Healer in the Closet: Stepping up, showing up and coming out

Healer in the ClosetI recently moved after almost 25 years in Santa Fe NM, a small, quiet high-desert community, to the Bay Area of California, just in time for the current Gold Rush. While I had a website prior to my move, no one ever saw it. I rarely advertised myself as a healer and hadn’t since I graduated in 1998 from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing.

Moving out here was a game-changer for me in many ways. For one thing – it’s all about Tech. If you don’t have a website you’re persona non grata. No one takes you seriously.

The problem with being a healer with a website (and a blog, and a Yelp account, and a Facebook page, and a LinkedIn page and on and on and on) is that one has to actually step up to each and every thing one claims about one’s self and one’s work.

The layperson might not realize how much visibility is an issue for those of us in the profession of laying-on-of-hands but one doesn’t have to think too hard to figure out why. Historically, people who were “out there” with this kind of gift have run into problems: serious problems like burnings at the stake and crucifixion. While I am not aware of having had past lives where I have experienced such things, I know a number of healers who feel they have. For me, four years in high school were enough to convince me that letting others know what you can see, hear and feel can result in ridicule and isolation at the very least.

So, when I was asked by the Internet Sherpas at Alchemy Marketing Solutions to provide them with text rife with key words in order to maximize search engine optimization, I admit that my first reaction was to shrink back from listing these modalities and techniques out of some degree of fear of exposure. It also took me some time to be able to feel comfortable labeling what I do because I’m usually quite altered in consciousness when I am engaged in the process. When I finished the list (long after the agreed upon deadline) I felt that it was important to take a deeper look at the services and modalities I list here and examine them from the perspective of my personal experiences over the years.

Luckily for me, this exercise in describing the implementation and benefits of the various services I offer as healer will serve to fill another assignment given by the Internet Sherpas: the Blog. So, in the spirit of stepping up, showing up and coming out, I am committing here to the authentic exploration of the services offered and the modalities employed in my practice, Axis Mundi Sacred Arts.

The next post is the first in a series: The Nine Rites of the Munay-ki and will detail each rite, my personal experiences with them and my process in making them my own.

Thanks for tuning in . . .

 


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