Many seriously trying to live out from a place of higher spiritual service and unconditional love are still unknowingly being governed by old programming. This old programming says that it is our job and our duty to “save” everyone who is not living according to our concept of how they ought to be living. Women in particular have had this belief foisted upon them by being taught that it is their duty to sacrifice themselves completely for the good of their children, husbands, or families, etc.
This idea is promoted by society in general and by organized churches in particular who preach it to be a spiritual duty. As a result, many often find themselves confused about what to do when confronted by a friend or family member who is experiencing an unpleasant situation and may even feel guilt if he/she doesn’t step up to the plate with (unsolicited) advice or action even though their intuition may urging them to stay out of it.
As the energy Light within every individual evolves to a higher resonance, he/she will become aware of new and higher ways of service. In the energy of duality and separation, there are always problems needing to be fixed for it is an energy of pairs of opposites. Previously, as we became aware of problems we lovingly used whatever tools we had to fix them and this is still a valid way of service for many.
However, the enlightened consciousness sees the struggles of others, (compassion) but does not rush out believing that it needs to fix them (sympathy) because an enlightened consciousness understands that everyone is on earth to learn the lessons necessary for their spiritual awakening and also knows that every person has a Higher Self, Guides, and a contract that they themselves set up before being born.
Our job as enlightened beings is simply to have our hand ready, and if another grabs it we grab theirs back, but it is NOT our job to reach down into the gutter and pull everyone we see there up and out, for in so doing we take away their job, their lesson…
Much of the world’s “do-gooding” is simply ego based activity which does not flow from spiritual awareness but for the purpose of praise and attention. This is not to say that we are to hand someone a stone when their need is a piece of bread while loudly proclaiming; “God is all, everything is illusion…” because this would be very human indeed and of old energy.
In order to live out from a higher spiritual sense of service, each must learn to listen and trust their intuition in every situation, learn the difference between needs and wants (of self and others), and actively practice releasing all old programming that may still be an influence.
Send Light to those people and places that concern you while knowing the truth about them—that they are Divine beings having a human experience. Take whatever human footsteps you may be guided to take but only after knowing this truth. This will result in an inner sense of freedom and relief because you will no longer feel the need to “save the world”.