Archive for March, 2011

Should I charge for energy healing?

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, why does it seem that the subject of money is so taboo with spiritual groups? I feel whenever the subject of money and charging is brought up, spiritual people immediately place a judgment that charging or that charging ‘too much’ is ‘wrong.’ I strongly believe that the intent of healing work should always be at the best interests of the client, however I also feel that it is not ‘wrong’ to make money from this work. Although money is not something we can take with us after this life (and I have not begun charging anyone yet), I don’t see why we should not be able to help others and still have the life we want. Is it that difficult to balance? Am I being oversensitive? Or could this perception be a reflection of something I need to work on? Please provide insight. ~D., Singapore

ANSWER: The whole world would like to receive something for nothing. A lot of people think that since they cannot see the universal energy that healers use to balance up dis-ease in the body, they are paying for something that does not have a value. By the same reasoning, counselors, therapists, and hypnotists should also not be paid—which all would agree is absolutely ridiculous.

Healers have had to spend a lot of time perfecting the use of the intention necessary to direct energy. In addition to the perfection of their art, they have also had to spend time clearing themselves of third-dimensional interference having to do with their life lessons. Clients are paying for your hard work in getting to the point you have achieved, and for your experience.

This issue is having an impact on you because one of your life lessons is self-worth or self-value. You are very sensitive to what is said about payment because you question whether you are good enough to charge, or if you can deliver what you purport. Intention is everything, and if you have only pure thoughts the universe takes over.

Remember that any healing situation involves two people. The healer cannot influence the client unless the client is accepting of the concept and the energy that is being delivered. If the clients doubt, they put up a blockade or a filter in front of the energy coming to them. This is even true in western medicine: if patients do not believe that the medication prescribed by their physician will help them, they block the effects of the pills.

You are a good healer with pure intent. As to money, most people value something based upon how much they had to spend for it. Don’t set your prices too high, but also do not undervalue your services. Let your charges reflect the amount of time and work you used to master your area of expertise.

Is ascension our goal?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I’m in contact with people who talk a lot about how they have ascended and how important that is. I’m having trouble relating to this. I’m 53 now but I still remember a Christ experience I had as a child, but I don’t see myself as someone who has ascended. Is trying to ascend higher really our main goal for each lifetime? ~Claes, Sweden

ANSWER: The word ascension on your planet has come to mean a multitude of things within different circles of people. An “ascension” is a movement from a place of density or murkiness into another of lesser density and greater clarity. It is referred to by some as entering “enlightenment.” All souls in human form, at one time or other, yearn to know all that is—to have the knowledge and wisdom of the Masters or even of Source.

When you are in your essence form—that is, not confined to a physical body—you are in that state of “all-knowingness.” Very few people actually attain that state while still in human form. People may start ascending by getting out of the heaviness of ego negativity, by choosing to sustain their life in only love and positive actions. They remove themselves from the judgment that controls the ego and enter into the evaluation of seeing everything as a lesson and not as either right or wrong.

Those consciously following a spiritual path seek to reach this unconditionally loving non-judgmental state. This can normally not be done if they have not completed the lessons they came down to Earth to learn. People identify themselves by what they feel they have accomplished. This is to rank where they are, from where others consider themselves to be. To souls on their journey, this doesn’t matter. To grade, rank, or compare is to embrace ego and experience pride.

The main goal or purpose for which souls enter a physical state is to learn lessons and then to remember as much about their unconditionally loving self as is possible. Your early experience was a flashback to your condition on the Other Side, that fantastic feeling of being cradled in total love. If you could bring that feeling into your daily life, can you see how much it would enrich it? That is why so many seek to ascend; they just don’t understand the term, the process, or how they should feel when they arrive.

A child of divorce

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

QUESTION: Masters, I was very close with my father until he left my mother and the family when I was 20. I was angry that he valued our family so poorly and I am still struggling with the idea that the man I grew up knowing all those years was a lie. I know that there is a lesson there, but I still don’t know what it is! Is the goal to accept what happened? Forgive him? Initiate contact with him? Is it ego keeping me from moving on? Now that my mother is dying, the pressure to understand seems unbearable. ~Lee, US

ANSWER: You are missing the trees for seeing the density of the forest. When a husband and wife split up it has nothing to do with the children and everything to do with what they mean to each other. A couple who are inseparable when they first meet may grow apart as they mature and have absolutely nothing in common 20 years later. In this case they did share the parentage of you but that was insufficient to keep them together. They were not in the marriage for you.

The way you related to your father was not a lie. The connection between the two of you was a bond of love. His relationship with you was independent of his relationship with your mother, his wife. Severing the marriage did not void the fact that he is your father. You feel abandoned by him, which is a lesson you wished to explore. Examine that sense and see that it brings up emotions of worthlessness and self-doubt. That is what you are rebelling against: your own feelings of inadequacy.

Ego makes a human being judge everything in an arena of right and wrong. The spiritual world sees things only in the light of what you can learn from the experience: is this something you want to repeat, or do you know now it is not part of the reality you wish for?

The person you need to forgive is yourself. You need to accept that your whole life is a spiritual journey of dynamic events designed to stimulate introspection and, thus, learning. Your father is following his own lessons. You don’t have to like or agree with what he has chosen, but do accept his right to have chosen them.

The next step for you is a matter of exercising your freedom of choice. You can remain in the same powerful negative place you have fallen into, or you can take the initiative to explore the person you know as your father. He is hurting from the responses he has generated in you. But nothing is right or wrong, so proceed with what your heart tells you to do. It is important that you let go of the negativity that is poisoning your life. Learn again to live in love.