Are you feeling stressed? Are you in a bad mood? Maybe you need to focus. I have just the thing! Go to your kitchen cabinet and grab some bay leaves. You know the ones. You use them in soups, stews and chili.
Bay trees originated in Asia and spread to the Mediterranean. Now, it is grown everywhere the weather will allow. Throughout the ages, bay leaves have been used for “magical” properties. According to legend, the Delphi Oracle sniffed the burning bay leaves to induce visionary trances.
Once you have the bay leaves, get a lighter and a bowl. Light up one of the bay leaves and let the smoke drift through the room. The smoke has a calming effect. It relaxes your body and mind. Allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
If you are feeling inspired, write your wishes or intentions right onto the bay leaves before burning them. Watch the smoke carry them into the universe. It’s just like blowing the candles out on your birthday cake but smells much better!