After requesting protection, the healing circle conductor then tells the inquirer to speak the name of the soul in question. The inquirer verbalizes the soul's full name two times and a pet or nickname the third time.
Sometimes, the soul hesitates to enter the circle precisely because there are strangers present. If that's so, the conductor should ask the inquirer to repeat the same name sequence aloud once more. Other times, the soul is so eager to enter it doesn't wait until the inquirer has finished speaking the first time. Usually, the soul will pass into the circle over the inquirer's right shoulder, but occasionally the entry point is different. It doesn't really matter.
Once the soul is in the circle, the conductor's job is to keep it there by sending additional love straight from the heart. The task of participants other than the conductor or inquirer is to verbalize what is called evidential material or trivia. Most souls realize they need to assure the inquirer of their true identity. They almost immediately begin sending highly personal and sometimes very specific information about themselves. If the soul in question doesn't know what to do at this point, participants may ask it for evidential material and explain why the inquirer needs this information.
How does the soul send information? How do participants ask it questions? Simple: via thought-energy. The thought-energy of the soul is received as inner visions, vibrations, words, or an awareness by participants' own four soul or psychic senses. The way to communicate with the so-called dead is through what we label intuition without understanding its full implications or its spiritual potential.
Trusting what they receive through their soul senses is a real issue for most healing circle participants. There is widespread ignorance about the soul senses in this society, which leads to pervasive and deep-rooted lack of trust in the information that the soul senses
convey. This is why there is a need to teach people how to function as healing circle conductors in the first place. Provided the conductor is comfortable and confident with the process, other participants can be less assured and still be very helpful.
It is vitally important that the conductor emphasize to other participants except the inquirer that they are to verbalize every single piece of information they receive. Do not edit. Again, this is where the inability to trust your soul senses can really hamper your efforts. Time after time, healing circle participants have pulled information seemingly "out of thin air" about people or events that only the inquirer or the soul in question could have known. Yet they just as often hesitate to say anything, which can be counterproductive.
During her session, for example, Clara was finally convinced of her mother's presence when one of the participants talked about seeing a field of red poppies, waving in the wind. Then another person mentioned a cross; Laura immediately said that she saw a skull.
"I knew it was my mother then," Clara explains. "Red poppies were my mother's flower. She had them all over the house when I was growing up. The Skull of Adam forms the base of the Russian Orthodox cross. My daughter wouldn't know that. She was brought up Presbyterian."
The point? The information the soul is sending is for the inquirer, not the other participants. That is why it often seems strange to participants and they tend to shift into their left brains to analyze it. Don't do that. Instead, speak up.
The conductor will have informed the inquirer before the session begins to respond to each piece of information verbalized in one of three ways: "Yes," "No," or "I don't know."
Sometimes the soul in question provides information that the inquirer isn't sure of or simply doesn't know but can check out later with family or friends.
The second part of a healing circle consists simply of giving the inquirer and the soul the chance to talk to each other, assisted by the other session participants. This phase is always very emotional, if for no other reason than the inquirer finally has some evidence that a loved one thought dead and lost forever is, in fact, still living and very much found.
Such evidence is provided partly through the trivia, which is necessary to satisfy the left brain. The heart, however, is much more open to messages from the soul. As the second half progresses, inquirers on their own often begin to pick up thoughts and especially feelings from the loved one in the circle.
The joy of such a reunion is impossible to comprehend except through direct experience. Resolution replaces anguish. Tears flow freely from relief, not grief. The healing spreads from the inquirer and the soul to every member of the circle.