Is spirituality actually a free thing? Yes and no. We like to look at all the great spiritual gurus of humanity as being completely selfless and non-entrepreneurial. They roam the realms to understand life and disseminate their knowledge free of charge. It’s a wonderful thing, because it must not have cost anything for them to acquire such wisdom. Wrong…
Spirituality is surely what we call the invisible realm of life, but just because we can’t see it, doesn’t mean it didn’t come at a visible price. People tend to look at things that aren’t visibly exchanged (spirituality/emotional energy) as costing anything, because it was “free” to begin with. “It’s not real life.” Why should they feel like giving money to someone for their “free” spirituality.
I will tell you that my spirituality didn’t come at a price, especially when trying to develop my spirituality into a sustainable practice. I wish to experience the same sort of physical needs and wants as most other people, being human relationships, traveling, diverse foods, technological advancements, and so on. Sure, it may not be at the same level or intensity, but there are things that help me pursue and develop my spirituality in ways that are suitable for my personal journey.
Water, food, a comfortable living space, heat and a/c, transportation, internet, technology, and everything else costs in order to make my physical existence continue. Though, spirituality and wisdom gained can’t have a price tag, the physical experience through which the lessons learned surely had a price tag. Each and every physical experience that provided me with spiritual lessons to be learned all required a fee, simply because our society and culture has been built around an energetic currency called money.
If you push yourself to excel in a particular practice and develop a product or service, then there generally will be compensation for it. My life hacking practice and insights of the world came at a price, but why is it that there are people who think it should be provided for free? The pain I went through to see these things that others don’t see and developing ways to help them see it within their particular lives took a lot time, attention, and energy. It’s a major price to pay for this kind of work, but maybe we’re not ready to understand that price, which is why we aren’t ready to compensate others who have paid it to the extent they have. I clearly understand I haven’t paid a price like others have, though we all have a paid our own unique price to be who we currently are. Sharing is caring, but why shouldn’t receiving that care be compensated with the physical price it took to go through those experiences, take the energy to process them at a greater depth, and then deliver it to those who would like to receive them?
We pay for everything else (we can usually see), cars, houses, appliances, clothes, music, and so on, but pay for spirituality? Of course not! It should be done out of the kindness of your heart. Agreed, all passionate pursuits should be done out of the kindness of your heart, but it also needs to provide the physical means to support such a pursuit, since we still live a physically integrated life. This, in turn, actually helps spiritual explorers and life hackers gain more wisdom to provide even better insights and wisdom for those looking! For most spiritualists trying to make their spirituality into a practice and a service to others, the concept of donating is highly pushed, because it can seem too capitalistically Western to “charge,” so we say, “If you would like, please donate for the work done.”
This isn’t a plea or guilt trip for money, although it would be nice (just like any business startup), I accept the conditions and terms to such a career choice. This is an aspect that I and others pursuing such a career have to go through, and I wish to let others know more of what we’re about and how our practice and service might be different, but we’re still the same as any other entrepreneur.
Though, I will say that people are becoming more and more aware of the prices other spiritual explorers had to pay and continue to pay in order to perform at the higher levels and provide it to others so they don’t have to pay such steep prices to move through their own spirituality in such a way. All in all, we tend to separate spirituality from physicality, which means spirituality didn’t cost anything physical. I stress that it did cost and will continue to cost, because money is linked to every physical experience you ever had or will continue to have, so why not exchange some sort of compensation for such a price?
Spiritually exploring and life hacking might not have been something people made into a business in the past, so it can seem like a “new industry.” Just think about it for a bit, how can spirituality be an industry? But, as humanity is developing and evolving, we’re seeing the importance of such an industry for the current times of societal turmoil in multiple facets. They all seem to be globally collapsing at the same time. Having spiritual composure really allows for progression through these exploding issues so we don’t collapse with it…
After dealing with many divisions in life ranging from neighborly conflicts to religious and philosophical conflicts, reconciling them is my mission. These divisions can cause many mixed feelings that take longer to remedy and ultimately longer to achieve our unique purposes. My passion is assisting in spiritual evolution while being in the midst of our daily life circumstances...