Knowledge is Power
As humans, we have a basic responsibility to ourselves to understand our own species. We need to know how we work, what makes us tick, what keeps us well, and what potential dangers lurk in our everyday lives that may be preventing us from living our best life.
It is such a wonderful thing to have access to modern medicine and the things that can be done to help a person through an emergency situation, but our society in general has handed over trust and responsibility to an outside party, wholesale. We have given away the power of knowing ourselves so much so that we do not know how to care for ourselves or our children through even common cold or stomach virus. We immediately go running for help at the first sign of a sore throat and make ourselves more fearful and sicker in the process, and we wring our hands as the symptoms progress, instead of just nurturing and supporting our bodies through it with the confidence that we CAN heal from these common issues without all the outside intervention. Why is this?
We owe it to ourselves to understand how our bodies work.
We need to understand what makes our hormones go whacky, and impact of harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances on our endocrine system – so that we can replace them and turn our homes into environments that nurture well being. We need to be aware of things that trigger the rapid division and multiplication of cells that can quickly take over the body, and how to eliminate those substances from our lives. We need to know the signs and the effects of dehydration and mineral deficiencies on our body and how to remedy it. We need to understand gut health and the impact of our gut on every aspect of our overall function, and how sugar affects our brains and paralyzes our immune systems. We would save ourselves so much money and worry if we just took the time to learn and understand ourselves.
I’m not talking about going to medical school or learning how to perform surgery. I’m simply talking about reading a few books and educational about inner workings of the body. Learning how body systems work together and how nutrition impacts overall well being. I’m talking about finding teachers who will spark your curiosity and answer questions; about allowing ourselves to think outside the box of what we’ve been taught to believe, and keeping our minds and our options open and exploring healing ideas for ourselves.
And as we gain that understanding, we need to proactively reach for those things that help our bodies maintain or achieve wellness.
In Young Living, we call this “staying above the wellness line.” There are so many simple things we can do, changes we can make, to keep ourselves not only on the line, but above it. We don’t want to be walking that tight rope of hoping we don’t fall into some sickness. Because we will inevitably fall. We need to be so proactive that we have an actual margin between that base line and ourselves. We call that THRIVING!!
While we are learning and filling in our own education, we can trust that Young Living is already there providing tools in our best interest, because they have already done much of this groundwork for us. They have provided non-toxic solutions for cleaning our homes, and clean personal care products to keep us from sending those hormones haywire from what we are using to wash our bodies and to style our hair. They have created a full line of dietary supplements to fill in the gaps in hydrating and mineral intake; supplements that provide a complete package of all the components necessary to absorbing and assimilating the nutrients.
The beauty of learning to think holistically is that it causes us to become our own health detective, and we really begin to appreciate how amazingly our bodies are created. As we being to discover our own potential for healing, we get excited about the possibilities of what we can do to benefit our lives. Maybe you’re already on that journey of learning about yourself, and essential oils are the next thing you’re ready to try.
We begin to see healing when we step up and take responsibility for our own health.
…When we take it upon ourselves to learn about the way the body works and how to support it.
…When we understand that our own knowledge is just as important as our physician’s expertise in understanding our doctors’ goals and approaches.
…When we understand hat being proactively armed with information empowers us to make productive decisions in our own healthcare, by enabling us to look objectively at the medical protocols being ordered…and even to refuse and request a different approach.
…When we realize that our bodies were meant to function well under the influence of natural modalities – the very things that God created and put on this earth to enable us to care for our bodies.
Put a little trust in yourself to be able to learn how to care for for yourself and your family. You’ll be amazed at the doors that open up for you when you start to explore the possibilities!
The information presented is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, cure, prevent, or treat any health condition and should not be used as a substitute for consulting with a professional health care provider. This information applies solely to Young Living products and should not be used in conjunction with other brands of essential oils. The opinions and views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Young Living.