The bulk of the following description is provided by SQ Wellness, the organization founded by Derek O’Neill, the catalyst for the arrival of the Rising Star system. 

The Rising Star system is an experiential system that has worked for many thousands of people around the world, bringing peace and relief from many forms of suffering and transforming lives for the better. The Rising Star raises the vibration of the aura (human energy field) and the energy field around every living thing. It also restructures your energy circuits to hold more life-force energy. In this way, your entire being is prepared to receive the higher energy of a Rising Star healing. The Rising Star allows you and the practitioner to still your minds and transfer powerful life-force energy to the part of your being that needs it most, for your healing and rebalancing to full health. It is as if the healing energy knows precisely where it is needed most (sometimes not to the place that you think is best). It goes where it will do the most good for your overall well-being and health. You may find that the healing also has an effect on family and friends. Since we are all connected and not separate, when you change so do all around you.

During a healing session, all levels of your being are addressed – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and energetic - thus making the Rising Star extraordinarily comprehensive and effective. Because the Rising Star works on so many different levels at once, a person receiving it, say for a bad back, may find that another illness or issue also receives healing. For example, lower back pain may be connected with unresolved father issues, or feelings of being unsupported. During a Rising Star session, all these levels receive healing - back pain, father issues and feeling unsupported - resulting in a very comprehensive and beneficial experience.

To keep the Rising Star system in integrity, I follow guidelines, set by the system’s founder, as to the exchange. Three sessions are recommended, with a minimum of 21 days between sessions. 

During the first session your mind will want to follow what is happening, so most people don't switch off and relax deeply. During the second session, the mind lets go of more control so that deeper issues can be addressed. In the third session, every part of your being is filled with love and light, and you are now ready to let go of the issue or dis-ease.

On a personal note, my experience of the Rising Star system has affected me in a different way than the other modalities I study and practice. During my first session, I experienced a firm but gentle pressure over my base chakra, as if the practitioner’s hands were pressing down, while, in fact, they were several inches above my body. The palpable sensation persisted for minutes after the session ended. The base chakra happens to be a focus of my self-healing work. In the days following the treatment, I began to release old emotional sense-memories. The experience was constant, but gentle, and instead of being overwhelmed, I felt empowered and present during this stage of the healing process. While Reiki Tummo and other modalities play a constant role in my life, the Rising Star system seems more appropriate at times when I feel ready to journey deeper towards integrating aspects of my shadow self. These explorations require commitment and strength of purpose, but the results are commensurate.