I finally read “Healing Oils of the Bible ” by David Stewart. I came across this passage: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, bc the Lord has anointed me to preach to the meek,… to give them Beauty for ashes, the Oil of Joy for mourning.” Isaiah 61:1,3. I was astounded to see this verse in the Bible that told what happened to me. Several months ago I started using YL oil blends Joy and Valor for my grief journey that started 3 years ago when I lost my younger son. Over several weeks, I began to feel better. I was more joyful, confident, motivated, and able to initiate and complete projects that I hadn’t been able to do before. There was nothing else to which I could attribute these changes. Our sense of smell–the olfactory nerve–goes directly to the limbic system in the brain. It is the center that controls our emotions and motivation. This is different than our other senses that go to the cortical/intellectual brain. Thus, these aromas go directly to our emotional center and influence our hearts. What is amazing to me is that this knowledge is thousands of years old.
I grew up in church and I have been hearing the Bible all my life. I have heard about anointing and about oils all my life. But I didn’t experience the oils myself until now. The Oil of Joy for mourning. The oils Joy and Valor for my grief. I’m grateful for them. I acknowledge God’s gift in these oils and his promise that I have found after all these years.
“Thou hast loved righteousness and hated iniquity: therefore God, even they God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness.” Hebrews 1:9
“Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart.” Proverbs 27:9