Aromas can be very powerful as smelling certain scents can invoke memories of the past.
Smelling cookies baking can remind some people of being in the grandmother’s house or the scent of your mother’s favorite flavor can make you think of her.
Smelling certain aromas can have special meanings as well.
Here are the explanations and the spiritual meaning of smelling smoke.
– Updated 6/12/2019
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Spiritual Meaning of Smells
Before delving into what smelling a certain scent means, you should understand the spiritual meaning of smells.
When you smell a certain aroma, such as your mother’s favorite flower, it could mean that your guardian angel is trying to send you a message.
The brain processes smell in the limbic system, which is the same area that processes intuitive thoughts and feelings.
So, that’s why when you smell the aftershave your father wore, it can bring back memories of him.
If you’re thinking or praying for a loved one, such as your mother or father, then your guardian angel may send you smells that invokes memories of that person.
That may mean that your guardian angel is telling you that they will also be praying for the person as well.
Meanings of Specific Smells
Smelling specific scents may mean your guardian angel is trying to send you a message or communicate with you.
While all scents have spiritual meanings, certain fragrances symbolize specific messages being sent to you. These fragrances are:
- Frankincense – Smelling this scent means your guardian angel may be trying to guide you or give you wisdom about a situation you’re in or an issue with which you’re having problems.
- Roses – While smelling roses may invoke memories of someone, their smell is a spiritual source of comfort or encouragement.
- Grapefruit – If you smell grapefruit, then your guardian angel may be trying to tell you to be grateful as this scent refers to gratitude.
- Mint – Spiritually, the scent of mint is a sign of purity.
- Cinnamon – The fragrance of cinnamon could be a message of peace from your guardian angel.
- Spruce – The smell of a spruce tree, which is sometimes associated with Christmas, can bring you joy.
There is a world of smells, most of which have meanings, including smoke. Here are some of the explanations behind smelling otherworldly smoke.
What does the Smell of Smoke Mean?
While the smell of a burning fire or a cigar may make you think of events in your life, such as a campfire or going to a baseball game, there are certain spiritual meanings behind the scent of smoke.
Signs of Psychic Ability
Often when you smell smoke and are not around a source of it, then it could be a sign that you have powerful psychic abilities.
The ability to smell smoke and other aromas are called clairolfaction. Smelling fragrances, such as those listed above, could be messages from angels.
Messages from Smokers
While may fragrances have positive meanings, such as spruce being equated with joy, the smell of smoke isn’t necessarily positive.
The spiritual meaning of smelling smoke may be a sign from a friend or relative that used to smoke.
Since your brain associates the smell of a cigarette or cigar with a certain person when you smell them without being around them, it could be that person is trying to send you a message.
Smoke of Hell
If you can smell smoke, but it doesn’t trigger memories or positive emotions for you, then that could be a bad sign. Some people can smell the Smoke of Hell, which may smell like something is burning, smoke, or burning flesh.
In some places, there is only a thin wall between the physical world and the “underworld” where hell exists.
Along with the smells, some people also see shadows of people and hear screams.
If you have this experience, then you should seek help from a spiritual advisor.
Even though smelling scents that are not physically present can be a sign of a physical illness, you shouldn’t be alarmed.
Smelling aromas can also be messages from guardian angels or, if you smell smoke, it could be from relative or friend who was a smoker.
Fragrances can be a way that angels or spirits communicate with people to help them, but here are some other signs that spirits are trying to help you: