I’m sure you’ve heard the Zen proverb…
” Before Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. “
I’d like to add to these statements, “and be of SERVICE.”
Service is one of the highest ideals and spiritual frequencies one can access.
Yet the term has to a certain extent become diluted.
It’s become more about performing an obligated duty, doing work “for” someone or conditionally satisfying a need.
It’s associated in a way with subordination and inequality.
And to some this is what Service is.
When in reality the highest positive intention of Service, is equality.
And ultimately Freedom for all, elevating the collective.
It’s not ‘giving’ at the expense of losing something.
It’s more ‘receiving’ the experience of sharing in an exchange.
This is high vibrational Service, or Divine Service.
Divine Service is an intentional exchange of life experience.
It’s generosity equally reciprocated with gratitude, creating an impactful ripple effect.
It’s not so much something you “do”, rather something you “be”.
It’s a STATE OF BEING in which we give with such pure intentions for collective good that we can’t not receive also.
In Divine Service there is no win/lose or scarcity.
Only win/win and Abundance.
In this way, it’s a higher spiritual ideal than Enlightenment.
When a spiritual aspirant is consciously on a path of evolution through creativity and business…
And are truly motivated to share their spiritual gifts with the world…
They need to stop aiming for the prize of Ascension…
And start delivering a Soul aligned, Divine Service to the world.
Being in Service equally to Self, others and the broader system is actually what generates the experience of self-actualisation.
Service grounds your vibration into the planet.
This is exactly what’s required if we’re to evolve as spiritual beings having a human experience.
In entrepreneurialism, there’s a popular acronym – IPA.
It stands for Income Producing Activities.
It refers to streamlining your execution skills. Managing your time and energy by focusing on the activities which deliver the greatest financial return.
Yes, income is absolutely essential to any thriving business. But to purpose-driven biz owners who are serious about changing the world, it’s about waaayyyy more than income.
It’s about realising our potential, in alignment with our highest intentions to SERVE humanity!
In a business that centres around Divine Service, the income dial shifts in relativity to the level of value we offer the world.
Whether it’s our brand, our marketing, our social media presence or our products, the more we focus on Service the more influence we stand to have.
Why not experiment with the focus becoming Service Producing Activities – SPA’s.
When we’re delivering a Service, an exchange naturally follows.
Our business, and those we serve, grow and expand as we do.
If you’re an evolving Soul on an important mission, with big visions, you know that the potential of our Service extends far beyond our businesses.
Our businesses are simply an extension of our life. The sum total of our life experience, our life purpose and our Service to the world.
So whilst searching for SPA’s in our business is important, it’s equally important to search for SPA’s outside of our business. In life in general.
Then we’re really being “of Service” with absolutely no exchange condition necessary.
Funnily enough that’s generally when we stand to receive the most!
For me it’s walking at sunset. Feeling activated by the majestic skies and rolling hills.
Accessing frequencies of Freedom, Abundance and Divine Presence, connecting with something greater.
In doing so I actively anchor these frequencies into the Earth’s energy field. I intentionally share them with the collective through a walking meditation.
I know that this is probably the most important Service activity I can engage with because I can feel it.
To be honest it blows my mind, it’s such an exhilarating experience.
That’s how I know I’m serving to my highest. It nourishes my being to the core, uplifts me and serves other simultaneously.
It’s a similar feeling to when I’m in front of an audience, I feel in flow and totally alive.
Flow, Abundance, Presence, Connection, feeling FREE.
These are all good signs of spending time in your most impactful strengths.
And to me that IS FREEDOM!
Now I’m not saying don’t focus on creating income.
Or planning or strategising or any of the other essentials to building an impactful business.
Of course, we need strategic and financial focus.
Just be sure to run an intentional thread of Divine Service through it all.
Make that your primary intention.
If you’re truly here to make a difference, look for every opportunity to channel your purposeful gifts as much as you can.
Opportunity for abundant value exchange MUST follow.
Remember. Your life journey is the greatest gift you can offer to raise the vibrational frequency of the world.
And in Service we can truly be FREE.
Be ALL that you are.
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