there’s a way of breathing that’s a shame and a suffocation & there’s another way: a love breath, that allows you to open infinitely
— Rumi
 

Money

Did you feel some kinda way when you saw that picture of cash? I felt some kinda way posting it! But that’s to be expected as money is a complex system in our capitalist society. At it's most basic, it's something you give for services rendered, or give for ownership/temporary ownership of an object. At it's most complex, it encompasses concepts of self-worth, sustainability, survival, indulgence, and value. Our culture is unfortunately not equal in terms of financial resources, with some having to struggle (and/or fail) to meet the most basic needs, while others have financial resources beyond what they could ever need.

We are taught that to discuss money is impolite, to share having a limited budget “whining”, & to confess to having inherited wealth or large amounts of discretionary funds “bragging”. Yet this silence around money is one of the keys to maintaining inequity. Just as I seek to undo sexual & erotic taboos so that we can have a healthier world, I also seek to undo monetary taboos as a means to an equitable distribution of wealth.

Fair Energy Exchange (F.E.E.)

Payment is a form of energy exchange: the money is a tangible symbol of the energy that you expended acquiring it & you exchange it for the energy I give you during our work together (and the energy I expended acquiring/honing my skills). While I want this work to be as accessible to as many as possible, I also want my practice to be financially sustainable: allowing me to devote my focus to my clients, engage in continuing education, and afford the type of self-care services necessary to be able to continue both physically & emotionally. My session & registration fees reflect these desires, being lower than those of a lot of my colleagues, yet higher than other healers offering other equally important forms of transformative work.

payment tiers

For my events, instead of a sliding scale I have 3 different payment tiers. All tiers give access to the same information/attention at the events. There is nothing you have to prove to me about your financial situation, I don't ask for your tax returns or pay stubs. I simply ask that you do some honest reflection about your current financial reality from a mindset of abundance rather than one of scarcity & then choose the tier meets that reality.  The tiers are named as they are to reflect the amount of “green” you have access to. The Meadow Tier is my “market rate”; Garden Tier is for those for whom market rate would be a hardship; and Savanna Tier is for those with abundant discretionary income.

The ticketing app that I use charges a fee (pretty much all online ticketing apps do). For the Meadow & Savanna Tiers, the fees are included in the rates listed. For the Garden Tier, I absorb the fee.

 

 

Which tier is right for you?

You are on a limited or stretched budget. 
More than one of the following is true for you: 
You have no savings.
You have dependents or significant debt that sometimes prevents you
making ends meet.
You receive public assistance. 
You are unemployed or underemployed.

Choose Savanna Tier

if more than one of the following is true for you:

  • You have inherited wealth or a large discretionary budget.

  • You own your own home or rent a high-end property.

  • You own more than one home.

  • You have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.

  • You are unemployed or underemployed by choice.

Choose Meadow Tier

if you can comfortably invest in your own personal growth without negative financial repercussions, even if you have to make some sacrifices here & there (sacrifice is different from hardship).

Choose Garden Tier

if more than one of the following is true for you:

  • You are on a limited or stretched budget. 

  • You have no savings.

  • You have dependents or significant debt that sometimes prevents you making ends meet.

  • You receive public assistance. 

  • You are unemployed or underemployed.

You can comfortably invest in your own personal growth without negative financial repercussions, even if you have to make some sacrifices here & there (sacrifice is different from hardship).

You have inherited wealth or a large discretionary budget.
More than one of the following is true for you: 
You own your own home or rent a high-end property.
You own more than one home.
You have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money.
You are unemployed or underemployed by choice.

If you have wealth, I ask you to consider paying at the Savanna tier to support this work & the community of folx who desire it. Your payment at this tier allows me to offer low cost or free events to women in Belize, and offer free practice groups to QTPOC internationally.