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Friday, March 6, 2009

Update Vision for a Blessing Circle Community

Vision: My Blessing Circle is a sharing community where those who need a blessing can anonymously receive one from those who feel they have the calling to be of service by "tuning in" to someone's Higher Self and receiving from that person's soul, a few words of unconditional love, encouragement, and/or support on life's journey. It would NOT be a place for preaching, recruiting, or converting others to your personal religion.

The service would be free in exchange for helping to monitor blessing messages for appropriateness (no spam, no curses or pranks, no preaching).

Blessing-receivers could upload a photograph or symbolic image and/or short bio of themselves [or their child] as well as request blessings focused on a particular theme or issue.

Blessing-givers would be randomly assigned a recipient, and could decide whether they wanted to see their associated bio. Neither the giver or the receiver would be identified by name or email.

The service would be "peer regulated." An inappropriate blessing message could be flagged for removal by the receiver, and the giver would lose their membership rights. Receiver biographies that gave away too much personal data could also be flagged in a similar way. Really special blessings could be tagged by the receiver and the giver sent an automated "blessing appreciation message." These blessings would be posted to the public area of the site for all to view.

Possible "add-on" features could include a public forum and marketplace, "closed circles" for members of self-defined spiritual groups (such as individual churches, temples, fellowships, etc.), as well as a way to reward blessing-givers whose offerings are consistently rated as special gifts.

Revenue would come from donations, from set-up fees from closed circles, and limited advertising on specific pages.



1. Would you expect a blessing in return for every one you sent out? Or would you see your work as giving more than receiving?

2. Would you want to see a short bio of the person you have been assigned? Just the photo? Or only their user name?

3. Would you want to request a receiver who had requested a blessing focused on a particular theme or issue? Or receive this information when you got their user name? Or should we not even offer receivers this option in the first place?

4. Would you want to receive some revenue from this work? Possibly a portion of the site's income distributed in proportion to the number of "blessing appreciation" responses you received each month? Or would you rather have the site donate this amount to a charity partner?

5. Would you be willing to screen a limited number of blessing messages each week?


1. Would you want to/expect to send out a blessing for every one you received? Or would you rather have the responsibilities of sending and receiving kept separate?

2. How important would it be to you to be able to post a photo and/or a short bio of yourself [or child] to go along with your user name? Would you be willing to pay a fee for this option?

3. How important would it be to you to be able to request a blessing focused on a particular theme or issue [such as health, relationship/family, grief and loss, etc.]? Would you be willing to pay a fee for this option?

4. If the "basic" service offered a blessing two or three times a week [depending on the number of "givers" available], would you be willing to pay a fee to receive one more often?

5. In exchange for a free service, would you be willing to screen (for appropriateness) a limited number of blessing messages each week?

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