I call myself a Healer.  But, honestly, it never feels quite right, particularly when speaking with those outside of the holistic community.  The word Healer has a certain connotation when speaking it within my tribe.  We acknowledge the nuances of language and have agreed to an interpretation and understanding of the title Healer.  And we honor the title, because for right now it allows us to speak and act with authority about the healing gifts that we have to share. 

But we are not Healers.  We are Facilitators.  Those of us that practice Energy Medicine know that the ability, the gift, comes from the divine.  We are merely the humble helpers of Source. 

We all have the natural capacity to heal ourselves and others.  It is in our DNA.  For 2 million years human beings have inhabited this planet Earth.  Only in the past 150 years have human beings enjoyed the advanced discoveries of modern medicine.  How did humankind survive before antibiotics, immunizations, hyperbolic chambers, organ transplants, and open heart surgery? 

The Ancients understood that the human body is made of a physical body and an energy body.  The physical body and the energy body work together to create health and well-being.  It is the energy body that is the first to be affected with pain or suffering, and if not addressed on an energetic level, the physical body will manifest a physical affliction that will mirror what is disturbed in the energy body.  Pain and suffering moves from the emotional to the physical. 

We all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves because we all have access to a permeating life force that surrounds and encompasses us.  The Japanese refer to this life force as Hado. 

                         Hado is the intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter, the smallest unit
                         of energy.  Its basis is the energy of human consciousness
.  – Dr. Masaru Emoto

Reiki is a Japanese technique of accessing healing power through the Hado.  Reiki induces deep relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing.  Those of us who work with Reiki energy medicine are facilitators of the Hado healing energy.  We are the conduits.  We practice our craft, we are practitioners of Energy Medicine. 

We can all access the Hado and its rich, nourishing power.  We can practice Reiki, Qigong, or Pranic Healing, among many others.  But we must begin by practicing on ourselves.  Explore Reiki and other energy medicine modalities.  Discover the power of Hado, harness that power, and step into yours. 

                         A healer in every family, and a world without pain.  
                                                           – Master Lin, Founder Spring Forest Qigong