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Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 7:26 pm
by Sian
As some of you know I meditate every day and always light at least one candle when I do so.

When things are difficult for myself, family or friends I 'dedicate ' candles to them and send good vibes to them be they for strength, positivity - whatever. - in many ways a sort of prayer.

I wondered if it would be acceptable to start a thread to light candles?

Anyone who is feeling fragile, under stress, worring about family or friends who are ill could ask for candles to be lit....

For example I have candles lit tonight for SIL, a close friend who is suffering, Mary & Brian, Kai & his Mum, Trish and her Mum - and I have a couple of battery t-lights on constantly for my Dad & one to keep my Son safe on his travels.

What do you think? Would it work as a thread?

Cariad, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 8:11 pm
by jamesandkatherina
Sian :luv: :luv:

You pulled me and then my Kathy back from the brink :kneel: we just hope that all the thoughts will do the same for Kai and his mum, we will be doing the same :luv:
;jimlad;

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 8:53 pm
by Fiona
What a lovely idea Sian :hug:

As me and mine are currently well, thanks be, I shall join you in your wishes tonight for those you have mentioned.

Fiona :)

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 8:57 pm
by uschi
My family have a similar tradition. They are Catholic and they light candles for people in church, but they also have big, fat, candles with religious ornaments at home. So each time someone needs support in any way one of these candles is lit until the crisis is over.

I'm just a heathen and I use plain candles, but I do the same. Praying is no use in my case, but do try to send good vibes.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:00 pm
by Chinchilla_lady
"Put a candle in the window".....

Attributed to John Fogarty...Creedence Clearwater Revival. "As long as I can see the light."


Has helped us over many a long night.

This thread is more than acceptable to me and I am sure I can name at least two mods who would agree. So let this be a permanent thread please. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:01 pm
by suffolk
I think it's a lovely idea :D

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:09 pm
by scullion
no-one would say no to 'good vibes' and positive thoughts, sian.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:13 pm
by tezza
Ah Sian, having met you last month I can just imagine you carrying out this daily ritual. :hug: How lovely.

A vote from me to have this as a permanent thread, if that is possible. Me and mine have our trials and tribulations currently but nothing compared to some, so as I light my evening candles I am happy to check this thread before I do so and send happy vibes to those that really need them. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:18 pm
by spotteddick
Sian,
I must admit I am a lapsed candle lighter (and prayer), but may be of late I have been "thinking" more about things and others and hope that these thoughts are passing somehow to others and this is helping :tu:

I think it is a great idea, of course only for those that think it will be of benefit to themselves or others, wouldn't want any bad vibes being sent :lol:

cheers

Dick :hug: :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:32 pm
by Sian
Dick - only good & positive thoughts I promise (however much I may feel like sending bad thoughts to some people at times!! :twisted: )

Seriously though I'm so pleased at the response so far :luv:

If it's acceptable maybe someone would be able to make it a 'sticky'?

Tonight my candles are lit and burning brightly for

My Son,
Dad,
MIL,
SIL,
S. who is strugling
Anne, still recovering from a brain hemmorage,
J&K,(& thanks so much for the kind words...x)
Kai & Mum,
Trish &Mum
Uschi & Parents
Tezza (to keep being strong!)
Chinch - and all carers and cared for

And all who are in need of light and warmth,

Cariad Mawr, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 13th, 2012, 9:36 pm
by Sian
Doh - how did I forget to mention Mary & Brian? ..... except that I have a candle especialy dedicated for them for some time now....

Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 8:33 am
by PurpleLuv
I light candles every day too Sian, & give them as tokens, a friends Dad passed away last week & I nipped a lovely natural spring smelling candle around to him, I told it was a "me" thing & that I would like him to burn it & remember good times with Dad in life, prefer it to a sympathy card on the fire place that would remind him of Dad in death.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 9:02 am
by Zosherooney
Nice Idea Sian, I like candles, they give off a nice warm glow. A local gal has just had a big birthday and I gave her a candle garden which must look good when lit, a nice tray that has the 3 different sized coloured square cangles sitting on it and a bag of those coloured glass beads. She is a candle lover and seemed quite taken with it.

I say Yes ! Lets have a candle thread for needy peeps in times of worry etc.

Zosh

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 9:43 am
by Annie
I light candles regularly but not in meditation or prayer for others. But do put others in my prayers. From this board it is mainly
Jim and Kathy,
Chinch, OH and her mum,
Trish and her mum,
Mary and Brian,
are all regularly in my thoughts and prayers.

Having such a lovely thread would make me remember those who are /should be in my prayers more often.

JRC will be in my prayers tonight for her sister who died suddenly 5 years ago today.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 10:03 am
by Rosie
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Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 4:41 pm
by jrc
I have lit a candle for my sister. :luv: RIP DJV

There used to be five of us who worked together. We became firm friends and had girlie nights in, once every couple of months. One of the 'fellowship' died just over a year ago. We don't meet as frequently due to outside commitments, but we always light a candle for her.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 6:41 pm
by Sian
Jrc,

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Just one of the candles I will have burning tonight,

Cariad, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 7:30 pm
by Fiona
thats lovely Sian :hug:

Fiona :)

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 7:34 pm
by anneskitchen
I think its a lovely idea, I must admit I light candles most days but more for habit than dedication but will put more thought into tomorrows, as tonight's 3 are already burning away in their little holder...and my flatmate will probably think me even odder if I go and blow them out and re-light them ;)

Sunday just gone was anniversary of my dearest nanny lottie's passing, I know my mum misses her dearly and I felt totally awful that whilst I didn't forget it was happening, got so caught up in the day I forgot to phone / go see her. When nan passed away, I was stupidly literally about to board a plane for work and couldn't cancel, though I hated the job in the end so wish I had just told them to shove it and been with mum instead to comfort her. So actually tonight I will dedicate my already burning candles to my mum, the last 18 months were hell for me, but mainly as I know I gave my mum so much stress that I wish I could erase. She has been my rock throughout me being ill, and my relationship breakdown and everything in between, in fact I don't know if I would got this far without her love and support.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 7:38 pm
by Fiona
anneskitchen's mum :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 8:54 pm
by suffolk
We don't light candles at home as they seem to affect OH's asthma, but the idea of lighting a candle to focus our thoughts is helpful - our thoughts are with those who need warmth and friendship this evening. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 9:15 pm
by Sian
Suffs,

Another friend isnt able to light candles but used to just light them 'virtually' -(just think about the person she wanted to send prayers/positive thoughts to and think of a candle sending light and warmth..) she has now bought little battery t-lights from (Asda)....these are the ones that I keep alight 24/7 as well.

This evening I have candles lit for,

Son as he travels,
Dad,
MIL
SIL,
Anne,
Jim & Kathy
Marie & Kai
Mary & Brian,
Trish & Muriel
Uschi & parents,
AnnesK &Mum
JRC & family,
Mogs,
Fiona & her kitten,
All carers and cared for,

And everyone who is needing the light and warmth that is reaching out to them tonight.............

Cariad Mawr, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 9:19 pm
by Sian
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Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 10:22 pm
by Rocky
What a lovely idea. I do light 'mental' candles and what a great idea to share them with people. For all the people on Wildfood Sian mentioned lots of thoughts to you from this tiny little place. At the very least I can send virtual warmth, sunshine and peaceful views!

Also our BiL's dad who has terminal cancer but decided, despite not being covered by health insurance, to spend two of his last months in a neighbouring island (most people thought it was madness but we think 'good in him'!) BiL and family visited us for a week and are stopping off there for a week on the way home so the children can spend time with their grandad - I think they have found him much deteriorated :(

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 14th, 2012, 10:48 pm
by Sian
Rocky,


Love and warmth from a damp and dark N Wales,

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Cariad, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 12:18 am
by amazing
I light candles instead of prayers.

A wee tip, if you put your candles in the freezer for 24 hrs they last nearly twice as long.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 9:34 am
by cher_new_cook
Can I add my Grandma to the candle list please. She had a bad fall yesterday, even more worrying was the fact she refused to go to hospital, despite banging her head and being 81 in May.

It's really shaken my mum up to, bless her. :hug: :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 15th, 2012, 2:10 pm
by jrc
Thank you for all the kind wishes. It seems to be more poignant to lose someone on a 'special' day. That day sticks more in your mind and will always be tinged with sadness. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 19th, 2012, 7:25 am
by Sian
I just want to let you all know that although I havent been 'on' for a few days that my thoughts, meditations and prayers have still been with all that have asked for/need the light and warmth of a brightly burning candle.

As well as chers Nan (gentle :hug: ) I am thinking of Jane, struggling so hard with the effects of chemo :hug: :hug:

Cariad, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 19th, 2012, 6:12 pm
by tezza
I have been keeping an eye out for a tealight holder that I can use just for the Wildfood candle lighting.

I found this gem today, and whenever I light it, my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

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:hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 19th, 2012, 9:23 pm
by Sian
Beautiful Tezza! (both the holder & pussy cat!)

I have also bought a new candle holder - yesterday in Pwllheli, a beautiful, heart shaped, old fashioned candle holder which I'll take a photo of tomorow.

Tonight I keep in mind all that have alredy been named and everyone /anyone else who needs the warmth and light reflected in the glow of the candles lit that are in love/rememberence,

Cariad Mawr, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 12:30 pm
by Chinchilla_lady
Tonight for Stokey Sue and her mum. :hug: And for her dear dad who has passed over. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 4:50 pm
by Annie
Was just coming to ask the same Chinch, great minds and all that.
I will be thinking of Sue and her mum and family tonight too.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 5:33 pm
by FoodMary
You know you have my thanks Sian, It's the thoughts and good wishes from people like you that have made it so much easier for me to feel that there is hope when everything indicates there seems to be none.

I don't think you need to be religious to light a candle for someone even in a church. It's the thoughts you are sending that are important and I'm a great believer in "Faith, hope and charity". When we were in France we heard that an old and much loved and respected aquaintance had died. We happened to be visiting Rouen Cathedral that day and sent our thoughts to his family and lit a candle for him.

I'm all for anything that makes people feel better and loved.

Mary J

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 8:03 pm
by Sian
Have this min. heard that Joyce, OH cousins wife had died a short while ago; so a candle lit for her and her family who must be in such a dark place at the moment....

For Sue and family,

And as ever all that are on my 'permament' list - those who are struggling with physical or mental illness, with despair, or are feeling lost, lonely or in need of light and love,
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Cariad Mawr, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 8:17 pm
by jamesandkatherina
Sian :hug:
Loads of them for you :luv: :luv: :luv: and for the hug pot :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: and you know the telephone number
;jimlad;

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 20th, 2012, 8:29 pm
by Chinchilla_lady
Sian :hug: :hug: :hug: for you from us here too.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: February 23rd, 2012, 7:35 pm
by Sian
Evening all,

I havent really had time to look through any threads properly - Dads computer is rather elderly and slow .......much like Dad :lol:

However, I have kept a candle (ok, so battery operated...) lit while meditating and keep sending out warm, strong and healing vibes to all those in need....

While personaly I like to actually name people who I know are in need - I honestly belive that any positive thoughts and feelings somehow find their way to those that need them....


Cariad Mawr, Sian xx


:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 8th, 2012, 8:26 am
by Sian
Just a 'quicky' while we're on our travels in Thailand,


As when I was at my Dads, I have brought my little t-light with me - so am keeping all who are lost, in pain and in need in my thoughts :hug: :hug:


Thinking of you all,



Cariad Mawr, Sian xx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 8th, 2012, 3:29 pm
by StokeySue
Thank you for thinking of us :hug: :hug: :hug:

We aren't conventionally reliious, any of us, but it is ocmforting to think of people sendning good vibes

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 11th, 2012, 8:22 pm
by tezza
Me and my feline friends have a very content candle burning for everyone who needs a happy hug tonight. :hug: :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 14th, 2012, 6:05 pm
by puss-in-boots
I have candles lit and do most nights but tonight i would like to dedicate one especially to four dogs and others in need. :hug: xxx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 4:15 pm
by suffolk
My much loved former SIL passed away this morning after some long time spent in a hospice. She was diagnosed with an inherited degenerative condition when both her children were very young. I have never witnessed such courage and such love for her children as she fought to ensure they would be well cared for as she declined quite rapidly in mental and physical health. The last few years have been horrendous for her and for her children, who now have children of their own.

A candle for them this evening please, as they come to terms with the fact that their mother is now at rest, on Mothering Sunday.

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 5:45 pm
by tezza
Oh suffolk :hug: such a sad thing to happen on Mother's Day, I will be thinking of those affected when I light my candle this evening. :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 5:47 pm
by suffolk
Thank you Tezza :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 6:10 pm
by Rocky
Rocky wrote:What a lovely idea. I do light 'mental' candles and what a great idea to share them with people. For all the people on Wildfood Sian mentioned lots of thoughts to you from this tiny little place. At the very least I can send virtual warmth, sunshine and peaceful views!

Also our BiL's dad who has terminal cancer but decided, despite not being covered by health insurance, to spend two of his last months in a neighbouring island (most people thought it was madness but we think 'good in him'!) BiL and family visited us for a week and are stopping off there for a week on the way home so the children can spend time with their grandad - I think they have found him much deteriorated :(


He died this morning two weeks after getting back from his holiday. I am so pleased that he enjoyed a lovely last holiday with family and didn't have a protracted decline. On Friday our four year old nephew said that he would like to go and say goodbye and to ask grandad how he was going to get to heaven so they travelled from Chichester to Cardiff and back yesterday to say goodbye and he died first thing this morning. He was such a lovely man
:hug: to those that need them

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 6:12 pm
by Rocky
Sorry Suffolk. I missed your message. Lots of positive thoughts to you all. xxx

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 6:16 pm
by suffolk
Thanks Rocky - thinking of your and yours too :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 8:06 pm
by Chinchilla_lady
A day for candles all round I feel, Our thoughts go out to all who need them tonight :hug:

Re: Lighting a candle

PostPosted: March 18th, 2012, 8:15 pm
by cher_new_cook
Thinking of you all :hug: :hug: :hug: