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Healing Meditations

Here are some techniques that can be very effective for healing ourselves and others.

Healing Ourselves

This meditation can help us discover an underlying cause for an ailment and/or begin to release and heal it.

Sit or lie down, breathe, and relax deeply. Starting with your toes, feet, legs, pelvis, and so on, put your attention on each part of your body in turn and tell it to relax and let go of any tension. Feel all tension dissolving and draining away.

If you wish to, do the meditation on opening the energy centers in order to get your energy really flowing.

Now imagine golden, healing light energy all around your body. . . feel it. . . sense it. . . enjoy it.

If there is a particular part of your body that has been ill or is in pain, ask that part of you whether it has a message for you. Ask whether there is something you need to understand or to do, right at this moment or in your life in general. Remain quiet for a few minutes and notice if any words, images, or feelings come to you in response to these questions.

If you get an answer, do your best to understand and follow it. If you don’t get an answer, just continue with the process. The answer may come to you later, perhaps in a different form than you expect.

Now send special loving, healing energy to that part of you, and any part of you that needs it, and see or feel it being healed. You may want to have your guide, or any master or healer, there to help you do the healing.

Picture the problem dissolving and flowing energy away, or whatever image works for you.

Now imagine yourself in natural, perfect health. Think of yourself in different situations feeling well, active, and healthy. Imagine nurturing and caring for yourself so you stay healthy.


I am loving and healing myself on all levels-spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.

I can get my needs met without getting sick.

I am learning to take good care of myself.

I love and accept my body completely.

I am good to my body, and my body is good to me.

I deserve to be healthy and feel good.

I have now released all patterns of illness. I’m free and healthy!

My body is balanced, in perfect harmony with the earth and the universe.

I am energetic and full of vitality.

I give thanks for ever-increasing health, beauty, and vitality.

It’s natural to feel good.

From now on, each time you do this meditation, picture yourself in perfect health, with golden healing light around you.

Healing Meditations

This meditation is to be done alone, not in the other person’s presence, unless that person has requested this type of healing from you. You may or may not wish to tell the other person that you are doing healing meditations for them, depending on how well the person would accept that idea on a personality level.

Relax deeply and do whatever type of preparation you wish in order to enter a deep, quiet state of mind.

Think of yourself as a clear channel through which the healing energy of the universe is pouring. This energy does not come from you personally, it comes from a higher source, and you serve to focus and direct it.

Now picture or think of the person as clearly as you can. Ask him if there is anything in particular he would like you to do for him in your meditation. If so, do it to the best of your ability, if it feels right to you.

If you feel the impulse to work on healing a particular part of the person’s body, or a particular problem, do so. Just see all problems dissolved, everything being healed and functioning perfectly.

Then picture him surrounded in golden, healing light … looking radiantly healthy and happy. Speak to him directly (in your mind); remind him that he is being taken care of by a higher power, and that he can heal if he desires. Tell him that you support him in being totally healthy and happy, and that you will continue to send your loving support and energy.

When you feel complete, open your eyes and come back to the outer world feeling refreshed, renewed, healthy, and invigorated.

From now on, in your meditations see the person as perfectly well. Don’t give any more mental energy or power to the illness; just keep seeing him as completely healed.

You should not feel depleted from sending healing to another person, since it is not your own personal energy you are sending, but rather the universal life force flowing through you. If you do feel at all drained, you may be so emotionally involved that you are trying too hard. It might be helpful to imagine turning the healing of this person over to the higher power of the Universe and affirming that whatever happens will be for his highest good. Remember, we can’t always know what is the highest good for ourselves or another.

Healing in Groups

Healings are very powerful when done in groups.

If the person to be healed is present in the room, have her lie down in the center or sit in a chair (whichever is most comfortable) with everyone else seated in a circle around her.

Everyone should close their eyes, be quiet, and relax deeply, then begin to imagine sending healing energy to the person in the center. Remember that it is the healing energy of the universe which is being channeled through you. See the person surrounded in golden light, feeling well, and in perfect health.

If you wish, you can have everyone raise their hands with the palms facing out toward the person in the center, and feel the energy flowing out to her through your hands.

It can be especially powerful to have everyone chant “om” together for a few minutes while doing the healing, thus adding the healing vibration of sound to the process. (To chant “om” you sing a long, deep resonant note with the syllable a-a-aum-m, holding it as long as you can, repeating it over and over.) If this chanting is too difficult for people to do, it is definitely not necessary.

If the person is not present in the room, just inform everyone of her name and the city where she is, and then proceed as if she were there. The power of healing energy is not affected at all by distance, and I have seen as many miraculous cures accomplished for people in distant cities as for those present in the room.

Healing Meditation for Pain

Here is a meditation technique you can do with a person who is experiencing a headache or any other specifi pain.

Have the person lie down, close his eyes, and relax deeply. Have him focus on his breath for a while, breathing deeply and slowly, yet naturally. Have him count down from ten to one slowly, feeling himself drift into a deeper, more relaxed state of being with each count.

When the person is very deeply relaxed, have him picture or imagine a bright color, any color (have him take the first color that comes to mind). Ask him to picture it as a sphere of bright light about six inches in diameter. Now ask him to picture it gradually growing bigger and bigger, until eventually it fills his whole field of mental vision. When he has experienced this, ask him to picture it shrinking, growing smaller and smaller, until it’s back to its original size. Now have it grow smaller still, until it’s only an inch or so in diameter, still shrinking, and finally disappearing completely.

Now go through the visualization exercise again, and this time have the person imagine that the color is his pain.

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Written by Shakti Gawain

Explore Wellness in 2021