Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Healers Day, September 7th

Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are. -- Rachel Naomi Remen

This day is dedicated to all those men and women who possess the  gift of healing and  use it unselfishly to help others...those doctors, nurses, therapists, midwives, energy healers, ministers, spiritualists, herbalists, mothers, etc.  I could go on for ever because, the truth is ,  we are all natural-born healers Each one of us has the power to heal. All we need is some knowledge and personal development  and dedication to be able to use that skill.  The first step is to begin thinking of yourself as a healer.   The more you think of yourself as a healer, the more effective you  will be come in dealing with the give and take of life.  

 Healing yourself is connected with healing others.-- Yoko Ono

Unfortunately, though, healers were not always thought of with such high regard.  In fact, there was a time when healers were to be feared.  During the Burning Times of the witch hunts in Europe, village midwives, healers, and dowsers were termed witches and executed by the church, and sadly, as a result,  we lost  a lot  priceless knowledge about plants, healing, and folk medicine with the thousands of women and men who were murdered.  And, not only were those people who were believed to cause illness in others prosecuted, but also those who healed and cured were also prosecuted.   In fact, many traditional healers were accused of causing illness just so they would then be hired for the purpose of healing it.

So today, let us not only pay homage to our modern-day healers, but also to those who were persecuted for practicing benevolent magic.  Let us all light a candle in their honor.

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
-- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus--


  1. I like that opening quotation very much and believe there is a great deal of truth in it. A great deal.

  2. Another one of the horrors inflicted, by ignorant people. -sigh- The Burning of Healers, I mean.

  3. Yes Debra, I like that first quote, too...

  4. Good morning Mary....I hope you place yourself in that category of "healers"...I feel somewhat confident that you have contributed to the healing of many.

    Hugs gentle lady,


  5. I did not know there was a day for healers.
    and so there should be...

    thank you for this post

  6. I didn't know this either Mary but I shall go and light a candle now for the Burning Times and for those who are healers being one of them!

    Blessed Are You!
    Love and Blessings Dear Friend,