intentions

Creating Chi and Balance

As we open our windows to embrace the fresh spring air, we welcome a new season and release the old. But spring cleaning is more than a thorough scrubbing. For us, spring cleaning is a rejuvenating process that allows us to move forward with clear slates and clear minds. Letting go of winter’s weary-weathered days, we embrace the sunshine and balance our homes with harmony.

Balance seems to be the key to everything. Just as we balance our lives, our diet, and our workload, balancing our home is no different. The spring season is the perfect time to release negativity from our space and invite in new engaging energies. Our beloved practice of Feng Shui tells us that to invite this energy, our home must have a natural flow of chi (the energy of the universe).

Achieving this healthy balance is as simple as 5 steps – bring in the 5 Feng Shui Elements into your home: fire, earth, wood, water and metal. Just as nature recharges our soul, nature’s elements do the same.

The element of wood refers to natural growth and vibrant health. We love to use tree branches, raw wooden shelves (rustic) or bamboo. Try taking a walk on a nearby beach or woodsy area in search of the perfect pieces that you can use for home accents.

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Creating high energy levels and fueling passion the fire element fosters the expression of creativity. A great way to introduce this element to your home is with candles and fireplaces. Clusters of candles create a vibrant and relaxing energy while emphasizing the quality “at-home” feel we all search for. Try our aromatherapy candles and our Intentions collection, all made naturally with soy.

The element of earth generates nourishment, stability and knowledge. The best way to welcome Earth into your home is by decorating with cherished crystals, stones or plants. Soil signifies an unspoken respect for our planet.

Cultivating strength, focus, and independence, the metal element is the easiest to decorate with. Using metal vases or unique sculptures and art pieces, metal not only offers curb appeal but an inviting energy for your chateau.

It seems we’re always searching for wealth, abundance and fluidity, and this is where the element of water comes to play. Search for a perfect indoor fountain as a decorative piece. This element instantly changes the mood and atmosphere in your home.

We look forward to seeing how you spruce up your home for spring! To follow our lifestyle of yoga, meditation, feng shui, intentions, aromatherapy and more, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ThePureCandle




Meditating with Intention Candles

Peace. Prosperity. Health. Love. Clarity. These qualities all describe what we want more of in life. But what if you can have all of this just by meditating? While the well-known Law of Attraction originally inspired our Intentions Collection, meditation invokes our practice. Manifesting the life you want is just as simple as setting your intentions and visualizing yourself with your particular desire. We’ve found visualization to be most successful during meditation.

Every day, after coffee has been made and the morning rush dies down and before even diving into the day’s tasks, I set aside time for meditation. I select an Intention for the day, typically Peace or Health, my personal preferences. I light my Peace candle and turn on the soundtrack “Meditation by the Sea” and situate myself in the Sunroom, my favorite room in the house. I let the morning sun in and begin my visualization.

When attracting peace with the Intentions candle, I let the room fill with the scent of essential oils patchouli, white spruce and sage and allow my mind to drift to my serene place. To bring peace to my day, I meditate while visualizing myself in a calm and harmonious setting, usually sitting near a waterfall or lake. I embrace the sounds of the waters and allow peace to become the setting for my day.

Once a visualization is set, I allow my mind to go completely blank by focusing on my breathing, scent and physical feeling. I direct my attention to the scent of the candle, the warm sun filling the room and embrace my other senses aside from thought, allowing my mind to clear while remaining entirely peaceful.

Though I typically set Peace as my intention while using the candle for meditation, you can set so many other intentions for your day though meditation. For example, if you would like to attract more Health into your life, begin your visualization with an image of yourself manifesting strength and wellbeing. If I am attracting Health into my life, I will meditate and visualize myself hiking, canoeing or engaging in a strenuous physical activity that would require great health.

Enjoy the entire Intentions Collection for your Meditation practice, including Intentions Love, Prosperity, Health, Clarity, Healing, Peace, Joy, Inspiration and Gratitude.


Meditation Photo via Huffington Post