I know what it’s like to be limited by financial resources. I fully believe no one should be denied love, respect, or consideration simply because they don’t have money. And I most certainly have been the recipient of time and services offered by benevolent healers, mentors, and teachers, as I have financially struggled.
I also have to live and eat. If I was able to work a full-time job that would certainly take care of those needs. But shamanic work is very intense, and requires a full-time lifestyle, that like a garden, must be tended daily. Do you really want to receive any kind of services from someone who spends the majority of their day with their head in a different place, who must compartmentalize their practice into small periods of time in between a regular job? You know that old adage is often true: you get what you pay for. I want to give you my all in the moments we spend together, and not just the left-overs. This work is too serious to even try to juggle it like that.
Your payment is a valuable agreement. And like the widow who gave the most because she gave her last penny, the harder it is to afford it, perhaps the more valuable it is to you. How do you put a price tag on healing anyway? I know how healing works. And healing rarely occurs for people who don’t want it, don’t think they need it, or don’t think they can have it, whether that’s because of lack of resource, feelings of unworthiness, etc. So your payment is an investment in yourself, an emotional statement about what you think you are worth, and how much faith you have in your ability to learn to heal. It also makes a statement about how much you value my time and skills.
I often encounter people who claim that indigenous shamans don’t charge money, and spiritual work should be done in service, and free. These same people will claim that any shaman who charges a fee is a charlatan, trying to make money off Spirit work. My answer to that is that indigenous cultures are rarely market economies. Rather, they are communal, sharing all resources equally. If there is any quasi-market system, it is generally goods for services, or goods for goods in equal exchange. The basket weaver will offer baskets to the shaman in payment. And in some indigenous cultures everyone in the community offers a small monthly amount to the village shaman, and in exchange they have unlimited access to his services- sort of like an insurance. So no, it’s not true that indigenous shamans, across the board, don’t receive support for their services.
In life, regardless if we did away completely with money, there needs to be a proper and equal energetic exchange between people. This is what maintains the balance, and is actually necessary to the well being of all. So, your payment for my time and space is a token of mutual respect we have for one another.
Quite simply: my healing skills and gifts are FREE. My time and space is not.
If money is an issue, let me know. We may be able to work something out. I came to Earth to do this work, so I won’t be limited by money. And, if you’re a veteran, I know reaching out is hard enough, so I will already offer you a no-cost session, because I have a deep heart for you and want to do everything I can to facilitate healing.