The smell is the finest sense with which we have been endowed by Divinity. Everything in this world carries a specific smell. In other words, the smell is a good “business card” of the things we encounter.
Smell and Memory
Once the smell enters the nose, it travels through the cranial nerves to the olfactory bulb that helps the brain process smell. The olfactory bulb is part of the limbic system, that is, the emotional center of the brain.
As a member of the limbic system, the olfactory bulb can easily access the amygdala that plays an important role in emotional memory.
The olfactory sense has a strong impact on the amygdala, that processes emotions. The memories it evokes are good and much stronger. This very close connection between the sense of smell and the amygdala is one of the main reasons why the smell can generate nostalgia.
Spiritual Meaning of Smelling Smoke
From a spiritual perspective, smoke symbolizes prayer that ascends to heaven or the exaltation of the soul to overcome the limits imposed by space and time.
The Smoke of Hell
The angels, who constantly share the grace of Divinity, carry a more pleasant fragrance than all the fragrances on Earth. In the lives of the saints, when divine discoveries are narrated, it is often said that the room or place was filled with a pleasant smell.
In turn, the devil has its own odor, different from all the smells on Earth. As one who has completely departed from the Divinity, the devil gained an everlasting odor of hell, a stench which cannot be described.
When they reveal themselves to people, the devils emanate a stench that is hard to bear, worse than all the other unpleasant odors in this world. Many testimonies in this matter belong to saints.
If you dream about smoke, it means you will enjoy a beautiful time, maybe even experience glory, but smoke is the symbol of delusional happiness if we think about the fact that it evaporates easily into the air.
Also, the presence of smoke in a dream suggests the feeling of imminent danger, especially if we can not locate the fire. If we dream about smoking, the dream reflects the attempt to control our sense of anxiety.
If in real life we are smokers, but not in the dream, it means we have overcome a difficult situation. If in real life smokers give up this habit, their dreams will focus a lot on smoking.
In a dream, smoke can symbolize passion as well. Moreover, smoke can symbolize purification, as in the case of incineration.
If you dream about seeing smoke, you will earn more money. If you dream about smelling smoke but do not know where it comes from, you will experience worrying.
Dreaming about cigarette smoke means that you will make a new acquaintance; it is possible to begin a relationship with a person of the opposite sex, but strictly friendly. Dreaming about smoke coming out of a chimney means that you will experience a lot of sadness or a loss.
In addition, when you dream about smoke getting into your eyes, it means that you will experience an embarrassment, and if you dream about your home being filled with a lot of smoke, there is a possibility that some people want to hinder you, so it may be a sign of having some enemies.
If we dream about walking with someone through the smoke, it means that the person is hiding something; it is possible to do it knowingly because she wants to protect us, defend us from the wickedness of the world.
It is also possible to do it involuntarily without realizing that the aspect being hidden would be very important to us. Or maybe it’s something she does intentionally because she does not want us to find something that may be beneficial for us.
Smoke (coming out) – inner peace, calm, comfort, sense of protection; (rising from the fire) – visible signs of an older action, gossip, insults; (dense) – loss of control and the sense of reality, deception, delusions, lies.
When you dream about smoke rising upwards, it means you will soon reach a difficult place that you have not managed to eliminate in the past or you have unresolved issues. On the other hand, dreaming about an unbreathable and heavy smoke may be a sign of good fortune.
When you dream about a smoke that comes from a burning fire, it means you will have harmony in the family and all goes well in your life, and if you dream about smelling smoke, you will meet very important people.
On the other hand, dreaming about a black smoke may reveal a scandal in your private life; it is possible to fight with your partner about money, or better yet, the lack of money. It may also reveal dishonest relationships with your colleagues due to your work tasks.
References https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18677645 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5329949/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783692/