When dear friends shared the stunning news of their son’s serious health challenge, I reacted the way you probably would by saying “I’m so sorry. Is there anything I can do?”
Instead of the expected “No, but thank you.”, his mother said, “Yes, actually there is. Let’s form a healing circle for him.”
A healing circle is a gathering of people who combine their individual power to send intense healing energy to the person in need. While we set the intention for our desired outcome, we surrender to the knowledge that healing takes many forms & the outcome is not ours to control. In the ceremony, I often say a prayer that includes a sentence such as- “May this healing energy be used for the person’s highest good.” Under no circumstances do we imply that this replaces medical care of any kind. Energy healing complements medical treatment but does not replace it.
When designing a distant healing ceremony, I ask several questions including–
- Does the person give us consent to perform the ceremony?
- Is the person willing to attune to our efforts on the specified date & time?
- What do I need to know about the person to facilitate the healing session?
I ask these questions because, first & foremost, the individual has to want the healing. Second, the person has to be an active participant , doing everything in his/her power to affect change. Third, details about the person give us a single-minded focus for the work we are about to perform.
All aspects of the healing circle are created with a combination of intuitive insights & good old-fashioned hard work & planning. On the surface, I design & facilitate rituals & ceremonies. On a deeper level, I co-create them with those involved, making each experience beautiful, meaningful, & extremely personal. Customized rituals & ceremonies alter the participants in profound ways– inspiring, connecting, & reaffirming the inherent worth of each of us.
Ceremonies & rituals honoring our special moments should be as unique as we are.