Chapter 17. Healing with White Light
Here, you as the healer will use White Light as the model of wholeness, or wellness, to create the perception that the healing has happened. When you have imagined that the subject is filled with White Light, that will trigger the perception that the subject is healed.
White Light is used for healing because of all of its positive associations with purity and spirituality. In addition, White Light represents wholeness because it contains all of the colors of the spectrum. Wholeness is wellness. When we think of a fluorescent tube, we see that when the energy flows through the tube, it glows. Then, White Light can also represent energy flowing freely, which fits well with our definition of healing as returning to the experience of wellness through release of blockages.
If White Light represents energy flowing freely, then energy not flowing freely is represented as shadows. When the subject is being filled with White Light, if shadows are seen, you should know that these simply represent tensions, and that more White Light should be shone on them. When light meets shadow, all that remains is light. The tensions were those that existed either in the consciousness or the physical body, or both. The shadows dissolving show the tensions dissolving.
Of course, then, if you feel tensions in the subject’s body (in the shoulders, for example), or you know that there are tensions within the subject’s body, you will also know that when you look inside, you are going to see the tensions as shadows. If you do not, you must adjust your perceptions until they are in accord with what you know to be true on the physical level. Then, starting with that, the shadows can be dissolved and the tensions released, and the healing can manifest.
White Light Healing Practice
In the classic White Light healing, see that the subject is seated comfortably, feet flat on the floor, hands open and relaxed in the lap, and eyes closed. Naturally, the subject will not be wearing eyeglasses or other prosthetic devices. Then, seeing that the subject is open and ready for their healing, you can begin with the Healing Starting Position, described in Section V.
Feeling the energy in your hands, you know that you are in the ideal state of consciousness in which to feel energy, and in which a healing can happen. Then, decide that what you feel is White Light radiating from your hands.
Gently place your hands on the subject’s shoulders. While it is not necessary to the process of healing, touching the subject does provide a feeling of reassurance to the subject, and also opens certain levels of direct communication between you and the subject. The sense of touch, is associated with the Green Chakra (the Heart Chakra), and the aspect of relating to the person inside the body. The shoulders are related to the Blue Chakra, which is involved with the subject’s willingness to be open and receive. Thus, when you place your hands on the subject’s shoulders, you can have a direct sense of the degree of the subject’s openness to the healing. It is emphasized here that the touch is light, and that there is no pressure, and no physical manipulation involved in this type of healing.
When your hands are glowing with White Light, imagine that you are filling the subject with this light, through the shoulders, up into the head, and then down through the body to the toes, also filling the body and the arms out to the skin. This can all be done with your hands resting on the subject’s shoulders.
If you sense that it is difficult to enter the body and (therefore) the consciousness of the subject, communicate this silently, spirit to spirit, to the subject. It is like an imaginary conversation which says something like, “I’m here for your healing, but I’m having difficulty coming inside. Will you please open so that I can help you in the way I know how?” Usually, after that, the flow is easier. If it isn’t, make the communication aloud. If there is still resistance, acknowledge that, and let the subject know that they need to work with another healer, or in another way, or at another time.