“I am here. I am with you.
Putting yourselves first allows you to give more. Putting yourselves at the forefront of your consciousness will give you the strength and the energy to give more to those around you. Setting aside your needs to be someone else’s caretaker will create a deficit within you. You are here as beings of service and you are here in service, but you must include yourselves in the beings that you are here to serve.
It is wonderful that you want to help others and that others are willing to reach out and help you. That is truly living in a collective. But sometimes it is because you place more value on others than on yourselves that you seek only to be of service to them. And sometimes you try to make up for a lack of self-esteem by being the best giver, the most selfless, the one who is always in service.
You must consider that you are just as much in need of your service as anyone else. Taking care of yourself is not being selfish. Taking care of yourself is an act of love. Helping another is an act of love. As long as you are acting from love and as love you are fulfilling your purpose for being here. It is not as though love for another is more valuable or earns you more credit than loving and taking care of yourself.
When you do give yourselves what you need, see it as an act of service. You are just as much a part of this collective as anyone else. Being love is being love, and being of service is being of service. And when you carry those vibrations and direct them at yourselves, you are much more likely to do so when you interact with the rest of the collective.
I am Ophelia and I love you.”