Being “self-serving” has some fairly negative connotations. We equate putting ourselves first with being selfish, or disregarding the needs of others. There is no doubt in my mind that most readers of this blog have an intense commitment to serving others, and to serving Spirit. So why has serving ourselves become so disregarded?
Who are we, to hold ourselves as less deserving than our neighbor? Are we not also Divinely created? Aren’t we serving Spirit by nurturing the most Divine part of ourselves into its fullest expression here in the physical?Â In my opinion, this is our first priority. We simply cannot truly know the needs and desires of any other Being on this planet. We can, however, tune in to the most authentic expression of our Divine Self.
I’ll go even further here. When we serve others without first serving ourselves, we project our needs onto those around us. We assume that our lack is theirs, also. So often, our attempts to heal and assist others are really a quest to heal and assist ourselves. Only when we come from a place of fulfillment can we shift our perspective to appreciate another’s perceived reality.
Serving ourselves is more daunting than serving others. We have the opportunity to create a reality that truly serves us. This does mean leaving behind many of the limitations we have previously created for ourselves. It’s easier to look at the limitations others have created in their own reality, rather than bear witness to our own.
Can you serve yourself expansively, unconditionally, and embrace the fullness of your Divinely created Being? How much would you have to offer others from this position of fulfillment?
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