Thank you for offering.
Every week, I offer gift sessions to people on a pay it forward or pay what you can basis. Not surprisingly given the state of our economy, in recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of people without the means to pay for services that could really ease their suffering.
The monetary value of the freely given services I delivered in 2014 was equivalent to over 20% of my revenues. In 2015, I created this page at the urging of some seriously awesome clients who wanted to contribute to this effort.
Even within communities of apparent affluence, there are those struggling to make ends meet. If you’re like me, you may know something about this and feel compelled to offer whatever you can. My policy is that as long as I have the capacity to offer my work to those who can benefit from it, I do, and that means never turning anyone away simply because of money. As a small business owner, I can’t always afford to do this, but as a human being, I honestly believe that I can’t afford not to do this.
I believe in a world in which our caring is not limited to family, friends, and those who can afford to pay for it. I believe that our well-being is interdependent, and thus, it behooves each of us to care for all of us. I believe in a world in which people of all persuasions, backgrounds, worldviews, and socio-economic states have access to resources that support our personal and planetary well-being. I consider this work to be one such resource.
Sometimes this makes it more challenging for me to pay my bills since my bill collectors still live in a world in which money is the only currency that matters, but this is one of the ways I choose to contribute to a world of goodness on a regular basis. If you would like to join me in these efforts, there are several ways to do so:
Tip the Scale: some clients can’t afford to pay for the services they need, so when you purchase your sessions, if you have the means to do so, give a little more when you can. This helps support weekly sessions for those who otherwise would go without and ensures that our community is blessed with goodness from all walks of life.
Donate Care Shares: if you happen to be someone blessed with more than enough who understands how valuable it is to have a little regular rest, relaxation, and support, all donations are gratefully accepted. Every dollar you contribute is dedicated to sessions for people who really need these.
Give Karma Credits: when you know that you’re going to be absent, feel free to share the goodness with someone else who could benefit from a little Luminanda love. Instead of scheduling a make-up session, arrange to gift your session to someone else who can apply the credit during your scheduled time. If you don’t have anyone in mind, just let me know, and I can offer it to someone for you.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I'm grateful for all that you do to bless the world with your unabashed, inevitable, and inextinguishable brilliance.