Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Myrrh

commiphora Molmol/myrrha (several species)-distilled from the resin.  One of the most desired and expensive items in the world long before baby Jesus received it as a gift.  Used as incense and embalming.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use. 


 CHARACTER:  "Spiritual Bridge", Calm, Tranquil, Solitude,  
ETHERIC COLORS: Russet with touches of Blue, Deep Green
NUMBER:  5         
CRYSTALS:  Hematite, Red Garnet, Pearl  
CHAKRA:  1,2
NOTE:  Base to Middle        
ELEMENT:  Water, Ether, Earth, Metal       
ASTRO:  Saturn, Jupiter, Sun
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 1; Warm & Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Creativity, Imagination, Memory, Confidence, Motivation, Optimism, Sincerity, Expression, Enthusiastic, Meditation, Awareness of Self

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE STATES:  Emotional fatigue, Weary, Irritable, Nervous, Stress, Doubt, Fear, Sulky, Uncooperative, Vulnerable, Despondent

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Laryngitis, Accumulated fluids/toxins, Arthritis, Gout, Muscle aches, Poor circulation, Stiffness, Anorexia, Colic, Nausea, Flatulence, Colds, Flu, Infections, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Nervous exhaustion, herpes, Sinusitis, Pain, Thyroid

PROPERTIES: antifungal, astringent, tonic, stimulant, expectorant, antiseptic, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic

PERSONALITY:
+Light, sweet, frivolous, but with hidden depth.  Sincere, imaginative, optimistic, warm, inviting. Surrounded by people asking their favors and opinions.
+Enjoy expressing themselves, masters of body language, in getting their point across.
+Do their own thing.  May take decorating to the extreme…minimal or over-done.
+Extraordinary memory…not only words, but actions and expressions.
+Can adopt different looks and behavior patterns…stimulating and enjoyable people.
+Tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental,  passionate in whatever they do.
+They are the ones to have around after a difficult birth, shock, or fear.
-If negative, can be uncooperative, sulky, vulnerable to criticism.  May become almost child-like in the sense they have no confidence or self-esteem.
-If down, they need family and friends to rally round and coax them back into life.


ARCHETYPES:  COUNSELOR, ACTOR, JUDGE, MYSTIC, ANGEL, CHILD WOUNDED, BA, THE SELF

"Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom"
(from We Three Kings by J. H. Hopkins)

Blends with FRANKINCENSE, LAVENDER, PATCHOULI, SANDALWOOD & SPICES. 

Contains: Sesquiterpenes, curzerene, heerabolene, limonene, dipentene, pinene, cadinene, eugenol, cinnam aldehydes, cuminaldehyde


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