The Young Living Difference

I love naturopathic medicine.  I loved my experience studying naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Kenmore WA.  Herbs and homeopathy and physical medicine and counseling and diet and supplementation and flower essences...the hard sciences, the natural health sciences...I love them all.  However, what was glaringly lacking was an education on essential oils.  Whenever the topic of essential oils came up, they weren't spoken highly of and so my initial introduction was marred.  

Fast forward to when my son experienced a severe developmental regression and I whipped out all of the tools I learned about in school.  Nothing worked.  Nothing worked.  Nothing worked.  Then by a stroke of divine timing, I met a Young Living Independent Distributor who gave me her business card.  

It took me four months of unlearning the misinformation of "essential oils" - those that are adulterated and not true oils and then relearning what a pure essential oil can do before I decided to order.  When those bottles finally arrived at my doorstep, my life was forever changed.  An essential oil can reduce the body burden, whatever that may be...physical, emotional, or spiritual.  And Young Living is the only company that offers what it says it offers - pure, unadulterated, therapeutic-grade essential oils.  When addressing something as serious as a developmental regression, I need to know that an oil will work safely and effectively.

I promise you from the very depths of my soul that nothing compares to the quality Young Living produces.  There is a timeline for new oilers; a before and an after.  Before is when you see a bunch of crazy people raving obsessively about the miracles they've experienced and you are skeptical because that just cannot be true.  And after is when you cross over that line of skepticism, start using the oils, and experience miracle after miracle of your own.  You simply will not have that experience using an inferior oil.

Balancing Healthy Emotions

My blog is just getting started, but I have a lot to share as this evolves, so please bear with me as you begin to learn about me.  The day before Valentine's Day 2016, my husband of nearly 10 years, a man I loved so deeply and thought was my best friend, told me he didn't love me, was miserable in our marriage, and wanted a divorce.  Since that devastating day, I have experienced unimaginable heartache, shed countless buckets of tears, and gained a shocking amount of weight.  But then as I began to emerge, I found a strength and determination in me that I never knew existed.

How do you come out on the other side of an earth shattering divorce a stronger and better person?  A lot of praying.  A lot of self-reflection.  An incredibly tight circle of friends who love and support and encourage you.  Boundaries so high that no unwanted guest may enter despite those pests incessantly and often times aggressively knocking at your door.  And a boatload of emotional oils.  

The sense of smell is the only way to activate the limbic system, the emotional center of your brain.  This is why an elusive smell may instantly trigger memories from your childhood.  Emotions are also held in various organs in the body.  Grief in the lungs.  Anger in the liver.  Bitterness in the gallbladder.  Anxiety in the digestive system and lungs.  Breathing in essential oils and/or applying them topically to where you feel drawn to apply can help to release those stored emotions and bring you back to a state of balance.  I say that stored negative emotions are worse than a bacterial or viral infection because the emotions bounce around the body like a pinball causing incredible amounts of stress and physical wear and tear, which is very aging.

My natural state is overwhelmingly joy-filled and loving.  So as the negative emotions poured out of me and literally left my body, I returned to my natural state.  It is a process with high's and low's, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.  And as one layer of trauma or grief is cleared, another deeper one emerges that needs to be addressed and removed.  One must learn to honor and respect this process.  My heart had been shattered; it felt like it was torn into two with ragged edges, stomped on without regard, and oozing out thick viscous blood - a bit graphic, but that was my visceral feeling and the physical pain I experienced was all too real.

As the emotions left, I was shocked at how fast my heart healed and how the weight started to melt away.  It felt like God parted the clouds and said, "Stacey, my child, you have been through so much.  You are now healed."  And my angels held me and comforted me and patched my heart up using the Kintsugi method.  Kintsugi is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, giving a unique appearance to the piece.  My heart is fragile, yet strong, and I am beyond blessed that it is being taken care of in a way I never knew possible.  Blessings abound.