by Susyn Blair-Hunt, Ms.D.
Incense is a powerful, inexpensive way to fill our surroundings with optimum health, joy and prosperity this holiday season. With the right fragrance, we can transform our thoughts, release stress and cultivate inner peace. Now that another hectic holiday season is upon us, we're wise to utilize the calming vibes of incense to maintain our sense of balance. Incense also makes a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer.
Keep in mind, these scents can be used at any time of the year to evoke their special magic. The following is a brief explanation of my favorite empowering aromas, their properties, and how they can transform your world.
Amber - Burn amber to promote beauty, protection, youth, vibrancy and spiritual awakening. Amber is also a powerful conductor when researching past life memories or working through old issues to clear them out and move on.
Frankincense/Myrrh - These two fragrances are often burned together to dispel negativity, purify surroundings, attract good luck, and surround you with spiritual protection. Either of these scents is a perfect accompaniment for empowering meditation practices.
Rose - Rose is often burned to cultivate courage, induce prophetic dreams, and attract love into your life. Meditating with rose incense can attract a soul mate, improve a rocky relationship, or inspire greater self-love.
Jasmine - Jasmine incense is often burned to attract love and money. It also carries the power to induce dreams of a prophetic nature, heighten intuition, and awaken metaphysical gifts.
Sage - This incense is most commonly used for protection against all forms of evil, and is known for its ability to banish negative energy or clear a location of evil entities. Sage can purify sacred spaces and metaphysical tools, such as crystal balls or tarot cards. It can promote wisdom, attract money, and aid in the healing of body, mind and soul.
Eucalyptus - Known for its ability to protect your health or improve a medical issue, eucalyptus incense is also a wonderful tool for purifying and renewing the psychic atmosphere. When burned during meditation, it can also surround you with extra spiritual protection.
Sandalwood - The magical properties of sandalwood incense are far-reaching. Ideally, you'll want to light some when making a wish, calling spirit guides or loved ones in for a channeling session, and to generally promote spiritual awareness. It is also a popular fragrance for purifying and cleansing your world of negative entities or energies.
Patchouli - This incense carries the power of abundance and prosperity. It is often burned to attract money and love. Patchouli is also known for its ability to boost fertility or the potential for success.
Lavender - Lavender incense is considered one of the most calming, restorative fragrances. It is often burned to induce rest and sleep, eliminate stress, and ease worrisome thoughts, physical ailments or emotional trauma. It can also be used to attract love into your life.
Lilac - Lilac incense is most often used to stimulate or increase your psychic gifts. It also encourages harmony, contentment, and a sense of well-being. When burned with lavender, it carries restorative powers and can heal the body of undefined or hard-to-diagnose health issues.
Musk - Musk is a commanding, compelling incense that can improve your personal strength and self-confidence. As Musk is known to be a powerful aphrodisiac, burning this incense is a sure way to spice up your love life.
Clove - This incense is infused with the ability to dispel negativity in all forms and to cleanse and purify sacred or personal spaces. Clove incense is also a powerful agent for repairing, restoring and sealing your spiritual aura. Clove incense is recommended when you are moving into a new location, as it will clear out lingering energies from a prior tenant.
Rain - Burn rain incense to cleanse your mind, heart and soul of emotional troubles, for it's a wonderful fragrance for renewing and restoring these important energy centers. As a cleansing tool, rain incense carries the power to refresh your view of life. It's also a powerful way to induce new visions for the future.
Ocean - Ocean incense is one of the most powerful fragrances you can burn to evoke psychism, enhance a channeling session, and awaken your inner knowing. It can boost your self-confidence and bring new clarity. It also promotes the virtue of honesty and supports the quest for the truth.
Cinnamon - This incense can really spice things up. Burning it will add power to verbal conversations as well as the written word. Cinnamon can be used for protection and to attract money. It's also known for its ability to stimulate or strengthen psychic powers, and is a wonderful metaphysical aid to heal the mind, heart and physical body.
I wish everyone a safe, aromatic and joyous holiday season, and a prosperous new year!
Susyn Blair-Hunt, Ms.D., is known internationally for her psychic readings, daily horoscopes here at Kajama, and complete guide book to the Tarot Tarot Prediction and Divination. This article contains excerpts from her e-book book, Spells and Rituals for Empowered Living. Susyn has been a professional metaphysical consultant for over 25 years and holds a Doctorate in Metaphysics along with certification by the American Association of Professional Psychics and the American Tarot Association. To learn more about her readings and books, visit SusynBlairHunt.com.
"Life happens. Life in the flow."
We learn over time that nobody can solve our problems, but someone can guide you how to solve the problem. You may receive guidance through a teacher, a guru or even strangers that you run into every day. As we practice yoga we learn that the more we know, the less we truly know. Every day I am reminded how much I truly do not know; a very humbling experience.
Yoga teaches me to be present. To just live for being and enjoying life as it is right NOW. Not ten minutes from now, no five days ago, but right now. We are taught to get out of our heads, to release worries and fears of the past or the future and to only live for this very moment. Presence.
"Lead me from untruth to truth, lead me from darkness to light." ~ Buddha
Through yoga we are reminded that we do have a dark side as well as a light side. We are not to repress the dark side, but embrace that side of our Self. We are the yin and the yang. We ultimately cleanse the dark stuff we hold inside. We shine the light on this. We must make friends with dark side. Both positive and negative balance out the whole. Daily practice refines and improves our inner vision to see our Self more clearly. We no longer need to run from fears. Face them and say I'm not running from you anymore. So much is in our heads, so much dark is only in our heads, self-doubt judgment betrayal. Yoga grounds the body so that the light and dark sides of ourselves become clear. So much is truly untrue. But as we diligently practice we are able to find the middle ground and walk our centered balanced line in life. We gain balance in centered lightheartedness. We can have harmony in both light and dark.
"Yoga tells us that the world is actually a projection of our own thoughts and we can modify our inner world to manifest into our outer world. When our inside realm is at peace and in harmony, our outer world shines this projection back at us." ~ David, Jiva Mukti Yoga co-founder
Yoga is observation.
We can observe our world and see what part that is in us is begin reflected back to us. We can then see what part of us needs modification or adjustment in order to have our outer reality reflect back to us the peace, happiness and love we so greatly desire and deserve.
Yoga is already inside of you. Happiness is there. Yoga helps you peel away the onion layers to get to the core. To freedom. The deepest Divine connection to the Ultimate Light Source.
Come out of wanting and back into acceptance and Joy. A yogi or yogini can turn any situation into bliss. That is a yogi. Yoga is being now. Ultimate yoga is meditation. Just BE.
Yoga is love.
"Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls." ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Through a dedicated practice of all forms of yoga we can participate in the world with a sense of freedom, unaffected from trauma, depression, anger, etc. The freedom is balance in both.
Maggie Anderson is a Yoga & Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy® Master Instructor, Soul Coach®, Past Life Coach, Magnified Healing® Master Teacher and Angelights Messenger. She is the author of How I Found My True Inner Peace and Divine Embrace. You can contact Maggie at SpiritualCompassConnection.com.
"Follow Your Bliss. It's Your Spiritual Compass."