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