4 Tips for Cultivating the Spirit of Loveliness

3 Jun

Introduction

The spirit of loveliness applies to every human being.  Physical beauty has a purpose—It can lead us toward spiritual loveliness because we are created in the image of God and our true beauty emanates from our human spirit.  It can, therefore, lead us to experiencing the love of God because He IS Beauty.  The beauty we all see, hear, feel, taste and smell affect the reality of our spiritual existence.  So next time you see beauty in a person remember that your reaction is not merely a physical experience but also a spiritual one!

Tip #1.  Spend time each day with the Creator of beauty—your own creator/designer.  A real connection to God requires time for the relationship to grow in intimacy.  Connecting daily with your Maker through talking to and listening to what He drops your thoughts elevates your frequency and lights up your countenance.  What is countenance?   It is the spiritual/emotional quality displayed on the face and is an indication of mood, emotion, and character.  It is either lovely or dull.

Sometimes a person’s frequency is so low that it is very difficult to find the energy to even care about loveliness.  This is where aromatherapy can be very helpful.  The sense of smell is the only one of the 5 senses that enters the brain directly without going through the central nervous system.  Within 10 minutes of smelling an essential oil, it has reached and affected every cell in the body.  To make my time with God more meaningful, I like to begin by using oils with chemistries that are mood elevating.  I also use essential oils like Frankincense or Sacred Sandalwood which have constituents that open the heart making it easier to connect with God.  I teach my clients how to do this.

Tip #2.  Check your happiness quotient.  Right now, due to Covit-19 there is great emphasis on building a healthy immune system.  The immune system responds to the emotional state of happiness and the happier you are the healthier you are! The happier you are, the more easily you smile.  And nothing contributes more to the spirit of loveliness than a smiling face!  How do you increase your happiness? Practice gratitude, serve others, get outside, and play with family and friends.  Let’s face it though, it’s hard to be happy when you are not feeling well physically or emotionally dominated by fear.  Essential oils support physical and emotional wellbeing in hundreds of ways!  They support healthy respiration, digestion, healthy functioning joints/ligaments, and healthy cognitive function.

Individual oils can be blended together into targeted synergies to accomplish goals such as stimulating feelings of courage and valor to overcome fear in challenging circumstances.  As an aromatherapist, I always teach my clients first how to use essential oils to help create awareness of their emotional state. And second, how to shift that state when necessary.  This personal growth is called Emotional Intelligence Quotient or EQ.  I is the best beauty treatment I know, because no one is attracted to a negative complaining person no matter how physically beautiful.

Tip #3.  Cultivation of the spirit of loveliness requires observation.  You must look for loveliness.  For example, instead of merely pounding the pavement just to check off outdoor walking/jogging exercise from your to-do list, slow down or stop intermittently to observe all the beauty in nature.  The sights, the sounds, the smells.  Look for magazines, books, art, fashion, food arrangements, aromas, etc. that inspire creativity.   Essential oils can increase creativity by stimulating certain messages to the brain and enhancing relaxation and positivity. Leonardo Da Vinci is said to have used aromatics as a method of inducing inspiration, and his essential oil of choice was Neroli oil. Neroli is a extracted from orange blossoms and is a citrus-based fragrance with the ability to elevate the mood and relieve anxiety.  Other oils credited with the ability to enhance creativity are Bergamot, Frankincense, Jasmine, Cypress, Orange, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Peppermint to name a few.  Oils can help stimulate imagination.  Imagination when activated is like faith.  It is a spiritual force that creates substance.  The substance we are learning how to create today is loveliness.  For example, I imagine in my head a beautiful synergy of a complete outfit.  I combine in my imagination, endless combinations of up-to-date fabrics, colors, textures, patterns, accessories, and fragrance that work together to create a lovely personal style!

Tip #4.  My final tip for cultivating the spirit of loveliness is– take charge of your thought life.  Philippians 4:8 really hones in on the discipline it takes to control your thoughts.  It says, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

May God bless you with the spirit of loveliness!

Blending Essential Oils for Physical and Emotional Balance

2 Apr

Blending essential oils is a fascinating study.  In this post, you will learn the basics of getting started with your own blends and how to find oils that impact the physical body systems and the emotions.

It becomes critical to find the best unaltered essential oil product available that possesses the optimal ratio of natural constituents so the therapeutic components within the plant remain in tact.

My preferred company is Young Living Essential Oils because they consistently produce a more therapeutic compound profile according to scientific standards than other companies. All information in this presentation is about Young Living Oils.

Breaking Down the Idea of Living in Holistic, Balanced Wellness

Everything—Both visible and invisible–begins in the Spirit World

Your human spirit has been gifted with every gift you need to fulfill your purpose and destiny. It is then up to you to draw those gifts out of your spirit to bring your body and soul into wholeness, balance and wellness.

The enemies of God are aggressive and have access to us humans–to bring pressure against our souls and bodies attempting to block us from receiving God’s free gifts and rob us of our destiny. We cannot achieve God’s good plan for our lives without wellness and prosperity.

Holistic_Wellness_SpectrumNext you will learn to use the tools of essential oils, words of scripture, and prayer with intent and on purpose to overcome the pressure of the enemy and bring from out of your own God-filled spirit the manifestation of balanced wellness.

Click here to download a compilation of all the healing scriptures from the Bible that can be used as daily affirmations.

Notice on the chart above that essential oil frequencies up to 68 MHz impact the balance of the body.   A frequency of 69 to 100 impacts body and the emotions.   Over 100 MHz impacts the whole person–body, soul, and spirit.

Blending for Topical and Aromatic Use

For topical use, it is important to dilute your essential oil blend with a suitable carrier oil so that you can use it safely on the skin over a part of the body.  Dilution does not mean the essential oil is reduced in potency.  I only means it can be spread to a larger skin surface if applied with a fatty oil.

The problem with carrier oils is that many of them have a limited shelf life—some even need refrigeration. A great carrier oil is Young Living’s V6 Massage oil.   It is a blend of multiple carrier oils such as almond oil, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil but also includes wheat germ oil to extend it’s shelf life. (Note: People allergic to nuts or who are celiac should not use V6.) Other good oils are Avocado, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Coconut and one of my favorites, Black Cumin Seed Oil.

Three Blending Techniques

  1. Blending by Notes – In blending by note, fragrant oils and their smells are compared to sounds or musical notes. This makes total sense because musical compositions have frequencies like essential oils. Add the lowest or heaviest note/s first, then the middle note/s and last the top or lightest note/s. Top notes are what you smell first and evaporate the fastest. Middle notes are next, and finally, the bass notes are the last to be absorbed into the skin leaving the longest lingering fragrance and effect. Works well for diffuser blends.  Click here to download a list of Young Living Oils classified by note.
  2. Blending by Chemical Constituents – the average single essential oil contains around 100 to 300 identifiable components plus thousands of other trace compounds that have yet to be identified by scientists. It is these trace compounds that prevent scientists from synthetically recreating the essential oil in a laboratory. This blending technique considers the known impact of chemical constituents and combines oils by chemistry to get the desired effect.
  3. Blending for Effects – The sense of smell goes directly to the brain through the olfactory nerve and stimulates the limbic region of the brain, the pineal   gland, and the pituitary gland. The tiny essential oil molecules have the   ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Research has shown that these aromatic compounds can exert strong effects on these parts of the brain— especially on the hypothalamus (hormone command center) and the limbic   system (seat of emotions). So we can blend by choosing oils that effect the   body systems controlled by the hypothalamus and limbic system. Blending by effect works well for both topical and diffuser blends.

Blending for Emotional Balance Chart

To blend for emotional effect requires some knowledge of chemical constituents.   There are plenty of books on the market to help with this.  A good book layman’s book for starters is at this site:  http://goo.gl/akb2sW    It contains charts where you can simply choose the effect you want and it will show you the constituents required for that effect.   It will also tell you essential oils that are high in those constituents.  I created an example chart to illustrate.

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A Convenient Bundle for Getting Started with Your Blending

The Premium Starter Kit (See Figure 1 below)  has five single oils and six blends.  The blends are formulated by Young Living’s Master Blender, Dr. Gary Young.

The singles are Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense, Copaiba, and Lavender.  Refer to the chart in Figure 2 to see which body system/s is supported and brought into balance by each single oils.

 

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A great starting point once you have your starter kit is to combine oils that support the same body system.  For example, if you want to create a blend to support your digestive system, look for the single oils that support the digestive system and then combine them either by note or by chemical constituents.    Never use more that 5 drops (combined total) per teaspoon of carrier oil.  It’s best to keep a journal with the recipe for your blends so you can recreate it if you liked the effect and or the aroma.  To order the starter kit, or to see the entire line of essential oils click here.

If you would like to make an appointment with me at The Oil of Gladness, Email me at Jeanette Bueno

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The Oil of Gladness Blog

13 Jul

‘You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness. So God, your God, has anointed you over your companions with the oil of gladness.” Hebrews 1:9