Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gifts from Mother Earth

After the whirlwind fundraiser was over, (see my previous post) I asked the Roger's brothers if they had room in their suitcase to bring essential oils to the children in Nepal. Yes, there was extra space! Quickly I reached out to my beloved 'essential oil family' and within two days, these were the essential oils that were donated... 




When the donations were made, I wanted so badly to be the one to deliver them in person. I reached out to Clint and Gerald and was told that I could join them if I wanted to, but Dr. Rogers let me know of the dangers as well as the very rough conditions I would be surrounded by.

After a sincere prayer, I noticed that I had received a phone message, text message and a Facebook message from a friend who was in Nepal when the earthquake hit. She had seen me comment to someone that I was thinking about going to Nepal also. 

This is what she said...

"Hi Steffi,.... take it from someone who just got back from Nepal, you can do more good from here right now. Please delay your decision to go, you can keep praying for the children and raising funds, as you so beautifully are, but if you go right now, you may be more of a liability than a help. I am super-healthy but I came down with ... (she had a list of issues she was still dealing with)... Bottom line, it is not safe there, and the sanitary conditions are atrocious. Your immune system needs to be in perfect condition before you even consider going there. Maybe you and I can go back together in a couple of months?"

After messaging each other back and forth she would say this regarding our fundraiser that was held on the 15th of May...

"Trust me, I am crying myself to sleep each night, with the memories of what I saw there. Yes, there is so much suffering there, but then it's all over the world, isn't it? I shared oils with people along my trek and while they seemed to smile and really like it, we have to be honest with ourselves and recognize that these amazing oils are like step 20,000 out of the other more 'essential' items they need on a daily basis. Truly, what you are doing now, is far more helpful to them. Thank you SO much for what you are doing, it sounds amazing. I am so proud of you and your team for getting the word out about the orphanage. Now we both need to take a deep breath and remember the larger world, stay connected to your family and those that need you here and now. Have a super-duper time tonight (referring to the MUSIC and MAGIC fundraiser), I will be with you in spirit!!! xoxo"

As much as I love the essential oils and all that they bring, I realize that food, clean water and shelter is a priority for these children. 

Maggie, is sharing essential oil love with the world. It seems like every month she is in a different country teaching people about the power essential oils have to bless our lives. Here are some pictures of her and her husband after the earthquake in Nepal...

Maggie's Facebook post on April 29th 2015...

"We are back down to Namche Bazar, after two days of trekking and witnessing landslides and damaged homes along the way. Grateful to be safe and alive. Should be in Kathmandu within three days."




Maggie's 2nd post on April 29th...

"We visited the medical clinic in Kunde on our way up. The clinic sees about 25 patients a day; they do great work with minimal supplies." 






Here are some pictures of her before the earthquake hit...






Sadly, there was a friend of Maggie's who died in the avalanche at the base of everest due to the earthquake. 


I believe God answers our prayers many times through the inspired words and cautions of others. 

When I was a young girl my mom said she "didn't feel right about my going snowmobiling with a friend". I happily said "no worries, Mom. I'll pay for the Dr. bill if I get hurt." Little did I know what would happen, the years of chiropractic and physical therapy I would need and the pain I still experience, occasionally, to this day because I didn't listen to my inspired Mom.

We all have our free agency, right?

These are the amazing individuals who will be delivering the essential oils on our behalf...

(amazing hearts and hilarious as well - but definitely not essential oil experts)


The Roger's brothers at the airport this morning on their way to Nepal...



As much as my heart yearned to go to Nepal to deliver the gifts personally, I chose not to go to Nepal at this time. Maggie's inspired and insightful words were given to me as an answer to prayer.

Here is what I posted on Facebook this morning...

"When I was serving as a missionary (in Chile) almost 20 years ago, I had the opportunity to teach a couple of individuals who were deaf via a translator. The translated message was not delivered like I wanted it to due to the attitude of the translator. As individuals head out with the essential oils that have been donated, I pray nothing will be lost in translation. I really wish I could be the one to be there personally to wash the dirt from the children's feet, hands and faces, and I want to be the one to apply the right essential oils in the correct order, and correct dilution (for their age) to the bottoms of their tiny feet. I want their first experience with essential oils to be magical for them and so full of love and tenderness from a mommy figure who loves them unconditionally. However, I know that despite weaknesses, God atones. I am just so very grateful doors opened, individuals were willing and so much love was poured into those suitcases. I seriously cried when I picked up the orders at 'will call'. Each gift given was so carefully selected and sacrifices were made. Now to pray the love does not get lost in translation. Namaste."

I pray that I will be able to go to Nepal in July. Until then, I will do my very best to raise money for the children to rebuild the orphanage. www.helpnepalorphanage.com

I will also continue to donate and raise awareness of the The Healing Hands Foundation (that I worked with when I went to Israel).  1000 families have already been blessed with food and blankets due to the donations already offered.  The goal is to raise 1 million dollars.

One purchase of Rose Essential oil hand lotion, will give $20 to the Healing Hands Foundation and the Nepal Fundraising efforts. You can donate/purchase by going here...


I did cry myself to sleep last night and cried off and on this morning as I wondered if I had made the right choice.  Did my fears stop me from being there in person like I should have been? I'm so grateful for the knowledge of the resurrection. I know those children will see their parents again someday, and I look forward to seeing the children in a couple of months.

Below is a letter that I wrote to the children as my heart ached to be with them. At first it started out as if I was talking to them and bringing the love from the "many mothers" who donated the oils, but then it transitioned to my trying to talk to them as if I was their own mother and then I realized at the end it was as if mother earth was speaking to them. It is imperfect, but it is what poured out. I had it translated into Nepali for the kids and caregivers. You can see the translation below the english version...

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"Dear Children,

I love you.  These essential oils are precious gifts that have been brought to you from me.  Please accept them into your lives and into your hearts.  The essential oils of the plant do many wonderful things to provide beautiful fragrances that calm, energize, uplift, inspire, fight for, protect, lift, encourage, cleanse, purify, stabilize, and either warm or cool depending on the need.

Each essential oil is unique.  Each essential oil has a different “personality”.  Just like you. As you learn about each essential oil, you will better know how each essential oil will help you personally.  

Some essential oils you will love.  Other essential oils you will not like.  It is the essential oils that we dislike that can sometimes teach us the most about ourselves.  Why is it that I do not like that particular smell?  Why is it that I absolutely love the smell of certain essential oils and not others?

Look into your heart.  You will learn why.  Please allow the essential oil to help you.  The essential oils work gently.  Less applied more often is more beneficial.  

I love you.  I pray for you.  I want to be there with you. I know that there will be loving people who will be sent to you. They will be able to hug you, apply these essential oils to your feet, hold you and look into your eyes so that you can see my love through their eyes. 

You are so very brave.  The earth shook and buildings crumbled.  You were protected.  

As you look out into the night sky, and the star-filled heavens, please know that I am with you.  Feel my love in the smell of the flowers, in the cooling touch of the water, in the gentle touch of the rain.  Please feel my love as the sun rises and as the clouds set high in the sky.

Please feel my love as you observe the bugs, and the animals and as you feel the gentle breeze. 

Mother earth.  These essential oils are my gift to you. I love you and I try to reach out to you in many ways.  Please open your minds, your hearts and your soul to the mother spirit that I bring.  I will flood you with peace.

Namaste.

Mother Earth"

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Here is the same letter written in Napali...


प्रिय बच्चाहरु,

तिमीलाई माया गर्छु यी अत्यावश्यक तेल मबाट ल्याइएको भनेर अनमोल उपहार हो आफ्नो जीवन मा आफ्नो हृदय मा उनलाई स्वीकार गर्नुहोस् संयंत्र को आवश्यक तेल शान्त, energize उत्थान, प्रेरित लागि लड्न, रक्षा, लिफ्ट, प्रोत्साहन, शुद्ध, निर्मल, स्थिर, न्यानो वा सुन्दर या आवश्यकता मा निर्भर कि सुन्दर सुगंध प्रदान गर्न धेरै अद्भुत कुराहरू के

प्रत्येक आवश्यक तेल अद्वितीय प्रत्येक आवश्यक तेल फरक "व्यक्तित्व" बस तपाईंलाई रुचि तपाईं प्रत्येक आवश्यक तेल सिक्न तपाईंले राम्रो प्रत्येक आवश्यक तेल व्यक्तिगत तपाईंलाई मदत गर्नेछ कसरी थाहा हुनेछ

तपाईं प्रेम हुनेछ केही आवश्यक तेल तपाईंलाई रुचि छैन अन्य आवश्यक तेल यो हामी कहिलेकाहीं सबैभन्दा आफैलाई बारेमा हामीलाई सिकाउन सक्छन् मन नपराउने भन्ने आवश्यक तेल किन विशेष गन्ध रुचि छैन भनेर हो? किन यो निश्चित आवश्यक तेल छैन अरूको गन्ध बिल्कुल मन ?

आफ्नो स्मरणमा हेर तपाईं किन सिक्न हुनेछ आवश्यक तेल तपाईंलाई मदत गर्न अनुमति गर्नुहोस् आवश्यक तेल बिस्तारै काम कम अधिक अक्सर लागू अधिक लाभकारी

तिमीलाई माया गर्छु तिमीलाई लागि प्रार्थना तपाईं संग हुन चाहन्छन् तिमीलाई पठाइने जो मायालु मान्छे त्यहाँ हुनेछ भनेर थाह तपाईं आफ्नो आँखा माध्यम मेरो प्रेम देख्न सक्छौं भनेर तिनीहरूले, तपाईं गले आफ्नो खुट्टा यी आवश्यक तेल लागू तपाईं पकड आफ्नो आँखा मा हेर्न सक्नेछन्

तपाईं धेरै साहसी छन् पृथ्वी shook भवनहरु crumbled तपाईं सुरक्षित थिए

तपाईं रात आकाश, तारा भरिएको आकाश बाहिर हेर्न, तपाईं संग हुँ भनी थाहा गर्नुहोस् वर्षामा को कोमल स्पर्श मा, पानी को ठंडा स्पर्श मा, फूल को गन्ध मेरो प्रेम महसुस सूर्य उदाउँनेसमय रूपमा आकाश मा उच्च सेट बादल रूपमा मेरो प्रेम महसुस गर्नुहोस्

तपाईं कोमल हावा महसुस रूपमा तपाईं बग, पशुहरू पालन रूपमा मेरो प्रेम महसुस गर्नुहोस्

आमा पृथ्वीमा यी अत्यावश्यक तेल तपाईं मेरो उपहार हो तिमीलाई माया गर्छु धेरै तरिकामा तपाईं अघि बढ्न खोज्छन् आफ्नो मन, आफ्नो हृदय ल्याउन कि आमा आत्मा आफ्नो प्राण खोल्न गर्नुहोस् शान्ति संग तपाईं बाढी हुनेछ

Namaste

आमा धरती

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After I wrote the above letters, I thought of a video that I love called "I Have Some Natural Gifts".  You can watch the video at celiacshack.sharesoils.com.  


With much love, 

Steffi




Orphanage Children in Nepal



Children in Nepal


The earthquake hit.

Lives were lost. Families were separated. Many children died but many were sheltered and saved by the seen and unseen angels on this earth.

Miraculously none of the orphanage children were killed in the earthquake despite what happened to their sleeping area...






The 44 orphanage children in Katmandu are now sleeping in a tent outside. 


The same night I received word about the situation of the Orphanage children in Nepal, was the same night my children had asked to camp outside (in our yard) in a tent.

Due to our yard lacking a fence, and how people will sometimes cut through our yard to avoid going around the entire block, I was too worried about the kids being out there (I didn't want to sleep outside either) due to the possibility of some crazy person trying to hurt or kidnap us. 

I chose to allow my children to camp INSIDE our warm house.

We put up the tent, we inflated the air mattresses, we got out their warm sleeping bags. 

We roasted marshmallows over the stove and made smores. 

We opened the doors and windows of the tent. I opened the windows to let the cool night breeze in and we looked at the night sky through the large glass window in our family room. 

That night as I thought about the children in Nepal, my heart ached for them. At the time I didn't even know about the fence that had been built years prior to keep the tigers out...
I just knew little children were without their mothers, they were outside, they were in a temporary shelter, and they must be scared, uncomfortable and lonely. 

I would be terrified myself, sleeping outside in a tent - especially knowing tigers have made an appearance in the past.

Here is a video Dr. Clint Rogers and his brother Gerald Rogers put together to explain what the situation was, what they were doing and how people could help... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAoi1emeqQo


Dr. Clint Rogers, who was in Nepal just days before the earthquake hit, was contacted by the orphanage to see what he could do to help. He contacted his brother Gerald and the work began...

In one day $11,000 was raised by Gerald's friends...

The fundraiser efforts continued...

We emailed, called, distributed, forwarded, printed, prayed and hit the pavement and asked others to do so also...



We called, and emailed again... and again...

A Radio station interviewed us...


Gerald Rogers (pictured above) was the one who recruited and organized the 
"Nepal Orphanage Seva (Service) Miracle Team”

Dr. Rogers was interviewed by the media...


Incredible Musicians and Magicians volunteered their time and their talents...




We were greatly blessed by those who participated and who attended the event...


Nepali friends came to support us also...


$7800 was raised in one night. $28,000 total had been donated so far.

The word IS getting out about the needs of one particular orphanage and the children who live there. 
The need is still so great.

Please go to www.helpnepalorphanage.com to sign up to be notified on the progress of the fundraiser and to make a donation if you are able. 

Namaste
(The Goddess in me recognizes the God or Goddess in you)


With much love, 


- Steffanie