Accepting Your Gifts as a Healer

by Laurra Warnke

Are you having trouble fully accepting your gifts as a healer? Find out how to integrate who you are at soul level with who you are currently. Awhile back I wrote this post, Are You a Spiritual Healer? In it I wrote about identifying your unique gifts. This article expands more into being able to fully accept those gifts.

What are the Traits of a Healer?

Do you resonate with some or all of these traits?

  • When you get together with friends or family, do you find yourself attempting to determine their mood when you first walk in the room? I used to do this quite frequently with my parents when we would sit down for dinner. I was trying to ascertain whether or not dinner was going to be pleasant. As I later came to find out this is referred to as energetic pinging and is a very useful method to quickly scan or read another persons energy body.
  • Do you find yourself gravitating toward websites and blogs that discuss developing psychic abilities, energy healing, and items of a spiritual nature? And by this I mean is the percentage of articles you read about this type of subject matter over 50% of your total reading?
  • Do you see repeating numbers frequently such as 11:11, 222, 444, and the like?
  • How many decks of tarot, Angel, or Oracle cards do you have? How many more are you wanting to purchase?
  • Have you experimented with pendulum dowsing, candles, or other methods of retrieving information from spirit?
  • Have you taken classes in Reiki or similar types of energetic healing?
  • Do children and animals gravitate toward you?
  • Are you highly sensitive to the energy around you? Your energy may cause light bulbs to burn out frequently or cause street lights to flicker.
  • Are you extra-sensitive to watching violent movies or scenes on television? Has this sensitivity increased in the past five years or so?
  • Can you read people's emotions and energy easily and know exactly what kind of mood they are in? When you mention what you have noticed to someone else, have others not been able to see it and look at you strangely?
  • Do changes in the weather change your mood drastically? Can you sense energetic changes in the Earth such as earthquakes or hurricanes?
  • Do you avoid shopping malls or other large groups of people because you come home feeling completely drained?
  • Do you feel quite shy in a large crowd of people, even when you are normally quite outgoing?
  • Do you feel like an emotional sponge for friends and family? Are you the "go to" person for sorting out another's problems?
  • Do you avoid arguments or emotionally charged situations? Are you a peacekeeper?
  • Do some people take an instant dislike to you? It because they are rejecting your healing energy.
  • Have you had other paranormal experiences in your life?
  • Are certain drugs ineffective on you or do you have an odd or opposite reaction to them?

Allowing Yourself to Accept the Gifts

All of the traits above are signs of being an empathic healer. Some of them may be so strong that you can experience physical symptoms from them such as migraines or aches and pains. If you answered yes to most of these traits there is a PRETTY GOOD CHANCE you are indeed a healer.

Just sit and think quietly for a moment. Ask yourself, "Am I a Healer"? If the answer that floats back to you is a comforting yes and a knowing at soul level, then the next step is to consciously accept it and begin to let it shine to the world.

Congratulations!

This is the point where most of us want to start running for the hills. Accepting it is one thing, but knowing what to do with the knowledge can be quite another. You mean to tell me that this is what I am supposed to be doing with my life?!!! If you just got a sense of total unease, sweaty palms and a feeling of nauseousness, I completely understand. Just take it one step at a time. You don't have to do a 180 degree turn from your current life immediately. Just start taking steps in that direction.

Also, some of you may not consider yourselves healers because of the traditional medical views. We think of healers traditionally as doctors or nurses. There are many types of healing and many of them are just starting to be recognized as valid in traditional medicine, such as Reiki, Matrix Energetics and yoga.

Once you have fully acknowledged your healing gifts you can begin to make sense of what is happening to you and how you can best bring your gifts to the world.

Developing Your Intuitive Gifts

Taking an intuitive development course can go a long way in understanding how to use these gifts and integrate them into everyday life. One of the courses I took to start developing and making sense of these of these abilities was Soul Realignment™ with Andrea Hess. To learn more, click here.

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About Laura Warnke

Laurra Warnke is an empath who helps you define your life purpose by viewing your Akashic record from a soul level perspective. Through intuitive readings, energy clearings, and life purpose mentoring, she works with your Guides to define your life’s purpose, embrace your soul level gifts, clear energetic blocks, and bring back the passion and spirit to your life

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Julie | Clear Sign March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hi Laura,

Yes to the great majority of those. I remember reading your first article and thinking,”I am so NOT a healer – what??” LOL I did associate it with the physical body, doctors and nurses, until you changed my mind.

“Pinging” – I have never heard of that, although of course I practice it always. I was really surprised to find out that not everyone does this.

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi Julie,

Yes, I never knew there was an actual term for it (pinging) up until about a year ago when I was doing some advanced Soul Realignment training. I have always done it too. That’s the difference I think, not everyone does do this.

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Marianne March 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

Hi Laura,
Great article, and very informative. I am in the beginning stage of unfolding my gifts in spiritual healing- very exciting but scary at the same time. I am currently looking into what type of healing system I should pursue, perhaps multiple.
The other day my hands got so hot that it literally felt like I had a 103 degree fever in them. Much activity going on in my hands and feet! Sincerely,
Marianne

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

Hi Marianne,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is great to meet you!

If you haven’t taken a Level I Reiki class, that would be an ideal place to start. Take Level II and III as well after awhile. You may also want to check out Matrix Energetics or Psych-K. If you have that much energy in your hands, I would definitely suggest looking into ways to move energy. It sounds like you are a natural.

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Marianne March 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

Thank you so much, Laura, for your advice!

This all started for me in July of last year when I was able to rid myself of the pain hip I had had for many years, to the point of having considered a hip joint replacement surgery.

In July I was listening to a meditation when all of a sudden I heard the champagne bottle pop on the top of my head, made me levitate for a second, and scared the heck out of me! A few minutes later, it felt like my whole body was plugged into the mains outlet. An enormous amount of tingling started going down my hands, up my legs and into my chest. The intensity subsided, but I still had the tingling sensations lasting for a whole month!

At night, I couldn’t get any sleep, for as I closed my eyes, I saw all kinds of images of people, animals and the stars. For 5 whole days I went without any sleep while still working. So I finally had to go to my doctor (whom I had worked with for many years) and told him what had happened, and that I needed something for sleep and my nerves! I was a nervous wreck and scared to pieces that something was wrong with me.

A few days after this happened, I noticed that my hip pain was gone completely, and has been since July of last year! What a blessing that has been to me! I couldn’t walk very far, getting in and out of chairs was painful, my hip was stiff, I couldn’t go up and down stairs. Now, no problem whatsoever.

So all of this was the start. My mother has been having remote distance healing sessions, and on the first day she got it, I told her good bye as I went to work, kissed her, and a few minutes later, I was having “sparks” all over me! The next day she had her sessions, I could tell when the session started as I was getting the treatment indirectly! So this has been building up gradually.

I attended a workshop to discover my divine gifts, and every time we had the meditations, the tingling and warmth sensations came over me, but especially in my hands and legs. My instructor said this indicated, and she felt that healing abilities were emerging with me. Wow! What a learning curve! Very exciting but sort of scary at the same time…

And then the other day, as I was at work, my hands got so red and hot, they literally felt like I was having a very hot fever in them. So hot that when I placed my left palm over my right hand, at a 3″ distance, I could feel that very same heat in my right hand. Creeped me out, right there in front of patients I was registering.

This is why I now am looking and searching for answers and methods to learn, so I can develop further these emerging and unfolding abilities.

Know this post was long. I normally don’t do this (post), but when I saw your article, it resonated with me, and it was as if it was meant for me!

Thank you for the information!

Marianne

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Laura Warnke March 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Hi Marianne,

You are welcome! Thank you so much for sharing your story. That is so inspiring to have healed yourself of hip pain. Wow!

Oh yes, your healing abilities are definitely emerging. It is time to take it to the next level. Reiki would be a great choice for you to learn how to use the energy in your hands.

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Marianne March 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Laura,

Thanks for the info. I have a few friends that practice Reiki, so I will consult them.

What are your thoughts on Quantum Touch, and Matrix Energetics (that you recommended I check out)? Have you heard of Chios?

Just wondering.
Marianne

Jaci March 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Very interesting!!! I can answer yes to most, but not all of the questions. I will tell anyone that we are NOT alone on earth!! I will see a word in a license plate or email or something that is out of the blue and that word will always show up later on (that day or the next), so I feel I have some psychic ability, but not sure about the healer ability.
Laura, I do have a question. I asked my guides a question re: a sign I was getting yesterday. I saw 2 signs after that. One sign I received, I understood what they were trying to tell me, but the other I don’t. Spirit Guides don’t throw in a new sign about a new matter when you are questioning a current message from them, do they? Thank you for your response, I appreciate it!! I will definitely rethink your questions on this article…

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Hi Jaci,

It could be a couple of things. I know for myself I usually have more than a few thoughts or questions running around in my head at a time. It could have been an answer to another question you asked earlier on. Another possibility is that it is a response to the question you currently asked, but something that perhaps you are not acknowledging or letting yourself see, or something that is just appearing on your radar screen as a possible answer.

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Jaci March 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Thank you Laura for your input, I do appreciate it. It makes more sense to me after reading your response. I ENJOY your website and posts, so keep up the wonderful work!

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Sharon Sanchez March 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Hi Laura!

This is my first post to your blog…

I received this particular newsletter this afternoon and found myself agreeing to 99.9% of the questions you posted. AHHHH!!! I have been going through a VERY rapid spiritual transformation and had no idea that I had spent years doing these very things questioned most of my life! And I thought I was a little strange for doing them, too. So my answer is a HUGE….YES, I’m a healer! And I embrace it! It is an INCREDIBLE feeling and a special thing to pass around so much light & unconditional love into a person’s life. You just never know who you are going to impact…it is ALL worth it in the end.

Love to you,

Sharon

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hi Sharon,

It is great to meet you! I absolutely love comments like yours! When the realization hits…WOW! Sometimes this stuff really blows your mind, at least for me it does. It is definitely all worth it in the end.

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Sallie Keys March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Boy, you pretty much summed it up Laura! Those characteristics are SO TRUE and made me laugh. I don’t know how many card decks I have and I could buy them all! HA! My favorite is the opposite reactions to medications. I always stumped my doctors with that one! haha :~D
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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Hi Sallie, I just counted…I own 7 tarot card decks. I also have about 3 more on my Amazon wish list. And then there are the healing stones…I lost count a long time ago. I don’t have a bad reaction to medications, but have known people that do and they have many of the same healer traits.

For myself, one day I started adding up where I was spending all my time online and something like 90 percent of my internet travels were all related to psychic abilities and healing. If that isn’t the writing on the wall!

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Wendy March 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Laura,

Your posts are helping me so much, I just have to say thank you! A healer doesn’t seem to be the easiest role in the world, but I certainly identify with the traits you listed and it feels so good to have a better understanding. You mean not everybody scans the energy of a room and the people in it before entering (ha!)?

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Hi Wendy,
It is nice to meet you! I am glad my posts have been helpful. No, I guess not everyone does scan the energy of a room. Strange, huh? :)

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Jean March 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Wow – I couldn’t believe that I said yes to all or your questions. Now I understand and was relieved to know why a few co-workers seemed not to like me. I am so not used to that response. Thank you for providing such a wonderful list.It was so very helpful and enlightening.

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Laura Warnke March 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi Jean,

It is great to meet you! I am glad it was helpful to you. I used to always wonder why certain people did not like me too. Once I understood this stuff more, it all made sense. We tend to go about our lives thinking everyone is radiating the same light energy toward each other and take it rather personally when we run up against someone that doesn’t operate in the same way.

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Jean March 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

You have helped answer another question I had – why strangers talk to me! People I don’t know always talk to me. I notice it a lot in grocery stores and the bank teller. The cashier could ring up 3 people before me and not say a word but hello or thank you – I get up there and they are holding conversations with me and smiling like I knew them forever. So weird. Thank you for the “aha” moment! You made me smile!

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Laura Warnke March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

That is awesome Jean!

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Krista March 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

Interesting post Laura….I am relatively new to your blog and what first brought me here was the triple number posts. I too can answer yes to nearly all of the above and when the logical side of my brain kicks in it is sometimes difficult to accept. With respect to the bullet point about people disliking/rejecting your energy, why do you think this occurs? Is it a defense mechanism due to being uncomfortable without really knowing why?

Look forward to future posts….

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Laura Warnke March 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Hi Krista,

It is nice to meet you and thanks for your question!

I think that is a good way to explain it – a defense mechanism. Some possibilities could be having unfinished business with that soul in a past life or literally vibrating at a different frequency than the other person. I think I might have to explore that topic further in a future blog post.

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Peter March 29, 2012 at 11:24 am

Hi Laura,

I must admit that I see those numbers (11:11, 444, etc.) frequently.

Last year I did a ride with the bus, and I thought something, and then suddenly I saw 11:11 – it was so funny because it really fit perfectly for what I was thinking, so I started laughing!

Reading this post, one commenter also had 11:11 as local time, so no, it doesn’t surprise me. :)
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Laura Warnke March 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Hi Peter,

Nice to talk with you!

It is great when you get immediate feedback to a thought you had. It means you are tuned in to hearing and seeing responses to your thoughts and questions. It starts becoming almost like a game after awhile.

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Heather June 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

Hi Laura,

It was 11:11 when I finished reading this post.

I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now. Today I decided to go back through some of your older posts and stopped when I came to this one. I can say Yes to most of this list.

I just got a new deck of Oracle cards two days ago and they are beautiful! They’re Earth Magic Oracle cards by Dr. Steven D. Farmer.

I enjoy reading your posts as they are always about something that I’m interested in!

Blessings,
Heather

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Laura Warnke June 7, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hi Heather,

It is great to meet you! Welcome to Intuitive Journal. I love the 11:11 thing. That always makes me smile and is such cool validation.

Isn’t it fun when you get a new deck of Oracle cards? It makes me want to order a set I have had my eye on, although I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more for a while.

I am glad my posts resonate with you. Thank you for the kind words!

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Marianne Newbold June 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Laura,
I wanted to ask your advice. 10 days ago I went through a meditation with some friends who are all in a group led by a medium locally. At the finish, the medium thought that what I was seeing was perhaps some different energy coming through. Well, 4 days later while at work, I was having some visual disturbances and all of a sudden, while sitting at my desk looking out to the hallway, I could see the inner aura of every person that went by me!

I thought something was wrong with me… but I realize now what had happened. I was seeing for the first time! Anyway, ever since this happening, I keep having headaches, have difficulty sleeping , keep getting dizzy while putting my head on the pillow. The last couple of days, it has been getting worse Last night I almost had to sleep upright. I saw my doctor yesterday, he thought I was having tension headaches and something going on with my inner ears. But he didn’t think there was anything serious going on with me.

I consulted an online psychic with a company I have dealt with before, and he said he thought my chakras were leaking energy (I suppose he was referring to the higher chakras) He said to close them whenever there is an intense meditation (I don’t consider the one I had anymore intense than the others), but the trouble is this: I don’t know how to close my chakras like that. I suspect that my crown is somewhat open, but I could be close (just the way I feel when I go to sleep).

I contacted the medium who held the meditation, and she said that she didn’t think I was leaking energy, but to go and talk with my doctor which I did. I am about to be at my whits end. I can’t get good sleep and it takes me hours to go to sleep due to the dizzy feeling. Last night I kept hearing every heart beat in my head and pressure behind my ear drums. I seem to be fine during the day (except I now thing I have become EMF sensitive- the cell phone gets me dizzy, also with the pendulum, and sometimes while sitting at the computer).

Laura, have you heard about anything like this before? My medium friend says I do seem to have a lot of the healing energy, which is fine. But I want to feel “normal” again when going to sleep at night. What do I need to do? Any advice! Help! I have already discussed some of these issues with my doctor (I worked with him for quite a few years, so he knows I am normal LOL!) but I don’t have a really close friend who can counsel me on these things of what I am experiencing.

ANy advice would be appreciated. By the way, I have now completed a Pranic Healing course as a beginning.

Thank you,Laura! I figured since you are a healer that you would have some insights.

Marianne

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Laura Warnke June 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hi Marianne,

Welcome to Intuitive Journal. It is nice to meet you!

I am sorry to hear of your discomfort. I really think you are in the middle of a spiritual awakening, along with your third eye becoming fully open. The change in sleep patterns and the dizziness are a result of those things. Unfortunately, sometimes the physical symptoms that come along with the awakening may not be the most pleasant.

The sleeplessness and change in sleep patterns may be more of an emotional by-product of the awakening. It could be that you still have some fears associated with your abilities being available to you. It could also be from an unpleasant experience in a past life. Your subconscious mind may be worried about going to sleep and letting these thoughts get dealt with. You may also be worried about experiencing some vivid dreams.

You also just may not need as much sleep as before, at least during this time. If you cannot sleep, don’t try to force yourself to sleep. You could try meditating or journaling instead. Also, be aware of your thoughts if you are awake in the middle of the night. If you find yourself thinking about how tired you are going to be the next day, you will be, but not from missing the sleep. You will be tired because you told yourself you would be tired. Your thoughts can manifest rapidly between 3 and 5 am, as your mind is in a very creative state during that time.

I guess I want to reassure you that things will settle down after some time. How long is different for everyone. It could be a few weeks or a few months. Your cellular structure is changing and it needs to integrate into your physical body. By accepting what is happening as a natural part of the process, that will help the changes integrate. Worrying about falling asleep will end up causing more insomnia.

As a side note, you may need to eat a few more foods high in potassium to help the dizziness. Also, you may find you need to change other areas of your diet, like eliminating dairy or gluten to help alleviate some of the symptoms. Use meditation to ask your body what it needs right now.

I wish you the best!

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Marianne Newbold June 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

Laura,

I want to thank you for that lengthy reply and the information you gave me! It was so helpful for me to know that it wasn’t just me imagining things, but that these symptoms are in response to what I experienced.

Just what kind of cellular changes are you talking about? Are you referring to the third eye opening, or are there other changes happening as well that I may not be aware of? Sorry to sound so ignorant on this topic, but no one else in my family has experienced this (what I am going through) so I can’t go and ask them…

Anyway, I slept like a log last night, my BP that has been all over, was nice and low. Hope it stays that way for a while.

Thank you for your help!

Marianne

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Ivana August 17, 2013 at 9:27 pm

A long time ago, I was a healer before I knew what that had meant. Proof isn’t a problem to give you to, but what was amazing was the transition of it all. I heard my mother when I was 30 and that opened the door. I had a Reiki attunement and then the world listened. I heard things, seen things and experienced things I can not explain other than to say, I have a calling. I have spoken to the dead. I have felt a presence among me. I can feel the energy around someone and distinctively confirm by something around them. I am a messenger a person to give hope. Through whatever light or communication it may be. I knew and I know that I am a healer.

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Kris December 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm

A long time ago in my teens someone told me I have a healer’s aura and for years I kind of forgot what the person said. But as I live my life I always find I am working in situations where I mentor or help people in distress. People have always come to me with their dysfunctions and problems I used to be kind of like a mother figure to street involved youth, cooking big meals and letting them find somewhere warm and comforting to go to talk. I also have noticed some things on the list, like scanning places for the mood of the room and being pretty accurate. I find after being around alot of people I cherish some alone time to re center myself. Never really meditated so sometimes I feel physical symptoms of stress coming off other people. I always questioned my feelings and bottled them up because people would not believe me if I told them I feel people’s ‘vibes’, but more and more I am drawn to research the topic of healing and healer abilities, because I have already been doing so for so long but did not put two and two together. Thank you for clarifying what I kind of already knew but was afraid to ask.

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sherri crawford December 28, 2013 at 3:55 am

Hi there, I realized I was a healer a long time ago, although I had been to afraid to do anything with it. I started using it on animals that were hurt and the results were incredible. Sometimes my hands get so hot it resonates through my hole body and I feel as though I will pass out. Is it normal to feel like I’m going crazy sometimes, like when I walk into a room (even with best friends) and feel everyones energy – feelings, if someone is thinking or feeling negative, I get paranoid they feel that towards me, what does this mean?

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Nichole January 24, 2014 at 12:06 am

Hi ,
All my life I was told by mother how my great grandmother on my fathers side was a healer , I never really understood this , my mother always said she wished she had that ability …….
Growing up I was very sensitive to spirit around me , and still am , I have dreams that materialize as déjà vu but I know it’s the dream I had the other night or maybe a week earlier .
I am now 32 and my dreams are more frequent and déjà vu last longer ….. I know what people are feeling and often people say to me ” it’s like you are reading my mind ”
I don’t use my gift , I’m not sure I have one I just live my life knowing I’m a lil more sensitive .
But here lately I have noticed I’m a healer , when people are in an emotional distress I gravitate to them , recently my young clients husband passed (31) she called me at work saying ” I know this is really strang to call you ” she explained the situation , he had a cardiac arrest right after she got home from her hair appointment with me he was on life support for 4 days , she called to say they were taking him off of life support that day but because of bad weather ( an unexpected snow storm that morning ) it was delayed , come to find out he passed at the same time she made the call to me , me and another stylist did his hair for the funeral , and after that I had a song put in my head I never knew befor but found it an sent it to her from her husband .
Help me understand this gift please I have so many more stories !

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Laura Warnke March 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Hi Marianne,

I am not familiar with Chios. I have done a bunch of reading on Matrix Energetics and I would love to take those courses. They are not offered where I live currently, so I will probably wait with it. That just happened to be the one I am currently drawn to at the moment. I am only somewhat familiar with Quantum Touch.

There is no one course that I would recommend over another at this point. It really is what you intuitively feel drawn to. Check out a few of their websites and see which ones excite you. All of the courses have something to offer and will help you to expand your gifts, even though they may be taught in different manners. Have fun exploring!

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cynthia August 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi
I am having a very hard time with my mother…her journey of choice these days seems to be of fear and negativity…I am so very tired of dealing with her soul sickness…she chooses it and I become the unhealthy focus I am a healer ..this I know..and this cycle with my mother is so very endangering to health ..for me..Help

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