Learning to be a Healer
I was born clear minded with wisdom beyond my years: a quiet, natural meditative mind, knowing spirit, intuitive and empath. (Wasn’t until I was an adult, did I know I was a healer.)
Growing up, I knew specifics about people in my world. To me this was my life, it wasn’t until around 10; I found not everyone has these gifts. I was told to stop by family (who didn’t know of such energies), it wasn’t natural.
I recall my mother telling me it was impossible not to have thoughts in my head. ‘People just don’t do that’. I cried saying ‘OK mother’. Even so, I continue to feel, know and see with a common sense approach to living enlightened.
At a young age of 8, I noticed what people said wasn’t what they meant or sometimes truthful. I heard patterns in their lies, in the wishful words of optimism, pain and happiness: information unsaid, and the truths held in silence. I discerned heartaches from triumphs, wishes from losses, joys from worries – who needed a hug and who to stay far a field of.
My grandmother taught me to acknowledge these insights, to continue to listen to hear with understanding.
Growing up in a home where being heard wasn’t a priority, listening became a way of life. I continued to learn from my grandmother until she died – she’d say, “To listen is the path to know; where common sense tells you when and what to share, and when to be silent.”
When I was in my early thirties, I went to a healer to understand the energy in my hands, and heat that would move around my body. As far as I could remember I felt this heat. He, the healer told me I had a powerful energy, which I could heal and probably had for years treated people and animals through non-directed energy.
Non-directed energy is when those near me benefit from my healing power. Often people don’t know what it is; I didn’t realise I was doing it either and leave being near me happy. This explained why people and animals unknown to me sit by near, smile and go.
Wild animals that otherwise would frighten humans, when I am in their presence, I say hello and move on: grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, hare, birds and others.
Today I am fully aware of my energy, and only direct it those who permit me to. I use this energy in my yoga therapy practice.