Not long ago I was speaking with a Fellow Initiate about a Service Project that we had worked on together and this person told me that this Project had taken her “millions of hours” to do.
My response was “This didn’t take you millions of hours.”
I also Knew that in the seven months or so since the Project had been completed that this person had mentioned to me several times that the Project had taken this person “millions of hours”.
As an expert, up until now, in “look how much I’m doing!” Service-wise and in running a separation between Service or God’s Life and “my life” I now ask the question, what’s going on here? And I answer the question based on what I Know to be True.
First, I Know that I’m Responsible for my creations and that when I create doing a whole lot or more than anyone else or “no time”, guess what? That’s what I get! I Know that the Project did not take “millions of hours” because for a good portion of It we either worked together or we were in regular touch. I don’t know exactly how many hours it took, however, because I did not keep count. As an Initiate, I Know that I am Responsible for creations away from Spirit that I choose to persist in. I have no idea what is going to happen but a Soul that I care about very much could end up with “millions of hours” of something to do for her Learning.
What came up for me next is that I Know that in those midnight hour(s) when the two of us worked on this BeLoved Project we were having a blast! A blast! My Teacher helped me a lot during the Project Itself and the months after It in both Open Hour and private Sessions to stay with The Truth as I, too, often allowed mySelf to wander off into lie-lie-land, which was that I was “overwhelmed” when, in fact, I was having a blast.
I also Know that as we worked on this Service Project together boy! were we fast! Only after My Teacher commented to me “how fast it went!” after one such “meeting” did I realize that my Service “partner” and I had taken either an hour or an hour-and-a-half to do what might have taken ten times that “in the world”. (I happen to work in the same general “field” that this Project was in, thus the “ten times” reference.) For me, It was a Spiritual zoomerama!
I also Knew from my own inner and outer experiences doing Loving Service that My Teacher Brings Forward Projects that help to Bring Out talents/Gifts/skills that I have! The same was Brought Forward for this person is my observation, which was that she is a brilliant designer and if she were to Allow It and Receive It, she would be met by very lucrative Projects “in the world” that would take her next to no time.
Both I and my Service “buddy”, whom I Love dearly, need to Be Present! As My Teacher Teaches, time and space is the “crucifixion”. The Focus is the Resurrection!
Basic selves love this “time and space” stuff – how busy I/we are. As we’ve been well-Taught by Our Teacher, the mind loves to be busy so that it can create “problems” that we then have to go and solve. “Millions of hours” could be one such “problem” to “solve”. Do Self-Talk; reassure yourSelf that you’re OK (important, as My Teacher Taught me, when I am “overwhelmed”); give yourSelf encouragement/appreciate yourSelf for the Service you do; give yourSelf updates! Put everything in to the Light Of The Most High for the Highest Good, including conversations with others. Just because a person wants to identify with time doesn’t mean you need to follow suit. Use it to Lift!
And then there’s attitude! “Attitude Equals Outcome”, as My Teacher writes and Teaches in The Money Workbook. Up until now, as noted, I’ve run separation between Service/“God’s Life” and “my life” until I chose not long ago to change my attitude towards a Service Project that I was Blessed to be given as a Gift from My Teacher. I shifted inside mySelf from “how much time it was taking” to all the Growth and Upliftment I am getting!
I Chose to tell mySelf the Truth!
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