[Excerpted from: OMW: Loving and Being Loved]
Before we go into the dynamics of the Personality and how Loving and Being Loved works within each Lifetime, we will point out the general themes for each Role and how that pursuit of Loving and Being Loved shows up over lifetimes.
Every Role has its blind spot to love, and when that blind spot finds light, that Role usually experiences a profound exposure to Love.
PRIESTS, more than any other Role, tend to require being SURPRISED by Love as a means to bring light to their blind spot.
Priests will often note that they are Loved, and even feel that Love, because, like all Roles, there is a default kind of Love that shows up in various ways. The Servers' is Nurturing, while the Priests' is Altruism.
That Altruism is a faceless kind of Love, so the blind spot is the focusing of Love on a face, so to speak.
There is nothing more profound, in terms of Love, to a Priest than to suddenly realize he or she IS Loved.
By someone specific, or for a specific reason, or quality.
Priests rather presume they are Loved, in general, but when that is given a face or a form, it sheds light in their blind spot.
SERVERS - need Proof - defaults to Nurturing Love
PRIESTS - need Surprises/Faces - defaults to Altruistic Love
Both of these factors of need are extensions of the correlating Chief Negative Features of Self-deprecation and Arrogance, which are about Being Seen Too Closely, and Not Being Seen Close Enough.
Self-deprecation is about Not Being Seen Close Enough, or Being Invisible, etc, hence the necessity for Proof that you can see that fragment.
Arrogance is about being Seen Too Closely, being Too Vulnerable, but if you can expose yourself, show your face, it can help the Priest to overcome that obstacle.
Edited by Janet