Black Spirituality Religion : Healers

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alafia, Hetepu, Kayira be, Shalom, Salaam, Ma adwo, Peace and Greetings,

    The Wolof of Senegal say "one person's medicine is another person." I think this is similar to "I am because we are, and because we are - therefore I am." As I walk this path, I believe all our paths are ones of healing - paths of becoming whole and one. So as our paths are paths of healing, I believe we all are healers.

    I was wondering what do you think your role is as a healer? Or what methods if any do you use to heal?

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    Bump!

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    Thanks for reviving this thread. You must have been digging in the archives for that one. This was one of my first posts on Destee.

    Here's where I'm at now. I'm pretty much the same. We all have paths of healing.

    Hopefully others will contribute.

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    I don't heal. I hex..............Ok, maybe I do a lil of both. lol
     
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    The art to healing is knowing what destroys. A true person knows when it's appropriate to do one or the other. I don't hex (that's so European). I jinx and cross but as my Uncle Issac used to say, "What good is crossing if you can't uncross because in the end you'll only end up crisscrossing yourself into some b/s and that would not be good."

    Hold the keys to life and death - healing is always for more powerful than destroying.

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    I pursued a career once

    as a healer. I became a massage therapist and then received attunement to Reiki, which really heightened my energy flow. I don't work in the field anymore. When I did, I allowed my body to listen, and once the patient was relaxed I could hear their stress, areas of concern or blockages.

    I also pursued belief re-patterning where you identify the emotions that negatively affect you, and replace them with something more facilitating.

    Every healing course I took all said the same thing though, that our services were valuable, and that we must accept our right to abundant compensation.

    I feel discouraged on this path because I feel that money can interfere with what is meant to be restorative. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a fair exchange, but there ought to be a realization that our work can be done for those most in need and without $$$ to exchange.

    Furthermore, I feel a sense of profound urgency that gets tangled up with economy. If healers from all walks of life really insisted on saving our planet, we would find a creative means (outside of the current $$$) to support ourselves while attending to the ailments that really need care. (still wracking my head on this one)

    Sometimes we are rewarded by helping others by the universe which is more aware of our efforts. With that said, I also had to re-pattern a vow of poverty that I had taken many lifetimes ago.

    I strongly believed at the time, that massage therapy and belief re-patterning, along with hypnosis could actually rehabilitate our sons and daughters in the criminal justice system. Although this theory would not apply to every single person, cuz some people like hurting others and their souls are damaged beyond the scope of healing in one lifetime.

    Even though I don't practice anymore, I am studying herbalism, and also work with gemstones, aruveydic diet and a weird form of feng shui that I haven't classified yet.
     
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    Great thread..

    I'm very much into healing, and what I am learning right now is the West African approach, which includes herbs and spirits. But I also like just any traditional herbs, and also power plants, like I said in an earlier thread, I met a brother who calls himself a faith healer and son on Kobayende, who got me interested in traditional shamanistic healing.

    Looking forward to see what everyone else has to say.

    Sister Phynx that hypnosis, massage therapy, belief re-patterning sounds like a great idea!

    P.S. I agree healing is more powerful then destroying....
     
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    Kobayende, huh? Tata Fumbi. Brother Tyab, being into rootwork along with other things, of course, I learned heavily on the herbs. These brothers and sisters can assist you greatly. Pay attention.

    Sister Phynx,

    I received my Reiki I & II atunements. Yes, Reiki did open up some strong energy currents in me. I haven't put it to use in some years now but it's an interesting concept and modality.

    Healing extends beyond the individual human body and goes into human systems. This was my intended thoughts when I first started this thread.

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    thank you

    Brother Tyab, I thrive on validation...

    I got the idea through observation. So many of us missed out on loving touch when we were younger. Harsh discipline, sexual abuse and sometimes just the absence of a trusted adult to hold us when we are frightened closes off our heart chakra. We grow up believing that we have to be hard, and sometimes cold in order to make it. As adults we then have a tendency to pursue sexual relationships because our bodies need the energy exchange, but what we reallly want is to open our hearts again and experience the touch of love. When this is mis-understood it leads to promiscuity and an interest in demoralizing one another through sexual union (prostitution, pornography and unsafe sex). In extreme circumstances it also leads to violence because the body literally starves for affection.

    The First Nations people in Canada were able to get a secondary or alternative prison system, where some of them are re-connected to their culture and value systems in a wholistic environment. The inmates must adhere to and commit wholeheartedly to healing, it's not a quick out from doing hard time. Drumming circles, support groups, and other methodologies are utilized to bring the person back into the community.

    I really believe that Africans deserve this much, if not more. Again, though you have to be selected for the programs and recidivism is not tolerated. They have a very good success rate, especially with their young people and womben who are most often incarcerated for crimes of drug abuse, theft or prostitution.
     
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    My pleasure.

    To call it digging would be outrageously fondling the reality of the matter lol. This mission was akin to turning over a graveyard.

    I was looking for the very first one. But this will suffice.

    Thank you for the update!

    Here is my contribution;

    My role as a healer is to recognize imbalance and restore harmony.

    To achieve this, I use a holistic approach; by this I mean that I understand/appreciate the interconnectedness between the mind and body. I am especially mindful of this when addressing female ailments.

    Being a simple gal, I mainly work with herbal plants.

    I found out something of great interest today while reading a book on rootwork. Apparently, when the African slaves landed on your shores, they had all this knowledge about herbs/plants, but very little knowhow in terms of how to use them to heal. The Native Indians taught them much about what we know about now herbal medicine. Who knew?! Thoughts I.

    Alexandra

     
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