If you were asked, “Who is a healer?” who comes to mind? Is it your doctor? Your physical therapist? Your massage therapist? A positive mind guru? The answer might surprise you.
The healer is YOU!
Well, if that is really true, then what role do the above professionals play in the healing process? The answer to that question is they are tools to help YOU do the healing. When a doctor performs an operation, and you get well, and the scar eventually fades, the doctor gets all the credit for “healing me”. However, the doctor’s real role was that of a tool that you used but your mind and body is the real healer. Same with the physical therapist, or massage therapist. They are talented, experienced professionals who have knowledge and skills to help you and your mind and body accelerate the healing process, but when all is said and done, we are all healers of our bodies.
Now with that knowledge, comes a responsibility. That responsibility is your active participation in your healing. Our society nowadays has shifted the power of healer to the doctor, or the therapists who conduct the procedures, and relegated the patient or client to a passive spectator status.
So, just what type of participation is necessary for a healing to occur? Following the instructions provided by the doctor or therapeutic professional is the obvious answer. However, the basic necessity is Belief. Belief in the process–that the doctor or other therapeutic professional has the skills to accelerate the process. Belief in the instructions. But the most important belief is that you also need to believe in your body’s ability to regenerate cells and mend the illness or injury. Having your body heal you, starts with the mind. The mind is where the belief starts, and once your mind believes you can quickly heal an injury or wound, it sends the necessary signals to the body to begin repair work.
Your mind and body combined really duplicate the Aladdin and the Genie process. Your mind is the Aladdin which gives the “wish” to be healed, and your body is the Genie, whose “wish is my command” carrying out the “wish”. With this analogy, the lamp, then becomes the doctor, or therapeutic professional.
So, now that you know who the real healer is, go ahead Aladdin and empower yourself.
The medical professional or therapeutic professional who embraces this role as tool, while actively acknowledging to you that you are the healer truly has your best interest in mind.