The burning of a candle
After deciding to stock a new range of candles for Christmas gifts and to burn during treatments, I found – Gauci Candles. I realised that many people only buy candles Christmas to dress the table, or to place around the fire, and they are unaware of the beautiful power behind a candle and the energy it can evoke. I have been experimenting using different candles during treatments and seeing how the Chakra Candles affect the energies within therapies such as Hot and Cold Stones.
The results have been quite amazing to say the least. The Root Chakra gives a great sense of grounding and helps clients who work ‘in their heads’ to connect with Mother Nature and become more aware of the planet around them – especially useful during the 21/12/12 Alignment My most profound and inspiring change was with a Crown Chakra Candle during Hot and Cold Stones. The client had an ‘out of body experience.’ (I’m not saying everyone will, but this was a beautiful, powerful, realigning one!) Many people choose their candles depending on the Chakras they wish to balance and energise. Others just ‘go with’ the colour they like…..and sometimes this will change depending on mood, or what your body actually needs.
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.
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. That’s why I chose Gauci…..and they are made in the UK which helps too!
Prices start at £7.50 for small tins that burn for 18-20 hours, not that you will be meditating for that long in one sitting. You have work to do!