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THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Volume 8, Number 6
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IN THIS ISSUE:
1. The Case for Thieves
Against Windex, by Gloria Miller
Now that the holiday season is approaching, most of us are starting to focus on the tradition of getting our homes "sparkling clean." But what kind of products to use -- or NOT to use, and why? I'd like to make the case for Thieves Household Cleaner (which, I admit, has an odd-sounding name), by contrasting it with a popular over-the-counter cleaner (with a most delightful-sounding name): Crystal Rain Windex. (Aaahh. . . Lovely purple color, and the name makes us want to run barefoot through the dewdrops, right? Well, read on. . .)
Nobody would dream
of spraying food with Windex, but they do spray various surfaces in their
home with it -- including sinks and countertops -- which come in contact
with food, and refrigerator door handles, which come in contact with skin.
toxic to the bone marrow and testicles. Workers exposed to high levels
are at risk for granulocytopenia (reduction in certain types of white
blood cells), macrocytic anemia (abnormally large red corpuscles usually
caused by B-12 deficiency), oligospermia (shortage of sperm), and azoospermia
(absence of sperm). Uh-oh. . .
Ethoxylated alcohol, another ingredient, is listed on the Windex website as "a cleaning agent that removes dirt and deposits." O - o - okaaay. . .
Ethoxylated alcohol has been controversial because of its widespread use and the toxicity to aquatic life after it's degradation. (Is this what the maker means by "green???") By the way, some ethoxylated alcohols are called PEGs, or polyethylene glycols. Ever heard of them? PEGs are a class of useful compounds of molecular weights ranging from 190 to 9000 atomic mass units that vary in texture from viscous liquids to waxy solids. The Merck Index says PEGS can be considered as being of "low toxicity." (Regarding toxicity, "no" is better than "low" and Thieves Household Cleaner has "no toxicity.")
Anyhow, PEGs are found in all kinds of over-the-counter products from garage floor cleaners, cosmetics, and eye drops, to paints, paper coatings, commercial foods and food products. Wikipedia says "PEGs are nephrotoxic (damaging to the kidneys) if applied to damaged skin. (Is that what they mean by "low toxicity?) Pesonally, I'd rather protect my kidneys than put them at risk for the sake of a shiny countertop.
Now for the mystery ingredient, Polyquart® Ampho 149, also said to be "a cleaning agent that removes dirt and soils." The name tells you it is a synthetic substance that does not exist in nature with which our bodies were not designed to easily metabolize and eliminate. Polyquart® Ampho 149 is a registered trademark of Cognis GmbH, which is the same as saying, "No way will we tell you what's in it." Hmmm. . .I wonder why. . .
No place does it say
whether these chemicals in combination might be even more dangerous. The
company isn't required to test them that way, so they don't -- or if they
did, they aren't telling us the outcome. (Call me a worry-wart, but I'm
willing to bet mixing them together doesn't make them any less toxic.)
But if someone still
needs more convincing, consider this: Crystal Rain Windex costs about
$3.00 per quart.
Cleaner is totally non-toxic -- so safe that a small child could drink
it right out of the bottle and not be harmed. Full-strength, it will clean
burned-on gunk off the bottom of an oven. To clean glass, just dilute
it further with some white vinegar, which makes it even more of a bargain.
Thieves Household Cleaner is antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (great for destroying mold and mildew in tiled surfaces!) It's even antiviral. It contains 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus radiata, and Rosemary, but NO harmful chemicals. So besides everything being sanitary AND safe, your house will smell wonderful.
Breathing Thieves cleaner is pleasant and boosts your health. The makers of Windex can't claim that.I count it an added bonus when, after cleaning all day with Thieves cleaner, my hands feel better than when I started! And, oddly enough, the water I used will be dirty, but the rag or sponge is fairly clean. (Go figure!)
If you haven't already, I hope you will "make the switch" to Thieves Household Cleaner. Do it for health's sake AND for your budget. It comes in a 14.4 ounce size (YL item #3743), but if you want to save even more money, get the two quart size (YL item #4475).
NOTE: Gloria Miller is an Executive Young Living Distrbutor who practices and teaches Raindrop Technique in Chillicothe, Missouri.
The fragrances of
Inhaled by us, his
The healing of the
Vibrations of the
Essential oils of
As God breathed life
Today we are prone not to trust the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). While they were commissioned by the U.S. Congress just over a hundred years ago to protect us from fraudulent and potentially dangerous foods and drugs, today it often seems they are more interested in protecting the vested interests of companies whose foods and potions are far from healthy and, some cases, can make you sick and even cause death. Just listen to the disclaimers on television when advertising over-the-counter or prescription drugs and you know what I mean.
However, before the FDA, there was a real problem to be addressed in the country. The driving factor behind establising the FDA was because of the plethora of medicines and elixers of the 19th century that really were faudulent or dangerous and people were being duped and harmed. For example, there was a weight-loss product sold sold on pharmacy shelves that actually contained tapeworm eggs. So some sort of regulation was certainly in order. But are we better off today because of the FDA, or not?
Anyhow, here are some examples of items freely available to the public during your great-greatgrandparents days which may explain their fond memories of the "Good Old Days," even though thir life spans were shorter.
Maltine With Coca
Cocaine and Quinine
Opium for Asthma
Cocain Drops for
Opium for Newborns
So there you have it. It seems as though yesterday's remedies were designed to keep you stoned, from cradle to grave. But with todays abundance of antidepressants, pain killers, and mind numbing drugs approved by the FDA, are we any different than the generation of our Great Greatgrandparents? The FDA sometimes seems to protect the toxic and ban the beneficial, favoring synthetic substances over natural ones like supplements, herbs, and essential oils.
You decide if we are better off with an FDA or not. We do live longer, and that is a fact. "But how and why?" is the question.
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The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:
BO - Bible Oils (2
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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. IACET CEUs are recognized internationally throughout the world.
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2010 CARE Calendar
In the following States,
Provinces, or Countries
Seminar: BO,VF, RD
Seminar: BO, VF, RD
Seminar: VF, RD
Seminar: VF, RD
Seminar: VF, RD
Seminar: VF, RD
2011 CARE CLASSES
Seminar: VF, RD
Intensive: ALL (Bilingual:
Seminar: BO, VF, RD,
Advanced Bible Oils
Judy Addington, CR,
This program may change
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how gentle and graceful my healing was and how wonderful to have hope
This class was very
enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It is nice to know that
there is an alternative to medicine.
As a Medical Doctor,
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and residents should be exposed to programs like this.
I can say from experience
that the complete 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.
My experience in this
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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.
This program has changed
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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
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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
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
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This is a program
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We traveled a long
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As a massage therapist
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they work. Thank you. It was a pleasure being in this class.
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This workshop has
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Three days after receiving
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Millions of thanks
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Everything was taught in such a simple manner that even a child could
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Words are not adequate
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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
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in using my oils and sharing them. Thank you for the experience and the
I am overwhelmed with
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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
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