Frankincense & Myrrh
Clearing your sacred space, home and work environment is very important. Since the earliest times in recorded history, our ancestors have burned herbs, resins, and other materials. This was partly an homage to our sense of smell and partly a recognition that via our sense of smell, we could be transported – our energies shifted, our vibrations raised. Our history also evidences a deep transcultural belief that passing items through smoke cleanses or purifies them (including our own bodies).
The origin of modern day perfume can be traced back to incense; in fact the Latin root of the word perfume, perfumem, means “through smoke.” Our Egyptian and Roman ancestors “perfumed” the air with incense they burned. In pre-Christian times, Frankincense was the most valued type of incense – it was rare, expensive, and prized. No wonder it was one of the three gifts brought by the Wise Men to Christ’s manger; it was a gift fit for a king.
Today, we still burn Frankincense and Myrrh and many other herbs and resins that are literally as old as time. Burning these herbs and resins connects us energetically with our ancient ancestors. Their spirits are drawn to the smell and to our ceremonies where those scents perfume the air.
Frankincense: Enlightenment, Inspiration, Introspection, Luck, Protection, Spirituality
Myrrh: Acceptance, Calm, Peace, Healing, Protection, Spirituality
You can direct the smoke around your space or body using your hand or a feather. In native traditions, we begin smudging by facing the direction of east, then turn south, west, north, and back to east to put the ashes out. As you smudge, visualize any negative or low-vibration energies leaving your space or your body. Most of us feel instantly better after we smudge! And you can smudge any time of day or night, as often as you like.
Contains 1 oz of Frankincense and Myrrh