The OAS Credit Union
The Meditation & Healing Bank
This was originally published in the Crann Beathadh, the OAS journal, and I thought I'd like to put it up here as a reminder to us all.
Many spiritual organizations have a sort of meditation/energy bank for the benefit of their members, rather like a credit union for employees. For example, in the Roman Catholic Church, monks and nuns of the contemplative orders pray and meditate on behalf of all of the members of the church. A part of the intention in this is that the members of the active orders (nursing, teaching, missionaries, et cetera) will receive the benefit of being "plugged into" that spiritual source even though they may not, themselves, have enough time to spend in contemplative prayer, as much as they might wish to do so.
The original article on this was published back in 1992. Recently, I've been wondering why we often get this instantaneous response when a healing request gets to the OAS email list, even before anyone has had time to actually read the request. People send their requests and immediately feel the healing energy. I've experienced that personally and a number of other people have mentioned it. I've been doing 'making deposits' myself all these years, it's a habit, and no doubt others have been doing so as well. I just hadn't made the connection...
Some days I'm more than a little slow.
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