Your Reiki Practitioner Is Not a Healer (The Short & Sweet of It)

If you’re at all familiar with subtle healing methods, whether you’re a practitioner or a client, you’ve certainly heard the word healer casually thrown about as though practitioners are some mystical vessel of healing energy. No doubt you’ve even heard practitioners call themselves a healer.

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I don’t know about you or your practitioner, but I am not a healer. In fact, none of us practitioners are. Not one. (Warning: I will slightly contradict this in a moment.) What we are is healing facilitators. And what a difference it is!

A healer is someone who does the actual healing. In other words, the healer is you. Confused yet?

Remember I said I was going to slightly contradict myself? Well, here goes. Your body – yes, even yours – has an inherent ability to heal itself. Your body is incredibly designed to fight off infection, mend broken bones, and manage and relieve pain, just to name a few things. In this regard, healing facilitators are also healers.

We become ill when something is out of balance somewhere in the system. Perhaps you had been feeling great, check-ups showed no concerns or impending trouble then wham! You misstep and down the ladder you go, smashing into the ground. Depending on the height you fell and the position in which you hit the ground, any number of issues are in progress. These injuries require your body now receives a big boost in healing itself. That’s where doctors, nurses, surgeons, and the like come into play. Your body is now under great duress. It’s working hard to heal.

As we now well know, stress too can create havoc with the body. When stressed, our immune system functions decrease, leaving us vulnerable to infection, especially colds, the flu, increased allergy symptoms, and the like. We can help combat this in many ways, including through the assistance of reiki practitioners.

Reiki practitioners can help your body restore itself by providing it generous boosts of what we call healing energy. This energy helps restore your body’s innate healing abilities and also helps refill the reservoirs. In essence it aids in strengthening your body’s ‘internal doctor.’ We help facilitate the process of healing; we do not do the healing. You do. Your body does by its own inherent abilities. Sometimes the body just needs extra help along the way. And that’s where a healing facilitator can help your body in wonderful ways.

Remember: you are the healer. The reiki practitioner is the healing facilitator, a vessel of assistance.

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About Sabrina DeVaney

For more than 15 years, I have been dedicated to helping people address their wellness needs. Rather than just treating symptoms, my goal is to treat the body as a system and restore it to optimal balance. This thinking is what makes up the foundation of holistic healing.
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