To be truly healthy, we must be fully ourselves. However, sometimes we hide parts of ourselves that we think are unlovable. We push thoughts and feelings that are “unacceptable” deep down where others will not know they exist. Whether or not we acknowledge the existence of these undesirable qualities, they still are real and will seek to show themselves and to be known.
For most of my life I have believed that I am a “good girl.” When I was young I was told this, and I believed it. However, this created a problem that was brewing and erupted a few years ago. When I began accepting the fact that I am capable of terrible thoughts, intentions, and actions, I did not know how to deal with this knowledge. I had denied it for so long. Facing the undesirable parts of myself was extremely scary and threw me totally off balance.
Philippians 4:8 tells us to think on what is true. This includes facing what is true about us. However, this does not mean we are to focus on ourselves. We are to focus on the grace of God and Jesus’ blood that covers every seemingly unlovable part of us. To not acknowledge the parts of ourselves that we don’t like is to keep from bringing them to God for forgiveness and to be loved. Hebrews 4:15-16 says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Jesus understands every one of our negative thoughts and feelings. While on earth, He was tempted to act or think just like us, but He didn’t. When we come face to face with the temptation to think or act unbecomingly, when we realize that we have evil in our hearts, we are to turn to Jesus for grace and help. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, our supposedly unlovable parts can be loved and washed clean.
We need not hide the parts of ourselves that are unacceptable. Instead, we should acknowledge them and stand in the truth that we, if we have accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf on the cross, are washed clean and forgiven.
God’s best gift to us is Jesus Christ, but He has also given us a unique gift in essential oils. They not only can help the physical body return to a state of wellness, they also can help at the emotional level. Black pepper essential oil is a great oil to aid us in bringing the suppressed parts of ourselves to light. This oil aids us in searching out the less understood parts of the ourselves. Whether we acknowledge these parts or not, they continue to exist. The more we bury these feelings and aspects, the more they will seek to be known. In order for these parts of us to be washed in the love and acceptance and healing of God, they must be brought out into His light. Black pepper can assist with this.
If you feel that there are some aspects of yourself that you are burying and that need to be brought into the light of Jesus, put 1-3 drops of black pepper essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, then inhale the aroma for a few seconds. Do this a few times every day and ask the Lord to reveal any parts of yourself that He wants to bring to light so that He can heal and apply His loving forgiveness. While the Holy Spirit works on the spiritual level to bring things to the surface, black pepper will work on the physical level.
Do you have thoughts and feelings that you suppress and do not address? Do you think you could be missing out on true love and forgiveness from God, through Jesus Christ?