High school? College maybe?
I was drawing a page from a soon-to-be coloring book and the doorbell rang. It was a special delivery--my order of incense.
I was very excited about the idea of my bundle of mysterious fragrances, but did not want to stop working, so I lit a Frankincense and Myrrh stick and got right back to the image of the lighthouse.
And something a little magical happened.
The scent transported me. I felt like I was at the top of the lighthouse in the dark, looking over the troubled black waters. Off in the distance I could see the sun crack through the clouds, and I could hear the seagulls call to one another.
The waves settled down, and the sun rose. Far off I could see the gulls swooping, and one landed in a field of poppies and smiled at me.
|Coming soon from the book By the Beautiful Sea|
Not sure poppies grow anywhere near the ocean, nor am I sure a seagull is capable of a smile, and I don't think Frankincense and Myrrh have anything to do with the sea, but that's fine. None of these images existed before I lit the incense, and now they will all be featured in an upcoming book. (The book was originally called Lighthouses, it has now been renamed By the Beautiful Sea.)
All this from lighting some incense? I guess so. Would I have developed these ideas without the mysterious smoke wafting through my home? Maybe. But maybe not. Plus I sincerely enjoyed it, and I think I will do it more often.
Here is some incense I really enjoy. I am not paid by any company--just want you to know the companies and brands I like.
Click here for the meditative Frankincense and Myrrh I just wrote about by Fred Soll
Very popular and less expensive Nag Champa--still yummy
So here is my recommendation--light a candle, put on some soothing music or a healing tone, (I love this one and it supposedly heals our DNA! I'll take it): Healing Tones, light some incense, and draw, color, or paint.
No need for meditation--this makes me feel wonderful and creative, and I have a feeling it might create a little magic for you too.
I also have a library of resources for anyone who likes to color.
Here is the video, Coloring with Pastel Pencils Part One, demonstrating Conte pastels for coloring. Enjoy.