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The Power of Presence

We can easily get caught in the current of everyday life. Shifting to autopilot, we run from meeting to meeting without a still moment. In the midst of attempting to balance our home, work and personal lives we sometimes forget to stop and smell the flowers.

Have you ever found yourself cooking dinner while on a work call but thinking about how you have to pick the kids up from school? This is proof of the lack of presence in your life. Practicing mindfulness can entirely change your daily habits and lifestyle for the better.

Zen Proverbs tell us, “When you’re eating, eat. When walking, walk.” This is the trick. To train your mind to focus on only one thing at a time creates constant presence in your life resulting in bliss and inner peace.

Becoming entirely aware of your surroundings will ground you and bring you to the moment.   “The moment you are aligned with now, you become the space for Now. When you consciously become that space, you are free. The power of Now suddenly comes through you,” -Eckhart Tolle, Practicing Presence in Every Moment of Your Life.

Creating a mindful lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore. We’ve established 5 tricks to harness the power of present: 

1.)    Awareness. Bringing yourself to awareness of your present moment is the first on our list. Observe your surroundings fully. Browse the details around you. Use your senses to smell, taste and feel your surroundings.

2.)    Embrace. Embrace simplicity. Try not to think about the future. Enjoy the little things by embracing what is happening now. If you must prepare for the future, write a list - store it away and get back to your now. 

3.)    Breathe. We usually start our mornings with meditation. If you don't meditate, take a private moment to take 3-4 breathes focusing entirely on your breathing pattern. When inhaling say, "I am." When exhaling say, "We are". Repeat this mantra. This is a small reminder that we are one.

4.)    Pause. Every so often, take a moment to pause what you are doing and look around you. Take notice of the time of day, your surroundings, the weather. This brings you back to Earth while offering a moment of solitude and peace.

5.)     Reflect. At the end of each day, reflect on your successes and your struggles. Recite the day. Learn from the day, then move forward. This practice will help you be more conscious the next day. 

To live more completely in each moment, we recommend meditating with our CLARITY aromatherapy candle to achieve acknowledgement of your NOW. Namaste friends! View more @ThePureCandle on Instagram.

 

Wherever you are, be all there.
— Jim Elliot


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 

Healing with Aromatherapy

Who doesn’t love a bit of aromatherapy? It’s an art, but also a science. It’s the practice of natural oils extracted from flowers and leaves to enhance your physical and emotional well-being. Each essential oil has their own individual healing properties. 

Light with Pure Intention. Those four words perfectly describe our top seller, The Pure Healing Candle, perfectly. Containing the purest essential oils extracted from plants indigenous to their native regions along with a combination of soy wax, creates a healthy and clean candle incomparable to any other.

The best reason to add the healing candle to your home is for the added benefit of the aromatherapy properties. It’s an alternative embark to help your body, mind, and spirit through the power of aromatherapy to stimulate your senses. Dating back to ancient Egyptians who used essential oils in massages and baths, aromatherapy quickly became notable for its unique healing practices.

Certain scents are able to trigger reactions in your body to enhance clarity, concentration, relieve stress, and help gain energy. By knowing the different properties connected to myriad of scents, you’ll be able to decide on scented candles that will have your desired effect. Naturally, we’re captivated by the things that smell good and make us feel good.

The Pure Healing Candle was made to purify both your mind and body. Essential oils of French Lavender and refreshing eucalyptus soothe your body, while reducing mental and physical weariness. Anxiety can be diminished and euphoria can arise, when united with sage, the “sacred herb.” Use the Healing Candle to detoxify, energize and heal.

The key ingredient, Lavender, is an essential oil notable for soothing and relaxing. It is said to help relieve nervousness, stress, and depression. Often, it’s used to help with headaches and to fall asleep. The perfect scent for your bedroom or for a candlelight bubble bath, let the power of aromatherapy blends heal your day.

To enjoy your Pure Healing Candle, decide on a special non-crafty place in your home or office to allow the beautiful aromatherapy to encompass you. To heighten the burn of the soy candle and the essence of the healing aromatherapy, let the trim-free wick burn for approximately an hour, making sure the wax pools at the edge of the glass.

When you’re ready to use your Healing Candle, take a few deep breaths through your nose, allowing the distinct and influential properties of the essential oils to reach your inner consciousness. Visualize your healing and release any negativity that no longer serves you. The power of the aromatherapy coupled with the visualization of healing and believing, will harness the powers of manifestation! 

Aromatherapy is an efficient way to increase a sense of well-being. A Pure Candle can add a pleasing aura to an entire room. Embrace the new scent-filled and colorful world of scented candles. Allow the Healing Candle to do exactly what it was designed to do: heal.