Candle Therapy and Crystals
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 lit 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 to those who allow its power to take them to a very special place.
A candle acts as a “self object”. A self object is an object that is a reflection of our self, a reflection upon which we can act. The candle reflects 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.
The techniques of allowing candles to help in crystal work involve holding a selected crystal in your hand or hands or placing the stone on the floor or table near you and your mat and allow yourself to focus on the mineral as you meditate.
In a meditative or yoga group circle, you may place the candles and crystals in the center of the group. Make sure that the intention of the entire group is that of the same intent.
Crystals can allow one to reach higher spiritual levels during meditation. The crystal magnifies one’s personal energy by aligning and connecting with universal power. The candle can center and align by concentrating on it’s flame.
If you decide to make your own candles, you can incorporate crystals into the candles as an energetic component.
Crystals used in making candles is another wonderful way to blend the metaphysical power of the crystal with the color of the candle and the scent of an essential oil. This power tool is a wonderful way to bring many of the tools of your intentions together!
Andrew Pacholyk, MS. L.Ac
Alternative medicine and therapies
for healing mind, body & spirit!