Candles are one of the most effective tools for meditation and rituals. For centuries, people have burned candles of different colors to attract emotions, karma, even wealth.
Often people who are first starting to learn meditation are encouraged to burn a simple candle to help focus. I’ve never been very successful at meditating myself, with or without a candle!
But I do like the idea of burning a candle with a specific idea in mind, rather than general meditation.
The key thing to remember is to be specific in thinking about what you want, focus on why you’re burning the candle in the first place.
Another tip, is to write a few words on a piece of paper in the same colour as your candle, light one corner and then let it burn (in a safe place) while you focus on what you want.
In Truth Unveiled, Meagan is desperate to protect Purah. Candles are an important part of the ritual she uses to make him an amulet.
Black protects against and wards off negativity; purple is powerful for protection against magical attack and negativity; and white protects, purifies and heals.
Lyken positioned three candles on the floor: white, black, and my favorite, one the color of ripe plums. He cast a small circle. The air crackled against my skin. Rose shivered but quickly returned to gathering the materials.
…She laid a soft towel across the floor and spread out a selection of sprigs and spices. Lyken squatted on his haunches next to her and added the pentacle charm and onyx. Lyken whispered over each item and then handed it to Rose. Rose pursed her lips. Her brow furrowed as she slowly placed each item inside the pouch.
… We sat cross-legged on the floor, our knees touching the plum candle in front of me. Lyken passed a needle through the flame, took my hand, and pricked my finger. A single drop of blood rolled into the open pouch.
“Let this be the only pain felt, the only blood shared, and keep my…” My love? The words flowed. But what was he to me now? My friend? My teacher? I swallowed. “Keep Purah from harm.”
Lyken tied the pouch tightly and handed it to Rose. “Do you feel the energy?”
She nodded once. She folded her hands around the material, and her eyes widened.
“Imagine the entire amulet glowing with protective energy.” Lyken’s voice trembled. “Pour your intentions into it. Visualize a shield growing from it, one that will encircle Purah no matter what happens.”
Rose held the pouch over the black candle flame in both hands, her face an intense mask of concentration. She handed it to me, and her trembling fingers touched mine.
“You’re doing great,” I whispered to her.
She gave me a shoulder bump and a huge grin. I dangled the pouch next to the flame in front of me and visualized the energy of the fire entering it, purifying energy that would burn away all negativity and harm. Lyken touched my knee and gently took the amulet from my hands.
“Recite these words after me.” Lyken massaged the pouch and spoke slowly. “May whoever keeps this amulet be protected from every harm. Cast off all bane and ill. So may it be, as is my will.”
Rose took the amulet and recited the words in a clear, loud voice. At the end, she let out a huge sigh and handed Purah’s amulet to me. Lyken was right. The protection spell radiated strength.