Money. It's a funny thing isn't it?
Unless you are living on an abundant paradise island, with all the food, water, and shelter you could possible need for several lifetimes, you need money. Especially now with the cost of our most basic needs rising almost daily.
So, as a holistic health or spiritual adviser how do you strike a balance between credibility, integrity and your own financial commitments? And what exactly do I mean by that?
OK, well lets say you are a working Clairvoyant Medium. As a Medium you are in fact working for Spirit and you are giving messages to people, who have lost family members. They have come to you for help, peace of mind and proof that their loved ones are still "around".
But if you have the "gift" of communication with Spirit should you gain financial? Should you be more intent on the personal gratification of helping someone rather than material reward? Could you been seen as profiting from their grief ? Where does integrity fit in? Does blowing ones trumpet, if you receive some mind-blowing proof, really conveying a humble, spiritual persona?
Mmmmm, it's a difficult one.
I had a discussion with a Reiki healer in France a few months ago. His view was: as a spiritual healer he was helping people feel better and even the thought of charging for healing was out of the question. I asked him if he had studied to become a healer and was he charged for his tuition? Being a qualified Reiki healer myself, I already knew the answer was undoubtedly yes. All certified Reiki/Spiritual Healers and a vast majority of Mediums have undergone months, even years of training. Reiki students pay for their training at each level and, if the trainer is worth their salt, the student should be required to provide case studies and produce history and philosophical essays - before they are deemed a Reiki Healer.
To become a Medium you must be dedicated and practice meditation (preferably) every day and it is advised that you attend a development group at least once a week.
Therefore, along with any other student, a holistic or spiritual student works hard, puts in a lot of time and effort and pays for their tuition. So why should they forgo their needs once "qualified"? There are bills to pay, a roof to keep and food to buy.
But as a "light-worker" if the thought of receiving payment still leaves you feeling cold then look at it this way: A client pays for the time you have set aside just for them and the payment is simply an exchange of energy and time, in exactly the same way they pay the doctor, dentist, counselor, beauty therapist............You enjoy the work you have chosen so you have earned the right to enjoy both the personal and financial rewards too.
So don't feel bad. You have a skill, you are worth it. The trick is to find the right balance between your personal views and your personal needs.
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