Hello Little Light Project! My name is Bridget Andrews and I am here to offer useful information about the healing aspects of using essential oils. This is a subject dear to my heart because of the path of healing and health it has created for my family and I. There are so many wonderful things to share about this world that I am so happy to share with you all.
What is important to share with you initially is the importance of using pure, therapeutic grade essential oils, like the Young Living brand oils. There are so many essential oils out there that serve many great purposes. But what I would like to open up here is the idea that using essential oils on your body or in your home is something I liken to taking vitamins or herbs. You would want to use what is appropriate for your purposes, the best quality, and what you trust. The essential oils that you want to use for physical and spiritual therapy and healing need to be of the highest quality and frequency (more on that later) for their use to be safe and effective. Although certain oils may be quite expensive, I consider them a supplement, or medicine for that matter. The fact that it derives from a natural source, and is given great care to the growth and harvesting processes to maintain its healing qualities, is what counts here. Everything that surrounds the plants that the oils are extracted from, the air, the soil, the temperatures, all contribute to the efficacy of the oil in its finished state. When you use them on your body or diffused in the air, the properties that give you the desired effects are intact and you are receiving the full spectrum of what the plant has to offer.
Therapeutic grade essential oils contain the regenerating, oxygenating and immune defense properties of the plants. They are molecularly tiny in size so they can quickly penetrate the skin. They contain oxygen molecules that transport nutrients to lacking cells, which can create sickness for disease. By providing oxygen, essential oils work to stimulate the immune system. They are also highly antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Essential oils are a wonderful thing to bring into homes where there are growing children, for these obvious reasons!
Now a little bit about frequency, which I mentioned before. This is a big part of why we use therapeutic grade oils for healing therapy on the physical as well as spiritual plane. Frequency is a measurable rate of electrical energy that is constant between any 2 points. A biofrequency monitor can be used to measure frequency of humans and foods, which includes things like herbs and essential oils. For example, fresh produce can measure up to 15 megahertz, or MHz. Canned or processed food has 0 MHz. A good thing to keep in mind while grocery shopping! Essential oils rate between 52-320 MHz. The best way to put this idea into action is to compare with the following example; Negative thoughts lower human frequency by 10 MHz, positive thoughts raise frequency by 12 MHz! And prayer and meditation increase the measured frequency levels by 15 MHz. This is the zone that we are working in when it comes to the energy that the oils give to your body and brain.
As far as the brain goes, the compounds in essential oils called sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the brain/blood barrier which is why oils can be used to support oxygenation of areas of the brain. This is why people have had success with the use of essential oils in the case of brain related diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Within the limbic system of the brain is a gland called the amygdala. It has been discovered that this gland plays a big role in the storing and releasing of emotional trauma. The only way to stimulate this gland is with fragrance or sense of smell. Therefore, the use of aromatherapy and essential oils are able to support the release of emotional trauma. This is where essential oils have become a treasured thing for me.
After experiencing several different losses in my life during a short period of time, it was evident to me that I was functioning at a very low frequency and my energy levels were a mess. I knew that if I wanted to dig out of this emotional hole I needed to find a way to balance out and restore my well being. I already cared for myself and my family with homeopathy and herbal remedies, but I needed to reach out further. I was introduced to essential oils around this time and I immediately felt it was a missing link to what I was needing in my circle of healing practices. I began with basic oils and oil combinations that related to family care, then on to more specific oils concerning myself and the healing that was needing to be done on a deeper level.
Through this process, I feel a big lesson that opened for me is that when we experience loss on a deep level, it is a way for us to open up to a path of deeper learning and living for ourselves. We experience life with new eyes, and that is a gift that we need to use to expand our connection with the spiritual side of our existence. Because in Spirit we are all connected, and I feel this is a huge aspect of the work of essential oils. They help us to link on to something bigger than us, and that is what brings us to a more balanced existence in this world.
I am looking forward to sharing more information about this journey this year with LLP. I know the information here is quite a bit to absorb, it was and is for me, but I feel it is of utmost importance as we travel the essential oil way. There is much to reveal and the best way to begin is with the basic details. I hope this information will light a flame of inspiration and excitement in you as it has for me, as we all travel the road to healing and our True Selves together!
Peace be with you!