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Seven Principles of The Healer’s Path

Many visitors to our site have asked us to clarify the healer’s path.

It’s a deeply enriching, joyful path, a way of living in the world. We bet you’re already walking a healer’s path, but if not, give it a try! We think you’ll find it so compelling, you’ll want to make it a part of your own practice. We see this path as having seven key principles. Here’s a summary to help clarify what we mean:


First Principle: Wisdom.
Start within, cultivating a lifetime of peaceful, contemplative, prayerful practice.
Asleep / Frantic Wisdom
Second Principle: Discernment.
Knowing when to act, and when to refrain from action, is discernment. The focus is on harm prevention in the here and now.
Passive / Thrashing Discernment
Third Principle: Openness.
Be open to new insights about self, other, and God.
Closed / Simplistic / Dogmatic / Autocratic Openness
Fourth Principle: Connection.
Live in a generous spirit of kinship with humanity & creation.
Othering, Shunning, Judgmental, Mere Tolerance Connection
Fifth Principle: Gentleness.
The quality of the healer’s path is gentle and flowing, as the river that eventually wear away the stubborn mountain.
Stubborn, Arrogant or Prideful Gentleness
Sixth Principle: Healing.
All who are called, are called to be healers.
Harming Healing
Seventh Principle: Journey.
The healer’s path is a joyous journey, transforming us through our efforts to uplift others.
Destination Journey


The Seven Principles of the Healer’s Path we have outlined above should help make clear to you what it is, and what it is not.  We invite you to contemplate them, and if they ring true for you, why not browse the rest of our resources to find out more?

Peace and blessings,

Your friends at ministrants.com