Today I had a beautiful opportunity to do makeup for a wedding that was getting ready in Springfield, MA @ Naomi's Inn (http://www.naomisinn.net or Facebook page). It was quite a long day but I met so many wonderful people! One person in particular... her name is Sera (pronounced Sara).
It all started when I was talking to the Maid of Honor (brides sister), and we started chatting about health and I was telling her I wanted to try doing oil pulling.
Here is what it is if you are interested in check it out.
Well, she then brought up that she uses Essential Oils. The testimonial I received from this woman was incredible... she had some serious back problems due to a couple car accidents and was having trouble conceiving... her sister (the bride) also had back issues too. She started using these oils and literally after years of trying to conceive, two weeks after using the oils, she found out she was pregnant and while her back is not yet 100%, she has come so incredibly far from where she started.
Then I shared with her what I had been dealing with throughout my life, my auto-immune diseases and my surgeries, my anti-inflammatory diet, the works. She told me to talk to Sera, one of her family members who came up for the wedding, because she is the one who first got her started on the essential oils.
Sera's daughter came in to get her makeup done and that is when I had the pleasure of meeting her. Let me tell you, she radiates beauty! You can see her love and passion and concern for people and their health. She gave me a bit of her testimony and others as well. She also gave me a couple free samples to try out (which I cannot wait to use this week when I get some time to sit down and pamper myself).
I told her how refreshing it is to hear someone who has had experience with more natural products. You meet so many people who are against it and I have grown up around holistic and natural remedies and have seen first hand how they can heal. A lot of medications only
masks symptoms, or you trade one bad symptom for another... however, with a diet change, supplements, essential oils, and other natural remedies, you can not only heal the problem but you can hopefully get to the root of what is causing it and then prevent it from coming back in the future.
Have you ever read the side effects of medications?? You may be taking something for the common cold, but the side effects could include nausea, constipation, vertigo... (you get the idea). Yeah it is not 100% guaranteed that you will have the side effects but there is a chance and I do not want to give up one pain for another... I want to get to the root of the pain and get rid of it all together and make sure it does not come back.
She also shared with me how Essential Oils are directly or indirectly mentioned in the Bible many many times. I am looking at her business card and it says more than 400 times.
"Essential oils were a part of daily living among the Hebrew, Jews, early Christians and their Gentile neighbors throughout the Biblical age. Thirty-six of the 39 books of the Old Testament and 10 of the 27 books of the New Testament mention essential oils or the plants that produce them."
To list all of the references would take me forever but some of the oils referred to include Sandalwood, Frankinsense, Myrrh, Onycha, and Rose of Sharon, just to name a few.
A lot of people see the Bible as old and outdated and oh it is the 21st century, times have changed and our lives do not relate to the Bible anymore... but the problem with that mentality is that they are wrong... God created us a certain way and created plants and animals for certain reasons. While we may not take the time to sit down and really truly think about it (which I did not really think about it until after my encounter with Sera), everything was made for a reason and until the end of time, we can always use the Bible as a guide and see that even though it was written a long time ago, God, just as He was then, he is now working in and through all of us.
These following verses I took from Sera's website because they go to show God's plan in everything he created for healing.