As an intuitive spiritual-creative, it has taken me ages to find a positive attitude about money and marketing what I’ve got. Pricing? Tricky. Marketing? Loathed it. Business strategy? What??
And yet, money is the energy-exchange vehicle of this planet – at this moment.
In times long gone one would barter: if I had found and gathered more blueberries than I could use ( a silly thing to do, I know), I’d trade them for the eggs my neighbor had in abundance.
In our time the currency is money.
I find it fascinating how exchanging numbers on a screen or bits of paper or metal from hand to hand is so widely accepted and natural that we don’t even think about how absurd it is. It’s handy, that’s for sure, but it’s also somewhat unfair and risky. I read this book, a refreshingly optimistic view on the history of money economics and the idea of a basic income (if you prefer you can also find it in Dutch) recently, and wholeheartedly recommend it.
In the line of my previous post I’m going to launch a trial to celebrate the new year and new possibilities. Instead of sitting and waiting for the world to change, I’m changing a part of my world. I’ve been playing with the thought of opening the possibility for bartering-transactions for…years now. But I’ve been sitting on a fence because, even though I’ve seen brave and inspiring pioneers taking the path before me, I’ve also been hearing warning voices not to do so. But you don’t know it before you’ve tried it, right? So let’s go for the trial!
Basically, the idea is this:
I’m offering energy body cleanups&boosts, interspecies communication, advice on potential plant allies and natural perfume.
In the autumn I also have herbal teas and dried herbs from our organic little farm.
I’m looking for ‘japanese zen-style’ ceramic cups and bowls, wooden utensils, 100% wool (angora/silk also fine) yarn for hand knitting, and your creative, loving suggestions.
To get an idea about what I like you can take a look at my Pinterest boards.
It is as simple as that.
And please don’t be offended if you get a “no, thank you” as a response (which will also be an invitation for you to come up with something else – it’s also a creativity challenge, I suppose).