Six Reasons Why Light Workers Should Charge Fees
As a psychic medium I am in contact with many other mediums, energy healers, psychics and light workers. The argument of whether we should charge for our work repeatedly comes up. A common perception is that since our work is spiritual we should not charge fees. I argue that this is not a good reason as everything is spiritual. We are spiritual beings.
Whether we are focused on the spiritual aspect of our existence matters not. It is who we are. We each have a soul. Therefore every, accountant, lawyer, doctor, ice-cream scooper, artist, housekeeper, etc. is doing spiritual work for his or her own soul's growth. My work as a medium is no more spiritual than that of an accountant. We cannot be separate from the spiritual. We are the spiritual. I clearly come down on the side of" it's ok to charge for our work". Here's why.
1. This Is My Livelihood
In the United States where I live, anyone who wants is entitled to obtain the necessary skills and education for whatever (legal) job he or she desires and earn a living doing it. Anyone. It's one of the blessings of being an American. I am free to explore my interests, talents and abilities. Because my work is deemed "spiritual" does this mean that I do not deserve to earn a living? Priests are supported by the diocese they serve. Even the Dalai Lama is supported by his order.
2. If I did not charge for my psychic medium skills I would have to work at another job that would not leave time and energy for mediumship.
If I were only giving my work for free, I would still have to support my family. So I would need to find another job to pay the bills. This job would likely not serve other people to the best of my ability the way being a medium does. It also most likely would not feed my soul the way being a psychic medium does. Additionally, If I were working at another job it would divert my energy and time away from working as a medium and helping people through my mediumship. I simply could not help as many people.
3. We Train A Lot
Just as other people attend schools and training so do light workers. Most of us are continually seeking to improve our skills and abilities. While we may start with a raw "gift", as do many people, we train to improve it. This training costs us money and time. We pay for the training ourselves and often spend many, many hours and thousands of dollars improving our natural talents. A concert pianist may have a wonderful natural, spiritual gift of playing the piano. She will also spend money and time developing her natural gift. Should that pianist not be compensated because her ability is "God-given" or "spiritual"?
4. Everyone has a gift.
All special abilities or "gifts" people have are spiritual in nature for us to use. The gift may be intelligence, athleticism, healing, sewing, baking cakes, throwing a baseball, painting, sculpting, counting money, etc. Many people work using their special gifts and skills. Should they not be compensated'? Should a doctor be required to live as a pauper simply because he's using his God-given gifts of healing and intelligence?
5. Each Light Worker needs to Choose What is Best
Ultimately, each medium, healer, psychic, reiki practitioner, etc needs to decide what works best for him or her. Most importantly, he or she should refrain from judging what other light workers choose. Some may have the luxury of working for free or on a donations basis only. Others need to earn an income. I can't say whether you should or should not charge for your work or how much you should charge. What you choose to do is up to you.
I have seen very many mediums disparaging other mediums for "charging too much". They feel that when a medium becomes famous they often start charging too much. It may seem like a lot of money to me but that isn't for me to judge. I don't have to pay for that medium's services if I don't want to. If people are willing to pay the high prices then that is what the service is worth. Like it or not in a free market society such as ours, a service (or anything) is worth what other people are wiling to pay for it - not more and not less.
6. It's an Energy Exchange
Lastly, when we as light workers perform our work there is an energy exchange involved. Even if we are channeling our healing or messages from a higher power there is an energy exchange involved. We are giving of ourselves and our energy to other people. If we do not receive energy back we will find ourselves depleted. We will grow increasingly unhappy and and feel like we are giving all the time and being taken advantage of. Nobody wants to end up as a bitter light worker. Not charging may be fine for someone who does it as a hobby. That's his choice. It's not up to me to judge if someone charges or how much he charges.
7. Bonus Seventh Reason
People value what they pay for. When people put energy or money into something they value it. The perceived value of the item or service increases. Conversely, people often don't value what they are given for free. This is a well known marketing concept and is the reason designers are able to charge a premium for their items such as shoes and handbags. They are deemed luxury items. Is the item really worth more? The raw materials used the make the items are probably top quality but so are many non-designer items. When they put the designer label on it suddenly the perceived value goes up. That’s not to say I think light workers should charge designer prices, but then again who am I to judge what you do?
I hope I've clarified some of the reasons it's OK to charge for you work as a light worker. May you discover your value and most importantly value yourself.
Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
April 3, 2018 Anchorage, Alaska
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