This is statement from Kisshomaru Ueshiba, (http://www.aikidofaq.com/interviews.html
"Not only that, when his students brought over monthly offerings he would respond, "I don't want this sort of thing." He told them to offer it to the kami-sama (deity) and never accepted money directly. And when he was in need of money he would humbly present himself in front of the altar of the kami-sama and receive gifts from the deity."
Does this mean the gifts of money belonged to the deity and were kept at the alter
until given to O'Sensei as gifts from the deity?