Do you consider yourself an artist? Even though I don’t paint, sculpt, draw, create, perform or record music, weave fabric or take photographs, I still fancy myself part of that fold. Some have told me that I paint word pictures with my writing. I consider anyone in creativity mode to be an artist. Do you believe that those who add beauty to the world deserve to be well compensated for their talents and abilities? I certainly do.
Now, here comes a challenge….I have heard some folks say that healers, spiritual teachers, clergy and transformational teachers should do what they do gratis or by love offering. My repsonse is something along the lines of the time, training and expertise of those who offer service deserve to be well compensated, much as a doctor, athlete or actor/actress is as an ‘of course’. I add that the utility companies, the bannks that hold the mortgage and lien on my car, the supermarket where I shop, the gas station where I fill up my Jeep, all expect to be paid. They don’t care that I offer services as a minister for ‘hatching, matching and dispatching’, or case management in an acute care psychiatric hospital. When I have explained it that way, most people seem to understand this new perspective.
So, are you willing to be a thriving artist and claim your talents and skills, allowing for an abundant return on your time and talent? I am and I stand beside you…cheering you on all the way.