My Desire to be a Healer
I’ve wanted to be a healer since I was about ten years old. I remember wanting to help my family with back and shoulder rubs when they were in pain and did so with the thought of them being healed. Even if I wasn’t able to physically touch people to bring healing I would pray for their healing.
As an adult, my desire continues. One day I was at the holiday market and decided to see an energy healer. Her focus was on the chakras or energy centers. I felt drawn to her booth and followed my intuition. I was interested in what she might say about me.
It started with an aura reading and found that my chakras were not as balanced as they could be. I let her do a sound healing to help bring them back into alignment. This inspired me to work with them on my own and continue what she started.
A year later I was at the Saturday Market with my life partner. Once again I was drawn to the booth of a woman who worked with energy. I felt my chakras were more balanced because I’d spent a lot of time focusing on them, and I wanted this confirmed.
My efforts paid off, my chakra colors were stronger, and I was inspired to gain more knowledge on the subject. I started reading books about working with energy through Reiki. My life partner encouraged me to embrace my desire.
She suggested going through an initiation ceremony to help support me and build up my confidence to move forward in my desire. As it turned we had become friends with the woman from the Saturday Market who worked with energy. She had a friend who could perform the ceremony for us.
There were five of us gathered together in the yard of a Priestess under the watchful eye of a very old and beautiful willow tree. Garden statues faithfully guarded every corner and path. Thick vibrant plant life created a cozy nook and cranny giving us the feeling that we were actually walking in a fairy forest. All this gave way to the most beautiful labyrinth I have ever seen. Next, to this, a centralized meeting place surrounded an outside fire pit.
I walked the Labyrinth once with everyone and once by myself. It’s like a map that connects us to the sacred world. The Priestess explained that walking it can create real magic, bringing together different levels of consciousness. Walking the Labyrinth opens our intuition into a greater world.
It has seven cycles and each turn has a meaning and opening to inner magic, personal healing, and growth, for us the planet and the cosmos. Along with walking the Labyrinth, I was sprinkled with a mixture of water and oils prepared by the priestess herself, similar to being sprinkled in baptism.
I responded positively to the charges set before me to confirm that I was embracing the path towards becoming a healer. I was given wonderful gifts at the end of the ceremony, along with encouraging thoughts of love and appreciation.
It’s been four years now since the ceremony. I’ve done Reiki with my life partner Terri several times and had positive results. I haven’t been trained directly by a master, I’m self-taught through a course I purchased. I’m also learning about the use of acupressure on my own. There are so many ways to bring healing into our lives. Healing can be physical, spiritual or emotional.
I love to learn about healing in its various forms. My focus is on the whole self, making way for healing to occur from the inside to the outside. I’m grateful that God has provided so many ways for us to find healing. He is the creator of the universe and the greatest healer of all.