The power of candles

The Power Of CandlesCandles have been used for hundreds of years and are still common use today, but for different reasons. Some people like to use them simply for decoration, some to create a warm, romantic mood and some use them as a part of their religious ceremonies. Candles are also often used for meditation and to bring about certain changes in mood and environment.

Candles of different colours and perfumes can have quiet distinctive effects. When used wisely, they can be extremely effective in enhancing and improving our general well-being as well as many other areas of our lives.

Many people like to use white candles for general use, but white candles also have a greater significance. White candles encourage spirituality, wholeness and purity. This is why they are so often used in wedding ceremonies and other special occasions. They help to bring a feeling of spirituality and pure energy to an environment. As well as white candles, blue, lavender and light green are all excellent for relaxation, centering and meditation.

Lavender-scented candles can help to create a feeling of security, comfort and calm. Try lighting a lavender candle while taking a warm bath to help enhance your sense of deep relaxation.

Dark green candles have many purposes. They are excellent for increasing financial energies in your life, especially when combined with a chamomile scent. Forest green candles can also be very effective in promoting and stimulating any kind of mental or emotional healing.

Red candles help to produce excitement, anticipation and increased levels of energy, particularly when combined with a peppermint scent. They can increase passion, aggression and alertness. By adding vanilla scent they are also known to increase libido. Pink candles fall somewhere between the effect of white and red candles. They are more calm, romantic and sensual than red. When combined with a rose perfume, they can create a warm, friendly and inviting feeling. They are highly recommended for the early stages of a romantic relationship.

Yellow candles stimulate the mental processes and encourage conversation and good humour. They are also known to help increase your decision-making and problem-solving capabilities. When the scent of sage is added, they can help to ease mental strain and tension.

Some people like to burn black candles because they exude a very strong energy and have a very powerful appearance. They do not promote relaxation or comfort but, instead, are associated with power and control. Black candles should be used with discretion because they tend to suggest energies of domination and authority. Try to use black candles for focusing on specific goals while meditating.

Candles can be used for so much more than just decoration. The careful use of colours and scents in candles can help you to influence your moods and your environment. So take advantage of the wonderful power of candles to make changes your life today!

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