The history of Incense begins more than 6000 years ago that was first used by the ancient Egyptians.
The history of incense is synonymous with ritualism and spirituality. It is commonly intended as a symbolic or sacrificial offering to various deities or spirits, removal of negative energy, or to serve as an aid in prayer.
In our dreams Incense becomes a powerful omen because it has the ability to connect us with the higher realms or remove hidden or unconscious energy from our aura. Depending the type of incense, smudging location, seeing smoke or if you are buying incense sticks will alter the meaning.
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What does it mean if you dream of incense?
The word “incense” is derived from the Latin word for “to burn.” In our dreams the spark of fire becomes very symbolic image relating to undergoing a transformation before you receive this positive energy.
Once the incense becomes lit in your dreams it suggest your spirit is now benefiting from this powerful aroma around your spirit. The symbolic nature of incense in your dream tells you that this so called inner cleanse is unconscous to you, something that is tapping into your intuition – smells connect with things we cannot see but feel within.
Incense dream meaning
Incense in your dream tells you about relaxation and peace is just around the corner. Even if you are buying incense sticks in your dream this tells the dreamer about the beginning phases of what is about to unfold within.
In most cases incense in dreams is often located in the house; a particular area often connected to the psyche/mind or inner architecture of the dreamer. Incense becomes a positive symbol allowing clearing of the old only for the new to flourish.
Incense dream symbolism
- removal of energy vampires that have attached on to you
- clearing out stagnant emotions or past feelings
- increased intuition or connection with the higher Self
- grounding (see root chakra dreams)
- boosting sex drive
- a connection to the spirit world
Spiritual meaning of incense dreams
Burning Impepho in our dreams represents a connection to the deceased or a calling to communicate with your ancestors. A powerful indigenous African plant that, once dried, is burnt tells the dreamer that they are now undergoing this process.
If you are dream of burning Palo Santo suggests healing your pain and stress as well as a removal of negative energy. In Spanish, palo santo means “holy wood.” Its connection with oil and wood connects to the divine or anointing properties that will be undergoing in your life.
If you are burning or smudging Sage in your dream represents a connection with the spirit world, emotional healing, removal of unconscous blocks, and wisdom. Alternatively, sage might appear in your dream to represent a sage or Wise Old Man that has come to protect and heal you.
To dream of Burning Joss Paper suggests you are giving your offerings or connecting to your spirit on a higher level.
Burning Frankincense in your dream is a very powerful omen that suggests removal of negative energy, connection with the higher power, a sign of hope and good news.