Originally Posted by Weaver
From my perspective, the two options you mentioned are both the darkworker path. it is just that one focuses more on material possessions, while the other path focuses more on immaterial possessions such as good feelings for example. either way they both seem to focus on serving the self.
Not in this scenario.
Let me make it clear: there is no such thing and lightworking or darkworking actions. A lightworker will %^&$ing wreck a dude if he has to, and a darkworker will give to charity if he's so inclined.
With that said, you can glean things about a person from the actions they take, and you typically won't see someone going to Africa for the warm fuzzies. If a darkworker is personally invested in Africa, or just charity work in general, then there'd be no conflict because that would
be their ambition. The idea here is that some level of personal sacrifice would be necessary to choose the first option even if in the long run nothing is really lost. (Or it doesn't feel like sacrifice, as many lightworkers would attest.)
I am a darkworker, I am mortal, excellence can't be delayed. I achieve or I risk dying before my work is done. Time is a precious commodity and I'm not going to waste it on feel-good actions which don't coincide with my larger purpose. Africa can wait.
As for this question... if a i had great empathy for the other person i would likely feel guilty if i took it, so... to avoid that negative feeling of guilt i would let them have it. this would be a self serving action that was based on keeping my immaterial life safe.
That's not something a polarized person would do. A darkworker would learn how to control and overcome the guilt as it would most likely arise out of conditioning. It's not an indication to back down, it's a challenge to overcome. There are other reasons s/he might choose to forego the promotion but that's not it.
The lightworker response, to the extent I understand lightworking, would be surrender. Let it go; if it's meant to be things will work out somehow and if they don't something else will come to them down the line. Ambition isn't set aside per se but compassion/respect for the other guy and their faith
in God or the universe or nature or human goodness (lots of things can go here) trumps their personal motivations.