My role as a healer is to help people understand the reason their life is not as they would like it be. I help them face their fears and acknowledge that they have created their life circumstances. I offer advice, given to me by the spirits, on how to correct their perspective. It usually involves forgiveness and a willingness to let of the past. The healing is accomplished by the person. I act as a catalyst to help them help themselves.
People may be angry about their childhood or a recent injustice, fearful, depressed, or ill. All of these emotional or physical concerns are manifested by the thoughts of their higher mind. We create our own lives — for better or worse.
During a shamanic healing, I am shown visions that help me (and them) to understand what thoughts and actions created their circumstances. Sometimes these thoughts were created in a different lifetime and a past life healing will be performed, or sometimes the thoughts are from this lifetime and a soul retrieval healing is needed. If a person is suffering, it is because they have a thought that needs understanding and forgiveness, and ultimately a shift in their perception.
What is the single requisite for this shift in perception? It is simply this; the recognition that sickness is of the mind, and has nothing to do with the body. What does this recognition “cost”? It costs the whole world you see, for the world will never again appear to rule the mind. For with this recognition is responsibility placed where it belongs; not with the world, but on him who looks on the world and sees it as it is not. He looks on what he chooses to see. No more and no less.
— A Course in Miracles, Manual for Teachers, page 18
The outcome depends on the readiness of the person. If a healing will cause them distress because they are not ready to acknowledge that they created their world, the healing will wait.