Love & Light – The art of sending Healing
Have you heard the phrase `Love and light’? Have you been in a personal vulnerable situation and others have said they will send you love and light? Or have you found out that someone you know is in a bad situation.. illness, emotional problems, family difficulties, or even.. dying.. – and your heart goes out for them to be better…and you said you are sending them love and light?
Am sure, at some point in our esoteric, magical, spiritual or psychic lives, we have come across this phrase – and the act itself.
But have you wondered what is it? How is it done? Do you know? did you know?
It is admirable, compassionate and divine of anyone to want to send any sort of positive love and healing energies to another human being, or indeed to another living creature – animals, plans etc. At the heart of it is our urge, need and ultruistic impulse (even divine) to want to help another, to ease another’s pain or suffering..and make their lives better – even by a fraction!
BUT – what are you sending? And how are you doing it? And worse- are you aware of the pitfalls and dangers within this?
Let me set aside the whole issue that disbelievers will raise- that Healing is not real; that psychic powers are not real; that magic is not real – and all those who think they are practicing these are just frauds or delusional. I am going on the proviso that it IS all real. I merely wish to shed more light on to this subject, so that you, me and anyone involved in the art of sending Love & Light can do it well!
As as said, compassion, divine or higher self within us, and or altruism propels us to want to send Love and Light and..healing in general!
Are you in a muddy pool or a clear pond? (The dangers!)
I have seen – in internet groups, magical communities – people who post about the troubles they are having.. and the next minute, when someone else talks about their problems, they are offered Love & Light. This alarms me. (For my part, if I am in a `bad place’ I have never offered any such magical love and Light).
If you are swishing about in waist high waters of mud and dirt, you are not clean – and you can not hope to be cleaning anything or anyone else! The first act is to get out of the dirt or mud that you find yourself in – then do something immediate about cleaning the dirt and mud off your self, before setting about cleaning anyone or anything else.
The same applies to psychic practise – and in this particular situation- to sending Love, Light and any sort of healing energy to another person.
If you are in an emotionally charged situation ( personal challenges, problems, worries, difficulties, anger, frustration, sadness etc) – you should NOT be even attempting to send any sort of magical or psychic energy to anyone else. Despite your best intentions, you are standing in a muddy pond! Get out of it first! Actually, you are the muddy pond – empty those from you first, take in fresh waters…! Then think about bathing anyone else in clean waters.
Otherwise, you are just (knowingly or unknowingly) bathing the other person with your own muddy dirty waters! You are in danger of making their problem worse – despite your best intentions.
Are you in a `good place’ first?
This is easier said than done. But we can try. Often there are moments in any of our lives, we do feel positive and reasonably well – even if there are mountains of challenges and emotional problems we are facing. The time to send any sort of Love, Light and Healing will be one of these highly positive, clear moments.
It must also be said, that sometimes, people may not face or deal with own problems, but when it comes to other people’s problems, they are able to have some clarity and detachment to be able to help.
But here again is another pitfall – Transpersonal Projections! This is the psychological notion – that what people hide or suppress within themselves – wants, needs, whims, shadows- they `project’ on to another person. or `see it’ in another person! So if you are suffering a particular type of personal problem, chances are – unless you are not only aware of it, but are consciously dealing with it – you may be projecting that issue onto others! (For example, if you have control issues, you may be always accusing other people of being `so controlling’, and if you suffer from depression, you may think or `recognise’ that others in your life are also suffering the same).
Spiritual work helps
So how can you get your self into a `good mental or emotional’ place first?
I have found that doing genuine spiritual work – without any sort of attached agenda is highly valuable in this.
Doing regular meditation (the practise of clearing the mind of all thoughts and emotions) is a very good one (easier said than done). In the early stages, people involved in such meditations continue doing so.. just to experience a few seconds of such a `clear’ state. And with more regular practise, those few seconds can start to stretch to few minutes.
Visiting places of worship – temples, prayer rooms, group meditations – and partaking in group worship and prayers also helps – because you are attempting to connect or appeal to a larger, divine being(s) (god, goddess). Further more, you are in a room full of people all involved in similar approach – connecting to a larger divine being.
The personal and private option of course is to have a simple altar (and I mean simple, uncluttered) – and do meditative or prayer work by it. When doing this sort of work, it is important that you are not doing ritual – but simply being, being spiritual, connecting unconditionally to the divine forces!
How to send Love
So how do you send love? The easy way is of course by showing it – in person – in words and deeds – such as positive encouragements, giving or sharing hopes & inspirations, and giving hugs.
Sending Love in a magical or psychic way is a bit more tricky. Because we each of us have a slightly different feel and concept of what Love actually is! So what is it that we are trying to send to the other person is coloured by own experiences and concepts of love, and dare I day, our own projections of it too.
However, at the most simplest of levels, you can set aside time to calm and centre yourself, then arrive at a place of neutrality (as much as possible!) If you just can’t get rd of any other thoughts or feelings, just don’t even try at that moment! ) Then charge yourself with as much positive, loving feelings as you can. Here projections can help a little. You may think of happier moments in your life, and fill your self with – not those feelings- but the positive state of mind you will be in. (For example, if you were remembering a time when you had found love and were extremely happy – the idea is to try to gain the feeling of happiness you felt and fill your self with that, rather than the actual feeling of being in love!
Unless you are a highly experienced person (not necessarily one who has done it for years..but one who has done this correctly for long and got it right), don’t attempt this. Because - if you can not separate the emotions, for example, what you may end up `sending’ are feelings of being in love, rather than the `state of happiness’.
And here is a brilliant final technique – once you find yourself in a highly positive happy spiritual state, you can either visualise or imagine that you are giving that other person a warm, unconditional hug or embrace!
Chakras – sending healing to the heart
Esoteric and magical people (many) are familiar with the Chakra systems – 7 or more energy centres of the human body (One on each place – by the head, forehead, throat, heart, chest, naval, and groin/ base of spine – where the crown chakra of the head is always connected to the higher energies, and the base chakra is connected to the grounding energies of the Earth!).
One way of sending Love & light is to use the Chakras. First, it is important to ground and centre, then ensure that you are connected to the higher and lower (crown and base) energies, then make sure that energy is flowing through all the chakras, and that they are all balance – then begin any sort of healing work.
And in this respect, you may find it useful to charge up your Heart Chakra from energies from above and energies from the Earth below (this is after all the one in the middle, with 3 chakras above and 3 below) – and `project’ that energy from the heart chakra to the person you wish to send it to.
A variation on this – ) – is to send the energy from your heart Chakra, to the heart chakra of the other person. This can be considered `interfering’ so only do this if you have permission or request from that other person, and only to be used if you are absolutely clear and experienced about handling your own transpersonal projections of personal emotional stuff!
Sending Light (the Star connection)
We are all made of Star dust! Stars of old had been born, grown and exploded as Supernova, and their dust and ashes have hung around for millions of years and coalesced to form new planets and stars.. and one of those planets is Earth, and we are born of all the particles and molecules found on Earth! So, we are made of Star Dust!
What this means, is that at one point in the distant past – the atoms and molecules that make up our body now – have been inside Stars, and shining, and producing light!
That light is within us – but in a particulate form, rather than in a photonic state (entering the realms of Science here! Einstein proved that mass and energy (light) are connected…that mass can be fully turned to energy (light) and energy can manifest as mass / particles).
So esoterically and magically speaking, the light of those stars gone by – still lay within us. Although humans and animals and plants are now mass-objects now, we are all full of light.
When people talk of sending light, I imagine they talk of divine light in an esoteric, ethereal or spiritual sense – but to me, it has always meant something else too – that by the act of Will, we can transmute a few of the molecules and atoms of our bodies – into light, and send that! Obviously, hard evidence of this process (by act of Will) is lacking yet.. and all we have are the scientific processes of smashing atoms together in Particle Accelerators, to create energy / light. But here we are – with a belief in the divine, in magic and in sending esoteric energies. So by that belief of magic, this too is possible (or I would not bee doing magic, and either would you!
The Atoms bombs and nuclear power stations have proved that even a small thing as an atom or two can release huge amounts of energy.
So by that token, a few atoms or molecules from our bodies, can be turned to energy.. and that can be sent!
And energy of that sort can have a purpose or message etched into it as it is produced – Healing, energising, love, Compassion, hope, inspiration!
Need I say more?
Love & Bright Stellar Blessings
ps. This blog post is a part of series of magical techniques. Here are some others: (check regularly as I’ll be adding more)
Psychic Cleansing using candles & inscribed sacred symbols
Mirror Meditation as psychic training at Samhain
Psychic Development – Energy & meditative work with trees