Master or Servant?

“What you acknowledge to be your master, to that you are a servant.”

“You shall not make yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water, under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them…” Exodus 20:

As we go about our daily lives, what do we put our focus on? Where is our attention?

In the study of the second commandment, Eric Butterworth makes the bold statement above in capital letters.

The emphasis is important because it opens our eyes to what we choose to put our attention on, how we prioritise our energy, where we put our faith. As strong and wise expressions of the Divine, we need to acknowledge our mastery, and not let ourselves be redirected to servitude.

So we examine what Eric calls “graven images of the mind” – those untruths we tell ourselves, through collective consciousness, culture or ideas we were brought up with and never questioned. As we become more spiritually aware, we recognise these as barriers to experiencing the divine flow. Our work is then to put them aside, let them go and know ourselves as living and moving and having our being in Divine Mind.



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