How Can You Serve
By: Martha Eleftheriou
From a young age I learned to be of service as I was raised to talk about God and the bible as often as I could. While I no longer choose to be of service in that way, I learned the valuable lesson of being of service to others.
One of my favorite quotes is: “You can assess someone’s character by how one treats someone who can do nothing for them.”
Now as I continue to grow in my soul’s evolution and be of support and service to my clients and community, the biggest need or yearning I see with all humans is our need to be happy. I’ve come to understand and believe you need two simple things to be happy. Firstly, find out your purpose in life and, secondly, share that with others - that’s it. It’s simple and yet difficult to make the choice to live your life this way at the same time.
The other day I was speaking with someone about this topic and she mentioned a friend she used to have who used to be of service to her community regularly but was still a miserable person. I knew this person she was referencing well so I got to thinking about this and realized why this other woman wasn’t happy. That’s because her intentions were not coming from a place to serve from the heart. She was serving with her actions but she wanted constant validation and recognition from everyone around her about her “goodness” If she didn’t get it, she would demand of her friends and family to validate her for this or for that. It’s no wonder she’s still one of the saddest people I know.
We all know people who complain about being of “service” or who perceive themselves as being extremely nice and helpful to others but that they never feel it’s reciprocated or that people just don’t appreciate their kindness. Again, it comes down to intention. Chances are, these people are partaking in actions that seem to be selfless, but are heavily attached with strings. Beneath what they are saying or doing, they are expecting something in return. Therefore, they’re actually not really being of service at all as the intention behind the action or the words is really what is being manifested for them through the law of attraction. Unfortunately, recipients of their “good deeds” or “acts of service” generally don’t feel comfortable or good about accepting their actions because they can feel the intention, either consciously or subconsciously, and that doesn’t feel good.
It’s so important to choose to serve in any way which is truly an authentic extension and expression of your soul. It doesn’t have to look like anything or be a certain way. The only thing that matters is you serve for the good of someone else with an open heart and with no strings attached. The best part is you’ll help make someone’s day or maybe even life, a little brighter and better and you’ll feel truly happy in that knowing.
Martha Eleftheriou is married and a mother to two beautiful daughters ages 8 and 1 years old. She is a transformational and spiritual Life Coach, a certified elementary school teacher (OCT), Reiki Master and Yoga Teacher (RYT). Aside from passionately working with people in helping them to uncover their dreams and purpose, she loves reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, as well as taking regular nature walks. On the inside, she is an eternal soul seeker. She loves to question, ask, learn, un-learn, re-learn and live her life as true to her core values of love, compassion, honesty, and service as best as she possibly can. She lives with her family in King City, Ontario, Canada.