Since life has become complicated and moves at a frenetic pace, this light may dim at times, till we remind ourselves of our power to shine – inside out – forever.We spend days, months collecting emotional baggage, and lighting candles have a way to clear our energies.
Candle burning is an ancient practice in both the conventional religious sense and in esoteric spiritual practices. Almost everyone who lights a candle has an intention in mind – whether to perhaps heal a loved one or manifest a blessing, candles become the externalized fire that represents the internal inner flame of our immutable spirit.
The flame represents the source of our creation, your inner light. … You can give power and magical qualities to the flame, but the energies come from your consciousness. Candle drippings viewed after a ceremony or meditation, will take shape and form and have to mean for you.
Candle burning, if used properly, is a wonderful tool from the divine universe, as a gift to us – to help us manifest our positive dreams – not dreams that interfere with the lives of others. We deserve blessings, but not at the expense of others or ourselves. The most important thing is to have a positive energy & intention before lighting a candle. That way you spread the love and light to yourself and others in your house.
Here are the steps for lighting candles with positive intention:
- The intent, the purpose for which you’re burning the candle and focusing such intent, is critical.
- As you prepare to light your candle, tune out all thoughts other than the desire you’re trying to manifest.
- Focus this end goal in your mind’s eye.
- As you ignite the candle, focus on the flame and hold that thought clearly in your mind and see that thought becoming one with the flame.
You can also try using colored candles. Below are some examples and their meanings:
White candles-Destruction of negative energy, peace, truth, and purity
Purple candles– Spiritual awareness, wisdom, tranquility
Lavender Candles– Intuition, Paranormal, Peace, Healing.
Blue and Deep Blue Candles– Meditation, Healing, Forgiveness, Inspiration, Fidelity, Happiness, and opening lines of Communication.
Lighting a candle for someone else!
Candles are lit for prayer intentions. To “light a candle for someone” indicates one’s intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer. Many times, “a board is placed nearby with names of those for whom prayer is requested.”
Take time to travel to that quiet place within you, space where you find your own light, and with it a sense of hope and wonder. Celebrate and cultivate it, bring it forth into your everyday life. When the world reels in the darkness of destructive emotions, each and every one of us should become the light, for light symbolizes wisdom, love, compassion, and kindness.
Let’s light up some candles tonight!