A Life in Service or Service in Life?

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This is a blog I have been thinking about for a while based on my own life experience to some extent, but also from what I talk to clients about in consultation.

We often get the idea when we become conscious on the life path that we are all going to have a great purpose and make a big difference in the world, if we can only work out what that purpose is. We can spend a lot of our time, energy and even money on trying to figure out what our purpose in life is.

Obviously, there are those individuals who have a life purpose that is “out there”, high profile and to us meaningful and important. We want to emulate these people, we want to work with passion, to do something exciting with our lives and undoubtedly many of us do and will.

However, sometimes directing our whole existence into finding this life purpose can push our focus out from being in this moment to living in the future, where we try to work out what we should do, and we miss a lot of what is going on right now because of not being present.

Don’t be disappointed if I tell you that while a few of you will go on to great things “out there”, many of us will plod along day by day doing what we do. In fact, we may already be living our life purpose.

Our purpose is a very personal thing and we do need to be mindful that sometimes we have to surrender and accept where we are and what we’re doing and the importance and greatness of what may seem to us as trivial and unimportant. We may need to ground ourselves into living that life fully and in the moment.

Life can seem like a drudge if we are forever trying to look to the future and work out what our “real purpose” is instead of living our life as it is with grace.

Life can seem like a drudge if we are forever trying to look to the future and work out what our “real purpose” is instead of living our life as it is with grace.

Remember you are working for the bigger picture of your life, working towards the objectives that you laid down for this incarnation.

Understandably it can seem like having hopes and dreams can keep you moving forwards, but if it goes on and on with disappointments and lack of clarity we can start to come undone.

We need to accept and embrace wherever we are and whatever we are doing, be it parenting small children, as a carer to a parent, working in an insurance office or in a supermarket stacking shelves. Whatever we are doing – whether it is short term or long term – it is perfect and meaningful and touches peoples’ lives.

Remember, where you are right now is perfect.

So the difference between a life in service and service in life?

A life perceived as being in service can feel like a drudge, as if you are chained to a desk, a sink or a parent.

Service in life can be a place of grace and a place of joy, where you live from your heart and you are in the moment of caring, sharing and supporting others each moment of each day.

Your moment of spiritual greatness may come, but living in the ego of waiting expectantly for that moment can mean missing the small and beautiful things in life that are greatness themselves!

Whatever you are doing in life, enjoy and experience each moment, for this is where you are meant to be right now – good or bad, happy or sad – an insight at each turning and being of service to others as appropriate.


Melanie Creedy has used homeopathy for 30 years and has been in practice since 1998.  Her physical journey began with poor health from childhood, leading her to explore natural therapies. Her journey with homeopathy has seen her run a general homeopathic clinic and The Children’s Ear Clinic in Western Australia, but always the esoteric side has been strong and clear. Her tree change to beautiful Southern Tasmania brought about several ranges of Essences, created in the garden at Wyldwood and spread the word to a wider audience, as a homeopath who is recognised throughout Australia.
Melanie’s spiritual journey started long before that and she certainly remembers a deep interest in God when she was under 10 years old. That journey has taken her through an exploration of many facets of spirituality, to a point where she realised her path had to be her own and her walk was alone. As a deep thinker and a passionate blogger, many of these thoughts become blogs in an effort to demystify the myths which are created by so called gurus, looking to hold the attention of a seeker.
Melanie works with people on their life path using soul talk and soul listening and intuiting esoteric vibrational remedies to remove obstacles on the path. This can relate to physical, mental and emotional issues which are part of our ‘soul choices’ for this lifetime. Her approach is simple but deep, grounded, thoughtful and pragmatic. Not too much airy fairy speak going on here, just a drawing together of the strings of your life. Melanie offers distance consultations via phone and skype to allow people Australia-wide to access her services.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Homeopathy), Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Yoga and she has been a Reiki Master since 1998.