A Time of New Possibilities


Young Living Essential Oil Weekend, Italy

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October, 2016

Location to be announced soon

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Often in life, we hear about either doing business or we hear about healing, but we seldom hear about POSSIBILITIES which encompass both, and which include addressing your subconscious mind in ways that take you out of your habitual “already  listening” mode, with all the limitations and chatter which that puts on your dreams, hopes and aspirations.


We begin this weekend with a ritual using Young Living Essential Oils. We will apply them to our Marma points   (key points of energetic focus within Ayurveda) and then spend time communicating from the open space which arises. As we begin to create a more relaxed atmosphere, we will see our lives and our habitual patterns through fresh eyes, while our listening deepens and we discover joyful, fluent ways of embracing our dreams with passion.

This is a 2-day event, presented by Rebecca Steele and Rex Lassalle

Rebecca Steele has more than 14 years working with Young Living Essential Oils and products, and has guided many people around the world to better health, wellbeing and abundance in their lives. Many of her clients, students and class participants have said that she brings a magical quality to her work with these oils, and facilitates new ways of listening to and engaging with the inherent capacities of Young Living products, while showing us how we can transform our lives with great care and compassion.

Rex Lassalle has worked in the field of holistic health & well being for more than four decades as a teacher and practitioner, specialising in shiatsu and during the last ten years working with the Vedic Marma points of the body. Since 2009, he has incorporated the Young Living Oils into his work with clients and students as he finds that it allows for faster results and longer lasting effects as lives are transformed. During this weekend, Rex will be extending his work experience with Rebecca to help participants become passionate about their dream in life, and to show how they can recharge and sustain this passion on a daily basis.


Saturday October 1st

10 am to 6 pm

Coming Home to Yourself, using Marma points and YL essential oils

Discovering what, if anything, is getting in the way of  Coming Home to Yourself

The Premium Starter Kit and how to use it

LUNCH: 1.30 to 2.30 

Using the YL oils to detox the mind-set which gets in the way of  Being your Authentic Self

Aligning with your Authentic Self and creating new possibilities

Young Living Rituals that align you with your Authentic Self

Sunday October 2nd

10 am to 6 pm

Observations from the last 12 hours

Abundance in Your Life and what gets in the way

Are You Ready for Abundance?

LUNCH: 1.30 to 2.30

The Young Living Opportunity for Abundance

Creating Your Team and working with your Team and what you need to consistently do with your Team

Young Living Rituals that support you and your passion of creating abundance


Early Bird before August 29th: 150€

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These days I keep on hearing about how terrible things are for many of my friends, students and clients. How tough things are, how the economy is way down and that nobody has any money: and so it goes. By the way, I am not challenging that many people ARE going through a tough time. We just have to look at the news to know that.

Incidentally, I have a boundary with the news: I do not look at it or listen to it in the first hour after waking, nor do I look at it or listen during the last hour before bedtime. My attitude is that I need to have some boundaries with my life, and the things and activities which I want to see manifest in my life are what I focus on during those hours.

I can hear some readers asking, “WHY?”

Well, our brain function, especially if we are not using sleeping tablets, is operating in the alpha brain wave frequency during these periods, especially that first 30 minutes after waking and the last 30 minutes before sleep. If you cultivate the habit of relaxing, and using positive affirmations during these periods, then you can easily extend the time to an hour. These times are very important, as they are when “your mind gets programmed” with a particular mind-set for the day or for your sleeping experience.

Ok let’s get back to these challenging which we are all experiencing

Be warned, in this newsletter, I am going to be writing about money and business, and I know that some people are allergic to these topics, yet they are a crucial part of our lives. I like my work to be relevant, so I am writing about this. Keep reading: you may find that you are no longer allergic to this topic as you read on, and something else may happen for you.

I think it is written in one of the Holy books that if there is no vision, the people perish

This is what we all need in these trying times, we need to have something to “GET UP FOR” on mornings, and to go to bed dreaming about that is supportive for us.

I can hear people saying to me or even shouting at me, “Rex you have no idea how tough it is.” Ok then, let me share 2 stories about people I met some 20 years ago, when I was involved in another network marketing company.

There was this lady and her husband, at the company’s convention in California, who were Africans from Soweto, South Africa. They were there with a few people from their team who were also all from Soweto. I wanted to make sure I was hearing that what they were saying was accurate, i.e. that they were from the township where the most repressive aspect of the apartheid era was inflicted, and that poverty was a given when you lived there.

This was confirmed, that is where they lived, and they went through that experience. When they heard about the opportunity that this networking company was offering, with products that created health benefits, they went for it. The family pooled together and started: using the product was about stretching it to many mouths. The people around them saw something different was happening to this family, and so they shared what it was and then others pulled in whatever money they could to get the products. Then a bit of money started to come back, and this is how they shifted and created a new possibility for their lives. Of course this was a few years after Mandela’s release from prison.

I share this, as I know none of my friends, students or clients in Europe, in Trinidad, in Jamaica, in Japan, in Taiwan or in America are living in such a challenging situation.

I have another true story for you. This was from a lean-looking Chinese gentleman, he was very shy but I saw he had a big team with him at this same convention in California. His team was more than a hundred people who came with him from China.

He told his story on stage. It all began for him some 3-4 years before, when his Uncle was very ill and he had heard that there were some products that could help his uncle and that they were being sold in Hong Kong, which from where he lived was a journey of a day and a half by train. He was not a wealthy man when this journey began for his uncle, and he had to save money to make this journey to buy the products for his uncle once a month. When the people in the village saw his uncle getting better, they wanted the product, so he then sponsored them and then he would go and make bigger orders to bring back to China. This is how he grew his business.

I share this story with you, as none of you have to travel a day and a half to get your Young Living products, and then cart them back to your village or home. It is much simpler. So what the common factor in these two true stories is, is that these people all had a big “WHY” about their lives.

Regardless of the difficulties they faced, they had a DREAM as to WHY they were doing what they were doing, and they had bigger difficulties than any of you who are reading this article.

My question to you reading this, ‘What is your Big Why?”

In fact, I think that question is premature as what is more important is to ask, “Do you have a Big Why about your life?” If not, and if you wish to make a difference in these challenging times, you need to find your “Why?”, very soon.

Otherwise, you will remain adrift and your life will easily become part of the challenging tide of people with no true vision, just hoping for a better day, caught in depression, hopelessness and affirming the mantra, “Things are so tough!” So guess what, they WILL be tough, and will remain tough, and POSSIBILITIES will not open for you with that mind-set.

By the way, I am well aware that things are extremely challenging for people in Italy; the banks and their dramas are very much the backdrop for many friends, students and clients there. This is an incredible opportunity to change the conversations about your lives.

I also understand that in Italy, people who are working in the public sector have no pension to get when they retire. What an incentive it is to create one for yourself, by sharing these transformative products with others.


First off, in order to be a a product of the product, you need to be using the products on a daily basis. That can be something as simple as rubbing

LEMON oil onto the soles of your feet, or diffusing THIEVES in your home or work place so that mould is no longer a problem, or drinking some Ningxia Red so your immune system is boosted, or using one of the many products from Young Living that you enjoy. People will immediately pick up that something different is happening with you, especially when your conversation is about possibilities.

Rex, what are “Conversations about POSSIBILITIES”?

You meet someone and they start off by telling you how this one has so many problems and they are also sick and more and more about life’s problems. You listen, acknowledge that, and say, “Can I tell you about something that is making a difference in my life, that is really helping in these challenging times?” Then wait as you keep eye contact with the person: if they show no interest, then of course the conversation is going nowhere and you’d better talk about the weather or a movie as you then move along into your day.

You will, however, meet someone who will say, “Tell me about this opportunity!” With that statement from the person, a window of opportunity has opened for you to share your possibility. It’s important that you have a Young Living oil with you that you feel passionate about, and love. “I just love to smell this oil!” and you open the bottle and smell it. This will immediately raise the frequency of your energy and change your energy field: remember that the Young Living essential oils are a quantum field of possibilities.


“Have a smell!” this immediately changes the mind set of the person smelling, as the oils have an instant impact on the limbic system, that area of the brain that deals with our emotions.

In this way, there opens up a conversation about the products and the opportunity

Will everyone you meet will say “Yes”?  No, of course not. But you are living your life with a vision; you are bringing LIGHT to the darkness that is present with the challenges that you and so many of us face.

First though, you have to find your big WHY. “Why do I want to share Young Living oils with people?” Let me simplify that question, this is very much about being like a child again. This is connecting with something that you are truly passionate about, that is at the heart of your life, that you would like to have; “to live in that new house, to move to a new location near the lake, to take a holiday with my partner, to go to University and become…” whatever that is for you. This is plugging into that deep level about what really turns you on in life, BUT you have dropped by the wayside, as life is so tough and getting where you want get is no longer possible.

Well, I am telling you that with a clear vision, it IS possible

I have written here addressing this issue, as it is very relevant to the majority of people I know who are using the oils. The time of viewing this as just a hobby is now not an option for many of us, hence making what I am sharing relevant to the majority of readers.

The bottom line is that Young Living has a great compensation plan, and many of you want and are actively seeking more time for yourself in life to do the things that you really want to do. Young Living is your ticket for creating that in your life. That it is instant, of course not, but having a plan for the next 3 to 4 years will get you there. You get up and go to your job on mornings and you have been doing that for many years. What about staying with that job, and yet at the same time carving out your own life as how you want it to be during the next 3 to 4 years?

I am here to help you with that. Hence my writing this article about possibilities. Let me know, send me a message so I can take this conversation deeper with you. By the way, the beauty of this business model is that it is about creating win/win experiences all around. You have to help others for you to create success. The pleasant surprise is that you will be on a journey of self-development. As a human being, when you step into this lane of life, you are really embracing your own self-development. To witness a person blossoming in life creates a big joy for me. It makes my day. Let’s rejoice.



cat lionFor more than six years I have observed, while chatting with friends, clients and students that so many of them do not really hear what is being shared: my sharing is really heard as another “Fix It” approach to some ache or pain in their life. Obviously, there is that aspect to what the Young Living essential oils can deliver, but the “GROWING”, or what would more accurately be defined as “Personal Development”, opportunity is missed.

Of course, most times I do not mention those words, because the space from which their question or request arises very rarely includes this aspect.

So Rex, what are you really getting at?

Thanks for asking. When you look at those beautifully packaged Young Living oil bottles, have you ever for one moment asked yourself “What is really behind these bottles?”

Yes, there are the premium grade extracted oils, and these came from trees and plants. Trees and plants grow on this planet, most of them through many seasons and many varying weather conditions. They are also part of a community of plants and trees that has a web of communication, oftentimes via their roots but also, as scientists have recently  discovered, by a network of other sophisticated methods. Here are two links that illustrate this reality.



By the way, shamans the world over has been saying this for millennia, so this is nothing new to the history of human beings.

As the mantra for the Ocotea Newsletter says “Let the oils be your teacher.” These Young Living oils are in actual fact the spirits of the plants: I am stating this because no effort is left unturned to bring these oils from the trees and plants to you in a pristine, unadulterated manner.

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There are some incredible lessons that these oils are teaching us:

They are vigilant about their SELF ESTEEM, they do what it takes within their community to grow and express themselves to be the finest that they can be in spite of whatever challenge they face.

These oils are offering us that opportunity to cultivate our OWN self-esteem, and to grow beyond our challenges and hardships to be the best that we can be and to encourage others in our community to do the same.

This is the beauty of the networking opportunity, as the oils from those trees came from that effort of their plant community to be what is now in those Young Living bottles.

The plants worked as team builders together, rather than as a shopkeeper getting the oils and product to sell on to someone else, for some friend of ours.

If we look deeper at this, and seeing things from the perspective of the energy of the plant and its growth, aren’t we then encouraging a parasitic response from “helping” these friends?  Our so-called friends who we are helping: when we really look at it, it is not about serving their self-esteem but about encouraging them to be parasites. Then for those justifying the shopkeeper approach, more than likely we can see some emotional need that they have for co-dependent relationships in life.

It is incredible what the plant kingdom can teach us when we take a few steps back from those magical powerful oils in those Young Living bottles and how profoundly they can support us in our personal development as human beings on this planet with all the challenges, fears and anxieties that we face in this modern world. Do remember that the plants are facing many of these challenges also, i.e. to grow and be the best that they can be in the pollution that exists around them. We have to do the same and make our choices.

Rex, that is all true, but how can I open up to these possibilities, how to make this awareness and insight real and practical in my life?

Thanks for asking.

First, you need to have the motivation to want to do this, to reach out and cultivate your own self-development. No one can do that for you, neither can they ask you to do it: you have to want to do that for yourself, for your own being.

Where to start?

There are three oil blends that I want to suggest that you use to start the process of cultivating your personal development.


How do I use these oils to facilitate the process of my self-development?

This process needs to happen twice daily, last thing at night and first thing in the morning, for 30 days.


Right before bedtime, you start the ritual by rubbing your wrist up and down a few times with BREATHE AGAIN along the bone that leads to the thumb on both wrists. This is along the lung meridian, which is on the radial bone of the forearm.  After doing this a few times bring your wrists together and take a deep breath – as if you are breathing from the soles of your feet.

You are now ready to put 3 drops of TRANSFORMATION on your navel as you gently rub this oil in a clockwise direction into your navel, putting out a clear intention to create Transformation in your life and to facilitate your personal development and growth. It is good for you to reflect on what this may mean for you as this can vary from person to person. For some it can be about overcoming a sense of awkwardness to speak in public or to share what your needs in life are really about. For some it can be about financial needs, whatever that obstacle or hindrance is at the core it is about your self-esteem and extending the boundaries of your comfort zone. My suggestion would be to write that issue down in a way that is positive and in a form that states that the transformation involved is already present in your life. Let it be short and to the point. By performing the ritual at this time, you will be connecting with the alpha brain frequency, plus making positive suggestions to your subconscious mind.


On awaking in the morning, you start the ritual by rubbing your wrist up and down a few times with the BREATHE AGAIN oil blend along the bone that leads to the thumb on both wrists. This is along the lung meridian, which is on the radial bone of the forearm.  After doing this a few times bring your wrists together and take a deep breath – as if you are breathing from the soles of your feet.

You are now ready to apply the AWAKEN oil blend on a few key Marma points. Marma points are areas of consciousness on your skin, which have a relationship to the many systems of your body. Marma points are from the Ayurvedic system of medicine.

1. Adhipati This is located on the top of the head. Locate the point by resting the base of the palm on the eyebrows then stretching your middle finger on to the top of your head on the midline. The tip of the middle finger is the Marma point Adhipati. This point connects with your crown chakra and also has links to all the body systems. To apply AWAKEN, turn the bottle of oil on to your middle finger then make small circular movements on Adhipati for about 20 seconds.

2 Anja The second Marma point you massage is Anja, located slightly above your eyebrows on the midline of your face. In Ayurvedic texts, this point correlates with the third eye. Do the same using your middle finger with AWAKEN on to this Marma point.

3. Kantha The third Marma point you massage is Kantha, located on the top of the Adam’s apple, anatomically known as the hyoid bone in your throat. You place your middle finger on this point with the AWAKEN oil then slowly move your head up and down for about 20 seconds, then turn your head left and right for about 10 to 15 seconds.

4. Jatru The fourth Marma point you massage is Jatru, at the centre of the flat bone located at the top of the sternum. You place your middle finger on this point with the AWAKEN oil and gently massage it in, also gently tapping the point a few times with your middle finger. Massaging Jatru supports the immune system, stimulating the subtle Ojas of the body. It eliminates toxicity, regulates respiration, enhances communication, and regulates thyroid function and helps with exhaustion.

4. Karnamula The fifth Marma point you massage is at the base of the mastoid bone behind your ears called Karnamula. You put the AWAKEN oil on both middle fingers then massage this point for about 20 seconds. This point has a very beneficial effect on your nervous system.

5. The ears The sixth “Marma point” that you massage is your ears. The ears have many Marma points, and obviously they connect with your capacity to hear and also to listen to what is said and also more importantly what is not said. Massaging around the whole outer part of the ear, where you put the AWAKEN oil on your thumbs and middle fingers and giving the ears a good rub for 20 seconds will most certainly wake you up in a big way to greet your morning. Especially if you massage your left ear with you right thumb and middle finger and your right ear with your left thumb and middle finger simultaneously. This would also heighten your intuition.

You are now embarking on a journey of cultivating your Self-Esteem and also cultivating a community of likeminded people. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY!



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Did you know that GRATITUDE could make a difference to your life?

Well, the truth of this statement is showing up in a great deal of brain chemistry research indicating that gratitude improves the quality of your sleep, enhances your immune system and can prolong your life span.

“A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.”


How do I make GRATITUDE a habit in my life?

In the book “Train Your Brain to Get Happy”, authors Aubele, Wenck, and Reynolds note that every thought produces changes in brain chemistry. When we have negative thoughts, these chemical changes slow the brain, reduce our brain’s productivity, and can lead to depression. On the other hand, positive thoughts create a sense of well-being which helps our brain to function at peak capacity.

What researchers have found is that it’s very beneficial to do the following things:

1) Keep a daily journal of three things you are thankful for. This works best first thing in the morning, or just before you go to bed.

2) Make it a practice to tell a spouse, partner or friend something you appreciate about them every day.

3) Look in the mirror when you are brushing your teeth, and think about something you have done well recently or something you like about yourself.


  • Biologically: Researchers found dramatically increased activity in the hypothalamus when subjects were asked to evoke feelings of gratitude. The hypothalamus is responsible for many of the body’s day-to-day functions. Increased activity in the hypothalamus correlates with better self-care, less stress, and overall better health.
  • Cognitively: When you focus on things to be thankful for and then see the effects of your gratitude, your brain automatically looks for more things to be grateful for. (“That felt good, I want more!”) This is hijacking your brain’s natural tendency toward confirmation bias to your advantage.


Yes you can.

When you use the Young Living Blend GRATITUDE on the following Marma points, you will open a wider gateway for your expressions of GRATITUDE to have an exponential effect on your nervous system and your emotional and mental well being.

ADHIPATI is the Marma point where you begin this short ritual to enhance the receptivity of the hypothalamus. You make contact with this Marma by placing the heel of your palm over your eyebrows: Adhipati is located where the tip of the middle finger touches the midline on the top of your head. This Marma corresponds to the acupuncture point Ba Hui, GV 20. The point has a direct relationship with the cerebrospinal fluid, and also stabilises emotional disturbances.

The next Marma point to use is KAPALA, which is on the forehead on the centre line of the body where the hairline begins.

This is an excellent point for stress issues, eye tension and hormonal issues. It is interesting to note that the phases of the moon alter the energy level of the Marma points in a similar way to which they alter ocean tides. Obviously the time of sunrise and sunset also has an impact on the energy level that flows through the Marma points at these times. For ladies having issues with their monthly cycle or for those in the menopause transition, you will find that performing this Marma ritual with gratitude acknowledgements at sunrise and/or sunset will also have a more potent influence on your efforts.

Next is AJNA also known as the 3rd eye, which is on the centre line of the body slightly above the line of your eyebrows. Massaging this point as you quietly give thanks for the blessings in your life will amplify your field of gratitude.

The next Marma point in this ritual is NASA AGRA, which is on the tip of the nose. This Marma has a connection with the cervix for women and the prostate gland for men. It is also an important door through which Prana comes into the body.The point has a strong benefit on all nasal issues. Remember to give thanks for your capacity to breathe and for your sexual energy.

You then move to OSHTHA, the point that lies between the upper lip and the nose. Massaging this point supports your capacity to concentrate, improves digestion and increases the circulation in the brain. Do give thanks for these blessings.

The next point is JATRU, this point is at the centre of the flat bone at the top of the sternum just below your throat. This point benefits spleen function, enhances communication, supports the immune system, regulates thyroid gland function and releases suppressed emotions. Remember to give thanks for all these supportive qualities.

Each time you massage a Marma point, turn the bottle of  Gratitude essential oil blend on to the tip of your middle finger to get a hint of the oil there.

For ladies who are going through the menopause transition or having issues with their monthly cycle, massage the Gratitude blend  on to your navel for a little over a minute in a clockwise fashion, then 3 finger widths directly below the navel there is NABHI Marma, the point known as Hara or Tantien in shiatsu and acupuncture. You can massage Gratitude on to this point. Then finally, to support the female hormonal cycle, you can massage the inner and outer anklebone. Slightly back and a bit down from the bone, there is a Marma point called GULPHA.

Watch what happens to your life when you do this ritual twice per day, ideally in the morning when you awake and in the evening before bedtime.

Thanks for reading this newsletter, and may the joy of your life keep expanding exponentially.





Increasingly during recent years, I hear more and more people telling me “I feel exhausted.”

Of course there are many obvious things we can do: rest more, do more fun things with our lives, have good-quality meals, make time for regular exercise.

However, some of us do engage with such lifestyle choices, and still experience exhaustion as a part of our daily lives.


Well, a simple thing that you may be overlooking is that you may be using your cell phone as an alarm clock.

When I mention this, many people’s jaws drop as if I am from some other planet. “So where are you coming from to make such a ridiculous statement?”

The evidence is out there as regards electronic smog and its exhausting effect on our nervous systems. One experience that shocked me some years ago was when I was sitting having lunch in a canteen, and this lady was speaking to her friends at the next table, and she was going on about how exhausted she felt and how her pregnancy was so difficult: how as soon as she laid down to sleep, her baby would start kicking and this made it very difficult for her to have a restful night.

Hearing all of this, I could not help myself and leaned over to her table and said “Excuse me, can I ask you a question, miss?”

She said “Yes, certainly!”

I said, “Do you use a cell phone as an alarm clock?”

She said, “Obviously”

I said, “Stop doing that!”

“REALLY!” she exclaimed.

I said, “Try it”

“REALLY!” she said.

“Just try it, just try it” I said.

Five days later I was in the canteen and I felt this hand on my elbow, and when I looked around, it was the pregnant lady. She was all beaming with a glow in her eyes.

She said “Thank you, thank you I have my life back. Thank you.”

All the lady did was to stop using her cell phone as an alarm clock and get a regular alarm clock to wake her in the morning. That was it: no change in her diet, no new exercise program, no new affirmations or mental processes. That was all, and within 5 days she had regained her life. I share this for what it is worth with people who are stressed out and exhausted and wondering “Why, how come?”

Of course, at times this is not the issue as some people have caught on to that one, and no longer use their cell phone as an alarm clock.

A factor that is rarely considered is the lack of SPACE. Things feel all squeezed in, with pressure of time creating feelings of less SPACE and of course CLUTTER taking up SPACE. This can and does contribute to exhaustion.


Well, moving clutter from where you live is an obvious one. Clutter is dead energy in a living space, which sucks energy from the space and in so doing inhibits your aliveness.

Books and papers under your bed, or constantly shuffled from one spot to another, all impact on the quality of your sleep along with your dream state. In a way, it dishonours your capacity to truly surrender to the Universe when you fall asleep at night.

Your desk, and your work environment may both be holding things that are not looked at or opened for years. They all amount to “space suckers”.

That being said, what can I do to empower my space?




That depends a lot on what goes on in the space in which you live and/or work.

If you are very stressed and feel pressured with many deadlines to meet, then STRESS AWAY is an obvious blend to use in your Space. This will, within a few minutes, change your blood chemistry and allow a more spacious mind-set to arise in completing your tasks.

If you have uncertainties about what you are about to do or create, then VALOR would be the blend to use. Valor will bring that feeling of courage to your energy field and stabilise your focus with what has to be done.

If you are feeling stuck and lethargic and in a way getting nowhere with your project, then DORADO AZUL will make a difference. The ladies may also find this very supportive for hormonal swings during their monthly cycle or during the menopause transition. It contains a lot of hormone-balancing compounds, one of which is alpha-fenchol.

DORADO AZUL also contains beta-caryophyllene- this is an amazing sesquiterpene. Sesquiterpenes have the capacity to delete negative programming in inter-cellular communication. This creates a base for transforming your space and your experience of it.

If your aim is to bring about a joyful completion to a project that you have laboured over, then JOY is the blend to diffuse. Ideal for when your project has gained some momentum. Do not be surprised if blissful, magical things happen when this is diffused.

If your aim is to study and have heightened levels of concentration with good memory recall, then equal parts of PEPPERMINT and the blend CLARITY is what will bring that energy to your space.

Just watch, as you diffuse these oils, how exhaustion soon becomes a thing of the past.

Happy Diffusing,




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In my recent shiatsu weekend in Helsinki, there were several people in the class asking my views about ways in which women could engage creatively with this transition, rather than adopting the consensus approach  of “FIXING IT”.

By the way, in case you have not caught on yet, this is a gender-specific blog focusing on the transition that women go through during menopause. Okay guys, you don’t have to ignore this post, because you do have a mother, female friends, maybe a wife, girlfriend, sisters, aunts and cousins. So remember to share this information with them, as it may very well contain suggestions that will support them at some point.

Menopause is a transition, not an illness, and it has the potential of being a spiritual evolution if embraced with surrender. Of course, there is another approach, which is about suppressing symptoms, and with such an approach this evolutionary potential does not arise, as those subtle qualities of deeper receptivity to life and the environment do not occur.

In this article, I am sharing one aspect of dealing with this transition in a smooth way. There are many other pieces to the puzzle, which I will be sharing on my program in Helsinki during February 19 – 21, 2016.

By the way, to assume that it is natural for a woman during this transition to have a traumatic, stressful experience is not accurate. Many women in non-Western cultures navigate this transition with ease.


Modern life has become dominated by DOING. I remember once being present in a consultation with a very successful woman who was a senior executive. When I suggested she create quality time for BEING, she looked at me totally puzzled and came back with the question about what I was asking her to DO in this BEING time. I had to move on from that conversation, as I realised that given her conditioning and approach to life, this was totally alien territory for her.

So what is this BEING that I am referring to? Well, the process involving the monthly cycle has a lot to do with the functioning of fluids in the body. In fact, many women experience an increase in liquid in their body just prior to the start of their monthly cycle. Obviously, we are dealing with the energy of the kidneys and that small gland that lies on top of them: the adrenals.

The adrenals are the main glands that become exhausted when we are under stress. The DOING mechanism can exhaust the adrenal glands, especially if we are work addicts.  BEING is about allowing, connecting with the flow of Life.


Rex, what are you talking about, you have lost me”.

I can hear many people expressing such concerns: “The flow of my life is about getting up in the morning and going to work and making sure that my family has food on the table. Where is this other flow of life that you are talking about?”

Well, there is something called Sunrise and Sunset, there is Full Moon and New Moon, there is High Tide and Low Tide, especially for women who live near a coastline. This dimension is what triggered the start of your menstrual cycle in puberty. You did not DO anything, it “just happened”.

That “just” is connected to aspects that impact powerfully upon our lives but which, in a 24/7 mindset, are often totally ignored, as if we are no longer a biological expression of life.

What I have observed in recent years is that the Young Living essential oils have been a big aid to women in reconnecting with this flow. It is as though the “Spirit of the plants” which animates these oils is facilitating this.

Of course, there are other avenues we can explore in supporting our connection to the flow of life. In this article, however, I am sharing my observations about the way in which some women, caught in the responsibilities of DOING, have smoothly and easily embraced the BEING aspect as a result of using these oils.


There are many.

Here are some obvious ones that address hormonal functions:

PROGESSENCE PLUS is a micronized bio-identical progesterone with a natural Vitamin E component, plus a selection of key essential oils such as frankincense, copaiba, and sandalwood. The essential oil base enhances absorption through the skin, and has wonderfully calming effect as well.

Progessence Plus is very easy to use: you turn the bottle upside down onto your middle finger for a few seconds, then massage that hint of oil onto the carotid artery on either side of your throat. Do this twice a day, mornings and evenings.

The core impact of Progessence Plus is that it supports normalisation of pituitary gland function.

If you want a deeper insight about Progessence Plus and what it addresses, have a look at this clip from Dr. Dan Purser.



This is a Young Living essential oils blend that is a  mixture of calming and soothing essential oils, including clary sage, which contains natural phytoestrogens – the perfect choice for women’s emotions during special times and needs. Dragon Time’s balancing properties make it a perfect choice for supporting normal, healthy emotions during the female monthly cycle.

One way of using this blend is to massage it on the soles of the feet before bedtime, and also in the morning. Of course, there are many other ways of using this blend, including using it on the Marma points, with transformative benefits.


Is a specially-designed calcium and magnesium supplement formulated to take advantage of the synergistic properties of these important minerals. Calcium is essential to the health of bones, teeth, and muscles, and also plays an essential role in blood clotting, as well as being involved with many cellular functions. Magnesium activates more than 300 enzymes in the body and, together with calcium, affects bone and muscle function. Supercal also includes potassium as well as zinc, an important mineral in many body functions. Supercal is a nutritional supplement that support bone density, and many women going through the menopause transition experience bone loss and suffer from osteoporosis.

I look forward to hearing about the difference that these products make in your life.

By the way, women who are not going through the menopause can also use the Young Living products mentioned here, as they do bring you a sense of ease and smoothness, allowing the BEING quality to be expressed in your daily lives.





Time and again over the last four decades I have seen patients, clients and students struggle with many health challenges of a physical, mental and emotional nature and in almost 100% of cases the underlying factor that was present in all of these situations was a lack of self-esteem.

Yes, I can hear many of you say to me, “But Rex, I slipped and fell on the pavement and injured my back when I stepped on a banana skin, how was my self-esteem an issue here?”

Good question, and a convenient place to start exploring the dimension of self-chatter and self-esteem.

Have you ever wondered when you have ongoing self-chatter about “how things always go wrong for me”, and “as soon as I have a breakthrough and things are going smoothly, I always have a slip-up” etc, etc? The impact that such beliefs have on our lives is all part of the self-sabotage that destroys our self-esteem.

Obviously this is just one small part of our self-esteem issue.

It is in this very broad context I am writing about self-esteem.

The self-chatter aspect I mentioned is the hidden aspect of self-esteem. It is the part of the iceberg that we do not see, the 90%. I am highlighting this aspect, as this is where the ongoing sabotage of the best of our efforts takes place.


I will come to that shortly.

Let’s clarify other aspects of low self-esteem.

Our lifestyle and the choices we make will reveal where we are with our self-esteem. The addictions: the alcohol, the tobacco, the drugs, the habits, the not feeling OK with who we are UNTIL we have that fix to give us a sense of “feeling ok” with ourselves. I need to add another part of the profile, which is not easily identifiable and oftentimes not viewed as an addiction. We go to see someone to get a fix that makes us OK. This, at times, can be a workshop or a counselling session. I am not saying that all counselling sessions are an addictive response that the client is having. However,  over the years I have observed this scenario being true for some people, some of the time. In a way, they hold on to the words of the therapist as something that “saves them from drowning”.

Yes, there is an inherent sadness that is present and oftentimes, depressive states are part of this experience for them. Yes, I am digging into the self-esteem conversation and seeking to approach it at the core and sharing some solutions that I have found over the years to be capable of making a difference.

Of course, as we all know, in life there are two types of people. One type is those people who just want information and the other type is those people who want to take action and do something about it. This article is for those who want to do something about it.

Obviously, to shift these patterns and habits that are sabotaging  our lives and our full potential, we have to approach them from the “inside”, from within brain chemistry and the subtle energies of our body and mind, the Nadis and Marma points that are linked with our Prana. Stay with me, this is not an esoteric discourse- this is a very practical approach to coming home to yourself and celebrating your uniqueness.


Move away from holding your relationship with yourself on an acid base. An acid base lifestyle is one where you are always caught up with having to rush, and your mind is set in “rush” mode, and the underlying conversation driving you is “I am not good enough unless I am performing. Everyday I have to prove myself, otherwise I can’t give myself a ten out of ten.” This keeps you on the acid treadmill.

1. Drlemonink water with LEMON essential oil

Lemon essential oil taken internally daily will start altering that and moving you back to a more Alkaline-based response to life. Plus, the Lemon oil will start detoxifying your body of petrochemicals, which will have the added benefit of creating better communication along the neural pathways.

 2. Use CEDARWOOD to massage the Marma Points

Cedarwood is the oil that has the highest percentage of sesquiterpenes, a class of essential oils that facilitate the deletion of negative programming from the cellular system.


Here in a facial Marma Point chart. You’re also going to need this Marma Point chart of the lateral head. These charts will both open in a new window, so you can work freely with them while reading the text. You can also save them to your hard drive for future reference.

We start by turning the bottle of Cedarwood on to our right middle finger and then gently massaging the hint of Cedarwood that is now on our finger onto the Marma point KAPALA. This is the point that lies on the midline of your face where the hairline begins. Do this for a minute or two with a gentle but conscious pressure.

The second point that you will massage is AJNA, this is the point of the 3rd eye. Do the same here as you did with the previous point as you allow your breathing to be easy and gentle.

The third point to massage is NASA AGRA, which is the tip of the nose, do the same as suggested with the first two points. This point has a direct influence on our heart space and supports a relaxed spaciousness with our mental state.

The fourth point to massage is OSHTHA, which is directly under our nose on the upper lip. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above.

The fifth point to massage is HANU, which is directly under the lower lip on the midline. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above.

The sixth point to massage is JATRU, which lies top of the sternum on the midline. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above, except at the end of massaging JATRU you tap the point with your middle finger for a few seconds. This point has a beneficial effect on your immune system.

We are now going to use both of our middle fingers to massage bilateral points.

The first pair of bilateral points is SHANKHA, which is located on both temples in line with your eyes, two finger widths from the outer corner of your eyes. Massage Shankha with both middle fingers with the Cedarwood oil on the tip of your middle fingers. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above.

The second set of bilateral points is shown on the Marma point chart of the side of the face as shown here. It is KARNAMULA 2, the tip of the mastoid bone at the back of the ears. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above. This point has a strong influence on your nervous system and many people experience a calming influence when the point is massaged with the Cedarwood oil.

The third set of bilateral points is KAPOLA MADHYA, which is located in the depression on your cheeks when you clench your teeth. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above.

The fourth set of bilateral points is KAPOLA NASA, which lie at the outer tip of the nostrils. This Marma point has a very beneficial influence on the lungs and respiratory system.

The fifth set of bilateral points is AKSHAKA, this point lies on either side of the sternocleidomastoid muscle at the top of the clavicle. Do the same as you did with the other points mentioned above.

You can perform this ritual twice daily, ideally in the morning during that first half an hour after waking when the Alpha brain waves are still dominant, and in that last half an hour before bedtime in the evening, again when our brain waves start moving to the Alpha frequency.


For those who need that shot of coffee in the first hour of waking, I would like to suggest you take a drop of THYME oil in a cup of boiling water and pour it back and forth a few times into another cup to cool it,  and then sip it slowly. The wake-up will be more powerful than the coffee, without your system being robbed of minerals and taking you into an acid biochemical state, which the coffee does. You will be surprised at how alive and awake you feel from that one drop of Thyme.


Many of us have worked with  affirmations to create a new reality for our lives, with health, prosperity or relationships, to name the most obvious ones.

Most certainly this works, yet at times after the “transformation” of their life circumstances take place, many people drift back to their former situation, sometimes within weeks. My sense is that the habitual brain communication pattern with the neurotransmitters has not changed at the core, and new circuits and patterns have not been put in place.


What WILL make a difference is diffusing TRANSFORMATION essential oil blend at night in your bedroom.   Your subconscious mind will create that shift for you, from its interaction with the essential oil molecules supported of course, by enhanced neurotransmitter function, courtesy of the Cedarwood protocol you are performing twice a day.

Create some affirmations that fit exactly to your needs and dreams. As the focus is about Your Self-Esteem, I want to suggest that you read the lyrics from the song “The Greatest Love of All”, which was written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed. This song says it all as regards honouring your Self-Esteem.

Here’s a link to George Benson’s version of this inspiring song. And here are the lyrics, if you’d like to sing along…🙂

I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfils my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be


And if by chance, that special place
That you’ve been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love

Work with these practices morning and evening for 30 months and discover a new YOU, based on a strong foundation of Self-Esteem.




springSpring is here and new life is bursting forth, yet many of us are depressed and even suicidal, and (as we have recently seen) so desperate and on edge with our pain that we are willing to crash a plane with hundreds of people on board.

How is this? Why is this?

With all the daffodils lifting our spirits, and all of nature once more showing us its glory and bringing forth all the vibrancy and aliveness that is so much part of our Young Living Oils, what is really happening just now with these many dramas and sad stories that now make up so much of our media output in the Northern hemisphere?

Well, all the hibernating and withdrawn energy that was our winter is now over, and the life force, which had been taken deep into the root of our being, rises up from the depths of our souls and bursts forth upon us.

If what we are facing and experiencing seems overwhelming, then running away from our lives is what we really want to do, or in its most tragic expression ending our lives is what then presents itself as the way out of our misery.

Yes, it is a morbid subject to write about, but so many are getting trapped in depression and in the 24/7 world of everything just being a click away. Many people have no sense of the seasons: they are simply another phenomena that just happens in life.

Well, there does exist a deep understanding of what triggers such mental and emotional responses to life. Also, there is a higher occurrence of allergies that happens at this time of year.

Sometimes we can learn a lot from social and historical events. During the Vietnam war of the 1960s and 70s, the Viet Cong had a Spring Offensive against the American military that was called The Tet Offensive. It was totally predictable: there were no surprises with this, and yet every spring the Viet Cong created military and political gains from these actions. The Tet Offensive was about harnessing the built up energy that had been buried during the winter months and channelling it into an aggressive military operation. The Viet Cong were harnessing the aggressive energy of the liver, and making it part of their strategy.

I share this information,  because each of us has the same energy coursing through our bodies, and we can bring it to address and overcome major challenges in our lives. In spring the energy in the Liver is bursting forth. The liver’s function is to store blood, and the disturbing emotional energy of the liver is anger, rage, frustration and critical judgements of ourself. The liver’s creative and positive characteristics are patience and tolerance.

Of course, the toxicity that has congealed in our systems and organs during the winter now floats up to the surface, and as a result the interaction of this toxicity with the atmosphere or with food or with things close to our skin (e.g. remnants from detergent powders) can trigger allergic responses.

The consensus view is that hay fever is brought about by pollen, which then implies that it has nothing to do with our state of health interacting with the pollen. If this is the whole truth then all of us should suffer from hay fever, which is obviously not the case. Well, we all know about Spring Cleaning and this is not just about our homes: this is also about our bodies.

Doing a Spring Clean in the period from the beginning of February to the end of April can have a very potent impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.

How do we do a Spring Clean?

There are many approaches to this. Here are some guidelines.

Have Young Living Lemon oil be part of your daily regime, where you either take it in a glass bottle of water or take it in capsules. This helps to cleanse the liver and help to detoxify the body of petrochemicals, which have become so much part of our cellular system.

Take some Comfortone capsules in the evening before bedtime to move stagnation from the digestive system. This brings lightness to our body and mind. Interestingly, feelings of guilt and regret are often stored in our colon.

Do some stretching exercises, for example Yoga or Sotai.

Take walks in the woods or forests: the higher oxygen content in this environment lifts our spirits and supports our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Confront our addictions head on, be they alcohol, tobacco, drugs, coffee, gambling – whatever it may be. Your Liver plays a major role in addictive responses to life and supporting its function with a detox can create the tipping edge that takes you out of your addictive habits.

JUVA FLEX is a must for transforming addictive habits. Take at least 5 drops twice per day internally. JuvaFlex is excellent for liver function.

Other oils that support liver function and create a spring-cleaning experience for your body and mind are: Juva Cleanse, Helichrysum, Geranium and Lime.

Those who suffer from skin allergies can change to using Thieves Household cleaner as the detergent for their clothes. They can also add Inner Defense or Longevity as part of their nutritional supplementation, as both of these products support the immune system, which always need strengthening in those who suffer from allergies.

Joyful Spring Cleansing!






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DATE: Thursday March 26th 2015

PLACE: Yoga Studio Pihasali, Kalevankatu 31, 2Krs.

TIME: 18.15-21.00 approx.

COST: 5 €

Rex will be presenting a great deal of solid information drawn from his extensive personal experience with Young Living products, as well as positive changes the oils have produced for his shiatsu clients.

Other topics can include anything you would like to discuss or have explained more clearly, e.g. contraindications for certain oils, the Young Living business opportunity,  using the oils to boost immunity etc.


Please email John Lewis  john.lewis@shiatsu.fi  if you plan to attend.



Did You Know?



life 5

DID YOU KNOW That Young Living’s LIFE 5 supports your immune system?

DID YOU KNOW that your gut provides 50 per cent of your immune system response?

DID YOU KNOW that taking 1 capsule of LIFE 5 at night supports your gut in eliminating harmful bacteria and enhancing your immune system?

DID YOU KNOW that Peyer’s patches, aggregations of lymphoid tissue in the small intestine,  have a connection with brain function and  trigger  the brain to stimulate an immune response when harmful viruses and bacteria are around?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 enhances the activity of Peyer’s patches?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 is a must-take supplement if candida and yeast infections are among your health challenges?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 helps your moods, as it helps to lower inflammation, which at its core is an irritant to your body and mind?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 excels at reducing upper respiratory infections?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 is an excellent product to include in your detox menu?

DID YOU KNOW that it is best to have a period of 4 hours without essential oil ingestion before taking LIFE 5?

DID YOU KNOW that the two best times to take LIFE 5 are just before going to sleep at night and when you wake in the morning?

DID YOU KNOW that if you take LIFE 5 in the morning when you wake up, it is best to allow 4 hours to past before taking any essential oils internally?

DID YOU KNOW that your LIFE 5 bottle is best stored in the fridge?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 contains 10 billion active cultures per serving at the point of manufacture?

DID YOU KNOW that LIFE 5 costs 23 Euros (or $26.75 if you are one of my team based in the Americas or ordering from America and £20.50 in the UK)?



DID YOU KNOW that NINGXIA RED supports your eyes and benefits eyesight?

DID YOU KNOW that it is one of the best supplements to take to support your eyesight for those spending hours in front of the computer?

DID YOU KNOW that the wolfberry has been a core constituent in nourishing Liver energy in Chinese herbal medicine?

DID YOU KNOW that Young Living has their own wolfberry farm in China in the province of Ningxia?

DID YOU KNOW that the variety of wolfberry with the highest levels of immune-stimulating polysaccharides is called LYCIUM BARBARUM, known as the Ningxia wolfberry and this is the variety that Young Living uses in its Ningxia Red beverage and that it comes from YL farm in China?

DID YOU KNOW that in Asia, wolfberries are considered to be the most nutrient-dense food?

DID YOU KNOW that Wolfberries are called “longevity fruit”?

DID YOU KNOW that taking Ningxia Red beverage nourishes the Chi energy in your body?

DID YOU KNOW that taking Ningxia Red supports the blood, liver and kidneys?

DID YOU KNOW that taking Ningxia Red fortifies the muscles and bones?

DID YOU KNOW that drinking NINGXIA RED supports pancreatic function, which means it helps those with blood sugar level issues, e.g. diabetes and hypoglycaemia?

DID YOU KNOW that drinking Ningxia Red increases your stamina and endurance and helps to eliminate fatigue, especially in those situations when you are recovering from an illness?

DID YOU KNOW that NINGXIA RED  stimulates the production of human growth hormone, helping people to lose weight, sleep better, look younger, increase their sexual energy and improve their memory?

DID YOU KNOW that all wolfberries are not made equal, and that the LYCIUM BARBARUM is the most nutritionally potent wolfberry and that this is the one that is used in YL NINGXIA RED beverage, and also the one that you can buy as a whole berry from YL?

DID YOU KNOW that it is very easy to use Ningxia Red beverage daily in your busy schedule, as you can have an easy-to-use 60ml sachet in your handbag, briefcase or pocket?

DID YOU KNOW that you only need to use 2 sachets a day for optimum results?

DID YOU KNOW that a 30 pack of sachets costs £63.25,  75 Euros,  $84.50?

DID YOU KNOW that a 60 pack of sachets costs £123.25,  146.50 Euros,  $164.75?



balsam fir

DID YOU KNOW that BALSAM FIR is harvested in January in Northern Idaho when there is snow on the ground and the air temperature is below zero, as this is when the tree gives us its most potent oil?

DID YOU KNOW that Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, personally selects each BALSAM FIR tree and oversees the entire harvest and distillation process in Northern Idaho in early January each year?

DID YOU KNOW that winter weather is the time of the kidneys, bladder and adrenal glands and that BALSAM FIR gives a big support to the functioning of these organs?

DID YOU KNOW that in Oriental Medicine the kidneys, bladder and adrenals relate to the Water element in the 5 Elements model of the human body?

DID YOU KNOW that in this model the Metal element is the mother of the Water Element and a source of major support to the kidneys, bladder and adrenals?

DID YOU KNOW that the Metal element relates to the lungs, large intestine and skin?

DID YOU KNOW that BALSAM FIR supports the functioning of the lungs and all aspects of the respiratory system?

DID YOU KNOW that in folk medicine BALSAM FIR has long been prized for helping to eradicate muscular, arthritic and rheumatic pains?

DID YOU KNOW that BALSAM FIR has also been known to address the following health challenges; inflammation, osteoporosis, nervous tension, tissue degeneration, stress, anxiety, depression?

DID YOU KNOW that BALSAM FIR is emotionally calming and creates a sense of grounding?

DID YOU KNOW that the majority of people who are constantly on their cell phones and dealing with digital devices for many hours feel hyper, tense and “fried”, and that BALSAM FIR could neutralize such disturbing energy very quickly for them as it lowers  levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood?

DID YOU KNOW that many Young Living customers enjoy taking BALSAM FIR internally in a capsule on a daily basis?

DID YOU KNOW that research has shown that BALSAM FIR creates protection for our DNA and facilitates DNA repair?

DID YOU KNOW that a 15 ml bottle of BALSAM FIR cost £43.25 in the UK, 51 Euros in Europe and $59.75 in the Americas?

DID YOU KNOW that for those living in the Northern Hemisphere, this is an excellent time to have LIFE 5, NINGXIA RED and BALSAM FIR as part of your health program for the next 3 months?

TRANSFORMATION Awaits YOU when you do this!!!





new yearWhen we wish each other Happy New Year: it’s also that time of year when we seek to make New Year Resolutions, which for one reason or another often lose momentum by the second week of the New Year, for most of us.

However, if you are very passionate about keeping and honouring your New Year’s resolutions then the Feelings Kit Ritual is the thing to work with, as the protocol will have an impact on your limbic system, the part of the brain that is the storehouse of your emotional state and the place where doubts and lack of dedication and diligence arise. Learn all about the Feelings Kit Ritual here and here!

Yes readers, Young Living Essential Oils do have an impact on your brain chemistry, and the molecules  are so small that the majority of them do indeed cross the blood brain barrier and hence interact with areas of the limbic system through its connection with the olfactory system, that part of the brain that deals with the sense of smell. The limbic system is linked to our behavioural responses to life, our emotions, and our motivation to do things and the juice that fires us up to do things, our adrenaline flow.

Besides the Feelings Kit Ritual I would encourage you to get a diffuser and use this in your work environment and also, if you have sleep issues or chronic health challenges, to use it when you go to sleep at night.

One oil that makes a big difference with sleep problems is Orange, yet people seldom think of using Orange in this way. Nevertheless, diffusing it in the bedroom facilitates a deep restful sleep. I have seen this time and again with friends and clients. Additionally, the fragrance of Young Living Orange oil has an uplifting effect on our emotions.  For those who sleep well but are struggling with non-traumatic emotional issues then TRANSFORMATION is the oil blend to diffuse as the fine molecules from this oil create a series of impulses, beginning with the olfactory bulb and moving on to the amygdala, as this wave of molecules cascades through the limbic system.

More than likely for many of us during the recent holidays, our digestive systems got hit with an overload of food and beverages and as the New Year unfolds, we are trying to re-establish balance.

A good place to start is with LEMON oil. I have found that taking some drops in a cup of boiled hot water and pouring it back and forth into another cup, and then sipping slowly, makes a huge difference. This is a smooth, simple way to detox your system and bring a smile to your liver. I have also found that combining Lemon with COPAIBA in a capsule and taking this a few times a day after meals creates great benefits to one’s physical, mental and emotional states. Also, when we take this combination the effectiveness of the Lemon oil is amplified many times. Lemon oil helps to remove petrochemicals from our cells and helps create a deep detox of our systems.

Then we have that need to create new habits for the New Year, as new habits are the foundation for creating transformation in our lives. Having a monthly order of Young Living products, which you use on a daily basis, easily supports cultivating the habit of a healthy lifestyle for 2015. In fact, Young Living rewards you every month for doing this by giving you bonuses for your monthly loyalty. You have the potential of getting your products at a discount of 44%. Many people are surprised when I tell them that they have such an opportunity.

How does this work?

Well, when you order your products as a wholesale member you are already getting your products at a 24% discount, as a retail member pays 24% more for the products. When you begin having a monthly autoship, then for the first 6 months you get a 10% bonus for ordering 50 plus PV (points) worth of products per month. This works out at about 50€-60€ including taxes and shipping. This immediately takes your discount to 34%. From the 7th to the 12th month of your autoship program you are given a 15% bonus: this then takes your discount to 39%. From the 13th month your discount then goes to 20%. There you are: you are now receiving a 44% discount on your orders.

New Year Tip 

Many of my shiatsu and 9 Star Ki students often ask me what is my tip for the New Year i.e. where to focus or what to be aware of, even what organ to really support to make a difference. This is a big conversation and to keep it simple, my recommendation is to keep Ningxia Red as a staple of your lifestyle for 2015. Of course some will then ask, “why do I make that recommendation?” Well from February 4 2015 we move into what is called the 3 Wood year from the 9 star Ki astrology system. The 3 Wood Star is associated with the liver and as we all know Ningxia Red is very supportive to the liver and this also helps the eyes. Eye exercises will make a big difference next year to your productivity and sense of ease.

By the way, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of my team and to wish you a Joyful and Prosperous 2015.



Marma Point Ritual Testimonial


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“Rex showed me how to do the Marma points and I instantly felt the difference in my body.

It brought on a sense of peace and calm. Where my nerves where on edge and my stomach felt tight I could quickly sense the tension leaving my body.

The effects were remarkable and very helpful for dealing with stress.

I use the marma points with an essential oil that feels rightat the time on a regular basis to calm my nervous system and take away aggravating stress or anxiety.’


E.W.   Lawyer,  London, UK



When regular readers of this newsletter see the title of the current article, they could be saying to themselves, “Not THIS again Rex! We read about anxiety in the January article this year, then back in October/November 2012 you cteens digital anxietyovered Electronic Smog in great detail, hence the whole Digital devices and their toxicity has already been handled!”

All very true and I agree, but when you read some of the things that are presently happening with many people, especially teenagers, and you put them all together, the connection between digital overload and high levels of stress becomes obvious.

In addition, one regular reader just sent me some links (included below) that really shocked me.

Have a look at this article:


In my view, the photo on the page with the teenage girl and her “smartphone” is a direct link to the root of the problem, yet nowhere in the article is this even hinted at as a possible contributory factor to anxiety.

Of course, some people may say “That’s just you Rex, with your projections about what’s going on”. Well, I have to admit that I WOULD be hesitant to state categorically that this anxiety epidemic has arisen directly from the use of digital devices: if I hadn’t learned what Steve Jobs, the Picasso and Miles Davis of the digital world, had to say…

Have a read what Mr Jobs had to say about his children being exposed to digital devices:


This is the same Mr Jobs who immersed himself in this digital world for decades, and obviously he knew the challenges it created for one’s health and wellbeing, and today he is sadly no longer with us.

But perhaps you think that geniuses all have their own personal cracked views about things at times, and you can’t take everything they say that seriously. There is truth in that statement, and yes they do have weird views about things at times.

Anyway, how could we really take Jobs’ views seriously when progress is defined by how well we use these devices, and for sure we do not want to miss out, and our children will be left behind if they are not taught with these devices.

This is most certainly the consensus opinion out there in the media and major global institutions. However, when you look at where Silicon Valley executives send their children and when you hear what the senior executives of these top global digital companies have to say, you realise that Steve Jobs is talking a universal truth.

Have a read…


Am I saying that we should throw away our digital devices? Well, of course I’m not, as otherwise you couldn’t be reading this article. What I AM saying is that when you observe anxiety levels and mental and emotional health issues starting to develop a momentum in your life or the lives of your children, you need to take action.

One of the things that I am suggesting is that you look at what boundaries you have in place with digital devices. For more data about this, please refer to my articles in the October and November 2012 Ocotea Newsletter posts for ways of dealing with digital toxicity, or what is also known as Electronic Smog.

For those who may think, okay, Rex is really just referring to teenagers and the adolescence crowd: have a read about the addictions that adults are going through with their digital devices.


Without checking where you are at personally with these items, and how attached you may or may not be to them is to deny that they can impact your health and wellbeing.

In a way, the anxiety for the teenagers and that age group is predominantly centred about “belonging” and finding a social niche for themselves with friends and class mates. In the case of adults, some of that may be present but what is a more dominant factor is money. Even with those whose careers are well paid, the “missing out” syndrome is present: they feel that if they are not on their devices all the time they will miss out and they “can’t do without it” because of the fear or anxiety about missing out. As you read that statement, you realise that this indicates an addiction.

In the July 2014 Ocotea Newsletter post there are many suggestions as to how you can kick addictions. You don’t need to spend big bucks to go to an addiction detox program: the oils, along with strong intentions and some clear boundaries can delete this experience of addiction.


This is a topic that I notice many people avoid talking about, except to complain about the lack of it, or about how expensive things are. In other words, let’s not talk about money as it’s an awkward topic, and at times there are religious pronouncements about it, with statements like “Money is the Root of all Evil” etc.  Well, I remember many years ago that a Tibetan Lama was asked by someone in a class what his views about money were.

bucket of coinsThe Lama’s reply was very interesting: “There are some people in the West who think they are righteous when they are going through poverty experiences.” He then asked the class, “Name me one religion where there is a god or goddess of Poverty.” He said many religions and spiritual traditions have prayers, rituals and practices for abundance. I share that comment from him for what it is worth.

I have noticed over the years that many Young Living members leave a lot of extra money on the table because of how they make their purchases. I have a sense most of us are looking for a good deal and are seeking discounts wherever we can get it.

As we all know, from our experience in supermarkets and grocery shops and with airlines, digital providers and other services, when we are a loyal customer the outlet gives us discounts. Did you know that Young Living does the same thing?  Here is an idea that can immediately ease some anxiety for those of you who want to use the products, but find the cost prohibitive.

“How does this work? Tell me more! I never realised that I’m leaving extra money on the table with how I buy my Young Living products!”

When you become a Wholesale member you immediately get your product at a 24% discount. The majority of people reading this newsletter are aware of that.
Did you know that you can get as much as a 44% discount when you make your purchases as a loyal wholesale member

“Tell me more!”

There is a lady from Trinidad in my team who has ordered monthly over the last few years. This year alone, she had accumulated over 600 PV.

That is the jargon that Young Living uses for measuring how you gain benefits and discounts with them. That 600+ PV is equal to $600+ US dollars

“How did she do this?”

Well, YOU could do this too, rather than just thinking about how she did it. The first 6 months of ordering on a monthly basis she got a bonus of 10% on all orders over 50 PV. From the 7th month to the 12th month she received 15%, and from the 13th month she got 20% on such orders over 50 PV. If you do the same thing you will, of course, get the same benefits.

Anytime she orders over 50 PV a month she is getting a discount of 44%. Think about it. This allows you to claim free products from the company, equal in PV value to that bonus PV that you have accumulated, with only a nominal postage fee.

Doing this will certainly lessen your anxiety levels, as you will be taking ACTION to initiate a healthy and prosperous lifestyle. This is one opportunity NOT to miss out on, unlike always looking at your digital device when you hear it ring. I guess that just brings back memories of Pavlov’s dogs…


Create clear boundaries with your digital devices. Some obvious things to do are:

1. Avoid using your cell phone as an alarm clock

2. Avoid watching TV or working on your computer in your bedroom

3. Use some oils at the end of the day to come out of that digital frequency. Ideally, have a shower or bath before doing this. If that is not possible, rubbing some Sage oil or Cedarwood on the soles of your feet will make a difference. STRESS AWAY of course is another obvious choice.

4. If your work entails sitting in front of a computer for more than 8 hours a day, it would be great if you can use a diffuser in the room where you work. If this is not possible because of your circumstances, then massage BRAIN POWER oil blend along the base of your skull and along the cervical vertebrae. Do this ritual every 3 to 4 hours and take a deep breath of the fragrance. STRESS AWAY is another one that can be used in this situation. Good oils to diffuse in the office are the 2 mentioned above, plus PURIFICATION and CLARITY.

5. If you are at the level of toxicity of 8+ hours a day in front of a computer for 5+ days a week, then Ningxia Red is something to be drinking on a daily basis. The cost in poor physical, mental and emotional health is just too high a price to pay compared to having at least 1 sachet of Ningxia Red a day. The ideal would be 2 sachets a day.

6. If you realise that your digital habits have left you addicted, then begin an evening detox programme: this can be something as simple as soaking your feet in a basin of hot water (with 1 cup of sea salt) for 15 minutes. After drying the feet, massaging them with the oil blend HARMONY will do wonders for detoxing that disturbing energy.

I know many people will respond “I do not have the time to do that!” My question then is if you don’t deal with things now, what will you have to pay in the next 6 to12 months to correct all the disturbances that are happening in your life from the medications you have to buy, your sick leave, your disturbed sleep, your sex life?

VALERIAN and VETIVER are two other oils to use in the evening that can be very supportive in slowing you down and allowing you to move away from your digital addiction.

Do not forget that if you are dealing with addictive issues, JUVA FLEX is a must on your shopping list.

Your financial well-being and your energy levels can be enhanced by making monthly orders of products that you use daily. A more positive vibe will surround your efforts, as you are bringing into the world that abundance of oxygen that the plant kingdom is constantly giving us. You are now using this potent “lifeblood” of the trees to empower you. Do you really want to walk away from 44% discounts that are totally focused on your health and wellbeing?

Think about it!




germsIt is that time of year when many people gets coughs and colds. From many parts of the world, we are hearing about different viruses or bacteria that are wreaking havoc in peoples lives and creating a lot of stress, and even heightened states of fear and panic in some places.

From the Caribbean we are hearing about the Chikungunya virus, while in Africa, America and Europe the Ebola virus is now making the news.


The bottom line with all of this is strengthening your immune system along with doing things that keeps your environment clean and tidy. I am sharing this because moving into a state of fear and anxiety about these stories that are everywhere in the media will most certainly sabotage your immune system and your body’s general resistance to illness and negative emotions.

As many of us are aware, our mental/emotional state has a direct impact on our health and aliveness. This has been established from the work of Robert Ader and Nicholas Ader in 1975 as a result of their research project at the University of Rochester.

You can access more information about psychoneuroimmunology by visiting this address:


Within the Young Living range, there are many oils and products that support us mentally and physically. Here are some that would be most helpful to use at this time:


Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, chose this provocative name in honour a group of French thieves who were robbing graves and houses during the plague that ravaged Europe from 1346 to 1353. Some estimates suggest that 50% of the European population died during these years. However, these French thieves were left untouched by the plague because they used certain essential oils, which they soaked in a mask as they went about their robberies. Evidence of this on display at the British Museum in London.

Here is a link with more information about the benefits of Thieves in counteracting bacteria and viruses:



Here is an old Biblical formula that researchers believed Moses used during the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt in order to protect them from illnesses. This is another oil that can be in your “Counteract Viruses Medicine Chest”


This is an obvious oil that would need to be included in your Counteract Viruses portfolio as it has the highest level of antioxidants known to man.

As we all know it is the oil that dentist use to combat pain and inflammation in their practice.


Also called Tea Tree oil: this is another choice for your Counteract Viruses bank.


A wonderful culinary spice and also an extremely potent Young Living Essential oil filled with antioxidants, as well as with a wonderful wake-me-up oil. Many have replaced their coffee addiction with a drop of Thyme in a cup of warm boiled water that is poured back and forth and then sipped. The bonus with this is that you will already have given your Immune system a boost. It is a sure wake-me-up.


This is a Young Living blend of oils: when taken daily it strengthens the immune system, supports brain function and cardiovascular health, along with promoting healthy cell regeneration. Longevity contains Frankincense, Thyme and… yes, you guessed it: Clove oil!


This is not a religious term, but the name of an essential oil blend which addresses your respiratory system and chest, hence the name R.C. Another great blend to have in your Counteract Viruses and Bacteria arsenal.

Here is some awesome research results about R.C. and its effectiveness: https://blog.youngliving.com/groundbreaking-research-from-young-living-scientist/#.VEeRoOf7p4A


Then that wonderful saviour of the immune system, very similar to Longevity except that it does not have the nourishing impact that Longevity has on the brain, but in all other departments it’s just as effective.


Then obviously that dynamite Young Living drink, Ningxia Red, a true winner with your immune system and also a great tonic for your liver. It is excellent for those of us who sit in front of computers for hour upon hours and a big support for the eyes also.


Many Young Living users call this their Magic Wand, as it seems to change energy states in the body and mind when it is rolled along the lung meridian on your wrists.

I have no explanations to offer for this, and the more I ask people about this Roll On the more wonderful stories I keep hearing.

Time to get your oils and products for your “Counteract Viruses and Bacteria Medicine Chest.” It is a truly wonderful statement to have this as unconsciously you will be boosting your Self Esteem, saying that you are worth it.





Very often,  female members of my Young Living organisation have asked me when I am going to write something about essential oils and beauty.

“You have written so many things about health: can’t you lighten up a bit and tell us some things about the oils and beauty? Because with some of these oils, when you smell them they are so beautiful and uplifting that we feel as if our hearts are filled with love.”

Well, here is an article all about BEAUTY. Thanks for your patience, ladies. By the way, if I am not mistaken it has been shown that the demand for “beauty-oriented” products for men has been growing by quantum leaps during the past decade, and is an exponential growth market. I guess everyone, both male and female, will find something that speaks to them personally in this article. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am not going to address this, beyond saying that if something makes you feel beautiful, then you are beautiful.

Before examining which oils support the expression of beauty, however,  I need to share some information about the body’s cells, and what damages them and leaves them in a state of decay. This is another way of saying that the cells are ageing, although for many people that is not what beauty is about in the eye of the beholder, at least in the Western world. The culprit? Free radicals.

Free radicals are by-products of the oxygen metabolism process that can bring about devastating damage to the fatty membranes of cells. When this happens, communication between the cells is disrupted. When they become less fluid their function is inhibited, which creates damage to the organs and tissues.

The core antidote to free radical damage is antioxidants. Of course, we know that the liver is the chemical factory of the body and that as we age functions less efficiently and is less able to replace many biochemical factors for our brains, tissues and other body systems.

Essential oils and oil products that have high antioxidant levels enhance beauty: obviously this brings us to CLOVE oil and THYME oil. These are wonderful oils to take internally for enhancing beauty. Those who have a tendency to experience excess heat in their bodies would find it very useful to use GERANIUM along with these oils. Interestingly, Geranium is an oil that has been used for centuries for beautiful skin as it keeps the skin supple and balances oily skin. It is also very beneficial for detoxifying the liver, hence it supports the liver in replacing those biochemical factors that may not be restored promptly. This is a good oil for those who have a tendency towards acne or skin eruptions.

For women going through the menopause transition and experiencing hot flashes, VETIVER would be a better oil to use than Geranium as it has a deeper cooling influence on the blood and the liver.

Of course, we have to include Ningxia Red as an essential part of your Beauty program as it has the highest antioxidant level of all beverages and health drinks. If you are serious about enhancing beauty, take two sachets a day and watch yourself shine.

When a woman’s hormones are in a smooth flow, the “feel good” factor brings radiance to her being. PROGESSENCE PLUS supports this in a smooth and gentle way. Massaging some on either side of the throat where the carotid pulse is located makes a difference. Do this twice a day? Using PROGESSENCE PLUS in this way will help address challenges with the monthly cycle. Should the problem persist even after using Progessence Plus for 6 weeks, then add DRAGON TIME to your menu. Have 5-7 drops in a capsule and take it each evening after dinner.

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.

We can think of it as a system for biological information storage, and it is the matrix for cellular functioning. Frankincense, Sacred Frankincense and Balsam Fir essential oils all restore the DNA. Again, those who are seriously committed to Beauty need to be using one or more of these oils on a regular basis.

To take the beauty conversation to a deeper level, we have to mention OMEGAGIZE as this supplement includes CLOVE and GERMAN CHAMOMILE oils. German Chamomile brings a cooling quality to the Clove oil, while the product also contains the Omega 3 fatty acid DHA from fish oil, Vitamin D3 and premium quality Coenzyme Q10. The highest levels of CoQ10 are found in the Heart, Liver and Kidneys. When these organs are functioning at their optimal levels, we look great and have a relaxed demeanour in our persona.  This all works to increase to your beauty.

The real treat, and the icing on the cake, with all of this for women is GRAPEFRUIT essential oil. Grapefruit essential oil makes women look younger to men. PLUS, taking Grapefruit oil supports anyone who has a weight issue to lose those kilos and pounds in a smooth and effortless way.

A study conducted at the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago has revealed that the scent of grapefruit can make a woman appear younger to men.

Institute Director Dr. Alan Hirsch reported that he sprayed middle-aged female test subjects with a variety of different fragrances, and then asked male volunteers to estimate their ages. Only the scent of grapefruit changed men’s perceptions. Hirsch said, “When male volunteers were asked to write down how old the woman with grapefruit odour was, the answer was considerably less than reality, on average six years less.”

Let your beauty Shine!

Bullet points from this article are:

Clove and Thyme oil support beauty, as they are high in antioxidants.

Geranium and Vetiver supports skin beauty as they enhance liver functioning and bring a cooling balance to Clove and Thyme oils.

Frankincense, Sacred Frankincense and Balsam Fir restore DNA.

Ningxia Red juice supports beauty: 2 sachets a day brings a radiant glow to your being.

Progessence Plus enhances a woman’s hormonal function whatever her age group.

Dragon Time helps with monthly cycle challenges.

Omegagize enhances the functioning of the heart, liver and kidneys and supports beauty.

Grapefruit oil supports weight loss, and women who take it look years younger to men.


Time to take action and celebrate Beauty!













Recently I travelled to Hong Kong to launch my new book “The Time of Your Life…Could it be Now?”

It was a wonderful trip, and I was very happy to be staying at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

You could not ask for better service, nor better accommodation: it was truly superb. I was there for 10 days, and working and living in an air-conditioned environment meant that my respiratory system had to deal with a whole new experience that it was not familiar with. All my supplements were in place: my Inner Defense capsules, my Longevity capsules,  and also my personal capsuled blend of Copaiba and Sacred Frankincense. At least 2 capsules of this combination a day were taken internally.

However, my Immune System still came under pressure and soon a sore throat was arising, along with a stuffy nose. Luckily, I had my diffuser with me and out it came.

THIEVES was diffused during the day, when I did readings from my book for hotel guests and LONGEVITY was diffused at night when I slept.

This did the trick. I also rubbed my BREATHE AGAIN Roll On along my wrists many times during the day.

This combination allowed me to keep working without missing a beat with my clients, as they enjoyed the fragrant, healing energy that the diffuser was bringing into the room.

When staying in locations that are new for you, don’t forget to pack a diffuser along with your THIEVES and LONGEVITY oils. Plus, do keep that BREATHE AGAIN Roll On in your pocket.

These measures will keep you in the flow and keep the viruses at bay. So many of us have to travel long distances to work and to connect with friends and family.

Let your Diffuser be a constant companion on these long trips: it will most certainly ensure that you have a healthy, enjoyable time with positive emotions flowing through your heart. A diffuser is a “must-have” when you pack your bags.

Healthy Travels…



We are now in September: for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, autumn is upon us. In the Oriental system of medicine and healing, autumn is associated with the Metal element and with the internal organs Lungs and Large Intestine, two organs that are continuously involved in taking in and letting out. In life, this process also involves our emotions. People come into our lives and then leave our lives: This is the nature of life, the nature of impermanence. Another way of speaking about this is that we come into peoples’ lives and then they leave us. This is very much the case for most of us where our parents or elders leave us and the emotion of grief is present. My observation over the decades is that the emotion of grief is one that many people are in denial about, and frequently  it brings along some major health challenges in their lives within a two to three year period.

“Why are you writing about something so sad, Rex?”

I can sense some of you are already wanting to push this article away from you. Some of you may already be struggling to look deeper into what is truly going on with grief in your lives.

Recently, working with clients here in Europe and in Asia, I have met quite a number of people who are stuck with this emotion, and who are somehow really struggling to move on from it – to LET GO.

In this scenario, whatever feelings of joy, enthusiasm or happiness a person may have, the shadow of Grief is hanging over them. Although I am primarily addressing the situation of a loved one dying, I would also include the ending of a relationship, marriage, engagement or friendship in the same category. Of course, the intensity may not be as emotionally gripping as when a loved one passes on, yet the emotional pain of grief can also grip us when relationships end.


SURRENDER: From my own personal experience, surrender is an emotion, one that we need to give space to in our lives, and yes, tears can be very present in our surrendering to it. My observation is that when someone very close to us dies, there is a period of some 6-7 weeks when at times the person involved with this grief can just suddenly burst into tears, sometimes from some memory being triggered and at other times there’s this wave of grief that just rolls over them with no cognitive experience. The idea that it’s a sign of strength to hold back your tears is another myth that some of people buy into. I know many macho men are caught in this view about their masculinity, and I also know many of them have respiratory and nervous system problems in their life that then become their life companions.

I totally agree that surrendering to grief sabotages our functionality in a world where everything is just a click away, and we move on to the next “to do” item on our list. However, operating in this fashion comes at a very high price. There is always a price to be paid with grief, and the currency is your health, wellbeing, happiness, love and prosperity. It is best to pay it now by engaging in surrender to it. Otherwise, we pay a very heavy price with illness and other emotional and psychological disturbances.


In surrendering with some structure around it, we come into a new relationship with the person linked to the grief. Back to the experience of that 6-7 week period: if we really surrender to our grief, then afterwards lightness will tend to spontaneously arise. The bursting into tears would end and it is as if the loved one who passed on has moved to another room in the persons’ life. What is so beautiful about this is that another level of RELATIONSHIP has developed.

The one who passed on may come at times in dreams to give guidance and sometimes to also give orders as to what should and should not be done.

It also becomes available to the person who has surrendered to this healing process to “go and knock” at that room for guidance, or to bring joyous tidings of some wonderful event or thing that has happened in their life. Another level of communication begins, In a way celebrating the love and wisdom and humour of that loved one. Yes, you read that clearly: I said that at times there are situations in life where the departed loved one is there with you, laughing with you about what you are seeing or experiencing, and this wave of laughter rolls over you and a big smile is present.

Let’s face it folks, we all have to move on, that is the nature of life. Embracing that and learning how to cultivate skills with this is part of the learning experience with which we are all engaged.


Most certainly they can. By the way, concerning what I am about to share: I did not have access to these things in the past, when certain big grief experiences happened in my life. I am of the view that if I’d had access to these guidelines, then the grief experience would have been shorter and softer. What I am sharing here can be done by people whose loved ones have passed on years ago, yet somehow they are unable to come to terms with this. A key component of coming to terms with grief is ACCEPTANCE. An unwillingness to engage with accepting things how they really are (i.e. that we all come into life and leave life) is in a way wanting to be angry and upset about how life is, which is rather like a drop of water attempting to resist the ocean rather than flowing into it.



Obviously, because grief impacts the Lungs, the Roll On Breathe Again would be a must-have. Rubbing the oil along the lung meridian just above your wrists on both arms will be very supportive.

Here, though, I want to introduce a protocol for Grief using Young Living Oils and MARMA POINTS.

KRIKATIKA is a marma point located on either side of the second cervical (neck) vertebra. This bone is known as the Axis. This marma point helps to release Grief from the lungs, and also releases tension across the top of the shoulders and helps people with tinnitus problems. Cell phone addicts will find this marma point a saviour, not only for their ears and hearing but also for the way the neck is held while texting. This Marma point also has a big influence on the functioning of the pancreas, so is excellent for blood sugar level issues.

The oil to start with on this protocol is CEDARWOOD. You use this oil for 10 days every night before going to sleep by putting it on your middle finger and rubbing it in fairly deeply on to this point for at least a minute on each side. Usually with Marma points, I suggest a conscious pressure (in other words, not too strong) but with this Marma point one needs to use a bit more pressure than that. Do one side at a time.

Follow this by URDHVA GANDA at the side of the nose. It is slightly above the bridge of the nose. You can easily locate it by pressing your middle finger upwards on to the bridge of the nose and then bringing your middle finger down on the bone next to your nose: this is URDHVA GANDA. An interesting aspect of this point is that It supports the absorption of minerals. The parathyroid gland in the throat plays a big role in the absorption of minerals, as does the colon. Oftentimes, when people are “strangled” with grief issues, self-expression and thyroid malfunctioning also show up. Massage this point simultaneously with both middle fingers as you ALLOW yourself to breathe from the belly, while letting your navel go. This point supports the release of grief and enhances the functioning of the lungs. It is a point connected to the upper and middle lobes of the lungs. This point also supports regular bowel movement. Use CEDARWOOD to begin with on this marma point.

ADHAH GANDA is that point at the bridge of the nose on either side of the nostrils. This point is linked to the lower lobes of the lungs. It supports the releasing of grief and sadness, helps with sinus problems and headaches. Apply CEDARWOOD oil to the tips of both middle fingers and massage this point for a minute as you allow yourself to gently breathe by letting go from your navel.

KAPOLA MADHYA is at either end of the nostrils in a groove that you will feel there when you press with your middle fingers. This point supports the flow of Prana or Chi in your body, and shifts things in your system. It facilitates the energetic flow of Life Force through your body, and allows the body to resonate with letting in and letting out. Start with CEDARWOOD on this point for the first 10 days.

After ten days, repeat the same protocol with these four Marma points using the blend RELEASE. Perform the ritual in the same way as outlined above. Again, work for 10 days, please do not look for an instant fix with this, give it time and space: in a way, you are opening yourself to a core wisdom of life where you will feel a deeper support at all levels of your being as you will be meeting LIFE exactly as how it is, with no IFS or BUTS and no resistance.

After 10 more days, switch to the blend ACCEPTANCE, again using the same procedure. Frequently, at this stage, new symbols in the dream state arise. Use ACCEPTANCE for 10 days.

Finally, for the last 10 days, use the blend HARMONY on the four Marma points. In some situations, we can sometimes feel guilt about something we did or something we failed to do connected with this loved one. In this case, get a bottle of FORGIVENESS oil blend and put 2 drops on your navel at night before bedtime, gently massaging the oil in a clockwise direction. Start this at the very beginning of the protocol. Certain dreams or coincidences may occur during the clearing of the guilt. Once those signs manifest, the loved one would be more or less telling you that you are forgiven: you can then stop using the FORGIVENESS blend, as this part of the ritual is complete for you. Something that we often forget is that loved one who has passed on wants us to be happy, and to live a joyful life, so they are also reaching out to us.

Take a new breath in living your life by doing this ritual if it calls out to you. This is all part of your Personal Development, and this is the gift and the joy that Young Living Essential Oils and products are giving us. Do not limit yourself by viewing it as something which is just a quick fix remedy and that’s it. Let it open new vistas for you: the oils are calling you, and you can have a new companion in your life journey. Time to TAKE A NEW BREATH IN LIFE



Over more than four decades as a therapist, I have seen many people with health challenges, and even life challenges, who are in a great deal of pain as a result of lifestyle choices and their emotional condition. Getting away from that pain drives them down various avenues, including starting to lose weight, stabilising their blood pressure, overcoming their insomnia issues, stopping their racing heart, deleting their anxiety, moving away from their depression etc. They begin with a new regimen: this can be massage, joining a gym, starting a new diet, getting some Young Living Essential Oils and products and so on.

They often invest a great deal of money in an attempt to escape from the pain they are in, but this doesn’t address the fact  that oftentimes the pain arises from their disturbing emotions. Then perhaps a shift occurs, and they stop whatever regimen they had started, or life brings along some new interest, and the mind now has something else to engage it, and move it away from the pain, and there goes another dream that drifts into oblivion until some major emergency shoots the pain to a new level where PANIC seizes their nervous system.

Perhaps this is not the case for most people  currently reading this newsletter, although I am sure most of us know someone who fits this profile to a T.


I want to take the opportunity here to itemise a few things that you need to know if you are interested in maintaining a healthy life. What I am about to share is direct and at the core: it is not another packaged message of sell, sell, sell and buy, buy, buy. I’m giving it to you so you can make the choices that works best for you. Of course, only you can do that.



We are all toxic: the world is like that, as the powers that be have pursued profits above all things, and engaged in the on-going attack on nature and the environment. Toxicity comes in many forms: chemically in the water we drink, the air we breathe. This is predominantly petrochemical based, and the hormonal inhibitors and distorters that we have been using over the last 60 years: the birth control pill, the sleeping tablets etc, etc, etc. Toxicity comes in the food we eat with all the additives, along with the insecticides and pesticides that have got into our food chain. Then there’s our emotional response to life and its many changes and moments. This all adds to our toxicity levels, and obviously stress creates toxicity in our system, heightening acidic responses in our bodies and minds.

Can it be though that a lot of what you use on a daily basis can be contributing to undermining your health and energy?

A good question to ask yourself is whether what you are using and engaging with in your everyday life is creating toxicity in your body.

Have you checked your toothpaste? Yes, the fine print on your toothpaste… You would be surprised to know that the majority of top-selling toothpastes carry a warning “not to be used by children.” Of course, this is already telling us that it is toxic.


Did you know that using Young Living Thieves toothpaste carry no such problems for your body?

Did you know that it easily last three times as long as a regular toothpaste of the same size, so it is a very economical option: plus you have the benefit of it supporting your gums and teeth. Also, do try the Thieves dental floss. It is not lined with synthetic mint or sweet flavours that in fact contribute to sabotaging your health and wellbeing.

What about the soap you use, your shampoo, your skin cream? Don’t only look at food to check the labels, check the things that come next to your body, your washing-up liquid, your laundry soap. Yes folks, this is the world in which we are living and it is warning us to be that vigilant.

Of course, I am addressing this to those who view their health as a key factor about their human existence and who because of holding such passionate feelings about it need to be aware about what can be sabotaging their efforts, as their focus is often only around diet and exercise with a blindness and deafness occurring in these other areas.

Another area of toxicity is mold in your home or office. To live or work in such an environment sucks your energy, as you are exposed to dampness in your environment which means that your body also becomes more damp, which has an immediate impact on your Immune and digestive system. It also weakens the function of your Spleen/Pancreas and Kidneys.

Some people suffer from allergies, and I know many therapists focus on this with what I call creating a “Big Berlin Wall” for the person with their allergy. I have not taken this approach. What I have found helps the most is for the person to truly boost their Immune System, and to keep reinforcing this, and to focus on detoxing the body. Dampness tends to be a primary culprit with allergies. The oils Lemon, Grapefruit and Juniper help to neutralise dampness in the body.

WHAT TO DO in this situation?

Diffuse the blend Thieves in the location where the mold occurs. Best to get the Round Diffuser, which operates with the undiluted oil.  Also clean the affected room with Thieves household cleaner, as this neutralises the bacteria and fungus present in the room.

Most of us drink from plastic water bottles, and these also contribute to a build up of toxic petrochemicals in our body.


Many Young Living Essential Oils have extremely high antioxidant profiles: using these oils and blends will help to chelate the heavy metals in your body and to remove petrochemicals from your system.

What to do? Most of you reading this are familiar with the Young Living Product range, and two obvious oils that can make a difference here are Lemon, and Lime. Use them in a glass bottle of water and sip throughout the day.  Let your intake be at least 2 litres of this a day.

Interestingly, you will find that adding a feeling of Gratitude to the water will  somehow amplify its effectiveness. Add your chosen oils to a glass bottle of water and shake well.



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Many of us are too exhausted and overwhelmed from interaction with our digital devices which we are never able to switch off. For many of us, our digital devices have become our 24/7 best friend, and we are left exhausted with numerous sleep problems; nightmares, insomnia, restless legs that keep shaking as we sleep, grinding teeth, night sweats, breathing difficulties and all the spin-offs that go along with these challenges. Perhaps you didn’t realise it, but sleep amounts to a third of our lives. Having this one third of your life in order supports your immune system, because the foundation of the immune system is melatonin. When any of the above issues are rampant then melatonin levels are depleted in your body.

What to do?

Remove all digital devices from your bedroom…ALL.

Your computer, your TV, your cell phones and all the bits and pieces surrounding these devices.

Here are a few oils that can support good quality sleep; RUTA VALA, VALERIAN, LAVENDER. Rubbing one of these under the soles of your feet and along the sides of your neck and your wrists will support this process. Many people have found taking Valerian in a capsule at night takes sleep to a deeply nourishing dimension. Of course putting a few drops of one of these oils on your navel and massaging it in will be nourishing for your Nadis, according to Ayurvedic tradition the subtle energy aspect of your nervous system. Your navel is the location of a very important marma point. This marma point also has a tremendous influence in helping us shift emotional pain and baggage.




In the period in which we are living it is always good to have your immune system reinforced. I say this because I keep seeing the following headline:

“Antibiotics are no longer effective.”

Have a look at this clip.


What I find interesting is that I have been seeing this headline on a monthly basis for the past half year, although it first came to global attention in Copenhagen in 2012 when the Director General announced this to the world.

I guess most of us tell ourselves “This has nothing to do with me” and “I’m in good health” and most likely this is true.

A good friend of mine who works with massage and nutrition told me that he gets the feeling that many human beings are living their lives with a level of complacency about their health and well being as if they were in a pot of water that is slowly heating up and just feeling comfortable, and before they know it they might be like well-cooked crabs, yet they never think about jumping out. Be that as it may, it goes without saying that you need to be nourishing your immune system.

What to do?

There are two excellent nutritional products that nourish the immune system in a profound way. They are INNER DEFENSE, which is a nutritional supplement capsule and LONGEVITY, which is available both in capsule form and as an essential oil blend. These are two great products that will support your immune system. Of course, Ningxia Red, that delicious tasting gem of an antioxidant drink, would take things to another level…  As I mentioned at the beginning, cultivating daily healthy habits is what makes the difference.



emotional health

I know many people who have connected with the Young Living products because they were facing very challenging or depressing times, with a very close family member being terminally ill or a parent or a partner having just died, and they are seeking ways to come to terms with this and wanting to have another way of maintaining a connection with such a core person in their lives. Of course, that last sentence is not often expressed or acknowledged, but being able to create links so that the connection continues creates a very reassuring quality for the  grieving person at this time. Yes, the Young Living Oils can make a difference and bring about a deep healing, with profound feelings of peace of mind.

Many approaches can be taken with this. I have found that diffusing the oils in the room where the grieving person sleeps helps to create a shift in their subconscious mind. By the way, although the example I am using is the passing away of someone important to us, the same principles would apply with a divorce or the ending of a relationship, which could also be a business relationship.

One obvious oil to diffuse would be STRESS AWAY, this would be the oil to select if the experience is leaving you all stressed out. ACCEPTANCE would be an appropriate oil if there is an unwillingness to accept the way things are. GRATITUDE would be an oil that could make a difference for someone who has felt deeply touched by this person who was in their life, and who made a huge difference with all they offered and did for the person. RELEASE would be very helpful for those who feel stuck, with an inability to let go and surrender to the reality of how things are. WHITE ANGELICA or SACRED MOUNTAIN would be appropriate blends for those whose sleep is disturbed by the presence of the one who has passed away, but who seems unable to move on from their loved ones.

Of course, on a more personal level independent of any loss of loved ones, many of us are experiencing depression. Without a doubt this can have many causes. Speaking about it on a purely biological level, the liver is involved when depression is present. Oils like Geranium, Helichrysum and Juva Cleanse will make a big difference in shifting the liver imbalance, and help support the individual’s mental and emotional state  so that they can experience a more spacious state of mind with themselves.



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Many men and women have issues with their reproductive system. So many young couples are barren and cannot have children. If I am not mistaken, more than a third of young couples in North America are unable to have a child either because the sperm count is too low in the man or there are issues with the monthly cycle and/or fertility with the woman. Also we also have so many chemicals that men and women are using to boost their sexual energy because many people are now so exhausted that sleep is what turns them on rather than sex.

What to do?

Issues with the reproductive system can have many dimensions. At a core biological level, it is an indication that kidney energy is exhausted and depleted. This energy needs nourishing: Balsam Fir and Frankincense are 2 oils that support this core energy of the body, as they support the restoration of the DNA. Remaining in the biological domain, mineral balance is something that needs to be addressed. MINERAL ESSENCE is a product that members ordering in the US can obtain, and this gives a tremendous boost to the mineral levels in the body, which will have an impact on the hormonal system. MEGA CAL is also an excellent product for supporting the mineral balance in the body. Food-wise, sesame seeds and sea vegetables are rich sources of minerals.

As far as the essential oils themselves are concerned, Endoflex is a blend that supports the functioning of the endocrine system. Dragon Time is a blend that women will find very supportive with their monthly cycle: it is also very supportive for those who are going through the transition of menopause.

Men will find that Mister is a blend that makes a difference with their sexual energy, along with Idaho Blue Spruce.

Some people do have emotional blocks from past experiences related to their reproductive system. For some people it is because of abuse in their childhood. In such cases, the blend SARA supports the release of these traumas. SARA is an acronym for Sexual And Ritual Abuse. Using this blend on the navel at night time can in due course help in releasing these traumas.




At the core of all issues about health and peoples’ unwillingness to look after themselves is low self-esteem. If self-esteem is not present, the person struggles at the core of their being as regards spending money on themselves for their health, making time for exercise and for cooking and having nourishing meals. This is the rock upon which they will either stand and look after themselves or sabotage themselves and give all manner of reasons for being a victim in life and why they can’t do it.

This self-esteem issue obviously spins out into their emotional relationships and many times the person gets involved in some co-dependent relationship where some addictive response is the 3rd entity in the relationship that becomes the rock and the hard place from which they live their lives. This is a very tragic situation and this lack of self-esteem is at the core of obesity issues: self-respect is not available to the obese person as self-esteem is not present.




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Of course we have the other end of the pole, anorexia, where also major self-esteem issues are present, along with a total lack of self-confidence. Over the decades, I have worked with many people with this problem and in the vast majority of cases there are emotional and mental issues with their relationship with their mother. The sense of self-identity has been eroded, which is an absolutely clear sign that in the Oriental model of the body the Earth element has been annihilated and pancreas and stomach energies require some deep nourishment. The oil Ocotea is a must in these situations, along with the diffusing of Transformation where the person works and lives and especially when they sleep, as this starts to change the self-sabotage chatter that they have happening in their subconscious mind. This approach can also be used with those dealing with obesity. What is also important in situations with obesity is that in the first hour after getting up in the morning they need to go for at least a 20 minute brisk walk which they then build up to 45 minutes every morning as the weeks and months go by. Getting a sweat happening is important as this raises the fire energy in their bodies which will support them in taking actions to help themselves in life rather than feeling stuck in a victim role.

Copious amounts of Lemon or Lime oil need to be taken daily, as the liver is caught in stagnation mode with obese individuals. Consuming some 3 litres of water daily will start moving a lot of toxicity out of their bodies. By copious I mean at least 30 drops total a day: this is best taken after a meal. Obese people need to fall in love with the essential oil blend Slique and take some drops of this with Slique tea before a meal. This ritual will have a controlling response on their food intake. An item that needs to be totally eliminated from their diet is wheat in all its forms and manifestations.




Many of us are caught up in our addictions. It goes without saying that there are many types of addictions. I think that there are two clear categories of addictions. The first category is geared towards substances, e.g. tobacco, drugs, alcohol, coffee, sugar, chocolate. Chocolate is an interesting category as it is a very rich source of magnesium, which creates a relaxed response in the body. That is one side of the story: the other side is that there are many additives in chocolate and these can include pig fat to make it all soft and smooth, sugar and milk of course, and many of these ingredients may come from questionable sources, health-wise: plus, much chocolate contains numerous chemicals. This can mean for some chocolate addicts that there is a certain substance independent of cacao that is driving the addiction, as oftentimes I hear from clients that it is a particular brand of chocolate, and not just any old chocolate, that hits the spot.

The second category of addictions is one linked to activities: these can include sex, gambling, bungee jumping, or other adrenal-rush types of activity. There are two different approaches for the two categories I have just outlined.

The first category deals with a certain state of mind that the addict has to have in place in order to feel OK. In a way, they need for a certain feeling to be present for things to feel comfortable and safe for them. Change of any kind then becomes very challenging and difficult for them, unless of course it includes having their substance to give them the feeling that they are being looked after. At the core of this need is nourishment: in our lives, the earth provides this. When you nurture the earth element (in the oriental model, the element controlling  the stomach, spleen and pancreas) you support the stabilisation of this need. One needs to remember that the motivation to move on from the addiction needs to be present with the addict. In a relationship scenario, it means the non-addictive partner is co-dependent and they need the addict to feel OK and validated about themselves. This may sound weird and illogical, and many times over the years when working with couples where this is the challenge in the relationship, I have observed that when the co-dependent partner begins to embrace their self-esteem the addict’s response starts changing. The oils needed  in this situation would be Ocotea and DiGize. On the emotional side with this category, Juva Flex, Chamomile and Clary Sage are of great support. Using the last 2 oils on Marma Points on a daily basis would start the process of stabilising things for the addictive person. JuvaFlex taken internally daily, regardless of the addictive category, is a must for these individuals. The liver is always crying out for help and support when these issues are present.

When the addiction is linked to activities rather than substances, we find that the co-dependent factor is less present. This need is arising for the adrenal rush; life is being lived on the edge. Oftentimes I have the impression that these individuals had prenatal imprints (including around the actual time of their  birth, where they felt they were not really wanted or needed, or they were not the prime focus of their family around the whole pregnancy and birth process. Parents or family were involved with stress issues of survival, financially or with challenges within their own families around loyalties and alienation. Let me be very clear with people: I do not know this as a fact, yet I am always left with this impression. Generally, in working with these individuals, it has never been very easy to get into in-depth conversations about their lives. They want to get the “high” or “joy” from the treatment, or whatever will give them that buzz. So the conversations tend not to get grounded.

The drive in them is to say and prove “I AM ALIVE! I am doing it!”

What to do?

Stabilising the base chakra and nourishing the adrenal glands is what is needed with people with these activity-based addictions. I am well aware that with sex addicts there can be many other dramas that would tend to be present. Yet, when we get to the core of the biology of the person, the waters tend to get calmer and they are in a better place to make their choices with more grace and ease.

Oils that will help are VALOR, HARMONY, VETIVER and VALERIAN at night time before sleeping.




How could you bring money into the conversation about healthy habits? This is a total shock to me”…

Apologies for shocking you, and in case you hadn’t realised it before, looking after your health and wellbeing is about TAKING RESPONSIBILITY for your life. This responsibility does not lie with the government, your mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister or your boss. It is your responsibility. To operate from that perspective you have to deal with money. Your relationship with money becomes crucial, as this will impact on your self-esteem if it is dysfunctional, or if it is entangled with some contrived situation more often with some emotional relationship, or more accurately entrapment. Then this is part of your healing process and allowing you to be fully embodied in life.

What is truly beautiful about the Young Living possibility is that you can transform both your health and your money issues by having a plan. Good to be spacious with yourself with this plan, and give yourself a 4 year timetable.

You will find the guidance as to how to do this in  the book The Four Year Career Young Living Edition.


If you are impatient and want to hear what Richard Brooke has to say then check him out on youtube


and also this


I do need to apologise to people in my organisation for not communicating about money before in this newsletter, as I am well aware that it does not grow on trees, although the oils do come from trees. What is most important for you to get is that to truly embrace the use of the Young Living oils and products is to embrace a self-development plan for yourself and the capacity to stare  at your fears with open eyes and see them dissolve as you join this journey of self-discovery with the Young Living products.


  1. To join Young Living, you need to have a sponsor, the person who shared this information with you. This allows you to order the product i.e. spend your money with the company.
  2. You can join as a retail customer or a wholesale member. Many people think that being a wholesale member means that they will have to purchase stock every month etc. This is not the case. You have the possibility though, as a wholesale member, to engage with the company in a way where you can build a business if you so choose.
  3. As a wholesale member you pay 24% less for the products than as a customer. An obvious tip as regards being skilful about your money.
  4. In any self-development program a core aspect is having in place a core practice of good habits. Young Living rewards you for cultivating the good habit of using their products each month to enhance your health and wellbeing. They do this by offering you the opportunity of participating in their monthly autoship program. When you do this and order a minimum of 50 PV (points) a month, you are entitled to receive a 10% bonus on each monthly order you place for the first 6 months. This then rises to 15% between the 7th to 12th month, after which you are entitled to 20% bonus PV on the products you order each month. As an example: let’s say you ordered 100 PV worth of product as an autoship order in the 3rd month of your membership, then you would get 10 per cent of that purchase (10 points) to exchange for free products to the value of 10 points. In the 13th month you will be receiving 20 PV for a similar order and this bonus PV can be accumulated as the months go by.
  5. To be authentic in communicating with people about money in Young Living, you need to have a core connection with the product where you are speaking from this truth. In other words, the oils of the trees are your witness when you are communicating. To approach the money conversation in Young Living as only a networking business where you have no heart space connection with it won’t work. This is a “Falling in Love with the products” business opportunity: If you engage with Young Living from the heart, then doors will open for you and the oils will magnetise your business dreams.
  6. Take action, if you feel so motivated and aligned with the oils and really want to make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you. Then order Brooke’s book, it is the best that I have seen out there. As with any business you need to work, and he gives you a workable plan to implement in four years to establish the life you want to have. What is truly behind Take Action! is a dream: Your Dream of your life. Create it and use the plan he has laid out to get there. Of course, this is not for everyone, and many are happy to be where they are and dip into the use of the oils from time to time and that is surely OK, and for all readers of the newsletter take what you need: that is your freedom and I celebrate that with you.


Thanks for reading,



PS I seek your feedback about this article, as I have covered the fundamental issues that I have observed motivates people to connect with YL products. Do tell me which subject matter is your priority, and I will start addressing this in forthcoming newsletters.









Clapping Hands With The Oils


Apologies to all my readers for the delay in writing this article as I am well aware that nothing was published during March. This was down to putting the finishing touches to my latest book, which will finally be published in the next six weeks. This has been a long journey for me, so thanks for your patience and understanding with my efforts…

Modern life leaves us sitting around a lot. Excess sitting, which the majority of us are guilty of, weakens the function of the Spleen. The Spleen governs our lymphatic system, the system that removes waste from the body.

The lymphatic system removes waste from every cell in your body while regulating the immune system. Basically, your lymph system is a big drain that takes waste away.

It is also removing waste from your blood. The Ancient Greeks had the view that our blood was linked to our souls. What if their perspective of blood was correct? Wouldn’t it be great to do things to support your blood, to support your soul, your spirit? Also, if we shift into another perspective with the Oriental model, the function of the Spleen has a profound effect on your digestive system, especially your stomach and pancreas. We are hearing about the rise in the incidence  of diabetes: wouldn’t it be great to be able to address this?

Iodine plays a major role in supporting lymph function. Where do you get iodine? From sea vegetables and also from a great liquid iodine source called LUGOL’S IODINE. The easiest way to use Lugol’s Iodine is to rub some into the soles of your feet at night before going to sleep. When we have a deficiency of iodine in our system, our lymph system easily becomes clogged and then we may experience swollen fingers, cold hands and feet, bloating: ladies may get swollen breasts and/or soreness with each menstrual cycle. If we have a vigorous exercise routine most days, and these negative signs are still there, then iodine could be the missing ingredient. Our body will tell us if we have sufficient iodine when we use Lugol’s Iodine. Keep rubbing the iodine into the soles of your feet at night. The morning when you wake and you see the iodine stain on your foot, you know your “cup is full”. Keep using it nightly till this happens.

What can we do?


We can do this by massaging our solar plexus region with MARJORAM. Why this oil and not another one? Well, Marjoram calms the nerves by toning the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the system that needs switching on when we eat our meals, as it helps in the release of enzymes to support digestive functioning. Marjoram dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, promotes intestinal peristalsis and also supports the respiratory system. Historically, the Romans called marjoram “The Herb of Happiness” and the Greeks named it “The Joy of The Mountains”.

What you do with the Marjoram is to allow 2 drops to fall on the base of your sternum, the Marma point called AGRA PATRA, and massage it into this region making circular movements, then also work some of the oil into the ribs close to the sternum. Do not be surprised if some of these areas are painful: keep rubbing. Then, allow a drop to fall on the Marma point SURYA, which is the midway point between your navel and the lower tip of your sternum, the xiphoid process. Rub the oil into this point in circular motions, clockwise and then counter clockwise. Then put drops of the oil along the lower right ribcage and massage the oil between your ribs. there are numerous lymph nodes in this region on both sides of your ribs. These lymph nodes are connected to your liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen and pancreas. Yes, there will be some painful spots when you first start to do this. Do engage the side of the ribs also, as there are lymph nodes there, too.

Do the same on the lower left ribcage, massaging the marjoram oil in between the ribs all the way out to the side of the body.

This whole procedure will take about 7 minutes at the most.

Do not forget to rub all along the edge of your ribs as you have the two key MARMA points of YAKRUT, for the liver, on the right, which is located in line with the right nipple and PLIHA, which is located in line with the left nipple, which is the Marma point for the Spleen.

Ideally, this is best done in the early morning before having your breakfast. From the Oriental clock of the body, this period would fall in the time of the Earth organs, Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas.

You can follow this protocol by rolling the sole of your right foot over a foot roller, back and forth for 5 minutes. Again, painful spots will be present: do make sure you focus especially in the arch of your foot as this region has a big connection to your gut, where there are many lymph nodes lying deep inside your belly. After 5 minutes of rolling the right foot, it is time to move to your left foot and do the same.

When you are complete with this, you have a big treat to give your feet, your kidneys and adrenal glands by putting 3-4 drops of THYME oil into your left palm, and rubbing it into the sole of your right foot. Then do the same for your left foot by putting 3-4 drops of THYME oil into your right hand and rubbing it into your left foot.


Thyme oil is a tonic for the kidneys: it is also beneficial for the heart and lungs. It is a warming oil that improves circulation in the body. Many who may feel despondent about facing the world and what they have to deal with that day will find that rubbing Thyme oil would be a very supportive companion to have in their energy field as they leave their home in the morning. The exhaustion that many people wake to every morning is often due to electro-smog toxicity: they will find that Thyme oil is a wonderful pick-me-up that gets them going without the side effects of coffee depleting the system of minerals. The late Dr Jean Valnet, the famous French researcher into essential oils, mentions that Thyme helps with blood pressure issues: if pressure is high it has a reducing influence: if low, it brings it up. He also mentions that Thyme stimulates the production of white blood cells, which will obviously boost the immune function. These would all be tools we want to have in our back pocket as we head out onto the street in the morning to face the soup of toxicity that is very much the reality of most major cities in the world.


I know many people who have had great results using Young Living Essential Oils, yet there are some things that linger on. Some of you are on medication, which you would gradually like to move away from, and yet the hook is still there. This Marjoram/Thyme protocol, done for a month, with a good intake of water daily along with daily use of LEMON oil, can be the thing that makes the difference.

Let me paint the picture another way for you.

Some years ago, you started to take some magical remedy that within a few weeks you felt this would do it for you and you will be fixed. So mentally that impatient hope was there as your Liver faced the brunt of the onslaught of the chemicals on your system. This did not quite work how you expected it to, and worry and insecurity took its place, and now your stomach was faced with this mental state of insecurity and doubt whether anything will help you. After some months, this then started to show as anxiety levels about what your body had to handle and now your kidneys and adrenals were now caught in this state. Maybe sleep issues started to show up. Then one morning you awake with a rapid heart beat or a nightmare and some level of panic or even hysteria started to manifest as the space of your heart was now not a place of spaciousness and ease but a throbbing place that something is very much creating dis-ease in your body. This slips away as some medication is used to blot this out of your presence and before you know it, depressive and dark moods are now in the shadows of your mind and your breathing is shallow and your approach to life has a tentativeness to it that now paralyzes you as whether you can really bring your gifts to the world.

Maybe what I have painted above is very exaggerated, yet over the decades I have met clients for whom this was how their life was. Should any part of the above picture fit for you, then grab this opportunity to perform the above protocol. If medication is a regular part of your existence, then I would suggest you get JUVA CLEANSE and COPAIBA to take along with this ritual. Put 5 drops of COPAIBA in a capsule along with 10 drops of JUVA CLEANSE after your lunch and your evening meal. The JUVA CLEANSE moves toxicity out of the liver and blood. The COPAIBA amplifies its influence.

Keep Clapping Hands with the Oils!





Friday 21st March – Sunday 23rd March 2014

Programme location:   Central Helsinki

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Friday March 21st 6pm-9pm


Rex will present the many ways one can use Young Living products. Topics include:

* Making and sampling blends using Power Meal and Balance Complete

* How to begin using Young Living products

* Using the oils for massage, baths and sauna

* Using the oils for restful sleep and study

* Using the oils for emotional healing

* Using the oils to clear mold from buildings

* The healing benefits of diffusing the oils

* Using the oils internally

Plus more, and time for your questions

PRICE:    20€ for team members,   35€ for non-team members

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Saturday March 22nd, 10am-5pm

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Rex will share his experience about which YL oils and products support sound sleep and improved vitality.

This is an experiential day, where Rex will show you how to utilize the oils. Participants need to come to the day with the

following 6 oils: Trauma Life, Valor, Lemon, Thieves, DiGize, Breathe Again Roll On.

You will also discover these valuable insights:

* What YL products and protocols to use for blood sugar level issues. What diabetics can use for better health

* How to strengthen immunity with YL oils and products

* How to overcome depression with YL oils and products

* How to cultivate and develop a strong sense of self-esteem and ease with just being YOU

PRICE:     40€ for team members,    70€ for non-team members

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Sunday March 23rd 10am -4pm

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Rex will share his experience about the top 10 YL oils that he finds most useful in treating his clients.

You will also discover the top 10 YL oils that Rex finds most clients need in their healing process, as well as the top

10 YL products that Rex considers best support the vitality and balance of bodywork therapists.

This is an experiential day, where techniques and methods will be shown and participants will be fully involved in

discovering how to use and recommend these oils.

* Which points and oils to use for specific benefits

* How to use the oils to shift underlying emotional trauma and tensions

* Which oils to use to create a greater rapport with your clients

* How to look after yourself so you are not wiped out at the end of your work day, plus much more


35€ for team members,   60€ for non-team members

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Treating Anxiety



More and more these days, I am meeting people who are struggling with this condition, and it is creating incredible levels of stress in their lives.

In fact, for many it is a nightmare as some people have a daily fear that their anxiety may move into a panic attack at some stage in the day without warning.

Before we look at how to alleviate this and which Young Living Oils or products can transform this condition, it would be good to look at the underlying causes, as we can then start recognising where anxiety arises, to understand its warning signs and to predict what types of situation may trigger it.


There are numerous causes of anxiety. Let’s investigate some of them here:

Pre Natal Influence

This may surprise many people: the idea that their anxiety levels can arise from events before their birth, that the imprints for it began in their mother’s womb. Over the last 4 decades, in discussions with my clients, patients and students exploring the way things were when their mother was pregnant with them, I have observed that at times their anxiety issues can come from their time in the womb. Please do not hear this as discovering some new blame to stick on your mother or father, it is not. Some of us were born when a war was going on around us, some when there was a lot of turmoil happening with family members independent of your parents, some when the turmoil was happening with their parents. Some of us were born with certain health challenges that relate directly to their mother’s condition when she was carrying us, some with certain stresses and anxieties around finances and work environments. As you will realise from reading the many possible factors, it is just life and its many changing circumstances, and how our nervous systems respond to these impulses that we face daily.


Anxiety responses can be imprinted from the experience we had when we were born. Again, these circumstances can be varied, from forceps delivery, to epidurals, to tearing of tissues, to respiratory challenges, to life-threatening illnesses to a premature delivery. Once again, our nervous systems would then be dealing with these circumstances, with the memory of these events being imprinted on our cellular system.

Life Trauma

Certain incidents or experiences in our lives can leave a shadow on our nervous systems so that when such circumstances seem to be arising, anxiety levels can be triggered.  For example, some people may have a phobia about flying in an airplane, and the thought of having to do this when they are going on holiday can create feelings of great foreboding with them. Yet for others, the mere hint of getting on a plane creates feelings of joy and release from daily tensions.

Of course, certain experiences are universal for all of us as human beings. Having a bomb detonated nearby would be one such traumatic experience, or otherwise being involved in the horrors of war. Such traumas do create post-traumatic stress and can leave such physical “scars” as sweaty hands, nightmares, skin irritations, headaches and lower back pain among other symptoms.

Other common traumas may include sexual abuse as a child or ritual abuse where self-esteem is beaten out of the person, either literally or by words spoken or shouted or things the person had to do against their will. All such events will leave imprints that can contribute to anxiety.

The imprints from life trauma can be extensive, and such traumatic events may include the death of a family member, a loved pet or a friend. Sometimes for people affected in this way,, anytime death is mentioned or discussed, anxiety levels arise. Again, many different experiences in life can create life traumas for people.

Electronic Smog

In the last 7 years, I have observed that electronic toxicity can be something that contributes to anxiety levels. I have seen client’s anxiety levels virtually disappear within a week when they practice sleeping without using their computer, mobile phone or other electronic device as an alarm clock, and allow their bedroom to be a place of rest and spaciousness. This simple adjustment, in which the nervous system is honoured and respected as being something that requires rest on a daily basis, enables us to become far more adept at handling the many daily stresses that assault us all.

What To Do

This will vary, depending on what imprints we can identify behind our anxiety levels. I am of the view that IDENTIFYING imprints is the key to transforming anxiety levels. Otherwise we are looking for a fix to switch off the “fire alarm”, but the fire is still burning in the background.


In the case of imprints from the time in our mother’s womb, we have to look at two core factors. The first factor is the element of water, because this is what surrounded us in our mothers’ belly within the amniotic sac. These imprints of the experiential textures of our mothers’ life came through water to connect with us. To change and adjust this, we need to engage with water from a different perspective than simply being something we drink, or shower in: we need to adopt the perspective that water is a dimension of consciousness. A good place to get a sense of this is to watch the video “Water a Natural Malleable Computer on Earth.

While many of us will have heard of the work of Prof. Emoto and his discoveries about water, this video takes us into deeper areas, going back centuries.

Do I really need to engage with all of this to rid myself of Anxiety?

No you don’t, and you can operate with the “Quick Fix” mindset, where everything is just a click away, and some magic pill or technique will fix every problem.  Although such approaches certainly have their place,  my experience is that the search for the next magic pill or potion becomes never ending. For this reason, I am sharing these approaches to anxiety with you.

The second factor is your navel, the physical link to your mother. This is where you were cut away from your mother. Your navel contains 72,000 Nadis, subtle energy channels. In other words, this is the inner aspect of your central nervous system. The navel is a major Marma point, and can be used to delete the imprints that can contribute to your anxiety.

It’s good to massage your navel in the evening, just before bedtime, with the TRAUMA LIFE essential oil blend. Put 3 drops on your navel and massage in clockwise direction for about a minute or two before sleep. Do this nightly for 28 days. Pay attention to your dreams during this time, as certain things may start shifting as a result of this ritual, offering you the unique experience of coming home to yourself.

Cultivate a new relationship with water, start viewing it as a companion with a consciousness that you can seek out and ask for help. Obviously this sounds strange, as our educational system has taught us to measure things and analyse things and water amounts to H2O, and that’s the end of it. This may be true from within the modern education paradigm, but there is much, much more to water than just H2O. Your willingness to explore this can open you to a whole new world of engaging with life. Remember, about 70% of who you are is made up of water. Don’t you think these rituals might lead to an interesting new relationship with yourself, a relationship where there’s no possibility for a divorce to occur?

Some new ideas for you to explore with water: when taking a bath, put 9- 12 drops of CEDARWOOD into the bath. CEDARWOOD is 98% sesquiterpenes, and these compounds can deprogram misinformation and bring oxygen to cells. Cedarwood can also enhance deep sleep as it stimulates melatonin, which is the foundation of the immune system. Cedarwood also encourages mental releases and promotes mental clarity. Of course, there are many other oils that can be used in your bath water, and exploring your intuitive hunches can open new doors for you with the oils. This can create a new sense of spaciousness in living your life.

Adding the essential oils LEMON or GRAPEFRUIT to a glass bottle of water can support you in your goal of deleting negative imprints that can trigger anxiety, especially when combined with the nightly ritual of TRAUMA LIFE massaged on the navel. LEMON oil supports an alkaline cellular system as does GRAPEFRUIT. GRAPEFRUIT oil has the added advantage of supporting weight loss, as well as reprogramming communication within the cellular system, as it has the highest levels of MONOTERPERPENES of any essential oil, over 90%. Monoterpenes help to reprogram our habitual disturbing patterns. GRAPEFRUIT oil supports weight loss, helps as an appetite suppressant, helps to dissolve fat and address cellulite challenges. Disorders of the liver, kidneys, vascular and lymphatic system are helped by its ingestion. It has helped people with drug withdrawal symptoms. Premenstrual tension, jet lag, depressions, fatigue and migraine headaches have also been helped by its use. Interestingly the fragrance used by women gives men the impression that women are six years younger than they actually are. Alan Hirsch, the director of the Smell and Taste Institute in Chicago, made this discovery. By the way, this fragrance did nothing for men as regards the impression of their age to women, just how it is…🙂

Birth Trauma Imprints

Many people who experience birth trauma are oftentimes faced with the challenge about leaving the environment of water to experience an environment of air, where to survive here in the human world the capacity to utilize air (oxygen) has proved challenging. What could be contributing to this trauma is vast, and beyond the scope of this article. Obviously this is a generalization on my part, yet I have found when the birth trauma is approached from one of facilitating more oxygen to the cells, somehow the cellular memory starts responding to this increase of oxygen in the system and a large part of the trauma is dissolved.

I need to point out that these are guidelines I am suggesting, and in your own life you need to explore and monitor what gives you the transformative shifts.

TRAUMA LIFE, as mentioned above, is an oil that can support the neutralising of this trauma.

BREATHE AGAIN roll on somehow seems to be a magic wand with this particular trauma, especially when used along the cervical vertebrae and the wrists with a conscious request to release this birth trauma as you apply the oil. Yes readers, we are addressing INTENTION with the use of the oils. When you use Young Living Essential oils you are holding in your hands a phenomenal key for tapping into the world of Quantum Physics, i.e. putting a clear intention into the oils that you are using for specific results. Do get a copy of Dr David Stewart’s booklet, “Quantum Physics, Essential Oils and The Mind-Body Connection” to read more about this.

Of course, it goes without saying that to diffuse Young Living essential oils as you sleep will hasten the release of many traumatic imprints from your nervous system. Some obvious oils to explore to achieve this end would be STRESS AWAY, RELEASE, INNER CHILD.

Of course, be observant with what starts changing for you as at times the use of these oils can feel overwhelming in terms of the changes that occur. Do pace yourself, and do not step back from what may start arising and of course seek to have it in a way that is manageable for you.


Good to identify what that is for you, and sometimes some of us are dealing with quite a few, and it is good to start somewhere. There is a wonderful protocol that Gary Young the founder of Young Living has developed with the oils called the Feelings Kit Ritual. This is a process that lasts a month where you use the oils from this kit on mornings when you awake and on evenings before bedtime for 30 days.

See my article about this in February 2012 where I explain how to do this.

I have seen many people’s lives changed from doing this ritual. I know some of us are very busy, and to do it twice per day seems a luxury. Yet I have known a young lady in Italy who did it once per day on evenings with life changing experiences for her and her family without any verbal communication about this to any of her family.

What you are reading in this article is in a way using the oils as a “delete” button to clear away imprints that are contributing to your anxiety levels.

In the case of those who have suffered sexual or ritual abuse, you will find the blend SARA to be of incredible benefit, as it was designed to alleviate those two traumas. My observation from listening to people who have worked on clearing these issues is that it is best to do the Feelings Kit Ritual first, before venturing into transforming the imprint of this pain on their nervous systems. It seems that it is a softer approach for dealing with the issue when it is done this way. The clear intention and desire to transform these experiences needs to be in place and affirmed daily, as in the clearing of all these traumas that I have highlighted we are shifting the basic paradigm of our lives and deleting experiences from our subconscious mind. These are courageous acts that bring many blessings when they are pursued and completed. The freedom and inner spaciousness that arises from completing these journeys are joyously transforming.

Of course, if where you live there is someone who can do the Raindrop Technique with the Young Living Essential Oils for you a few times you will find that a lot of these imprints will be deleted.


The comfort of having water soothe your body on a daily basis with putting that request to the water will help in this detoxifying process, as would eliminating all electronic gadgets from your bedroom space.

Do see my article of October 2012 about Erasing Electronic Smog. I have included many tips in this article that will help in neutralising Electronic pollution.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now is the time to make it “anxiety-free” and to celebrate your life with uplifting fragrances.




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Marma points are zones of consciousness on the human body that have a powerful impact on our biological systems.

They are a fundamental aspect of the Indian Healing system of Ayurveda and are used in many ways to bring about healing and balance to the human body and mind.

The Marma points serve as access routes to the body’s native intelligence,  opening the doorway to total health and well being.


Here are some Marma points that I have used on the face with Young Living Essential Oils on clients and friends, and the names of the oils that I have found work the best.

It is of course possible to use only a single oil, especially if you do this as a daily ritual to alleviate stress levels and or to rejuvenate and refresh the face. Many people have found that using such a protocol is wonderful for promoting youthfulness.

If you’re planning on working with a single oil, I have found that Young Living’s Myrrh works the best.

Marma points can be used to alleviate aches, pains, and distressed conditions in the body and to facilitate the improvement of the digestive, nervous, circulatory and eliminative systems. You can also use one Marma point with one oil to bring about good results. The following is what I have observed works the best.

These suggestions do not replace nor are they to be taken to replace any recommendations that you may be given by your physician or health counsellor. If pregnant, consult your physician before using essential oils.


Located on the centre line of the body at the start of the hairline at the front. This point helps to relieve headaches, relieve stress, calms the mind, balances emotions. Good point for insomnia.

Oil recommended: LAVENDER

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Located in the centre of the forehead, sometimes referred to as the 3rd Eye.  This point helps brain integration, stimulates memory and concentration, regulates hormonal secretions, relieves stress, stabilises emotions.

Oil recommended: BRAIN POWER

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Located at the temples on both sides of your head. This point is excellent for treating migraines and emotional stress. Reduces acidity in the body, regulates the colon, benefits eyes, ears and face.

Oil recommended: JUVA FLEX

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Located at the mid point between the eyebrows. This point benefits the eyes and nose, relieves frontal headaches, nasal congestion, eases snoring, helps with insomnia, prostate and cervix problems.

Oil recommended: ENDO FLEX

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Located at the junction of the bone of the nose and the cartilage midway along the midline of the nose. This point eases nosebleeds, dissipates anger and aggression, relieves nasal congestion and snoring. This point has a correlation with the solar plexus.

Oil recommended: MYRRH

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Located next to NASA MADHYA on either side of the nose. This point supports the colon in absorbing minerals and helps with a smooth-flowing colon function. Helps with difficult breathing and asthma.

Oil recommended: CYPRESS

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Located at the tip of the nose. This point restores consciousness in case of fainting. It is beneficial for all respiratory problem,s along with prostate and cervix problems and haemorrhoids.

Oil recommended: BREATHE AGAIN Roll On  It is best to gently roll this on the tip of the nose twice, once up and once down (it is vey potent) and gently massage it into NASA AGRA as you breathe deeply and gently.

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Lies immediately lateral to the end of the nostril. This point improves the functional capacity of the lungs. It’s truly excellent for athletes to massage this point before a major event. It calms the mind and balances the emotions, enhances the sense of smell.

Oil recommended: PALO SANTO

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This point is bilateral and lies in the groove on each side of the nostril.

This point helps with all respiratory and sinus problems. It stimulates the ovaries and Fallopian tubes.

Oil recommended: ENDO FLEX

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This point is bilateral and lies either side of the nose a little above NASA PUTA.  ADHAH GANDA benefits the easing of grief and sadness, helps with toothaches, and benefits pancreatic and colon functions. This point promotes bronchial dilation and eases nosebleeds.

Oil recommended: OCOTEA

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This point lies just under the nose. It improves concentration and mental alertness along with circulation in the brain. It improves digestion and stimulates digestive fire, excellent point to massage before having a meal. This point has a major impact on ADHD problems and speech disorders.

Oil recommended: BRAIN POWER

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Located just under the lower lip. It improves the complexion of the face. It helps with TMJ discomfort, temporal headaches, stress issues, hormonal imbalances and sexual dysfunction.

Oil recommended: ENDO FLEX


Here at The Ocotea Newsletter, we are always delighted to hear from health care professionals, bodywork therapists and members of the general public who would like information on how therapeutic-grade essential oils can address various health issues and boost vitality and well-being.

If you fill in the form below with your name, email address and topic request, we’ll  email you a link and a password that will enable you to download and print a high-resolution A4 Marma Point Facial Chart, that maps the precise locations of all the points mentioned in this post.


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Why Alkaline?


Many of us are unaware that food can create either an acid effect on the body or an alkaline one. Nevertheless, having this awareness is vital for maintaining our health and wellbeing.

 What does Acid and Alkaline mean?

There is something called the pH scale which reflects the acidity or alkalinity of things. It is a scale that goes from 1 to 14. 7 is neutral. Below 7 is acid and above 7 is alkaline. The small “p” stands for potential and the big H is the chemical symbol for hydrogen.

The ideal pH level of the blood is 7.365. The urine and saliva also reflect the pH level of the body, but they are not nearly as accurate as the blood pH values in terms of our overall acid/alkaline balance, as they are rapidly influenced by what we put in our mouths. For instance, if you eat a spoonful of sugar, your saliva will immediately become acidic. Within a short time, the urine will also become acidic.

All of the regulatory mechanisms of the body work together to maintain the appropriate internal acid/alkaline balance. When this balance is disrupted, symptoms of “sickness” begin to appear. These can manifest as allergies, headaches, colds, flu, sinus congestion, skin rashes, etc. If the imbalance continues, oxygen levels in the blood decrease, and potentially more serious challenges are created. To compensate for this, the system “borrows” minerals from the tissues to maintain the appropriate balance in the blood. Calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium are minerals that are particularly good at neutralizing acid. These are the ones that are used first.

If there are plenty of these minerals in the diet, the body utilizes them. However, if the body has been acidic over a longer period of time, then the supply of these minerals may not be readily available.  In that case, calcium may be leached from the bones and magnesium from the muscles because the system considers that the acid/alkaline balance is more important than the health of the bones and/or muscles.

In my view, this is why it is so important to make sure that your mineral intake is high, and in a form easily accessible by the body. Over the years, my experience is that mineral intake it is even more important than protein intake for keeping you in a state of wellbeing.


Well, it is important to be aware of what causes an acidic response in the body.

There are some obvious foods, substances and beverages that have an acidic effect on the body: alcohol, black tea, coffee, sugar, bread, tobacco, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy, grains. Many charts indicate that garlic is alkaline. This is not the case, it is very acid forming. Do not read that as if I am saying never use garlic, just putting it in perspective.

A major aspect that people forget is that emotions can trigger acidic effects on the body.

Disturbing emotions of anger, sadness, worry, grief, jealousy, envy and so on all contribute to an acidic response in the body. In other words, those negative feelings and inner chatter of anxiety that are often part of our internal landscape do move our body into an acidic response.


What is obvious is that our mental and emotional state is something that needs to be in harmony, as it is the ongoing moment-by-moment experience of life that is having the biggest impact on the pH state of our body.


Meditation, devotional prayer and therapeutic-grade essential oils are what support harmonious mental and emotional states. Cultivating meditative states and or times of devotional prayer will contribute to enhanced health and wellbeing. Obviously it goes without saying that a wholesome diet with an awareness of the acid/alkaline values of foods, where the choice is predominantly alkaline, supports vibrant health.


Sometimes, as we go about our lives a smell hits our nostrils, and in that moment the memory of an experience years earlier floods into our awareness, so strongly that we are right back inside that event, reliving it. This happens because our olfactory system i.e. the system that gives us the capacity to sense odours, is directly linked to our limbic system, which is the storehouse of our emotions.

Be aware though that if your system is very acidic, you will have very strong responses such as: “I do not like the smell of that oil, I can’t stand it, I hate it”.  Such strong responses occur from acidic states. Yes folks, certain emotional experiences in our lives can leave us STUCK in an acidic condition, which then pulls us down and leaves us depressed. Depression at its core relates to an acidic state of the body arising from some mental and or emotional experience that has left its trauma unprocessed in the cellular memory of the person.

This is why in my view it is vital that we handle this issue when using Young Living Essential Oils. To not address this aspect of our health is, in a way, telling ourselves “I will just deal with you as a physical entity, and ignore my emotional and mental life, and my health will improve.” Over the decades, I have seen many people take this approach. Yes, there is some improvement in their health, but then there is this BLOCK that is not allowing them to move to that state of vibrancy and celebration of their health and well being.

This is that baggage from the past that is locked away in the cellular memory with its acidic poison, moment-by-moment leaking into the rest of the system with the inner chatter that keeps it alive and sustained.


Using your nose can start this unravelling process, along with working with Young Living Essential Oils on the Marma points of your body.


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Trauma Life is an oil blend that I have observed shifting major trauma and shock from people’s systems, and then supporting the body in addressing what needs to be restored.

What I have observed with patients and clients is that they get the best results when they begin by placing three drops of Trauma Life in their navel just before bedtime and slowly massaging in a clockwise direction for about 2 minutes. In the Ayurvedic system, the navel is the location of a Marma point called NABHI which links with the 72,000 Nadis of the body. Nadis are the subtle energy channels of the nervous system.

For the clearing of trauma, be it emotional, mental or physical, this is the place to begin.


This varies.  If the trauma is from childbirth (i.e. your own birth) I have observed that doing the ritual for 28 days dissolves these imprints.

Should the trauma be more recent, then oftentimes within 7 to 14 days it will clear, and this will then allow for the healing of that part of the body that is calling out for attention.


An example of this would be that someone may have a headache for months: it is present most days at some time or other, and they do everything to get rid of the headache and the remedies only work temporarily for a few hours or maybe a day, and then it returns. Most times in these situations there is an underlying trauma that has nothing to do with the headache that needs to be cleared before this can be addressed. The core issue may be too challenging for the person to be conscious of, and it is much simpler emotionally and mentally to be able to point to the headache as the true source of their pain. Nevertheless, behind the headache is the hidden issue that is not  being addressed. In the body’s list of priorities, this needs to be handled before the headache becomes a past experience.

Then there are 3 major Marma points that impact on acidity

First there is SHANKHA, located at the temple region each side of the head. This is shown in my book SPA MASSAGE FOR SHOULDERS, NECK AND FACE on pages 26 and 49.

Three excellent oils that support the neutralizing of acidity in the body are DI GIZE, FENNEL and LEMON. Using any of these oils on these three points will support the body maintaining an alkaline condition. One needs to be aware that underlying conditions like candida, fungal infections and viruses are present because of an acidic condition. Issues like insomnia and anxiety are all indicators of a system that is acidic. This can arise, as I mentioned earlier, from emotional and mental stresses that overwhelm us with their inner chatter. As one can imagine, the ongoing attachment that many of us have to our cell phones and digital devices are contributing powerfully to acidic states in the body.

The second Marma point is ADHAH SKANDHA, which is located on the lateral side of the upper arm where the deltoid muscle ends on the upper arm.

The third Marma point is SURYA. This is the midpoint between the navel and the base of the sternum bone on the midline of the abdomen.

Using DI GISE, FENNEL or LEMON essential oil on these three Marma points will support your body in maintaining an alkaline state.



Yes.  One excellent oil whose taste I truly enjoy is OCOTEA. Taking a few drops of it under the tongue a few times a day not only helps the body maintain alkalinity, but is also a big support for stable blood sugar levels.

Another product that works wonders is DETOXZYME: taking 3-5 capsules after each meal is another big support.

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Obviously, NINGXIA RED is of great benefit, especially if you take 2 sachets a day. This addresses the issue in a comprehensive way, as it is a great boost for the whole immune system, which is responsible for neutralizing viruses and fungal growth within the body.

Maintaining the proper pH balance of your body is a lifetime commitment and in my view is the foundation of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Dear Rex,

I put the lemon oil on the three marma points now daily and have done so for one week and the same for my son. We do it once a day, only takes a minute.
What we both notice independently is that our digestive system is much more at ease, stools are passed more freely and my son also notices that he wants to drink more water.

Normally I chase him all day long saying ‘ please drink more water’ now this comes automatically! Great! My son is 8 years of age.

A.P, London

Electronic Smog And What To Take To Counteract It


During the seminars I lead,  I always learn new things. These seminars have been the “laboratory” where I have discovered many things, and they have been the main source of how my work and skills have developed over the decades. Many of the participants  in my recent Rome seminar in October 2012 are immersed in the electronic environment for at least 10 hours a day in connection with their work work (e.g. in an I.T. company for 5 days a week for at least the past 15 years). The experience of  leading this particular program opened my eyes more fully to the way electronic smog is impacting on our lives and the price we are paying for it.

One startling thing that I saw was  someone who had lost the nails on both big toes. Well actually I DIDN’T see it, as she was too embarrassed to take her socks off  in the class. She has worked in an I.T. company for many years and is in this environment 10 hours a day, five days a week.  Then there was a young man: late twenties or early thirties, who had not had a restful night’s sleep for more than 5 years. He wakes at least 2-3 times a night, and  tends to suffer a few nightmares every month. These were many other examples on the program of people caught in this toxicity, with no remedial approach and at times no awareness as to what was happening around them, who just accepted it as “this is how my life is”, not realizing that electronic smog toxicity was the primary cause.

My deep gratitude to the many participants who took part in this program: it  contributed to my deepening understanding of the many ways that electronic smog toxicity is affecting us. THANK YOU!

 What are the core organs that are affected by electronic smog?

Well, we have the kidneys and adrenal glands, as sleeping disorders go hand-in-hand with electronic pollution. We also know that states of exhaustion are very prevalent for affected people, and at the core of this is adrenal exhaustion. In addition, we have to realize that with all the devices that we stick in our ears, and our engagement with this continual electronic listening, that hearing is connected in the Oriental model with kidney function. I am not sure if people are truly listening, but that’s another story.

The next organ that is involved and affected with electronic smog is the liver. This is the body’s chemical laboratory. We know that  emissions from electronic devices are impacting  the cellular system, and this in turn of course impacts the blood. The liver is constantly processing the blood, and this extra stress creates a build-up of toxicity in the liver.

This brings the impatience and irritability and short temper syndrome that is so common in big cities now. In a way, we can say this toxicity can leave us with what I call “the click away” syndrome. Everything needs to just be a click away, and if it is not then emotional outbursts easily occur. We also observe with the liver toxicity a tendency for problems with the nails, eyes and joints.  Along with this goes grinding the teeth and on-going headaches, a sign of imbalance in the sister organ of the liver, the gall bladder. Another pattern that fits into this is  tension and shaking of the legs. We often see many “drummers” on public transport seats; bouncing their heels constantly as if they are some musician in a band. Yet, just sitting in their seat often texting away or with something plugged into their ears.

Of course the obvious thing that I have not mentioned as yet is compromised immunity:  it is very common for people with electronic smog toxicity to suffer from frequent colds, sore throats and fevers.

Sounds familiar?

What else can we observe? Well, there’s also  the Spleen. In my view, this imbalance arises from the long hours of sitting on our butts in front of our computers. Of course, if we add lots of sweets and sugary items to our diet as we sit there, then the imbalance moves into the cellular system and starts the debilitation of  spleen function at a nutritional level. The detrimental impact of these long periods of sitting can easily be changed by skin brushing a few times a day, along with bouncing on a trampoline or small rebounder. This shifts that sluggishness from the lymph system, which is linked to the spleen.

Then we have something that is more ominous than all of the above: depression. Oftentimes, this is lurking below the surface, and the natural responses of being pro-active with life have come to a halt. The sufferer becomes totally caught in habitual patterns and addictive responses, the ability of shifting to new possibilities has gone, and the empty wish for things to be different pervades the awareness. In effect, the human being has become an automaton. Depression and its impact is the experience that reminds people of their humanity, and this can be the stimulus for many people to realize that something really has to change in their lives. Sad as it may sound, this situation is now very prevalent in our society.

What nutrients to take?

In the case of the kidneys, we most certainly have to look at the quality of sleep, as this activity ( or more accurately this lack of activity) is extremely beneficial for the functioning of the kidneys. This means having your bedroom be a place WHERE YOU SLEEP. Not a place where you watch TV or work on your computer and send text messages etc. It is tidy and comfortable for you with an overriding quality of  peace and quiet.

Mineral intake needs to be high, as the kidneys govern the functioning of the bones. If the mineral intake is low your kidneys then can’t facilitate this function smoothly and issues with bones and joints easily arise.

MEGA CAL is a good source of minerals. The contents of this product are as follows;

Calories: 6 per serving
Total Carbohydrates: 2 grams per serving
Vitamin C: 25 mg per serving
Calcium (as lactate, glycerophosphate, carbonate and ascorbate): 205 mg per serving
Magnesium (as citrate, sulfate and carbonate): 187 mg per serving
Zinc (as zinc gluconate): 326 mcg per serving
Manganese (as sulfate): 320 mcg per serving

An Essential oil that I have found makes a big difference to Kidney function is Balsam Fir.

It brings a deep endurance to our energy levels. Interestingly, this Young Living Essential Oil restores DNA functioning.


This is an oil blend in capsules that supports the functioning of the immune system, and this helps the liver function.

One of my favourite oil blends is BREATHE AGAIN. It comes as a roll on. The experiences I have had using BREATHE AGAIN with clients can only be viewed as magical. This blend has a strong influence on the respiratory system. If we rub the roll on along the radius bone back and forth from the wrist joint to about 3 finger widths along the arm on both arms, things change. I have found doing this enhances energy flow in the body. It is worthwhile to remember that from the Oriental model of the 5 elements, the metal element deals with the lungs and large intestine and they have a controlling influence on the liver and gall bladder. Sitting at the computer is the job  many people have to do daily, and among other things this impacts the eyes and the cellular system.  The situation will be helped when we rub Breathe Again along the arm as indicated. This is a neat tip to lift your energy when sitting in front of a computer.

Then there is NINGXIA RED. This is a must for taking your cells and organs out of the toxic impact of electronic devices.

Here are some highlights about NINGXIA RED

Benefits of the New NingXia Red Power Juice

The ORAC score measures a biological compound’s ability to neutralize the dangerous superoxide free radical by increasing levels of superoxide dismutase.  Superoxide is the most destructive free radical in the body.  Elevated superoxide has been linked to cancer, asthma, heart disease and other serious conditions.

Due to nutrient depletion of the soil, our food is now deficient in vital elements by as much as 50% from what it used to be  40 years ago. This has led to deficiencies in our bodies. It is more vital than ever to start including the right nourishment in our diets. Ningxia Red is the simplest and surest way to protect and replenish our bodies in a way that nothing else can. New clinical lab results show that Ningxia Red is the most powerful natural antioxidant juice in the world!

Called “goji” by native Chinese, wolfberries have a long tradition in folk medicine. Ancient Chinese medical texts extolled wolfberries for strengthening the eyes, liver, and kidneys as well as fortifying the “qi” (chi) or life force. An early medical work by Shen Nung Ben Tsao (475-221 B.C.), noted the wolfberry’s benefits as ranging from replenishing vital essences to strengthening and restoring major organs. The physician’s handbook, Ben Cao Gang Mu, written during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) reported, “taking in Chinese wolfberry regularly may regulate the flow of vital energy and strengthen the physique, which can lead to longevity.”

Those are my key nutritional supplements for neutralizing electronic smog. Enjoy!


Erasing Electronic Smog


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What are your choices?

This is something that has been at the very centre of my work as a body therapist and mentor for the last six years. During this time, I have seen deeper levels of exhaustion with clients than at any time during the past three decades.

When I began to delve more deeply into the possible causes of such levels of exhaustion, emotional confusion, sleep problems, painful neck and shoulders and other similar issues with my clients, the conclusion has invariably been that their exposure to electromagnetic fields in the form of wifi networks, computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices is a root cause. And it’s incredibly consistent: this has been the conclusion in about 95% of cases.

However, until we began to do this “detective work”, most clients were totally unaware about the havoc and disruption that electronic smog was creating in their lives.

There are numerous ways to handle this toxicity. In this article, I am focusing on how best to use the Spirit of the plants and trees, the “secret ingredient”  at the heart of Young Living Essential Oil products.

In addition, please bear in mind that changing one’s lifestyle is at the core of neutralizing the influence of electronic smog in one’s life.

I have seen a vast array of products coming on the market, all claiming to neutralize electronic smog. In most cases, the approach is a “FIX IT” approach, i.e. using another technology to clear the smog, without realizing that it is precisely this over-dependency on technology which is at the core of the problem: it is our addiction to our electronic gadgets that is creating the problem in the first place.

Connecting with the natural elements (the earth, air, water, fire and the sky above us) makes such a difference in our lives, and immediately creates a shift in our nervous systems. Surrendering to the elements brings a healing, restorative energy into our lives. The keyword is “surrendering”. Many people can’t even take a bath without having their mobile phone within easy reach in case somebody calls, so they don’t MISS OUT on anything…

What such people fail to realize is that they are cutting themselves off from one of the most basic and critical relationships they have, the relationship to the elements all around them.

This primal relationship is often no longer valued, as people turn away from their connection to nature in favor of “keeping in touch” with their friends, and experiencing “life” in an “instant” mode. Everything is now just a click away, and if that somehow fails to deliver, then impatience and frustration can take over our lives.


All of them.

This is really no exaggeration. If you select any of the oils, and connect with it intimately, as another Being who you have invited into your Space, and then allow yourself to surrender to the charm of this Being as you get to know its essence through inhaling the aroma from the bottle you hold in your hand, then truly, ANY of the oils will start dissolving the toxicity of electronic smog that is disturbing your life.

I expect most of you have heard about quantum field theory, a component of modern particle physics. Because therapeutic-grade essential oils function on a vibrational level, it is possible to take advantage of certain characteristics of the quantum field, where the intention of the operator is shown to have a profound impact on the state of the field. Through careful focus of intention, you can help to create a deeper connection with the oils, which will amplify the results exponentially.

Of course our minds have the need, based on our education and conditioning, to want to know which oils truly hit the nail on the head.

It’s not my opinion that we need to be hitting ANY nails, but some products do carry a greater capacity for dissolving electronic smog than others.


Historically, fennel has been used for kidney complaints, lung infections, staving off hunger pains, earaches, and eye problems, insect bites and for the female reproductive system.

In the Young Living “Reference Guide for Essential Oils”, it states that Fennel’s aromatic influence stimulates sympathetic nervous system activity, purifies the body and supports courage.

Medical Properties:  Anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, estrogen-like, digestive aid, anti-parasitic (worms), antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, increases metabolism.


This oil has a deep influence on the endocrine system, especially the adrenal glands, as well as the nervous system.

Balsam Fir

This oil rejuvenates body and mind, and brings an enduring energy to the kidneys and adrenal glands. It restores DNA.


This oil is known as  “The Chiropractor In A Bottle”, and restores harmony to the musculoskeletal system and the body’s Chi energy.


Strengthen the senses and vital centers of the body, supporting metabolism. It is helpful for supporting the respiratory, reproductive, nervous, and other body systems.  Sage may help in coping with despair and mental fatigue. It is used traditionally in Europe for the skin, and to cleanse and purify the home from negative influences.


This oil is from Biblical times, and repairs the DNA in a similar way to Balsam Fir.


Taking the oils internally and using them on Marma points are the best options for erasing toxicity from electronic smog.

Fennel, nutmeg and sage are best avoided during pregnancy. Balsam fir, Valor and Frankincense are fine to use during pregnancy.


face and eyes marma

These are specific locations on the skin discovered more than 8,000 years ago by Vedic sages. 

They are areas of consciousness on the skin surface that link to the body’s subtle energy fields, thus influencing internal organ function and our emotional state.

In my book “Spa Massage for Shoulders, Neck and Face”, there are charts that identify the locations of these Marma points in the areas of shoulders, neck and face. I also explain which points influence what functions in the body and the mind.

See my website http://www.rexlassalle.com

for more information about this book.

Before we look at which points and protocols to use, it’s good to have a sense of what is actually happening to people who are saturated with electronic smog.

Emotionally, there are high levels of anxiety present, which they cover up by always being busy. This is very easy to identify, as there is a need to always be SOMEWHERE ELSE other than where they are. “Here and Now” creates a major allergic response for these individuals.

When “Here and Now” do become present for these people, there are a number of possible scenarios that can unfold:

1.            A feeling of deep exhaustion and tiredness, this is often masked by tapping their feet or hands with great nervousness in their movements.

2.            Becoming irritable with the slightest experience that is outside of what they wish to be happening in that moment.

3.            Impatient about things not being how they want them to be, or what they expect.

4.            A sense of entitlement, independent of the needs of those around them.

5.            An inability to truly listen to what is being said to them, as the actual sound of a human voice in front of them,

with a  real human being behind it, is not something that often occurs.

I think from the picture I have painted you can begin to understand how disturbing the whole experience of electronic smog saturation is on the human psyche. Sadly, this is now the norm for people living in major urban centres.

On a physical level, there is tension in the jaws, around the eyes and in the hands and forearms. The solar plexus is extremely tight, which can cause discomfort in the digestive system, with various symptoms.

As I mentioned at the start of this article, people suffering from electronic smog saturation often experience numerous issues connected with sleep, especially if the cell phone is used as an alarm clock.

Waking refreshed in the morning has gone out of fashion long ago for these individuals. Their necks and shoulders feel as if a slate quarry has been relocated there.


Valor is an excellent oil to begin the process of unravelling this energy. Please remember that this is not an instant fix: we are dealing with our biological systems, and not something where we enter a password and

Bingo! we have got where we want to be with no effort. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful way to begin the process of returning home to yourself.

Put 3 drops of Valor into the palm of your right hand, and then rub it into the sole of your left foot. Now, put 3 drops in your left hand, and rub it into the sole of your right foot.

Rub the palms of your hands together and inhale the fragrance SLOWLY, imagining your breath descending to the soles of your feet. Hold your breath for a count of 4, and then slowly breathe out. Do this 3 times.



1.    Shake the bottle very well and then roll it between the palms for a few moments.

2.    Slowly open the bottle and  take a deep breath of the oil.

3.    Feel your feet fully connected to the earth.

4.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place the finger on the marma point Jatru.

This is the point that lies centrally on the sternum,  slightly  below the suprasternal notch.

As you hold your finger on the point, slowly turn your head left and and then back to centre 3 times in a slow smooth motion, keeping your eyes open, while maintaining a feeling of gentleness.

Then slowly repeat the exercise to the right side.

5.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger, then the left middle finger and then place it on the marma point  Aksasha , which is located on the outside of both sides of the sternocleidomastoid muscle where it meets the clavicle. Hold your middle fingers down on these points with a gentle pressure and slowly turn your head to the left and then to the right about 7 to 9 times.

6    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Hanu, which is on the middle line directly below the lower lip, in a little valley.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

6.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Oshtha, which is directly under the nose.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

7.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Ajna, also known as the thirdeye, in the centre of the forehead, a little above the line of the eyebrows.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

8.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Kapala.

This point lies centrally on the upper brow at the hairline. Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

I have highlighted the use of Frankincense, and you can use Balsam Fir in the same way and, if you are not pregnant, you can also use Nutmeg, Sage or Fennel in the same way with excellent results.

My suggestion is after doing this ritual to take a walk and get some “Sky Juice” for at least 20 minutes, away from all electronic devices.

Another way of using these oils is to have a hot bath with a cup of Epsom salts added to it along with one or more of the above oils, with the same guidelines if you are pregnant.

Obviously there are Young Living Nutritional Products that support the neutralizing of this condition. I will write more about this in my next article.

In the meantime, these are some of the ways to use Young Living Essential Oils to create a switch away from Electronic Smog toxicity in your system.

I will be sharing much more about these oils and other useful methods in my seminar in Rome on October 20th and 21st, organized by Polaris Shiatsu Institute in Italy.

Here is a link to the seminar:


Diabetes and Young Living Essential Oil Products


diabetesDiabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to elevated levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia).

Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes) is characterized by a lack of insulin production.

Type 1 diabetes is considered an auto-immune illness, and the medical community is still unclear about what causes it.  A predominant view among some commentators is that the causes are genetically related.

Personally, I am very wary about going along with the current trend of labeling illnesses as “genetically linked”: many of these health problems, very common during the past decade or so, were relatively infrequent 30 or 40 years ago. My view is that some of the factors contributing to the rise in prevalence of type 1 diabetes include lifestyle changes and changes in levels of physical activity for modern people compared to their parents and grandparents.

It is pretty obvious that the parents’ health at conception has a direct impact on the sperm of the father’s sperm and the mother’s ovum. Because of increasing levels of environmental toxicity during recent decades the human endocrine system has been heavily compromised, and we have seen a big impact on fertility levels during the past 20 years. The functioning of the pancreas, an integral part of the endocrine system, has also been affected, and this fact needs to be addressed when analyzing the exponential growth of type 1 diabetes in children and young people if we are truly serious about looking at causative factors, rather than the knee-jerk response of blaming genetics.

Type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes) is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin. It is often linked to excess body weight and physical inactivity.

Dietary habits along with lack of physical activity are the predominant causes of this type of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is hyperglycemia that is first recognized during pregnancy.  I believe that this type of diabetes has a similar development profile to type 1 diabetes.

The commonly held view is that once you get diabetes, you will need to take certain medications for the rest of your life to stabilize blood sugar levels, as it is not possible to restore the pancreas to its original condition.

I beg to differ. In fact I would go further and say that I have had the experience, while working as a health and nutritional consultant in Trinidad and Tobago, that many of my diabetic clients totally recovered the full functioning of their pancreas when following strict dietary guidelines. In numerous cases, this happened within 3 months.

There are also many case histories within Young Living where people suffering from diabetes also had a full recovery, with medication no longer required, after using certain products within the Young Living range.

One important note: when people are suffering from diabetes, certain behavioral characteristics begin to develop. This profile in extremely consistent, and needs to be taken into account when attempting to support diabetic people in the direction of health recovery.

1.            Lack of gratitude. There is always that feeling that whatever is being done, however good it is, is not sufficient. This response can occur in many circumstances and situations in their lives. Being understanding and compassionate is the skillful way to handle this, rather than taking it personally, even if it is addressed to you personally that you are not doing enough for the person.

2.            Laziness. The drive to do things is generally not present. Having said that, if the diabetic person can be motivated to be physically active on a regular basis, this will aid their recovery and support personality responses that are less driven from their disturbing emotional patterns.

3.            Mid mornings tend to be a low energy time for diabetics, as well as the period following a meal. It is most helpful for them to pace themselves so as not to feel frustrated by depleted energy levels at these times.

4.            Stubbornness. There is often a response of holding very fixed views about many things, even in the face of evidence to the contrary. Again, patience is needed in handling these mental and emotional responses, as it is often present in such cases.

What makes a difference?

I have observed over the years two specific activities that have a big impact on the behavioral responses of diabetics.

One is doing voluntary work for a group or a person suffering from some disability. This should be done on a regular basis, at least once a fortnight. This will create a major shift in outlook and attitude in dealing with the diabetic person’s blood sugar imbalances, and the way in which it impacts on their mental and emotional state.

The other is doing daily exercise which has a cardiovascular impact. Keeping the exercise period to between 15-30 minutes seems to work best for most people.

What Oils and Young Living Products make a difference?

Ocotea is a must. This South American oil is profoundly effective in supporting the pancreas to maintain stable blood sugar levels. It is wonderful to have some drops of Ocotea in boiled water which is poured back and forth a few times from one cup to another and then sipped before a meal. One can also put some drops of Ocotea into a capsule and take it 5-10 minutes before a meal.

Then there is Ningxia Red. This product has been shown to have an enormously beneficial impact on the functioning of the pancreas, supporting vision and enhancing the functioning of the liver. Ningxia Red is of the best food supplements for neutralizing free radical activity in the body. Those of you who are looking for an anti-aging elixir, this is it. It contains 18 amino acids along with 21 trace minerals.

omega blueOmega Blue is a clinically proven dose of omega-3 (EPA, DHA) fats. Critical for heart, eye, brain, and joint health, Young Living’s® Omega Blue™ pure fish oil is free of heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins, and offers the benefits of Young Living’s Omega Enhance™essential oil blend to ensure freshness and stability. Omega Enhance combines  blue chamomile and myrrh oils to support a healthy inflammatory response, lemongrass oil to provide cardiovascular protection and support healthy cholesterol levels, and clove and myrrh for added antioxidant support.

Taking 1 capsule twice per day after meals can be very supportive.

endoflexVegetarians can add Endoflex essential oil blend to their dietary routine and take it internally with Ocotea before meals in hot water or in capsules.

You can also take a few drops of DiGize essential oil blend after a meal: add the drops to a cup of boiled water and sip slowly.  digize

This will do wonders for your digestive system. Remember that in the Oriental model, the pancreas is linked with the stomach and the spleen as the organs connected to the element of Earth. When you take things that support the functioning of the stomach, this in turns supports the function of the pancreas.

“No Time”, or is it “No Self-Esteem”?



We all hear it these days, especially those of us who live in big cities. When asked about anything outside of our routine, our mantra is “I have no time to do that”.

Let me acknowledge that I have used this mantra repeatedly, until recently it hit me between the eyes. “Rex, are you listening to what is being asked, or are you on autopilot to reply that way to anything that is not part of your daily routine?”

I realized that when I make an automatic response, I become part of and get caught up in the digital response to life where SELF is not present. You are just a function, a code, a number,  a set of passwords, and now “I have no time to do that” has become one of your passwords.

Do stop and reflect on this, as it was a big “AHA!” moment for me when I realized it. Let’s look at this from another viewpoint. Let’s talk about it from  honouring yourself, acknowledging your worth and your connection to life, your connection to living. Truly coming from the essence of who you are, and not just about what you can purchase to announce your presence to the world: not from identifying yourself through your consumer purchases, nor expressing your “care” for others through spending sprees and lavish gifts.People will get no sense of YOU, because you will be so lost in the digital frenzy that you never know who or where you are, as you are never fully present. You are so into texting, iPhoning or being wired up to the ears that “being aware” or “present” to where you are and what you are experiencing has been a “delete” experience for a long, long time. You have now become  a part of the Digital Wheel, and “no time for that” arises from being unable to step off that Digital Wheel. “Wired” is where you’re at, and “Self-Esteem” is some word from the Dinosaur Days, and you are well past “then” and plugged in to the “Here and Now”.


But ARE YOU? My sense is that you have no idea where here and now is, as you are always somewhere else. So honouring your Essence is not on your “To Do” list, as you don’t know anything about the “Being” list.

Young Living Essential Oils have the capacity to connect you to your ESSENCE, and its relationship with three dimensions that we all share.


First Dimension: SULPHUR

The quality of these Essential Oils allows us to connect to the dimension of the Divine. Many of these oils were used in Biblical times to connect with heavenly realms.

The Native Americans used essential oils in their ceremonies for calling on the spirits and the ancestors and Hindus use them for the same purpose, as do many other religious and spiritual traditions.

In Alchemy, the realm of the Divine is known as the dimension of Sulphur.


Second Dimension: MERCURY

When our connection to this dimension is in harmony, it allows us to have good concentration and focus in what we choose to DO in life,  without compromising our capacity to simply BE.

In Alchemy, this dimension is known as Mercury. Modern life in big cities has become ONLY about this dimension as if our lives consisted of nothing else. Even when we become aware of other experiences and phenomena, we are only able to see them through this “doing and accomplishing” mind-set. This state of affairs can leave us disconnected, burnt out and with a highly addictive response to life.


Third Dimension: SALT

There are many oils that repair our bodies on a cellular level: some even repair the DNA. In Alchemy, the dimension that is involved here is known as Salt.

Young Living Essential oils are the only products I know of that embrace those three dimensions, other than  Tibetan Alchemical Pills, Vedic Alchemical formulas or formulations based on the principles of the sixteenth century Swiss alchemist Paracelsus.


Honouring these three dimensions is at the core your self-esteem.

Do you have time to honour your self-esteem, and time to enjoy the experience of connecting with Young Living Essential Oils?

It is a very simple journey, one that will shower you with blessings as you explore and discover your essence.


Watch this space for more information about these issues!

Have You Cleaned Your Temple?



When I say “your temple” in this context, I mean “your body”.

In my opinion, until you have cleaned you body of long-standing stagnation and waste matter, often accumulated through years of unhealthy eating, then your experience with Young Living Essential Oils will be sabotaged.

I must apologize for taking so long to share this with you: it’s something that has been a daily part of my own life for so long  that I must have taken it as read. It wasn’t until I attended the Young Living Grand Convention in Salt Lake City in June that I had a kind of “Eureka!” moment with this, and realized that maybe not everyone is “on board” with this information, hence my sharing it with you today.

You may have noticed that the word I am using for your body in this post, “a temple”, has spiritual overtones. Young Living Oils carry a very potent spiritual charge. This is something I have experienced on numerous occasions when working with Young Living products, so it is appropriate that you perceive your body as a temple that needs to be cleansed in order to facilitate a transformative experience with the oils.

Where do I start this journey?   You start it with Comfortone

Comfortone is a product that helps  eliminate parasites from your body, as well as breaking up encrustations along the colon wall and relaxing intestinal spasms.

Here are some of the contents of Comfortone –

Licorice, psyllium, apple pectin, bentonite, fennel, garlic, barberry, german chamomile, echinacea, ginger, rosebud extract, cascara sagrada, burdock, cayenne pepper and essential oils of Rosemary, German Chamomile, Tarragon, Peppermint, Ginger, Anise, Mugwort, Tangerine and Fennel. It also contains diatomaceous earth, which is an excellent cleansing agent as it absorbs mercury, E-coli viruses, pesticide residue and undigested protein.

You can start with one capsule first thing in the morning and then take two capsules just before bedtime.

Later on, you can slowly increase your intake to a point where you could be taking two capsules in the morning and three in the evening. Of course, you have to be aware of what works for you personally, rather than having your bowel movements becoming very loose stools. This is not the aim.

The second product is Ningxia Red Juice

This is the highest-value antioxidant liquid dietary supplement from whole food sources. It is rich in ellagic acid, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals.

This juice contains the following things: blueberry juice, raspberry juice, pomegranate, apricot juice, organic blue agave nectar and essential oils of Orange and Lemon along with potassium sorbet and sodden sorbet as preservatives.

Some people notice that they experience a fair bit of gas when they begin using Ningxia Red. If this happens to you, do continue using the product, as the discomfort is only temporary. I am well aware that some of you have excellent and conscientious diets, and would be very surprised if the same thing happened to you.

Do remember that it is not only food and beverages that can have an impact on the health, but also our emotions and mental states can sometimes contribute to a build of toxins in the liver and blood. Ningxia Red supports this deep level of cleansing.

It is best to take an ounce of Ningxia Red one hour before breakfast or dinner. Starting with  one bottle of Ningxia Red will give you one ounce of juice a day for a month. Of course, you can be generous with yourself and get 2 bottles if you wish: the choice is yours.

The third product is the Everyday Oils Kit


This is a kit containing 7 essential oils – Lavender, Lemon, Thieves, Purification, Peppermint, Frankincense and Valor.

How best to start using them?

To support sleep

This is where we surrender to the Universe and get recharged. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many people today. When this surrender to the Universe, or the Divine, is fully present in your life, and your waking moments are filled with vibrancy and aliveness, then you know that your Temple is receiving the Spirit.

2-3 Drops of Lavender dropped onto your navel a few minutes before bedtime supports this experience.

To support waking up

After rising, gently scrape your tongue with a spoon or a special tongue scraper tool, and sip a glass of plain water at room temperature. Now, it’s time for a cup of boiled water containing 2-3 drops of essential oil of Lemon. Pour this cup of hot water with the added lemon into another cup, back and forth, until it is cooled, then sip slowly. This is an excellent way to start your day, and allow the high monoterpene levels of the Lemon essential oil align your DNA to the energy of the cosmos.

After meals

You can put a drop of Peppermint oil into a cup of boiled hot water and do the same back-and-forth process.

Peppermint oil will support your digestive system in a smooth and easy way.

Purification essential oil

When taking a bath, put 3-5 drops in the bath and allow your body to soak, purifying your energy fields and chakras.

Frankincense essential oil

When you truly want to concentrate and harmonize your being with the macrocosm, the Universe that surrounds you, take a few minutes where you sense your feet and hands and head while slowly breathing in the Frankincense fragrance. You can put a drop or two on your tongue to deepen the experience.

Valor essential oil

Your chiropractor-in-a-bottle, ideal for those moments when you feel your body disconnected from what is happening around you. Put some on your wrists and rub them together, then inhale the fragrance, right down to the soles of your feet. Also, put some Valor on your middle finger and rub it on to the base of your skull.

Of course, if it is convenient for you to rub some drops on the soles of your feet, that would ground you with a sense of core integration.

These are your guidelines for a New Beginning, where your Temple has been cleaned to receive the Spirit of the oils.


What does it cost?

NingXia Red 1 litre                 39.75 PV        35,00€
Comfortone  150 capsules     31.75 PV        28,25€
Everyday Oils Kit                     115 PV            96,75€
TOTAL:                                       186.50 PV        160,00€  (exclusive of  tax and p & p)

Your Special Moments


(The specific chemical information about the Essential Oils are taken from Dr David Stewart’s book the “The Chemistry of Essential Oils”. I am deeply indebted to him for this information.)

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What are your special moments?

They are the first 30 minutes when you wake up in the morning and the 30 minutes before you go to sleep at night. This is when the Alpha brain wave patterns are most prevalent in your brain. Alpha brain waves facilitate heightened levels of consciousness: these brain wave patterns allow us to be more intuitive, they support the healing process in the body, and they easily connect with clear intentions and bring a laser beam focus to them.

Incidentally, those who are taking sleeping tablets do not have access to the Alpha brain wave frequencies at this time, as the purpose of the sleeping tablets is to take the person straight from the Beta brain wave patterns of everyday reality to the Delta brain wave patterns of sleep. The sleeping tablets are like an elevator that takes you straight to Delta, with no stops at Alpha or Theta brain wave frequencies along the way. When the person wakes from a sleeping tablet sleep they come from that “zombie” land to the Beta brain wave pattern with no time in between at Theta and Alpha. It is best to address this toxicity in the system by engaging in a Detox program. If there is interest in this among readers of this blog, I can tell you how to achieve this in future posts.

Many of you know, from doing the Feelings Kit Ritual, that using the oils as you wake up in the morning and last thing before going to bed at night creates a quantum shift in your experience.

In a way, experiences are triggered beyond what you would normally expect from your efforts.

These 30 minute windows in the morning and evening are Your Special Moments.

To get the most from your Young Living Essential Oils, I suggest you use them during these periods  for the most profound effect.

What Oils to Use?

This depends on your Intention, what you want to accomplish or achieve in your life. Another way of talking about this is to ask yourself what your priorities in life are.

Let’s look at the basic chemistry of the essential oils so we get clarity with how the Young Living essential oil molecules can support us. Let’s get an insight as to which ones will better help us to get where we want to go.

In his book “The Chemistry of Essential Oils”, Dr David Stewart  states that in one’s individual search for God, there are 3 stages along the way:

The PURGATIVE Stage, where one is cleansed in preparation for a spiritual endeavor. This stage relates to the action of the phenols which cleanse our receptor sites and prepares us for the release of our emotional and spiritual blockages.

The ILLUMINATIVE Stage, where the darkness is cleared from our consciousness. This relates to the function of the sesquiterpenes that erase erroneous data from the cells and eradicate the dark emotions and spiritual deficiencies that block our vision of God and our capability of manifesting his gifts.

The UNITIVE Stage, where we are ready and able to unite and commute directly with God as well as with his saints, angels and other divine beings. This relates to the function of the monoterpenes that assist in re-establishing our core connection with the Divine.


These are one of the most fundamental classes of plant compounds. They contain 2 isoprene units  per molecule and are found in every essential oil. (Isoprenes are a common structural motif in biological systems). Some oils such as patchouli have only 1% monoterpenes,  while others like grapefruit are as high as 93%.

“Monoterpenes are responsible for many benefits. They are the balancing components of an essential oil; the organizers and the peacemakers. They are like mothers; they are coordinators, quenchers, unifiers and organizers – providing balance and coherence to the hundreds of participants in an essential oil.” In a way their personality is one of humility.

“Oils high in monoterpenes restore or awaken the correct information in the cells memory (DNA)”

Oils high in monoterpenes include the following:

Grapefruit 93%

Orange 90%

Tangerine 90%

Balsam Fir 83%

Lemon 80%

Frankincense 78%

Cypress 76%

Elemi 72%


These delete erroneous information from cellular memory. They are defined by each molecule having a unit of 15 carbon atoms and 24 hydrogen atoms. Sesquiterpene molecules are heavier and larger than those of monoterpene oils and phenolic oils. They contain 3 isoprene units per molecule. They are viewed as “fixing” molecules, as they give more volatile oils a longer fragrance life and also a longer lasting effect therapeutically.

Oils high in Sesquiterpenes are:

Cedarwood   95%

Pathchouli   85%

Sandalwood   83%

Ginger   77%

Myrrh   65%

Vetiver   59%

Ylang Ylang   48%

Melissa    27%


The Phenol molecule is a benzene ring: it is an oxygenated hydrocarbon, a form of alcohol. It is a very special compound with properties different from any other type of alcohol. When a phenol is mixed with water, it forms a weak acid. Phenolic oils cleanse cellular receptor sites. One has to use care and common sense when applying them, as some of them are very strong and can irritate the skin or create unpleasant sensations if applied neat, i.e. without some carrier oil involved in the process, especially around sensitive tissues of the mouth or face.

Phenolic oils are assertive and aggressive: they are warriors who will fight off invading microbes and parasites, while protecting and preserving the friendly flora of our bodies.

Oils that are high in phenols are:

Wintergreen   97%

Anise   90%

Clove   77%

Basil    76%

Fennel    72%

Oregano    70%

Thyme    50%

Peppermint    39%

How best to use this information to enhance Your Special Moments?


Job 12:8

Yes folks, this is not New Age babble from me, this is the guidance from a Holy Book, the Bible. Pay heed to this advice. Give yourself permission to be open to the wisdom that is present in the oils.

“Give me a practical hint Rex, where should I start?”

Well, if you have had a day with a lot of negativity and stress, why not try this? Depending on your time frame, you may want to look at phenolic oils like fennel or peppermint to clear your aura by putting one drop of either oil into the palm of your hand, rubbing your palms briskly and taking a deep breath of the fragrance. You might then want to pass your open palm through your aura from head to foot, about nine times. This will help to clear and open the cellular receptor sites.

You will need to follow this by using sandalwood or cedarwood. They are two obvious sesquiterpene oils that have a very calming effect on your nervous system, and will be very supportive in giving you a good night’s sleep whilst deleting erroneous information from your cellular memory.

Another scenario for those who are walking the path in their daily life (i.e. they have this constant strong connection with the Divine Realm – prayer and devotion to this dimension are an on-going way of life for them) then the use of a monoterpene oil before bedtime could prove supportive, and open them to other experiences of the Divine.

Balsam fir, frankincense and cypress is suggested, rather than any of the citrus oils, which for most people would create too stimulating an effect on the nervous system.

Basically,  those last 30 minutes before sleep are about creating calmness, and the sesquiterpene oils tend to do that best. Monoterpene oils can also be used, although phenols used by themselves before bedtime would not support sleep.

In the morning, during that first half hour, connecting with monoterpene oils would align you with your Essence. The citrus oils, as listed above, are magical with bringing this about. Put a few drops in a cup of boiled hot water, poured this liquid back and forth into another cup to activate the Ch’i, and then sip slowly as you enjoy the fragrance and the wonderful sense of well-being that arises.

Of course, if you awake from a night of great indulgences (the big dinner, the few too many drinks) then the phenols would be a good door to step through to your new day. Clove, basil, fennel or peppermint are a good menu from which to choose. Of course, thyme is also available, and thyme does give a big kick to the adrenals, although for some that might be a bit too intense on “the morning after” – obviously, to each his own.

Using this approach with the oils is like selecting “a key” for the day, and deciding which door to open. Later, you may wish to connect with and use other oils to accomplish your goals. Do remember: be cautious about using certain oils internally on an empty stomach.

I trust that this information gives you another “Oil Map”, and allows you to get where you would like to arrive.

Have fun, and enjoy!



Since living in London,  I have observed that most people no longer have any sense of Space. It seems as if life is now about closing off the space, jumping into the space, filling the space. “Got to be doing something” seems to be the urban mantra as I look around me.

To me this is very sad and doing my work as a body worker I observe the price that people are paying by operating this way with their lives. This attitude to space has created a lot of suffering in their bodies and minds. Interesting most people do not have the slightest idea that this is where a lot of their stresses are arising.

Should you wish to have a sense of Space then inherently we are looking at cultivating our levels of Awareness. When awareness is available and fully present a vast menu of choices and possibilities arise.

It allows you to be in charge rather than be in control. Control inherently has the response of Controlling the Space which is the antithesis of Space. The mechanism that facilitates Space is allowing and then being present to what is arising or has arisen.

You  who are reading this have a magic wand in your hand with the Young Living Essential Oils. The essence of these oils is its fragrance, connect with these fragrances – Smell them.

Yes, use your nose but use it with precision as you observe and sense what you experience as you smell.

“Rex, what do you mean by this?”

Well, what I mean is that you have 2 nostrils and most of us use them simultaneously. What I am suggesting is that you start with one nostril and take 3 well-spaced out sniffs. Take at least 30 seconds between each sniff.

By the way I find it best to start with the left nostril, this tends to have a bigger impact on the right hemisphere of the brain. As you well know the right hemisphere has more to do with Space and the creative process and one’s intuition. In a way you are opening the door to bigger levels of awareness when you start with the left nostril.

As you do this, sense what is happening with your body. Be aware of your feet, what is happening with your knees, how your hips feel etc.

This is best done when you are sitting down with your feet flat on the ground and  YOU ARE SEEKING TO CREATE SOME SPACE IN YOUR LIFE.

Following this ritual, this will occur.

Do not attempt to fix anything with your body though smelling the fragrance may make you aware of things being in some state of imbalance or tension. Just let it be.

Then turn your attention to taking smells from your right nostril and observe what arises for you when you do this.

As you have observed I have not highlighted any oils up till now. The truth is that some oils will have a more stimulating effect some will be more calming with many subtle nuances in between these 2 qualities.

I will come to that with some suggestions shortly. In a way you can approach it from an attitude of fun and which oil you really would like to smell right now when you are doing it. I feel this is more important than the scientific explanation about the oils for this particular ritual.

After you have had 3 smells of the oil with both nostrils, hold the bottle of YL Essential oil at the level of your mouth directly below the centre line of your nostrils, close your eyes and take a gentle deep breath with both nostrils. As you do this feel the fragrance creating some Space in the centre of your heart, opening the space of your heart to the Space of life and linger in this awareness for a minute or two as you gently breathe out.

You are ready to continue your day with new levels of awareness where Space is now a major companion and friend to your experiences. I think you will be surprised at the magic that is available when you cultivate and embrace Space in your life.

Here are some YL Oils that you may find of great benefit in this ritual.

Aroma Life



Peace and Calming


Citrus Fresh

Of course as I mentioned earlier whatever YL oil that you like and have a need or a feeling to smell – just go there. It will open more space in your life and connect you with an element that has been our constant companion since our birth. Don’t you think it is time you make friends with it and cultivate it in your life?

Have You Read About This?


You mean you didn’t know?!

Well, it’s time you DID know…

During the last 3 weeks, I have read some truly horrendous stories about diseases, and the inability of governments, global health organizations, hospitals and university laboratories to control them.

This is being openly acknowledged now.

The first one was from the director of the World Health Organization at a conference in Denmark when she said,

“Every antibiotic ever developed was at risk of becoming useless. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units. For patients infected with some drug-resistant pathogens, mortality has been shown to increase by around 50 per cent.”

Margaret Chan, Director General of the W.H.O., Copenhagen, Denmark  March 14th 2012.

I read it here:


Then on March 25th I saw this headline:

Drug-resistant strains of TB are out of control, warn health experts

World Health Organization leads calls for urgent action as inadequate treatment allows disease to build up new resistance.

The fight against new, antibiotic-resistant strains of tuberculosis has already been lost in some parts of the world, according to a senior World Health Organization expert.

Figures show a 5% rise in the number of new cases of the highly infectious disease in the UK.

I read it here:


And if that wasn’t enough, I then saw this on April 5th:

Malaria: global battle to contain disease set back as powerful drugs lose potency

Anti-malarial tactics, like bed nets, have helped stem epidemics, but now therapies sold over the counter and substandard pills threaten  success.

The global fight against malaria is being threatened by growing resistance to powerful new drugs which have become one of the most important weapons in the battle.

Experts say that the medical effects of artemisinin-based compounds, being used to treat people around the Burma/Thailand border, are weakening.

Where there were once apparently miraculous recoveries of children treated with artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) now the treatments take longer to be effective.

Doctors envisage a time when, if nothing is done, the drugs will cease to work at all.

I read it here:


You may think that I am writing some horror movie script, but folks: this is what is happening in the world today.


To answer this question, we might want to look back to what historian Barbara Tuchman calls “the calamitous fourteenth century”, when The Black Death, one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, killed between 30% and 60% of the population of medieval Europe, and reduced the global population from about 450 million to about 350 million during the century.  The Black Death reached it’s peak between 1348 and 1350, and such was its impact that it took Europe 150 years to recover.  Although there have been a number of competing theories as to the etiology of The Black Death over the years, the most recent DNA analysis of plague victims proves beyond doubt that the pathogen involved was a bacterium, yersinia pestis.

plague deathsLess well known are the “Four Thieves” who did a thriving business during this period. Here is their story:

In France, an interesting aromatic legend developed around a horrid sounding witch’s brew known as “Marseilles Vinegar” or “Four Thieves Vinegar.” A variety of recipes were in existence. One recalled by The Scientific American in 1910 included things like dried rosemary tops, dried sage flowers, fresh rue, camphor, “spirit,” garlic cloves and vinegar which was to be taken internally for 7 or 8 days “with occasional agitation.”

It was said that this “medicated vinegar was invented by four thieves of Marseilles who successfully employed it as a prophylactic during a visitation of pestilence”.

Simply put, the protective powers of this mixture  enabled these gentlemen to pass freely into the homes  of the dead and dying during the height of The Black Death, and rob them.

YOU, TOO  have the opportunity to get hold of this formula in an easy-to-use bottle called Thieves essential oil blend, the Young Living version of this infamous recipe that worked five centuries ago, and is still working today.

And right here is evidence…. The proprietary Thieves oil blend was created with this 14th century legend in mind, and studies conducted at Weber State University in 1997 showed Thieves essential oil to have a 99.96% cidal efficiency against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed into an enclosed area, and Thieves oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time.

After only 10 minutes of exposure, there was a reduction of:

82% in Micrococcus luteus

96% in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

44% in Staphylococcus aureus


The most important thing is to get a diffuser, as diffusing Thieves will help control bacteria and virus levels in your home.

home diffuser

Please do not hear this as some kind of paranoid statement. At times we all get, colds, flus, fevers etc., and diffusing  Thieves in the home or work environment is going to make a big difference in recovery time from these health challenges. Also, if you have kids, you most certainly want to be doing this when the kids are playing in the home.

Taking Thieves internally (a few drops a day) in some boiled hot water is a great boost for the immune system. Inner Defense is a YL supplement based on the Thieves  formula, and offers further immune support.

Many people suffer from skin allergies and often this can be attributed from the soap powder that is used in washing clothes. Add a teaspoon or two of Thieves Household Cleaner to your laundry, and the problem should be solved. In addition, it gives a refreshing fragrance to your clothes.


Mosquito repellent

6 drops each of: Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata and Lemongrass essential oils

100 drops of water, preferably distilled

Mix everything together and use topically on exposed skin.

AN EASY WAY TO DO THIS:  fill a cleaned and empty 5ml Young Living essential oil bottle to the top with the water you intend to use for the repellant. This will be a fraction over 100 drops of water. Transfer this to a cleaned and empty 15 ml  essential oil bottle, and add the 6 drops of each of  the four oils.

If bitten by a mosquito: take Lemon essential oil and Thyme essential oil internally.

Tuberculosis treatment

R.C. Essential oil blend  in a diffuser, topically to the chest and lung reflex points and internally.


Our hands contact endless  bacteria and viruses every day. Thieves Foaming Hand Soap is a good remedy for this, as is the Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier. This latter is a must for those of you who are body therapists. Place a drop or two on the palms after a treatment and rub vigorously. Lifts your energy immediately, plus your hands are ready to meet your next client.

thieves range

Keep a bottle of Thieves essential oil in your handbag or pocket. Anytime your energy feels “dented”, shake the bottle and take a good sniff of Thieves.

Be fully present when you do this, have your awareness in the soles of your feet as you inhale.

I look forward to hearing your stories about using Thieves products. In addition, why not navigate to the  “About” tab and download the Thieves Brochure in .pdf format?

Please reflect on this…


red crow


“Our DNA is made of the same DNA as the tree.

The tree breathes in what we exhale. 

We need what the tree exhales.

We have a common destiny with the tree.”

Floyd  “Red Crow” Westerman, Sioux Elder


Welcoming Young Living essential oils into your life is a powerful way

of celebrating this connection we all have with the Earth.

Copaiba Essential Oil


    Copaiba (pronounced Co-pa-ee-ba).  Botanical name: Copaifera Reticulata. Also known as: Copal.

The Brazilian variety was chosen because in gas chromatography tests it was found to have the highest levels of  beta caryophyllene (BCP), an important sesquiterpene.

As a result, Copaiba has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, and is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and increasing cerebral oxygenation, especially to the pineal and pituitary glands.

Copaiba has the highest BCP level of any essential oil, as a result of which its capacity to reduce inflammation is truly phenomenal.

Chronic inflammation has recently been linked to a whole range of modern diseases, from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, neurological disorders and a host of other problems.

In fact, Copaiba’s anti-inflammatory properties are twice as high as Wintergreen essential oil – an oil that many massage therapists will be acquainted with – and yet Copaiba is so gentle on the skin.


Nowadays many people are prescribed steroids to reduce inflammation. Steroids can do a lot of damage if used for prolonged periods of time.

Copaiba has greater anti-inflammatory capacity without the harmful side-effects of steroids.

Copaiba can help with many problems, including pain relief (anti-inflammatory), rheumatoid arthritis, urinary disorders, skin disorders, insect bites,

stomach distress (including ulcers and colitis) and sore throat.


I quote from Dr. David Stewart’s book “The Chemistry of Essential Oils” page 302

“There is an Illuminative Stage where the darkness is dispelled and cleared from our consciousness.

This is analogous to the function of the sesquiterpenes that erase erroneous data in our cells and eradicate the dark emotions and spiritual deficiencies that block our vision of God and our capability of manifesting his gifts.”


Put 2 drops in a capsule and take 3 times daily or as needed. Alternatively add 2-3 drops to a glass of boiling hot water once a day.

Pour this back and forth into another cup to bring more Chi into the water.

Copaiba is found in Deep Relief, Breathe Again and Stress Away Roll On blends.

It’s also included in the Young Living supplements Sulfurzyme and BLM because of its anti-inflammatory ability.

Inflammation is a key factor in the destruction of cartilage.

Both Sulfurzyme and BLM are useful supplements for people suffering from osteoarthritis.


  • Traditionally used by native South Americans as a tea to aid digestion.
  • It has similar properties to Helichrysum, Neroli and Melissa essential oils.
  • In fact, it’s been referred to as “Helichrysum on steroids”.
  • Copaiba resin (tapped from the copaiba tree) has been used for hundreds of years as an incense in some central and South American cultures.
  • Copaiba is the only essential oil extracted through tapping, similar to how rubber and maple are obtained.
  • Once tapped, the copaiba resin is distilled to produce a clear essential oil that has a rich, uplifting, woody smell.
  • Copaiba was first recorded in European medicinal texts in 1652.
  • Copaiba contains the highest amount of beta caryophyllene of any known essential oil – making up 55% of the oil’s constituents.
  • It’s a legal food additive in the U.S.

The Mental Stabilizer Ritual


Copaiba essential oil can quickly create a shift in our mental and emotional states, lifting us from a negative mindset to one of greater spaciousness, filled with possibilities.

Here is how to create your own “Mental Stabilizer” oil blend.

Mix 5 drops of Copaiba  with 3 drops of Cedarwood essential oil.

Cedarwood has the highest level of sesquiterpenes of all essential oils. In some batches it can be as high as 95%

The particular constituent that dominates the Cedarwood sesquiterpenes is beta himachalene.

Multiply the amounts at this ratio to fill a carefully washed and dried 5 ml oil bottle.

Perform the following ritual with this blend to shift negative feelings and dysfunctional mental states towards a more positive and creative outlook.

1.    Shake the bottle very well and then roll between the palms for a few moments.

2.    Slowly open the bottle and  take a deep breath of the oil.

3.    Feel your feet fully connected to the earth.

4.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place the finger on the marma point Jatru.

This is the point that lies centrally on the sternum,  slightly  below the suprasternal notch.

As you hold your finger on the point, slowly turn your head left and and then back to centre 3 times in a slow smooth motion, keeping your eyes open, while maintaining a feeling of gentleness.

Then slowly repeat the exercise to the right side.

5.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Hanu, which is on the middle line directly below the lower lip, in a little valley.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

6.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Oshtha, which is directly under the nose.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

7.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Ajna, also known as the 3rd eye, in the centre of the forehead, a little above the line of the eyebrows.

Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

8.    Turn the bottle on to your right middle finger and then place it on the marma point Kapala.

This point lies centrally on the upper brow at the hairline. Make small circular movements on this point for about 20 seconds as you allow your breathing to be slow and deep.

On completion, sit for a while and just breathe deeply in a relaxed manner. At this stage it is wonderful to move into some project that you wish to complete.

You will find your focus is enhanced with deep levels of awareness, concentration and energy.

The Feelings Ritual and testimonials



During February 2012, there is a special promotion for the Young Living Feelings Kit. This is truly a fantastic giveaway, and I strongly suggest that if you really want to experience a great transformation in your life that you take advantage of this amazing offer.  At the very least, the Feelings Kit will offer you a new foundation for venturing into new directions in your life with greater freedom and ease.

I expect you are asking yourself, “How could he say that? What basis does he have for making these statements?”

Here are three testimonials about what using the Feelings Kit has done for three different women. In one case, the process is still unfolding, as the lady in question spoke to me on the tenth day of her Ritual.

There is quite a bit here for you to read, but for those of you who are focused on making a difference with your lives, I am pretty certain that you will create the time to check it out.

What is truly phenomenal about doing this Ritual is the impact that it has on the lives of those close to us and with whom we work. Their responses to us change: it seems that when you participate in the Feelings Ritual it has an impact on the quantum field that surrounds you and your concerns, bringing a profound alignment and congruence to your energy.

I guess you could say you knocked on the door of the quantum field for blessings and a better life. The quantum field hears you, and things start to align for you. When you read the reports below, you will observe this is the common thread that is present throughout.


T. P. Pistoia, Italy

NOTE FROM REX: When you read her story, do remember that T.P. was the only one who was doing the Feelings Kit ritual in her family.

So many changes happened for me AND my relationship with other family members while I was doing the Feelings Ritual!

I was in communication with family members who I had not seen in over 20 years, and I also began communicating with my mother again after a long time.  We became very close during this time. She had had issues about feeling a lack of respect from our family.

Now she told me “I don’t depend on their opinion anymore. Their opinions always have been corrupted.”

Also, during the time I was doing the Feelings Ritual, I often had chance meetings with other relatives, specifically the generation that is 25-35 years old. These are my nieces and nephews.

I started remembering  when they were babies! Two of them (the men) have had serious problems with drugs. I spoke with all of them about their common grandfather and grandmother. In general, these young people  have a clear head about the generation problems!

They knew about my attempts to rebuild the family tree. All family members are interested in having old pictures and information about all the family members.

Certain problems that I was facing during this time began to improve by themselves, and also my brother’s health and sense of responsibility about his own condition also began to improve.

In addition, other things were happening with other family members, where their situation began to improve. Normally, as these people are not part of my household, I would not have heard about these things, but in this case I did.

About my mother

She  had a strong stroke in 2009, 23th December. Nevertheless, after a very difficult period,  she regained  the use of her right  arm and leg. On March 2010 she fell down from the bed, and got a problem with her back.

On March 2011 she had a vertigo attack in the early morning and fell down again. She began to be depressed, without hope for the future and full of fear because she felt herself unable to control her body.

You advised me to use Trauma Life and Peace & Calming essential oil blends. They worked well! My mother is quite good now.

She is under medical control but she often spends time alone without any problems. Her mood is positive.

About my relatives

Many changes. Someone, after a long illness, is dead. Many things have become clear and many masks are falling down.

About my brother

You remember that my brother Riccardo had problems with some job colleagues. You advised me to put over our dad’s picture a bottle of Inner Child essential oil blend. We did so, and the situation improved for my brother.

At the moment the situation is quite calm. Sometime Riccardo is in “his own world” but he is more grounded and balanced.

I can honestly say that doing the Feelings Ritual gave me many, many benefits, and as I have detailed above, I feel that it changed the whole energy dynamic of my entire family, including those who live far away.”


T.S. Helsinki, Finland

“When I started the Feelings ritual in June, I was a bit confused in the beginning because of some differences between the instructions that you gave and the one’s that were in the package. I remember I asked you about this later.”

NOTE FROM REX: With T.S., I recommended that she use the Feelings Ritual oils using instructions taken from a seminar with Gary Young in Vienna in September 2008. These “Vienna” instructions are different

from the instructions that come with the Feelings Ritual Kit, and I prefer them. The other two testimonials presented here used the “Vienna” instructions at all times. 

“The first time I used the oils, the effects were immediate and very strong, but at that time they felt very uncomfortable and quite scary actually! It felt as if all the past traumas, unpleasant feelings and experiences

would have been trying to shoot out but were then literally pulled back by the strings of attachment. This was a very real sensation and experience.

It created a very unpleasant sensation of disharmony, uncontrollable tingling, or actually worse than just a tingling, almost a shaking of energies shooting to all different directions, trying to escape but then pulled back

with the choke chain, then continuously trying to escape again and again, but again and again with no luck and then finally giving up, exhausted. I was also shivering of cold even if I was under blankets and duvets in bed.

It took a couple of hours before I could sleep.”

NOTE FROM REX: One needs to know the context of what was happening for T.S. in this period. Here it is:

“Hmm… At the time when I began the ritual I was stressed because I was busy at work and at the same time living alone in the house in the countryside, taking care of everything alone, travelling far for work everyday (2.5 hours daily) and taking care of renovating the house alone. There was a very challenging person at work causing difficulties for me as well, and my husband was so busy with his work abroad that many days we only had a chance to have a quick phone call of about 5 minutes. And of course we didn’t see each other for months. It felt like I was very alone with everything and it felt like it was too much for me to handle alone. When I started the ritual I had actually refused to speak to my husband at all for a couple of days to avoid the disappointment of him not having the time to speak to me, and the calls usually ending up in fighting because of his huge stress and need for understanding, when I could only think about my own unmet needs. I was seriously thinking through what kind of a relationship and life I wanted to have, and did not want to speak to him before I felt that my thoughts were a bit more clear about that.”

NOTE FROM REX: The lesson from this is that if your life is truly stressed out, then performing the Feelings Ritual could  push you further into stress responses, but things will start moving in a very dramatic way towards a healing of your situation.
“After this scary experience I decided to try following the instructions on the package, to see if this would create a milder effect. It did. After some days the effects of that milder routine started feeling too weak, which I determined by the fact that I did not feel very strong and stable mentally (could also have been related to the monthly cycle). Then I changed back for two weeks to your version. I also adjusted the amount of drops to amounts that felt more suitable to me.

The first week I continued having big trouble in falling asleep, and then I thought it might be better not to apply the oils right before going to sleep but a bit earlier. It seemed to help most of the time. The sleeping problems might, of course, have also been caused by other stressful events in my life during that time.

What then happened to my feelings: Wow! On the 2nd day, after only doing the ritual twice, I suddenly noticed that when I was thinking about certain persons that I thought I disliked, I didn’t react with any angry thoughts. Until then, my head always immediately became filled with very angry and hateful thoughts when I thought about them. Now, there was a clear difference. It felt like I could look at the thoughts and see those persons from a neutral space or angle, with calmness and in a much more constructive way. And suddenly, it also became a bit more difficult to justify my resentment towards these people.

This lasted, and has in fact not stopped since (I mean concerning those people. I can’t promise that I have not been angry at anyone since starting the Ritual). In fact, I  started spending time with those people who used to make me so angry: actively seeking them out, initiating the meetings myself, welcoming them into my life. Initially, that might have been with the intention of testing this situation, to see if it would hold out also in the real world, not just in my mind games. But since it worked so well, I noticed that I was doing it more and more. And enjoying this new aspect and extension of my life! Enjoying not having to hide, avoid and exclude because of anger.

On the 7th day of doing the Ritual, I started having deep insights and spontaneous new analysis about things that I have already over-analyzed so much during the years. And it was more like “being given” understanding, instead of forcefully trying to make up artificial explanations myself, that I then would have had to go through again and again to try and make out some sense of them when they didn’t  really make sense.

I didn’t expect the oils to create such real sensations on a bodily level and the effects to go so deep inside. I guess I thought they would just “fix” things conveniently on outer levels, or the surface, or a mental thought level. But I see now, looking back to that internal shaking experience afterwards, that old feelings and that kind of stuff are much more profoundly and deeply rooted on the inside, and physically in the body. They are not just something you can wipe off with a wind screen wiper or a duster, no matter how many years you leave the wipers on for…  

By the way, since then, a lot has happened and I have gotten a lot done, and my life has changed a great deal. And I am very happy with the way it is now.”


Mrs C.L., Trinidad

“I have been doing the daily Feelings Kit Ritual for the last 10 days, I have 20 more to go.

On the second day of the ritual, my eldest daughter phoned me from America and chatted for more than an hour. There had been a gap in our communication for many months with little or no contact. I was very surprised when she phoned and just openly shared about her life. At the end there was a clear deep bonding that happened between us.

My second daughter has recently completed her University studies, and had a lot of applications pending for various research and work opportunities. This was the case for some months, and some of them were “dream come true” types of positions. About the fifth day of my ritual, she phoned me and said she had appointments for all of her “dream come true” positions, and that interview dates were also given for her to meet the research teams and for her to be assessed for the different positions.

Personally, my sense of confidence in myself has grown in these 10 days, and I feel very strong and present. I also observe that with any business situation in which I am involved, things flow my way. In fact my business in these 10 days has had an exponential growth, and I realize that I will need to hire a new person to deal with the extra business that is developing.


Based primarily on notes taken at Gary Young’s talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria

It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with feeling.

According to Gary Young, “99% of life’s decisions are made from feelings.”

Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness, and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.

Most of our feelings from day to day are not responses to current happenings. They originate from the programming in cellular memory that was imprinted by the emotional experiences of our past that we were unable to understand, process and resolve at the time.

These forgotten traumatic experiences function as live programming in our bodies, affecting every aspect of our lives and particularly in the area of how we make decisions.

When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth, and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success.

Limited thinking leads to limited decisions that lead to a limited life far short of the God-given potential we actually possess.

By focusing on repairing your feelings, you can fix most aspects of your life -physical, mental, and spiritual. Essential oils are perfect vehicles to help you in this task, because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain and can bring us into contact with the issues we have long forgotten and enable us to deal with them and resolve them once and for all. When we clear our emotional baggage, we clear the way to manifest our true and highest potential.

According to Gary Young, “Thought equals frequency. Essential oils absorb our thoughts. They are registered in the oils as intent. Intent is directed energy.

When you apply an intent-energized oil on your feet, it can saturate all of your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out of the cells, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept.”

Gary says, “Use the Feelings Kit. Apply feeling oils before work and every night before bed. Do this for 30 days and you will change your life.”

The Feelings Kit, which was out of stock for some time, is available again in a modified version. It contains six oil blends: Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Release, Present Time, and Inner Child.

Here is how Gary instructed us to use them at the Vienna Convention:


Put Valor oil on the soles of both feet at night-time along with Highest Potential. These blends are effective in erasing limited thinking. Valor balances and equalizes the body’s energies, thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland, the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties. You will wake up in the morning more self-assured and more ready to start the day.


Massage one drop of Harmony oil on each of the energy center points of your body. There are seven of these along the spine: Coccyx, Sacrum, Lumbar, Dorsal (heart), Cervical (where neck meets shoulders), and Medulla (hollow place at center base of skull), and Pineal (center of forehead). You can also massage Harmony on the crown of the head. Harmony balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems which, in turn, gives us progressive creativity and feelings of confidence. “The biggest sin is not having confidence in yourself,” says Gary. “He who lacks confidence lacks life.”


Apply Forgiveness oil around the navel with the right hand, going clockwise several times and think of situations where you need to forgive yourself or others. We beat up on ourselves, but everyone makes mistakes. Yet we struggle to forgive our own mistakes and those of others. Unforgiveness is one of the most common roots of physical, mental, and spiritual disease. Lack of forgiveness does not make the other person sick: it makes us sick. Forgiveness is for our own benefit. It is accomplished in five steps. (1) Forgive yourself for allowing the other person to affect your health and happiness. (2) Forgive the other person for any harm he or she may have caused you. (This need not be done in the presence of the person being forgiven, but is an inner adjustment on your part.) (3) Give the other person permission to forgive you. (4) See the good in the situation. (5) Be thankful for the experience and the lesson it taught you. Inhale and apply Forgiveness oil while going through these steps, and repeat as often as necessary to clear the feelings of unforgiveness.


Negative energy goes into the blood, and then into the liver for cleansing, and here the toxins can remain trapped. As a result, the liver often becomes a storage place for anger, resentment, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, addictions and a host of destructive feelings. Apply a few drops of Release oil on your tongue to release the poison of stored negative emotions from the liver. Rub Release over the liver area. Drink lots of pure water and do a liver cleanse.


When we live in the past or dwell on the future, we are not being productive in the present. Energize three drops of Present Time oil by making clockwise circles on the oil in the palm of your hand, and then apply it to the thymus reflex area (centrally in the upper chest area, 3 fingers’ width below the suprasternal notch). Besides keeping you focused on today’s tasks, this can also help you financially, by increasing your abundance consciousness in the present moment.


“When you are a child all things are possible. There are no limitations,” says Gary Young. “When you find your inner child, you have found your true self. The child in you is your creativity.” Apply one drop of Inner Child oil onto the tip of your thumb and then place your thumb onto the roof of your mouth. This energetically opens the cranial sutures and stimulates the pineal, pituitary, and other areas of the emotional brain that occupy the space just above the roof of your mouth. Walking backwards as you do this while you have your thumb in your mouth may look stupid, but it changes the rotation in the pelvis, elongating the spine, and decompressing the discs in your back. As a result, you can clear the nerve channels for energy to flow smoothly throughout your brain and body.

In conclusion, Gary said, “Use the Feelings Kit morning and night for 30 days. You will feel enthusiastic. Your life will be full of excitement. And people will be drawn to you like a magnet.”

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There were many requests for an article about this in the survey.  Here is how you can get your Young Living products for free.

Step 1.    When you create your Young Living membership, you have the choice of being a Customer or an Independent Distributor. Choose to be a Distributor; do not let that label intimidate you. Don’t think that you need to find customers to sell products, or that you have to be utilizing so much product each month, etc. None of this is the case.

The Independent Distributor option is the one that allows you to get the best prices, and allows you to receive many benefits.

Step 2. is that you join the Essential Rewards Program. This requires you to make an Essential Rewards Program purchase for a minimum of 50 PV a month. It allows you, during the first 6 months of becoming a member, to earn a 10% commission payment on any Essential Rewards Program order of over 50 PV.  “PV” stands for Personal Volume, which is the value that Young Living associates with its products. You will observe this listed in their catalogue as “Item PV” next to the price. You can then exchange these points for product. You will be charged a nominal postage fee on these “PV points” items.

Between the 7th and 12th month of your membership of the Essential Rewards Program, your commission rises to 15%. Then after a year, you will receive 20% commission.   You can accumulate your bonus PV points over the months, which many people do so that they can receive some of the higher-priced products for free.

Your Bonus PV accumulation is based on maintaining your monthly autoship over a year, with a grace month of no orders. Should you wish to end your autoship, just inform the office. It is important if you choose to do this, that whatever Bonus PV you have accumulated are redeemed at the same time, or you will not have access to the accumulated Bonus PV the following month.

When you next return to the Essential Rewards Program, your Bonus PV will start once more at 10% of your orders over 50 PV and will go through the same time phase as before, till you will be receiving 20% bonus PV after 1 year.

My suggestion is that you develop the habit of doing an order each month of 50 or more PV on autoship. In this way, you will be taking a very positive action and expressing a firm commitment to your health and wellbeing, thus enhancing your own self-esteem.


When you order 300 PV this month, you will receive the YOUNG LIVING  ESSENTIAL OILS FEELINGS KIT. Absolutely FREE!

Folks, this is a no brainer, as the DISTRIBUTOR price for the Feelings Kit is £105  (151€ inc. tax) and it amounts to 149.75 PV, which gives you 50% added value when you order 300 PV. In other words, you are getting 450 PV worth of products. Plus don’t forget if you are on Autoship, this means you will be getting at least 30 Bonus PV and for those of you currently on 20% bonus PV rates, you will be receiving 60 bonus PV.

In addition, the Feelings Kit Ritual, which we will be presenting in detail here in The Ocotea Newsletter over the coming weeks,  will open you up to operating in the Quantum Field of life with ease, grace and magic.

Do not miss this one!


Don’t miss the new data under the “HEALTH tab about using Thieves Essential oil for dental hygiene, and Frankincense Essential oil for promoting improved vision and emotion al presence.

A Warm Welcome from Rex Lassalle

A Warm Welcome from Rex Lassalle

Greetings, and Welcome to The Ocotea Newsletter.

May your New Year be blessed with good health, joy and well-being.

Thanks for responding to the survey that was sent out to you:  the results have given me a great deal of help in determining the focus and direction of this newsletter over the coming months.

To summarize the areas of interest: the primary request was for information about using the single oils and blends for health and well-being.

The second priority was for using Young Living essential oils for spiritual development.

This surprised me: 75% of those who replied to the survey gave this as an important criterion in their use of Young Living oils.

This request for information on using the oils for spiritual practices is going to take the Newsletter into some very interesting areas!

I do have one request with this: please send me feedback about how these spiritual use suggestions  impact on your own life. This is very important, as then all readers of this newsletter will  benefit.

Nutrition, massage and aromatherapy were the next 3 areas of major interest according to the survey. This has been duly noted, and items related to these topics will be forthcoming.

Additionally, the majority of you requested that this newsletter be issued once per month.


Each month, there will be a feature focusing on this area. At a core level,  to get the best results from the YL products one has to address the functioning of the digestive system.

If there are problems with this system, the impact will be felt throughout the entire body.

For this reason, the use of  Di Gize is a must. If there was just one oil I could choose to support my health and wellbeing, it would be Di Gize.

Di Gize contains the essential oils of  Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemon Grass, Anise, Patchouli.

This combination of essential oils combats candida and the infestation of parasites in the gut. It is truly wonderful for women who are pregnant and going through the morning sickness phase.

Just massage a few drops on the outer ears in the  morning and at night. This brings great relief.

If you have pets, you will find that massaging a few drops into the paws will help to get rid of parasites.


  1. Put 3 drops on your navel at night before sleep and gently massage the oil into your navel in a clockwise direction for a minute. This supports easier sleep, reduces bloating and digestive aches and pains. It also helps to regularize bowel movement.
  2. After each meal put 3 drops on your tongue and sip a cup of warm water after. This helps the digestive process and supports blood sugar levels.
  3. Put 3 drops in a cup of boiled hot water and pour it back and forth into another cup to cool it down,  to add more chi to the water and to blend the oil in. Sip this after a meal.
  4. Put 3-5 drops in a capsule and take 1 capsule after each meal. This has a slower and deeper impact on the digestive system. People with ulcers may find this more beneficial for their system.

It is one thing to be having these oils around the home, claiming you are seeking better health and wellbeing, yet for many people their approach to having  meals is no approach at all. They eat anywhere and everywhere: sitting at the desk, in the car, whilst walking, whilst texting, whilst reading the papers, standing up. For many people, there is no attempt to slow down and switch into a more receptive mode before eating, and no sense of gratitude for the  fact that they actually HAVE food to put in their mouths…

It is truly uplifting to have some simple ritual that you perform before eating a meal. Create your own: I am not here to make one up for you. Some approaches might include saying a prayer, washing your hands, sitting and feeling your two feet  flat on the ground, taking a deep breath and centering yourself. One or more of these ideas could be helpful in simply shifting gears before you eat.

Regardless of what major health challenges you may have, it is always good to start  by figuring out what is really happening with the digestive system. If your digestive system has become very toxic because of your lifestyle or emotional stresses and trauma, then you need to address this. Young Living has created some truly state-of-the-art nutritional products. I will be giving detailed information and usage instructions for these products over the coming months.


I need to point out that I will not be making any religious recommendations in this newsletter:  I have no personal agenda around what I share with you about using these oils for spiritual development. My approach will be more one of putting you in contact with the Divine, bringing you closer to the world of subtle energies. It will also include suggestions about ways of cultivating this energy.

What is very important when exploring this dimension is to have your feet fully on the ground rather than being caught up in curiosity and fascination with phenomena so that it becomes just a “Wow, Wow” experience like some dog barking. Should your life be speedy and chaotic with no routine or stability, my advice would be to wait until you have these qualities integrated in your daily life before trying to use the oils for spiritual development.