Dyan Gabriel with two of her four boys,Valin and Ryland.
This new year started off rough for me. I wound up in the hospital with a chronic digestive disease that nearly killed me and I had been feeling awkward and unsettled for years due to a family fight that broke my heart.
Just prior to leaving on a trip to Atlanta, my frustration levels with the whole situation bubbled up and flowed over into a phone call that I started. After a very stressful few days, and a digestive sickness that left me distant, tired and aggravated, I had a breakthrough. I began to pray steadfastly asking God ,”What to do I do with this mess I can’t seem to let go of?”.
Shortly there after, the answer came in a clear voice, “Burry the hatchet”, it said. I knew it was a God thing and once I did just what he said, the relief poured over me like euphoria.
I instantly felt relaxed and content. A few weeks later , I was in the ER reeling in pain. I knew, right then, that my body was getting rid of resentments that I had carried since adolescence.
Yes, the hospital sucked, it’s true, but what I gained in this “purge” far outweighed the pain and the hospital bill. I was free, and the relief was palpable.
Experts say that there are four stages to forgiving a person. Moving through those phases is painful and often drawn out. And while it is very important to go through your pain and process it in a healthy way, holding a grudge hurts more than the offender.
Did you know that repressed anger sits deep in your cells and literally festers from the inside out? Studies have proven that those who hold grudges and refuse to move past old hurts have a much higher risk of systemic disease than those who can move through their pain and eventually past it.
Cortisol is a damaging hormone to the body that is heavily released in the body when the body is stressed. Unresolved issues cause stress. Stress leads to high blood pressure, heart problems and coincidentally, skin problems.
According to research done on the topic of forgiveness and health, it is stated that hostility towards the unforgiven leads to stress and a rise in cortisol . That being said, forgiveness,whether to yourself or others, is beneficial to overall health, including skin.
The pores of your skin can become clogged and irritated due to stress and all of its ugliness. Cortisol is known to cause breakouts, and stress in general keeps your body in a less efficient state, making it far more difficult for your skin to do what it needs to do.
We live in a polluted world with so many combatants, please consider doing yourself and your family a great service by letting go of the past, you will look and feel much healthier!
This synergystic blend of oils will help support emotional balance and feelings of peacefulness while you go through your process of healing and forgiving. The renewing aroma of Spruce, Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Myrrh, Arborviate, Nootka, Thyme and citronella will uplift your spirit and promote feelings of contentment and relief. It also counters feelings of negativity and guilt.
- Diffuse while meditating to help release negative feelings
- Apply to pulse points and heat throughout the day stay grounded and content
- Keep a roller ball handy to use when dealing with conflict and stressful situations