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Burning incense has been an essential aspect of many spiritual rituals for thousands of years. Incense has the ability to bring depth to meditation, protect and surround the body, call upon the wisdom of the ancestors, and so much more. In this guide we will look at an incense blend called Seven Herbs, and the benefits of using this incense within our own practices.
What is Seven Herbs Incense
As the name suggests, Seven Herbs incense is a blend of seven different naturally occurring herbs and resins which creates a warming and pungent aroma, perfect for use during meditation or around the home.
The seven herbs and resins which make up Seven Herbs incense are rue, rosemary, guine, breu, frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin.
These herbs have been used individually and in partnership by civilizations all over the globe. For example, frankincense was so important that it helped to cement the trade routes that crisscrossed the globe from India, the Mediterranean, and the Silk Road in China.
When blended together these herbs and resins create a deep, powerful incense that will help to elevate meditation practices, as well as protect and purify the home.
Benefits of Seven Herbs Incense
The blend of these seven herbs and resins creates a potent and effective incense when burned around the home. No matter where you are in your journey, here are just a few of the benefits you might find when you bring seven herbs incense into your routine.
Purification and Protection
The Seven Herbs incense blend is an effective and powerful protector and purifier. When used in the home it is thought to ward off unwanted negative energies.
All of the herbs used within the blend hold a high energy vibration. When they are burned the energy fills the home, banishing negative energies, and also inhibiting low vibrational energies trying to enter the home later.
Benzoin, rue, and frankincense are especially high energy, and myrrh takes on the role of magnifying these energies further still, creating an impenetrable barrier. Brue solidifies the barrier against evil, while rosemary diminishes anxiety and stresses held within the body, to bring the ultimate feeling of safety and spiritual purity.
When the space in which we inhabit is cleared of unwanted energy, it leaves us room to flourish. When we are stressed, the weight of the world is on our shoulders, and we feel unsafe, we often sacrifice our personal growth in order to prioritize our safety. When this responsibility is lifted we are gifted the time to look within ourselves.
The beauty of the Seven Herbs incense is that, not only does it purify the space and protect us from negative energy, but when it is used during meditation it encourages introspection, reflection, and self-actualization.
How to Use Seven Herbs Incense
Seven Herbs incense is very straightforward to use in your own practice, and requires no formal training. Burn it around the home, especially near doors and windows to encourage its protective properties. It should also be used during meditation to help to protect the body and encourage personal growth.