The most complicated aspect of my spirituality is that I regularly run into two aspects of myself or my actions that feel opposite yet are the same.
Since I was seven years old, I have been training in the Martial Arts. I have trained in a Samurai art for almost 5 years now, and feel that with all of that, I am a pretty decent swordsman, I am pretty decent with my hands, and I have an eye for awareness. Recently, I have been honing my skills with an English Long bow. I enjoy weapons.
With that said, how is it that I can feel comfortable claiming I am a healer? I am trained to the level of Reiki Master/Teacher, I have a gift for recognizing ailments, I have gone through a Shaman boot camp, where I learned to focus my gifts and correct Chakras and remove unneeded black energetic cords. I have also learned a fair bit about communication to assure and guide people in ways that they feel comfortable. I enjoy healing.
In thought, Healer and Warrior are not two gifts thought should be in the same person. How could I possible heal one, and hurt another? I thought deeply about this as it holds true for me, and I needed to understand it. And I realized that these are two sides of the same blade. These work for me because I heal those who need it, and I can remove them elements that are not healing.
What does a doctor do with Cancer? They irradiate it. They kill it. They cut it out. And they do this so the rest of the organism can live strongly.
So far, every religion I have studied has made room for violence. We must remember when we are part of any religion, that we can not only adhere to the aspects we like, and ignore the rest. I actually wrote and gave a service at my congregation about Violence. To me, you must have violence in a world, in order to heal it.