Connect with us

Awareness

Read This Before Buying Or Using Incense For Your Meditations

Published

on

Using Incense For Your Meditations Image

Since ancient times, incense has been used in the East, Egypt, Babylon and America for healing, meditation, cleansing houses, and temples. Recipes of their preparation were passed down from generation to generation. The scope of their application has not changed much to date: incense is used to treat various diseases, to disinfect the air, for meditation, as an offering, for ritual ceremonies, and also just for enjoying their pleasant fragrance. But do you know how to choose and use incenses properly? Let me share with you the guide for using and shopping for incense!

Different Kinds Of Incenses

Incenses can be different in their form:

  • mixtures,
  • briquettes,
  • sticks,
  • pyramids,
  • oils.

Moreover, they can be different in composition.

incense sticks Image

Oil Incenses

This kind of incense has two components in their composition:

  • the base, which perfectly absorbs essential oils and is capable of smoldering;
  • the oil itself or the composition of oils.

You can find oil incenses in the form of sticks, plasticine or lace.

Oil Mixture Incenses

The composition of oil mixture incenses is not only oil-treated coal-based but it can also include honey, melted butter, powder plants, and manure (if you’re vegan you don’t want to buy this kind).

Herbal And Floral Incense

Incenses of this kind are calm and closer to natural odors. They are good for aromatherapy as a soothing agent.

Honey And Dung Incense

The production of honey and dung incense goes back to antiquity. They were used during the time of Ramayana. The main difference between honey incense is that they have a barely noticeable sweet flavor that accompanies the main smell. Honey incense is used for aromatization of premises, aromatherapy, as well as for Pujas.

Most people feel weird about using dung incense. Indeed, for us, dung is considered to be bad-smelling and unclean. Our opinion about dung is very different from the meaning of the ancient scripts. And these scripts say that on the basis of cow manure not only incense can be produced (which, it should be noted, does not smell like manure itself) but also medicinal products. To distinguish manure incense is possible only by external rough appearance and the dense smoke emitted when it’s burning.

Camphor Cardamom Or Camphor Itself

The disadvantage of this kind of incense is that the quality of it slightly decreases, but the aromatic and medicinal properties remain longer. Camphor incense is good for body detox, as well as to cleanse space from spirits and negative energy. These incenses have immune-strengthening properties and contribute to the prevention of respiratory and epidemic diseases.

Cone-Shaped Incense

In the middle ages, cone-shaped (sandalwood) incense penetrated into Europe, where they were appreciated and were burned exclusively on major holidays. Cone-shaped incense is made by pressing a mixture of aromatic herbs, or with the addition of a small amount of fir resin, juniper, and other plants or without fastening additives. It is important to note that these incenses have the shape of a pyramid. This is a huge advantage, as the smoke released during combustion has more energy than the smoke from other incense. The method of application is similar to that of other incenses.

Lace Incense

It is another bizarre form of incense. It is a coil of slowly smoldering hemp rope impregnated with some essential oil. Here it should be noted that the aroma is very, very extraordinary: the duet of burnt hemp rope with a burnt sandal or red tree. In India, lace incense is in great demand among traders and, apparently, buyers too, in particular at vegetable markets. Street hairdressers and shoemakers are among the “gourmets” of this fragrance. To date, in majority other countries, the lace incense has not found a place of application.

Powdery Incense

Their composition is exclusively natural, the replacement of natural components with the chemical would be obvious. For the most part, powdery incense is made in Tibet, although in ancient times in Russia the same incense was used to fumigate patients. Also, shamans use herbal powders in their rites. But they are rarely used for Pujas. With the departure of the Egyptian, Babylonian and ancient Greek civilizations the tradition of burning loose incense in the temples have exhausted.

Chinese Incense

Chinese Incense Image

Chinese incense is characterized by a subtle mystical aroma with subtle transitions of one scent to another. This group is dominated by sandalwood and floral fragrances without a basis. Chinese incenses with bamboo sticks are less common. Ancient Chinese invention is the spiral – thin unbonded incense, swirling in a few circles. In China, it is believed that they should burn clockwise, creating an “energy column” so that through it the cosmic message descends down to man. There is a huge variety of colored Chinese spirals, which have a unique, wonderful and delicate aroma, used in various rites and for purification.

Tibetan Incense

Tibetan incenses image

Tibetan incense is a unique masterpiece of the ancient art of healing and worshipping Deities. It plays an important role in aromatherapy medicine. The secrets of making Tibetan sticks and powders have reached our civilization from the depths of centuries, and today these ancient recipes are passed down from generation to generation. In the fullness of time in the highlands of the Himalayas people collect manually all the necessary herbs. Further, these herbs are subjected to thorough ecological expertise and control over the observance of the quality. In ancient times, wise Tibetan monks collected these divine herbs in the mountains for meditation, worship, and treatment. Despite the fact that Tibet was captured by China and the Tibetans were destroyed by the masses, this sacred art lives to this day. The descendants of Tibetan monks moved to India and Nepal, continuing the ancient tradition in a foreign land.

To prepare their magical compositions, herb collectors had to climb the mountains on secret paths known only to them, and collect herbs, roots, and minerals there. As their land was occupied, they returned and the production of incense was carried out in India and Nepal. Unfortunately, most of the Tibetan incense is not carefully enough milled, which slightly complicates the process of burning and the intensity of the smoke. The composition of Tibetan sticks usually includes up to forty components. These fragrances do not have a bamboo base and gradually change their scent when burning, adding new notes to the original scent.

Brief Inscence Guide

If you are a fan of agarbatti, you may find it useful to find a brief guide of fragrances, which contains the characteristics of scent and their psycho-emotional benefits, which will make it easier for you to choose the right incense.

Burning Incense Image

AMBER

This aroma is resinous, sweet, warm, joyful. It enhances the element of fire in the body, warms the heart, makes it kind and compassionate. It improves mutual understanding between people.

ORANGE

This aroma is gentle, light, sweet, cold. It relieves depression, fear, irritability; treats cramps, insomnia, frigidity, and impotence.

AFRODESIA

This aroma is light, exquisite, intoxicating. It gives confidence, strengthens the mind and body; awakes sensuality.

BERGAMOT

This aroma is cold, sweet and sour, tender, fresh. It has a strong tonic effect. It calms, gives strength, relieves fatigue, tension, improves memory and attention.

VANILLA

This aroma is sweet, sugary, and joyful. It gives joy, makes the heart kind and opens to communication.

GARDENIA

This aroma is light, cold, and sweet-tart. It promotes relaxation, calms the nerves, has an anti-stress effect, finds reserve strength in the body.

GERANIUM

This aroma is soft tart, cooling, fresh. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, relieves headaches, migraines, hypertension attacks.

HYACINTH

This aroma is fresh, cool, and light. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, strengthens the body’s protective power. It calls for self-reflection and self-analysis.

JASMINE

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, sweet-cold, weighted. This scent has an anti-stress and relaxing effect, eliminates fatigue, mobilizes the body’s reserve forces. It enhances sensuality and is considered a “female” aroma.

YLANG-YLANG

This aroma is light, elegant, fresh, invigorating. It is a good antidepressant, causes a sense of self-confidence. It relieves seizures and headaches. Ylang-ylang is a great aphrodisiac and is considered a “masculine” scent.

CAMPHOR

This aroma is clean, fresh, warm, and sharp. It has the property to remove inflammation and warm. It is able to exert a sobering effect and to calm sexual excitement.

CEDAR

This aroma is soft, velvet, resinous, and warm. It regulates the self-regulation of the body, treats respiratory diseases. Moreover, it enhances sensory perception, fills the body with energy, excites and warms.

COCONUT

This aroma is sweet, warm, and fragrant. It stimulates the appetite, increases metabolic processes in the body, relieves apathy and drowsiness.

CINNAMON

This scent is warm, spicy, sweet, and playful. It stimulates blood circulation, relieves the effects of intoxication, strengthens the nervous system, warms, cheers, and relieves depression.

LAVENDER

This aroma is cold, fresh, thin, and bitter. It has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Lavander is beneficial to use lavender incense for influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It relieves fatigue, insomnia, strengthens the body’s immune system. Moreover, it stimulates blood circulation, eliminates mental lethargy, irritability, hysteria and the state of causeless fear.

FRANKINCENSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, tart, and buttery. It strengthens and brightens the aura, enhances the mind, inspires and awakens interest in life and optimism.

LEMON

This aroma is sour, cool, and light. It strengthens the human immune system, has antiviral and anti-infectious effects. It relieves headaches, dizziness, nausea.

LEMONGRASS

This aroma is sour and cool. It improves memory, helps to concentrate attention, increases concentration, eliminates the consequences of fatigue and lack of sleep.

LOTUS

This scent is light, elegant, fresh, and sweet. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, relieves fatigue. Moreover, it spiritualizes the thoughts and existence, and conducive to the spiritual development.

MAGNOLIA

This aroma is cool, sweet, refined, and delicate. It calms, promotes relaxation and rest, drives away fears and anxiety.

ALMOND

This scent is velvety, bitter, smoky, and soft. It helps to improve heat exchange in the body. It brings joy to the mind and heart, sharpens sensory perception.

MYRRH

This aroma is enveloping and sweet. It helps with insomnia, alleviates stress. It is favorable for strengthening the aura, improves meditation, and achievement in the spiritual search.

JUNIPER

This aroma is gentle, fresh, and velvet. It clarifies the mentality, removes the fear and inactivity, increases intuition.

MUSK

This aroma is warm, fragrant, spicy, and slightly tart. It helps with anxiety, mental fatigue, relieves stress.

NEROLI

This scent is gentle, cool, and light. It strengthens the heart, improves its performance, has a powerful sedative effect, helps with insomnia, stress, and depression.

OPIUM

This aroma is cold, resinous, astringent, and bitter. It tones, cheers, gives sharpness of mind and warms the heart.

PACIOLI

This aroma is tart, heady, and sweet. It is a powerful anti-virus tool. Pacioli nourishes, refreshes, gives strength and determination. It is also a strong erotic stimulant, it increases sensitivity, eliminates the frigidity and impotence.

ROSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, warm, and intoxicating. It transforms the unproductive energy of anger, frustration, and sorrow into the energy of self-improvement. People who inhale the aroma of roses, cause sympathy for others, have a light even aura, friendly and unobtrusive. Rose scent heals depression, insomnia, stress and nervous tension. It also relieves anxiety, nightmares, heals arrhythmia, and improves blood circulation.

ROSEMARY

It is a light, soft, fresh, and sweet aroma. Rosemary has a strong antimicrobial effect. It is the aroma of the heart. It improves blood supply to the heart muscle.

RHODODENDRON

This aroma is moist, light, slightly astringent. It is a powerful tool for cleansing and concentration of the mind. It sharpens the perception and improves memory.

SANDALWOOD

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, hazy, and tart. It promotes relaxation and meditation. Sandalwood calms the nerves, opens energy, springs creativity and talent. It compacts the energy layer, allows you to quickly and smoothly restore the thinned aura. Moreover, it helps with depression, insomnia, hiccups on the nervous soil, irritation of the throat, runny nose, nausea, heartburn. It is a mild aphrodisiac – increases sensuality, treats frigidity and impotence.

PINE

This scent is fresh, cold, and light. Pine activates the breath, which potentiates the pulmonary circulation. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, accelerates the process of rehabilitation after long-term, serious diseases.

TULASI

This aroma is gentle, silky, warm, and exciting. It relieves dizziness, headaches, and irritability. Tulasi scent helps with insomnia, depression and melancholy attacks.

THUJA

This aroma is tart, resinous, and cool. It refreshes and restores strength. Thuja scent is a great erotic stimulator. It enhances sensuality, eliminates frigidity and impotence.

VIOLET

This scent is light, delicate, and silky. It promotes relaxation, calms the nervous system, has an anti-stress effect.

CHAMPA

This aroma is soft, sweet, moist, and mysterious. It is favorable for compaction and clarification of aura. Champa promotes the concentration of the mind, relieves nervous tension and fatigue.

EUCALYPTUS

This aroma is tart, astringent, and pungent. It purifies the air and kills bacteria. Eucalyptus is a powerful anti-virus and anti-inflammatory agent.

How To Choose Incense Depending On the Season?

Did you know that you can choose incense depending on the season and the weather? Let me share with you a brief guide on how to do it.

seasons image

For winter (cold, dry weather) suitable scents such as eucalyptus, rose, cinnamon, geranium, heather, basil, winter cherry, citronella.

For early spring (cool dry weather) will fit warm, slightly moist flavors such as vanilla, myrrh, pine, cedar, lotus, orange, parijat.

For late spring (warm and dry weather) is good to use neroli, rosemary, jasmine, ylang-ylang, opium, tea tree incenses.

For summer (hot wet weather) suitable scents such as saffron, sandal, lavender, incense, bergamot, magnolia, lemon, sorghum.

For autumn (cool wet weather) suitable scents such as amber, patchouli, geranium, Champa, tuberose, cedar.

How To Choose Incents Depending On the Zodiac Sign?

You can also choose incense according to your Zodiac sign. Let me share with you the scents that are suitable for different zodiac signs the most.

zodiac signs image

Aries (March 21 – April 20):

Pine, patchouli, geranium, rose, lemon, musk, frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, vanilla, coriander, juniper, sage, vetiver.

These aromas harmonize the stormy temperament of Aries and turn his (her) stubbornness in the right direction.

Taurus (April 21 – May 20):

Bergamot, mint, cedar, chamomile, lemon, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, sage, lotus, magnolia.

These flavors deliver happiness and joy!

Gemini (May 21 – June 21):

Sandal, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, orange, musk, neroli, rose, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, jasmine.

These scents balance the light, airy nature of Gemini, help them stand firmly on the ground.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22):

Jasmine, amber, bergamot, pine, lavender, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, orange, herb aroma, tuberose, Champa.

These aromas help Cancer to keep a good mood and not to plunge into depression.

Leo (July 23 – August 23):

Frankincense, coconut, lemon, orange, patchouli, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, rosemary, juniper, mogra.

These scents emphasize the “royalty” of Leo and help to maintain good health.

Virgo (August 24 – September 23):

Myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, eucalyptus, geranium, orange, musk, neroli, frankincense, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, citronella, saffron, lemon sorghum.

These scents help Virgo to relax and enjoy life!

Libra (September 24 – October 24):

Pine, rose, lavender, incense, cedar, mint, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, geranium, eucalyptus.

These scents help Libra to feel good at any period of life and not overwork.

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November):

Patchouli, jasmine, pine, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, cinnamon, magnolia, sedge, amber, basil, vetiver.

These scents will help Scorpio cope with his (her) feelings and not suffer from stress.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21):

Lavender, musk, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rose, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla.

These scents help Sagittarius to remain calm and to be in good mood.

Capricorn (December 23 – January 20):

Amber, sandalwood, bergamot, sedge, lavender, eucalyptus, juniper, frankincense, Himalayan gold leaf, rose.

These scents help Capricorn to feel the joy of life and give him (her) creative energy.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20):

Cedar, bergamot, pine, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, tuberose, agar.

These scents help Aquarius to keep vital energy and sexual appeal.

Pisces (21 February – 20 March):

Cedar, orange, bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, musk, myrrh, neroli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, juniper, opium, tea tree.

These scents help the Pisces to concentrate and “swim” with the flow of life to success and prosperity.

The Bottom Line

incense burning image

Despite all the benefits that incense can provide you should be aware that they can also harm your health. As you know, incenses are made from different parts of odorous plants – bark, roots, flowers, resin and essential oils. The base of incense is usually a thin bamboo stick. When burning, all this releases carcinogenic substances (such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, and benzene), which contribute to the development of cancer. People know about the destructive properties of carcinogens for quite a long time. That’s why you need to be cautious about using the incenses all the time.

You should be aware that it’s not a good idea to use incenses every day. You may use them for your meditations or cleanse the energy of your house or aura. But make sure that the windows are open and air circulating in the room while you’re burning the incense. It is very important to keep the windows open! Otherwise, you may experience all the side effects of inhaling the carcinogens.

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

Inspirational quotes

Edgar Cayce Quotes: 45 Sayings to Support Your Mystic Path

Published

on

Edgar Cayce Quotes Image

Edgar Cayce was America’s greatest 20th century psychic. His name is well-known to those with a belief in mysticism and the unexplained. In his lifetime Edgar Cayce gave more than 14,000 psychic readings while in hypnotic trances. Considered the father of holistic medicine, most of Cayce’s readings diagnosed illnesses and suggested natural remedies. As Cayce’s predictions and psychic readings gained worldwide fame, his client list grew, reportedly including Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison, George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. In this article, we have collected 45 Edgar Cayce quotes to support your mystic path and to see life and the world we live in from a mystic angle.

45 Edgar Cayce Quotes

#1

Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individual in the end. How true, because the mind and the body imprint and imitate each other. What we think, we become. What we become, we think. It’s an insidious process that can predispose us to illness or it can lead us to health.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#2

“The more knowledge, the more responsibility. The more love, the more ability.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#3

“Each soul in entering the material experience does so for those purposes of advancement towards that awareness of being fully conscious of the oneness with the Creative Forces.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#4

“What we think and what we eat, combined together, make what we are, physically and mentally.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#5

Astrology is a fact, in most instances. But astrological aspects are but signs, symbols. No influence is of greater value or of greater help than the will of an individual…. Do not attempt to be guided by, but use the astrological influences as the means to meet or to overcome the faults and failures, or to minimize the faults and to magnify the virtues in self.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#6

“Destiny, or karma, depends upon what the soul has done about what it has become aware of.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#7

“Through Russia, comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism – no! But freedom – freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized, yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#8

“Soul development should take precedence over all things.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#9
Edgar Cayce quote image

”Through prayer, we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#10

“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#11

“Don’t feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road, turn around.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#12

“This is the first lesson ye should learn: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us. This is a universal law, and until one begins to make application of same, one may not go very far in spiritual or soul development.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#13

“Sound will be the medicine of the future.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#14

“Man’s origin was as spirit, not a physical body. These souls projected themselves into matter, probably for their own diversion. Through the use of his creative powers for selfish purposes, man became entangled in matter and materiality to such an extent that he nearly forgot his divine origin and nature.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#15

“Make the world a better place because you have lived in it.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#16

“Soul mates are brought together for a reason. All their lives they have been preparing for each other. When they look back at their lives they will see a new purpose to actions they have taken. Their lives take on a sense of oneness equalled by no other. Oneness of purpose, ambition, and love which can be a beacon to others along their spiritual paths.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#17

“Anyone can find fault. It is the wise person who finds that which encourages another in the turmoils and strifes of the day.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#18
Astrology Quote Image

”The signs of the zodiac are karmic patterns; the planets are the looms; the will is the weaver.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#19

“Death is only passing through God’s other door.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#20

“Who is blameless? Only those that blame no one for aught that is, has been or may be. Only in creating hope, life, understanding, harmony, does one become blameless. For, as you understand, they that would be loved must show themselves lovely; they that would have friends must be a friend to others. For in the manner you treat others, you treat your Lord. Let that light which has aroused you be alive, awakened. Condemn no one. And as you come seeking, know, understand, as you create same in the lives of others so is it reflected in your own.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#21

“Remember that all is One… and what you do to your neighbor, your friend or your foe, is a reflection of what you think of your Creator.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#22

“Grace is the wonderful spirit that imbues every fiber of our being when we practice the fruits of the spirit: kindness, patience, understanding, forgiveness, love, gentleness, fellowship and endurance.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#23

“Forces of light on earth shall overcome the force of darkness. Complete spiritual enlightenment on earth will occur.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#24

“Mind is indeed the Builder. What is held in the act of mental vision becomes a reality in the material experience. We are gradually builded to that image created within our own mental being.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#25

“Each soul enters with a mission. We all have a mission to perform.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#26

“All you may know of heaven or hell is within your own self.” ~ Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce Quotes
#27
Edgar Cayce Image

”The ultimate purpose of our life is to rejoin God in conscious participation of divinity.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#28

“Actually, we have no problems-we have opportunities for which we should give thanks… An error we refuse to correct has many lives. It takes courage to face one’s own shortcomings and wisdom to do something about them.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#29

“Smile often. Speak gently. Be kind.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#30

“Individuals do not meet by chance. They are necessary in the experiences of others, though they may not always use their opportunities in a spiritual way or manner.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#31

“There is no force in the universe more powerful than your will or power.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#32

“Great numbers of children will be born who understand electronics and atomic power as well as other forms of energy. They will grow into scientists and engineers of a new age which has the power to destroy civilization unless we learn to live by spiritual laws.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#33

“The medicine of the future will be music and sound.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#34

“Keep the body – or keep the mind, and it will keep the body! – in a constructive manner. That is, think the pleasant things, even when the outlook may be the darkest. Do not allow the little things that are hindrances make for irritating, or to hurt the feelings. For naturally the body is sensitive to feelings of others, through the overflow of those activities in the sympathetic system. But know that God is! Know that He protects those who put their trust in Him; that what is necessary will be supplied thee if ye will keep joyous, keep happy, keep in that way of constructive forces throughout!” ~ Edgar Cayce

#35

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#36
spiritual forces quote image

”Know that all healing forces are within, not without! The applications from without are merely to create within a coordinating mental and spiritual force.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#37

“The conquering of self is truly greater than were one to conquer many worlds.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#38

“Don’t put the material first, for you have to live with yourself a long, long while! Become acquainted with yourself. Know yourself and the relationship to the Creative Forces.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#39

“If you learn music you’ll learn most all there is to know.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#40

“As there has been given, dreams are of different natures, and have their inception from influences either in the body, in the mind, or from the realm of activity without the body through the desires and purposes of the soul itself.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#41

“Happiness is your choice to make. How happy or how miserable do you want to be?” ~ Edgar Cayce

#42

“Thus the purpose of each experience is that the entity may magnify and glorify that which is good. For, good is of the one source, God, and is eternal. Then as an individual entity magnifies that which is good, and minimizes that which is false, it grows in grace, in knowledge, in understanding.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#43

“You grow to heaven. You don’t go to heaven.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#44

“Know in self that in giving a helpful influence, the magnifying of virtues in others and the minimizing of faults is the beginning of wisdom in dealing with others.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#45
Edgar Cayce sayings image

”You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can’t keep that which belongs to someone else.” ~ Edgar Cayce

We hope you are inspired by these Edgar Cayce quotes as much as we are!

Please feel free to share our collection of Edgar Cayce quotes on your Social media to inspire others!

Continue Reading

Personal Development

9 Ways to Identify Your Soul Purpose

Published

on

soul purpose image

Our soul purpose refers to our mission or vocation in life. It relates to finding the true meaning of life and your contribution to the universe. Think of the times you contemplate where your life is going, or your natural yearning to grow.

This has nothing to do with buying a house, getting married and having kids, or building a business empire.

Instead, it can be your yearning to create, feel, care-take, achieve, or lead. Hence, once you know your soul purpose, you can align your thoughts and goals to achieve it. That way, you attain a sense of fulfillment and live a longer, purposeful life. 

How Do You Identify Your Soul Purpose?

There are many ways to identify your soul purpose. They include: –

#1: Look Inwards

We all have what it takes to achieve our soul purpose. Yet, many of us have limiting beliefs or inner child issues. These are setbacks that make us feel that our lives are a mistake. Like we should be doing something else right now.

Yet, annoying as it sounds, we are where we need to be.

However, we should now pay attention to the soul when it speaks to us, giving us the urge to pursue a career, write a book, or go to a place. Identifying your soul purpose begins when you overcome these limiting beliefs and inner child issues and listen to your nudge to grow. Hypnotherapy and guided meditation are excellent tools that can help us in this.

#2: Practice Self Compassion

mindfulness in self-healing image

Are you living with a disability or a chronic illness that forces you to change your career path or live away from your loved ones? You can still find your soul purpose by first accepting such limitations. Indeed, looking beyond your restrictions allows you to be an observer and not a victim. Next, you express self-compassion and divert your goals in line with your constraints. This self-awareness helps you to notice opportunities available to you for being where you are at the moment.

#3: Focus on Purpose not Goals

Whatever goals you set should align with your ultimate purpose in life. Otherwise, once you accomplish these goals, you start feeling empty and seeing the grass is greener on the other side. In addition, anytime you set a goal, ask yourself what contribution it makes towards your true passion. For example, maintain a journal where you scrutinize what you plan against your desired purpose in life.

#4: Know Your True Needs

Do you know what you need? Are these your true needs? Often, we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, not realizing what we truly need. It could be the need to be significant, loved or connect, grow or contribute, or certain.

These are not materials needs like food, shelter, and clothing.

Then discover your true needs by attuning to yourself. Here, use such practices as Kundalini meditation and crystal healing to follow clues that your body gives you. That way, you can determine your true needs and improve your wellbeing.

#5: Have an Abundance Mindset

Abundance Affirmations Image

Having an abundance mindset is about focusing on what you possess right now to achieve your soul purpose. You see the beauty in your current circumstances. That way, you overcome your fear of lack and begin living with a positive attitude.

An abundance mindset shifts your perspective to see your current circumstances as an exciting journey rather than a stressful life beyond your control. Focus on what you have by practicing gratitude, volunteering your skills and time to a worthy cause, and choosing your words wisely.

#6: Take Charge of Your Life

Are fear and anxiety the driving forces of your current life choices? For example, do you pursue a career to please your parents? Or, are you in an unhappy relationship to portray a successful family person as per societal norms?

Any decision you make out of fear or anxiety drives you further away from your soul purpose.

Such options make you a victim of your circumstances. Yet, your circumstances are a result of your choices. Break this vicious cycle by focusing on solutions instead of short-term quick fixes. Also, notice your tendency to blame others or complain about your circumstances. Next, hold yourself accountable to others to overcome difficult situations.

#7: Focus on What Makes You Happy

Take stock of your life so far. What past experiences brought joy to you? It could be the time you secured that all-important client for your employer. Or, the moments you spend away from home with a loved one. That is where your true passion lies. Now, focus on turning that passion into a profitable career.

#8: Create a Personal Vision Statement

Your life vision statement summarizes your values, strengths, and goals. It is an inspiring declaration about how you see yourself in the future. It can be something like, “To help others overcome their limiting beliefs by overcoming my own and reaching my goals”, or “To inspire others in nurturing their creativity.”

#9: Have Some “Me Time”

what's my soul purpose image

Finally, you can identify your soul purpose by spending quality time away from the crowds to reflect on your life. As you do this, take deep breaths, seek more knowledge by reading books, listen to inspirational audios, exercise, and maintain a healthy diet.

Practicing self-care helps you appreciate yourself. It focuses on developing the best version of you that is fit for pursuing that soul purpose.

Conclusion

We all feel a force that pushes us towards a particular life direction. If this is the direction that you choose, then you are living your soul purpose. Otherwise, ignoring or assuming this nudging feeling may mean you are pursuing goals that leave you feeling empty afterward. Identify your soul purpose and the necessary life changes to achieve it.

Continue Reading

Astrology

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021: the World is Awakening to the Truth

Published

on

Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 Image

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 appears on Wednesday, October 20. The upcoming Full Moon is often called the Drying Rice Moon, Falling Leaves Moon, Freezing Moon, Ice Moon, Migrating Moon. In this article, I will share with you what kind of energy, challenges, and spiritual lessons this Full Moon brings to us. Also, I’ll give you some helpful tips, recommendations, and spiritual practices that will help you balance this energetically powerful time so you can get the most out of it.

When Is The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021?

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 will reach peak illumination at 10:57 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 20. It will be below the horizon at this time, so we will have to wait until sunset to watch it take its place in the sky. The Hunter’s Moon rises around the same time for several nights in a row, so start looking for it on Tuesday, October 19. As the Moon drifts over the horizon around sunset, it may appear larger and more orange. But don’t be fooled by the “Moon Illusion,” which makes the Moon looks bigger than it really is.

The Full Moon In Aries

According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place at 3 degrees of Aries. The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 occurs on the Aries/Libra axis (the Moon in Aries, the Sun in Libra).

The Sun in Libra will give uncertainty, indecision, lack of desire for active actions. There may be a decline in mood, a tendency to depression, possible irresponsibility – the desire to neglect our duties. The good news is that the Sun in Libra does not give big negative results. The energy of the Sun in this position encourages us to realize our ambitions and increases selfishness in relationships.

The sign of Libra is a sign of negotiations, the most diplomatic sign, that smooths out all the problems. Therefore, we can expect that there will be a desire to take into account the interests of others, to negotiate.

It is important to take good care of your health. The Sun Libra may bring digestion problems, mood swings, and problems with the eyes.

Full Moon In Aries October 2021 Image

The Moon in Aries will give impulsive reactions, unpredictable actions, initiative behavior, and an active mind. Metaphorically, you can imagine the Moon in Aries as an active mother, acting for the benefit of her child quickly and decisively, sweeping away all obstacles on her path, ready to fight. The Moon in Aries can be also pictured as an angry tigress who can be calm as long as her tiger cub is not touched, but formidable and scary if her cub is in danger. These are the traits that will be activated by the Full Hunter’s Moon 2021.

Under the influence of the full moon, people can begin to act courageously and selflessly, forgetting about their own safety. It can be assumed that the full moon may provoke mass protests. To stay balanced during this time, it is important to ensure that such qualities as recklessness, aggressiveness, dominance, and selfishness do not get the better of you.

On the bright side, the full moon in Aries will give us good support, intuition, humanity, a sense of personal strength, and self-confidence. This is so much needed during the fall season.

The Full Moon In Ashwini Nakshatra

According to Vedic astrology, the Full Moon takes place in the lunar mansions of Ashwini Nakshatra. Let’s take a closer look at this lunar mansion and what kind of energy it represents.

Ashwini nakshatra notably carries the iconography of a horse’s head. This nakshatra is a symbol of new beginnings. Metaphorically speaking, it carries the energy of a baby who goes after what it wants without considering the inconveniences to others. Ashwini nakshatra may make people act childish, irresponsible, and inconsiderate. This nakshatra has a naturally inquisitive, borderline obsessive nature that refuses to quit until every stone is overturned or tree uprooted.

Ashwini also gives a great passion for shifting huge swathes of information and unearthing the “golden nuggets” of truth. It provides us with information filters so that we can quickly sift unadulterated items from the fabricated or mundane.

We can expect that people may start seeing the truth of what’s really going on in their lives and in the world, in general. However, their rush actions based on the discovered truth may lead them into trouble and cause more harm than good. Therefore, we have to remember the karmic lesson that Ashwini nakshatra is giving us with the Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 – to be patient and plan ahead instead of rushing off quickly.

This full moon may give you zeal and zest for revealing the truth you recently discovered. However, this is not the time for rush actions. It’s best to redirect your effort into something constructive like the projects you’re passionate about or positive changes in your life you always wanted to make.

Health-related Issues

Ashwini Nakshatra may cause diseases of a Vata/Kapha nature, aggravated by damp or cold conditions. To keep yourself healthy, you need to stay active during the full moon period, avoiding prolonged periods of a sedentary posture. Ashwini nakshatra can also cause health issues related to the knees, head (cerebral hemispheres), and the soles of the feet.

How to Work With the Full Moon Energy?

Full Thunder Moon 2021 Image

If we do not live in the rhythm of the lunar cycle, we most likely will feel mood swings and fatigue during the Full Moon time. Moreover, our emotional and even physical condition may deteriorate. Therefore, it is very important to learn to live in harmony with the Moon, especially when it’s at the peak of its activity.

The Moon is in Aries is an unfavorable time for new beginnings. It is recommended to focus on small tasks that can be completed in one day, as well as to deal with current routine chores. It’s not worth talking to your superiors and changing your place of work during this phase of the Moon. This is not the best time for financial transactions and a difficult period for any communication.

Spend this time during the Full Moon doing some introspective work. Don’t let your energy run rampant with trying to make things happen. Time spent in silence, prayer, and meditation will be karmically rewarded. No matter what’s happening around you, stay calm, grounded, and centered.

For harmonizing the influence of the Moon on our lives, we can perform Moon practices and adjust our lifestyle to the Moon’s vibrations.

Spiritual Practices For the Full Hunter’s Moon 2021

#1: Filling Up With Lunar Energy

This practice is especially recommended for those who have mood swings and unbalanced emotions.

Instructions:
  1. Place a glass of clean water on the windowsill (or next to the window) so that the moonlight reflects in it. Leave it there for the night.
  2. In the morning, drink that Moon water on an empty stomach. Tell your gratitude to the Moon. Chant the Moon mantra: OM CHANDRAYA NAMAHA (108 times).

#2: Full Moon Mantra Chanting For Attracting Abundance

During the Full Moon, go outside (backyard or patio), stretch your hands up to the Moon. When looking at the Full Moon, set your intention to attract abundance into your life and repeat the following mantra for 12 minutes: OM SHRAAM SHREEM SHRAUM SAH CHANDRAMASE NAMAHA

The Bottom Line

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 will teach us how to be more patient and plan ahead instead of rushing off quickly. We may start waking up for the truth due to the information filters that Ashwini nakshatra gives us. However, our rush actions and the desire to “wake up” others may get us into trouble. Therefore, we have to remember that the truth we see right now is just a tiny drop from the ocean that we have yet to discover. For this reason, give yourself time to discover the “ocean” before you share the “drop” of the information you already know.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Health

Signs of Childhood Trauma Image Signs of Childhood Trauma Image
Healing1 week ago

Demystifying the 7 Signs of Childhood Trauma In Adulthood

Childhood trauma arises when we go through overwhelming stress that exceeds our ability to cope during our formative years. It...

Vayu Mudra Image Vayu Mudra Image
Yoga1 week ago

Vayu Mudra: Yogic Remedy for Stress and Anxiety

In Sanskrit, “Vayu” means air, and in Ayurveda, it refers to the Air element and is associated with the Vata...

7 Questions to Ask Your Inner Child Image 7 Questions to Ask Your Inner Child Image
Healing2 weeks ago

Inner Child Healing Practice: 7 Questions to Ask Your Inner Child

Some kids go through a series of events that trigger heavy emotions that they can’t get their heads around. These...

Soul Retrieval Image Soul Retrieval Image
Healing2 weeks ago

Soul Retrieval: Can You Reclaim Your Lost Soul?

Are you going through soul loss? That psyche fragmentation occurring after a traumatic experience or overwhelming shock? It is a...

Ganesha Mudra Benefits Image Ganesha Mudra Benefits Image
Yoga4 weeks ago

Ganesha Mudra for Relieving Stress & Lifting Your Spirits

Ganesha mudra is named after the Hindu elephant God Ganesh who is known for his ability to remove obstacles, give...

Prithvi Mudra benefits Image Prithvi Mudra benefits Image
Yoga1 month ago

Prithvi Mudra For Confidence, Grounding & Stability

In this article, we will introduce you to the Prithvi mudra practice that is designed to reconnect you to Earth,...

10 crystals for emotional healing image 10 crystals for emotional healing image
Healing2 months ago

Crystals For Emotional Healing: Finding the Right One for You

Emotional healing is never easy – it is a hard and painful process that requires time, effort, and patience. Crystals...

Crying Therapy Image Crying Therapy Image
Healing2 months ago

Crying Therapy: a Powerful Way to Heal Your Emotional Trauma

When is the last time you laughed? Maybe a few minutes ago, right? And when is the last time you...

Narcissistic Abuse Image Narcissistic Abuse Image
Healing2 months ago

Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Guide: Overcoming Victim Anxiety & Healing Emotional Wounds

Are you living with a narcissist? It could be your spouse, parent, boss, workmate, or friend. If you felt preyed...

Yoni Mudra Image Yoni Mudra Image
Yoga2 months ago

Yoni Mudra For Activating the Divine Feminine Energy Within

Are you looking for an effective yet simple tool to calm your mind, get mental clarity, along with connection with...

Advertisement

Awareness

Edgar Cayce Quotes Image Edgar Cayce Quotes Image
Inspirational quotes17 hours ago

Edgar Cayce Quotes: 45 Sayings to Support Your Mystic Path

Edgar Cayce was America’s greatest 20th century psychic. His name is well-known to those with a belief in mysticism and...

soul purpose image soul purpose image
Personal Development3 days ago

9 Ways to Identify Your Soul Purpose

Our soul purpose refers to our mission or vocation in life. It relates to finding the true meaning of life...

Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 Image Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 Image
Astrology4 days ago

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021: the World is Awakening to the Truth

The Full Hunter’s Moon 2021 appears on Wednesday, October 20. The upcoming Full Moon is often called the Drying Rice...

Divine Feminine Energy Quotes Image Divine Feminine Energy Quotes Image
Inspirational quotes7 days ago

Divine Feminine Energy Quotes: 30 Deep Sayings

Divine masculine and feminine energy exist in all things, including people. Despite our cultural associations of masculine and feminine with...

Intense Personality Image Intense Personality Image
Awareness1 week ago

Intense Personality: 10 Signs You Could Have One

Do you know of anyone who is always deep in the way they speak and act? These are highly sensitive...

what is a dark empath image what is a dark empath image
Awareness2 weeks ago

What Is a Dark Empath? 8 Traits of the Most Dangerous Personality Type

Can an empath have dark traits? For example, can an empath fake kindness or have selfish motives? Well, if the...

35 spiritual connection quotes image 35 spiritual connection quotes image
Inspirational quotes2 weeks ago

Spiritual Connection Quotes: 35 Deep Sayings On Spiritual Bonding

There are many interpretations and definitions for the term “Spiritual Connection”. Some people think that it’s a kind of relationship...

October 2021 New Moon Image October 2021 New Moon Image
Astrology2 weeks ago

The October 2021 New Moon: Here’s How It Will Affect Us

The Moon is waning to a New Moon on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:05 a.m. ET/4:05 a.m. PT. This is...

Horoscope for October 2021 Image Horoscope for October 2021 Image
Astrology3 weeks ago

The Most Accurate Horoscope for October 2021

This article will share with you the most accurate horoscope for October 2021 based on the Feng Shui flying stars chart. This horoscope includes predictions for different spheres...

Feng Shui Astrology For October 2021 Image Feng Shui Astrology For October 2021 Image
Astrology3 weeks ago

Feng Shui Astrology For October 2021: The Month of the Earth Dog

Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are...

Advertisement

Daily Inspiration