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The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education


Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764
(573) 238-4846

Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall 2012
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1. Love is a Choice by David Stewart
2. CARE Seminars and Intensives 2012 - 2013
3. Subscribe and Unsubscribe Info

NOTE: The information in this newsletter is intended for education purposes only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body or mind. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician or other appropriate licensed health care professional.


by David Stewart

How many of you are married and chose your mate because at some time you fell in love with that person? Now that you have been married for a while, are there times when you don't feel the affection toward your spouse you once did? Are there times when things said or done by your spouse upset you, irritate you, anger you, or cause you to temporarily dislike them? Do you and your spouse always agree amicably about everything?

We tend to think that we love a person in response to their behavior or demeanor because it is pleasing to us. Instead of proactive love that chooses those whom we anoint with our affection, we practice retroactive love that is in response to what we perceive others to be or do. In some languages, like English and German, the phrase we say is "I love you," which is proactive. In some other languages, like Spanish, they say instead, "You are lovable to me," which is retroactive.

In the first instance, "you" is the direct object of the proactive verb, "love." In this manner of speaking, the determining factor in loving is the lover, not the receiver of that love. In the second instance, the expression is in the reflexive form where "love" is not expressed as a verb but as an adjective. "You are lovable" because of something "You do or exhibit." In the latter instance, the implication is that the determining factor in being loved is the beloved, not the lover.

Of course, regardless of the subtle syntax of one's native tongue, people tend to let their feelings of love fluctuate with the behavior of the receiver of their affections. But if we condition our love on the behavior of another person, then our love is going to waver from time to time according to the pleasure or displeasure we feel toward that person depending on their latest or current behavior. If that is the nature of our love toward our spouse, or toward anyone else, then it is not true love.

Who is the Initiator of Love?

I say "Love is a choice." It is a decision. It is an action, not a reaction. Real love is a choice and a decision initiated and controlled by you, the lover, and not a response to the actions of the other person. We don't wait for the other person to act in an endearing fashion before we give our love.

We give true love because our nature is to be loving. It is an expression of our true selves, and not because of the qualities of the other person. It is not a matter of responding to the loveable or unlovable characteristics of the person toward whom we direct our affections. When we truly choose to love someone, we do so unconditionally no matter what the behavior of the other party now or in the future. Love is not earned. It can only be given freely and freely received.

I am privileged to bask daily in my wife's love. I don't deserve it. I didn't earn it. I have many unlovable qualities, but Lee loves me anyway. Even when she is irritated or upset with something I have said or done, she still loves me. Even if she needs to remind me of some negligence or thoughtless act on my part, she does so with good nature and in love. She made a decision years ago that I would be the man she would love for the rest of her life, for better or for worse, till death do us part and beyond. She said so in our marriage vows over 50 years ago and she has kept those vows in the deepest most spiritual sense.

Like many young people, when they fall in love and first get married, my intentions were good from the very beginning, but I did not have the maturity to live up to my intentions. I, too, took the same vows as did Lee, and as I grew and matured in our marriage relationship, I gradually realized, through my wife's example, that love is a choice. She has chosen to love me, worthy or not. And I have also gradually become able to return her love on the same unconditional terms.

Negative Emotions Aren't Fun

I realized a long time ago that harboring anger, annoyance, irritation, resentment, hatred, bitterness, desires for revenge, or extreme dislike are not pleasant experiences and that these feelings are matters of choice on our parts. We choose to be angry, etc. No one makes us be that way. Others may provide the circumstances wherein anger or losing our temper would be justified by human standards, but whether we do or not is a choice, not a mandate. I decided that love, forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, peace, and joy are better and definitely more pleasant. Instead of letting circumstances or the actions of others determine what and how I feel, I decided that with God's help I could choose all the good feelings. I don't need the bad ones. They serve no beneficial purpose for me.

Over the years, I have learned to stay tuned to God and keep my peace. I strive to constantly practice the presence of God and to remain even-minded regardless of the turmoil that may be all around me. If I want to have a good day, I can choose it. I don't have to allow the actions of someone else ruin my happiness.

Choosing positive feelings is not denial of negative ones. When we feel angry, upset, or emotionally disturbed, we must honestly acknowledge our true state of feeling and deal with it, not try to deny or repress it. Although anger can be destructive and hurtful, there are ways to release anger harmlessly. Expressing anger does not have to be destructive and hurtful. It depends on intent.

Anger can be channeled in love with a positive result. Sometimes anger is a necessary expression of God, as seen in Jesus as he drove the unscrupulous money changers from the temple. (Matthew 21:12-13) When Jesus physically forced the dishonest vendors out of the place of worship, he still loved them. Sometimes my wife has to express anger toward me when I deserve it, but I know she still loves me and that I needed her upbraiding to open my eyes and turn me in the right direction. She has often been an instrument of guidance from God to me in that way.

When something my wife says or does that could bother or irritate me, I immediately start affirming repeatedly within myself: "I love her. There is nothing she can say or do that will stop me from loving her. Dear God I thank you for giving me the gift of such a loving wife. God let me think about what she is saying and if she is right, let me change myself and be gracious about it. She's my wife and I love her. Thank you. Thank you. . . etc." I try to practice this form of invisible, inner discipline with everyone, not just my wife. By such action within myself, I can stay in a state of love, peace, and joy all the time.

By practicing unconditional love toward my wife, children, and others close to me, I have learned to express that love to everyone I meet. People don't have to earn my love. I don't even have to know someone to love them. I simply exude it as I feel God expressing his love for everyone through me. It is a wonderful way to live.

God is Love

True love is Divine love. It is an expression of God's love. God loves each and every one of his children regardless of their behavior or state of consciousness. The sunshine of his love falls equally upon "the evil and on the good, and he sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous." (Matthew 5:45) He doesn't wait until we come to deserve his love or meet certain requirements to earn it. His love is always there for the taking. We have only to learn how to open our hearts to receive it and express it. We are his loving creations and there is nothing we need to do to make him love us and nothing we can do to cause him to stop loving us.

John, the beloved disciple, tells us (1st John 4:16), "God is love; and he that abides in love abides in God, and God in them." Saint Paul describes the attributes of love for us (1st Corinthians 13:4-8), "Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."

God's love for us is the result of his intrinsic nature. As his children, it is our true nature, too. God is love and it is his love that holds all matter and all creation together in manifestation and in order. When God created the universe and everything in it, including us, he chose to do so by the forces of love. To love your spouse and everyone by choice, without condition, you are expressing God's most essential nature and are in harmony with God and the Universe.

The Apostle John admonishes the early Christians, "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1st John 4:7-8)

We don't have to wait until circumstances or the behaviors of others merit our love. Love is a choice, independent of who or how others may be. That choice is entirely up to us.

What Does Love have to do with Oils?

This newsletter is intended to present information on essential oils and other natural healing therapies. So why are we featuring love in this issue?

The subtitle of my book, "The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple," is "God's Love Manifest in Molecules." The book is based on a number of scriptures as well as scientific data. Essential oils were created by God's spoken word before he created human beings. Yet the molecules of essential oils fit our cellular receptor sites so perfectly and administer so many benefits to us, I can only conclude that God was thinking ahead to when he planned to created people in his image. Intending that his people would be given free will, he knew they would not always follow the highest health laws and would need medicines to heal them and keep them healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically. Therefore, he began loving us before he even created us. Essential oils are the embodiment of God's love for us, but we have to study them and be receptive to them in order to receive the grace that he has instilled in them.

Essential oils work on the righteous and the unrighteous alike. Like God, they are "no respecter of persons." (Acts 10:34) Essential oils don't make judgments in deciding who may receive their benefits and who may not. They offer their healing powers to anyone willing to receive them, regardless of their social behavior, whether it be as a good person or a bad person. God's love is like that, freely available to all people, both good and evil. So that is one thing essential oils and love have in common.

For Lack of Love We Perish

The other connection between love and natural healing is that in the final analysis we get sick for lack of love, not that it isn't available to us, but that we don't express it in our daily lives. God's love is constantly shining on each and every one of us. If we don't receive it and pass it on, that is because we have not made ourselves receptive to it. The channel of our lives has not been cleansed and made open to the flow. God's grace and affection are available to all of us without our asking or trying to earn it. We just need to be open to it. It is our personal lack of openness to receive his grace that blocks its flow into and through our lives.

The alternative to living lovingly all the time is to harbor non-loving attitudes and inharmonious emotions such as unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, envy, fear, jealousy, hatred, intense dislikes, egotistic pride, desires for revenge or retaliation, etc. These are the emotions that form the root causes of almost all sicknesses and conditions. The antidote to all of these is love, not the love we seek to receive from God and others, but the love that we allow God to express through us to others.

Receiving God's love and allowing it to flow through us to the world is not a matter of waiting until we "feel" right or until others act in a lovable manner to "deserve" to receive our love. It depends on our willingness to surrender to God and become a channel for him. That is a matter of choice, whenever we choose to let that happen. It is a decision. Although it comes through the heart, love is an act of will and commitment.


2. CARE SEMINARS & INTENSIVES for 2012 - 2013
. . . . . . . (as of October 11, 2012)

Sponsored by:
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
aka CARE International


CARE Sponsors 150-200 seminars each year. More than 150 CARE Intensives and Seminars have been posted on the calendar for 2012 throughout the U.S and Canada as well as in New Zealand, Australia, Romania, and Malaysia. Sixteen have already been posted for 2013.

More programs are added every week. Periodically check the website, www.RaindropTraining.com for the latest listings in the CARE Calendar. CARE Classes are also posted on the Events page of the Young Living website. Some CARE Classes are bilingual and are indicated as such.

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.

If you are seeking a qualified Raindrop Practitioner in your area visit www.RaindropTraining.com and click on "NEW! Directory of CARE Approved Raindrop Facilitators (CARF)." Order a copy of the CCI Handbook at www.RaindropTraining.com to find out how you can be included in the CARF Directory.

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).


1. CARE INTENSIVES (offering the basic 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, 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, Vibrational Raindrop, and Bible Oils. Chem, Vibrational RD, 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 contact CARE at careclasses@raindroptraining.com or call
(800) 758-8629 for details.)

5. SPECIAL TRAININGS in Vibrational Raindrop Technique (VRT) and Animal Raindrop Technique (ART). Taking a CARE Intensive is prerequisite to these.

The Basic 25-hour CARE Curriculum includes the following:

BO - Bible Oils (2 hrs)
VF - Applied Vitaflex (4 hrs)
RD - Raindrop Technique (8 hrs)
CH - Essential Oil Chemistry (6 hrs)
ER - Emotional Release with Oils (5 hrs)

CARE also offers additional seminars beyond the basics such as:
VRT - Vibrational Raindrop Technique (8 hrs)
ART - Animal Raindrop Technique (20 hrs)

Listings of scheduled CARE Programs are given below and are coded as follows:

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.

3. Lectures (coded as to topic or topics)

4. Advanced Workshops (coded as to topic or topics)

5. Special Trainings (either VRT or ART)

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

You may also call CARE toll free at (800) 758-8629 or e-mail your requests to http://www.raindroptraining.com/images/email_on_white.jpg.

" NOTE: The title, Certified Raindrop Practitioner (CRP), has been changed to Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS) as of February 2012.

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, the Basic CARE Classes are the first step toward becoming a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)
Taking CARE Classes can also lead to becoming a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist -CRTS (formerly called Certified Raindrop Practitioners - 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 CRTS or BCRS also makes you eligible to obtain liability insurance good throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Eligibility for becoming a CRTS 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.

CARE PROGRAMS 2012 - 2013
(As of October 11, 2012)

For details of each program, contact the Instructor Contact info for all Instructors is at the end of this message

Additional CARE Seminars are being added to the CARE Calendar each week. For a current listing, visit www.RaindropTraining.com and click on the Calendar. CARE offers more than 150 seminars each year throughout the U.S., Canada, and in several other countries.

CARE PROGRAMS 2012 - 2013
(As of October 11, 2012)

For details of each program, contact the Instructor
Contact info for all Instructors is at the end of this message

Additional CARE Seminars are being added to the CARE Calendar each week. For a current listing, visit www.RaindropTraining.com and click on the Calendar. CARE offers more than 150 seminars each year throughout the U.S., Canada, and in several other countries.

ALL = a 3-4 day program offering Bible Oils, Vitaflex, Raindrop Technique, Chemistry, and Emotional Release (25 hrs of continuing education credit)
ADV = Advanced (requires taking a CARE Intensive or other training as pre-requisite)
BO = Bible Oil Program 2 hrs
VF = Applied Vitaflex Training 4 hrs
RD = Raindrop Technique Training 8 hrs
CHEM = Essential Oil Chemistry 6 hrs
ER = Emotional Release 5 hrs
VRT = Vibrational Raindrop Training

Intensive: ALL
Oct 11 - 14, Thu - Sun, Grand Rapids SW, MI
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 11 - 13, Thu - Sat, Duncan, OK
Carrie Shepard, SCCI(e), BCRS, LSHC, CVRS & Curtis Eastin, CCI(c)

Oct 11 - 12, Thu - Fri, Calgary, AB
Amanda Howden, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 18 - 20, Thu - Sat, Melbourne, Australia
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Intensive: ALL
Oct 18 - 21, Thu - Sun, Raleigh, NC
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Oct 19 - 21, Fri - Sun, Big Stone Gap, VA
Neka Wilson, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Oct 20 - 22, Sat - Mon, Las Vegas, NV
Michelle M. Truman, EdD, SCCI, LSHC, CAC, CAI

Seminar: VRT
Oct 21, Sun, Melbourne, SA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Seminar: VRT
Oct 23, Tue, Las Vegas, NV
Michelle M. Truman, EdD, SCCI, LSHC, CAC, CAI

Oct 25 - 26, Thu - Fri, Flint, MI
Heather Wright, CCI, CMT, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Oct 26 - 27, Fri - Sat, Bend, OR
Cindy Maricle, CCI, BCRS, LSH

Seminar: VRT
Oct 31, Wed, Adelaide, SA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 01 - 04, Thu - Sun, Johnston, IA
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 01 - 03, Thu - Sat, Crofton, BC
Carol Howden, FCCI, CVRS & Ben Howden, CI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 01 - 04, Thu - Sun, Nashville, TN
Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 01 - 04, Thu - Sun, Baton Rouge, LA
Pinky Begnaud, CI & Candace Hoke, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS, BCRS-A

Intensive: ALL
Nov 02 - 04, Fri - Sun, Duffield, VA
Neka Wilson, FCCI

Nov 03 - 04, Sat - Sun, Tenafly, NJ
Maria Turchi, NCBTMB, CCI(e), CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 08 - 10, Thu - Sat, Apalachin, NY
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS & Mer Barrett, CNC, SCCI(c), CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 08 - 11, Thu - Sun, White Salmon, WA
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 09 - 12, Fri - Mon, Waterloo, IL
Roberta Jane Clair, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 09 - 11, Fri - Sun, Washburn, ND
Penny Cosner, FCCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 10 - 11, Sat - Sun, Wentzville, MO
Fran Norton, RN, FCCI, CVRS

Nov 10 - 11, Sat - Sun, Riverside, CA
Michelle Jensen, CCI

Seminar: VRT
Nov 12, Mon, White Salmon, WA
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 13 - 16, Tue - Fri, Branson, MO
Lee Stewart, BCRS, LSH, SCCI, CVRS & David Stewart, PhD, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 15 - 18, Thu - Sun, Grand Rapids SW, MI
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Seminar: VRT
Nov 16, Fri, Nashville, TN
Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 29 - Dec 01, Thu - Sat, Chicago / Downers Grove, IL
Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Nov 29 - Dec 02, Thu - Sun, Raleigh, NC
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT, CVRS & Mary Petriano, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Nov 30 - Dec 03, Fri - Mon, Frederick, CO
Cher Michel, CCI & Marie Koepke, RN, FCCI, NBCR, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Nov 30 - Dec 02, Fri - Sun, Kingsport, TN
Judy Addington, LMT, CR, FCCI, BCRS, CVRS & Jamille Hyatt, RN, FCCI

Nov 30 - Dec 01, Fri - Sat, Gleneden Beach, OR
Cindy Maricle, CCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Dec 01 - 02, Sat - Sun, Wentzville, MO
Fran Norton, RN, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Dec 01 - 03, Sat - Mon, Las Vegas, NV
Michelle M. Truman, EdD, SCCI, LSHC, CAC, CAI

Intensive: ALL
Dec 03 - 05, Mon - Wed, Anderson, CA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Seminar: VRT
Dec 04, Tue, Las Vegas, NV
Michelle M. Truman, EdD, SCCI, LSHC, CAC, CAI

Intensive: ALL
Dec 06 - 09, Thu - Sun, Grand Rapids SW, MI
Kathy Spohn, FCCI

Seminar: VRT
Dec 06, Thu, Anderson, CA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Intensive: ALL
Dec 07 - 09, Fri - Sun, Duffield, VA
Neka Wilson, FCCI

Seminar: VRT
Dec 09, Sun, Wentzville, MO
Fran Norton, RN, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Dec 09 - 11, Sun - Tue, Indio, CA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Seminar: VRT
Dec 12, Wed, Indio, CA
Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI, BCVRS

Seminar: VRT
Dec 29, Sat, Nashville, TN
Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR, FCCI, CVRS


Intensive: ALL
Jan 10 - 13, 2013, Thu - Sun, Minneapolis, MN
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Seminar: VRT
Jan 14, 2013, Mon, Minneapolis, MN
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Feb 15 - 17, 2013, Fri - Sun, Brookfield (Milwaukee), WI
Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH

Intensive: ALL
Feb 21 - 24, 2013, Thu - Sun, Raleigh, NC
Christina Hagan, FCCI, LMBT, CVRS & Mary Petriano, CCI

Intensive: ALL
Mar 20 - 23, 2013, Wed - Sat, Portland, OR
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Seminar: VRT
Mar 24, 2013, Sun, Portland, OR
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

ADV Workshop: ER
Apr 4-7, 2013, Thu – Sun, Tievoli Hills Resort, Clarksville, Missouri
Carol Howden, FCCI, Ben Howden, CI, Joanna Barrett, SCCI,
David Stewart, PhD

Intensive: ALL
Apr 17 - 20, 2013, Wed - Sat, White Salmon, WA
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Seminar: VRT
Apr 21, 2013, Sun, White Salmon, WA
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Apr 25 - 28, 2013, Thu - Sun, Bowman, ND
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI, CVRS

Seminar: VRT
Apr 29, 2013, Mon, Bowman, ND
Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
May 09 - 12, 2013, Thu - Sun, Sedona, AZ
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Seminar: VRT
May 13, 2013, Mon, Sedona, AZ
Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS

Intensive: ALL
Jun 14 - 16, 2013, Fri - Sun, Salt Lake City, UT
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS & Mer Barrett, CNC, SCCI(c), CVRS

Seminar: VRT
Jun 17, 2013, Mon, Salt Lake City, UT
Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS & Mer Barrett, CNC, SCCI(c), CVRS

ADV Workshop: BO
June 17, 2013, Mon, Salt Lake City, UT
David Stewart, PhD, & Rev. Anthony Stewart

Contact Info for CARE Instructors

Legend for Acronym Titles:
A-CRTS - Animal Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (formerly A-CRP)
BCRS - Board Certified Raindrop Specialist
CCA - CARE Class Assistant
CCI - Certified CARE Instructor
CCCI - Completely Certified CARE Instructor
CI - CARE Intern
CR - Certified Reflexologist
CRTS - Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (formerly called CRP)
CVRS - Certified Vibrational Raindrop Specialist
FCCI - Fully Certified CARE Instructor
LMT - Licensed Massage Therapist
LSH - Licensed Spiritual Healer
MD - Medical Doctor
MH - Master Herbalist
ND - Naturopathic Doctor
PKP - Professional Kinesiology Practitioner
QCCA - Qualified CARE Class Assistant
RN - Registered Nurse
SCCI - Supervising CARE Instructor

Judy Addington, LMT, CR, FCCI, BCRS, CVRS
- (423) 542-6159;
- therbocar@yahoo.com

Maria Audin, CI
- (845) 725-7694
- Ria416@gmail.com

Joanna Barrett, RN, CNC, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (607) 642-5448
- RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- or MyrrhandJo@onehealthylife.net

- (607) 642-5448
- RaindropTraining@onehealthylife.net
- or MyrrhandJo@onehealthylife.net

Pinky Begnaud, CI
- (337) 654-5816
- Pinkybmagic5@aol.com

Christi Bonds-Garrett, MD, FCCI, BCRS, CVRS
- (270) 415-1752
- DrBondsGarrett@msn.com

Irene Buckley, LMT, FCCI, CVRS
- (712) 755-3780
- naturjoy@fmctc.com

Celeste Buie, BSME, CMT, CCI(e)
- (586) 722-3593
- Celeste.Buie@att.net

Jill Burk, CMT, SCCI
- (989) 996-0830
- jillycmt@aol.com

Nancy Chapey, CI
- (870) 416-8989
- pinknancy2@hotmail.com

Kawsar (Kelly) Chaya
- (571) 276-3001
- Kawsarchaya@gmail.com

Jane Clair, FCCI, CRP, LSH, CVRS
- (618) 967-2602
- r.janeclair@yahoo.com

Penny Cosner, FCCI
- (208) 946-3692
- pennyc_lmt@yahoo.com

Bruce Dietler, FCCI
- (316) 799-2626
- deet777@sbcglobal.net

Linda Dietler, SCCI(c)
- (316) 799-2626
- deet777@sbcglobal.net

Yvonne Dixon, LMP, CCI, CVRS
- (509) 750-0900
- augustmoonmassage@gmail.com

Sherry Durkin, CCCI
- (814) 237-7377
- essenceofpureliving@comcast.net

Curtis Eastin, CI
- (580) 231-9354
- Curtis.eastin@gmail.com

Judy Estep, SCCI
- (717) 732-5017
- judyeestep@aol.com

Donna S. Evans, LMP, MH, FCCI
-(571) 313-1650
- herbaleducator@gmail.com

Beatriz Gambaro-Collazo, LMT, FCCI, BCRS, CVRS, LSH
- (770) 653-7174
- bgcareinstructor@gmail.com

Nancy Gouch, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (630) 272-7948; (630) 682-1394
- raindroptraining@energeticessentials.com

Christina Hagan, LMBT, FCCI, CVRS
- (919) 623-6940
- christina@HealthyStepsNC.com

Hannah Hickman, CI
- (870) 365-9155
- hannahbhickman@gmail.com

Daniel Hohn, CI
- (417) 848-9044
- Dan@bransoncomputer.com

Julia LeBlanc Hohn, CI
- (417) 848-9044
- julia.leblanc@mchsi.com

Candace Hoke, ND, FCCI, CRP, LSH, CVRS, BCRS-A
- (979) 826-8636
- candacehoke@earthlink.net

Karen Hopkins, SCCI(e), CVRS
- (918) 841-2934
- choosethebestCARE@gmail.com

Max Hopkins, SCCI(c)
- (918) 841-2934
- hopkibm@hotmail.com

Amanda Howden, CCI
- (403) 207-1836 oilkidz@gmail.com

Ben Howden, CI
- (805) 208-6628
- gwgmanagement@aol.com

Carol Howden, FCCI, CVRS
- (805) 208-6628
- carolhowden.oils@gmail.com

Gail Hunter, LMP, FCCI
- (425) 359-9358
- Gailsmassage@gmail.com

Debbie Hurley, CI, CRTS, LSH
- (508) 822-0668
- mrstewagar@aol.com

Jamille Hyatt, RN, FCCI
- (423) 323-8319; (423) 737-4443
- jamiehyatt109@gmail.com

Michelle Jensen, CCI
- (602) 571-2425
- mjensen.youngliving@yahoo.com

Melinda Kirby, LMT, FCCI
- (828) 287-0668; (828) 289-6833
- theoilmaven@yahoo.com

Marie Koepke, RN, NBCR, FCCI, CVRS
- (970) 531-3528
- mtnmarie@yahoo.com

Cindy Maricle, CCI
- (541) 280-9103
- scmaricle@msn.com

Shawna Marroccoli, FCCI
- (905) 875-3952
- rs_marroccoli@hotmail.com

Nan Martin, CI
- (561) 315-6334
- newmh-j@juno.com

Cheryl Michel, CCI
- (720) 635-9670 or (720) 213-4519
- opalstoneoils@gmail.com

Denise Naasz, LMT, SCCI, BCRS,CVRS
- (740) 773-5490
- denaasz@yahoo.com

Jeannie Nichols, SCCI(e), BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (575) 937-1420
- jeanniesvoice@yahoo.com

Fran Norton, RN, FCCI, CVRS
- (636) 332-3148 or (314) 961-7605
- franorton4@aol.com

Nigel Pendrigh, CI( c )
- +60 (17) 598 3073
- NP@PendrighComputerServices.Co.UK

Tonya Peterson, CCI
- (812) 794-0560

Mary Petriano, CCI
- (919) 655-4745 or (919) 271 8495
- TheAromaLady@gmail.com

Sharon Rhodes, CCI, CRTS, LSH
- (301) 997-1214 or (301) 904-8333
- Sharon.y.rhodes@gmail.com

Terry Robinette, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (303) 809-7999
- tlrobinette@comcast.net

Carrie Shepard, CCI
- (918) 343-2604
- 2xspirit@att.net

Sally Shultis, CCI(c,e), CVRS, BCRS-A, LSH
- (713) 412-8726
- desertsrose@consolidated.net

Kathy Spohn, FCCI
- (616) 261-0015
- oilsofold@sbcglobal.net

David Stewart, PhD, DNM, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (800) 758-8629 Use CARE email address at the top

Lee Stewart, SCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (800) 758-8629 Use CARE email address at the top

Tammy Struebing, FCCI, BCRS, LSH
- (402) 395-6887
- tstruebing@gmail.com

Gaia Tossing, LMT, RCR, FCCI, CVRS
- (615) 496-3366
- careseminar@gmail.com

Michelle Truman, FCCI
- (702) 468-4162
- michelleinLV@gmail.com

Marilee Tuifua, CCI, BCRS, LSH
- (801) 694-2806
- ahaventoheal@yahoo.com

Maria G. Turchi, NCTMB, CCI(e), BCRS, CVRS
- 201-655-4253,
- raindroptraining@bodyworker.us

Iulia Vornehm, CCI(e,c)
- Austria Mobil: +43-676-844513788
- Romania Mobil: +40-726-093825
- iulia.vornehm@tmo.at

Bernadette Williams, FCCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (509) 493-3801
- butterflyessentials@gmail.com

Neka Wilson, FCCI
- (276) 275-7899
- nekaw@comcast.net

Heather Wright, CMT, CCI, BCRS, LSH, CVRS
- (801) 742-2586,
- heathershaven15@yahoo.com


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.
~ Lisa Marie Belter, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This class was very enlightening. I would recommend it to everyone. It is nice to know that there is an alternative to medicine.
~ Tiffany Slusher, Minford, Ohio

As a Medical Doctor, I would suggest very highly that all medical practitioners, medical students, and residents should be exposed to programs like this.
~ Andrew Sears, M.D., Saginaw, Michigan

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."
~ Colleen Coleman, Sherwood, Oregon

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.
~ Vickie Hornbuckle, Piedmont, Kansas
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.
~ Patricia B. Hayes, Bath, Michigan

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 experience.
~ Gabriele Hauser, M.D., Vienna, Austria

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.
~ Maria DeShields, St. Louis, Missouri

A fabulous reintroduction to the oils, the chemistry, and life in general. The instructor was amazing.
~ Jyll Johnstone, DiReno, Italy

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.
~ Jeannette Vaupel, RN, Genoa, Illinois

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.
~ Sonya Vassallo, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

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!
~ Robyn Karima Grant, Nakuop, British Columbia, Canada

This seminar will change your life! I have no suggestions for this seminar. It was fantastic.
~ Diane Koepp, Belle Plaine, Minnesota

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.
~ Dermot Bailey, Niestetal, Germany

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!
~ Susan J. Knowles, Caldwell, West Virginia

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!
~ Susan Neary, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

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.
~ Melissa Bills, LMT, Caro, Michigan

This training is an absolute must for all those involved in oils. Truly awe inspiring!! We received knowledge and healing from above.
~ James Claps, Grove Village, Illinois

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.
~ Aziyza Shabazz, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

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.
~ Meg Hueslcamp, Brenham, Texas

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.
~ Kiew Lo, Carlingford Court, New South Wales, Australia

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.
~ Connie Allen, Lewiston, Idaho

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.
~ Jamie Brown, Lakewood, California

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.
~ Kim McMahon, Bronte Beach, New South Wales, Australia

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.
~ Carol Garvey, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

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!
~ Vijay Churfuerst-Hanzal, Leobendorf, Austria


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 CARE’s 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 world’s 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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