Humility and Humiliation


There is a Zen saying, “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.

One of the main characteristics of a master is humility, although many seek the path of mastery for the prestige that they believe it will bring.

They mistake “humility” for “humiliation.”

Humility is holding the door open for a stranger, because you recognize the spark of divinity she holds inside (even if it is sleeping).

Humiliation is allowing someone to slam the door in your face and accepting the abuse as normal.

When you are humble, you have no need to take power or drain the energy of another. You have all you need inside of you.

As you continue to work with the Angels, you will feel your personal power grow. As your power grows, you have the choice. To reach out to others in service or to place yourself above them, believing that you are better than they are. The former is the path of the master. The later is someone who will most likely, experience the karmic backlash of humiliation.

When you seek spiritual mastery, you will be called to serve. The more you serve with love and not resentment, the sooner you will achieve mastery.
When you seek spiritual mastery, you will be called to serve. The more you serve with love and not resentment, the sooner you will achieve mastery.

Will you carry your water with quiet dignity, or thrust it at another in arrogance? The choice is yours. Your Angels will not interfere with your free will.

But they are hoping you will make the right one.

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