Whatever we are waiting for—peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance—it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Where did we get idea that it’s spiritual to be poor? Some people say, “How can I feel good about having money when others have so little?” Really? What good can you do anyone by being broke? Who can you assist by being poor and just another mouth to feed? Not being able to support yourself doesn’t feel good because it isn’t good. Isn’t it a greater blessing to be a masterful manifester of wealth, someone who can help those who are struggling and can give a gift that makes a difference?

We’ve all heard that it’s better to give than receive, but if you don’t have anything to give, that’s a moot point. Giving and receiving are both valuable and necessary, for if you’re not receiving you can’t be giving. Forget the concept that it’s more spiritual to be poor. God is an abundant Life and we live in a rich universe that is forever seeking to flow through us. So get on with being able to receive your good. The world awaits your contributions of the heart.

Spiritual contemplation: How have you denied someone the gift of being able to give to you? How did it make you feel when you attempted to give to someone and they turned down your offer? When have you seen the joy in someone’s face when they gave you a gift?

Affirmation: I am a good receiver! I joyfully receive my good!