Want balance and harmony in your life? Try candle therapy.
When words fail, candles do the talking, whether it’s an expression of gratitude, regret or a soft yet powerful declaration of love. Candle therapy is when you light candles to lift someone’s spirit, even yours. In her book, Candle Therapy, author Catherine Riggs Bergesen writes that candle therapy encourages you to bring the tradition of wishing good into your everyday life. A candle’s flame is a metaphor for the soul – it can bring tranquillity. A candle’s flame denotes the ‘self’.
New-age healers use the ancient art of therapy candles to unlock blocked emotions and relationships. Burning candles vibrate different frequencies within the body. White candles purify the body, and bring peace. Black candle burns negative energy. Red candles are burnt for love and passion. They cleanse the root chakra. Green candles promote healing, attract money and luck. Orange candles represent attraction – they heal the navel chakra and soothe any emotional traumas. Blue candles are for forgiveness. Lavender candles soothe the soul while purple candles help overcome obstacles. Peach candles are burnt to rejuvenate the soul. If you want to enhance spiritual healing, burn magenta candles. There’s a growing trend to make your own candles these days. The energy of these candles is said to be purer than the candles you buy. This Diwali, indulge in some candle-making and therapy.