The title of this post is both a question and a statement of intent.
While I was taking my Kundalini Teacher Training, I was given the spiritual name, Sevak Prem, which translates to “servant of love.” One of my friends was “Victory of Light.” Why and how was I to be merely a lowly servant when she was a light bearer? I was bummed—equating “servant” with “servile,” that state of groveling to another for favors.
What I’ve learned over the 3 years since being named “Servant of Love”,” is that love is the greatest energy we have. When I give service through love, my life may not be easy, but I have the energy to accomplish great things. What might otherwise be a sacrifice becomes grace as I interact with and help others become more whole.
As a teacher I’ve known for a long time that the Beatles were correct when they sang “the love you take is equal to the love you make.” That was fine in the classroom, but being “off duty” usually meant that I became more guarded with my time.
Recently, however, I’ve begun to experience how everyday acts of patience, compassion and attentiveness to others keeps me grounded, open, loving, and balanced. What I’m discovering is that service creates a “me” that’s more than who I think I can be. It expands my energy field. It gets me high. And it makes me whole.