What can we learn from animals?
Animals come into our lives for different reasons. Some are here as healers. They will take on our burdens, pain, trauma, and stress out of their unconditional love for us. Some are here as teachers. They will mirror our behavior or issues to help us learn a lesson. Whatever the reason, remember they are a blessing in your life.
Want to help animals too? Volunteer at your local animal shelter or rescue organization. You'll learn a lot of new things, help animals in need, make new friends, and have fun.
What is energy healing?
Everything is made up of energy. The body consists of an energy field (or aura), which includes the physical, emotional and spiritual levels, each with its own vibration. A healthy body has a continuous flow of energy. When an imbalance occurs, it prevents the body from functioning normally and healing itself. This imbalance can occur on any level (have you ever gotten a headache after dealing with a stressful situation?). Energy healing is a non-invasive method that works to restore the balance and flow of energy on any and all vibration levels, allowing the body to return to its natural healing state.
How does energy healing work?
Energy healers use different methods to "scan" the energy field to determine where there is an imbalance. The imbalance can be felt as a "hot" or "cold" spot, a different vibration in the energy, a lack of vibration (or void), or a block of the energy flow itself. Once the problem is determined, the healer can then direct healing energy to the affected area to help restore the balance and promote the healing process.
Most people feel immediate relief after just one session. However, it may take multiple sessions to fully clear the blocked energies.
Do stones/crystals only heal on a physical level?
The cool thing about crystals is that they aren't limited to healing just your physical body. Your physical body is actually the last place where the illness manifests. If the imbalance is at the spiritual or emotional level, your spirit and body can absorb the healing energy from the stone/crystal to heal the imbalance at any level. Plus, they look good too!
What are essential oils?
A variety of plants cover the Earth in different shapes, sizes, colors and scents. Many of these plants contain compounds that typically can't be seen with the naked eye - they hide within the roots, flowers, seeds, bark, or other areas of the plant. These compounds are known as essential oils. They are highly concentrated, making them extremely potent. Also referred to as volatile aromatic compounds, essential oils give a plant its aroma, protect it from harsh environmental conditions and insects, and even play a part in plant pollination.
How do I use essential oils?
Aromatic: One way to experience the benefits of essential oils is aromatically, or by breathing them in. Using essential oils aromatically can offer many benefits; however, it can be particularly helpful for improving or managing mood. Depending on the chemical structure of an essential oil, it may provide invigorating or uplifting effects, or it might produce calming or soothing feelings.
Diffusion: Diffusion is the most effective way to enjoy essential oils aromatically and is most efficiently accomplished by using an essential oil diffuser. Essential oil diffusers take a whole oil and transform it into a mist, or microscopic droplets, that allow the user to experience the aroma of the essential oil for an extended period of time. It is important to remember that essential oils have a delicate chemical structure, so you never want to use a diffuser that could alter the chemical profile of the oil by using heat. It is best to stick with diffusers that use water or cold air to diffuse the oil. While diffusers make it easy to use essential oils aromatically, you can also reap the aromatic benefits of an essential oil without a special diffusing device. Simply inhaling an essential oil straight from the bottle, or placing a drop in your hands, rubbing the palms together, and inhaling the scent will allow you to yield the benefits of essential oils through the air.
Topical Use: Applying essential oils topically is a safe, effective way to yield the benefits that essential oils hold for the skin and other aspects of the human body. Due to their chemical makeup, essential oils can easily penetrate the skin and offer a localized benefit to the applied area. Essential oils are easily absorbed into the skin; however, you can prolong the benefits of an essential oil by using a carrier oil to slow down the evaporation of the oil, allowing it to moisturize the skin. Remember, deciding when and how to dilute your essential oils is a personal decision that should be based on the oil’s chemistry, your usage preferences, and any personal sensitivity to certain oils.
Skin sensitivity and dilution: If you have particularly sensitive skin, or when applying essential oils on children, it is a good idea to use a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil. By diluting the essential oil with a carrier oil, you can avoid the development of a skin sensitivity, especially when you are trying a new oil for the first time. The recommended ratio for dilution is typically three drops of carrier oil for every single drop of essential oil. As mentioned, the dose for applying essential oils topically will vary depending on the individual and their needs, age, size, and overall health status. When you are first starting out, try a few small doses throughout the day instead of a single large dose all at once. Start with a small dose (one to two drops.) This dose can be repeated every four to six hours as necessary
Internal Use: Though internal use has been greatly debated in the essential oil community for years, research continues to confirm the safety of internal application and validate its many uses. It turns out, essential oils are most likely already a big part of your daily diet. A large portion of the plants that we consume throughout the course of a day produce small amounts of essential oil.
How internal usage works: When you ingest an essential oil, it directly enters your blood stream through your gastrointestinal tract, where it is then transported throughout the rest of your body. As mentioned before, essential oils are lipid soluble, allowing them to be easily transported to all of your organs—including the brain. Just like everything else we consume, an essential oil can be metabolized by organs like the liver and then excreted. While using essential oils internally is perhaps one of the most potent methods, our bodies are quite accustomed to and well equipped for metabolizing essential oils when given in a proper dosage.
Toxicity: As with anything we consume, it is always important to ensure that essential oils are used in appropriate doses in order to avoid toxicity. Toxicity refers to the point at which a substance becomes harmful or damaging to the body. Remember, seemingly harmless substances like water, vitamins, and minerals (substances that are vital to life) can all be toxic when consumed at an inappropriate dose. While essential oils have the potential for toxicity, the toxic dose of an essential oil is always far above the recommended appropriate use.
Internal use should be considered on a case-by-case (or oil-by-oil) basis: When it comes to using essential oils internally, you’ll need to consider the specific chemistry of the oil, its possible effects, appropriate doses, and application methods for each individual oil. It is important to note that some essential oils simply cannot be used internally—in any amount. Perhaps even more important, the ability to use an essential oil internally will also depend on the quality of the oil itself.
Other internal usage safety guidelines: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced a list called Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), which identifies essential oils as safe to be used internally as non-medical constituents. The GRAS list provides general safety suggestions as well as information about plants and other substances that have a well-documented history of safe internal use. While there are essential oils with applications that extend beyond this list, the GRAS list is a credible resource to help confirm the safety of using essential oils internally.
What makes doTERRA essential oils different?
When you use high quality essential oils in the appropriate amount, they can absolutely be safe enough to use at home on yourself and your family. High quality essential oils will have gone through extensive testing to ensure they are safe, are pure, and have the correct amount of concentration. Like anything else that you would use in your home or on your children, essential oils are safe when you adhere to recommended dosage amounts and use them within proper parameters. Among the many benefits of essential oils, one major advantage is that they offer peace of mind to parents who worry about using chemical-ridden products on their children, or in the home for cleaning, cooking, and other tasks. Essential oils are a safe alternative to many of the products you see on grocery store shelves that contain synthetic toxins or chemicals that could be harmful. Learning about proper use and dosage will allow you to safely use essential oils at home and on your family, while enjoying the benefit of a natural product.
The CPTG (Certified Pure Tested Grade) quality testing process includes eight main steps to guarantee that every batch of doTERRA essential oil is pure, unadulterated, and safe for use.
Here are the tests doTERRA uses to ensure essential oil purity:
Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Heavy metal testing
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What is animal communication?
Animals use a variety of ways to communicate that are well known and accepted, such as gestures, body language, facial expressions, gaze, posturing, vocalization, and scent. There is another form of communication that animals use with each other and with humans. This communication is called telepathy. Telepathy is the direct sending and receiving of information from one mind to another. The information is sent or received intuitively, and can be independent of the animals actual behavior.
How does animal communication work?
By opening your mind and your heart, you can connect with an animal telepathically. Telepathic communication can be visual (words, images, or movies), auditory (words or sounds), feelings (emotions or physical sensations), taste, or smell. However, don't expect a long conversation with the animal. They send bits and pieces of information. Think of it like pieces of a puzzle.
What does energy healing feel like?
Each person is different, and his or her experience will be different. Some people feel heat, a tingling sensation, temporary pain, increased pulse rate, vibration, a relaxed or peaceful feeling, a feeling of being "lighter," or sometimes nothing at all. Feeling nothing doesn't mean that the energy healing isn't working.
After a session, it is recommended that you drink lots of water, as just like other holistic work (such as chiropractic or acupuncture), energy healing can release toxins into the body, which can make a person feel nauseous if the toxins are not flushed from their system.
How can stones/crystals heal?
When we are ill, our body's natural vibrational frequency drops to "battle" the illness. Think back to when you last had a cold or the flu. Your energy level dropped because your body was in fight mode. Natural stones and crystals are vibrating at an atomic level. By wearing the stones/crystals (or even having them near you), your body can absorb the healing vibration. In turn, this raises your body's own vibrational frequency back to a normal healing state. It's like giving your body an extra battery so the healing can progress faster.