The Weapon of Arrogance – Discharging Separation

by Priscila Azeredo de Souza, London, UK

I always considered arrogance as something ugly, but it was not until recently that I discovered how insidious and evil it actually is. Arrogance is a weapon, a mass destructive-one, discharging separation among us.

Arrogance has many faces. Up until recently I only perceived the ‘superiority’ side of it, but I am learning that it can also come with the ‘false humble’ (or ‘inferiority’) side as well. Bear with me and you will see what I am describing here.

We all have experienced someone being blatantly arrogant:

– “Do you know who I am?”

– “Do you have any idea who you are talking to?”

– “I’ll show you my credentials.

All of these messages meaning: I’m better than you, I’m different, and I want to be treated differently. These are obvious…

I am not an arrogant person and over the 3 last years of having been involved with Universal Medicine and having Esoteric Healing sessions, I’ve come to understand why in situations where I felt insecure, lacking in confidence, did not feel worthy or good enough I would use ‘arrogance’ as a shield, as a form of protection to try to hide how deeply insecure I was feeling. In these circumstances I would use arrogance to place myself above someone, to make me feel ‘better’.

Something very interesting happened recently that showed me another face of arrogance.

I know deep within I am not an arrogant person, however on certain occasions I can hear a voice saying “You will be arrogant if you say that” or “this behavior is very arrogant”.

And then I am somehow considering myself arrogant… and more voices come: “You are arrogant”, “Do not say that, you are just showing off”. And then I shrink, I hold back saying what I wanted to say, I hide.

Interestingly, here it is not about the obvious examples I mentioned before where arrogance comes in the form of superiority, of being better, ‘more’ than another. It happens in opposite situations – when I am feeling glorious and powerful and I then hold myself back, make myself small; make myself less than the person I’m talking to or interacting with.

This is a more calculated, calibrated and deliberate way of positioning ourselves as less in situations. I found out that this is equally arrogant.

I am learning that anything that makes us feel somehow better or worse, more or less, different than another comes with the fuel of arrogance.

WE ARE ALL EQUAL SONS OF GOD

The moment I shrink, hold myself back and make myself less, I’m not only giving less of myself to someone, I’m actually being judgemental about the person in front of me and arrogantly expressing: “You deserve less”, “You are less than me so I’ll calculate how much of me you can get”. Ouch!

We all lose with arrogance.

Arrogance is not part of my essence. And I now know that any thought that comes in my way to sabotage the feeling of EQUALNESS and ONENESS is a mass destructive weapon that comes with the deliberate intent to separate myself from my equal brother.

Deeply inspired by the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine

423 thoughts on “The Weapon of Arrogance – Discharging Separation

  1. Also protection is a weapon. We give a continual signal to back off.
    How powerful when we start to open up our chest for people to let them in our heart no matter how they behave. True unconditional love as God does.

  2. Is it arrogant to be in sympathy with someone? As you are saying that they can’t do it or don’t have what it takes to move through their situation. There are so many ways arrogance can creep into our lives, it is great to expose this Janina and begin to see how arrogance fosters separation.

  3. Arrogance is a way to protect ourselves if we feel less then others. But not a true protection as love is the only way.

  4. Arrogance is insidious, anything that differs from the love that we are comes with an arrogance because this is the only way to not feel the pain of our disconnection. Our pride and puffing up of the chest, the hardening up and shutting down are all just symptoms of a deeper, much more painful root.

  5. We all need to know what is part of our essence and what is not; without that knowing we don´t know who we are in truth, hence learning the difference is a crucial part of the presentations of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine that enable the student (of oneself) to distinguish truth from illusion.

  6. Very much to the point, the simple truth of what arrogance is and how it works, its sole purpose is to create separation and to so it comes with its gang of bullies: comparison, competition, judgement, condescending, patronizing, victimhood etc all lead by their crime boss Don Supremacy.

  7. I used to do this a lot and sometimes still fall for this, “You deserve less”, “You are less than me so I’ll calculate how much of me you can get”. Ouch! And it is a big ouch indeed. I didn’t realise this was part of being arrogant but after reading your blog Priscila it totally makes sense.

  8. I love what you are presenting here Priscila – that fear of arrogance is an arrogance in itself because the moment we are caught in either being ‘greater’ or ‘lesser’ than another we are caught in the same energy of separation that will not let us feel our equalness with all. It is this source of energy and our alignment to it that is responsible for eroding our sense of oneness with all.

    1. And separation comes in many forms, some are disguised as being ‘good’ and some are disguised as being ‘bad’. We know when we are not living in oneness because our body will communicate this to us but are we open to listening?

  9. I can see what you mean about how holding back our true expression or thinking we are in someway lesser than another brings in a false separation, the same as thinking you’re better than someone else – different style but both bringing in the false barrier…

  10. The moment we are not being true to ourselves we are being arrogant because we are saying to another that they do not deserve to have all of you and that is super arrogant.

  11. Arrogance is simply a hideout, for someone who chooses not to connect, because connection is always about equal-ness. Since I am (better or worse) than you I have an alibi to avoid connecting. The alibi also confirms either party to this game in what they are not.

  12. Wow … so we can say that arrogance is actually an undisclosed epidemic that is plaguing our world with separation and competition. And what’s more it is our choice to allow it to be so wide spread and devastating that it is.

  13. Great to read this again. As we become more honest and allow our words to express the truth that we feel and not anything we may think another may want to hear we get closer and closer to the one unified truth.

  14. This is fantastic to read. I have been a big player with arrogance. BIg. I love how you say arrogance is not a part of your essence and this is so true of us all. It’s great to clock it as it invites another to play a part of less than or more, and also react (how to destroy intimacy in relationships!).

    Today I noticed an old game. It is so very ugly. It goes something like, ‘you have no idea what I have to deal with because I’m more sensitive than you. Look how well I manage despite my handicaps, I don’t think you could do so well and I’ll make sure you feel this.’ oh dear!

    There’s no love, just separation, a hurt child wanting recognition – where I felt alone, unsupported and jealous of others who I knew choose to not put themselves in unloving situations but accepted support. So I tried to justify my choices – the arrogance of trying to use these situations as trophies to then laud over others in an attempt to not feel the pain or my responsibility of my choices. My worth is me,not what I do. Simply feeling the hurts and vulnerabilities and lovingly supporting myself allows me to step away from the isolation of arrogance.

  15. I was just having this conversation with myself this morning of where I choose arrogance, so this is a fantastic blog to come across to bring more of an understanding of what arrogance is and why at times I would choose to use it. I’ve also been seeing how destructive playing less can be, not only on ourselves but those we live with and work with. Playing less puts up a wall and says back off and don’t ask me to be more.

    1. So true Annelies, holding back and being calculated as to how much of ourselves we are willing to reflect is like ammunition for attack and payback is such a great description.

  16. Yes, knowing we are Sons of God really makes it obvious how all our choices to hold back our love because we think we are not sure, not worthy etc… are actually coming with an arrogance and ignorance of our responsibility to show everyone we are divine and that those behaviors don’t belong to us.

  17. Well said Priscilla.
    The arrogance just works when the other plays the game equally so by going into feeling less. A great way to hide our power.

  18. I can definitely relate to holding back being an arrogant act because if we hold back from saying what needs to be said we are basically saying that we know better than the other person what they do or do not need to hear.

  19. What you share Priscila is a significant exposé of arrogance which greatly deepens our understanding of it.

  20. Arrogance is individual – and it separates people so yes it is evil and sneaky. When we allow arrogance into our lives we are saying yes to less.

  21. Beautiful exposure of the insidiousness of playing oneself down, and how this can actually also be a form of arrogance.

  22. It feels strange how we can be arrogant in superiority as well as arrogant in inferiority as you describe Priscila. When we hold all of who we are, arrogance disappears out the window.

  23. Very true Pricilla deciding how much of someone else is getting is actually arrogant. It may come under the guise of being insecure, not wanting to come over as arrogant or not wanting to look like we know it better, but raw and uncut this is actually an arrogance too.

  24. I love how you have gone there Priscila. It does not hit me so much when you talk about Oneness and Equalness however, when you talk about being less in front of someone that is exposing.

  25. Wisely shared Priscila and brilliant reminder of the fact that we all hold to power and the responsibility to reflect the light of God through the lives we live. When we live less than this we dishonor all that we are and are here for.

  26. It’s a big concept to feel that anything that does not hold another as equal, be it less or more, all comes from the same source. We are all the son of God and equal we all stand.

  27. What a great ouch moment. I have had such one with sympathy, which worked in the same way. Holding another less by saying they are not capable to handle a situation. If our thoughts are not of love, then they are not from us.

  28. Spot on Priscila, we all lose when we use arrogance against another human being, as it is in total opposition to treating everyone equally and in building relationships and brotherhood.

  29. This is such an amazing insight. When we can accept the truth of who we are, anything but stands out as an abuse. Holding back our essence is just another form of imposition and what is communicated is that we are not equal.

  30. As I read your blog Priscila I could not but wonder if all too often we use our intelligence and credentials to hide our insecurities and human imperfections.

  31. Arrogance is something to stops us seeing the forest for the trees. We can loose sight of what is really going on when we become arrogant as we do not want to see the whole picture in the first place.

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