For nearly two decades, Pulling Down the Moon’s Yoga for Fertility classes have used the same closing ritual. A candle is lit and passed around the circle of students, and in turn each has the chance to share what they have learned about themselves during the fertility journey, offer gratitude to each other for support and affirm their fertility intention. Philosophers, sages, saints and yogis across the ages have postulated the belief that energy follows intention and that we live in a Universe of pure potential. When we plant seeds of negativity and doubt, we grow plants of the same. When we are laser focused on planting seeds of positivity and have faith that our intention will manifest, we reap a more bountiful harvest. When these intentions are shared with a supportive group, they gain even more strength. Literally thousands of women have participated in this ritual over the years, and each time they pass the candle to end their class, our teachers acknowledge that lineage of loving support and encourage their students to add to it. These candles, custom made for you by a former fertility patient and Pulling Down the Moon student, carry that lineage of support within them. They are a light in dark times, a reminder to forgive others and love yourself and a “north star” to remind you of your unwavering intention to become a parent.
Aroma Blend: Geranium, Patchouli, Sandalwood
Meditation Color: White, Clear
Dried Flowers: Osmanthus, Calendula
To Activate: When you receive your candle, take a moment to engage your senses: hold the candle in your hands to feel its weight, receive the aroma, observe the dried flowers and the healing crystal. On a small piece of paper, write out your prayer or intention. Light your candle. While holding your lighted candle, go outside during daylight hours, face East and say your intention aloud to yourself. During any evening hour after sunset (but within three days of your daylight ritual), go outside, face West and say your intention aloud to yourself again while holding the lighted candle. After this ritual, you should continue to light your candle and state your intention to yourself once a day.
In order to unlock this universal secret handed down throughout the ages, it is believed that one should imagine in their mind’s eye that their prayer has already been answered by taking time each day to meditate on that one thing they so very much desire, but do it without attachment. This means that we believe deeply that our prayer has been answered but then let it go knowing that the Universe or God, in its divine wisdom, will grant our prayer in a way that is most harmonious for us and/or the greater good. Our belief that we have the power to create our deepest desires and the faith that we are one piece of a giant tapestry woven by the Creator are our greatest tools for manifestation and acceptance. It is in this spirit that we invite you to use your candle.
Using a spoon, you can remove the crystal after 3-4 hours of first burn. Your crystal is now imbued with your intention and can be carried into any space to continue to generate positive effects.
Aroma Blend: Bergamot, Amber, Sandalwood
Meditation color: Green
Dried Flowers: Lotus seed heart, sophora, japonica
To Activate: When you receive your candle, take a moment to engage your senses: hold the candle in your hands to feel its weight, receive the aroma, observe the dried flowers and the healing crystal. To activate your candle, light it and focus on the tip or cool part of the flame. State the event, idea, person, memory or feeling that you need to release or let go. Then, take the second, small, ritual candle included with your package and light it from the flame of your Release Candle. While holding your newly lit white ritual candle, turn away from your Release Candle and walk three paces to represent release in your past, release in your present and release in your future. Inhale deeply and then blow out your white ritual candle until the flame is extinguished and your breath is empty. Turn back toward your Release Candle and inhale deeply to signify new life, new beginnings and a renewed spirit of healing.
Carry your Malachite crystal with you and place it at your heart center from time to time as a reminder of this healing ritual.
Self-Love and Forgiveness Candle
Aroma Blend: Lavender, Sage, Citrus
Stone: Blue agate
Meditation color: Blue
Dried Flowers: Red plum, lavender
To Activate: When you receive your candle, take a moment to engage your senses: hold the candle in your hands to feel its weight, receive the aroma, observe the dried flowers and the healing crystal. Take a moment to close your eyes and reflect on the following: you can travel the whole world over and never find anyone as deserving of love and joy than YOU. This is the truth - let these words sink in. Take a few moments to write out or say the following phrases to yourself, feeling free to change the wording to whatever feels most authentic to you.
May I be happy
May I be healthy and safe
May I be held with loving kindness
May I live with joy and ease
Now light your candle, and in doing so offer forgiveness to yourself for any harshness, negativity or judgement you have placed on yourself and acknowledging your worthiness to receive all the blessings the universe has to bestow. Let the light of the candle draw in the love and support of the Pulling Down the Moon community to help you feel the truth of these words.
Using a spoon, you can remove the crystal after 3-4 hours of first burn. Carry the crystal with you to remember this commitment to love yourself unreservedly.