Why it is Important to Charge for Your Services

YAY!! Welcome to my first ever blog post on my new website! I am so excited to have you here.

I am guided to write about…wait for iiiiitttt…..MONEY.

I have been supporting clients in raising their abundance vibes for years.

Abundance is such an important aspect of empowerment for humans, and one that can be quite challenging to incorporate – possibly even more challenging for those of us that are spiritual.

And why is this? It is because traditionally it was taught that spiritual healers and medicine people should not accept money for their services, as their services were divine gifts.

Shamans provide huge transformation and empowerment for their communities every day – but they are supposed to be humble and refuse energy compensation for their gifts…? Ummm, no.

And, ummm – I am about to chime in here with some mind-blowing wisdom:

Aren’t ALL gifts divine?

  • Take, for instance, someone who is talented enough to become an architect and design buildings and houses. They create blueprints that are carried out, resulting in manifesting their creations into reality – and resulting in places you and I LIVE IN, work in, shop in, etc. every single DAY! AMAZING!!
  • Or scientists who discover things that are too tiny to see with the naked eye. WHOA!
  • Or surgeons who save peoples’ lives daily by cutting into them, manipulating their physical tissues, and changing or replacing major organs. WHAT!!

ALL of these are such divine gifts! (All creation is divine!)

And architects, scientists and surgeons generally are well compensated financially for their creations, findings and healings. $$$

So – considering how much transformation a shaman effects in her community, locally or globally – how can anyone say that her work isn’t worth money?


All you shamans, healers, teachers, coaches, guides – DUDE. You’ve got to charge for what you do. Because listen:

  • You’ve got to eat, right?
  • You’ve got to have a home.
  • You’ve got to be able to pay your way in the world.

All of that is just TRUTH.

But wait – there’s more.

Beyond all that – this is the lifetime: NOW IS the time that you GET to experience the FABULOUS life. You get to write yourself into the picture! YES, go forth and effect transformation in your Tribe. But then, give unto your SELF!

Gift yourself the gift of sleep. Of rest. Of joy, good food, laughter, merriment.

Of parties, peace, solitude.

Dancing, dreaming, writing.

But most importantly, GIFT yourself the gift of receiving.

Receiving love, abundance, MONEY – all that you will ever need and MORE.


Because the more you RECEIVE, the more you have to GIVE.

Take a deep breathe in, and slowly exhale.

Your new abundant beginning starts now, here.

CHOOSE financial happiness and freedom.

And damn well charge for your services!


You are just as important as any architect, scientist or surgeon out there.

You might just BE the Shaman FOR the architects, scientists and surgeons.

Psst!…They need all the support they can get! πŸ˜‰


(Shared for Day Six of the #GentleVisibilityBlogfest)


I AM Astra – Biz Wisdom Visionary, Whole Health Intuitive, Animal Healer.

I support you in stepping fully into your power so you may:Β 
> CREATE and ENJOY your relaxed, super fun and fabulously abundant MESSENGER BIZ PLATFORM – andΒ offer TOTALLY EMPOWERED SUPPORT for your True Tribe!
> ENJOY and sustain whole health and vitality for your most empowered Human Experience here on Earth!
Also, I AM here for your Animal Children – providing them with healing for their greatest comfort and happiness, and BEING THEIR VOICE – so they can let you know exactly what they need, and answer any questions you have for them!


13 thoughts on “Why it is Important to Charge for Your Services”

    1. You are so very welcome – and I am honored to have you as my very first comment on my new website! I appreciate you! Love, Astra

    1. YAY!! Thank you so much dear Reba! I am so excited that you stopped by for a read – thank you for all of your support! πŸ™‚

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  4. Absolutely! So important take care of this vessel so we can do what we need to do. I am finally stepping into my power in this regard and allowing more money. I kind of got in “I’m testing this out” mode, in regards to my biz, because I had income from a day job for the bulk of the time I’ve been exploring all this.

    Now I get what I am actually doing (haha!) and it is time to really charge what I’m really worth.

    This post syncs up with where I’m at and was definitely a needed read.

    Oh – and my dad’s a retired architect. Yes, they do need help too – haha! <3

    Thank you, Astra πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, dear retired architect! <3 YAY I am so happy that this post flowed into your life in divine right timing!

  5. I have never been a fan of the idea that if it is spiritual it should be offered for free. Especially when there are physical supplies involved (So many times I have seen it said that rituals and such should be free, but many times the people who are hosting are paying for the supplies out of their own pockets…asking for help, donations or potluck is totally cool!), but even when it’s something that doesn’t cost you money…you are still devoting your time and energy and yes skill! And you are worth it!

  6. I’m still learning on this one. But, it does make perfect sense.

    And as I was reading your post, I had a vision of the monks at our “local” Thai temple crossed before my mind. They only eat once a day, but members of the community follow a weekly schedule in which they bring their daily meal to them – an exchange of energy. They have living quarters at the temple, so they don’t have to pay for housing.

    Messengers in our community put a lot of energy – physical and spiritual – into teachings and healings as do those monks, but they don’t have the benefit of having their meals brought to them or their living arrangement paid for. The members of their tribes, though, do that.

    Things have changed over time and the “template” for spiritual teachers must change with them.

    But, there IS a happy medium, I believe. A difference between an “adequate” energy exchange and “gouging” members of our tribe. It is our job to strike that balance. <3

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