At the end of last year I took delivery of some new candles from a company in Wales – Gauci Candles. I realised that many people only buy candles in Winter Time to place around the fire or to dress a table, and they are unaware of the beautiful power behind a candle and the energy it can evoke.
The lighting of a candle before Yoga Practice and Meditation can enhance your focus and help keep the energy flowing. Using a candle as part of your ‘sacred space’ to represent FIRE is often balanced with items such as shells to represent WATER, feathers to link to the element of AIR and crystals or flowers to connect with EARTH…A very Shamanic way of working and adding focus. Candle magic is one of the oldest and simplest forms of sympathetic magic, with simple candle rituals having been used for centuries. It is extremely easy for beginners to perform, since there are no elaborate ceremonial techniques required. And the supplies are easy to find – after all, you can buy candles just about anywhere! It is however worth sourcing good quality candles with a long burn time and no Paraffin. Soy wax candles are the preferred choice. Eco friendly, no black smoke and no oil smell. Candle magic is powerful, as it helps you to focus your intent, allowing your personal will to manifest through the power of the energetic flame. When you clearly state your intention or desire and light the candle, your energy is released into the Universe to do your will.