We would - no doubt - reclaim the SACRED nature of life.
We'd awaken the INTENTIONAL.
We'd pause in AWE of this human experience again and again.
We'd take a deeper look and see our souls.
We'd realize nothing is 'quite what it seems' when seen with the eye;
And with the lens of the heart (and womb, if you are a keeper of one) we'd access what's hidden within...
In this world, a candle is never just a candle.
It's an altar, a vehicle for human potential & healing.
And Water, well...she has a voice, a memory, and a heartbeat.
The conscious and semi-conscious natures of the living world around us are ever present.
When we awaken to them, we remember who we are through them.
Let us, together, harness the power of hOMe.
Every offering here is an advocate for the creation of beautiful, sacred space in your world.
To reconnect with the knowing that we belong here and that perhaps there is more to us, and to all of life, than we remember.
If you crave a safe harbor, stay a while.
If you long for resuscitation of spirit that fuels your will to BE,
take a deep breath, you're already home, my friend.
If we shed the robotic routines & conditioned responses,
If we would connect to what is often quietly hidden amongst the seemingly mundane,
...as a part of the healing journeys I would hold for clients. Some of those early candles are pictured below. I was guided by Spirit to hold candlelight transmissions with each healing and I witnessed how potent this medicine is. I decided to begin making my own candles and tools for my work with clients to ensure the energies that were being amplified on their behalf were intentional from start to finish. And one day, I was guided to begin sharing them with the world (with Illume as the first). And here we are!
Next: peek into my creative process
This always starts with inspired healing. By that I mean, I may be immersed in an energy so healing, so rich that I want to intentionally craft a ritual & tool to help us continue to invoke that energy long after its visit with me. Or I may hear a voice from Spirit (or simply feel its guidance) leading me toward our next creation together.
Crafting and working with sacred tools is one way to embody and mentor with that Spirit's medicine. To honor that, the creation process is one layered with channeling & trusting soul wisdom, element & plant medicine, and the healing potential of stones. I mentor with the energy deeply myself, allowing it to reveal itself to me, name itself, and declare its purpose. I allow them to be my teachers.
Each batch is created in sacred ritual - with the presence of spirit guides invoked, intention stated and held with me riding its current in some way during the process as a way to attune them to their unique medicine.
Next: lunar attunement ceremony
On many new and full moons, I will be led to attune a particular candle under the energy of the moon. Typically this will be a candle whose energy aligns with what is happening cosmically and with the healing needs of the collective at that time. Both Illume and Dark Moon were created and attuned during these lunar phases.
Following the guidance, I will either create a new candle or make a special batch of an existing candle to be blessed under the moon. These ceremonies are held outdoors, in nature for 12 or more hours. The candles are arranged geometrically and a crystal and flower grid are created around them to anchor in Spirit messages and intentions. These items also serve as a way to amplify those intentions, like a beacon to the Unseen world. For hours, we sit together in prayer, meditation, and union until our time feels complete. I leave them with the moon and the elements until they call me to close the ceremony.
Pre-orders are usually taken. This allows me to dedicate a particular candle to a particular person. And to call in Spirit support (guides, angels, higher self) to attune the candle to what that person's soul is most in need of.
Next: My Mission