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Saturday, November 25, 2006

SELFISHNESS

SELFISHNESS
November 25, 2006

Let me state here at the beginning: "I am most definitely NOT in this world at this time to lead a selfish life!" Of course, by virtue of living as human there is selfishness. And I'm no saint! My life purpose is about healing and teaching, but in addition, I'm almost always on the lookout for opportunities to perform "random acts of kindness" and assist others.

So when I notice many people who seem to be oblivious and unconscious to what is happening around them and fail to take advantage of opportunities to be kind and helpful, I'm "bewildered." (Pick a word because "bewildered" is the best I could come up with.) For example, when an ambulance with lights flashing and siren sounding is on its way, move over people. Don't continue on your merry way or seemingly pretend it's not even there. This happened recently with one ambulance and several cars in different lanes. I could go on and on, but I'll spare you. I often use a few choice words (aloud if I'm alone in my car, silently if I'm not), including: "Wake up people! Get conscious!" And don't get me started on people who are deliberately mean and cruel!

I found myself with tears flowing one day this week (no doubt after reading about so much violence in the newspaper) and saying aloud to humanity, "Care more, love more" over and over again. Even good people who focus on their individual spiritual growth and enlightenment, claiming that's why they're here in this world, are also leading selfish lives if they're not looking for opportunities to be of assistance to others. It can be creating an opening in traffic for another driver (rather than speeding up and closing any available space). It can be smiling at someone who seems down and allowing Divine Love to flow through your heart for that person. It can be dropping a dollar into the Salvation Army kettles when you see them this time of year (something I love to do). It can be sending funds in response to a newspaper story of a family or individual in difficult circumstances. It can be dropping a dollar or two into the return envelope of a charity that mailed you a donation invitation. It can mean sending funds or a gift card to a family member or someone you know of who would benefit from your generosity. And yes, it can mean personally taking clothes, household goods, toys, etc. to people who are stretching their dollars and would benefit from your support.

It's so easy to call a charity to pick up one's excess and castoffs, so easy to drop a check in the mail. Those who do so are to be commended. But you know who I admire the most? It's the people who volunteer all year long, such as the Meals on Wheels people who drive free meals to those who wouldn't get one nutritious hot meal a day without them. It's those people who serve as volunteer advocates for needy and abused children caught up in a state's overburdened child welfare system. (Now these people are close to sainthood, in my opinion!) And yes, it's people who reach into their pockets and give to people who ask them for money in public places. When someone asks me for money, it's not about what they're going to do with it; it's a test of me. I may can give only 50 cents, or I may be able to give $5.00, but I must give. "Give to him that asketh of thee, and to him that would borroweth of thee, turn thou not away."

I confess that when I feel I'm not giving enough, assisting enough, I complain to Divine Spirit: "I'm not here to lead a selfish life!" And I ask (or should I say demand) to be presented with opportunities to be of assistance to others--whether through my spiritual healing/teaching services or otherwise. I sing the chorus of an old hymn a lot, especially in the mornings: "Make me a channel of blessings today. Make me a channel of blessings I pray. My life possessing, my service blessing, make me a channel of blessings today."

Seeking to serve, I Am Angel-Light. I Am That I Am. I am supported by donations of those who acknowledge and appreciate my mission of service in this world.

Angel-Light Love
Healing/Wellbeing Facilitator
(Spirit-Mind-Body-Environment)
http://angel-light-love-healing.blogspot.com