By Brandon Alter:
I've been meditating on what it means to be a healer, and I have come to believe that everyone is a healer. Now I’m not suggesting that everyone needs to be a professional healer—just like I would never suggest that everyone be a professional artist or athlete. But we all have an inner artist and an inner athlete, don't we?
Healing is magic, but it’s also very ordinary.
Look at everything in nature: trees heal, lizards grow their tail back, octopi regenerate. Healing is the natural order of things. And while the world might be focusing on sickness right now, I want to empower you to consider putting your attention on your own ability to heal yourself.
Healing is not intellectual; you don’t have to understand it. Do you understand how your skin grows back when you cut yourself? Do you understand how a bone fuses? The key isn’t to think yourself into healing. The key is to forget all the bullshit that has clouded you from remembering that you are a healer, your body is a healer, and your heart—your heart above all things—is healer supreme.
Just for today, admit to yourself that you are a healer. Spend some time in silence, in the dark, maybe even in nature, and try to connect with your inner healer. Find out what they have to say to you. See what advice they might have for you.
Let’s do our individual part to turn a global health crisis into a collective healing miracle.
BRANDON ALTER is a spiritual healer, Tarot reader, teacher, mystic and writer living in Los Angeles. He is passionate about sharing spiritual tools that have helped him reconnect to the wisdom of his heart. Brandon is a thoroughly trained healer, astrologer and yoga teacher who co-hosts The Spiritual Gayz with his husband, a twice-monthly podcast dedicated to exploring the wide reaches of spirituality, without pretending that it all makes sense. Brandon’s mom took him to his very first psychic when he was seven and gave him his first Tarot deck when he was eleven. Since then he has devoted himself to the study of Tarot, Yoga, Pilates, Reiki, Astrology and the myriad ways one can work and heal with the help of the spirits.