Resource: The information on Humility is from the Divine Truth Website
Spiritual development is growing our soul in love. There are two forms of love:
Natural love – the love that comes from within yourself and is expressed to others.
Divine Love – the love that comes from God, which enters and transforms the human soul.
Humility is the most important personal quality that you must develop if you want a relationship with God.
True Humility cannot be arrived at by ‘trying’, we must deal with the emotions that prevent humility.
What is Humility?
Dictionary meaning of humility: the quality or state of being humble; modest opinion of one’s own importance or rank; meekness.
True meaning of humility: having a passionate desire and willingness to feel and experience all of our emotions, whether those emotions are painful or pleasurable, without attempting to involve others, blame others or hurt others. Having a passionate desire to see yourself as God sees you. Having a desire to be as you really are, not as you hope to be.
True humility is to see ourselves as God sees us.
True humility involves a lack of self-judgement and self-consciousness in our relationships with others.
To reach true humility and our true self, we need to work through the facade self and injured self.
Humility is a quality that involves a respect for God and for God’s Truth at all times.
Humility demonstrates a firmness for Truth about unloving behaviour towards others and ourselves.
Humility honours God’s Laws and God’s gifts.
True humility recognises ourselves as of equal value to all others.
A truly humble person always examines themselves before others.
A truly humble person can feel everyone else but is not invested in what everyone else is feeling.
A truly humble person is not self involved.
A humble person’s feelings are of equal value to others’ feelings.
Humility is the cornerstone of our spiritual development.
Humility is essential to establish a relationship with God.
Humility is the way we use our will to form a relationship with God.
We require humility to learn about and understand God’s Laws and God’s Truth.
Humility opens us up to change.
To be humble we need to enter a child like state.
In our spiritual growth we have the ability to become more humble than a child.
We need humility to be able to love others completely.
We need humility to develop personal integrity.
Humility in Practice
Practical aspects of humility; what it means to live in a humble way.
God’s Love flowing into our hearts depends upon our whole hearted desire to feel and experience all of our emotions.
God’s Love flowing into our heart indicates that we are in a state of humility.
Dedicating our life to becoming a humble person is all we need to do for our spiritual growth.
Judging ourselves for not receiving Divine Love and for not being humble takes us further away from humility.
Investment in God’s opinion of us will lead to humility.
Investment in others’ opinions of us will stagnate us.
It involves no resistance to feeling our emotions.
Our longing for God’s Love becoming stronger than our longing for any other experience leads us into humility.
Having this as our priority system simplifies our lives.
If we honour God’s Love above all other things, we are not afraid to confront the error that surrounds us.
If we are truly humble, we are willing to look foolish and stupid in the eyes of those around us.
If we are truly humble, we are willing to feel all of the emotions about being alone, being attacked and being belittled in order to be ourselves.
If we are truly humble, we will never attempt to use methods or techniques that shut down or dampen our emotional experience.
If we are truly humble we don’t even consider using techniques to manage our emotions.
Embracing every experience and emotion creates freedom.
If we are truly humble we embrace our terror when it arises.
If we are truly humble, we will never get angry, resentful or afraid about having to feel our emotions.
If we are truly humble, we do not feel that we’re giving up on things or losing things because of choosing the Divine Love Path.
We come to acknowledge that everything around us is a gift.
We learn to see which of our relationships have substance and which are based on addictions and our facade.
God’s Love flowing into our hearts depends upon our willingness to take responsibility for, experience and release fully, without reservation, all of the error within ourselves that prevents God’s Love from flowing.
We do not seek validation or permission to feel from others.
We do not blame others for our personal pain and suffering.
We do not require others to acknowledge their unloving behaviour towards us.
We place God first in our priority system and ourselves next.
When we take responsibility we desire with all our heart to experience the law of compensation for what we’ve done to others.
We acknowledge the unloving behaviour that we have perpetrated towards others.
We desire to know and feel the pain we have caused to others.
We do not enter a state of self punishment about the pain we have caused to others.
When we take responsibility we desire with all our heart to experience the causal emotions of what happened to us in the past.
Our causal emotions are the cause of our unloving behaviour towards others and releasing them prevents us from repeating the same unloving behaviour.
When we take responsibility we desire with all our heart to abandon all of our anger, our justifications, our minimisations and our denial.
When we take responsibility we desire with all our heart to experience our fear and become a trusting child again.
We are willing to experience our childhood terror.
We can be supported by our guides when we are humble.
Questions we can ask ourselves to see if we’re truly humble to taking responsibility for, and experience and releasing, all the error within ourselves:
Do I have a tendency to justify my anger or fear to God, others or myself?
Do I have a strong resistance about feeling my personal fears?
Do I use my intellect to tell myself I’m over that now?
Do I resist seeing the damage I have done to others and refuse to take full responsibility for the effects?
We would see our own body shape, our body pains and our illnesses also as an indication.
Practical aspects of humility; what it means to live in a humble way.
What humility is and what humility is not.
To connect with God and God’s Truth we need humility.
Humility allows us to have our false beliefs challenged.
Humility is a willingness to be overwhelmed by our own emotions.
Humility is a willingness to be overwhelmed by God.
Humility is not false modesty.
Humility is an ownership of what is inside of us.
Humility is a willingness to give up control and be open to new ideas.
If we are resistive to a new idea it is a sign of our lack of humility.
A humble person has no reluctance to feeling their emotions.
Humility is a choice we have on a moment by moment basis to be loving.
Humility is not about just processing emotions in private.
God’s love can only flow into our heart when I’m willing to be as I truthfully am.
Humility in practice is being as I truthfully am.
Humility in practice is being the real me.
James 1: 23-24 – “For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his natural face in the mirror. For he looks at himself and off he goes and immediately forgets what sort of man he is.”
Humility encompasses ethics and morality.
Humility is a willingness to be taught by God.
It involves giving up self reliance.
It involves being emotionally open to God.
A humble person immediately puts into practice what they have learned.
We require a total respect for God and what God has created in order to be taught by God.
Humility is the ability to receive both direct and indirect council.
A humble person will see all events that refine their souls – even unloving events – as no longer painful.
God has created laws that enable us to always grow, even if everyone around us chooses unlovingness.