Mary Magdalene ~ Serve Out of Your Fullness of Self-Love
Question: What is the meaning of service? I’ve had a consciousness of service my whole life, but I end up hurting myself by not taking care of myself, putting myself last.
Mary Magdalene: It is very simple but it’s not easy. You must put yourself first. You must love yourself. Through loving yourself, you become the vehicle that all love flows through.
This is very different from what has been taught in many of your teachings, where it was bad to love yourself. It was selfish. It was self-centered. So you emptied yourself to be good. But this was an unfortunate teaching.
In truth, service comes out of the fullness of your self-love, the excess, the abundance. You are so filled with love that you can’t help but give to others. It’s streaming out of you. That is true service.
Think of a time when you were so in love, when you fell in love with another being and your heart was so full that it was a joy to serve. That service did not empty you because you were already full, already overflowing. It was simply a natural process.
When your service is not coming out of your overflowing fullness, it is a sign that you are needing to fill yourself with love, until you have excess to give others.
Is that helpful?
Questioner: Yes, thank you.
Mary Magdalene: Wonderful.
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