Seva

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“Take what shows up on your plate and transform it until it feeds you.”

  Ram Dass

Just last evening in conversation and in prayer I asked “Why am I being guided to something I don’t feel strong enough to handle?”   And the answer, though very clear, is a bit unnerving.  I am strong enough.  I have been preparing for this my whole life. In actuality I have been doing this my whole life.

When you constantly say things to others like “Never underestimate the difference you can make” and “If I don’t know, I can’t help you”  you should not be surprised when these things occur in your life.  I should not be surprised.  But I am. And I am grateful. And, yet, there is that responsibility thing…

If we reach deep within (and I mean really being honest with ourselves) we will be rewarded with the truth of who we are and what we desire most.  The Universe then responds in kind.  Now you may, at first, think, “I don’t really want ‘thaaat’!!”  Really, you probably do but just can’t imagine it actually occurring or that you are worthy of receiving it or capable of doing it.  Or… what if it’s actually more than what you’ve been asking, thinking, acting about?

For me, my deepest desire has always been to be of service.  Now, in my mind, I see service as helping people, doing things to make life better, organizing, fixing, building, writing, listening….  I have done all that and, again, I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given.  Lately, however, it seems that a different door has opened.  And service is no longer always a frivolous, feel good thing.  Service means giving of yourself without thought of yourself.  Seva.

I am strong enough.  Within me (and you) is all the strength that is needed to do that which we are called to do.  Acknowledge it, accept it, do it.

From my heart to yours, Diane

 

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