How You Can Heal Others like Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale did far more than just nurse her patients back to health. She spent her life making a drastic change in the entire health care industry. So much of her life and work inspires men and women all over the world and can (and should) inspire natural wellness advocates as well. With the ongoing ‘health care’ fiasco in this world, people are doing more to put band aids on their illnesses than actual healing. There’s an entire mentality in the medical industry that perpetuates the disease-big pharma- medication-money-making-trap we find ourselves in. The nation’s so called health care industry is stuck in a rut and we need to do much more than just complain about it. We’re getting no where fast and we MUST make changes before it’s too late. We can all do our part to heal others like Florence Nightingale.

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How You Can Heal Others like Florence Nightingale

Lady with the Lamp: Ministered to patients when others turned in for the night. Her presence often lit up their hopes as she walked the halls at twilight with her candle lit lamp. People don’t spend every waking moment with a physician, but we can touch their lives by staying in regular contact and lifting their spirits. We can support others and their quality of life can improve when we introduce them to a regular lifestyle of aromatic wellness. Offer carefully selected and properly diluted samples to assist their wellness journey. Follow up with them a few days later to assist them in getting a starter kit of their own.

Establish a place for education: Florence established an educational facility to train other nurses. In this modern day tech world we can offer a blog, newsletters, and online classes to help educate others. Teaching others how to use and apply essential oils is important.

Advocate for better health care and quality control: Florence traveled far and petitioned for quality and higher standards for her own industry. Advocacy for higher quality health care and wellness products requires inspiring people to reach out to companies to establish competitive prices and better quality in the production of their essential oils. While Florence did discuss the problems in her field, she spent more time speaking up about the solutions. She didn’t aim to tear apart the health care industry, instead she chose to help make it better.

Publish your written work: She used simple English so lower educated people can understand how to help themselves and others. There’s no need to make essential oil usage complicated. Conduct intensive research, collaborate with other well respected leaders in your field, and publish your easy-to-understand work on blogs, create newsletters, and offer free online classes.

Pursue spiritual growth: Florence was a spiritual woman and open to improving spiritual wellness. Try to be open with people of varying religious (and non-religious) beliefs, because their wellness is more important than converting them to your religion.

“People don’t care how much you know, until they first see how much you care.” ~John C. Maxwell

Conduct Clinical Research: Florence carefully documented health conditions, physical descriptions, dietary information, and other vital details of her patients. When you’re practicing wellness with essential oils, it’s important to document the same things of yourself and your loved ones. Keep a journal of your wellness needs and the remedies you’re using. 

Support Women: While Florence worked tirelessly to improve work conditions and opportunities for women, she favored reaching out to men to get her goals accomplished. Her opinions about the lack of female support is quite telling.

“I have never found one woman who has altered her life by one iota for me or my opinions.” ~Florence Nightingale

Let this NOT be said of women today. We should be supporting one another, now more than ever. Women can be just as much responsible for wars as men are, but let us be known more for peace and support.

sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale

http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780889205734

http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No1-Jan-2012/Florence-Nightingale-on-Advocacy.html

http://www.florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk/content/page/245/

*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

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12 Types of Essential Oil Enthusiasts, Which One Are You?

I figure there are 12 types of essential oil enthusiasts, give or take a few. Which type are you? One of the valuable uses for essential oils is to stabilize the emotions and support mental wellness, but I often wonder if many essential oil enthusiasts even use them. If we’re using these gifts from the earth then shouldn’t our behavior prove it? Using essential oils can increase our spiritual vibration level, but are we actively conducting ourselves with good practice? We demand more clinical use of these aromatic essences, but are we using this approach at home? Are we properly using essential oils so we can get the most out of them?

12 types of essential oil enthusiasts

Here are 12 types of essential oils enthusiasts, which one are you?

1 The Know it All- (but you really don’t): You’re quick to spout of every bit of information you’ve ever read or seen taught by your upline or your average ebook author (regardless of whether it’s true or not). You think you’re a smarty pants, but you’re often seen with your foot in your mouth. Advice: be teachable and practice silent meditation before you speak (or type).

2 The Heckler: You have too much time on your hands. You have a “do as I say not as I do” approach. You’re often found criticizing essential oil reps and bloggers in every comment section across the web. People wish you would just shut up so they can enjoy the show.

3 The Infection: Infections are toxic and devour everything in it’s sight. It spreads quickly, starts and re-starts wars with those who have a lower emotional immune system. Some professionals recommend amputation to give the rest of the community a chance to live.

4 The Glutton, will eat anything: You’re gullible and gobble up all the gossip, even long after the parties raised the white flag. You play with your food and start food fights. Would be best if you sat at a high chair with a bib on. Slow down and allow someone else to put you on a feeding schedule. Chew with your mouth closed and don’t eat with your mouth full. This is your best bet to avoid choking.

5 The Wall Flower: You have your eyes open and your ears tuned in, but usually just dip your toes in and are inclined to shiver. Not sure you’d even invite anyone to join you. You hang out among many other flowers, but are rarely noticed. Most people don’t realize how much you know.

6 The Snake Handler: You’ll use whatever marketing tactic you can whip up that is sure to incite fear and panic just to make the sale. You resort to exaggerated claims because you think it works, but later find out your snake bites you in the butt. You’re often accused of selling snake oil and building a pyramid scheme. You don’t tell the truth, because honestly you’re not sure even you believe in essential oils. You just enjoy counting the profits.

7 Dr. Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde: You’re the factual doctor one minute and a raving lunatic the next, because you look for a fight and want to slam everyone who doesn’t agree with you.You’re a bit of a mix between the Nerd and the Infection.

8 The Nerd: You stick to the facts, carry essential oils in your purse, and might even use the Latin name instead of the common name for each plant. You’re subscribed to every essential oil pro blog out there no matter which company they’re involved in because you can’t get enough. You need a pocket protector just in case your essential oils leak in your pocket.

9 The Hippie: You love the freedom of possibilities when using essential oils, wear an EO pendant around your neck, and delve into mystical uses of essential oils. You’re generally a fun spirit and prone to sniffing right out of the bottle. You’ve wondered what it would be like to smoke them in a vape or your favorite bong (Please don’t, said for sarcastic purposes only).

10 Certified Organic: You use essential oils in an intuitive manner and conduct your business as natural as possible. You’re not likely to push for the sale because you favor the relationships more than their money. You mix your EOs ONLY with other 100% natural products and encourage others to come by any time they have an ailment. You might be known as the neighborhood witch with a hutch full of essential oils and herbs.

11 Overachieving Professional: You handle essential oils and your business like you’re the cream of the crop. You take it seriously and don’t have much time for nonsense. You wish the experts didn’t have to spend so much time myth busting because you’re looking for more substance to give to your clients. You rarely put your smart phone down and family often asks you to take a break. You might need to diffuse lavender with some vetiver to calm your nerves. Prone to suffering anxiety.

12 The Terrorist: You’re the playground bully that has been effective in rallying your naive troops behind you. They believe everything you say and even if they don’t, they fear you too much to stand up to you. You lace your lies with just enough truth to be believable and condemn all other essential oil enthusiasts (and companies) in order to boost your own. You believe you have a monopoly, but one day you’ll have an apocalypse and everything will come crumbling down. You’re on the “watch list” and the powers that be won’t let you hang around for much longer. Westboro Baptist Church won’t even bother picketing your funeral.

Perhaps you’re a combination of a few of these personalities. Comments are open so chime and let us know.

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*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

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How I broke free from religion and improved my sex life (and you can too) with 13 essential oils

One of the most stressful days we’ve had in the last hand full of years was when we took a stand for clients in a non-profit rehabilitation ministry. We deeply believed that God wanted us to stand up for those who confessed they had been taken advantage of by staff members. In an ever increasing culture of placing virginity on the altar and silencing women in the church, we witnessed enough on our own to step in and say something. This came just a few months after leaving our former church cult. Any time we stood up to a leader, as a voice for God and his people, we were shot down like an unarmed black man in Los Angeles.

The blood curdling scream I let out when my husband told me our former pastor dictator showed up at the ministry and ‘advised’ my husband to just walk away still raises flutters in my chest. There are some things you just cannot say in a religious environment without a witch hunt and being burned at the stake. I know I’m not the only one who has experienced similar backlash so here’s my recommendation for essential oils to help free you from religion…and boost your sex life!

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1. Shades of Grey (Sinner or saint? Make up your mind):  Is it ironic that the main character’s first name is the very term used by the religious critics who shame the story? You don’t have to watch the movie or read the book to know there’s a sex plot at play. While Christian Grey struggles with his identity and understanding of love, so also did I while steeped in a cult. Trying to make sense of an angry God and a forgiving God was too much confusion for this woman. I needed clarity. Am I a sinner or a saint?

Marjoram essential oil reminds me that I am loved as I am by the Great I AM. Deeply breathing in this essential oil places me in a serene state so I can clearly see, know, and accept that I am love. I love God, live my life the best I can, and I want to have an incredible sex life! Why is it so wrong for a woman to want that?

2. Speak your mind (silence in the church?): For far too long I sat in silence, thinking it was good of me to remain silent.

“And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?” ~Sara Bareilles

Sara’s lyrics speak loudly to me and she’s right! When did my silence do me any real good? Speaking confidently about what I was seeing, hearing, and experiencing was met with anger, for sure. However, I needed to let all the words fall out and let the chips fall where they may.

Myrrh (a resin used in the bible)  essential oil gives me the confidence I need to be authentically me. Myrrh gives me the confidence I need to let go of what I’m not and embrace who I am.

3&4. Vote Hilary..or Sarah Palin? (Women were barred from church leadership): Women in head leadership, in the traditional church, is unheard of. Women have been kept down, silenced, and even shamed by their male religious leaders for centuries. The patriarchy view often opens the door for abuse of women. While I’m not a democrat (I prefer to be Independent), I am open to the idea of a woman being at the helm of this nation’s ship, even if it’s not Hilary Clinton (umm yes, women! I’m talking to you, go run for office!).

My Fiercely Feminine essential oil blend (black pepper and roman chamomile) inspires the deepest places of my female soul as well as the gentle femininity of my exterior spirit. It reminds me that it’s permissible to tap into our anger and confidence in order to bring change, while resting in the graceful composure of a motherly touch.

5. Left Behind (America’s favorite End Times story): I used to be just like Chicken Little, running around proclaiming the sky is falling. Nicolas Cage is starring in the  remake of the popular Left Behind fantasy novel series by Tim LaHaye. Suggesting that The End Times is a theological trap for frightened people who worship the celebrity renditions of the Left Behind Series will most certainly free you from religion as they boot you out and slam the door.  I used to look up into the sky, with tears streaming down my face, begging the good Lord to come back and snatch us all out of this hell hole. Why, even Charles H. Spurgeon thought John Darby’s fringe belief (aka The Rapture theory) was poppycock!

 “Distinctions have been drawn by certain exceedingly wise men (measured by their own estimate of themselves), between the people of God who lived before the coming of Christ, and those who lived afterwards. We have even heard it asserted that those who lived before the coming of Christ do not belong to the church of God! We never know what we shall hear next, and perhaps it is a mercy that these absurdities are revealed at one time, in order that we may be able to endure their stupidity without dying of amazement. ” ~Charles H. Spurgeon (source footnote 310)

Wild Orange: Then, the Spirit began revealing to me the abundance of this creation. This beautiful garden without boundaries, spanning to the furthers corners of the globe. I could suddenly see with hope, joy, and abundance. The world is not awful. There are some people doing awful things, but this earth is not wicked.

6. You Must Be High! (A lesson in herbal relaxation): In the last big election we saw some of our states legally permit the use of recreational marijuana and Christians have been debating it ever since. While I am not an advocate for pot, alcohol, or any other mind altering substance, I do favor freedom embraced by responsibility. I also embrace the need for relaxation. Thought pot isn’t just for relaxing at the end of a hard working day, cancer patients use it and now authorities are conducting another witch hunt for anyone using it in the form of a balm. I won’t get too deep into the debate for 6 foot high weeds growing in your yard, but I will stand up for using essential oils.

Vetiver essential oil: Vetiver essential oil can support relaxation of the mind and body as you breathe it’s aroma in deeply and slowly. It’s known to be an Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Calming, Grounding, Immune Stimulant, Warming, Sedative to the nervous system, and Stimulating to the circulatory system. And it’s perfectly legal (unless you’re a tween in a public school).

7&8. Non Addictive Sleeping Aid: Sunday mornings often left me feeling exhausted and the afternoons were worse. Rarely a Sunday would go by that I could go without a nap. Even in the midst of the afternoon football games (and a living room of shouting fans), I could fall fast asleep. But God forbid it happen in church on Sunday. If you nodded off during  sermon, the preacher would pound his fist into the pulpit and he’d holler, “Ya ought not to sleep in church!” as everyone around you glared at you in fear that they would be next.

What I needed was Cedarwood and Lavender essential oils to blend with a carrier oil and apply to the bottom of my feet, all the night before, and sleep in! Which is exactly what I aim to do now with each and every Sunday. According to my calculations, I have about 13 (give or take) years left to make up for all the sleep I lost while sitting in church.

9. Coming out of the closet (Or enter your prayer closet): Most churches hold to the belief that rebelliousness is equal to witchcraft, so I guess I’m guilty. Though I don’t have green skin or warts (and most real witches don’t either), I confess I am rebellious. I’m rebellious against authoritarian males who control every aspect of a woman’s life. I’m rebellious against women being told to be seen and not heard. I’m rebellious against vain rituals with no meaning for the soul. Why on earth do religious folk want to keep people in their closets and rarely step into their own prayer closets? I would think God would prefer that we’re honest about who we are. Aren’t we encouraged to confess our truths? Honest with ourselves, with each other, and with him. So whether you’re coming out of your bedroom closet or your broom closet, this next oil is just  for you.

Bergamot, The Oil of Self Acceptance: This citrus essential oil can cause sun sensitivity, but can also strengthen our will to be courageous to our inner self. If people can’t accept you for who you truly are, and love you regardless, then be courageous and walk away from them.

10. Improve your Magic Spells (aka get your prayers answered): Magic has been mislabeled, falsely defined, and banned by Christians for centuries. They even used to murder women they suspected of witchcraft. But I guess as long as your god permits you to murder, you might get away with it (sarcasm, people…do NOT murder people in the name of your God or anyone else’s)! While Katy Perry is regularly accused of being a witch, so are a number of folks who question the ‘authority’ of the preacher and their pet doctrines. But the truth of the matter is, Christians try to practice magic all the time. Whatever form of prayer you use, you can improve the manifestations with this next essential oil.

Blue Tansy essential oil: This powerful oil supports our desires in achieving a manifestation of our highest good. It heightens personal mastery in what we put into the world so we can attain our fullest potential. Be sure to follow an ethical and responsible prayer philosophy to yield the best results.

11. Raising Hell (If you make your own hell, you lay in it): The topic of the Hell doctrine and the history surrounding it’s conception has caused quite a stir from the book Raising Hell by Julie Ferwerda to the movie Hellbound¿, people are all a buzz about this infamous doctrine and a war has ensued. It’s disappointing that so many people reject another person’s freedom to believe as their conscience guides when there are over 35,000 denominations in the world. Surely no one has the corner market, though some like to picket on every corner they can find. Whatever hell you believe in or experience, there’s plenty of oils to help support your faith in the good this life has to offer.

Angelica Essential Oil: With this one I’d like to quote directly from the book ‘Emotional Healing with Essential Oils’

“Angelica assists in healing a wide range of spiritual issues such as lack of faith, feeling spiritually manipulated or controlled by others, or feeling cut off from Divine love. It fosters a willingness to open the mind and see spirituality in a new light.” ~ Daniel Macdonald  Emotional Healing with Essential Oils, Manual I: Introduction (Kindle Locations 242-244). Enlighten. Kindle Edition.

12. Psychic Development (dabbling in the Pentecostal movement or New Age Community… oh wait): There’s a lot of criticism involved in the Word of Faith movement, often found in Pentecostal and Charismastic churches, but receiving a ‘word from the Lord’ CAN be quite accurate, almost psychic in nature. I, at once, was skeptical and disbelieving until I got some pretty darned accurate ‘tellings’ from a preacher. Often times I also felt some mystical messages coming through my prayer and meditation times only to see them confirmed in their manifestation. *Cue Twilight Zone theme song* Now I just call it Intuition.

Ylang Ylang essential oil, the oil of knowing: There’s something almost magical about how ylang ylang takes me back in time. The floral aroma seems to calm me in my meditation time so I can listen to my inward Spirit.

13. Sex Rituals (aka the Virginity Altar): Ya, I know right?!? How can sex rituals and virginity even be used in the same sentence? Because virginity and sex rituals have been a cultural norm for various cultures, regions, and religious beliefs that span the entire world history time line (or at lest during this century). But if you’re a woman, you absolutely, undeniably can NOT use the word virginity if you’re going to publish a Christian book.  Not only can you NOT use the word vagina, but you can’t find pleasure there either, not if you want to be viewed as a godly woman. Or can you?

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil: Oh my gosh, I have to tell you I was extremely cautious and skeptical about ever putting essential oils..down there.. you know..in the place that’s named a word I’m not allowed to say (because I have one…ssshh) This will be our little secret eh? Blending cinnamon essential oil with coconut oil yields some rather titillating results. I can only speak for the brand of essential oils I use,  because I haven’t experimented down there (at least not with other companies oils). 2 drops of cinnamon essential oil in 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil really surprised the heck out my husband. ok..um ya, the cat is out of the bag, I HAVE experimented down there, but only with cinnamon essential oil. I’ll get back to you after I try some others.

Now, more than ever, I can turn my husband on by simply diffusing cinnamon essential oil into the air.

Well, there ya have it folks. I broke free from religion and improved my sex life with 13 essential oils. I still believe in God, live an upright life (ok that might be questionable now), and improved my libido.

So here’s a recap on the essential oils mentioned above:

  1. Marjoram
  2. Myrrh
  3. Black Pepper
  4. Roman Chamomile
  5. Wild Orange
  6. Vetiver
  7. Cedarwood
  8. Lavender
  9. Bergamot
  10. Blue Tansy
  11. Angelica
  12. Ylang Ylang
  13. Cinnamon(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

I’d be happy to advise you in reaching your goals with essential oils and offer an opportunity to get them at whole sale.

 

 

*Disclaimer: As an Wellness Advocate I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimer here

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

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