Your Ultimate Guide to the Healing Arts

Though healing is in many ways a science, more than anything healing is truly an art. The world of the healing arts is vast and deep, including all of the creative practices and tools that promote healing, wellness, and personal transformation.

Traditionally, the healing arts included music and sound healing, visual art and color healing, poetry and writing, dance, massage and other somatic practices, and more ethereal and mystical healing modalities such as shamanism.

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What are healing arts?

The healing arts is a broad field encompassing an array of different modalities. Everything from yoga and reiki, to acupuncture and massage, to theta healing and tarot reading falls in the realm of the healing arts.

There are many ways to practice the healing arts, and spiritual and psychic healing can look many different ways and incorporate many different tools. What unifies the healing arts, though, is a deep commitment to connect with and guide others to their highest, wholest selves.

At its core, the healing arts is the practice and process of remembering, returning to and reclaiming the central idea of existence: that we are all connected, and we are all inherently perfect and whole. Spiritual healers use a variety of modalities, tools and methods to guide their clients towards a deeper state of peace, connection and wholeness. Ultimately they guide their clients along the path of empowering and healing themselves. They may work virtually or in-person, in groups or with individuals. Though healing can seem subtle, the shifts can be profound on a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic level.

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How to know you’re meant for the path of the healing arts.

The healing arts is a path that finds you. Maybe you’ve always felt drawn to the healing arts, always had healing hands, always been a nurturer at heart. Maybe you heard the call after experiencing your own healing crisis, as so many healing practioners do. Many spiritual healers are empathetic, intuitive and/or psychic, creative, and compassionate, though any type of person can be drawn to spiritual healing. Whatever it was that called you here, there was a reason: you were meant for this path.

Perhaps you’re drawn to the archetype of the wounded healer? As Kim Krans writes, “the wounded healer is not someone who was wounded and is now healed. It is someone who continues to courageously break open the self and ego as a means for deep integration.” Many spiritual healers came to this path originally as a result of their own healing journey, or dark night of the soul. If that’s you, know that your experience very well could have been preparing you for a path more powerful than you could have ever imagined. (Learn more about energy healing and how it works.)

Becoming a healing arts practitioner.

The healing arts is not only a beautiful heart calling, but a powerful professional path as well! If you are passionate about and committed to helping others heal, then you would likely find great joy and success in the field of the healing arts! Though there are no “official” programs or accreditations required to become a healing arts practitioner (though there are some recognized credentials for some modalities such as yoga and reiki), it’s important to learn from someone who has experience walking this path.

When looking for a program, teacher or mentor, look for someone whose energy and teachings align with yours. It’s also important to pay attention to integrity– where did this personal learn what they are teaching? Do they actually have experience practicing it? Are there testimonials and experiences to back up their claims?

As the world collectively ascends, the demand for healing arts practitioners is increasing. According to WebMD, people are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medicine to address their issues. This tells us that now is the best time to get into the world of spiritual healing. As the public’s interest in alternative medicine modalities increases, so do the opportunities to find success doing this work.

Learn the healing arts.

The benefit of community and guidance is invaluable in any profession, and the healing arts is no different. Especially for healing arts practitioners, having a community to support you and a mentor to guide you will help anchor you and hold you along your path. When you join a healing arts course, you have access to an intimate and powerful community of like-minded people who you can learn from and share wisdom with. Additionally, you’ll have a teacher or mentor to be on hand to connect with you directly and provide additional support. In many cases, you will also have opportunities for practicing the modality with other students.

Guidance from a seasoned practitioner is also incredibly important, both on a practical level and a spiritual level. A teacher or mentor will be able to guide you through the process, ensuring you have the right tools and methods to effectively guide others so your practice can be as powerful and potent as possible.

Practice healing arts with Sacred Soul Alignment

Sacred Soul Alignment is a spiritual healing modality that deeply transforms and heals all aspects of you: the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual layers of your being. Each alignment attunes you to a specific frequency or vibration.

If you are feeling the call towards the healing arts and wish to build a powerful foundation for your practice, Sacred Soul Alignment will provide you with the spiritual and practical tools to do so.

If you already have a healing arts practice, whether it be reiki or massage therapy or even nutrition, Sacred Soul Alignments can help you go deeper than ever before.

One of the beautiful aspects of the Sacred Soul Alignment modality is that you do not necessarily have to be a “healing practitioner” to learn how to use this powerful modality. Rather, in studying Sacred Soul Alignments you discover your healing nature and meet your inner healer that lives deep within.

Elysia Hartzell started teaching Sacred Soul Alignment partially because there was no other healing modality or program out there that showed people how to go deep and release trauma, pain and blocks in a way that would work for everyone, even those who had never been “healed” or who had never thought of themselves as a healer or healed anyone in their lives.

The journey of Sacred Soul Alignment is a journey to uncover hidden healing gifts and skills that you don’t even know you have. The alignments shine a light on the path that you are meant to be on and it WILL change your life and allow you to change the lives of countless others.

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