Alternatives to Valor

by Lynn Kwitt on June 18, 2015

Since Valor is in short supply due to Rosewood and Blue Tansy being hard to get, Young Living has recommended four other alternative blends. Today I am going to speak about two of those, Inspiration and Gathering.

In addition, I am going to highlight Sacred Mountain and Sandalwood as oils that will release negative thoughts. These oils can be used in conjunction with Gathering to amplify positive emotions.

Inspiration

This was Gary Young’s first blend. The oils in Inspiration were used by Native Americans to enhance spirituality, prayer, and inner awareness. Like Valor, it contains Rosewood, Spruce, and Frankincense. Inspiration relieves negative thoughts.

This is the only blend that has Mugwort in it. Mugwort increases psychic powers and can produce vivid dreams. Other oils in this blend are Sandalwood, which can remove negative programming from the cells, Cedarwood grounds and centers while stimulating the pineal gland and improving thoughts, and Myrtle, which is energizing, inspiring, elevating and euphoric.

I would recommend using this particular oil in place of Valor when doing a Raindrop technique session as it will allow the client to look within.

Apply on the left and right of the forehead, shoulders, spine or back of neck.

Gathering

Another blend that Young Living recommends as an alternative to Valor is Gathering. Gathering brings thoughts, feelings and physical energy into alignment for greater clarity and focus. It prevents scattering of thoughts and helps one to become grounded, connected, and clear.

It supports and protects the body from outside attacks, especially when there has been a lack of sleep.

Gathering acts as an AMPLIFIER, so use caution because whatever you are thinking, be it positive or negative, it will increase the effect.

Like Valor, Gathering contains Frankincense and Spruce. This oil contains Galbanum, which is a low frequency oil that has been used to release anger, but when combined with Frankincense, Sandalwood or other oils, the frequency raises. Besides Frankincense and Spruce, this blend contains Galbanum, Sandalwood, Rose, Lavender, Cinnamon Bark, Ylang Ylang and Geranium.

In the 2004 Edition of Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils, Carolyn L. Mein suggests if you are overly analytical, swipe Gathering across your forehead, starting from the left temple, using two to three fingers on the right hand and breathe deeply. It will switch you from the left to right brain.

If you have trouble focusing or difficulty accepting yourself, reverse the motion using two to three fingers on your left hand and swipe across your forehead starting from your right temple and breathe deeply. It will help release your emotions and feelings.

Sacred Mountain and Sandalwood

Before using Gathering, apply Sacred Mountain on the crown to bring a person with a negative attitude to a clear space. Sacred Mountain contains all wood oils to empower and provide safety and protection, and find security within oneself.

Sandalwood is another oil that could be layered prior to using Gathering as it removes negative programming from the cells. Sandalwood stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, thereby helping one to relax and sleep. It calms, harmonizes and balances the emotions. Sandalwood has also been used to treat cancer.

Sources: Essential Oils Desk Reference, The Reference Guide for Essential Oils, and Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils.

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