Most healers are molded to become who they are – as healers and teachers – because of past wounds, hurts, and other very deep psychological experiences that led them to walk the sinuous Path of the Healer.
Not everyone is meant to be a healer – shaman, herbalist, therapist, nurse, doctor, artist.
We need engineers, technicians, carpenters, scientists, farmers, nannies, salespeople, truck drivers.
We need those whose job is to dig the ground and bury the dead. If you meet one, bow to them.
Do we need politicians? 🙂
Each to his or her own calling, different, yet equally indispensable.
Differences are what allow each one contribute to build a complete and balanced world.
We need fools – a reason for the wise to be known as ‘wise’.
We need sinners – a reason for the saint to be called a ‘saint’.
Many healers naturally start as wounded healers because they have to intimately know illness in order to know how to deal with, and heal illness.
However, there should come a time for a healer to pass the stage of being wounded.
A time for a healer to heal her own hurt, to close her own wounds, so that she can be an example that healing can indeed happen.
When a healer is able to close her own gaping wounds, when she had come to terms with her own inner demons, she no longer unconsciously engage in the usual human drama.
She may, however, consciously choose to engage in the drama. But it would now be only for fun, for play — for hers and others’ amusement.
The healer could then become a sort of a clown, a Fool in people’s eyes.
And she is at peace with it. She is at peace with everything.
She is content to exist simply as herself. And all around her are healed by her healing presence.