Below, when relevant, please apply my experiences marketing shamanic services to whatever you want to give community.
Many people react negatively when I promote my shamanic classes or services. There is such corruption in modern marketing that they assume my motives and marketing methods are the same as that of the endless unethical sales-pitching creeps they’ve already met.
I don’t blame folks for their suspicion, but it still upsets me. For me, marketing is simply reaching out. Reaching out and letting someone know, “Heya, I might be able to be of service.”
I want to help people.
I also get criticized for being passionate about my work. I love that what I do really helps people. I also tremendously enjoy the work itself. Not that it’s always pleasant or easy. The work can be very difficult, for example when I’m guiding a trauma survivor. But even if I’m crying in empathy alongside the survivor, I’m grateful, because that person and I are in the real together. For that moment, we are authentic, honest, powerful, and moving forward. We are in deep connection with each other and cosmos, no matter how painful it might be for us.
But when I reach out to offer help (AKA am marketing), my passion is often misinterpreted. Decades of sales hype makes authentic enthusiasm suspect.
Expressing passion and offering help make one utterly vulnerable. I stand defenseless. Heart-based promotion is putting yourself out there nakedly. So when my sincerity is met by angry accusations, it can wound, discourage, or simply exhaust me.
However, my gods take care of me, sending me the healing and strength and human camaraderie I need.
My gods told me the shamanic gifts they’d given me were to be my 9-5. They added that, unless I strenuously reach out to offer my services (italicized words are my definition of vigorous marketing), I am hiding them, not being responsible to community. I can’t serve anyone unless they know the stats re my events. They also need a sense of me, bc spiritual work is so personal.
So I reach out. With offers of help and info about who I am.
Please stand emotionally naked before your Divine Caretaker, ask for strength to offer yourself to others, whatever your gift, whether it is spiritual healing, baking cookies, crocheting, or anything else. The Gods are smart, They give us talents that help others while helping self; we are blessed that, each time we serve, the gift we give wraps itself around us and kisses our own foreheads. Be naked. Do you need support to face your inner blocks to marketing? I’m here for you. Make a shamanic counseling appointment.
If you already reach out, I praise you. Do you need support to do it bigger, more easily, or otherwise improve it? Make an appointment. I’m here for you. And I have the background and down-to-earth mindset to channel both shamanic empowerments and sound marketing ideas for you, if you desire.
Marketing shamanism is not new, it is as old as shamanism itself. It is simply reaching out, driven by gods, driven by a gift that seeks a giftee, driven by a passion for being of authentic service. Do you need support for any of your goals, whether professional, romantic, creative, or other? Make an appointment.