How Can You Use Your Powers Like The Candle?

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“No matter how small we are or what color we might be; Like a small candle, we all can produce the same light. Spread light with your thoughts, words, and actions. It is a dark world…and you are here to create light.” -Rishika Jain

Keep this in mind whenever you wonder about how your power can resemble that of a candle.

If you ever look at a candle and see its shape and how it burn, you may not think a lot about it, but if you take a deeper look, there is a lot more to the candle than what you know.

Today’s inspiration is about you and the candle. We will discuss the following:

  • What is the true value of the candle?
  • What does color has to do with a candle?
  • How can you use your powers like the candle?

Now that we have the questions, let’s find the answers!

What is the true value of the candle?

Typically, Merriam-Webster would have our definition here, but for this topic, we will take a different approach. The National Candle Association has some stats listed that may shock you about the value of the candle. I will list a few of those stats below:

  • Candles are used in 7 out of 10 U.S. households.
  • Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women.
  • Consumers are increasingly purchasing candles as a focal point for their home décor, and for aromatherapy-like relaxation and stress reduction.
  • Nine out of ten candle users say they use candles to make a room feel comfortable or cozy.
  • Candle users say they most frequently burn candles in the living room (42%), followed by the kitchen (18%) and the bedroom (13%).
  • Both men and women consider candles to be an always-acceptable and highly appreciated gift for a wide variety of occasions.
  • Candle purchasers say they view candles as an appropriate gift for the holidays (76%), as a house-warming gift (74%), a hostess/dinner party gift (66%), a thank you (61%) and as adult birthday gifts (58%).

As you can see, the candle means a lot to a lot of people.

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What does color has to do with a candle?

A candle’s color does have some spiritual meaning behind it to those who believe in its powers. Original Products Botanica shares the colors and meanings on their page. I will list the colors and the meanings below, and if you are interested in buying any of the candles, just click on the links below in the descriptions.

  • White Candles
    • The white candle represents the highest level of consciousness. Burning a white candle in conjointment with a meditative state is to seek protection, healing and purification. White represents truth, unity, harmony, and wholeness of spirit. The user who burns a white candle is invoking lunar energy. Since all colors are derived from pure white light, a white candle can be used as replacement for any other candle in many rituals.
  • Red Candles
    • The color red is firmly rooted in the physical world. The burning of red candles is said to put one in touch with the power of the flesh. Red represents temporal pleasures. It symbolizes passion and love as well as scorn and courage to stand up to one’s enemies. Red stimulates energy, vitality, fertility and personal power. Those who light a red candle are tapping into Scorpio energy. They seek love, respect, power magnetism and survival.
  • Yellow Candles
    • The color yellow exemplifies brainpower and intellect. He or she who lights a yellow candle is seeking to access the wisdom of the ages, and garner control over the full benefit of their own mental powers. Yellow embodies creativity, inspiration, concentration, logic, learning and action. The light of a yellow candle brings one closer to attaining the cheerfulness, endurance, stability and security they crave.
  • Blue Candles
    • Made from a primary spiritual color, blue candles are used in the examination of emotions (Saturn energy) and the attainment of calming wisdom and healing sleep. There are many shades of blue. Burning a dark blue candle promotes joy and laughter. Dark blue influences dreams and emotions. Royal blue signifies loyalty and fealty. Royal blue stirs the spiritual self and this color of candle is invoked by seekers of truth. Light blue is another very spiritual color. Light blue candles radiate Aquarian energy (calm waters) and are ideal for pursuing inspirational meditations. Those who light a blue candle are seeking truth, harmony and guidance while amplifying their creativity and perception.
  • Green Candles
    • Green is the color of success and abundance. This meaning can be traced back through the ages to when prosperity meant a bountiful harvest. Light a green candle when you want to mediate and reflect on nature, growth, healing and the good luck that makes finding employment or business success possible.
  • Black Candles
    • The burning of a black candle is serious business. This is done when one wants to neutralize negative energies. The color black offers protection from illness, evil and the negative energy cast upon you from outside forces. The black candle is also burned to harness the healing energy of the universe.
  • Pink Candles
    • The color pink manifests love, devotion, friendship and faith. Putting a flame to a pink candle means that the devotee is interested in forming a partnership or is possibly seeking affection or perhaps emotional healing. The color of universal love, pink represents the purest form of love — unconditional and enduring. Pink candles are used in rituals to attract attention or achieve some other joyful purpose.
  • Orange Candles
    • The great portrait artists of the Middle Ages understood well the power of orange. Orange is the color of sudden change. It confers upon those who dare to wear it, a form of super-power. Few people today (including royalty) possess the boldness required to put on orange garments. To this end, the act of burning an orange candle is an aggressive move. One would do so to effect instant and profound change. The lighting of orange candles is suitable for rituals occurring.
  • Purple Candles
    • Students of esoterism believe that purple candles have the power to cancel out the negative effects of bad karma. Ancient wisdom holds that the color purple is associated with the third eye. Burning a purple candle can enhance psychic powers. The color has a meaning steeped in meditation, divination and hidden knowledge. Those who burn purple candles do so to expand upon what they already have. They may also wish to obtain spiritual protection, find recognition, or seek reconciliation with something that exists in the realm of the spirits.
  • Brown Candles
    • Brown is the color of our Earth. This color represents above all things balance and a firm connection to the land. The individual who supplicates in the presence of a burning brown candle is sending a message to the universe that they respect the dignity and solemnity of mother Earth (they are well-grounded), and that they acknowledge the delicate balance of all things living on this Earth. Brown candles are used in rituals to regain balance, seek refuge from chaos, eliminate indecisiveness, find lost items and develop meaningful friendships.
  • Gray Candles
    • Gray is a neutral color. It is useful to the practitioner when meditating on complex issues. The gray candle has the power to offset negative influences without repercussions. The gray candle is used in the same manner that charcoal is used to flush poisons from the body.
  • Gold Candles
    • The gold candle is burned by the votary to achieve enlightenment. This is because the color gold emblemizes light in its purest form. Gold is the very symbol of good fortune. It represents money, success, protection and victory over our troubles. The burning of a gold candle enhances communication with the universe as it attracts positive cosmic influences. Gold candles are recommended for use in rituals undertaken to gain personal power or fortune.

As you can see, the color of a candle has significant meaning and can affect a person spiritually.

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How can you use your powers like the candle?

So far, you can see how much power a candle has and how much of an effect it has on people. You too have the power to affect people just like the candle. Using Rishiki Jain’s comment, here is how you can use your powers just like the candle and light the world.

  1. Spread light using your thoughts.
    • The candle is able to promote thought in the following ways:
      • It can set the mood through its color and placement.
      • It can cause a person to think about what they want simply by the color.
    • You can promote your thoughts in the following ways:
      • You can your thoughts to influence your words and actions.
      • You can use you mind to help manifest what you want in reality.
  2. Spread light using your words.
    • The candle is able to promote words in the following ways:
      • Although speechless, the candle can get a person to say and speak his or her mind.
      • When a person reads the words that may be on a candle, they gain understanding and appreciation of the candle.
    • You can promote words in the following ways:
      • You can use your words to verbally express yourself and inspire other people.
      • You can use your words to bring forth issues and come up with solutions that can change the world.
  3. Spread light using your actions.
    • The candle is able to promote actions in the following ways:
      • The candle may not have legs and hands, but it can make a person think, meditate, and move through its color, scent, and placement.
      • The candle can also promote peace and give people sight whenever it is lit.
    • You can promote actions in the following ways:
      • You can use your actions to represent what you say and think.
      • You can also use your actions to inspire and promote positive change in other people and the world.

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I encourage you to take the time to look at yourself and the candle. The candle may look subtle and peaceful like you can at times, but once a person come in contact with you both, that is when the magic happens. When someone touches and sees you both in action, the impact that you both can have is truly special. Let’s remember that it is up to you recognize the power that you have and use it to light the world with what it needs to become a better place.

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I have a few questions that I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to answer and comment below:

  • How would you compare yourself to a candle?
  • If you could associate yourself with any of the colors candles listed above, which candle color represents you the best?
  • What color candle best represents what you are seeking for in your life at the moment?
  • How do you use your powers to light the world just like the candle does?
  • What would you recommend to someone who is trying to light the world as a candle?

Your answer and comments can help yourself find out this important question…

  • How can you use your powers like the candle?

-Michael J. Fite

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I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

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