HealI heal, you heal, she heals…Obviously, this isn’t a grammar lesson.

The Buddha’s first noble truth is: There is suffering. My modern version of it is: You’re born, you get wounded.

A healer’s first responsibility is to heal self. “Healer” is a noun but to truly fulfill that role, it has to become a verb. (Okay, maybe it is a grammar lesson.)

Since wounding is inevitable, a healer also starts there. The verb comes in when s/he chooses not to stop there, but plunges into the opportunity to transform self from wounded to healed.

For instance, Reiki is by its nature first an internal discipline for the practitioner and moves out from that cultivated center.

Healing is a relationship. If the healing relationship is stripped to its essential substance, what emerges is trust.

Trusting the possibility of healing.

Trusting the inner Healer.

Trusting the outer healing facilitator.

Once the inner self feels trust, cooperation is freely given and healing begins and progresses. This is true for self-healing, or going to a healer (which is ultimately also self-healing).

A healer has a unique orientation.

Healers are receptacles of stories. Healers hold for individuals, and by accumulation for everyone, the shared story of the human journey. It’s a great privilege to receive first-hand the details of a person’s life, their triumphs and defeats.

In the silent, compassionate and deeply connected space of the healing relationship, the mystery of being human is revealed bit by bit, and the healer also gains insight about her/his own process. This is richly satisfying and fulfills the edicts of rightful living. Everyone is helped and the global human experience is also transformed as all things are connected.

Healers become an ally only in proportion to the embracing qualities of attentiveness, true listening and understanding. People go to healers because they don’t feel heard or understood by spouses, family, friends, doctors, therapists, coaches or clergy.

True listening happens from a still inner environment of non-agenda and non-judgment, where ego isn’t involved. This model can be employed by anyone in daily living too. For instance, imagine what relationships would be like if both parties embraced this orientation.

Being truly seen is vital. People show you their best if you truly see and hear them. Whether you’re a healer or not, honor the person in front of you.


The Healer

The Healer II

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Conjugate to “Heal”

  • 06/11/2009 at 11:05 AM

    Buddha is certainly a profound teacher. His words are timeless. It is said that every human being has the capacity to be a healer. Yet, not everyone chooses to engage fully in the self-healing process. This journey invites each human being to reconnect with inner courage and to explore reasons for fear. It invites each person to be willing to step outside apparent comfort zones, to raise conscious self-awareness of capacities and realities selectively forgotten.

    While in the process of writing a book called Harness the Energy of Your Dreams, I am drawn to read life experiences of fellow astral travellers. Their stories remind everyone many levels of unacknowledged fear exist in each being. Everyone is able gain insight from apparent suffering. Thought brings limitation and healing naturally occurs at soul level through choosing to feel and expand love. It’s what we are.

    Liara Covert’s last blog post..Where are you heading?

  • 06/16/2009 at 10:10 AM

    Thank you for this article. Being a healer is a personal experience, this is for sure. I think suffering is an important component to becoming a healer, so that you can understand what is happening to the person you are healing. I agree that it is so important to see a client as whole. One of my favourite sayings (and I have no idea who said it first) is: I know the truth of who you are.
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  • 06/16/2009 at 6:16 PM

    I agree, trusting is the essence of the healing experience for the healer and the person being healed. It is ironic that in the healing dynamic between healer and healee, the roles are reversed when the healer is truly open to trust. As you say, the healer is also healed and the healee allows the inner healer to manifest.

    Thanks for this tenderly written post, bringing attention to the power of awareness to allow healing on all levels in any circumstance.
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  • 06/17/2009 at 11:06 AM

    This so exactly speaks to where I am this morning, Pamir, feeling the places in my life where i have been wounded and wanting to allow trust. It’s a big one, there, trust, and knowing so much how essential it is to my healing. Thank you for writing this, as someone whose work is accessing that inner healer.
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  • 06/21/2009 at 10:54 PM

    This quote prompted me to reflect on this post and healers everywhere:

    “Healers do not heal. Love heals. Healers are essentially lovers-those with the courage to live with an open heart-allowing love to work through them.”
    ~Linda White Dove~
    .-= Liara Covert´s last blog ..10 Reasons to learn on astral travel =-.

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