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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 Karen, Thursday, July 10, 2008 06:30:23 PM
Thank you Sylvia. I have learned so much from you over the past several years. I have taken the information that fits and applied it to my life. Miracles have happened and more and more abundance is coming into my life.
By Lena, Wednesday, July 09, 2008 10:29:05 AM
good morning Sylvia, I recently read your Light A Candle book. It came from the public library but I intend to buy it for myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it, there are some good suggestions in the book. thank you, Lena
By Annalyn, Saturday, July 05, 2008 06:03:19 PM
Thank you Sylvia for your inspiring words! Your books strengthen me mentally and spiritually. Grieving twin--Annalyn Festejo-Clark 2/2/68.
By sharon, Monday, June 30, 2008 10:17:09 AM
sylvia i am so glad i found you. you have not only changed my life but also changed my outlook o death.i try to buy all the books you have wrote and listen to your lectures as often as i can. i love you and God bless you always.love you sharon
By Jerilyn, Saturday, June 28, 2008 05:14:55 AM
Thank you so much, for everything you have taught me. I have been blessed to have found you.I know I don't know you personally. I wish I did. Sometimes I see you as my mom, with all the wisdom that you have to offer is just bountiful for me. Thank you and god bless you.
Your sons are so lucky to have such a wondeful mother like you.
wishing you were my mom too. love Jerilyn-Burlingame,CA.
By drizzle, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 02:41:52 PM
Much as I love candles too, one thing that wasn't mentioned was the safety aspect. Please do keep them away from furnishings and kids! Never leave them unattended because it only takes a second for a fire to start or a pet to knock them over. I like to burn white ones when I meditating on peace and blue ones for healing. Candles are beautiful and combined with relaxation music really can help you become more centered.
By Gabe, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 08:55:27 AM
I love candles so much take I decided to create a on-line business so I can share them with everyone.
By maylin, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 01:25:45 AM
candles are really very helpful. i use candles when relaxing and it is really effective. i had a very unforgettable experience regarding this. my daughter took her board exam for nurses last year. and the night before her exams, we lit a wishing candle. and thank God, she passed her exams.
By susann, Saturday, June 14, 2008 03:12:11 PM
Sylvia, your are the light in my world,thanks for all the information I receive, and for making my day just a bright day.
By Debra, Friday, June 13, 2008 03:09:47 PM
I grew up in a family in which candles were used for all church services; and my mother and grandmother always burned candles in their homes all the time. I light a candle everyday in my home, as I say a prayer in the morning and at night. I do believe that candles have many spiritual benefits. I wanted to thank Sylvia for her Light a Candle book. I have read it many times; and I do believe it has raised my level of spiritual awareness. God Bless you Sylvia; and thank you for everything you have done for so many people. Debbie C
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