Channeler: Jen Eramith MA
Are there best ways to pray or to send healing?
If I want to send healing light to someone in my morning meditation, I see her surrounded in light and I hold her in light and love.
Is there a period of time that it is best to hold light in this way?
Does 15 minutes worth of holding count more than five seconds?
Is it more like a difference in quality rather than a difference of time or quantity?
There are some guidelines for making prayer and sending healing light more efficient or more effective. Those guidelines are pretty loose. They can be applied in really broad ways because there really is no single best way to send healing energy. It depends on who you are, it depends on the nature of the situation and it depends on the people that you are working with. The first answer is that there is no single best way. In general, the best thing you can do when you are working with meditation, healing, prayer or sending light in any form, the best thing you can do is listen to yourself. Bring a sense of curiosity to the process; be willing to see whatever comes up for you. Whatever it is, continue to infuse it with light. Whether it is your own self-doubt or whether it is the question of if you have been doing it long enough to be effective. Simply infuse that question with light and then use that curiosity to see what you see. You may see that there is still a shadow, so continue to infuse the light. You may see that everything around you is clear and white at that point and you know that you are finished. While most of you did not grow up learning the skill of seeing Spirit and seeing Light clearly, all of you are capable of reclaiming that skill and developing it anew. The single most valuable tool in developing it is curiosity. Curiosity founded on a sense that you are good, a sense that all is well in the universe and a sense that you are filled with love and that love is infinite. As long as you rest on that sense, then employ curiosity to see what you see.
Then in that seeing, the best way to determine the timing for sending healing as far as whether or not your transmission has completed, is if you are centered in that light and you are centered in your meditation, then you have felt some kind of shift in your own energy. This is part of the process, part of what makes prayer and healing efficient is that you are not just having a passing thought, but you are taking the time needed and using the words or the images that can help you pull your own attention into a new vibration, into a meditative state. This happens whether you are saying your morning prayers or whether you are sitting in a yoga class in a deep meditation. The difference between a passing thought and a prayer is that you give enough time for yourself to enter into a new state of being. The quieting of the mind, the relaxing of the body, the calming of your emotions, these shifts bring you into a state of prayer or a state of meditation. And it is from that place that you can best transmit light. In other words, you cannot send light if you are not sitting in the light yourself. It is the very same law that tells you that you cannot truly love another anymore than you love yourself. Your capacity for love initiates from your capacity for self-love. For some of you, if you are having a rough day it may take many minutes or even hours to bring yourself to that place of quiet and acceptance. For others of you on any other given day, it may be in just a flash of an instant that you enter that state of calm. It depends on who you are, it depends on where you are in the practice and it depends on what is going on for you at the time you begin your practice. Have patience, be curious. This is the reason that so many spiritual paths or so many religions teach that it is incredibly valuable to choose a meditative or a prayer practice and to cultivate it, to stay with it, to actually practice it so that what you cultivate for yourself is a bridge between any state of being and that centered meditative state. If you have cultivated an ongoing meditation practice or prayer practice, then it is easier to walk across the bridge and more quickly tune into that state of being, the state of prayer.
Once you are there, as you are sending the light, you may find that within just a few seconds it is complete. You feel that the light shifted, you do not see any shadow in your mind's eye and even if it was only five seconds, your transmission is complete. At other times, it can be useful to hold it for a long period. Ultimately, loving, healing light is infinite and it is timeless. You can send it tomorrow, you can send it yesterday, you can send it right now and it will go to where it needs to go. All of you are receiving blessings from your future selves and from your past selves. All of the intentions you have set for yourself for the future are creating active blessings for yourself once you get there. All of the ways you will look back on your life with forgiveness, acceptance and love for yourself are - in the future - are blessing you right now. In a similar way, you can hold the light for a long time or for a short time and transmit the same amount of light. It all depends on your state of being and it depends on the situation. Again, the best thing you can do is be curious. Just notice what you feel. If you still feel some shadow there, continue to hold the light. If you feel a sense of completion, move on. Of course it will not always be clear to you. That is another benefit of cultivating an ongoing meditation practice is you refine your ability to sense the light and therefore sense completion or sense remaining shadows that need further attention.
How valuable is it to have a candle burning and hold the light for a few seconds each time I pass by the candle?
It is very valuable. That is one of thousands of different forms of prayer. What you might call this form of prayer, you are activating a symbol. People may do this with crystals, other kinds of objects and they certainly do it with candles, you hold that thing in your hand or you light the candle, and as you light it or you hold it, you infuse it with the love and the light you wish to send so that it becomes actually like a magical talisman. It becomes both a reminder to you of that intention which further attunes you to sending that light and it holds the potential for the light so that anything you do further with that object will be attenuated toward the light. This is something you can do with everything. You can do it with something you own, you can infuse or activate your entire home if you would like to. This is what people do when they move into a new space and they bless the space. This is what people do when they get a little plaque that says, "God bless this home." They are actually creating a magical object that calls in the light. But of course the calling in of the light only occurs as you continue to tune into the magic or the divine intention that you have infused into the object.
Is there a better time of day to send energy?
No. It all depends on who you are and what is happening.
Is it best to just hold someone in the light or is it better to imagine actually connecting with their higher self and holding the light in that higher place?
It is not better or worse, it is just different. Both have a beneficial effect. Ultimately, both are the same. If you are sending light to an individual human, that light is transmitted through and to their higher self. If you go up to the higher realms and you infuse the light toward their higher self, it shifts down to their human self. It depends on the context. When you have a lot of emotions invested in the situation, then it is best for you to shift into a meditative state; to shift into a higher dimension and to connect with their higher self from there because that is where you can be more clear. Once you are in that higher meditative state, the dissonance or the interference from your own emotions or attachments to the situation are lessened and you can be a clearer channel for the light. If you feel relatively calm and centered in regard to the situation, you can simply hold that light in your heart and your body. You can simply transmit the light with the love in your heart human to human and it does the same thing.
Can it be as effective to do this work while walking on the beach or do we need to be sitting in a meditative frame of mind?
Again, this depends on the situation. The guideline is similar to the one above. If you feel dissonance or distractions in regard to the situation, if you have personal attachments to the situation, then it is best to use a meditative activity. For some of you, walking on the beach is a meditative activity. It brings you into that meditative state. For some of you, walking on the beach can cause a distraction. That will be different depending on the days. So that if every day you walk on the beach and find it to be very meditative, but today you walk on the beach and you find yourself distracted, then go home or go to a meditative center or go to a yoga class or go somewhere else to achieve that meditative state. Somewhere that will not distract you. If you usually can focus very well sitting in a meditative state, but today you feel distracted, try something new. Try going to the beach. The thing that makes a meditation effective, the thing that makes a prayer effective, is first and foremost, your ability to enter that state of freedom, of feeling a sense of love, a sense of well being and a sense of trust in the universe. Whatever you need to do to achieve that is a meditative or prayerful practice.
Is it better to pray for each person individually one at a time, or can I put them all in a batch and see them together and hold the light for them all together?
Because the light is infinite and it is non-linear, you can hold the whole world in a batch together and it is just as effective as sending the light to a single person. That being said, there is a benefit to drawing your attention to more singular units and that can be a single person or a single group. When you are sending this healing light, we have said first and foremost you need to enter that state of self-love or that meditative prayerful state. The second thing is, you need to have a heart connection in order to provide the channel from you to the other entity. If you know whom you are praying for, then go ahead and pray for that one person. It creates a resonance, a deepening of the channel if you have a more singular attachment. The bottom line is sending healing light and sending love only works to the extent of the other person or the other entity is willing to receive it.
If someone's higher self needs to walk through shadow right now, you can send all the light you want and it will not be transmitted. It will be held in reserve for them, it will be available for them, but they will not use it until they are ready. They will not use it until they have gotten what they needed to get from the shadow experience they are going through. You cannot force light on anyone. Their higher self will not allow it. If you have a limited amount of time or attention, but you wish to send a blessing to many, go ahead and send a blessing to many. Trust that light will go to where it can best be used. It can go to where it is most welcome and you do not need to take the time to figure out if it is making its way there or if it has hit the right target. Spirit does that. Spirit makes sure the light hits the right target. It is fine to do it either way because ultimately the wisdom of the light determines where to go. Because light is not held to time, even if you just send a quick prayer to 20 people in a moment, an equal amount of light can be transmitted as if you spent 20 minutes on each individual person. The light is infinite; it is not linear. Ultimately it does not matter. The only thing that matters is your ability to be in that state of self-love and your heart connection; your true intention toward the recipients.
Is it useful to hold the light during the time that someone needs it? For instance, if someone is taking an exam, is it good to sit for the person during the time of the exam holding the energy while they are taking the exam?
It is useful but not necessary. As light moves across space, it can move from Los Angeles to Sidney Australia in an instant. Light also moves across time. It can move from your present moment to the future or to the past. Ultimately it does not matter. With that being said, as far as human practice goes, at a psychological level, it is useful for all of you to know when you are going through a hard time to be aware of the blessings that are being sent to you. It can be heartening. You may have an agreement to hold the space at the very time someone is taking an exam and that can help the person utilize the light that is being sent. Ultimately, the light still comes whether you sent it before or after the exam.
The final thing the Keepers will tell you about prayer and healing is that all of you are made to do this. Your bodies, your minds, your spirits, your hearts, they are all made to hold and transmit light. It is what you do naturally. The fact about prayer is that any time you are in a state of joy and self-love, you are in the state of prayer. You are a living, walking, breathing prayer. That is a reason some people, when they walk in the room, everything suddenly feels better, lighter, more joyful. Because the person carries with her or him that resonance of prayer -- of love and light. The only way they can do this is by having come to terms with themselves, come to accept themselves and love themselves enough that they are able to transmit love all around them. The best thing you can do with your prayer or meditation practice is continue to find the insights you need to understand where you judge yourself, where you let yourself down, where you are critical of yourself and to continually let those things go. Instead choosing all of the different states or ways of being, that facilitate your sense of love, forgiveness for your mistakes, joy in everything that you do. That is a state of prayer and ultimately you are like a prayer machine. Your natural state is to be in that state of prayer. It may feel like you are fighting an uphill battle, you are actually moving back toward your natural state. Let it be easy. Employ a sense of curiosity and forgiveness and patience with yourself; let it be easy. (Jan 2010)
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