by Melissa Kitto
Every now and again I get emails from people criticizing me for charging any money for my products and services. Their argument usually sounds something like ‘if you were truly spiritual, you would offer this for free to be of service’ or ‘God’s gifts cannot be charged for’.
There is still a belief out there in the spiritual community that any spiritual service should be given away for free. Where do these beliefs come from? The belief that spirituality and money do not mix started a very long time ago. For example, in the Franciscan monk order it was believed that a vow of poverty was the only way to Godliness. The monks gave away all their possessions. The female order was named ‘The Poor Clares’. What a label! Continue reading