I have a love/hate relationship with commerce. I love that through the exchange of goods, services and currency you can get any need or desire met in life. That to me makes perfect sense and seems a great system. I hate the greed, inhumanity and lack of social consciousness and responsibilities that come along with commerce.
Like “hey….I’m gonna make money any which way I can and screw over whoever I need to, however I need to for my own benefit, thank you, fuck off”. That just seems to be the way most corporations* seem to work. They are so disassociated from real life problems of real (ordinary) people that they operate under this false sense of entitlement. Screw the fact that they make money off of the same populace they screw over so readily. Nope. They see no connection. No responsibility. No sense of debt or gratitude.
Now I could blame some idiot corporate entity or I could understand that behind the veil of untouchability are just arrogant, self-indulgent people that are just as fallible as anyone else and have pity for them and their lost humanity (souls). That’s the stance I try to take, at least. Otherwise I’d have to go full blown Fight Club mode and no one wants to see that.
For myself, how I operate my businesses is in a symbiotic state of “let this be a win/win for everyone”.
All this to simply say that I’ll be changing things up for myself a bit. Now that I won’t be working with Jill anymore. I’ll focus more on getting my businesses organized and adding services. The hardest thing about owning your own business is how many hats you have to wear. You can outsource anything for the right amount of money but if you are lean, then you can outsource nothing really.
I had lowered my eBay commission structure but I think I’ll reevaluate that and put them a bit higher again. Then I’ll be adding on holistic healing to my colonic studio services. I have decided I can do one healing a day. I can’t do more because there is no way to know how one healing goes, let alone what I will need to do for myself afterwards to replenish. Sometimes I feel more energized after a healing and other times I feel wiped out (as much as 2-3 days even).
I will have to mess with the pricing a bit but I’ll see what I do and how I do it. I’ll have to create a form that will tell me the things people don’t normally tell you so I can fully understand the full spectrum of a person’s needs before I work on them. I plan on taking this very seriously, as I don’t intend on taking money and not providing something of value, and fulfilling a need. What that need is will be more up to God/Divinity than myself, but I’ll do my all to help and facilitate that.
It’s a tiny bit scary. Not because I don’t believe in myself. I do. Not because I don’t believe in the power of God. I absolutely do. But because now I’m putting myself on the spot. Camera, lights, action. I’m also excited though.
Life is an ongoing journey of rising up to meet our own challenges with as much grace and courage as possible. This is my time to embrace this part of my journey, once and for all and all the emotions that carries.
Hope your day is full of grace and courage. 🙏🏽🌺🦋🌈🌞🤗💋💖🥰🥊
*but not just corporations,