What does it mean to be ethical in the realm of spirituality? | Polly wirum
Spiritual and metaphysical practitioners and stores have become increasingly easy to find both online and in physical stores.
You can hire a psychic or a coach and buy crystals and essential oils very easily now.
Part of me loves it, but part of me wonders if this is a place where ethics and spirituality can flourish together.
What does it mean to be ethical when your business is spiritual?
Years ago, I became a certified life coach. Certification was not required, but I felt it referred to credibility.
There was nothing fascinating offered in the classroom. Most of the documents seemed like common sense and my nursing background certainly helped me.
But, the class was a revelation. Many people with a wide variety of skills and experiences had a desire to help others.
I also became certified as an Angel Reader. The certification is a little cranky, but again I felt it offered added value for credibility.
What I am now offering clients is the result of years of experience and my ability to connect with the other side. This is ultimately what makes mediums and mediums skillful.
There are no regulations on psychics, psychics, energy workers or coaches.
I’m not saying there should be formal guidelines, but I do believe that ethics and talent should play an important role in the longevity and success of all practitioners.
Marketing is sometimes the most important factor in the business accomplishments of coaches, psychics, and other healers.
I buy into the idea that people will find the energy worker or healer who is best for them. I also know that everyone should pay attention to how they feel about the practitioner.
Be insightful. How does their advice support you? Do they have a ploy to make you spend more money? Getting medical and mental health experts and legal advice is very important for energy workers.
In recent times, spiritual advisers have shared their views on the pandemic as if it were medical advice. Sometimes the best referral a client can receive is to refer them to an appropriate provider.
The beauty of this wide open system is that you should be able to find a practitioner who is right for you.
They each have their own style and approach to sharing information. Trust your own intuitive abilities.
I like the following quote from John Gerzma: “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good management, even humor, work in companies all the time. “
It is time for all healers to collectively take an oath, similar to the Hippocratic Oath. A promise of “Do no harm first”.
Even if there are no regulations, do your homework.
When you are looking for spiritual guidance, turn to practitioners who demonstrate professional behavior. Read their reviews and testimonials.
Your insight can create an environment where ethical practitioners thrive, with or without regulation.
What about essential oils and crystals?
Essential oils are a huge business. They can even be found in mainstream stores. The marketing of essential oils as home remedies has been very successful.
Hidden under the promise of healing is the potential danger to environmental resources, worker health, and potential unhealthy additives to the oil.
If possible, find an essential oil expert who knows exactly where the plants grow, who harvests them, and what chemicals or other oils are added.
The crystal market could be an even bigger business opportunity than the sale of essential oils.
Crystals are on clothing, jewelry and, of course, sold for their healing properties. The diamond industry has been exposed to being involved in issues relating to child labor, workers’ rights and questionable environmental practices.
You must have the same mindset when buying crystals. Are they being operated ethically? Is it a sustainable practice?
Some crystals come from places with deep political unrest. Like anything else, you need to explore what your money supports.
Do the businesses and practices you support fit into your moral compass? It can be very revealing and indicates if your heart and lifestyle are aligned. These are the things to keep in mind when thinking about what it means to be ethical in the realm of spirituality.
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Polly Wirum is an intuitive life coach and writer. If you’re ready to find out more about your deepest self, contact her for an intuitive astrological reading, psychic reading, or spiritual life coaching.
This article originally appeared on pollywirum.com. Reprinted with permission from the author.