April 14, 2006

Here is another proverb to think about... A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

This is so very true about a lot of things. But we’re not talking about sailing here. We’re talking about courage. Courage to do the things you were meant to do. Or courage to do the things you should be doing. 

For a healer, this is a very important thing. I teach Reiki to quite a few people. There are few that really want to go out and make a living at it, or even to do it on a regular basis. One thing that does occur when students realize that they can do Reiki is that they see how many people they can help with it. But the question always comes up... do they have the courage to do so? 

The other question of courage for a healer, especially one of an unusual or non-mainstream discipline, is are they brave enough to offer to help when someone is in need? I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been in this situation. I felt that what I could offer could help, but didn’t have the courage to actually go offer to the person and make that offer. There were other times where I was not comfortable, or felt that the other person would not understand or accept my help. 

So, just as a ship is safe in the harbor, a healer is safe knowing what he/she does, and sitting back and doing nothing. But, that’s not what they became a healer for.