Archive for May, 2014

What would make me sing today?

Have you ever heard someone REALLY happy singing at the TOP of their voice in the shower? Yeees, they’re so haaaaappy and it’s a great morrrrning, la la la LAAAAAH!!!! Can you get that joyful, exuberant energy of “sing”? Do you know it? Have you ever had it? Can you remember it at least from when you were a child or some other past experience? Your first love, receiving your first pay check, the first day of summer holidays, something else? Got it? Would you like to have that every moment of every day? Or as a start, at least once a day for a moment starting now? If so, ask “What would make me sing today?” This doesn’t mean you need to burst into actual song. Simply to be aware of what it is that makes every cell in your body and being vibrate with that energy of joy? Whatever THAT is for you, will you create it once for you today? Even if it means inviting someone special over for a slow afternoon “coffee” and taking the afternoon off? Or something else…

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Bending the Rules of the Universe
An Exclusive Interview with Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett’s Matrix Energetics workshops have become tremendously popular—not just because the experience is a cross between a healing seminar and a rock concert, but because what he teaches changes peoples’ lives in ways they never thought possible. What started for Richard Bartlett as a series of treatments in his chiropractic practice has evolved into a “technology of consciousness” for opening the doors of possibility. Here he talks to us about Matrix Energetics and what makes it so unique.


Sounds True: You call Matrix Energetics a “technology of consciousness.” What does that mean?

Richard Bartlett: One of the challenges in teaching Matrix Energetics is you don’t want to over-define it. You don’t want to pigeonhole it as a technique or a method of problem-solving, because that imposes limitations. Matrix Energetics is about expanding our perceptual model. Each person has a set point, like a thermostat, for what they’re willing to believe, what they’re willing to experience in the next moment, and what they can actually sense in the world.

With Matrix Energetics, you acknowledge that every model has limitations. Then you realize that you don’t have to play by those limitations—and the key word is “play.” Once you do that, you embrace the idea that change can be instantaneous, and you don’t have to worry about how that change going to show up. All this is to invite the power of grace. Grace is that limitless potential for something to happen, literally, miracles to happen. The miracles happen in between the spaces of conscious awareness.


Sounds True: What do you mean by the “spaces between?”

Richard Bartlett: Our left-brain consciousness puts things together like frames in a movie, processing snapshots of experience in a way that appears to be one continuous activity. It works at a speed of maybe one to twelve experiences per second. The brain takes each snapshot, then filters it through our conceptual model, and strings it together into something that gives an illusion of continuous activity.

Once you realize that, you can say, “In the space between my perceptions, anything can happen.” If that’s just a statement in your head it won’t do much, but if you drop down—as we say in Matrix Energetics—into your heart, that’s the place where intent can work. It can happen in an instant. And if you transcend the limitations of your conceptual model just one time, that can be enough to change everything in your life.


Sounds True: When you talk about the place where intent can work, do you mean “focused intention,” as it’s usually talked about?

Richard Bartlett: Not really. When people do practices based on “the power of intention,” they tend to get stuck in the conscious mind. The trouble with focused intent is it’s still based upon what we think can happen. You’re supposed to visualize what you want to happen, which is about imposing an outcome on the universe. That’s a left-brain, rational method and it usually doesn’t work.

Sounds True: So would you say the rational mind is an obstacle in Matrix Energetics?

Richard Bartlett: I don’t see it that way. Look, I have two medical degrees—I’m a huge believer in rationality! The rational mind is your friend. All you need to do is go beyond the idea that you can define reality with just your rational, conscious mind. Because it’s much too limited. For that we need the limitless processing power of the right brain, or the unconscious.

There’s something Sri Aurobindo, the great Indian saint, said: “There are no physical laws in the universe. They’re more like suggestions.” What he means is that they’re hypnotic suggestions that our unconscious mind believes. Matrix Energetics helps you let go of the rigidity of those rules to be more flexible, and yet still retain those rules as appropriate for your reality.

One of the obstacles people hit working with Matrix Energetics is just the idea that something could be so graceful, so easy, and so without judgment. We don’t believe things can be that simple. One tactic you use to get past this block is to overload the left brain with information. You feed the left brain all of this scientific data it can handle. It’s all true material, and the left brain thinks it understands it, but nobody really does. Not even the physicists. So as your left brain tries to chew on that, it gets out of the way of your right brain. And it helps if you do it in a playful way.


Sounds True: Could you give me an example?

Richard Bartlett: Sure. Let’s look at this idea. Quantum physics is getting to the point where they’re saying consciousness must be added to any working model of reality. Everything has a quantum field, or what Rupert Sheldrake called a “morphic field” or identity. It’s almost like a blueprint. These morphic fields are like floating clouds of energy, of thought forms, that just wait for someone to have a thought, a feeling, or an intent. Our thoughts polarize the quantum field like a magnet, with the larger field actually diffusing into your own the smaller field.

So here’s where you start to play with that concept. Think of it like the scene in Ghostbusters, when Dan Akroyd chooses the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. He thought it was a pretty benign choice, but then it turns into this great monstrosity. Our thoughts are like that. They’re like these sticky, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men attempting to destroy the city, and what we have to do is develop different kinds of cities, different kinds of powers, where we learn to trust the innate divinity within us.

You have to realize the universe is completely unreal, just like the yogis talked about. You can’t just hold that as a thought. You have to become self-realized in that knowledge, and that doesn’t require effort. That requires letting go, because the more you try to grasp something like that, the more tangled up you’re going to be in your own thoughts.

The more you practice in a playful manner, a way that really gets you out of the left-brain trap, the more you create this awareness and this morphic field of instantaneous transformation. You don’t have to believe it. You just start out by playing with it, and then, at some point, you realize it’s playing with you.


Sounds True: You talk a lot about not the role of silliness and play. Are they useful in and of themselves?

Richard Bartlett: It’s interesting about play. You can redefine “play” to mean anything. If you are driving down the road, and you are fully engaged and enjoying your car, that can be engaged in play. Even if you’re stuck in traffic, you can choose to be stressed out, or you can choose to be happy. It’s that attitude.

It’s not play if you’re saying, “Well, I’m going to play for five minutes because it’s good for my blood pressure.” I’m sorry. You’re not playing; you’re doing therapy. Play is when you completely forget yourself, forget time, forget space, forget that you’re even human, and you’re just occupied with a moment, and you could call it “bliss.” The ancient yogis appeared to be very serious, but they had this kind of twinkle to their eyes, and they had this little smile, kind of like, “I know a joke, which is the universe isn’t real, and it’s just playing with us, and I’m playing back!”


Sounds True: There are lots of other healing techniques out there, and you say you don’t want Matrix Energetics limited to that. What’s the difference between a technique and what you’re calling “a technology of consciousness”?

Richard Bartlett: A technique is developed to meet the needs of a certain problem. But Einstein said that problems can’t be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them. That means you have to transcend your existing conceptual model to really get to the creative potential, or what has been called “the quantum potential,” the hidden awareness in the universe. The way you do this is you let go, you stop seeing yourself as separate, and you play like you mean it. You play like a child, where you’re practically hallucinating.

One of the things that I insist upon in Matrix Energetics is that it has observable, reproducible phenomenon that can be easily learned and then duplicated by anyone, because if it’s only I that could do it, then maybe you’d have to say, “Oh, I’m some fantastic healer.” I’m not the best model for a healer. I do everything wrong. I eat bacon for breakfast, I drink coffee, I don’t smoke because I just can’t stand it, but I mean I probably would if it were just because it’s a vice. I have every vice imaginable, and I can even develop some devices to improve my vices. It’s not about any of that, because if it were, then it would be so limited, no one would be able to approach it, because they’d have to either be holy, or meditating for 20 years, or mastering qi or prana or all of these things.

You can learn that stuff. I even have techniques in Matrix Energetics, like two-pointing and using the 21 Fundamental Frequencies. You can learn techniques or practices exactly right and get them down pat, but unless you get into the playful state that lets you set aside the conceptual limits of time and space, your techniques won’t do much. They’ll never transcend what you think is possible.


Sounds True: One last question. Why do people fall down on stage during your seminars when you use the two-point method on them?

Richard Bartlett: The falling down thing is just one aspect of a larger phenomenon we see a lot when people first experience Matrix Energetics. I think it happens because of the sudden understanding that we’re just composed of light, just photons and patterns of information. When we interact with each other on that basis, I think we change the actual spin or velocity of the photons. At that moment the left brain can no longer track reality as being real, the right brain takes over. You expand out. The conscious mind cannot keep up, and people tend to react by falling down. Or they go into bliss, or unconsciousness, or silliness, or laughter, or see colors, or hallucinate a frog on the floor next to them, or any number of things. They can experience joy. They can cry. They can literally experience transcendence.

I had a banker who I two-pointed. When I touched him, nothing appeared to happen. Someone asked me out in the audience, “Well, why didn’t he fall down?”

I said, “I don’t know! Let’s ask him!” And I said, “What happened? It didn’t look like much happened when I touched you.”

And he looked at me, he was still having trouble talking, and he said, “When you touched me, my whole body disappeared, I experienced the void, I was out in outer space in a transcendent phenomena that I still cannot describe.”

I said, “Okay, thanks for sharing that!”

I’ve seen astonishing things happen to people when they make room for miracles to show up. I’ve seen spontaneous healings—like broken feet getting healed in an instant. These things break our conceptual guidelines, but you realize they’re perfectly natural and normal when you see laws of the universe are more like suggestions.

If we expect miracles, we are more likely to experience them, but that doesn’t mean your life should be predicated on the need for a miracle. When you need a miracle, or you need to be healed, or you need something to happen, your own expectations of what will happen if it doesn’t are in the way. When you let go of the need for something to happen or not happen, that’s where grace resides. And anything’s possible there.


Reprinted with permission from Sounds True,

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Can MSG make you fat?

In class I mention that MSG is used to make lab rats fat for use in nutritional studies. A recent study now confirms that it appears to have the same effect in humans. (Not so surprising, given that animal studies are done because they reflect what happens in humans).

In any event, the MSG study looked at the diets, MSG intake, and body mass index of 10,000+ adults. Over a 5.5 year period, eating MSG was “positively” associated with excessive weight gain in “apparently healthy Chinese adults.” The average intake of MSG was 2.2 grams (give or take 1.6 grams).

I avoid MSG on principle. It is seldom proudly added to the ingredient label. Instead it is usually “hidden” in our foods to make stringy chicken and other poor quality ingredients more palatable, and I am opposed to being tricked into eating foods I otherwise would reject. But avoiding unwanted belly fat is another perfectly good reason to avoid MSG.

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After a few months of winter, you may find yourself impatiently waiting for spring and warmer weather.

Spring is the time to open your doors, take in the fresh air, and enjoy the budding flowers. It is a time to put aside any weary feelings, set a goal to let go of unwanted emotions, and experience joy. Spring is also the time to shed any negativity that could stop you from moving forward.

Young Living’s Joy™ essential oil blend is a great way to help you let go and move forward in life. By following these steps, you choose to enhance your springtime experience and promote a better year:

1. Diffuse Joy in different rooms to uplift each area of your home.

2. Sprinkle a few drops of Joy onto a rag and wipe the floors.

3. Wear a drop of Joy on you heart to uplift your mind and boost your mood.

4. Add a few drops of Joy to your bathwater to uplift your spirits.

5. Mix a few drops of Joy in a spray bottle and spray it in the car before a vacation for a joyful family trip.

This wonderful combination of oils brings an uplifting mood, gives magnetic energy, and provides joy to the heart. As the new season approaches and spring is in the air, don’t forget to grab your bottle of Joy!

Kaye Lynne Murphy, LMT


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The simple things in life are what make it worth living. Dinnertime is one of those simple things. It is a time to gather around a dinner table with loved ones to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal that was prepared with the sole purpose of pleasing those you care about. Add to that the element of 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils, and you have now enhanced dinnertime with nutrients the way Young Living and nature intended.

That being said, it is time to share another mouth-watering dinner suggestion: This month’s recipe comes from health coach and Young Living distributor­ Tara Rayburn.

Citrus Fresh-Lime Baked Chicken

Recipe modified from Essential Gluten-Free Recipes by Tara Rayburn and Mary Vars


• organic, whole chicken
• 1/2 cup coconut oil
• 1/2 whole garlic bulb, peeled and crushed
• 1 medium yellow onion
• 1 lemon, quartered
• 1/2 lime, quartered

• 1 tsp. turmeric
• 3/4 tsp. cumin
• 1/4 tsp. sea salt
• 1 tsp. rosemary or a large bunch of fresh rosemary sprigs
• 1/8 tsp. black pepper or lemon pepper
Young Living Essential Oils:

• 3–5 drops Citrus Fresh™ essential oil blend
• 3–5 drops lime essential oil

• Heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
• Remove gizzards and goodies from the inside of the chicken. (Don’t laugh—it’s easy to forget!)
• Use glass baking pan and spread with coconut oil.
• Chop garlic and onion.
• Combine all spices in small glass cup, add essential oils, and mix with a toothpick.
• Quarter lemons and limes, squeeze over chicken.
• Stuff chopped garlic, onion, lemons, and limes into the chicken.
• Trickle overflow chopped items and add any optional vegetable(s) (potatoes or other favorites) around the chicken. Place extra fresh rosemary sprigs around the inside of the pan.
• Baste chicken 1–3 times while baking.
• Bake for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Be sure to thank Tara for this fantastic recipe and share your thoughts below. Bon appetite!






—Marco Colindres III, YL Product Marketing Manager

Tags: Citrus Fresh, diet, essential oil, Essential Oil Recipes, lime essential oil, Nutrition, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils, Young Living Essential Oils, Young Living Therapeutic Grade

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 The Art of Letting Go

How can I feel my feelings and at the same time remember to hold the state of openness?

I get to observe myself and others struggle with this proposition. How can I maintain the state of neutral and still feel the feelings…happy, sad, angry, joyful etc, and not hold onto the familiar patterns of contraction that can come with some of these emotions?

I have observed some as they intend to Let Go…meet the more contracted energies and then create an even deeper state of resistance or contraction. Is it possible to meet ones  familiar patterns and allow them to move on through?

I say YES it is for I have and do.

Like any fine diamond there are many facets to this capacity. Like any new habit the acquiring of the perceptions that will allow the abilities to see, acknowledge, embrace and then allow neutrality where an edge of subtle discomfort once lived is easy once acquired….. And can be incredibly frustrating. How does it get any better than this?

How can one acquire these abilities and sometimes seemingly impossible perceptions?

Read on.

Here is a quick segment from Abraham-Hicks addressing the Glorious Experience of Allowing.


Please sit with this for a while and enjoy this State. There is more to come on this from my own personal perspective.

Thank you.

© Self-Health Essentials LLC

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The other day I was talking to some old acquaintances, who asked me what I do for a living. When I said that I work for Young Living Essential Oils, the questions started pouring in. The one question they asked that stuck in my mind was, “What exactly can you do with essential oils?” The obvious answers are to diffuse them, take some internally, and apply some topically. However, I started thinking that maybe it is better to have more specific uses for essential oils and everyday ways to experience their therapeutic benefits. Because of this, I would like to dedicate time to new ideas each month on the product blog.

Earlier this week I shared a recipe from one of our distributors that was sure to bring good health to your dinner table using essential oils.

Today I’d like to share something a little different. Here’s a simple alternative to store-bought shaving cream with a Young Living twist that will keep your skin smooth and hydrated.

Easy Homemade Shaving Cream

What You Need:

• 2 tablespoons V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex

• 2 teaspoons Copaiba Vanilla Conditioner or Lavender Mint Conditioner

• 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

• 2 drops lavender essential oil

• 1 drop lime essential oil


• Mix the cedarwood, lavender, and lime essential oils in a bowl.

• Add the V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and stir.

• Add the conditioner of choice to the mixture and whip it until it is light and creamy.

• Gently apply to your face, legs, or other areas and begin shaving.

The beauty of this recipe is that you can substitute a wide array of oils for your own personal needs.

Enjoy—and please share your experience below.

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Use Liquid Dish Soap To Take The Itch Out Of Poison Ivy

You know you’re going to be sorry after taking that beautiful walk in the woods – you ran into a patch of poison ivy and are now just readying yourself for the rash. Try plain old dish detergent to avert the itch. The soap helps strip the skin of the plant oil that’s responsible for causing the rash.

Want to try it? Apply dish soap on a clean washcloth or rag and apply it in any area you think was exposed as soon as you can.

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