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Healing Circles

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:42 pm

Healing Circles

Often a person may need a greater healing force in their lives, when this is the case initiates of the Order will call upon their sisters and brothers to gather with them and form a healing circle. There are many different practices for healing circles in the Order of St. Raphael, but to begin with we may speak of two practices that can include beginning and advanced practitioners of the healing arts and that may be used by any group of spiritual friends to help facilitate the healing of a person in need.

Middle Pillar Healing Circle:

Let initiates sit in a circle and place the person in need of healing in the center – if a holy tzaddik is present, or if a member of the sacred priesthood is present, let the person being healed face them.

Let the initiates perform the Middle Pillar Meditation, one initiate gently guiding the practice through its various cycles; then, when the practice is complete, let Light-power be passed sunwise (clockwise) around the circle and then let it be passed counter-sunwise (counter-clockwise), creating a great circle or vortex of Light-power. (To do this let initiates envision that light passes out of their left side with their exhalation and into their right side with their inhalation, and then let them reverse this process, creating a flow in the opposite direction.)

*While the initiates are performing the Middle Pillar in their own subtle body and aura, they envision it also manifesting in the subtle body and aura of the person they are performing healing work on.

Then let the initiates stand and give a gesture of blessing, and let them intone Yah several times, envisioning healing power as a ray of fiery light going from their crown center to the crown center of the person; in the same way, let them intone the syllables "Ha," "Sha," "Va" and "Ha" several times each, envisioning light passing from their corresponding centers to the centers of the person they are performing healing work on. As they bless the centers of the person let them envision the centers shine with intense brilliance, and let them envision a brighter and more fluid flow of the fiery light through the central channel and aura of the person.

When this is accomplished, let the initiates go to the person and lay hands on them, softly intoning Yah Ha Sha Va Ha and envisioning fiery light passing from their hands and flowing to the place of pain and suffering – dispelling darkness and negativity and restoring the luminosity of health and happiness to that part of the body, and to the whole body. (Often when working in a group, practitioners will only lay one hand on the person, as space will not allow both hands to be laid on by everyone in the group. However, at least one initiate will have both hands on the person, usually the initiate who is guiding the work. If the group is so large that all initiates cannot have one hand on the person, then they will lay hands upon those who are able to reach the person and pass energy to the person in this way.)

Then, with at least one hand on the body of the person, let them speak healing prayers and affirmations as they are inspired; and then, when the flow of inspiration ends, let them return to their sits, and let them intone Ah Do Na Yah, envisioning the person healed appearing as the Human One of Light – perfectly whole and complete, abiding in the peace and joy of the Light Realm.

After intoning Adonai in this way, let all say, “Amen.”

Then, let prayers of praise and thanksgiving be spoken, and let the blessing and grace generated by the practice be extended to all who are in need – to all beings. This concludes the Middle Pillar Healing Circle.

This practice can be performed for a person at a distance by merely envisioning that person in a subtle body in the center of the circle – a picture of the person can be useful if the initiates have never met the person before. Likewise, a similar practice can be done even if there is no specific person in need of assistance – for the sake of all who are in need.

*A similar method could be used by an individual initiate with a person in need of healing. Sitting in front of the person they can perform the Middle Pillar in their own subtle body as that of the person. Then, using the same chants and visualizations they can follow the same procedure, merely adapting it to a one-on-one healing practice.

Giving & Receiving Healing Circle:

Let the initiates sit in a circle with the person in need of healing in the center of the circle, as in the practice above – instead of the Middle Pillar, let them perform Giving and Receiving Practice with the person, all at the same time. (It may be good for an initiate to gently guide this meditation to bring everyone’s timing in sync.)

When the Giving and Receiving is complete, let the initiates stand and go to the person and lay hands on them, envisioning the healing power of the spiritual sun flowing out of their hands into the person’s body, and envisioning it going to where the healing is needed – then to the entire body as a whole. As they do this, let them intone IAO-OAI.

Then let the initiates return to their seats and envision the image of Yeshua Messiah above the person; then, let them take up the chant: Adonai Yeshua, Yeshua Messiah, and as they chant let them envision Master Yeshua blessing the person with streams of light pour down upon them, and blessing the assembly in the same way. At the conclusion of the chant, let them envision the image of Master Yeshua dissolve into fluid flowing light and pour down through the top of the persons head, merging with the spiritual sun in their heart.

When this is accomplished, let all say “amen.”

Then let there be prayers of praise and thanksgiving, and the extension of blessing to all beings, praying for the health and happiness of all beings.

Just as with the Middle Pillar method this practice can be performed for a person at a distance. In either practice, a ceremony of anointing may be included, an initiate performing it at the conclusion of the practice.

As in the healing work performed by an individual initiate, the sacred space should be cleansed before and after the healing work in a group – an initiate can be chosen for this task.

These are two simple but power methods for a healing circle.

May the Healing Light of Divine Being reach into all realms, worlds and universes of the Entirety; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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Middle Pillar

#2 Postby Dennis » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:02 am

Greetings,

I recall there is one version of the "Middle Pillar" given in GCC (p. 313) but I'm wondering if there are other versions used in the Sophian lineage. For example, for many years I've usually visualized Tiferet at the heart centre, not the solar plexus. There are also other versions wherein the entire Life of Tree (including all 22 paths) is visualized within the aura in full colour etc. Similarly, I've found the circulation of light called "The Fountain" to be most beneficial.

So I'm curious if there are extensions and variations on the Middle Pillar within the Sophian lineage.

This is certainly not meant to call into question the given practices and in fact I'm deeply impressed with what has been given here! However, I thought It might useful to open up a discussion on this particular practice since it is so central to the western tradition.

In L.V.X.
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Alternative forms of the Middle Pillar

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:24 am

Alternative forms of the Middle Pillar

There are several alternative forms of the Middle Pillar Meditation in the Sophian lineage, the teachings of which occur in the Order of St. Raphael and Order of Uriel, primarily, but which may also be used in the work of the Order of St. Lazarus.

Mystery of the Bridal Chamber:

In one method, Tiferet is moved to the heart center, Keter and Da’at to the crown and brow, and Yesod and Malkut to the navel and root – this is especially effective when practitioners are inclined to sit on the ground or on a pillow, rather than sit in a chair or stand for the practice. Likewise it has its own affect in the subtle body and energy field, as practitioners using this method learn experientially. The same divine names may be used for this practice, however, frequently El Elyon is intoned for the crown, Eheieh for the brow, Yeshua Messiah for the heart, Shaddai El Hai for the navel and Kallah Messiah for the root in this method.

Coupled with this, as a development upon the same practice, the two streams of light-power in the aura may be envisioned as white and red; the current going down the front of the body and up the back being envisioned as white and the current going down the left side and up the right side being envisioned as red – this is used to balance masculine and feminine energy.

Shefa of the Sefirot:

In healing work or theurgic work, if we desire to draw upon the spiritual influx of a specific Sefirot we will visualize the corresponding color in the light-sphere or aura. In the Sophian method receiving or giving is not determined by a different color, but rather by consciousness intention – so whether giving or receiving the color is the same. (Some Sophians have used the two color system, but generally speaking we find the use of one color with conscious intention most effective.) Gathering the energy of a Sefirot in the light-sphere and laying on hands it may be transmitted; likewise, we may envision rays going out to the person we are working with from our aura and envision their aura transformed.

Shefa of the Archangels:

In a similar manner, we may also invoke the spiritual energy of the archangels into our light-sphere or aura. Using the chant of an archangel after performing the Middle Pillar, we envision the archangel magically appearing before us and envision the light-power of the archangel merging with our light-sphere with the conclusion of the chant; either that, or we envision the archangel as a great light-pillar, with ourselves and our light-sphere within it.

Also, having performed the Middle Pillar, we may invoke the archangels of the sacred circle into the centers: Metatron-Sandalfon in Keter, Michael in Da’at, Raphael in Tiferet, Gavriel in Yesod and Uriel in Malkut; hence, an “Angelic Middle Pillar.” (In one method, instead of the usual divine names for the Middle Pillar, the corresponding names from the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram are used, with El Elyon intoned for Keter.)

Seal & Defense:

If we have a need to “seal our energy” because we are going to be with or work with a person who tends to drain our energy, or we are going into an environment that might negatively influence our energy field, we will envision the light-sphere transform into diamond-like light, with the intention that it manifests “hard” like a diamond, impenetrable to any external force. Likewise, were an initiate to feel the need for protection against psychic or magical assault, they would envision the light-sphere transform into a silver metallic light, like a mirror, with the conscious energy of deflecting hostile force and reflecting a person’s own energy back to them.

*All of these methods can have a place in healing work, and likewise they could all be used in a healing circle by a group of initiates working together. Of course, they also have other theurgic applications that go beyond healing work as well.

These are the basic modifications of the Middle Pillar taught in the lineage. As they reflect, the Middle Pillar is a very mutable practice that may be modified to accomplish various theurgic actions.

Abiding as the Holy Tzaddik, may the Shekinah of Messiah go before us and may we embody the Divine Presence and Power; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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