The Real Cost Of A Healer


*names have been changed to protect the identity of my clients, not including myself.

One of my clients, Thea* and her colleagues kept raving about an energy healer for months when I was abroad. Every single time they had a session with him, they described it as ‘leveling up.’

“What do you mean by leveling up?” I asked her.

“In every way, physically, mentally and emotionally. We all feel one hundred,” Thea responded.

I am always open to meeting those who serve others. I am fascinated by healers who have a different set of extrasensory abilities, who are rock solid in their gifts. By the time I landed in California from Eastern Europe, the meeting was already set for myself and Carl*.

Thea picked me up for our hour long drive in LA traffic. It wasn’t an hour, because it’s LA. We pulled in Carl’s driveway because like most word of mouth healers, he worked out of his home office.

My intuition told me to protect myself prior to stepping foot into his home. When the door opened, a surge of energy rushed out and smacked me in my face. I immediately covered Thea in my energy field.

That was not good juju energy that came out.

I smiled at him and introduced myself as Carl walked back to his client who laid on the massage table in the middle of his living room. I gazed at the original wooden panel walls and then down to the stained dark orange carpet. The front window shed some light in the home, but other than that, it was dark. Hip hop rattled one of the panel walls that played from the boom box in the left corner.

As Carl sat on a stool next to his client and worked on his client’s shoulder, I watched his hands. My eyes then shot down to his left foot underneath the table. The hair on the back of my neck stood up.

May I use the bathroom?” I asked in that moment.

“Of course, to the back and on the right,” the client on the table responded.

My throat had closed up and I couldn’t breathe. The energy was thick and dense in his home and by the time I came out of the restroom that had no toilet paper and an orange ring in the toilet, I had to leave.

I had to get out.

Thea’s eyes followed me as I bypassed her and excused myself to the backyard. It was raining and I didn’t care. I stood underneath the patio shade in my socks, against the concrete wall, out of line of the sliding door and exhaled.

“Hey, are you okay?” Thea asked me as she came out.

“No, I’m not. The energy is very heavy in there, it’s dense. It’s dark. It’s the consistency of green slime. He doesn’t cleanse his space or himself after his sessions does he?” I asked her.

“I’m not sure….” her words drifted off.

It was confirmed the day after that Carl had never cleansed his space or his own energy fields after his clients’ sessions. All the heaviness, lower vibrational emotions, all the dark entities he’s helped release energetically from clients stayed in the negative spaces of his home. The heavy energy compounded again and again. It also stayed in his hands.

And in his left foot.

The darkness and dark entities that walked into his home attached to his clients jumped into his left foot. As he worked on his current client, I watched through my third eye as the entities and dark energy in his hands transferred into his client.

What Is The Real Cost Of A Healer?

Really expensive if you choose or align yourself with a healer who does not understand the power of energetic cleansing methods.

Because in this third dimensional world, it’s all energy and energy transfers.


I want you guys to imagine a person who is calm, serene and is at peace with herself or himself. This person focuses his or her might into healing others and has a strong foundation of her own healing practices and cleansing methods. She grounds herself as much as she spiritually cleanses herself because she knows Mother Earth and her are one. This healer knows when and what is happening with herself, therefore she is able to tap in to others very easily. She has become a master at her own extra sensory gifts. She transforms lives and ‘levels up’ clients on top of cleansing them afterwards. This healer trusts in the Universal force and alignment of God and life. She is at this place in her life because of all the sacrifices and all of her own inner work she’s made and done. She is a teacher and a student.

Now imagine a person who is stressed about paying their bills. Their original light and love message is now in survival mode. They want to help and heal others, they really do, but they are still very hurt inside. Their inner child is still waiting to be acknowledged from their higher selves. This person does not feel abundant or prosperous. They feel no need to cleanse themselves spiritually after clients, because they don’t want to (ego) or maybe they’re too stressed to do it. They do not ground themselves or connect with the lifeline of Mother Earth. Whatever the case, their own mind and emotional state is imbalanced. Their chakras are out of line and they’re taking you on as a client because they need the money.

Which one would you want as your healer?

I’ve met both kinds, all kinds of healers who are the kindest souls without an inkling of business boundaries or boundaries. I’ve met some badass psychic mediums with metaphysical gifts that were very accurate, but both feet off the ground. Most of them floating in la la land without any grounding practices.

Every single spiritual teacher, healer, guide, master etc. is on a different timeline and different level. There will always be people aligned with healers like Carl because they vibrate on the same level. I will attract different clients because of my experience and frequency.

What is the real cost of a healer? The same as picking a therapist who doesn’t care or a mechanic who patches up the problem instead of replacing the part. Not all healers, therapists and mechanics are created equal.

Someone recently told me that they could not afford my services and it was too expensive. I agreed with her and then sent her a blessing because:

Expensive is going to someone who is not versed in the field of dimensional doors who open one up to let in the boogeyman. Expensive is going to someone who tells you they will help you, to place another spell on you so that you can go back to them. Expensive is paying a lower price per session that compound payments over the years into a much more absorbent price. Expensive is going to someone who lays their hands on you, hands which hold the energies of the last ten client’s heaviness.

You really do get what you pay for.

If the answers you seek your entire life is uncovered within two or three sessions, or the will to break down all inner obstacles sparked, or the releasement of darkness and heaviness completed, or the generational family curses gone, what really is the cost?

There are so many people who hold an ideology that a true healer does not charge for services. Jesus did not charge, why should we?

Jesus is like each one of us. We are our own healers. All of us can heal ourselves. Most choose not to. My extrasensory abilities and know-how may include all the below plus more, but I sacrificed one life to live this life. Others have chosen differently.

Music is healing, poetry is healing, writing is healing, therapy is healing, art is healing and so forth. As we pay for tickets to concerts and books and paintings, why not support those who have chosen to make their life and living in healing others?

Some healers may have chosen to become teachers when they should have continued to be the students. Some jumped right in when the sign may have said to wait ten minutes.

So what is the real cost of a healer? Real expensive when the person dived in too soon and took you in with them.

Here’s a general list of costs I pulled from professionals I know in each field:

  • Psychic medium: $100–$475 an hour/session
  • Hypnotherapist: $175-$350 an hour/session
  • Intuitive Energy Healer/Reiki Master: $75-$200 an hour/session
  • Shaman: $500 minimum
  • Past Life Regression/Reader: $75-$150+
  • Clairvoyant/Claircognizant/all of the Clairs to guide you: $100+

If the modality one chooses has an outline to learn from, by all means, jump right on it. But if the healer you seek is in a field that requires self-discipline, self-mastery and the maintenance of their personal power; request alignment not of only of costs but also for your highest good.

I send each one of you blessings, light and love from California.

Blessed be.

Follow Up: I have given advice to Carl about implementing cleansing practices and rituals before and after his clients. He happily has obliged and is eager to learn. Some of his clients have found their way to me via word of mouth. He will also become my client in 2020.

Carol Dao is the author of, “Holy Sage for the Soul: Spirit Releasement Stories Based on True Events.” She is also an international healer and accepts clients on a case by case basis. Please visit for more information or for session requests. As the state of flow requires her to recharge in different energy vortexes and ley lines around our world, she can only be reached by email.

I write about practical spirituality and things that go bump in the night. Buy my book, Holy Sage for the Soul

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