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Candle Reiki

Article by Reiki Master Judy Camblor

Did you know that you can combine the healing properties of Reiki with something as simple as a lit candle?

Reiki healing combined with Color Candle Therapy is a wonderful and effective combination of two healing energies. The color of the candle helps to empower the intention behind the Reiki healing, and the fire from the candles helps to seal the healing for more lasting effects. White pillar candles are also used in the form of a grid around the table or mat to work as amplifiers for the colored candles and assist in the communication with our higher source for the facilitation of the healing process.

How do you combine these two powerful healing modalities? The procedure can be followed as I have outlined below, but the Reiki practitioner can also follow his or her own intuition during the healing in the interest of the intended higher good. That’s the beauty of the healing arts; there are no real wrong ways as long as your heart and intention are set on the greater good.

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First, you will need a supply of colored candles at your disposal. While you can use a candle of any shape or diameter, for this type of healing therapy I recommend using the shorter four or six-inch taper candles simply because they are easier to handle than the longer ten or twelve-inch taper candles. White pillar candles should be used for the grid around the mat or table. Let your intuition guide you as to when to cleanse the colored candles, but always anoint them before use. Anointing a candle consists of rubbing a light olive oil in an upward direction towards the wick. The purpose of anointing the candle is to strengthen the color so that the energies are more vibrant and active. This is called “dressing the candle.”

Second, as with any healing session, you should discuss the needs of the client and set specific goals for the desired outcome. This will help you set the intention for the session, and will assist you in determining which color candle will be most effective for the healing therapy. In my own personal practice, I typically use anywhere from one to three candles depending on the needs of the client and the time allotted for the session. While conducting the healing therapy session, let Reiki and your intuition guide you as to when and how to use the colored candles over the client.

Once a candle is used for a specific purpose, my personal practice is to give the colored candles used in the healing therapy to the client. In my humble opinion, I do not believe in the recycling of items that have been used for such a personal purpose. Energies received and/or created could be easily transferred to another client by reusing such an item. This could turn out to be detrimental to both your practice as a healer and the next person you treat. Pillar candles that are used in the grid formation are for the amplification of energies during your practice and do not need to be given to the client. It is a good idea, however, to cleanse and re-anoint them before each session.

Once the healing therapy has been completed, and before putting out the flames, visualize the client being surrounded by white healing light. Use a snuffer to put the flames out. Remember that just as when the flames are lit, so too must your affirmations and intentions be strong when they are extinguished.

Below is a brief description of the COLORS and their attributes.

Candle Color Guide


Judy Camblor
Judy Camblor

Judy Camblor is a certified affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training as a Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho style of Reiki and is also certified in Crystal Healing. Her education in the holistic healing arts is a journey and a work-in-progress where she enjoys participating in all types of metaphysical training to share knowledge, awareness, and empowerment to all of her clients. Prior to becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher and Crystal Healer, Judy practiced as a spiritual-life counselor providing angel card readings. Judy has been treating adults, children, and pets with Reiki for almost ten years, and she has been authoring articles for Reiki Rays since 2013. Her home-based studio is located in Miami, Florida, where she lives with her daughter.
Judy can be reached via e-mail at Judy.LovingLight@hotmail.com; or through her website at www.LovingLightReiki.net.

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  • Cheryl August 5, 2013, 11:38 am

    Thanks for the great intro to candle uses. I’ve often lit a white candle to reflect the presence of the “christ consciousness” in my Reiki practice, and now am happy to learn a higher use of colors as well.

    • Judy August 7, 2013, 5:37 pm

      You’re very welcome, Cheryl. The results are fabulous! Enjoy working with them and opening up your practice even more.

  • Jessica Hitch November 10, 2013, 3:59 pm

    I have had great success using Reiki candles for personal healing… Most recently, I charged a candle with Reiki intending for harmony in the home. At the time I was living with my dad and fiance in a house that suddenly seemed way too small! Without my conscious intention, things unfolded so that my fiance moved out and into the apartment we now live in on the exact day the candle burned to the end. And now, ta-da!, there is harmony in both my dad’s and my homes. 🙂

  • ms. raahat iqbal August 24, 2014, 2:10 pm

    I am divorced. Want to marry. I am a student of reiki. How i can fullfil my desire to remarry with reiki candle therapy. It is funtastic and very effective. I like this side it is useful to every body. we can certainly fullfil the desires by using this technique. pls guide me . i am waiting your reply. Pls answer me on my above email address. Thanks

  • Jayati September 27, 2014, 3:55 am

    Nice guide to using candles for intentions thanks for sharing

  • zainab February 18, 2015, 10:27 am

    Nice article

  • Gulsah Yaman March 24, 2015, 12:43 pm

    thank u for sharing

  • Aurora M Pietro April 27, 2016, 11:48 am

    I use a lot candles for my personal healing, but i also hand made them , now that i read your article, would it be wrong to recycle the candles for my personal healing ? only for me , I do understand that it’s not good for using them for others … but how about recycling for my personal use only ? thanks 🙂

    • Judy Camblor August 22, 2018, 2:29 pm

      Aurora, I used to make candles myself before I learned Reiki, so I am a little familiar with the process of making candles. I would suggest that you give Reiki to the vat of wax that you use to dip the wick to create the candle. You can also try to give Reiki to the candle itself after it has been dried and ready for use. Hope this helps! Thanks! Judy

  • Jasvir May 9, 2019, 1:10 pm

    Hi Judy, this cable intro is wonderful. I am a Reiki master but lack visualization.
    I do not see anything while in meditation as you do in Akashic Record reading. There is something that is obstructing my spiritual growth. Can your candle system work any magic on my problem
    Or any other way you can think of. Your reply is eagerly awaited. Thanks, Love Light and reiki

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