Guest Author - Lauren D´Silva
As a healer and reader I have often spotted other natural healers amongst my clients who haven’t as yet identified their potential. When I break the news to them however they are usually not all that surprised as they tend to know there is something ‘a bit different’ about them. Many have already been drawn to caring professions such as nursing, or are exploring complementary therapies.
To a certain extent anyone can heal and most people at some time in their lives will have unconsciously given healing. It is the kind of energy a mother naturally passes through to her sick child as she holds him, or a lover gives to comfort a grieving partner. Natural healers have the need to transmit healing as part of their life purpose and can actually become unwell themselves if they block this and don’t let the healing energy flow.
So how can you tell? You may be told by a clairvoyant of your ability. When I look at people I just ‘know’ what they are. The proof of the pudding is when I look at the palms of their hands. Ask yourself, when you see a hurt child, or someone ill, or upset, do your hands tingle or your palms buzz? Maybe you feel warmth in your hands? This is the result of the minor chakras becoming activated in your palms so that healing energy can flow out through them. Healing energy leaves the palms speckled & mottled as it passes through, often turning the hands pinker too- so take a look! Next time you are in a situation that brings out your caring instincts pay close attention to these subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signs and sensations.
Some other experiences that healers tend to have include receiving lots of static shocks- car doors always used to get me before I started healing! This I believe is a discharge of built up energy in the healer’s hands; it improves once you start using the energy. I also have had strange effects on electrical items and have gone through an awful lot of watches in my time. Again I think this is due to a build-up of energy in the aura.
Healers tend to be empathic. Many have auras that soak up feelings from others like sponges. You may find that you pick up someone else’s stomach-ache, headache, or depressed mood for example. If this is happening pay particular attention to the protection of your aura- it is simply too absorbent and sensitive for everyday life and you will be susceptible to every mood swing within forty paces if you don’t strengthen it!
If you identify yourself as a healer it doesn’t mean you have to devote your life to this work, that is always a choice, however you would benefit from giving hands-on healing to your nearest and dearest so that the energy is running freely through your system. A client of mine knew he was a healer but didn’t heal because he suffered from a condition that left him ‘tired all the time’. He was worried that giving healing would drain him further. However by giving healing to his wife & cats little and often his own energy levels have improved somewhat. If you think of healing energy as if it is water running through a pipe then this benefit is not surprising. In the act of conducting the water the pipe is moistened inside. In the same way healing energy passes through us, but a residual amount stays with us.
If you would like to try some hands-on healing use a grounding technique first. This prepares you to heal in a safe way. If you aren’t grounded, connected to universal energy and protected, then you do risk running your own battery flat. Healers must always channel energy through themselves, not give their own life force energy away. Shamans refer to this as being the ‘hollow bone’; it is the art of getting yourself out of the way so that the energy can flow unhindered. Imagine there is a bright white star above your head, draw down universal healing energy from it, through your crown and then allow that energy to flow on down your arms and out of your hands.
Place your hands either on, or above an area of pain or discomfort and just patiently allow the energy to flow through them. You don’t need to try to push it- in fact you’ll get in your own way if you try to force anything. If healing energy is flowing your ‘guinea pig’ will probably report warmth. They may also notice tingling. Someone recently commented that it felt like I’d applied ‘Deep Heat’ to their neck & reported the area was still glowing long after I’d taken my hands away.
If you enjoy your healing abilities and people are getting benefit from them then you may decide to take up healing professionally. In this case I strongly suggest getting some good quality training. Healing the general public is quite different from working with those you know well, and you really would be wise to refine your skills, get qualified & insured before setting up in practice. It is a very rewarding and satisfying path to tread.