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Why free readings are NOT for the spiritual good.

August 1, 2017

 

I'm a bit cross this morning after reading a conversation in a Facebook group about how it's 'wrong' to charge for Tarot readings as it's a 'gift' and as such should be shared freely etc etc ad nauseum. One poster went as far to say those who charge for spiritual work such as Tarot and healing are charlatans!

 

There was me, not even on my first cuppa, with steam coming out of most of my orifices! I was good though and managed to make my point with no rude words whatsoever despite some pretty creative ones popping into my head. Those who know me personally will know how inventive I can get with a swear ;)

 

A lot of Tarot readers, Mediums, Psychics and Alternative healers are still caught up in the limiting belief that they should give their services for free. They may feel it is the right thing to do as they are helping others and being so generous, but I'm going to tell you why I think it really isn't the best thing for either the reader or the client. 

 

I can't speak for all readers here of course, but most were definitely not born able to fully comprehend the complex language that is Tarot and be able to apply it to all life situations in a meaningful and empowering way! We also were not gifted our ethical standards, ability to read clients body language, counselling skills, and so much more that being a reader requires. 

 

What we may well be born with is a talent towards intuition, empathy or other 'psychic' abilities. This is the same as being born with a talent for singing.. you still need training, practice, lessons. A singer can spend years honing and developing their 'gift'. The same is true for a Tarot reader.

 

Personally I have a strong natural sense of intuition and I am clairsentient. I still needed to put in work to learn