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Have you ever wondered what the spiritual significance is of lighted candles in meditation?

A central candle - a single lit candle - represents the Divine Light that enlightens all of us, without regard to being a member of a specific religion, or no religion.

Light is the very sustenance of spiritual and earthly life.

Without the light of our sun we would not be able to live on planet earth. There would be no process of photosynthesis to turn sunlight into plant material - the basis of our diet for both vegetarians and non-meat eaters, alike. (Afterall, the animals we eat need to make their flesh by eating plants, first.)

Back to the significance of the candle light on the altar - this flame provides both heat and warmth, another of the requirements we need on the planet to ward off the chill and in early days, to scare off predators at night. And what is more nostalgic then a blazing campfire promoting comradship and the telling of stories and tales.

In earlier days and still in tribal cultures without a written language, it is most likely many traditions and tales from the culture and history of the tribe are passed down by the younger members listening carefully to the tales of the elders while sitting around the flaming light of a central campfire.

Candle light has been with us for a long time in our history and even if we do not 'need' it today it adds ambience to any gathering or event.

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