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Old 03-13-2010, 09:24 PM   #101
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Great thread, I completely agree ~ Being humble is indeed a Master Key to the kingdom of Heaven consciousness that is within us Now beyond the darkness / ego illusions covering it over...

To connect to Truth is to surrender all of our human beliefs and surrender completely, 100% to the 'still small voice within' that is truly the voice of the Divine within us that wants us to be truly Free rather than caught up in a conscious prison of our own making.

Be humble before the God flame within our Heart.

I love what Mudra said: Be humble by Being here Now. Be humble to the divine within the Now.

I suspect very much that should it come our day to speak all the way to the 'creator' of these spheres of creation, the individualization of All that IS that created this universe and spheres of creation, who has it's thrown in the Great Central Sun ~ we would find a most humble Being indeed.

Being humble to me doesn't mean being powerless, and it doesn't mean affirming our separation, Being humble means being humble before the seat of God in All Life and in every single human Being.

Surrender our beliefs, surrender our thoughts, surrender our desires to God within us in the Now ~

And the Pure in Heart shall inherit the Earth ~

P.S. Great discussion and comments from all ~
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:18 AM   #102
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14, Greybeard ,Frank and all here reading,

My thoughts goes like this;

I wake up in the spring morning and sit on my terrace with nes cafe.
Watching a beautiful birch tree with a bird house on one branch.

Then I go in yard and admire birch some more since my favorite tree is birch tree. Then I take one leaf from birch but not from the branch, I leave it there ,just gently take it in my hand and tease it. Almost like I would tease woman`s hand.

Then a flow of beauty runs through my mind and I feel wonderful .
I then think about grass surrounding this tree and gaze again on nice branches ,waving on the breeze.

While carried away a thought comes in mind. Tomorrow this same grass will be thread upon or cut of and burned in fire. Also birch tree could be cut off and burned in winter...Yet I will not do that but again it`s easy to do that.

Then another thought comes with a bang . All this that made me happy that morning for a 3 minutes is a gift from Creator.
And all that by its beauty made a day to one guy here on earth.
All that which can vanish in a flash!

All that fragile creation was for me in those 3 minutes a real gift from God.
To make me happy.
For the next 23 hours and 57 minutes I will not think about birch tree and grass around it but when I realised that Creator has even thought of that 3 minutes in my life,
makes me humble. Makes me humble to realize that I am eternally loved by God.

Nothing is by chance.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:26 AM   #103
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Trees


I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair

Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain

Poems are made by fools like me

But only God can make a tree


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Old 03-14-2010, 04:52 AM   #104
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"But only God can make a tree"

Personally, I suggest an elemental made the tree, working of course in tandum with many other elementals and all the spiritual beings that are required for the upkeep of the tree.

There's only God, but there are infinite individualization's of the One to make it all happen ~
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:53 AM   #105
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Ok, I am sorry,
but you tend to mention that alcoholism, being a recovering alcoholic,
in many of your posts and it felt to me like you were labelling yourself.

I am happy for you if that is not the case.

a.
Hi annemirri
It depends upon the post I am replying to, so context gives meaning.
I can go up and down levels with ease, so I go back down a level or two to help some one else .
Many helped me recover in AA Im just giving hope, strength and sharing to others whom I perceive may or may not benefit from the experiences which were real and not theory.
Telling true stories as you know gives real meaning to what is said.
I am pledged to help the still suffering Alcoholic as I was helped.
I don't really do enough.

Scorpios as you know are passionate caring individuals and very practical.
Thats my Spiritual ego out to play ---- smiling.

Humility is for me not forgetting I needed help and freely got it when I hit rock bottom and left false pride behind enough
to get on my knees and ask God for help.

With Love
Chris

morning prayer

Beloved God
I am born now from the womb of sleep
I am determined to carry out all acts this day as offerings to Thee.
Make my words thoughts and deeds sacred and pure.
let me not injure anyone.
Let no one injure me.
Guide me direct me this day.
Amen.



Evening prayer.

Beloved
The acts whos burden I placed upon you this morning are now over.
It was you who made me walk and talk and think and act.
I therefore place at thy feet all my words thoughts and deeds.
Receive me now I am coming home to Thee.

Using these prayers and implementing them through out the day of sets Karma that may be incurred.
No negative Karma then freedom from the bondage of the cycle of birth and death is realized..
Chris

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:11 AM   #106
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very nice graybeard, very nice indeed
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:48 AM   #107
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GreyBeard--

I just want to thank you for your willingness to love and work-with alcoholics, as you were loved and helped once. that's the ONLY WAY "it" can work imo!

and thank you too for sharing these prayers ....... very meaningful.

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Old 03-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #108
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GreyBeard--

I just want to thank you for your willingness to love and work-with alcoholics, as you were loved and helped once. that's the ONLY WAY "it" can work imo!

and thank you too for sharing these prayers ....... very meaningful.

love,
hippihill
Thanks hippihill
What you have said is so true.

If you dont give it you you cant keep it.
If you dont share your strength and hope you loose it.

If you haven't been there then these words are meaningless.
From the depth of despair of being unloved to serenity.
Every sober alcoholic is a testimony to the unconditional love found in AA rooms world wide.
Walking miracles, examples of the power to be found in humbly asking God to remove our character defects.

As a result of prayer and meditation a spiritual awakening to carry the message to the still struggling alcoholic.

The Big Book of AA is one of the most spiritual books I have ever read.
Humility humility humility.
Just reminding me.
With love Chris
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:36 PM   #109
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It takes humility to see that some problem is bigger that your strength now is and that you ask for help.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #110
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greybeard--

I have SUCH a history of alcoholism in my family (grandparents, parents, 1st husband, etc.), and so i have attended a fair number of AA, NA, & Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings. I really believe that these groups are some of the best examples on the planet of christianity-in-action. and yes, i too have great respect for the "Big Book." the proof's in the puddin!


Beren--

"it takes humility to see that some problem is bigger that your strength now is and that you ask for help."
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so true, so true! and it breaks my heart to see how many addicts refuse help because their false pride won't allow them to "humbly admit their powerlessness." i know this seems to fly-in-the-face of our ongoing journey to "claim our inner divinity." but when your life is shattering, i think it's usually wise to "fall to our knees" FIRST, before we try to walk, run and stand.

love, my brothers
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:28 PM   #111
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greybeard--

I have SUCH a history of alcoholism in my family (grandparents, parents, 1st husband, etc.), and so i have attended a fair number of AA, NA, & Adult Children of Alcoholics meetings. I really believe that these groups are some of the best examples on the planet of christianity-in-action. and yes, i too have great respect for the "Big Book." the proof's in the puddin!


Beren--

"it takes humility to see that some problem is bigger that your strength now is and that you ask for help."
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so true, so true! and it breaks my heart to see how many addicts refuse help because their false pride won't allow them to "humbly admit their powerlessness." i know this seems to fly-in-the-face of our ongoing journey to "claim our inner divinity." but when your life is shattering, i think it's usually wise to "fall to our knees" FIRST, before we try to walk, run and stand.

love, my brothers
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Hi hippihill
Well said.
When I was first hospitalized age 24 or there abouts nothing was really know about alcoholism, it was not admitted to. I was in a Rock Group, You drank too much you got dried out, end of story, only it wasn't for me.

Now its accepted that its an in-curable illness and may well be in the genes.
Its not treatable by the medical profession, yes they are a great help in getting a person physically fit, but mentally no.
In AA you find true professionals in that they have done, it they know how.

Thats why I read and listen to those who are enlightened, they know.

I suggest.
We need to listen to them, those in a non-dualistic state NOW.
Not theory, but subjective experience, there may be more but thats enough for NOW.
We have the greatest opportunity now for the human race but we need to be humble enough to bow the knee and ask for help from our Creator .

Chris
Namaste.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:42 PM   #112
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Really ,takes humility now to learn and be before Creator.
Unfortunately all that we are taught through life is to boost our ego.

But truth can not be hidden.

See how the world falls apart now?
It`s all because the world `s premise is built on a lie.

It takes a humbleness to acknowledge that and move into right direction.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #113
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Great thread Beren!

Nothing to add, but a biblical verse here:

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Matthew 23:11-13 (Today's New International Version)

11. The greatest among you will be your servant.

12. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:13 AM   #114
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I `ve noticed that whenever people sit and think real things and do real progress, evil comes and starts distracting.

Fight the distraction !

Let us learn real things,eternal things. For we are eternal beings.
Let us together flush away boastful spirit and evil pride spirit.

Let us embrace holy spirit!
And its fruits;

Galatians 5:22-23


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
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I `ve noticed that whenever people sit and think real things and do real progress, evil comes and starts distracting.

Fight the distraction !

Let us learn real things,eternal things. For we are eternal beings.
Let us together flush away boastful spirit and evil pride spirit.

Let us embrace holy spirit!
And its fruits;

Galatians 5:22-23


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Yes Beren the light attracts the dark, yet the dark does not have the substance or power of the light. You cant shine darkness.

Who's round is it my friend?

Its so serious I try to "lighten" up.

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Old 03-16-2010, 05:24 PM   #116
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A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. ~Abraham Lincoln

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~Ted Turner

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. ~Bernard Baily

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. ~Benjamin Whichcote

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. ~William Safire

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger. ~Abraham Cahan

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. ~Abraham Lincoln

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~Ted Turner

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. ~Bernard Baily

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. ~Benjamin Whichcote

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. ~William Safire

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger. ~Abraham Cahan

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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Thank you Peace of mind.
Great quotes
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #118
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Yes Beren the light attracts the dark, yet the dark does not have the substance or power of the light. You cant shine darkness.

Who's round is it my friend?

Its so serious I try to "lighten" up.

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Nevermind who 's round is , I will pay
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:30 PM   #119
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If only you could take first step,all other will unfold.

Father requires only first step, all others are his deed.
Then we open the door and marvel at the universe waiting for us.
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If only you could take first step,all other will unfold.

Father requires only first step, all others are his deed.
Then we open the door and marvel at the universe waiting for us.
I think that is a beautiful way of putting it Beren.
Yes the first step is to humbly ask for help at least from a ex drunks way of thinking.
It worked for me and continues to one moment at a time.
Love Chris
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:04 PM   #121
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Of Equal Worth
Humility

The notion of humility as a virtue brings numerous images to mind. We tend to envision those rare individuals who humbly bear life’s struggles while downplaying their own strengths. Yet humility is also associated with people whose insecurities compel them to judge themselves unfavorably as a matter of course. The true definition of humility, however, does not correspond precisely with either of these images. Humility is not passivity. Rather, it is an utter lack of self-importance. The individuals who embody the concept of humility appreciate that each human being on the planet occupies a unique place on an infinite spectrum of development. Though they can take pride in their own accomplishments, they also understand that the people they interact with each day are as valuable and have as much to offer the world as they themselves do.

To be humble is to accept that while there will always be individuals more and less advanced than yourself, those on all parts of the spectrum of development can provide you with insights that further your personal evolution. Recognizing these insights is a matter of opening yourself to the fact that not only do others think and feel differently than you, but their life experiences have shaped them in a very different way than yours have shaped you. This means that while you may have a greater understanding in some areas, others will always be able to teach you something. When you cultivate a genuine yearning to know what skills and talents those you encounter have been blessed with, you cannot help but learn humility. You instinctively understand that emotions like envy breed resistance that prevents you from growing, and that being flexible in your interactions with others will help you connect with unexpected mentors.

When you practice humility, you want to become as accomplished and evolved as you can possibly be, yet you are willing to submit to the expertise of others to do so. You understand the scope of your aptitudes yet you choose to eradicate arrogance from your attitude, and you can distinguish the value you possess as an individual while still acting in the interests of your fellow human beings. Humility, simply put, is a form of balance in which you can celebrate your own worth while sincerely believing that every other person on the planet is just as worthy as you.

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:14 PM   #122
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Gandhi was humble yet look what was achieved.
Ramana my Avatar was one of the humblest that ever walked this earth.
Eckhart Tolle is a literally a gentleman, holds doors open for ladies, serves his partner Kim with breakfast, yet anyone who hears him talk will be very aware of the "power" and "love" that flows through him.
Humility is not weakness quite the reverse.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #123
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A BIG HUG to our spiritual mother and sister Mudra. You know that I am a very very happy man to see your words of wisdom are shining on the shores of the Avalon forums. You are the beacon of light whose guiding the ships keeping them from crashing into each other. Through my children I have learn what humility is all about. Today I was call by my daughter at school and told me that her teacher wanted to talk to me. She wanted me to know that she was a good student and insisted that I talk to all her teachers, one of the teaches confiscated her cell phone because she and other students where using their cell phones in class. I was amazed that these students between the ages of 10 yrs old to 14 yrs. old all had cell phones. Puerto Rico holds the number one spot in the most cell phone minutes used per population in the world. We visited all her teachers and she's doing very good. My daughter lives with her mother from a previous marriage a few hours away from where I live. The thing is that my daughter is a very mature 14 yr. old kid, all her teachers concur. I feel bad because I do not spend enough time with her yet she comforted me and told me not to worry because she was doing alright. How can I not be humble by this kid who shows such emotional maturity at such an early age.
Humility for me is acknowledging the beauty and greatness of other human beings, people like Ghandi, Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Biko, Mother Theresa of Calcutta so many people who amid the suffering gave their hearts to help those in need without expecting anything in return.
These names and many more are edge in my heart as I try to learn from them and many more to be a better human being and Father.

Blessings to all...
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Edit due to double posting, I have been having a bit of problem with my internet connection today, sorry!!!

Blessings to all...

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