Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Ayala.
Hi Angela, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I have always loved the ritual of lighting a candle and sharing my light with others. During this quarantine, I mediated and ask for creativeness. It came to me in dream of me pouring my own candles. I wanted to create soy candles as they were part of my spiritual growth. So, I hit YouTube and came across of this Succulent Candles video perfect for Plant Lovers as myself from Bramble Berry.
What better time than now I’m learning to make mold candles such as the moon, rose, cactus, owl and more. I love that can add color to the mold color significance to propel the intention of the candle. Such as Green Succulent color significance is Healing, Growth, Personal Goals, calmness and Money. I have made it a ritual as when set up for creating each batch of candles, enlighten them with prana for good energy candles. Each time I incorporate this ritual more and more creativeness spurs up. Now I see myself collaborating with brands and unite forces in bringing products to share space together.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Of course, during this pandemic when I first ordered my supplies to create the succulent project from Bramble Berry the estimated delivery date was four weeks out since it was coming from Washington State. I knew I could not wait, so I searched for the nearest candle supply. I found one here in Glendora. Made my first order of wax, fragrances and wicks. So much trial and error in creating. Since I learned about the moon its phases, I wanted to do a moon candle ordered the mold thru Amazon and got it pretty fast and began to test. My husband Mr. QC, ask me to add two colors to the mold when creating to distinguish the crescent moon. It was hit, all my moon friends began to order them and brought me so much joy and gratitude and trusting me with their intentions when light it.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I never thought of myself as a creative now after crafting candle, I see I do myself as creative talent.
We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
Ángel de mi guarda, dulce compañía, no me desampares ni de noche ni de día. No me dejes solo que me perdería….. I grew up with this prayer as a young girl, I watched over my mother as she lit the candle for her prayers or petitions. I envisioned the flame as a luminous/radiant Angel watching over us and feeling quietude that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Since then, I have always enjoyed the ritual of lighting a candle and allowing the element of fire transcends its energy to me and/or release any emotion.
- Email: Gratitudejoycandles@gmail.com
- Website: https://gratitudejoy.net
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gratitudejoycandles
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