The frantic pace of life, economic problems that haunt many people in this historical period, and everyday anxieties and concerns are among the primary causes of stress. So today, we’ll learn more about candles for healing!
Stressful situations can also be traced to unhealthy sentimental relationships, where the couple is not in balance, or to the presence of negative people who do not help to complete a good path of personal growth.
Stress is the bearer of numerous negative effects on a person’s psychophysical health, such as insomnia, headaches, digestive difficulties, and a lowering of the immune defenses. But numerous solutions can effectively eradicate stress; the first of these is aromatherapy, a particular holistic technique that exploits the essences contained in most of the officinal plants and acts on physical and mental aspects, producing an antidepressant effect on the body.
The smells and aromas of scented candles, used for therapeutic purposes, stimulate the emotional sphere, the cognitive areas of the brain, and the immune system.
It is a very ancient practice, in vogue since the Middle Ages, but it was in the twentieth century that interest in aromatherapy grew exponentially, attracting the attention of doctors and therapists all over the world.
My favorite healing candles
Here is a shortlist of the most suitable scented candles to fight illness and embrace a magickal healing process:
- Lavender candle: it has an excellent calming effect and mitigates nervousness and anxiety, as well as promoting sleep.
- Lemon balm candle: it is a cure-all for all anxious subjects, in that it manages to act on all the psychosomatic mechanisms triggered by anxiety, such as attacks of gastritis and palpitations.
- Bergamot candle: combats anxiety and insomnia, producing a calming and relaxing effect.
- Geranium candle: its aroma is indicated to stimulate the imagination and intuition. It is suitable for those who wish to get in touch with their inner emotional sphere.
- Chamomile candle: recommended for instinctive people, it helps to find emotional balance and to fight panic attacks. Suitable for children with sleep disorders.
- Sandalwood candle: it is very effective in meditation, stimulating spirituality.
I can’t say where exactly I buy these candles, because I usually just find them, without even searching for them.
But you can find all of them on Amazon US and Amazon UK.
The most powerful color for healing candles
Blue or light blue is the color that promotes communication, healing, and peace. Its energy stimulates the activity of the spirit, creativity, inspiration, calm, and patience. It is the color of Jupiter or Zeus.
Heaven Blue candles are used in rituals to ward off all forms of evil, to invoke luck, to gain protection from influential people, and to regain health and well-being. The best option would be to have a scented candle with the properties of the herb you need to focus on a specific goal but have it in blue color.
If you can, you can even create your own candle and use some color to make it blue.
If you don’t know how to do that, use blue and herbal candles.
How to perform the healing ritual with candles?
Before anything else, a short meditation session is recommended to help release heavy energy and promote concentration. This must be done in a particular way after a tiring day in contact with negative influences.
Next, you decide how to arrange the candles. Before doing this, they can be cleaned with a white cloth, moving in one direction only. Once you have chosen the best arrangement (in this case, the triangle), you sit on the floor and arrange the candles around, sending them blessings.
How to arrange the candles?
It is possible to perform the candle burning using 3 candles to be arranged in a triangle. We will place ourselves within this form. The triangle is a symbol of manifestation and will amplify anything.
The 3 is a symbol of multiplicity, of creative power, of growth and forward movement to overcome duality. In Tao, 3 is the equilibrium number.
The 4 corners of the square represent a very important symbolism. The square contains within itself a stabilizing force; it is the root of everything. The 4th is order, integrity, and totality.
It represents the solid on the earth plane. In addition, it symbolizes the 4 elements: fire, air, earth, and water. In Buddhist philosophy, we speak of the 4 arts, from whose roots noble emotions are born: compassion, affection, love, and equity.
To conduct the ritual using this form, 12 candles can be used, to be arranged in a circle. It represents protection, as well as the cycle of birth and rebirth. The circle is the symbol of all cycles in nature. Birth, growth, transition, and rebirth.
It is associated with the number 1, the Divinity, the source. Nothing can penetrate the circle. Whatever is placed inside it will be protected and cannot escape. The circle is unlimited, and in some cultures, it symbolizes the Void.
After we arrange our candles, we confidently ask what we want from the Universe.
Pay close attention to saying that if it is in our interest, a higher force will help us achieve the goal. This is an important aspect because we are often convinced that we want something that we don’t really need or doesn’t help us.
Then, we light the candles clockwise, in sequence, and remain there, sitting in silence for 10 or 15 minutes, visualizing what we want to pursue, surrounded by the energy of the flame of the candles. We breathe deeply, find our calm state, and, after the suggested time, the candles go out, one by one.
As said, never blow on the flame to extinguish it, because the energy of the breath can conflict and block the successful outcome of what we asked for.
The session is over, but it can be repeated at will, even in the following days if the need is felt.
Easy ritual to help someone to feel good
I recently found myself applying a simple ritual to help a person going through a difficult period physically.
Let me start by saying that I am convinced of the psycho-physical relationship (and therefore aura-energy-physical condition) in the human body, explained wonderfully in the documentary ‘The Living Matrix‘.
I certainly do not recommend abandoning traditional, complementary, or alternative medicine as a healing path!
We can energetically contribute to a person’s healing; this can be for any problem, even if only psychological.
There are many rites that help in this case. One of the simplest but most effective is the silent or loud repetition of spells (accompanied by strong positive thoughts) in a group; very similar to traditional prayer, the union of many people, all intent on the same goal (the healing of a person), around a fire, or candles, or holding hands (or similar) is much more powerful than you can imagine.
In fact, if many people could be brought together to perform any positive rite in unison, it would become much more effective.
Simple esoteric ritual to help a person get better
Write the name of the person on a white candle (some prefer a candle in the shape of a human, male or female, body). Load it with 3 drops of essential oil of your choice, displaying ‘healing’ energy (in the form of white light) that goes from your hands to the candle.
Say these words:
“In the name of the universal light that gives life to everything, I consecrate and load this candle as a magical healing tool”
Put the candle on the photo of the person you want to help and light the candle (with lighter or with another white candle that you have already lit. Sit in front of the candle, focusing on the person in the photo, with the strong intention that he/she will heal.
Then, aloud, repeat the following spell:
“As the candle burns, the magical power heals
The disease ends
And excellent health returns”
You can replace the word ‘disease’ with ‘sadness’ and the words ‘excellent health’ with the word ‘serenity’; it depends on the situation.
Continue to concentrate and repeat this spell (with conviction, without distracting yourself) for as long as possible until the candle finishes burning. If you used a large candle, after a while, let the candle burn all the way, undisturbed, in a room with no wind.
When you’re done, wrap the leftovers in a clean and unused (new) tissue or cotton fabric, and bury it away from your home, preferably in a forest or in a ‘natural’ environment, thus ‘burying’ the disease.
These are the best ways to use candles for healing. Remember to always rely on traditional medicine to cure illness and to use magick as a plus, a wonderful bonus to shift the energy and attract health with the power of natural energy and its gifts!