I have spoken about this before in other blogs, but I just thought of something that furthers my point in this matter. I am not alone in the spiritual world in terms of being someone who has been told that doing spiritual work is something that should not have a price tag placed on it. In fact, most of my colleagues who work in the spiritual realm have been told this at one point or another, and I have been told this more times than I can count. Each time I seriously have to refrain from punching the person in the throat.
This is not to say that any of the spiritual practitioners do not actually have a choice as to whether or not to charge for their services. If you habitually do not, then you are undercutting the rest of us who rely on that income, so think about that. At the same time, everyone can choose to cut someone a break when it comes to the work that they do, spiritual or otherwise. The thing is that the person’s expectation that it be free should never be projected upon us in the first place.
The mere concept that spiritual work is not to be connected to finances is PURE AND SIMPLE DOGMA. First off, although some may argue, understandably, that they are not actually “spiritual,” there is not one religion that I know of that does not depend upon its followers to support it financially. Multi-million dollar temples and churches are built on the backs of hard working followers who often struggle to put food on their own tables, and that 10% tithe that is required/suggested/implied can be a very serious hardship. But God forbid a medium or a psychic or a healer or a shaman actually have a NOMINAL FEE!
We are professionals in our fields. And no, we do NOT all do the same thing. We each have our individual gifts that we put to use, just as does any sector of society. For example, not every hockey player is a goalie. Not every goalie is a defenseman. But we pay them for the entertainment of merely watching them play a sport and compete in it. Not every accountant is a financial advisor, and not every financial advisor has a background in accounting. But we pay them to keep us on track with our finances and investments and to do our taxes etc. Not every police officer is a detective, and not every fire fighter is also a paramedic.
None of these people are told that they need to do their work simply out of the goodness of their hearts. None of these people are told that they should be living on air and good intentions and gratitude alone… Ever. But those of us who work in the spiritual realms are told this sort of bull a LOT. This really is a result of manipulative religious beliefs and twisted misunderstandings of what we actually bring to the table. How many doctors can do energy healing? How many medical practitioners can perform Soul Retrieval or Toxic Tie Severing? How many can communicate with the earth bound soul of a deceased relative and help them to cross over? NONE. These things are just as important as having open heart surgery. But the DOGMA of Western culture/society is such that these things are all poo-hooed as drivel and non-reality. Please…talk to me about the non-reality of it all when you move into a house that is haunted and has nightly disruptions. Please do. Talk to me about that when you cannot get an abusive deceased relative to leave you the hell alone long after they have passed away. Go for it. Then tell me how much you have been told that you are “crazy” whenever you have mentioned this to friends or family.
And then tell me that I or my colleagues should not be paid to resolve all of that for you. Go. For. It.