Or should it? I have never charged for house clearing or rescue work - although I have occasionally charged for my petrol to travel. I have often given healing and readings for free, I have bartered with my healing time, and I have also charged for it. I have taught others to channel healing energy so that they can do it themselves - for themselves and for other people. And yes, I have charged to teach. But I have also found myself running round after others at my own expense and occasionally feeling as though I'm being taken advantage of.
It is down to the individual as to whether they feel comfortable charging for this type of work - and it is work. The counselling that goes alongside it, the time you spend with the individual, the experience and training you undergo yourself in order to be able to confidently give healing and answer questions from those receiving it.
Yes, it is a natural gift, and I believe anyone can learn to do it but think about these points:
My time is as precious as anyone else's.
Healers by their nature are very often the most giving of themselves and can be taken advantage of - they feel so responsible for those seeking healing that many carry a great burden all the time.
If I'm asked to visit someone to provide healing is it fair that I pay for my own petrol etc. to get there?
Maybe charging some that can afford to give means I can provide healing for free to those that can't.
I know that some people will respond to this with - 'what about the charlatans?' There are those in any line of work, and penalising those that genuinely help people will not prevent them from being there. Every healer, intuitive, psychic and medium I know has given their time for free many times, when they feel they can.
Here's the big question...
I know a wonderful teacher - she has a natural talent for encouraging inspiring and teaching children; I know a lovely lady who is an amazing carer and able to assist those in pain, difficulty and in the last days of their terminal illness, just by being there with love and support; I know a beautiful dancer and singer whose natural talents allow her to bring joy and entertainment to others; I know a talented tennis player who is potential Wimbledon material. I know a skilled surgeon who was blessed with an outstanding brain and a steady hand... I could go on, my point being, and my question to you is, as these are naturally gifted people, should they use there talents in the world without any payment?
In times gone by maybe that would have been the case. While living communally in a tribal environment with no cash or monetary value allocated to goods or professions we would all have had a role. These roles would no doubt have been based upon out natural talents, then we would have learnt the skills needed and gained experience from older tribes people and time served as a kind of apprentice. We would however have been fed, clothed, and housed by those whose role it was in the community to provide these things. I may be a tribal shaman offering advice, readings, healing etc. But the huntsmen would have fed me, and those gifted with strength and manual dexterity would have housed and clothed me. There would have been no call for charging.
Life isn't like that anymore - things cost money.
If you really don't want to pay for good spiritual advice, healing or a psychic reading, and you can't find someone who offers it for free, why not learn to do it for yourself? As a start, pre-empt things while you are still able to, while you are still well and healthy. Listen to your intuition, take more care of your physical body, cut out the crap from your life - bad food, toxic substances, negative people and thinking and get yourself to a happier place. Take responsibility for your own actions and your own future. I actually find that when people learn to work intuitively and psychically for themselves they do so much better as a result than when they simply go to others for readings.
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