CANDLEMAS- return to light
Candlemas is a Feast of Light and Hope. Traditionally it celebrates the Presentation of Christ to the Temple and the Purification of the Virgin Mary, associated with feminine, Mother energy.
Candles would be blessed for use throughout the year. Candles representing indwelling light and new beginnings.
Returning to the light as the days grow longer, this could also be a metaphor for reconnecting with our inner Joy. Renewing our strength and light from within.
To observe your own simple candlemas ritual.
Gather yourself and some tea lights, candles, Incense or a special object that will represent LIGHT for you.
Place them in front of you or hold them.
Take some breaths. Breathing in calm and peace and breathing out letting it wash over you.
" I am open to receiving light into my life"
Visualize light surrounding your object or candle. Send your positive thoughts and prayers to it.
These can then be used as a focal point during mediation or prayers. Sending light back to you whenever you put your attention to it.
Light and Blessings everybody.
By Stephanie Bridges
Leave a Reply.
Unity in the UK