Burning Incense Sticks: 7 Benefits

1. Burning Incense, Big Stick or Small Stick: Let it Go.

The rituals of our life are everywhere. Ritual is an important part of living, even small rituals that may seem inconsequential. Whether you are burning incense with a giant stick or just managing to light a leftover nub from a forgotten incense bowl, the insignificance of offering a stick of incense is key. Burning incense doesn’t move you any closer to stated goals. It doesn’t seem to address your current concerns, whether it’s the relationship with your partner or global warming. Yet, offering—without expectation of something in return for your gesture—is training in generosity, the act of letting go.

2. The Best Incense Sparks Appreciation

It takes time to find incense that appeals to you. Japanese varieties can be delicate and floral. Tibetan incense evokes a warm, earthy quality. There are many subtle differences and endless varieties. In Asia, the right incense is understood to have medicinal benefits. You will burn the best incense for you. What do you like? Do you know? Another way of putting this: what makes you happy, or even better, content? By enjoying incense in the context of practice, you set a positive tone for your session. Sitting practice is about appealing to the part of you that is able to relax, slow down and appreciate. Cultivating appreciation is the discipline of meditation.

3. Burning Incense Connects you to the Elements

It is a small detail, but in order to burn, incense has to be lit. It requires fire to ignite and oxygen to burn. We need oxygen to breath and warmth to be comfortable. It is a truism to say that to survive, we need a relationship to our world, our elemental world, the world of our senses. By striking a match, lighting and enjoying a stick of incense, you have reignited a relationship with the world that sustains you.

4. Meditation Incense Brings you Back

When you sit down to practice, the smoke from your incense joins you. Some practitioners select the length of their incense sticks as a timer for their meditation session. Lost in thought, suddenly, the scent from a plume of incense wafting by brings you back to the moment. In this moment you can recall the intention behind your effort to practice meditation. This intention was expressed when you offered incense at the start of your session. Incense is a gentle reminder to return to your discipline.

5. Incense offers a Healing Truth

The incense stick begins at a full length and then grows shorter as it burns. There is no way to repair or retrieve a stick of incense from the ash left behind. At first, the scent permeates, soon the stick is gone and only a hint of the aroma lingers. Sometimes, before toppling off into the incense bowl, a delicate pillar of ash sits on top of the stick, like a memory of something gone by. When was it over? Recently? Long ago? Does it matter when? It’s hard to say. The smoke itself may rise slowly, like white ink from the stroke of an invisible brush. Or it may disperse quickly, chased by hidden currents of air.  The journey taken by the smoke from burning incense reminds us that all experience is fleeting. Understanding this truth is healing.

6. Incense Needs a Plan

In order to offer incense, you need incense, matches, an incense bowl. You need to gather these materials before your practice session. The same is true for meditation practice. You will need to gather your time, find a place, and set your intention, organizing your life to sustain the discipline of mindfulness. Your time and your space have value. They are the very commodities of existence and essential resources. Always in short supply, they can be squandered or not. Prepare well and your practice will go well.

7. Burning Incense joins Heaven and Earth

Smoke moves in space. And space extends everywhere. When you light incense you invoke space. You can do this by letting the smoke go where it wants. Who would try to tell smoke where to go? Smoke rises, finding its way to the sky. At the same time, the sky is a reminder of earth. Eventually, after enjoying its freedom, incense smoke will settle into dust and land on this earth. We can’t forget to enjoy spaciousness in our practice. Practice takes effort—fire—but it can be lighthearted. Meditation doesn’t have to be so serious. In mindfulness we care for and watch over our mind. But we can also trust ourselves enough to let the mind go where it will. It is natural to enjoy the spaciousness of sky. It is natural to settle on the earth.

Namaste!

Handcrafted Spiritual Incenses

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Dragon’s Blood incense stick

Famous for their ability to greatly empower spells, especially those of protection, our Dragon’s Blood incense sticks are wonderful for the altar. With a sweet, floral scent they also make a lovely, fragrant addition to any room in which they burn. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: For strength and especially good for burning on work desk and for profession such as Lawyers, Bankers, CEO and Entrepreneurs.

Sandalwood incense stick

Known for its potent, earth-based spiritual properties, our Sandalwood incense enhances any room in which it burns, drawing those within it deeper into spiritual awareness. Upon the altar, this is great for meditative exercises. Traditionally, our Sandalwood incense is also a potent addition to rituals of healing and protection, drawing upon its close relationship with the element of Earth. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: Especially good for meditation, protection and healing of space and altars. Highly recommended to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Frankincense & Myrrh incense stick

With a rich, calming fragrance our Frankincense and Myrrh incense sticks are a wonderful addition to any room, as well as being a traditional component to many spells and prayers. As such, they are most commonly used in spells of protection, purification, and healing. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes. 

Remarks: Used for purification of space and altars. One of our best to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Frankincense cone incense

Our own high quality, handcrafted, charcoal based incense cones. Softly scented & even burning. For protection, astral strength. Approx. 12 cones per package.

Remarks: Used for purification of space and altars. One of our best to use for cleansing of crystals formation and spiritual tools too.

Amber incense stick

Possessing a rich, sweet aroma our Amber Incense sticks enrich any room in which they burn. Upon your altar it can add to your spells and rituals, being used traditionally to evoke and enhance sensations of love, comfort, and happiness. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for enhancement of Happiness and wealth. We have also find using Amber for Growth, Luck and Success Rituals very useful and beneficial.

Love incense stick

With a sensually sweet aroma, our Love Incense is intended to stir sensations of romance and love in any room in which it is burned. Upon the altar this makes for a potent aid in spells where you are seeking open yourself to love, or draw love to you. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for evoking Love. A MUST in any Love/Romance/Relationship Rituals, Mediation or crystal formations.

Prosperity incense stick

Our Prosperity Incense sticks are crafted specifically to aid those who burn it in finding prosperity. This can take the form of many things, ranging from happiness to health, but is most frequently utilized upon the altar in spells of money drawing and financial success, helping to attain greater riches. In the home, it can also simply be burned to help create a prosperous environment, helping those within it succeed and find wealth in whatever form they seek. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Used for enhancement of Prosperity and Money. A MUST in any Wealth Rituals, Meditation or crystal formations.

Healing incense stick

Designed specifically to aid in the healing process, our Healing Incense presents a fragrant, soothing aroma to any room in which it burns. Upon the altar, it truly shines, providing a great boon to rituals of healing and cleansing. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: A MUST for any healing rituals.

Rue incense stick

Crafted specifically with mystical protection in mind, our Rue incense sticks are designed to help protect against curses and hexes. You can burn them in your home to provide a protective background to your everyday life or instead use them in ritual to make your protective spells more capable of warding off hexes, curses, and other such negative attention. Handcrafted, and of the highest quality, these charcoal based incense sticks are perfect for enhancing the atmosphere of your home or being included in use for your favorite spells and rituals. Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Money Drawing incense stick 

Crafted specifically for people working in the sales, business owners, traders,gamblers, 4D/ToTo players, etc… It is usually required in money attraction rituals or spells. 

Each package comes with approximately 12 sticks, each of which has a burn time of 30 minutes.

Remarks: Use in Money Drawing/Attraction rituals.

For incense ordering, please write to kathgoh@gmail.com

How Crystal Formations are created?

Natural rock crystals are one of the best feng shui cures for any home or office. Crystals come in many forms, and some of them, such as the geodes, generators or clusters, truly resemble a work of art. This makes it easier to decorate with crystals when other feng shui cures do not seem acceptable for a specific space.

Crystal Formations should be created based on the understanding of one’s Four Pillars of destiny. You only want crystals that you need to be inside your crystal formations. Crystals that are chosen for each formations are based on the understanding of the considerations listed below.

Each crystal has its own vibrations(energy),colors,classifications and elements. Careful considerations of what crystals are required for each formation is utmost importance.

Below are the Considerations of creating a crystal formation and its matrices.

Four Pillars of Destiny

Four Pillars of Destiny is a Chinese and Japanese conceptual term that describes the four components creating a person’s destiny or fate. The four components within the moment of birth are year, month, day, and hour. The four pillars is used alongside fortune-telling practices such as Zǐ wēi dòu shù within the realm of Chinese Astrology. (Extracted from wikipedia)

Elemental Energies

Using Elemental Feng Shui, we become aware of the innate energy patterns in our homes and offices and take steps to alter that energy so that it promotes good health, secure finances, and happy relationships.Katherine’s approach to Feng Shui is as both an art and a science. As a science, Feng Shui concerns the interaction of the natural and man-made environments. In calculating the full effects of that interaction, she combines careful observation with strict adherence to the standard rules of the method involved. As an art, she makes use of enhancements and countermeasures based on creative application of her understanding of the Five Elements.

Type of Crystal Energy

  • Seeker and Simplifier
  • Enhancer and Arranger
  • Guardian and Dreamholder
  • Barrier
  • Dispeller and Restorer
  • Attractor
Color Ray Influence

The human mind resonates to the vibrations of the natural colors. We find meaning because our very existence is tied to this planet. The cycle of life is associated with the cycle of color.The colors have the same meaning and influence on our crystal formations. For eg. the green rays of spring, as life begins, help us with new undertakings, the gold rays of high summer give us courage, the reds of autumn give us strength and the cool violets and indigo rays of the waning year offer us inner vision and wisdom. This is powerful because colours allows us to use the colour rays of influence to fashion our crystals formation that will connect us to the natural world and the Life Force of the planet Earth.

Classes of Minerals (Crystals)

Class I – The Purifers

Class II – The Mirrors

Class III – Brighterners

Class IV – Transformers

Class V – Builders

Class VI – The Solidifiers

Class VII – Buffer

Class VIII-1 – THe Strengtheners (Resistors)

Class VIII-2 – Unifier

Class VIII-3 -Energisers

Class VIII-4 – The Harmonisers

Class VIII-5 – Bonder

Class VIII-6 – The Filters

Placement of Crystals Formation

Because crystals bring strong Earth feng shui element energy into any space, it is best to place them in bagua areas that are either governed, or strengthened by the Earth element.

Various auspicious and inauspicious flying stars position themselves randomly in different directions each year, and that is why the auspice and inauspicious of our crystal formations in different directions changes each year.

Cleansing of our crystals

Crystals come from within Mother earth. They are alive and intelligent, having the intelligence of nature within every cell of their beings. They are mined either by hand, machine, but grow in the earth and are removed from the earth to be used for many different purposes.

It’s important to remember that gems and crystals are alive. To remain alive and energized once removed from within Mother Earth, gems, crystals, and objects made from elements taken from the earth, need to be cleansed and energized on a regular basis.

 Method of cleansing our crystals

These are some of my favorite and effective cleansing methods

Smudging

A popular method of cleansing crystals is by ‘Smudging’. This involves burning either Smudge Sticks or Incense Sticks and going in clockwise directions (to you) to cleanse the stored energies. Several types of incense are specifically recommended for this because, when burned, they release certain elements into the air via the smoke which can effectively remove bad and built-up energies. The following incense sticks are particularly recommended for effective smudging: Sandalwood or Frankincense (more powerful) and Dragonblood (most powerful).

Running Water

If you live where you have access to good clear well water that is guaranteed to be free of chemicals, or running water from a creek or river that you know is not polluted, place your crystals and gems in a small container, and let the water run over them, preferably for at least two hours. This will cleanse and re-energize your gems and crystals. Please do not use tap water, since it is full of chemicals. I will include pomelo or lime leaves when i use this method. Be careful though because certain stones will actually dissolve in water, e.g. Red Selenite.

Salt Water

I use dry Himalayan sea salt in a small container and bury the stone for between 7 – 24 hours. Don’t use salt water as prolonged submergence can damage softer stones. If the crystals are very negative, i will also mixed with black salt to remove its negativity.

Programmed Candle

Hold over the heat of a “programmed”candle in the same manner. Do not place it directly in the flame because extreme heat can change the color of some of the crystals. For instance, Dessert Rose

Sound

The vibrations of a pure sound can energetically clean a stone. Use a singing bowl.

If you are interested to get your own crystals formation, please contact us at kathgoh@gmail.com

Incense Appeasement

To dissolve obstacles and blockages

The tradition of burning incense and mountain herbs to cleanse energy within a space date back many centuries. Incense burning uses both the magical elements of fire and air to purify a living space and dissolve bad energy. Incense burning becomes a powerful ritual to remove obstacles in daily life, when it is done with special invocations for the purpose of appeasing local landlords, wandering spirits and hungry spirits. 

Benefits of incense offering:-

  • Purifies and cleanses the energy of a living space
  • Overcomes everyday obstacles that hinder your success
  • Dissolves quarrelsome energy
  • Dissipates energy that causes illness

How to perform incense offering

  1. Light up sandalwood or Frankincense incense. These incenses are very good for purification.
  2. Holding to your incense sticks or burner, walk around your rooms and compound of your house three times in a clockwise direction. As you are walking, recite this special invocation at least 21 times.

    NAMAH SARVA TATHAGATHA AVALOKITE 

    OM SAMBHARA SAMBHARA HUNG

  3. When you finished walking through your entire home, think silently to yourself:

“I dedicate this incense offering between the members of my family, and to our harmonious relationships with outsiders so that we may all experience continued good health and happiness”

Hope everyone have peace and harmonious energies revolving within….

Namaste.

If you are interested in getting any incense, please drop us an email at kathgoh@gmail.com. We are in the middle of creating a page in this site where you can purchase your incense from your finger-tips. Meantime, please bear with us by emailing us your requirements.