Everyday Inspiration: Selfishness Serves
Dear Magnificent Ones,
I am reminded of a wonderful healer and friend I know who travels across the country. She refuses to take money for her work, touting that taking money for her services is not spiritual. She exists solely on voluntary donations. As a result, she attracts many clients who can’t pay or won’t pay her for the work she does. This forces Jan to have to sleep in hostels and other odd places like people’s living rooms or the places where she lectures the next day. I really like her although we have a fundamental difference of opinion on spirituality.
“You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you are wanting to be of advantage to others, be as tapped in, tuned in, and turned on as you can possibly be.” – Abraham Hicks
Could there be another way? Would she be less spiritual if she asked for payment so she could afford a place to stay and pay her bills? Ultimately, there was an exchange. She accepted the room in exchange for her work. Why couldn’t she accept money? Money is nothing but a piece of paper with no emotion attached to it. WE attach the emotion or lack of emotion to it. Does our self worth equal our net worth?
In sharing our life journeys Jan disclosed her recent divorce left her bereft of money and custody of her children. It made her sad thinking about it. Once again, Jan believed that she did right by divorcing the “spiritual way,” in refusing to stand up and take action for what was hers.
If Jan was offered the Presidential suite in a hotel room versus the dusty corner in a store, would she take it? Does one feel more spiritual than the other? Both were created by human hands through creative thought.
We all are One Whole expressing in our own unique way. The only difference comes when a price tag is displayed on the form we create. Could the price tag be the dividing line between what we deem spiritually acceptable or not? Where is that line? Doesn’t this create more separation?
When everything is spiritual there is no separation.
Everything in nature takes what it needs unapologetically in order to thrive. This way it can blossom into its highest expression and therefore serve the greater whole. For example, you will not find a tree that rejects the purest mineral rich water it receives from the clouds only to say, “hold on, let me wait for something less beneficial.” That’s simply not in its DNA. Why should we be different?
“You are right when you think, Money isn’t everything. You certainly do not need money to have joy in your experience. But in your society—where so much of what you live is tied to money in some way—most of you associate money with freedom. And since freedom is a basic tenet of your being, then coming into alignment with money will help you establish a balanced footing that will be of value to you in all other aspects of your experience.” – Abraham Hicks
We came here to thrive. We came here to create and share our unique gifts with the world. Is it selfish to take in the finest nutrients you need to sustain you on that journey?
Perhaps we can reassign what it means to be spiritual. If struggle is your thing, so be it. But what if it’s not? Giving yourself and others the Freedom to decide allows us all to thrive. Allowing EVERYthing to be spiritual.
Are you Ready?
As you take each step I will be there reminding you of your Magnificence, and I will continue to do so, until you are able to see it in yourself.
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