Last week I shared an article by Dr. David Stewart on essential oils as a symphony. This week I want to share an article on essential oil frequency also by Dr. Stewart – one of my favorite topics. After sharing these two articles I hope essential oils and their use will make all the more sense to helping you and your dogs with their health, naturally.
The Frequencies of God’s Voice and Those of Oils
by David Stewart, PhD
We recently received an email from Marty Kearney, a Young Living Distributor in Michigan. She had encountered a church musician who attempted to ridicule and discredit the idea that essential oils, plants, and people contain frequencies outside of the range heard by the human ear. He tried to argue that God communicates to us, and sends his blessings to us, only in the audible range of ordinary sound and that, therefore, if essential oils really do offer healing vibrations to people, they cannot possibly have the high megahertz frequencies reported in such books as the “Reference Guide for Essential Oils“, by Higley, and “Healing Oils of the Bible“, by Stewart.
While we can actually hear frequencies as sound from 10 Hz to 20,000 Hz (cycles per second), the range of frequencies for the notes in which music is composed for the human ear, is mostly from 15-10,000 Hz. As a musician, this individual could not believe that frequencies in the Megahertz range (millions of vibrations per second) could exist in any living life form or that oils extracted from plants could manifest such high frequencies.
Given below is the query we received from Marty, including the musician’s comments and arguments to support his assertions:
I don’t know if this question can be directed to Dr. Stewart, but I recently posted a graphic on facebook about frequencies and how essential oils have the highest. I also posted the following information from the Higley guide (2012 edition), which is also in Healing Oils of the Bible:
Essential Oils carry the highest frequencies of any natural substance, as shown in the data below:
Fresh produce up to 15 MHz
Dry herbs 12-22 MHz
Fresh herbs 20-27 MHz
Essential oils 52-320 Mhz
I then had someone, who is a musician, challenge me about the above information who said the following:
“One MHz denotes one million hertz, or one million cycles per second, and also equals 1,000 kilohertz (KHz). To have a living organism producing such a frequency is really out there . . . It’s called resonant harmonic’s, which to my understanding, does not appear in the natural realm. God made man to worship, and his worship was contained in the audio arena. Worship using the audio freq range matches God’s MO. He always uses the lowest thing to reveal himself. In this case the lowest frequency is the audio freq.”
So my downline sent me an article entitled, “Human Electrical Frequencies and Fields” by Gary Young published in 1996, where he mentions the frequencies of essential oils in Hz instead of Mhz. That contradicts what is found in Higley’s and Stewart’s books. I then sent a copy of Dr. Young’s article to the church musician who was challenging me and he replied back saying:
Great how the example you provided is in what we call the audio frequency. Thanks Great link! The frequencies they show, in the article you shared with me, fall into the audio range, which is what I suspected.
Everything that is alive and remains in an unaltered state, emits a frequency and those are all found in the Audio Frequency range which lines up with scripture. Luke 19:37 ‘And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen.
Thusfar, no one has really answered me for sure on this, and as to why what is printed in the “Higley guide” and “Healing Oils of the Bible” differs from what is in Dr. Young’s article and other articles I have searched.
If Dr. Stewart or someone can explain this it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help!
Here is my reply:
The musician challenging your statements on frequencies is wrong and uninformed on the subject of frequencies and does not understand God’s ways of communication with His people. He is speaking from the perspective of very limited actual personal contact with God and with an incomplete and inaccurate scientific knowledge of frequencies.
For him to say, “Worship using the audio freq range matches God’s MO. He always uses the lowest thing to reveal himself,” ignores Genesis 1:3 where God said “Let there be light.” The frequencies of visible light are measured in hundreds of billions of cycles per second, which is certainly well above the audible frequencies of sound, which are measured in tens, hundreds, and thousands of cycles per second. God can, does, and has always communicated with his children by way of light, as well as by sound and by other ways. God’s contact and communication with us is certainly not limited to “the lowest thing,” as your musician asserts.
I, too, am a trained musician, and also a former piano teacher. I am also a regular organist in my home church. I have engaged in a thorough study of the frequencies of music, the human body, and essential oils for many years. My doctor’s degree is a mathematical treatise in frequency analysis which, during my graduate studies and subsequent research as a university professor, was applied to ground vibrations and earthquakes. I have also engaged in acoustical engineering for the design of a church sanctuary for maximum clarity of sound.
God speaks to us through a very broad range of frequencies, both audible and inaudible, both visible and invisible, both sensible and those we cannot sense or feel. Virtually every aspect of His creation contains, and is composed of, many frequencies from the lowest ranges, the audible ranges, to the ultra high ranges–like X-rays, Gamma Rays, and Cosmic Rays.
The article by Gary Young you sent to your musician friend is excellent and very informative on several topics, but it contains some errors, which have to be typos that Gary and his editors did not catch. The typos have to do with reporting the frequencies of essential oils in Hz when it should have been MHz. Of course, this mistake gave the musician exactly what he wanted to hear, that oils do not vibrate in megahertz, but in hertz, which are the audible frequencies. He did not know that the values you had given him in that article were wrong. So you might want to send him a corrected copy of Gary’s article. But first, let’s define the term, Frequency,” which is often confused and misunderstood.
WHAT IS FREQUENCY?
Frequency is the number of times something repeats itself in a given interval of time. For example, “24 hours per day,” is a frequency repeated daily. “7 days per week” is another frequency we experience over and over, 52 times a year. Our hearts also beat in a frequency which, for a normal adult at rest, ranges from 60 to 80 beats per minute. Except for the â€œthump, thump . . .” of your heart, none of these examples are audible frequencies, heard as pitch or notes on a musical scale.
Hz or Hertz is the scientific term for a unit of frequency and stands for “cycles per second” or “cps.” MHz, or Megahertz, means “a million times per second” GHz, or Gigahertz, is “a billion times per second.” And THz, or Terahertz, is ‘trillion times per second.” THz is the same as MMHz, or Megamegahertz. The frequencies of our bodily organs and tissues range from Hz to MHz while the frequencies within the cells and molecules in our bodies and the molecules of oils range from MHz to GHz and even to THz.
Your musician friend was pleased to see that the copy of Gary’s article you shared seemed to confirm his hypothesis that God only functions in the “audible range,” as measured in Hz. However, unknown to him (and also to you at the time) was that Gary’s article is in error on the magnitudes of the frequencies given for essential oils. They are off by a million. The frequencies of oils are not measured in Hz, as the copy of the article erroneously said, but in MHz, which are far above the audible range.
Gary Young knows very well that essential oils vibrate in millions of cycles per second, not in Hz. The errors in that copy of his article can only be typing mistakes that were not caught by him or his proofreaders. Apparently, over the years some other writers have quoted the erroneous numbers from Gary’s original article, without recognizing them to be wrong, so that this mistake has been promulgated into several other publications to the present day. Thus, the mistake has been perpetrated. So if you encounter an article presenting essential oil frequencies in Hz, you can know it should be MHz and they are probably quoting the article with a typo published in 1996
WHAT IF THE FREQUENCIES OF OILS WERE AUDIBLE?
Here is how you can know for certain that essential oils do not vibrate in the audible Hz range. If they did, we could hear them singing from the bottle, note them humming in our diffusers, and feel their tickling tones on our skin. When inhaled they would fill our heads with a cacophony of many sounds. Of course such sounds are not heard from oils because they do not vibrate at the frequencies within hearing range. Yet essential oils do communicate with us and our bodies, and we communicate with them, too, but not through the audible frequencies of voice and music. Rather we communicate by thoughts, intentions, and feelings, which are much higher frequencies and to which oils can respond.
For human hearing, we hear from about 15 Hz to 20,000 Hz as pitches from low to high. Vibrations less than 15 Hz are not usually heard as pitches, but as deep buzzing sounds or individual beats, like our hearts which throb a little over 1 Hz, slightly over one beat per second. The lowest note on a piano is 27.5 Hz, which is an A just below three octaves below Middle C. Officially, the frequency of Middle C is 261.626 Hz for the Tempered Scale we use today and 256 Hz for the ancient Pathagorean Scale. The highest note on a piano is a very high C, four octaves above Middle C vibrating at about 4000 Hz. I used to be a piano tuner.
Every atom and every molecule vibrates with a spectrum of frequencies in the MHz range, which is the range of radio waves, which are inaudible to humans. The human voice vibrates at KHz and below. The vibrations of the electro-magnetic bonds of individual essential oil molecules are in the THz or MMHz range, which is trillions of vibrations a second. (For more information on this, see Chapter Six in my book, “The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple.”)
Essential oils are composed of hundreds of compounds, each with its molecular spectrum of frequencies. When all added together, the oil, as a whole, will manifest a fundamental frequency which will be in the MHz range. There will also be a series of harmonics in the oil that reach up into the GHz range and above.
HIGH FREQUENCIES ARE INTEGRAL TO ALL LIFE
For your musician friend to say, “To have a living organism producing such a frequency (MHz) is really out there. . .” is not only a statement of doubt, but a statement of ignorance. Such high frequencies are intrinsic to the normal processes of all living things. Living organisms broadcast, receive, and employ many frequencies in the MHz range, and do so constantly and continuously as a matter of the the way living things exist and maintain themselves. It was God who planted these high frequencies in all plants, animals, and people as part of their intrinsic makeup and function.
While I agree with the musician that “God made man to worship,” it is not only through music and sound in the audible range that we worship, as the musician seems to be saying. We also worship through subtle vibrations expressed as love, peace, joy, wisdom, adoration, gratitude, forgiveness, harmony, and prayer, etc. All of these attributes are expressed and characterized as vibrations with inherent frequencies. Our bodies and minds are constantly broadcasting and receiving vibrational energies that either glorify God or not, that either resonate harmoniously to receive God’s graces or not. Our thoughts and feelings are vibrations sent to God, just as we send our audible words of praise, singing, and the offerings of music. These things are in the ultra-high frequency realms, far above the range of sound audible to human hearing.
We either resonate with God and perceive his constant loving omnipresence, or we vibrate out of phase and out of range with Him and perceive Him not. Thus, the atheist says “There is no God,” but where and how is he or she looking? If you don’t tune into the right frequencies with the right equipment, you won’t find any radio stations. But such a search is not justification for saying, “There are no radio stations.”
To say, like your musician, that “God always uses the lowest thing to reveal himself” and “In this case the lowest frequency is the audio freq.” is totally false. God uses all things, high and low, to reveal himself and audio frequencies are not the lowest frequencies he uses. Most of our communications from God are not audible and are not “the lowest.” In fact, they are usually the highest frequencies, well above the physical sense of hearing or physical feeling. Divine Communication is something discerned by the Spirit, not usually by our physical body and its senses. Most communications between us and God are at frequencies higher than those that can be measured by material means.
People who have not developed a close relationship with God, that includes conversations and two-way communications, do not believe those of us who do have such a relationship. To believe and accept the existence of such a relationship, one has to have one. Perhaps your musician friend’s statement that “God always uses the lowest frequencies,” is a reflection of the narrow extent of his experience and of his limited relationship with God, not a reflection of the boundaries of God himself, who has no limitations.
His quote of Luke 19:37 to support his thesis that God only operates in the “audible range,” does not support his thesis at all. This New Testament quote is describing the triumphal entrance of Jesus and his disciples into Jerusalem, which we Christians celebrate today as “Palm Sunday.” To try to imply that the audible praise, shouting, and singing that Jesus received from the throng that greeted him is scriptural evidence that God only functions with us in the audible range is a non sequitur, a conclusion that does not follow from the premise.
The crowd praising Christ that day felt something in their hearts, a joy and a love of a much higher frequency than sound, that prompted their ecstatic response to the visible presence of the Savior. Their audible expressions were reflections of a much higher vibration within their spirits in response to the high vibrations emanating from Jesus, himself.
WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY OF GOD’S VOICE?
As for God communicating with us, I believe the frequencies of God’s voice can be any and all frequencies, from the highest to the lowest. What we receive and perceive depends on the bandwidth of our receptivity. The more expanded we are in our attunement with God, the more aware we become of his presence everywhere, and the more avenues He has to communicate to us and with us.
The audible range of vibrations is a very narrow bandwidth. Neither God nor essential oils can be restricted to that slice of the frequency spectrum. We can choose to restrict ourselves to receiving God only in a narrow range and, by our thoughts and attitudes, we can restrict ourselves to what we can receive from God’s oils, too. In that case, we can only receive a tiny portion of the limitless blessings and graces God intends for us to receive. That is my opinion and my belief.
So there is your answer to the issues raised by the musician concerning frequencies. It is also an answer and clarification as to why there is a discrepancy between the oil frequencies cited by “Higley’s book” and “Healing Oils of the Bible” and those given in Gary Young’s 1996 article which have been repeated in a number of subsequent articles to the present day.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will be interested in hearing from you on the response of the musician to my comments. I will pray that his personal bandwidth will increase as a result.
David Stewart, PhD
Reprinted from The Raindrop Messenger, a free eline newsletter, with permission from Dr. David Stewart. To subscribe or download back issues, visit the archives at www.RaindropTraining.com.
Until next time…
Have a fragrantly healthy day!
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