Using candles as therapy has been around for thousands of years, and has been practiced by nearly every religion. Candle therapy can be used to unite the powers of mind, body, and spirit. From ancient times to the present, candles have lighted our way through every transition!, from celebrations and ceremonies to proclamations and processions! The candle’s flame has always been a metaphor for the soul! It possesses a tranquil and almost hypnotic atmosphere for those who allow its power to take them to a very special place.
A candle acts as a “self-object”. A self-object is a thing that is a reflection of our self, an image upon which we can act. The candle reveals the spiritual and ethical changes we would like to bring about in ourselves. It burns as a reminder and symbol of our desires. Sometimes we have to hand our dreams over to a force more powerful than we are.
RED symbolizes life, physical health and attainment of emotions such as passion and vigour. Use the Red chakra candle to help manifest a physical goal or strengthen a business or personal relationship.
ORANGE reflects joy and creativity. Stare into the Orange candle’s flames and envision your life filled with unlimited potential and happiness.
YELLOW is the colour of fire and is connected to learning to fulfill our ideals and desires. Also focus on the Yellow candle to increase your mind power and memory abilities.
GREEN is for growth as well as balance. Use the Green candle when you need to amplify health, harmony, prosperity or abundance.
BLUE symbolizes the power of life and greater faith. The intent of the Blue candle is to connect you to your inner truth and knowledge – the universe’s wisdom.
INDIGO represents mastery of one’s intuitive abilities. Concentrate on the Indigo candle when you want to enhance your intuition and psychic abilities.
VIOLET symbolizes spirituality and awakens success. The Violet candle will help when you need to be inspired and connected to “spirit.” Great to improve creativity.