For centuries, candles are used for celebratory events, funerals, spiritual healing, religious offering and meditation. The burning flame creates a soothing ambience, and offer a good focal point for reflection to improve your mindfulness. Together with candle colour therapy, you can achieve and maintain a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Choosing which colour candle plays an important part of your ritual because different colours vibrate at different frequencies. When converged with your own energy, these vibrations help to manifest your desires by harmonizing your auras and chakras and safeguarding yourself against negative energies.
Here are some common uses of various coloured candles, as well as their associations with chakras:
Red: Red candles are used for stimulating passion, and enhancing relationships or romance. They are linked to the Root Chakra (Muladhara). They can help ground and stabilize energy, promote vitality, courage, and a sense of security. They are also useful for stimulating appetite for patients.
Orange: Orange candles are used for attracting joy and good luck, while cleansing negative attitudes. They are associated with the Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana). They can aid in increasing creativity, passion, emotional balance, and sensuality. When someone is suffering from depression, do consider lighting up orange candles to add some joy to the surrounding.
Yellow: Yellow candles are used for stimulating mental clarity, knowledge and concentration. They are connected to the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura). They can promote personal power, self-confidence, and enhance digestion and metabolism. If one is looking at increasing indirect wealth, he/she can try burning yellow candles too.
Green: Green candles can be used for stimulating good luck and increasing wealth, great for people who wants growth and success, especially in their career. They are associated with the Heart Chakra (Anahata). They can assist in promoting love, compassion, healing, harmony, and emotional balance. When someone is feeling stressed out, burning green candles can help to create a calming and soothing environment that may aid in relaxation and stress reduction.
Blue: Blue candles are used for attaining happiness, conferring wisdom and increasing one’s good fortune. They are linked to the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha). They can support clear communication, self-expression, authenticity, and inner truth. Burning a blue candle before bedtime can help create a peaceful atmosphere and induce a sense of calmness, potentially aiding in improving sleep quality.
Indigo: Indigo candles are associated with the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna). They can help enhance intuition, perception, spiritual awareness, and psychic abilities, similar to the uses of purple candles.
Violet/Purple: Purple candles are used for increasing luck in one's studies or work, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Many believe that this colour can also help you to gain popularity and power. They are connected to the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara). They can help create a sacred ambiance and support your connection to higher realms, intuition, and divine guidance.
White: White candles are used to create mental clarity and helps to clean up or remove obstacles, allowing you to start fresh. White, being the combination of all colors, is seen as a representation of pure light, transcendence, and spiritual enlightenment. It symbolizes the unification of all aspects of being and the connection to the divine. The smoke from a burning white candle symbolises the purging of negativity. The negative energy disappears once the smoke is gone.
In Buddhist practices, the colour of the candle you choose for your altar can depend on various factors, including personal preference and the specific intention or practice you wish to engage in. Ultimately, the colour of the candle should resonate with your own spiritual connection and intention. You may choose to use a combination of colors or rotate colors based on specific practices or occasions. Trust your intuition and select the color that feels most meaningful and appropriate for your Buddhist altar.
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