I have just returned from a stimulating Art History Tour of Oxfordshire, from the town's ancient seats of learning to stately country houses.
I am preparing this months training and duties for My house serf and in the mood for reading wise words about our lifestyle.
Here is the wisdom of American Mistress Michelle:
"What is a slave? A slave is a man or woman who has a special heart - a heart that requires a connection with another person in order to find complete-ness in their life. A person is born with slave heart - he can not be "made" into a slave nor can wishing to be one bring it about. It is a natural state. A slave may actualize their destiny by choosing to live in obedience to another person’s will and to serve that person— their Master or Mistress — in obedience. Most slaves are very bright and capable, and they may make many decisions every day affecting other people, large sums of money, important projects, and so on. But slaves generally do not make decisions easily or well that concern themselves, and that is one of the reasons they seek a Master - to form that point of centered-ness from which to live their lives. Someone may have "heart of slave" and be on a journey toward actualizing their destiny without yet having found the Master their heart tells them to give their life to. And others may feel drawn toward slavery but not yet know their hearts."