The Spirit of Humility is one of the seven main spirits of Christ.
The Spirit of Humility reduces our need for self-justification and allows us to admit to and learn from our mistakes or Negative Ego behaviors. Humility is the key to help us overcome many of these thought distortions which evolve into a host of ego defense mechanisms. True Humility because it is a Spiritual Virtue of the Christ, protects us from unconsciously giving our consent and power to the predator realm of negative ego thoughts. Once we give our consent and power away to the ego we become a vessel of those lower based forces which blocks our higher perception and spiritual communication.
Because humility addresses our intrinsic self-worth, our self-worth in how that presents itself in our relationships and socialization in groups, as well as based upon our own personal perspective of self-worth, the Spirit of Humility is emphasized here in ES as a part of our spiritual practice, as a moral teaching and an ethical study in the practice of the Law of One. In the practice of the Law of One our daily commitment is to be of service to our spiritual service and highest purpose of expression. By choosing this and being humble we are allowing the Laws of Divine Order to govern our actions, thoughts and behaviors rather than succumbing to the lower nature of human or man made ego based laws.
The Spirit of Humility is the antidote to Pride and Self Importance.
In the process of personal development and in the strengthening of one’s moral character, Humility takes on a moral and ethical dimension which cultivates virtues in every area of our lives.
True humility is distinctly different from false humility which consists of deprecating one's own sanctity, gifts, talents, and accomplishments for the sake of receiving praise, attention or adulation from others. In this context genuine humility comprises the following behaviors and attitudes:
- Recognizing virtues and talents that others possess as it is and not envious of those talents, particularly if recognizing those people that may have skill sets that may currently surpass one's own skill level. Giving due respect or honor of that purpose and when required, discerning when it is important to listen or when to take direction, depending on assessing the current circumstances. Every person has value and spiritual purpose, whether that purpose is actualized in the personality or not, and that potential is up to the person to cultivate a spiritually Krystic infused personality or Christ mind.
- Recognizing the limits of one's talents, ability, or authority; and, not reaching for what is beyond practical reality in terms of fantasies, embellishments or magical thinking. This is the difference of being honest when assessing a skill or proficiency level. An example, would you refer to yourself as an Olympic Gold swimmer when you are casual swimmer at the community pool? An honest and humble person would state the accurate facts of conditions in the moment as an true representation.
- This is a part of knowing one self and being authentic and true to yourself, not needing competition with others, but recognizing those skills or proficiencies in people around you that may inspire you or help you to become a better or improved person. Finding value in a person’s proficiencies or recognizing those skills needed in a group setting that are required to support a larger group purpose or serving humanitarian objectives.
- Humility is a potential part of temperance because temperance includes all those virtues that restrain reactions from our uncontrolled desires. Humility is a required discipline of restraining the lower appetites of impulsivity by refocusing negative emotions. Lack of impulse control means that we are easily consumed and controlled by darkness. When we apply humility to the circumstances it helps to refocus our impulses into more productive spiritually healthy behaviors.
By knowing your place in the Universe and the role you play, one acts in humility knowing All is a part of the God Source. All is equal in the Love of God, and no being is judged better, higher or valued more than another. By acting from humility and in spiritual service, when you are called upon to do something as an action of stewardship, even if its cleaning toilets, in humility, you accept the job given. There is no self-entitlement given in spiritual service. Entitlement is a distortion of spiritual ambition and negative ego, and if left unchecked, the rapid karmic exchange will result in a root downfall. See Relationship Mastery Guidelines.