I was raised as a Catholic, but have never bought into their ideas and left the church when I was 16. However, the appeal of that church – or any traditional church or religion, for that matter – lies in its rituals, in how those rituals speak to you on a spiritual level.
In most Catholic churches, there’s an area where candles can be lit for the dead. As a kid, I found this candle business to be morbid. But over the years, I’ve discovered a certain beauty in the ritual –I light a candle for loved ones, human or animal, who have passed on so that their path into the afterlife is illuminated.
I also light candles as a way to focus my attention on people who are in need of healing- physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, financial, professional, whatever the need is. I believe there’s incredible power in focused concentration. Whether you call it prayer or visualization or something else, any time your conscious mind hones in on someone, that person is aware of it at some level and is empowered. Collective energy directed at these individuals makes a significant difference for them. It bolsters their immune systems, lifts their spirits, brings light into the darkness. We’re all connected. The candles we light become orbs of illumination in Indra’s net.
For those individuals who are skeptical about the efficacy of positive thought, prayer, and visualization, just Google any of those terms+ scientific evidence. You’re bound to find something that prompts you to give it a whirl.
The individuals whose names I have included below have written publicly about their health issues, so I don’t think I’m violating anything confidential. There are other names I haven’t included here because they haven’t talked publicly. The names in my empowerment circle are:
Debra Page. We have posted a lot of her stuff – here, here, here. In the search box, just enter her name and you’ll see all the posts. We’ve used her experiences in both of our synchronicity books, in posts on aliens, loss, politics, planetary empaths.
Earlier this year, she wrote on her blog that she had to take a hiatus due to health issues. She has since developed multiple and complex permutations that include life-threatening reactions to electromagnetic emanations. I spoke to Debra today and she’s staying at a Spiritualist community outside of San Diego, where she has a chance to recover and gain back her strength. Please, light a candle for Debra.
Mike Perry. We connected with Mike early on in the existence of our blog. I think his blog initially came up in a Google alert for synchronicity. Like us, he usually posts something new daily. Like us, his interests and his posts sometimes take him in other, related directions.
Bloggers get to know each other through what they write, through their routines. So a few days ago, I clicked on my link for Mike’s blog – and nothing new was up. When it happened a second day in a row, I wrote to Daz, who is friends with Mike, and asked if he had heard from him. He hadn’t. I immediately felt that something was wrong.
On August 13, Mike finally posted an explanation for why he had been absent for three days. Kidney cancer. Due for surgery on 9/12/12. Circle that date. Let’s light some candles for Mike, that he comes through this surgery with flying colors.
Mathaddict. This lady is special. She has been up front and forthright about her health problems and how they may be related to her repeated abduction experiences. Just put mathaddict into the search engine for a list of posts we’ve done about her. She lives near a beach, so all those negative ions combined with our good thoughts should be powerful.
Our friend, writer Ed Gorman wrote to his extensive email political circle today that he was having radiation treatments and had had a terrible reaction to an anti-inflammatory drug he’d been given. He was en route to see his oncologist. Please light a candle for Ed, too. He’s one of the most generous writers we’ve ever met.
Please add names to the empowerment circle or create one of your own. You don’t have to explain anything, don’t even have to include the person’s full name. Initials will do. Today there’s a new moon in Leo, a perfect time for powerful, directed conscious thought. Let’s become this net we’ve talked about, blogged about. Let’s send our collective energy toward individuals who need a boost now.