Month: September 2015

The Joys of Wisdom

“A sage is someone who has succeeded in ridding himself of the useless burdens of life. He has gone beyond his internal regions of clouds and dust, that is, the astral and mental planes (selfish, common feelings and thoughts) and risen to the regions of eternal sunshine. And his only wish is to pass on to others the wisdom he has won at the cost of great effort. But it takes so long to get people to understand what we ourselves have understood! So the only thing a sage can communicate immediately is the joy he derives from this wisdom, a joy that overflows from his soul and which we could also call love. And those who receive this joy and love are made to reflect because of it. Let them at least ask themselves in what way they too could attain the same state of consciousness.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 29th September 2015

Love, peace and traffic holdups

How often have we seen that, when placed in identical situations, people do not all react in the same way! If there is a traffic holdup on the road, for example, how do the drivers react? One gets annoyed, hoots and shouts abuse at other drivers, another flicks through a newspaper or listens to the radio, while another one chats with a passenger or kisses them if it’s their loved one. But finally, one of them decides to take advantage of this pause to go within, link to heaven and send love and light to all the others who are waiting too, and even to all beings in the world. This case is certainly much rarer, but it is the kind of adaptation you have to learn to make if you are to become master of all situations. Try it: use your power of reasoning, and while others are getting annoyed or worried and poisoning the life of those around them, you instead become stronger and enriched. And thanks to these experiences you will then …

Despair and regeneration -the healing forces of nature

Today’s Daily Meditation from Omraam Mikhael touches on something I have experienced many times in my life: how the small, seemingly insignificant, things we notice in the natural world can have a profound affect on our inner life- even healing states of depression and despair: “A friend told me that one day when he was feeling in despair, he went walking in the countryside. At one point he sat down on a rock, and there in a tiny crack he saw a few blades of grass. He looked at them for a long time, wondering how they had been able to grow in such conditions. And suddenly, while he was looking at them something in him came back to life. He did not understand how the sight of these few blades of grass had been able to tear him away from his despair. It was not really the grass that had done anything; it was that while he was looking at it he had brought about this change in his soul without realizing it. We …

When you meditate….strive high

“When you meditate, strive to go very high inside yourself and then to remain that high for as long as possible. Going high and remaining there means never failing to be noble, fair and generous, which also implies knowing how to ‘come down’ to help your fellow brothers and sisters. Though you are living and working on the earth among human beings, you should avoid coming down inside yourself, that is to say, avoid giving way to lower tendencies or taking part in selfish, dishonest endeavours. Remaining up high does not mean imitating people who are haughty, unapproachable and hard, people who would think it demeaning to extend a hand to others who are weaker, less gifted, less well educated or of lower social rank. It is quite the opposite. And once again we must use the example of the sun. The sun comes down to us, and through its rays it warms us, brings us light, communicates its life to us and sends us its messages. But the sun itself remains forever on high.” …

One love

‘Everyone thinks they know what it is they love about any particular man or woman, whether it’s beauty, charm or moral or intellectual qualities. But the reality is that each person loves only the One, the Creator, who made beings the way they are. Make no mistake: it is him you love through others. The more the Divine expresses itself in them as kindness, wisdom, beauty, intelligence or strength, the more you love them. So you will never be able to find fulfilment and perfect joy if you do not seek a vaster, richer reality in the being you love. You will very quickly see there is not much to him or her, and you will become bored and disappointed. So then you will go off in search of another love but again very quickly encounter the same boredom, the same disappointment. And no matter how much effort you make, it won’t change a thing: so long as you do not try to see the Divine in the person you love, you will not know …

Beauty

‘Beauty, true beauty, cannot be explained. It is life, a life which streams forth, which emanates. Suppose, for example, you have a diamond; when the sun’s rays fall on it you are dazzled by the beauty of the colours you see. Well, this is true of beauty: it is comparable to the light of the sun. And to the extent that someone emanates beauty such as this, to that extent he or she comes close to true beauty. True beauty is not in forms, true beauty has no form even, for it exists on high, in a realm in which there are only currents, forces and radiance. When a human being succeeds in contemplating this beauty, he is seized by such ravishment that he almost wishes for death. True beauty cannot really be found in the bodies or faces of men and women; it is in the world above. It is only from time to time, if a man or women is so closely attuned to the divine world that they allow some of its …