Service Spiritual Principle
|Outer Focus||Soul Consciousness|
In the “soul tree” analogy, Service bridges the Containing Principles to the Descending Principles – the human to the celestial. And it is the next-to-the-last ladder step in an ever widening set of consciousnesses that the Containing Principles create for us: Resistance – self consciousness; Unity – genetic consciousness; Attraction – Cross-cultural Consciousness; Focus – Planetary Consciousness; Service – Soul Consciousness. (The next, which is in the Descending Principle group, will be Gratitude – Consciousness of Sentience.)
So Service awakens our awareness that the One Soul sends its gifts into form through billions of individuations. With Service in your garment pattern, your ability to recognize that Oneness that exists on the soul level constantly influences your experience of life.
Service functions as the “knees of the cosmic body.” Service, in other words, keeps us flexible, mentally, emotionally, physically, and most importantly spiritually. With Service in your garment pattern, you are serving LIFE – not an ideology or a pathology. Your gift involves rejoicing at BE-ing!
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Sun (my primary gift) in Service in the 4th House illuminates the story of my life. Early on, Service aligned with religion for me. What spirituality my father found came through the spirits of bourbon. Mother sought solace in prayer and found support and community in church. I followed her lead.
My very first job at age 11 was cleaning house and doing laundry for my teacher after she broke her leg in an accident — one kind of service.
Years later my husband and I joined an ecumenical order, doing community development work in some of the worst neighborhoods of Chicago and St. Louis in the 1970’s. After retreating to rural California, I couldn’t simply teach primary grades, which would’ve been service enough. When I was asked to learn Spanish and teach bilingual classes, since I wanted to teach children to read in a language they understood, I jumped at the opportunity. Later, I became a learning handicapped specialist – the true meaning of Service began to reveal itself to me.
After retiring, I offered massage, water shiatsu and energy healing from my home, which I thought of as an humble temple.
Writing the story of my journey of healing from Stage 3 lymphoma as my dissertation, I earned a D.Min in Creation Spirituality when I was 64. I revised it as a book, which was published in 2010. At that point I think I understood Service as a spiritual practice, more than just a “doing”.
One of my explorations in Service at present is hosting a gathering of spiritual seekers in my home on the new moon and full moon. We meditate, feast on potluck, and share what is coming to light in our lives.
Now I’m writing the story of my life for my grandchildren. They’re not so interested and much too busy to read it now, but my hope is that it will serve to guide them in the future.
Now in my 80th year, I no longer dwell on being of service, but on the joy of Being Service and in gratitude for my life.
I have yet to find my niche at 60. Although, service has been running through my life like a river. One that threatens to drown me every now and then if I am not careful. So many things come easy to me and I want to share. But there are those who would eat me alive if they could. So I have been guarded more than I would want to be.
Thank – you for your story.
Kevin-Sun in Service
Because I took the Personal Trinity class I became aware, on a deeper level, of the spiritual definition of Service which has liberated me from only considering the traditional, semantical and social definitions. While these traditional definitions resonate with much good they are incomplete and have been a source of confusion and self limitation for me. Committing myself to further explore the Principle of Service has brought a great gift of peace and self acceptance to my life.
Anonymous-Moon in Service
I’ve been drawn to providing Service for other people all my life. It wasn’t until I came across The Invisible Garment information that I opened myself to providing Service for all life.