Month: February 2018

The brave heart of a snowdrop

The snowdrop, which flowers toward the end of winter, announces the imminent arrival of spring. Study it: with what willpower and courage it commands the snow and the earth, ‘Go on, get out of the way! I want to come up!’ And yet it is fragile, it has such tender, delicate petals, and the slightest thing can harm it. But the earth and the snow obey it, they make way for it, and it comes up and flowers. How does it make the earth open up? It possesses an irresistible force within the tiny stem that is starting to come up, and so it prevails. Because love always prevails! So, what about you? Do you not have greater means than a snowdrop at your disposal? Yes, you do. Only, you do not have enough faith and willpower to tell events, difficulties and limitations, ‘Go on, get out of the way! Let me through! I want to come up. I want to admire and praise the Creator!’ If you persevere like the snowdrop, you will always …

Valentine’s day- advice for lovers

As it is almost Valentine’s Day, here is an extract from Love and Sexuality where the master offers some advice to lovers on how to experience a higher degree of love: ‘If human beings want to learn how to nourish the higher nature of those they love, wisdom and initiatic science is needed. Picture two beings who love each other very much and are deeply committed to a high spiritual ideal, who are steeped, day and night, in the light of a spiritual teaching: they are living their love on a higher level. Each of them thinks of the good of the other and tries to find ways to encourage, enlighten and strengthen the other and to prepare their future. This is a picture of a higher degree of love… So try to love your partner in a nobler and more unselfish way. But, of course, both partners need to be enlightened and know the cosmic laws, otherwise my advice cannot be put into practice. Let me give you an example: When a man holds …

Love, Venus and Roses

“Whenever you admire the blooms on a rose bush, remember you are standing before living creatures, descended from the planet Venus. You may ask how roses could possibly originate from Venus, given that conditions on that planet are not hospitable to life… That’s true but for initiatic science the planets are not just the physical, material bodies studied by astronomy;  for initiatic science, the planets are passage ways, they are intermediaries between cosmic currents and the earth. Through the intermediary of the planets, the earth receives currents and influences of which God is the distant source. That is why, since time immemorial, initiates have associated the planets with  qualities and virtues; the Moon to purity, Mercury to intelligence. Jupiter to generosity etc. So the planets serve as reservoirs of currents that travel through space and, according to their nature, become condensed on earth in such and such receptacle. Roses are receptacles for currents from Venus, the currents of love. If we know how to approach them we will receive some of this love.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov …