Having a loved one in mind can be a form of prayer or healing


I have noticed several times that someone is on my mind. And later, that person asks if I did healing for them. I guess if we have healing abilities, which we all probably do, then thinking about someone we care about can be experienced as a form of healing. And if that healing ability is stronger than average, it may be more noticeable.

I just re-read Angels in My Hair by Lorna Byrne in which she says something similar. Having someone we care about in mind can be a form of prayer for that person. I am also reminded of my mother who says “can you think about me” when she asks for energy healing 🙂

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I don’t have much interest in reincarnation in a conventional sense. I see it as (a) so far unfounded in science, (b) a good projection object, and (c) equally well explained otherwise.

Going a bit further, here are some ways of looking at it:

There is the conventional view, where an entity of sorts (AKA soul) passes from one life to another. This is certainly (in theory) possible. And although this soul is “me” as this human self is it, neither is what I am (that which all happens within and as, including human self and a possible soul).

The information a real past life may be picked up in another way. For instance, some suggest elements from past lives are reorganized into current lives but not in a “one to one” fashion (Jac O’Keefe). Other suggest that souls mentor babies and pass on memories of their past lives that way (Lorna Byrne). It’s also possible that the information about real past lives are passed on in another way, either in a way well known or less known or understood by us today.

Whatever else is going on, there is an element of projection here. We imagine something in the past or future, and also imagine time and space that this takes place within, and take it as real or not. And all of those images are happening here and now. (We can also say that a form of “reincarnation” is happening over small time spans. Patterns are “reborn” anew here and now. And this too requires ideas of time and space etc.)

It’s a good topic for research and scientific studies. No matter what we find, it will help us learn more about the world. (Either what happens – if anything – after death, and also about culture and how we relate to our fears and hopes.)

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I have enjoyed reading a couple of books by Lorna Byrne, the Irish woman who sees and communicates with angels.

There is the ontology or reality question about these things, and this has at least two facets.

(a) Are angels real as something in the world, “out there”, and this is a question for science. (Although it may be difficult for current science to explore this topic.)

(b) Are angels real for me? In my case, the answer is yes. I experience a very clear presence, and I don’t mind using the word “angels” as a label.

There is also the world as mirror aspect to this, as with anything else.

Whatever it is, it’s all happening within and as awareness. As with any content of consciousness, it is happening within and as awake, clear presence.

As they appear to me, it’s all happening with my world of images. The way it appears to me is filtered through an overlay of words and images, and of their assumptions, labels and stories. (To Lorna Byrne, they appear as she would expect them to, based on her Catholic background, as she herself says too. To a Buddhist, they may appear as Bodhisattvas and whatever else they are used to from their tradition and culture.)

As they appear to me, they mirror something in me as who I am. Whatever I see out there, including in angels, I can find in myself. (Love, wisdom, presence etc.)

Whether I think angels are real and “out there”, or I experience their presence of not, (a) it’s all happening within and as clear presence, (b) it appears to me as it’s filtered through my overlay of words and images, and (b) whatever I see out there mirrors what’s here in me as who I am.

Not surprisingly, there is some criticism to her books. Some thinks she is only out to make money. Others think she is misleading people. And yet, what’s wrong with a message that’s essentially all about love? What’s wrong with writing books, and people buying them?

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