I view Tarot as a sacred tool for divination. I use the cards to tap into The Divine Source in order to attain knowledge and retrieve messages meant for myself as well as others. I relay the messages I receive to the person I am reading for (my client). Are those whom I read for able to receive their own messages
I know there are those who believe that any ability born of spirituality should be free. They believe that if it originates from The Divine Source – it shouldn’t cost anyone anything and while I can understand their point of view – I don’t resonate with it when it comes to readings. I believe that because I (or any other Reader) am providing a service for my clients then they will compensate me for the time that I spend with them. I do not charge a price for my ability. Consider for a moment, the days when there was no concept of currency in the form of cash/money and the people bartered for what they required. I’m sure we can all recall the village mid-wife, cunning woman or medicine woman. These women would make “house calls” when their services were needed. She would go to a dwelling and deliver a baby, treat a wound or cure an illness and in return the family would give her a meal, a loaf of bread, a blanket, or some wool. She was compensated for the service she provided and no one debated n whether it should be done without an equal exchange. True, at that time in our history it wasn’t cash but in 2013 people don’t trade like they used to. They pay with currency. Now, this is not to say that if I were offered a service or item I’d turn it down, on the contrary – I would welcome it however I am required to pay my rent with money.
My husband recently sent me an email from work, which included some information he found on a site about Qi-gong, a Chinese meditative practice. On this site there was information addressing this exact topic of paying for healing or spiritual teachings. The idea expressed on this site was that healing or spiritual services are priceless. You cannot put a set price on either. They could cost millions or next to nothing. The decision of price is between the one giving and the one receiving. Both parities have the privilege to accept or reject it. I tend to agree with this point of view.
I have also come to the understanding that there is more than money that I gain from reading for others. I find meaning in the work I do. I find meaning in the connections I make with my clients. This service I provide isn’t a technique that I was taught or skill that I learned. It is a relationship that I nurtured. It is a relationship between God Herself and me. My service recognizes that I work with other human beings. These people aren’t just clients or customers or even “problems”. Each of the people I interact with is a sacred being. He or she is connected to Divine Source just as much as I am and when I read for them I am also reading for myself. I receive meaning in my work through this service and it means more to me than a profit ever could.