by Bob Romero
In a previous article, I talked about serving others as a way to raise your vibration. This topic has recently come up in my class, in my pastor’s homilies, and in my thoughts in the early hours of the morning. So, it appears that Spirit has communicated to me that I should write about serving others. In the previous article, I wrote that we do good for others, not for good karma or for manifestation, but because it is the right thing to do. In my class, we discussed how that if we expect praise for these good deeds, it will take away from the act of joyfully performing the act. And it’s best to detach from it because otherwise the karma will bind you with your recipient, even though it is good karma.
My dad often helped others that went way above and beyond what anyone else would do for them, and yet he never expected any praise or pat on the back, because he knew it was the right thing to do, and then he would let it go. He’s been gone almost 33 years, and I still hear stories about what he did for people. I never heard about them from him, and I never heard him brag about how he helped people. He did it for the pure joy of helping those who needed it. He was also a good judge of character, and so he didn’t fall prey to scam artists.
Serving others doesn’t just mean doing good deeds. It can also mean speaking up for others when we see racism, sexism or other forms of oppression. Obvious discrimination is much easier to see, but it’s sometimes more difficult to see these offenses if they’re subtle, and if you’re in the privileged group, rather than in the oppressed group. Systemic discrimination has always been prevalent in our country, even to the point where for some of those being oppressed, they just accept it. With the movements that are happening today, we are being made more and more aware of the inequities that have existed throughout our history. It is our obligation to do the right thing and speak out on their behalf. Those who don’t want change, will label these efforts as “Political Correctness”, but I call it “Respect for All People”. We’re now at a point in time when all of mankind can truly take a bold step forward towards enlightenment in our service and in our treatment to others.
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.