Today I’m going to say something that I’ve been wanting to say for a long time. I’m tired of all the belly-aching and whining and naysaying out there. I’m tired of people who bash making 6 figures or call people who make money “greedy.” This post is going to piss some people off, and I say good. I’m tired of people hiding their Light and their Power in the name of “Spirituality.”
I’m talking to you, Spiritual Rebel, because you understand the Truth: Being Broke is Greedy. Being poor and needy and not knowing how to pay the bills is greedy. You can speak of abundance all you want, but being abundant includes allowing money into your life.
Today’s card is Receptivity from the Oracle of Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish. The reminds us to receive and to give. Let’s look at that again: Receive and give. Receive comes first.
Why? Because you can’t give when you have nothing to give. You can’t get blood from a stone.
You can never be poor enough to help another. It is only through Abundance that you can give to others. – Abraham Hicks
I think the Spiritual community needs a Wake Up Call. Every day I hear stories of people who can’t do what they love, can’t spend their time helping others or doing their life’s work because they have to work a day job that they hate. They can’t make enough in their business to support them, because after all, “Making money is bad.”
There are even people out there who believe you shouldn’t get Paid for your Gifts!
Hey, guess what? My landlord doesn’t take a Tarot reading and Reiki healing in exchange for my rent payment! Smiles also don’t pay my rent, so please don’t tell me that the poorest people you know are “abundant” because they smile a lot. I know plenty of rich folks who also smile – and they give a ton to charity.
There are plenty of people out there, even spiritual business coaches, who will tell you that it’s OKAY if you don’t make a lot of money. They’ll tell you it’s OKAY to bash people who make 6 figures. They’ll even tell you that if you want to be successful in your healing practice you only need to replace your current income.
For example, if you make $30,000 in your day job, you only need to make $30,000 in your spiritual business. This is a Flat Out LIE, and shame on the people telling you this because they know it, and they know they are lying to you.
Depending on what country you live in and whether or not you get someone to help you with your taxes (you should – they’ll save you money), you’ll you’ll actually need to make $40,000 to $50,000 to run your business and pay taxes. That’s $40,000 – $50,000 to replace that $30,000 a year job.
But more importantly than that, the Truth is every Spiritual Entrepreneur tells me they are in business to help others. They have big dreams of helping the homeless, creating wellness centers, even buying their parents a home or taking their family on a well-needed vacation.
Let’s put it this way, if everything is Spiritual, then that includes money. Not just the airy-fairy fluffly woo term “abundance.”
But I hear things all the time like, “I just want to make enough to get by.”
So here’s the rub: “getting by” and “being abundant” are Mutually Exclusive Goals.
I’m not mad about this, but I want you to understand the illogical fallacy of the lies you’re living. You can not have it both ways. You are sending mixed messages to the Universe: “Give me more!” “Wait – not too much more, I just want a tiny bit. Oh, really, I don’t need that much at all!”
And THAT is why things aren’t working for you. That is why your business isn’t doing what you want, why you struggle to pay the rent, why the bills are piling up, and if your mother gets sick or your sister needs help, or your child gets hurt and has to go to the hospital you have to spend all your time stressing about whether or not you can help and how to pay for that.
This is Your Wake Up Call
It’s time to really take a look at this. Do you want to “get by?” If so, great. Continue to hide your Light under a bushel, prepare for tons of stress in your life, and keep complaining about how you don’t have enough. Again, it’s totally your choice. Some people will say that maybe that’s the life you’re here to lead and the lessons you’re here to learn. Fuck That. I call bullshit. That’s just fear disguised as Spiritual Support. Your lessons are to get over that crap, not get mired in it forever. But hey, again, it’s your call.
If you want to Thrive, if you want to truly live, help more people, maybe even visit that ashram or build that community center, then allow energy and abundance (and yes, money) to flow through you. It’s time to step up and step into your Power. And hey, keep that day job if you love it. We need people who aren’t entrepreneurs, too. Just make sure you keep it cause you love it!
So, Let’s Review.
Being broke is greedy because:
1. You are wasting all of your energy and effort worrying about paying bills, stressing about your fledgling business, and wondering how you’re going to get through the month when you could be focused on helping people.
2. You spend a lot of time on “Do It Yourself” projects because you’ve either convinced yourself that it’s good for the environment or that you enjoy it. The Truth is, you’re taking money away from the people you could hire to do that project, taking money away from their family, and crippling the economy by not letting money flow through you. A fun DIY Project now and then is great, but if you’re doing them because you absolutely don’t have money to have anyone help, it’s a problem.
3. You’re contributing to the negativity of the World by increasing your stress and worry instead of letting the Universe take care of you. This not only drains the people around you, but leaves you disconnected from Source, feeling alone and afraid. This is NOT what you came here for!
4. You don’t have enough to help others. You can’t support the change you’d like to see in the World or help with your particular cause in any real-World actionable way because you don’t have the means to do it. You can’t donate to your cause because you only have enough for yourself and your family (if that). You can’t travel to participate in events or charities because you don’t have enough. You can’t spend too much time in spiritual pursuits or helping others because you’re worn out from that day job.
5. You’re probably isolating yourself. You’ve convinced yourself that you’re an Introvert, a Highly Sensitive Person, or that you just don’t like crowds. Or people. And hey, maybe some of that is true. But if your dream is to live in the woods alone, far far away from anyone and the only place you’ve been in the last two years is the grocery store, you’re not an introvert – you’re hiding.
You’ve tried being broke. Really, if you’re like me you’ve explored all the in’s and out’s of it. Maybe you even got to wonder where your next meal was coming from, or you lived out of your car like I did. It’s NOT working, is it? If you want to continue to choose to have “just enough,” then that’s fine. That’s your choice. But don’t pretend you’re doing it because it’s “Spiritual.” In fact, it’s the Exact Opposite of Spiritual.
It’s time to try something different. Go out today and let others know how you can help them. People are hurting. They need you. Don’t let your fear of being better than “just enough” hold you back. I’ll be rooting for you.