*LETTING GO* Rope Incense is formulated to help with grieving & the process of letting go, whether it be: the passing of a loved one, the end of a relationship (or any other emotionally charged situation), or even letting go of the old self & state of being in order to move on (energetically & spiritually)…Any form of grieving for what no longer is.
This incense’s formulation is based on European (mainly French & German) folk medicine & shamanism, as well as my 25 years of experience working with herbs on a physical, emotional & spiritual level.
The scent is rather soothing, warm & comforting (more details under the listing)…
Yesterday I harvested a few branches of olive leaves (we have quite a few wild olive trees in California). If those leaves had been young & tender, I would have saved them for tea. But since it’s almost Fall, I will save them for incense making instead.
After a little research, I discovered that olive leaves are traditionally burnt in Cyprus & Malta as protection against the Evil Eye.
I also read this:
“Olive may be used as a restorative when the mind, body and spirit are all exhausted after spiritual trials. It may also be used to assimilate the transformation of initiation. It allows the centers to open and accept the divine energy, helping the self to achieve inner peace and harmony after the storm.”
From ‘Herbcraft – A Guide to the Shamanic and Ritual Uses of Herbs’ by Anna Franklin & Susan Lavender
Scented tincture for upcoming incense: something warm and woodsy with a touch of spices. Very soothing and comforting.
This scented tincture and consequently its matching rope incense should be ready and available by mid-September.
Meanwhile I should be listing my ‘Letting Go’ Rope Incense shortly in my Etsy Shop. It has been formulated to deal with grief in its many forms: the passing of a loved one, a separation, the end of an emotionally charged situation, the death of the ‘old self’…etc. I find the warming scent of frankincense, star anise & cinnamon soothing & uplifting.
I created an Ansuz Ritual Herbal Smoke which is to be used in a spiritual context. It’s neither psychotropic nor addictive and made with common herbs (and I’d like to remind everybody that the Runes are not for fools or jokers). Ansuz is Odin’s Rune. This herbal blend helps with increasing insight, expanding intuition, deepening wisdom and acquiring knowledge from the Higher Realms.
So I asked people on Instagram (and I will ask you, dear reader, as well) whether I should create an illustrated downloadable PDF recipe to list on my Etsy shop or if I should just wait to include it to the Ansuz Chapter of my Runic Curriculum-in-writing.
Sadly, a few people ‘liked’ the picture but nobody answered my poll. Which proves once and for all (I was hoping that I was wrong) that people don’t read, even if the message is blatantly part of an image and right under your nose.
I found this little guy when hiking yesterday. I have already a little collection of Stone People or ‘Stone Spooks’ as I like to call them.
This one, somehow, stands out. I feel he’s some kind of Ancestor (I’ll have to connect with him to find out more).
I think that I will have to give him a little touch of paint and a proper display.
My allegiance is to the Land.
Unlike people, the Land doesn’t use you, deceive you or disappoint you. Sure there are trickster spirits and godforsaken places but they have no hidden agendas. Spirits can be dealt with, and places can be healed. Nature has its own set of rules, they are neither good or bad, they just are.
The same applies to the Spirits of the Land, they have their own rules and ways of being that doesn’t mean you can’t interact with them or learn from them. They are the keepers of time, knowledge and true wisdom. We pass by, they remain…
Within the next 2 or 3 weeks, I will be hosting a Runic Meditation with a group I’ve been teaching for a while. We’ll be working on the material I’m currently developing as part of the ‘Introduction to Runic Healing‘.
If you’d like to join us and be one of my ‘testers’, contact me privately.
I finished typing the ‘Tree of Life Activation’, which is going to be part of the Introduction to Runic Healing. I made a short video about it which was a bit difficult to upload and part of it got cut off unfortunately but most of the information is there…
Today we enter the Runic month of Ansuz.
As such our inspiration and spirit can be renewed if we are willing to turn inward and tune in to higher consciousness under the guise of Odin, the Allfather.
Since Mercury is still retrograde be mindful of what comes out of your mouth or deal with the consequences.