Incense Ritual 🌿✨ From my personal experience I've never liked incense but as I started my spiritual journey I realized I was very ignorant to what plant smoke or incense was all about. Western culture have taken a beautiful sacred tradition and commercialized incense by making them full chemicals and non organic material to create an aromatic atmosphere. (Looking for awesome incense)
As I started my spiritual practice I was drawn to using incense during mediation and it has taken me to a whole new level. Without any research before hand i started to light incense as an offering to my passed loves one and ancestors it just made same to me. When I did my transcendental mediation course, the first day it's a small private ceremony and as part of the offering they lit incense! So I had to do a little digging to understand why I was so drawn to it and it's purpose. So here is a little bit about incense rituals which I think it's pretty amazing! also if any of you can recommend some natural handmade incense or have a recipe I could try let me know! 💕 "Incense is a vessel for our prayers. Herbs, whether pressed into cone or stick or in loose incense form, hold the prayers that we express as we speak them. Many cultures say that when we light our incense the rising smoke carries our prayers upward to be acknowledged by Spirit. If we follow in the footsteps of our ancestors and countless cultures today that utilize this wisdom, we can achieve more balance in our daily lives, and our mind, body, and spirit may come into greater harmony. Initiating our day with our own sacred incense ritual can help us come to understand ourselves on deeper levels and holds the power to unveil higher meaning and wisdom that may be the key to our serenity and prosperity. The incense ritual also sets a time frame for our practice; when the incense burns out, our meditation or prayer is complete. It is a practical way to provide a “container,” so to speak, for our ritual.
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Incense holder by @moon.in.bloom