A Manifesto on Mastery in Servitude
**The following post was written in response to my thoughts on developing true self mastery in a spiritual & socio-economic culture that has grown increasingly circumspect of authority (of any kind) & rejects the hierarchal traditions of the master/student relationship. It is my hope that these words may help illuminate the healing path we all need to take regarding authority in our personal & collective past, and help us better embrace the roles of “mastery” vs. “servitude” in our economic structures. These thoughts are a reflection of my Spiritual Master- Beloved Avatar Meher Baba’s- motto “Mastery in Servitude” and form the foundational consciousness I teach regarding Sacred Wealth & Leadership.**
Let me say one thing about self mastery:
Becoming successful & developing qualities like Prominence, Sovereignty & True Mastery (in any field) does not occur in a self-serving vacuum, like so many believe.
Long before I was successful in my own right (which has basically equated to simply being able to SERVE an increasingly larger faction of humanity), I was wise enough to realize that I had to learn from other great masters, leaders & teachers.
How did I do this?
I served them.
- I massaged their feet.
- I brought them water.
- I published their books.
- I organized their events.
- I built their websites.
- I took on COUNTLESS volunteer positions in their organizations.
- I cleaned their homes.
- Heck- I even took care of one of my teachers as he passed from this world.
And when I wasn’t SERVING individual masters & adepts throughout my 20’s, I was serving humanity in other ways:
- I volunteered at churches & shelters & food dispensaries.
- I helped alcoholics.
- I ran prayer circles.
- I organized meetings for spiritual groups & services.
- And I consistently- from the time I was a little girl- applied myself humbly & wholeheartedly to any task I was assigned by “life”- be it learning a new skill or working a new job or taking care of someone else- or for God’s sake- cleaning the fucking toilet…
I never once allowed that sick twisted feeling the human ego generates when in a position of service to another…
*That voice that says “This is beneath you.”
*Or chides smugly, “Who does she think she is. She’s not above me!”
*Or recoils in horror at the smells and sights and tales of a suffering humanity…
To derail my heart from what it always knew:
That I was never serving “someone else” outside my Self.
That when in a position of limitation & learning (which is the ENTIRE human experience, btw) the only thing that mattered was that whatever task- great or small, challenging or “beneath me”- I do it with my whole heart, as best as I could.
This whole-hearted devotion to “perfecting service” was not for:
- The grades
- The goal
- The salary
- The recognition
- The worldly accomplishments
- Or the pats on the back
It was for some vital purpose of Self Integration I could barely define…
But felt it the first time a tennis racquet was placed into my hands, and I questioned-
“Why am I learning this skill? Why apply myself wholeheartedly to the game of tennis?” (Something my parents chose for me)
“Why not just ‘slack off’ and give minimal effort like so many other children did when they didn’t want to do or learn something?”
And the answer came-
“It is not for ‘you’ or ‘them’ or the ‘results’ on the ‘court of this world’ that one does anything (great or small.)
“But for the intrinsic experience of Mastery, one must do everything (great or small) to the fullest extent of one’s ability.
Then, and only then, is the Real Purpose realized.”
Be ye unattached to the results of your actions, yet give to every action the fullest and most robust expression of all that you are.
Give wholeheartedly and unreservedly your best in any circumstance.
- Do not think that this is for X result.
- Do not think that this is for X person. (Including you!)
Karma Yoga is the obliteration of mind through full-bodied, open-hearted and unyielding dispensation of Creative Energy in the Spirit of Service to the Mastery of the ONE in All.
It acknowledges no one and nothing as “important,” yet gives as if the fullest and most Sublime Importance is imbued in even the smallest of tasks.
I LOVE being a servant.
Literally, my last name means “Little Servant of God”
(“Gilli’s” in Gaelic are “servants”)
Yet now that the “results” of my Servant Spirit have manifested in these cheap trappings of grandeur people in this world worship…
And now that I have gained a level of Mastery that causes ignorant minds to look upon me as if I am something better than themselves…
And now that I am faced with the need to have others serving under me in order that I may serve more, fuller and deeper…
I am witnessing the disruption that is caused in the minds of those who cannot or will not embrace a Spirit of Service within themselves.
I see deeply how this disruption is the result of ages upon ages of human ignorance & the abuses of those in positions of power.
And how it’s resulted in so many “New Age” (and albeit, distinctively American) ideologies that project disdain upon hierarchies and those in positions of service vs. power.
“We don’t need masters or teachers anymore.”
“The Christ is awakening in us all.”
“Let’s all fully Self Realize without these old roles.”
And the deep fear, anxiety and resentment that comes up for people when they feel they are “giving their power away” or “derailing their own Great Important Work” by serving under another human being.
I wish to share something with all of you, for the benefit of your own MASTERY.
There is not a single MASTER in this world (or those beyond) that did not fully embrace the role of SERVANT.
All Mastery is based in Servitude.
All advancement (spiritual & material) comes from embracing increasing levels of responsibility to serve others.
The higher up you go in God, THE MORE YOU SERVE…
And contrary to what so many New Age/American “rabid individualists” believe…
The ONLY way you get to the goal is through the MASTERS.
Spiritual Masters & the Akashic Records
I work in the Akashic Records and I see every day that each Soul has a TEAM of more advanced Beings over lighting them in every moment.
You might think that your “spiritual revelations” are coming from your own self in a vacuum, or your truly concerted effort & individual practice (and I’m not saying that’s not a factor)…
But PLEASE wake up and realize that your Elders, Masters, Teachers and Ancestors are literally helping you every step of the way.
Not only that, but the entire tract of this Earth Plane and the REASON you are experiencing this sense that…
“We don’t need these old structures”
“The Christ Consciousness is awakening in us all now. We’re free!”
Is because these Beloved Masters & Avatars come here, take on human form, and suffer entire lives “pissing and shitting like beasts of the field” so they can cleanse our collective karma and set us free.
I want to cry my eyes out thinking of this.
And how these Western Spiritualists give them no credit and say things like…
“We don’t need saviors anymore.”
As they suck down the freedom won through their Beloved’s blood and suffering…
- Beliefs that there is not a Spiritual Hierarchy or that hierarchy is not sacred are simply FALSE.
- Beliefs that there are not Christed Beings, Saviors and Avatars on Earth right now are simply FALSE
Christ has come back a thousand times.
The truth is- you all don’t give a shit.
Every great spiritual tradition has HONORED the Elders, the Ancestors, the Avatars & the Saviors- FOR A REASON.
Every great spiritual tradition has honored the Master/Disciple relationship FOR A REASON.
You cannot POSSIBLY hope to advance in any significant way without your masters and teachers (embodied or otherwise).
God Realization and ALL forms of advancement are PASSED from Soul to Soul.
“We stand upon the shoulders of Giants”
The Real Problem…
So let’s talk about the REAL PROBLEM here.
- The real problem here is not hierarchy.
- The real problem here is not being a “master” or a “servant.”
When your heart is right and you can truly SEE, those are just roles. They have no intrinsic value whatsoever.
The real problem here is when people take on positions of Mastery without a Spirit of Service to others.
The real problem here is when people take on positions of Service without commitment to real Mastery – whatever the task may be.
- If you are a janitor, BE a janitor with complete devotion to being the best janitor you can possibly be. Give your full MASTERY to it, and you will be rewarded beyond measure and your wildest dreams.
- If you are a rich & powerful CEO your life is about serving the needs of others. You must be constantly thinking about those who work under you, those who receive your product or service, the elements and the Earth spirits who live in your raw materials, how you dispense them to the Creation, how you impact the Collective Consciousness with your business, what your ecological footprint is, & how you are giving back.
The CEO’s life is not their own. The CEO is the servant of all.
This is why in past ages on Earth, when the Creation was more in balance, there was such a deep reverence bestowed upon Royalty as “agents of God.”
It was understood that to serve as a leader was a superhuman task that required total commitment to the Divine, and a spirit of selfless service.
When the royal lines grew corrupt and started thinking only for themselves and abusing the people instead of serving their every need, the people lost all sense of sacredness in their roles in the Creation and overthrew them.
Democracy was born.
And it was suddenly every man for himself.
We thought by getting rid of the old “roles” we’d be free of the corruption, but let me tell you this…
It doesn’t matter if we live in an Oligarchy, a Democracy or even a Tyranny.
(Plato and his compatriots already proved this cycle is ongoing– and woohoo! Congratulations America! We just stepped into the robust stage of Tyranny)
It doesn’t matter if we’re Communist or Capitalist.
It doesn’t matter if we’re playing the role of the servant, the proletariat or the Master…
What really matters is the HEART we bring to whatever it is we do.
What really matters is the LOVE & respect & gratitude that we bring to each other in our respective roles.
What really matters is that we honor the TRUE spirit of Mastery in Servitude.
**For anyone who wants to become a Master, listen up!**
This goes for all of you seeking true Creative Sovereignty, Financial Independence, and the ability to do your own unique “Great Work” in the world…
What the mystics in the East call Dharma…
And the materialists in the West call Destiny…
If you cannot first be a Servant to a Master-
GIVE UP ALL HOPE.
- We do not NEED any other “Masters” that do not understand the humble Nature of a Servant and have this state deeply embedded in their heart.
- We do not NEED any other “Masters” who scoff at responsibility, who cannot attend to the basic needs of people, & who feel themselves above the more menial states of service.
- We do not need any other “Masters” that think they live in a vacuum of their own self power and can get to where they want to go without surrendering, listening, & learning from others.
- I have been flown around the world on private jets and dined with the Martini’s…
- I have met men that owned mountains of granite & gold and those that could move mountains with the flick of a thought…
- I have worked closely with living geniuses… illuminated poets, world-renowned authors, artists and speakers…
- And dare I say it… I have met the living disciples of Christ himself.
Every single one of these “masters” (whether in arts, science, business or spirituality) had one thing in common:
They spoke with utmost reverence towards the ONES that made them who they are.
I have met no successful or prominent person that did not have at least ONE (and usually a handful) of incredible mentors, guides, & teachers that deeply influenced their path.
And here’s the catch- almost all of them met these great souls by serving under them.
There are sophisticated spiritual laws that govern this phenomenon…
How Consciousness gets passed from Soul to Soul through this Spiritual Hierarchy of the Ascension of Souls… but others far greater than I have expounded on these dynamics in detail.
What’s most important is that you please recognize the benefits of serving under a good Master/Adept/Teacher.
I learned very early on that if I wanted to learn anything, the best course of action was NOT to go to school, but to search the world for the BEST person in the world at that particular thing and to get as close as I could to their inner circle so I could learn DIRECTLY from them.
It literally doesn’t just save you years, but lifetimes, and is the fastest path to self mastery I know of.
And when you are in a position of need/learning/service under someone else, do not think of yourself as “less than” them and them as “greater than you” or “having all the answers.”
That is a sure-fire path to bitterness and disillusionment
Do not think that you are “derailing your own path” by serving “someone else.”
This is a sure-fire way to cycles of anxious and avoidant attachment.
Serve with Love and a Heart full of Gratitude. Think about that person as a reflection of your own Beloved Self. Realize that in your service you are going to be merging fully with whatever it is that drew you to that person. That the “right hand man” or the “right hand woman” is truly next in line to be the High King or High Queen. Understand the sacredness of that exchange and keep your wits about you! Because none of us are perfect and Americans – despite all their protestations for “Power to the People”- still REALLY miss their Royal Mummies & Daddies (pun… duly intended) and LOVE to give their power away to those they perceive as being “in charge.”
If you do this with your human masters and teachers you are going to be bitterly disappointed and will likely throw a messy revolt at some point in time.
So, let’s wake up and grow up together.
There’s a new way of looking at these ancient roles that don’t ever really change and are (truly) embedded into the fabric of Consciousness Itself.
When we embrace that Way- which is the Way of the HEART- then we can all truly achieve Self Mastery … in Servitude… together.