First, let’s define the word “mission” in this context as one’s vocation, calling or purpose.
For a healer, it is particularly important to periodically examine and re-set the energy in their practice.
A healer can, at times, lose sight of their mission or purpose as a result of trying to please, or attempting to fix, cure or heal their clients. Well, you might ask, isn’t that the idea behind being a healer? To make someone better, take away their pain?
A healer is someone who creates and offers an environment in which a person can find support and assistance along their path, particularly when they come across roadblocks or obstacles that may present as unwellness in the physical or spiritual bodies.
As a parent, I am painfully aware of how much easier and less time-consuming it would have been to simply do everything for my children when they were growing, rather than show them how to and then watch them try and fumble, try and stumble, try again and again and finally succeed!
However, in the end, continuing to tie their shoes when they are in their teens is impractical at the least, not to mention unfulfilling and invalidating for them.
Similarly, as a healer it can be tempting to simply remove the pain, solve the problem or take away the roadblocks with which you clearly see your clients struggling – particularly when they plead with you (either verbally or energetically) to make them better and get them to where they want to be…..
And yet if we go down this road and succumb to that plea to fix or cure, we are taking away from their ability to truly heal through their own growth and change and, instead, adding to the energy in their space that says they cannot heal themselves.
Does this mean you simply sit back and watch them struggle? Not at all!
On the contrary, healing is about recognizing and validating each person’s struggles, challenges and pain, helping them to accept where they are rather than resist or deny their situation, and then supporting them in their journey across that mountain, through that tunnel or over that hurdle.
If you have never formulated or defined your mission, I recommend taking the time to examine and even put down on paper what it is that you wish to offer in your practice.
It can be an enlightening exercise!
Wishing you well on your mission!
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