All through our many lives, there’s a sweet interplay between freedom and duty. This may especially be the case for lightworkers and starseeds in this incarnation but it’s probably present in all our lives.
What we seek in Third Dimensionality is freedom. But our understanding of freedom is just taking shape. Freedom in a dualistic setting seldom takes others into account. We wish to be free to do exactly what we please, when we please, however we please, and for as long as we please.
But viewed from a unitive standpoint, where we know ourselves to be one, and feel the natural pull of responsibility for the collective, love draws us into acting with respect to the needs of others and the whole.
There is far less of a distinction made between our own needs and the needs of the collective. The edges soften and blur.
Freedom becomes a given, supported by our love for one another. No one would think of abrogating another’s freedom.
But love blurs the lines between people. What we call duty in Third Dimensionality is seen as love in the higher dimensions and the notion that carries us from one to the other is service.
As long as we center our beings in Third Dimensionality, as long as love is not the prime motivator of our action, we find it necessary to mitigate our self-focus with notions such as “duty.”
“Duty” and “love” are in the end no different. Rules, guidelines, norms, morals, etc., apply in the Third Dimension because our native apparatus is not yet functioning to guide us by means of our love.
What is duty in the lower realms is our heart’s desire in the higher realms. And I think the fond wish behind notions such as duty is that they’ll awaken our love and no longer be necessary.
We complicate the situation by stressing that people should not see to their brother’s or their sister’s needs but let them develop independently. Let them stand on their own two feet.
There’s nothing wrong with independence but love begs an outlet and that outlet is service. Service ripens love. The blossom of love bears fruit in service.
Undoubtedly this discussion will be overtaken by events. The energies will rise and, soon enough, we’ll find ourselves wanting to serve because we ache to express our love concretely and collectively. This discussion will then be simply quaint and we’ll be saying, “Oh, I knew that all along.”
Freedom will drop away as a pressing topic and we’ll simply be concerned with finding a way to express our love.
Service is the road to love and unity. While hampered by this heavy body, which allows so few of our finer sentiments through, we speak of duty, dharma or responsibility. But once we’ve travelled the road of duty, and it becomes the highway of service, it isn’t long before all that disappears and we’re left simply with the space of love, felt and expressed, freely given and received.