Healers – They Come in all Shapes and Sizes.

spiritual signpost, sign, spiritual, There are some ‘Healers’ who walk around in a uniform and we know they will help us – Nurses, Doctors, Surgeons even, for example.  Some walk among us without realising the healing effect they have on everyone they meet.  Some are strangers we will never know, who make a passing comment at a bus stop, but their words stay with us for ever.

We turn to people who love us at times of crisis and they can be very healing. We all try to heal our children from any kind of hurt – indeed there is a book entitled  ‘All Women are Healers ‘ – which I’ll check out for this blog shortly – and there are those who practise in the Art of Healing or Healing Arts, natural medicine and Complementary Therapies, who we automatically expect to have that certain ‘something’ we are, perhaps, lacking elsewhere in our lives or selves.

Yet, in all walks of life there are charlatans, con men and women and scoundrels.  There are terrible journalists, teachers, corrupt policemen and politicians, not to mention ‘partners’ – people we could assume were trustworthy and automatically acting in our best interests, but, who, unfortunately, aren’t.  Even some Doctors and Nurses are better than others.

Sometimes we can be so desperate we can become vulnerable to those few who think nothing of exploiting our innocence and need for help, so we need to be discerning in our choice of confidant.

I’ve met some barking mad Therapists in my time – truly off their rocker and completely mad, masquerading as an authority. I’ve been taken for a ride, taken in and talked rubbish to enough to make me quite cynical about anything to do with ‘Alternative’ stuff.

On the other hand, I’ve met some rather unique individuals whose insights into my soul have left me under no illusion that they are exceptionally gifted.  Many, many therapists from whom I’ve been blessed to have bought treatments have unwittingly convinced me of the power that is within us all to see that little bit further than most of us try to as we hurriedly go about our every day lives.

There are Healers in the blogging world – those who respond to calls of distress – who take that little bit more time (or alot more, Annie Mammasaurus Spratt) to help those who can’t keep up with the others, who see that little bit further and offer that little bit more understanding, without being patronising, harsh or critical, who’ve got that extra vision, who might have found their calling.

Or it’s in the way they write, or what they write and in the laughter they may bring. Consider the throng that came together to support newmumnline’s #Healing4Kerry appeal and the response, trending twice worldwide on Twitter.

For a more conventional approach, it doesn’t matter if it’s a G.P., Reflexology, Shiatsu or Massage, it is the person behind the treatment / therapy that will bring the healing through.  The therapy itself will be an avenue.

We all have our own avenues. Friendship can be an enormously healing two-way one and family can be too.

Healers, they walk among us.  They are us.  And all our avenues / paths can cross at any point with other peoples’ – famously, for ‘a reason, a season or a lifetime!’ We all need to be shown the way sometimes.

Healing comes in all guises and shapes and sizes. It doesn’t need a uniform.

What do you think?


  1. says

    It was so heart warming to see the many and varied people that got involved in #Healing4Kerry and so many people mentioned prayers or healing in the blog posts they did, and really opened their hearts. Again people connected and came together for #KerryInOurHearts. Kerry was treasured in the blogging community and will remain in all of our hearts.

    Let’s hope the blogging community moves forward in a way where we uplift each other, and realise that life is too short for anything else.

    Great post btw. My Chinese Herbalist went on to become my Yoga Teacher Trainer, so as well as people coming from all walks of life they can wear many hats :-)

    Liska xx

    • Anya says

      It was quite extraordinary to witness – a real movement, with ‘Healing’ in the mainstream. I agree with everything you’re saying X

    • Anya says

      You’re a real difference in the blogging world Annie. We all love and appreciate you. Glad you agree on the healing power of friendship – and the best thing is how it works both / all ways. x

  2. says

    Lovely and very thought provoking post. I completely agree with you – many of the people I’ve encountered in my life who have helped me in some way would never think of themselves or see themselves as ‘healers’. In fact they’d probably be embarrassed to know that I thought of them in that way, but there you go. Some people do just have that something special about them, a kindness, or a gentle way, or just the willingness to give time and listen. If you’ve been lucky enough to know people like that it usually means you can spot the charlatans – in any profession – a mile off.

    • Anya says

      Thank you Ruth. Some people say the simplest things at the most awful times and something will resonate within our soul and we move on. Obviously, people who know us can do this frequently for us, but sometimes it takes an outsider, a passing comment a something we see or hear by chance on the radio or TV. And yes, if you’re fortunate enough for that yardstick, the charlatans can take a hike. Not all people are so lucky!

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