It's a radical idea right? We are raised to give, to serve, to put others before us- otherwise we are considered selfish, not a team player. From a very early age it is instilled in us that in order to become a good person we must do what is best for others. Thus, without directly saying it, we build our lives with ourselves being second.
But we didn't choose to come here in this life to serve those who we have yet to meet, we came here so that we could live our own lives and serve ourselves. It's crazy! If everyone walked around serving themselves we would have a horrible world. NO. On the contrary we currently live in a world where everyone believes it is bad to serve themselves so they are serving others half-heartedness and then are stealing what they can for themselves out of fear and shame. Think about it, when we are really happy and feeling really good about life, it's really easy to be an awesome person for everyone around us. If we are constantly living in a state of giving, with a fear of receiving, we will eventually become depleted, depressed, bitter. So many of us already ARE in a place of depletion, believing that we are doing the world some kind of justice through our service, but ultimately nobody is being served.
What if we trusted that we are all beautiful, wonderful people and as such we are fully capable of filling our cups first then turning to those around us and serving from a place of love and joy? Similarly, we do not need to fill the cups of others! There is plenty of wine to go around, we don't need to give others our wine, we need to teach others how to hold out the cup and ask. When we can learn to do this we will no longer live a life of service, but a life of power. We are not here to serve others, we are here to serve ourselves and be an example to others of what true love & power really is.
Be the light, and let the light shine into the world around you. That is true service. That is true power. That is true love. In this scenario, where we work on ourselves first, the whole world wins. The individual is happy, receiving everything they need to feel loved and fulfilled, those around them are served because now they have this amazing, wonderful individual in their life that is more than willing to share the joy that they feel. All are happy, all are served.
So go ahead, light your fire and burn so brightly that nobody needs to ask you for light.
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Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.