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Time Bank
December 4th, 2010 by Terri

The Circle of the Silver Phoenix has a “time bank” to encourage and make it easier for folks to trade services. If you click on the Member List page, you’ll see the profiles for everyone and be able to see their list of specialities. By “specialties” we mean not only things like Reiki (or other healing methodologies) and tarot (or other divination systems), but other things that you might be willing to do as trade-off. The idea is that you may not have something to trade one-on-one, but as a group we can help each other out in a sort of round-robin exchange.

It seems like the simplest approach for keeping track of these exchanges is to use a play money system (thanks to Don for the idea) that I’m calling Phoenix funds (SP$). There are some equivalents to help people have an idea of what to “pay” or “charge” for a service, but these are just guidelines. Nothing in this is intended to limit how people interact. If two people want to help each other out, there is no requirement that they have to use this system, the idea is simply to facilitate people who might not have another means to exchange services, while at the same time hopefully spread things out a bit, so there isn’t one person being asked to give tarot readings or divination and other folks who don’t ask for help because they may not have a way to pay for something. Also, these are just a sample of the kinds of things that people might be able to do to as part of the time bank.

  • Fire tender – 1
  • Guardian – 2
  • Lead a Ritual – 4
  • Teaching a 2 hour seminar – 6
  • Teach a Reiki workshop – 8
  • Healing (45 min – 1 hour) – 2
  • Reading (20 – 30 min) – 1

The Time Bank is an experiment. I would love folks to comment on this post, let me know how this is working (or not working) for you. Suggestions are welcome.


3 Responses  
  • Opal Seanna writes:
    February 7th, 20111:51 amat

    I’ll teach! Pick a subject 🙂

    • Terri writes:
      February 8th, 201112:01 pmat

      Peggye-Come up with three ideas for classes. Talk to me and we’ll pick one and see when we can get it on the schedule!

      • Opal Seanna writes:
        February 8th, 20117:47 pmat

        Will do, My Lady!


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