When I first began doing metaphysical work I was frightened – as I have said before in blogs – of putting a worth on myself and have not charged for services, because I, myself, did not feel worthy. It is for this reason people have the deep subconscious belief they do about charging for their services. I honestly believe that if you do not have confidence in yourself and speak your price with confidence, it makes your clients feel unsure.
People can have no idea of the amount of energy a medium/healer uses in their work. It is enormous. Often after seeing a client and helping them, I can end up crying for hours. They go away feeling wonderful because I have lifted all their sadness and fear out of them and have to clear it. However, if they cannot retain the positive energy they have just experienced, they too, can go backwards and this happens a lot. I like to think – when I am feeling really off after working – at least I got paid for it, and this is what I do for my living!
The only way I will divert from my issue of accepting payment of services is when the staff at our center is involved. They have received hundreds of hours of counseling, talks with Maitreya and Sister – another energy I channel – because Maitreya said it was to be so. Alan is another one who gets lots of help and does not pay. My staff though always find a way to pay if only in kind. One couple bring me organic produce from their garden, another does jobs for me like going to the bank and cooking special meals for us. If you are one of those who questions whether you should pay for a metaphysical service, think about the one who is charging. How do they live, put food on the table, pay their accounts and buy clothes, support their families if they do not charge a fee?
Those who do not charge a fee for their services often believe they will get rewards once they pass over. However, Maitreya has said that this is not the case. In fact, one can cause karma for another if there is not an exchange of energy. It is why the gypsy fortune tellers would ask for their palm to be crossed with silver. For every action there has to be a reaction. If for instance I give you a healing and do not charge for it, there is no exchange of energy, and because I do not charge, I then create a situation for you where you have not paid for the service. So then you owe me and, although I may not come back in another life, you owe for that service and will need to come back yourself to pay for it in some way, even if you do not karmically have to come back.
Maitreya was very strong about this in his teaching to me. He said that many people do not have to come back, but do so because they owe for something out of their control. I cannot think of anything worse than having to come back even though one did not need to because one had a healing/service which one did not pay for. I make a point of always exchanging energy for anything I receive. Sometimes it is just a cake or muffins, but I do make sure the person gets something in exchange. I often send flowers. This is also a way of repayment. I can think of nothing worse than passing to the other side and knowing one brought a soul back for another round of incarnation because one chose not to ask for payment or did not take payment because one could not put a worth on oneself or did not consider oneself worthy.