Meditation Candle: Ralph Waldo Emerson, 12ozAdd to Wishlist
Candle meditation has been around since candles were invented; and before that, its origin dates back to the first time a human being stared into a fire. A fire is hypnotic and can quickly create a state of trance. Fire is irresistible! This is why candle meditation is very effective as a meditation technique or anytime you need to quiet your mind or focus your thoughts. In this hypnotic state, the mind settles, and you can focus your attention on one topic, or no topic at all and allow your mind to go completely quiet. Experience how peaceful and relaxing the warm glow of candlelight can be with our Ralph Waldo Emerson Meditation Candle*. Handcrafted with our signature wood wicks and made with 100% pure soybean oil, this gorgeous candle crackles gently as it fills the room with a clean and uplifting blend of White Tea, Citron, Mandarin, Blood Orange and Teakwood to help purify, illuminate and heal.
The practice of meditating with light is very simple: in short, stare at the candle flame. You can sit in any way that is comfortable to you (your usual meditation pose, which can be anything from sitting in a chair to sitting in full Lotus).
To maintain a good upright posture, place the candle as close to eye level as possible to avoid neck strain or slouching – alternatively, the candle can be on the ground 3-6 feet away from you so that your gaze falls naturally on it.
Candle meditation is best done in a relatively dark or dimly lit room, so that it is easy to hold your focus on the flame and maintain a soothing ambiance. Use the soundtrack below as a background or complement to candle meditation. Close your eyes and visualize the flame, only this time the flame is dancing to the music.
Start by getting comfortable and taking a few long, deep breaths to relax; and then bring your attention to the flame. Soften your gaze and become fascinated with the dance of the flame… within a few seconds you will begin relaxing.
As you stare at the hypnotically-flickering flame, your mind will begin its usual wanderings. You might think about things you have to do, problems you are having, physical discomfort and so on. Just redirect your concentration to the flame anytime this happens. Eventually your thoughts will slow, and then fade altogether and you will experience transcendence of thought where you are left with only awareness of the flame.
Candle meditation can be used anytime to quiet your mind and de-stress. Simply light this candle and give yourself a chance to focus on it; in just a few minutes you will be enjoying a quiet mind and profound inner peace! Use this when your mind is too busy and you need to focus. Keep this candle handy and take a few minutes every now and then to center yourself and bring your attention back to the present.
*Ralph Waldo Emerson Prayer
Ralph Waldo Emerson—a New England preacher, essayist, lecturer, poet, and philosopher—was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 19th century in the United States. This is a modified verse from one of his most notable poems:
For each new morning
with its light,
For rest and shelter
of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
Thy goodness sends.
Please follow these instructions while you enjoy the pleasure of our wood wick candles:
Before lighting, trim wooden wicks to almost even with wax surface (1/8-1/4") using standard toenail clippers to ensure a clean burning candle and better crackling sound. If your candle does happen to smoke, extinguish the flame, trim the wick smaller and light the candle again. If you happen to trim the wick too low (the candle struggles to burn properly) pour a slight amount of the hot wax out to expose more of the wooden wick, use a paper towel to clean the wax from the side of the candle, then light again. Keep your wick trimmed to 1/8"-1/4" and burn the candle until the melted wax reaches the sides of the vessel for an optimal burn.
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