If you feel the impulse to work on healing a particular part of the person's body, or a particular problem, do so. Just see all problems dissolved, everything being healed and functioning perfectly.
Then picture him surrounded in golden, healing light ... looking radiantly healthy and happy. Speak to him directly (in your mind); remind him that he is being taken care of by a higher power, and that he can heal if he desires. Tell him that you support him in being totally healthy and happy, and that you will continue to send your loving support and energy.
When you feel complete, open your eyes and come back to the outer world feeling refreshed, renewed, healthy, and invigorated.
From now on, in your meditations see the person as perfectly well. Don't give any more mental energy or power to the illness; just keep seeing him as completely healed.
You should not feel depleted from sending healing to another person, since it is not your own personal energy you are sending, but rather the universal life force flowing through you. If you do feel at all drained, you may be so emotionally involved that you are trying too hard. It might be helpful to imagine turning the healing of this person over to the higher power of the Universe and affirming that whatever happens will be for his highest good. Remember, we can't always know what is the highest good for ourselves or another.
Healing in Groups
Healings are very powerful when done in groups.
If the person to be healed is present in the room, have her lie down in the center or sit in a chair (whichever is most comfortable) with everyone else seated in a circle around her.
Everyone should close their eyes, be quiet, and relax deeply, then begin to imagine sending healing energy to the person in the center. Remember that it is the healing energy of the universe which is being channeled through you. See the person surrounded in golden light, feeling well, and in
If you wish, you can have everyone raise their hands with the palms facing out toward the person in the center, and feel the energy flowing out to her through your hands.
It can be especially powerful to have everyone chant "om" together for a few minutes while doing the healing, thus adding the healing vibration of sound to the process. (To chant "om" you sing a long, deep resonant note with the syllable a-a-aum-m, holding it as long as you can, repeating it over and over.) If this chanting is too difficult for people to do, it is definitely not necessary.
If the person is not present in the room, just inform everyone of her name and the city where she is, and then proceed as if she were there. The power of healing energy is not affected at all by distance, and I have seen as many miraculous cures accomplished for people in distant cities as for those present in the room.
Healing Meditation for Pain
Here is a meditation technique you can do with a person who is experiencing a headache or any other specifi pain.
Have the person lie down, close his eyes, and relax deeply. Have him focus on his breath for a while, breathing deeply and slowly, yet naturally. Have him count down from ten to one slowly, feeling himself drift into a deeper, more relaxed state of being with each count.
When the person is very deeply relaxed, have him picture or imagine a bright color, any color (have him take the first color that comes to mind). Ask him to picture it as a sphere of bright light about six inches in diameter. Now ask him to picture it gradually growing bigger and bigger, until eventually it fills his whole field of mental vision. When he has experienced this, ask him to picture it shrinking, growing smaller and smaller, until it's back to its original size. Now have it grow smaller still, until it's only an inch or so in diameter, still shrinking, and finally disappearing completely.