Humility – By knowing our place in the universe and the role we play, one acts in humility, knowing that all is a part of the God source. All is equal in the love of God and no being, no person is judged as better or worse, higher or valued more than any other. By acting from humility and from devoting yourself to spiritual service when you are called upon to do something, this is an action of stewardship in humility that you accept the job given. There is no self-entitlement given in spiritual service. Entitlement is a distortion of spiritual ambition and negative ego that feels superior to others. And if self-entitlement is left unchecked in leadership, it will result in a correction or what is known as a root downfall.
Relationship Mastery Guideline
Relationship Mastery Guidelines is has nine basic steps and is a Service to Others method based in the Law of One and cultivating GSF Behavior, while reaping the mutual energetic benefits of experiencing more spiritual connection, and increased love and appreciation returning back from others to you.
Improving our Compassionate communication with others, improving our relating skills, personally and in group dynamics, is a skill set that will go a long way to serve your mission. With that in mind we set forth a few guidelines to remember when communicating with others or relating with others. The fifth step is learning to act from the place of heart-based and sincere Humility by accessing the inner knowledge of the true spiritual self.
Spirit of Humility
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.
Ethical Behaviors and Attitudes
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:
- Submitting to God Source as the highest authority to which one gives consent in your actions, words and deeds.
- 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. (See Personal Competency)
- 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. Humility is defined as, "A quality by which a person considering his own defects has a humble opinion of himself and willingly submits himself to God and to others for God's sake." St. Bernard defines it as, "A virtue by which a man knowing himself as he truly is, abases himself (to the greater good). Christ is the ultimate definition of Humility."