Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quietude & Cedarwood - Places of Wisdom

"Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in his beauty deigns to walk."
- Charles H. Spurgeon

You may recall that King Solomon built the temple and his own palace of cedarwood. But do you know the aromatic influence of cedar's aromas besides being an enjoyable treat for the olfactory sense?

In his book, Healing Oils of the Bible, Dr. David Stewart, Ph.D. says this about the aromatic influence of cedarwood:
Solomon built his temple and palace out of the Cedars of Lebanon. Thus, his places to live, govern, and worship all had the vapors of cedarwood in the air. Cedarwood oil contains the highest concentrasion of sesquiterpenes of any known substance (98%). Sesquiterpenes oxygenate the brain and support clear thinking, which is what wise rulers need to have. Perhaps King Solomon was wiser than we thought. Perhaps he knew of the aromatherapeutic benefits of cedar and applied that knowledge in building his palace and temple.
Steward also mentions, "the scent of cedarwood can help clear many buried emotions, including feelings of pride or conceit."

Cedarwood therapeutic grade essential oil, which may also be helpful for a variety of health challenges including anxiety, arthritis, congestion, coughs, systitis, dandruff, cellulite, and sinusitis among others is available from Young Living Essential Oils.

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