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I have been using the application of essential oils for over 20 years and have seen some powerful healing take place. When I first started using the oils, I used some you might be familiar with that are the anointing oils of the Bible, frankincense and myrrh. I also used a mix of different oils that help bring the energy levels of the body up to a frequency that would promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. These were designed for specific emotional release that I sensed my client was in need of. These oils are therapeutic grade oils. Many oils are perfume grade, which does not have the therapeutic qualities that I looked for when working with my clients.
Plants have played a vital role in the spiritual, physical well being of man kind. Earliest records in caves show the use of oils. The oils are more potent than the use of the whole herb. In Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians have been using essential oils for thousands of years. In Egypt, essential oils were used in the embalming process and well preserved oils were found in alabaster jars in King Tut’s tomb. Egyptian temples were dedicated to the production and blending of the oils and recipes were recorded on the walls in hieroglyphics. Hippocrates, the father of medicine recommended the use of oils in bath and massage will keep one healthy.
Biblical Anointing Oils
In scripture, the use of some form of oil or aromatic is mentioned more than a hundred times: Oils such as cypress, spikenard, hyssop, myrrh, frankincense and cedar-wood. In the book of Leviticus, the priest was to put some anointing oil on the person to be cleansed. It actually states to put the oil on the person’s right ear, right hand’s thumb, and the big toe of his right foot. That always confused me as to why those particular points. I always figured it had to do with hearing, doing, and moving. I have since learned that with scientific understanding of reflexology and the points of the body, these are associated with the emotional and feeling centers of the right brain. The right ear represents the mother and father wounds. The right thumb deals with emotional blocks to acquiring knowledge and fears of the unknown, while the right big toe has to do with healing addictions, compulsive behaviors and bad habits. Wow!
At Jesus’ birth, the wise men brought expensive oils of frankincense and myrrh. I always tell people that Jesus was not poor. He had a trust fund at birth of gold and costly oils and he wore garments without seams, which referred to wealth. Well, that’s another story.
Remember the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil? And in the books of Mark and Matthew she poured the oil on Jesus’ head. One of the disciples complained because of the expense of the oil–very costly and precious. This isn’t olive oil!
A man named James encouraged sick believers to call the elders of the church and have them pray and anoint the sick person with oil in the name of the Lord, and said the prayer of faith will raise the sick person up. Remember there was already a standard for the use of fragrant oils mixed with olive oil from Leviticus. Jesus also being familiar with the use of essential oils sent his disciples out to cast out demons and anoint people with oil.
Frankincense biblically was used to restore the body, mind and spirit.
It is now used on tumors, immune system.
Properties: anti-depressant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-tumoral, immune stimulant.
Use on scar tissue to break it up.
Used in incense in the temple, the tabernacle of meeting, & The Testimony
French medicinal purposes: asthma, depression, ulcers.
Frequency is high (spiritual)
Myrrh was one of the most desired and expensive oils in the world even 2000 years before Jesus was born. It was used as an incense in religious rituals and in embalming.
French Medicinal purposes: for bronchitis, diarrhea, hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, thrush, ulcers and viral hepatitis.
Frequency emotional and spiritual: approximately 105MHz.
12 Before a girl’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.
Hyssop was used for purification in scripture both literally and figuratively.
Anti-asthmatic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiviral, antiseptic, decongestant.
Stimulates creativity and meditation, promotes centering.
Spikenard was highly prized in the Middle East during the time of Jesus. And in Song of Solomon it is mentioned a few times as a pleasant fragrance.
Allegies, candida, flatulent indigestion, insomnia, menstrual difficulties, migraine, nausea, rashes, staph infections, stress, tension and wounds that will not heal. It causes physiological balance and regeneration.
Others listed in Exodus 30:22-27
Cassia – antibacterial, anti-coagulant, anti-infectious, and antimicrobial.
Calamus – anti bacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, -was highly regarded as an aromatic stimulant and a tonic for the digestive tract.
Cinnamon – Powerful purifier, oxygenator, enhances other oils, stimulating and toning effect, especially circulatory system, and is anti-bacterial, antiseptic and antispasmodic.
Uses in counseling ministry
One of my first dramatic experiences using the biblical oils was when a Christian gal came in to see me for some health issues that she was sure had an emotional component. As a licensed practitioner in the therapeutic care of the body, I used a massage table in my work as a counselor when appropriate—meaning when my client felt safe to go deep. My experience showed me that addressing the whole person was a powerful way to get to the root of issues and allow my clients to experience freedom. I would have my clients lay on the massage table fully clothed. I asked them to consider the table as an altar unto the Lord. What happens on the table and in therapeutic environment was a holy appointed time for the Lord’s perfect will to be done. So this gal, I will call Jane, came in to see me. I had her lay on the table and we dedicated the ministry time to the Lord’s perfect will. She processed through some feelings she was dealing with because of her life-defining health issues. I sensed applying the biblical anointing oil of myrrh was appropriate for the emotional content she was addressing. Well, to my wonder and surprise, within a minute of applying the oil, her body began manifesting as if she was being choked. Was it body memory or was it demonic? I don’t know, I suppose it was both. I don’t pay too much attention to physical, emotional or demonic manifestations, but to help my clients to process the root of the physical and emotional content coming up.
Okay, stay with me—this doesn’t normally happen every time I apply the anointing oils, but in her case there was childhood trauma that opened the door for the oppression she was suddenly experiencing. I have made it my practice to pay very little attention to the demonic manifestations that happen in the clinical setting. I prefer to find the open door for that kind of oppression. In her case a memory of when she was 2 years old came up. She had fallen into a pool at a party that her parents were attending. There had been a lot of alcoholic drinking going on and there was a short time that elapsed when no one noticed that Jane had fallen into the pool. Needless to say, she was pulled out of the pool and almost immediately forgot the traumatic event–until she was on my table. She was able to forgive her parents, receive Jesus’ healing touch and the manifestations ended—no more oppression.
“So what happened here,” I asked the Lord after she left. A number of things I am sure, but one that seemed to speak to my spirit is that the frequency of God’s healing light and anointing oils are of a higher nature than that of the emotional and demonic realm and have the ability to bring up emotional content when a person is ready. The oil of myrrh brought her body’s energy levels up to the frequency of heaven and the memory was brought to conscious memory and any darkness that was there was exposed. The aroma of essential oils, in Jane’s case, touched her unhealed childhood trauma, which was an open door for the demonic oppression that was making her sick. Like I said, her case was pretty dramatic and is not the norm I have experienced with my clients while using oils. The oils usually bring comfort, healing and emotional release, with less dramatic outcome.
The limbic system is the part of the brain that controls heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. As a result, essential oils can have a profound effect on the physiological and the psychological aspects of a person.
The olfactory bulb receives electrical impulses from the epithelium, which covers it from the odor molecules that had traveled up the nasal cavity and fit into specific receptor cells in the celia. The olfactory bulb sends these impulses to the amygdala, which are the glands that are responsible for storing emotional trauma, especially the right amygdala.
Emotions and the belief that is associated with them control your lives. You have the power to change your lives and the beliefs that you have through your conscious thoughts, emotional memory and even through your DNA’s expression. When you recognize any limiting belief that you may have, you have the ability to change that by changing the words you give your subconscious and spirit by eliminating old negative thought patterns. You change those thought patterns through knowing your identity in the Lord and accepting and believing the truth of who you are in Him.
Emotions and the lies you believe are stored in your spirit and held in the subconscious memory. The emotional responses recorded in your nervous system through the programmed emotional patterns are stored in the amygdala, as well as in the body.
Essential oils that are used to release emotional patterns contain sesquiterpenes—yeah, a little hard to pronounce—that are found in high levels in oils such as frankincense and sandalwood. These oils, along with others help increase the oxygen to the limbic system, which unlocks the emotional memory of the cells to be released. The emotions stored in the body, even from previous generations, can be released through the processing of the emotions with the use of essential oils. This especially is because the amygdala glands in the limbic system may not necessarily respond to sound, sight or touch, but to the sense of smell.
The use of essential oils for specific emotions while focusing on a positive statement, are profound ways for delivering you an overall sense of wellness. I also use them with my clients including tapping and binaural instrumental music playing in the background.
Oils are also profound in helping with academic tests. I have had students sniff an essential oil while studying for a test and then sniff it again when they take the test. Many have shared with me the success that had for them, especially if they tend to distress before the test and go blank during questions. I suggest music, scripture, and meditation on God’s truth of who you are in Him is profound in delivering truth deeper into your spirit.
Look at the resources offered for the meditative music and keep coming back as I add more content and videos showing you how to minister with oils, colors, light and more.
Todays musings begins with Philippians 3 verse12-14 from the Passion Translation.
“I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this, however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.
This passage dives deep to me and speaks so much of God’s desire for your purpose and passion to be fulfilled. It speaks of compelling focus which comes when you have clarity about your dreams and visions—about your passion. And clarity attracts! Others may come on board with your vision because they see the clarity and passion in you.
Fastening your heart to the future is profound. So many of you may be stuck in your past, with subconscious memory blocking you from reaching your life’s purpose. Your “secret mind,” a term I use for subconscious memory in my book “Mirror, Mirror, What the Heck Happened?” can be the silent voice within you that continually reaffirms that you aren’t suppose to live your life with passion, because when you were young and tried to ————————— Well, you fill in the blanks.
The good news is that you can reprogram your secret mind to work in sync with your hearts desires. Use the binaural meditation on the resources page and write down some “I” statements that may not feel true to you at this time. Using these statements such as “I am significant,” or “My gifts are important to myself and others,” or “I am essential to the body of Christ and am worthy of success in my life.” “My success glorifies Jesus.” Those are a few examples but you will want to use the affirmations that are a fit for your situation.
As your heart is fastened to your future—see your future—feel it—have it before you always, and eventually your secret mind will get on board.
“Be conscious of your idea (imagination). Keep it before you, lift it up, see it and believe it in your heart and surely it will come to pass.” Dr. Mary Oliver