By Young Living distributor Karen Thompson. Enjoy!

Essential Dill Dip

1 pkg. cream cheese

1–2 drops dill essential oil

1–2 drops lemon essential oil

1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos


Mix all ingredients together and serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.

About the Oils

Dill essential oil: Dill (Anethum graveolens) oil has a spicy, fresh scent that is stimulating, revitalizing, and balancing. Dill essential oil is most commonly used for cooking or preparing food to enhance flavor.

Lemon essential oil: Lemon (Citrus limon) essential oil is cold pressed from the rinds of lemons and has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing and may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods.


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 Jeddah Mali offers so much in her words. Please enjoy this short segment.

Thank you!


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How to Use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils and has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender is also great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet also has balancing properties.
Here are some tips on how to use Lavender essential oil from our product management team and Young Living distributors.
Tips from Young Living:
Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops to the affected area
Rub on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area
Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects
Place a few drops on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry
Rub a few drops onto your hand and spread over a pillow
Diffuse Lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering
Diffuse or inhale Lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work

Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans:
“I keep a 2-oz. spray bottle with 11-13 drops Lavender/purified water mix next to my bed and spritz pillow and linens nightly!” —Virginia C., Star
“You can add a drop or two to hot water to make Lavender tea.” —Charles H., Distributor
“I put it right on my neck. I love how it relaxes me.” —Wendy M., Distributor
“I diffuse Lavender every night for a great night’s rest.” —Eric H., Distributor
“We use it all the time! I put it on the kids after their shower to get ready for bed.” —Victoria B., Distributor
“I put it on a cotton ball and slip it between my pillow case and pillow.” – Patt F., Distributor
“I love putting a couple of drops on wool dryer balls to scent our clothes while they’re drying!” —Laura W., Star
“I put a few drops of Lavender essential oil in my bath water.” —Ede H., Distributor

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Tool: Be Present When Eating


The next time you sit down to eat, eat the first 3 bites of your food being totally present without talking.  Just be very aware and feel where every taste bud activates.

There are at least 11 rows where different tastes occur so when you take a bite, start chewing and feel the different taste buds activating.  Do this for the first 3 bites of every item on your plate. 90% of the time you will never have to eat more than 9 bites.  Food should be orgasmic.

When you start eating with total presence and consciousness and awareness with your body; when you take a bite it will be like the best thing that ever happened. It will be like sex in your mouth.  When that occurs, you know your body wants the food.  You keep eating until the taste goes from orgasmic to cardboard and then you stop.  You know your body is done with it when the taste changes.

What Else is Possible?

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Adrenal Vitality Soup 
Get out your favorite medium size soup pan.

This soup is wonderfully simple and can be made at the last minute with the proper ingredients gathered.

Pour into your pot a quart of Organic chicken broth
A large can of Organic Tomatoes diced
Add 2 heaping handfuls of organic frozen green beans
Slice 2 large or 3 med organic zucchinis
Slice 1 large or 2 small whole red onions

 Slice 4 sticks of organic celery

Gently put all these ingredients into your pot
Stir; Heat up till the broth bubbles.
Cover the pan and turn off the heat.

Let your soup sit on the burner and in about 25 minutes you will have a wonderfully nutritious and easily absorbed soup.

This soup is designed to have the veggies soft. No worries here.


It is best to leave this soup unseasoned except for salt.

Yes, believe it or not, salt is your adrenals friend. Please make sure your salt is air-dried and from the sea.


Each ingredient is synergistically combined to create a truly healthy meal for your adrenals as well as your liver. And because you took your time in preparing it and smiled a lot as you so efficiently placed the veggies in the pot and it only took a few minutes; you created a low stress meal in a low stress environment that also goes along way to vitalizing your adrenals.


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Greetings!  My Body loves these simple muffins that freeze well and are easy to defrost for a morning blessing or to share with others any time of the day.  ;-)


Breakfast Muffins made with Almond Flour

400 degrees in unbleached muffin papers or small loaf pans
20-25 minutes (muffins) Fill To the top of the muffin paper

2 Cups Almond Flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder

COMBINE together

4 eggs (beat well)
1 Cup ripe bananas (mashed until creamy)
1 Cup squash/pumpkin/ or sweet potato (canned or frozen)
1/4 Cup olive oil

COMBINE together using beater until creamy….add the dry ingredients to the moist ingredients

Optional: chopped walnuts, blueberries, spices, poppy seeds etc

Tessa’s Chocolate Version:

I add dark chocolate chips and powdered organic Cacao powder

NOTE: I sift the cacao powder after everything has been combined….until it gets to the color I like…maybe 3 Tbls…truly personal choice.

Marlene’s Version:  YUMMMMMM

To make the muffins with pineapple, chop fresh pineapple into small pieces, and add butterscotch chips if wanted. (Canned Pineapple works as well, drain juice)
If no Butterscotch chips, you may want to add a T of honey.

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Did you know you were not born with a point of view about money?

Do you remember the allure of the shiny round object known as a quarter, or a guilder, or a franc, or a Deutsch mark the first time you saw it? How beautiful and intriguing it was?

Do you recall having the innocence of a 7 year old who, when his mother said she didn’t have the money for something he was asking for, told her she could just get more from the bank inside the wall, as if there was a never-ending supply?

Did you know you, the infinite being that you are, were not born with a point of view about money?

What if everything you “think” is absolutely true about money is just an implanted point of view—not even yours, but something you bought from others?  Those others could have been parents who loved you and were trying to teach you “the value of money.”  Those others could have been school friends, other relatives, ideas from books you’ve read or movies you’ve watched. What if these ideas about money were not the gospel truth as you’ve always believed, but simply other people’s points of view? They may be running your life as if they’re true and something you believe.  But what if they didn’t have to affect you at all?

Would you as an infinite being have a point of view about money?  Or would you live in the question, such as “How does it get even better than this?®” and “What else is possible?®”

What difference does it make what point of view you have about money? It makes a huge difference!  Your point of view creates your reality. Reality does not determine your point of view.  This includes your money flows, no matter what your current economic conditions are.

What if you actually had no point of view at all about money?  What would that be like?  How far “out of the box” could you be in creating money flows from any direction?

What are some of these apparent “truths” we were taught about money, that may not actually be correct? Here are a few:

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

“It does if you’re a walnut farmer,” says founder of Access Consciousness® and best-selling author Gary Douglas.  From where else can you create money that people have told you is a place it can’t come from?

“You have to work hard for your money.”

How can this be true?  Who works harder for their money, a busboy lugging heavy trays all day for minimum wage, or the multi-millionaire property developer sitting at his desk in an air-conditioned office?

If you believe you have to work hard for your money, can you even see ways that money could come to you easily?  Are you even available to receive it? Or would you have to refuse it when it did turn up easily because it wouldn’t be “real,” or “fair” or match whatever judgment you had about the effort that must accompany money?

“You can have love or money, but not both.” “People who are rich aren’t happy.”

Douglas recalls being told this as a child.  Visiting his wealthy aunt’s house, he loved she offered croissants instead of white bread, served on fine china and accompanied by nice crystal.  A questioner even as a child, he wondered what it would be like to try that form of “unhappiness.”

Douglas’s business partner, Dr. Dain Heer, recalls his poor family telling him repeatedly that rich people aren’t happy.  “They couldn’t have been any more unhappy than my family!” he reflects.

What if the only thing keeping you from having it all is the point of view that “you can’t have it all?”  Is that a point of view that might be worth your while to change?

“Rich people are mean, I don’t want to be like them!”

True, some rich people can be arrogant and rude—but so can people with less money.  Is it really the money that makes them rude or arrogant, or their choice?  If you have decided that being rich means you cannot be kind or nice or generous or anything else you value and would like to be, will you ever allow yourself to be wealthy or even prosperous?

“If you’re not born into money, you’ll never be rich.”

While it is true that some people inherit enormous amounts of money, inheritance as a source of wealth can be over-rated.  Many people who inherit wealth they did not create feel as though they do not deserve it and eventually squander it away.

This misconception creates the situation described in the saying, “from shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations.”  It describes how people who inherit businesses created by relatives often do not have the vision or the drive required to successfully expand them, so they often end up going back to being wage slaves or blue collar workers like their ancestors who grew the businesses originally.

“Work and play are mutually exclusive.”

Some of the most successful, self-made entrepreneurs regard their work as play.  Think Richard Branson.  Think Oprah.  Is their success due to their working, or their being creative for the fun of it?

We all have many talents.  The talents we overlook because they’re so easy for us are often the very ones that would generate huge amounts of money for us if we would value them.  Just because they’re easy for us doesn’t mean they’re easy for everyone.

“I earn so much per hour and that’s all I have to work with.”

If you believe your only income comes from your paycheck, that will be the only income you’ll allow yourself to have.  If you changed this point of view, by asking a question like, “What other money flows can I create?” or “Where else could I receive money?” what else would be possible.

One person using the tools of Access Consciousness® received a $1500 property tax rebate in California (this “never” happens) and a free $1000 venue rental in the same month.  What could be possible for you if you asked?

Another great tool for those with salaries and day jobs is to be grateful for what you are receiving, and ask the question, “What else can I add to my life that would create lots of money right away?”

“I’ll be rich once my parents die, once the divorce is settled, once the lawsuit or insurance is settled…”

Have you noticed that the inheritance people are waiting for is almost never as large as the recipient expects it to be?  How much wealth, joy, and expansion of their lives, that they could be creating, have they refused with their decision and judgment that this settlement was “all the money they’d ever need” and a solution to all their money problems? How much more could they create if they were willing go beyond simply waiting for their payout?

“You’ve got to hold on to what you’ve got because that’s all you’ll get.”

This is a point of view adopted by people who receive a windfall settlement or inheritance.  When they try to hold on to it, instead of continuing to create their lives, they contract their entire lives and their fortune tends to follow suit.  What if they went ahead and created their lives and more money while the cogs that would bring them money were turning?  How much more money can they add to their lives?

“You’ve got to avoid losing money at all costs.”

When your focus is on losing money, what has to show up in your life?  It’s like putting a neon sign above your head, “I don’t want to lose money, I don’t want to lose money, I don’t want to lose money.”  That neon sign attracts ways in which you will lose money like moths to a flame.  What if instead of focusing on the loss you focused on questions like, “What else is possible?” “What else can I create?” “How else can I create even more money?”

What else do you believe is absolutely positively true beyond question about money?  Is that point of view assisting you in creating prosperity, or hindering you without your even knowing it?  Would you like to destroy and uncreate that right now?

Do you suspect that you may have some additional points of view about money that are limiting you?  Gary and Dain have a teleseminar for you!  It starts now, and it’s called “Creating Wealth on a Penny a Day.”  Sound impossible?  Then you REALLY need it!  It’s a mind-blowingly different approach to creating wealth—everything you should have learned from the people that raised you, but didn’t.


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How to Use Lime Essential Oil
Posted on February 3rd, 2014 | 2 comments
Young Living’s Lime essential oil has a wide variety of uses. Aromatically, the pleasant citrus scent is invigorating and may help promote mental clarity and encourage creativity.* Topically, Lime provides antioxidants to the skin, which may reduce dark spots due to aging and acts as an insect deterrent.* Taken internally, Lime supports a healthy digestive system and may aid in weight management. One of most versatile uses for Lime essential oil, however, is for cooking.

Before adding Lime or any other Young Living essential oil to a recipe, start by adding half of a drop (put a toothpick inside the oil bottle orifice and stir the toothpick into the recipe) and then add more to taste. Because it’s so highly concentrated, you don’t need to use very much Lime essential oil to get the fresh lime flavor that can make your recipes pop. A great idea is to combine olive oil with Lime essential oil and use it as a marinade for meat or veggies. For an extra kick of flavor, you can also substitute Lime essential oil for lemon in many recipes.
Here are a couple of easy recipe ideas:

Delicious Limeade
2 cups crushed ice
1 cup water
Fresh fruit (strawberries, cherries, etc.)
1-2 drops Lime essential oil
Fill a blender with ice and water. Add fresh fruit and 1-2 drops of Lime essential oil. Blend and enjoy!
Lime Yogurt Sauce
Young Living Stevia Extract, Yacon Syrup, or Blue Agave (sweeten to taste)
1 quart plain unsweetened or soy yogurt
6 drops Lime essential oil
Add all ingredients together and stir. Use the sauce over fruit or dessert.

Lime Essential Oil Usage Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans
“I love Lime! I add it to my guacamole and use it with other citrus oils and honey as dressing for fresh fruit salads. I have also added it with Lemongrass essential oil to Asian stir-fry!”
—Debbie N., Sr. Star
“I like to put Lime on grilled chicken. I also diffuse it with Rosemary and Lavender.”
—Jennifer L., Member
“I add Lime essential oil to my salsa, guacamole, chicken tortilla soup, and water. Mixed with Tangerine, it is to die for!”
—Janne G., Executive
“I put Young Living’s Lime essential oil in my fresh salsa instead of lime juice! Yummy! I also mix it with other Young Living essential oils and organic coconut oil for my daily skin moisturizer! It’s wonderful!”
—April K.D., Star
“I love to mix Lime with olive oil to glaze salmon. It stays very moist and has an awesome flavor.”
—Debbie S., Sr. Star
“We made fajita lime goat’s cheese and used Young Living oils!”
—Mary R., Member
“I mix Lime with Lemon, Grapefruit, Orange, and coconut oil to shrink pores on my face and deep cleanse my skin.” —Amy L., Member
“I use Lime essential oil to make my own deodorant! I add coconut oil, baking soda, and about 15 drops of Lime essential oil. It is amazing.”
—Erica J., Member
“I use Lime essential oil in so many ways. I use it in my homemade laundry and dishwasher detergent. I use it in my cooking. I replace lime zest with my Lime essential oil. I also add it to my lemon/limeade.”
—Dea W., Member
How do you use Young Living Lime essential oil? Please leave a comment with your tips on how to use this oil below.
—Heidi Jeanfreau, YL International and Portfolio Brand Manager
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Science Now Explains How Our Thinking Limits Our Consciousness

by Access Administrator on January 2, 2013

“If you’re thinking, you’re stinking!” is a favorite refrain of Access Consciousness® founder Gary Douglas and many other facilitators.

Now evolutionary psychologists have come up with an explanation of how we can, in effect, think so stupidly. As usual with Access Consciousness®, consciousness creates an awareness and then science catches up.

Psychology believes that what it calls “compartmentalized brain functions acting either in concert or in conflict” are the result of how the brain evolved. The brain evolved as a “Swiss Army knife of practical tools or an app-loaded iPhone,” according to research psychologists quoted in the January, 2013, issue of Scientific American.

According to this view of science, “there is no unified ‘self’ that generates internally consistent and seamlessly coherent beliefs devoid of conflict. Instead, we are a collection of distinct but interacting modules often at odds with one another.”

This is evolutionary psychology explaining why it can be so hard for us to absorb certain concepts in Access Consciousness®, or why, as Gary says, “You get it when you get it if you get it.” When you get it can often be after years of exposure to Access Consciousness®. Compartmentalized brain functions (otherwise known as “logic-tight compartments) are a scientific way of explaining what we have already observed occurs.

Consider using the words “awareness beyond this reality” or “consciousness” instead of “new scientific theories” in the quotes below:

“Compartmentalization is also at work when new scientific theories/awareness beyond this reality conflict with older and more naive beliefs. Several psychologists found that “subjects more quickly verified the validity of scientific statements when those statements agreed with their prior naive beliefs.” Couldn’t “prior naive beliefs” be another way of saying “everything we’ve been taught, believed, or were implanted with?”

The article continues, “Contradictory scientific statements were processed more slowly and less accurately, suggesting that ‘naive theories survive the acquisition of mutually incompatible scientific theory, co-existing with that theory for many years to follow.’”

Have you ever sat in a class where someone in the front row argued forcefully for their own worldview? Check out what else psychologists have to say:
“Northwestern University researchers found that when subjects’ closely held beliefs were shaken, they ‘engaged in more advocacy of their beliefs …than did people who’s confidence was not undermined.’”

Do you remember hearing Gary say “whatever people are trying to prove, they really believe the opposite?” Science is now figuring this out as well. “Enthusiastic evangelists of a belief may in fact be ‘boiling over with doubt,’ and thus their persistent proselytizing may be a signal that the belief warrants skepticism,” continues the article.

Morality, another limitation that Gary speaks about, creates even more distortion, say these psychologists. “Our moral emotions lead us to bend and distort data and evidence through a process called motivated reasoning. The module housing our religious preferences, for example, motivates believers to seek and find facts that support a biblical model of a young earth in which the overwhelming evidence of an old earth must be denied. The module containing our political predilections, if they are of a conservative bent, may motivate pro-capitalists to believe that any attempt to curtail industrial pollution by way of the threat of global warming must be a liberal hoax.”

Interestingly, the article does ask, “What can be done to break down the walls separating our logic-tight compartments?” Scientists from Western Australia had some suggestions, which just could apply to those attending and facilitating Access Consciousness® classes. “Consider what gaps in people’s mental event models are created by debunking, and fill them using an alternative explanation. To avoid making people more familiar with misinformation, emphasize the facts you wish to communicate rather than the myth.”

“Provide an explicit warning before mentioning a myth, to ensure that people are cognitively on guard and less likely to be influenced by the misinformation…” Isn’t this another way of describing what Gary does when he tells people at the beginning of an advanced event, “Welcome to the end of your life as you know it…”

The article continues, “Consider whether your content may be threatening to the world view and values of your audience. If so, you risk a worldview backfire event.” Is there anyone who has facilitated introductory classes who has not witnessed this happening?

Perhaps like all of us, there is one logic-tight compartment that the writer of this article did not penetrate—and that is the dominance of truth and scientific thought as we know it. “How (can) intelligent and educated people, in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence, believe that evolution is a myth, that global warming is a hoax, that vaccines cause autism and asthma, that 9/11 was orchestrated by the Bush administration?” the article asked at the beginning.

What might happen if these and other unquestionable scientific beliefs were subjected to some questions, Access Consciousness® style? Might some compartment walls break down and some other interesting points of view emerge? Access Consciousness® might just move ahead of science yet again.

All of the quotes above were taken from the article, Logic-Tight Compartments, on p 77 of the January 2013 Scientific American. Many psychologists from all over the world were quoted in the article, written by Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine. You could comment on the article at

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