Essential Oils vs Incense

Incense is found in so many venues — churches and other places of worship, yoga studios, meditation chambers — that to some it may seem to epitomize the aromatic delivery system. Should it be so? I’d like to explore the arguments for preferring essential oils to...

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Bach and the Holy

Johann Sebastian Bach. 1685–1750. German composer of the Baroque period. We’ve all heard of him. Most of us are familiar with his music, though we may not be aware that we are. For example, Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring” is a gorgeous cantata that is widely...

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Diffusing Essential Oils

There are three ways to use essential oils: aromatically, topically, and internally. Here I’m going to focus on the aromatic use of essential oils. How to Diffuse Essential Oils The how of diffusing essential oils is easy. There are many diffusers on the market...

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Mental Prayer

Mental prayer, as defined in Wikipedia, is a form of prayer “whereby one loves God through dialogue, meditating on God’s words, and contemplation of his face. It is a time of silence focused on God.” Note that I’ll be using the word ‘God’ throughout this post since it...

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Welcome to Essentially Holy

Thank you for visiting Essentially Holy; I’m delighted you’re here. I’m Carolyn, and I write these pages to provide a respite, however brief, from the chaos and demands of the modern life. This website is a place of repose and reflection, of nurturing and spiritual...

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