Yes, I of course do not rule out higher powers, there is a massive spiritual hierarchy out there after us humans and we are so low down on the scale we are like insects to the highest gods. Yes, you have made me understand humility. Humility is about respecting those higher than you and learning from them, whilst at the same time believing in your own potential for greatness.
A very beautiful member has sent me this:
John 14: 4-14
4 And you know the way to where I am going.”5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also.From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask meanything in my name, I will do it.
These are the words of a god recognising his own greatness and telling others that they too can realise the same greatness and do the same works or more. Similar words are spoken by Krishna(Christna) in the Gita. It seems all the masters are saying one thing and one thing only: we are gods. There is this great being within us which has been covered by upteem layers of maya and it is our spiritual mission to break through those layers and come back to our divine, godly and pristine self.
We can do this either through:
Yoga by evolving into our full potential(Evolutionary path)
or through Buddhism by negating everything and revealing the self(nihilistic/negation path)
Or through Advaita and Zen by realising that we are already the absolute.(Affirmation path)