Oftentimes in healing, it can be beneficial to ask for help or support from Higher Beings. Some people enter a state of semi-meditation and use prayers to help their minds relax, or to boost the power and depth of the healing work.
Meditation and prayer in healing performs a dual purpose. Firstly, it allows us to "step back" and allow the healing energy to do its work and to bear witness to the healing, something which itself is a very important metaphysical process. Secondly, it allows us to work with or under the direction of higher beings to improve the effectiveness of the healing work.
For those of you who have reached at least the second level in Reiki or Seichem, you may wish to try this exercise:
In meditation bring your focus to the image of the Healing Buddha (see image above). Draw your empowerment symbols (CKR) and then the symbol you want to work with, perhaps the emotional healing symbols (SHK) and offer them to the Healing Buddha.
Ask that the symbols be energised for healing for the highest possible good, and that any Karma generated by the virtuous use of the symbols, be dedicated for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Wait with both palms facing up for the response, as the energy returns you may notice a deep lapis lazuli blue healing energy coming with it, this is the blessing of the Medicine Buddha, place your hands wherever you feel guided on the body for healing.
When the session is complete remember to thank the Medicine Buddha. By doing this, you are completing the circle and so may ask for help again.
You may use this approach if appropriate in healing others or self healing.