I have shared how I have openly at a baptism service after bestowing the gift of the Holy Ghost (the First Comforter), have then given the admonition in the blessing to obtain it and then use it to find their way to the Second Comforter (which admittedly I can only give as a theoretical practice - as I have not gotten there). If I were to get there, I would have a hard time not keeping it private as I am an open book. Which fact, is not lost on my wife who says I should be more discreet more of the time with things of a spiritual nature.
I find that there is so little said about things of a spiritual nature, that I find myself on the opposite end of the spectrum - blathering day and night about them to offset the imbalance - similar to that blind date with that shy girl back in the day...... Not because I am trying to set myself up as some beacon, but precisely because I want others to know that we should EXPECT these kinds of things in our lives if we are "getting it right". Not perfectly - otherwise, my life would be devoid of them, precisely because I am among the vilest of sinners (just ask my wife) - but because we can still fall short, repent, and look to God and live - all while enjoying some of these higher blessings. The more repentant our attitude is, the more broken we are, the more the Lord can use us.
So, this Second Comforter is a tricky thing. The minute you put your hand to the plow, you will experience insane buffetings. My wife and I did (expressed our interest to the Lord about this very gift) about one year ago and are still picking up the pieces from that life event. God will not give anything easily - simply because He want you to want it to the point that you will (at least be willing to) give up all in order to obtain it (to give sell all that you have, so to speak, in order to obtain that pearl of great price). He wants you to knock, seek, seek some more and strive until it is finally opened to you. This is by design, in order that you will not seek and obtain that which you ought not have without having paid your due diligence. A man that is given a gift without truly deserving it, will not treasure it. I have seen it over and over in my journey as a parent - kids being ungrateful for what is merely handed to them without thought as to the sacrifice that was made to bring that about. As parents, we now have our kids earn everything - including things like co-pays to the doctor for the "oops" when they were goofing around and needed physical therapy to counteract the effects of goofing around. One hundred percent true accidents, not so much. Theoretically, this makes them more responsible adults.
So, I once heard from a very wise person that I was right all along about seeking out this Second Comforter - that we should focus on seeking or attuning ourselves more closely with the First Comforter and the rest will take care of itself over time as we are led to a personal audience with the Savior. I suppose it would be more of a natural thing - kind of like falling in love naturally over time with your best friend, as opposed to that relationship where you constantly are doing back-flips and conniving to make it work.
Here is more on the subject from the unBlog My Soul site. There are many there who offer encouragement to keep pushing forward to the tree, so to speak:
The researchers tested the effect of coconut oil on several common strains of streptococcus bacteria found inside the mouth.
They tested the effect of the oil in both its natural and digested form.
To mimic the process of digestion, they treated the oil with enzymes.
They found that in the digested form, the oil inhibited most strains of the bacteria, including streptococcus mutans, a common acid-producing bacteria that is is a major cause of tooth decay.
The coconut oil was also harmful to candida albicans, a yeast that causes a mouth infection called thrush.
The researchers presented their findings Monday at the autumn conference of the Society for General Microbiology, underway at the University of Warwick in England.
Of interest to dental hygiene industryDamien Brady, who led the research, and his colleagues say their findings could be used to market coconut oil as an antimicrobial in dental care products.
"Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations," Brady, associate director of the Bioscience Research Institute at the Athlone Institute, said in a press release.
"Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection."
Brady said finding effective weapons against the bacteria that cause tooth decay is important given the high number of adults and children who have some form of tooth decay.
"Dental caries is a commonly overlooked health problem affecting 60-90 per cent of children and the majority of adults in industrialized countries," he said in the release.
Coconut oil is not the only food product to have exhibited antibacterial properties in a partially digested form.
Past studies have shown that enzyme-modified milk reduced the binding of the streptococcus mutans bacteria to tooth enamel.
Brady said he and his colleagues hope to further investigate which other bacteria strains and yeast the coconut oil might be effective against and exactly how the oil and other enzyme-modified foodstuffs interfere with the processes by which bacteria cause disease.