In Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project, she talks about lighting a candle in her office. This was one simple thing to do to make her office more pleasant. She writes, “It’s like seeing snow falling outside the window or having a dog snoozing on the carpet beside you. It’s a kind of silent presence in the room and very pleasant.”
Maybe that is why I am so attracted to lighting candles, every season in every room.
On our women retreats (www.mamaneedsarefill.com), gathered in a circle, I light a large candle in the middle of the room. Then I light another candle in the room we gather in for individual card readings. The candle light is sacred. For me it represents not only a silent presence but a visual reminder of hope and possibility. We forget to find sacredness in the little things and a candle can do that, mark beauty through simplicity.
More thoughts on candle light read my blog from May 2010, https://heartwriter.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/candle-light-prayer-part-iv/.
by J.G. McGlothern