So, you know how you’ll try to fall asleep and end up caught up in rehashing every mistake you’ve made since birth? I do. Unless I can manage to distract myself from it, every sleep gets proceeded by memories of every mistake I’ve ever made– even some related to spellwork when I was a witchling over fifteen years ago. Sometimes, I feel like I won’t be completely rid of some of the lingering energy unless I fully put it to bed… Cleansing can only help as long as you stop doing the things you’ve done to accumulate bad energy, even leaving old wounds open.
With that in mind, I’ve begun putting together some ideas. I haven’t made my own incense in a dog’s age, but I remember it. I’ve researched the ingredients I want, narrowed down my list to the ones most able to get my intent across, and sourced them. All I need to do is acquire them and begin the work itself.
Depending on how well this works, I may make more and offer it for sale. I haven’t found another offertory atonement incense, and I like having the ability to tailor mine to my specific needs. Hopefully, I’ll be able to ave it made and try it out within a month or so.
Some of the ingredients I’m going to be working with include club moss, barberry, valerian, and pine, among others (including sugarcane and mead). One of my goals was to work with herbs that can be found in North America. With the exception of one or two I haven’t mentioned (and am not sure I’m going to keep in the recipe), I think I’ve succeeded.
I haven’t yet decided whether I’m going to form it into cones (which would mean also picking up some makko powder) or keep it lose and burn on charcoal, but I’m leaning toward the latter.
I do hope this accomplishes what I’d like it to– to serve as a jumping off point to make spiritual cleansing more effective and complete.
Send some good vibes my way!