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

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use. 
 CHARACTER:  "Spiritual Bridge", Calm, Tranquil, Solitude, Yang (hot, drying)
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       
ASTRO:  Saturn, Jupiter, Sun
ENERGY TYPE: 3, 2

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

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.

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

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  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


ARCHETYPES:  COUNSELOR, ACTOR, JUDGE, MYSTIC, ANGEL, CHILD WOUNDED

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


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