What To Expect from (and after) a Healing Circle-Laying on of Hands

As many of you are aware, I have been doing free Laying on of Hands/Psychic Healing for my Circle community. Nothing, not even the fulfillment that comes from the most accurate and detailed predictions, equals what I feel knowing that I have played even the smallest role in taking someone from a place of pain and struggle to the health and joy that our lives potentially offer us. These Circles, where I get to literally touch each of you, both intuitively and by laying my hands on you, have given me a sense of purpose and connection to my world, my work, and to each of you amazing beings.

Life is hard, and it takes enormous courage to meet even the most “simple” everyday demands. Sometimes you need to hand your burden to someone else for a while to have your energy enlivened and healed, and in order to open up New Realities in your lives.

I remember the first healing I ever had confirmed. I had performed many layings on of hands before that day, but I never knew, really knew, if they had done any good. I was 11 years old, and my mother was in a coma from which she was not expected to recover. I focused my healing on her, from a distance, and negotiated her healthy return. Although I hadn’t seen her since she had been admitted to intensive care, and no one had reported her condition to me, the chaplain they had sent to speak with me verified that what I was seeing “in my head” was in fact what was happening to her.  When my mother made a miraculous recovery and awakened, she confirmed that she had been aware of what I was doing every step of the way.

By now, 44 years later, I have had many such verifications of miraculous healings in people’s bodies, relationships, businesses, and lives. What I wish for you is that you become cognizant of your own powerful healing and intuitive gifts and use them in the world, starting with yourself. You matter. You can change your life, you can change my life, and you can change the world. You make the difference! The healing and miraculous strokes of insight and good fortune that I receive every time I lead or participate in a Circle motivate me to do more. I give what I have to offer, and I receive exactly what I need in return. This is the dynamic life takes on when you live in The Circle.

Receiving hands-on or psychic healing in a group is one of the most powerful and transformative dynamics that I have ever experienced. Day to day you can foil your own best efforts.  You are conducting a tug of war with you, an evenly matched struggle between your past patterns and beliefs and the you who wants to emerge.

When you heal in a group, joining your energy with others and then channeling the infinite energy we all share, you harness a massive force in the battle with the old you. Your now-outmoded and, therefore, dysfunctional system cannot survive this tidal wave of energy. Your future overcomes your history. Your goal overpowers your patterns. In a unified group you achieve for yourself what you alone cannot.

When I wrote The Circle: How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life, it was my hope that people would use it to form their own groups to facilitate one another’s dynamic change. In the latest edition I added my own workbook. Many of you have made my hope a reality by teaching Circle groups, holding Circle services with intuition and healing exchange, lightening one another’s load! In doing so you have found that you are all healers, intuitives, teachers, and creators of miracles.

I am now doing a series of Healing Circles based on The Circle so that I can participate in a meaningful way in these miracles of change. We are all here to heal the world, and we do this by first healing our own lives, together. The Circle mantra is that you matter, your goals matter, your pain matters, and when you heal yourself, you heal us all.

Some of you have asked me what to expect after a Circle Healing. I get emails attesting to the miracles that happen hours, even days after a Circle: miraculous physical healing, strokes of good fortune, propitious chance meetings, reconciliations, and so on.  But I also get emails full of confusion at how clearly and intensely the obstacles and pain can feel after a healing.  Both situations, though they seem polar opposites, are positive results.

Healing forcefully re-patterns your body, your awareness, and your life — the external reality of what you are attracting to you. You, however, need to be willing to remain on the healing path.  You can’t heal what you don’t feel, and immediately after a Circle group or Laying on of Hands, you may experience a heightened sense of what blocks your healing — which people, situations, and habits. This is the clarity of intuition at work. You are no longer able to remain comfortably in the old matrix as The Circle/Your Healing brings the new world you’ve summoned closer to you.

Change — even wonderful, miraculous change — is hard and daunting. You know how to do the old thing you were doing. To have your wish, you need to accept the risk of something new. I wrote a whole book (Welcome to Your Crisis) to address this very important moment of transition and transition delayed. As a good friend of mine says, we heal at the speed of pain, and sometimes it is only pain that will drive us to remain on the path of healing.  Pain is not my favorite teacher, but it is one I often encounter.  I, too, struggle to find the enlightenment and consciousness that will help me embrace the lesson quickly and limit the pain!

The other way a healing works is for you to finish the job you started, to consciously commit to a new path, to remind yourself to notice, after a healing, anything new and potentially wonderful that might be entering your life, and to make even the smallest moves towards it.

You may not feel healed after a healing! It doesn’t mean that the healing didn’t work. Embrace the obstacles as part of the process. You want your own best interests to be met in the healthiest, deepest part of your being. You are bringing in only the challenges that you have the ability to master and that, when you master them, will take you to what you truly want and who you truly want to be. When pain or an obstacle occurs, ask yourself, “What am I now demanding that I learn/heal/accept? What am I trying to give myself that I had accepted living without?” Perhaps even ask yourself why you have chosen this particular obstacle or issue to be your teacher.  There is often another, less painful way to master the task at hand.

Many of you have heard me say, before a Laying on of Hands/Psychic Healing, that you don’t have to do anything to heal during a Circle — that we, the healers do it for you. If you knew how to heal the particular issue you are working on — if you could get out of your own way and master your own resistance — you wouldn’t be at a Healing Circle. If your belief had to be strong for the healing to work, your belief would be doing the work, not the healing! In a Laying on of Hands, it is our job in the Circle to heal you.

But after a healing you have choices. A healing disassembles the old matrix, the old reality, and brings in opportunities for transformation. You can either work hard to move in a healthy direction or work hard to reassemble the old pathology. Either way, you will be working hard.

My hope for 2015 is to do Laying on of Hands/Psychic Healing in free Circles around the country. If you would like one in your community, email me at lauradayhealingcircle@aol.com . All I need is a bookstore, yoga studio, or other comfortable and somewhat private space to host the event. The space needs to hold 50 people. If you are a healer (or one of my students), please send me an email about yourself, because I always love extra healing hands at the Circles, and, since I do not do private healing sessions, it is nice for people to have local healers to work with!

You can work with each Circle by doing The Circle: How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life in between and during the Healing Circles. Each Circle will focus on one element of change as we open every path to our New Reality together!

When you sign up for my newsletter you will be informed of upcoming Laying on of Hands/Psychic Healing Circles.

I am holding you all in my healing embrace and grateful for the healing embraces that return to me from you.

14 replies
  1. Sandie Soto
    Sandie Soto says:

    I to believe that you can bring healing when you pray and believe and your heart. I would love to do this kind of work and I do keep certain people that I pray for and believe that healing will come.

  2. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    Hi Laura, I attended your workshop last night at MysticJourney bookstore in Venice and found it incredible! Thank you so much. When performing the exercise of being the medium and the client, I found it challenging to tap into my intuition as the medium (or read the messages I was receiving).

    What are some ways to tap into the intuition more clearly or read the messages I’m receiving?

    • Laura Day
      Laura Day says:

      Hi Nicole,
      I am so glad you enjoyed it. I love doing them and the healing that comes out of these groups, for us all, myself included, is life sustaining! Thank you for being part of it! Intuition, like anything else, takes some discipline to master! The first time readers in the group were amazing and anything new is challenging!
      I have written 6 books on this topic. HOW TO RULE THE WORLD FROM YOUR COUCH is an intuitive text book and PRACTICAL INTUITION has a great deal of explanation of the process. I like using THE CIRCLE, as it puts my intuition on a positive, automatic pilot, alerting me to the information I need for my goals and filtering out the rest.



  3. Diana
    Diana says:

    I also attended the healing circle in Venice. My interest in attending was to heal a variety of nagging health issues. I was shocked when the healing began that emotional issues came up right away. I am very good at denial in coping with the difficulties of life. Obviously what I have buried needs to be healed. The nagging health issues do feel better, but I am so grateful to you and the other healers in helping me with the important work of healing emotional issues. Thank you!

    • Laura Day
      Laura Day says:


      Thank you for your generous feedback. Welcome to Your Crisis is a great book for dealing with emotional issues. It is my experience that all of our issues have an emotional, physical, spiritual and, what I like to call, an Earth Reality component. We can find a reflection of any issue in all areas of our life and being, relationships, finances, work, emotional states, history and so on. When we heal it on any one level the healing extends to the entire matrix held in place by that issue. Well done!

      Thank you!


  4. Valerie
    Valerie says:

    Hi Laura-

    Great seeing you for the mediumship workshop and the healing circle. The mediumship was really interesting- questions that felt like they came from the person my exercise partner had named, like “Do you like me?” (not romantically, but just as a person). They helped her clarify some blocks in that family relationship.

    The healing circle was energizing as a healer and I know you said I would also experience a healing. I just saw a job I’m going for that’s perfect, and happened to find a roommate who works at the target company and division!

    Thank you, and sending lots of love and blessings to you and your family. Xo!

    • Laura Day
      Laura Day says:


      Thank you so much for sharing the changes that The Circle made in your life. I really appreciate the feedback. I love doing The Circle and The Circles because they transform me every time!

      Lots of love to you and sending you healing for continued success,


  5. Jessie Holloway
    Jessie Holloway says:

    Thanks so much for talking about how the healing works and what to expect from it afterward. My partner’s stepmom has become interested in stuff like this recently and wants to try intuitive healing. We’ll have to look into finding a place we can go to that will teach us about the practice.


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