You can be of greater service to people around you by being of greater service to yourself.
Many of us have a strong desire to be of service to others and to be good, kind, spiritual people. This is a beautiful thing, and while there is nothing inherently bad or wrong with it, we may unwittingly be contributing to the collective pain of humanity, depending on the source of our intention.
Every action we take comes either from an inner distortion / contraction / emotional wound which are all in fact re-actions, or it comes from a place of clarity, truth and pure excitement: actions aligned with our higher-self.
So how can we recognize if our actions are coming from truth or distortion?
By tuning into ourselves and reflecting on our feelings and beliefs. This requires a commitment to honesty and deep introspection because often times when we do this, what we discover about ourselves is not what we want to see.
It could be that underlying our seemingly selfless actions of service to others, is a desire to be recognised and seen, which comes from a wound of lack of self-worth. It could be that we have a sub-conscious false belief that pleasing others equates to goodness and purity.
Recognising such distortions is part of a beautiful, healing process because it brings them into the light of consciousness where they naturally fall away and allow more of the truth of our being to radiantly shine through.
When we love ourself first and follow what is truly most exciting for us, instead of doing what we think we ought to do, we are naturally and effortlessly of great service to every person we come into contact with because we emanate the radiance of the divine. This is the most healing energy in the universe.
When we are so fulfilled in our own life, so full of love and joy, our cup naturally overflows to everyone around us. But when we have not first satisfied our own needs and we try to give to others, we simply expend energy which we do not have and it leaves us feeling drained.
Love yourself first, serve yourself first, with integrity, and follow that which is truly exciting for you and you will be of the greatest possible service to yourself and all others participating in this grand illusion of separation
~ Louise 💚