Raindrop Messenger Archive
Volume 9, Number
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IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Anyone can
Claim Their Oils to be "Therapeutic Grade" by David Stewart,
The term, "Therapeutic Grade," applied to essential oils was originally coined and defined by Gary Young and Young Living. Years ago some aromatherapists and competing companies criticized Young Living for using this term saying, "There is no such term." They were right in that no government or regulatory agency had defined the term, but Gary and Young Living did define it. You can use any word or term you like so long as you define what you mean by it.
You will find "Therapeutic Grade" defined, not only in Young Living literature, but also in CARE Publications such as "Statistical Validation of Raindrop Technique," "Healing Oils of the Bible," and "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple." Since Young Living adopted the term and defined it, after first criticizing Young Living for using it, many companies are now using it for their own oils without defining what they mean by the word, thus implying that their oils are "just as good as Young Living's oils." That is why Young Living has modified and Trade Marked the statement that YL oils are "Young Living Therapeutic Grade Oils" No one but Young Living can use that phrase to describe their essential oils.
Whereas meeting standards like those of the French AFNOR (Association Francaise de Normalization) or the ISO (International Standards Organization), ISO and AFNOR only consider whether an oil has sufficient percents of the main compounds to legally claim it to be the species on the label. For example, if an oil contains enough menthol, you can legally sell it as "peppermint" when, in fact, there may be no actual peppermint plant oil present whatsoever. Hence, an aromatic oil can be 80-100% synthetic and meet AFNOR/ISO standards. AFNOR/ISO only takes into account the end product by testing for the percents of a few compounds that account for flavor and/or aroma. These standards do not take into account the manner by which the oil was obtained nor whether any of the healing compounds are present. In fact, the compounds responsible for healing can all be absent and an oil can still meet AFNOR/ISO standards, which may be adequate for perfumes and flavors, but totally ineffective for healing.
By contrast, Young Living's "Therapeutic Grade" standard takes into account everything from planting the seed to marketing the oil. With Young Living, "Therapeutic Grade" means there has been verification of the correct species when the seed was planted, the purity and manner of cultivation (no chemicals or nearby pollution, etc.), the proper time of harvest to optimize the healing properties in the oil, the proper manner of distillation to capture all of the therapeutic compounds, the right chemical composition as determined by sophisticated laboratory tests, and the purity of the packaging--i.e. nothing added, nothing taken away, stored in light-protected containers (amber or blue bottles) of glass, ceramic, Teflon, or stainless steel, and kept in a suitable environment of appropriate temperatures. All of this is taken into account with Young Living's definition of "Therapeutic Grade." No other company maintains or can claim such a standard, even though they may use the word.
When people come to you saying they have found "cheaper oils that are just as good," ask if they know how the plants were grown, cultivated, harvested, distilled, tested, and packaged and if a true "therapeutic" standard was held and maintained throughout the process. You won't find another company that maintains such meticulous standards from "seed to seal" as does Young Living. Gary Young and Young Living stand alone in the world of essential oils in measuring up to such standards. You can visit the Young Living farms, distilleries, laboratories, and packaging facilities to verify these standards for yourself. Anyone can. Is this possible with any other company?
The following article can be found at http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/company/therapeutic-grade.html. There are so many competing essential oil companies these days, as Young Living Distributors you need to know how to explain to people how Young Living oils are different than any other brand and have superior attributes that no other brand can rightfully claim. Most companies claim that their oils are "100% pure, Therapeutic Grade, Organically grown, etc." But most of the time their claims and labels are misleading and do not fulfil the standards they claim.
One thing we all know: Young Living oils work and do so reliably year after year. So how do we convey to others, who have heard claims of other companies, that our oils are the best and have no equal? The following article may help. It breaks down the key qualities of Young Living oils into four "Ps" which are easy to remember and present.
They are 1. Plants, 2. Preparation, 3. Purity, and 4. Potentcy. You might also visit the archives of The Raindrop Messenger and read the first two articles in the July-August 2008 issue, Vol 6 No 4.
Factors that Make YL Oils a Cut Above All Others
The process Young Living uses when planting, cultivating, harvesting, and distilling a batch of oil is crucial to retaining its vital compounds. Without the exact blend of naturally-occurring plant chemicals, an essential oil can lose its beneficial properties and fail to produce the desired effect.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade (YLTG) means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Young Living is able to make this assertion because of our strict cultivation processillustrated by the Four Psthat guarantees the optimal potency of every Young Living essential oil.
Young Living has extensive experience selecting the correct species of plant for desired oil potency, planting under optimal conditions, using ideal soil and natural methods to encourage growth, and knowing the precise time to harvest each crop. Only those plants that produce the most active and widest array of therapeutic compounds are selected.
To meet Young Living Therapeutic Grade distillation standards proper temperature must be maintained throughout the distillation process, and pressure, length of time, equipment, and batch size are strictly monitored.
Every batch of essential oils is subjected to rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis at the Young Living chemistry lab. Using some of the most advanced equipment in the world, our scientists subject every batch of essential oils to Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer testing, and heavy metals analysis. Oils that exhibit even the slightest hint of possible adulteration or tampering are rejected.
The Lord has been speaking to me about raising up a Daniel generation. Of course, most of us know the story of Daniel and his life as told in the Old Testament, but what was God really showing me today?
I wasn't sure what that was EXACTLY, so I started really studying Daniel and his personal journey. The thing that stood out to me the most was Daniel refused to SUBMIT TO THE CULTURE OF THAT DAY! We, today are fighting the culture of this world ourselves, in modern times. There are many cultures spoken about that we must "hold the line" for our Christian standards: media, fashion, politics, education, purity... to name a few... but after thinking about it more I rarely see a move of fighting culture in the area of FOOD and MEDICINE, specifically PHARMAKIA.
Daniel refused to eat like the people of Babylon in the King's courts. (Daniel 1:8) Most exiled peoples would adopt foreign customs, believing they were in a new land, and therefore a new god. As a matter of fact Daniel refused the King's Food. We live in a culture of processed and fast food. We live in a place were we live to eat instead of eating to live.
We as humans build cells for our body to survive moment to moment, and the old saying is actually true, "You are what you eat." Just like building a real house, if the brick guy decided for a day or even an HOUR he would just build with styrofoam instead of brick...it may only be a section of a wall but that house will have problems in the future! A few days of taking a break from good diet matters to your body! Even a few hours. We need nourishment tools and materials to properly build!
Sadly, most of us build this "house" or "tabernacle" with chemicals, additives, pesticides, soda, coffee, carcinogens, pharmakia and processed prepackaged food. Most processed foods we eat and soap/shampoos we use contain everything from anti freeze, gmo's (genetically modified), mercury and more and then we wonder why God cannot move through us. We pop pills for this and that and that and this! We are a cess pool.
We damage our bodies daily and then pray and ask God to heal us over and over. We wait on Him and He, frankly, is waiting on US to actually work with Him instead of resisting Him with every swallow. We want to hear God, move in miracles and have dreams and visions....through what? Filtered through all of this?
I Corinthians 6:19 "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own!"
2 Corinthians 6:14,16 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? . . . And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
We have allowed darkness and light to live together within the temple. We have idols of food, chemicals, MSG and pharmakia. God wants to dwell in us and work with us, but cannot move in a defiled temple. We have to figure out what DEFILED means to Him. We may be surprised to see that it may not mean the same to us.
TO THE VET
They wanted to take blood and check her kidneys and liver. I sat outside and waited. When it was over after, I took her home and she seemed worse. Her every breath was shallow. One eye would often roll back in her heard and it was completely dilated. You could not see the brown or white color of her eye. She wouldn't walk, eat anything. That wasn't my puppy!
I took her back in the next day and told the vet what was going on. Her response was, "Well, maybe it was the shot we gave her yesterday, or the steroid or the ..bla bla bla..." I didn't even know what all they had done to her! They suggested doing more tests and more medicine. I was over it! I said, "Wait a minute, you want to charge me today, to figure out what you did wrong yesterday, to figure out what you did the day before? No way lady!" I took her home.
I found out
a name of a Naturopathic Vet and she instructed me to give her Essential
Oils Raindrops Therapy daily on her spine, to put frankincense on her
foot pads, Juva Power in her food if she would eat, (to clear out the
medicine in her body) and NingXia Red in her water (a mixture of essential
oils and wolfberry juice.)
She is on the
road to recovery but it was my ignorance to even QUESTION what a DR. would
give my dog that caused this. I submitted to the norm, the standard of
today. I went with the "white coat."
She had tumors within one breast but the doctors were suggesting a double mastectomy? By the time she got to her MD Anderson appointment for her final check pre-op, they could find NO trace of tumors or cancer!
They questioned her as to how his could be possible? She explained her protocol with the oils and diet. They shook their heads in disbelief.
One doctor after another went in trying to talk her into having the surgery ANYWAY to "avoid her being back next year with a reoccurrence" They explained that they didn't really understand the "oils situation" but knew that surgery would correct and avoid any future problems. They intimidated her to the point that she gave in and HAD A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY for no reason!
These are real stories that just happened this month!.
MY RECENT EXPERIENCE
WITH BLACK MOLD
They feel it had to have been there for several years because of the extent of growth and infection and that it could ultimately have caused organ failure. We live in Louisiana and we did go through Katrina with a lot of water and dampness followed by a lot of mold. Apparently, most doctors in the states misdiagnose toxic black mold for cancer and treat with Chemo!
The hospital there in Ecuador gave me Frankincense IVs and Thieves IV's. This was a liver over-haul cleanse and a detox for my organs and blood. I am safely back home now (July 2011) doing "my thing" teaching and training!
It is taking time to regain strength but looking back, I am thinking "WOW, if I had not been in Ecuador with Gary Young, how long would have it been before doctors would have found it? If they ever would have found it at all, or found it in time?
Diet for me made it worse, sugar and anything white will feed mold. These foods also feed cancer. The hospital there in Ecuador gave us all organic mostly raw food and juiced food along with EDUCATION on what foods and why it was important! It was biblically based, too...go figure.
This has changed everything for me and my family. I am looking at my life so differently now. No matter how many prophetic words I have or what the call on my life is...if I work against God it just will not work. Words and calls are conditional to your behavior...your choices...your will.
I must not try to fit the patterns of a culture into my image of God, but rather I should try to submit to the patterns of God within a culture, just as Daniel did. This is a time to really seek Him out in EVERY area including what we place within and upon our bodies, our homes and our environment. When we do that, we will be pure vessels clear and free! We will be in a much better position to hear, see, feel, understand and interpret the frequency of heaven, allowing us to truly step in to the fullness of who we are and what we are supposed to be doing!
WITH HEAVEN & EARTH
We need a Daniel Generation Today! Is that you? Are you ready?
For information on Sharnael Wolverton, Swiftfire Ministries International and Healing God's Way visit www.swiftfire.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-791-7696.
*NOTE: Besides being an internationally known speaker and writer, as well as serving as the head of Swiftfire Ministries International, Sharnael is also a GOLD Young Living Distributor.
SEMINARS AND INTENSIVES for 2011
for Continuing Education Credit in
156 CARE Programs were given in 32 States of the U.S. and in 6 Provinces
of Canada, as well as in 7 other countries (Romania, Iceland, Malaysia,
Singapore, Australia, Japan, and Bahrain).
If you don't
find a CARE program in your area at this time, check the Directory of
Certified CARE Instructors on the CARE website, www.RaindropTraining.com,
and contact one or more of them to see if a CARE Seminar or Intensive
can be arranged in your neighborhood.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 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. All CARE Classes carry continuing education credits according to their durations. A CARE Intensive is worth 25 CE hrs (NCBTMB).
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.)
4. ADVANCED WORKSHOPS in Chemistry, Emotional Release, and Bible Oils. Chem and ER are taught over a 4-day period. BO is a one-day workshop. (These are intended to train CARE Instructors to teach these courses for CARE, but anyone who has taken the regular CARE Class for credit in these topics is eligible to attend the Advanced Workshop. See the CARE Website or call CARE at (800) 758-8629 for details.)
The Full 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:
BO - Bible
Oils (2 hrs)
scheduled CARE Programs are given below and
1. Intensives offering the full five courses (25 hrs) of CARE credit are designated as ALL.
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.
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 .
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 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.
(as of Aug 30, 2011)
RD (in Mandarin Chinese)
VF, RD, ER
Legend of Acronym
CR, LMT, FCCI
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CARE PROGRAMS
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
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, I would suggest very highly that all medical practitioners, medical
students, 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.
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.
reintroduction to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general. The instructor
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Subscription/ Unsubscription/ and How to Obtain Therapeutic Grade Oils
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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
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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