Serve Love Lift Podcast
with Tiffany Garvin
Episode 23: Ready to Change the World?
Welcome to the Serve Love Lift Podcast! I’m Tiffany Garvin.
Years ago on a quiet beach in Hawaii, I felt the weight of the pain and struggles we all face in this world and how much we need each other. Soon after, this movement was born to Serve Love and Lift.
I believe that we are meant to serve the world with our unique gifts, love ourselves and others, and lift each other up to live with joy!
This podcast is here to help you heal your heart and your life and empower you on your path to becoming the best version of yourself
I invite you to listen carefully and jot down notes that come to mind whether they come from me or your own heart Then, share this episode with 3 people who you feel could use it today
I’m so glad you’re here! Let’s get going.
Have you ever felt like you wanted to help change the world? You know, make the world a better place. Support an inspiring cause. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Help with disaster relief. Bring clean water to those in need. Or, give refuge to the homeless.
Nearly everywhere we turn, there’s someone who could use a hand up or a safe place to lay their head. It can feel overwhelming or like we’re powerless to do something to help. What’s amazing is that there are wonderful humanitarian organizations and nonprofits of all kinds that are out in the world doing good everyday.
They’re relieving suffering, empowering self-reliance, and changing someone’s world somewhere around the world. And, helping those organizations are people just like you and me. People who want to serve, love, and lift those around us.
Consider for a moment that you’re already making a difference in the world. Every time you support a child with their school fundraiser, you’re helping that child have a new opportunity. Every time you donate to your church, people are being lifted and cared for. Each time you round up your bill or drop change in a jar at a business who’s raising funds for a charity, you’re being a philanthropist!
If you doubt me, let’s get clear on the definition of philanthropy. In the dictionary, philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others. To go even further, I love this other description I read, “Philanthropy can be broadly defined as love for humankind. It is derived from the Greek words "philos," which means loving and "anthropos," which means humankind.”
So, with every loving thought, feeling, and action you take where your desire is to help someone, you’re being a sort of philanthropist! In a way, listening to this podcast and sharing it with someone you care about is being a philanthropist. You’re serving, loving, and lifting. I invite you to lean into these tendencies. You are a philanthropist!
I want to inspire the next generation of philanthropists. Not just the cute retired couples with tons of time and money to give. I’m talking about us. Regular people with jobs and businesses, kids and carpooling, in the early and middle years of our careers, and all the normal responsibilities of everyday folks. We are the next generation who will make a powerful difference in the world.
You may be wondering, Why do I want to motivate you to get up and out and serve the world? It’s for a number of reasons. Here are three:
1 - The world needs you, your gifts, and your desire to do good. I’ve heard it said before that if you desire to do the work, you are called to do so.
2 - You can make a difference in the lives of many people depending upon what you decide to do. But, even if you just serve in small ways, you’re still making someone’s life better. I love it when someone smiles at me as we’re walking past each other, especially if I have no idea who they are.
3 - You will find greater joy in helping others than in most any other activity you engage in. It will fill your soul like few things can. I invite you to give it a try, however big or small, and then let me know how it goes.
Let’s change the perception of philanthropy! We can start a movement to serve, love, and lift people around us. Spread kindness, give relief, and inspire a friend to join you. Let’s do good, make new friends, and change lives all over the world!
*Let’s take a quick break. You’ve heard me share about the power and purity of doTERRA’s essential oils and other amazing products. Another thing I love is how doTERRA sources their oils. It’s through co-impact sourcing - personal connection with the growers and harvesters, fair and on-time payments, social impact projects to improve the communities, and much, much more. doTERRA is truly changing the world for the better. You can learn more about dōTERRA and the remarkable good they’re doing at www.WellnessWithACause.com. I’d love for you to join us in this great cause!
I’d like to do something a little different with this episode. I know that you have desires in your heart to help serve, love, and lift others. What I’d like to do for you is give you a space for the next few minutes where you can honor these beautiful desires, feel the joy that can come from engaging with them, and begin to make a plan to take action in some way.
If you’re in a place where you are able to, I invite you to close your eyes and relax. Take a deep breath and sink into a comfortable position. Let go of any tension you feel or worries that are burdening you. They’ll stay safe on a shelf until you can come back to them. For now, give yourself a moment of peace.
Imagine a light surrounding you and filling your body with a sense of joy, possibilities, and strength. Feel the power and hope this light brings. Sense your mind and heart opening up to the desires you have to serve, love, and lift others.
Breathe in and slowly exhale. Allow your spiritual eyes to become clear and see who your heart most wants to help. Who are they? Notice them looking toward you with a grateful smile and hopeful tears in their eyes. What do they need? Watch and listen and as they tell you. Where are they? Pay attention to their surroundings to understand if they’re close by or far away, in the city or desert or forest. Connect your heart to theirs and let them know that you’re on your way.
Recognize the feelings swelling within you of joy, gratitude, energy, and even a bit of excitement. Swim in the beauty and power of these feelings. Your path is becoming clear. Feel your confidence building as you dismiss doubts and hesitation. You are meant for this.
Take a deep breath. Holding onto this wonderful feeling, slowly come back to the present moment. See before you the path back to where you were. Acknowledge the steps you can take to reconnect with those beautiful souls you will serve. Your gifts and talents you’ll need to fulfill this mission will make themselves known to you. Remember the relationships and resources you have in your life as you move forward along the path. You have everything you need.
Breathe in a feeling of trust that all will come together at the right time. Relax and know that this is an inspired journey to help you come to truly know yourself and all the beauty inside of you. As you come out of this meditation, stay connected to the feeling of strength and joy. When you’re ready, take another deep breath and slowly open your eyes. Hold these feelings and visions in your heart and mind until you can write them down.
Pause this episode, if you need to, so you are sure to remember the inspiring details of your experience. Watch for opportunities to arise to guide your steps and move you forward. Always believe that you have the power to reach these dreams that have been placed in your heart.
Take one more deep breath, and we’ll move forward. Good.
In a previous episode, I introduced the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation. They’re the philanthropic arm of doTERRA International. I believe they may hold the key to helping you fulfill your mission to serve the beautiful people you saw in your mind a moment ago. Here’s an idea of how they might help. This great organization supports 7 specific initiatives:
1 - Global health
2 - Empowering women
3 - Supporting children
4 - Self-reliance
5 - Clean water and sanitation
6 - Disaster relief
7 - Anti-human trafficking
In addition to this, Healing Hands offers doTERRA Wellness Advocates the opportunity to multiply fundraising efforts for nonprofits that we’re passionate to serve. We can find charities who work in any of these 7 areas of support, identify a specific project with the organization, and use the Healing Hands Foundation Match Program to create a greater impact than we could do on our own by doubling the funds raised.
I’m so excited about this because it makes it possible for anyone to be a fully engaged philanthropist now! We don't have to wait until some future day when we have an abundance of time and money. We can make a difference now. We can help change the world right now.
I invite you to ponder the thoughts and desires that surfaced as we walked through the meditation. Let your mind and heart find hope in the possibilities of creating an impact for people and organizations that you care so much about. Be the instrument for change to bless the lives of those who are in need, who are suffering, and who you care about enough to do something. Be the blessing to these beautiful people you love and bring them relief, empowerment, and opportunity. When you’re ready, reach out to me, and I’ll help you in your mission. You are a powerful force for good in this world. I look forward to partnering with you.
Thank you for being with me! Remember to share this episode with 3 people who you feel could use it today. Don’t want to wait for next week for new insights and wisdom? Go to https://www.tiffanygarvin.com/emotionalhealing for a free guide to help you begin healing the emotional wounds that are holding you back! Again, the link is https://www.tiffanygarvin.com/emotionalhealing - it will be in the show notes as well. I believe in you! See you next week!