Although there’s been virtually no news coverage, I hope you are aware that indigenous people from all over the world, along with supporters, have encamped at Standing Rock in North Dakota and are being brutally treated by local, state and national law enforcement fighters. But the peaceful protesters continue to stand to protect the local tribe’s sacred land, as well as the cleanliness of their water for the next seven generations. Both are threatened by the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would transport oil derived from fracking beneath several rivers across North America.
Many people would agree that prayer alone will not solve all of our problems, but to the water protectors at Standing Rock, direct action is considered sacred and prayer can be action. People from all over the globe joined together last Saturday to send prayers and healing energy to the protestors and the situation at Standing Rock.
As a chakra healer, I opened my heart chakra and visualized a green glow of love and harmony projected over all involved, to help them find a solution. For the protestors, I encased them in white light with green hearts to convert the energy coming toward them into love.
Distant Healing & Prayer – Proof that it Works
In Healing Words, Larry Dossey, M.D., reviewed over 100 experiments on the effects of prayer and visualization. More than half showed an effect on everything from seed germination to wound healing.
In several experiments, volunteers were able to stimulate or retard the growth of bacteria and fungi from 15 miles away.
In another study, volunteers were asked to visualize volunteers in another place become calmer or more agitated. Meanwhile, the “receivers” were hooked up to biofeedback-type equipment to gauge their reactions. The results showed that the “influencers” exerted a statistically significant effect on the receivers’ moods.
These experiments have shown that prayer can take many forms. Results occurred not only when people prayed for explicit outcomes. In fact, the experiments showed that just praying for the best outcome was even more powerful than when specific results were held in mind.
A simple attitude of empathy, caring, and compassion for the person, entity or situation, with mindfulness and intention to help, seemed to set the stage for healing.
Next Global Prayer Day: December 4
To help achieve a peaceful solution to the situation at Standing Rock, please join the second globally synchronized prayer which will be on December 4. Another will be held on United Nations Human Rights Day, December 10. According to the UN, the connection between sacred sites, water, cultural preservation, and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, treaties, and national and international law, must be honored and respected as basic human rights. Learn more at www.praywithstandingrock.com
In the next several blogs, I will share other distant healing techniques used by shamans and energy healers that can be used for situations like Standing Rock and any others needing healing. If you’d like to share your technique(s), we welcome all input. Just email me at Becca@theChakras.org.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Healing, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet