Kat wrote:I don't know how it is over there but money is not just a way to measure energy. it's doing a job one hates and overworking just to feed their children, have a roof above their heads and pay taxes. some have no money and live on the streets.
I have to address this one... Money IS absolutely a way to measure energy. You have decided that you will exchange your time and energy for cash. If it's something I enjoy doing (something that doesn't drain me of life force), I'll accept less cash for it. For example, I might work a job I love for far less than I'll require to do a job I hate. But in any event, *I* decide what my time and energy is worth.
One of the core elements of Wicca is that we have the power to change our lives, and we also have the responsibility to do so. "An it harm none, do what ye will." Truly accepting Wicca is accepting that we are in complete control of our own lives. The family you were born into? You CHOSE that when you were consulting with the God and Goddess before being born into it. And every circumstance that's happened to you in your life? That's the result of something that you either called to you for some reason or you allowed it to happen. And it really is that simple.
I was sexually assaulted throughout most of my teen years. And if I could've changed it, I would've. But that experience has given me an insight into the mind of a sexual assault victim that I wouldn't have had otherwise, and I've helped dozens of men and women escape abusive relationships, recover from sexual trauma, and go on to lead happy, healthy lives - none of which would've been possible had it not been for that "negative" past that I had. So now I can recognize that those painful experiences were there to teach me a lesson that I could then use to help others. I drew it into my life because I needed that experience, and I don't regret it. It's taught me that I'm stronger than I think. It's taught me to forgive others. And it's taught me that I am worth protecting.
Now if you're in a job you hate, ask yourself why that is. Because there are plenty of people (myself included) doing work that they love. I wasn't always able to do this, but now I am. I build websites, do direct sales, and work from home spending time with my children and my family, and that's how I pay the bills these days. But that ONLY came when I decided that I was not content with doing things the way I was told to do them - when I broke free of the negative patterns that I was raised with. If you're in a job you hate, it's because either a)that's where you need to be in order to learn some sort of lesson, or b)that's where you chose to be for whatever reason.
I'm an entrepreneur, and I work with my husband. But most people will never try that path. The fear of not having a "stable" job, the condescension from others who don't understand why you're not "working", the pressure of knowing that every dime you make is a crapshoot - for many people, working a 9-to-5 is better than all that. For many people, the relative stability of working in a job they hate is less frightening than taking the leap into finding a job they love.
But with all that aside, the fact is that money is nothing more than a medium of exchange. It is not a thing. It is not something limited or finite. We have far more money in the economy now than we did 100 years ago, thus proving that money is not limited. We exchange money for things that we value. If your employer values your labor a little bit, he'll exchange a little bit of money for it. If he values it a lot, he'll exchange a lot of money for it. If you value something a little bit, you'll be willing to pay a little bit for it, and if you value it a lot, you'll be willing to pay a lot for it.
Here's my point: In a traditional setting in a traditional coven, there is no need for money to be exchanged. I may do a reading for you without charge, but I know that at some point I'll need help moving and you'll be there to help me out. You may do a healing spell for me, but when I'm better I'm going to come and help you mow your lawn. That's what family is all about. Within a family, there are energy exchanges going on ALL THE TIME, and that's okay. That's what creates the bonds among family members.
But with people who are NOT in your family and are NOT part of your coven or circle of close friends, it's different. You'll never see these people again most likely. So how then can they make a fair exchange to you for the energy you're giving to them? And the answer is money.
Kat wrote:a professional psychic? I think that s a contradiction in terms. nobody can be 100% sure that a ''client'' is going to die. anyone that studied anything knows psycology and tries to self-improve, what thhese have to do with ''business''?
A professional psychic = one who is paid to be a psychic. And when did you EVER get the impression that I tell my clients when they're going to die? In over 8 years of professional experience, I've never had anyone even ask me that question! And if I did, I wouldn't answer it. Those things are not given to us to know.*
*One exception: I have had clients who were in a dangerous or abusive situation, and I could see that if they did not leave soon, they would be killed. I could and did warn them of the severity of danger to them.