You Can’t Serve Two Masters

You Can’t Serve Two Masters

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A strong human Will is what makes the ego a competent servant, but the ego cannot serve two masters. Either our Will is employed to follow the call of spirit for the expansion of the soul, or it serves the concept of individual self by repeating existing patterns of mind in recreating what is already known.

As a conduit for spirit, the ego is in a constant state of bliss because it is consolidated with the infinite Self.  But left to its own devices, the ego accumulates layer upon layer of deprivation and dis-ease.

It's impossible for anyone to be a conduit for spirit unless they have faith in the unknown. But because the unknown is unreasonable, the mind resists it with thoughts of fear and worry.

If we believe in self-limiting thoughts, we remain stuck in the known as we further validate the habits that create vibratory discord between the psyche and the soul.  False beliefs have no power unless we lack faith in the unseen, and they easily dissolve when we develop the faith that comes from exposing our doubts to the Light of consciousness.

But being faithful is not without sacrifice. The old self image must be repeatedly sacrificed in order to keep changing in rhythm and flow with the ever evolving call of spirit.

Spirit always calls us to be more than we already are, and that is uncomfortable for the ego because it is programmed to resist what it does not know. In every moment that we accept reason to convince ourselves that we cannot be, do or have what we want, our Will is tuned to the mind and thus it is resisting the unlimited essence of spirit.

The mental habit of fear is the cause of all egocentric self doubt, self victimization, self importance and self confidence. Only when we integrate the understanding that the human ego is nothing more than a concept of mind, do we begin to resolve our fear and live as the expression of our Being.

The real You is always ready and willing to be the master of your life - just as soon as you take that leap of faith in releasing your grip on the old self image that no longer serves your purpose.  Direct your Will to serve your infinite Self through your willingness to be new in this moment, and deliver yourself to the flow of Divine blessings for this lifetime.

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3 Responses to You Can’t Serve Two Masters

  • Martin van Laerhoven says:

    Hi Hope,
    Another great article but my experience is that the will is of the ego-mind and for this it is impossible to will a different state of mind! It is like trying to pull yourself up by your own socks :) For me all “willing” is of the ego-mind; purity of mind is always there in everyone but we have to “Let it BE”

    It does need persistence though and vigilance to become aware of the Stillness of the mind (Also called NOW) where the Peace of God resides. For me it was most helpful to become aware of every bit of judgement as also all judgement is only of the ego-mind. Gradually by letting go of all judgement became the Peace more persistent!

    With the removal of all judgement also comes the feeling of ONENESS, as nothing is apart. Judgement separates, acceptance (through Love) joins all that IS
    Love and Light

    • Hope Johnson says:

      Hi Martin! Thanks for your comment.

      Spirit communicates its directives to the ego mind via feeling, and primal human instinct is to employ our will to follow that feeling. But as our brains have become more attuned to the reason and logic of mind, we have chosen to deny the call of spirit in favor of carnal wisdom.

      While we are still very much WILLing to follow spirit, we can only do so if the mind allows it. That allowance is communicated through stillness of mind.

      Only when the ego mind is quiet and calm does it naturally and effectively direct the will to follow spirit. Conversely, no matter what our conscious intention, when we believe thoughts based in illusion, we create mental confusion and our will is employed as a servant to the confused mind.

      But through a daily practice of controlling the thought waves of the mind with mind/body exercise and meditation, we can gradually redirect our will to serve the subtle call of spirit.

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