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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. The healer’s path is a Connected, Contemplative, Open, Discerning, Joyous, Healing Journey. Here’s a summary to help clarify what we mean:


First Principle: Connected.
Connection reflects Jesus’ Great commandment, a generous spirit of kinship with humanity and all of God’s good creation.

**ISN’T: Disconnected
**IT IS: Connected
Second Principle: Contemplative
Contemplative practice helps us discern that still, small voice that guides.
**ISN’T: Brash/Thoughtless
**IT IS: Contemplative
Third Principle: Open
We open ourselves to new insights about self, other, and to God’s callings and promptings.
**ISN’T: Closed
**IT IS: Open
Fourth Principle: Discerning
Knowing when to act, and when to refrain from action, with a focus is on harm prevention in the here and now. Wise.
**ISN’T: Indiscriminate
**IT IS: Discerning
Fifth Principle: Joyous
The healer’s path is a joyous one, and rewarding to follow.

**ISN’T: Joyless/Sour
**IT IS: Joyful
Sixth Principle: Healing
All who are called, are called to be healers. The healer’s path is a gentle yet powerful one, as a river that can wear away the stubborn mountain.

**ISN’T: Harmful
**IT IS: Healing
Seventh Principle: Journey.
The healer’s path is a joyous journey, transforming us through our efforts to uplift others.

**ISN’T: Destination
**IT IS: 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?

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