In relation to someone who practices wholistic health, personally, professionally or traditionally- the giving and receiving of advice, what, when and how much is at the core of each interaction. Solicited means the advice has been requested, and an exchange is made. Unsolicited is when it is not requested and given anyway. There is exceptions to every rule. The rule in this case is to not give any advice, suggestion unless asked. I practice this faithfully unless i see the person really wants the information, yet does not know to ask, or how to ask- then I follow a higher law. This is really about higher and lower natural law. Physical being the lower, up to emotional, up to mental, up then to spiritual. Not that one is better or worse than another, they all have their place and purpose- laws that is. So, when one puts themselves out there as a teacher, practitioner, elder, they take on a deep responsibility to educate on what i refer to as the art of asking. An exchange is always necessary. In this day and age it is usually money. Yet for some this is not the case. As we learn and grow we continually practice the art of temperance- knowing what is right in the moment, much like a parent…when, what and how much.