One Earth
Artwork © Daniel B. Holeman at Awaken Visions


Perhaps you already know you are a Wanderer, an ET soul on Earth here to help the world and its people. Perhaps, instead, you are in the midst of the awakening process, still wondering why you feel strange and out-of-place, or wondering why you're here at all. Or maybe you don't really think you are a Wanderer at all -- maybe you're just curious. Since I really don't know where you're coming from, and how much you already know about your cosmic roots and life-purpose, I'll address my comments for one-size-fits-all. Although this article is partly addressed to Wanderers, I think you'll find some of my words quite useful. At least, I hope so!

And so, let me tell you a little story. Actually, it's not much of a story, just a few comments on what I've been thinking about lately. In meditation the other morning, feeling the weight of the "work left undone" on this troubled little world of ours, and regretting all the work I myself have left undone -- I wondered further about the real dynamics of service. Like many awake-Wanderers, I know I'm here to serve -- yet world service is so monumental, and each achievement fades in time to reveal another challenge up ahead, that I know I never live up to my 'potential'. Those around me may praise and encourage, but I am frank enough to realize that they don't know how much more I could be doing. I don't think my thoughts are unreasonable, and I'm sure when I return home after this lifetime, I'll be thinking along the same lines... No doubt.

So again, sitting in meditation the other day, flowing in the swirl of such thoughts, I turned some attention to the heart of service -- what it really is, and how much 'doing' is really needed. I recalled the gist of a quote from RA (my "root-guru", as Tibetan Buddhists would say), about the intentions of Wanderers before they came to Earth. Although it's addressed to those who emerge here in 3D from higher dimensions (from worlds already in the limitless Light), they're applicable to all of us who hope to help the world. Whether your line is political activism, environmental rescue, health and healing, or some form of spiritual aid, these comments may fit your situation. Seeking to live in love, seeking to learn and grow, it's inevitable that someday we will feel a NEED to be of service. The more heart-open we are, the more this need may grow urgent.

Why do Wanderers come to Earth? In Session 65, volume III of The Law of One, RA gave their incisive, straightforward answer: 

"I am Ra. It was the aim of Wanderers

[1] to serve the entities of this planet in whatever way was requested.


[2] it was also the aim of Wanderers that their vibratory patterns might lighten the planetary vibration as a whole, thus ameliorating the effects of planetary disharmony and palliating any results of this disharmony. Specific intentions such as aiding in a situation not yet manifest are not the aim of Wanderers. Light and love go where they are sought and needed, and their direction is not planned aforetimes." 

(p.107-108; underlines and numbering added)

And so, far from grand world rescue, Wanderers simply came to give service "in whatever way was requested", and to "lighten the planetary vibration as a whole". To fulfill the first aim, all we need to do is share love and unconditional acceptance moment-by-moment (easier said than done!), true wisdom and a bit of clear thinking to all those around us. And to fulfill the second, we just need to keep in balance. In more technical terms, this involves keeping the lower centers cleared (as much as possible, again, not too easy!), then bringing our experience 'up' to love and wisdom. In this way, we bring the energy we generate from "the catalyst of experience" up to the 4th and 5th chakras, the heart and throat centers. Again, it also means kindness and clear mind.

The work is not too glamorous, and doesn't require some special social role. It simply requires us to learn to live in peace, and to share that peace with all around us. Of course, this is where the hard part is! How to find peace listening to the nightly news about bombing raids in Bosnia, or genocide in East Timor, or children shooting children? How to find peace when your spouse breaks a promise or your boss tries to control you? Where is the love and wisdom in those situations, and how can we bring such energies (i.e., our roiled emotions) up to the heart and throat? The work of making peace begins at home, where it is always the hardest

For those of us already working to help others, that too may not be easy. As true teachers know, helping people break through their limiting thoughts is difficult. We all want to be free, but our long-standing emotional and mental patterns prevent it, and they have a life of their own, certainly not under our control. Nor can we even understand our process fully! As RA said, most poignantly (as only a truly accomplished Being could say): "understanding is not of your density." Indeed!

In helping others, through teaching or counseling or simply giving advice, we never know when they'll really take wisdom to heart, when or even if they'll ever use what we offer them. Sure, some people have said that my first book, From Elsewhere: Being ET in America, was central to their awakening, and others really appreciate my lectures and workshops (at least they tell me so!), but I can still see their distortions. Of course, I can also see my own, so I'm not pointing any fingers! But direct service is not always effective, and its effects are usually invisible (at least to our limited perception). Seeds may not sprout for years, and may indeed never sprout at all. As RA said, "service is only possible to the extent it is requested." (vol. IV, p.130)

Even in their very first session, RA addressed the poignancy of service: how difficult it is to effect major change in others' consciousness, although that's the only work of value. I used to say, "spiritual growth is the only game in town", meaning, there is nothing else really happening here, whether we know it or not. In response to a question about the relative value of helping others, versus simply working on self, RA said this:

"I am Ra. We shall answer your question in two parts, both of which are important equally. you must understand that the distinction between yourself and others is not visible to us. We do not consider that a separation exists between the consciousness-raising efforts of the distortion which you project as a personality and the distortion that you project as another personality. "We are not available to many of your peoples, for this is not an easily understood way of communication [channeling]  or type of philosophy [the Law of One]. However, our very being is hopefully a poignant example of both the necessity and the near-hopelessness of attempting to teach. The few whom you will illuminate by sharing your light are far more than enough reason for the greatest possible effort. To serve one is to serve all... indeed it is the only activity worth doing: to learn/teach or teach/learn. There is nothing else which is of aid in demonstrating  the original thought [Unity] except your very being, and the distortions that come from the unexplained,  inarticulate, or mystery-clad being are many.  Thus, to attempt to discern and weave your way through as many distortions as possible among your peoples in the course of your teaching is a very good effort to make. We can speak no more valiantly of your desire to serve."

(vol. I, p.67-68; comments and underlines added)

And thus, from the level of unity, there is no difference between the work of personal growth and so-called service to others. Self and other are One: healing is healing, and light is light, whether it is within the apparent confines of our personality, or "out there" in the apparent environment of society. Furthermore, there is nothing else of value anyway! The point of our being here is soul growth, which fulfills the dharma (spiritual duty) of 3D incarnation. Although each of our paths are different, they all lead in the same direction (namely, Here!). And although our teaching, with or without speech, has a quality of "near-hopelessness", nevertheless, it is the only thing worth doing in being with others.

So when we come to "the primary service", I believe it is simply to share our radiance, without artifice or control. It doesn't matter if we speak, write, or leave our home -- although those things in self-balancing. What really counts is the light we emit. Striving to serve is unneeded we serve our being, and our being is what is served to the world. Sure, we can work in this field or that, but what really needs attention is that which radiates through the entire world system, silently and without any effort at all: the quality of energy and consciousness of our own body/mind/spirit system.

However it is developed, that is fine, and as RA once said: "all things are acceptable in the proper time for each entity" (vol. I, p.171). Knowing what is acceptable and needed by you, for you, in accord with honest respect for your own body/mind/spirit and the will of others, striving to keep balance in love and wisdom -- thus do we render without flaw the primary service, namely, that which we are So be it.

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