There are many different types of healers among us, and you may be one of those chosen as a healer if you share one or more of these signs.

We believe that you and every other being on this planet are here for a reason. You may not yet know what your reason for being here is, but you absolutely do have a gift to share with the world.

Not recognizing that you are valuable as a person due to your own unique talents and personality is a sign of low self-esteem. A lack of self-love is the root of depression and can also be a source of stress.

It is not egotistical to appreciate your uniqueness and skills. There are numerous ways to use the power of healing to influence the health and well-being of those around you. Healers know and they use that gift by sharing it to improve the lives of others. By the very definition of their gift, healers are generous.

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Healers come in many different forms. Think beyond traditional medicine when you think about healers. Here are a few possible paths for healers:

  • Midwife/Doula
  • Massage therapist
  • Yoga teacher
  • Herbalist
  • Beautician
  • Mental health professional
  • Shaman
  • Lightworker
  • Chiropractor
  • Botanist
  • Nutritionist
  • Reiki therapist
  • Physical therapists
  • Fitness trainers
  • Veterinarian
  • Organic farmer
  • Environmentalist
  • Animal rights supporter

It is believed that the placebo effect, where patients respond by being healed from a pill with no active ingredients, is simply the effect of spending time with someone who listens and represents themselves as a healer.

Healers are typically available, approachable, have integrity, listen, empathize, ask questions, give time, demonstrate caring, and seek to understand the people that they work with.

If healing is your gift, you have a tremendous talent that will bring well-being to many whose lives you touch. Reading this article could be your first step to learning that healing is your calling.

6 Signs You’re Here to Be a Healer


1. Helping people comes naturally to you

When others are suffering, you recognize it and seek ways to help, without being asked. You might be the only one who notices that facial expression of pain in your friend. Maybe your intuition prompted you to ask your friend what was wrong and they opened up to you about something that was causing them emotional pain.

2. You love connecting to others in meaningful ways

If talking with, touching, teaching, or learning from people makes you happier than anything else, you are meant to be a healer. The joy of connection is one that all healers have in common.

Healers recognize the value of all life. Healers also have tremendous respect for the diversity of opinions, thoughts, and gifts that others have and they love the give and take of meaningful connections.

3. You feel a pull toward something greater than yourself

Your destiny is out there, waiting for you, and you feel a tug directing you. Our article 5 Things That Happen when You’re a Lightworker described some other experiences that healers have had. Some of these experiences reveal that there is more beyond this life here on Earth.

4. You have heightened senses if you are a healer

The sense of intuition, as well as your senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, are all more developed in yourself compared to others. You are the first one to notice the smell of something burning, the cry of a child, or the slight downturn of your friend’s smile when she says she’s doing fine.

Picking up on the small cues helps a healer to use their gift to identify problems or threats. Sensing these things helps a healer to take action quickly to prevent further harm. Read our article 6 Things Sensitive People Do Differently to learn more about how your sensitivity can help others.

5. The universe is sending you repeated signs that you need to move in the direction of healing

Signs often come when we aren’t seeking them. If you are here to be a healer, you can be sure that the universe has been trying to tell you to get busy and develop your gift.

A dream or a vision may have been sent to you to guide you toward the path of being a healer. You may have had a wonderful experience with a healer yourself and yearned to know what they knew so you could teach others.

Signs can be sounds, sights, experiences, memories, or words on a page that bring up positive emotions in you, like the ones that you are reading now. Listening to the world around you as you sit quietly is the best way to receive the message that the universe is sending you about your calling.

6. You feel like you don’t fit in your current role

People are either givers or takers and if you are in a role where there is a lot of talking, but not much giving, you will feel conflicted. As a healer, your sense of injustice goes off when you feel the balance is too heavily weighted with one side than the other.