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The Personality and Service: Extending our Gifts out into the World

by Deb Schnitta

Leaders are those that follow their convictions, and step forward. Often they do so with little awareness for what they are creating from the larger picture. They simply take action because they must. They are driven from within to do something. A single act that has impact leaves a lasting impression upon the earth.

We each are here in purpose. We may be aware of that purpose, know it by name, and align with it as a guiding force. Or we may simply be taking action because we must. Most often we do something because it feels right; it resonates deep within our core and ignites that passion within. Life lived from here is alive, filled with vitality. It is one that feeds us, providing substance from a larger place.

As Souls we come here to learn. We come to experience life and to grow as part of humanity. We also come here to contribute, to offer our light to those around us. Purpose is the meeting of the Soul's light and the aliveness of the personality. In partnership these two aspects of us can do much. Separate, they each have their own possibilities. But aligned there is the opportunity for impact, the lasting impression, through the world of form.

A personality doing it alone without accessing the support of the Soul resorts to trial and error. It sees the world in one way, a world of effort and learning. Much progress and growth is possible here, as the personality learns about itself and the world around it.

Of course the personality is never alone, in the true sense of the word. It is always tethered to the beauty and support of the Soul. But much like having a rain jacket and leaving it in the car on a stormy day, a Soul not accessed is just not as effective. Without the invitation from the personality to engage, the Soul waits. It holds a beautiful place of love for its partner, the personality. It offers it support as openings allow. It whispers in times of silence or extends warmth as the heart opens to its presence.

Similarly, a Soul can not have the same degree of impact on the world without its partner, the personality. It still offers its light, still enjoys connection with other Souls, but it can not influence form and matter. It can not write a book without the personality. It cannot step forward to offer loving guidance as a parent without an opening. Its evolution cannot move forward without the conscious connection with the personality.

The concept that the Soul's evolution is dependant upon the receptive nature of the personality is profound. To recognize that the Soul returns life after life to learn, opens the possibility that it is not complete already. If it were, it would not need to return! Often we project images of perfection or omnipotence to the Soul, much like we may do to other figures of authority. When we see something as larger than ourselves we often see it as an authority. We then relinquish our own authority- the ability to author one's life in a given moment. To understand that the Soul is dependant upon us a personality, changes these impressions. To accept the Soul as a partner rather than an authority allows us, as personalities, to step forward into the waiting partnership we seek.

Spiritual development is the development of the personality. To be more open and loving, to be more conscious, to know one's truth are all part of that process. However spiritual development is also the evolution of the Soul. As the Soul evolves it resolves karma, it creates new opportunities for growth and learning for itself. It may even assist in creating new constructs of learning for other Souls. Along the way it becomes more diffuse, able to hold more light. This light in turn supports the Soul itself in having more impact.

As the personality touches the Soul's light, it is transformed. Its cells become more alive. When this connection is conscious, the personality derives much benefit. The world view of the Soul is larger. It does not exist in the duality of right and wrong, good and bad. The Soul has been a simultaneous participant in all of the life experiences you, the personality, have had so far. However, it does not have an emotional and mental body that must slow down these experiences in order to understand them. In this way, even the most challenging circumstances simply move as energy for the Soul. In the early years of childhood the personality has not had such benefit. Lasting beliefs, fears and emotional residue remain, coloring the perspective of the world view of the personality.

The Soul's view is one of higher understanding. It has access to the purpose of events, the lessons of others in our lives as well as the consciousness we have come here as Souls to learn and to offer to the world. Seeing the larger view for a life event changes the way the personality then views that event. Immediately the charges and attachments that have been present slip away. In a fluid state, the personality understands what has been offered and engages from this new perspective. The personality then also has the opportunity for evolution, having had its world view altered in such a way.

Over time, the personality begins to recognize the peace that accompanies this glimpse into higher understanding. It returns seeking this nourishment, even if words and images are not present. In this way the Soul and personality connect through higher mind, where the constructs of understanding are not required.

Once a personality has had a few glimpses in this way, it often begins to seek its life work. It may feel an overriding desire to be of service and to understand why it is here. Although helpful to the personality to have a framework of understanding, definition and labels are not required for the presence of life work. A Soul extends its consciousness and light through the vehicle of the personality in everyday life experiences such as walking the dog or going to the post office.

Each act taken upon this earth from a place of expansion opens great possibilities. As human beings here in conscious connection with our Souls, our ability to live from expansion improves. We open to the world around us, we see the opportunities for conscious creation and when we are ready, we extend our gifts to those we are here to serve.


Deb Schnitta, RN is a leading pioneer in healing and consciousness and the originator of Cellular Expansion and Healing TM (CE) a revolutionary energy work that supports the resolution of constrictions and illness at the level of the cells. CE affects the consciousness stored within the cells and provides connection to Soul and the Divine.
An author of many books and Meditation CD Energy Programs for living a life connected consciously to Soul and Spirit, Deb supports individuals seeking healing, spiritual development and enlightenment. She has co-founded Vanati: A Center for Energy Medicine and Consciousness with her partner, Pauline Dishler M.Ed. Information about their revolutionary approach to healing, free distance healing, and dynamic Meditation Energy Programs can be found at  www.vanati.com.