Arrogance is when anyone makes claims that they know how things work because they feel they are superior or entitled with some special knowledge. Arrogance comes from the ego and not from the Spirit of God. When you tell others how to live based on ‘superior’ or ‘received’ knowledge is not what makes you arrogant; it is in the insistence that they listen to you and if they don’t they are either stupid or unawake. It is the ego effecting control, domination and manipulation upon another.
Ego resists knowledge when someone speaks with authority. A person who operates with too muchego will ‘interpret’ that a person who is speaking with authority is arrogant. Why? Because their beliefs are being ruffled and their beliefs are what hold them in their comfort zones nice and tucked in; safe and sound.
When I ‘receive’ concepts and write them down I do speak with authority on what I say. Why? Because I have listened to the still small voice within me guiding and directing me to reveal what is being imparted. Have I ever tried to force my viewpoint on anyone in my writings? I have argued with many but have always said that you take what you know is true and discard the rest.
What is revealed to me is filtered through my belief system and my experience. No matter how much I allow it not tobe tainted by ‘me’, it will sometimes come off that way. However, when someone throws the baby out with the bathwater because they call me egotistical and arrogant, it is their egos that are resisting what has been said because of their beliefs and feelings.
I do not write for popularity contests or pats on the back. I write to help those who need it, pray with friends for healing and to be of service to all of you. If you don’t agree with me I am happy. Why? Because in our debates we can learn the truth from one another. The truth enters the realm of mutual understanding when it is honed down by debate. It is never understood by stancing and posturing based on your accepted beliefs.
Please, keep challenging me. I thrive off of it. Be the best you can be to yourselves and your families. Learn from the messages I write as I learn from what you write, comment and share. Thank you for sharing your lives with me. I am forever indebted to all of you for your blessing of friendship and love. Peace. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)