Sliding Scale Investment

This outline of sliding scale pricing for my Reiki Healing Sessions and Sovereign Circle Events is intended to serve as a sort of map, inviting each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and to also look deeper at our levels of privilege. This is intended only as a guide and to help eliminate some of the confusion and feelings of guilt that can often accompany sliding scale arrangements.  I ask you to take these various factors into consideration, but please don’t lose sleep or worry excessively over it!  Pay what feels in heartfelt alignment for you as a fair exchange energy for the value of the service I provide, and what resources you have available or can access. 

You may want to consider an investment lower on the sliding scale if you:

  • are supporting children or have other dependents

  • have significant debt

  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance

  • receive public assistance

  • have immigration-related expenses

  • are an elder or BIPOC with limited financial support

  • are an unpaid community organizer/volunteer

You may want to consider an investment higher on the scale if you:

  • own the home you live in

  • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money

  • travel recreationally

  • have access to family money and resources in times of need

  • work part-time by choice

  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.). Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, I ask you to recognize this as a choice.

  • are willing to subsidize another person’s reading by paying more.

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Please be mindful that if you choose to invest at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher investment, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.  Also consider how the amount you choose to invest, reflects regarding your beliefs surrounding money and abundance/scarcity, the true value of the service you are receiving from me, as well as your own inherent value.  Do you believe YOU are worthy of your own investment (time, energy, &/or money)?

Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale investment options, helps create strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the time and energy output of teachers, healing professionals and creators, like me, who also need to support themselves and their families. Additionally, when I am paid fairly and equitably, I am able to invest more of my own time and resources to free and lower-cost offerings and to give back more to my community as a whole.

If you do elect to invest at the lower end of the scale, you are also welcome to offer up an additional barter of goods and/or services in exchange if that feels good and right for you to add.  This is in no way required or expected, but I do know that some people feel called to invest more in terms of energetic exchange, but may not be able to do so in cash. If you feel moved to do so, additional offerings are always welcome!  There are also a limited number of scholarship opportunities specifically for Sovereign Circle- if that is of interest you can read more about that here.

The sliding scale investment for Reiki Healing Sessions is between $15-$75, depending on the length of your chosen session, and Sovereign Circle Sessions are $10-30.