I have some experience with the challenges around this topic. My inclination had always been to put others’ needs first before mine, to minimize my needs so as to accommodate others. While that is absolutely necessary in life, a balance needs to be created between dispensing our energy and energizing ourselves.
We need to get in order to give.
How do we replenish ourselves of the energy we give away? Through loving ourselves. That’s it. The love we give away must be equal to the love we show ourselves. Otherwise, we end up depleted and defeated. The challenge here is that often we hold the belief we don’t deserve it. For some reason, we don’t feel as worthy of receiving as those who receive.
As we live our lives, we often lose touch with the loving, divine beings we are. We are made up of pure love. The energy that fuels us is love energy. That love energy is what makes up the universe. That universal energy is flowing through us and is everywhere, all the time. It’s an unbroken cycle. If we lack the love for ourselves that we endeavor to give away, we disconnect from that universal love. We temporarily break and disconnect from our source. Without source energy flowing through us, we deplete our own. We cannot give what we don’t have. So if we truly want to share with and serve others with our love, we must connect and replenish with the love of the universe.
Make sense? Let me know your thoughts!
Love To You!!