Dear Angelic Blog Buddies:
A few years ago on a Saturday afternoon, I was doing classes and private readings in a bookstore called Spark of Spirit in College Park, Maryland. While I was inbetween appointments and browsing the bookstore's shelves, a woman who was also browsing remarked, "Oh,good. My book is here." Being curious I asked the woman the name of the book she had written. She shared with me that it wasn't a book she had written; rather it was a book she loved so much that she considered it her book. She pulled from the shelf Dr. David Stewart's Healing Oils of the Bible.
I know all of you have had divine appointments with books. You have had a book cross you path that is life changing. That is how I feel about Dr. Stewart's Healing Oils of the Bible. As the woman held Dr. Stewart's book out to show me, I felt I was receiving a blessing from the energy of the book. Needless to say, I bought the book and the information from the book continues to be a blessing in my life. I love telling everyone about the brilliance of Dr. Stewart's research, teaching, writing, etc. I love sharing my enthusiasm for anointing.
The book brought the Bible to life in a new way for me through sharing knowledge about the ancient practice of anointing. I literally saw the Bible with new eyes. For example, Moses, following God's instructions, asked the elders of Israel to sacrifice a lamb and use a branch of hyssop to apply the blood of the lamb to the door posts of their homes. This was the first Passover. God's instructions to Moses were to have the elders strike the lintel and door posts with the hyssop. This would have bruised the hyssop leaves and as a result released the scent of its oil. The powerful fragrance of hyssop was part of the ritual that caused the Angel of Death to pass over the Israelites' homes that evening. When you smell the fragrance of Hyssop, you connect with the very first Passover. Hyssop is recognized for repeling negativity.
I learned of the important role that essential oils played in the lives of Biblical people and the healing power of these oils. The book introduced me to The Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture. It inspired me to continue reading and researching anointing, and as a result I was inspired by spirit to teach a class on the Sacred Art of Anointing, which is one of my favorite classes to teach. I just taught the class a few weeks ago at the wonderful Winfield Holistic Center and it absolutely delighted me to see the class participants get as excited about anointing oils as I am.
Right after I purchased and read Dr. Stewart's book, I wanted to learn more about about the healing oils of the Bible and so I went to Dr. Stewart's website and looked for classes being offered. His organization - CARE Ministries - offers a multi-day program where participants receive hands-on training in healing oils of the Bible, Raindrop Anointing Technique, Essential Oil Chemistry and other topics. I remember scanning the schedule of the training and the locations for the immediate classes were all in Europe. Then my eye caught a location in the USA: Easton, Maryland, which is an hour and a half drive from our house. I signed up for the weekend experience and was truly blessed by the indepth teaching shared that weekend. What a fantastic weekend of non-stop inspiration about essential oils. Because of being inspired by books, classes, my own research, I am now a huge believer in the power of anointing and wanted to share that enthusiasm with you in this blog.
The art of anointing was practiced by ancient Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Syrians
Persians, and Hebrews.
Anointing is the sacred act of touching with oil. An individual can be anointed by someone or anoint themselves. Groups can be anointed; sacred objects; homes,etc.
Anointing signifies a sacred connection to God is being made. It is the coming together of the physical (the body being touched with the oil) and the spiritual (the sacredness and holy vibration of the oil being used).
It is the healing power of the divine touching our lives through the anointing blessing. It is a sign of opening our lives to being blessed by God's goodness.
Anointing oil was important in Jesus’ ministry. Spikenard is the oil that was used by Mary of Bethany in anointing Jesus. Jesus defended her when the disciples grumbled about the cost of the anointing. At that time, a household might only have one or two oils at most and they were greatly prized for their fragrance and healing properties. The oil was used by the members of the household in helping heal sickness.
So here is Mary breaking open the alabaster wax jar of costly spikenard and pouring the entire contents over Jesus. At today’s prices it would be well over $30,000
Think of the Gift of the Magi. You spend all you have to show love and appreciation for someone special to you. Jesus even remarked that Mary would be known for what she did for him; i.e. the act of anointing him with oil.
God gave Moses a formula for holy anointing oil shortly after the Israelites began the Exodus trek through the desert. It contained myrrh, cinnamon, calamus and cassia in an olive oil base. This was a specific blend by which the individual would anoint your dwelling, furniture and all who dwell in the home.
Through anointing you are in an essence allowing God to put his seal upon you, i.e. a seal of protection as well as a blessing. Modern science shows these oils contain either an immune stimulating or anti viral compound,so the oil was a protection against disease that the Israelites would experience in the wilderness.
Since the Hebrews were slaves to the Egyptians, they would have been involved in embalming processes and oils for healing and perfumes. In fact our greatest knowledge about oils comes from the Egyptians. Some of their papyrus manuscripts date back as far as 2800 b.c. and share information on how they used herbs and aromatics.
The temples were laboratories where high priests and priestesses would experiment with concoctions to achieve healing goals. They were the first dispensers of aromatics, the first perfumers and first aromatherapists. Once they discovered the preserving effects of essential oils, they perfected the art of embalming.
The body was actually soaked in essential oils and after months was wrapped with gauze impregnated with resin, cedarwood oil and myrrh. So strong is the antiseptic power of these essential oils that Egyptian mummies were well preserved for thousands of years. Oils, still viable, have been found in sealed jars in tombs of ancient Egyptian leaders. For royalty, the embalming process took six months, for a commoner, it could be accomplished in a few hours.
The precious oils of frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, rosemary, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard were used extensively for healing and anointing the sick.
In 1817 an ancient Egyptian scroll was found dating back to 1500 b.c. It was a medicinal scroll and mentioned over 800 herbal prescriptions and remedies for disease that they successfully treated and many of the mixtures contained myrrh and honey.
The Greeks learned a great deal from the Egyptians. Herodotus and Democrates visited Egypt during the 4th century b.c. and declared that the Egyptians were masters of the art of perfumery.
Hippocrates – the father of medicine was born in 460 b.c. and he said that the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day. Not a bad idea.
He recognized that burning aromatic substances offered protection against contagious diseases.
In Aesculapius and Aphrodite temples, healing oils were dispensed by priestesses for all kinds of ailments.
The first real treatise on what we would in our present day identify as aromatherapy was written by Theophrastus who lived 372 to 285 b.c. His work is entitled: Concerning Odors (catchy title) and discusses the effects of fragrances on the mind
Rosewater was one of the perfumes the Crusaders brought back from the East.
The Arabian philosopher and physician Avicenna who lived in 10th century wrote hundreds of books. He wrote the Canon of Medicine and this was used in medical schools for 500 years. In it, he mentions essential oils. His first book was on the beneficial effects of the rose,
Rose to this day is one of the most popular scents and it has the highest MHz frequency.
Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine abbess, wrote extensively about herbal remedies, and oils. In fact her work is now being researched in depth because she combined the healing powers of herbs, crystals and gemstones, and essential oils. She is recognized as an authority on essential oils and herbs.
In Ecclesiastes we read:
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth and the sensible will not despise them.
The ancient Hebrews used oils as body perfumes to fragrance their clothes and bed linens, to deter pests, and women used bundles of myrrh and other aromatics around their necks as a long-lasting and effective deodorant.
The Song of Solomon is an exotic book of poetry that speaks of the beauty of personal fragrances. To be anointed with sacred oil was a sign of great favor.
Whenever you apply perfume, you are in an essence anointing yourself. Maybe we use it to be attractive to others, but the Bible teaches that fragrances were used by people to make themselves pleasing to God and this is a spiritual practice we can incorporate into our lives to raise our spiritual vibration through the frequency of essential oils.
The psalms speak of oils of gladness and joy.
In the Talmud 70 herbs and plants are identified as having healing properties and cures.
The Book of Jubilees written in first century b.c. tells of angels revealing remedies to Noah; these remedies came from the trees, plants and roots.
Anointing is a sacred act and a healing act. The nose is wired differently than the other four senses. Our nose carries molecules directly into the emotional center of the brain where traumatic memories are stored and essential oils release repressed emotions.
Most of the Biblical aromatic oils contain phenylpropanoids, sesquiterpenes and/or monoterpenes. These three constituents are unique to essential oils and have the intelligence and capability of cleasing the receptor sites of our cells (phenols), erasing incorrect information in the DNA cellular memory (sesquiterpenes) and reprogramming God's original plan (correct information) into the cellular level and facilitating a permanent and sometimes, instaneous healing.
There is another dimension of the healing powers of essential oils. All essential oils carry electrical charges which are healing and healthful. The frequencies of essential oils are between 52 to 320 MHz. The highest of all known substances is rose oil at 320 MHz. So when you hear the message: Stop and smell the roses, it not only means to stop to take time to appreciate nature; it also means that by smelling the rose's high vibrational energy, the electrical charge will go through your nose to your brain and you'll receive a powerful healing of love. Isn't God wonderful?!
Measurements on the human body found that a healthy person has a frequency of around 62 to 68 MHz. When a person's frequency dips to 58 MHz, cold symptoms can manifest. Flu symptoms start at 57 MHz. Cancer can begin when the body falls below 42 MHz. The process of dying begins at 25 MHz and goes zero at death.
One of the most important healing modalities of the essential oils is their ability to lift our bodily frequencies to levels where healing can occur and disease cannot exist.
The frequencies of the oils are affected by thoughts, too. Prayer raises the frequency levels by 15 MHz. You can see how powerful essential oils are joined with prayer.
I'm writing this blog because I want to inspire everyone with the message that it is time to return to our senses. It's time to reclaim the sacred tradition of the beautiful art and act of anointing.
If you have an anointing oil, take time in your life to place a drop in your palm and gently rub your hands together. Then inhale the beautiful fragrance. You can gently touch your third eye; or touch your heart. I love to use Young Living's JOY oil. The Bible speaks of oils of joy and gladness. With all that's going on in the world, we can all use a little touch of joy. Use anointing oils to lighten your heart and uplift your soul. And once you have anointed yourself, embrace your divine identity as a walking, talking, breathing blessing of God.
Angelic Blessings, Jayne