It is Sunday and the city is quite. My aunt heard on the news that there might be a storm coming our way. Although my alternative weather report source did not think that the low pressure area is going to develop into a typhoon, heavy rains are expected. It never hurts to be prepared.
When thinking about being prepared, candles are often on my list. I realized that I have used different types of candles for different occasions.
There is the do-it-yourself type we use during bad weather and occasions when we need to light candles for long periods of time like brownouts.
During the New Year of 2012, we had prosperity candles. We have to wait which colored candle burns faster. There is a particular blessing assigned to each color. I got yellow last year and it signified brightness. I must agree that my 2012 was quite bright.
I forgot to buy this set of candles this year and I would like to believe that the reason I forgot to buy a set is sign from the universe that I do not need candles to what my year would be like. This year will be prosperous for everyone including me! I declare it.
I have also used tea candles to remember my loved ones. This type of candle comes in a 200-pack set which my aunt uses when she prays. I think the pack lasted for almost a year.
We also use even just one tiny candle to celebrate a significant day. A candle differentiates a birthday cake from any other cakes. I wonder who started the trend of lighting a candle on birthday cakes.
There is something about the candle’s glow that signifies hope and reassurance. We would quickly close our eyes and say a prayer (or a wish) before blowing off the light.
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This also makes sense.
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And when can I write a blog like this one? You inspire me Unstressed. Will start to write more on my non-beauty blog SOON hehe! Thank you for sharing this one!
That’s sweet. Glad to spark some inspiration.
when i was young, i only know one candle — esperma. right now there are a LOT of candles available. from the scented ones to the plain ones.
Oh, I heard that type from my aunts. Esperma is the candle that lights well and does not melt easily.
You can also be a candle for others by radiating the love of Jesus living in you. 😀 Really nice post, Kat!
What a nice thought indeed.
such a nice blog entry this new year. i also love candles. happy 2013 may your year be brighter as ever.
What a terrific post. I love candles and use them for meditation and relaxation…
I’ve not heard of prosperity candles but I love the idea…
Happy New Year!
Eliz (bc blogger)
Very inspiring post to start the year. I have not lighted a candle on our Media Noche table this year, too. For some reason, I forget to get one. But like you, I believe in a greater power, which I claim will lighten our 2013. Cheers! 🙂
Great post about candles! I am interested to try the DIY candle. 🙂
cute post! and i like the quotes… specially the last one… heard that several times before already but it always make me smile… 🙂
I love this post. Inspiring and uplifting! With all the positive vibes present in this entry, I can even feel some emanating from that part of the island. Stay blessed! 😀
Nice post Kat! Oh I remember again the DIY candle, my mom taught me that. 🙂 Happy 2013!
You really put patience in uploading those different kids of candles in your post.. But anyway this a good post it remind me to hope for a kinder 2013..:-)
Candles are something, aren’t they? Aside from giving off light, they also symbolize a lot of things. And they look really good in photos, too! 🙂
i like the last sentence. 🙂 i love blowing the candle and make a wish before the flame disappear 🙂
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i have tried using a peppermint tea candle as rat repellant. for me, it is kinda effective naman. i will also buy a citronella one in our room.
I saw flameless candles at the department store last week. Some even come scented. But I prefer the real ones 🙂
I always make sure we have candles at home in case of emergency even with emergency lamps. Feeling ko we will never run out of light with candles kasi.
There’s really something about candles, that flickering light…so much symbolism and significance in this old source of light. Come to think of it, with all the more high tech lighting systems, candles never went out of style. 🙂
I have never really thought of the meaning of different colors of candles but makes me think of at least researching about it. Maybe there’s a good color of candle for me out there. 🙂
Love the quote that Dumbledore says here 🙂
I also believe in lighting candles not only for birthdays but for other reasons, too. I had quite a few good readings about candles and what these symbolizes and i think that somehow, it’s true.