These extracts on the Spring Equinox are taken from the books Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition and the Splendour of Tiphareth and they are the text of the video published at the top of the Home page.
The video can also be viewed on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/I7yeoV7uX_4 (The Spring Equinox)
You are waiting for me to speak to you…but Nature has already said it all! Can you see that a tremendous event is taking place all around you? Yes, you can feel that a new wave from the cosmic ocean is breaking and in a short while the whole earth will be newly arrayed with flowers, trees and birds. What splendid attire! It is the most extraordinary phenomenon of life, this regeneration and renewal…
For the spiritually awakened, this period of the Spring Equinox is most important. We must use it as a time of purification, of regeneration. It is not enough to notice that the birds are singing, flowers are appearing above the ground and people are more cheerful than usual. There is important work to be done- the work of renewal.
Nature is sending us everything we need in the way of stimulating energies for the rest of the year. And it is up to us not to let those energies pass by without seizing them. We must make the effort to open ourselves, to open our inner doors and windows so that life can penetrate and permeate us. That’s why, in spring and summer, we should go to watch the sunrise: in order to drink the quintessence of life as it spreads throughout the universe.
So, contemplate the sun as it rises in the morning and allow nothing to distract you. Let other matters wait, put aside everything old and worn, and concentrate on the new life, enter into communication with the great current, springing forth from the heart of the universe… No presence in the world can bring order and harmony into you like the sun, nor give you the same light, love, peace and joy. The sun is the source, bursting forth, shimmering and flowing… When you succeed in immersing yourself in this flow of light, you will never want to tear yourself away from it again.
We must all participate in the renewal, there is no distinction between young and old. Have you heard old trees say, ‘Oh! us, you know, we have already passed the age of budding and flowering, we now leave that to the young’? No, in spring they are also covered in leaves and flowers. So even old grandmothers, even old grandfathers should enter the round of spring, trotting, jumping, dancing – at least symbolically – and they will feel better.
Yes, make an effort to get up and greet the sunrise, to welcome this light into your heart, into your soul. You will taste immortal life.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov