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Candles as rituals in your home.

Candles have been used in spiritual and religious practices for centuries. The soft glow and warm ambiance they emit can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere, making them a popular choice for daily rituals. Whether you are looking to set intentions, meditate, or simply unwind after a long day, incorporating candles into your daily routine can be a beneficial practice.

Ways that you can use candles as part of your daily rituals.

1. Setting intentions: Before you start your day, take a moment to set your intentions. Light a candle and focus on your goals for the day. This can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the day. I like to shuffle an oracle deck and choose a card here too.

2. Meditation: Many people find it helpful to meditate in front of a candle. The soft, flickering light can help you relax and concentrate on your breath. You can also use scented candles to enhance your meditation practice.

3. Relaxation: After a long day, taking a few minutes to unwind can be beneficial. Light a candle and take a few deep breaths. This can help you release any tension and stress from the day. I love having candles in the bathroom when setting up for a relaxing bath. The ambient light adds to the tranquility.

4. Gratitude: Practicing gratitude is a powerful way to shift your focus from what you don't have to what you do have. Light a candle and take a moment to reflect on all the things you are grateful for in your life. Consider writing in your gratitude journal by candlelight.

5. Creativity: If you are feeling stuck creatively, lighting a candle can help spark your imagination. The soft light and calming scent can create a relaxing atmosphere that can help you get into a creative flow.

When incorporating candles into your daily rituals, choose candles made with high quality ingredients. MelissaMade with Love candles are made with soy wax and are created with an intentional energetic vibration of love. Since 2020, I have been choosing natural vessels made from pottery and have a large selection of ready-made candles, plus offer a candle refill service for those who live close to me.

Candles can be a powerful tool for daily rituals. Whether you are looking to set intentions, meditate, or simply unwind, incorporating candles into your routine can help create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. By practicing daily rituals with candles, you can improve your overall well-being and cultivate a deeper sense of peace, mindfulness and sacredness in your life.

I'd love you to share pictures of your candles in use, or ways in which you use candles in your daily rituals. Comment on this blog post or tag @melissamadewithlove on Facebook or Instagram.

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