I’ve been struggling with something for sometime, and it has presented over the years as a schizophrenic rate sheet. I’ve oscillated between free offerings, hourly rates, sliding scales, donation-based offerings, numerous payment platforms, Memberships, private rates, group rates, gift certificates rates, etc., etc. I’ve tried to be everywhere at once…Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Patreon, etc. Part of this struggle arises from an inner conflict over what is expected as a business person and my own abhoration of capitalistic paradigms and their contradiction with yogic theory. Additional complexity is at play when perceived value, time and effort, and simply paying bills are all considered. There’s also a world-based condition to be “successful”.
I take no issue with anyone making a living, including myself, though I do have a bit of a problem with celebrity gurus and the “out of touch” rates they charge for enlightenment. In my own history, I have been blessed to receive scholarships from teachers with whom I was eager to work and could not have otherwise. It was never easy to ask for these allowances, but I did because the situation demanded it. I know what taking like that can stir up. People generally prefer to assume to be able or unable to do something and not have to talk about the money. They prefer not to be faced with their own lack of generosity or overgenerosity, their issues around giving and receiving, and the way the world works enables us not having to look at that.
But now, we’re entering 2022. We all…well, some of us anyway…see exactly where our modern paradigms have gotten us: wide-spread corruption, greed, endless hustling and commercialism. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck. For awhile now, I have been wanting to do things differently.
I am in a situation, at least at the moment (when and if it changes, then forgive me if my plans do too), where all my basic needs are met. I have a roof over my head, clothes to wear, food to eat, and transportation when I need it. For now, there isn’t much else I need. And as far as things I want, I am actively practicing non-attachment. As such, I am perfectly positioned to experiment. My focus is now on creating and providing services to an elite soul group regardless of the money, honey.
Starting this year, I am doing away with my current pricing structure. I will replace it with what I am calling a “Trust in God” scheme. God will provide, maybe through you, maybe from a totally different direction. So, if you want my services but you don’t think you can afford them, you no longer need to! You can always contribute a testimonial or spread the word of your experience on social media. But if you want my services and you are blessed to own a house, have regular income, or have an excess of wealth, then pay me what you can. It’s on you.
The important thing is that if you feel I can guide you or help you on your path, we find a way to make that happen.
I know the majority of peope may find this all too much nonsense. But if it resonates, hello there, starseed. I see you too!