Since the earliest times in recorded history, our ancestors have burned resins to clear negativity and uplift energy. The two most worldly recognized and used resins are Frankincense and Myrrh.
Both frankincense and myrrh are derived from the gummy sap that oozes out of the Boswellia and Commiphora trees, respectively, when their bark is cut. Resin is the life-blood of the tree, healing its wounds and inflictions and protecting it against infection. The leaking resin is allowed to harden and scraped off the trunk in tear-shaped droplets; it may then be used in its dried form (resin) or steamed to yield essential oils. Both substances are edible and often chewed like gum. They are also extremely fragrant, particularly when burned, with frankincense giving off a sweet, citrusy scent and myrrh producing a piney, bitter odor.
When burned, these precious resins emit a holy smoke and beautiful fragrance that is known to clear negative energies, connect us with the our higher consciousness and spiritual realms and surround us with high vibrations. They are also used to heal, balance and protect our physical and energetic bodies.
These resins can be used to increase the vibration in any space. Whether your home, office, bedroom, or otherwise, burning these resins has the power to transform and deflect unwanted energy, bless a space as sacred and connect you to your higher Self.
Frankincense and Myrrh aid in healing depression and to relieve stress. In some Indian cultures, the incense is burned daily to create a peaceful environment and promote good health. It evokes a very relaxing vibration helping one to focus and tune into a meditative state of mind. It also helps enhance one’s psychic abilities.
The ancient Egyptians used these resins for healing, as well as spiritual rituals. They not only help maintain a state of enlightenment, but also help clear negative energy and illusions that stand in the way of seeing the truth. Burning these resins can also provide protection, purification and can help increase your spiritual awareness.
When burning these resins, you can direct the smoke around your space or body using your hand or a feather. In native traditions, you 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 people feel instantly better right after.
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