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"Do You Have the Gift of Healing?"
A friendly, curious girl
whom I met socially recently asked me the above question.
Considering that discovering the existence and reality of
healing (with me as the unwitting healer) was one of the
primary things that prompted my process of personal
development many years ago (briefly mentioned on the page
About the Personal Development Guy)
this question made me
Before that pivotal experience 'healing' wasn't
even a word in my personal dictionary. And now ... well, now
healing is everyday practice for me.
So in answer to
the girl's friendly and curious question I said, "Well, yes, I
have the gift of healing, just like you."
And then she
had a large number of other questions about healing, most of
which I've included in this blog post.
You Don't Believe in the Gift of Healing?
Perhaps at this
point you're thinking: 'Healing? The gift of healing? What
kind of weirdo stuff is that? That's something from fairy
tales and scriptures. That's not real.'
If you've got
that kind of thoughts, it's quite all right. Before my first
spontaneous experience with the gift of healing I might have
reacted in much the same way. But I can assure you that
healing is quite real.
Experiencing the gift of healing
does require an open mind, though. If your personal beliefs
preclude the existence of healing then you're not going to
experience it. Such is the power of belief.
not mean that you have to actually believe in healing in order
for it to work - you don't. I sure didn't - I had never even
considered it and had no opinion about it what so ever when it
happened to me (or, rather: through me).
So the subject
of this blog entry is the gift of healing.
What Is Healing?
Healing literally has to do with wholeness
and making whole.
Healing usually refers to the act or
process of curing or of restoring to health and wholeness.
This is both a naturally occurring process and one that you
can delay or expedite.
A physical wound will normally
heal itself. The same goes for a psychological wound.
You can disrupt the natural healing process, if you like ...
in the case of the physical wound you will delay the natural
healing process by poking at the wound and opening it again,
and in the case of the psychological wound you will delay the
natural healing by being unforgiving (holding a grudge) or by
holding beliefs that make you a victim.
can also speed up the psychological and physical healing
process by using things like, say, natural remedies, chemical
drugs, therapy, coaching ... and healing.
the sense that I'll talk about it here, is the use of your
consciousness, intention, energy (and perhaps your physical
body, too) in aiding yourself or someone else to heal faster.
What Can Be Healed?
My answer to that is:
From emotional imbalances to mental
imbalances. From to childhood traumas to physical traumas.
From a general lack of energy to a messed up energy system.
From tooth aches to tummy aches. You name it. The gift of
healing doesn't care, it just heals. However ...
Returning to the power of belief you have to be open
for any healing to take place, though. Again: Not a believer,
just not a 'denier' (non-believer). That goes whether you're
the healer or the healee.
Beliefs are the single
biggest hindrance to healing - with both healers and healees.
If just one of you believes something cannot be healed,
then it probably can't.
If one of you believes that
something can be healed, but only if you spend, say, an hour
working on it, guess how long the healing is going to take?
If, on the other hand, neither of you has any opinion on
the matter, then the most incredible of healings may take
place - quickly and effortlessly.
In fact, the more
open and belief-free you and the other person are, the more
quickly and easily the healing takes place.
Can You Heal Animals?
Yep. Healing animals is easy. And
more: It's a pleasure.
As a rule animals are open and
receiving - more so than humans. Pets, of course, are
particularly easy since they are inherently trustful of humans
and everything that humans do.
And you know what?
Animals usually don't have weird and limiting beliefs that
come between themselves and the healing. :-)
Who Has the Gift of Healing?
Let's get this one thing
(very) straight: In my opinion we ALL have the gift of
Since healing is about wholeness, and since
every single human being in existence is born whole and will
die whole regardless of, well, everything, then the condition
of wholeness is something we all have access to. (You can read
more about our inherent wholeness on the page
If we so choose:
- We can all heal
ourselves (be a self healer)
- We can all let ourselves be
healed (be a healee)
- We can all assist in the healing of
others (be a healer)
Thus, the gift of healing is
something we all share.
That being said, other
questions do arise.
Are Some Healers Better
In answer to the question in the headline:
Let's see ... are some people better at, say, drawing than
others? Yes. Are some folks better runners, better carpenters,
better leaders, or better coaches than others? Yes.
are some folks better healers than others? Well, I don't know,
but I would guess so. Some people are probably more naturally
disposed for healing than others.
Which brings me to
another important thing when it comes to healing ...
The Condition of the Healer
Here's what I have
discovered: Whereas I can heal in any condition what so ever,
my healing is likely to be more effective if I've had enough
sleep, have done my chi kung exercises, haven't eaten too much
and am otherwise feeling great.
All else being equal, a
happy, healthy person is better healer than an unhappy,
unhealthy person, and the feeling of love is particularly
conductive to healing. (If you're in love right now, I'm sure
that you'd make a wonderful healer!).
In my experience
healing that takes place in a condition of love, joy,
playfulness, curiosity, relaxation and inner peace is the most
powerful and effective kind of healing.
You Learn Healing?
There are different types of
healing, most (or: all) of which can be taught and learnt, and
practice makes the master. I'm sure that you, too, can be a
healer if you so desire.
That being said, some types of
healing are easier to teach - and learn - than others.
Types of Healing
Please note that I'm no expert
on the different types of healing and healing systems. There
are many, many different systems, and I'm sure that many of
them are powerful and useful.
Based on my own
experience I distinguish between two general types of healing:
energy healing and intuitive healing.
Reiki healing, in
which I have been initiated and trained, is an example of
which is what I
first experienced all those years ago, is more about opening
up, surrendering your ego and doing whatever you're
intuitively prompted to do.
Reiki is easy, as are most
other kinds of energy healing I know of. You receive the Reiki
healing attunements, learn the usui reiki symbols and you're
good to go.
Intuitive healing (more or less) demands
that you surrender your ego, which most people find very
The line between energy healing and
intuitive healing blurs, though, when I think of the many
fascinating and wildly varied experiences I've had with the
gift of healing. In fact, I usually mix the two types of
Distance Healing: Real or
Answer: Very real.
Just like the gift of
healing doesn't care what
you heal, the gift of healing
doesn't care how
you do it or how close
you are, physically
speaking, to the person you are healing. You can just as
easily heal a person on the other side of the Earth as you can
heal a person sitting next to you.
I first learned of
the possibility of distance healing when I was initiated to
Reiki healing. I'd never thought about it before. But once I
opened up to the possibility it was easy.
In some ways
distance healing is easier to me than being physically close
to the person I'm healing. For some reason it's often easier
for me to use the gift of clairvoyance in connection with
distance healing than it is when I'm face to face with him or
(Yeah, yeah, I know I just introduced another
'wild' and 'alternative' word there: clairvoyance, but hey,
clairvoyance was the other one of the primary things that
originally prompted my process of personal development (again,
it's briefly mentioned on the page
About the Personal
When I think about it, I probably
practice more distance healing than face to face healing these
days. Both kinds of healing work wonderfully and I have helped
many people over the years. It's been my unconditional
pleasure. The gift of healing is truly a gift.
Laughter Is Healthy, So Here's a Healing
This blog usually includes an inspirational quote, a
motivational saying, a joke or something like that, so let's
end this blog post with a joke about healing (laughter is
healthy, yea, it's been said that laughter is the best cure):
A deaf man, a blind man and a disabled man heard that a
healer had come to town - one said to be particularly gifted.
So, they all went to see him to find out if it was true.
The deaf man was the first to approach the healer who
simply touch the deaf man's ears and hey presto! the man had
his hearing back.
Next up was the blind man. The healer
touched his eyes and then the blind man was able to see.
The third man was sitting in his wheelchair with his mouth
wide open in amazement. As the healer approached him he
suddenly exploded into action, frantically rolling back and
yelling, "Don't you lay a finger on me. I'm on disability!"
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