Last month I had the privilege of introducing Young Living Essential Oils to thousands of people in Southern California at both the Women’s Conference and the TEDMED Conference.
My journey started at the 24th annual Women’s Conference, where over 14,000 attendees gathered to be inspired by the likes of Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, the Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, former Associate Justice the Honorable Ruth Ginsburg, Erin Brockovich, and Pulitzer Prize-winning and National Book Award-winning poet Mary Oliver, among many others. The central theme was “Empowering women to be architects for change,” and the energy of inspiration and possibility was truly palpable.
Also speaking at the Women’s Conference was fashion designer and philanthropist Donna Karan. Donna’s commitment to philanthropy and global healing led her to found the Urban Zen Foundation, an organization that brings together like-minded people and organizations to define solutions and implement action in the areas of well-being, empowering children, and preserving culture. Young Living has partnered extensively with Urban Zen for the past two years, working to bring the healing power of essential oils to even more people.
I was privileged to be part of Urban Zen’s booth at the Women’s Conference, which was a beautiful space where visitors relaxed while they waited for a complimentary 10–15 minute aromatherapy and Reiki healing session. Our space was a haven from the rest of the busy conference; I watched people visibly become more relaxed and calm as they inhaled the uplifting properties of the essential oils. We diffused Thieves® essential oil blend in an Aria™ diffuser, and the aroma carried into a majority of the enormous marketplace. Other essential oils used in the healing sessions included peppermint, frankincense, lavender, Peace & Calming®, and Valor®; in all we provided more than 120 wellness sessions throughout the entire conference!
After the Women’s Conference ended we drove to San Diego for the TEDMED conference at the Hotel Del Coronado, an annual event where the best in health care and medicine come together to share the latest ideas. Again with Donna Karan and the Urban Zen team, we created a sanctuary for healing and wellness where we offered complimentary wellness sessions using Young Living essential oils. We used a wide variety of essential oils on our visitors, including Thieves, PanAway®, Deep Relief™ Essential Oil Roll-On, Valor, Joy™, frankincense, Gentle Baby™, Grounding™, jasmine, and peppermint.
Both events were great ways to showcase how companies like Urban Zen and Young Living are bridging the gap between Western and Eastern wellness modalities. I’m proud to belong to organizations that strive to honor their stewardship to bring healing to the world.
Tracy Griffiths, RPP, RPE, CMT
Many who have dealt with sexual abuse have difficulties working through lasting emotional distress. People have basic defenses when managing negative emotions due to sexual abuse. They are often angry or want to be left alone. Some live silently and may lack trust in others. When a person fails to effectively deal with these negative emotions, they distance themselves, which may lead to deeper emotional pain.
Here are a few easy steps on how to use Young Living’s Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture to naturally overcome emotional effects of sexual abuse. While applying the oils, give yourself permission to release fears of the unknown. Take your emotional power back by letting yourself forgive. See a new purpose, a new you. Step forward and claim your true self. Believe that you are becoming a new person that is no longer chained down from unwanted emotions. Claim your emotional freedom!
Apply sandalwood to the forehead to help through periods of emotional pain. This oil calms and balances emotions.
Apply cassia to the bottom of the feet to help feel empowered and help let go of the unpleasant memories that are held deep in the unconscious.
Place cedarwood on the top of the head to encourage forgiveness and to bring yourself to a higher spiritual level.
Try putting frankincense on the heart to help remove unwanted emotions.
Use galbanum over the liver to release anger.
Apply hyssop to the shoulders to help release emotional burdens that may carry from the abuse.
Place myrrh on the area of concern to let go of emotional wounds and to forgive and move forward.
Rub onycha over the stomach and abdomen to release blocked emotions of sadness and pain.
Rose of Sharon
Place drops of rose of Sharon along the spine to give the body strength to overcome obstacles.
Take spikenard internally to calm nerves and help take back power and control.*
Put a few drops of myrtle in honey to help the liver (where anger is stored) better process emotions.*
Massage cypress on the abdomen to release stagnant energy and unblock emotions stored in the stomach.
Peace be with you,
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the bountiful harvest that we have been given. What better way to show appreciation than to choose to feed our bodies with wholesome ingredients that heal and promote wellness. I love serving this traditional delight during the celebration to see the surprise on family and friends’ faces when they discover they are eating RAW pumpkin pie.
Eating healthy traditional fare will encourage outdoor physical activities, like enjoying a crisp fall walk or a game of family football. A balanced lifestyle should continue throughout the holiday months to keep from emotional and physical crashes. I can remember the crazy sugary concoctions made from processed unhealthy canned ingredients, like the Gooey Snicker Pie made from snicker candy bars…ugh! Try this delicious version of pumpkin pie infused with Young Living Therapeutic Oils and feel great.
Until next post….Tangerine Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Persimmon Holiday Greens, Clove Cinnamon Seeds
Cinnamon Cranberry Pecan Crust
Makes 2 cups
1. 2 cups pecans, soaked and dried
2. 1 cup dried cranberries, fruit sweetened
3. 1 Tablespoon grade B pure maple syrup
4. Pinch Himalayan salt
5. 1 drop Young Living cinnamon bark essential oil
Process pecans and cranberries in a food processor until meal texture. Add remaining ingredients and pulse chop. Do not overprocess to avoid turning the mixture into butter. Press mixture into a 10 inch spring form pan. Crust can go up on the sides in a rudimentary fashion. Keep thickness even throughout.Set aside or freeze until ready to fill with Nutmeg Pumpkin Pie Filling.
Nutmeg Pumpkin Pie Filling
1. 3 1/2 cups chopped pumpkin, small pie variety
2. 2 packed cups young coconut meat
3. 12 soft Medjoul dates, pitted
4. 1 cup grade B pure maple syrup
5. 1/2 cup raw virgin coconut oil
6. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
7. 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt
8. 3 drops Young Living nutmeg essential oil
9. 2 drops Young Living cinnamon bark essential oil
10. 1 drop Young Living ginger essential oil
To avoid difficulty when blending large amounts, this recipe will be made in two batches.Blend half of the ingredients in a high-speed blender until creamy. Remove to a bowl. Repeat for second batch with remaining ingredients. Combine both halves and mix well. Pour into the Cinnamon Cranberry Pecan Crust and gently tap spring form pan several times to remove any air bubbles and to flatten the top of the pie. Cover and freeze to solidify. Remove from the freezer and spring form. Slice and serve with Lemon Cool Whip.
Lemon Cool Whip
Makes 2 cups
1. 1 packed cup young coconut meat
2. 1 cup soaked cashews
3. 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
4. 1/2 cup coconut water
5. 1/4 cup grade B pure maple syrup
6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
7. 4 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
8. Pinch Himalayan salt
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until creamy. Freeze to firm. Top Nutmeg Pumpkin Pie when ready to serve.
In November and December 2005, I completed the first field tests using Young Living essential oils to combat mold. I then developed a detailed protocol and discovered how effective essential oils—especially the Thieves® blend—could be. Since that time, I have presented my results at Rice University, Young Living conventions, and a number of regional meetings. Take a look at some of my findings:
What I found was truly a breakthrough in eliminating the problems associated with exposure to mold because no other mold remediation method available is as effective and inexpensive. I have since continued my research and have completed more than 100 additional case studies. As a speaker at Rice University, I presented new data and answered questions raised by people attempting to use my protocol. You can view my PowerPoint presentation on the Rice University website and on our website, www.moldrx4u.com
Dr. Ed Close
Even if you haven’t been with Young Living for long, you’ve probably already seen how passionate we are about frankincense essential oil.
Countless studies have demonstrated the amazing health benefits of this unique gift, but some still question which species offer the most therapeutic value.
We invite you to read our paper—Young Living Frankincense: An Ancient Gift Supported by Modern Science—that attempts to answer many of the questions regarding the most therapeutic frankincense species. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and post your comments on the blog.
Golden Touch 1™ is an excellent Young Living essential oil kit to use for those healing from the trauma of physical abuse. Many times the visual effects of abuse heal, but the emotional damage remains. Negative emotions, if left unchecked, can move into the stomach, kidneys, liver, heart, or other vital systems in the form of anger, pain, and fear. If overlooked, these negative emotions can be locked in the body, reeking havoc on emotional and physical health. Some ignore the negative energy, making the emotions dig deeper into the body.
The Golden Touch 1 kit from Young Living can help release deep, negative emotions to help the healing process. Try these simple ideas:
If experiencing ongoing digestive issues, take a few drops of Di-Gize and rub some on your abdomen to help unwind emotions stored in the stomach.
Apply a few drops of EndoFlex over the kidney area to help release anger.
Apply JuvaFlex to the bottom of the feet to discharge any toxins and help release emotional discomfort out of the tissues.
Abuse can be taxing to your system. By applying a few drops of Melrose to your solar plexus (upper stomach area), you can help reduce mental fatigue.
Apply a few drops of Raven to the chest to release tension in your body that is hard to process.
The lungs and circulatory system can also be affected by physical abuse. Diffuse R.C. (or smell it right from the bottle) to process negative emotions stored in these important areas.
Apply Thieves to the feet to support your body’s immune system while creating a feeling of protection and courage.
Peace be with you,