I think it’s important for you to understand that I came at this content as a skeptic. I don’t DOUBT the power of our oils, I’ve seen far too much that could qualify as a miracle to ever doubt. But when it comes to emotions I have definitely questioned whether or not an oil could pay that pivotal of a role in emotional support. Anyone else come from this place of curiosity or cynicism?
The EODR Chapter 16 “Essential Oils: Spiritual, Mental, and Emotional” begins with research on Frankincense… a study in 2008 discovered we are “apparently “hardwired” to have feelings of peace, awe, and reverence when using frankincense.” An interesting sidenote… nearly every oil in the Feelings Kit has Frank in it. Surprised? I’m not!
The article further describes that this study found several different therapeutic benefits regarding stress and depression from Frankincense regarding its ability to affect and protect our nervous system.
Page 416 goes into depth about using oils in worship and meditation and the various scripture references to incense and oils. Some of these references include:
• Psalm 141:2 “May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.”
• Philippians 4:18 “a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.”
• Revelation 8:3-4 “Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand.”
From p.417 Section: Mental and Emotional Support
“Today we live in a society of emotional turmoil. More and more evidence is accumulating that our emotional health can have a profound effect on our physical health. More than ever before, researchers are probing the impact that emotional states have on the physical condition of the body.
“Many doctors are recognizing the possibility that a number of diseases are caused by emotional problems that link back to infancy and childhood – and perhaps even to the room. These emotional problems can compromise body systems and even genetic structuring through a process that creates the equivalent of a molecular “memory” in key organs and structures of the body.
“The idea that memories and traumas can be embedded in the brain is not new, but scientists are now saying that these brain imprints may extend throughout the body. Well-known author and Georgetown University research professor Candace Pert states, “repressed trauma is caused by overwhelming emotion can be stored in a body part, thereafter affecting our inability to feel that part or even move it.”
How do essential oils release or change emotional patterns? To discuss this I will refer to the book “Releasing How do essential oils release or change emotional patterns? To discuss this I will refer to the book “Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils,” by Carolyn Mein. This is my secondary resource for our class and one I would highly recommend.
On page 5 she discusses this in depth…
“Have you ever noticed how smells, like bread baking, can send you back to a childhood memory and all the feelings associated with your favorite grandmother? Smell accesses the limbic system of the brain which is the seat of our emotions. Ancient Egyptians used Essential oils to clear specific emotions and recorded them on the walls of certain temple healing chambers.
“Sesquiterpenes, found in high levels of essential oils such as Frankincense and Sandalwood, help to increase the oxygen in the limbic system of the brain which in turn “unlocks” the DNA and allows emotional baggage to be released from cellular memory. Emotions have been found to be encoded within the DNA of the cells and passed on from generation to generation. Emotional behavior patterns have even been found to be “locked” within families. Transplant recipients report strange memories and desires which further substantiates that emotions are stored in the body and encoded in the DNA of cells. More recently, studies at New York University provided the amygdala gland (the gland in the limbic system of the brain that stores and releases trauma in the body) does not respond to sound or sight or touch, but ONLY releases emotional trauma through the sense of smell.
“Emotions themselves are stored in the body and its organs, glands, and systems. Feelings are taken in through that chakras, or energy centers along the midline of the body, and then fed into the meridian system, which consists of energy channels that run over and through the body. Since each organ has a vibrational frequency, as do emotions, the emotions will settle in an area with the corresponding frequency. Disease occurs when the body’s vibrational frequency drops below a certain point. Essential oils can raise the body’s frequency, and therapeutic grade (medicinal quality) oils are able to do this because they vibrate at a high frequency entrance for that frequency to the body.
“Essential oils have been used throughout the ages for healing, and the Bible contains 188 references to them. For example, Frankincense, Myrrh, Rosemary, Hyssop, and Spikenard were oils used for anointing and healing the sick in Biblical times. One of the oldest healing modalities known, acupuncture, uses emotions associated with, and stored in, the major organs to diagnose disease.”
(The following is based primarily on notes taken at Gary Young’s talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria. Gary Young is the founder of Young Living and his wife, Mary, is the CEO.)
It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with feeling.
According to Gary Young, “99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings.”
Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness, and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.
Most of our feelings from day to day are not responses to current happenings. They originate from the programming in cellular memory that was imprinted by the emotional experiences of our past that we were unable to understand, process and resolve at the time.
These forgotten traumatic experiences function as live programming in our bodies, affecting every aspect of our lives and particularly in the area of how we make decisions.
When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth, and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success.
Limited thinking leads to limited decisions that lead to a limited life far short of the God-given potential we actually possess.
By focusing on repairing your feelings, you can fix most aspects of your life -physical, mental, and spiritual. Essential oils are perfect vehicles to help you in this task, because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain and can bring us into contact with the issues we have long forgotten and enable us to deal with them and resolve them once and for all. When we clear our emotional baggage, we clear the way to manifest our true and highest potential.
According to Gary Young, “Thought equals frequency. Essential oils absorb our thoughts. They are registered in the oils as intent. Intent is directed energy.
When you apply an intent-energized oil on your feet, it can saturate all of your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out of the cells, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept.”
In conclusion, Gary said, “Use the Feelings Kit morning and night for 30 days. You will feel enthusiastic. Your life will be full of excitement. And people will be drawn to you like a magnet.”
Okay… WOAH. That is a LOT of information coming at you right there. I would STRONGLY suggest that you read over this whole post right now and make sure you at least somewhat understand this information. It’s a LOT to digest…I totally get that.