As we approach the Holiday Season many of us are reminded of the Biblical story of the three wise men and the gifts they bestowed upon the baby Jesus. The gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were presented to the Christ child. The three kings celebrated Christ’s birth by presenting the most valued of gifts of that time period. We can all understand why they gave the gift of gold but why did they bring Frankincense and Myrrh? After researching these precious resins and oils I realized how often they are used today for healing purposes. What I have discovered is that the energy and the healing power within frankincense is more precious than gold! Now I understood the value of the gift they gave all those years ago.
Here’s a little history about Frankincense for your reference. It is offered to us by the Boswellia sacra tree. These trees are grown in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa, principally Oman, Yemen and Somalia. Frankincense is tapped from the trees by stripping the bark and extracting the resin to be used in various ways. This resin has been used for centuries as a folk medicine because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Today we realize it contains cancer fighting properties.
It is proven mood elevating and oxygenating and is said to deprogram miss written or messed up DNA code, which I find fascinating! Research shows that a chemical compound within the resin of frankincense demonstrates the ability to fight cancer in late stage ovarian cancer patients. It is also used in perfumes, in the treatment of asthma, gastroenteritis, and skin conditions.
Frankincense helps our emotional balance and improves our immune system, the nervous system, and your skin and nails. My research shows that Frankincense has been effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
What a fabulous gift to give yourself and your loved ones this Holiday season as you can purchase 100% pure grade Frankincense from various sources. Adding several drops to a diffuser will change the energy in the room and clear out old unwanted negative vibes. You may want to do this before your guests arrive for the celebration this year and again after they leave.
Please note that when applying Frankincense oil topically it is important for you to use a carrier oil such as almond oil or sunflower oil. Placing 100% pure grade oil directly on the skin may cause irritation so mixing is recommended. Frankincense may also be ingested if it is the proper form. Always consult with your doctor before using.
Now let’s talk about Myrrh and its powerful healing energy. The healing properties within this natural resource demonstrate its worth as another precious gift. This oil is derived from the dried resin extract from the Commiphora myrrh tree, also found in the Middle East and North Africa. The ancient Egyptians used this precious oil to embalm the pharaohs. They also used myrrh oil in their rituals when worshiping the sun.
Today we enjoy this natural healing source as myrrh works well diffused. Inhaling the mist helps fight coughs, colds, sore throats and congestion. Myrrh is found in many skin care products as it has been proven to maintain healthy skin and slows down the signs of ageing. It also has the ability to improve the circulatory system and protects wounds from infection. It is used in mouth wash to assist in eliminating dental infections and to strengthen your gums. Myrrh is used as an immune booster and as an anti-inflammatory.
Many people are realizing the energy and natural healing abilities held within Myrrh. We are beginning to understand that we have the ability to heal ourselves with the natural resources that the Lord gave us. This is why research has been done and continues to be conducted to cure many conditions and illnesses with the essential oils.
My belief is that our creator intended these trees and plants to be used to heal his people. He gave us all of the tools necessary to heal ourselves naturally and keep our energy fields balanced.
I am excited to use many of the essential oils daily. My hope is that as the word gets out, that many people will learn to use the essential oils for relaxation, energy clearing and healing of the body. The fact that the three wise men delivered these gifts to the Christ child demonstrates the strong healing energy within these compounds.
You can read more about the energy of the essential oils and their healing power in my book; Wake Up! The Universe Is Speaking To You. Available at Amazon.com and on my website; www.TheEnergyProphet.com
Nancy E. Yearout
Author and Spiritual Life Coach