If you are feeling the tug in your heart to be of service, this is wonderful!!
That desire to be of service–no matter your industry or passion–is because there are those in the world that are calling you to serve. That calling is communicated to you through your Inner Being. If you are feeling the desire to serve others in this world, you can count yourself worthy of this great calling.
So, what is your attitude about being of service?
Does it sound like a lot of sacrifices are going to be required of you to serve others?
Will you need to sacrifice things you want as you come into service?
Will it take a lot of your time to serve? Will you need to work day and night?
In considering your service do you feel waves of exhaustion or anxiety just thinking about it?
Is your desire to be of service around volunteering, in a personal mentorship or in your business?
Wherever you choose to provide service, there are a few things you need to know before beginning.
This desire to serve is a heartfelt calling coming through your Inner Being. You are probably an uplifter, teacher, and healer at the core of your being. You have grown to the point that your Inner Being is guiding you into your life of service. But, what does that entail?
“Service is not about sacrifice. Service is about alignment so that you’ve got something to serve with.”
I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks! It puts my mind at ease and allows me to relax as I focus on my chosen service of being a Spiritual Guide. It let’s me know I’m not alone in my desire to be of service. When I come into alignment with who I really am, I have the support and cooperation of the eternal All-That-Is! I have access to Infinite Intelligence. In my alignment I receive what I need, emotionally and energetically, to support me in serving. I actually have something to give as I serve!
If I am focused on service with the attitude that it will require sacrifice on my part, I am out on the ragged edge all alone. It takes more effort than maybe I have to give. I’m only relying on my knowledge, expertise, and human energies. Service will require sacrifice of my other dreams, time-freedoms, and possibily added financial obligations. In sacrificing my time, I may feel the exhaustion for all the effort–rearranging my schedule, talking with so many people that are needy, talking about their problems, and trying to find solutions for them.
I’m in a self-oriented, egotistical mode. I think I have to perform perfectly. I have to present myself as the expert. I have to have all the answers. I’m self-conscious. I’m tense. If I’m solely relying on my own energy and happen to be off that day, my lower vibration will be felt by my clients. I can’t be depleted and expect to have anything valuable to give.
Service from sacrifice carries so much resistance. It feels that I will be bombarded by energy vampires that are so needy and broken that I must fix. I feel I could get overwhelmed with the huge job facing me. Who will support me? Will I be out there on my own?
Whew! I’m tired just thinking about all that effort!
Now, let’s look at service coming from an attitude of alignment.
When I align first, I’m in the replenishing mode. There is no feeling of sacrifice or effort. There is ease and flow!
I’m leveraging the supernatural power that creates worlds.
I’m open and willing to relax, rest, and renew my spirit-mind-body as I approach my service.
I’m better equipped to set and hold boundaries.
When I’m in alignment I receive messages, inspiration of how I can serve with greater influence and clarity, and impulses about when and how to take action and offer solutions.
I don’t see those I serve as being broken or needing to be fixed.
I can see them clearly through the eyes of Source with Unconditional Love.
No condition has to change before I feel better about my service.
I’m energized when I talk with those I’m serving.
I see them in all their splendor of being an extension of Source Energy.
I can see them in the wholeness of who they really are.
It can actually be quite exhilarating and encouraging to me to know that their great asking has also created a wonderfully delicious solution! And, that we can find it together!
That’s when the fun kicks in!
Their aha moments are so exciting! Witnessing their transformation is so satisfying and fulfilling. That’s something important to celebrate with them. When those we serve find their alignment, we have co-created amazing things in this world. The mass consciousness of All-That-Is has expanded. Everyone and everything has benefitted from our expanded alignment.
We are new people. We are the newest version of our expanded Selves!
How exciting to know that we are participating in the expansion and evolution of All-That-Is!
So, if you’re feeling tired, exhausted, and feel that the energy suckers are draining you, maybe you’ve approached your service from an attitude of sacrifice instead of alignment.
Alignment is the replenishing mode and in that state of being, no one can deplete your energy unless you allow it by coming out of alignment.
What can you do to serve from a place of alignment instead of sacrifice?
Here are a few tips….
- Daily, spend time meditating and quieting your mind for 15-20 minutes. When you stop thought, you also stop resistant thought. Your vibrational offering will raise into your natural alignment. You will feel good which indicates you are in alignment. Sacrifice is resistant thought and you can know this by the bad feeling it induces!
- Listen for guidance from your Inner Source for impulses to act or speak–what to do or say and when to do it. When the impulses come, do it, say it!
- Focus on those you want to serve as whole beings of perfect, pure Light and Love instead of as being broken or someone you need to fix. Look at them for who they really are–extensions of Source Energy.
- Talk more about their possibilities, solutions, what improvement has been asked for–basically their what and why. What do they want and why do they want it? We always want something because we think we will feel better in the having of it. Feeling good is the basis of every desire!
- Notice how you’re feeling prior to serving. If you’re feeling anxious, depleted, resentful, worried, a need to be the perfect mentor, or that you have to supply all the answers–please step back and find thoughts that bring YOU relief. Go meditate. Take a nature walk to replenish. You will have nothing to give them if you are in sacrifice mode. Alignment first! Then service!
- Focus on the goal of aligning first so that you have the capcity to help soothe them into their alignment. You cannot soothe them from a place of not being soothed yourself. If there is tension in you, that vibration will be interpreted by them and it will cause them to put up a barrier. They cannot achieve their alignment if you are not aligned when you engage with them!
People are not looking for you to solve all their problems. They are not looking for you to empower them. They are wanting to discover their own empowerment in finding their solutions with your guidance. That’s what we all came here for. To find our own power within. We came here to experience as much joy as possible. It’s the at the core of our being. Joy is who we all are! We deeply desire to align with our own empowerment and do for ourselves what we came here to do. When we attain alignment, we are in full empowerment and joy-mode!
It may seem that people want you to solve their problems and just hand them the answers, but if you do that you are doing them a great disservice. Your service will never be enough. And, eventually, they will resent you and you will resent them. Trying to fix someone you consider broken is not healthy, nor sustainable.
You cannot please every client or mentee. You may have to ask difficult questions. You may be directed by your intuitition to talk about some really difficult things to bring them to accountability or realization. They may get really mad at you. It’s okay!
Don’t allow their reaction to knock you out of alignment. Maintain your alignment and keep feeling good. Understanding that they may be on the verge of their breakthrough and resisting it!
The words you’re saying don’t teach no matter how inspiring. Only their life experience teaches. Your only job is to make sure you are in alignment as you engage in your service. As they feel your alignment, they may apply the words you’ve offered and find their own joyful alignment. Because one day, they will profusely thank you for being there for them. For holding that space for them, energetically. For believing in them even when they didn’t believe in themselves. For soothing them long enough that they found their Inner Alignment!
You will feel rejuvenated, refreshed, relaxed, and exhilarated. You will feel uplifted and joyful. You will have more energy with that good-feeling alignment that you, too, will see shifts in your own life. Your alignment will benefit every area of your life as well!
This can be the amazing result of approaching our service with an attitude of alignment first!
Remember, those we serve are a mirror to things we may need to shift in our own lives. Especially if we are seeing the essence of the same thing over and over. If we see resistance in them, it may be an area we have resistance in ourselves. We’re all in transformation. We are not above transformation just because we are the ones in service. Let’s apply what we are teaching to our own lives. When I serve and feel resistance, I know I’m preaching to the choir.
As always, it is my great honor and pleasure to be of service to you! It is my hope that you gained insights into how you are approaching your service.
Let’s remember, alignment first, then service! No sacrifice required.
To your joyously aligned service,
YOUR Spiritual Guide
PS: If you are wanting to be of service in your community or business but you have realized you’ve been approaching it from the attitude of sacrifice, I would love to guide you into shifting into alignment first. Sometimes, it’s difficult for us to see our own blind spots about our resistance. I’d like to offer you a complimentary Discover My Joy session with me. On this call, we will discover what you want vs. where you are. That gap is difficult to navigate on your own. Let’s visit and see if we’re a match for coaching. Schedule your call here.