The power of a flame has been uniting the human mind, body and spirit for centuries. It has also been marking significant ceremonies and rituals since the beginning of time. The candle’s flame symbolizes the human spirit and can help trigger enlightenment and add a sense of well being to any environment. Since candles are extremely affordable (many for a dollar or two), I don’t know why more people don’t tap into their mood modifying power on a regular basis.
Commoners usually wait until an exclusively planned event such as a dinner party or wedding before they decide to call on the power of the candle to set a distinct atmosphere. But why wait until then? Candles can be used on a daily basis just about anywhere in your home, particularly the ones encased in a glass container. They readily surrender their surroundings to an instant mood lift and create a positive ambiance which can in turn uplift down spirits or enhance your already good spirits. It’s been medically proven that people who have an overall positive outlook on life and who are good-spirited, generally tend to live longer than those who don’t. Here are some easy ways to get your daily dosage of spiritual upliftment and enhancement.
Candles In The Kitchen
Candles in the kitchen can give subtle tranquility to a space that is often bustling with activity. A glance over at a candle flame while performing the hectic duties of preparing meals for your family or washing the dishes can give an instant rejuvenation to the spirit. It can also induce the feeling of appreciation while you sit down to eat with your family or engage in a board game or casual conversation with loved ones at the kitchen table.
Candles In The Family Room
This is another usually busy area in your home that can benefit from the presence of the calming effects of candlelight. In this case the burning flame can be a pressing reminder to take time to slow down and enjoy each other. It’s always refreshing to sit down and watch your favorite tv show with the lights on or off (especially when they’re off) and glance at the silhouettes of your loved ones realizing, what’s really important. It can definitely invoke a renewed sense of togetherness, leaving you with that warm fuzzy feeling inside.
Candles In The Bathroom
Bathroom bliss is what I call it. Candlelight can have a soothing effect and give you a few moments of personal reflection while you take care of bathroom business. Whether you’re just stepping out of a hot shower, putting on makeup or even soaking in a warm luxurious bubble bath, the flame from a candle can intensify your momentary getaway or daily grooming rituals.
Candles In The Bedroom
I know you’ve been waiting for this one! We already know the romantic feelings that a dimly candle lit room can invoke between a couple, but that’s not all it can be used for. A candle can turn your dull and monotonous bedroom into a permanent sanctuary. Whether you’re snuggling up with your mate, having a much deserved moment alone with a good book or getting dressed for work, the candle can work wonders for a usually drab and mundane place.
So there you have it. Yes, a simple flame from a candle can be used as instant daily therapy. With all the stress most people have in their lives today, it’s nice to know there’s an easy and affordable escape from it. Candlelight therapy. Try it today and enhance your life!