It was strange that the first healer who came to the The Place of Angels centre caused a huge row about money. On her arrival after we picked her up from the airport, we welcomed her with tea and coffee and sat round the big dining room table so we could explain how The Place of Angels functioned.
When I came to the bit about tithing 10% of her earnings to the trust fund (or working for free for those who could not afford to pay) which would ensure the future functioning of the centre, she went ballistic. She was incensed that we asked her to tithe from her earnings when people needed to learn what she had to teach. She had come from England to earn money she explained not to work for free!
Well, rules were rules and she eventually did it - especially when I pointed out that she was being shown around the country (by us – who took her out on sightseeing tours in our free time), that she was receiving lodging virtually free, and that most healers WE knew tithed in time by working for free in their communities and tithed in money when they used the centre.
At that time, visiting healers working at the centre had the use of the whole building. They self-catered in the kitchen. There was no house rental fee or charges for electricity or water. The gardens were theirs to enjoy and many workshops ended up outside in sunshine and fresh air.
Sometimes the Universe offers you the thing to challenge you, FIRST! This first healer just happened to be the most arrogant, self important, money grabbing one that ever worked at the Place of Angels.
However, to forgive her, she had come from the UK, and was probably unaware of the way healers we knew shared their wealth. We lived in a country where poverty never seemed to go away.