How to Manifest Dreams and Intentions with Candles

imageFire has a magical intensity that is unexplainable. We are fascinated by the glow of a candle, the crackling of a campfire or a distant star burning brightly in the sky. Candle gazing can lull you into a trance. The flame dancing gracefully on the wick…breathing with life and power. Warming and awakening something deep in your core… Your soul.

Fire is a healer and a destroyer. There is a subtle warning, a hissing from within that keeps you on guard knowing that these flames can devastate you. The glow of a fire can be your comfort, your teacher, yet the lick of fire can be your destruction.

All cultures, and religions have regarded fire as a source of magic. In myth it has been the spark of life. The symbol of God. The keeper of wisdom. Consulted as a great oracle. Respect was once paid to fire for it gives us warmth on cold nights, cooks the food that sustains us, and chases away the shadows. Even the fire of the Sun allows us to grow crops, flowers and herbs for substances, beauty and medicine.

Fire is one of the fundamental building blocks of life… Just as the other elements are. 

Candles Ignite Our Dreams and Intentions

I light candles nightly to create atmosphere and ambience. I light candles filling them with intentions and prayers. I visualize my desires as curious little months being pulled into my life by the glow of the candles flame. While I work with clients I often light candles to inspire clam and healing, and to attract benevolent spirits who wish to work with us. The natural energy emitted from rom a candle flame attracts spiritual energy, unlike an artificial light. 

You can create so much change in your life by simple lighting a candle. If you are in need of something, take a fresh candle, say a prayer/affirmation of your request and then light the candle. Tuck your request underneath its base written out on a piece of paper. Pour your gratitude, your desire and your intention into the flame…. Feeding and fueling it. Do this nightly until your desire has come to fruition.

If someone is missing from your life, through distance or passing, carve their name into the soft wax of a fresh candle’s side. Light the candle in a private place. As the candle burns begin speaking your feelings into the flame. Know that you will be heard in the head and heart of the person you miss. 

Those who are in spirit can see the glow of a natural light… So lighting a candle in their honor will draw them near. 

Their is Magic in Every Moment

When I travel I love lighting candles at the local Churches. There is a special energy that lives in the walls of each place. A kind of spirit that hears, and helps along your request. I have lit candles in London, Mexico, New York… In church’s all over the world. Each candle a special prayer gently sent into the flow of the Univsrse.

A sweet scented candle burned in the evening will shift your state of mind into relaxation. Doing this nightly will be a mental cue for your mind and spirit to be at ease, soothing and calming your emotions. You will then be able to tap into the wellspring of your inner wisdom. 

Write the things you wish to release form your life on a pieces of fresh paper. Light a new black candle in a private space. Begin to pure these stuck points in this fire of transformation. You will release this energy from your life back into the Unvisere to be recycled into something better. 

As you begin lighting candles with intention study how the flame dances, and the wax melts. Does the flame stand tall and straight? Does it poke around, bobbing back and forth? Does it wave, sputter, or struggle to burn? These are all symbolic of the Stregth and clearity of your prayer/intention! 

Magic is the Act of Awakening the Spirit

Manifesting with candles can be as simple as lighting a fresh white candle and saying a prayer, but you can enhance the power by combining other elements. You can add herbs, oils, crystals and other talismans. A simple way to enhance the power of a candle working is to draw on the psychology and vibration of colors.

Each color is a like a vibratory key. It holds and unlocks the attributes of that energetic frequency. Simply asking yourself what certain colors meant you will get you started. You should always trust your intuition, and your emotional response to a color.

Begin working with candles to ignite your desire! Use this list of colors and their attributes from my personal associations. Always trust your feelings, do what makes you feel alive, and respect fire. 

An List of the Energetic Qualities of Colors

White: Purity, divinity, light, peace, healing, spirit guides and the 7th (crown) chakra.

Black: Mystery, the universe, protection, wisdom, the feminine aspects of the divine, change, winter and spirit communication.

Red: passion, romance, sexuality, power, summer, anger, lust, creativity and the 1st (root) chakra.

Blue: Communication, healing, animals, clarity, the angels, harmony/serenity, and the 5th (throat) chakra.

Green: Nature, spring, prosperity, fairies, healing, Mother Earth/goddess, and the 4th (heart) chakra.

Yellow: Confusion, empathy and telepathy, earth spirits/energy, the sun, awakening, renewal, power and the 3rd (solar plexus) chakra.

Purple: psychic abilities, awareness, magic, higher power, the celestial bodies, sensitivity, understanding, higher education, and the 6th (third eye) chakra.

Orange: Work, career, health, nutrition, abundance, and the 2nd (sacral) chakra.

Pink: love, friendship, healing, understanding, forgiveness, matters of the heart and the 4th (heart) chakra.

Brown: Stability, hearth and home, finances, work problems, grounding and letting go.

Gray: protection, invisibility, fear, compromise and neutralizing.

© Shaheen Miro 2015



  1. T. Wright on January 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you Shaheen. There is nothing more beautiful than the glow of a candle or the bright camp fire burning.

    • Shaheen Miro on January 6, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      So true! The magic just dances right there in the light. Powerful!

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  6. Wilbert on February 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I’m a candle and scent to awaken the stubbornness in me. To move away from self punishment help???

    • Shaheen Miro on February 15, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Hello Wilbert. I would love to offer some advice. Can you give me more information about your question?

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  8. Adam on June 25, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    What if you’re staying at a hotel away from home? Is it ok to use a light/lamp?

    • shaheen on June 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Hello. A light doesn’t generate the same energy as a lit candle. But you can always experiment with setting an intention and lighting a lamp.

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