How Do You Know that You Are a Healer?
How do you know that you are a healer? I was asked recently.
I think when we ARE healers, we spend most of our life knowing that we are different. Then later on we gradually become aware of certain abilities and talents that others don’t seem to have. Like being psychic, knowing stuff about people, seeing or hearing angels or guides, making people feel markedly better even if we don’t know how we are doing it.
Now there is a big difference between being a healer which is what you are, like being a man or a woman or being American or being musical or being academic and WORKING as a healer, which we never have to do even if we are healers. Just like you don’t have to be a musician just because you have musical talent.
How did I know I was a healer? Because healers told me I was! It happens a lot that a healer will recognize an emerging healer and tell them they are a healer, share experiences, try to guide them on the way. Often we don’t believe the first person who says it! haha! Then it happens again and we start paying attention… It’s a classic story 🙂 My acupuncturist told me when I was about 29 that I was a healer and that I could do what she did. I laughed. But soon after, friends started telling me that I had helped them get better in ways that I was not even aware of having done.
4 years later, when my homeopath, who had never met my acupuncturist, told me all the same things, I started paying attention.
Then signs, symbols, dreams started to appear. I became friends with healers, I was watching them and realized that I was jealous of them, wishing I could be them, do what they did, have their life style (which I do now, by the way!). That was a strong sign that I was recognizing something in them that was speaking to me deeply.
Two years later my Reiki Master was telling me all the same things my acupuncturist and homeopath had told me… I’d heard it all 3 times… I decided to believe all 3 of them from now on. Besides: what did I have to lose? It was very uncomfortable being who I was at the time. Like still being a teenager who did not know what she wanted to be if she was ever going to grow up.
Most healers I know go through a phase of feeling like they won’t be understood if and when they give in to the knowing that they are healers and let themselves blossom into who they are. I would say anyone who is in the process of changing their lives (more education, new job, new place to live, having kids, changing religion etc) has similar fears. That’s why it’s important to:
1- stay in touch with your intuition and know that what you are doing/learning is right for YOU.
2- watch the results of those changes in your life to make sure that they are positive, mostly pleasant and WHAT YOU WANT to do with your life.
3- create support from people who understand your new experiences and learning. That’s why I teach to groups instead of individuals: so my students can support each other as well as having me help them.
There are many teachers and many healing modalities. So you need to choose who and what suits you best if you decide to learn and develop your talents with someone.
It’s also often a question of timing: feeling ready. Or being desperate to move on. Or being so fed up with being in limbo that we just want to learn and find out what it’s all about.
All this is really why I offer my course “Awakening the Healer Within” . It’s a lot of what I know and it’s everything I wish I was told and taught 14 or 15 years ago when I was still wondering what was ‘wrong with me”. Nothing was wrong with me, it turned out to be! If you want to know if you are healer, you can take my: “Are you a Healer?” test here.