THE LAW OF DIVINE SERVICE
LAW OF DIVINE SERVICE
Beloved Lady Master Nada
(The Magic Presence, Volume 2, Chapter IV)
“The First Service for any of mankind is Praise and Adoration of the God Self, the Great Master within each individual.
In thus fixing the attention of the outer mind on the only Giver of anything good we can ever receive, it raises the outer mind into the Full Acceptance of the Supreme Conquering Power anchored within the human form – which, after all, is Divine.
“If, in man’s service to man, he fail to hold his attention fixed on the Supreme Source of Love, Wisdom, and Power, then he has failed in that service to a large degree.
“If, in the quest of things in the outer senses, he becomes so occupied that the Conscious Attention becomes fixed on the manifestation instead of the ‘Supreme Presence’ which produces it, then again he has missed the mark.
“Again, if in man’s great desire to serve, the overwhelming desire to serve his fellowman causes him to neglect to keep his attention fixed on the Supreme Producer, then that service, too, has failed to a large degree.
“The only True Service is in holding the Attention and Acceptance so firmly fixed upon the Great Master Within – the Only Producer -that the outer mind becomes so filled with the Inner ‘Presence,’ just naturally, each activity of the day becomes, without considering it, the Perfect Divine Service of the moment. Then the Great Master Within – the ‘Mighty I AM Presence’- is always conducting the outer activity, until the entire action becomes Perfection expressed.
“The outer self, until fully awakened, has periods in which it unknowingly wants to strut its vanity and abilities over its fellowmen. This always invites a shock of some kind to shake up the outer self, until it becomes aware of what it is doing. Then it wildly looks about for its Source of Power, which it has either forgotten or willfully pushed aside; for in our compulsory choice and the use of the Free Will, this Great Master Within will not intrude Itself unless welcomed and invited joyously to do so. I say joyously, because the more joy we can put into the Acceptance of the Mighty Indwelling Power, the quicker manifestation follows.
“Our Acceptance is a command which must be obeyed. It cannot be denied! The attention and acceptance must be held long enough, firmly enough, and steadily enough upon the ‘Mighty I AM Presence,’ until the shell of the outer self is completely shorn of the idea it has any power of its own.
“The outer mind cannot argue against the fact that all the energy it uses comes from the ‘Great Presence Within,’ no matter how that energy is applied. Never let any desire for service deprive you of the needed time – undivided – to fix your Attention and Acceptance on your Great Master Within, knowing then you will naturally give the right service, and do the right thing.
“This is the Law of True Divine Service, which says forever to the personal self, ‘Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me.’ This is the whole of the Law applied. “