[update – 06.12.13 – see end of this post, plz]
Originally Published: February 10, 2013
As I’ve been working on the new private membership site, to be called, “Awaken U”, I’ve struggled with how much to charge for the monthly membership fee.
I’m one of those people who, if given the choice, would do what I do for free. If all of life’s ‘needs’ (bills, money for freedoms and the lack of stress, etc) were met, and the idea of ‘financial struggle’ didn’t exist in our reality, I would most certainly be happiest doing everything I do and never charging a dime.
‘Back in the day’ (circa 1995 or so), I spent several years doing just that. I coached and consulted some of the biggest names in the Internet Marketing arena, didn’t charge anything for my expertise and intuitive insights, and gained an incredible following as ‘the go-to guy’ for many folks who went on to make millions of dollars. I was always ‘provided for’ by Source/God/the Universe, mostly, I believe, because nearly everything I did was out of love and compassion and kindness.
Of course, as things changed (including my perception – major key!), I started charging for my services, my ebooks, etc, etc, and have done quite well. But still, to this day, I have a strong desire to share what I know, what I’ve learned, and what I’ve experienced in my life’s journey, and to not charge anything for it. If not, you wouldn’t be reading this post right now, as I set up this site for just that purpose – to GIVE.
Yes, it costs money and time to do what I do here, even on days that I’m simply posting others’ posts and passing them along to you. ‘Time is money’ … I’ve said that myself countless times. And, time, as we know it, is speeding up … and I have plenty of solid proof, from just the past 3 weeks in my life, that the energy of money and abundance is speeding up with it. So, MANIFESTATIONS are happening faster, as well as more easily. Test it out for yourself and see!
So, my private membership site is scheduled to launch soon, and I began months ago to struggle with a bit of a dilemma: How much to charge, or not to charge for it at all?
I’ve listened to the basic psychological analogies about it … “Your time is worth something, and your knowledge is worth much more than even that, so don’t feel bad charging for it”, and so on. I don’t feel bad at all; it’s not about that, and in fact, I’m well beyond all of those psycho-analyses over the issue. That would be like feeling bad for making money, which isn’t the least bit healthy and sure as hell isn’t going to bring you prosperity or wealth.
But, I decided quite a while back that, if I am going to charge for it, then I’m going to make sure the price meets 2 criteria … 1) That it’s under $20/month, and 2) That it’s a number with some kind of meaning.
I’ve written here before about charging $11.11, $12.12, $12.21, etc, as some of you might recall. As I thought about it today, I asked for Divine guidance in the matter so that I could finally put it to rest and keep moving forward.
As I ‘put it out there’ with my request for Guidance, I immediately began to think of my recent post about the number 8. I had noted in that post, on the screen shot I took and drew on, that 888, 8.8, the combined month/day date which equaled 8, and so on had stood out so strongly to me that I was drawn to pause from my over-booked schedule and write a post about it.
So, I went on a treasure hunt via Google to learn more about the meaning of ‘888’.
As I looked at the number again, I was reminded of my long-time love of the infinity sign. Richard Bach’s The Bridge Across Forever, which displays an infinity sign on the cover, has been on my list of ‘all-time favorites’ for almost 25 years now. I’ve signed my name with an infinity sign flowing from the 2nd l in my last name for years now. My brother made me a pair of wooden book-ends about 25 years ago on which he had carved an infinity sign of each end and painted it in gold.
Side-thought: The widely-known and discussed Harmonic Convergence, which ‘began’ the influx of light and love energy for the human collective to ascend at the time we are in now began about 25 years ago now. Read more here.
Upon Googling ‘numerology meaning of 888’, the first page I went to (always following my first instinct, as I learned LONG ago), gave this explanation and insight …
“ANGEL NUMBER 888
Number 888 is a powerful number as it carries the vibrations and attributes of the number 8
, which include patience, practicality and dependability, personal authority and power, business acumen, finding success and manifesting wealth and abundance
, self-discipline and responsibility, inner-wisdom
, justice and Karma
– the Universal Spiritual Law of Cause and Effect
. [*BH Note: This resonates very deeply with me because it ‘sums up’ what the private membership site is all about – its goal is to help others with exactly these issues and lessons of Life!
]The repeating Angel Number 888 is a message for you to keep your finances in check ensuring that you have set solid foundations for yourself and your loved ones. The Universe and your angels will always ensure that you are supported, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you are living up to your full potential in order to tread your ‘right’ life path.Angel Number 888 indicates that financial and material abundance is on its way into your life and may be suggesting that you will receive unexpected rewards for past good work. Karma re-paid in kind. [*BH Note: This, of course, resonates very deeply with me due, in part, to recent events in my life which have brought with them much greater financial abundance than I had experienced the past year or so.
]Angel Number 888 is telling you that your Life Purpose
is fully supported by the Universe. The Universe is abundant and generous and wishes to reward you. Great financial prosperity is yours, now and in the future.Repeating 888 may also suggest that a phase in your life is about to end and is a sign of forewarning to enable you to prepare yourself and your life accordingly. It may also indicate that you are winding up an emotional, career or relationship phase in your life. ” Quoted from this site
So, obviously, ‘there’s your sign’! The price for the private membership site will be $8.88 per month, and for many reasons which fit so perfectly!
I couldn’t have asked for much greater clarity in seeking an answer to this ‘dilemma’ from the Divine Source. Holding to my belief in archangels, while I’m not sure which of them has been guiding me and mine so closely these past few weeks, especially, ArchAngel Michael and ArchAngel Indriel come to mind, so I’ll give them credit for their assistance and see what more manifests.
The ‘Awaken U’ private membership site will launch soon. Please do stay posted to this blog for more information and the exact timing of the official launch! I’m looking forward to working with MANY of you, and judging from the response so far about it, many of you are ready. It will be exciting, mind-blowing, life-altering, and incredibly Truth-revealing! I can’t wait to get it started for you!
Be well. Much love! ❤
In Peace & Light:
[IMPORTANT UPDATE – 06.12.13 … As more and more events are occurring worldwide, I have found myself spending more and more time tweeting, re-blogging, writing new articles, etc than I had foreseen when this post was originally written and the plan at-hand was to open the AWAKEN U members’ site well before now. I am working harder, longer hours every day helping to ‘connect the dots’ for folks, sharing all I can to ‘assist and guide in the awakening of the human collective’, and providing 1:1 consultations/coaching whenever possible.
Problem being, I am WAY behind on my new book and on the AWAKEN U members’ site. Once it’s done, however, a lot of what appears here at my blog and on my main Twitter account will very likely be moved to a more private, members-only content environment, which paying members will have access to, along with the ‘lessons’, etc that will be a part of the members’ site.
Now, as donations are on the rise, I feel that if people like you continue to generously make donations in helping to keep this blog site free, then I may actually go a different direction with the members’ site, or I may come up with something different, better, and so on. While I don’t ASK for donations here, I do make the option available to those kind souls who wish, by following what is deep in their hearts, to make a donation of whatever amount they feel guided. If you wish to learn more, please go here.
Otherwise, I will be launching the members’ site as soon as is humanly possible, and either way, I want to thank each and every one of you for visiting my site, following me on Twitter, and for sharing what you learn. We are ALL in this together, as ONE, and we are most definitely on the cusp of mind-blowing, life-altering, reality-changing, illusion-shattering, paradigm-shifting change! Hold on tight! Much, MUCH love!!! ❤ ~ b]