About Love Offerings
The absolute truth: if I could, I would support all people on the journey toward life’s end at no cost to them. It would be my honor and joy.
Historically, communities had wise-women they provided for, freeing them up to do their heart’s work.
That’s not the case in our modern world, and with the need to put a roof over my own head, I sought for a middle way—a way between charging the high fees the world says I should charge, and offering my work for free. The middle way, for me, is to work for love offerings.
My ability to work for love offerings really depends on a generosity of spirit on your part. It requires you to pay what you can, as generously as possible. It’s not meant to be a way for you to get my help “cheap” so you can use your money for other things. That’s not generous—in spirit or in any other way.
On the flip side of that, I don’t believe it’s loving or generous for me to expect you to pay so much that you suffer as a result.
Because this model isn’t common, and because I’ve found people really struggle to figure out what’s appropriate, here’s a guide you can use in considering whether you can be appropriately generous with me:
For 1:1 private work with me: I expect that your generosity will extend, at a minimum level, to $50 per hour. I also expect that you’ll make an offering on time, by the last day of any month in which we work together.
As to how much time we’ll spend together? It really depends on what we’re doing. I’m happy to discuss that when we talk.
If you can be appropriately generous as mentioned above, that’s a good start. In all cases, if you can afford more, please offer more. “More” can be money, of course, and most often is, but if you genuinely don’t have a way to be more generous with money, it might also be in the form of gifts. One woman gave me beautiful stationery that she’d made. Another gave me tomatoes from her garden. I’ve received skill-based gifts as well—maybe you know how to do something that would be useful to me.
There are many ways to be generous with me. Trust your heart to know what to offer, and trust me to be delighted. ♥