This post will consist of 2 parts. Part 2 coming soon!
To all of my Essential oil loving friends (I am one too). I encourage you to really look into the companies that you promote, support and have become aligned with as a distributor. The one I am touching on in this post specifically is Young Living, simply because it is the company I have done the most research on.
First, let me say up front that I personally use Essential oils and I believe that the oils in and of themselves are NOT a bad thing and I believe the plants/herbs/flowers they are extracted from were created by the one true Creator of all things. But as followers of Messiah we MUST use discernment and recognize when elements of other religions/beliefs, in this case New Age/Witchcraft aspects are flowing through the companies and products we sell, support and use. I know one of the biggest things that trips us up is that Young Living claims to be a ‘Christian’ company, but friends I am not sure how one reading the literature and descriptions of the individual oils cannot see the New Age slant coming through. It seems this is becoming even more prevalent as more Christians align themselves with this Multi-Level Marketing Company.
The founder of Young Living, Gary Young can be quoted in articles as using pagan and new age terminology and thoughts such as opening our Pineal gland or ‘Third eye’ which is purely pagan and dangerous, nothing Christian about it.
Just a quick summary of some of the issues with Young Living a Christian should be aware of and take notice is: (links to read more in depth are below)
The description given to the oils claims they are able to do things of a spiritual nature.
-Uses Witchcraft wording to describe their oils.
-Use lucifarian symbolism on their product guide and certain products (phoenix bird)
-Teaches witchcraft doctrine when describing uses for their products
A small sample of the descriptions use words like:
-Life force (new age)
-Heart Energy (witchcraft term)
-Enhance dreams and visualization (practiced by witches and occultists to contact the evil spirit world)
-Energy Alignment (Witchcraft term)
-Inner awareness (new age, occult)
-Just an example: Young Living’s oil “Transformation” encourages you to make changes to your belief system by replacing negative beliefs with revitalizing new thought patterns. This is new age jargon and not the same as the Holy Scriptures teach us to renew our mind.
-The five basic elements Young Living promotes as you use their Essential Oils are taken directly from witchcraft. Earth, water, fire, air and ether (spirit).
I strongly encourage you to please read the links below to learn more – this is just a VERY SMALL sample of the new age ideas, terminology and thoughts that run through and through Young Living Oils.
You may also be thinking, ok…but I am not using it for those reasons. Well, maybe you’re not and maybe you just believe in the actual medicinal properties so many of the oils have, such as I do. But the fact is, why would Christians align themselves with a company that is clearly promoting new age practices through their products? We really have no idea what type of mantras or ‘prayers’ may be going on within the distribution center(s) before the oils are dispersed to the distributors and then to your customers.
If we continue to promote a company and products that promote new age mysticism and witchcraft, we are clearly going against The Word of Elohim which states:
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11. “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”1 Thessalonians 5:22. And multiple verses regarding the dangers of sorcery and divination (magical powers, witchcraft).
Friends, this has been on my heart for quite some time and today I feel prompted by the Holy Spirit to share what I have learned and continue to learn in love for those that I know truly love and follow Elohim (God). As Christian’s we are accepting more and more ideas, thoughts and ways of the evil ones into what is being promoted as being ‘Christian’. We are not using discernment and we are not saying NO to these things as Messiah has instructed us to. This post does not even touch on the Multi-level marketing concept which I feel is a whole other issue.
You may ask what EO Company I use and I have to say until now it has been Eden Gardens. I promoted them and have close to 80 of their oils myself. But, in my revisiting of this information I am posting here I took a closer look at their descriptions and although not as clearly blatant as Young Living, I am beginning to see some thoughts/wording that has caused concern for me. I will begin my search for a genuinely Christian company that produces quality EO’s to be used as Elohim intended (they are out there). For the actual healing/medicinal properties they possess and not for any spiritual purposes that only can be accomplished in us through our Messiah and the Holy Spirit Himself.
Please research these links (there are dozens more) & dig deeper. Pray and ask Yahuah (God) to show you truth in this area.
Part 2 coming soon!
In Truth and Love,