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Sliding Scale

Adopted from Jacob Kiakahi

Goals

I have created a sliding scale structure with the following goals in mind:

  1. Allow everyone to participate regardless of financial circumstances.
  2. Provide a process for calculating payment or non-payment that facilitates each participant having the experience of knowing that they have contributed an amount appropriate to their means.
  3. Give myself the experience of knowing that I am receiving from each person neither more nor less than is suitable to their circumstances.
  4. Make it possible for me to receive material support from those who are in a position to provide it, while simultaneously making it possible for me to work for free with those for whom that is the most appropriate arrangement.
  5. Create an opportunity for participants who have more wealth at their disposal than they require to meet their basic needs to support the participation of others who have less.
  6. Devise a process around the exchange of money that encourages each person to transcend experiences of fear or shame, empowers each person to act from integrity and trust, and embodies the spirit of our connectedness and mutual interdependence.
  7. Devise a process around the exchange of money that is consistent with the principles of the work that I am doing.

Instructions

  • For Private Sessions, X = $135/hr
  • For Kindreds 🔰 Founding Member offering, X = $599


The sliding scale starts at $0.
If you prefer not to use the sliding scale or if you prefer not to follow these instructions, please skip to step D, enter X for the actual payment amount.

If you are confused or have questions, please ask for help.

A. Please take a moment to consider your financial circumstances. 

  1. If you are having difficulty meeting your or your family’s basic needs for food, shelter, clothing, fuel, etc., please skip to step D and enter -0- to accept my invitation to participate in this event free of charge.
  2. If you currently have enough wealth at your disposal to describe your situation as affluent or prosperous, please skip to step D and enter an amount that feels appropriate to you.
  3. If neither 1 nor 2 applies to you, please go on to steps B and C.
B. Starting from zero, please imagine sliding up toward X. Notice at what dollar amount you first begin to get a feeling like, “If I pay this amount, that is getting to be too much for me.”

Enter this amount here, Amount B: _______

C. Please imagine sliding down from Amount B. Notice at what dollar amount you first begin to get a feeling like, “If I pay this amount, that is getting to be too little for me.”

Enter this second amount here, Amount C: _______

D. Add together Amount B and Amount C and divide by 2, and enter the result here:

Suggested Payment: _______