|Candles have been used since time immemorial for a variety of reasons from the practical, religious and ceremonial, to the decorative and romantic. In working with your aura and the Divine Light, candles play a powerful supportive role. Candles have their own particular force field that is unequaled in conducting and redirecting energy that has gone astray. They have an esoteric meaning that can be used for personal and spiritual purposes.
Candles represent different spiritual energies depending on the colored candle you use. Lighting candles during meditation is a wonderful way to support the meditative process. For example if you are primarily mediating with the deep rose-pink ray of spiritual love, lighting a pick candle is a powerful way to support your light work. Or if you are working with the prosperity ray, lighting a turquoise candle supports your effort to build your consciousness of abundance. It’s a good idea to have a collection of various colored candles as part of your meditation practice. A white candle can always be used if you cannot find the colored candle you need.
In addition to lighting candles during meditation, you can work with them on their own.
For example, if you feel enveloped by a strong fear of anything or feel anxious for no apparent reason, burning candles can help.
First, reflect on what is causing your anxiety. Meditate with the Divine Light to cut loose the fear and uplift the consciousness. Then add working with candles outside your meditation. For fear and anxiety, burn powder blue, gold (there are gold-foiled taper candles you can buy) and bright orange candles together to help disperse these emotions. When you first begin, burn the candles for two hours. After the initial burning, relight the candles for ten minutes intermittently throughout the day or until you feel a lifting. If there is still difficulty, burn a powder blue candle for 10 minutes before going to bed.
This will accomplish several things. For one, it will alert the divine that you are asking for added help. In addition, it will create an atmosphere of energetic support. When one is worried, that energy is not only expressed in the auric field, it can permeate the surrounding environment which can inadvertently be picked up again, even after a meditation. And finally, burning candles can help you sustain the benefits of your meditation and keeps you from unintentionally reigniting internal patterns of worry all over again.
Safety first when it comes to candles. Don’t leave candles unattended. Sometimes it’s good to burn them in a tray, sink or something that is nonflammable. If your work schedule does not allow you to light a candle for extended periods of time, do the candle exercise at a time when you are not so busy. Vacations, weekends, mornings or evenings are good times to work with candles.
It is great fun using candles and discovering their power in helping to transform situations in your life. You will find that adding candle work is a wonderful support system in your spiritual practice.
Holiday greetings of love to you,
Barbara Y. Martin
|November inaugurates our 2013 Fall Fund Drive. This is the time we call on SAI family and friends to help move the Spiritual Arts Vision forward. As a non-profit, approximately 25% of our annual income comes from generous donors. We receive donations throughout the year, yet the Fall Fund Drive is our most important time to reach out to you. Financial contributions keep the institute going and growing. Donations keep our classes and programs affordable as well as help to fund new projects that keep our mission to offer high quality metaphysical instruction thriving. Most than ever, spiritual truth seekers are looking for the opportunity to develop their spiritual potential.
This year we are particularly excited as our new book Communing with the Divine: A Clairvoyant’s Guide to Angels, Archangels and the Spiritual Hierarchy is finish and scheduled for publication in April 2014. This is our opportunity to reach out to new people and help build the SAI community. The book can already be Pre-order online at sites like Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com!
In addition, we are rolling out our new marketing and website which will serve to support the book launch/tour and expanded classes. With your help, we are well positioned to make 2014 the best year yet for SAI. Our fund drive email will be coming soon and we will have some wonderful gifts to offer as our way of saying thank you!
We have some exciting events starting in January 2014 including a new workshop on working with candles and the Divine Light. Please keep an eye out for posts and emails we will be sending.
Wishing you a bright and happy Holiday Season.