Birth of the Christ Light- Video

praying shepherd with lambs- stain glass

This extract from Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov forms part of the above video. In order for the Christ Child to be born, there must be a father and a mother: the father, Joseph, is the mind and the spirit; the mother, Mary, is the heart and the soul. The soul and heart represent the feminine, receptive principle, whereas the mind and spirit represent the masculine principle. When these two principles are pure, they prepare together the conditions for the Holy Spirit, the Universal Soul or Fire, to take possession of the soul of …

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Queen Elizabeth II -Spiritual meaning of royalty

Queen Elisabeth II coronation

The master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov spoke on several occasions on the spiritual meaning of royalty and the symbolism of objects associated with kings and queens, such as the crown. the orb and sceptre. The sudden death of the queen has affected so many people all over the world- sometimes in ways that they did not expect. So, in honour of a woman who embodied noble values and virtues so well during her 70 years on the throne, here are a couple of Daily Meditations from the master: ‘Regal power has the sceptre and orb for insignia. Whenever we see someone …

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Universal Spirit- video text

Here it the text of the video Universal Spirit. You can view it on YouTube here When  I arrive in a new town and see great crowds of people in the streets, I think of how these men and women each have their own life, their own history, their problems to resolve, their suffering and their loves… And of how there is a Being that sustains them all because it lives within them… Centre your thoughts on this Universal Spirit, on the heavenly Father who created us, who carries and sustains us and lives in all his creatures.  You will …

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Daily Meditation Christmas Eve

“Daily life is difficult, the source of much tension; in families, at work and in society, people have to hold so much of their energy in check just to be able to bear all the demands on them and to cope! And every now and then, these energies need to be released. Initiates understood this well. That is why, as far back as you can go, they instituted popular festivals at certain times of the year corresponding to specific configurations in astronomy. Even Christian festivals, for the most part, are simply relics of ancient pagan festivals in a different form …

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Creative Prayer- long extract from The Powers of Thought

Young woman in prayer

People have a great many misconceptions about prayer. They imagine that what counts are the words they use. No, very often your words fall short of the mark, they never manage to get up to heaven. Your mouth may murmur words, but you are not really praying if nothing vibrates within you. To be sure, the words you say are very important for the realisation of your prayer, but only if your desire and your thought are already powerful on the spiritual plane; if this is the case, then the words are like a signature which allows the forces on …

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Video:Meditate on light…

People think there is nothing they can do to help or improve humanity as a whole. Well, it might seem like an impossible task- it is certainly gigantic-but if you learn certain methods, you will see that all of a sudden it becomes possible…Try to imagine, for instance, that the whole of humanity is condensed into a single being, standing there by your side, and you hold the hand of this being and give them quantities of light and love. When you do this, some minute particles go out from your soul, and the love you give this one being reflects on every being in the world; they begin to  conceive nobler thoughts and desires in their heart.If hundreds and thousands of people on earth did this exercise, you would see the breath of a new, divine spirit in humanity, and without knowing how or why, they would one day wake up to find themselves completely transformed.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   A New Earth

This video today can be used as a guided meditation on light.

Podcast: The Universal Dimension

happy children raising arms

I have just published a new podcast channel offering audio readings from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov’s books. The channel is called Sloucham- a word from the master’s native Bulgarain which means, ‘I am listening’. The first episode has readings of 5 long extracts from his book- A Philosophy of Universality. Three disciples also discuss some of the master’s ideas- in particular, how we human beings need to transcend our lower, animal nature and develop a more fraternal, less self-centred consciousness. That is essential if humanity as a whole is ever going to solve all its problems. I hope you enjoy listening …

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Meditation for Easter

Chick and flowers

We don’t have to wait until the end of time to leave our tombs and rise again. To resurrect we must simply work on ourselves everyday in order to overcome our weaknesses. This work has an effect on the cells in our body- it purifies, enlightens and vivifies them. Increasingly intense vibrations are gradually communicated to all our cells and prepare our resurrection. If only humans knew the number of tombs they have within them. These tombs are all the cells they must regenerate by learning how to nourish themselves with elements of spiritual life. And so, one by one, …

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New Year Meditation 2019


Try to realize the importance of the moment you wake up in the morning, because the rest of your day depends on it and the rest of your life depends on this day. If you do not live today correctly, you will spend each tomorrow repairing the consequences of the mistakes you made the previous day. All those who concern themselves with the future while neglecting the present twenty-four hours have left gaps everywhere in their lives, and they come back on earth in order to correct, make amends and suffer. By simply living twenty-four hours well, you will prepare the …

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Three methods of working with thought and imagination


In this extract from The Powers of Thought- the reality of spiritual work, the master gives us three methods of working with the powers of thought and imagination: According to Initiatic Science, the whole of space is filled with a very subtle matter, a formless quintessence, which also envelops and fills each one of us. And it is up to us, God’s children, to give this matter form, to mould it as we would modelling clay and use it to produce wonderful, glorious creations. The invisible world is not indifferent to what we do with it, it observes our creations …

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Good Friday- the cross as cosmic symbol

The cube’s compact form has made it a symbol of stability, as well as a figure of limitation, enclosure and imprisonment. But if it is opened out so that it becomes a cross, what we see is a kind of liberation. Yes, this is why we must not view the cross solely as an instrument of suffering and death; it is also a cosmic symbol expressing all of life’s possibilities. In the Gospel texts themselves, Jesus’ death is followed by his resurrection. Why? Because death is not final; it is a necessary preparatory stage for resurrection. Of course, here we …

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Musical succession of the planets and days

Sunday (the Sun), Monday (the Moon), Tuesday (Mars), Wednesday (Mercury), Thursday (Jupiter), Friday (Venus), Saturday (Saturn): the succession of the seven days of the week corresponds symbolically to a musical arrangement of the planets. And since each day corresponds to a planet, like the planets, they file past the Creator, one after another, singing. They are linked together like beads on an endless rosary, forming a chain whose progression is inscribed in eternity. If rosaries have such great importance in some religions, it is because they symbolise the unfolding of cosmic forces, the infinite succession of elements and beings. And …

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The ceremony of Wesac- full moon in Taurus

This year Wesac is celebrated on Wednesday 10th May. The Taurus full moon is at 22.42. “Each year, in the Himalayas, during the night of the full moon in May, the ceremony of Wesak takes place. The full moon in May is doubly under the influence of Taurus: the sun has been in this sign since 21st April, and the moon is also exalted in this sign. Taurus represents prolific nature, fertility and abundance, emphasized further by the fact that it is the home of Venus, the planet of creation. So the full moon in May offers the best conditions …

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Rejuvenation- entering the round of Spring

As spring approaches, you feel a whole awakening of life: flowers, trees, birds… In nature, a new wave is breaking. It is one of the most extraordinary phenomena; renewal. Each year everything is renewed… except human beings! Human beings remain the same, they do not think of joining in unison with this renewal – it is as if they are barricaded. Why don’t they make an effort to open themselves, to open their doors and windows so that life can penetrate, permeate them? Some will say, ‘But for us, it’s over, we’re old. Spring is for the young.’ Following this …

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Gratitude is a source of light, peace and joy

“Show gratitude every day for the life you have received from God, for this life enables you to discover so many treasures. Give thanks for the happiness you derive from having good health, a family, friends… Think too of all the unpleasant encounters and all the accidents that can happen during the course of a day and which you have avoided. When you get home safe and sound after a car journey, do you think to thank heaven? It can take very little sometimes for an accident to occur on the roads, and there are so many of them! When …

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Become like the sun

Like the sun, which sheds its light and warmth throughout the universe, you can have an effect on all regions in space by means of your thoughts and feelings. During this journey you will meet a host of creatures, and you will greet them and be greeted back. Realize that this is what true life is: exchanges, and the uninterrupted communication with millions of creatures. Become like the sun… Cherish this ideal, and let it become so important to you that your whole being is on fire with it, is illuminated by it. Little by little, you will feel all …

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Befriending the Earth

“The universe we live in is not closed to us. We make all kinds of exchanges with it: physical, psychic and spiritual ones. Either consciously or unconsciously, we vibrate and breathe both with it and in it. But why then do humans so often feel like strangers here on earth? Because they are not aware of what they need to do for the earth to know them. The earth carries them and feeds them, but they come and go in every direction along its highways and byways without ever thinking about what they owe it. Do you want the earth …

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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 initiates, this period of the Spring Equinox is most important. They use it as a time of purification, of regeneration. Yes. it is not enough …

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Speaking nature's language

If you want to communicate with nature, the very least you can do is to accept the idea that she is alive and intelligent. Most human beings behave as though nature were dead, and the result is that their own inner life vibrates less powerfully and with less intensity and their God-given faculties of perception and sensation are gradually paralysed. ‘What is the point’, they ask, ‘of trying to communicate with rocks, plants or the sun? They’re not alive.’ With this attitude they dull the edge of their own faculties and put themselves in a straight-jacket of their own making. …

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The gentle art of meditation

In today’s Daily Meditation the master gives some advice on how to succeed at meditation by being gentle and diplomatic with our thoughts. It relates to the passage I posted a few days ago on why he recommends meditation as a spiritual practice: Meditation is a difficult exercise, as it requires great control over our thoughts. But thought is rebellious; it tends to go free and wander, and if you try to stop it abruptly your brain will seize up. As the brain is such a sensitive instrument, you have to start it up very gently, just as you warm …

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The future

Misfortunes are the past, not the future. Before the future can present itself – that is to say, your true future as sons and daughters of God – it is waiting for you to finish drawing lessons from the past. This future is on the move: since you are creating it, you are already beginning to live it. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   

Mountain heights

Whenever we notice a distant mountain, we instinctively sense it represents a link between  heaven and earth. In most mythologies, a mountain is considered the dwelling place of the gods. Perhaps this is simply a symbolic representation, for the image of a mountaintop is always associated with the divine world. But it is also reality: mountain summits are antennae which establish  communication between heaven and earth.   Omraam Mikhael Aivanvov Far from the noise and disorder of human life, mountain summits are inhabited by extremely pure and powerful entities. It’s not always possible to climb to such heights to meet them, …

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Video: Surya Yoga at sunrise

I have just spent six weeks at the Bonfin, the  international spiritual community in the south of France, where the master gave the vast majority of his lectures. Each day started while the last stars were still shining as we climbed up to ‘the rock’ to watch the sunrise. These sunrise meditations, or Surya Yoga, as he sometimes called them, are the most precious moments of my day and I created this video to try and capture, in some small way, their beauty and inspiration. Meditation at SunriseWatch this video on YouTube Here are a few recommendations on preparing for …

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