There is a price for people to talk to psychics and have a spell done is simply because this in itself is a profession and trade
Spells requires energy to do and the caster have to put in some degree of effort to it . Isn't it right for one to pay someone for his labour ? Have you though about that? Spells requires energy to do so and is only fair to give something back in return . And casting spells in my opinion is not a gift , it is something that can be learnt by anyone with the proper knowledge and interest .
As to talking to a psychic for matters on your personal life , again it is a trade . The psychic itself is putting in his time to do his service for you . For example readings , healings , soul piece retrieval , karmic clearance etc . While I acknowledge that doing a reading is not hard , healing someone needs time and dedication . And soul piece retrieval for instance , it also needs effort on the psychics part . And sometimes require lots of it . It requires much time and effort to do a good job . It is a trade that someone learns , and in my opinion a professional career . Again , i don't believe psychiness is a gift , it is someone can hone and become .
They charge because all these services require their time and energy , which can take up hours in some cases . I agree that 29/min is too expensive and totally unreasonable , and so go look for a cheaper one then . Those are one of the rare ones with bombarstics prices . I doubt it's validity .
Also , as to your gift , tru lookin to another portal to help you hone it or get a teacher . If you are just doing meditation that is simply relaxation and awareness , then you probrably wouldn't unlock it . Try mediation with higher beings or energies ..
Mediation is a huge thing that cannot be fully learnt in a day , week or month . It is a huge topic on it's own . There are many different forms and types of it , and also the direent states of consciousness you can reach. You probrably didn't even scrape the surface of the iceberg in your instance .