“Affirmations for Meditation”

By John Diamond, M.D.

Every day in my still meditation I repeat these – shall I call them prayers?

May I be
a clear channel
for Your healing.

Help me
to help You
to heal.

I open my heart
to those who want
healing through me.

Then in my mind I go through a whole list of countries and of many of the sufferers there who have asked me for help. To these I add:

And all those who see me or want to see me, hear me or want to hear me, read me or want to read me, to be healed through me.

Then I make a gesture from my heart, my arms opening wide. Beethoven prayed, “From the heart to the heart.” He meant, “From The Heart to the heart to the heart.” As, I believe, I do.

It is this state, this feeling, this invocation, this prayer for healing that, hopefully, I bring to all my creativity: my overt healing in my practice, and my covert healing in my art, photography, poetry, music – and writing, as now.

My life, to the extent that it is my Way, is dedicated to healing: helping the Heart to heal.