Seeds XII, 17
These next several weeks of Seeds are based on a mystical interpretation of the seven deadly sins of Catholic fame. Let us consider them upgraded …
Pride—. We are encouraged to be proud of who we are, what we do, what we have, and yet, there is a warning in pride. The traditional meaning of pride is the vice of excessive pride, or, as the Greeks put it in their masterful plays, hubris, the pride that wounds. The etymology of the word comes from Old Norse and means gallant.
Because there are seven of these spiritual warnings, I couldn’t help but think of the seven chakras. I think pride corresponds to the sixth chakra, that of issues around intuition. This energy center deals with intuitive wisdom and inner peace.
What really causes excessive pride? Fear, dear one, fear again. The feeling of pride is a good one unless it becomes excessive. Excessive pride is often the result of the fear of not being good enough. It’s a knee-jerk response to a feeling of inferiority.
How do you solve a problem like pride? Strangely, with humility. Humility is the sense that we belong to humankind, that we have a place here on Earth, that we have a purpose and a reason for being. Those reasons aren’t always glamorous but they’re always important.
Let us upgrade pride to a humble yes to life, fuller experience, greater fulfillment, more Spirit.
Humility in life is a virtue.
Dr. Susan Corso
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