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Spiritual Benefits of Lighting Candles
by Sylvia Browne
Do you love candles? Many people do! I know that I have often benefited from the spiritual energy that candles possess. Lighting a candle is an ideal way to make saying your affirmations or positive thoughts even stronger. You can create your own special spiritual exercise or ritual that has great meaning to you. It is important to focus on your spirituality and to spend time increasing your positive energy.
What is the meaning of candles? Candles have been used by religions and spiritual groups around the world for centuries. Many light candles to remember a loved one who is now on The Other Side. Candles are used to celebrate and used for special ceremonies. It is no surprise that candles themselves represent unity, peace and love.
One way to use candles is to light a candle as you say your affirmations. Affirmations are defined as positive thoughts that you wish to bring into your conscious world. Many like to think of this as a positive thinking exercise. Saying your affirmations with a lit candle can help make this an even more special time for you. You can say affirmations for any purpose: health, abundance, relationships/love, career, success and anything you desire in your life. Simply create a statement that is positive that you would like to attract. Light your candle and focus on your affirmations.
When you light a candle, this is also an ideal time to surround yourself with Godís white light. This white light is available for each and every one of us, simply by requesting it. This white light is actually Godís sacred aura. You can feel Godís love and compassion whenever you need it the mostóor just everyday! A wonderful ritual is lighting a candle and asking for Godís white light to surround you.
Many people like to burn a candle for love or for relationships. Burning a rose-scented candle is ideal for love and romance as you say these heart-felt prayers. You can also burn a candle for your family. Consider burning a candle for every member of your family at the very same time! These are wonderful rituals to honor and treasure your relationships. Surround your loved ones with Godís white light as you pray.
People are often drawn to various colors of candles to use for different purposes. Just as the rose-scented candle is ideal for love and romance, you may feel other candles are ideal for other prayers and purposes. What someone else says about the color is less important than what you yourself feel about the candleís color. Hold the candle and just feel if this candle is right for this specific intention. Know that you will always choose exactly the right candle.
P.S. Lighting candles is a wonderful ritual. Bring candles into your life with my book Light a Candle. Learn how candles can bring warmth and joy into your world.
Sylvia Browne is without question, "America's #1 Psychic," an internationally known psychic and medium.
By trisha, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 12:12:02 PM
i always burn yellow candles for happiness
By kathryn, Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:23:15 PM
I loved this. I've heard you talk about surrounding ourselves and others with the white light of the holy spirit but i've never heard it described as God's aura. That is very cool. Thanks for all the information you give us on this site. I have learned a lot from you. Kathy
By Johnetta A., Sunday, February 15, 2009 01:34:27 PM
Wedding Congratulations! Wishing you and your Michael every Blessing on your Wedding Day and for years to come. I truly hope that this brings you every heart contentment. Love all your books and wonderful advise. God Bless you and keep you! Johnetta
By Johnetta A., Sunday, February 15, 2009 01:29:11 PM
By lola, Friday, February 13, 2009 11:11:00 PM
I like carveing names on the candles before I burn them :)
By Jesse, Sunday, January 04, 2009 03:23:04 PM
If you post a comment on here, does Sylvia or someone on her staff reply to it? Or is it just a posting?
By joyce, Monday, October 27, 2008 06:04:28 AM
by joyce oct 27th
hi sylvia, i truly love watching you on montel williams, when i get really down and need answers, i try and visualize you, and concentrate hard hoping that you will answer, because i dont trust what others say. i always wanted to get a reading with you, but you know that green stuff doesnt grow on trees. anyway i just wanted to say i think you are wonderful, and i'm just glad to know there are people like yourself out there that truly care about others. and yes i use lots of white candles, especially when i pray and a cross, because what i need the most in my life is gods stregnth and courage, to get me through each and every day. or i don't think i would make it. i sometimes will light one in every room, if i even feel the slightest unease i will light one, just so i can go into that room and not feel fear, or sadness. it definately helps love to you sylvia, and god bless you! joyce
By Elba Iris, Monday, October 13, 2008 12:06:52 PM
You are so lovely. Long life to you.I love candles,thanks for your information in regards.God Bless you always.Besote Elba Iris.
By Nichole, Monday, September 22, 2008 01:19:44 PM
Hi Sylvia.. I've always loved candles and since last December I've been selling candles. It was interesting to read what they mean and just how spiritual they can be. Thank you for all that you do and hopefully sometime I can get a reading with you. I went to your Vegas seminar and almost cried when I didn't get a reading but I still love you and I know if it's meant to be then it's meant to be. Much love, Nicki Cowley, Utah
By marguerite (mimi), Thursday, September 18, 2008 09:21:25 PM
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