I discovered something amazing in the worshiping of the Goddess, it is called a Braucherei Spirit Candle. It is very simple to create, costs very little and has a huge impact in your mediation or rituals.
Before I go into my personal experiences with this candle I must give credit to where I got this idea. I am a subscriber to Silver Ravenwolf‘s blog. She is always posting things like this. This I found to be one of the easiest projects she has yet to post. Which is good because I have very little free time for these projects.
The items necessary for this project is a wick, glue or glue tabs for the wick, water, glass container and vegetable oil. I made my spirit candle personal by adding stones from around my house, small evergreen branches and cherry gelatin to make the water red. These additional items gives my spirit candle an earthly touch.
Collecting the stones from the earth was very powerful. While digging in the dirt I felt like a child, young and alive. Digging in the dirt caused me to be present to the Goddess and Her power. She sustains our lives with the soil I was digging in. When I found small evergreen branches, I stopped for a moment and placed my hand on the tree to feel it’s energy. I always like trees, they seem to have a very strong spirit within them.
I added red gelatin to my spirit candle for the Goddess Morrigan. She is the Goddess of War, Death and Fertility in Irish mythology. Since my encounter with a large crow at the mall a few weeks back, I am focusing my worshiping towards the Goddess Morrigan. I am sure that crow was her.
Also when I was combining all the items to create this candle, I felt so young and full of joy and delight. This creation raised my spirits, thus the name “Spirit Candle”, I think. I have not felt like this since I was a child. I think these feelings have to do with creating something from the earth without being judged. As adults we have a tendency to judge ourselves, everyone and everything around us. I think this judging is what makes us feel old.
When I lit the candle and had the scent of incense in the room, I felt excitement. Needless to say when I sat in front of the candle and tried to meditate it did not go well. My mind was in overdrive, I was praying to the Goddess but I couldn’t quiet my mind. Then in the mist of all this noise I felt a huge hug. I’m going to say it was the Goddess Morrigan. I felt something spiritual pressing up against me. My mind shut down. What I was present to in the quiet was Her love for me and that She was happy that I have turn my spiritual attention towards her.
Now I sit here and wonder, why after making a commitment to worship the Goddess, I am so present to the Goddess. It’s only been a few weeks and She has made Herself known to me. I question this because I am raised Christian. I have no issue with the faith I was born into. I did what was excepted of a Christian but the Christian God never made Himself known to me. Why? As a convert to Wicca with very little knowledge of it’s traditions, the Goddess is very real to me.
This thought is something to ponder because I do not know why the Christian God never made Himself known to me. Does he exist? Many people say he does but have they truly felt his presence the way I have felt the Goddess? Converting from Christianity to Wiccan is going to be challenging but I have a feeling the Goddess will make this challenge very simple.