I absolutely love seeing what other herbalists are doing out there in the world. Herbalists are such a unique bunch, and no two of us are quite the same, but we all have one thing in common – a passion, desire, love and need to connect the plants with the people. To help build relationships between the natural world, the human world, and often times the divine.
When I was cruising Kickstarter last fall I came across a fundraiser for Higher Mind Incense located in Oregon and decided to support their fundraiser. Here is their vision (an excerpt from their website, you can get the full text here):
“Our intentions at Higher Mind Incense are to help people cultivate a more grounded sense of sacredness around the ancient art of aroma, to spread the profound wisdom of the plant kingdom and the cultural uses of its physiological, emotional, and spiritual medicine, and to help people find positive balance and harmony in their lives. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between humanity and the natural world by bringing nature back into peoples’ homes. We offer you some of the purest incense with sustainable wild-harvested, natural, and organic ingredients, and are dedicated to creating higher quality artisan incense to aid you on your road of life.
Society is in dire need of reconnecting to its roots. As humans we are so intrinsically intertwined with the plant kingdom, yet so many of us are disconnected from the natural world as a whole. Plants produce the air we breathe, they are the food we eat, they produce our clothes and our shelter, and they provide medicine for all of our imbalances and sickness as our ancestors once knew. We must re-integrate the wisdom of the plants back into our lives to reestablish our deeper connection to the natural world and our higher selves.”
After reading this, I decided I had to support this awesome company. After I got the incense from the Kickstarter I was hooked.
Now, let me preface this with one statement: I don’t usually like the incense from stores. They are too overwhelming, often made with less than pure ingredients. I wasn’t expecting much but wanted to support a good cause. When I got these incense cones I was blown away. They help me instantly connect with my intention and prayers that I set off daily. The aromas are amazing, enticing, and make me feel like I am warm, safe, and held in a sacred space. You can definitely feel the spiritual intention put into each and every cone, and the herbs chosen and blended together are inspired.
This is why I wanted to share them with you, and for those of you who are pine box subscribers, you will be getting a little bit of the evergreen blend in your boxes. I hope you enjoy!
Evan, owner of Higher Mind Incense, has so graciously offered to do a giveaway of each package of his incense blends. These are full packages, with 20 cones each, perfect for enhancing prayers, medication, and spiritual practices in your every day life.
Here are the amazing blends we are giving away:
Evergreen Blend “Inner Journey” Incense Cones with Moldavite Gem Essence (this is what is in the herb boxes!)
This Olympic Rainforest blend is ideal for personal transformation. Also know as “Inner Journey blend”. The Cedarwood and Pine Tree oils are humbly complimented by powerful Dragon’s Blood oil, awakening inner feelings of rejuvenation, opulence, and insight. The Evergreen Blend is infused with Gem Essence of Moldavite, helping to bridge the gaps between the physical world and Spirit.
Moldavite is one of the rarest forms of Tektite formed over 15 million years ago during meteoric activity and is the only “gem quality” stone of extra terrestrial origin. Its energies are very high in potency making this stone optimal for deep meditational journeys, ceremonies, and astral travel.
Northwest Blend “Quiet Mind” Incense Cones with Apophyllite and Selenite Gem Essences
The Northwest Blend is a calming earthy blend, intended for burning during all forms of relaxation or meditation practice. The Northwest blend is ideal for the purification and grounding of energies. The fresh scent of Cedarwood is gently soothed with Amber, Lavender, and Patchouli, sharpening ones mental awareness. The Northwest Blend, “Quiet Mind”, is infused with Gem Essences of Apophyllite and Selenite adding a very potent presence to any space.
Apophyllite is said to create a stronger, conscious connection between the physical self and the spiritual realm while Selenite, with its fiber-optic-like formation, provides clarity of the mind, expanding one’s awareness of the self and surroundings. These two essences in combination with the relaxing aroma of the Northwest Blend itself create a perfect atmosphere for a very beneficial relaxing meditation, ceremony or even an artistic adventure.
Dreamwork Blend Incense Cones with Moldavite Gem Essence
Lighting this Dreamtime Blend before sleep can create a much more vivid and visionary dreaming experience, brigning guidance, self-healing, and clearing blockages. The combination of aromas may also lend a hand to those who suffer from unsound sleep. Rose, Amber, and Sandalwood oils, with hints of White Sage and Patchouli, ease the dreamer into higher states of awareness and wonder. This blend is infused with Moldavite Gem Essence, strengthening the bridge to this dimension and the cosmic dreamtime realm.
The powerful gem Moldavite is very proficient in aiding the opening of the third eye and throat chakras as well as the area of the crown chakra, allowing one to access higher dimensions in a clearer more awakened state and expanding passageways to the realm of spirit and wisdom.
Grandmother Moon Incense Cones with Lemurian Seed Gem Essence
This sweet, gentle blend allows the feminine healing energies of our nurturing Grandmother Moon to shine through into the depths of our being. Intended to balance the yin/yang energies in the body and mind, the Grandmother Moon Blend works harmoniously with the Grandfather Sun Blend. A cooling mixture of Cleary Sage, Jasmine, Coriander Seed, and Sandalwood helps bring balance to an excess of Yang, intense, or fiery energies.
Lemurina Seed crystals are believed to emanate a very Yin or feminine energy and are powerful tools for enhancing meditation and healing work. They are also often used in dreamwork, while the moon is doing her magic. The energy of Lemurian Seed in combination with the energies of the sacred plants in this blend amplifies the power that our beloved Grandmother Moon beholds.
Grandfather Sun Incense Cones with Herkimer Diamond Gem Essence
The strong, masculine, Yang healing energies that our precious and powerful Grandfather Sun radiates are harnessed by this bold, robust blend of sacred herbs to aid in balancing an excess in Yin, stagnant, or emotional energies. Copal, Palo Santo, Frankincense, and Patchouli give this blend a profound presence, sharpening awareness and stoking the fire within.
Herkimer Diamonds are said to bring clarity to mind. They are stones of empowerment and provide energy to create and manifest visions into being. They are strong amplifiers of energy, seeking to balance the imbalances on all levels. This stone acts as an amplifier to the energies of these very sacred and ancient herbs ruled by the Sun.
Warm Heart Blend Incense Cones with Rose Quartz Gem Essence
This relaxing blend brings love, gentleness and heart healing to any atmosphere. Warm Heart Blend unites beloved friends, family, and love partnerships. Organic Oil of Rosemary, crushed dark Amber resin and oil, along with hints of Lavender, reawaken trust and ultimate comfort and calm. This blend is infused with Rose Quartz gem essence helping to raise the vibrations of these healing herbs to a deeper heart level.
The humble gem Rose Quartz has a very calming effect, bringing clarity and ease to the emotions and resonating with the heart and crown chakras. The high energy of quartz and its amplifying abilities gives it the power of increasing all forms of love; self-love, family love, platonic love, and romatic love.
You can purchase higher mind incense straight from their website here OR you can enter to win these awesome blends for your self!
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