When I first started developing my gifts of shamanism, it was becaause I’d learned in reading given by my twin sister, Amanda, a medium, that I had the gift to heal others. I was told that this was the familial, ancestral gift of shamanism that had been passed down to me.
It’s tough to say what would or could have happened if I had not received this information at the exact time that I did, but one thing is certain, the gift was already present and evident through many signals and clues existent in my life.
If you’re a healer, chances are there are signs, signals, and cues all around you. The key is knowing where to look.
You don’t need to know a medium or see an intuitive reader of any kind to know that you have a healing gift.
All you need to do is look at your own life.
I’ve compiled a list of 29 signs that you have a healing gift. Some may surprise you.
29 Signs that You’re a Healer
- You feel extreme empathy, often feeling emotions and experiences as physical sensations of pain and hurt
- You’re often told it’s soothing to be around you
- Those around you rarely get sick
- You have now or have ever been diagnosed with anxiety or panic disorders
- You have now or have ever been diagnosed with any mood disorder
- You think of solutions for others to make their lives better
- You have a strong desire to help others, even at a loss of your own resources or needs
- You’re already in a traditional healing field – medical workers, massage therapists, chiropractors, guidance counselors, physical therapists, veterinarians or vet techs, and more.
- You have a history of healers in your family. Your parents, siblings, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. are or were engaged in healing based professions – medical, touch, spoken, or otherwise.
- You frequently experience heightened awareness in public places – difficulty breathing or nervous butterflies
- You walk into a room and can immediately tell if there’s been a fight or a disagreement before you arrived
- You’re the person people turn to for comfort, problem solving, and kind words during difficult times. . . and you always help
- You find yourself feeling like problems of others are dumped on you for fixing.
- You’re frequently drained at the end of the day, especially on days involving large amounts of social interacting
- You’ve noticed that you have special touch with animals
- Small children and animals are often drawn to you, even when they’re shy around others
- Complete strangers spill their life stories to you without asking
- People ask you for back and shoulder rubs, or back scratches and you’re known for being good at them
- You like to ensure people feel comfortable when they’re visiting your home or space
- You often feel overwhelmed with the amount of things you’ve agreed to help others with
- You regularly experience shoulder and neck pain
- Your friends and coworkers often come to you for your trusted opinion on potential romantic prospects or new job hires
- Your preferred method of exercise is based in the outdoors – going on a walk, a jog, or doing yoga in nature while breathing fresh air is both stimulating and relaxing to you
- You have an interest in Spiritual based healing methods – energy healing, reiki, shamanism, or otherwise
- Your hands and palms often feel tingly – pins and needles, buzzing, throbbing, vibrating, or pulsating
- You’re attracted to crystals for their beauty and potential healing properties.
- You seek natural based healing methods, as alternatives to westernized medicine
- You experience frequent headaches or digestive issues
- You’re reading this list right now
Take some time to look through the list.
How many are you able to check off?
What you do with this information is entirely your choice. You may choose to use it to pursue a healing based career, to develop your abilities to heal yourself and others, as a validation to know that what you’re experiencing is something special, or a combination of all of the above.
About the author: My name is Sarah Petruno and I’m a shaman living in Philadelphia, PA. My goal and the purpose of this little corner of the internet is to help regular people understand shamanism and how it can apply to their lives using practical, everyday, and no-nonsense language and techniques. I want to help you learn how to heal yourself and others using the skills you already have within you, with the time you already have, and with the life you already lead. No hours upon hours spent meditating in isolation, no tools, and no extra things that you need. Just you, and your innate ability to heal yourself. I bring the ancient wisdom and healing of shamanism, the practice of healing by accessing spiritual and energetic unseen realms, and put that knowledge right in your hands for you to safely use. Complete transparency. No smoke and mirrors.