Light in the Dark Holiday Candle
Light in the Dark Holiday Candle candles are here! And how can you not be curious about a cent with a name like Dragon’s Blood? I smile when people ask me if Dragon’s Blood is, in fact, blood from a dragon. Spoiler alert: it’s not. Dragon’s blood is the common name for resin from the Dracaena tree, the sap of which is bright red and looks convincingly like blood. Dragon’s Blood is widely known as a powerhouse against negativity, and for its ability to amplify the potency of your magical workings. It is excellent for clearing energies!
This beautifully handmade blessed candle has pure Dragons Blood resins mixed into the wax and is also sprinkled on top. Dragons Blood has many magickal uses. In addition to its magickal powers relative to ultimate protection, it is also used in luck, love, purification, clearing, and courage rituals. It is a powerful protectant when carried and sprinkled around the home. Smudge with dragon blood (also listed here in my shoppe) at entryways to keep unwanted people and evil at bay. It will also drive away evil and negativity when burned, hence the reasoning and power within this candle.
HOW TO DO THE CANDLE MEDITATION
Before you light a candle for your meditation, take a minute to prepare the space in which you will meditate. Turn down the lights or draw your window shades closed. You'll find this meditation much easier to do in a room that's not too bright and you'll avoid eyestrain too, so make sure the room you are in is dimly lit and at a comfortable temperature.
Now light a candle and position it at eye level, or slightly below. It’s OK to look down at the candle slightly, but make sure that your head is not tilted too far forward and that your body is not slumping.
It’s important that you are able to maintain a comfortable upright posture that feels natural to you. Take a seat in your favourite chair, or sit cross legged on the floor, and make sure that your candle is at least 50cm away from you, otherwise it may appear too bright.
Now simply stare at the candle and allow the image of the flame to occupy your mind.
At first, your mind will probably wander about and your eyes will resist your efforts to keep them still. This is normal and it will gradually ease as the meditation progresses, so don’t be too concerned if this happens to you.
You may also find that your eyes water a little. Again, this is normal and it usually dissipates quite quickly. If distractions like these arise, simply return your attention to the candle flame and let them go.
A great way to deepen a candle meditation is to imagine that you are breathing the light of the candle in and out of yourself. You don’t need to perform a complex visualization exercise to do this, just keep your eyes fixed on the candle flame, and allow your natural breathing rhythm to fill your awareness.
Casually sense that the light of the candle is flowing into you as you breathe in and out. Feel a sense of purity and clarity infusing with your body and mind as you absorb yourself in this meditation.
Candle Safety Instructions
1. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
2. Never use water to extinguish a candle; this is extremely dangerous as it can cause excess heat and steam, which may cause the container/glass to explode.
3. Ensure wicks are upright and trimmed to 7mm (1/4 inch) during use and each time the candle is relit.
4. Never move a burning candle. Ensure the candle is extinguished, wax is solid and the jar is cold before handling.
5. Candle tins may become hot. Burn candles on an appropriate flat heat-resistant surface.
6. Avoid using in drafty areas, near an open window, air duct or fan.
7. Keep away from children, pets and flammable materials.
8. Do not use the lid to extinguish the candle.
9. Don't burn a candle all the way down.
Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container
(Wooden Wick has been replaced with threaded wick due to the malfunction of wooden wicks not lighting or staying on)