Tis the Season of Selflessness – or so one might think with
all we’ve been taught. How many times have you heard, “It is better to give
than to receive”? Think about that for a moment. Without someone to receive,
one cannot have the satisfaction of giving. Is not the receiver giving a warm
fuzzy gift to the giver by accepting? And, you don’t know – but the receiver
may be doing a grander service than meets the eye of placing themselves in the
position of “receiver”. But that could be an entirely stand-alone discourse. To give you an idea, have you ever seen the paw outline accompanied by the words, "Who Rescued Who?
It is a delightful balanced circle of dance of the highest order. In each of our individual lives, that balance must flow for us to be well. If one is constantly giving – getting nothing in return – they become depleted….drained…incapable of giving any more. We can no longer give if we have nothing left to give.
Consider a shift in thinking this holiday season. Begin imagining a higher level of Selfishness/Self-Fullness. Remember, there is a Part of us that is “like God”. The more we can embody that, the greater the degree of good we can elevate the entire planet with. A truly selfish person – in this elevated sense – can help the most others from their place of power. When one’s own immediate needs are taken care of, when someone is coming from a place of Being whole and complete, their natural default is to serve others.
I believe it was Wayne Dyer who said something like - when an orange is squeezed, you always get orange juice. When a lemon is squeezed you get lemon juice. When squeezed by life’s challenges, you will ooze whatever you are made of. If you are happy, you will exude happiness. If you are healthy, you will ooze good health and vitality. If you are angry, stressed and overwhelmed, then that’s what you will produce more of. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what's inside first.
What are you made of? What are you radiating out to the rest of the world? What radical new self-care approach might help you shine you light brighter to the rest of the world? What is the kindest thing you can do for yourself right now?
Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself with some Holiday Gifts From The Sea? Or, in your wholeness, share them with others?
The first Shell Ornament pictured is still available (as of this writing) while the rest have found their way to their new homes. More may be available if there is a demand also.
Wishing you all may manifest wonderful holidays no matter how you choose to celebrate. I see you whole and complete – healthy and happy! Thank you for the gift of your presents/presence in my life!