It’s been a rough couple of weeks professionally. Here’s what I’ve witnessed:
Situation 1 – a friend of a friend described her energy healing training to me. Here’s one major teaching she’s learned and practices:
When walking down the street, shopping, hanging out in a park or bowling alley – scan and fix other people’s energy. Without their permission. Awareness. Silently. Just fix them.
I’d like to walk into her teacher’s house, clean out his drawers, take his clothes to Goodwill and rearrange his furniture. Without his permission. Awareness. Silently. Just do it.
But he’d might call the police and have me arrested for trespassing. And I’d deserve the jail time!
WTF? ‘Fix’ other people as you wander around in your day?
Situation 2 – at a recent social gathering a fellow ‘healer’ chose to make the occasion into a healing session for one of the host’s children – who had not asked for:
- energy clearing in her body, field or room
When the child went out to play, the ‘healer’ moved into high gear – chanting, toning, ringing bells, closing portals, shooing away ‘the dark side.’ She was so enchanted with her work that she ‘forgot’ to set her own energy and wound up outside hugging trees to ground and clear.
Me? I thought it was a social gathering!
Situation 3 – a talented healer who works with patient’s with complex medical issues is burning out. He’s on the wrong side of the line – he’s taking responsibility for the patient’s well-being…at the expense of his own. Out of balance.
And out of relation to his need to be needed so that he can feel whole and well and valuable.
A difficult thing to witness – a hard wired recipe for burnout.
Me? I’m writing this to offer alternative ideas.
I lump all of these disturbing stories into Healer Hubris – an excessive OR FOOLISH amount of pride or confidence. Source: Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
Think about it:
- What gives ANYONE the right to ‘heal’ someone else without consent and benefit of a boundaried healing space?
- Why is it acceptable to take a social situation and turn it into a healing session? Especially one that is dramatic, ego-laden and replete with references to saving someone from ‘the dark side’?
- Why is it healthy and life-affirming to ‘heal’ someone else at the healer’s own expense, driven by an unmet shadow, i.e., I don’t see my goodness, so I’ll heal people to death (mine) so I feel good?
Healers! Please get this sh*t straightened out. Think about what you’re doing, feeding. Your intention. What’s healthy, ethical, grounded, self-responsible.
Attract patients into your practice. Facilitate healing there.
This is part of the Be Your Own Healer series. This BYOH message is addressed to the healer population – but if you’re a consumer of healing services – give some thought to who supports your healing process. Are they represented in this article?
And if you’d like to learn about energy hygiene and self-care, check out EHI’s webinars. They might be useful to you – whether or not you have a practice.
Keep Your Vital Energy Flowing!