Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.

“Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle.” In other words, don’t just point out the problems our City is experiencing, help find solutions by raising awareness. Do something to correct what’s wrong and commend what’s right. Do something positive to make things the way they ought to be.

“Don’t curse the darkness, light a candle!" originated as a Chinese proverb meaning it is better to do something about a problem than just complain about it. Lighting a candle is not the answer to the larger problems, but it can be a time to reflect, mediate or pray for an opening in the right direction. In other words, bring light to the darkness.

Why Saturday December 21 at 10:19pm? That date and time is this year's Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection.

Lighting candles has been a spiritual practice since ancient times and symbolizes the powerful light of faith. The sole purpose of a candle prayer or mediation is to change a bad situation to better.

Dark candles are used for negative binding forces, breaking up obstacles and blocks, and also for protection. A dark candle can also be used to grant strength and security.

Stop by Radiance Gifts starting on Saturday December 7 during our Annual Customer Appreciation Event and pick up a free dark candle to help us spread the light. We’ll be giving them away while supplies last.

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