Archive for April, 2013

During the springtime, I like to introduce foods that encourage eating a lighter diet and provide a transition from the heartier meals consumed during the winter months. Hummus with Young Living lemon essential oil invites the sun to shine and warm up the season. This delicious snack satisfies my appetite and helps me commit to eating lighter fare.

I wrote a simple poem about the pitfalls of weather-induced overeating and would like to share it with you:

I find it easy to eat light
When the weather is bright,
But when the rains pour,
It’s the cravings to watch for!

I stock up on healthy foods, so when temptation comes, I am prepared.

Happy Eating!

                    From Chef Mandy

Raw Sprouted Hummus

1 zucchini (2 cups) peeled and chopped
1 cup sprouted garbanzo beans
1/4 cup cashews, soaked for 2 hours
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup Tahini
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
6 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
Paprika, garnish
Olive Oil, garnish
Blend the first 9 ingredients in a blender; then garnish with paprika and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with a variety of organic vegetables such as cucumbers, bell peppers, asparagus, carrots, and celery.

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One of Access Founder and best selling author Gary Douglas’s favorite saying is, “Ask and you shall receive.”
In answer to the questions he’s frequently asked, he says, “Receiving isn’t blocked, it’s refused!”
Refusing to receive what you’ve been asking for—what’s right about that you’re not getting?  What would it take to change that?  Would you like to get out of your own way?  Here are some tools you can use to do just that!
A primary tool of creating everything you would like is to ask questions.  Questions invite possibilities, answers and conclusions block anything additional from showing up.  If you conclude it’s not possible to do something you’d like to do, for example, the universe cannot send it to you.
One woman said she wasn’t going to some events she really would have loved because she didn’t have the money.  Asked by an Access facilitator if that was a question, she insisted, “No, really, my savings are used up!”
When the universe is dealing out financial gifts, it has to pass her bank account without making a deposit because she’s already concluded nothing can flow into it!
What have you concluded about what is actually possible in the realm of receiving what you’ve been asking for?  If you’re asking for it but you’ve already concluded it isn’t possible, can it actually show up for you?  Or does the universe have to pass you by just like the woman who’s concluded she’s broke? She may well not have any money at the moment, and what else could be possible if she were to be in the question about her financial situation? What else could show up?
Will you destroy and uncreate all the conclusions you have about receiving, right now?  Right and wrong, good and bad, all 9, POD, POD, shorts, boys and beyonds®
A second factor that keeps us refusing receiving is our mis-identifications and mis-applications of what receiving really is.  Most of us as children have experiences where we’re given “gifts” that have obligations attached to them.  Being much more aware and even psychic than we’ve ever acknowledged, we sense those obligations and often resent and resist them.  All too often, we think that the obligation that’s been put on us is a mandatory component of receiving.  This is actually a lie.  Whenever you buy a lie—and all mis-identification or mis-applicationis a lie—it creates an area in your life where you cannot get free.
When someone gives you a “gift” and they attach obligation to it, you are not obligated to buy into or believe that obligation just because they want you to.  It is in your best interest to be aware of the obligation in their universe, as having that awareness of where the “gifter” is coming from can be helpful to you.  Although you now have the awareness that the obligation the “gifter” is trying to create in you is neither real nor obligatory, they will most likely continue to see you as obligated to them.  If you accept their gift without buying the obligation that goes with it, you may experience some anger from them.  At least now, having read the past two paragraphs, you now have a choice!
Their point of view and yours can be different.  You can be aware of their intention to obligate you without having to feel obligated or fulfill their obligation.
Everything you’ve mis-identified and mis-applied receiving as, and all the ways you have mis-identified and mis-applied receiving as obligation, will you destroy and uncreate all that?  Right and wrong….
A third dynamic that can keep us from receiving is the judgments we have about what people who have what we’re asking for are.  In other words, if you’re asking for more money than you can spend, and you have the judgment that rich people are rude, unpleasant, arrogant or unhappy, can you really receive the money you’ve been asking for?  If you have the judgment that thin beautiful women are just way too sexual, sluts even, can you actually create your body to be as attractive as you’ve been asking for it to be?
All the judgments you have about what it would mean to have/be what you’ve been asking for (fill in your own personal wishes here), will you now destroy and uncreate them all?  Right and wrong….
What is your relationship with receiving?  Did you know you have one?  A relationship is by definition the distance between two objects.  If you have a relationship with receiving, it means you have put a distance between receiving what you’ve been asking for and you.  This is perhaps not your best choice.
Incidentally, one way to create this distance between what you say you’d like and what shows up is your use of language.  When you use the word “want,” for example, you are telling the truth. “Want” actually means “to lack.”  When you say, “I want more money,” you are saying what’s actually so.  You lack  more money and will continue to do so as long as you use that language.
Replacing the word “want” with the word “desire” is only a marginal improvement. Do you ever actually get what you desire, or are your desires always somewhere in the future, always expected but never actually arriving in your life?  How about saying something that could create what you’re looking for, such as “I’ll have….”?
Step one to changing this situation is to change your language. What you speak and think is what shows up in your life.  Step two is to destroy and uncreate your relationship with receiving every day.  This has worked miracles in many cases.  Are you willing to be one of them?
The last step in derailing the freight train of refusing to receive what you’ve been asking for is to be vulnerable.  We have many ideas about what vulnerability is.  Often we think it means going without protection and being open to all sorts of hurts.  Vulnerability does mean giving up the barriers that we’re used to having to protect us.  But like the walls of a castle, those barriers not only keep invaders out, they keep us in and unable to receive the gifts visitors might bring.
Lack of vulnerability is also a huge limitation to our awareness.  And with our increased awareness comes choice.  If we are aware of what’s ahead that might not be too fun to experience, we have a choice to move out of the way.  That choice is only possible with the awareness that vulnerability brings.
If you dare, you can even apply that vulnerability to yourself. If you were really willing to be vulnerable with yourself, you could become aware of exactly what you’re being and doing to keep what you’ve been asking for from showing up in your life.  What if somewhere in your infinitely unique and personal universe, a sizable part of you actually likes the limitation you’ve created more than you like actually receiving what you’ve been asking for?  Yes, that’s right, what if we actually prefer complaining about NOT having what we’ve been asking for more than actually having whatever it is?
What would it take for you to destroy and uncreate that?
Receiving is an integral part of all Access Consciousness® classes.  The Access Bars® is the first course because the hands-on process of The Bars opens doors to receiving that most people on earth have not been able to open.  With the verbal processing and hands-on processes that are included in later classes, more ways that we refuse receiving are destroyed and more receiving of what we’d really like becomes possible.

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Could Access Bars® Be More Effective for Depression Than Drugs?

Depression is in epidemic proportions in the U.S., with one in 10 Americans suffering from some form of it.  More than 17 million people in the U.S. alone take some form of depression medication. These drugs have significant side effects and, according to 74 studies examined by the New England Journal of Medicine, are no more effective than a placebo.
What if there was a way to end depression WITHOUT these drugs?
Many people worldwide are discovering that there is.  It’s a hands-on process taught through Access Consciousness® called Access Bars®.
“The Bars” are a set of 32 points on the head that are gently held during a 60-90 minute session.  They are called Bars because the points that are touched are the end points of bars of energy running through and around the head.
“Running the bars” is so simple to learn many children learn and do them. As a recipient, all you have to do is relax and receive—but that alone could change your life.
Dr. Dain Heer, co-developer of Access Consciousness® and frequent co-author with founder Gary Douglas, had planned the date for his own suicide when he received his first Access Bars® session.  He giggled like a little kid through the whole session and never contemplated suicide again.  That was 12 years ago.
Another woman, much newer to Access Consciousness®, who served active duty in the military, was experiencing post traumatic stress and other emotional symptoms from seeing her colleagues being shipped out to the middle east and then processed on their return. She recalls, “When I first had my Bars run, I got off the table and cracked up laughing.  I realized, ‘Oh my god, this isn’t even mine!’ I realized I was taking on thoughts, feelings and emotions from the guys I worked with in the military.”
Facebook is replete with stories from other Access Bars® practitioners of miracles they and their clients have experienced using the Bars for people suffering from depression.
Linda Stewart, an Access Bars® Facilitator in London, England, volunteers one day a week, gifting Bars sessions to staff and clients of a center for those suffering various kinds of abuse.  Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and more are present in virtually all of her clients.
They often change so much after just one Bars session that she does not even recognize them when they come for their second visits.   Many have abandoned long-term therapy, telling her that they are now able to solve their own problems, using the tools of Access Consciousness®.
Australian Shennan Thomas’s doctor was so impressed at her recovery from depression using Access Bars® that he asked for her details so he could refer his patients who were suffering from depression to her for sessions.
Facilitator Dan Towey of Florida offered a brief taster session, 20 minutes instead of the usual good hour that a Bars session normally requires, and the client was inspired to stop the anti-depression meds she had been taking for 5 years.
(Of course, we have to make a disclaimer here that you should consult your medical doctor before changing or dis-continuing any prescription medication.)
Danish facilitator Dorthemie Svane had a client tell her, “When you put your hands on me it was like I was on an anti-depressant.  It became light and airy at once!”
After only 3 months involvement in Access Consciousness®, Wendy Wise reports “this last holiday was the first time since I was a child that I didn’t experience severe depression, trauma and drama.”  From the point of view of this reality, Wise would have had plenty of reasons for depression: surviving extreme abuse, multiple head traumas, and loss of her entire family 5 years ago.  Yet she, and others on whom she’s run Bars, now “experience more ease, peace, joy and laughter than I can EVER recall.”
Facilitator Julie Merwin of Utah recalls that before she found Access Consciousness®, which was soon after splitting up with her husband of 12 years, all she could do was lie on the couch and think that dying would be easier than feeling the way she felt. At the time, Merwin recalls, there were only a few people in her city who knew how to run Bars.
“I’m so grateful for their willingness to sometimes just come over and gift me a session. Those sessions would literally flip turn me out of depression and I got relief and could be functional again…. It was the beginning of being able to choose happiness. Looking back I don’t know if those people really knew what a true gift they were. I better go tell them!”
Another Access Bars® Facilitator recalls, “I was prescribed virtually every drug on the market over 29 years….after being told I would be on anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication for life!”
This same Access Bars® Facilitator ran an hour Bars session on a Vietnam War vet with a 40 year history of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress and suicidal feelings.  The vet rang the next day to say “Thank you for the BEST day of my 62-year life!”
What’s got you down?  Would you be willing to change it?  It could be as simple as finding an Access Bars® practitioner and having your Bars run!   You might even find you get happy!

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Ask your body what it would like to eat, close the menu and close their eyes, then say “Open your eyes and look at the menu.  What did you first see?  Does that match the energy?”

Or close the menu and close your eyes, then open the menu and look down the menu while asking their body what it would like to eat and stop them when you perceive the energy matches.  Ask “What was that you just read?  Then if they say,“Yuk!”  ask “Truth, is that what your body is asking for?”  Even if you resist ordering it, you will usually find that your body will be happy and the food will taste AMAZING.


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The Field of the Heart: The gateway to All That Is and  The All That Is Yet To Be Experienced
When your attention takes you to a particular space or location within an individual's field, you are not just interacting with space. You are interacting with information. Everything in the universe is light, information, and resonance. When you are observing a particular space or place or location, you are creating resonance with information. It is the act of the observation of that information that provides the vehicle for transformation to occur.
That is why when you observe a particular space or place, things appear to change. You are not really doing anything other than observing fields of information. However, the act of observing entangles observer with observed and facilitates a different resonance or expression of the information. Fields of information nestle within what is referred to by physicists as torsion fields. Torsion fields are everywhere in universal consciousness. The field of the heart is a torsion-field. It looks like a doughnut comprised of two counter-rotating fields with the inner torsion spinning one way and the outer torsion spinning in the opposite direction. 
Within these torsion fields, there is a vortex. Within that vortex, information couples with the torsion fields and this creates a certain amount of inertia and simultaneous momentum which helps the information to pop through the vacuum as form, action and experience. In-form-ation as possibility creates experience directly from the field of the heart.
The reason we drop down into the field of the heart is that it allows us to access a state of neutrality or pure potentiality. The field of the heart provides access to pure undifferentiated states of information and energy potential before the information separates out as matter or experience. The heart field is the gateway to the all that is and the all that is yet to be experienced.
Consider that the torsion field of the heart is the very first thing that forms before the physical heart
comes into manifestation and everything emanates from there. When you access the field of the heart, a state of pure torsion, you access pure potentiality before that potentiality separates out from itself as experience.
When you drop down into the field of the heart, you don't really feel, notice, or think anything related to that experience because it's not experience yet. It's just pure potentiality. Everything that we do in Matrix Energetics, we do from the field of the heart, which is pure potential. It gives us the access to allow for transformation to occur, because we're going back to before the collapse of the wave function.
We are creating resonance with a pattern before that pattern has been separated, identified and named as a particular experience. So when we work with a shoulder, it's not a shoulder-because a shoulder is something that has been separated out from the whole, identified and named as a shoulder. In the naming of this pattern there are corresponding references that limit what is possible for that shoulder because of all the thoughts and beliefs that accompany the world of shoulders as shoulder-dom. There is too much should in shoulders and we are seeking options.
We don't label it; we don't name it. It is just a pattern. That pattern becomes pure potentiality and in that potential state there are equally-weighted possibilities. This facilitates the probability of transformation into actuality.
Melissa Joy

Richard Bartlett

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April showers bring May flowers! Spring is also the time when insects and bugs begin to multiply at astounding levels and pester any early evening plans in the fresh air. If you’re anything like me, then you are also certain that mosquitoes and other biting insects are out to get you and may keep you indoors instead of enjoying the pleasant weather outside.

Bugs should not keep us from a walk around the park or neighborhood, a relaxing getaway at your favorite fishing hole, or enjoying a barbeque with family and friends. Before you get to the point of banishing yourself indoors, try this all-natural approach to a safe and hazard-free bug spray with 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils from the World Leader in Essential Oils®.

Items needed:

• Spray bottle, 8 oz.
• Distilled water, 4 oz.
• Unscented witch hazel, 4 oz.
• Thieves® essential oil blend
• Purification® essential oil blend
• Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil
• Citronella essential oil
• Lavender essential oil
• Lemon essential oil
• Peppermint essential oil
• Idaho tansy essential oil


• Fill an 8-oz. spray bottle with 4 oz. of distilled water
• Add 4 oz. of witch hazel
• Add 10 drops of Thieves, Purification, and Melaleuca alternifolia essential oils
• Add 5 drops of lemon, lavender, peppermint, Idaho tansy, and citronella essential oils
• Shake well before each use and spray a light layer on skin and clothing

This natural alternative to store-bought bug sprays will keep you free from chemicals and other unnatural ingredients—not to mention the pleasant aroma that will be with you as you enjoy the nature around you.

However, if by chance you find yourself outside without bug spray, Purification is an amazing after-bite reliever that minimizes itching and redness, so be sure to keep some handy wherever you go.

Please share your experience below. I would love to hear from you and get suggestions for other Young Living essential oils that you would use in your own bug spray.

—Marco Colindres III, YL Product Marketing Manager

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