Need to serve others

QUESTION: Masters I now live upstate NY but grew up in Israel thinking my “purpose” would be to somehow serve there. Lots of healing is associated for me in home land so I chose to ease the pain and leave. I now do reiki healings and meditations, Bach flowers… And am greatly motivated to help others heal, as my journey was/is quite a hard one. I do still battle with addiction. The problem is there is no momentum, the only thing I have in Israel is purpose. But an easier life is in the states. Can you please guide me on which way to approach pursuing purpose as it applies to serving others? ~Lisa, Israel

ANSWER: You are sabotaging yourself by having created such specific expectations for your life that they hinder every other possible thought. A soul’s sole purpose is to understand and learn from the lessons they chose to face during their incarnation. No one is obligated to do anything for anyone else – particularly not until they have finished their own lessons.

Addiction is a major lesson for you, and the fact that you have not understood why you chose to be so afflicted and have not figured out a way to rewrite that need in your body shows you still have much to work on for yourself before worrying about service to others.

You can continue to assist others through your healing practices, but you carry much negativity in your head about your inadequacies and faults. That is what feels like an anchor on your momentum. Start with increasing love of self. Understand what a magnificent person you are as a piece of Source energy and that, with this difficult life you chose, you should be honored for your perseverance.

Accept that each thing you have accomplished is a milestone toward spiritual enlightenment. You must have faith in yourself and the abilities available to you. Send away the negativity when it approaches and replace it with unconditional love for your life.