(Continued from Part 1.)
If we really do take seriously what the Company of Heaven has been saying – that we’re embodied angels who agreed before birth to acts as wayshowers and world servers – then it obliges us to consider what ways of being will help us carry out our missions.
I didn’t sit down to ponder the matter. Instead, in about the last week, and independent of anything else going on in my life – so it wasn’t traceable to, say, Christmas or New Year or moving my apartment – certain emotions and qualities have been making themselves felt.
And not only making themselves felt, but almost demanding that I look at and consider them. And these emotions seem related to what it means to be embodied angels, wayshowers, and world servers.
The first one I’d like to discuss is the notion of nobility.
Nobility has so many negative connotations and I’m not promoting any of those. One is elitism. If a person is a member of the nobility, then we assume that they have certain prerogatives and privileges, certain entitlements, that the rest of us don’t have.
We have various cliches that support an elitist view of society, such as that cream rises to the top. But once we’re at the top, so to speak, our immediate concern is to assert our entitlement to reap the fruits of privilege.
More examples. A samurai was at the top of the social pecking order in Japan. If one didn’t show a samurai the proper respect, they could, and were expected to, cut off your head. British movies often portray class snobbishness. At the heart of every crime drama on TV is a criminal who has a false sense of entitlement.
None of these has anything to do with what I mean by “nobility.”
There is in the word “nobility” something deep that’s hard to convey. It has two components. The first is a willingness to abide by and embody the highest qualities, which we know as “the blessings and virtues” or “the divine qualities.”
The second is a willingness to bend the knee to God. That means not only God the Transcendent, but also God the Phenomenal. The first Christians call the Heavenly Father and Hindus Brahman. The second Christians call the Holy Spirit and Hindus the Divine Mother and Shakti.
The willingness to bend the knee to God, to serve God, extends to respect for or deference to those who do God’s work – the seraphim, archangels, terrestrial and galactic ascended masters, saints and sages, and so on.
A person who embodies the divine qualities and serves God willingly and joyously I’d call “noble.”
What I’m saying here is that I find this quality of “nobility” being brought repeatedly to my attention. I can only conclude that we’re being offered a yardstick against which to measure how we’re doing in acting up to the part of embodied angels, wayshowers and world servers.
I suppose I’d have to go further and share that I’ve heard myself say to myself many times in the past week, when I was about to smirk at someone who pushed past me on the bus or engage with someone who blatantly went ahead of me in the grocery line-up, a voice inside me say: “My mission is too important to engage in that kind of behavior [i.e., the kind of behavior I was considering].”
And I was struck by hearing this. And I felt myself take myself and my mission more seriously each time this comment was made. Someone was literally planting words in my head and they were wise words. I’d be foolish to dismiss them as not being my own and wise to heed them, whoever’s words they were.
I went through a similar process with the notion of “sacredness” and I’d like to turn to that tomorrow. Overall the journey I’m describing seems to fall under “growing spiritual maturity.”