Monday, November 2, 2015

Fundraising: Donate to Help Cover my Costs

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I want to send a heartfelt "thank you" to all the people who have donated to me this year. Because of you, I have been able to dedicate my full time to working as a spiritual teacher for most of the year.

Woohoo!

All of your donations for meditation recordings, sessions, ebooks, weekend intensives, webinars, and goodwill donations have added up. You've given me the gift to be able to let go of other work I had been doing up until this year.

However, even though this has been my best financial year to date, I need your help to break even for the year. I am projecting that I need about $6,500 to cover all my costs of living.

What are those? Pretty much what you'd expect. A donation will help me to cover rent, food, federal taxes, California taxes, healthcare insurance, car insurance and the usual things. I live a pretty life. Your financial support really is just helping me to take care of myself.

If you are moved to donate, please click on the "Donate" button on the right hand side of the blog. I have a mailing address you can use if you'd prefer to send a check, but PayPal is my preferred means of receiving donations. If you have questions or want to send a donation by mail, you can contact me through my contact form.

The Spiritual Art of Giving and Receiving

One of the practices we learn on the spiritual path is how to give and how to receive. Learning to mindfully give, mindfully ask, and mindfully receive money is important largely because of people's unhealthy interaction with money. People have forgotten that money is just energy. We can move it around into anything, and where we put our energy/money is the world we create. When we put it into weapons and warfare, that's what we're saying is important, and we help propagate more violence in the world. When you donate to myself and other spiritual teachers, you're saying that spiritual helpers and the spiritual path is important. That's really it. Money and how we give and receive are pretty simple in that way.

Since most people are used to having to give up their money out of a sense of obligation or solely as a means to get something, giving from the heart is fundamentally important. If you feel moved to give to me today, then do so. If you do not, then don't. Don't let guilt get in the way. Don't let pride get in the way either. For something so simple as donating money, a whole host of issues can move up inside of someone. If they move up in you, then use this spirituality blog post as an opportunity to do some more inner work.

Finally, whatever amount you feel called to give is fine. Whether it is $30, $300, or $3,000, your financial contribution is greatly appreciated. Your generosity allows me the flexibility to continue to work by my suggested donation rate structure. If you don't already know. I have suggested donation amounts for most of what I do, including my sessions. While I suggested $150 for a one-on-one session, I accept all amounts because everyone is in a different financial position. So when those of you who do have the financial means support me, that ultimately allows me to support some of my other students who don't have much to give.

In short, your donation supports me so that I can support others who are less fortunate.

Thank you for your support. All of you who are supporting me financially or even if it is just "liking" and sharing a post on a social network have made this spiritual teacher vocation a reality for me.

In love and kindness,

Jim
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