Spiritual Awakening: Incense, Insight, and More!!!!By Spiritual Awakening
Spiritual Awakening: Incense, Insight, and More
As I was getting ready to write this blog I closed my eyes and inhaled the incense and asked source what I should write about and source answered with this headline. I am alsways amazed how when I burn my incense and close everything else off that answers to my questions appear. When I tell people about the practice of buring incense many of those not on a spiritual path scoff. I take a breathe and intrnally say to myself they don’t know what they are missing. I often will draw a hot bath, light some candles, put on a mediation cd, like the one I have from Sonia Alexandra, burn the incense and clear my mind to get grounded. I also like to do this ritual using a cd my mother gave me of tribual and natural sounds. I have also found that listening to instrumentals, tribal chants, sounds of nature will asssit with gaining insight thus contiuning on a spirtual path to personal growth and enlightenment.
There have been times when I will go to the big pool at The Sunrise Lakes Phase III Clubhouse and make a small quiet peaceful area for myself with the incense buring while I read books like Ernest Chu’s Soul Currency, Amy Hammond Hagberg’s How Do You Know He is Real, Guy Finley’s The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred, and others that are now in my library for spiritual growth.
Through the incense I gain some insight as the incense clense the area as well as help to clear the mind and gain focus.
Sonia Alexander is a go to person for insight. Her book Stone Healing and her mediation CD will help you to get centered and grounded as you continue to make the mind, body, soul connection.
Ernest Chu will help you to tap into your spiritual assets to help you achieve personal and professional growth.
Amy Hammond Hagberg gives insight and helps you to continue on your path to enlightment through her books. One of her books How Do You Know He’s Real chronicles the stories of being saved of celebrities and sports figures. The stories are compelling and will inspire anyone who reads them.
Guy Finley helps you to go deepinside and find your true purpose in his latest book The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred.
Spiritual Awakening: The Purpose of The Incense
The purpose of incense as an “expression of reverence and of prayer.” Not only does blessing with incense pay homage to holy objects or people, but the vision of the rising smoke of incense alludes to prayers being lifted to Heaven. Secondly, as written by Fr. William Saunders, “Incense also creates the ambiance of heaven.” One is able to associate the sweet aroma of incense with Heaven, as depicted in Revelation. Employing the sense of smell increases the full experience of the Sacraments as pieces of Heaven on earth.
It is through the use of incense that you can open up your chakras and become balanced.
Blue Berry – Burn to keep unwanted influences away from your home and property Blue Roses- Specially crafted to honor the Goddess in all her aspects Carnations – A sweet floral scent traditionally used for healing Cherry – Sacred to Venus, this blend will attract and stimulate love Cinnamon – Use to gain wealth and success Coconut – Burn for protection and purification Copal - Sacred to the Mayan and Aztecs, this blend is suitable for honoring the Gods Frangipani- Burn to brighten your home with friendship and love Frankincense – Draw upon the energy of the sun to create sacred space, consecrate objects, and stimulate positive vibrations Honeysuckle – Burn for good health, luck, and psychic power Jasmine – For luck in general, especially in matters relating to love Lotus - For inner peace and outer harmony, to aid in meditation and open the mind’s eye Musk – Burn for courage and vitality, or to heighten sensual passion Myrrh - An ancient incense for protection, healing, purification and spirituality Passionflower – For peace of mind, this sweet scent will soothe troubles and aid in sleep Patchouli – An earthy scent used in money and attraction spells Pine – Burn for strength, and to reverse negative energies Rose – For love magick, and to return calm energies to the home Sandalwood – A delicious all purpose scent used to heal and protect, also for purification Spice – A fiery scent to be charged for any magick Spirit – Raise your personal vibration, attract spirit guides and honor your personal deity Strawberry – For love, luck and friendship Tangerine – A solar aroma used to attract prosperity Temple – A devotional incense for the altar during ritual Vanilla – Stimulate amorous appetites and enhance memory
African Violet: Burned for protection and to promote spirituality within the home. Allspice: Burned to attract both good luck and money. Aloes: Burned to attract good fortune, love, spiritual vibrations and strength. Althea: Burned for protection and to stimulate the psychic powers. Anise seeds: Burned as a meditation incense. Basil: Burned to exorcise and protect against evil entities and to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth. Bay: Burned to facilitate the psychic powers, and to induce prophetic dream visions. Bayberry: Burned mainly to attract money. Benzoin: Burned for purification and to attract prosperity. Bistort: Burned with Frankincense to aid divination. Bracken: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Cedar: Burned for purification, to stimulate or strengthen the psychic powers, attract love, prevent nightmares. Cinnamon: Burned for protection and to attract money, stimulate and strengthen the psychic powers and to aid in healing. Citron: Burned in rituals to aid healing and also to strengthen psychic powers. Clove: Burned to dispel negativity, purify sacred and magickal spaces, attract money, and stop or prevent the spread of gossip. Coconut: Burned for protection. Copal: Burned for purification and to attract love. Damiana: Burned to facilitate psychic visions. Dittany of Crete: Burned to conjure spirits and to aid in astral projection Dragon’s Blood: Burned to dispel negativity, exorcise evil supernatural entities, attract love, enhance psychic awareness, and restore male potency. Makes all other incenses stronger when added at the same time. Elecampane: Burned to strengthen the clairvoyant powers and scrying abilities. Fern: Burned in outdoor fires to magickally produce rain. Also used to exorcise evil supernatural entities Frankincense: Burned to dispel negativity, purify magickal spaces, protect against evil, aid meditation, induce psychic visions, attract good luck, and honor Pagan deities. Fumitory: Burned to exorcise demons, poltergeists and other evil entities. Galangal: Burned to break the curses cast by sorcerers. Ginseng Root: Burned to keep wicked spirits at bay, and for protection against all forms of evil. Gotu Kola: Burned to aid meditation. Heather: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, and to produce rain. Hibiscus Flowers: Burned to attract love. Horehound: Burned as an offertory incense to the ancient Egyptian god Horus Jasmine: burned to attract love and money, and also to induce dreams of a prophetic nature. Juniper: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers. and also to break the curses and hexes cast by evil sorcerers. Lavender: Burned to induce rest and sleep, and to attract love Lilac: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers and to attract harmony into one’s life. Mace: Burned to stimulate or increase the psychic powers. Mastic: Burned to conjure beneficial spirits, stimulate or increase the psychic powers, and intensify sexual desires. The magickal powers of other incenses are greatly increased when a bit of mastic is added. Mesquite: The magickal powers of all healing incenses are greatly enhanced by mesquite. Mint: Burned to increase sexual desire, exorcise evil supernatural entities, conjure beneficial spirits, and attract money. Myrrh: Burned (most commonly with Frankincense) for purification, consecration, healing, exorcism, and banishing evil. Nutmeg: Burned to aid meditation, stimulate or increase the psychic powers and attract prosperity. Patchouli: Burned to attract money and love, and also to promote fertility. Pine: Burned for purification and to banish negative energies, exorcise evil supernatural entities and attract money. Poppy Seeds: Burned to promote female fertility, and to attract love, good luck, and money. Rose: Burned to increase courage, induce prophetic dreams, and attract love. Rose incense is used in all forms of love enchantment and possesses the strongest love vibration of any magickal incense. Rosemary: Burned to purify, aid in healing, prevent nightmares, preserve youthfulness, dispel depression, attract fairyfolk, and promote restful sleep and pleasant dreams. Rue: Burned to help restore health.
Spiritual Awakening: Insight
As I was researching for this article I came across some very insightful facts about incense. In Exodus, the Lord gave the following recipe to Moses for a holy anointing oil:
- Myrrh – “500 shekels” (about 1 gallon)
- Cinnamon – “250 shekels”
- Calamus – “500 shekel”
- Olive Oil – “a hin” (about 1-1/3 gallon)
Psalm 133:2 “It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aarons beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments.”
Ecclesiastes 9:8: “Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.”
John 12:3: “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”
Exodus 34:1 ”Make an altar of acacia wood for burning incense.
Spiritual Awakening: Songs of Incense
Strawberry Alarm Clock Sings about Incense and peppermints
John Michael Talbot shares a beautiful message in his song
A video to help you get grounded and centered while burning incense.
As you continue on your spiritual path and become more and more awake you can continue to use incense as a grounding and centering tool.