Outside the Books ‘n Treasures store on Deuce of Clubs in Show Low, drivers in high powered cars rush by like any populated town. Inside the store, however, beyond the front window on a Sunday afternoon, the scented contrast of essential oils provides a welcome aura of peace. The soft voices of the demonstrators’ sooth the room and the impending experience against the din of traffic is oddly exciting.
A group gathers in the annex of this growing Arizona bookstore to learn about the healing properties of essential oils. The team of two women, Gayle and Stephanie, present the oils and are ready to share their experiences, literature, samples, and the Zyto Compass (a computer program), that by the pressure of your hand on top of it will reveal what your body is missing. It will then tell you what oils to use for your personal healing.
When this writer placed her hand on the Zyto Compass for a bio-scan it showed exactly what I was missing in supplements and I was just about sold with the accuracy of this instrument: A multi vitamin for me. It didn’t come up with some outrageous readout of what I need so that the company could sell the oils but read back what I already knew to be true.
The theme at this event is, “How to take charge of your life with young living,” and the vehicle is the use of essential oils.
In front of a bookcase packed with an eclectic mix of reading material that Books ‘n Treasures store owner Yvonne Schneider has developed and nurtured in less than one year, the oils are passed around and dotted on our hands by Gayle. The simplicity of oils for healing almost seems too easy. In this modality of organic substance Stephanie tells us to, “Put the oils on our feet,” so it works faster.
Both these women share their stories about the health problems in their lives and Gayle’s is especially poignant as her 15-month-old daughter had a lump and the doctors wanted to remove it. First, her daughter was put on antibiotics and when the lump didn’t respond to that course of action, the removal of the lump was the only thing that the doctor could recommend. Gayle says that she used the essential oils of Young Living on her baby and the lump went away.
Stephanie had celiac disease, which has been recognized as a sensitivity to gluten. Her life was basically unlivable and after discovering the use of various oils, with the removal of wheat from her diet, her life has been restored to normalcy.
The two women met after Gayle responded to a session of healing with oils through Young Living Essential Oils and have since joined forces in their quiet and determined way to spread the word. Through the products grown in Utah and Idaho farms under the ownership of Dr. Gary Young, hence Young Living Essential Oils, the oils on the list can be applied topically, ingested, diffused, and inhaled. The list of various illnesses that essential oils can help include, bone pain, peace, and calming.
Dr. Gary Young, of Young Living claims in his biography on his D. Gary Young Foundation page that, “At the age of 24, after suffering a near–fatal logging accident that left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, depression and a feeling of hopelessness overcame him. As he looked at his situation, Gary realized that there was more to life than what he had been told he could expect. He determined that he could not go on as he was currently living. He was either going to get out of the wheelchair or get out of life.
“Two years after his accident and with much heartache and disappointment, Gary began fasting on lemonade and other juices. With a feeling of hope, Gary aggressively expanded his knowledge of nutrition and natural therapies to perpetuate his healing. He went back to school and took many course studies related to health and the human body. Later he enrolled in the university and received his degrees in naturopathy and nutrition. Although still in tremendous pain, he progressed from the wheelchair, to a walker, to crutches, and then to walking unassisted.
“Because of his own personal success, people started coming to him for advice for their own needs, which eventually led him to open his own clinic to better help others. It was in his clinic, 13 years after the accident, that he was introduced to the world of essential oils. As he made discoveries with his patients in his clinic, he began to use the oils himself and noticed that his pain reduced dramatically. His mobility continued to increase, and 13 years later, he ran a half marathon! This was the beginning of his desire to share his healing experiences and to study the healing properties of essential oils.
“This passion eventually led to the creation of Young Living Essential Oils; and after nearly 20 years, it has grown into the largest, privately-owned essential oil company in world. Having grown up farming and logging, Gary easily saw the need for growing the plants to produce his own essential oils. So he went forward developing his farms, which have grown from a 1/8-acre test-plot of ground to thousands of acres under cultivation in Mona, Utah; Simiane La–Rotonde, France; St. Maries and Naples, Idaho; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Salalah, Oman; and his current, new farming project in Peru. His dream of healing and helping others with essential oils has become a majestic reality as his mission has spread around the globe”.
Essential oil elixirs are generally not approved by the FDA, and chicken soup is not prescribed by the medical community either, yet there are generations of families that swear by their healing properties.
Books n’ Treasures, 1151 E. Deuce of Clubs, Ste. A, 928-532-5533
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