The Illuminating power of Prayer Candles
For as long as there have been candles, there have been people who believed that a lit candle can connect the physical world with the spiritual realm. To these people, fire and flame are representations of the spark of creation.Candles represent all 5 elements with the wick and base being foundational or Earth, the wax representing Water’s transmutative ability to transform from solid to liquid to gas, Wind or Air is crucial for keeping the flame lit, Fire is carried on the flame and embodies our passion, willpower and rebirth and finally YOU represent Spirit when you infuse the candle with the intention of your soul energy.
In addition to the most obvious use of candles for illumination, they have long been used as an offering vehicle for prayers and to honor a Higher Being. Lighting a candle can serve many different purposes, it can be a way to fragrance a room or to set a particular mood or be used symbolically for many celebratory and ceremonial occasions. In weddings, candles at the altar or in the aisles symbolize hope for a happy marriage and candles on a birthday cake symbolize or celebrate the passage of time.
With all the special energy, symbolism, and divine elements connected to the act of lighting candles, it’s no wonder that people have rediscovered the power of intention candles. While the history of the specific use of candles for manifesting intentions may seem a little out there, you’ll find the magic just as bright as the fiery essence of our deepest held desires.