Just learned something new this morning.
"Peace" is mentioned 429 times in the Old King James version of the Bible. The more modernized the version, the less often it is mentioned. The newest versions of the Bible only include the word "peace" around 230 times.
I see a correlation here.
Happy New Year friends! What's got your fire lit for 2021? It's going to be an amazing year!
In the meantime, here's the promo info for our Young Living January freebies for qualifying orders. Winter time can really do a number on our skin, and I'm thankful for all of these oils!
Two of the most well known essential oils, 💧Frankincense and 💧Myrrh, pretty much owe their claim to fame to three wise men over 2000 years ago. Now that’s some kind of successful advertising campaign! 😉
I’ve been celebrating this Christmas season by walking thru a 25 day devotional, “The Soul Felt its Worth”. Each morning has been like an Advent calendar for me as I learn history and relevant Bible verses and theology expressed through 25 traditional Christmas carols.
As I write this, I’m on day 11: “We Three Kings”.....written in 1857 by American clergyman John Henry Hopkins Jr. Spoiler alert…. The Bible never put a number on the wise men who travelled to see infant Jesus ….. Nevertheless, this carol is where we get the 3 kings/wise men from!
Although it’s considered a Christmas hymn, “We Three Kings” is really a poetic tribute to Jesus’ whole life, with Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh representing some very key attributes:
“Born A King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.”
Gold (referenced in verse 3) has been a sign of royalty, wealth, and power since nearly the beginning of time. Giving the gift of gold to Jesus was an acknowledgement to the birth of the King of Kings.
“Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high”
💧Frankincense was used in the temple as an incense and anointing oil, and was a symbolic acknowledgement of God and spiritual leadership. (You will be learning so much about the historic healing properties of Frank and Myrrh next week! Stay tuned!!❤ )
“Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.”
💧Myrrh had many historical uses, including that as a key embalming agent. Its name comes from the word ‘marar’ which means bitterness. For myrrh oil to be attained, the tree’s heartwood must be pierced/tapped allowing the gum resin to trickle out in red droplets called 'tears'. The gift of myrrh symbolizes Jesus’ earthly a bitter death and subsequent burial. .
And finally, the phrase “Guide us to Thy perfect Light” in verse 2 leads us to the truth of the matter. The kings/magi-astronomers were looking for something far more significant than the bright star they were following. They were looking for THE Light. ☀️
God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ I John 1:5.
Enjoy the journey this coming week friends!
I've been diving in to the history behind some of our well known "vintage" Christmas carols this December. Some of you may have seen them in my FB stories. (I'm doing my best to highlight one per day). 🎄 It's been so interesting and I've gained a much greater appreciation for songs and their backstage stories.
Today's archeological dig was especially compelling because it seems like it could have been written this year, and I wanted to share.
🎶" I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" 🎶was written as a poem in the middle of our country's Civil War in 1863 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
His wife of 18 years had just passed away unexpectedly, and his son had gone to fight for the freedom of all men to parts unknown. Longfellow was notified by telegram on December 1st, that his son was seriously wounded at a battle during the Mine Run Campaign. He was emotionally devastated by both events and the stress of everyday life during war time.
Yet in his deepest despair, he retained his devout faith in Christ.
As I read thru the verses of the original song (some of the modern versions have been altered), I was struck by these two in particular:
🎶'And in despair I bowed my head;
"There's no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."🎶
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
God's not dead friends. He's very much alive and He corrects injustices in His own timing. Keep the faith. Goodness and loving kindness will ultimately prevail. ❤️🇺🇸🙏
I'll forever see this Christmas carol in a different way. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you today!
Have you had a chance to flip thru the first issue of 40 Dandelions?
"Holistic healthy" doesn't separate body from mind or spirit. It's one of the reasons my business plan is in the form of a prayer rather than an accounting spreadsheet. #Godwillprovide
To learn more about why I do what I do, check out pages 11 thru 13. 😘 https://www.40dandelions.com/
xoxo ~ liz
www.goodmedicine.info (Did you know that I am a certified health coach and incorporate that ( as well as advanced blood work analysis) as a way to bless my YL community? Message me for details! )
Wow! Such an interesting 4 minute video and worth the listen. Dr. Michael Greger MD is a favorite of mine, and this is his video.
Topic?....... Improving cognitive performance using aromatherapy, 💖 especially in cases of neurodegenerative dis-ease.
I stepped back from corporate pharmacy and into the roots (& flowers 🌹, leaves🌿, and trees🌳 😉 ) of pharmacognosy because of information (like this) which remains largely unrecognized by mainstream medicine..... literal golden nuggets of self care.... which allow us improved quality of life, increased autonomy, and educated self care.
How many of you have seen a cognitively impaired patient who was so medicated that they were almost "zombi-fied"?
Roughly 50% of people with dementia experience behavioral or psychological symptoms that doctors often 'chemically restrain' by way of drugs that are often well known for their increased morbidity and mortality risks in the elderly.... not to mention dulling them cognitively even more. #riskvsbenefitfail
👆 Why?..... because it's easier to prescribe a drug than it is to offer non-pharmacological alternatives. To be fair,few western medicine health care workers are trained in aromatherapy, nor have they taken the time to learn on their own. #notfundedbyBigPharma
Final tidbit..... I don't want to spill all the beans here.... Dr. Greger speaks of Lemon Balm. Friends, that is also known as "Melissa"...... grown on our Young Living Farm in St. Marie's, Idaho.
Go. Learn. Apply your knowledge! Help a friend or loved one out and share what you know and may already have in your possession.
PS: This post does not constitute medical advice. Nor does it attempt to diagnose, treat, cure, or heal what's ailing ya!
You are the CEO of you.... never forget that!
I met and spent a great deal of time with Jackie Skinner YL last fall at Platinum Retreat in Ecuador. Jackie is incredibly passionate and has worked so terribly hard this year as the director of the Young Living Foundation. She is a gem and a good friend to Charlie and I.
Good things are being done behind the scenes as we make our monthly orders. Please ALWAYS round up on your orders (it will never cost you more than 99 cents max!). Young Living is focused on empowerment... both for its members and for those who need a hand up. 💖💖
How are we empowered by YL? Let's talk about that!
💪When was the last time you were able to "fix something" thanks to your oils or supplements, thereby avoiding a trip to the pharmacy or doctor?
💪Have you received a paycheck (big 💰💰 or small💰!) from Young Living? That's empowering in itself..... you are funding your personal "wellcare" routine, been able to add a few hundred dollars a month to the family budget....... or maybe even been able to completely change the trajectory of your future!
Happy Friday friends.... pay it forward. We are blessed indeed!
www.goodmedicine.info 🙋♀️If you are ready to learn more, be empowered, and help others help themselves, please..... let's chat!
Good morning friends! These gift ornaments we will be receiving with our 300PV orders this month are life changers..... perhaps not for you (although they will be amazing diffusers and are beautiful!!), but for the ladies who have made them for each one of us!
In a season where gratitude is celebrated, I wanted to share how grateful I am that Young Living partners with people who have been empowered by the Young Living Foundation to receive a hand up instead of a hand out.
Before watching this video, I had no idea these ornaments were100% hand made. This is no "made in China" mass produced ornament, created by some machine. I would imagine, if you looked closely, some of them may even include a fingerprint or two.
Please watch this 4 minute video. We are blessed beyond measure for all that we have, and I am grateful for these ladies, their handiwork, and the joy they have in being able to take care of their families because of partnering with YLF. 💖
OK, now that October is over, I'm willing to move into the Christmas mindset! I have holiday boundaries, dont'cha know? 😉
The Young Living Christmas catalog will re-open for business on the 9th of November. Have you taken the time to flip thru the catalog virtually? It reminds me of those old days (think 1970's) when I got all giddy going thru the Sears and Roebucks Christmas catalog that came out every year about this time. 😍 #makingalistandcheckingittwice
The YL catalog is beautiful (as it is every year!), but I'm especially delighted to see the focus is largely on helping so many thru partnerships we have within the nonprofit Young Living Foundation. #purposedriven
Grab a cuppa ☕️ and enjoy!
Let me preface this post by saying it's never a good idea to get your hand in the way of a sharp object! That said, life happens.
One of the reasons I embraced YL 7 years ago was this: preparedness. We live on a farm, and minor accidents are not an uncommon thing. I've gotten really good at triaging what "we can fix ourselves" and what needs bigger attention by professionals who stitch for a living.
I've heard it said that "your oils are expensive ". True. They can be pricey, but quality products generally are. Let's compare pricing here:
(We have a high deductible to meet, so all expenses would have been out of pocket)
💰A trip to the ER for a stitch up while company was in from out of town (time)
💰A covid test (personally not a fan of this)
💰Time waiting in the emergency room with a bunch of other people who might actually be sick.
💰💰stitches (according to this article, on insurance, it's 500$ per stitch https://www.advisory.com/.../why-does-a-hospital-stitch... )
💰Avoiding a conversation as to what recommended toxins I should be adding to my body for the next 10 days. (priceless)
💰💰💰💰💰💰= roughly 1000$ or more (based on the link above, with insurance it probably would have been about 5 stitches)
👀 Taking a look at my wound and recognizing that it was stitch worthy but relatively superficial.
* Applying the practical knowledge gleaned from reading and listening to others in our Young Living community. #PricelessEducation
*Having the tools on hand and having confidence in them. (Add Thieves foaming hand soap and Inner Defense to the list here)
💰 I estimate that I spent about 100$ on Plan B. 🙌🙏💗 #winnerwinner
Economics. Are our oils worth it? You betcha!
Have a blessed Tuesday!
www.goodmedicine.info (come learn alongside me!💗)
PS: this post does not constitute medical advice!😘
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!