Healing reflects our joint will. This is obvious when you consider what healing is for. Healing is the way in which the separation is overcome. Separation is overcome by union. T-8.IV.5:1-4
A few weeks ago we started our Healing Circles of Light. It was certainly Holy Spirit-inspired as it came together not long after two specific events. First, my online class on “Health is Inner Peace” which reminded students that no matter what the seeming outside circumstances (physically, emotionally or psychologically) we can still retain peace within. Secondly, after a member of our Google Group Forum made the request to join with others in our phone room due to experiencing intense emotional pain. We “never know what anything is for” as Jesus tells us in the pages of the Course. It turns out that from these two events we were to birth our Healing Circles so that many could join in a quiet sacred space and be led to remembering their True Identity of Peace, Love and Joy at their core.
I find this additional outreach for our ministry a blessing for myself. I felt truly inspired to have written the process and facilitate each session so far. I receive so much by what I give in these sessions. Our sessions started as a Friday morning phone session and has now expanded to a monthly Sunday evening session and monthly and weekly sessions held at our Center in Madison, WI.
As we gather in our Healing Circle sessions, we gather with the sole purpose of remembering the Truth. Some have gathered because they have experienced a form of fear, and others gather to be a silent witness of God’s profound Love. In the session we do not engage in a discussion, judge or give advice in regards to any of the presented perceived problems. We merely state our individual need in a matter of a few minutes, and then all are guided to release them in a wonderful visualization and meditation experience. We repeat in our mind, “Truth will correct all errors in my mind, And I will rest in Him Who is my Self,” from Lesson 107. We find that our only need is peace and our answer comes from the Holy Spirit as we see we have no problem in the first place.
At times as the facilitator I am led to share a message from the Holy Spirit which reminds all present of our grace as the Child of God. We too are reminded of our Oneness with Him Who is our Source, our Father and our God. We may have come as separate individuals to this meeting but in this Holy Instant we beat as One in the Heart of God.
After the session, I always recommend to participants to allow time spent one-on-one with the Holy Spirit. One can journal, take a walk in nature or simply meditate some more before going about regular activities. It is important to continue the connection with the Holy Spirit.
In this the response has been positively overwhelming. Students have shared with me in detail the great shift and miracles that have occurred in their lives by just this simple process. Before where they had felt alone in their perceived problem, now find that after walking in the Light with mighty companions with Holy Spirit as our Guide, they now know that they could never walk alone. Many participants continue attending to “pay it forward” to others who now enter into the Circle. In all we know that the Great Light is always with us as we go forth. The Light is in us and forever will that spark remain of God’s Great Love for His Son.
So indeed “healing reflects our joint will”. We come together to join as one thus defying the ego’s need for its weird union made of separate bodies. We join our minds, the mind which is very powerful can overcome any dark shadow that has come our way, depriving us and robbing us of our true happiness. God’s Will for us is perfect happiness. Forgiveness, Atonement and Healing is the means of recapturing that which we believe we have lost.
Join us if you can for a session, you will experience a peace beyond understanding and that you will keep with you always.
Rev. Deb Phelps, Senior Minister
August 8, 2013