Recently on Facebook a colleague asked the question:

Do you think most healers struggle to also maintain a successful business?

There have been a number of provocative responses to the question and this has stirred up a lot within me as well.

You may or may not know that I spent most of the earlier years of my working life in the real estate business – I was pretty Type A, heady and masculine in my orientation to life and work – always on the go, always active and always working – 12-15 hour days were more the norm than the exception.

Then I broke open and experienced my own spiritual awakening which led to two full years of non-doing – meditating, making art, creating jewelry, sitting on the floor playing with angel cards, channeling, talking to Source/Spirit/God and healing, one day at a time.

From there the journey took me into bringing my new found gifts back out into the world again and I opened a healing arts center and visionary art gallery where I spent two years really coming into my own as a spiritual healer, teacher and leader in the community and going deeply into debt and losing money hand over fist with a business that wasn’t working financially.

The quest for balance in my life has been ongoing for the last decade.  How to allow the self to “Be” and at the same time to actively engage in the world of doing?  Once the gallery was closed I had to find a new way – I stepped out into the world actively bringing my healing gifts to other places and spaces – teaching about auras, chakras, power animals, intuition, crystals and more.  I played crystal singing bowl healing concerts at a number of events, cut an award winning cd Divine Union A Crystal Singing Bowl Healing Journey and wrote and self published a channeled book (Celestial Voices – An Invitation to Ascension from the Arch Angels – available in ebook form now since the cat peed on all my remaining hard copies last year).  Financially things were still not working – I was making just enough to keep on going (water in the desert years) and was continuing to receive the guidance that I was on the right path but that didn’t help when I looked at the outstanding balances on my credit cards and the dwindling savings that was left from my previous career.

Pretty soon it became clear I needed to make another change – AHA!!! The INTERNET!! That’s where I’ll be able to really get my message out into the world – perhaps I’m meant to be a MESSENGER – and I discovered and became one of the founding consultants who midwifed the birthing of a little movement called “The Messenger Network”  I spent a whole year engaged in the network doing free teleclasses, attempting to sell ECourse platforms, and co-creating and heavily marketing the Messenger Mini Book program along with a variety of other programs that were dreamt up to help messengers get their message out into the world.   I was the first (there’s that Type A thing again!) in line with publishing my mini-book – Magical Questions – A Spiral Journey to Spiritual Awakening – but 1 book wasn’t enough for me I actually wrote 3 – Angel ABC’s followed Magical Questions and I still have Stone Medicine sitting on my computer unreleased.

By Spring 2009 the promise of making money with the Messenger Network was still unfulfilled although I had learned a great deal about how to create and give away a ton of content and I had built somewhat of a list – a list of people who were trained to get stuff for free and who rarely if ever actually purchased anything.  By this time I was also divorcing for the second time and really feeling close to the end of my rope financially.    One day an email arrived from Suzanne Falter Barns – an internet based coach who I had taken a course from back in 2003 – she was promoting a friend of her’s Lisa Sasevich who was co-teaching with Kevin Nations a teleclass leading into a live event called MONETIZE YOUR MISSION.

Can you say YEP!!! That’s what I need to do now – like right now – sooner rather than later.

This led me into the world of delivering my gifts in a much more leveraged way – serving groups of people simultaneously – delivering the energy transmissions along with practical teaching and guidance and to the development with my Divine Business Partner of the CORE PATH – Energy Foundations For Divine Wealth Intensive.  I do believe I’ve finally found the “Sweet Spot” where my gifts and the exchange that I receive for them is fair and true.  Where I am in balance and focused and concentrated on serving in the highest way possible and where I am positioned to help others make a strong and powerful bridge between the practical and the spiritual.  This is the place where all of my life experience is coming together (along with that of my Divine Business Partner) and where we are able to help others who are healers (or messengers or teachers or coaches or trainers or artists or performers or some combination of all of these – multidimensional beings!) to stop the struggle and to come into right relationship with their business.  To be in a beautiful balance between the being and the doing.  To be of service to THEIR people in the highest and most joyful way possible.

What I know to be true from this vantage point on the journey is that the continuous calling from Source to INVEST in myself and in my business – again and again – and the continuous calling to TRUST that the exact right MENTOR and experience that I needed to have would be presented to me exactly on time – again and again – and the willingness on my part to take INSPIRED ACTION is what allowed me to come into balance in the end.  Who knows where the road will lead from here – I do!  It will lead to continued growth, evolution, learning, serving, enjoyment, beauty, truth, goodness, blessings, abundant wealth and leaving a legacy for those who are to come!

There are a lot of healers out there who are struggling to maintain a successful business – and there are also a lot of business people out there who are struggling to heal.  Perhaps the time has come for the bridge to be built between the two – for the exchange to be fair going in both directions.  Perhaps you are one who is ready to make the crossing?  I’d love to know your thoughts!

For those interested in seeing the discussion thread started by Dr. Kirk Prine that ignited this blog post here’s the link on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1792735734955&set=a.1061428852740.10948.1136514524&theater

I’d love to see you comment on this subject too!

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