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Asking Monetary Compensation For Spiritual Work

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In HBO’s “Talking Funny” (video) at one point Ricky Gervais mentions part of him feels guilty, for earning money doing something that basically everyone can do: making others laugh.

Louis C.K. arguments along the lines of, that’s like thinking the guys playing football in their backyard is the same as professional athletes playing in the top league .

Someone playing tennis with his friends isn’t the same thing as a Nadal or a Federer playing competitively. Someone who devotes professionally to an activity is far more focused, competitive, and prepared. There are vast investments of time, training, practice, and preparation.

No matter how competitive you are at playing with friends, in your backyard, or doing something as a hobby – there’s a quantum leap when you commit to do something professionally. The stakes are far higher if you are earning a living though what you do. Your monetary independence, your image and reputation, your career, all is on the line.

For the same reasons, a person that asks for monetary compensation for spiritual work is not the same thing as a person who does it for free.

A person who offers free Reiki sessions is not the same thing as someone that performs Reiki professionally. A person who uses their clairvoyance and intuition in their spare time, is not the same thing as someone who depends on it for a living.

Why?

Placing your hands over someone, practicing your skills and gifts, is one thing; putting yourself out there, going all the way with your life, is quite another. Making spirituality your living, rather than a peripheral element, is the great trial by fire.

The level of commitment taken towards the spiritual tool, and spirituality itself, translates in the quality and amount of energy that can flow through the practitioner. The more of yourself you commit to Spirit, the more Spirit will commit to you.

This does not mean that the moment you commit to spiritual work professionally you are automatically ‘entitled’ to payment, or that you instantly become an expert. It simply means that those who make a living out of something, are the ones who become specialists at it.

To think that true spirituality must be free, is to dismiss the specialist who has come in to perform specific, specialized work.

It is to believe that the work of the carpenter, the lawyer, and the businessman, are deserving of monetary retribution, but the work of the spiritual facilitator is not. It is to believe that these occupations deserve to earn their sustenance, but the spiritual practitioner must have a ‘money job’ on the side, or rely on donations and charity.

Your personal inner connection with Spirit, without intermediaries, is free. The services and expertise of a professional,are not. There’s a monetary compensation for spiritual service, much like with any other form of service. Asking for monetary compensation is how the service is properly valued and honored by society and the other individuals.

It’s easy to act outside of integrity or deceit to earn money at the expense of others. But this doesn’t imply that truthful, well-meaning practitioners are to be subjected to clandestinity. Just because Prada handbags are faked all the time, doesn’t mean Prada should stop their business. Prada is not accountable for those who fake their work, nor does it mean that all Prada in existence is fake. Both situations co-exist.

A practitioner who has committed to living from his spiritual tools has taken responsibility not only for the service he provides to others, but also for his own personal growth and staying in spiritual integrity at all times. It’s the practitioner’s responsibility to stay in integrity, and the individual’s responsibility to assess if the service is truthful.

Any spiritual skill and gift, are only tools. It’s always about the person who performs them, his or her level of consciousness and responsibility. The clearer the channel, the higher and more powerful the energy.

One thing is being aware of the level of integrity with which systems in society are designed: money, debt, profit, economics, how resources in the planet are used. Another quite different thing, is to forfeit your abundance because of what the collective believes.

If you hold some form of rejection regarding money in your belief systems, you’ll be always forfeiting abundance and sovereignty from your life to some degree.

Rejecting the concept of money comes from past memory. It means you were once corrupted by money, because of your own fear (or someone else’s). In truth it’s an anger towards theweakness of caving in to fear — a memory of self-corruption. But to blame the thing that caused the lesson is an illusion. It will never bring true healing.

Guilt and insecurity about money are not useful. If what drives you is your spiritual connection, and you are committed to stay resilient to fear, no amount of money can ever corrupt you. To desire abundance, and to request appropriate compensation for your service, does not equate to ill-intent or deceit. To disagree with this means you are forfeiting your own abundance to some degree. As a sovereign being you are entitled to whatever abundance you deem you are worthy of.

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