Incense burning is another easy and beautiful way to infuse intention and to practice a bit of modern magic if you’re new to imbuing manifestation into your home. Next to candle making, it’s one of my favorites, and it’s a lot more accessible and less time consuming too!
What I like about the ritual of incense burning with a hanging burner as opposed to simply burning an incense stick, is that the process feels relaxing, centering and meditative which can help when you’re dispelling negative energy and trying to usher in some positive vibes!
Much like with candle making, you can choose what herbs you’d like to use, based on smell or meaning; it’s very personal, but I will share what I use often in my home regularly to shed heavy energy and call in lighter vibrations.
What You’ll Need
Herbs (these can be purchased at health food or spiritual stores or ordered online. This is a nice starter kit and has all the herbs I used below.)
Charcoal disks (I use these)
Matches or lighter
Place charcoal disk in the bottom center of the burner
Select which herbs you’d like to burn (only a pinch of each will do!)
Light the charcoal disk
Slowly and gently cover the disk with the herbs
Place the cover on the burner and allow herbs to begin to smoke
For a home blessing, walk around the house gently swaying the burner, repeating your mantra as you cover doorways, windows, corners (you can also isolate to one room or area if there some bad vibes just in one space)
I like to say: “I release all negative energy from this space. You have no power here. I release all energies that do not serve me, all fears that limit me. I welcome positive and radiant energy into this space. ”
This ritual can be done at any time; some do it at the changing of the seasons, at the beginning or ending of a lunar cycle, or just when you feel like the vibe in your home is stagnant.
I don’t believe there is a “right” or “wrong” way to practice any spiritual ritual, and I shy away from spiritual elitists who claim there is! You do you, and do what makes you feel good. Manifesting is all about energetic vibrations; you can’t force it.
If you give it a go, let me know how it feels!