Candle Healing Energy

FIRE & LIGHT... You and Color Candle Healing!

Candles have been used in religion, for candle healing and for metaphysical purposes for about as long as fire has been around. It is a very powerful symbol for the activation of more fire and light in our lives - on both physical and subtle levels of body mind and spirit.

In Christianity, candles are commonly used in worship both for decoration and ambiance, and as symbols that represent the light of God, or specifically the light of Christ. Dr. Usui, the founder of Reiki, was said to have walked through the streets of Tokyo with a lighted lantern in the daylight as a beacon for attracting Reiki students. It is a tradition to light candles on top of our birthday cakes in celebration of each cherished year of our lives.

The Candle flame represents the eternal light of the soul and the connection to Source.

Light a Candle


Lighting a candle for a particular purpose or intention symbolizes bringing light to our wishes or desires. You are invited to reflect on whatever is resonating within you at this the moment whether it be love, healing, peace, prosperity or gratitude and light a candle.

Fire has always been regarded as something holy, magical and mysterious. In most societies, fire first belonged to the gods; the legend of Prometheus and the creation of humanity are but one example. Prometheus is credited with having stolen fire from the gods and given it to mortal mankind.

Fire operates in all aspects of life. From volcanic fires to the fires of ordinary body heat to that all consuming fire of passion in the belly, from the solar fires to the fires of intellect, fire's presence is felt nearly everywhere.

When we use the fires of candles, we are participating in the ritual of fire that has existed throughout the ages. Therefore this healing practice should be seen as an ancient ceremony of creation.

Look upon the unlit candle as the unlit essence of life energy in the physical body that awaits a renewing touch of fire to help restore health to body and soul. When you light its flame, imagine you are creating light where there was no light before, bringing warmth and healing where it is needed. This imaging or visualization in itself is extremely healing however should you want to further the candle healing practice you will find more information on Candle Healing lay-outs and Candle Color Healing Properties here.

"Fly in faith forever on the wings of Light, for you are cared for." ~Lou Bognon~
Light a Candle


Lighted candles are reflections of our emotional self and help to illuminate our hearts.

Following are some tips to keep in mind when lighting a candle for healing purposes:

  • The candles colour must respond with the healing required as its vibrational force is activated, released and amplified when it is lit. (Consult this page with some colors) The colour emanates its vibration to enlighten the moment and facilitate focus.
  • The one you choose should be cleansed and anointed before using by rubbing with a light olive oil in an upwards direction towards the wick. This process is called "dressing the candle." It strengthens the colour so that its energies are more vibrant and activated which will make them far more effective for your purpose.
  • Once used for a specific purpose such as in healing, it should not be used for something else as this will set up conflicting vibrations.
  • A strong affirmation of intention must be performed when the flame is lit as well as when it is extinguished as if you are firmly setting and locking the healing energy in place.
  • Any candle will be effective. For longer, more sustained effects, church candles can be quite effective as they can burn for a long time. Do not leave a candle unattended and make sure you burn them in the right candle holders.
  • Do not use candles to interfere with the free will of another as the rebound effect can be very dramatic.
  • Putting out the candle should be the last thing after the healing has been done or the ritual has been performed. Visualize the area or person being healed surrounded by white light. Do not blow the candle out rather get yourself a snuffer or use wet fingers to put out the flame.
Candle Healing

For a few ideas in how to use colored candles for healing and a few healing lay-outs.

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