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AHAM Sacred Service Program
Sacred Service offers an opportunity to be in Conscious Community, and experience making Sacred what we ordinarily do in our daily life. We can be in sacred service at the AHAM Centers, at home or at work.
“Truly offering or dedicating oneself –– one’s being, one’s mind, heart, will, body, life and actions –– to the Divine,
therefore, ‘making sacred’ all of one’s actions and deeds,
through consecrating and dedicating them to the service of God.”
— A. Ramana
AHAM’s Conscious Community is the "sum" of all of us who are choosing this Teaching as a way of living ordinarily in the world, “but not of the world.” We are living life practically with what is presently at hand, from the clarity of the Heart, rather than from the constantly changing states of the body-mind and the world. We realize that AHAM’s purpose – Happiness for All Mankind – is what inspires us, moves us to do all that we do moment to moment, and contributes to the Whole where everyone wins!
"AHAM is the sum of all of us
and can create whatever is necessary
to serve whoever is on the doorstep at the moment.
We’re glad you are part of the sum."
— An AHAM Graduate
In Sacred Service we are being fully present, attentive and conscious with the task at hand, responsible for its efficient completion; that is, for all essential elements pertaining to it.
Before entering sacred service, we intentionally awaken the feeling of completion in consciousness by using the familiar question, “How would it feel, right now, if this were already complete, totally finished?" By letting go into this feeling of completion, we serve the True Self and not the ego-mind. Thus each act of sacred service awakens and expresses the Divine Nature in us all.
“Serving the whole community is a path of awakening.
It is seeing service as a way to transcend
the domination of the small (ego) self.”
— from “Sacred Commerce”
Webster’s Dictionary defines "sacred" as: “entitled to reverence and respect” and “highly valued and important.” What a glorious way to relate and work in life, giving reverence and respect for the Divine in everyone, holding a high value and importance for all that is reflected in Awareness and expressed into life! It is a sacred way of living from the Awakened Awareness of Being just in the everyday ordinary process of life itself.
Our relationship with everyone reflects this expression of the Heart and becomes Sacred as well. We are being with each other consciously; not trying to “fix” but just being present with what is coming up in the moment, accepting it just as it is, simply listening. This is the highest expression of Love. If conflicts arise we communicate just the facts, without anything else added to it, while remaining in the Freshness of Now.
George Bernard Shaw concludes by saying…
“… I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing on to future generations.”
"What does Sacred Service mean to me?"
by Vivian Zelig -
On-site Sacred Service Coordinator
Anna Scott relates her insights and the personal benefits she receives from sacred service.
If you have questions or would like to sign up for Sacred Service please contact us!