essential oils and the bible

How and why to anoint with essential oils like the bible teaches

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Essential oils are not anything new. They have been used for thousands of years and are even mentioned in the bible hundreds of times.

During biblical times essential oils were used for healing, maintaining wellness, spiritual purification (especially in the book of Esther, she used them for 6 months in purification and beauty treatments to prepare her for the king), emotional cleansing and to enhance spiritual states in worship. They were as commonly used as we use Tylenol now. We just forgot about them when cheaper synthetic medications became available, but we are finally getting back to using God’s creation, plants, for our bodies.

I want to share with you another way essential oils were used during biblical times and that was for anointing. To anoint means to “cover, rub or smear the head or body (or object) with oil”. In some cases it meant “to pour oil over the head or body (or object). These are translated from Hebrew and Greek.

In biblical anointing most of the time it was more than just a drop on the head but rather it was large amounts of oil. People mistakenly think that only olive oil was used but usually it was olive oil and aromatic liquids (essential oils) mixed together in large amounts. Think of the oil running down Aaron and dripping off his beard when Moses anointed him. That was no small amount of oil. Such a beautiful moment. Kings were always anointed with fragrant oils. There are 61 royal anointings in the bible and essential oil were part of each of them.

There are other times when there was rubbing or smearing of oils like when the woman anointed Jesus feet before His crusifixion.

Many times anointing the feet of your guests was done as they entered your home. It was massaged on their feet which made them feel welcomed and it also worked as deodorant because when people traveled they often got stinky! No air conditioning! It also soothed any cuts they may have gotten on their feet.

There are other instances of aniointing in the bible as well in which no oil was used but for today we are focusing on the ones that did.

Not only were people anointed in the bible but things were anointed as well. Shields were anointed to strengthen and sanctify them for battle and God’s protection. See Samuel 1:21 and Isaiah 21:5 for examples.

Another example of a thing being anointed can be found in Genesis 35:14 when a stone pillar was anointed to seal a covenant between Jacob and the Lord.

Even bread was anointed in the bible so this means people during that time took essential oils internally. Check out Exodus 29:2, Leviticus 2:4, 7:12 and Numbers 6:15. The oil they anointed bread with contained essential oils.

Moses did lots of anointing of things such as the tabernacle and all that was contained inside (bowls, goblets, knives…on and on). This would have improved the priests health and protected them from diseases.

Moses was given a recipe by God Himself of essential oils to use for Holy Anointing.

All of this to say that we can do the same thing today. In the video I demonstrate how I anoint myself, my family and my home with essential oils and why that is so powerful for spiritual warfare, emotional support and healing. (Skip to 21:53 to see just the demonstration!)

If you would prefer to view this video on Youtube click HERE.

You can grab a copy of the book I am referencing, Healing Oils of the Bible by clicking HERE.

If you would like to join the Facebook event we are hosting that I mentioned which we are teaching the whole Essential Oils and the Bible class click HERE. Or you can watch the class online by grabbing a seat HERE.

Blessings,

Melodye

overwhelm

One way to deal with overwhelm

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Many of us deal with feeling overwhelmed and why wouldn’t we? We fulfill so many different roles. Parent, spouse, friend, co-worker, home keeper and on and on. We have a 20 plates spinning all at the same time and we rush to each on to keep it from crashing only to have them all crash at once! Can you feel me on THAT? I see you shaking your head up and down thinking mmmmm hhhmmmmm…

A concept that I learned about that really helped me to understand WHY I feel so overwhelmed and then how to feel less like that is something called open loops. In his book (which I highly recommend) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress- Free Productivity David Allen tells us that open loops are all those tasks we have to do that are constantly running through our brains. You know, the stuff that usually comes to mind as you try to turn your brain off for the day? He explains that trying to remember all these tasks is like having all the apps open on your phone, it drains your battery (aka, brain and energy). By writing all these tasks down and organizing them you allow your brain to release the stress and worry of keeping up with all of them.

In the video I explain how to then take those tasks and organize them in a way that ensures that they actually get done. 

You’re not alone! Many of us struggle with anxiety because we just have so much on our plates that we feel like we can’t take a breath. There are things like this that can help you to be productive and organized so that you don’t deal with that overwhelmed feeling all the time because you know what needs to get done and you’ve got it all organized. 

Did you find this helpful?

Blessings,

Melodye

 

 

When friends and family aren’t supportive

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It happens…you make a decision and share it with those closest to you and they just don’t get it. You expect them to be excited with you and share your enthusiasm but instead they are negative. Instantly deflating…

I’ve been there too. I have a Young Living business that I run from home, I homeschool, I’m completely against religion but I love Jesus. I live most of my life differently than the rest of the world. I expected for those that love me to be my biggest cheerleaders but instead those expectations were met with disappointment and hurt. I mean, how hard is it for someone to share your Facebook posts to help you get more reach so you can make more money to take care of your husband and child? Right? How hard is it to tell other family members about your amazing products? How hard is it to keep your mouth shut about someone’s decision to oversee their child’s education personally? I am just saying what most of us honestly feel.

I recently did this Facebook Live where I explain why I think those closest to us struggle sometimes to see what it is we are trying to do. It is something that has helped me to be more understanding of those unsupportive loved ones.

I also offer my advice about what to do when you encounter this situation.

Be sure to leave a comment on the video and let me know if you find it helpful too. I hope you find some encouragement to keep being you to the fullest. I believe in you and all the things you are doing to be who you were created to be.

Blessings,

Melodye