Hello all,

While sitting with my son in the A&E wing of the hospital, I was looking back and considering what various people have said and this topic came to mind. 

Along the mystical path that I walk, I have encountered many points of view.  Some of them are enlightened and blessings to hear while others are not so.  One that always makes me a bit sad is the one that insists that readers and healers should give their skills absolutely free.  The reasoning goes that the gifts come from the Divine freely and so they should be given freely. 

In a world where money is not needed in order to survive, I would have to agree (though I would not limit it to healers and readers).  I would say that everyone should give all their skills freely.  In that manner everyone would benefit from everyone.  There would be no worries about food, lodgings, medical care, etc.  However, this is not the idealistic world that we live in.  Healers and Readers have the same need to support their families as doctors, lawyers, and builders.  Strangely, we would not expect these professions to perform their services for free.  Do we have these high expectations for these professions because we acknowledge them as enlightened?  Yet, at the end of the day, even enlightened people must eat and pay bills.

Don’t misunderstand what I have said above.  I think that all professions have a duty to their fellow man and the Earth, and with that duty they should do a fair amount of charity work.  But, readers and healers have the same demands as all other professions on their lives, so why should more be expected of them?

To a person that has a good heart I would suggest this.  If you truly do not have the money to pay a healer or reader, offer them a useful service that will benefit them in return for their craft.  Most healers and readers I know will not turn down a fair trade of services.