Many are asking me, how I distinguish between an Empath, a Healer, an Indigo and a Seer.
Lenses that we are picking up and looking through in a new program called Spiritual Spy Glass, which launched earlier in the month. The program has a rolling enrollment. This means you can jump on at the beginning of each month. You can find more information on the program here: http://energyintuit.com/offerings/spiritual-spy-glass/ . This post is the second in a series of four on the nuances of these sensitivities, these qualities at an intuitive level.
The Healer is an extension of the Empath http://wp.me/p2vm4l-8b . Many Empaths are Healers, not all Healers are Empaths. We feel and intuit others’ emotions through our gut. Our second or sacral chakra. The Healer works a bit higher up, through their fourth chakra or heart chakra. All healing is the transmission of love. Our hands are governed by our heart chakra. Through the ages all religions have stories of hands on healing and the miracle of laying-on-of-hands. Jesus Christ being one of the most famous and infamous of healers. Many debates go on around his healing abilities – whether it was genetic, vs. channeling the Holy Spirit, vs. channeling Usui Reiki.
The Healer archetype has been around at least as long as Man has been.
Currently we see this archetype in caring and nurturing professions – Physicians, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Dentists, Counselors, etc. It seems that Reiki can be found fairly pervasively now too and hundreds of alternative energy healing modalities abound. Healers are found in all walks of life really. You may feel the healing nature of your lawyer, of a stranger who you sit next to on the subway or that from a toll taker on the turnpike. There are no ‘professional’ limits to the Healer.
As Healers we naturally and intentionally channel divine, healing energy. Healing someone from an ungrounded state, essentially pulling and giving of our own life-force energy or chi – is a big no-no. This is a fast way to illness and exhaustion. It’s important to realize and then act from a place of being a conduit, channel, vessel. Shamans would say act as an empty bone, to flow this energy through you to others.
One of the tricky parts – so many people walk around having no idea or a mild idea that they are a Healer and so may feel physically compromised, drained or tired as a result.
Indicators of the Healer archetype (if you have any of these you too may be a Healer)…
- Are an Empath or check here: http://wp.me/p2vm4l-8b
- Are near someone in distress or ill and you feel your hands or other parts of your body tingle
- Feel peoples’ emotions in your heart both positively and negatively
- Find that people tell you they feel better being around and with you
- Have a sense, thought, feeling that someone needs you and you reach out and find it to be true
- Are asked for advice, often
- Have been told that you have a sensitive system
- Know you have a sensitive system based on how you react to food, drugs, chemicals, substances, etc.
- Feel anxious
- Naturally know what will make yourself and others feel better and it likely involves some form of grounding
- Seem to hear the calls of those in need and feel them in your body
- Nave an interest in all things alternative, paranormal, supernatural
- Seek medical attention for headaches, heart palpitations or other medical maladies which turn out to be un-diagnosable
If you know you are a healer and/or suspect that you are, begin to pay attention to your body and particularly your hands when you are in a caring or nurturing type situation. If you have or are experiencing anxiety or a strong desire to express – to run or move, to paint, to write, to sing, etc. – please do move and/or express. This is one of the best ways to clear what is a build of up healing energy inside of you.
We’re channels for this energy and if we’re unaware it can clog up our subtle energy body.
Therefore expression, exercise, rest, time in nature, water and healthy foods along with salt baths can relieve some of this. Allowing healing and empathic energies to clog up our subtle energy bodies is akin to dirty oil in your engine or atherosclerosis in your body. Keeping these channels clear will benefit our health.
As long as you are approaching the expression of this energy from a grounded place (go here for more information on grounding: http://wp.me/p2vm4l-6A) feel free to place your hands over your loved ones, pets or the earth and apply some healing to their/the situation! It really is this simple. Get grounded, set an intention that you are a vehicle for healing, check your ego at the door and apply your loving hands.
As a Healer you are becoming aware of these sensitivities for a reason.
The world needs as many nurturing, healing people as it can get!
This will get you started in identifying and discerning whether you are a Healer and how to work with your sensitivities. For more information sign up and tune in for this upcoming, free webinar entitled: The Heart of the Healer, 5/1/14 at 7pm EDT By opting into this email list — http://eepurl.com/QuXfL you’ll receive the free webinar log-in information and information about the upcoming webinars to be held in support of the Indigo and the Seer.
During the The Heart of the Healer I’ll cover more in-depth what it means to be a Healer, how to ground and flow healing energy. I will also address healing through intention, prayer and meditation from a distance.
Disclaimer: I am neither a medical professional nor a licensed mental health counselor. If you are experiencing problems with your emotions or unexplained physical discomfort please consult a medical, mental health or holistic practitioner attuned to Intuition and energy psychology. Diagnosis by written content on the internet is inadvisable and ill-advised.