Creativity is our birthright. It is not something one has to learn; it’s something that everyone is born with. And yet, it’s common for adults to feel disconnected from their creativity. When people do seek out creative outlets, they’re often limit themselves to ‘the arts’ with painting, music and writing as the obvious choices. In reality, there are countless other ways to explore creativity.
Becoming a ‘healing artist’ is how many people who are called to serve others and expand their consciousness express their creative abilities.
What does it mean to be a healing artist?
Many healing artists work with the body’s energy system and describe their work as energy medicine. Chiropractors, physical therapists and integrative physicians who seek to heal the root cause of illness rather than simply treat the symptoms are healing artists as well.
Practitioners are guided by compassion and curiosity. The client’s suffering and desire to be well is in the forefront. The practitioner’s ego or preconceived beliefs about how to ‘fix’ what is wrong are not part of the equation. A healing artist is dedicated to facilitating a client or patient’s awakening, not to running the show.
Healing is a journey. It’s impossible to know where that road will lead at the start of a session. That is why curiosity is important. The healer enters a session comfortable with the fact that she doesn’t have all the answers. It’s vital to know that you don’t know. Does a great novelist know every plot twist before she sits down to write? Of course not.
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties," said renowned philosopher Erich Fromm and that is certainly true for the healing artist who is eager to uncover new possibilities in service to the client’s highest good.
One energy healing modality, health kinesiology, or natural bioenergetics, is an ideal way to make the most of that sense of curiosity. A practitioner can formulate exact questions about a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issue and, using muscle testing, can get an exact answer from the client’s body.
The making of a healing artist
Pablo Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Just as creativity is an innate rather than a learned skill, healing artistry draws on an inherent desire to help others and access subtle energies. And yet, training plays a role in the formation of a healing artist. Training provides a solid foundation that ultimately helps practitioners to be more creative and effective.
For those who are drawn to explore energy healing and to serve others— and themselves since self-healing is a vital, rewarding part of the healer’s path—the right teacher plays a key role in the honing of that creative raw material.
Seek a teacher who welcomes creativity and curiosity. Deepak Chopra, a doctor who embodies the healing artist archetype, says “Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.” Rather than offering a set framework, a quality teacher who encourages artistsin- training puts experience and individual inquiry before rules and exact technique.
As the world grows increasingly complex, creativity is a fundamental aspect of education, therapy and healing. A pivotal catalyst for individual and collective evolution, creativity benefits both the healers and the people seeking help to live a healthier life.
Eleanora offers energy healing training in both New York City and in Warwick, NY.