At first glance at the title, you may think I mean:
Prostitute: a person who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse in exchange for payment (usually money)
However, that is not the case. In this instance, I mean:
Prostitute: a person who debases his or her talent(s) for payment (usually money)
We are all born with a gift, a talent. Some of us are born with quite a few. By using these talents, we can find a certain fulfillment in this life. Not to mention help others in their lives. The challenge is that most people do not consider their gifts as a gift. See having a gift/talent is very different from discovering, appreciating and nurturing your gift/talent. We tend to either sell ourselves short or give it all away for FREE. This is where the act of prostitution comes in.
With ‘physical’ prostitution, a woman (or man) sells the use of her/his body for payment of some sort. Usually the payment is money. (In my opinion, there’s not enough money in the world that could truly compensate for a service such as this. But that’s just my opinion.) The ironic thing about prostitution is that it starts in/with the mind, not the body. A prostitute has to mentally prepare to perform an act. Ask any ‘pimp’ and they’ll tell you. Once you get the mind, you can do anything with the body. As a matter of fact, that is how most prostitutes are made. The ‘pimp’ will shelter, feed and clothe the new prospect. All the while, the ‘pimp’ makes sure that the new prospect feels indebted for the favors being given. The ‘pimp’ will also be sure to remind the new prospect that no one, I mean no one else would ever be as good to or for them. Once caught in the grip of the ‘pimp’ it’s hell to get out of. And although prostitution can be quite lucrative, there are many risks involved. One of those risks being life itself.
There’s not much difference with ‘spiritual’ prostitution. It starts with your mindset as well. We either believe we have no gift or that our gift is not worth very much. The ‘pimp’ in this scenario is FEAR. Fear keeps us from acknowledging our talent. Fear keeps us from honoring our talent. And fear keeps us from proper compensation for our talent. Fear is like a deer blinded by the headlights of a vehicle. It causes the inability to move and leaves us open to risk. The risk of living an unfulfilled life.
The ‘pimp’ in this scenario can also be your family, your friends, your associates. They shelter you, feed you and even clothe you with doubt, negativity and lack. They teach you that you shouldn’t, you can’t or that you won’t ever be able to find anything better than the life of prostitution. See how it works? Control the mind, control the man.
I’ll be the first to admit that….My name is J’licious and I am a recovering prostitute. I was born with gifts/talents that I did not recognize, honor or nurture . I allowed my ‘pimp’ named FEAR to keep me from moving forward when my path was clearly laid before me. I was afraid to take my gifts out of the box and share. And when I finally decided to share them, I shared them with people who clearly did not appreciate them or me. Those people included my family, my friends, my lovers, and my business clients.
Ok, I’ve admitted my sordid past. Now it’s your turn…..Are You A Prostitute?
Know your worth,
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