In a world where science and spirituality often seem at odds, there exists a bridge that connects the two realms - the practice of 7-day intention candle. Our nervous system plays a crucial role in manifesting our intentions. In this blog, I'll guide you through the steps of this powerful practice, shedding light on its profound effects that resonate both within the physical and spiritual dimensions.
First, let’s go shopping! There are many shops where you can pick out your candle in person or you can venture online and find a candle. As someone who values toxin free living, I use non-scented soy or beeswax candles. Find one that works best for you & your current needs. These candles come in various colors and some even have a base intention built into them.
Day 1: Setting Intentions
The first step in this transformative journey is setting clear and specific intentions. Take time to contemplate your desires, focusing on what you truly seek to manifest. Write these intentions down on a piece of paper and place it beneath the candle. This action engages your conscious mind, aligning it with the power of your subconscious.
Day 2-4: Igniting the Flame & Incorporating Breathwork
The 7 day intention candle can stay lit throughout the duration of the 7 days. We have often placed the candle in the sink overnight or when we left the home out of caution. Others choose to not leave the candle unattended and will re-light the candle each day, ideally at the same time, in a calm and focused environment. Once the candle is lit, envision your intentions taking root and growing. This visualization activates the brain's reticular activating system (RAS), enhancing your awareness and focus on your goals. Leave the candle lit in the center of the home, I usually find the kitchen to be the best place. It is important to have the candle lit in an area that you frequently walk past and have a tendency to see. Each time you view the candle, restate your intention and feel the emotions that arise as if the intention is already reality. This will activate your nervous system and make the intention more powerful.
There is an intricate connection between breath and intention. Engage in conscious, rhythmic breathing for a few minutes with your candle each day. Inhale deeply, filling your lungs with revitalizing oxygen, and exhale slowly, releasing any tension or doubt.
Day 5: Deepening the Connection
As the days progress, your connection to your intentions and the divine deepens. Take a few moments each day to meditate or pray, opening yourself to the energy that surrounds you. This practice harmonizes your nervous system with the universal flow of energy, creating a conduit for manifestation.
Day 6: Gratitude & Surrendering
Gratitude is a powerful force that amplifies the manifestation process. Reflect on the blessings in your life, no matter how small. Express your gratitude for the progress made towards your intentions and the opportunities that lie ahead. This act of thankfulness reinforces the positive neural pathways, enhancing your ability to attract what you desire.
Day 7: Surrender & Celebration
On the final day, let go of any attachment to the outcome. Trust that God/ The Universe is working in your favor, and have faith in the process. Blow out the candle, symbolizing the release of your intentions into the cosmos. This step is crucial, as it allows the universe to work its magic without the interference of doubt or anxiety. Surrendering does not imply giving up; it is about releasing control and trusting in the greater cosmic intelligence. Place your intention before you, and as you light the candle, visualize it as an offering to the universe. Trust that the energy you have invested will harmonize with the universal flow, propelling your intention towards manifestation.
By aligning our intentions with the power of focused awareness, we unlock the potential to manifest our deepest desires. Remember, you are a co-creator of your reality, and the power lies within you.