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The Path to Healing

Teachings - Humility

Sol: Would it be appropriate for us to know what the role of the soul/Higher Self is?

The role of the Higher Self, my brother, is to teach. It is the lower portion of what is regarded as ‘the self’ – that which is referred to as the personality – that need be taught to recognize that the lesson plan has commanded particular response and the self that remains unaware merely follows the instinct, the feeling – that which is fueled by fear – when responding to others. It is the Higher Self that attempts to shift the view, that attempts to bring forth experience wherein the lesson was learned previously; until the self determines that the life experience need be improved, it is rare that the Higher Self is heard.

Sol: All right. Is the Higher Self the same thing that we have been calling the inner Teacher?

It is a component thereof – yes, my brother.

Loereve: What can we do to hear the Higher Self – to allow it to be heard and understood?

To employ hesitation my brother, hesitation in all things prior to responding, to make the recognition that it is indeed the automatic response that has resulted in lesson failure for the self and many previous selves. It is only through hesitation that the self begins to recognize the automatic response and the detriment that it has posed, that it has wrought for the self; thinking, utilizing the mind, stating, “I seek to respond differently. I am love. I am love. I seek to respond as love.” Focusing upon the heart and the mind, the behavior that is needed – humility, curiosity, willingness – all step forth to aid the self in the moment so that the lesson may be learned.

The teacher seeks the attitude of humility, openness, willingness – if this attitude is present then the teacher can bring forth understanding for the student. If the student is unwilling to listen, if the student is unwilling to open the self to scrutiny by the self and to welcome the scrutiny of another, the energies of the teacher need be reserved.

It is important for each student to become aware that the Teacher understands that which is needed for the self. Surrender has been brought forth in many, many teachings prior to this day, surrender of the self to the Teacher, to recognize that the Teacher knows that which is needed by the student. It is negativity, known as the ego, that causes the student to rebel against that which is presented – to say, “this is unimportant to me…why are you so focused upon it?” – rather than adopting humility, then saying, “I surrender to thee, my Teacher and I recognize that although my mind tells me that this is an unimportant topic, you have drawn it forth for great purpose and it is I, with open heart and open mind, willingness – that shall review, shall provide it my deepest scrutiny at this time, so that I may resolve this issue…so that you may then present the next and the next and the next topic for me to handle, to manage in the same fashion.” A great deal of time is spent with the Teacher fighting the student; this of course is unnecessary and wastes valuable time. The student that recognizes that the Teacher loves the self, and is providing all that the Teacher has to give, will readily humble the self and will embrace all that which is presented by the Teacher.

It is well understood by the Teacher that the student does not understand. The Teacher seeks the attitude of humility, openness, willingness - if this attitude is present then the Teacher can bring forth understanding for the student. It is when ego is present - it is when the self refuses to believe that that which has been brought forth truly resides within, it is when the self focuses upon the other rather than the self – that the Teacher then need back away, for use of energies in this fashion is not of profit for the Teacher.

It is not the Teacher that leaves the student - it is the student that decides that the Teacher is not needed; it is the student that decides that additional experience is desired. It is the student that determines the relationship of Teacher and student. I have provided you with parameters - it is not threat that I extend to you, my sister. It is for you to recognize that should you choose to continue to garner karmic callings that it is not yet time for our relationship.

Student: I don’t want to garner karmic callings. I want to be doing this. It’s all I want to be doing. It’s the only thing that really matters to me, and I don’t understand why I’m so stubborn.

It is to understand that this is not the singular lifetime behavior, my sister. It is to recognize that all around you there are others who struggle similarly. It is to see the self clearly, for only then is the self battling the self appropriately. Darkness teaches and teaches and teaches. The cloak of humility would be of great assistance to you, my sister. It is to begin with one thing at a time, one behavior, adopting the attitude of the self does not know. The self does not know is critical, for the self believes that the self knows all things; the self judges all others based on this knowledge - the self excludes the assistance of others based upon this knowledge.

To trust the self more than the self trusts another – would you say that this is a worthy goal, my brother Sol An Ka?

Sol: Yes I do

My brother Loereve?

Loereve: I think it would be a prerequisite because often if you cannot trust yourself then you quite often cannot trust another.

These are words my brother. Are they wisdom for you?

Loereve: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. My biggest failings have been when it is sometimes no.

Would you say that the ‘sometimes no’ is greater or less than the ‘sometimes yes’?

Loereve: I would say greater.

It is to listen to the words closely, to draw them into the mind, to take them beyond knowledge, “I shall trust myself primarily. I shall ask others for assistance always. I shall then share my own thinking with the other and invite them to show me where my thinking has faltered.”

It is disagreement I am lodging with you my brother Loereve, for you trust the self beyond all others. You do not expose the thinking to another that you believe will be disagreed with. Am I correct?

Loereve: Yes, you are.

It is this safe harbor that the ego has utilized for many lifetimes; the judgment that another will make personal your failing rather than finding it to be of interest, rather than being desirous of discussion, rather than learning each from each. These thoughts rarely occur to you my brother, for you feel that all will be personal, that the self will be attacked, that the self will be rejected. Do you agree?

Loereve: Yes, I believe you are correct.

It is to recognize my brother Loereve, that the trust has been placed with the ego. The true self – that portion of the self that is humble – is only allowed to come forth once the self believes that resignation is necessary. Am I correct?

Loereve: As far as I can tell, yes.

Open the heart my brother.

Recognizing that the ego only allows the self to speak that which is tried and true, that which has been utilized in the past. Do you understand my words?

Loereve: Yes I do.

When you are resigning, the same words tumble forth, the same knowledge brought front and center, regurgitated for the other so that the boundary may be laid, prohibiting the self from feeling in the moment that which need be felt, for the ego is busy rebuilding the perimeter that has been damaged by the other. The words are repeated by the ego. The self believes that the self understands and assistance is cut short. The ego has won once again. The perimeter has been rebuilt; the next and the next and the next shall have the same equal difficulty getting inside - in an attempt to aid you, in an attempt to clear the vision so that you may see that your trust has been placed with the ego. Do you understand my words, my brother Loereve?

Loereve: Yes I do. I haven’t really looked at it like that but that’s a very succinct way of putting it. Thank you.

Do you understand the words I have spoken to our brother Loereve, my brother Sol An Ka?

Sol: Yes I do. Thank you.

Do you see yourself?

Sol: Yes I do.

What is it that you see my brother?

Sol: I see that I sometimes trust myself too much and that I don’t seek an evaluation of what I believe from the other and to accept whatever faults they may find in my logic or in my belief. And I tend to want to override them and stay with what I believe is the truth and therefore, I miss the opportunity to join with another and I miss the opportunity to have help in refining what it is that I found initially within myself, within my ego. I believe that I’ve gotten better about seeking assistance from other people but I have a way to go. I know that. I am complete with my answer.

It is important my brother for you to see yourself, to see yourself at all times, particularly when you are attempting to convince another that no error has been made on your part or that you are being blamed inappropriately or that you feel accused or that you feel defense and protection have suddenly become vital to your survival. It is to recognize that viewpoints are opinion – they are not truth; often they are not even the truth of the individual speaking. Do you understand?

Sol: Yes I do. Thank you.

It is important for you to approach all things objectively, for that is indeed the goal of all students – to be the student prepared for debate.