Posted by: Zane Maser | June 24, 2012

DIFFERING GIFTS

We cannot do your work; neither can the brother or sister

by your side give your particular service to life, 

for you all have your own contribution
 to make
to the whole of God’s creation….

White Eagle

One of the great maxims in life is that we are all equal in the eyes of God. Thus, we are all manifestations of the same universal divine nature with no selfhood apart from God. Every act, every thing is imbued with God, with the eternal vibration of holiness. At a higher rung of spiritual evolution, the homeless person and financial tycoon, construction worker and head of state, churchgoer and priest, thief and saint are all equal recipients of respect and worthiness. God’s love encompasses all creation.1

Too often, however, we measure what is important or significant by the size, the flashiness, by how much press it gets, or how much money it brings in. So in the “world’s curriculum,” (a term used in “The Course of Miracles”) the thinking, comparing, and judging becomes that person’s work, contribution, or gift is more important than another’s because we are accustomed to giving value to what can be seen externally and to the material level of life.

We quickly forget that each has a sacred calling, and every person is placed where he or she has the opportunity to give the most nourishment to life in his or her unique way, while learning the lessons chosen for that incarnation. Each person is here for a special appointment with destiny, and it is impossible for that purpose to be missed. Sometimes the purpose is to live a simple life of gentle obscurity, quietly persevering in kindly service unknown, unseen, unnoticed. The Master Jesus called this “tithing in secret” where only the heart of God knows.

To come into the full realization of your own
awakened interior powers is to be able to condition
your life in exact accord with what you would have it.
Ralph Waldo Trine

There is an enormous, thriving industry today derived from books, lecturers, workshops, and tele-seminars on “how to find the work you love” and thus abundance and contentment. So many people are driven by the next culturally sanctioned sensation and are searching outside themselves for external answers to the correct, acceptable thing to do, rather than going within to their own heart altar of Light to find true answers from their own essential self. Thomas Merton once wrote of a monk’s challenge as the non-heroic intimacy with his or herself, with others, and the world. A monk’s occupation, then, is soul work—potentially the most difficult, influential work any of us will ever do and the greatest gift we can offer to others and the part of the world in which we reside.

Your purpose is to be in complete internal alignment with the
present moment and whatever you are doing right now.
Your purpose is to allow consciousness to emerge
through whatever you do.
Eckhart Tolle

Author Marsha Sinetar (“Do What you Love—The Money will Follow”) claims that “the unveiling of our inner person may be the only real work and purpose of our life.” When we turn the searchlight inward towards the guidance of the heart, we allow the Divine to awaken and activate our spiritual essence, which contains the beauty of what we are capable of contributing to others and to all life.

If each of us would look inside and become silent enough to hear the ready guidance that unmistakably points us to our distinctive gift(s), then do we become genuine and begin to answer the call to the work or service that has been calling to us. The word vocation comes from the Latin root “to call,” hence one’s authentic vocation is a calling. Each of us becomes ordained by the process of joyfully accepting the labors placed before us—moment by moment—in service to others.

Finding vocation is finding the authentic self. “If our true nature is permitted to guide our life,” psychologist Abraham Maslow observed, “we grow healthy, fruitful, and happy.” Consequently, a single healthy psyche, though an unseen force and power, can absolutely transform the world, as did the consciousness of one like the Master Jesus. The key that inevitably unlocks the inner, golden vein of dormant faculties and talents is tender self-understanding and acceptance of the exact person we are.

What if it is true, as spiritual teacher White Eagle says, that “the finest discipline ordained by God is the daily round, the common task?” With his characteristic humor he also notes “it is the little things in life that put us on a rack!” What if we are here to offer our differing gifts and to find God in the simple common things of daily life just by doing the nearest thing to our hands with kindness and loving gentleness? What if we each build our life on the premise that right now, right here what we are doing is our heavenly gift, the gift of greatest value? What if we are precisely who we are because this task right now is how we are to express our love to the world—not what we do in quantity, size, or how public it is, but rather by how much peacefulness and love we infuse into it.

The Sufi poet Rumi wrote, “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” In this incomparable manner we make what we do personally—whether as king or healer or welder—a reflection of who we really are, because in the end it is how we live inwardly in our hearts that makes the lasting impact.

The greatest tool of influence both on inner and outer levels is the power of right thought. Within you and me resides the cause of whatever enters our lives. White Eagle tells us that the positive thought of a single person counteracts the nebulous, bad, or destructive thoughts of ten thousand others. He assures us that the spiritual life of only one additional Christ person can help to bring the entire world nearer to God. Imagine the good of ten Christly individuals!

Further, Joel Goldsmith, a popular metaphysical writer, declares, without equivocation, that “the more of a transparency for the Christ we are, the more of a servant we become. …any service we give to our fellow man is in reality our devotion to God made manifest.” The unfolding splendor of our soul and spirit—gifts of consciousness that carry no outward packaging or overt displays—becomes infinitely greater than the contributions of tasks or of what specific thing we do materially. The kindly goodness of our life is the tangible fruit of how we live inwardly.

In this way, each of us in our simple (but not always easy!) daily efforts to think positively, to live with fidelity to our own nature, to overcome ego-centered strivings and selfish desires can literally have a profound and lasting impact by increasing the harmony of the entire global thought environment. Not surprisingly, the word heaven means harmony! And if we treat the quality and purity of our internal thought environment as our primary gift, then each of us at every moment becomes a humble employee of the Divine Spirit in a service that is paramount to life on this planet. Who, then, could ever foolishly say this person’s offering is greater or of more value than any other’s?

All you have to do is love your days, to love God, and all

God’s creation; just breathe love, live love, think love.

…your contribution towards the great plan for 
evolution
is to dwell continually on the 
love of God.

White Eagle
 


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• Greatness Within

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• Believe and Conquer

• Be True

• Waves of Goodness

• Appearances


Endnote:

1. This article was originally published in Drumbeat, Journal of the White Eagle Lodge (Canada), Volume 9, No. 2, pages 2-3 (August 2001).


Text © by Zane Maser, 2012. Photo © by Chris and Zane Maser, 2012. All rights reserved worldwide.

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