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By turning off the news media for a while and giving little me a rest. I’m better able to be of service generally if I am functioning well.
Today I was able to help out an elderly neighbor with a phone problem. She calls occasionally when she needs some help with something. She’s always so apologetic, but really, I’m more than happy to help out. I was also able to learn a bit more about her and her late husband. Just another opportunity to connect.
I’m answering this at the end of the day, and perhaps that’s a good thing because I suspect that I would not have had any idea how to answer before the day unfolded. However, the day presented me with at least 2 opportunities to help that I responded to positively. One was just spending time with a neighbor who lives alone and has been sick. The other was responding to a request for help at work. Neither opportunity was expected, and I am grateful that 1) I was put in a position to help rather than needing help myself, and 2) was present enough to recognize the opportunities and respond with an open heart. Curiously enough I also spent a lot of time away from work today, and felt a bit guilty about that. But it ended up being a very productive day, more so than most workdays, simply because I did step away and make myself available to what others needed rather than what I thought I had to do. In any case, it was a good day.
I think I will make a cup of tea…
By being open to walk in Gods will this day (each day). I can trust that what presents itself to me today will be an opportunity for me to be of service.
Take time to listen today to someone who needs to talk.
This is called, “Send forth the light”. It is from the White Eagle
What do we mean by, “Sending forth the light”?
Give out the Love which you feel in your heart and it goes forth as the light.
If you as an “”I”-ness” can see yourself when you are truly sending forth the light you will see a great radiance flowing from your heart, And / or from your head, In many cases.
Your aura will be shining, you would see the rays penetrating to to a limitless degree. You would see the light flowing from you touching the hearts, the understanding, even the physical life of your fellow men.
You can do this exercise, this meditation, we’ve given you today, if you wish, every day for 10 or 15 minutes.
Of course, there are many ways to help in this bad and difficult situation. One of them also is this meditation.
Before being of service, one must look after themselves by setting time aside to recharge , be self grounded and do what is important for them . By doing so, when the time comes where others need help we are better prepared to be there.
By being available for those who need my help. And by finding moments to recreate, pray and relax so that strength will come back.
By knowing what I see is god seen by the eyes. What I hear is hearing god by the ears. What I smell , I know this is how god smells once he is smelled by the nose. . .
Slow down and be grateful for the peace of this moment.
start the day with a smile and an open heart
Still impressed by the collective input yesterday that drew from the wisdom of many years, I will try to apply some of the wisdom that stuck with me the most toward service today. I will first ensure my tree is watered and tools prepared, then follow my heart to move closer to the truth, lighting candles where I may, never, never, never giving up, focusing on doing all things, great or small, with great love.
Yes, Chester – the Greenwood quote about the tree – I delighted in that one, being a Greenwood myself. I shared it with my 2 Greenwood bros.
Thanks to everyone for their reflections. They have been most helpful to me today.
I had to sit with the question for quite awhile because my “good intentions “ came bounding in, and I know where that has taken me.
So now, today is open to surprise! I am going to step into the moment and let it show me. Wow, this is new!
I like that, alara – we can be open to the ways of being useful to others today – I see only my 2 classes today, where it seems more like others will be of service to me 🙂
letting myself being surprised, watching a hawk flying down from the mountain, near the company where I was this morning. When my client, Maria, exclaimed: “Anna look at that hawk!”, a moment of awe, pure natural joy, shared with Maria … a little pause of human experience during a professional job.
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