Learning how to recognize our unique role in the grander scheme of things is one of the keys to joy. This is how we come to give our true service to the world: by staying in our joy. I like to let my joy be my guide. If I find myself slipping out of joy, it is a signal from my higher self to make a course correction. Yes, we want to help others and yes, it is good to lend a hand, but we need to check within to be sure that what we are lending our energy to is in accordance with our truth, the truth of who we really are.
Too often, we are socially conditioned to give ourselves over to the wishes and demands of others, to be beholden to the tribe. And this by nature is not necessarily bad. It can be a beautiful thing provided that the type of service being asked of us is what we feel in our hearts that we'd like to give.
Herein lies the key. We have to ask within. Only we know how we'd best like to serve. And this is something that we find out when we listen to our gut feelings, or when we take the time, usually in meditation, to consult with our god-self within. And when we hold to this as our guiding principle in life, we not only give our lives in service to all, but we also find a sense of everything being right in the world.
So, in this, our season of giving, I like to remember to ask within so I can stay in harmony with my part in Divine Plan and thus find myself in service to the whole in my own special way.
© Josephine Laing, 2015