Paying for Psychic Readings and Healings
Question: Why should people have to
pay for psychic readings? After all, spirituality is free so no one should have
to pay for it. Are you exploiting God and angels by asking for money in return for your
time and energy spent helping people?
Some of people wonder why they have to pay for
psychic readings and energy work. They assume that because spirituality is "free" psychics must
be exploiting their "God-given" gifts
and the spiritual by asking for compensation for their energy
I have no problem at all answering this question!
In fact I feel prompted to post the answer on my website to clear up any negativity
associated with spiritual and energy workers receiving compensation for
our work. There is a huge
misconception that no effort goes into doing psychic work and that, at least in
my case, couldn't be further from the truth.
Yes, spirituality is 'free.' And
yes, just like any innate talent, it is a gift. All people that work for
the Holy Spirit need food, shelter, clothing and other necessities just like
any other human. Priests and ministers are taken care of by their parish. This
is done so that they have the time they need to devote to God. No one would
ever expect a priest, or a minister and their family, to live in a box under a
viaduct because their work is for God and God is free. Besides how could they
devote their time to the people if they are constantly worried about their
safety and earthly needs? God is completely aware that we need shelter,
clothing and food while we are here so there
should be no shame in asking for
compensation for work (with the exception of family
and loved ones of course)
It is extremely insulting
when someone from a narrow mindset thinks my work is less
important or that I am greedy because I am asking to be
compensated monetarily for the time and
energy I put into conveying messages and spiritual counseling
for those with whom I share no personal relationship.
Everyone has gifts. Art is also a gift from
but I would never walk into an artist's studio and take a painting
just because the
talent the artist has is a gift from God and therefore
should be given away. Artists put time and energy, not to
mention a piece of them self, into their work, just as
we all do!
Accountants have the
gift of understanding math, this gift is also from God! No one ever questions
that an accountant does not work for free. Doctors are given the gift of
healing, surgeons have received the gift of precision
healing work. The gift to heal is a
gift from the all-knowing Creator.
We do not get our gifts from any other source but the
Holy Spirit. Are doctors, nurses, healers and
pharmaceutical companies exploiting illness and disease because they profit
from healing people with their knowledge and gifts? Are artists exploiting
their creative gifts by selling their creations. Would people be happier if
psychics ignored their gifts and instead were doing something they are not as
good at? Another question could be, did God give this gift to help others in
this way so they could be denied and is it God's plan that these people work
in corporate America for people who already have plenty of money in jobs they
have no talent for?
It does take effort
and passion to do what I do. Anyone can
play basketball, but even with daily practice not everyone can play like
Michael Jordan in his prime. Even Olympic Gold Medal winning ice skaters fell
on the ice many times as they practiced and practiced
to be a champion. They may have had the talent but
years of discipline and effort made them champions.
Doing this work means that you
must try to live in this world and be in tune with the other side at regular
intervals. Coming out of the "psychic closet" is extremely difficult! You can
imagine the reactions people have when you tell them you are taking this path.
Many psychics and spiritually focused people end up as hermits
as it is hard to be balanced between both worlds. It's difficult
to block out everything that is unpleasant in their environment and the
world around them. In this
realm of opposites the beauty of the Holy Spirit and the Divine creations are
contrasted by the ugliness that exists in the
realm we must live in.
I have to meditate daily
and keep my vibrations high
even though I live in a world while I live in a world
blanketed in negativity and
antagonism. This takes
discipline, time, energy and a lot of spiritual work.
Beyond that is the personal
development work that goes along with the lessons on the
spiritual path. I must always
face the truth and I do so because my directives come from the Holy Spirit.
While most people will answer a gentle call
from the Divine, it took a near death experience for me to come to terms with doing
this work. The Holy Spirit is
who told me I am supposed to do this work and that's what I am doing:
following Divine direction. The Holy Spirit told me that it is understood that
I am a single mother of two children and that we will
need food, shelter, clothing,
transportation, medical and dental care,
and other present-day supplies to survive. The Holy Spirit told me to accept
money for what I had been doing for free for 17 years.
I strive to get the TRUTH of
situations and that includes owning my own truth and speaking
up for it. My
readings are very much involved with getting people past their blocks and
helping them take on the personal development that will make their life better. I
am not a fortune teller and hope this is conveyed on my website. I no longer
give mundane information like, "you had to fix your
leaky sink last week," or "your
transmission is going," to
prove I have the gift. Nor do I encourage victims to continue
on and be unaccountable for their choices by saying, "Someone is jealous of you and
psychically attacking you" or "Your mother/father/husband/wife/brother/sister/villain is the cause of your
unhappiness and you should blame them for your negative
lifestyle," as I would hope that people want deeper information from the
spiritual realm not confirmations of past trauma and hurt.
And, I am not going to bring up past trauma and sorrow just to
make a reading dramatic. What is the point of my bringing up the painful past
when my gift is to help people move forward in spite of past choices and
To just work with your intuition there is no
reason to do devote your entire life to this work as professional psychics do.
Anyone can use intuition for enhancing their own life and getting
will enable one to be grounded and centered while also being spiritual and
open. Just ask the Holy Spirit for protection and light to
surround you and then ask the Divine or your guardian angels your question
mentally and then trust what comes to mind, even if it's not what you want to
hear. It's an innate sense and we all have it. And, that's why I have provided so much
information on my website and newsletters about empowering yourself to do the
work and get answers and to enhance feelings of Divine support and guidance.
I suggest anyone who desires to practice
prayer and devotion to contact God and Her angels. BUT, if someone wants
someone else to take their time and energy to get the answer for them, then
they must compensate that person. Here's an analogy I use: You can go to the store, buy your food
(and remember, God provided you with dirt, seeds and tools to grow your own
food so if you balk at the convenience of paying for it, you can use your free
will to grow it, harvest, package it for storage yourself) and then come home,
make it yourself and clean up your mess afterward. BUT if you go to a
restaurant, you expect someone else to buy the food, prepare it, serve it and
then clean up after you--you know payment is expected for this service as no
restaurant could stay in business if they gave their food away.
They certainly be able to get anyone to show up to cook and serve it for no
compensation. Just because God gave them the gift of being
a artist in the kitchen doesn't mean they should have to give away the food
If someone truly can't pay for their reading then
I may try to barter but only if I can use their service. I may have no need for a tree
trimming, real estate planning or
want the crafts they make. When you receive payment for
work, you are exchanging your experience for money. I can't tell you how many
gifted Reiki healers I know who have lost thousands of dollars setting up a
practice, renting space, decorating and buying equipment (just the table can
be $800+ and most states require insurance too) only to have people say that
they shouldn't have to pay for it. Their guilt of not feeling worthy of
compensation can prevent them
from being able to help anyone and they end up feeling
defeated and never use their Divine healing gift.
When was the last time anyone you know
put a lot of their own time and money into providing
something for free on a long-term basis?
Let me speak my truth here: no matter what
anyone's talents and gifts are, it is essential that they ask for money in
return. Just as doctors with the gift of healing, lawyers with the gift of
persuasion and language, carpenters have the gift of building and accountants
with the gift of understanding numbers, workers in non-traditional vocations
too must exchange their gifts for money. Money was invented
to replace bartering. You may not need the services someone
wants to barter with and instead, money is used as a
substitute. You may be an energy healer, massage therapist,
make crafts, be psychic or have been gifted with another
talent that does not translate into a traditional
vocation. I can't think of anyone who would show up
for full-time unpaid job unless they
had a disposable income and had no other time commitments.
In my experience, it’s the people who
have enough money to pay for services who are the most likely to cry poor.
Their personal sense of entitlement makes them try to find a bargain
everywhere they go. Truly poor people are usually too proud and understand the
value of time and money and will offer a barter. If I sense someone truly
can’t pay for services than I'll ask them if they'd like to trade for
something they can do for me (filing, paperwork, house cleaning errands, etc.)
or if I know them well, ask that they donate their time to a favorite cause or
pay the favor forward.
Contrary to what people may think, most psychics
and energy healers work very hard for very little in return. I
limit the amount of readings I do a week so I don't
have to rush and
get burned out. Just like any job, this work can be very
draining in it's own way. After a couple hours most psychics' energy crashes.
I can't do more than 3-4 hours at a time. Also at times I need to take a
break from doing this work and get grounded.
Here's a good article on the subject:
The Controversy Over Charging
for Psychic Services
by Julia Jablonski
Copyright Julia Jablonski, 1999
The issue of psychics charging for their
services is a controversial one. Over the years, I've received a few
messages through my personal site that complained that psychics and
mediums should never charge for their work. In researching this article, I
spent some time in an online chat room that advertised free psychic
readings, and I asked for people's opinions on the matter. The topic
certainly sparked controversy.
Those who oppose psychics charging for
their services argue that a psychic gift is a gift from God, and gifts
from God should never be used for profit. This breaks down to two issues
when we examine it closely. The first issue is whether or not psychic
ability is a "gift from God," or is different from other gifts and
talents, and the second is whether or not one should ever profit from a
gift from God.
Perhaps some psychic gifts are "gifts from
God," in that they are abilities a person was born with, or received
spontaneously. I've known few psychics, however, who haven't taken their
innate abilities and worked and studied for years to hone their spiritual
faculties. Many have invested in lengthy schooling and training, and lead
a lifestyle as disciplined as an Olympic athlete's in terms of meditation,
habits and focus in order to maintain clear access to subtle energies and
information. I see little difference between the training and education of
a doctor or teacher or artist and that of a psychic or medium.
We are all unique, divine creations. We
have different strengths and talents. Some have a gift for mathematics,
others an affinity for painting, others the height and coordination to
play professional basketball. These are all "God-given" gifts. People
profit from their God-given gifts all the time. Those who make a living
doing that which they are most gifted at are said to have found their
Whether or not one is using a "God-given
gift," there is always the issue of resources and time. Though that which
flows through the artist may be inspired by planes beyond, the artist must
spend her precious time in this plane creating the art. Living in the
physical means we must meet physical needs of food, shelter, clothing,
etc... Though the "gift" may come from "God," we should value the time and
energy people put into that which we desire and benefit from.
Everyone has physical, practical needs.
People exchange their products or services for the products and services
others offer. Money is the medium that allows for an easy transfer of
"energy" in such exchanges. Bartering is a great idea too. I have a client
who is a talented artist who barters her art for readings. In cultures
that have healers and shamans, the tribe has always taken care of its wise
men and women, whether through gifts of food, housing or other goods or
support. Our churches support their ministers and priests in many ways,
including providing them with salaries. An equal exchange of energy is
necessary, and natural law ensures this one way or another.
There is also the issue that people tend to
value something based on what they pay for it. If something is free,
people tend to feel it's not worth anything. In such a case, both the
reader and the recipient are wasting their time and energy. If I did not
charge for my reading work, I would be booked for years in advance with
curious clients with frivolous questions, questions that the askers
weren't willing to invest anything in exploring. I would not be free to
work with people who are genuinely seeking answers to burning issues in
Even I tend to get upset when I see a
"famous" psychic charging hundreds of dollars for his or her work, but I
also have to remember that no one is forcing anyone to pursue a reading
with that person. We have to take responsibility for our own lives. If we
want a Porsche, we don't walk into the dealership and complain that the
car is overpriced so we should get the Porsche for half price, or for
When I compare the many psychics I know to
other professionals, most readers stand out for their generosity and
compassion. Many readers go to great lengths to create avenues for those
who can't afford a reading to be able to obtain a free one. Several sites,
including this one and my own (MuseNet), offer story contests with free
readings as prizes. If a person is meant to have a reading, the Universe
will find a way to make this happen, whether it's through creating the
funds for purchasing the service, or through the free contests and avenues
that are available.
Often it is the people who can most afford
to pay for a reading who balk at it. Others are not doing themselves any
favors by setting up a "debtors" balance with the universe, for by
expecting more than they give, they only increase the lack in their lives.
To take without giving back is to create a debt that must be repaid
eventually, one way or another.
Many readers are doing empowering and
healing work, bringing through comforting messages from loved ones in
spirit and guidance to help people to create what they want in their
lives. If they were not compensated for it, most readers would not be able
to afford to continue this work. A product or service rendered deserves
compensation. I try to give more than I receive in my work, as do many
sincere and compassionate readers. Of course, the Universe ensures that
all things balance out in the end.
Copyright 1999 Psychic Journal and
Sabrina Scott Co., Inc.
Payment for psychic
divination even occurred in biblical times!
22:5 And he sent messengers to Balaam son of
Beor at Pethor, which is by the river in his native land, to summon him, saying,
“Look, a nation has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and
they are settling next to me. 22:6
So now, please come and curse this nation for me, for they are too powerful for
me. Perhaps I will prevail so that we may conquer them and drive them out of the
land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is
cursed.” 22:7 So the elders of
Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fee for divination in their
hand. They came to Balaam and reported to him the words of Balak.
9:6 And he said unto him, Behold now, [there is]
in this city a man of God, and [he is] an honorable man; all that he saith
cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can show us our
way that we should go. 9:7 Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold,
[if] we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels,
and [there is] not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we? 9:8
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand
the fourth part of a shekel of silver: [that] will I give to the man of God, to
tell us our way. 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire
of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for [he that is] now
[called] a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
getting a psychic reading or working with angels evil?
Some of you belong to faiths where the minister
tells people not to have anything to do with psychics because they may not be
getting information from God or angels. Or they must not try to contact
spirits because it's dangerous and you'll really be talking
to an evil spirit. They are absolutely correct in saying that.
People are born with natural protection around them. Unless their gifts are
naturally open, their psychic channels usually remain closed and the natural
protection exists. There are people who don't do protection work
nor have they forged a strong connection to the Divine
so they may not actually
be contacting angels,
they could be connecting with low-level entities or earthbounds who have their
own agenda. Anytime one chooses to contact God or the angels, they must first
create a sacred space and ask to be protected by the Light.
The intention must be to only connect directly to the Divine or high level
spirits such as angels. We live in a realm of free will and
that Divine law that applies to both light and dark.
to fear though because as you read above we are all naturally protected.
But once the psychic
channels are open, our free will to open them makes us a beacon of light for not only our guardian angels and
guides assigned by God but also any old entity floating around our realm.
These types of low-level entities fill people with fear and tell them terrible
things are going to happen. And, channelers who don't use
high intentions may unknowingly relay messages
from these low-level entities who say the world is going to end and tell
people that their husband is going to die next month or to be careful while
driving because they see a car accident. These people are not contacting
high-level benevolent spirits but dark entities or earthbounds. (I explain
this in vol. I, issue 2 of my newsletter). A good book to read on this subject
is "Psychic Protection" by John-Rogers. He explains further on these low-level
entities that are a part of our realm and we must always have intentions for
only our highest good.
Angels and high level teachers and masters will
never tell anyone what to do, where to go and who to talk to. Many people buy
readings because they don't want to bother taking a risk or doing their
own leg work. They want their angel to tell them what company to apply for, what
school to attend, what job position to go for, who to call for an interview or the name, address and phone
number of their soul mate. Angels will only relay this type of information
in rare cases where they are sure it
will be followed. They are bound by God to only counsel and assist
us and are
never allowed to interfere with our free will in any
way. They may give us suggestions
about our career or love life but, except in extreme circumstances, they never
give an ultimatum. Our free will gives us the gift of choice and then the gift
of accountability for the choices we make. If a psychic tells someone they are
going to marry someone named 'Rick,' then that person will be alert to anyone
named 'Rick' and probably will marry someone with that name because it's planted
in their mind. That doesn't mean it was their destiny and that marriage may
leave them unfulfilled and maybe mad at the universe for sticking them with
someone so unsuitable.
I'd like to also clear up
some misconceptions about the powers of angels. Angels are not mind readers
and don't pry into our thoughts.
They will, however, pick up on the thoughts we send out to them. They would
never invade anyone's
privacy. Talk to your angels, outloud or mentally.
And, a lot of people think that maybe angels
have magic wands but don't realize that if the wish is fulfilled that there
will probably be some kind of lessons attached, especially with money requests (i.e.,
they do win the lottery but then make a bad investment because they did no
research and lose most of it because it was never meant to
be in the first place).
Angels can never interfere with the Divine
Plan (i.e. they may be able to assist in miraculously healing someone who is
not meant to die from the disease but if that is the way a person is supposed
to pass then there is nothing an angel can do).