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You and Candle Colour Healing
The candle has been used in religion, for healing and for metaphysical purposes for about as long as fire has been around.
It is a very powerful symbol for the activation of more fire and light in our lives - on physical and subtle levels.
It represents the eternal light of the soul and the connection to Source.
The colour emanates its vibration to enlighten the moment and facilitate focus.
Fire has always been regarded as something holy, magical and mysterious.
In most societies, fire first belonged to the gods; the legend of Prometheus and the creation of humanity are but one example. Prometheus is credited with having stolen fire from the gods and given it to mortal mankind.
Fire operates in all aspects of life. From volcanic fires to the fires of ordinary body heat to that all consuming fire of passion in the belly, from the solar fires to the fires of intellect, fire's presence is felt nearly everywhere.
When we use the fires of candles, we are participating in the ritual of fire that has existed throughout the ages.
Therefore this healing practice should be seen as an ancient ceremony of creation.
Look upon the unlit candle as the unlit essence of life energy in the physical body that awaits a renewing touch of fire to help restore health to body and soul.
When you light its flame, imagine you are creating light where there was no light before, bringing warmth and healing where it is needed. This imaging or visualization in itself is extremely healing.
Simple Rules for Candle Use
* Its colour must respond with the healing required as its vibrational force is activated, released and amplified when it is lit. See this colour chart:
* The one you choose should be cleansed and anointed before using by rubbing with a light olive oil in an upwards direction towards the wick. This process is called "dressing the candle." It strengthens the colour so that its energies are more vibrant and activated which will make them far more effective for your purpose.
* Once used for a specific purpose such as in healing, it should not be used for something else as this will set up conflicting vibrations.
* A strong affirmation of intention must be performed when the flame is lit as well as when it is extinguished as if you are firmly setting and locking the healing energy in place.
* Get yourself a snuffer or use wet fingers to put out the flame but do not blow it out.
Healing Yourself with Coloured Candle Energy
For a few ideas in how to use coloured candles for healing:
Uses for Candles
The therapeutic and healing effects of coloured candles must never be underestimated.
Lighting a candle in a healing room, during a healing, will enhance all the energies; both in the room as well as in the patient.
You can light a candle in remembrance of someone that passed on or to light their way to the next world.
Two examples jump to mind here, the Catholics as well as the Jews light them for the departed, secondly in times past the wife of a sailor would put one in the window to light the way home for her husband.
You can light one to power up any intention, remembering to use the correct colour and following the simple rules for their use.
For example lighting a white candle for love, light and gratitude in you life or lighting a green one for more abundance and prosperity in your life.
Coloured Candles and Colour Therapy
Candles have tremendous thought forms associated with them. They release their energy in the same manner as coloured light and cloth.
It is therefore important to know and recognize the functions of their colour. See the colour charts above with a table of colours and some of their meanings to make it easier for you.
The red coloured candle are a symbol of love and health and the attainment of ambitions. It is the colour of passion and sexual potency which are expressions of our primal life force. It also helps to create a new reality.
Its a symbol of love and stimulates forgiveness of self or others. It awakens a consciousness of clean living and honour and helps you come to terms with emotional vulnerability. It stimulates purity of intention and it can awaken a vision of truth and success.
Its a symbol of purity and power. It amplifies the effects of any other colour it is burned with. It promotes purity and stimulates balancing, cleansing and progressive change. Unless it is an extremely cheap one, when a white candle smokes, it indicates that the negativity in the area is being burnt off. When the smoking ceases, the area is cleansed.
Is very powerful. It helps to protect you from negative thoughts. It is very useful when you are going through a divorce or difficult time at work and is most effective when burnt with a white one. Too much black can manifest depression, however if burnt with a white or yellow candle it will help avoid the deepening of depression.
Orange coloured candles are a joyful and magnetic and a symbol of joy and creativity. It can help to attract new people, resources, animals, and other things you want in your life. When looking for the right connection as far as your career or a healing treatment is concerned orange is a good colour to use.
Yellow and Gold-Yellow
Yellow strengthens the mind and gives us the power to "hang in there" when all odds are against us. In it we can learn to see the fulfilment of our desires. The gold shades assist in understanding and stimulating dream activity.
This is the candle of growth and movement. It balances the energies of the body and mind. Green triggers past-life recall and is therefore very advantageous to locating the true source of an ailment. It can stimulate greater youthfulness, abundance and fertility.
Is a symbol of spiritual understanding. It awakens our innate abilities to perceive and helps to balance and align ones ethics. It is essential for those in business. It is also a symbol of life, and it awakens within the consciousness a greater faith in life's processes. Blue is powerfully healing for children. It has also been known that blue candles have been burned in various rituals to bring in quick money.
Grey and Silver
Is a symbol of clarity and stimulates intuitiveness related to past lives. You can meditate upon it to see how best to initiate new activities. It awakens that level of the subconscious mind that is aware of how the wheels of life are turning for you. It awakens our most innate primal intuition.
Brown is neutral. Its grounding and provides certainty in life. It can awaken greater discernment and certainty. It can also be meditated upon to help uncover lost articles. It is a colour associated with St. Anthony who is the patron saint of lost things.
Violet and Purple
These are symbols of spirituality, power and mastery. They awaken success, elevation and attainment of spiritual desires. These candles help develop inner peace. When burned with a silver candle it facilitates communication with the deceased.
Source: Candle Energy by Elmarie Swartz.