Donate (or ayni exchange)

An ayni exchange is an energetic exchange. On average, in the past, Samantha charged $90 for a 60 minute session, and for a 90 minute session, $120. And yet, we seek to work on the principle of ayni. What we are offered is always fine with us when it comes to healing, sometimes it's nothing, and that's fine.  

At first, we used the word ayni exchange as a website header in the instance of receiving currency of sorts for offering courses or doing healings. Then payment, but that doesn't sit right with us. We've changed it to donate because it's closer to our intention, people know what it means. It comes from the Latin  It means "a presenting, giving," a noun of action from the past-participle stem of donare, to "give as a gift," from donum (if we're getting technical). 

Ayni expresses itself as one gives what one receives, whether before or after, in the spirit of abundance to self and others. In the healing world, a healing can be free and the energy returned later, or it can be an exchange of services, or, it may be a sacred offering, like with sweetgrass or tobacco or even a gift, to say nothing of exchaning currency like fiat money or crypto. 

And so, ayni is energetic reciprocity. According to Joan Parisi Wilcox, author of Masters of the Living Energy: The Mystical World of the Q'ero of Peru, ayni is defined as the following:


"Ayni is the seminal operating principle of behavior and of being in the Andes. In the social structure, ayni expresses itself as a system of communal, shared labor, where for example, farmers help work each other's fields. Ayni also is a guiding moral principle, similar to the Christian concept Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."