Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Book of Esther


My paper on the Book of Esther for Master in Ministry. The link takes you to my Google Docs paper.


The Book of Esther 


My favorite book of the Old Testament. This is a amazing story how women changed the course of history.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Use of Oils

 Uses of Essential Oils (EO)

When it comes to how to use essential oils, people often have a limited ideas. They think mainly in terms of the appealing fragrance that an essential oil can provide. When we are talking about therapeutic grade oils, there are many more applications for essential oils than just providing a pleasing aroma.

There are three main ways to address the question of how to use essential oils. .

Inhalation

Topical application

Oral Ingestion


 How does massage work?

Is getting a massage more than just a luxury?

"Absolutely! Although many people still see a massage as an indulgence one can easily do without, there are a growing number of people who have experienced massage therapy benefits that would say otherwise."

With therapeutic essential oils –especially using the Layering Technique these benefits are increased further.

Message Therapy Benefits

There are a number of basic benefits that come from massage therapy. These include. . .

Improved circulation,

A strengthened immune system

improved lymph flow and the

removal of toxins.

Better flexibility through the stretching of muscles.

Reduced stress and anxiety

Lowering blood pressure as well.Improved

Healing in the aftermath of an injury or surgery.

In addition to these general benefits, massage therapy can also help the body overcome a number of specific conditions such as:

ADD,

Back pain,

Carpel tunnel syndrome,

Depression,

Sports injuries,

...and many others

Who should use wellness techniques?
Everyone!  The wellness technique used by The Rose of Sharon are beneficial both medicinally and for everyday stress and tension.

Whether you want to de-stress and and relax with some pampering time or are looking for safe effective to assist you in your daily live or current medical plan our Wellness Program can be for you!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Science of Aromatherapy



The Science of Aromatherapy

All living matter can be measured in MHz (megahertz)

The Roses energy has been measured at 320 MHz (highest level of any living thing). The human body has been measured at 62-68 MHz (healthy) at time of cold or flu it drops to 58 MHz , and at the time of death a human has a electrical vibration of 25 MHz.  This is not wizardry or sorcery this is science and Ancient Knowledge.

In Aromatherapy we use oils to raise or lower MHz of the human body through the olofactory senses.  These senses take the essential oils to the blood stream and to the brain, this is why a scent can transport you to a memory or place.  The olfactory(sense of smell) actually stimulates memories in the brain as well as other body systems.   The nose is truly a unique system in the body with millions of nerve endings all serving a purpose.


Friday, January 6, 2012

OIls of the Bible



“Take also for yourself the finest of spices: of flowing myrrh five hundred shekels, and of fragrant cinnamon half as much, two hundred and fifty, and of fragrant cane two hundred and fifty, and of cassia five hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, and of olive oil a hin. You shall make of these a holy anointing oil, a perfume mixture, the work of a perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.”
Exodus 30:23-25



"Aromatherapy is the use of therapeutic grade essential oils to improve ones wellness.  According to the FDA essential oils are not drugs, therefore claims cannot be made that essential oils can cure or treat diseases. Terms such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal etc. are medical terms and cannot be used in conjunction with essential oils."

However, there is significant scientific evidence that essential oils are very affective, and there are thousands of years of clinical and personal evidence to support aromatherapy!
As Christians we have a higher authority. God commanded the Moses to make holy anointing oil and incense. Jesus sent his disciples out into the country to preach and anoint. And in the letter James wrote he recommended that if any Christian is sick to call for the elders in order to be anointed.

"The trouble now is that most literature that you read about aromatherapy is often steeped with New Age, Hindu and Buddhist philosophies. As Christians we should be able to weed out the other religious philosophies and concentrate on the biology of aromatherapy and the Biblical refernces."

Pray, ask God to help you discern the truth. Use this site for Biblical refernces and other resources.
Why should you believe me? Well I am a collge leveled trained aromatherapsut, progressive nature led Christian
I believe there is one all-knowing God above all demi-beings, The Holy of Holy -The Elhiom- The All , who created this world with all of its plants, knowingly designed exactly what we humans would need for healthy living. It is our duty to partake of the abundance of the Creator's Pharmacy.

 
12 Anceint Oils of the Scriptures

 
Aloes/Sandalwood —( Santalum album) It is believed that aloes of the Bible may have been fragrant sandalwood, a spice accessible to the residents of ancient Palestine.
“And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and
brought a mixture of myrrh and Aloes, about an hundred pound weight.” (John 19:39)
Cassia — (Cinnamomum cassia) Cassia was a key ingredient in the temple incense.
“All thy garments smell of myrrh, and ales, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces,
whereby they have made thee glad.” (Psalms 45:8) 
Cedarwood — (Cedrus atlantica) From the mighty “Cedars of Lebanon” came the fra
grant and long-lasting wood used to build Solomon’s temple. “And he spake of trees,
from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the
wall.” (1 Kings 4:33)
Cypress — (Cupressus sempervirens) This oil is extracted from the cypress tree, which has wood so durable that the cypress doors of St. Peter’s in Rome show no sign of decay even after 1,200 years.
“He herewith him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and
the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest.” (Isaiah
44:14)
Frankincense — (Olibanum — Boswellia carteri) The Hebrew word for frankincense,
Levonah (sometimes translated as “incense”), is in the Bible 22 times.
“Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?” (Song of Solomon 3:6)
Galbanum — (Ferula gummosa) This oil has a pungent, balsamic odor.
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum;
these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each there shall be a like weight.”
(Exodus 30:34)
Hyssop — (Hyssopus officinalis) In 1975 one writer suggested 18 different plants for
the biblical hyssop. While the exact variety may not be known, an anticeptic or cleans
ing property is suggested because it was employed in many purification rites.
 “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalms 51:7)
Myrrh — (Commiphora myrrha) Myrrh was used in burial and was highly regarded by
David and Solomon. It was one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil."
 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, and aloes, and cinnamon.” (Proverbs 7:17)
Myrtle — (myrtus communis) Myrtle branches are still used by Jews for the Feast of
Tabernacles.
“Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches,
and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.” (Nehemiah 8:15)
Onycha — (Styrax benzoin) Onycha (‘Oh-nigh-kah’) was an ingredient in the holy
anointing oil:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and
onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight.” (Exodus 30:34)
Rose of Sharon/Cistus — Labdanum — Cistus ladanifer) This beautiful rose has a soft honey-like scent and may be the small shrubby tree called the rose of Sharon.
“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley.” (Song of Solomon 2:1)
Spikenard — (Nardostachys jatamansi) A very expensive oil, spikenard was sealed in alabaster boxes.
“And [Jesus] being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he
sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard,
very precious, and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.” (Mark 14:3)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why "The Rose of Sharon"

Why the Rose of Sharon?
"I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys"  Song of Solomon 2:1


King Solomon of the Bible's Old Testament was a powerful King from the House of David. He took a pagan bride, the daughter of a Pharaoh. .  He brought her to the House of David, which was upsetting for the people of Isreal. Solomon build many grand temples for his pagan bride for her pagan gods.   Later Solomon would build the grandest Temple of all time, The Temple of Israel in Jerusalem.
The Song of Solomon is a testament to his undying love not only for his pagan bride but for his God. The book is the most sultry book of the Bible filled with beautiful symbols of how lovely it felt to be with his bride. A testament to power of Love.

In addition my mother's name is Sharon, I chose the name the The Rose of Sharon not only for this King of Israel's great love for his bride and God , also for my love for my mother.
1 Kings 3:1 (King James Version) 

"1And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem round about."

Rose of Sharon( Cistus Ladanifer) is a common name that applies to several different species of flowering plants that are highly valued throughout the world.

Hebrew Word: Rose of Sharon
2261 tl,C,b;x] chabatstseleth {khab-ats-tseh'-leth} 
Meaning: 1) meadow-saffron, crocus, rose

The rose of Sharon is a rockrose in which a sticky brown resin obtained from the shrubs of the Cistus ladanifer species. It has a long history of use in herbal medicine and as a perfume ingredient. Labdanum is a small sticky shrub which grows  with lance shaped leaves that are white and furry on the underside, and fragrant white flowers. ​This multi-petal flower is found in the fertile plain called Sharon between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Israel. It has a honey scent from an aromatic gum that exudes from the plant.

"In ancient times, the Cistus Ladanifer was believed to be the Rose of Sharon. As goats and sheep roamed through the brush, this flower became entangled in their coats. While caring for their sheep, the shepherds would collect it from their wool and rub the resin on their cuts and wounds to soothe them. It was also collected by the shepherds and sold to coastal traders. The false beards worn by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt were actually soaked the hair of goats soaked with labdanum. " (Rebecca Totilo)

 The rose of Sharon and lily of the valley are also a metaphor for theLove of Christ.  Like Solomon's love for his pagan bride, Christ too suffered for his teachings, Love, and compassion for ALL people.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What is Aromatherapy?



Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils It is a form of complementary therapy designed to treat the whole person and not just the symptom or ailment by assisting the body's natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself. Relaxing and stimulating to the bodies systems these oils can be used to treat the bodies systems and overall emotional and mental states.
Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic molecules that are readily absorbed via the skin, and when breathed  they enter the lungs. These therapeutic  next enter the bloodstream and are carried around the body where they can deliver their beneficial healing powers. Because they are highly concentrated, only a small quantity of essential oil is required to bring about results.

 What are Essential Oils?

The easy answer is this. . .

Essential oils are the "life-blood" of the plant.

All plants whether they be flowers,shrubs,roots, trees, bushes, or even seeds contain aromatic essences. These essences in the plant serve as blood does in your body. This means they designed to cleanse, oxygenate, nourish, protect,and heal.

Essential oils are different than fatty oils.  Fatty oils are only needed until a new plant is able to produce its own food, essential oils are "essential" to the life of the plant.

The unique properties of a plant, the essential oils are not only vital to plant life, they also contribute to the well being of humans. This is why essential oils have been used medicinally all through history to kill bacteria, fung and viruses.

Not all essential oils are the same due to the fact that plants vary in their makeup. This means that particular oils are preferred over others for addressing certian problems and or spiritual concerns.

Commercially available essential oils differ because they are produced for specific purposes. There are essential oils that are fragrance grade, food grade,  and others that are therapeutic-grade.

Therapeutic grade oils have the highest standards, and are the focus of this website.



When purchasing and using essential oils for therupuetic use, it is important to be sure the essentials you are getting are Grade A Therapauetic. Unfortnely , there are many adulterated oils on the market today.  Our Rose of Sharon® works very hard to seek out an use only the highest quaklity pure wild or certifed organic oils.

 What is your wellness and soothing touch techniques good for?
Many things:




Aid in curculation

Assist in decreased blood pressure

Sore muscles

Stress

Emotional strain

Soothing

Tension reduction

Specific aid in body ailments

Cleansing
Purifying

Relaxation

Immune system

Fungi

Easing pain

Safe effective overall wellness

Pampering yourself

Household Items
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