Spiritual healing is an amazing blessing, but make no mistake, it can also be extremely draining, tiring and hard work. Do you have what it takes to be a healer? Are you being drawn towards healing work? If so, what should your next steps be?
Signs You May Be a Healer
Everyone has the ability to heal others to some extent, but if spirit want you to develop your healing gifts, there are several signs you may notice, giving you a gentle prod in the right direction.
- Are you becoming increasingly compassionate and empathetic? No matter how much so you have always been, a calling towards healing usually involves a deepening of these sensitivities. You’ll find that you are moved to tears much more easily, even by things which don’t affect you, such as events on the news. You’ll also find yourself becoming much more forgiving and understanding towards others, even when under stress.
- Are you getting tingling sensations or warmth in your hands when in the presence of someone who might benefit from healing? Tingles and heat are certain signs that your physical body is reacting to someone else’s need.
- Are you starting to see auras, or if you already see them, are the colors becoming more vivid? Most healing work is carried out in the aura, so most healers develop an acute sense of the aura, even if they cannot actually see it.
- Are animals increasingly calm and comforted in your presence? You may well have always been an “animal person”, but as your healing abilities come more to the fore, animals have an uncanny ability to pick up on your dormant healing energies. Animals have innate healing abilities themselves, so if your connection with animals is increasing, it’s a very good sign that it’s time to develop as a healer.
What Makes a Good Healer?
When you start out as a healer, it’s essential that you are in good emotional health yourself. Although many experienced healers do experience depression, as they soak up emotions from others, the trainee healer needs to be “in a good place” mentally, in order to cope with the new demands upon their energies.
Good psychic healers are empathetic and compassionate. You must be able to connect with someone on a deep level, regardless whether you actually like the person very much. This is connected to the ability to put ego aside, and to offer your healing with love to all, even those who have upset or hurt you.
Good healers do not diagnose – instead, they trust in spirit to direct the healing to where it is needed. If you find yourself unable to resist diagnosing others, you should remember how potentially dangerous a diagnosis can be, and instead re-learn how to put ego aside and how to trust spirit.
Although most spiritual healing is completely or mostly hands-off, it does involve getting very close to someone and physically standing in their aura, so of course a good healer needs to be comfortable with having their own physical space accommodating their patient.
If this sounds like you, then it’s time to investigate and begin your healing development. There are many different types of healing, from pure spiritual healing to Reiki healing, via the whole gamut of complementary therapies. If you are interested in pure energy healing, as opposed to a therapy, then the best place to start is your local spiritualist church, which will be able to point you in the direction of where to train. Alternatively, if you are interested in, say, Reiki, contact the governing body for your chosen type of healing to find training near to you.
Training as a healer is a big commitment, and it’s not an easy path – but as most healers would agree, it’s also exceptionally rewarding. If you feel it might be for you, find out more and set yourself on the healing path.