What has been coming up a lot for me this week has been “being of service”. The idea of being of service is what I strive for, but don’t always accomplish. It is too easy to start thinking about what I’m going to get, how many cd’s I need to sell, and how bills are going to get paid.
I threw all that stuff away a long time ago in one sense. I devoted myself to what I believe God made me for, and that is music. Over the years my life has evolved, and now I find myself not only playing music, but leading workshops, speaking, and making cd’s of meditations instead of music. I allow SPIRIT to move and speak through me, and a lot of action has happened! Yet I must always remain clear, that whatever talents and gifts I have, are to be used for service. I must always keep that in the forefront of my mind.
When the Buddha’s “earth father” was dying, the Buddha went to see him one last time. The father offered his kingdom to his son, but the Buddha smiled and said “If you were to give your kingdom to the people, you would have the bliss of enlightenment in your heart.” He turned his father down. Jesus told us to give, and that “to give is to receive”. Like the Buddha, I noticed that it didn’t seem as if Jesus owned a palace either.
So I try to keep an eye on this. Am I a taker or a giver? What are my true motives in each situation? What is the reason for this? Is my aim to give something? To bring something to the table? Today it is. And I can tell you that the more I focus on being a giver, the more things seem to come to me. They come at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways. I worry so much less that I used to.
More on this subject later in the week, but for now, it is nearing 5 a.m. and I gotta head towards Charleston!
Much love and many blessings