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Only, who serves, is free.

Serving in free will. Selflove.

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The development must always be an ascending one, and the aim of man in earth life is to become completely free from the material form, an overcoming of it, then the soul can leave the earthly body free and free from care and bring itself to light heights. Read more:

Bertha Dudde:

 

Serving in free will. Selflove.

27. and 28. July 1955. B.D. NR. 6320.

Who knows about the course of development of the spiritual, who is instructed about the meaning and purpose of creation, he also knows it, that man as the most perfect work of creation forms the conclusion of an endless long process of development, which has taken place on this earth. He knows it, that a stay in the opposite kingdom follows it irrevocably, where there are no longer material creations, where the further development can certainly go on under terrible severe circumstances, but completely different than in the material world - when the course of development on earth has not so far been concluded, that the soul can enter the light kingdom. But only the fewest men on earth have this cognition, for being able to grasp and to believe this, the will first belongs to it, to know about it, and it only exists rarely with men. Extremely strong on the other hand is the will of man directed on it, to turn creation to use if possible, that it brings about advantage to the bodily life. Men unconsciously indeed help by this means the spiritual bound in creation upwards, because it serves, even so in the mandatory law. Very much matter is dissolved through the will of man; it is transformed to always new creations, to which all a serving function is allocated, which lets the spiritual ascend by force. But man himself can on that occasion also come to a standstill or even go back in his development, when he himself does not at the same time serve in free will, since he himself no longer stands under the mandatory law and who must therefore drive his ascent development himself forward ahead. As soon as he does everything consciously, always in the will to serve fellowman with it, his earthly activity can bring in an unsuspected blessing for his soul - even so he does not know about the course of development of the spiritual, even so he is without all knowledge of meaning and purpose of earth life and the creations of this earth. He does not need to know it, when he just serves voluntarily in love. But mostly love probably drives him to activity, but only love for himself. Then his activity can also have a harming effect on fellowmen, because selflove is the more satisfied, the more meagre fellowman is given. But selflove has also an unfavourable effect on the works of creation, which have been allocated to man as field of activity, by the development of the spiritual in such works of creation often being prematurely broken off for the sake of the own advantage, because selflove contradicts the divine order and for that reason the way of acting of man is also completely directed against the divine order. Even so such men know about meaning and purpose of creation and of earth life, they would not give up their wrong way of life and the acting against the divine order, because selflove completely controls them and they are inaccessible to other ideas. And these men come in a state into the spiritual kingdom, which is quite terrible, for they can now no longer satisfy selflove as on earth, and the way to real love, to love for the neighbour, is infinitely far and often not to be found at all. (28.7.1955) That man, who only loves himself, therefore also takes the love for matter across into the opposite world, and the breaking away from it is extremely difficult, for things are constantly rising before his eyes, which he desired with all senses, and attract him in the extreme, but to pass immediately, when he wants to satisfy his desires - and these desires become the more violent, and they are terrible agonies, which the soul now has to endure so long, until it itself fights the desire in it, what then also results in temptations becoming always weaker. Men do not know, which advantages they create for themselves for the opposite kingdom, when they already on earth seek to overcome matter, when they make themselves to the lord of it and not to its slave. Man can on earth make use of everything, for that is the purpose of all creation, that it serves man and also all creature - because serving means redemption for the spiritual bound in it. And therefore man himself contributes much to it, when he give matter the possibility to serve, when he himself creates things, which again fulfil a serving purpose, at which he is also allowed to enjoy them as gift of God, but he is to always think of the spiritual purpose of material things, but not chain himself to these, that all his thinking and striving is only meant for the production of material goods, to create for himself a comfortable life of pleasure and to always become more a slave of that standing far below him in the development - what means for himself a spiritual backward step. The development must always be an ascending one, and the aim of man in earth life is to become completely free from the material form, an overcoming of it, then the soul can leave the earthly body free and free from care and bring itself to light heights. Then it is not held back by matter and forced to still stay longer in earthly spheres, although it no longer lives on earth. How infinitely grateful is the soul, which can break away from these spheres, that you men on earth do not know, but let it be told you, that that, what you strive for on earth with all senses, is your greatest enemy. For your happiness lies in freedom, but you are unfree, so long matter still ties you up, and it ties you up so long, as selflove still rules you yourselves, as you yourselves do not redeem yourselves from it through serving love. Only, who serves, is free. And the existence as man gives you constantly opportunity to serve in love. But you have a free will and are not, as in the pre-stage of your development, forced to serve. Love must drive you to it, and serving love will only that man practise, who fights down selflove, who does not want to possess, but give away. But he learns to also despise matter; he breaks away from it and becomes completely free. His course of development on earth ends with the success of the complete spiritualization of his soul, which can now again be active in the spiritual kingdom in the fulness of light and power and looks after those souls in serving love, which still languish in slavery and lack of light and need help, to also be able to finally break away out of their fetters.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6320.

 

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