The Cost Of Hiring A Psychic Medium
Back in the Victorian era when mediumship was popularized, a medium who charged for their readings was more liable to be considered a fraud than one who didn't.
But you have to remember that back then, women didn't work, men did, and although female mediums have always been more common than male, back then it was the men who paid the bills.
At that time, any women who worked was either condemned or considered suspicious regardless.
Since that time, the woman's suffrage movement has occurred and three female rights revolutions have marked our history.
Despite all the changes that have occurred between then and now, everyone I know in the industry has a story to tell about that time someone scolded them for charging for their gifts.
And most psychics, as they were back then, are women.
Likewise, everyone I know (psychic or not) also has an opinion about whether or not someone should be charging for their gifts.
Although all businesses have costs, it seems if you are a psychic medium who seeks similar compensation, services come under attack.
The cost of hiring a psychic medium is a hot botton issue, but the reality is: it shouldn't be.
Time + skills = money.
The end right?
Well, not right.
Lots of people still debate this.
If you are new to this topic, the few articles below that will help you gain more information on this issue to help you make a more informed decision about your own personal feelings on it all.
It's a gift but . . .
What goes into the cost of hiring a psychic medium
Most hobbyist practitioners don't charge for their readings - because well, they have another job that pays the bills. Where professional practitioners with office spaces, telephone lines, and credit card processors do charge and they are ostracized from their community, simply because it's the only way they stay afloat.
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These are just a few articles that will help you tackle the issue regarding charging and help you make up your mind regarding your own beliefs.
And if your thoughts are still out for debate on this issue after reading all this and you find yourself further asking,
Should psychic mediums charge at all?
From my perspective, yes:
If someone is offering their skills, their time, and their training to the public during times when they could otherwise be holding down another job, they should be receiving compensation, otherwise they'll being going bankrupt - emotionally, financially energetically or all three - within no short order.
Yes, it is a gift, but all professional psychics train and even a psychic deserves to make a living. They are providing a valuable service. That alone is enough, forget, that they need to pay for their own continuing education (to keep their sessions tip-top), their utility bills (to keep a roof over the office space they offer their work in), their rent, and the space they give your reading in.
So to allow that to continue, a value exchange needs to occur.
Money is a sign of respect and an exchange of energy for something valued, and even if a psychic medium has a fee, before you cast stones, remember: many psychics offer regular pro-bono sessions as part of their spiritual professional code of ethics, even if they don't advertise it publicly.
These days, when someone criticizes me for charging, I either don't engage in it at all, or I ask what they do for a living. And a lively conversation is often sparked.
Amanda Linette Meder