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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 Carol, Thursday, June 12, 2008 09:30:39 PM
Sylvia I have never seen you but I watch shows you are on. I think you are wonderful and I would love to have a reading done by you, I could not get in when you came to toronto. You can never say never maybe one day.
By dorothy, Tuesday, June 10, 2008 09:04:41 PM
Sylvia,i do light a candle every day and i feel the presence of god around my family and want his proctection surround my family and my husband to be safe from all harms way.god bless you from dorothy posted 6:02
By Janice, Sunday, June 08, 2008 10:36:11 AM
yeah i agree. and candles for me are really very good stress and negative absorbers. especially scented candles. maybe because lights are said and made to be your guide when you are in the dark. like in life, you will always need light to be able to go through the dark.
By feyoracle, Thursday, June 05, 2008 04:50:25 PM
Joanne, surrounding yourself in white light will help deflect that negative energy. You don't sound crazy, you sound like an empath. Take care not to accept the negativity or allow it to overwhelm you. That's probably your best defense against all. You can also bless the person silently in your mind.
By Janice, Wednesday, June 04, 2008 07:56:01 AM
I had an unforgettable experience regarding lighting candles. i took my local board exam for nurses and i passed. but the night before my first day of exam, i lit a wishing candle with my sister and asked for help. when the results of the exam came out, i just passed the board exam and i think lighting that candle helped me a lot.
By Aries, Thursday, May 29, 2008 11:58:05 AM
I love candles, especially ones with really potent scents. I always try and get apple and vanilla candles every time I go out for them. Though, some candles don't give off much of a scent.
By Joanne, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:36:28 PM
Candles have always been a form of comfort for me. I enjoy lighting candles as well as burning incense when I had a particularly difficult day. This may sound Crazy but sometimes I feel I pick up negative energy from other people and it drains me physically and mentally...candles help. Thanks for all you guidance. Joanne S.
By Jennifer, Wednesday, May 28, 2008 04:21:38 PM
I now know why candles have always been such an important part of my family's lives. I have even had remarkable experiences with the flame growing really big and then going back to normal. I always smile because in my heart I believe that is a way for the spirits way of showing you they are there. We always give candles as part of our gifts to eachother as a way to bring us closer to God and others on the otherside. Thank you Sylvia for all that you do for others. I love you and God bless you and yours for being so positive and honest about this world and beyond. It takes a tremendous amount of selflessness and giving!!
By Darla, Sunday, May 25, 2008 12:12:09 AM
I have always enjoyed burning candles, they are calming and bring warmth to my soul and so do you, Thank you Sylvia.
By Karen, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:28:00 AM
I will light a candle for you Sylvia to give you the strength that you need everyday to deal with negativity.
I love you Sylvia.
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