by Bob Romero
Lighting candles has been practiced for centuries in many different religions and for different reasons. Usually it’s for loved ones or for an intention that we’re asking God to fulfill. It can be for healing, or for a favorable outcome to a situation. It can also be devotion to Spirit, or denote gratitude for blessings that have been received.
There are different candles that you can use, varying from the small tea candles and votive candles to the larger jar candles, and in different colors and aromas. Color and aroma can enhance the power of the candle. For example, a green candle can be used for a healing prayer.
My mom always lit candles both in church and at home, and it was for all of the reasons mentioned above. She would sometimes promise to light a candle or say a rosary, or both, when confronted with a situation. Prayers are not always answered the way that we want, but it was amazing to me to see how often she would have favorable outcomes.
Lighting a candle is a very personal and sacred ritual whether it’s to Mother Mary, or to Mother Lakshmi. It’s very calming and peaceful. You can feel a divine presence as you light the candle. You go into a meditative state as you give your intention to God. After stating a request or devotion, ask for this or something better, and only for the highest good, and as Spirit wills it be. The light is a very powerful tool as it illuminates the darkness of the situation. You become centered right away, and all of your focus is totally on your intention and the flame.
If you partially close your eyes, you will see one to three light rays connecting you to the candle, usually to your throat or to your heart, and they can be flowing in both directions. There is a fundamental metaphysical principle that says, “Energy follows thought”. What better way is there to apply this principle, than by lighting a candle? No negative thoughts can occur, because you are concentrating on the flame and on your intention, while being in communication with Spirit. Sometimes miracles will happen, but no matter what happens, you will feel better.
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.