What is the Master Healer?

Discovering the Real Hogwarts

by Darren Starwynn

When most people hear the term Master Healer they think of some kind of supernatural or mythic person.  If they are healthcare professionals, they may also feel some kind of inadequacy about themselves in comparison to the ideal of a “Master Healer”. 

In reality Master Healer is an innate quality that is already developed within many people.  In most however, this part is not yet fully acknowledged or awakened.  Master Healer is not one of the identities of the ego self.  In fact, this part works best when our small self is out of the way, allowing the miraculous to be expressed through us.  It is the source of true magic.

One cruel belief many practitioners and healers hold is that some special people have the gift of powerful healing abilities, but they are not one of them.  Therefore they need to accept a more conventional level of patient results and a life devoid of much magic.  It’s kind of like the basis of the Harry Potter stories, in which some people had true magical blood and therefore could learn to become powerful wizards and do supernatural things.  Everybody else were “muggles” who were destined to live more mundane, un-magical lives.

It has been my observation that large numbers of doctors and health care practitioners have Master Healer abilities within them, yet are only expressing it to a limited extent in their day to day work.  At some point they decided to focus on developing their more left-brained, analytical skills so they can better fit into the Western medical model.  This is a paradigm that largely denies the transcendent and the miraculous.

Desire for inclusion in our medical system is not the only reason practitioners push their Master Healer to the background.  Another is a type of post-traumatic stress common in healers.  The most obvious cause could be burnout due to over-work with inadequate self-care and compensation. It often goes deeper than that. Many people now working in the holistic healing arts also carry deep imprints of trauma or persecution related to sharing their healing or spiritual gifts in the past.  In most cases there is no conscious memory of those events.  All that remains are deep, un-named feelings of fear and lack of safety about sharing their higher healing gifts openly and publicly. In my observation, this is a top reason that so many highly dedicated, skilled acupuncturists and holistic healers earn less income than they deserve.

Other practitioners are more in touch with expressing their Master Healer, but have a hard time charging money for their services for similar reasons.

How can you know if you have innate Master Healer abilities within you?  Following is a checklist of experiences.  If you have had one or more of these experiences (even occasionally), it is likely that you have a well-developed Master Healer within ready to be remembered and reclaimed:

Have you had:

  • Mystical or transcendent experiences
  • Clients or friends who reported seemingly miraculous improvements after receiving your care
  • A feeling of having greater potential as a healer than you have been able to fulfill so far
  • Periods of “dark nights of the soul” during which you experienced periods of depression, anxiety, chronic pain or sickness that made you confront the seeming gap between your higher spiritual potential and the more limited, materialistic reality of your current life. 

Here is a real life example to make this point easier to understand.

One of my current clients is an acupuncturist I have known professionally for many years.  Alice (name changed) had expressed interest in participating in Bridge to Mastery Institute for over a year, but had been ambivalent about actually enrolling.  During a follow-up phone call a few months ago Alice told me that she had been dealing with fairly severe chronic pain in her lower back for half a year.  None of the treatments she had been trying, including acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy and microcurrent had relieved the pain for more than a short time.

During the talk I sensed that this back pain was not just physical.  I intuitively felt that it was also a message from some part of her psyche wanting attention.  I shared this with Alice, and how some inner work to acknowledge that part may help her recover.  She saw the value in this approach and started some sessions and study with me.

Alice and I had our most recent call last week.  She told me about her experiences with the Quantum healing practices she had learned, and how it had raised her consciousness to the point of seeing her pain experiences in a new way. Alice now understood how the pain had been a wake-up call motivating her to re-connect with a deeper level of healing abilities within herself that she had previously resisted.  She had denied this part to pursue the more physical levels of her acupuncture practice, and that this exclusion was no longer fulfilling for her. 

Alice was now experiencing a heightened ability to sense imbalances on the subtle energy level as well as some extraordinary patient results.  Best of all, after over six months of incapacitating pain her pain levels were now down over 50% and steadily improving!

It is my observation and belief that growing numbers of people in the medical and holistic professions are having experiences similar to what Alice went through.  This is part of the mass awakening of consciousness now taking place on our planet.  This process is bringing previously forgotten or repressed parts of ourselves into our physical and emotional awareness for integration.  To the extent that we resist or deny these parts there is the likelihood of experiencing uncomfortable physical or emotional symptoms.  These could be described as “an irresistible force meeting an immovable object”, at least until we are willing to acknowledge and feel the truth of these parts of ourselves.

Could the Master Healer be one of these parts of you wanting more of your acceptance?

Over the last year I have had the privilege of supporting a group of acupuncturists and other health professionals in learning about and getting in touch with their intuitive and higher healing abilities.  They have described many heart-touching experiences facilitating breakthrough healing experiences for clients and loved ones, more than they had previously believed possible. 

If you have been motivated to read this far I believe you also have the potential for true magic inside of you.  I’ll be so bold as to say that if you can dream of living a life in which you fulfill more of your greater purpose and visions, including your Master Healer abilities, than it is already a reality within you waiting to be reclaimed. 

  • kathleen lustman says:

    Darren, We are of the same understanding. If you have a gathering of friends let me
    know I would like to share some good company.
    Kathleen Lustman LAc

  • I giggled inside when I read the four bullet points for possibly being a master healer, as all pertained to me!
    I am thrilled that I listened to my inner self and joined Bridge to Mastery as this program and you, Darren, have helped me become my true me. I’m closer to Source working through me and I am no longer afraid to work with others on the spirit level. I can now more easily access, allow and feel emotions teaching and reaching through me! If this is learning mastery then I’m a student for life. Namaste!

  • Sharon says:

    I am looking forward to a brighter future. Yes, I feel mastery and now desire to embody it fully

    • darren says:

      Hi Sharon, When you feel that desire your Soul is ready to embody as a healer. It is great that you are following that inner voice. Blessings, Darren