One thing you might want to teach yourself (or learn from another healer) is how to use energy for healing without tapping into your own energy. In my experience, healing work can leave me feeling a bit tired from focusing my attention so strongly, but it never leaves me feeling drained -- because I don't use my own energy; I gather what's needed from outside my self.
Using personal energy for healing also can backfire because you might pass along something that isn't intended, the energy of some personal baggage, for instance.
Sounds to me like you're well on the way to finding exactly what you want to do with your energy connections. You go, girl!