Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Magic of Lighting a Candle
When you light a candle you are making a strong action. You are also making a magical action. Remember that magic is the act of bringing more goodness into your life. A candle invokes the energy of fire, with the warmth and light of fire, but without the destructive aspect. However, you can also light a candle to remind yourself of the way fire cleanses and brings forth new beginnings. Many times we get caught up in a life of habitual actions, of just passively going through motions. We must combat the ennui that can result with a decisive act. A symbolic way to declare that we are going to be more active in shaping our own destiny is to light a candle. A candle can shine in dark places. A candle can be a beacon of hope in dark times. A candle can remind us to draw on the energy of the magic that surrounds us. A candle can be lit to dispel fear. A candle's light can be shared with other people. I suggest to all wise magicians that you look at your life and see if it would be good to boldly light a candle for yourself and the world. You can stand up for your own truth. You can be warmed by the gentle warmth of a candle's flame. If you have been living in the shadows you can bring yourself into a better place by this simple action. Light a candle and you will find it easier to do other things to bring goodness into your life. May the spark be with you.