Uncertainties surround us. Tough conversations are being had. Many of us are feeling misunderstood. Unresolved issues may be resurfacing. Stress is a given.
Staying grateful and positive is the kind of person we want to be and, we know it impacts our physical and emotional health... but it is really hard! And trying to maintain it all the time can be exhausting. However, there are a few tips that can make dealing with the reality of life a lot easier.
We're going to dive right in and talk about words that can make some people cringe!
*Note: If you want to research for yourself, checkout the footnotes.
The Science - Energy, Atoms, Vibrations, Frequencies
What do those words have to do with emotions or essential oils? A lot! But we’re only going to talk about them a little because I don’t want to lose you if you were one of those people who hated science class!
Everything is made up of atoms and atoms are in constant motion. An indisputable fact – right? Basic chemistry teaches us that the speed of the atoms determines whether things appear as a solid, liquid, or gas.
Albert Einstein discovered The Law of Vibration. We may not think of it often, but it is taught in schools of every faith. It is not in question. We know it is true.
- The Law of Vibration states that 'nothing rest; everything moves; everything vibrates.'
- Energy is what causes atoms to move.
- That movement is called a vibration.
- Vibrations are measured in frequencies.
Our bodies and every organ in our body, even our emotions can be measured in frequencies. “The Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) measures the frequency of positive and negative affect.”1
Here are some examples of emotional energy that you feel. Think about times when you’ve had a nervous stomach, a stress headache, your heart flutters or you are jittery with excitement.
The difference between the manifestations of the physical, mental, and emotional simply come from different levels of vibrating energy, or frequencies. The feelings of fear, grief, and despair vibrate at a very low frequency, but the feelings of love, joy and gratitude vibrate much faster.
The Brain and HeartInterestingly, the heart sends messages about motivation, feelings, emotions etc. to the brain. We used to believe that the brain was the only Grand Central Station for thinking, feeling and emotional activity. But we now know that the heart sends more signals to the brain than the other way around! While the brain may control the heart’s physical activity, the heart is clearly involved in our emotions.2
People say they are heart-broken because that is where they feel it - in their heart!! Flutters of love, excitement etc… where do you feel them? Not in your head! In your heart.3
Our electromagnetic field radiates from our hearts. If this intrigues you, there are many, many articles on nlm.org and heartmath.org. You’ll find out that your emotional state produces a certain kind of energy - positive or negative, and it radiates from your body4 approximately three feet. So when you think to yourself, I don’t like being around that person because “I feel their negative energy” – you really do!
This may be a lot to get your head around, so let’s get back to our emotions. Most of us struggle to be positive – it’s human nature. Normalizing this, can help us realize we aren’t alone, but we have to be careful as it can become an excuse for staying down in the dumps.
There are so many things we can do to change our emotional state. If you’ve tried and failed, it’s time to try something new! Well, actually, Essential Oils are not new! They have been helping people for thousands of years. They were mentioned over 180 times in the Bible for physical, emotional and spiritual health.
The Spiritual ConnectionUnderstanding how God created things, helps me understand why and how essential oils are helpful.
One of the ways Essential Oils impact our bodies is their frequency. Most people know of Frankincense because it was a gift brought to baby Jesus in the Christmas story. It’s always been highly valued because of Its impact on human health - physical, emotional and spiritual. Now we understand it’s value on a scientific level! It’s frequency is greater than most other oils, making it more powerful.
Don’t you love it when science catches up to your faith?! These verses all speak of the heart as though emotions emanate from it.
- Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.
- Out of the heart, the mouth speaks.
- Sing and make music from your heart.
- Do not lose heart.
- Love God with all your heart.
God has always known that love vibrates at a high frequency and hate at a very low frequency! He made it that way! And, He created the electromagnetic field that is produced by our hearts. Energy and vibrations are His creations - let’s not let our faith be shaken by those who take things meant for good and use them for evil.
The Brain & Emotions
Your Mental Health
Life brings with it hardships, stress and trauma. Whether it's divorce, natural disaster, loss of a loved one, an injury, or, witnessing something that shook you to your bones - these things affect our physical and emotional well being. Unmet expectations, realizing that your life is not what you’d hoped it would be and feelings of great disappointment also wreak havoc on our mental health. Extreme or prolonged stress and trauma can produce similar results and can cause our brains to rewire. This can happen when...
Emotions Get Repressed
To survive, you may have put a smile on your face and chosen to stay in the game - going to work everyday, taking care of kids, being a good spouse. Actually, these behaviors can help you deal positively with negative emotions, but often, instead of dealing with the emotions, we get busy and repress them. When our emotions are overwhelming, our brain helps us cope. Compartmentalizing,5 fragmenting and/or dissociating are survival strategies. These can be helpful in the short term but, when memories get “locked down” for decades, they can resurface later in life causing us to experience the brutality of the pain once again. Other long-term effects we may experience: relationship & attachment issues, health issues, emotional dysregulation, cognitive impairment, feelings of unworthiness, anger etc. . .
Your Trauma Is Stored In Your Body
“Repressed traumas caused by overwhelming emotion can be stored in a body part,” according to Neuroscientist Candace Pert. This is a widely held belief and, if it is true, applying essential oils to that body part may help.
Cells have memory
What we know for sure is that we are made up of an insane number of cells and your cells, just like your brain, have a memory. Therefore the above theory is plausible.
It is the nucleus, which lives inside the cell that is the "thinker." It tells the cell what to do, and it's where our DNA is located. Research shows that our DNA can actually change. Dr. Leaf says that our thoughts shape our brain and Dr. Daniel Amen uses Spec Scans verifying this finding by actually looking at his patient’s brains in action. I have seen his pictures, and have seen the holes in an unhealthy brain. Negative thoughts create ruts or holes in our brains while positive thoughts fill it in making it smooth, quite literally, paving the way for a brighter future.
Reframe Your Memory
To reframe your memories may seem counterproductive or inauthentic. Minimizing our trauma, stress or pain is not helpful. But reliving it is not helpful either. We must work through it, recognize it’s reality and find a perspective that releases us from it’s life sucking grip so we can move on. A lot of research has been done, and it’s a huge discovery that is giving new meaning and purpose to people who have given up on life, or maybe just given up on their hopes and dreams. This practice of reframing memories is also saving marriages!6
Positive thoughts create positive pathways in our brain which profoundly affect our mental and physical health.7
A quote from the founder of Young Living Essential oils, “Negative experiences and ideas are recorded in our brains and locked into our memories throughout our lives. These memories range from mild to extreme and have a profound effect on our health and happiness. In order to become who we are intended to be, we must erase these negative experiences and reprogram our thoughts to make positive ideas our reality.” -D. Gary Young.
He founded Young Living Essential Oils more than 25 years ago and though he is no longer with us, he would undoubtedly be thrilled to see how many articles are being published regarding the things he brought to the attention of the medical world, validating his life’s work.
Therapy, Oils, & Effort
That said, counseling/therapy is a must for many people. Verbally processing and learning new skills to deal with our pain can help. And there's a time and a place for modern medicine.
But just like most well-studied doctors of psychiatry today, we want to help people find natural solutions if at all possible. Essential Oils work amazingly well for millions of people, and you can find hundreds of articles on PubMed validating the findings.
Neither medicine nor natural solutions alone will heal a person’s heart. We need God’s supernatural help which requires an effort to change our behaviors and thought patterns that are negatively impacting us.
We don't have to allow stress, hardships, trauma, unmet expectations and disappointments to sabotage our lives.
Our Company, Our Guarantee, Our Oils
Our Credibility is Well Established
We have millions of customers all over the world who are on our subscribe and save program because experience with OUR essential oils has changed their lives. In addition, the case for this presentation is well documented, footnotes included. You’ll notice none of them are from some green green granny’s blog! Most are from pubmed.gov, a website where doctors and scientists publish their findings if they are deemed worthy (aka, peer reviewed), and a few other reputable sites. We (YL) have worked with the FDA extensively for years. Of course, our claims are constantly challenged, as they should be, but the reward of continuing to work with them has proven to be worth the investment. Check out this short explanation of our purity guarantee. www.seedtoseal.com
An Oil Is An Oil is an Oil - False
As I present oils to help with emotional health, I am only talking about Young Living Essential oils. Not all oils are created equal. Most have a tiny fraction of essential oil to keep their cost low. Their fragrance comes from the same synthetics used in other products causing untold numbers of adverse reactions and toxins being stored in the body. “Prior research found that common fragranced products, even those called green and organic, emitted hazardous air pollutants, more than two thirds of the population were not aware of this, and over 60 % would not continue to use a fragranced product if they knew it emitted such pollutants.”8 You cannot know what is inside a bottle by looking at a label, as the labelling laws do not require every ingredient to be listed. However, we would not have credibility with the FDA (or NASA - did I mention NASA? :)) if we did not live up to our Seed to Seal guarantee. We have led the way for 25 years and continue to be the frontrunner in producing 100% pure organic, therapeutic grade essential oils and hundreds of products to make your home a toxic free zone!
A Deeper Look at Oils
Therapeutic Essential oils are made up of tiny molecules that can be absorbed by the skin, inhaled or ingested. (Our Vitality Line is FDA approved for ingestion.) No matter how we use them, they enter our bloodstream, and are carried to every cell of the body within minutes.
Aromas & Emotions
Have you ever smelled a cookie baking and been transported back in time to a fond memory of baking with a loved one? What about those times when you've smelled glue or paints and thought back to your elementary school days when you loved art? There's a scientific explanation for this...
- Fragrance is the substance of memories. In less than a second, a scent has the power to activate a number of physical and emotional responses that, perhaps, you have long forgotten about. It’s pleasant when that memory is positive but when it’s not...
- Inhaling the pure, organic, therapeutic grade essential oils, can stimulate the olfactory receptors and activate regions in the brain’s limbic system associated with memory, emotion, and state of mind. It’s the brain’s center of emotion and memory as well as the “unconscious brain.”9
- Certain essential oils work by calming the central nervous system, helping us to relax.
- Ready to learn something wild? A very acidic body can cause anxiety and panic attacks! Getting your PH balanced is crucial if you struggle with these.10 Our top-of-the-line supplements are all infused with Essential Oils maximizing their effectiveness. Alkalime is a fantastic supplement for supporting healthy PH levels.
- Pure therapeutic grade essential oils can also help in the release of old emotional traumas. In 1989, Dr Joseph Ledoux from NY Medical University discovered that the amygdala (in the limbic center of the brain) plays a role in the storage and release of emotional traumas. He suggested that aromas could trigger an emotional release.
- In addition, terpenes,11 found in essential oils, have an oxygenating effect on the brain. They are proven to help quickly by penetrating the blood-brain barrier.12 These molecules combined with the pure aroma have a therapeutic effect assisting the release of emotional blockages.
- CBD has been highly effective for people suffering from mood disorders. Until recently The Entourage Effect (the part needed for mood disorders) could only be found in Broad Spectrum CBD which contains the psychoactive component, THC. Simply put The Entourage Effect means that all of the components must work together as an entourage (group) to be effective. Check out the fascinating article!13
Many people are unable to take CBD because they need to pass a drug test for work.
Young Living’s CBD is unique in that it has the Entourage Effect without any of the psychoactive THC! Scientists were able to achieve this by replacing the terpenes found in THC (that we remove) with terpenes from other essential oils.13 Our CBD is worth every penny! You can go to work, pass a drug test and feel good both mentally and physically when you use Young Living’s Nature’s Ultra CBD.
Essential Oils are a gift to help us rewire our brains, deal with emotions, and conquer unhealthy thought patterns!
Reframe Rewire Reboot!
An essential oil’s frequency, terpenes, and aromas have a powerful effect helping us to reframe memories that reside in our cells, rewire our brain and they aid in giving us the courage and freedom to reboot!
If you are struggling, and feel like your life needs a reboot ,or you've gone through a super tough season, you might want to try The Feelings Kit.
To help you I’ve included two sets of affirmations. One is for general use. The second is faith-based and my personal preference. Use the ones you identify with most - or be inspired to create your own!
A Few Notes On Using Oils
Apply & Reapply!
When you are out of sorts, apply often and restate your affirmations because Essential Oils are metabolized quickly. My recommendation is every couple of hours. Applying to the specified area listed is great, but applying to all your pulse points is highly effective!
The general rule of thumb is one drop of oil for every hour of diffusing. ie We run our diffuser at night for 8 hours therefore we put in 8 drops of oil. (and sometimes a lot more!)
A powerful balancer and a YL member fave! When I just feel off, and don't and need an oil quick, I reach for Valor - it is my go-to oil! It smells delightful, promotes courage and may just be what you need to:
- step onto the school bus for the first time
- get through our first presentation
- take the first step towards a goal
- make a leap!
HOW TO USE: Topical:Apply 2-4 drops directly to the left shoulder blade. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Reapply often. Diffuse.
"I inhale courage and exhale fear."
"I amstrong and of good courage. The Lord my God goes with me." (Deut. 31:6)
Release Essential Oil is an effective blend for releasing negative memories that are stored on a cellular level. It can also help you release anger and current negative emotions.
HOW TO USE:Apply 2-4 drops directly below your throat but above your clavicle. Dilution is not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Reapply often. Diffuse.
"I let go of all the things that hurt me and choose to focus on positive, good things."
"I throw off everything that hinders me and set my eyes on the goodness God has for me." (Heb. 12:1)
Forgiveness is uplifting and releasing at the same time! It facilitates the release of hurtful memories and promotes a willingness to move forward.
HOW TO USE:Use this blend topically or in a diffuser to help feel and process forgiveness. Apply 2-4 drops directly to your right rib cage or the center of your right foot. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Reapply often. Diffuse.
"Forgiveness is a gift to myself."
"I am a new creation. this old has gone, the new is here. I forgive as I have been forgiven." (2 Cor. 5:17)
Present Time Essential Oil promotes feelings of living in the moment and opens up new possibilities!
HOW TO USE:Apply 2-4 drops directly to the area two inches below the belly button. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Reapply often. Diffuse.
"I am fully focused and present in my interactions."
"God is present with me, a strong warrior who saves me. He calms me with his love and delights in me." (Zeph. 3:17)
Inner Child can help you access your creativity and your inner child. It can stimulate memory and help you reconnect with your own hard-wiring, allowing you to remember and embrace the person you were created to be. It is excellent for use with children who’ve had a troubled past or who are going through a difficult time emotionally.
HOW TO USE:Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or another carrier oil and apply to your earlobe. Reapply often. Diffuse.
"My personality, my inborn gifts, my strengths and life itself is a gift."
"I am wonderfully made. I am free to be myself, experience joy, and have contentment as a child of God." Ps. 139: 14, 1 Jn 5:12
Harmony oil blend brings harmony to your body. It is said to be one of the only essential oils that can create balance for your entire body. Harmony helps us to feel confident, and balances our nervous system’s reaction to stress.
HOW TO USE:Apply 2-4 drops to your collarbone for inner harmony and repeat the suggested affirmation. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Reapply often. Use as needed. Diffuse.
"Harmony and joy surround me."
"I choose love today, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Col. 3:1
The Oils in The Feelings Kit are perfect to:
- Diffuse around children playing to keep the atmosphere light and fun.
- Diffuse with your spouse to bring a sense of harmony to your home.
- Diffuse during community gatherings to help you feel unified.
- Diffuse during family reunions to keep the peace!
- Diffuse in the classroom to open minds to learning.
Have a starter Kit?
If you’ve purchased a Premium Starter Kit, you have eight oils in your possession that have the potential of working miracles for your mental health!
The key for finding out which oils work best for you is using them consistently.Think about it like this… Seasonal allergies were horrific in our house! Back when we used medicine to treat our allergies we had SO many different kinds of medicines. Trying to find one that worked was challenging and what worked for one of us didn’t work for the others. Eventually we each landed on one that helped, at least for a while. Unfortunately, we are all suffering the consequences of heavy toxic burden due to the overuse of medicine. The great news about Essential Oils is they help reduce your toxic burden! So have fun trying them and get your kids involved in the process. The eight oils in the Premium Starter Kit that you’ll want to try are: • Frankincense • Lavender • Peace & Calming • Stress Away • Lemon (citrus oils) • Valor • Peppermint • Theives •
You Are Worth It!
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Thank you Niccole Perez. You inspire me to research and make things my own, so I can share authentically. People helping people - that’s what you model, that’s what we do!