This is a new work in progress, The Manifesting Love Club. Four friends. All single. Some looking for love. Some not. Join these ladies as they take their friendship into a new direction, to manifest love.
Heather and Brian found each other, even though Heather didn’t expect to fall for a full-time clown. Now it’s Corecia’s time to find love. She has her eye on a new man, but is unsure about Noah as he’s claimed that he doesn’t want to be tied down.
This week we’re writing to the prompt ‘hook’.
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“Not boring and bland…peaceful and serene.” Tracey interjected without thinking. “Which makes you each unique and a pleasure to be around. You each have your own distinctly different personalities, just as all of us here do.”
Heather smiled in acknowledgment of her friends words. “That’s true. Even though I’m usually content with who I am, sometimes I see qualities in my friends that I’m a little envious about. But…enough about that…back to candles.”
Corecia leaned forward and stroked the assortment of candles arranged on the coffee table. “I’ve been waiting to hear why they’re all pink. Not red, like I would have expected.”
“I know. Right? That was my thought when we walked in here.” Juliette nodded her head in agreement.
“You’d think, wouldn’t you? I always thought so too.” Heather shrugged her shoulders and picked up the largest rosy colored pillar candle. “Friday is the best day to burn candles for your love life and relationships and the best color candles to burn on Fridays are pink. Red candles are best burned on Tuesdays, the day ruled by Mars, the Roman god of war. Although…the candle energy on those days are great for when you’re facing personal struggles and physical challenges. It brings forth personal courage. So, if you were having difficulties in a relationship, you could do red ones on Tuesdays to call up courage and strength. But for love and romance, I’d stick to pink ones on Friday’s.”
“So what’s the hook? You just burn the candle and – presto – love appears?” Tracey looked skeptical.
Corecia plucked one of the candles of the table and held it up, turning it this way and that, examining it closely. “Do tell, girlfriend. Cuz I’ve got me a hot lover to conjure up.”
“You can just burn them. But remember, just like with the affirmations we worked on last month, intent is a large part of seeing results. When you light the candles, focus your intent on what you’d like to manifest. Concentrate. Say a little prayer. Think of the positive qualities of the type of man you’d like to attract. Myself, I like to spend some time in quiet reflection and pulling up feelings and emotions to add energy to my thoughts. Then I like to release my desires to the universe, send them off in silent winged journey to the heavens. But, you’ll find your own special way of working with candles.”
“So…we just gonna talk about it all night? Or do we get to light one?” Corecia stroked the candle she held, her gaze off in the distance as if imagining her special man.
Heather bent down and picked a light up off the table. “Of course we all get to light one. I was thinking that we’d each choose a candle and take it to the mantle over the fireplace in the living room. One at a time. Then we each have a little private time to spend lighting it and sending our intention out. Want to go first, Corecia?”
The ebony beauty emphatically shook her head from side to side. “Nope. I want to go last.”
“I’ll go first.” Tracey hopped up and reached for the smallest candle on the table. “It doesn’t have to be romantic love, does it? Can it just be for love in general? A life filled with love?”
“Of course,” Heather agreed. “Love is love is love. Wanting a life filled with love can come from many avenues besides a lover. Family. Hey, even friends.” She thrust her hand out to take in the four friends that sat around the small family room.
Tracey didn’t take much time in the other room. She returned quickly with a hint of a smile displayed on her face. Juliette had her chosen candle in hand already, waiting for her turn, and disappeared as soon as Tracey took her seat on the sofa. She took more time than Tracey did, but was still returned fairly quickly. Corecia stood, still holding the candle she’d picked up earlier, one that held a deeper hint of mauve than the others.
While Corecia took her turn lighting her candle in the other room, the other three friends chatted quietly with one another. And chatted. And talked some more. Heather finally glanced at her watch with a quizzical expression. “What’s she doing in there that’s taking so long?” she whispered to Tracey and Juliette.