Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I Gotta Help Me, Before I Can Help You!

Have you flown in an airplane and listend to the flight attendant tell you in a case of emergency to put the oxygen mask on yourself first and then any children afterwards? I think this concept is true for all areas of our lives. We have to make sure we are stable and taken care of before we try to help someone else. No need in us dying trying to help someone else before we get the help we need. It sounds logical right? But, so many of us are trying to secure everyone around us and are dying in the process. Our faith, health, joy, relationships, finances, and peace of mind are dying off quickly while we are helping everyone else get their house in order. There has to be a shift in our thinking. This doesn't make us selfish or self-centered. It makes us wise. 

Do your work of healing and spiritual practices to make sure you are equipped to extend the hand of help. Allow yourself to see who you really are and make peace with what is illuminated. Be aware of your emotional state and what you feel about situations, before you try to make someone else feel good about them. Make the necessary changes to allow peace and harmony to flow into your life. Live a life of Spirituality with God as the center and the guide. This relationship is attained by your daily spiritual practices- Prayer, Meditation, Reading the Word of God, and Discipleship. Learn what God requires to live a whole and balanced life and incorporate this insight into your life. 

So, the next time you want to be someone's saviour, realize you need help first and your help comes from God and others. Receive it, and then give it. Be love. Let the healing begin...