My life story is much bigger than the obvious. I did not just one day find myself weighing 500 pounds. Food was not my only problem. Food wasn't even my biggest problem. So I understand the complexity of reaching the people I care most about, the people who have found themselves in similar circumstances as I once was. It takes time, patience, and a lot of work to reach those I care most about. And there isn't any money to be made in the process.
How do I know this? Because I lived the life. The people I care most about reaching don't have any money. Like me, their health has robbed them of the ability to hold a job. Further, like me, they don't trust anyone who's selling a solution. I didn't, and still don't. But even if I did, I couldn't afford to pay.
There is vast money to be made selling books, programs, and promises of solutions, all targeted at people with money to pay. But there isn't much to be made from those who need the most help and they end up forgotten. Or worse, they end up being taken advantage of, and of having what little money they do have taken from them by these slick marketers. For this reason I hope to never put a price tag on helping others.
My work is a labor of love and not a money making enterprise. I have been told by many that I need to work with people who can afford to pay, to bring in enough income to allow me to work with those who can't. This hasn't worked out very well. I have a lot less energy than people realize. My body has been through the wringer! I am not young and I never had an abundance of energy even when I was. My full time job is staying on top of my own health. It takes a lot of my time and doesn't bring me any money. Helping others can only be part time, so I need to focus that energy where it will reach those I want to reach most, not working with those who will bring me an income.
This is all wonderful and noble, and complicated by the fact that I myself am still quite poor. Reclaiming my health is only one part of reclaiming my life. And while I have made a lot of progress in areas of health, I am only just beginning to deal with other parts of life. I may never fully dig myself out of the financial hole my life journey has put me in. And I'm okay with that. I have been a lot richer than I am now, and I have been poorer than I am now, and my life expereince has taught me that money does not buy happiness or fulfillment and I am convinced that chasing money won't take me where I want to go.
So, I will do what I do. I will do it at my own pace. I will do it with the resources I have.
One day, perhaps soon, I will be ready to do things in a much bigger way than I am now. That will require a lot more money than I have. I have faith that it will all come together as it should, when it should. In the meantime, I keep in mind that The Universe has it's own currency, and it's not money.
If I have been a blessing to you and you can afford it, consider sending a little financial support my way. I will put it to good use.
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