What Do Wanderers Do?

Article by Joseph Dartez

Doug Esse here. I saw Joseph’s great response to a question about Wanderers in a Facebook forum and asked him if I could publish it. With his permission, here it is.


Wanderers incarnate with three basic types of service missions. I will list them in their order of priority:

Primary Service: to be as fully and authentically ourselves as possible.

  • In doing so, we will radiate love and light without having to think about it. There is no particular task you need to do–just be the pure hearted being you already are and you will contribute to the lightening of the planetary vibration.


Secondary service: to be a shepherd for those who request your specific service.

  • You will naturally end up in a position to help others and be there for them in the ways they need. Watch out for those moments and freely offer the service requested. Trying to tally or count your specific acts of service is too rigid a way to think about this secondary wanderer mission.
  • You will be drawn to others and they will be drawn to you. Don’t resist the relationship; instead, practice acceptance, work through your own psychological shit, and then be there for others in the ways that feel like they come authentically from the heart. Don’t force it; open up to it.
  • Sometimes doing the dishes is enough, especially if it means someone who hates doing the dishes doesn’t have to. Just by being a loving and available presence in the lives of others, you will improve the lives of those around you in ways that you can’t see and that you will never understand.
  • If you feel like you’re not doing enough, ask yourself whether you are supporting those in your life as fully as you would like to. If not, look for the psychological barrier: do you have a need that’s not getting met? If so, that unmet need will tend to block energy from flowing up into the heart center.
  • But if you don’t think you have such a blockage, then it might be time to forgive yourself for not being a deity. Your daily interactions, if they are sincere and not driven by a need to extract something from the people in your life, are good enough.
  • Remember also: 42.7 “To a mind/body/spirit complex which is starving, the appropriate response is the feeding of the body. You may extrapolate from this.” Don’t get caught up thinking that the shepherd/beacon form of service has to have a distinctly spiritual character.


Tertiary service: to accomplish some particular work out in the world.

  • It is very easy, in our Western mentality, to get caught up thinking that we are not serving others unless we are accomplishing something tangible. But remind yourself frequently that, according to Ra, this is a *tertiary* service: it is important, but less important than the other two.


Here are the supporting quotes:

  • 52.9 “The overriding reason for the offering of these Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow in incarnative states is the possibility of aiding other-selves by the lightening of the planetary consciousness distortions and the probability of offering catalyst to other-selves which will increase the harvest.”
  • 65.12 “Wanderers have three basic functions once the forgetting is penetrated, the first two being basic, the tertiary one being unique to that particular mind/body/spirit complex.”Here are those three functions, stated very tersely:
  • 65.12 “each Wanderer, in offering itself before incarnation, has some special service to offer in addition to the doubling effect of planetary love and light and the basic function of serving as beacon or shepherd.”

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