Yeshua - On Being of Service
October 12, 2010
Being of service can simply be described as being yourself in the best possible way. It requires no special effort. A simple smile at a stranger, a polite greeting to the harried checkout girl are wonderful forms of service many of you offer everyday. However, we suspect your question on service comes from a desire to understand what more must be done to be of service in the highest possible way - to be of ultimate service to God or for Spirit.
How can you come from a place of service when your own life feels tumultuous? How can you rise above or transcend circumstances that limit you or prevent you from assisting others?
To be of service to others when your own life feels out of control may seem different than simply smiling at everyone you meet. We concur it may "feel" different yet, in truth, it really isn't. What is always important in the desire to be of service is your intention to do so. It makes no difference if a sincere intention comes from a person of means or from one who lives in poverty. The sheer joy expressed through an act of service to others should always be heartfelt and offered with no expectations.
No one needs to climb a spiritual "ladder of success" or ascend to a level of mastery to be of service to others. If you question the degree of service you provide or if you feel that you're not doing enough to support others, it's more likely you are not doing enough to support yourself. People too often distract themselves by helping others to avoid looking at their own needs or wants.
Do you do more for others than you do for yourself? Do you offer gifts or items to others that you rarely buy for yourself? Do you tend to foster relationships that expect things from you but are rarely reciprocated? If so, these may be telltale signs of a lack of service to yourself.
For many lightworkers, the boundaries between being of service to others and taking care of themselves is easily blurred. Many feel guilty is they are not constantly booked with appointments to assist others yet think it selfish to take a weekend off simply to enjoy it.
Situations such as this led to an unbalanced life and the desire to be of service becomes more ego-based than intention based. The desire to serve others more than yourself is really a reflection of low self-esteem masked in the cloak of service.
We ask you not to make being of service such a grandiose idea. Simple acts of joy offered to others on a regular basis not only lift the spirits of others but lift your own as well. Offer to others what feels good to you and allow their genuine response to be your own reward. By coming from the heart, you will continue to reap an abundant harvest of goodwill towards all people as well as yourself.
With Much Love,
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