Lighting Candles

IMG_2403-privateI’m not too sure where and when I started lighting candles, but I light them often.  I light candles for people I know who are going through difficult times in their lives.  I light them just simply for love of someone, and every now and then I light a candle for myself.

I know in many religions people light candles.  Mine is not so much because of my religion, I don’t even have a religion anymore, I don’t think any religion would want me, lol….It’s just that somehow it gives me comfort, the light in the dark.

I have so many candles that have burnt right down to the bottom.  I have trouble throwing them away when they’ve reached their end.  I have no idea why, possibly because I have burnt them for the reasons I mentioned above.  Today Im lighting my own candle for feeling so broken hearted.  I wonder if it will help.

“But happiness is just an illusion,
Filled with sadness and confusion.”

33 thoughts on “Lighting Candles

  1. So sorry, hun. It may just be the time of year on top of everything else, whatever it may be. Thank you for suggesting lighting candles in this season of trials.
    Love always,

  2. I love this song and it’s one of my favourites Michelle. Maybe because it also speaks to me. There are so many of us with broken hearts and lives and through music like this we can also see that someone else also felt like we did, and just like the candles that you light for all of those who are in the dark and for yourself, it sends out the message that we are not alone. There are others out there who feel the same and by thinking of them, gives them hope and a spark of light.

    Such a beautiful candle. Thanks for being a light in the darkness. ♥

  3. I am sorry that you feel brokenhearted. I wish I could make it better, but I can’t heal my own broken heart. My religion is in the same place yours is and it has been ever since Mike’s health got bad and our “church family” left us alone…even after he died, they have been distant, except when they are trying to raise money. Makes me so sad and I feel so abandoned by the entire world. I will light a candle for you and you can light one for me. A big hug from one broken person to another.

  4. I love candles. They warm the room , not with heat, but with the bouncing flames. I am hooked on Yankee brand but this year they are so expensive, I have had to back off from looking at them. I don’t know if there is a right religion out in our world, but I do know that I need to believe in something, as the world gets worse and worse. Have a good Easter my friend

  5. So sorry you’re hurting, Michelle. Every one of us who comes to this earth will suffer through heartaches. But through these trials, we learn and grow and are able to help others around us. I think of candles as a light in the dark. Be strengthened and encouraged, my friend. This will pass.

  6. Sorry to hear about your sadness. Hope your candles will help with their light. I love candles and light them often for warmth, comfort and light. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. I am so sorry you feel broken-hearted. I love that you light candles. I do too. I light a candle every night at dinner time and then I light some almost every night. I’m not sure why…I guess I just like the ambiance and warmth of the candle light. We all need a strong light to brighten what seems like a very dark world. We all need hope. .

  8. Candles bring light into the dark, dear Hope and your post just turned up on the right moment for us too. We also love the song, peace of heart is all we can use right now too 🙂 Double Pawkiss to feel better soon 🙂 ❤ ❤

  9. I also think of candles as a symbol of hope – as well as a form of prayer! Also, it is a way to bring light into the darkness — figuratively as well as energetically. I often light a tall candle as a remembrance for someone passing — I usually burn it for a week. Sometimes, I burn a fragrant one to lift my spirits. As I am almost a month later — I hope these weeks have aided in helping you feel better. Keeping you in my thoughts and lifting you in prayer! ❤


  10. So sorry you feel so brokenhearted. Long ago before I got married it seemed brokenhearted was my middle name. I became close to God and started writing romantic poems to Him…because I could rely on Him that He would never leave me alone. Here is one of the poems I wrote to him in prayer, and life changed 4 months later. Maybe it will touch you and the second one Your light will lift you I believe. Love you my sister God Bless!


    Sometimes I feel so crazy now
    Especially at night so very alone
    My heart and soul feel so empty
    As my thoughts seem to roam

    It seems entirely different these days
    How my mistakes I seem to repeat
    Whenever I lead with my emotions
    Not really evaluating what my eyes see

    It seems I become more uneasy now
    No longer sure if I should take a chance
    As it seems each time I lead with my heart
    It always ends in another broken romance

    So I think I’ll hold still for the present
    Placing my faith In God that I will not slip
    And the blessing I have asked Him for
    Will come into my life with a lasting bliss


    Your Light (Poem of Love to God)

    Your light
    Shines upon me
    And bears seed

    And the seed
    Blossoms and shines
    Back to you

    Your love
    Freely given to me
    Intermingles with
    My love

    Becoming spiritual
    Teardrops whose light
    Returns to You
    The praises of my
    Always ask of God and
    He will send blessings
    of love your way Hope!

    Have a beautiful day!

Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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