Cheers, SoulSiblings... BTW, "guru" simply means "teacher" (nothing more). No shit. Don't believe the foreign language hype.
Massage and other somatic modalities are a worthwhile exchange for healing and worth the cost. What saddens this former massage therapist is the human trafficking market that disempowers the gifted healers and the nurture people used to receive from WE giving SoulSiblings. Obviously the medical industry wasn't capitalizing enough. Lose the incense and calming music. Put women in scrubs and stick people in sterile rooms, wide awake under fluorescent lights. Nice work. Definitely strip foreigners of their graduate degrees and stick them in nail salons. Why on Our Great Mother would WE intertwine with wisdom from other cultures?
The western psychology industry, which is thankfully waning, may be Dan's lament? Coaching is a byproduct of it. Eastern methods of psychology are more holistic because the mind-body connects socially, ethically and relationally. The mind-body dovetails and then joins the spirit (spire = breath) as a delightful trifecta of interdependence (think: peace dove) instead of compart-MENTAL-izing.
Groupthink does not equate to the natural connection involved in compassion and harmony. WE are not separate from nature. Not in mind. Not in body. Not in spirit. Since when did friendship cost $3000? I have over five years of graduate education in psychology and philosophy... charge for it? Haven't found the lack of morality anywhere in this skin bag to disrespect all those generations of teachers.
My wealthy blood brother will shake that pig head if this ever gets to those greedy eyeballs: MONEY CAN SUCK IT. Not completely understanding decentralized currency yet, but working on it.
P.S. Here comes the dating (no, not that other stuff that's also gone by the wayside): longing for the days of chatting away, twirling the phone cord in my fingers... WE regressed with all this technology to being isolated and delusional competitive. Used to give and get boob hugs on the regular and now silence...