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Becoming a Healer

Becoming a good healer has been a life time of learning and years of classes, years of practice and a whole lot of listening.  And yes, there are times that those who need to learn, teach.  I love teaching and every time I do, I learn something, my understanding goes even deeper and I become more attuned. 

I am so grateful.

Many of you know I have a healing circle that meets every Monday evening at 6:30. This circle did not begin with me, years ago I was invited to join in from my yoga class.  I was already trained in several healing modalities, but decided I’d love to learn Reiki, another great opportunity to learn more.  That location was a favorite for many years, and then a dear friend brought it to her home and every Monday we would share and practice.  This was years before I had the honor of bringing it to my place.  All this to say, I truly believe it’s so important to practice and enhance your skills in a safe and sacred place.  This is why, against the advice of many who want to be in a circle of only the highest of skilled, I continue to invite those that are interested in learning as well as those who have recently been attuned.  We all need a place to start, a place to learn and amongst a circle of high energy healers of many modalities it can only enhance one’s abilities.  I understand the advise, the words of a wise women I know and love, “Would you take your Mercedes to a Volkswagen mechanic?” I get it. I’m very careful who I let treat me. I also know those around me that can help if I get in over my head as well as those who know modalities that my clients and friends may benefit from.

 I had the honor of being at a Holistic Fair this weekend, as a participant and was surprised to see so many 1 & 2 level Reiki trained people practicing as professionals and as much as I know some people are extremely talented with very little training, I struggle with wishing more people would take more time to really enhance their skills before offering them to the public.  Why? I wonder how many people paid to get a treatment and didn’t really feel the full blown benefit of it and became disappointed, perhaps wondering….what’s all the hype?  Is there a possibility that as those who have spent their lives learning no longer participate, and those who have only just begun, become the known spokes people, will the masses want to learn or will it continue to be just for the few who take the time to search out the truly talented?

It’s true, I’d love to have many more truly talented wisdom keepers at my circle to encourage and help teach those just beginning, but we as a group have touched many and will continue to.

Please, if your interested in learning, I would love to introduce you to the world of healers, and if your comfortable with my energy, I’d appreciate the opportunity to teach you Reiki and to encourage you to practice and to continue to learn many other modalities.  If not, at the very least, I would like you to ask:

How long have you been actually doing Reiki for others?

How long have you been teaching? 

If you are looking for a practitioner, ask them for their qualifications.  Ask them, how many years have you been practicing?  We all have to begin somewhere, that’s true, but begin with those who know you’re a beginner. For my IMT training over and above my years of training and college courses, I was required to do 1000 hours of treatment and get 1000 hours of treatment to become certified.  For each class in Shaman school I treated 12 volunteers and wrote up 3 case studies.   If you’re new, tell people your new, please do not lead people to believe you are just as skilled as those true wisdom keepers because some of the searchers truly need help.

I am creating a class for subconscious communication which will be held in June. Pre-requisite is minimum reiki 1 & 2 and Advanced.  I will also be teaching Reiki 1 & 2 as well as Advanced Reiki in May.  Please watch my events page for dates and times.

Robin is the founder of Spirit of the Lotus. She is a hands-on healer, medical intuitive, Shaman, Medium and Spiritually Guided Coach as well as being an Advanced Soul Coach(R), Adv. Past Life Coach(R) & Holographic Sound Healer.

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