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ZetaTalk: Divided Loyalties
Note: written Oct 15, 2000

Divided loyalties are a common concept on 3rd Density worlds, where the decision is most often portrayed as a pull between whether to serve the self or others, or as a decision on which path to follow when opportunities present. These scenarios are presented often in books and movies as a crisis where the hero decides to risk life and limb in order to rescue another clinging to a tree in a flood or trapped in a burning building, or an individual struggling with a career opportunity which would require leaving family and friends behind versus taking a greater role in a family business. Seldom are the real decisions that afflict those firmly in the Service to Other presented, as these would be deemed boring and mundane by most souls on 3rd Density worlds, who are not so strongly oriented and prefer the drama of choices for self promotion. What are the conflicts that those strongly in the Service-to-Other most often deal with, which will surely be exacerbated during the coming pole shift crises.

Where those strongly in the Service-to-Other prefer the company of others with a like mind-set, they seldom get this opportunity. Reliable individuals concerned with the welfare of others are spotted early by family and friends, who make endless efforts to pull them into service as a loyal employee, a faithful and long-suffering spouse, or a friend who can be counted upon to be there throughout any crisis. Such relationships are almost always portrayed by the determined self-serving individuals as benefiting the one giving service, not the true recipient - the onerous boss who tells the loyal employee how grateful he should be to have employment at all in the current market, the philandering spouse who relays that someone at work found them attractive and flirted or made a proposition. These techniques are intended to keep the one giving service insecure, hesitant about breaking the bonds and going elsewhere, and firmly in the service of the self-serving person. Given the attraction that those strongly in the Service-to-Others have for those who would use them for self-serving purposes, how does the Service-to-Other individual prepare for the coming emergencies that the pole shift will create?

In the normal day-to-day, those strongly in the Service-to-Other work toward the larger welfare to the degree that they can free their time. They may work at a job to earn money, as the spouse and family obligations demand, but pour their real attention and time into volunteer services that reduce illiteracy or promote green-belts or in some way improve life for the larger pool of humanity. They divide their time, and most often have some personal resources to do this. With the coming cataclysms, this will change, with emergencies endlessly presenting themselves and the pain in the community seemingly endless. The choices will be clear, as in a situation where a spouse demanding to be made comfortable by better living quarters cannot take precedence over cleaning the festering wounds of orphaned children! Does this mean turning the back on the spouse, entirely? In most cases, this will be the decision made, but often not until repeated arguments and dissension have occurred.

Those used to giving service, and making a compromise between the demands of others and their true sense of service to the larger pool of humanity, will seek to maintain this balance even when circumstances change. The guilt manipulation that self-serving individuals are often skilled at will reach a fever pitch during the coming crisis, but this is often revealed in an instant during such times. A bleeding child, in pain, is being attended while the spouse shrills from the sidelines, not offering to help but making increasingly shrill demands. The one in Service-to-Others suddenly realizes the situation, and thereafter has nothing further to do with the spouse, having made their decision. No longer caught in a cycle of mixed or divided loyalties, the one in Service-to-Others now finds themselves with greater energy, the conflict settled, so they can forge ahead with what they deem the proper priorities at the fore. The self-serving individuals left behind hardly take this decision as final, or go quietly, but will find themselves firmly and consistently ignored.

This drama of choices can be anticipated by those struggling to carry their current burden of responsibilities during the coming crisis, and mentally and emotionally stepped through in order to expedite the choice when the time comes. It’s not a matter of turning one’s back on those who have always looked to you for support, it’s a matter of choices for the better good, the larger community of those in need, and taking charge of your life rather than allowing your actions to be determined by self-serving individuals.

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