Even when I scraped by every month while building my Tarot biz, I met with my small but powerful circle of healers (psychics, readers, massage therapists, yogis, acupuncture, SRT) to reset and balance my energy. Like most healers, I had to be reminded that self-care is essential to my well-being and success. Many healers burn themselves out trying to save the world and haven’t yet learned that it isn’t their responsibility.
One of the biggest obstacles I had to rethink was that I didn’t have enough money to spend on my healing. There was always a bill to pay or I squirreled away $$ for the next dry spell. Thank heavens for my crew who insisted that I get healed and we worked out a barter system that kept me sane and upright.
It’s been 14 years since I started Shivaya Wellness and biz is booming exactly the way I pictured all those years ago — which translates to me having plenty of time for work, play and my healers. I still barter with a few but I’m happy to actually pay now. My crew are full-time and depend on the money from their sessions. They are also the best I know so I’m glad to support them on the journey, as they still keep me sane and upright!