are often confronted with situations for which we don't know for sure which is the right oil to use. In some cases, we know which oil is right, but don't know how or where to apply it. In references such as the "Essential Oils Desk Reference" (EODR) or the "Reference Guide to Essential Oils" (RGEO) there is usually a list of possible oils to use for any given problem. How does one know which ones on the list are for them to use right then and now?
Just remember that it doesn't matter that you don't know so long as you know that God knows. God made the oils. He, alone, knows all of their properties and applications. With faith in that fact, all you need to do is to pray quietly and ask God for his recommendations. Then as you ask, listen for his answer which will be whispered to you when your mind is still.
"Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10) That is the Biblical injunction. It is in stillness that we can know and hear God's silent speaking voice. He always knows the right oil as well as how and where to apply it and he wants to tell you. All you need do is calm yourself, ask, and focus on hearing his answer within your inner stillness. It only takes a moment, even a second, of concentrated stillness during which God can drop the answer you seek instantly into your mind. And if using an essential oil is not the right thing in your particular situation, God will tell you that, too. All you need to do is allow him to inform you through your silent inner discernment.
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During 2009 there were 111 CARE Programs in 34 States and 6 Canadian Provinces as well as in Austria, Philippines, Great Britain, and Japan.
As of Oct 5,
2010, 160 CARE Programs have been scheduled for 2010 thus far, and 3 in
2011, in 30 States of the U.S. plus DC, and in 6 Provinces of Canada,
as well as 8 other countries.
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 FOUR 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
OR LECTURES (offering one, or a portion, 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
Listings of scheduled
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1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.
2. Seminars offering
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offered by BO, VF, RD, CH, and/or ER as appropriate.
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.
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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)
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 Spiritual Healers Licensing Board (SHLB). 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 insurance 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 ($9.95 + shipping) available from CARE.
2010 CARE Calendar
of Programs (as of 10/05/10)
VF, RD, CH
CR, LMT, FCCI
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I love how gentle and graceful my healing was and how wonderful to have
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that there is an alternative to medicine.
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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.
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 experience.
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!
will change your life! I have no suggestions for this seminar. It was
This is a program
for everyone. It will change 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 class.
is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly awe inspiring!!
We received knowledge and healing from above.
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 to end.
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
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 and 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!
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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.
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