Ritual Candle Precautions

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Glass Ritual Candle Break

We received a note yesterday from a client who told us the story of lighting her intention candle and accidentally forgetting to blow it out when she left the house. 

The best part of the story is that the house did not catch on fire. 

I've done this same thing. More than once. Sometimes I get so relaxed during meditation or ceremony that I've literally left a room with a candle burning all night long. I've woken to the smell of something hot across the house and found super hot glass and even worse--super hot wood bookcase directly under the glass candle. 

Our client experienced her candle container breaking, glass shattering and hot wax pouring all over her furniture. She mentioned that she was surprised to find out that the glass was not super heat resistant. 

It's not. No matter the glass.

These candles become quite hot when burning over a long period and the hat has no where to really go -- so breaking in a sense was a needed release of volatile heat energy. 

You also want to stop burning your intention candle when there is about 1/2 inch left in the container. 

My recommendation is this, it's not the sexiest look -- but it works. Place your candle in a bowl with a bit of water in the bottom of if you are going to enter into meditation, ceremony or use your candle in the traditional 7 day prayer candle kind of way. Naturally, keep your candle away from flammable items like curtains. 

This will add a layer of safety to your ceremony as you bliss out and/or zone into your intentions. 

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