Originally Posted by HiImJeremy
You may think you've laid down some good examples - but it's the same old crap really. Heard it all before. You're repeating the same old argument. It's been thoroughly fleshed out and countered many times over. How crazy we must all be for allowing to value ourselves, right? We musn't be spiritual at all!
I don't think it's fair you've used your limiting beliefs about money to chastise people who don't see it the same way.
That being said, this is all within reason. If your paying $800 for only half an hour or even an hour with one person - then you'd wanna bloody make sure it's worth it. Me personally - i don't care how good you are- $800 is going to feed my family for 2 weeks so they ( The psychic) can dream on lol.
No, I think we are all victims of modernism and a decaying society where the goal is to exploit each other's problems for a profit. We have all been conditioned from birth to accept the notion that we must trade our time and labor for the major part of our lives for this thing called money. There are many elements society that have made businesses of taking advantage of other people's miseries for self serving incentives and profits and those that can't pay don't get any help, usually no matter how dire their needs and circumstances are.
I've seen and read about enough atrocities and destruction done for monetary incentive, and it is my firm belief that money too easily corrupts and distracts, and is wholly unnecessary. There is a better way to have a society, it has been long documented the shortcomings of the monetary incentive and it's soon time for this society to move on to a better societal economic paradigm, or we will destroy ourselves and the earth in the name of PROFIT.
Oil companies take advantage of oil deposits and in the process destroy the surrounding environment for this crap called money. Food companies put chemicals in our food that make them taste better, look better and so they last longer, this is done for a profit, but in turn these chemicals cause cancer and all sorts of diseases and disorders, but they won't stop using them because it will hurt their profits! Then in turn, the medical industry further exploits people's sufferings probably caused by the crap they eat by selling treatments, but those that can't pay are allowed to just die because it's not profitable to treat them. Then furthermore, someone who may have been so heavily victimized or traumatized by their environment they may seek out a spiritual healer or someone of the likes for help, who in turn still further exploits their problem for a profit.
It has long been curious to me seeing self professed spiritualists goody-good new agers all over the internet engaging in this same self serving behavior of exploiting other peoples problems and concerns for a PROFIT. I would expect this from some big greedy corporation or some other mundane industry, they do this all the time, but when someone goes around claiming to be some spiritual guru who has all this knowledge and wisdom who wants to help people, the game changes
. But somehow they have justified and we have accepted that it's OK to run up an enormous bill for some "help".
Hold on a minute, I thought the claim here was that these are people that are significantly more spiritually and consciously aware than the rest of the population. How is it they don't understand the un-importance of money, and try to justify charging enormous prices for help? Isn't that the same behavior that the spiritually unaware mundane majority of our society does? Why then are the "spiritually aware" doing this too? I thought they were spiritually conscious and aware! But even they trade their professed spirituality for an outrageously overpriced mundane incentive (money), more-so than I bet their supposed spiritually ignorant counterpart would charge in the same instance. This is a very interesting and curious contradiction in principle.
A psychologist, most of whom don't claim to be big time spiritual types, would charge somewhere between $100-$200 an hour for similar services such as advice and emotional healing, but online you will see hoardes of self professed positively oriented spiritualists charging several hundreds for a meager amount of time to give you advice and such. They claim to be all into this spiritually aware conscious hype, which is the polar opposite of physicality and materialism, but it appears that they have fallen even worse into the trap of materialism and wealth that is currently hypnotizing billions on our planet today who can't see past the acquisition of money and material wealth, destroying the planet in the process of endless cyclical consumption. Yes, again, an interesting contradiction in principle.
And I know I'm coming off as somewhat harsh and perhaps to some even a bit judgmental, and perhaps the sentiments contained in this post are not popular yet
, but I'll stand as the lone wolf and be candid and outspoken about it, that being, a person should not trade acts of kindness for a self-serving incentive, especially if that person is claiming to be the spiritually aware guru type.