April Newsletter

 April  2013                                                                                Volume XI
Featured article

An Ideal World for those who are Community Minded

    
 By: Beloved Bondservant
            I came across Earthships last year when I was preparing for Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).  I wrote something on this concept at that time, but I have recently begin doing more research on this topic and decided that considering the global, political, and economic environment we find ourselves in I am returning to it.  Many people are attracted to this concept for its zero carbon qualities, and though I believe Yah calls us to have dominion over the earth which was our first responsibility since Creation, its ecological benefit, does not supersede its purpose. This is important because if not viewed from the proper perspective it can result in an unhealthy fixation on preserving the earth at the expense of the earth’s purpose which was intended to sustain us.  Its practical benefit as well as the principles inherent in how it works reveals the wisdom of the Almighty. 
     Many who hear the term “earthship” may think of some new age, weird scenario, but strangely enough the concept and wisdom behind this method of building actually reminds me of Noah’s ark.  Here you have a man who lived during a time when the world was on the verge of being wiped out, and for years he was diligently putting together a mobile home that would be able to sustain a catastrophic event the likes of which had never occurred before.  Can you imagine him trying to explain to the people of his day a coming judgment that had never occurred with such consistency and him pouring immeasurable resources into building an ark for an event that he couldn’t describe to anyone around him?  His calling dictated that he be set apart from those during his day.  What he built preserved an inheritance for generations of his children that were to come.  We can only imagine this monstrosity of a boat that had to hold seven of every clean animal and two of every unclean animal1, plus food, water, and whatever else would be necessary for life for the amount of time they would be preserved in this ark had to require an enormous amount of resources.  Yet because he believed God, he saw what no one else during his day could see so that he could do what no one else had the fortitude or foresight to do.    We are now living in the days that are liken to his, and those unwilling to step out of the box to hear the call will find themselves outside of the ark of safety provided by the Almighty.  We can’t afford to be in that place.  Out of the box thinking is usually preceded by having foresight of having clear understanding of potential danger ahead.    Every day Noah worked on that boat an alarm of impending danger was being blown, and unfortunately those who lacked ears to hear found themselves out of the ark of safety and drowned in the sea of despair.  A way to escape has been provided through Yahoshua (Jesus Christ) and many have and are ignoring the sound.  Yet we know that whenever God reveals a spiritual truth parallel to that is a physical expectation that reveals our trust in Him.  In other words, we don’t work to get faith, but we work because we have faith. 
     These earthships reveal a sign of the times we are living in, and it points us to a very real picture that is coming to a theater near us.  A technology that reveals the times we are living in as well as painting a picture of who our Source of life is.  Everything about this technology requires the blessing of the Almighty in order to work.
     Scripture tells us to owe no man nothing but to love them2, and the current system that exist makes it impossible for anyone to do that.  Every month we are required to pay growing utility bills, outrageous food prices for subpar food resulting in a necessity of supplements and medicine to suppress symptoms for growing problems within us.  What we need to survive should not be dependent on something as unstable as the economy, and what attracts me most to this model of living is it requires you to depend on God for your needs rather then the economy. 
     Having energy derived from the Sun and wind, water provided from the sky, and food from the earth all require the providential hand of God; the good graces of the Most High to bless us.  Having to depend on God was the lesson our forefathers learned in the first Exodus, we should expect nothing different from the greater exodus.3
Today we are paying more and more for getting less and less.  Yet, the basic needs of mankind have already been provided freely for us by the Almighty.  Its just many of us lack knowledge concerning how to work with the renewable resources we have been gifted with, leaving us as prey for the Great Men of the Earth.  Unlike many who would consider this concept an economic catastrophe, I consider it a blessing for, a much needed relief, a stimulus package for the people if you will. 
We have been under such harsh bondage paying ridiculous prices for services that in turn put so much pressure on our existing environment.  I believe that our petro-chemical, coal dependent, aquifer draining resources are not only reaching its end, but is the pollution causing result behind many of our illnesses.  Let’s give our children the freedom many of us may not live long enough to enjoy. 
Imagine a home where you didn’t have to pay outrageous electric bills, water that is free of fluoride, lead, chlorine, and the like which comes directly from the heavens as YHWH’s gift to us.  Consider leaving your loved ones an inheritance where they will have access to high quality hydroponic food from within their own home.  For a change consider a situation for them where their excrement becomes a part of helping the eco system instead of harming it.  The reality of these options brings into focus the following questions. 
Do you really think that we should have to pay what we do for things that are a necessity for survival? Furthermore, what we are paying for isn’t even of higher quality then that which we can produce ourselves.  So we are in essence back in Egypt and Pharaoh has required that we enslave ourselves to him in order to get our daily rations.
However, for the children of Yah there is always a Goshen that is set apart for His people.  A place that the world considers worthless, that is the perfect ark of safety for the Kings kids.  The greatest problem we face today is that many of the king’s kids are so used to living with Joseph’s kids in the city that they fail to have ears to hear that they are being called into the ark of safety provided to them in Goshen. 
America is experiencing the same judgments Egypt did as the world power of its day.  We are becoming bankrupt paying for the very products that are responsible for killing us.  Evidence of this is clearly seen in the top jobs available being in the medical industry.  Egypt causes emotional, physical, and spiritual malfunction in these well put together vessels.  Those who find themselves consumed with its pleasures and conveniences will inevitably find themselves depending less and less on God and trusting more and more on Pharaoh. 
Earthships represent the wisdom of Noah in going against the grain of the status quo.  Recognizing that the existing system was corrupt he was the one man open to hearing from Yah concerning the need for change.  The question is will we be so wise?  Will we be so bold?  Will we be willing to sacrifice the conveniences of Egypt to seek after a city whose Builder and Maker is Yah, to live truly free. 
            Earthships have character but don’t possess the appeal of conventional homes, like the human body they are put together based on practicality and functionality.  It is also relatively affordable when you compare it to what we are paying for a house.  Consider this if your mortgage is on a $150,000 conventional home, you are paying roughly $2,400-$3,000 a year on electricity.  Another $240.00 a year for your tap water and if you are like the majority of America you have to filter it, which is yet another $300-$1800 or more to add in a whole house filter which does not include yearly filter replacements.  Let’s not even get started on gas, whether it is natural or liquid propane the caustic smell is one thing, the consistent danger to your health is another, and the growing economic elephant it has become makes it a costly inheritance to leave for the next generation.  By the end there is no telling how much this political cash cow will cost in the years to come.  Its instability alone makes zero carbon living more desirable.  A modest earthship home will run about $150,000.  Think about this, a home that is self sustaining, is the best inheritance you can give to your children’s children.  This means after you have finished building your home you are free and clear. 
Earthships are well constructed homes that are fire resistant, solidly put together making it more durable during a tornado or hurricane because it is made of earth.  If we are ever going to separate ourselves from a system that is going down fast and in a hurry it is going to require that we change our way of thinking.  It’s going to take living a more disciplined and responsible lifestyle.  All of which is required to live sustainable. 
            Now that I have given you all the reasons in the world why you should sell your sinking ship of a home and invest in one of these babies, it is time to give you the sober truth.  Your newly found desire for freedom will not be welcomed by the majority especially your neighbors if you live in the city or suburbs.  Those who will adapt this lifestyle will have to be willing to go where few have gone and be willing to leave the conveniences and accessibility of city living behind.  Self-sufficiency is not yet popularized, but imagine how much better you will feel when the stuff hits the fan and you got out of it just in the nick of time. 
Though the wilderness doesn’t have the ambience of city living it does have its perks.  Living on a land that doesn’t appeal to most means you have considerably reduced your chance of becoming a victim of theft or crime.  Because again, living somewhere no one wants to be means they don’t want what you got and that is quite okay, in fact in the years ahead of us it will be considered paradise. 
            I personally believe that Earthships and Container homes were invented for such a time as this.  It is a perfect solution for people of faith.  Even if you couldn’t live in one now because of your job or financial situation, the major point is for you to change your way of thinking.  Nothing desired is attainable for anybody, so first there must be awareness, so that secondly there can be a desire to obtain for the right reasons. 
                Unfortunately, there are only a few places in this country that will allow you to build these homes without an act of congress and if you live in such an area now then I would encourage you to seriously look into it.  If you don’t live in these liberated areas, then I suggest you find land in an area that will provide you such liberty.  It should be relatively cheap since as stated it’s not sought after land, or valued by the masses. It’s a peculiar treasure much like the children of Elohim. 
So if you find some land that no one else wants, considered useless, and undeveloped or worthless, be careful how you view it, it may just be the garden of Eden God is preserving for you.  You could spend time attempting to persuade your local officials of the financial benefit involved in being a forerunner in pushing these homes, but the reality is we don’t have the kind of time it will take to wait for them to come around.  Don’t misunderstand I am not saying we should give up or give in, but we shouldn’t wait another minute getting started on building.  If you are like me you aren’t getting any younger and what makes this project affordable is your participation.  Besides which your participation is wise.  Just think about it you are living in a home that will be a mystery to your local plumbers, electricians, and gas people so who are you going to go to if you run into a snag?  By being involved in the building process you actually become the plumber you will need in the future, the energy expert, and by making this a family affair you transfer that wisdom to the next generation who will really need this. 
            I want you to really think with the dwindling power of the dollar bill, the limited resources available, the growing problems with pollution, and the contamination of our food what better gift could you possibly pass on to your children then a safe haven; an ark of safety, a secure paradise?  Today we may live in one for the benefits, but tomorrow it may be for survival.  
Thinking Communally
            The affordability of Earthship homes is possible if we work together.  By investing as a group we can purchase permitable land together.  We can buy one drawing together, and we can learn together by building each others homes.  The benefit of starting our own community is we can also barter goods with one another by activating biodiversity in plants we choose to grow.  We can revolutionize the economy within our own community and become the oasis of water that others will want to drink from.  It is only a matter of time before everyone will be moving in this direction, but if we don’t act now the expense will be much higher later.  By working together we can have more house at a fraction of the cost it will take to do it alone. 
Strength in Numbers
            By investing together believers have the unique opportunity of providing their families a safe environment.  We can watch out for one another, fellowship with one another, and in the days ahead learn from one another.  By thinking Hebraic this building experience becomes a part of the learning experience.  A part of the greater plan, it is a part of the bonding experience that we desperately need to have if we are going to be ready for the Greater Exodus that is to come.  Making this an ideal world for those who are community minded.   
Are you Interested?
            Though I have researched this heavily I have not yet actually stepped foot in one.  Fortunately, the possibility to do so is within reach.  Earthships can be rented on a daily or weekly basis in Taos, New Mexico they have a visitor center and it is open up for those interested to explore.  Because the distance is so far away I have been looking into going to one of their three day seminars which would give me the opportunity to get my hands dirty along with having the experience of staying in one long enough to see if I could adjust to such a lifestyle.  Let’s face it the idea of an Earthship sounds awesome, but the actual walking it out is something else. Though the internet can reveal some details to us it can not reveal how it smells, how it feels, or the like.  I have contacted them to see if they would be willing to do a three day seminar during three consecutive days not including Shabbat, if this is something you think you might be interested in participating in please visit www.earthship.com/seminars.  If you would like to know about earthship rentals visit http://www.earthship.com/nightly-rentals.  If after doing your own research you decide this is something you would like to do feel free to email me at thejourney@a4isp.com to be notified of any future plans.
1 Gen 7:2-3  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.  (3)  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
2 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. (Rom 13:8)
3 Eze 20:32-38  And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.  (33)  As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:  (34)  And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.  (35)  And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.  (36)  Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.  (37)  And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:  (38)  And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 

Read Your Labels

Rediscovering an Ancient Treasure

By: Beloved Bondservant
  

     Many of you who have been with me month after month learning about health spirit, soul, and body have also noticed that my publication focuses a lot on essential oils.  This month we will explore the benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils. 

    As it relates to Essential Oils all oils are not created equal.  Many competitors use deceptive wording that if taken on the surface would lead you to believe you are investing in a high quality product.  However, as we have discovered in the past we must be wise as serpeants yet harmless as doves.1 

     This holds true when investing in Essential Oils.  Personally, I would buy oils if no one else did, and quite simply because after doing my own research I realize the value of them, especially in the days to come.  Natural healing does not offer the seemingly

quick fixes that modern medicine offers.  However, it’s not the quick fixes that most people have a problem with concerning modern medicine, but rather the permanent side effects that directly affect the lives of those who fall prey to them.  Essential Oils are regulated by “fragrance laws” and are not considered a nutrient or a supplement. 

     By law, a bottle labeled “100% Pure Essential Oils” need only contain 5% Essential Oils with the rest being carrier oil.  The amount of Essential Oils per bottle can vary from 5% to 99% for these Grades B (food grade) or C (perfume grade) oils.  Only Grade A – the therapeutic grade – Essential Oils contain nothing but the pure chemical essence of plants without solvents, carrier oils and other impurities.2 

     Knowing where your oils come from is vital to ensuring a high quality end product as well as to avoid getting duped.  There are three important components to producing therapeutic grade oil: the distillation process, how and if the oils are tested, and how plants are harvested and grown. 

The Distillation Process

     There are two acceptable ways to distill your oils and extract the highest quality out of them.  Both of which rely heavily on the integrity of the container you are using to process them.  Oils can be extracted by means of steam distillation or infusion.  It is argued that infusion is the way it would have been done in biblical times and there is no argument that would have been the case.  However, when you search online you will find that steam distillation is the most popular method used today.  I have not personally acquired any oils that use infusion as a means of extraction of essential oils from plants and so therefore I cannot attest to its efficacy based on personal experience only research. 

Oil infusion is the extraction of oil soluble components through the soaking of plant material in an oil or fat.3  It is also called herbal infusion and is probably a much more affordable way for an individual at home to make their own oil.  However, the inherit downside to this will depend on the level of sanitation one has, along with their understanding of the process involved in essential oil production.

     Steam distillation however, is the method used most often for commercial purposes which requires the same principle components.  The container you use must be sterile preferably stainless steel which provides the least possibility of leaking harmful chemical solvents or rust into your finished product.  A wide variety of knowledge is also required in order to insure that you produce the best quality product possible. 

     Timing is extremely important in preserving oil quality.  Time plays two critical roles in the process of turning a plant into a vital essential oil.

1) Time of day oil is picked.  The time of day you pick your product can affect the quality of the oil.  There is a sensitive balance in nature that centers around time for anything you grow.  Those who farm understand the difference between seed time and harvest.  They are able to discern based on appearance whether or not a plant is ready to be eaten or if it is over ripe.  Its use is the determining factor in deciding the best time to pick.  If you wanted to collect seed for another year you would let that plant go through its full stage of growth and go to seed in order to extract seeds for the next year.  If you wanted to eat that crop immediately then you would determine based on appearance and possibly fragrance of the plant in determining readiness.  If you wanted it for carrying with you somewhere you might pick it earlier.  Whenever you choose to pick it realize that time plays a factor in the quality of your plant and therefore also plays a role in the beneficial nutrients they possess.  As it relates to extracting essential oils this can be critical if too early or too late this will effect its therapeutic quality and your body will know the difference.

2) Length of time between harvesting and distilling.  Anyone who has purchased herbs from the grocery store can attest to this.  It takes only a day or two for the cilantro you purchased to go from strong and taut to weak and wilted.  Time plays a critical role in the breaking down of the beneficial nutrients of a plant which is an inherit reason why an oil being organic is only one part of producing desirable results as it relates to Essential oils.  The location of the distillery to the actual farm where that product is grown will also affect the nutritional benefit of your end product.  Revealing that the problem may not be a matter of where it is grown or the soil it is in, but instead a breakdown in the overall process involved in turning that plant into an essential oil.

     The quality of the container, the condition of the plant, and timing are only three components in producing high quality essential oils, another important factor in preserving oil quality is the temperature in which it is distilled.  Oils must be distilled at low temperatures and low pressure in order to ensure high quality pure essential oils are the result.  Just as over cooking our foods can cause vital nutrients to be lost, “boiling” plants destroy the fragile constituents, which gives essential oils their therapeutic properties.

     Finally, testing provides the proof in the pudding.  After distillation it is essential to have your product tested to ensure efficacy.  This is why I am biased towards Young Living oils their oils are sent to independent and in house labs for testing providing two witnesses to the purity and quality of their product.4     

Making the Grade!

     In the myriad of “pure” this and “organic” that one can easily be led to believe that these words ensure that you are getting a high quality product.  I mean how is one to determine the difference between “therapeutic grade”, “food grade”, and “perfume grade”?  Why can some lavender be safe for internal use and yet unsafe for anything but aromatic use and still be lavender? Better yet still be labeled as “pure” or “organic”?  As we discovered last month the word game has many implications and it applies to many different areas.  Tricky advertisement has lulled many into thinking that it simply doesn’t matter but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  As a consumer I personally feel if a substance can be consumed under normal circumstances, but is suddenly being labeled with a WARNING stating not for internal or external use automatically sends a red flag to me.  When a substance that is beneficial in its natural state is labeled as harmful to take internally, I automatically become skeptic.  So should you.  You should research any product you bring into your home, many of us think nothing about slapping some perfume on our skin, or spraying some air freshener in our home thinking as long as I am not consuming it then it provides no true threat to my health.  I submit to you that every year we are faced with harmful pathogens that cause incurable viruses that are passed into our bodies not by what we consume, but rather by what we inhale.  The flu virus, pneumonia, stomach viruses, and a host of other airborne diseases causes many people to be bed ridden for days and those with extremely weak immune systems to die from something they got from simply breathing.  This tells me what we breathe can be just as harmful as what we ingest.  What comes in through your nose immediately goes to the brain while at least that which is ingested must go through several other built in filters by Yah that helps to break down disease causing it to pass through the body as waste under most circumstances.  Consider just how well built this body really is it takes years of a poor diet before your bodies defenses are worn beyond repair and degenerative disease sets in.  It takes only seconds in contact with someone with an airborne disease to catch what they have. 

     Oils that make the therapeutic grade require that temperature, pressure, and time must be precisely monitored to produce a complete essential oil.5  According to “Aromatherapy4u” website, “Some essential oil producers do not actually add chemicals to their oils.  Instead, they inject chemical solvents into the water in their boilers during the distillation process, increasing output by about 18%.6 

An oil producer must have a passion for purity over profit in order to favor Grade A over B and C oils.  

Other ways producers extend their oils are by adding alcohol, propylene glycol, or acetate to the distilled essential oils lowering the quality of these oils.  As a result depending on the solvent and the amount added and the way it is added these oils will be ranked as food grade or perfume grade.  Others still may use fatty oils which are a lot less expensive to dilute your essential oils, which explains why Lavender from Young Living might be close to $30.00 and Lavender from your local health food store or drug store might be $7.00.  Its not that they aren’t using a pure or organic oil, its likely that this is not all you are getting, nor the whole of what you are paying for.  The greatest problem to the consumer is if you had intentions of saving this oil or thinking you would use this oil over a period of time you might find yourself disappointed.  Unlike Essential oils that have no shelf life (meaning they do not expire), fatty oils do.  Most fatty oils will go rancid (become distasteful or lose its flavor) after a period of time.  This is the nature of fatty oils, so that fragrant Frankincense and myrrh oil that you received as a gift for a donation if not used within a year or two will lose its sweet aroma over time.  However, therapeutic grade oils will keep its fragrance and its nutritional value.

Passing the Test

I have never been one who liked to be on the guinea pig end of health so for me the length of time a company has been around along with the reputation they hold in their field is essential in winning any of my support.  Hands down you can’t search the web for high quality oils without coming across a myriad of websites endorsing Young Living Oils.  It is no small wonder being that this company has been the pioneer in producing therapeutic grade oils.  It has been around for more than twenty years making it a reliable resource when considering oils. 

Young Living not only does what it takes to make the grade, but it passes the test too.  Young Living oils meet high industry standards set by both the EC/AFNOR (European Community/Association Francaise de Normalization) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization).  However, these organizations do not set standards for every single essential oil.  Those without set guidelines Young Living tests using high-resolution chromatography and mass spectrometry (GCMS).  These tests identify the necessary constituents determined by industry experts that qualify them as therapeutic grade.7 

However, actions speak much louder then words.  Young Living results have been calculated by users around the world including yours truly.  In fact the Essential Oils desk reference is based on Young Living Oils and Raindrop technique which has been beneficial for many with spinal disorders uses nine different highly anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial oils neat on the back.

            After taking in consideration all that you have to do to apply this rich treasure to your daily lives you may be thinking to yourself if it is really worth it?  When you take in consideration the risk you take every time you use conventional medicine and the hazard it is to your health you may decide to incorporate this rich treasure into your diet.  According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control more than 100,000 Americans die each year, not from illegal drugs, overdoses, over the counter drugs, or drug abuse but from properly taken prescriptions.8  Your body was not made to metabolize prescription drugs which explains why traces of prescription drugs from your childhood can be found still in your body years later.  Yah designed your body to breakdown plants not poison. 

Supernaturally He promises that if we drink any deadly thing that it will not harm us, but should we be foolish enough to believe that this includes knowledgeable intent?9  The natural approach to healing may take time, but the positive is no nasty side effects.   We have grown so used to settling for fixing problems that we have forgotten the goal should be to be made whole.  When Messiah heals you, you are made whole.  Meaning your headache gone doesn’t equal bladder problems or heart palpitations in exchange.  Health should be total and complete.

If there are natural remedies to common illnesses why does the medical community not support it?  Many in the medical community are waking up to the health  benefits of natural medicine.  In fact new categories for doctors have been created to consider using an integrative approach to medicine.  Many insurance companies are even beginning to see the cost effective benefit to focusing on prevention. 

What doctors are taught in school for the large part make up their thought process as it relates to natural remedies.  Unfortunately, lack of knowledge concerning nutrition accounts for the biased view concerning its efficacy.  To understand the true mastermind at work we must not forget that the bible provides clear revelation concerning the behind the scenes enemy at work.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.10   This scripture reveals that our enemy is not physical but a clear system of evil exist that has an agenda that capitalizes on our ignorance of Yah and wants us to put our trust in it.  There is a very good reason why the enemy wants us to distrust that which should be the obvious answer?  Our embracing the simplicity of the wisdom of Christ requires that we must believe in God, while the agenda of the Adversary is for mankind to not trust God.  See it doesn’t matter to Satan whether you trust him or even if you put your trust in yourself or science, as long as you don’t put your trust in God.  The very first requirement in receiving our eternal life ticket, requires that we trust God.  This is the same ingredient required in order to receive any reward from him, for it is written that we must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.10  The Spiritual root behind the error of the theories of modern medicine is its premise is based on disproving the reality of God.  Hence, if there is no God, we must depend on ourselves for answers and therefore, if they can remove God they can replace him with themselves.  Thus the driving force behind research is based on a denial or error in understanding Yah.  Provided the correct fuel the body was designed to self correct, but foreign substances introduced to the body are synonymous to strange fire and just like Nadab and Abihu results in physical death. 

Finally we have a choice today we can take responsibility for our health and align our belief’s with that of the Creator or we can continue to be deceived into believing that He doesn’t exist and reap the consequences of our willing ignorance.  Having knowledge of the ancient treasure of essential oils requires a trust in and ear to follow Yah. It is only through our connection to the Anointed One can we truly discover the treasure of His anointing oil.  Therefore I will leave you with this scripture that reveals the heart of God concerning your health:

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.  (14)  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:  (15)  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.  (16)  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  (Jas 5:13-16) 
1 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
(Mat 10:16)
4-7 www.aromatherapy4u.wordpress.com/distillation/ “Essential Oils…more than basic Aromatherapy
9 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
(Mar 16:18)
10 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
(Heb 11:6)
A Hebrew Moment
Kaf
Kaf is the eleventh character of the Hebrew Alephbet and it resembles an open palm.  It’s functional meaning is to “Cover”.  As one without an umbrella would cover their head with their hand, particular the palm of their hand.  This would also apply to their mouth.
 
K-PR
To forgive – Atone
 This month I thought it fitting to share the word that means to forgive.  Being that this is the first month of the biblical calendar and the month we remember what the Passover Lamb of God did for us, I thought this would be a perfect word to explore.  The second character in this word is (pey) which is the picture of an “open mouth”.  It means to speak or say which is one of the primary functions of the mouth.  The final character is the picture of a man’s head which means “chief”.  Since the crown of God’s creation was mankind it is fitting that man would be identified as chief.  So if you put the three characters together it reveals the picture “Cover the mouth and head”.  We think with our heads so another way of looking at this word is to “cover what you say and what you think.”  Indeed the Messiah has covered our words and thoughts.   Celebrate Passover!
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
(1Co 5:7-8)
  What’s New
     Essential Treasures believes in supporting those who are properly aligned to the values they hold.  First, having a love and call to share the Creator with a dying world, and secondly to do so with the moral integrity that our faith requires.  Tropical Traditions is a company that I have aligned myself with for a long period of time.  I have found there prices for the quality of their products to be reasonable and superior.  While there may be others who can out beat their price, they do make it clear on their website what their belief system is and for that I give them an A+ rating.  I have used them for years and have enjoyed their coconut oil, their coconut oil soap, etc… with no complaints.
Coconut oil is an excellent base to add to any essential oils you plan to apply topically or orally.  Containing high amounts of caprylic acid which is great for cognitive function it is an excellent supplement to any diet.  It is also very versatile, it can be used for soap creations, excellent for cooking since unlike Olive oil which is best served cold, it doesn’t become rancid when cooked.  It is also a great moisturizer for your hair providing the needed moisture without heavy grease feel.
Oil of Understanding
Rosemary
$19.41
An energizing oil, it may be beneficial for helping to restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.* It is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products.  Rosemary has liver-protecting, antitumoral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, properties and enhances mental clarity and concentration.  Used for infectious disease, liver conditions/hepatitis, throat/lung infections, hair loss (alopecia areata), impaired memory/Alzheimers.
Click here to read the benefits of Rosemary oil blend by others.

 

Order today for
$283.88
Sponsor code 1213175
A.R.T. Skin Care System
$155.26
Young Living’s age refining technology uses essential oils and advanced DNA repair enzymes to renew damaged skin cells, while a peptide complex helps increase skin density and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.  System includes cleanser plus day and night creams.
Boswellia Wrinkle Cream
$85.20
Contains pure essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood that moisturize while minimizing shine, relaxing facial tension, and reducing the effects of sun damage.
Lavender Hand & Body Lotion
$25.99
Infused with lavender essential oil and other plant-based ingredients, Lavender Hand & Body Lotion moisturizes and protects skin from overexposure for long-lasting hydration.  This formula is certified eco-friendly and all natural.
Lavender-Rosewood Moisturizing Soap
$12.83
Young Living’s line of premium bar soaps offer ultra-cleansing benefits plus the power of pure essential oils.  Lavender and rosewood oils are known for their skin-enhancing benefits.  Both oils act as natural moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the skin as they cleanse.
AromaGuard Meadow Mist
$13.82
Young Living’s natural deodorants are aluminum-free alternative to commercial products.  Meadow Mist deodorant contains coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E, and pure essential oils like lemon and lavender for their skin-care benefits.
Satin Facial Scrub
$20.39
Satin Facial Scrub Mint is a water-based exfoliant.  It contains jojoba oil, mango butter, MSM, aloe, and peppermint essential oil to minimize the appearance of pores and rejuvenate dull skin.
Thieves Cleansing Soap
$12.83
Young Living’s line of natural bar soaps offer ultra-cleansing benefits plus the power o pure essential oils.  Containing the legendary Thieves oil blend, this bar soap is ideal for purifying skin.
Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste
$8.55
Thieves Dentarome Toothpaste contains an exclusive formula of all-natural, plant-derived ingredients, including gentle, odor-absorbing baking soda; peppermint and wintergreen essential oils; and the unique essential oil blend Thieves.  This toothpaste is preferred by children and those with sensitive gums.
Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
$13.16
Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash blends Thieves, peppermint, spearmint, and vetiver essential oils for an extra clean mouth and fresh breath.  It contains only natural ingredients and uses a patented, time-release technology for lasting freshness.
$150.00
PV 115
Save $66.32
Thieves Enrollment Kit includes:
1 – 15 ml Thieves Essential Oil Blend
1 – Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste
1 – Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
2 – Thieves Household Cleaner
2 – Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
2 – Thieves Spray
2 – Thieves Hand Purifier
1 – Thieves Booklet
Start Living Kit includes:
1 – Welcome Letter
1 – Start Living Brochure
1 – Diffuser Coupon (only one per enrolling account)
1 – Essential Rewards Brochure
1 – Restore Your Core Brochure
1 – 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse Brochure
1 – Thieves Booklet
1 – Everyday Oils Booklet
1 – Essential Oils User’s Guide
1 – Policies & Procedures
1 – Creating Abundance Booklet
1 – Compensation Plan Flyer
1 – Team Performance Flyer
3 – Distributor Application/Agreement
3 – Customer/Preferred
Customer Form
1 – NingXia Red
DVD

1 – Gold of the Ages
DVD
1 – 5 ml Lavender
1 – 5 ml Peppermint
3 – NingXia Red Singles
1 – Essential Rewards Flyer
1 – Start Living
DVD
Sign up today as an independent distributor and receive 115 PV towards receiving this month’s free product and begin enjoying purchasing YLTG essential oils at wholesale prices. Use sponsor id code 1213175 to place your order. 

  

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