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karma

 

Over the years we have heard some say they don’t believe in the Three Fold Law or Karma. Sometimes what one believes and what ‘is’ have very little to do with each other. We have witnessed these Universal Laws play out first hand for more than a few individuals. Unfortunately their lives were already in such disarray that anything short of their hair catching fire, they would never put the action/reaction together.

It’s pretty simple really, if you think of how a pendulum moves. If it swings just a little bit this way, it’s not such a big deal at first. We’re not perfect, so small negative actions tend to have small consequences. Now, keep doing the wrong thing, acting a certain way, speaking a certain way, and as that pendulum swings farther each way with more momentum, one moves farther and farther from center, picking up inertia until things can seem (and are) out of control. Only until the energies are spent (played out) do things slow down and return closer to center.

There is just no getting around this Law. The energy you put out is returned to you, sometimes two and three times. We all have free will, so it is completely your choice what you would like returned to you.

We are all in this life together and we truly have the ability to make someone else’s day just a little brighter!

 

Blessings and Love to you,

Mark & Laura

Resin Incense

Resin Incense burning

When most people hear the word resin, they immediately think of the three Wise Men in the Bible or the heavily scented Middle Eastern bazaars or the aromatic temples in Asia. While this is a common idea of where these resins can be found, it is becoming more popular in today’s world. We are all trying to create our own Sacred Space in this increasingly busy reality, and resins help bring us back to center.

Resins are the original incense and have been used for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. In Christianity, resins are burned as a symbol of prayer rising to the heavens. In Hinduism, it is used as an offering to Krishna. In Paganism and Wicca, resins are used to create the ideal atmosphere for magickal workings.

Burning resin incense is a mindful practice, that should always be done when you are able to be fully present in this sacred act. It is much like a Japanese tea ceremony, in that the whole process of the ritual is where the magic resides.

There are various types of resins, with different scents and energy outputs. Some are helpful for prayer, others are helpful for relaxation and still others are powerful protection resins.

Here are a few of the most common resins and what they are best used for:

  • Frankincense resin – Frankincense resin is known to be one of the most treasured substances on earth. Frankincense has been used for centuries in religious & spiritual ceremonies, as an aid for deepening meditation and for many types of ritual works. It has a wonderful relaxing and calming effect and is beneficial in the relief of stress and anxiety.
  • Myrrh resin – This gorgeous incense is known to be a space purifier, amplifies the intention set and raises the vibration during meditation and spell work.
  • Copal resin – Copal is used in rituals of purification, consecration, making contact with other planes, and exorcism rites. It is added to love and purification incenses and a piece of Copal can represent the heart in poppets.
  • Benzoin resin – Benzoin has been said to aid in bringing about peace of mind, good luck and to purify the home. Generally considered a protective incense against malignant forces, it can be especially useful before and during astral travel to prevent entities from attaching. There is even mention of it in a few of Nostradamus’ works.
  • Dragons Blood resin – Said to be extremely powerful in spells of love, protection and sexuality. In Hoodoo and Southern Conjure, it is believed that Dragon’s Blood brings luck in money and love as well as wards off evil.  Some believe that burning Dragon’s Blood Resin with Camphor before moving in will cleanse a new home.

Instructions for burning resin incense:

Resins should be burned inside a heat proof vessel (called a censer). Depending on the style of your censer, you may need to add sand to the bottom in order to protect the dish from becoming too hot. Light a charcoal tablet until it is hot throughout and place on top of the sand. Next, add about a teaspoon of resin to the top of the resin. The resin will begin to bubble and melt and the scent will begin to permeate your Sacred Space. This is the time to begin your meditation, prayer or ritual practice. Add more resin to the hot coal until your work is completed.