Time for a new tip on Candle magic. Usually I would tell you to burn the candles the way that you want to when you purchase at my store but I started to realize I need to be a bit more clear with my directions. Just because I know how to cast it doesn’t doesn’t mean everyone does. We can always light the candle and perform our magic any time. Just be sure you pay attention in terms what to light first. So my first tip today is: Cleanse your space. That is right! Cleansing should be one of the things you should do more with your home. Whether you are lighting the sage and blowing around the home or even lighting my cleansing candles ( heck do both for greater effect) you can really get more positive energy flowing into your own own space.
We often don’t think cleansing is important but think about it this way, don’t you feel better when you clean your house and get rid of stuff you know longer need? Removing the clutter and feeling more organized is a great because you are getting rid of old energy without realizing it. The same can be said for this sage and cleansing candles. Think of it this way, every time we don’t get along with someone or have an argument with others, we are building negative energy around us. So its really important to get yourself refreshed and cleanse so you can always look start off feeling good each day. I am sure you don’t want that negative energy floating around you, I know I don’t. The more negativity is around your space, the higher the chance you will be focusing in on the negative that is around you. We don’t need that! Remember we have to keep that positive energy around us so we can keep focus on manifesting the positive in our life.
Now how often should you cleanse? Well that is totally up to you. Try to feel it out, if you are feeling down or icky energy wise then do a bit of cleansing. Don’t hesitate even thinking about it, just doing it will help you feel lighter. If you do a lot of spiritual work like I do, you might to need to do a bit more often. I tend to try to cleanse my space once a month at least. If I have done a lot of readings lately and feel a bit icky, I will do it more frequently. Sometimes it can once a month for me , other times it can be every two weeks. Rarely do I need to cleanse weekly. That’s a good thing for me, guess I am not floating in all that negative energy after all the heavy readings I do on a daily basis lol. My guides are really on top of their duty in bringing the positive energy all around me.
How does Cleansing candles help your candle magic? Well, I have found that if I light a cleansing candle first, it clears up the room and space brings in a nice positive energy. This is important to be because I have a clearer mind set in how I am going to be casting the next candle. It can also give a bigger push of positive energy to the next few candles that you burn after that. It really does double up on the effect of the candles I cast and helps get those results I am looking for a bit faster. When I cleanse and then cast magic, I can feel the movement of my magic even more.
The original Cleansing 8 inch candle is great when you need a deeper cleanse. One big stick goes a long way. The options are either wrapped with Cleansing oil only, Oil+ herbs or the works which combines spell oil, herbs and a cleansing stone. Now keep in mind this is not a typical candle you get at a store. the special requirement for hand-rolled candles like this is recommended to be put on metal plates that can handle the heat of the candle. Typically you can get a large metal plate at Target for like $8, its a small investment but its worth it in the end for any other spell candles you may try in the future.
So why use a metal plate? When I first learned these candles at a Wicca shop, I was taught to send energy through the candles and plus the high flames are very much normal especially when we are adding herbs and oils into the mic. The candles are very oiled inside so you will even feel the energy coming through the bag when you first open it. That being said, it can very smoky ( this is normal) so you don’t want to be putting these near your smoke alarms. Other candle plates, bowls, pie tins or anything else you can think of using are not considered safe to use for these types of candles. In fact, I have had customers who gotten creative that they would either cause their own fire hazards or the containers they used would crack and they be building their furniture. Please use common sense when it comes to using these kinds of candles, candle safety is so important.
These hand-rolled candles are also known to burn fast. The bottoms of the candles are pinched or wrapped to hold in the herbs and stones. Because of the way these candles are closed in, you will want to light the bottom of the candle just a bit and let the wax drip on to the plate then stick on to the plate. And since these candles are on metal plates, it gives the candle the freedom to breathe and melt in a safer way plus by the time candles are done, you will see a pool of wax on the plate and when the entire candle is done, just let it cool and remove with ease.
The other option is using Mini handrolled cleansing candles. They are highly effective because you can do short bursts of energy cleaning. Sometimes we need just a quick cleanse of room or space. If you are new to using candles like these, the mini candles are a good starting point. Why they are only 4 inches in length, you also will receive 2 of them. This gives you the opportunity to use one candle for now and save the other candle for another time when you feel its time for another cleanse.