If you are a fortunate soul like me, the art of the invisible is natural for you. The simple acts of magic that we perform everyday are born with us. The lighting of a candle, the anointment of oil, the burning of incense brings us great peace and joy. We are drawn to these things like a moth to the flame and we do not want to deny or resist.
Our spirits lead us in life and we treat ourselves gently and with respect like our souls are princesses and princes of our bodies like temples; /Temple I am a temple Made for a holy spirit A vase filled with Many dreams That pours out like water To form the mist upon my wings/ We reach for the stars and our dreams come true because we have pure intentions. We seem to have more good luck than most people and it is because of our philosophies.
We are so comfortable with ourselves that we only experience love towards the Earth and all that it is, even when disagreements occur. We are so happy with having nothing that nothing will penetrate us.
Even when things in my life are so bad I always know that the spirit world is there. Even if all that I saw was hard to understand, I do understand that I was not alone. I have had so many supernatural encounters since a very young age because someone is watching out for me on the other side. I feel more alive inside in death because I believe that there will be more magic there than there is here. I believe there will be the kind of magic that makes me happy and feeling complete.
Thunderstorms of butterflies
Making glitter in magic skies,
Typhoon of gladness, happiness
And joy-pouring out my sadness.
A happy cry surfaces into lines,
Joyful thoughts kindly redefine.
One thing that makes me completely joyful is burning incense like palo santo woods and sage. This incense is meant to clear a room of negative energies. They are a powerful tool, along with other herbs like them.
They lift the veils between our eyes and the eyes of the gods. We can sense matters of importance more easily.
Gods often times require aromatic scents to please them during prayer and ritual. When Jesus was born he was brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Frankincense was a popular scent from the times of the birth of Jesus. The holy presence of cosmic energies like the moon and sun are represented by them and must be honored. Offerings can be made to spirits of our ancestors with scents that they enjoyed.
Ghosts are commonly attracted and banished with certain scents and often cause odors themselves proving that in the spiritual realms scent is powerful. The incense smoking through a temple may very well be lifting up into the vaulted heavens.
We are Vases
Gold smoke rising
Venus shaped hearts
Light sparks dark
Embers fall like petals
We are returning
To where we came from
Pieces of living art
Vases with holy water
Venus shaped hearts
Incense is a material that when burned produces smoke with distinct aromas. They are made with aromatic oils and plant materials. The long skinny incense are formed onto slices of bamboo wood and burned for the scent and as a reminder of time passing. Incense has been used in religious ceremonies since the ancient Egyptians popularized it with the use of magic. In 2000 B.C. there is evidence of herbs used with magical intent in China.
Incense has a beautiful history and hidden secrets. The breath is the simple truth of life. When we breathe in and we breathe out we take with us what is outside, bring it in and take a different part of it back out. When we breathe incense we are drenching our spirits in the aroma, bathing them, cleansing and empowering with the magic of air.
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Deanna Jaxine Stinson aka The Black Rose
Halo Paranormal Investigations (HPI International)