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  1. I know of no one who uses essential oils as part of a blessing ritual.
  2. Yep, that was my point. I'm not sure whether some of the concern here that the essential oils are being used in connection with the priesthood is just an assumption. Oils are placed on various parts of the body for absorption. If placed on the scalp, there is better absorption. The quote above is actually "Jake". People jump to conclusions sometimes just as in the example I gave about my own family and family prayer. So my concern is that though the whole Julie Rowe thing and energy healing is wrong, bringing up women who heal their family with faith, and also use essential oils for their family's health and assuming they use the two together as a priesthood blessing can just be jumping to the wrong conclusion.
  3. There is absolutely nothing wrong with faith healing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using essential oils for the health of you, your family, and friends. I have faith and I also am well educated in the use of herbs and essential oils. I have never heard of "anointing" with essential oils in the sense of giving a blessing and that could be coming from an outsider who doesn't understand how essential oils work. Just like once, when my children were in school, another child's mother, who was very against Latter-day Saints, called CPS and told them we were forcing our children to have seances...we were inviting spirits in our home??? i.e Family Prayer--"Let thy spirit dwell in our home". Knowledge is wonderful and the spirit can direct you by your faith with the use of that knowledge. However, there is much wrong when you take those gifts and blessings that come from the Lord and begin to set yourself up as a "healer" . That particular problem falls into the same types of groups of visionaries and end of timers who exploit others for money. If there are sisters here that feel that blessing their child is wrong, I feel very sorry for them. Faith is a power that we have access to. The miracles don't come if we don't use that faith.
  4. My goodness...you have a quote that is a fragmented part of a whole thought...Please look again...it ends in a comma. You have absolutely no clue as to what was after the comma. I need not say any more...I think people just like to find fault. Period.
  5. That's what I'm saying...all this speculation. You really think Church News gives you the whole context of a talk? ...Mostly highlights, and that is from the ears and understanding of the person reporting. I choose not to share my perspective because I haven't heard the talk...just like everyone else here has not.
  6. I'm not saying the reported took him out of context, it could have happened inadvertently, I'm saying that you charged forward on this without even knowing the whole quote...just a mere fragment.
  7. I have to wonder...you are basing your harsh conclusion on one quoted fragment of a complete sentence. There is a comma right after, obviously there was more to the statement. You should note that the next sentence is the reporter's summary of what else was said. Certainly, even one word could change the context. I really wouldn't go this far without having a complete transcript of the advice, not just a news story about it. Based on his previous talks, I will bet there is more than just that part that was quoted. Not knowing what else was said along with that, I wouldn't pass such judgment.
  8. I won't talk about the list or the robes, but just go and experience it for yourself. Prepare yourself before you go. I would say that most of what has been discussed here has done a disservice to faithful members. Clear your mind of the discord here and let the Spirit guide you in your preparation before you go and as you arrive. Be humble. For truly, to understand what God has given us, it's only through His spirit that we can know the truth of it.
  9. It boggles my mind just how much debate and conversation this has caused, and yet once someone has gone through the temple in the last few days, it changes them. They feel at peace, happy, enlightened! I have been twice now since the changes. I am surprised someone here even mentioned that it was about receiving the lesser law, as though we lost something because we didn't deserve it. I am sure that those who believe that have not yet experienced the new changes. It is quite the opposite. As with all of the changes, and after receiving a very strong witness during the solemn assembly that Pres. Nelson was indeed a Prophet of God, I feel we are being lifted to new heights. I'm reminded of the 10 virgins parable; one level of understanding is that the oil is the Holy Ghost, having the Spirit to guide, that you cannot buy or borrow. I feel we have just moved into that time. We should have oil in our lamps to be able to see clearly the way to the Bridegroom. Our relationship with him has just been clarified. We need to listen and live by the Spirit, in ministering, in learning, in serving, in doing genealogy, and in attending the Temple. This is a wonderful time to be alive!
  10. I find this whole conversation interesting. Maybe I’m just weird but I listen to each talk for the words and messages the Lord wants me to hear. So whether those words are coming from male or female makes no difference to me. I hang on every word of the Prophet hoping not to miss anything. All of the others too have been called and set apart to relay messages from Him as well. I feel 100% that the messages about motherhood were meant to emphasize the elevated role we play in mortality, just as we were reminded of and should see Eve’s role in the garden as elevated. Sisters, we were reminded of our abilities and spiritual power we have and have been told to ask Heavenly Father to show us our spiritual gifts. To me that was a clear message.
  11. Reading April conference talks, prayer and pondering. The message that came to me while doing so was to remember the absolute confirmation of truth that overwhelmed me during the solemn assembly. Pres. Nelson is our Prophet. Whatever changes are coming, we should keep that in mind and rejoice. Just my thoughts.
  12. Also this. It's a recent BYU devotional that I watched after I came home from Stake Conference and it hit on much of what I felt at Stake Conference...though directed to students, it's still very relevant to us. Worth the watch.
  13. We had a change in stake presidency Sunday, so had two General Authorities at our Stake Conference. The talks were fantastic, and one said, October conference would be historic, and "fasten your seatbelts!" He gave great counsel, follow the counsel of Pres. Nelson last conference, "In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost." Prepare yourself for this conference. Learn to receive revelation from on High. Learn to learn from the spirit. That's only a smidgeon of what he said, but have no time to give you more.
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