You might call me the Patron Saint of Care-Takers. I think that would be safe to say. I became a saint after my death. If you think it is comfortable to be a saint, you are absolutely wrong. It is NOT comfortable, but that was my path. I came into the world at a time in life where being an extreme care-taker was grounds for sainthood. AND most especially for women. ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN. I want to say this loudly and clearly because that is NOT your path any more.
If you feel called to care-take, that must come from a place of extreme joy on YOUR part. NOT because you must SAVE someone. There will be no ribbons or awards given for care-taking. Especially at the expense of your well being. YOU must take care of you. AND if you think about it, it is a kind of extreme egoism to take care of others because they cannot take care of themselves.
Perhaps humans NEED to learn how to take care of themselves. Perhaps humans MUST take care of themselves to LEARN the lessons that are given them. Although I was given awards, and given kudos for helping humans, that was a different time and a different place. AND I was called, with great joy. AND may I admit that this felt like my ONLY path. The only path open to me.
If you care-take others simply because that is what women, (mostly women feel this need) think they need to do, that is infringing on other’s paths. You are delaying them, blocking them from their lessons and also blocking yourself from what you are supposed to do and learn. You may feel as though you are in immense pain and so to circumvent those feelings you volunteer in your child’s classroom, or you serve at a homeless shelter. Etc. BUT you are still there. You may have heard the saying, “wherever you go, there you are”. This is true. NOW, please note that if you feel CALLED with extreme JOY to serve, then do so. If you feel called out of wanting to escape from your pain or problems or because that is what a good girl does, THEN you must stop. YOU are helping no one. The human may be fed for that meal, but perhaps they will go on to want to be fed without effort or change. The human may be fed for that meal, and perhaps your pain will subside for a few minutes, or even a few days or hours, but YOUR PAIN is still there.
The process can be delayed for a short while. BUT it does not go away. AND with these times rapidly accelerating, time must be used in it’s most efficacious for your TIME IS NOW.
Now is the time and the time to be IN JOY.
And as you feel any pain or agitation, please go to your softest place and embrace yourself with extreme kindness. Sit for a second and ponder what would feel the best in that moment. For some, it might be a nap or reading a book. A bubble bath, eating ice cream or broccoli, watching a funny movie, taking a walk among trees. Your SOUL knows. Listen to your soul.
L. Elizabeth Sadhu, is a connector to souls who have passed into other dimensions. Thus, Beyond the Veil.