Essentially the meditation consists of three parts:
- Visualising light
- Laying on of hands
I prepare patients for the meditation with the prayer “Only this moment counts …”. Then I introduce the meditation with the following words: “And now imagine…”. During this process the patient imagines how the afflicted area of the body that is causing discomfort is filled with a warm, healing light. Meanwhile I also concentrate on the afflicted regions of the body which I gently touch with my hand. The relatives are included and asked to also place their hands on the ill person. In this way the relatives learn how to meditate with the ill person when alone at home.
The inclusion of relatives in the process is a decisive aspect of Maly meditation. Ill people need more love and care from those nearest to them to enable healing. Through the hope and solace which they transmit to the ill person, they supply the necessary strength which needed to be able to endure a severe illness. It is important not to leave him/ her alone with fears and difficulties.
When relatives are actively involved in the healing process by meditating with the patient, the patient is supported in the healing process. At the same time the relatives are also relieved, because, instead of passively watching, they can actively do something towards recovery.
In this way the relationships within a family are harmonised. Love, care and physical touch are brought into daily family life and thereby the chance of the ill person healing is increased. The shared involvement in spiritual experiences, which is possible through Maly meditation, contributes in a natural way to a deepening and intensification of the relationships to one another and – if so desired – also to God. In this way difficult phases of life, which life-threatening illnesses often accompany, are endured together.