Awakening's Humble Empowered Service
Have you ever been rushing around and stepped through a doorway on your way to another room but snagged your shirt on an exposed nail? Remember how you spun around, 180-degrees, as your momentum was redirected by being hung-up?
As Awakening intensifies and we experience shifts in our perception, old remnants of past fears spin us around.
They create questions from the egoic thinking mind which snag our attention as worries. The ego-mind’s momentum pulls our attention away from "resting" in present moment Awareness.
"But... what am I supposed to be doing? I need to know my purpose, what am I supposed to choose? Do I need to change my job? I need to know what to 'do'?"
The present moment, our very Beingness already Is. Awakening, the integration of our divinity or Being with our humanity, is Life's purpose. In Awakening, our being and doing is becoming integrated through our active recognition of the Truth of Who We Are and through Its expression in form.
Awakening presents exactly what-to-do each day on the "doing"-level. Life situations need not be searched out, they simply arise. Every arising life situation within the present moment is our chance to provide humble empowered service. No matter what might be our work or if we are currently without a "job". We are demonstrating and expressing That Which We Are, through our body-mind form. Any unexpected life situation is our Awakening's opportunity presented at the "doing-level" of the present moment, the "Being-level's" life purpose.
What about the customer outburst that happens while we're working? We didn't plan it, we couldn't have foreseen it and our ego-mind surely doesn't want to experience it, yet this is arising in the present moment.
Another person's unconscious temper tantrum is partly-removed from our 1st person experience. It is our opportunity to view unconsciousness as if it outside ourselves, like a 3-D learning challenge. We're offered the chance to witness it with our Conscious Presence.
Eckhart Tolle: "Somebody says something to you that is rude or designed to hurt. Instead of going into unconscious reaction and negativity, such as attack, defense, or withdrawal, you let it pass right through you. Offer no resistance. It is as if there is nobody there to get hurt anymore."
In the days of Jesus, his act of humbly washing the feet of others demonstrated the integration of his humble humanity with his divinity. When we "see through" another's temper tantrum to be innocent unconsciousness, the ego's pain expressed through the temporary power of rage without our reacting in fear, condemnation, anger or disgust, we are washing the feet of others.
ACIM: "Those you do not forgive you fear. And no one reaches love with fear beside him; you need forgiveness of your brother, for you will share in madness or in Heaven together."
As we remember times we've been overcome with pain and anger we "join" with the other, in the humanity of human emotion, in the unconscious suffering of the human condition. When we recognize rage is covering up hurt, we acknowledge our own past pain. This could be called forgiveness. A Course of Love: "... to forgive all others for being as you are. They too cannot be separate..."
As we stay non-reactive, we stay attuned to our Beingness, fully in touch with peace that is present even in the midst of seeming turmoil. We are demonstrating our divinity. As we focus on our breathing, the Peaceful Calm intensifies and cannot but help to be felt by all in the vicinity. This grounding of the power of Presence sparks, boosts and stabilizes Consciousness in manifest form.
As we see the innocence of unconsciousness in the disgruntled customer, we're moved by the unconditional love we feel for them. Byron Katie: "... when they see the innocence of their children, their parents, their partners, they come to see their own innocence."
Eckhart Tolle: "...you realize deeply that nothing you ever did or that was ever done to you could touch, even in the slightest, the radiant essence of who you are".
Right action might arise to flow through you in action, or you may be called to continue as the silent witness, holding the frequency of Awakened Consciousness. St Paul: “Everything is shown up by being exposed to the Light, and whatever is exposed to the Light itself becomes Light.”
This is the new inner-to-outer way of being-doing "daily life" which manifests through our Awakening.
Our attunement to the peace underlying every situation in the present moment is the unraveling of the ego-mind's search for something “outside ourselves” in pursuit of "a future" to find happiness. The goal of the search, true peace, is within, right here, right now.
This is Awakening's integration of our divinity and humanity. The next time worry pops up, wanting “to do”, just remember: your Awareness in the present moment is as honorable and valuable as Jesus’ action of washing the feet of others. Your humble empowered service is not only your offer, it is Who You Are - unconditional love, expressing through form.
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