In life, you never know when a relationship will evolve into a friendship. So when lightworkers are working with their clients, it’s only natural that you will develop closer relationships with some than others. But should you allow that relationship to evolve into a friendship?
While that is a decision that only you can make, it’s important to weigh the pros and the cons.
One of the pros is that a client likely has the same spiritual and holistic beliefs that you have. You are interested in some of the same things and there is a common foundation for building the relationship. Your client will also have respect for the work that you do, which is a major part of your life as a lightworker and as an entrepreneur.
However, there are some down sides. Friendships tend to be more balanced than healer/client relationships. When you are working with your clients, they trust you to provide your knowledge and healing services to help them to better their lives. In exchange, they pay you an agreed upon fee, whether it’s money or some type of bartering exchange.
If the relationship evolves into a friendship, will your client expect you to now service him or her for free? If you provide psychic services or some type of service where you offer advice, would it be more difficult to be objective if you had the knowledge and insight into the person’s life that a friend has? Would you feel pressured to do anything differently because this person is now a friend rather than simply a client?
If you do decide that it complicates things to introduce friendship to the healer/client relationship, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up the friendship. You may decide that the friendship is more important to you than the business relationship. In that case, you can help your newfound friend to find another holistic professional who can offer the service that you used to provide.
There really is no right or wrong answer, but what is most important is that the boundaries be clear in the relationship. Decide what type of relationship is most important to you and then let your intentions be known to the other party.
By making sure the two of you are on the same page, you avoid communication challenges that could sink the relationship entirely.