Why organisations need to work together? Why does Relief from Pain Charity choose to work with Social Enterprise Journey to the Heart and Soul to create paid jobs for healers. Why is Journey to the Heart and Soul joining Relief from Pain to do clinical research?
In today’s complex environments experts depend on other experts. We cannot know everything about everything anymore as domains become narrower and narrower and knowledge, on the other hand, is more and more extensive. Interdependence is a fact. Never mind the modern technology, co-operation is a must. It is still a basic necessity like air and water if we want to continue to live and survive on our wonderful planet.
About a year ago, a mutual friend of ours, Paul McDonald, invited me to an event, a monthly reiki share where healers and people interested in healing meet up and enjoy free healing session. Suzanne Cambray was the main organiser.
Why do Journey to the Heart and Soul and Relief from Pain Charity prefer to work with paid healers in hospital and other medical settings? Why do they choose to pay for clinical research and the people involved? Don’t charities do everything for free? Don’t they get everything for free?
In order to help create changes in one of the most professional environments where people are amongst the highest trained in the world, where they need constant improvement with CPD to continue to strive and deliver excellence, you also need to work with those who are highly trained and some experts in their field. In my personal experience, most experts and highly trained people are very kind and compassionate. They often believe we all have the duty to contribute to a better world and are therefore happy to work hard and over-deliver. Then they also need to be remunerated. It is only fair.
So, is the answer that easy? I believe so, yes.
A long time ago, at school, when learning about history and oftentimes strict division of social groups, our Teacher asked us: who is more important: the owner or the worker? The town’s mayor or the garbage collectors? The doctor or the cleaner?
For our purpose, we can ask: who is more important: the healer looking after people’s holistic wellbeing or the doctor who looks after the patient’s physical health. Who is more important, the reiki practitioner or the nurse who provides care. Who is more important: the practitioners who cleanse the aura or the people washing bedsheets and towels? No one wants to sleep in a dirty bed, no one wants to feel bad or in pain.
Are mayors, garbage collectors and workers doing the same job? What about healers, nurses, doctors and cleaners? Do they require the same skills? The same education? Of course not. Then they all work together in the hospital community to look after the patients, to facilitate people getting well, regain their health and wellbeing. They all contribute their individual skills in this large complex network to keep people in a clean, safe and healthy environment to get better.
Are we expecting doctors, nurses, cleaners, the hospital administrative staff to do all of this for free? Out of the kindness of their hearts? Of course not, we all have bills to pay, mortgages, car leases, holidays. So why are we expecting Healers and CAM-therapist to work for free? Paying is an exchange of value for the commitment we make, to show up, to do a great job, and care.
It is all about exchange of value and contributing the greater good of human-KIND.
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