“SERVE YOURSELF AND YOU SHALL SERVE THE WORLD.”
We all feel that our actions dont make any difference. We feel that our good deeds dont matter. Why do we feel this way? Because we live in the illusion of separation. We are not separate entities leading a doomed life. We are, as Marianne Williamson puts it, sunbeams radiating from the same sun. We originated from a common source and are still connected to it.
Each time you are kind towards yourself, each time you choose to forgive and each time you practice compassion, you are bringing about a shift in this collective union of souls. And this shift begins with you.
When you speak up against injustice, even if it means refusing to let the society decide your life path, you are bringing about a shift which is slowly making an impact on this union and each soul does experience it in some way. When you choose to follow the traffic rules, even if no one sees you, your act has affected this collective union. My heart feels wounded when I see dogs and cats being run over by speeding up vehicles. This inhuman act may not put a person in prison, but it does impact our collective union in a negative way. When you simply pray for these acts to stop, you too bring about an impact, and that too a positive one.
In her book “Everyday Grace”, Marianne Williamson talks about the concept of positive denial which says that we do not deny the darkness. We recognise the darkness, but deny its power over us. Thats what you do when you perform a good deed knowing that the shift it brings about serves the entire humanity.
When you replace your old light bulb with an LED one, you are bringing about a shift in the energy saving thoughts of all souls. This shift cannot be seen by you, but it is happening. When you get leaking taps repaired, you are bringing about a shift in the water conservation beliefs of all through this collective union. When you keep the toilets of your home clean, you are bringing about a shift in the sanitation practices by impacting the thoughts of all through this collective union. Whatever you do, impacts all souls.
When you stay shut and tolerate stuff, this collective union suffers from inauthenticity. When you let others’ opinions diminish your self worth, this collective union suffers from worthlessness. If one planet goes out of its path, the entire solar system shall bear its consequences. So even if a single soul chooses the wrong path all of us bear the pain.
You are worthy of all thats good. Remember what your worth is. Serve yourself by being good to yourself. Dont let anyone make you dim your light. Its not only your light. Its a reflection of the light of this collective union. You matter the most. Your deeds matter the most. Love yourself and you shall help the world. May God bless you.