The act of lighting a candle is a meditative ritual that connects you to your inner quiet as well as the rest of the world.
The act of lighting a candle is your inner quiet as well as the rest of the world. Feel a sense of belonging.
We often want to help others but are unsure about the right course of action. One technique to enlighten the issue and assist you in finding the proper decision is to offer a blessing.
Light a candle for inner reflection
Some of the most difficult life lessons must be learned on our own, without the help of others. You acknowledge your intention to serve by offering a benediction. Recognize that everything, even the toughest life situations, has a positive side.
A prayer candle can be lit for yourself, another person, or a situation. In a moment of silence alone, bow your head. Address your prayer to God, Allah, the angels, the universe, your higher self, or whatever source of spiritual strength you draw from. In quiet, say a prayer.
Sit in stillness for a few moments before lighting an affirmation candle. Any negative thoughts that have been lingering in your head should be released. Only pleasant thoughts should be allowed to reside there. Close your eyes and imagine a world where everyone is happy and prosperous.
Make a genuine affirmation statement quietly, or have one written on a note next to the candle. Light an inner reflection candle to begin your meditation or visualization exercise. Intend for the light to act as a lantern, directing your mind to the most appropriate path for your needs.
Before lighting the candle, repeat the following statement: I request this for the highest good of all parties involved.
Allow spirit to identify the best light path for you by releasing your need to have your prayer answered in a specific way.
Close your eyes or allow your vision to blur slightly as you concentrate on the candle's flame. Candlelight can be utilized to obtain insight or enlightenment through divination scrying.
Relax your mind, take a few deep breaths, and then offer your blessing to the universe.
MeditationLifeSkillsPodcast.com strives to present meditation concepts that connect east and west, tradition and science in a non-sectarian way, from multiple traditions and not promoting any particular technique or method.
One important principle I try to accomplish is to take complex ideas about meditation and the not-so-well understood meditation principles to help you understand how they can fit into your life.
To your success in meditation!
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