This post is by Lucy Sam, an experienced transpersonal therapist, transformational coach, energy healer, shamanic drum practitioner and private yoga teacher.

What healing rituals do you use? Today I’m taking my favourite candle brand Neomorganics. Natural organic pure essential oils. Smells divine!

Along with my candle, I have some lovely crystals: clear quartz, rose quartz and a seers stone I picked up in a beautiful store in Philadelphia.

I also have a beautiful lotus candle which I’ve had for years but never light. It’s crafted beautifully so I don’t want it to melt away. Instead I enjoy the symbolism of the lotus flower; the symbolism of regeneration, enlightenment and re-birth. Just as the lotus flower rises through the mud to blossom into full beauty, so do we humans as we work through our negative patterns and limiting beliefs to blossom into the light. Doing so allows us to shine and vibrate at our highest frequency and potential.

As I create a ritual with beautiful objects that calm and inspire me, I prepare to meditate. Sitting quietly with eyes closed, simply focusing on the breath is all it takes. If the mind wanders no need to stress, just bring your attention back to your breath. I also like to focus on my heart centre when I meditate. The heart is how we connect to our deepest self, our spirit and soul.

This is just one simple way that I relax, balance my energy and unwind. I invite you to find the ingredients that work for you. Just 5-10 minutes is all you need.

If you want to learn more about energy healing, join me at Anahata Yoga Centre, Leigh-on-Sea, Saturday 8 February, 1:30pm – 4pm for an energy healing workshop.

Neom candle, quartz and lotus candle