by Aletheia Luna
July 11, 2020
healer's power stems
not from any
maintaining the courage and awareness
to embody and
express the universal healing power
that every human
At heart, we all have the capacity to heal ourselves and nurture
thought, intention, skillful practice, and belief are available
to all people.
Yet as individual
expressions of the life force, we all have different paths, and not
all of us feel called to healing practices.
Healing and Social Rejection
For those of us that do feel "called" to spiritual healing, we are
often met with some kind of resistance, either from our friends, our
family members, or our culture.
This is because spiritual
healing can be frowned upon as a quasi, scientifically-misguided,
charlatan practice by a society that is built on the mind and ego.
While there are con
artists in every practice, the genuinely beneficial aspects of
spiritual healing are largely ignored because they can't be
quantified or reasoned with.
Unfortunately, this has led to a large percentage of us
(particularly in Westernized societies) losing touch with
traditional forms of healing.
Very few of us were
shamans, medicine men or medicine
women who could pass on ancient knowledge and holistic healing
Instead, as children
we were taken to GPs, physicians and doctors who prescribed us
with medications of all kinds...
And while these
medications were useful and helped to fix certain parts of us, they
never aided us in healing our whole organism with its many layers.
Yet despite the way you were raised, you might still feel a strong
pull towards spiritual healing, even if it "goes against the grain"
of what you were taught.
So are you a spiritual healer?
Let's find out...
You're a Spiritual Healer
If you're a spiritual healer, you will sense it deep down.
You might feel like,
old soul who doesn't quite
belong in this time or place
empath who feels everything
too deeply, or quite simply an outsider
lone wolf who can't seem to
properly integrate into society
On a personal level, I've
always known in my blood and bones that I'm a healer.
As a child, I was
thoughtful, inquisitive, dreamy, and extremely nurturing. I remember
caring for the kids at school, caring excessively for my toys,
caring for stranded insects that got caught in spider webs, and
caring a whole lot about the "bigger picture" in life.
I also remember playing with energy, having precognitive dreams,
being hyper-sensitive to the physical and emotional environments
around me and somehow always attracting wounded people into my life.
Spiritual healers come in many shapes and forms.
I fulfill my role as
a spiritual healer through my writing...
Other people fulfill
their calling through practicing,
yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, herbalism,
...and a whole range of
Spiritual healers are shamans in their own right. They are
people who allow the energy of Spirit to flow through them in a way
that guides, rejuvenates, and empowers others.
The spiritual healer
is also a wounded healer.
In other words, by
healing themselves, they heal others.
This is the absolute
best kind of education available.
Are you a spiritual
Here are 30 signs that
I've compiled in response to my own experience and those I have
mentored (some might surprise you):
You are highly
sensitive to energy.
You feel other
people's emotions and physical ailments as your own (empath).
You are intuitive
and can read others very easily.
You are a "big
picture" thinker (and don't concern yourself too much with
You have gone
through bouts of existential depression.
You have felt
like an outcast for most of your life.
differently from others.
overwhelmed in public easily.
struggled with anxiety or panic before.
You are the
natural peacemaker between people.
You are the
confidant that people turn to in times of need.
digestive issues, lower back pain, or gain weight around the
stomach (solar plexus chakra disorders).
drained after spending too much time around people.
like animals and children gravitate towards you.
Other people tend
to "dump" their emotional baggage onto you to deal with.
You think in
shades of grey rather than in black and white.
You are very
aware of the interconnectedness of life and deeply respect
You believe in
synchronicity more than
You have a
history of healers in the family, e.g., nurses,
psychologists, massage therapists
experienced major trauma in your life, e.g., loss of your
family, life-threatening illness, near-death experience,
physical/sexual/emotional abuse, war, mental illness.
through a spiritual
dark night of the soul.
You tend to be a
right-brain thinker rather than a left-brain thinker.
chronic pain in your body or an autoimmune disease
You are EMF
You tend to
attract people who need "fixing" but often get trapped in
excellent and compassionate listener.
You are naturally
drawn towards healing professions that help others
experience balance and wholeness.
You can feel,
distinguish between, and alter the energy within and without
You have had
numerous mystical experiences.
How many signs in this
list could you identify with?
I'm sure that I've missed
a few signs of the spiritual healer here. ..
Think you might be drawn toward the role of the spiritual healer,
but are still unsure?
Here are some commonly
asked questions that might help you out:
What does a
spiritual healer do?
Spiritual healers come in many shapes, forms, and modalities.
However, overall, a
spiritual healer's focus is on the non-physical realm:
the Soul, Spirit, and
energetic layers of a person.
healers focus on helping a person reconnect with their Soul by
clearing away old energy, identifying inner blockages, and
channeling healing energy.
They may choose to
work with ancestral trauma, past life issues, chakra imbalances,
soul loss, or anything that is causing unhappiness and
How to become a
There are many courses out there offered to certify you and
sharpen your skills, however, this is not necessary to become a
Spiritual healing is
an innate calling that comes from the Soul:
it can't be
handed to you on a piece of paper.
Many people study
intensively by themselves - however, with that being said,
formal study can help to hone these innate talents.
To become a spiritual
healer, focus on what subjects and topics you're drawn to - that
is your path.
be a spiritual healer?
Yes and no.
Spiritual healing is
an inborn gift. If you're a highly sensitive and naturally
compassionate person, chances are you are a born healer.
But spiritual healing
doesn't suit everyone - even those with the innate gift.
To be a spiritual
healer, you need to have done a lot of inner work (working
through your own wounds), have a high level of integrity, and be
a grounded person.
Some people find
spiritual healing too overwhelming and intense, so keep that in
mind when pursuing this path.