I am amazed at how my practice has blossomed in just two years.
Back in 2012, I graduated from Caroline Kenner's Two Year Program at Gryhpons Grove, and began receiving individual clients at my home. From that moment, I felt like a beacon had been turned on over this website, and my practice has expanded to Group Healing Rituals, Crystal Ceremonies, Soul Retrieval classes, House Clearings/Blessings, and presenting at Spirituality Conferences. I work at home and travel to Delaware, Virgina, DC, and Maryland. My use of Skype allows me to work internationally with clients.
I love doing this work, and I love working with others (and their own Helping Spirits) for healing and connection.
However, I am quickly becoming booked for 3-4 weeks out, and while this is fantastic, I want to learn how to re-balance everything and keep room open for emergency shamanic appointments.
In talking with friends and peers, as well as pulling Tarot Cards and Runes, I've discovered that working 60+ hours per week in the mental health field is no longer feasible for me. Especially as I'm inching towards 15 hours a week for my shamanic practice (can you imagine working 75+ hour workweeks?! No wonder I'm out of balance!). I think I need to reduce my workload in mental health in order to increase my flexibility in scheduling shamanism appointments.
But, it is a terrifying prospect to willfully reduce a steady paycheck in this current economy, and hope that enough balance is retained to be able to pay bills and afford groceries.
Fellow Healers, Ritualists, Astrologists, and Spiritualists: What would you do? What have you done? How do you make it work? How do you find balance?
18 June, 2014
Musings on balancing shamanic work and daily grind
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