Essential Oils – Spring Uses for your Animals.
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1) Tick repellent. The ticks are out already! Use an ounce or two of a”carrier oil” such as mineral oil, grape seed or cooking oil and three to five drops of peppermint or grapefruit oil. Mix together on your hands and rub through your dog’s coat before letting him out. Pay special attention to his legs, chest, ears & belly. Re-apply every day or two. Can also be applied to the docks, forelocks & legs of horses to discourage ticks.
2) Thrush treatment for horses. Clean hooves thoroughly and apply 3 to 5 drops of Oregano oil neat to the bottom of each hoof concentrating on the grooves around the frog area. Let the horse stand on clean concrete or wood floor for five minutes after application if possible. Apply daily until resolved – usually about three days.
3) Calming for horses post spring veterinary or dental work. Try Peace & Calming, Valor, Joy, Gentle Baby, Lavender or Orange to name but a few. This is an individual choice by the animal. Always “ask permission” prior to application. Some may simply wish to sniff the open bottle while others will appreciate application of a drop or two to the chest.
4) Spring has sprung and so has your mare! Ahhh yes those lovely heat cycles. As we prepare for show and trail riding season we can help those “marish” days with Dragon Time, Gentle Baby or Sage. As always preference will vary by horse. Possible application suggestions include on a paper towel in the stall, on your person, a drop or two applied to the chest. Remember less is usually more. Start slow by letting your girl smell first.
5) Sore muscles from spring training. Lavender, marjoram, or ortho flex. Applied to affected areas mixed with a carrier oil such as mineral oil or grape seed oil.
Essential Oils – Spring Uses for your Animals.
Spirit Horse Buzz – Blogging what’s on our minds lately, what’s on yours?
Part One of a series for Spirit Horse Buzz by Dr Don Wasilensky
Dr. Don Wasilensky is a retired Chiropractic Neurologist who now practices Pain Release Therapy and Reconnective Healing as well as working with his clients to make positive life changes via his “Night Tracks” program. Dr Don has an office at Spirit Horse Center in Brainerd. For more information on Dr Don or his services please contact him @ 218-232-0260
My big brother called me recently and asked,
“Do you remember what happened March 1st, 1962?”
I didn’t have a clue. I had turned twelve in 1962, but the age of twelve is not very memorable in and of itself for most people. There’s been a lot of water passed under the bridge since then.
So what happened?
“That was our maiden voyage in our ‘home made’ duck boat down the Red Cedar River. We lost our boat, paddles and all our equipment and almost our lives.”
Then it all came rushing back to me. The spring snow-melt and ‘run-off’ had created record flooding and swift currents that we were not equipped to handle. After capsizing we ended up trekking through miles of woods and swimming through acres of swamps by the dim light of a thumb-nail moon. We spent hours in the middle of nowhere until way past hoot owl call. About 10 PM we finally came across a cabin and were ferried across Lake Wissota to civilization.
Now here’s the interesting part:
My entire life I thought I was a teenager of sixteen or older when I helped build that boat. Building a boat is quite an accomplishment, especially for a teenager. But apparently I was building that boat when I was about ten years old.
So why is that important?
First it shows how inaccurate our memories are. Some of the grudges you hold about how you were raised may not even be accurate. The mind is funny like that. Most of us can’t remember what we ate for lunch three days ago, let alone recall cob-webbed memories from the corners of our mind. That’s fertile ground for inaccuracy.
Second, my brother and I were taught the value of hard work when we were in our formative years. I was push mowing our three acre yard and tilling and weeding our two acre vegetable garden by hand when I was five years old. Five! By the time I was twelve I had earned two trips to see the Minnesota Twins from my four mile long daily paper route.
It seems to me that this early upbringing taught me the value of ‘doing something’ to ‘attain something’. This Core Value is with me yet today and if you had a similar childhood, it’s with you as well. However, I tend to look around and can’t help but think this Core Value has been mostly lost to recent generations.
I see kids (and other people) who want to have things handed to them. I can’t blame them, as who wouldn’t want it that way. My parents certainly wanted me to have a better life than they had, and I wanted my kids to have it better than I. That’s just normal. The difference is that we gave our kids opportunities in the form of well-blended work, education and experiences that created valuable Core Beliefs as Genetic Markers. Very little, if anything, was ever handed over.
In my experience that’s really the way the world works. It’s still best, however, to ‘believe’ in whatever you do. Even though you may acquire insightful information from your favorite instructor, coach, self-help author and presenter (from Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra to John Lyons and Dominique Barbier), action alone may not be enough to attain the kind of success you are expecting after shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars for their programs.
As with a five year old child who has formed Epigenetic Markers that have programmed his SubConscious Mind with a certain work ethic, you may also need to form new Epigenetic Markers to program new information into your SubConscious Mind before lasting change and success can be yours. Simply being exposed to new information may not be good enough. Your Epigenetic Markers hold your SubConscious Mind to its Core Beliefs, supportive or unsupportive.
If the good things in life are slow in coming to you, you might ask if there’s some underlying epigenetically marked SubConscious Belief that is holding you back. If you can’t seem to achieve the kind of success you desire, be it in your Health, Finances, Relationships or Riding, perhaps you hold an unsupportive SubConscious Belief that:
“You’re not good enough” or “You don’t deserve it”!
Unsupportive SubConscious Beliefs such as these will create ‘self-sabotage’ and ‘failure’ in your life’s plans just as easily as Supportive SubConscious Beliefs create ‘success’. If you’re constantly coming up on the short end of the ‘success stick’ chances are very good that it’s not your fault.
Fortunately the information in an Epigenetic Marker (understood by scientists only in the last ten years) is not written in stone on your genes and can be changed or updated. Dr. Bruce Lipton has written a great book that I have found very helpful – The Biology of Belief – from an intellectual and spiritual point of view. However, the book comes up short in helping the common person figure out ‘how to’ create ‘Supportive Epigenetic Markers’ that insure ‘lasting success’ rather than failure or mediocrity.
So…Until you form new supportive Epigenetic Markers which direct your SubConscious Mind to believe that you are ‘good enough’ and that you really do ‘deserve it’, you will most likely remain mired in mediocrity or failure.
More on this in upcoming Spirit Horse Buzz…