“There must have been a pride of self that nourished itself to the point of self-deception, so that Lucifer for a time really persuaded himself that his contemplation of rebellion was actually for the good of the system, if not of the universe.” [UB 53: 2.5]
Thought Adjuster: “There is indeed a correlation—undetected by many—between pride and self-deception. It is the element of self-deception that leads one to self-aggrandizement and the inability to acknowledge one’s flaws.
“The lenses of pride distort reality. They manage to promote self-centered and shortsighted agendas under the umbrella of far-sightedness and benevolence. Such was Lucifer’s modus operandi. It may have started in good faith, but ended with the tragic breach of his vows of allegiance to the Divine Will.
“Pride is very insidious. It is part of the Lucifer DNA that was passed down the generations and fooled so many into believing that they belong to the “Elite”—driving them to lord themselves over their siblings, brain-washing them with their faulty trains of thoughts to enlist them as partners-in-crime or turn them into innocent collateral damages.
“Therefore, the best way to subjugate this harmful propensity is to call its bluff before it clouds your spiritual vision. After tearing down this trompe-l’oeil of bravado, you will stand at ground zero—the perfect place from which to humbly initiate a successful character makeover.
“Yours is to objectively assess the lay of your inner land—a crucial step in your quest for self-understanding. I can assist you in that process by acting as a reliable sounding board as far as Truth, Beauty, and Goodness are concerned—your truth, your beauty, and your goodness. Indeed, My Mission Statement is to promote the expansion of these core values within yourself—at the very antipodes of Lucifer’s treacherous agenda of which the adverse ripple effects still wreak havoc in your world.
“By continuously uprooting the proliferous weeds of pride, you will eradicate them over time. In the Eyes of the Father, you are all equals.”