The dictionary describes the word ‘servitude’ as slavery, however, “I AM” reframing this word for you in the way it was meant to be understood. Servitude means ‘in service to’. If you notice at the end of the word servitude is ‘tude’ as in attitude.
For many years people believed that ‘servitude’ meant slavery because of historical events that included slavery. Also, most people didn’t understand the intended meaning of the term ‘service’ when used in religious doctrine as in the concept of ‘service to ME, the Creator. Many people thought that this meant that they had to give things up, live a certain way, or engage in different types of sacrifices. For this article, we are using the term ‘servitude’ as ‘joyfully being in service to Me-God, yourself and others because all there is is ‘One’ that is being served.
People underestimate the power of ‘quiet servitude’. ‘Quiet servitude’ for most of us conjures visions of cloistered monks or those who have taken a vow of silence and spend their life in quiet service; but there are many more ways to understand the term.
When you are in silent prayer or meditation you are in ‘quiet servitude’, which is the highest form of holding a space of love. This creates an extremely powerful presence of ‘I AM’ within you.
When you are in communion with ME, God, meaning having a mutual love and adoration for each other and having sacred intimate conversation, you are in ‘quiet servitude’.
Servitude does not mean that you have to take a vow of silence, or that your voice is unimportant. Nor does it mean that you should stop serving others in your daily experience. I want you to understand that being still and quiet is serving just as much if not more at times then ‘doing’.
You can also apply the practice of ‘quiet servitude’ as not always feeling the need to speak out constantly unless it is necessary as your words, your intended meaning, your tone and energy etc. impact others in ways that you cannot always comprehend. You need to be thoughtful in your communication, meaning that your words are heart centered and coming from an ‘I’ position is of utmost importance. This means pausing before you speak. Have you spoken with “ME” about your beliefs to gain more perspective before you share your thoughts? Can you allow a more expansive view on life then what you have right now? Can you make a practice of Knowing your truth does not make other’s beliefs wrong and that their truth does not make you wrong?
Are you willing to expand your understanding of self to include the Truth that there is enough love within you to allow for differences without it causing fear in you? Can you accept others as they are, without wanting to change them? Can you see your sisters and brothers as the light of perfection no matter how they are performing in their own story? The ability to allow differences is also practicing ‘quiet servitude’.
We are moving into a more thoughtful reality that is centered in Love, and our perception of life is much more expanded because we allow Divine Truth to keep discerning for us. Ask to see things from a higher Truth. This is what will create more ‘quiet servitude’ within you. Let the gentle strength of Love fill you and allow its resonance to satisfy you for this is your natural state. This is how we go forward into the new world – Living from a higher, more expanded consciousness. -God-
Mantra – I am peaceful within the ‘I AM’ presence and its powerful quiet servitude.
©Debbie N. Goldberg
A New You – A New World – A Paradigm Shift in Consciousness
Since December 2019 I have been Divinely guided to understand that a shift in consciousness was coming. In fact, it has already taken place. It is a shedding of our beliefs within the illusion of ego consciousness. Many of us already know that life is akin to a dream, and that we have been steeped in something called Soul Print Energy Consciousness (SPEC), which essentially is the fear narrative of the ego. I am reminded that the ego is not real; that the consciousness that I have long believed is driving me is just an illusion that has created a belief in duality and separation.
The paradigm shift is releasing all of the beliefs and stories that come along with ego consciousness (SPEC). We have been living under the influence of an illusion. Leading up to this paradigm shift, many of us that are awake have come to understand the illusion of ego and have worked diligently to stop believing in those thoughts, beliefs and constructs. Yet, we still talk about the illusion as if it exists, which only serves to perpetuate it. This is nothing to feel guilty about it just means we have to work harder at not falling for the old stories.
Moving into the new world is moving into higher levels of consciousness in which belief in ego no longer exists, even though we might still see remnants of it. We are moving into a state in which we are more open and allow ourselves to be guided by our Divine Blueprint. What is interesting is that we are indeed only Divine, yet we believe through the earth experience, that we are only human due to the illusion of separation. Our Divine identity has never changed. We are always in harmony and in balance with our Creator as Oneness, yet our experience of an earthly life has led us to believe otherwise. It is an intensely powerful illusion.
In my meditations I have been seeing a huge sailboat sailing peacefully over a beautiful tranquil sea in which Divinity and humanity embrace and enjoy the journey inextricably united together. There is no destination, just the journey. It is a journey of letting go and saying good-bye to the old-world system of beliefs, in which there is an unbridgeable separation between humans and the Divine.
I ask God if we are sailing in uncharted waters and He says, “No, this is the new world.” I recognize the sailboat is a metaphor for understanding the amazing shift that is happening in our consciousness. We are in a dream within a dream, moving out of a three-dimensional consciousness and into an awareness of a higher vibration, a higher level of consciousness, the vibration of Love. We are returning back to more of our natural Divine state as we keep awakening from the illusion and are willing to accept our Divinity.
All these changes are taking place within a new chapter of an increased awareness within our dream. As our awareness expands, the vibration of Love becomes a state of being, not just a feeling. It is a return to who we truly are. After all, we have never truly left our Divine Home; we have only taken time out for dreaming.
It is truly a miracle and magnificent gift to participate in this Divinely orchestrated theatrical stage of life and to intend and anticipate with joy the great unfolding of oneself and the world. This awareness and this new understanding or perspective of perfect Divine order brings a sense of relief and peace; when we come to understand and believe that we are One Mind, One Love, Divine Consciousness/God – Infinite Intelligence experiencing a creative dream.
Each of us awakens/ascends at a different time and pace. Therefore, there is still work to be done as we and our sisters and brothers continue to struggle with the belief that we still need to be healed from our brokenness due to our perceived separation. As we experience life we often look for healing, it is normal and part of our human process. Acceptance of our innocence and Divine Holiness takes time.
As we journey, it is very important to continue to feel our feelings and process the energy. It takes love, kindness and courage to allow ourselves to feel in order to transmute and transform lower vibrational energy back to love so that we may feel in balance once again; and yet this too, is also part of the illusion for the Truth of who we are is never out of balance. In Truth, no one is broken. No one needs healing. We ARE Divine perfection. The only thing we need to be healed from is faulty beliefs and what we perceive and experience as negative experiences. We just need to detach from the belief in ego. It can be just as difficult to let go of ego consciousness, as it is to accept our Divine perfection, yet this is the transformation and paradigm shift in consciousness that is happening right now.
We need to be patient, loving and compassionate with others and ourselves as we transition into a more internal harmonious environment by accepting rather than judging the diversity of our nature. As this acceptance occurs it will manifests into our outer world. As we journey into higher awareness, we understand that the energy of Love is all that exists and anything that we perceive as something other than Love is all part of the grand illusion. It is only when we remain tethered to the illusion of ego consciousness that we succumb to the irresistible impulse to judge and label everything as good, bad, right or wrong. These judgments have created the faulty lens through which we have viewed and perceived all of our experiences. Nothing is ever happening to us; it is all happening within us. Our ascension into awareness is always ongoing, however, it can be a sudden or slower process. Either way, it is Divinely orchestrated and a unique experience based on each person’s journey. There is no need for attaching labels or imposing judgments about Divine timing.
Moving into the new world means letting go, as your mind allows you to move out of the illusion of ego consciousness/SPEC. It is very important to stay in reality with God – Divine Truth, as the veil of unconsciousness continues to fade. The more time you can spend quietly listening within and following the prompts that you hear, the more smoothly and peaceful your journey will go.The paradigm shift is within you. You are moving into a higher awareness of Divine consciousness and as the process shifts within, you will see it manifest on the outside. Allow, accept and let the process unfold within you. It is Divinely guided. No resistance, frustration or expectations are necessary. Allow yourself to ‘just be’, no pressure, no ‘I should’ or ‘I shouldn’t.’
Even after we discover this wisdom of Higher Consciousness, it does not change the fact that we are living this dream. As we navigate away from a state of ego consciousness, these faulty beliefs and illusions may still linger, but we need to remember that we have an amazing role to play in humanity and can go about our roles in a much more light-hearted, heart-centered joyful way. Letting go of the ego’s judgment makes it easier to enjoy the journey and respect what we and others came here to do, which is to spread love and light with our unique gifts.
Stand in your beautiful perfect self without excuses and own your true identity. Everything starts with you. You create harmony within as you keep letting go of the old illusion, leaving old constructs behind and the beliefs from the whispers of ego. The only way to flow into this new world is by staying in peaceful joy, anticipating goodness and trusting your Creator to bring you into a more loving, kind, and harmonious world, a new you, a new dream. Show willingness to trust in God to change you and you will experience profound peace even though you cannot see the future. Trust with your heart not your eyesight.
Your transformation will be taken care of from within. God shifts your awareness for it is governed by a Divine timeline. Believe your transformation is already done by becoming deeply rooted in Divine Love, trust and its security and protection. Stay present in each moment, in your knowingness and remember that you are an eternal flame of love and light having a virtual experience. Feel the gratitude within your heart knowing that you are always deeply loved, guided and at One with the Divine Creator of your life as it expresses itself through you and as you.
By Debbie N. Goldberg
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As part of the spiritual journey we learn about self-love from receiving it from our higher-self and guides. Eventually we need to internalize this and learn how to lavish it on ourselves. As I write this it is a lesson that I am still focused on. There is a terrible rebellion from within against doing this, from our wounds and our ego. Our ego is what makes us feel guilty for taking time for ourselves and it is the same voice that tells us we are not doing it good enough when we do take the time. I had never learned how to put myself first in a loving manner nor had most of my clients and I don’t mean getting my nails done! Learning how to cherish every part of you, your needs, and what is best for you does not come naturally. It is learning how to become a loving nurturing mom to yourself where you make good decisions for you, set boundaries with yourself and others and unconditionally love yourself no matter what you are doing or feeling at the moment.
The rebellion makes everything outside of us more important than us. If someone needs something, I can’t say no, I don’t know how to turn my phone or email off, etc. Our wounded internal children do not know how to receive our own love and the ego distracts us from doing it. What I found is that when I started to take the time to nurture myself, feel my feelings and have love and compassion for myself it was done very hastily. I would give myself 5 minutes and then I was done. My ego was still tugging on me to get onto the next thing. The 5 minutes was a good start but it was abrupt and it does not create safety within you. We need to see it as a problem when you are willing to give something outside of you more time than yourself. (I realize we need to work, that’s not what I mean).
I started to think about things that I do even if I like doing it and how much time I give it versus what I give to myself. So let’s separate some things. I can write all day because I love to do it, but if there is no balance within me, I am not truly taking care of myself. I would give a lot of time over the years to my work, cooking, children, cleaning, going to the gym, my husband, social time, doing my hair or putting on make up but not sitting down with myself and asking how I am doing. What am I feeling? What has my heart been yearning for that I have been depriving it of? What parts keep crying to me that I have been avoiding? This is part of the reason that we don’t take the time to meditate and journal consistently.
There is something so strong within us that wants to rebel the love and time that is needed to become balanced within ourselves so we can become balanced on the outside. This rebellion to get quite and indulge in self-love is a force to recon with. It feels like war inside and this rebellion never stops. We need to be persistent in the quest of allowing us to be the most important relationship we ever have.
Our ego comes with being human; it is a part of the brain that controls fight or flight. The ego believes it is separated from God/Spirit, everyone and everything. This is the judgmental, negative, prideful, shadow side of us. The Soul and ego are in direct conflict and always fighting for control. I believe that the ego is spiritually purposeful to help our soul evolve to higher levels of consciousness. The ego knows nothing about love but directs us all day long. We have all learned to listen to the voice of the ego as our own voice and believe what we hear is true yet there is no truth to what it says. Our ego projects onto our outer world what we believe unconsciously about ourselves. It actually creates a mirror for us to see ourselves in others both positive and negative. Our Soul’s job is to awaken to this mirror and remember that it incarnated into human form, transcend the ego, and learn to live with the ego within a harmonious state. This is a lifetime of work if not many more.
So what is Self-love? It is a difficult concept since most of us have not witnessed or been taught what it is. I thought self-love was taking care of myself spiritually, emotionally and physically, which can be an extension of the meaning. In exploring myself with the help of my Spiritual guides I have been learning that it truly means loving ourselves without judgment. Whether we are in the highest form of ourselves, which is Spirit, who is pure love, joy and compassion or whether we are in our ego and full of fear. Fear gets manifested in many ways, behaviorally and emotionally such as, anxiety, frustration, anger, performing and controlling so we feel comfortable in our environment.
As a human being it is normal to waffle back and forth from being our highest to our ego. Our Spiritual journey awakens us to all of the complex intricacies within us and calls on us to learn discipline and love for all of the dichotomy within us being a beautiful blend of spirit and human. Our life quest is to align more with our highest form (Spirit) and less with the ego and to accept and love ourselves regardless of which part is present or not. By the way, this takes a lot of boundary setting and self-discipline within us and outside of us.
Our Spirit lives in the present and our ego lives in our unconscious world where everything is an illusion and then a projection of that illusion. As a human we have both of these extremes happening within us and that will never change, although we work diligently to remain present so we can be in our highest form the majority of time. If we can develop self love by understanding the immense task we have taken on to awaken and master ourselves it should bring the same love and compassion for others as they are also in the same trance of the ego and are trying hard daily to understand themselves and life, just as we are who have already embarked in the awakening process. Self love means accepting the whole of who we are not just when we are in our highest form.
We are to transcend judgment of others and ourselves. We become aware of behaviors but that is different then judging. Something that can help take away some conflict and judgment of yourself and others is while we are walking an awakened spiritual path remember that we are all helping others whether we are in our highest form or in our ego as we role model to each other what needs to be healed within. We are all student and teacher. I learn from watching my own behavior and what I witness in others. If I see others as broken, I see myself as broken since everything outside of us is a mirror image of us. Judgment is pure belief in brokenness, which comes from the ego. We only need to stop believing that we or others are broken. The only way to do this is by walking a Spiritual path of awakening, enlightenment and remembering that we are all innocent, sinless and the same.