If you're a healer empath, you KNOW that you are here on this Earth to help others heal themselves.
In addition to your ability to feel other people's emotions, healer empaths know how to work with energy. This likely includes gifts of working with sound and frequency tools like the drum, or perhaps you have gifts of hands on healing. Your mental intentions can create physical effects in others. And music likely amplifies those effects.
The definition of a Healer Empath is "a clear spiritual vessel who purposefully creates Light vibrations through a union of body and Mind in an effort to help heal oneself, and if you choose, others."
There are two phases to becoming a Healer Empath.
First, you must decide whether to engage your natural 'healing' and helping ability. All empaths have certain gifts of helping others, most importantly all of us Activate others through our Divine Presence (carrying a high baseline vibration that allows other people to feel good in your presence).
Because of this, empaths are sometimes drained because other people may 'dump' their stories on you. Sound familiar?
Almost every empath I've worked with has some form of limiting belief or wounding in which you may mistakenly believe that you are 'less than' or 'not good enough.' This is because you may mistake your ability to FEEL and PERCEIVE others' wounded or low vibratory energy as that of your own. If you sponge or absorb energy from others, that's a sign that you've got a high baseline vibration that can take lower vibes and turn it into something lighter.
However ,just because you can help others in this way, that does not mean you must engage in the act of helping or 'healing' others.
For many of us, because we are of the Light and want to help, our default programming is to jump in to help others through offering our energy. When we do it too much, we get overwhelmed, stressed, and drained of energy. Learning to set boundaries with others and say no is an important skill of an empowered empath.
Second, if you DO decide to engage your helping abilities, then you must have an understanding that you will be a world traveler. Empowered empaths who act as Divine Activators understand that you have the ability to interact with other forms of consciousness, and energies. One of the most prevalent consciousnesses with which we interact are Shadow energies.
Healer empaths routinely experience both polarities of existence - love and fear.
Before my first important spiritual ceremony, my mentor put me through a traditional tribal initiation ritual. He led me out into the woods, placed me in a circle of rocks, and asked me to focus only on the sun and sky. Then he started to cover me in horse manure. I had known this was coming, so I was somewhat prepared.
Even when he sprayed me down with water, to make it disgustingly wet, I didn't flinch. The sun was shining through the trees, and I chose to focus on the sun and the heat that felt so good against my skin. Before long, I didn't even realize that I was covered in manure.
What is important to note here is that shadow is a motivator for changing our focus. When we are aware of shadow and darkness, we can LOVE it into the Light and transmute it through acceptance and a little TLC.
Once we fully accept our own 'garbage', we can better help people heal themselves through activating the Light.
And in case no one has reminded you today, you are doing amazing work in the world, simply by showing up, breathing, and activating your healing DIvine Presence for others!
Take this quiz to learn which of the 5 healer types you are.