I had a deep desire to do something creative, to do something that spreads awareness and, at the same time, was fun (I was often too serious, and we need to walk through life with a smile). One day a childhood memory came back to me, the moment when I was making my first candle. That’s it! Candles! I wanted not only to reawaken this little child within me but also to teach her how important it is to ensure that everything we do, especially on the spiritual path, has a higher purpose.
My candles would not be made of paraffin; they would not be harmful to health and the environment. My candles would be made of natural (soya) wax, enriched with fragrant essential oils. I’d put crystals in my candles to boost their energy further. On each candle, I would put a message from my spiritual master, a message that would calm the mind and awaken gratitude. I’d make them myself with a lot of love and playfulness. I would enjoy every detail. I would do my best to slowly teach people how important it is to adopt healthy habits. And then I would send them to their new homes as little carriers of light and love.
When we let go and have a pure intention, the Universe takes care of the rest.
This is one of the transformations that I have experienced and was made aware of on my spiritual journey with my guru, Mohanji.
Soon a brand name came to my mind, a name that resonated with every cell of my very existence.
Sankhya is the first of the six Indian philosophies concerned with understanding the origin of the world.
Sankhya means to understand the truth of life.
Today is a Sankhya candle, tomorrow it can be so much more … as long as it serves to spread light.
None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support of my loved ones and the support of my true friends, the Mohanji family.
Everything we do with a pure heart, in the spirit of ahimsa (nonviolence), has a special energy that sensitive people recognise. I write this based on my own experience. When someone asks me about the goal of this project, I realise it is not money and success. I enjoy the process of creating, at each stage (sewing little packaging bags and making candles, choosing which crystals I combine with particular aromas and colours). I enjoy gifting my Sankhya candle as much as I enjoy selling them. That moment of recognition awakens in me a spark of happiness and gratitude. As for the rest, I let the Universe guide me.
Author: Petra Franov
Logo design by Nebojša Matković
Brand owner Petra Franov