The Illuminated Pause

Written on 08/07/2023
Rebecca Anuwen

In the relentless maelstrom of modern life, it's all too easy to lose sight of the magick that resides within the very essence of our existence.

Enter The Illuminated Pause a beacon of serenity in our fast-paced world, offering a sacred pause in which to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with our inner selves.

This enchanting practice beckons us to step beyond the confines of our daily routines and embrace the warm, radiant glow of a simple candle, kindling a spark of magick that has the power to ignite our deepest desires.

Through The Illuminated Pause we can manifest our intentions, infuse our lives with positivity, and develop a profound sense of tranquillity. It's a mystical journey that begins with a spark and unfolds into a mesmerising dance of flame and intention.

Embark on this enchanting odyssey by following these magickal steps, designed to transport you to a realm of tranquillity and serenity:

Step 1: Select Your Candle
With an open heart and a keen sense of intention, choose a candle whose colour resonates with your desires.

Each colour corresponds to different energies. For example, green is associated with prosperity and growth, blue with peace and healing, and red with courage and passion.


Step 2: Setting Your Space
Find a peaceful spot, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

This will be your sacred space, where you'll perform your candle magick. Make sure it's somewhere safe, free from flammable materials.

Step 3: Lighting with Intention
Hold your chosen candle in your hands.

Close your eyes, visualise your intention, and feel it deep within you.

Place the candle in its holder, and as you light the candle, say your intention out loud or silently.

Watch as the flame takes hold, symbolising the birth of your intention into the universe.

Step 4: The Dance of Flame
As the candle burns, allow yourself a moment to gaze into the dancing flame.

Visualise your intention radiating from the flame, out into the universe.


Step 5: Gratitude and Release
Once your meditation is complete, express your gratitude to the flame, to the energy it released, and to the universe for receiving your intention.

Snuff out the candle safely, and let the smoke carry your thanks to the cosmos.

Step 6: Return to the Everyday
Return from your sacred pause, carrying the flame of your intention within you.

As the candle's smoke has carried your intention into the universe, so too does your action bring it into reality.

Step 7: Revisiting the Flame
Make a commitment to revisit this sacred pause regularly.

Each time you light a candle with intention, you reinforce your desires and infuse your life with a touch more magick.

By embracing The Illuminated Pause and taking a sacred pause, you open yourself to the wisdom and tranquillity of ancient practices, fostering a deeper connection to your intentions and desires.

May this sacred pause serve as a beacon of light, guiding you through the complexities of life and illuminating the enchanting wonders that lie hidden within the depths of your own heart.