So what’s the big deal?
It’s just a word…
Just a title…
Like teacher, or plumber or printmaker. Isn’t it?
I don’t believe so.
The title ‘Healer’ is patronising to clients and holds a sense of self importance.
It sets up a foundation in which the person seeking assistance to feel better, is not capable or even included in their own healing.
And creates the belief that the ‘healer’ holds the key to another person’s transformation.
It also insinuates that your healing is complete, that you are ‘healed’. And that the ‘Healer’ has the ability to ‘complete’ you and your healing.
When engaging with the role of a ‘Healer’, you as a client, becomes a ‘Seeker’. And playing in these roles creates a codependent relationship, where the ‘Seeker’ feels they have little control over their own healing and so may continually seek out someone to ‘heal’ them.
This relationship functions in a way that the ‘healer’ has the power and the ‘seeker’ is compliant to it. And in doing so the ‘seeker’ therefore doesn’t play a part in their own healing.
By simply claiming that someone is a ‘Healer’, you are also claiming that they have authority over you.
A mindset has been set when working under a ‘healer’…
And you become passive in your own healing.
They do, you listen.
They know you, better than you know you.
They tell you like it is, you accept.
They do the healing, you don’t.
This is dangerous and disempowering for people.
And cannot be further from the truth in regards to how healing works.
Healing, first and foremost, comes from within. And is not ‘given’ to you by someone else.
When you act in the role of a ‘Seeker’, you are discounting the innate healing ability your body holds, you devalue your own souls guidance and wisdom, and you may forget you have a personal and intimate relationship with life force energy.
Healing itself, is the act of empowering yourself. And not of seeking something external to make things happen for you or to feel better.
Therefore, how can you heal, when you disempower yourself by handing your power over to someone you expect to heal you?
It can’t happen. As there’s a huge power imbalance occurring.
You are simply perpetuating your sense of lack of empowerment engaging in the ‘Seeker’ role.
A healing session where the power between client and practitioner is balanced, can be an intense and transformative experience for yourself and also for the healing practitioner.
So, from the onset, the intended foundation needs to be one of balance, supportive and empowering and to acknowledge the power within you is the most important aspect in your healing and transformation.
The practitioner will not create a (self appointed) self important role and call themselves something that implies there’s a hierarchy or status between you. Not healer, not guru and not master.
They will be your practitioner, your facilitator or your guide.
You talk, they listen.
You feel, they support.
You shift your stuff, they will guide you how.
And they’re there to assist you to sense and uncover what you hold inside of you, they are trained in tools and techniques to help reveal your subconscious patterns so YOU can clear them.
Even if you are unconscious or non-coherent in some way, there will be a consent in engaging in healing on another level. A good practitioner will know this and work with you in this realm.
But ultimately, it’s you and its about your connection to self and honouring your own power of transformation.
Please, I ask you to never call me a ‘healer’ or hold anyone to that title.
Because you are the healer.
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Energetic Healing Practitioner, Feng Shui consultant, Geomancy practitioner, Meditation Facilitator.