LOVE

 MYRTLE 10LOVE is represented by MYRTLE.  Myrtle leaves are clustered in groups of threes but all grow from same point on the stem.  Leaves are heart-shaped.  Sacred plant of the goddess Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty.  Aphrodite, born from sea foam, sought in her nakedness refuge in a myrtle bush.  Many brides wear myrtle as a symbol of chaste love and beauty. MYRTLE (myrtaceae) is steam distilled from the leaves of a large evergreen shrub.  Its Hebrew name is Hadassah, meaning from the tree, mistakenly translated as Esther.

BIBLE REFERENCES:  Deut. 6:4  –Law of Love–“Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.  And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart…”  The word echad translates as ONE, comprised of more than one ; Esther 2:7-9:32  (the dissolving power of spiritual love); Isaiah 41:19 (deliverance and prosperity)and 55:13 (joyous return of the redeemed); Nehemiah 8:15 (feast of the Tabernacles , commemorating the deliverance from the wilderness.

ANCIENT USES:  Feast of the Tabernacles Nehemiah 8:15;   Lev.23:33-44;   PROPERTIES:  Antimutagenic, liver stimulant, thyroid stimulant, prostate stimulant, normalizes hormone imbalances, sinus and lung decongestant, CHEMISTRY:  Monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes  Emotional clearing:  clearing of anger, elevating, and euphoric

MYRTLE FILLMORE  not her given name, but a childhood name that stuck.    Today MYRTLE oil is found to be a cure for TB.

FAITH

FAITH is the “perceiving power of the mind linked with the power to shape substance.”  Spiritual assurance is the power to do the seemingly impossible.  It is a magnetic power that draws unto us our heart’s desire from the invisible spiritual substance.  Faith is a deep inner knowing that that which is sought is already ours for the taking.”  Charles Fillmore, from The Revealing Word. frankincense branch
Hebrews 11:1 teaches that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”  Ed Rabel, a notable teacher from  Unity Village, says that “there is  but one real faith . . .  As a rule, people who merely trust in the Lord do not understand all the law.  If they had understanding, they would affirm the presence and power of God until the very substance of Spirit would appear in manifestation.”  He teaches us that faith is nothing more than a supreme affirmative power; saying yes to God.
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representing faith (Matthew 16:13-20) in the New Testament.  Abraham represents faith in the Old Testament (Genesis 12:22)  Jesus knew that the blessings of health comes through the exercise of faith on the part of the man who seeks it, that faith opens the mind to the influx of power from on high, and that the power of the Highest heals all diseases both of soul and body.  (Charles Fillmore, from  Jesus Christ Heals)

FAITH HANDThe first step in all spiritual healing is the using of faith, and the next step is to become open and receptive to the stream of healing life.  (See Charles Fillmore, Keep A True Lent)  In most cases, Jesus demanded faith on the part of those he healed.  (See Matthew 8: 5-13; 9:18-26; 15:28).
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he pineal gland opens the center of faith. FRANKINCENSE (Olibanum) is the oil associated with faith, also known as Boswellia carterii or Boswellia frereana.  FRANKINCENSE is obtained through steam distillation of the resin in the bark.  Trees located only in So. Arabian peninsula in present day Oman. Today also found in Somalia.  In Hebrew, it is called Levonah, meaning from tree resin.
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FRANKINCENSE is considered a cure all, used for every conceivable ill known to man; it was prized more than gold.
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gift to baby Jesus. (Mt. 2:11), prophesied in Isaiah 60:6.  It was the most stored oil in history.
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FRANKINCENSE is the holiest of all oils and was required to be burning in the temple 24 hours a day. HOLY OIL used for anointing kings, priests, prophets and objects in temple.  Frankincense is the main ingredient in the HOLY INCENSE given to Moses (Exodus 30:34).  It was used in religious rituals to enhance communication with the Creator.  (Lev. 2:1, 15-16 (cereal offering) 24:7 (show bread)).  In Numbers 16:46, Aaron stops a plague with frankincense.
FRANKINCENSE 6THE FRANKINCENSE TRAIL
led from the oasis at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula  through 2000 miles of Arabian desert to Petra and then on to Gaza.  In Latin, it is called Monoterpenes, or sesquiterpenes and is used today for reprogramming cellular memory, thus promoting permanent healing; normal cellular regeneration; cancer, depression, allergies, immune stimulant, improves HGH; stimulates pineal and pituitary glands to elevate moods and overcome stress and despair.
FRANKINCENSE 4BLENDS
using Frankincense:  Believe, Abundance, Acceptance, Brain Power, Harmony, Valor, Inspiration, Immupower, Forgiveness, Exodus II, Humility

STRENGTH

Araucaria heterophylla leavesSTRENGTH is the power of the mind to accomplish or to endure.  The strength of the mind rejoices greatly when it finds the Inexhaustible Source of all strength of Spirit that is everywhere present.  This Pure Presence of Spirit is that within which we live, move and have our being: the pure consciousness of God that we know, believe and are grateful for is in the before, now and afterwards, the forever which exclaims, “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41)  When we find the Messiah, we know strength.cypress 2

The Messiah is in that aspect of who we are that we recognize as Andrew.  In Hebrew, Andrew 
means manly or strong man.   Andrew was the first disciple to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  Through Strength, Andrew not only delivers himself but also brings his brother Peter (faith) to Jesus — to the Pure Consciousness of Spirit.  This demonstrates that with strength and faith, we can leave our nets.  Strength supports faith.  “When strength finds faith, and they are brothers consciously in the mind, a bond of unity is established that carries one along, even though one may encounter the most adverse experiences.”  (Charles Fillmore, from  The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary)

Strength is not mere physical might.  Strength impacts every aspect of who we are, mind, body and soul.  To increase STRENGTH, we must learn to become still.  In the stillness, we slow down and listen to the universe.  In that stillness, we revitalize our inner strength that is the might of God.  In the stillness, we are able to balance our thinking and feeling natures.  (Isaiah 30:15)peace and quietSamson, representing STRENGTH in the Old Testament, is an example an imbalance in thinking and feeling depletes strength.  (Judges 16:15-31)  “The life of Samson, as given in Judges, represents the different movements of strength in human consciousness, and its betrayal and end. Samson did all kinds of athletic stunts. but was finally robbed of his strength by Delilah, a Philistine woman, who had his head shaved while he slept on her knees. Hair represents vitality. When the vital principle is taken away the strength goes with it. This weakens the body and it finally perishes. Eve took away the strength of Adam in like manner, and every man who gives up the vital essence of his body for the pleasure of sensation commits suicide, as did Samson.”  (These links are supported by www.truthunity.net.)

cypressThe part of the body associated with Strength is the lower back.  The OIL associated with STRENGTH is CYPRESSCYPRESS  (semper virens) is sometimes referred to as an “evergreen oak”.  A tree known for its strength and durability.  Hebrew root is tirzah, meaning slender.  Cypress trees are tall and slender.

THE MIGHTY GROVES of Lebanon are described in Sirach as “trees which groweth up to the clouds.”  THE GOPHER WOOD of the ark, thought to be cypress, was used for its durability under adverse conditions.  THE DOORS of St. Peter’s in Rome which lasted 600 years are made of CYPRESS.
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ANCIENT USES:  David’s palace and Solomon’s palace made of cypress and cedar; the Temple, built by Solomon made of cypress and cedar.
cypress 4MODERN USES: Urinary system, water retention., anti infectious, antibacterial, circulatory system, bones and muscles.
cypress 3BIBLE REFERENCES: Gen 6:14 (the ark); II Chron. 2 (building of the temple); I Kings: 9-11 (Solomon and Hiram); Isaiah 60:13; (future glory of Zion) Hosea 14:8 (promise of blessing to a repentant Israel); Sirach 24:13 {wisdom exalted}…”as a cypress on the mountains of. Hermon.”
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EMOTIONAL CLEARING: strengthens, and helps to ease the feeling of loss, gives sense of security, grounding and helps to heal emotional trauma.  BLENDS containing cypress:  Aroma Life, Aroma Siez, and RC.
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JUDGMENT

cedarwood (1)JUDGMENT is spiritual discernment, which is the inner voice through whose expression we come into a larger realization of ourselves.   (See Charles Fillmore, from The Twelve Powers of Man)  This is not the judgment that is limited to ego but the divine judgment that relies on Spirit.  As Ed Rabel says, Judgment is the deeper connection of the mind to discern, evaluate, and make decisions.  Judgment Day is not a day that we are waiting for in the future, it is the moment in which we experience the difference between what is true and what is false.  It is not our responsibility to condemn, damn or judge others.  The universe will judge everyone by our own thoughts and actions.
judgment3The Disciple who represents Judgment is James: of Zebedee, which means supplanter, that which Jehovah has given.  Judgment carefully weighs a question and draws a conclusion.  James was the first disciple to be transformed through the appearance of death (see decapitation Acts 12:1-2)  The body’s seat of Judgment is in the solar plexus, which is also called justice or discrimination. SOLOMON represents Judgment in the Old Testament., which means whole, complete, peaceful.  Solomon means the state of consciousness when soul is unified with wisdom and love.  Solomon was a great judge. 

BIBLE REFERENCES:  Gen. 1:14( 4th day of creation)I Kings 3:5-15  (Solomon’s dream in which he asks for wisdom to rule the kingdom);    IKings 3:16-28  (story of the 2 women).

 I Kings 10:1-10  (Visit of the Queen of Sheba) Num. 27:21 (Urim and Thummim for discerning the will of God. If yes, fall forward, if no fall backward.)

JESUS ON JUDGMENT–Mt. 7:1(boomerang effect of judgment); Jn 7:24 (righteous judgment).
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OIL CONNECTED TO JUDGMENT– Cedarwood cedrus atlantica.

JUDGMENT AND CEDARWOOD: HebrewErez ( tenacity of roots); CHEMISTRY:  98% sesquiterpenes; PROPERTIES:  Antibacterial, lymphatic stimulant; gives mental clarity.

Mental clarity from Cedarwood  assisted Solomon in ruling Israel with wisdom.
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ANCIENT USES:  Cleansing of lepers, ritual cleansing after touching anything unclean, first oil to be distilled over 5000 years ago for embalming, long revered for its use in storing and protecting from elements.  North American natives used cedar to enhance spiritual communication.  An umbrella protecting the earth and bringing energy in from the universe.  Animals could recharge and regenerate.  Used in cases of Qi deficiency. Cedar-wood-essential-oil

MODERN USES:  Hair loss, arteriosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, senility, ADHD, skin disorders, bronchitis, mental clarity, emotional release, enhances sleep, insect repellant.

BIBLE REFERENCES:  II Samuel 5:11 (David’s house);  I Kings 5:7:12 (the temple) I Kings 6:9 (Solomon’s house);  Psalm 104:16 (trees of the Lord, planted) Lev. 14 (healing of emotional cause of leprosy) II Chron.1:15; 9:27.  ORAC: 169,000.

APPLICATION: Diffuse, directly inhale, apply on location, vita flex points, dietary supplement.  BLENDS with Cedarwood:  Brain Power, Inspiration.
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ANOINTMENT (OINTMENT)

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WHAT IS ANOINTING?  Anointing is from the Hebrew word massach, which means  to anoint, literally to cover, rub or smear with oil.  During biblical times, copious amounts of oil were used and all were aromatic.
anoint 18Similarly, the word Messiah (from the same roots or Christ) means the anointed one.

WHO WAS ANOINTED?  Kings, priests, prophets, objects in the temple.   Anointing flowed from the head down.
Ancient OrganicsWHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF ANOINTMENT?  To sanctify or set apart for the Lord (Old Testament).  To know your oneness with God.   Since animal sacrifices were made in the Temple, all objects were anointed, both to  dispel odors and to prevent infection.

SECULAR ANOINTING:  Healing, embalming, beautification, hospitality.  A modern form of healing through anointing is the Raindrop technique.
rain flowersBIBLE PASSAGES:  EXODUS 30:24; 30:34  Recipes revealed to Moses for the holy anointing oil and holy anointing incense were only to be used to sanctify the priests and objects of the temple.  “Whoever compounds any like it or whoever puts any of it on an outsider shall be cut off from his people.” (Ex. 30:33)
waters stillAgain in the recipe for the holy anointing incense is the caveat “And the incense which you shall make according to its composition, you shall not make for yourselves; it shall be for you holy to the Lord.  Whoever makes any like it to use as perfume shall be cut off from his people.” (Ex. 30:37-38)

THE CONSECRATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD and the tabernacle and all the objects in it  (Lev. 8:1-12; 21:10)  Psalm  133:2  “Behold how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down upon the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes!  It is like the dew  of Hermon (sacred mountain,  MBD) which falls on the mountains of Zion!  For there the Lord has commanded the blessings, life for evermore.
anoint 5SAUL’S  CORONATION:  I Sam. 10:1  “Then Samuel took a vial of oil and poured it on his head…  JEHU ANOINTED KING:  II Kings 9:1  Then Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand…  JESUS TEACHES DISCIPLES TO ANOINT:  MARK 6:7-13:  “So they went our and preached that men should repent (Aramaic for turning back to God).  And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.
anoint 7  JESUS ANOINTED BY MARY OF BETHANY:  Matt.26:6-13; Mark 14:3; Luke 7:36-50; John 12:1-8.  In the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John, the woman is identified as Mary of Bethany.  (Metaphysically, the devotional soul).   In Luke, it is a “sinful woman” who anoints Jesus.  Jesus uses this anointing event as a teaching on forgiveness.
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Although Jesus told the disciples a number of times over the 3 years that he would be crucified and resurrected, the message did not sink in.  The women, however, representing the intuition and feeling nature of the soul,  anointed Jesus with the oils of spikenard and myrrh, both oils used for embalming.  Spikenard was brought from the Himalayas in India in alabaster jars and used only for priests, kings, or high initiates.  Myrrh was a fixative oil, increasing the potency and longevity with whatever it was blended.   Spikenard is correlated with the faculty of power and myrrh with the faculty of life.
anoint 13In the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, Jesus is anointed on his head.  In the Gospels of Luke and John, Jesus was anointed on his feet.
anoint 45 BURIAL:  When Jesus was taken down from the cross, Nicodemus and Joseph of Aramathea wrapped Jesus in Myrrh and Aloes (sandalwood)  John 19:38
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LIFE

Life is the power of the mind to activate, appropriate.  (Genesis 2:7)  The Revealing Word says “Life is that expression of Being which manifests as animation, activity, vigor.  Life is the acting principle that propels all forms into action.”  Life is the faculty which unites all the faculties and brings them into expression.
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Life is divine, spiritual, and its source is God.  The river of life is within man as his spiritual consciousness.  He comes into consciousness of the river of life through the quickening of Spirit.  He can be truly quickened with new life and vitalized in mind and body only by consciously contacting Spirit.  This contact is made through prayer, meditation, and good works.”  The Revealing Word
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DISCIPLE who represents LIFE is JUDAS ISCARIOT.  “Judas represents the unredeemed life forces.  The first step in redeeming the Judas faculty is … affirming our unity with the Spirit of purity.  When the Judas faculty reaches the spiritual standard of life it is known as Judah, whose office is prayer and thanksgiving.” Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
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JESUS knew that it was sense consciousness that would betray him, and made no effort to escape.  Betrayal necessary for resurrection and was therefore, good.
myrrh 5REPLACEMENT FOR JUDAS is MATTHIAS, meaning totally given unto Jehovah. LOCATION in body:  Generative organs.
myrrh oil plus MYRRH (commiphora myrrha), mowr Hebrew, meaning more bitter.    Resin from trunks and limbs of tree of same family as frankincense.  A scraggly thorny tree, prefers basaltic soil to limestone, bark brittle and cracks of its own accord.  Resin dark and tear shaped.  A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL LIFE.
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MYRRH played a significant role in every event of Jesus’ life:  Birth, Anointing, Crucifixion, Burial in preparation for the Resurrection.
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MYRRH is the most common fixative oil, meaning that it enhances and increases the longevity of the oil with which it is blended.  MYRRH was an ingredient in both the Holy Anointing Oil  and Holy Anointing Incense.
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MYRRH (350 litres) found in King Tut’s tomb when opened in 1924, still potent. CHEMISTRY:  Sesquiterpenes 62% deprograms miswritten information on DNA at cellular level.  ANCIENT USES:  Pregnancy, labor, childbirth, preventing infection, preventing or removing stretch marks.  Umbilical cords of newborn; embalming.    
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BIBLE REFERENCES:   Mt. 2:11 (gift at birth); Matt. 26:7; John 12:3 (anointing  woman); Mk 15:23 (crucifixion😉 John 19:39 (burial); Esther 2:12  ( preparation for marriage;) Ps. 45:8 (oil of gladness;) Song of Sol. 1:13; 3:6; 4:6; 5:1.
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ELIMINATION

ELIMINATION is a spiritual faculty whose function is elimination, release, or letting go through a process of denial.  Our faculty of saying “no,” which can be used either as preventive or a corrective.
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It is just as necessary that one should learn to let go of thoughts, conditions and substances in consciousness, body and affairs when they have served their purpose and one no longer needs them, as it is that one should lay hold of new ideas and new substances to meet one’s daily requirements.” Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.
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The DISCIPLE who represents ELIMINATION is THADDEUS:  warm hearted, courageous.  Fearlessness necessary for proper elimination in mind and body.
hyssop seeds niceThe LOCATION in the body is the Abdominal region.   Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop) is the associated plant and herb.  Its Hebrew Root:  Esob or Holy Herb; liberation; throughout the scriptures, hyssop depicted as the oil for purification.
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A highly colored shrub, 12-24 inches high, with pink, blue, white, lavender flowers) native to southern Europe, the Middle East and region of the Caspian Sea.
hyssop mexicanThe stem is woody at the base from which grow a number of straight braces.  Steam distilled from stems and leaves.
hyssop beautiful closeup -feature in bodyCHEMISTRY:  Monoterpenes,  Sesquiterpenes, Phenylpropenoids (emotionally cleansing and balancing).
hyssop ground for facialBIBLE REFERENCES: Psalm  51:7 (David’s repentance over Bathsheba incident when confronted by Nathan;)  ; Ex. 12:22 (Passover— hyssop branch struck on the lintel and doorpost released the oil); Lev. 14:17 (cleansing of lepers along with cedarwood);  John 19:29 (crucifixion—Jesus offered hyssop branch known as a pain killer for suffocation).
hyssop seeds close upANCIENT USES:  Absorbing guilt, cleansing of leprosy and the emotions behind it, addictions and destructive habits, respiratory relief, decongestant, protection against plague.
Hyssop bushMODERN USES:  Anti-asmathic; anit-infectious; antispasmodic: anti-viral; decongestant; diuretic; and sedative;  help with coughs, colds and fever, parasites, regulating lipid metabolism.
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ORDER

ORDER is the power that we each have to establish right connection, synchronicity, internal guidance and discernment which result in a proper sequence of unfoldment of order in mind, body and affairs.  We are created in the image and likeness of Spirit, Divine Mind, God, which is harmony, which is progress, which is the evolution of our minds, bodies and souls.
gal 2Ella Pomeroy says that ORDER is our ability to perceive and cooperate with the law of growth.  The DISCIPLE representing ORDER is James (supplanter) of  Alphaeus (leader, chief).  A tax collector like his brother Matthew (representing will).  Human will and order is supplanted by divine order.
gal 8Putting our lives in ORDER requires putting first things first.  Charles Fillmore’s Twelve Powers of Man says “[i]t is in recognition of the power and the presence of God that all our strength and all our ability lie.  If any area of life is in disorder, it can be easily corrected by connecting to the source of order, and then allowing the faculty to perform its function and expand into the outer realm in whatever area it is needed.”
gal 5ORDER is located in the navel, which collects, absorbs, transforms, balances, and distributes the life force (“CHI or KI”).  It is our physical center of gravity while sitting, standing or doing yoga.  It is our storage battery for chi.  It is our first connection in the womb with the eternal world and that connection continues, representing our strongest connecting link to other people.
12 powers bottomGALBANUM (chebenah), which is part of the Parsley family, related to giant fennel is the plant associated with ORDER.  Galbanum is native to Iran and India, distilled from resin derived from stems and branches.  Galbanum gives off an earthy, pungent, balsamic odor which becomes pleasant when blended with the other oils. (Ex: 30:34)

Essential oil“Every communal fast that does not include the sinners of Israel is not a fast.”  Talmud (Keritot 6b)The temple incense included oils with lovely fragrances, but was incomplete without Galbanum.  According to the Talmud, a congregation is not complete without someone who has fallen and who must elevate himself with repentance.  This represents the elevation of evil back into the realm of Holiness (wholeness).
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HEBREW ROOTcheleb  fat, richest part  When priest made a goat offering by fire, the fat was for the Lord and forbidden for human consumption.  Lev. 3:13-17.
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 CHEMISTRY:  Monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes (releasing and reprogramming).  MOSES favorite oil:  When used with hyssop, aligns brain with purpose and keeps us on task.  Moses needed that in the wilderness!
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WILL

WILL is the executive faculty of the mind and the determining factor in humanity.  The Will may be said to be the person because it is the directive power that determines character formation.  The Revealing Word says that when humanity wills to do the will of God, they exercise their individual will in wisdom, love and spiritual understanding; they build spiritual character.”
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Ed Rabel said
WILL is the great “permission giver.”  WILL is a spiritual faculty, from a spiritual source and expresses as willingness toward SPIRIT, TRUTH, or GOOD.  WILL becomes WILLFULNESS when exercised as forcefulness or grim determination to get one’s way.
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DISCIPLE representing will is MATTHEW, who went from being a tax collector to following the Christ, an illustration of willingness.  LOCATION in the body is the front brain.  Joint occupation in this center with UNDERSTANDING.
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GOD’S WILL  is always good.  Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane demonstrated perfect willingness to let God’s will be done.  (Luke 22:42; Mt 26:36-46)

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OIL associated with WILL is CASSIA.  CASSIA – an evergreen tree, native to China, sometimes called Chinese cinnamon.  Its leaves are elongated and seem to bow down. HEBREW ROOTqadad, to bow the head in reverence, a picture of willingness.
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CHEMISTRY:  Phenylpropenoids 80%  cleanses receptor sites, receptive to God’s will.  Egyptians used CASSIA with clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg to activate receptor sites.  Cassia is mentioned in Ebers Papyrus 16th century, BCE, which contains 877 prescriptions and recipes.
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CASSIA, unlike its close relative cinnamon, has white bark, while its essence is more pungent.
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KEZIAH (meaning Cassia in Hebrew), Job’s second daughter, born after his return to affluence, represents  the purified soul (white bark) expressing true perception and discrimination. Metaphyshical Bible Dictionary  Like her father Job, who went from self-righteousness to righteousness.
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BIBLE REFERENCES:  Ex. 30:24 (Holy anointing oil) Psalm 45:8 (oil of gladness); Job 42:14 (Keziah, Job’s second daughter).  PROPERTIES:  Antioxidant; anit-inflammatory, anti fungal anti-bacterial; anti-viral.
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UNDERSTANDING

UNDERSTANDING is the ability of the mind to know or to comprehend  God as supreme knowing.  The Revealing Word says “SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING is the quickening of the Spirit within.  Spiritual understanding is the ability of the mind to apprehend and realize the laws of thought and the relation of ideas one to another.”
ONYCHA 2INTELLECTUAL UNDERSTANDING comes first in the soul’s development, then a deeper understanding of Truth principles, which, in turn, opens the way for revelation.  The DISCIPLE who represents understanding is Thomas which means joined, conjoined, twin.  Thomas represents reason and intellectual perception; and is called the doubter because has to see in order to believe in the resurrection.
ONYCHA DRIEDLOCATION IN BODY:  Front brain.

Einstein says, “Every man knows that he does best in his work and accomplishes most when he has attained a proficiency that enables him to work intuitively.”  Twelve Powers of Man.  

The OIL associated with UNDERSTANDING is ONYCHA.
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ONYCHA (Styrax benzoin), an absolute extraction from the resin of the benzoin tree, dark sage green about three feet tall.  Native to India, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.  Most viscous of all oils consisting of Di and Tri Terpenes, heavier than mono or sesquiterpenes.
ONYCHA OIL 2HEBREW  root sh cheleth, meaning aromatic shell; fingernail in Greek since the resin is sometimes translucent like a thick fingernail.
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BIBLE REFERENCES:  Exodus 30:34 (Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha and galbanum—and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts, and make a fragrant blend of incense, the work of a perfumer. It is to be salted and pure and sacred); Sirach 24:15 ( Like cinnamon and acanthus, I have yielded a perfume, like choice myrrh, have breathed out a scent, like galbanum, onycha, labdanum, like the smoke of incense in the tent); Genesis 1:14-19 (fourth day of creation); Exodus 28:30 (Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron’s heart whenever he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the Lord.)
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ONYCHA is associated with Egyptian god Khepra or Ra, sun god, who pushes the sun (enlightenment) across the sky.
SHOREIn the TAROT,  ONYCHA is the perfume for the path of the charioteer between Binah (understanding) and Tiferet (balance).  The charioteer’s emblem is the sun; behind him on the card is the moon (will); he gives understanding to the Fool about how to defeat an enemy.  The black and white horses that the charioteer directs (representing the subconscious and conscious mind) draw in unisonAn understanding of Truth inspires a willingness to follow its path.
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ONYCHA  is also the name of membrane that functions as a door into the interior of  a shellfish. Just as understanding progresses from the head to the heart, so too the scent of onycha is associated with the path from Binah (understanding) to Tiferet (the heart center).ONYCHA 4

IMAGINATION

The Revealing Word says that IMAGINATION  is the faculty of mind that images and forms; the power to form and shape thought.  Through this faculty, the formless takes form.
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IMAGINATION is the full expression of divine mind expressing in us, the true image and likeness of God co-creating in, as and through us.  In The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore writes that “[m]an and the universe are a series of pictures in the Mind of Being.  God made man in his image and likeness.  Man in his turn is continually making and sending forth into his mind, his body, and the world about him living thought forms embodied and imbued with his whole character.”
SANDALEWOOD3Fillmore says “imagination uses the universal language of symbols to communicate the Will of God, and it is up to us as co-creators to give form to the ideas and visions.  Heaven is the realm of ideas and potentials that are ours to claim and the earth is the realm where we form them into material things.  When the form and substance are balanced, the idea will endure.”
ALOE 9Joseph represents Imagination in the Old Testament, the increase of endless supply.  The disciple representing Imagination is Bartholomew, which means preparation of new growth, new development, new prospects, new seeds.  Its location is in the middle of the forehead between the eyes.
redhawk eyesThe Biblical references for Imagination are Genesis 1:9 (” And God said ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let the ground appear'”); Genesis 37: 5-28, 39-46 (Joseph’s dreams); Daniel 2 (Nebuchadnezzar’s dream); Acts 9 (something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again); Acts 10:9-16 (Peter’s vision).  The oils associated with Imagination are Aloes and Sandalwood.
SANDALWOODIMAGINATION AND SANDALWOOD (Santalum album).  The Hebrew root word for Sandalwood is Ahaliym (Wood Sticks); its resin rare and it is highly valued.  Tree develops slowly over several hundred years.  ALOES steam is distilled from bark.  It opens the third eye, the seat of Imagination.  Its chemical name is Sesquiterpenes, it has the highest on ORAC score.
SANDALWOOD4Aloe-Sandalwood Oil removes negative programming from cells.  Its anti-tumoral, anti-viral, immune stimulant, anti-depressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, calming, sedative, and tonic; calms and balances the emotions; it is also stimulating and grounding.
SANDALEWOOD2ANCIENT USES: Embalming, beautification, mood elevating, assistance in meditation.
ALOE DEMOMODERN USES: Cancer care, viral infections, skin care, enhances deep sleep, supportive of female and reproductive and endocrine systems; urinary tract infections, wound healing; awakens the latent life force during meditation.
ALOE 14BIBLE REFERENCES: Numbers 24:6 (Balaam blesses Israel, comparing her to Aloes planted by the Lord); Psalm 45:8 (“All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad”); Proverbs 7:17 (“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon”).
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Song of Solomon 4:14 (“Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes”); John 19:39 (“Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial”).
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