John Steele, one of my aromatherapy teachers and sources for oils is a Frankincense man. He calls the oil a windshield wiper for the soul – a cleanser and purifier.
I’ve always been draw to the resins. Frankincense resin, or gum, looks like honey from a tree. Resins is the blood of a plant, and it bleeds or oozes to create protection and healing fir the tree or plant. The fragrance is delicious and earthy with a spirited presence of heat and fire.
I’ve always associated this resin medicine as a powerful healer for humans who are wounded. The resin can protect us-like it is holding the places that are wounded and seep its medicine into our being.
Then I had my own initiation into the medicine of this ancient resin that was given to Jesus by a wise man at his birth along with Myrrh. This truth brought me to my knees before Mother Earth herself.
I was doing a breathwork seminar by following the rhythm of my breath patterns into a trance state. This is what often happens to me as I breathe this way. Then I saw the most incredible thing.
I saw a massive scabby, pusy, and bleeding wound. I saw it. Right before my eyes. The wound. It was the “Wound of the World.” That is what I heard.
The Wound of the World! Wow. Face to face with the wound of the world. This is big!!!
Next I heard the words…
“Frankincense heals the Wound of the World”.
After the journey I wondered if this was my own wound? I realized it didn’t matter. It is the wound of the world. We are all of this world. Our wound is her wound.
Recently I heard about a ceremony using Frankincense for healing Mother Earth.
“Thank you Spirit of Frankincense for healing our wounds. For healing our world. For healing our planet and mother.”
The essential oil is made from the oleo-resin which hardens to becomes a gum. Primarily it works on our nervous system where we hold our consciousness. It clears and quiets the mind, mental chatter, and worry. Focus is a good word to describe its affects.
Frankincense deepens the breath. It is associated with spiritual liberation, meditation, the 3rd eye, and all seeing eye. Aromatherapist Gabriel Mojay says that “frankincense contains the power to focus our spiritual consciousness… When we have allowed ourselves to become oppressed by the mundane or tied to the past-indeed, restricted or weighed down by any form of over attachment – frankincense can help us break free.”
(Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit)
Also called olibanum; it is a small tree.
Deborah Eidson channels that Frankincense awakens our spiritual purpose by aligning our personality with the soul. Use Frankincese for spiritual integrity and to allow responsibility to grow. Time is transcended. New realms open. Burning the resin in ceremonies lifts our spirit to heaven and to our I Am presence. It can also ease childbirth. (Vibrational Healing: Revealing the Essence of Nature)
A fire elemental plant that enhances the breath (air) and oxygenation in the body.
Use it with breathing exercises.