In a post about whether it is possible to use Golden Dawn healing techniques of cats, Frater BT said the following statement:
"Basically the first thing is that we can only elevate others up to where we are – and we can only heal others as much as we can heal ourselves. The cool thing is, though, that the desire to heal another is often a stronger motivation to become healed than the desire to be healed alone."
Of course, I think I might have done more healing work with cats than people---heavens knows that I practice my Reiki on cats more than people.
As for his statement, I am still kicking it around...I am not sure that I agree with it. I have seen healers who can heal others and not themselves. Therefore, this statement sounds more like religious (and Order-related) dogma than it does actual reality.
And I would have posted a comment to that effect on his blog, but there seems to be no way to comment on that blog directly.