With this pandemic going on there are a lot of people that have had to stop working all together. My field of Massage Therapy is particularly taking a hit right now because now it is unethical to practice because of the virus being asymptomatic in 4 out of 5 people. So my job is no longer a stable source of income.
Now I'm left to try to figure out how to keep some income coming in because if I don't I will likely be on the streets and homeless completely as I’m in a temporary hotel room for 2 months which ends on May 5th. So I need to figure out something before then. I will be receiving a paycheck at minimum wage for these 2 weeks but then after that we have been instructed by my boss to resign and file for unemployment if this continues past the 2 weeks. The state of Florida has ordered all licensed healthcare providers in the state to stop all non essential procedures. The Gov. considers massage therapists defined within these terms and massage as a non essential procedure. If this goes on for a few months I won't have any income coming in. I'm not protected as I'm not renting a place so the no evictions or foreclosures don't apply to me. I’m thinking about the saying that I heard from one instructor, Pray like hell to catch the bus but run like hell to catch it or something like that. I know I need to take action soon and should be thinking about what I might do. Several ideas have occurred to me that can be done from home.
While I've been searching for a possible career change, I have found something that could work but it may take some time to finish the course work and get certified as an IT support specialist which can be done remotely. I am also a Reiki practitioner. I have been trained in performing Reiki distant healing which can also be done from home. I was also thinking that I could offer Reiki distant healing to those who need it. But I would need to charge a fee for the sessions to be able to continue to have some income coming in.
I would like to start working with esoteric medicine as well and maybe do that along with Reiki. I'm wondering though would this be ok to charge for Reiki healing sessions if I add in at no additional charge working with them to heal with esoteric medicine if I have the ability to do so, I am new to it so it may take time to develop the skill. I have been feeling a call to work more with esoteric medicine. I do feel a calling from my Being to continue healing work in some way and I need something to support the spiritual work to continue even in these difficult times right now.
My current job is nonexistent and will likely be for a while until this whole outbreak is under control. Maybe I could offer Reiki based upon donations only so people could donate what they feel is right. I just would like to make sure I'm not doing anything unethical. I also remember reading that Samael had to stop charging for psychic readings he was doing. I was just wondering if healing work is considered the same type of work that should not be charged for. Also did Samael accept donations to support his living while healing and helping others? In this day and age we need money to live unless that could be changing with these new developments in the entire world which only time will tell I guess.
I've asked lots of questions in the last week or so and I really appreciate the instructors taking time to help