What is a spiritual business?

Holistic, esoteric and spiritual activities have been emerging as a collective industry in recent years yet we still don’t have a separate industry for these type of spiritual businesses. The market sort of shoves them within the Health & Wellness sector incorrectly. Times have changed and all the energy healers, spiritual coaches and esoteric service providers are in limbo trying to explain in business terms what they do.

There are numerous successful holistic wellness centres, yoga retreats, meditation schools, alternative medicine suppliers, psychic readers, metaphysical teachers and many more ambitious souls out there healing the collective consciousness and guiding people through their spiritual development. Yet they still might get a reaction of a raised eyebrow when they explain what their career is about. Turning your spiritual calling, skills, and knowledge into your career is the way forward to start shifting this perception about energy work to consciously start calling it what it is: the spiritual industry. And there is one thing that they all have in common: they are driven by making a positive impact in our world.

What is a spiritual business and the spiritual industry? It's time to make an impact

So what is the Spiritual industry and what does a spiritual business do?

When you think about services and professionals that are helping someone’s spiritual development, you might think that it is a small niche. In reality it is a very broad industry that with time should see its own niches emerging. The spiritual industry has been rapidly growing in recent years and according to BusinessWire just the complementary and alternative medicines segment within the Spiritual industry was valued at $192 billion in 2018 and projected to grow to $271.8 billion by 2024. In the detailed research conducted by Research and Markets, the most in-demand service type that generated the highest revenue was therapy classes with a significant 60% market share in 2018 within Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM for short).

What does this mean? Even though that CAM is one of the most popular segments, there are still so many additional activities that fall within the Spiritual industry. If I had to define it in very simple terms, then

any professional who makes a living from working with energy(meaning they follow their inner, energetic calling) could fit into this category. In addition to businesses who are providing supplies to these professionals.

SMEs, freelancers, startups and established large organisations all function well within the spiritual industry which has been growing rapidly in recent years. It is projected to keep expanding even more. Throughout my market research, I identified that people have been searching significantly more online about these terms:

  • the collective consciousness
  • personal development
  • spiritual awakening
  • enlightenment
  • kundalini awakening
  • energy work
  • chakra healing
  • how to start a spiritual business
  • conscious businesses
  • having a purpose in business
  • meaningful career

However, a surprising fact for me was to find out that one of the top keywords that were driving traffic to websites related to spiritual development was: depression. People who are going through difficult times are looking for answers within and they are seeking meaning. They are looking for alternative ways to develop themselves, to change their mindset and while seeking personal development tools they are likely to stumble across spiritual development as well.

As an energy worker, spiritual coach, a ligthworker or a shaman (doesn’t matter what your guiding role is), your main duty is to help raising awareness and help raising the collective consciousness. You came here for a reason, with a clear mission and your task is now to help others remember theirs. To contribute to paving way for the spiritual industry and get it acknowledged in our world, here’s a short list of activities, professionals and services that make up this unique sector:

  • Meditation guide
  • Mindfulness teacher
  • Past life regression hypnotist
  • Holistic therapist
  • Yoga teacher and retreats
  • Energy healer
  • Reiki healer
  • Tarot reader
  • Crystal healer
  • Astrology forecasts
  • Chakra balancing
  • Lightworkers
  • Mediumship and clairvoyance
  • Life activation
  • Initiation
  • Naturopathy
  • Herbalist
  • Psychic reader
  • Alternative medicine supplier
  • Shamans
  • Magnetic Resonance Therapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments and therapies
  • Spiritual life coach
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractor
  • Magick workshops
  • Metaphysical teachings
  • Akashic records guides
  • Lucid dreaming and astral travel
  • Numerologist

This list can go on and on and with time we will see sub-categories emerging within the Spiritual industry. It is an exciting time to be living in to see how more and more souls are waking up and following their inner calling as their careers.

How to get started?

Esoteric, holistic and spiritual service providers are playing a key role in changing our world, raising our collective consciousness and healing humanity. Either by supplying books, meditation aids, yoga mats, crystals to customers and businesses or providing spiritual guidance to clients by coaching them, teaching them or healing them. These professionals might find it challenging how to explain what they do in business terms and the “traditional” business world might not realise that there is a broad industry out there focusing on spiritual work. If you are unsure how to turn your spiritual skills and knowledge into your career to start your own business, then you might find this guide useful to get you started:

Coming up with spiritual business ideas that you can also start online is actually a lot easier than you might think. I collected a few examples for you that might give you some inspiration to get started with your new career in the spiritual industry.

If I can help you in any way to reach more clients to heal or if you need some guidance on how to get started, you can read about the 3 must-haves before you start your spiritual business or check out this free branding basics guide. Right now I’m transforming my business into a centralised resource library for the spiritual industry and I limited the number of new clients I take on now.

If you are really eager to turn your spirituality into a successful business, then you can grab a spot on my waiting list for 121 mentoring & consulting. Please bear with me as I receive a large volume of requests for 121 consultancy. I might take a few days to get back to you but I personally reply to all requests. Double check your spam folder if you haven’t heard back from me.

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