Simple Candle Magic to Banish Pain By Twilight Bard
there is no doubt that while life can bring incredible joy it can also
bring incredible pain. Sometimes we suffer a personal tragedy or loss
that wounds us to the core of our being. The state of the world in
which we live - the daily violence and injustices we read about in the
newspapers-can overwhelm us with grief and leave us in despair. In
this state, it can be difficult just to function.
When you are suffering from emotional pain, sometimes the simplest
rituals can be the most powerful. Although the candle magic spell
below is void of grand speeches or fancy rituals and utilizes the most
basic tools, I've found it a potent way to banish pain when it gets to
be too much.
To perform this spell, you will need three things. The first is a
black taper candle in a holder. The color black is often associated
with negative energy, but in this spell works specifically because it
The second component is a cup of lavender tea. Lavender has long been
revered for its healing and purifying properties. To make this simple
tea, add two tablespoons of dried lavender buds to a cup of boiling
water. Let it steep for about fifteen minutes, then strain. You can
drink it straight, or add honey and lemon.
The final tool is a service candle. The color and type does not
matter. The time to light the black candle in this spell is at a
highly charged, emotional moment. It is much easier to light it from a
service candle than with matches or lighters.
If you are part of a group or family that is going through a rough time
together, you can perform this spell as a group. Everyone should have
their own black candle and serving of tea. The service candle can be
used by all. This spell is best done during a waning Moon. However,
if you find yourself at a particularly desperate time, you needn't wait
ten days for the right Moon phase to come.
When you are ready to perform this spell, take your candles and your
tea to a private place where you feel comfortable. Sit, stand, or
kneel-whichever you prefer-and place your candles and tea before you on
a table, altar, or the ground. Light the service taper.
Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and relax a moment to prepare
yourself. You are going to begin raising emotional energy unlike any
you have probably raised before in rituals: You are going to raise
negative energy. The more negative energy you are able to raise, the
more you will be able to release in this spell. The more you hold
back, the more you will retain.
Go deep inside yourself and focus on the pain. Let it bubble to the
surface. Think about all of the things that have caused you hurt, deep
hurt. Dwell on these things as much as you can. Don't hold back one
iota. Feel the pain and all of the emotions that may accompany it.
Feel fury, frustration, despair, anguish. Let it grow. You may feel
yourself begin to tremble or stiffen. You may begin to wail, or tears
may flow freely. Go with it. It may take five minutes or thirty, but
don't try to rush it. Let it build until it reaches a crescendo.
When you feel you have unleased all of the excess, intolerable pain
from within, grab the black candle. Mentally pour all of that
negativity into the candle. Allow it to run through your body like a
stream of water, down your arms, out of your hands, and into the wax.
If you can, visualize this energy as black flak, fiery sparks, or
whatever image makes sense to you. See and feel it pouring from
yourself and into the candle. The black color of the candle will soak
up the energy like a sponge. Empty yourself of every last vestige of
it. You may feel the black candle pulsing or radiating with your pain.
Light the black candle on the service candle. Know that the flame will
purify the energy as it releases it. Know that the flame will purify
the energy as it releases it. Know that the smoke will rise, carrying
the energy into the universe where it will disperse and be
Take a moment not to catch your breath. If you need to cry, feel
free. Tears cleanse the spirit and have a grounding effect.
When you are ready, take the cup of lavender tea. Ask the God and
Goddess to infuse it with love and healing energies. Drink it down to
replace what you have purged from yourself. Feel the positive herb
energy traveling down your throat and seeping through your entire body.
You may wish to meditate now, this time clearing your mind and
relaxing. Deeply breathe in positive energy from the universe and let
it fill you, replacing the pain you have just released. When you are
done, put the black candle in a safe place and allow it to burn itself
It is likely that after this spell you will feel drained. You have
raised some powerful energy and purged yourself of a great deal of it.
Ground yourself further by eating or by taking a nap.
Later or the next day, bury the remains of the black candle and cleanse
the candle holder that held it. If you performed the ritual indoors,
you may wish to burn sage or sandalwood to clear out any lingering
Notice the aftereffects of the spell over the next few days and weeks.
You may not feel deliriously happy immediately, but you should notice a
maked improvement in your state of mind. A newfound serenity will help
you cope and, slowly but surely, bring you back to your old self.