Fire is one if the primary forces
of the universe, and has long been worshiped as a medium of prophesy and as a
means of inspiration. In earlier
times, meditating on a burning candle was believed to help you connect with the
spirit within. Not only is a candle
aesthetically pleasing, but it is a constant source of comfort, especially if
you are feeling lonely, upset, or depressed.
Sit in a comfortable position,
either in a straight-backed chair or on a cushion on the floor.
Place a new white candle in front of you and light it.
Perform one of the Basic Relaxation
Exercises described in the other sections, paying special attention to your
As you breathe, observe the lighted
candle as a symbol of hope and life.
If your thoughts wander, try not to
follow their trail. Gently bring
your mind back to the flame.
After ten or more minutes, conclude
your meditation and extinguish the candle.