Use color and candle magick for healing

 

Have you felt depressed lately? Or a lack of energy? Or maybe you are having a hard time sleeping? While there may be many physical causes to these issues and there are many things we can do to treats these symptoms, many don’t realize that candle magick can work better than a pill for mild issues that happen to everyone on occasion. If you are having severe symptoms and problems please see your doctor or other professional for further treatment, and even once you do candle magick can be a great complement to that care.

Candles provide a focus point for us when we have a hard time on our own. Our intentions and thoughts are where the true magick lies but candles are a tool I recommend everyone learn to work with. (Besides they are highly decorative and everyone in the home can benefit from them!) Even if you do not want to do spell work, just lighting a candle of a specific color will still work it’s magick on you. If you like to relax in the tub by candlelight try using blue, purple or pink candles. We use blue candles in our bedroom to help calm our minds and relax to fall asleep easier. Burn yellow candles when you have guests over to lift the spirits of everyone in the room. Burn black candles if you’ve been cranky and maybe argumentative, picture all of the negativity burning away. There is no right or wrong way to incorporate color therapy and candle magick into your life. (Did you know that many stores already use color to influence people when shopping? Bright colors to draw your attention. Ambient light to make you want to stay longer). Color therapy is already being used all around us, so why not incorporate it into your home too.

I’ve included a list of the major colors and how each color can be used. This is the way I use these colors and other cultures and traditions may vary. Figure out what your intent is then choose your candle color (white will work for anything if you do not have the color you need). Set your intentions and light your candle and it will do the rest. Just make sure you have the candle in a safe place never leaving it unattended. For individual symptoms I use single spell candles so I let them burn all the way out. Otherwise you may use large pillar candles multiple times, putting them out each time you feel their work is done. This is just a basic guide and in a future post I will recount the story of how candle magick helped me and my husband conceive our magick baby!

Red is a great color for boosting energy and boosting spirits when a person is feeling depressed. It is the color that represents fire.

Orange is a good motivator and aids in relieving stress. It can also aid spiritually in changing ones luck.

Yellow is also a good color for depression, frustration, and positive energy (the happy and joy color). It is the color of the element of Air.

Green is a great calming color when a person is angry or feels out of control and helps overcome frustration. Green candles are burned to assist in abundance and prosperity. It is also a great healing color and represents the Earth element.

Blue is a very calming color for meditation, self-reflection and relaxation before sleeping. The element of water is represented by blue.

Indigo is a good color for when a person is overwhelmed and needs a break from the feelings of disorganization in order to reflect and prioritize.

Violet/Purple is a nurturing color for when a person has chaotic feelings and needs to get organized. It is a great color for psychic awareness and represents the fifth element of Spirit.

Pink is a love healing color somewhat as red but encourages self-love and integrity. It is a soft gentle color that is more in line with love rather than passion.

Black clears negative spaces and energy. It is the color of spiritual protection against adversity. Black is a very powerful color that can drain energy but when used to clear negativity it is a very positive color.

White has its own attributes but can be used with the “intent” of any color. White removes negative feelings and energy. White is a true encouragement of positive energy. It is great to use to purify and cleanse a space. It is also culturally used in the healing of animals.

Brown is also an earth elemental color. It is also the “I am Sorry” color to relieve feelings of guilt when you have wronged another. It is also the color other than white used in animal healing.

Silver is considered the color of intuition. It is the color that represents beauty and the arts. Many Neo Pagans use this color to represent the divine feminine. It is also a color associated with the moon. (White is a substitution for silver).

Gold represents prosperity and abundance. It is the color used when you are about to take on a new challenge. Many Neo Pagans use this color to represent the divine masculine. It is also the color associated with the sun. (Yellow can substitute for gold).

The start of the journey that changed my life

My spiritual journey started when I met my Welsh-Irish husband in the Summer of 2012. I had been lost with no real purpose in life until he introduced me to his Celtic roots and Pagan lifestyle. I was intrigued by this ancient wisdom that he lived by and I immediately started my own research. We took a trip to our local metaphysical store (Crone’s Cupboard in Boise Idaho) where I purchased a couple hundred dollars worth of books, candles, incense, stones and other tools; but mostly books. I was a sponge and it seemed I couldn’t get the information fast enough. I read about candle magick and aromatherapy and realized I had been practicing both for years already. I read about working with animals and familiars and learned that I had my own familiar all along in my cat Kiera (sadly her physical form died earlier this year). I was fascinated with the Druids and Goddesses  and noticed that I had suppressed the feminine side of myself and been immersed in the masculine/patriarchal society like so many today still are. But what really drew me in was learning that I was an empath. There were a lot of “aha” moments from my childhood as I remembered how everyone I knew always came to me when they had a problem, needed a shoulder to cry on, or just needed someone to listen to them. I then understood that many of the emotions I expressed as a child were not always my own, but belonged to those around me; people, animals and even mother nature herself. I started to tune in to myself and learned that I had a deep connection to my intuition and sometimes knew more about people than they knew about themselves.

I was on my spiritual journey during the same time that I was working on my psychology degree, and I must admit there were many times I preferred to read my metaphysical books over my psychology books! But after about a year of studying on my own, I was ready to learn from other people. We joined Golden Thread Grove Church run by our friends and owners of Crone’s Cupboard. It was there where I learned how to read tarot and use stones and crystals for healing and I was finally able to see how powerful this energy and magick is that we all have inside of us. I then turned into another sponge and soon my studies at Liberty University and my studies at Golden Thread Grove were crossing over with each other, (this made for some very interesting discussion boards with my very Christian classmates at Liberty!) I started researching more and more the connection between mind and body both scientifically and spiritually. I was able to explain how some forms of magick worked using terms from psychology. The simplest way I can explain it is; that everything around us is energy including ourselves, and we can manipulate this energy through our thoughts and actions, positive or negative, and that is Magick!

After I completed my degree Summer 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors) I realized that I wasn’t done learning. I thought about continuing on to my masters, but instead I wanted to go deeper into my spiritual studies. I ended up taking Tanishka’s (Facebook’s Moon Woman) Red Tent facilitator course and once again had more “aha” moments about why women cycle with the moon and have such deep emotions that can change daily with the phases of the moon. (It wasn’t just because I was a cancer ruled by the moon!) By the way I highly recommend every one read the book The Red Tent by Anita Diamant which can be found on Amazon. You can watch the movie, but the book goes a lot deeper into ancient feminine traditions. This was when I realized that I wanted to start my own Red Tent and help women remember the divine feminine and come back into balance. While building my tent is still in progress, I do what I can to teach this ancient wisdom to everyone; not just women. It’s important for men to find balance too.

Finding the balance between light and dark, the masculine and feminine is why I am here today. I feel it is my purpose to help individuals get back in tune with their inner knowing; their intuition. So many want to make changes in their life but keep getting held back. This is because they are trying to make decisions based on what they think others want rather than listen to their own heart. The masculine society is all about power and control and teaches us that it is wrong to feel emotion. But we fail again and again when we don’t take the time to truly listen to our own desires. Modern Society has forgotten the ancient teachings of the feminine. I want to help them remember.

So now here I am. I have come full circle and am ready to share the knowledge I have gained over the past 4 years and counting. I found it highly appropriate to title this blog Cerridwen’s Wisdom, because not only is she the Welsh Goddess of transformation and keeper of the cauldron of wisdom, she happens to be my husband’s matron Goddess. I have gained a connection to Cerridwen through him and the link is strong. (You can learn more about Cerridwen here). My learning never ends and I continue my studies from many experts in this field through social media and online summits. I am excited for those who are just starting out on their own spiritual path. In the future I will be starting one on one coaching sessions as I get the logistics of the business end worked out. (If anyone feels called to help me speed this process up with a love donation you may do so through paypal and I would be forever grateful for your support.) For now though I will be blogging about various topics that can be helpful for anyone.

Finally if you love this painting of Cerridwen as much as I do please check out the artist’s website Judith Shaw. She has studied Goddess Wisdom for years and paints many beautiful interpretations of them.

I am so glad you are here and I look forward to interacting with my readers so please feel free to comment and share this with others who may be looking to find balance in their lives again.

Thank you, and Blessed Be.