The Beginning of the Fatima Journey
Over ten years ago, my mother blessed me, my sister and daughter to a three and half week adventure to her families native land, Portugal. My mother felt a great need to go back to the home land of her family before she passes and wanted us to go with her. Unfortunately, in my mother's family, Portugal was rarely talked about. What an incredible gift she bestowed us!
I realized when I returned, not many people talked about this wonderful, undiscovered land. Portugal should be revered more as it is an amazing place with many gifts. From the beautiful coastline, to Fatima's miracles, to the garden island of Madeira -- the hearty and affordable cuisine and the all embracing and wonderful people! I was taken back by Portugal's art of ceramic tiles, proudly displayed- everywhere. I was in awe of the hand work of embroidery -- very much alive in Portugal but forgotten with many in the U.S.
Interestingly, I had been thinking strongly about the shine at Fatima for months before my mother announced this incredible gift she wanted to bestow us! It was on my list of places I knew I had to visit for some reason! At the Fatima shrine, I was sitting on one of the endless steps, witnessing the entire contents . I turned my eyes to the right and noticed an amazing alcove of candles, lit by Fatimas visitors. The energy of light from that sacred space was memorizing. One could feel each lit candle. It was as if each was blessed and all candles had a deep and healing intention of love pouring forth from each flame. I called over to my sister, who was an ear shot away---"June, we must go over there. This is absolutely amazing!" My sister and I ended up bringing back a handful of candles. I didn't know "all of the why's" at the time but it felt I was pushed to do this.
For years, I gave away many to those I felt needed something tangible to help them through their issue. I was in meditation one day and I was told to share these with the world. I thought I was making this up and for months I continued to ask, ----"if this is what I'm supposed to do, please give me billboard clarity!" I had difficulties with this message because it just seemed wild to me. The healing gifts I created before this guidance made more human sense. I would share this insight with close family and friends to get their take and they all said...go with the guidance....I began having dreams and I was told to do research on candles,which are very ancient symbols, after the research, it would be crystal clear! And so it was.....I also began understanding, our humanness is very different than the guidance we receive from above!
A strong portion of the funds will go to underprivileged children in the future. Part of our gift back to help create a better world, especially for children.
St. Joseph and the Fatima Candle
In Oct of 2004, I was on the phone with two friends, preparing for a meditation and prayer session - One friend lives in Texas, the other, New Mexico. Before we began to meditate, I asked them to light a candle. I lit my Fatima candle. After the meditation and prayer, I looked up at my candle and there was something forming from the wax dripping from the candle. I informed my friends and also in amazement I told them that this candle was drip less -- it was very odd for this to happen! Or was it? :) I also mentioned, I burned many of these candles but nothing like this has happened before. Days passed and I lit the candle three more times. I meditated and prayed each time. Below was what fell off of the candle. I immediately felt it was St. Joseph.
What's so fascinating, I had felt many Saints' presence during that time and months following. One day, I was invited to a friends warehouse in San Francisco to view his latest purchases for his next antique auction. Many of the pieces were purchased from an old church in the Midwest. When I arrived, I immediately noticed a huge statue of a Saint. I walked up to it and held his hand and asked... "Who are you?" A name came into my head immediately... St. Joseph. I called out to my friend, who was almost a half a block away in the huge warehouse... He walked over and I asked... "Who is this?" He told me... St. Joseph.
In Aug of 2005, I was scheduled to give my friend Nadia a spiritual counseling session. I called her a few minutes before but it seemed she was up tight and rushed. I asked her to light a Fatima candle, relax and meditate. I would also continue my meditation and call her back in 20 minutes. After that time, I called back and we both were at peace. The session went well. After I hung up, I noticed something forming on my Fatima candle from the melted wax. PLEASE NOTE: These are drip-less candles. After two more lightings, some sort of bird fell off of the candle. I felt it looked like a hummingbird but the dozens of people who have seen it feel it looks like a dove which brings this story to the next level.
Nadia lost her son in Iraq in 2004. She has been on a peace mission ever since -- a mission of helping those who have been most affected by war. A dove would be very symbolic for her peace mission. Nadia mentioned when we spoke, the day before her son's departure to Iraq, he told her he had a connection to ravens and if he didn't come home, the raven would be a symbol that would show up to let her know he's OK... I looked up raven in my Native American animal symbol book and here's what it said..
Raven is a messenger of the great spiritual realm The raven has a wealth of myth and lore surrounding it. Raven brings forth life and order. It stole the sunlight from one who would keep the world in darkness. Nothing could exist without a raven. Raven is honored in art and on totem poles, reflecting the tales and mysticism that have developed around it. With raven, human and animal spirits intermingle and become as one. This is reflected in its deep and rich shiny black. In blackness, everything mingles until drawn forth, out into the light. They are also known for their amorous behavior, reflecting the strong creative life force to which they have access. This creative life force can be used to work the magic of spiritual laws upon the physical plane. Raven activates the energy of miracles linking your will and intention. It brings us out of the dark into the light. Raven teaches how to take that which is unformed and give it the form you desire.
The winter solstice and winter season is the time of greatest power for those with the raven totem. The solstice is the shortest day of the year. The sun shines the least on this day, thus it is the darkest. From that day forth, the light shines a little more each day. This is symbolic of the influence of the raven. It teaches how to go into the dark and bring forth the light. With each trip in, we develop the ability to bring more light out. This is creation.
And so, the light of peace neutralizes darkness over war. Interestingly, the raven activates the energy of miracles linking your will and intention. It brings us out of the dark into the light. Nadia's mission has been angelically directed by her son, I feel.
Symbology of the Dove
Feminine Energies of peace, maternity and Prophecy. Cycle of power is dawn and dusk. The dove has a tremendous wealth of lore and legend surrounding it. Most of the centers around all the traditional feminine and mother symbols. The name dove has been given to oracles and to prophets. To the Pueblo Indians it was also honored. Its feathers were often worn and used in prayer sticks. The dove's song is its most distinctive characteristic. The voice of the dove is the rain song. Out of its mourning, it invokes new waters of life. Its song should remind us that no matter what our life conditions,new waters and new life are still possible. The Earth is a female planet, and this should remind us that creation and new birth is available to all of us upon it.
Although the doves song is heard throughout the day, it seems more distinct at dawn and dusk. These are the "between times'--a time in which there is a thinning of the veils between the physical and the spiritual, the past and the future.
The song of this totem tells you to mourn what has passed, but awaken to the promise of the future. Its a bird of prophecy and can help you see what you can give birth to in your life. (Animal-Speak By Ted Andrews)
And Nadia is creating new waters out of her many tears. She mourned her son but she's re-awakened to what she's led to do, to help make the world a better place.
This image fell off after I was praying and meditating on some situations in my life. I wasn't feeling well for months and quite depressed due to mostly menopausal symptoms (body changes) and a few other life situations. The small piece which looks like a wing fell off of this piece. I believe its a male-an angel or Saint..Is it St. Joseph?
This image seems to be almost exact of the preceding one. This appeared a month before.. Why would two similar images appear and drop off of a drip less candle?
August 2010 - It's been a while since another wax image has fallen off of a Fatima candle. To me, it looks like a person carrying something. Let me know what you think?
House clearing in Oct 2005
In Oct 2005, I was asked to join friends to clear a home of unbalanced and negative energy. This was my first experience- and -oh my, what an adventure!
I was part of a team of 3-two women and one man. Will owned the home. Mandy and WIll just got married and Mandy happened to be a clairvoyant from England, who worked for many years clearing homes. She is also a certified, licensed and insured healer, in England-- now living here in the states. And yes, healers are very much an accepted part in England, even in surgery. Mandy felt from the very beginning the house needed clearing and blessings.
I was told three were necessary as it's part of the strength of trinity. I brought 3 Fatima candles, I guess I inherently knew ahead of time..trinity... Other white candles were placed in every room. We placed the Fatima candles in heavy negative energy areas. We prayed and blessed every room. After the healing, we went to snuff every candle. All candles didn't drip but one Fatima. This candle was placed in the heaviest energy in the home.
What do you see? Look at the dark part of the candle. And observe the lower dripping. Is it of someone kneeling? Please note, again...these are drip less candles!
We would love to hear of any other stories that come from the Sacred Flame of Fatima.