10 Signs that You’re a Healer on the Soul Level

When I do an Akashic Record reading for someone, it can sometimes be very clear that the client I’m reading for is a healer on the soul level. Having dealt with so many clients who are natural-born healers, has taught me a lot about their common traits and strengths. So in this article, I’m going to share with you 10 signs that you are a healer on the soul level.

1. You fit the archetype of the shaman & you’ve been through a ‘dark night of the soul’

Traditionally, the shaman was someone who had been through a life threatening ordeal or trauma and then came back to his/her life with an altered & expanded perspective on the world, and an openness to the spirit world that is useful for their community. They also may find that through their experiences, they have a new ability to guide other people through their own dark night of the soul.

When we go through traumas, it changes us, and I believe there are a couple of mechanisms at play here. When we go through a horrible trauma, we can dissociate, leaving the body in order to shield ourselves from the shock of whatever happened. Vacating the body in this way can open us up to the unseen, energetic realms. In addition, a trauma can often weaken the boundaries of our energy body and mean we are much more sensitive and porous, and perceptive of the energies around us.

Near death experiences also bring us closer to the spirit realm, and leave a person with an expanded perception when they come back to their life.

So if you have been through a life-altering trauma or a dark night of the soul, and come back from that with a heightened sensitivity and an expanded perspective on life and the world, you may fit the archetype of the shaman. And the shaman is a healer and a seer.

2. You consider yourself to be a lightworker

Lightworkers, on a spiritual level, are those who feel connected to humanity’s suffering, and who have a deep desire to allay suffering and make the world a better place. So, if you feel you’re here to help humanity shift in terms of consciousness and you feel very driven to make the world a better place, you may be a lightworker, and many lightworkers are natural-born healers.

3. You’re an empath or very sensitive/intuitive

An empath is someone who feels, (and even takes on) other peoples’ emotions and ailments. In my experience, it’s very common for empaths and sensitives to also be healers on the soul level. I wonder if it is because this level of energetic sensitivity is something that can serve them in their calling, working with other people to help them to heal. In addition, healers often have strong intuition because their intuition is used in service of their healing gifts, to diagnose what needs healing and to work with Spirit to bring healing.

4. You’re a strong dreamer

Robert Moss, in his book ‘Dreaming the Soul Back Home’ states that:

“The essence of the shaman’s power to travel and to heal is the ability to dream strong.”

This is because dreams are a portal way into the unseen realm, where healing can happen for the soul and the psyche.

Did you know that when you go to sleep, you leave your body at night and fly in spirit to visit the astrals? Dreams are real events which take place in the astral planes around our planet. The astral planes are not in the ether (i.e. the ‘other side’), but they’re not in this plane either. In a way, they are like a half-way house between the spiritual and the physical. Because the astral plane is like a half-way house between Heaven (the ether) and Earth, dreams are an important part of our spiritual life – something that keeps us connected to Spirit. Therefore dreaming is an easy way to connect with Spirit, receive healing from the spirit realm, and bring back healing insights that can benefit us and other people.

Here are some signs that you’re a strong dreamer:

  • You have very vivid dreams
  • You remember a lot of dreams and you’re often regaling those close to you with accounts of what you got up to last night in your dreams
  • You have met deceased loved ones or other spirit beings in dreams
  • In the past, you’ve received helpful messages for your life in dreams
  • You have precognitive dreams that often come to pass.

If this applies to you, it is another sign that you are a natural-born healer.

5. You always want to do something about other peoples’ pain

If you are someone who really hates seeing other people in distress, and you find yourself wanting to help (even when it’s not appropriate), you are likely to be a natural-born healer. I say that because I’ve often seen this trait among those who have healing gifts on the soul level.

Sometimes this drive to help others can land us in hot water, as it may be so strong that you put other peoples’ needs above your own, or even fall into co-dependent patterns in relationships. Natural-born healers have often made the mistake of getting into relationships where they are regularly expected to put their own needs aside to help others with their own troubles.

It is important to channel one’s healing gift appropriately (using it in a professional setting where one is remunerated, is ideal) rather than bringing our desire to help/heal others into a relationship which should instead be a two-way exchange of energy, which serves both parties.

This brings me onto another sign that you’re a healer, on the soul level…

6. You have attracted friends/significant others who feel lost or depressed, troubled or wounded

As you can see, this follows on from the last point. A clear sign that you are a healer is that you have repeatedly attracted people into your life who need help. And maybe you were able to help those people, or maybe you weren’t. But if you are constantly attracting people who are suffering into your life, this is usually a sign that you’re a natural-born healer.

This may also apply when you are born into a family full of people who need healing – perhaps one or more family members are unwell in some way, and in your early years you find yourself playing the role of nurse or healer to those around you.

Again, if this applies to you, it is important of course to remember that you do not have to help or be an ear for everyone who comes across your path, who needs it, if it is not appropriate in the situation. However, repeatedly attracting this scenario into your life, in my experience, is a clear indicator that on the soul level you are someone who can help those who need healing.

7. People confide in you a lot (even strangers)

Another sign that you are a healer on the soul level, is that people share their secrets with you or just tell you information about their life that is quite private. They could be people that you have literally just met (and who you may never see again) or people that you know.

This is something that many natural-born healers have experienced. People do this because they sense you’re a trustworthy person who will keep their secrets and personal information private.

8. You feel heat/tingling in your palms

This doesn’t apply to all healers but some have reported that their healing gifts awakened when they felt heat and tingling in their hands. This heat is associated with Reiki energy that is flowing through your hands. (The hands are connected to the heart chakra and they are channels for healing energy.) So this can be an additional sign that you have healing gifts.

9. You feel strongly that healing is your calling and you’re drawn to training in a particular healing modality

Maybe you’ve always known that you want to help people heal, but you haven’t yet had an opportunity to train as a healer. Or perhaps you are already trained in a healing modality, such as Reiki, Reconnective healing, massage therapy, Craniosacral therapy or reflexology.

This is a very obvious sign that you are a healer on the soul level.

10. You’re drawn to crystals & gemstones

This is another sign that you’re a natural born healer, but again it is not one that applies to all healers. Crystals and gemstones have healing properties, and healers are often drawn to them as a result, intuitively choosing the crystal can be helpful for them or for their clients.

If you relate to more than 5 of these signs, you have healing gifts that you may or may not want to use in the future.

What if you match the soul profile of the healer?

Healers need a framework for their calling or a training in a modality, so if you feel you’re a natural-born healer, it can be helpful to train in this area.

If you’re not sure what to train in, you may like to research different healing modalities. Off the top of my head I can think of: Reiki, acupuncture, herbalism, massage therapy, reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, shamanic healing, cord cutting, past life regression, trauma healing modalities like somatic experiencing, and EMDR, or counselling/psychotherapy.

If you Google some of these perhaps you will fall down some “rabbit holes” and something will resonate! Also, we will sometimes be most proficient in/drawn to the modalities that we ourselves have used for issues that have ailed us.

I also have a new training program for healers: The Intuitive Healing Program.

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This is a professional-level program which is a complete training in spiritual & intuitive healing. It teaches you how to cut cords for clients (and yourself), how to clear earthbound spirits for clients (both ordinary spirits and enmeshed spirits), and how to clear a variety of other types of astral debris from clients’ energy fields.

The program is a live training program that starts early next year, however it is possible to put down a deposit to reserve your place, and the spaces are already filling up. There are two levels available, one of which has limited spots. So if you are interested, I’d recommend signing up sooner rather than later.

You can read all the details here.

11. A bonus sign that you’re a natural-born healer: You have had past lives as a psychic or a healer

Read this article to find out if this applies to you: Signs you’ve been a healer or a psychic in a past life.

How many of these signs did you relate to & do you consider yourself to be a healer? Please share in the comments.

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Hi, I’m Anna Sayce! My purpose here on this website is to provide practical techniques and information to help empaths to understand, and fix the root of their energetic overwhelm & also to help sensitives to embrace and develop their intuitive gifts. I believe that developing our spiritual & intuitive side is very powerful and allows us to improve our own lives, and if we wish, even make the world a better place for others. Discover more >


  1. Chelle

    Hi Anna,
    I can relate to all these except for the first. I have not had a significant trauma in this life, however, have experience at least one in a past life.
    Thanks for the article.

  2. Elizabeth

    The tingling/vibrating hands happens to me, I now know with certainty. However, due to the overwhelming feelings I get, I have no desire to be around other people physically and this stops me each time I look into this. I guess I need to figure out how to reset myself after feeling like I just took on someone else’s entire life.

  3. Heidi

    All of them apply to me. I have known for quite some time that I am here to help heal, but I flounder in finding what it is I am supposed to do to help heal. So, until I find my niche, every day I seek to do what I can in a kind/encouraging comment online, or a safe place for a coworker to vent, etc. Maybe my healing modality is hugging… 🙂

  4. Paul Schofield

    Hi Anna, Looks like New Zealand has excellent Quarantine accommodation and policy, that Hotel looks very nice, however sounds like you’ll be through the period in the not too distant future x

    On the Healing characteristics, I have 1 to 7, not 8 but do have 9 (but only really recently), partly 10, and partly 11.

  5. Rich

    Your list resonates with me. I appreciated the article, thank you. Peace & Light

  6. Catherine Motteler

    Hi Anna, All ten resonate, with different ones coming in and out of focus at different points in my life. I am gathering and winnowing to see what feels as if it would align with my path now. I am struggling with developing my claircognizance simultaneously with dialing down my clairvoyance! I am learning that the door I wish to open will not…until other doors have and I really have to bridle myself and not chomp at the bit! I have to add that the clarity of your writing on all these topics astounds me. Also, I am glad you mentioned crystals as I have been working intensively with them for healing for four years now with wonderful results.

  7. Elaine

    I was 9 out of 10. My grandmother was trained by the neighborhood doctor to be a nurse, my mother, sister, cousin, niece and I were nurses. I love people deeply and have to protect myself from worldwide suffering. I have studied Reiki 1 and 2. I accept that I am a healer.

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