Excellent, Mamo! Do share, please, if you develop your own sense of the possibilities here! Ever since I wrote this first message, and read the replies, I've felt better about my efforts to send to groups . . . I suppose an update was needed so I'm really glad that you wrote, and bumped this old thread!
Francis really helped me, with what he shared, about directing the Reiki to his thigh. We became fast friends. He shared with me that you can simply keep an energy healing (or prayer) notebook, and if you are watching the news and your heart goes out to a stranger you see featured there -- you can add their name to the notebook. When you send healing to the notebook, it doesn't matter if your mind forgets a few of the names you've listed there; "they're all covered." You've created a sacred bond by promising to send healing to these folks. As far as "What if they don't want to receive healing?" I just ask their Higher Self's permission, and their Spirit Guardians' permission, and they are free to say "No." (I don't hear the response of the yes or the no, but "The energy knows where to go," as they say.
) After the tsunamis in Japan, I included "Everyone" directly or indirectly impacted by the earthquake/tsunami and nuclear fall-out from the disrupted nuclear plants --- the water itself, the land itself, the microscopic life forms, avian life, sea life, and land life, the insects and arachnids, the reptiles and amphibians, the mammals, people, plants, and the air and water quality. Everyone! But I can't run over to Japan and ask everyone's permission -- and the animals and plants couldn't answer me anyway -- and I don't speak Japanese!
So I just leave it up to the spirit realm to answer "yes" or "no."
I'll give a quick example and this is really cute. I have a dear friend who is a staunch atheist; he is a much stricter atheist than a Southern Baptist is an ardent Christian.
I shared with him that I'd like to send him healing. He cracked up! Then he saw I was serious and sobered up and shrugged and said "Sure, anything helps." But it was like telling a little toddler they could have a lollipop, he was just humoring me. He didn't believe in it. So when I sent him the healing I asked his Higher Self's permission (His Higher Self might know a thing or two that his conscious self doesn't!
). Well, out of ALL the people I ever sent healing to, he, of all of them, really sucks up the energy the most!
It is so fascinating, the difference between his spirit self, and his conscious self. His spirit self pulls me forward,
and I get jerked all over the place as I send him healing. Also I've witnessed tremendous, enormous changes in him -- in his overall view of the world. He's softening. Isn't that remarkable???? So you can see the difference between asking someone their permission, out loud, face to face -- or asking their Higher Self's permission.
He doesn't even believe in it, and yet it's helping him anyway.
Anyway, to get back to the 'group healing' idea, ever since Francis assured me that this is indeed possible, I just go with it. I start out by listing everyone -- all the healing requests here on our board; the 11:11 board itself; all our members; Sandy and George and Geoff; then I list my own family members and friends and clients and so on -- anyone in the news, in the world who is in trouble -- Iraq & Afghanistan and Libya and Egypt and Japan and so on -- and after listing each person/plant/animal I say "And all their loved ones, family, friends, colleagues and people in their sphere of influence." (You can see how quickly the list grows!) I use one person as my 'conduit,' in this case my atheist friend.
I picture that he is seated before me, with all the other people/animals/plants whom I've listed, all surrounding him. As I send him the healing, everyone receives the healing in equal dose, and I ask the 11:11 Progress Emergency Platoon of Midwayers to assist the healing process, as well as all the souls' Spirit Guardians, to ensure everyone gets their 'full dose' and that none of my own 'human energy' goes out there, only the White Light of the Divine.
Since I really buckled down and began doing this in earnest, I 'feel more' than I ever have in the past -- and I feel more positive than ever that there is no difference between sending to one person, or sending to millions of people. It would matter if you had one glass of water and you were trying to share it with millions.
It matters in the physical world. I think that is why I was asking this question, months ago. My physical-world-mind thought that the energy would be 'used up' by the first couple people listed in the intentions, and there wouldn't be enough 'left over' for the other people, eh?
So it took me a while to realize that the spiritual/energetic world doesn't have the same limitations as the physical world -- sending healing to groups does work! It's awesome!
Sometimes I actually feel the energy of all those I'm sending to -- and I get overwhelmed. Imagine feeling a wall up against the palms of your hands, in which the combined energy of millions of souls is pressing back against your palms!
That is when I feel certain that I am indeed contacting each one of those whom I intend to contact/send Light to.
Peace Mamo! Good luck to you! Do share your own adventures! With love & gratitude, Michele