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Saturday, June 04, 2005

False Humility versus Meekness

"The genetic mind is the equivalent of a universal belief system that penetrates, to varying degrees, the human instrument of all entities. In some, it immobilizes their ability to think original thoughts and feel original feelings. In most, it entrains their belief system to harmonize with the accepted belief systems of the Hierarchy. In a few, it exerts no significant force nor has any bearing on the development of their personal belief system." Wingmakers
"But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." (Psalm 37: 11)
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." (Matthew 5: 5)
A mobile company has been running an ad campaign using the concept of an oriental teacher giving the company advice on how to run their company. In their current billboard, the teacher states: "Ignore the one who says less is more, for he is a baboon." The company goes on to encourage others to want more. That statement cracked me up. I agree with the "teacher." Who wants less when you can have more? Why do people pretend to be less when they really are more, a lot more?

Look around you and you see people pretending to be what they are not. They pretend to be small or less than so that they will be accepted in society. They join a group that fits in with their beliefs. Let's say the group is a teaching, the intent is to teach what others believe they don't know. So the students play the game of "not knowing." The intent of a group will always get people to conform to the status quo even when the individual has moved on in belief. If you feel you've outgrown that particular group or teaching and try to bring in new ideas, the original intent will not encourage this and will force you to harmonise with the group's intent. To continue to agree with a group when you no longer share the beliefs means you have to pretend to be what you are not. It's a waste of time trying to express your new truth within the group. The best thing to do is to accept the group for what it is, wish members the very best, and make your exit from the group.

In The Active Side of Infinity, don Juan advises Castaneda that in order to let "inner silence set in and become an active part" of him, he has to break away from life as he knows it.

"Your breaking point," he said, "is to discontinue your life as you know it. You have done everything I told you, dutifully and accurately. If you are talented, you never show it. That seems to be your style. You're not slow, but you act as if you were. You're very sure of yourself, but you act as if you were insecure. You're not timid, and yet you act as if you were afraid of people. Everything you do points at one single spot: you need to break all that, ruthlessly." (The Active Side of Infinity, Carlos Castaneda)

Note that don Juan is suggesting that Castaneda is playing a game of false humility. He already is self-assured but is pretending so he can fit in with "race mind" beliefs. At first, Castaneda is very reluctant to follow don Juan's advice as he doesn't want to leave his old life behind. Eventually, circumstances makes him break away from the old life in order to live as Spirit.

I have been in many group situations and I always knew when it was time to leave. Once, with a particular teacher, there came a point when I could see other truths that did not fit in with the teaching and introduced these ideas, but the teacher didn't like this at all. It felt like I was challenging his authority, which wasn't my intention. I had to leave.

What is meekness? The scriptures talk about the meek inheriting the earth. The Spirit can be described as meek as it is in all but lets humanity believe It is not present. Those who are meek realise they are also the One Spirit. The meek do not pretend to be less than to make others feel comfortable with their beliefs; nor do they pretend to be greater than to make others feel small. The meek realise that all is the One Spirit. As Spirit you do inherit the earth for Spirit is all in all.

Back to the notion of false humility. If you think about it, there is only One Spirit anyway experiencing life as all. The One is omniscient. When you realise yourself as the One, there is nothing you need to learn, nor do you need to pretend to be small. To pretend to be small is not only false humility but doing yourself a disservice.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." (Philippians 2: 5-6)

I am meekness,

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