Changes In The Way I Share My Work: Partial Paywall, Seminars, Etc.

Dear Friends,

I´ve been holding space for a discussion on parity and making the work sustainable on my personal profile. And many have contributed valuable suggestions as to how I can continue to help people, without running dry.

This work as you can imagine takes a lot more time and resources than it looks. Sessions, whilst it may mean a half hour for you, means (in some cases) an hour or two of recovery for me.

Working with spirit at high intensity is not something that I can sustainably do for my physical health, and equally for my personal finances.

And you know what I´m like: I do not compromise on quality.

I have family responsibilities and a college loan to think about and so I am having to re-think how I do things.

I did try requesting donations, but literally a handful of people came forth. And I am absolutely grateful to them for wanting to ease my physical existence on this plane.

I cannot hold it against anyone for not contributing because we have collectively become used to the idea that labour online is free.

Otherwise I´m going to have to go back into academia, public speaking or find some other way to make ends meet – and that means bringing this work to a close.

My responsibilities have increased as of late, prompting all these considerations.

You should know me enough by now to know that I don’t share what I share with you for money. You couldn’t make me do it for money, fame , praise, etc.

But I can’t keep doing this if I’m not fiscally supported by the community that I give my time to. There isn’t a balance.

What I’m thinking about is a partial paywall . There will be a component of the work that remains freely accessible.

I do not believe in denying people access to a basic minimum of guidance on the basis of whether they earn enough.

I trust that the people who support me will also support this move. And that people who can pay will not choose to freeload.

Because frankly, people expect too much. You give one thing free, and everything else is expected to follow. This kind of entitlement I will call out, whilst pursuing a path that allows me to maintain a clear conscience. That’s the best I can do.

I’m going to be introducing tiered membership systems and seminars you can purchase and stream online.

I’ll try to keep these reasonably priced, without compromising on my own needs and worth.

I have to think about this stuff. I can’t afford to think about what I want in a vacuum and expect others to match those prices. Life isn’t just about us.

So this process is the best I can do. And hope a fair balance is struck. And the right people are drawn to work with someone who works in this way xoxo

Blessings,

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess

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Hi Bairavee, Have you considered working with a marketing team? I think they could help you make more of a splash with your services. The algorithms are complex and becoming more so, and I just think your work deserves to be seen by a wide, wide, wider audience. I hope that you can consider a good team to bring you to those higher levels of exposure you deserve.

Be Well, Odessa

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Maharani Lavina Faleiro December 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Yes ! Yes ! Yes!

No explanations necessary.

Would be happy to support your work in a structured way. I am not very regular or mindful with donations so I would find such a system helpful.

Your work is invaluable and it is vital you you feel and that you are supported by a community that recognizes your gifts.

With great respect and love and gratitude. Maharani

On Wed, 12 Dec 2018, 11:23 am Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD posted: “Dear Friends, I´ve been holding > space for a discussion on parity and making the work sustainable on my > personal profile. And many have contributed valuable suggestions as to how > I can continue to help people, without running dry. This work as you can > im” >

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DearestTrue One, I support your decision and contemplation 100% and look forward to hearing your decision. Your work is by far the best available at this time. I am now 73 years old and began this work in the mid 1960’s in Los Angeles. I spent many years trying to balance making a living with my counseling practice with attempts to “upgrade” others’ understanding of the transformational aspects of this work. Finally I had a breakthrough “enlightenment” experience that required stopping the work with others altogether. This was 28 years ago. I’m sharing this with you number one because I’m led to do so, number two because you are at a crossroads that is familiar to me. After 7 years of working to integrate the “experience” itself, I left Los Angeles and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to continue the integration process.
No more needs to be said. This is coming from a voice that reaches out to support you at a difficult time. There are so very few who will ever understand what you are trying to do and hoping to share.
The info below is not accurate. I’m only entering something so this comment will reach you. I am already on your list.
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Yes, do it. I follow a few wise souls, and have recently paid to be on the private channel of one.

I do not mind paying the nominal monthly fee, as the work he does is more focused, more personal.

Your time is gold. Perhaps you could simply begin a private channel? I wish you well in your furthur endeavours.

Blessings.

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I completely support your decision(s) and intend to pay for the opportunity to learn from reading your posts.

Thank you!

Val

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Yes my love! Let me know if I can support you with time on brainstorming and product positioning (tiers etc)

Others who do this well:

Daily Om Mystic Mama

Their platform is consistent, well designed and curated with both free and paid content. You’ve probably seen their stuff already. (Their content is not like yours – I’m only referencing the bones of their delivery system)

Daily Om offers online workshops and let’s the customer choose their payment – $15, 25, 45 – etc…

Love you!! Congratulations on taking care of yourself!

Nicky

💜🙏 Nicole Mercolino Text/Talk 818-219-3911

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My American friend from Chicago told me: “I know my value as a woman.” This mindset is foreign to most females. It is time to know one’s value. You will find the best way to get compensated. I would subscribe on a monthly basis to continue getting informative e-mails. Good luck!

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I do agree with your decision! Thank you always!

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El 12 dic 2018, a la(s) 2:22, Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD <comment-reply@wordpress.com> escribió:

Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD posted: “Dear Friends, I´ve been holding space for a discussion on parity and making the work sustainable on my personal profile. And many have contributed valuable suggestions as to how I can continue to help people, without running dry. This work as you can im”

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❤️❤️❤️❤️yes, you must be able to live! I support you, and hope to reflect that in payment soon!

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Jupiblue | Kimberly December 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm

This is a WONDERFUL idea using Patreon!

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I totally support this move and am glad to see you moving forward on the membership tiers. When the system is ready just tell me where to sign up! Take care of yourself and thank you for all your guidance and work – Sherry Laney

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 1:23 AM Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD wrote:

> Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD posted: “Dear Friends, I´ve been holding > space for a discussion on parity and making the work sustainable on my > personal profile. And many have contributed valuable suggestions as to how > I can continue to help people, without running dry. This work as you can > im” >

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I struggle with living in a world dominated by money and needing it to survive. Asking for money doesn’t come naturally to me but giving from a authentic and open heart does. I’m also at a crossroads in my life facing similar issues. Your not alone.

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Totally fine by me, I appreciate your work and the time and effort you put into it.

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