How does it work?
The services I offer, I offer to you as a gift.
There certainly is a value attached to them. "Fair pay" based on what my peers in the field charge is $100/hour.
But I do not “charge”. And money is never a limitation in working with me.
In return for my help, I simply ask that you support my work by contributing whatever amount you consider most appropriate for you, a donation in accordance to your means, integrity and appreciation for the value received. It would be greatly appreciated if you can support me at a level comparable to everyone else's, but it is never a required condition for us to work together.
As you will never "owe" anything, you can also regard it as "Pay It Forward" to gift the next person to benefit from this. That means that some will have the means to be very generous, while others will have a lesser ability to contribute. Because often those who most need help can least afford it. And this is partly why I wanted to remove that limitation.
And I will work even with those who cannot pay at all...
Why am I doing this?
Though, like you, I need to live in a material world, I am not doing this work for the purpose of making money. In fact, if I won the lottery tomorrow, I would probably continue to do exactly the same thing, but totally for free, removing even the donation option and just giving it away as I can!
Because it is my passion and my gift to help others. Help them live fully, express fully, uncover their gifts and thrive in their lives.
And I choose to give my gift regardless of what I receive in return, deeply trusting that I myself will be given what I need to not only continue giving my gift, but thrive.
Additionally: it is my belief that this is a part of the next paradigm, this is how we will relate in deeper community - through gifting and mutual support.
Because, as one of my dear friends, who has lived this way for 15 years now, put it in the very title of his book: "We Need Each Other".
As my generosity will contribute to your success, my success will be a measure of your generosity.
Do you still have questions for me?
Read more about the Gift Economy at:
Bill Kauth: "We Need Each Other" - Building Gift Community
Charles Eisenstein: "Sacred Economics"
ServiceSpace (formerly CharityFocus)
Karma Kitchen (on KarmaTube)
"In a context where your gifts are valued, where what you bring is exactly what your community needs, you don't need to make a living. All you need to do is