By Kay Packard
What does the word “healing” mean to you? The Webster’s dictionary describes healing: ‘to make sound or whole; to restore to health; mend; to patch up; to restore to original purity or integrity’.
Healers facilitate and inspire others to function from a higher level. We are all healers in our own way at one time or another…and when we choose to be. Most of us can cite examples where we’ve been stimulated to be and feel better mentally, physically and/or spiritually because of something someone did, said or how they listened.
In the hands are various markers which identify their owners as a “healer”. Doctors, nurses, veterinarians, chiropractors, psychotherapists, and dentists are mainstream healers. Examples of alternative healers are massage therapists, Reiki masters, cranial sacral therapists, herbalogists, acupuncturists, ministers and astrologers. Hairstylists, manicurists, teachers, musicians, photographers, chefs and jewelry makers may also qualify as healers. However, not all “healers” by profession have healer-markers in their hands. Likewise, some who have never considered healing as life work may have healer markings in their hands. Continue reading