Making a Dana Offering
Because the skills and insights I now offer you are so deeply tied to how the divine has worked in me during my personal unfolding, I do not believe they are mine to "sell" and so I offer them to you freely with the request that you reflect on the Dana principle and consider a donation that helps me to support the practice of unfolding that is all of our work.
My goal is also to be as accessible as possible so we can do real long term personal work together. To this end, do also ask about trade options if it feels appropriate.
I know this practice may be a bit new and uncomfortable for some, and please do communicate with me if this causes problems for you, however I gently urge you to consider that it is a worthwhile endeavor for anyone to reflect with their heart what their values and capacities for giving are.
Instructions for how to make a Dana offering will be sent to you upon making an appointment. Please contact me to schedule your session today!
What is Dana?
Dana, in Buddhism and Hinduism, is the practice of giving. It literally means "generosity" and is considered part of the spiritual practice. In the Buddhist tradition, teachings and spiritual support are considered both priceless and a birth right as a living being and so should not come with a pricetag. Instead, the practice of generosity is what allows the teachings and spiritual support to flourish. But more importantly, the practice of generosity also requires us to get in touch with what we value and how we can offer support to the world.
Dana is not given in exchange for services, but rather is a gift of the heart - which means it requires a re-orientation for the giver and asks for a deeper "going within" during the process of that giving.
Like Goldilocks finding the porridge that is "just right" - this practice is about not giving more than you feel is right out of obligation or guilt or pride, but also not giving less than you feel is right out of a sense of lack - that you can't afford to give anything. This requires self reflection and honesty...both important to your unfolding.
I find the best way to do this is to look at what your inner child would do!