Be careful what you ask for
I’m often asked by clients to pray with them for another. There’s a scientific and ethical way to do this, and that is to request the God Presence of the loved one to do the healing according to their free will and highest good.
Occasionally I may have to first treat the client before we can treat the loved one for whom they request the healing.
Why is this? Sometimes a client has firm opinions about what their loved one needs and will tell me how to treat them. In talking further I find that they are also in need of the treatment, yet often their closeness to the intense drama blinds them to this.
My role at this point is to intuitively assess the energy patterns between them as they are seen in the client’s human bio-energy field. Sometimes the client, concerned about their loved one, can also present the biggest energy block to their own and their loved one’s healing without being aware of it.
If they start to explain in detail what specific outcome they would like me to pray for and to treat energetically, I find out if there is the free will consent of their loved one. Many times there is, or their loved one has even specifically asked them to seek treatment on their behalf. Then the session can go more smoothly.
Prayer that dwells in the shadows
If the loved one has refused the offer to have the treatment done yet the client proceeds against their wishes, I’m faced with the necessity of explaining how there are two types of prayer: prayer that is helpful and within Divine Law and the type of prayer that dwells in the shadow of that higher light. Even the borderline between the two types of prayer must be avoided to prevent the ultimate straying over the edge. This can easily occur before one is aware of it.
Prayer can be in any form or combination of forms. It may not be what we easily recognize as formal prayer, meditative or contemplative thought, or even the intention of light that flows through a high energy healing treatment. Prayer can also mean one’s intention, that very intense combination of thought and feeling about (and therefore directed energetically toward) anyone or anything.
The nature of any type of prayer, or combined thought and feeling, is best guarded. This is because the energy flowing through consciousness is very powerful. It can effect others and the world around the person praying, and ultimately the planet, in varying degrees of current or force.
The energetic equivalent of the ‘evil eye’
When someone is heavily burdened by the drama their loved one is experiencing, they may not realize that their well meant yet controlling prayer is bordering on the shadow side. Certainly it wouldn’t be as overt as the more historically recognized forms of negative prayers. After all, they aren’t hexing, invoking the the death wish, casting the evil eye, or harboring a bad attitude.
Even so, I must stand firmly on the positive healing side of prayer with my client to help them call their energy back from the edge where it flirts (unconsciously) with the shadow side. For at the heart of any prayer, even one that strays, is the original desire for the loved one to be free. This is why helping the client to redirect their thought and energy pattern back toward higher light is normally quite successful. In some cases, particularly when the pattern is entrenched, a series of treatments may be necessary to unlearn the old way of prayer or intent and reinforce the new.
Surrendering loved ones is healing in itself
When an overly concerned client does let go, their loved one can then safely and energetically receive a neutral distant healing. The very act of surrendering any tendency toward over protectiveness of those within their inner circle becomes the very healing required. This surrender lifts the burden off both individuals.
The larger burden was the human idea that claimed verbally or by intent that it “knows best”. Any heavily invested thought-belief is energetically added to the weight of the loved one’s problem. When I can help someone lift that weight into light through the energy treatment, the client (and by proxy their loved one) can then allow the original situation to become loosed. This is done in God’s sublime way.
Love others, and when you ask for their healing ask that they be healed in God’s own way. Then hold to that thought with the “perfect peace that passes all understanding”. Don’t allow over concern keep you from feeling the peace you want them to feel. Its easier if you’ve found it yourself. This is Spiritual Law.
And whether or not they appear to have found their peace, your role is to continue holding the concept that they have, and then believe this is so, in God’s own way and time. Do this for your own as well as your loved one’s healing, and ask that it come safely and easily. This frees the ego from feeling it has to be the “doer”.
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Dr. Larry Dossey, MD, in at least two of his works, Healing Words, and Be Careful What You Pray For…You Just Might Get It, has done considerable work to help us understand both the healing benefits of prayer as well as the “neglected shadow side” of prayer. I recommend Be Careful What You Pray For…You Just Might Get It for anyone prayerfully treating others, and also for healers similarly asked to do another’s “shadow” prayers. (Note: these are my affiliate links).
“THE PRAYER” (Video Courtesy You Tube) featuring Celine Dion, andrea Bocelli, Anthony Callea
“The Prayer” came in at No.5 on “20 Great Songs of the Decade“: first when the greatest voices in opera and contemporary music come together with the Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli duet in 1999, winning the Grammy and Golden Globe awards. Then again in 2004 with the powerful showstopping version by Anthony Callea, which held the No. 1 position on the Australian Aria Charts for 5 weeks. Callea’s rendering became the fastest and highest selling single by an Australian artist of all time, a record that still holds today 4 years later.
Thank you for your services, I have found your work to be very beneficial. I am very thankful for the work you have done with me and I pray that you will continue helping humanity discover the I am presence, God self. May your work be blessed with the presence of God and may the light shine in your path. I love you peace.
Thank Joseph for sharing your feelings and experience. You are loved.