When I started my spiritual Journey many years ago I didn't know I would be sitting here today. Candles in hand, herbs and oils stuck to my palms and fingers as I passionately roll the candle in them. lighting the candle and generating enough energy as my hands ache and I raise my head in thanks. The candle is my muse that inspires me to speak prayer and incantations for those that need it. When I get a request from someone who needs prayer I feel honored and excited to be able to do this for them. It is a ritual where I can come to God in petition separate from the situation and bring my prayers to him and my power of faith for this person and God. Sometimes we need someone to do this for us. Many times when we are lost or in need of a light lit for us, we are trained to light this ourselves. To be self sufficient. Don't ask for help. Only when necessary. Sometimes when we try and light this flame ourselves our energies are too low to keep the flame ablaze so to speak. We need someone who is outside to stand up and take some of the load, help us move in a healing direction forward and help petition the forces of the cosmos to generate that prayer of intention when we can't. When we are low or needing a boost or just wanting a change, sometimes we are farther down the way of feeling scarcity than we think and we need someone who can step in to believe in us again. This is what Candle Magic is. It is petitioning for change. For yourself or another. It is shifting and asking for that shift from source God. Mother earth provides her resources for us to create this ritual with the candles, crystals, oils and herbs. We thank her as we go through our ritual as well. Always making sure she is thanked for giving us these materials to be able to get the job done. When I perform my rituals I thank the Holy Trinity and Mother Earth as I work. I always ask that everything be in the highest and best good for all concerned and I give my petition with sincerity and honor to Source Abba Father. As I do this I am raising the energy of the petition and making it stronger. Each day the energy grows until on the last day there is a final culmination of energy released in prayer and thanksgiving. The candle is then allowed to rest on my altar space until it has soaked up enough energy from the area and says it is ready and willing to be buried. The candles, herbs, oils and crystals are entities in themselves that are extensions of mother earth, Source Abba Father and us. The molecules in their structures are similar to ours and when they all come together in asking it creates a rhythm of motion and tandem dance of creation. Its beautiful to watch as the energy is raised and the candles move and dance and try to touch one another. My hands are carefully and closely placed next to the candles as I let energy come in through the top of my head and down through and out my hands. This creates a vortex or energy that makes the candles dance. When I first started this it startled me a bit. My ego took over and asked, "Is this really your energy or just the wind in the room?" I made sure no drafts were in the room as to not have any interference in the work and when I took my hands away from the candles the flames would go still. No movement. This is of course still a good sign that the petition is being heard but when I placed my hands back close to the candles again they danced and twisted and turned with my energy. Amazing this ritual is. So if you request a candle lit for you, you can be sure it will be babied and taken care of. After all, the candle is in essence you. As it is your petition, your prayer and your desire. It is me who asks for you and generates this energy for you when perhaps you need a boost.
Many Many Blessings and Love,