Responsibility and Discernment When Asking for Healing or Reading

This is a big topic, so I’ll try to get right down to the basic question. Who is responsible for what goes on in a session regardless of whether it’s for healing or a reading or whatever it is.rnrnI know I’ve wondered this for myself, I got to the doctor, and I feel like I walk through the door and I’m expected to believe what he/she says without question. I think things have changed some since I was younger, more mutual respect now, less total giving away of my power as a patient. Even so, I think this model is still pretty prevelent and plays a role in readings and energy healing, too.rnrnI think it isn’t the way to go, though. I believe it is my responsibility to take care of myself, whether it’s a doctor, an attorney, or a psychic reader I’m asking to help me with something in my life. I’m still responsible for staying awake and deciding what makes sense for me and what doesn’t.rnrnThe discussion we’ve been having in the Forum about distance healing and Reiki, in particular, but it applies to any kind of work like this, is what’s under this line of thinking for me. That thread has been discussing how sometimes people can pick up negative energy from energy workers. I think that’s true, but that doesn’t mean I’m helpless to do anything about it. If I don’t want someone’s energy, then I can say “no” to it and not go back to them.rnrnIt’s not like that person is even a bad person, it may just be that our energies don’t work well together. Like two notes next to each other on the piano sound awful! I think energies can feel terrible like that, too. Yet, those individual notes aren’t “bad” or “evil” notes. They just don’t sound good next to each other.rnrnAnyway, I would be very interested to know how you all think and feel about this topic.rnrn rn

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28 Responses to Responsibility and Discernment When Asking for Healing or Reading

  1. stutin says:

    Responsibility and Discernment are two different words according to me. Responsibility can be defined as a task that I am committing myself to and discernment is discerning what is right and wrong. I do not personally believe in energies, however, God has given me the spirit of discernment that tells me and guides me to do what is right. I believe it prompts me and corrects whenever I am wrong. I am responsible for my own actions when I discern something that I would like to do!

  2. Zoelander says:

    This question is the main reason I haven’t participated in any healing, psychic readings, or anything else in that realm to this day. I am torn between my belief in the power of these approaches and my fear that my service provider will lack discernment. And, I should say, I’m referring more to discernment concerning how they communicate with me. I feel like these types of interactions require a lot of trust and openness, and that vulnerability can leave people very hurt, even by the truth, if communication is shoddy.

    I’m glad to see you discussing this, as it shows you’re aware of the power of your “bedside manner.”

  3. jcairns82 says:

    I believe that we are each responsible for our own being and should approach no task without being aware of its potential benefits/consequences.

    If I am visiting a healer, I feel that they are there to provide an honest approach. By honest, I mean that they are going to let me know the good/bad. The intent must be to be a genuine human being that conveys their message truthfully.

  4. firelily99 says:

    I agree with you jcairn82, we ARE respnsible for our own being and that is all of the time. Too many people don’t want to be responsible for themselves and complain endlessly about why they are miserable. Happiness and wellness are choices and rely on personal responsibility and not waiting for someone to fix things for us.

  5. firelily99 says:

    For the most part we are respnsible for who we are and what we are about. I can choose to be happy or I can choose to be unhappy. The sky could be falling around me and it is my choice as to how I want to deal with the situation. Being miserable is not an emotion, it is a conscious choice. Everyone goes through tough times, tough days. Thankfully most people don’t feel the need to drag everyone else down with them.

  6. firelily99 says:

    On a daily basis I ask my Higher Power to help me to let go of my will and allow Him/Her to handle things. However, I also ask for the courage to understand what my role is and how I can go about accomplishing it without interfering with the process that I have no control over. I can be extremely willful and independent and I have constant conflict with God and myself over who’s job is it!

  7. ipenipent says:

    I think a lot of it is up to us. Like someone above said, we are responsible for ourselves at all times. That being said, I don’t think this is any different!

  8. Bryan Cassidy says:

    While I agree theoretically with what you are saying, I know that when I first starting communicating with energy workers it was because I wasn’t able to say “no” to various energies and needed help. That’s not to say that it isn’t possible but I that in general people are going to energy healers because they don’t know how to effectively handle energy.

  9. dstarr says:

    I agree with you 100%. Healing can come in all forms and shapes. It’s very beneficial if you use health tricks and techniques right. I love the way some healing techniques are very beneficial, and other are just ok.

  10. jonathan says:

    I think that we are all responsible for our own actions and we are able to discern what is good and what is bad for us. We should discern the things that are good for us from what a doctor tells us. The doctor tries to do good by us but he/she is not ultimately responsible for us taking a certain pill or not.

    I know of people that are blindly following the advice or doctors or priests without actually taking the time to think about whether or not that is good for them.In the end we are the only ones responsible for what happens to you. Not the priest or doctors or any other person.

  11. AprilMHunt says:

    I think the hardest part of this is the aspect of those that don’t understand. So many go to healers expecting miracles, without understanding how it works, or even really what to expect. So they go and then they don’t get the miracle cure they were hoping for, because they had unrealistic expectations.

  12. davbonpol13 says:

    When we ask for healing in our bodies, we also need to be ready to respond to the healer involved. For example, if we ask God to heal us and we know that His word says that our body is a temple and to treat it as such, then we can’t just go back to our routine that may have caused the ailment in the first place. We must be ready to change if need be.

  13. rubydust says:

    I agreement completely with Heartglow, the writer of this topic. You have to take responsibility for yourself. When you’re ill and you visit the doctor, it’s their responsibility to help you get better, but your role in this is not passive. If the doctor prescribes you a certain medicine and it doesn’t work for you, it’s up to you to go back and insist on finding another medication to try. It’s your responsibility to give an accurate description of your symptoms, and if you are given a diagnosis that you don’t agree with, it’s up to you to challenge it.

    Which brings us to discernment. You must use your own perception and judgement in these situations. This applies to spiritual healers as well as medical doctors of course. You have to feel comfortable with the healer in order to be able to put your trust and faith in them. You know instinctively what feels right for you.

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