EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series on essential oils as natural remedies, originally published in 2012. This is the first of a two-part series.[By 2011] we had gone through more than three years of a real economic crisis in the world. Some forecasters were telling us that 2012 was going to be worse. They were saying that more people would be out of work, more homes would be lost, and more businesses would collapse. Those forecasters were preaching a lot of doom and gloom.
However, I looked around me and didn’t see the doom and gloom. We do have a tendency to see what we look for, so I look for excitement; I look for growth; I look for success; and I look for discovery, research, and accomplishments. If you’re busy looking at these things, it’s pretty hard to see the doom and gloom and the economic crisis. They will still affect us, but if we want to transform our lives, then we have to focus on transforming our attitudes; that’s why I chose Transformation for the theme for 2012.
Part of that is transforming from the negative aspects of our attitudes and thinking to the positive ones. Now does that mean that the negative thoughts will go away? Not all of them. But they will certainly diminish, and the positive thoughts will become your primary focus. So what you’re focused on will become your reality.
TRANSFORMATIONAL YOUNG LIVING OILS
We have a wonderful oil blend called Transformation. Use this oil blend in a diffuser in your home to set up the frequency for transformation while you write down your goals for the rest of 2012 —what you want to accomplish, where you want to be with your health, your belief system, your attitude, or your financial condition. Maybe it’s even your marital status or your personal feelings. Just write down where you are now, where you want to be, and what you would like to become through this transformational year. You still have half of the year ahead of you, so start now!
As you are diffusing Transformation, begin to implement a meditation practice—directing energy to the pineal gland and helping it open. You will start to have feelings and thoughts and tap into your intuitive nature and begin to see what can happen in your life. When we look at some of the oils in Transformation, we become excited.
THE POWER OF FRANKINCENSE
First, let’s look at Frankincense. We know the power of Frankincense oil. We know how it supports the immune system, how it helps the lymphatic system, how it cleanses, and how it regenerates. Wow, what a phenomenal oil!
The power of Frankincense is astounding!
SKIN AND SANDALWOOD
Another oil in Transformation that’s so powerful is Sandalwood, which is really beautiful on the skin. I’m going to let Mary tell you about it because she uses it almost every day.
MARY: I absolutely love Sandalwood; I think it’s one of the most beautiful-feeling oils on the skin. It has just the right texture—not too thin and not too thick—and I’ve been using it for years.
I can remember back in 1992 or ’93 before Gary and I were married. I was in my condo looking at the oils on the counter and wondering what it would be like to put oils on my skin, so I just started doing it and never stopped.
Besides Sandalwood, I also use other oils that are similar in viscosity. However, I have found that the oils have natural alcohol, which can be drying to the skin, so I always put Boswellia Wrinkle Cream or ART or one of the creams that we have on top of the oil and have found it to be a perfect combination for my skin.
Sandalwood is an absolutely beautiful oil because of the way it makes you feel, and I just can’t even imagine being without it. Just start experimenting. Try one oil and see how it feels; if you don’t like it, try another one. You might find 5, 10, 15 oils that you like on your skin.
I also love Patchouli and Myrrh, although Gary says Myrrh smells like a dirty sock, and he always says, “Don’t wear it at night.” But I love the feel of it on my skin; it’s wonderful. Just have fun and experiment using the oils and see which ones you like best.
GARY: Thank you, sweetheart. Of course I’m the benefactor; I get to touch and hold and kiss the beautiful skin that she puts those oils on every day. It’s wonderful. All you guys who are listening: Wow! If you didn’t give your wife Sandalwood for Christmas, make that the next special gift.
When I conducted research with Dr. Jaime L. Matta in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1996 on DNA and RNA, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Balsam Fir were the three oils that were the most powerful for transforming DNA and RNA.
We can start to see the structure of how these oils work in helping to eradicate that bad encoded information. If you say your affirmations in a positive note while you’re breathing in Frankincense or Transformation, it will encode that new information and empower you to go forward and do the things that maybe you have felt unsure of, limited in, insecure about, or whatever. Transformation is a powerful oil blend to help you overcome those limitations.
CARDAMOM: A BRAIN-BOOSTER
Transformation also has Cardamom in it. A lot of times, I’ve been asked, “Why would you put Cardamom in Transformation?” Well, studies suggest that essential oils are extremely powerful in augmenting brain function and increasing the oxygen uptake of the brain.
I believe Cardamom is really powerful in helping to increase the oxygen uptake in the brain and just move you toward a more positive attitude as well.
CLARY SAGE SUPPORT
Clary Sage is also in Transformation. It contains natural phytoestrogens and is a support for normal hormone function. When we become imbalanced, there may be the tendency to feel a little bit depressed, your energy level’s going to be low, and you’re going to feel fatigue early in the afternoon or evening. You’re not going to feel like you want to go out and make one more phone call or one more contact or teach one more meeting, so it will limit your success and the timing of your success.
But if you have normal hormone function, you’re going to have more energy and be more passionate about what you share with new people. Passionate people are like magnets, they just attract people. The more passion you have and the more passion you share, the more people are going to be attracted to you.
Every one of us has been through experiences in life where we’ve been depressed, maybe even been on antidepressants. I speak with a little authority, because I was on the antidepressant Prozac for seven years after my accident in 1973. I know what that’s like, and I know how it leaves you feeling. There’s nothing that makes you want to leave this life quicker than being depressed. When you get in that state, you just lose your whole interest in life, and it doesn’t matter who it is or who’s around you at the time.
So Clary Sage is really supporting to those hormones. It helps you move out of that stage of “feeling the blues” or just lifeless-type feelings. It’s a transformative oil in and of itself.
LEMON BUILDS LEUKOCYTES
We also have Lemon in our Transformation oil blend.
Why would I include Lemon essential oil? Because it has been used by ancient people for cleansing attributes in the body. If your immune system is strong and you’re resisting disease, then you feel stronger physically and more able to go through transformational changes.
TRANSFORM YOUR ENERGY; TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
When you’re going through transformation, somebody might share a new idea with you, and you might think, “Oh, I can’t quite swallow that.” Do you know what happens when you say, “I can’t quite swallow that” or “I don’t know if I can digest that?” Our negative thoughts impact our physiological bodies and may keep us from success. So when you’re going through a transformation, don’t say, “I can’t digest it” or “I can’t swallow it,” or you are not going to transform.
Transformation just gets you in a better space for looking at new ideas. Many of you may be saying, “I can’t build a home business; I don’t know how to go out and talk to people.” Unless you are unable to speak, you can talk to people. All you have to do is get excited.
When you’re excited about something, you can’t wait to share it with somebody. But when you’re depressed, you don’t have that excitement, so you need to move out of that space.
Be excited! Be your own life coach. Transform your life now and move into great, new dimensions!