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I am not sure exactly what it is. Perhaps it’s the beeswax candle’s warmer glow, or the subtle aromatics that it gives off as it slowly burns. Indeed it would make sense that there is something of the majestic world of Nature spread throughout its wax that was put there by those bees as they collected their pollen. This natural world essence is released as the wax burns.
Beeswax candles then are not only about their radiance of the Fire Principle that speaks of our spiritual nature; beeswax candles also release into our indoor environment something that has a bit of Nature’s vitality, Nature’s wholesomeness, its interconnected beauty.
While some people use our beeswax candles for many hours at a time, they can also be enjoyed for short moments. Arrange them here and there in your abode, ready for lighting- perhaps at night as you drink your tea, or as you do a little writing to the flicker of their flame. It’s even OK to have some backlight from a light bulb somewhere nearby if need be. Just having a candle or two burning within your sight, changes the energetics of that moment in your day.
Light the candle and see what happens. While you do your reading or whatever else, don’t be surprised if you end up doing a little yoga or meditating as you find yourself breathing more slowly to the silent flicker of the flame. Indeed, there is a powerful silence to the flame of a candle. It could almost make you think that the sun – the big Fire element of Nature– is silent as it creates and radiates out the Fire energy that keeps us all going.
Silently, it even happens as the sun itself taps into the Oneness force of the universe – the Fire Principle of Creation. More than the wood burning inside a fireplace, the gentle flicker of a beeswax candle – whether in church or temple – connects us to this silent overarching Oneness force. With just a little effort, you have the easy ability to draw this force into your own home, your own room, your own special moment. Our beeswax candles give each of us the simple ability to feel the power of the Fire’s golden light to fill our space with a spiritual energy.
Now, as far as our focus on beeswax candles, you might be asking by now, “What are most candles made from”? Most candles today are made from paraffin, which is a byproduct of coal or petroleum production. Clearly they do not have the same “energetic qualities” as beeswax candles. While beeswax has always been the preferred candle energy source, tallow and other rendered fats were often used in earlier days. Unfortunately they were smelly and smoky. Then came sperm whale fat. And then, thankfully for the whales, came paraffin. Also present today are candles made from soy and palm oil. None of these have the same warm and higher-energy spiritual power that beeswax has.
Interestingly, the Catholic Church – a bastion of some of humankind’s spiritual wisdom – declares that beeswax candles are preferred for all church matters. For matters of expense it allows percentages of paraffin to be mixed with that beeswax; the more spiritually important holy days require 100% beeswax candles.
And lastly, we figure some people out there may be concerned about the loss of wax by bees in making candles. Beekeepers have developed time-honored ways to insure that their bees can handle the loss of wax and honey. This wax for candles is generated as beekeepers harvest the honey – all in ways that ensure a stable, healthy hive. Your purchase of our beeswax candles helps support this down-to-Earth economy, within which these beekeepers play a vital role.