I was hoping for some more replies to this thread, but as none have yet been forthcoming I'll give you my viewpoint. I do house healing work, I am on the BSD Professional Register so I do charge for my services and I also tutor courses in this field.
ledgehammer wrote: what right does any of us have to start moving and manipulating any of this stuff, do we know enough confidently to do this.
You know from our previous exchange
where I am coming from in the sense of having to establish a clear line of permission before doing anything of this nature, and the ethical considerations involved. Having spent several years training and practising before getting into this work, I feel that I do indeed know enough to confidently do the work where required. Client feedback and independent analysis by holistic practitioners indicates that the work is successful in most cases. There will always be more to learn of course, and every case brings new lessons and experiences, but yes, I do have confidence that I am doing good work otherwise I would not be doing it. As to 'right', the fact that I am being engaged by a client to help them deal with problematic energies in their home or office gives me clear permission to do so as there is a genuine need.
In each case, the work is done with respect and love, with the intent that only the property being worked on is affected, as I don't know what the implications might be in the larger context. So in most cases the 'stuff' is diverted away from the space, or neutralised or transmuted (whatever is required) for the space concerned only.
Of course there are people out there whose ethical standards are not as strict as we (i.e. the BSD) would like. I even recently heard that somebody had the audacity to try and re-route the Michael and Mary currents in Glastonbury so that they no longer flow through the Abbey grounds, because they didn't want to have to pay the Abbey entrance charge! Now that is completely unethical behaviour in my book, and the arrogance of moving such major earth currents is simply beyond belief. I actually cannot even bring myself to believe that such a feat could possibly be accomplished on a permanent basis to be honest - if we have anyone in Glastonbury who could check this out for us, it would be good to know.
ledgehammer wrote:I respect charging people for your time if you are teaching people how to dowse, but dowsing is so open to scrutiny around charlatanism with offering to do house clearings as a financial service and I simply am not confident any dowsers can speak for someone else's detriment or health.
As someone who has invested a considerable sum of money in my own personal training to do this work, and where a typical job is at least equivalent to a full day's work for me (and that's leaving aside the ongoing karmic and energetic connections with both space and client), I feel perfectly justified in charging for my time. I gave up a full-time job with a good salary in order to do more dowsing work, and as much as I would love to be able to help people for free, there are bills to pay and man must eat. I do not endorse products that I have not previously tested on myself and found to be effective. I agree that there are some people who aggressively market themselves and/or products that may or may not do what they claim to do, but you get that in any field of operation. There are always charlatans and con men waiting to take advantage of the unwary in the pursuit of a fast buck. That's why there is such a thing as the BSD Professional Register
, where every practitioner listed has been vetted on the basis of feedback from satisfied clients. For me personally, I get a lot of referrals from a holistic practitioner who uses Vega testing and other devices to measure geopathic stress in his clients, whereupon he will refer them to me. When I have worked on their property, he will test them again and let me know if the work has been successful or not, so that's a great piece of independent and confidence-boosting feedback and lets me know how well I am performing. I also have many testimonials from satisfied clients whose health has improved after I have worked on their property, so I repeat - yes, I am confident that I am doing good work.
I would respectfully suggest that your concerns are simply reflecting a lack of knowledge and confidence in your own abilities that further training would alleviate.