Being of Service
To be of service to another is to provide that one with what they NEED. What that one NEEDS is God’s presence, rememberance of God.¹
The only way this can occur is if YOU are in remeberence of God. This means willingly being guided by Holy Spirit in the moment and nothing else.² ³ ⁴ This is teaching miracle-mindedness by demonstration.
We have deemed certain behaviors as “servitude.” Think if you hired a servant, what tasks you’d expect them to handle. This is not what is being called for.
We have deemed certain behaviors as “giving.” Being charitable and generous with material goods and time. This is not what is being called for.
There is no set behavioral standards when it comes to holy guidance.⁵ The behavior that occurs is the right behavior. We have no true standards to judge what should happen.⁶
What the other person needs is known to our joint Self. What we need is known to our joint Self. If that joint Self is allowed to create the situation, it will unfold how all parties will be most helped.
This is not about washing peoples’ feet. This is about being ON💡, and setting down personal interest in favor of letting God work through you and for all.
The “service” being provided is being skilled enough to set down personal interest for joint interest. Because of the power that works through the servant, BOTH PARTIES are benefitted. God will prove Himself through the servant to both the servant and the served.⁷
God being proven real⁸ is the best experience in the world 💯.⁹
- alex brady
¹ - that is all anyone needs. “All we need is Love” truly. The rememberance that this nightmarescape is but a dream.
² - I am only here to be truly helpful (T-4.VIII.102&106)
³ - analogous acim statements: being miracle minded, christ guided, accepted atonement, forgiveness, christ control
⁴ - Hoffmeister calls this being “done-through”
⁵ - see manual for teachers section 4 for overarching characteristics⁷
⁶ - see W-151
⁷ - I have, under guidance, yelled at someone. Very much out of character for me and the characteristics listed M-4, but for whatever reason, it’s what the situation called for.¹⁰ Everyone’s welcome 🙏
⁸ - as defined in acim
⁹ - T 7 F 13. The whole glory and perfect joy that IS the Kingdom lies in you to give. Do you not WANT to give it? You CANNOT forget the Father because I am with you and I CANNOT forget Him. To forget ME is to forget yourself and Him who created you. Our brothers ARE forgetful. That is why they need your remembrance of Me and Him who created Me. Through this remembrance you can change THEIR minds about themselves, as I can change YOURS. Your minds are so powerful a light that you can look into theirs and enlighten them, as I can enlighten yours.
¹⁰ - (edit: 4/28/21): I just realized the pun¹¹ involved in this peculiar instance. It’s pretty involved and personal.. But it is a resolution of this particular forgiveness exercise. A beautiful synchronicity. Much thanks to all parties involved.
¹¹ - a play on words. Although play on form may be a more appropriate term. A live action parable. A living allegory.