Should I charge for energy healing?

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.