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Extracts from the books of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov on God and spiritual traditions.

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Participating in God’s work throughout all nature

God is always present in his creation, he continually supports it with his life and his love. And, at whatever level they may be, every human being can also participate in this divine work by striving to make the currents flowing in and around them converge toward the Source of life.Think about this in the morning when you attend the sunrise. Look at the sun, realizing that it never stops illuminating, warming and vivifying all creatures. It is the best symbol of the harmonization and purification work we must all do, and this work has beneficial consequences not only for us, but for the whole world. At first, you may not understand the importance of it, because it takes a lot of time and effort for the events that take place in the subtle regions of your being to reach your consciousness. But even if you do not yet realize what effects your participation in this work produces, this participation is very real. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 12th June, 2019 For more video extracts …

One with the limitless ocean

The limited cannot understand the limitless; so human beings, who are limited, cannot understand God, the limitless. Or, to be more precise, they cannot know him as long as they remain outside of him. They will only know him once they enter this immensity, merge with it and become part of it. As long as a drop of water is separate from the ocean, it cannot know the ocean, but when it returns to the ocean it can no longer be separated from it; the drop has become the ocean, it knows the ocean. You will say, ‘But humans exist within the universe, they are part of it, they are not separate from this limitlessness, from this infinity that is God.’ Yes, but they are not conscious of it. And in fact, they often consciously separate themselves from God, to live their personal life cut off from cosmic consciousness and then declare that God doesn’t exist. So, if you want to know God, you must consciously merge with him, lose yourself in him. You will …

Participating in God’s work

God is always present in his creation, he continually supports it with his life and his love. And, at whatever level they may be, every human being can also participate in this divine work by striving to make the currents flowing in and around them converge toward the Source of life. Think about this in the morning when you attend the sunrise. Look at the sun, realizing that it never stops illuminating, warming and vivifying all creatures. It is the best symbol of the harmonization and purification work we must all do, and this work has beneficial consequences not only for us, but for the whole world. At first, you may not understand the importance of it, because it takes a lot of time and effort for the events that take place in the subtle regions of your being to reach your consciousness. But even if you do not yet realize what effects your participation in this work produces, this participation is very real. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 12th June, 2019 Related posts: Video: …

Golden Autumn leaves in sunlight

‘Praise be to God’- enter into the light of divine glory

Praise be to God… To understand what these words mean, it would be better for people to be less obsessed by human glories. So many naive and ignorant people think that God is like one of the many tyrannical and vain monarchs who expect people to worship their wealth, their qualities and their achievements and who are only satisfied if they appear greater than all those around them. God has no need for us to sing his praises, for nothing we might say of him could add anything to him. The entire universe and all the angelic hierarchies already sing his praise. Rather it is we who need to glorify him, so that we may enter into His light. And to glorify God, it is not enough to repeat endlessly that he is great, powerful and wise. It is through our efforts to purify our thoughts, our desires and our actions that we glorify God. in doing so we will enter into the light of divine glory and, wherever a ray of this light falls, …

father and child by sea

Love for God encompasses everything

It has been said ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ Yes, because this love for God encompasses everything: health, beauty, light, intelligence, power and freedom. If we love God with all our being, if we place God first, if we make daily efforts – three, four, ten times a day – to slip out of ourselves and melt into this immensity from which we derive life, happiness, strength and every blessing, we will understand that no creature deserves our love more than God. Yes, because no one – not our parents, spouse, children or friends – can give us something so essential, no one. They can give a few objects and smiles, but these in no way compare to the life and blessings that come from the divine Source. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations, 5th September, 2020

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Does God speak to us?

Does God speak to us? Yes, since God is within us, he speaks to us. His voice is very soft, and we must learn to distinguish it amid all the other voices asking to be heard inside our body, our heart and our intellect. It can be compared to the melody of a flute in the midst of the clamour of cymbals and bass drums. It is easy to hear and follow the thunderous voice of the stomach shouting in hunger or that of our sexual organs demanding a victim. But when a small voice says to you, ‘Calm down, learn to master yourself, make an effort’ more often than not, you ignore it, or even try to suppress it. Patiently, with love, the voice repeats its advice, but if you are determined to silence it, it no longer insists. The voice of God is very powerful, but it is weak within us if we do not want to listen. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov For more posts on learning to listen to God: The voice of …

Universal Spirit lives in all people

“When I’m travelling and 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. If you also tried to have this thought from time to time, you would broaden your field of awareness; you would discover new regions where you would come into contact with higher entities. Instead of troubling yourself with all sorts of useless or futile concerns, which do nothing but weaken you, concentrate on the universal Spirit, on the heavenly Father who created us, who carries and sustains us and lives in all his creatures. In this way, you will escape the burden of everyday existence, and you will feel the connection between your earthly self and your heavenly self begin to be restored.”  Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations More on universal consciousness- True consciousness – …

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Our true roots- the divine world

When human beings neglect the bond that unites them with the divine world, they cut themselves off from their true roots and have great difficulty in giving meaning to life. The divine world is not like a foreign country that lies outside of us and that we can ignore without consequences. The divine world is our inner earth, our original earth, it is the world of our soul and our spirit, and by cutting ourselves off from it, we deprive ourselves of the resources we need most to live. Some people, when faced with life’s hardships, instinctively regain the contact with this higher world which is their true homeland. But this is not enough. We must be conscious at all times in our daily lives of the presence within us of this world that is so rich and powerful, where we can endlessly draw on strength, courage, inspiration and so on. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Happiness -fulfilling the needs of the soul

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Perspiration of the soul

Perspiring is good for your health. But perspiring physically, i.e. sweating, is not enough, and do not be surprised if I tell you that the soul and the spirit must also perspire. Love makes the soul perspire and wisdom makes the spirit perspire. Of course the word perspiring must be understood in a very wide sense. Perspiration symbolizes a perfect exchange that is established between the microcosm (humankind) and the macrocosm (the universe). Physically, these exchanges occur through the skin, as we discard waste and absorb energy through the skin. In the subtle plane, however, these exchanges occur through the aura, which is our spiritual skin. So, if I say that, like our physical body, our soul and our spirit must also perspire, I am referring to the exchanges we must make in the subtle planes with divine wisdom and love. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov  Daily Meditations In other talks, the master gave further pointers on how these exchanges between the human soul and spirit and the universe can take place. For instance playing and singing …

Mountain and blue lake landscape

We do not exist outside of God

‘We must reach a level of consciousness where we actually feel that we are a part of the Lord and that we do not exist outside of God. For this is the reality – no one can exist outside of the Lord. He created us, he nourishes us, and gives us life. Some people might say, ‘The Creator? But I have nothing to do with him! I am a free and independent individual!’ Well, that is the biggest mistake. No creature is independent. Those who, in their conscience, cut their link with the Creator in order to be independent, actually cut themselves off from the Source of life, they become no more than a grain of dust. Try to understand that you do not exist as a separate entity; only he, the Creator, exists, and through you, he accepts to be small, weak and sickly. If you meditate in this way for years, until you feel that you are nothing but a part of the Creator, gradually, you will truly become one with him.’ Omraam …

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True life is living in harmony with God’s plans

Generally, people devote their days to the satisfaction of their desires and the realization of their ambitions. They rarely question the nature of all these calculations, designs and projects. Do they ever think to turn to heavenly beings and ask, ‘O luminous spirits, are we in harmony with your plans? What is your opinion? What do you have in mind for us? Where and how must we work to accomplish your will?’ Very few ask themselves these questions. Nothing, however, is more important for a human being than to ask the beings of light in the invisible world to enable them one day to carry out the projects of heaven. Because at that very moment, their whole life changes: they are no longer guided by their whims, their weaknesses, and their blindness. In their efforts to know divine will, they put themselves on a different track; they take a direction which corresponds to God’s plans, and that is the true life! Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Daily Meditations

Meditation: give priority to the activity of the Spirit

Anyone who strives in their inner life to give priority to the activity of the spirit, their higher self, is already participating in the cosmic work of Christ, of God himself. Yes, this activity which takes place in another sphere, most often without our knowledge, is something mysterious, but is a reality. When you are absorbed in your daily tasks, you cannot begin to imagine what your higher self is doing. One day, perhaps, when your mind is sufficiently developed, you will become conscious of the work it carries out in all regions of the universe. For the time being, it is essential to become aware of its presence within you. How? First of all, during your meditations, start by making peace with the inhabitants within you and put them in the service of love and light. Gradually this work will take place naturally, without your having to think about it, and because of it you will reunite with your higher self which is a quintessence of God himself. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov To read more …

Why does hatred exist?

Animosity and hatred arise between human beings because face-to-face with one another they are never conscious that they are in the presence of a spirit, a spark that is seeking to manifest itself and that, in order to help this spirit before them, it is worth their while to be kind, patient, understanding and generous. Given the way they are used to seeing each other and what they see in each other when they meet, it is inevitable that they end up wanting to kill each other. And even some who have, supposedly, placed the love of God and others as the foundation of their religion, do they not continue to live in hostility and confrontation? Yes. And why? Precisely because they never see beyond people’s lower nature. If they understood that there was a soul and spirit in them to which they could relate, they would feel obliged to behave differently. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations The only way you can truly know reality is if you recognize the divinity in every single being, …

Safety in God, our heavenly parents

There is no greater happiness than to feel at least once in our life like a true child of God. At least once to experience feeling safe in the bosom of the Eternal, in our primal purity and innocence. In order one day to be able to know this state of consciousness, we must undertake a great work with light, to bring light and purity into all the dark recesses of our psychic life. If we seek to identify more and more with our higher self, with our spirit, we will one day remember what we once were in the distant past when we still lived in God. And so we will gradually feel regenerated , back in favour, the son or daughter of our heavenly father. Only our spirit is truly innocent, and by doing all we can to get closer to it we will regain our original innocence. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov The master gave an interesting and very helpful commentary on the words of Jesus- ‘Unless you become as little children you cannot …

Ocean of light- true knowledge and freedom

In order to transcend the limits of their consciousness,  disciples of initiatic science must learn to project themselves up to great heights, to the sublime Being that embraces and nourishes every creature. A disciple seeks to know how this Being envisions the destiny of mankind, what its plans are for the disciple’s own evolution, not just in the near future, but more importantly, in the distant future. And it is through striving to draw closer and closer to this immense, luminous and perfect Being that disciples are able to detach themselves. A transformation takes place within them, in their subconscious, in their consciousness, and in their super consciousness, and what they then feel and experience is indescribable. This practice is one of the most beneficial: by devoting themselves to it every day, disciples distance themselves from their limited ego and dissolve into this ocean of light which is God. It is here that they receive true knowledge and discover freedom. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Finding God in light  

The spring of life

God is a bubbling spring. And in human beings – created in his image – there is also a spring, buried deeply and waiting to bubble up and flow when conditions are right. If we succeed, through thought and prayer, in connecting with the heavenly Source, we will enable the water from our own spring to flow, and all our cells will be watered, brought to life by the divine water. If we learn to make this spring flow within us – the spring of life, which is love and light– we will become an instrument in heaven’s hands. And then we will one day be able to fulfil the programme given by Master Peter Deunov in this very beautiful, profound formula, ‘Have a heart as pure as crystal, a mind as luminous as the sun, a soul as vast as the universe and a spirit as powerful as God and at one with God. Life has often been compared to flowing water. But what a difference there is between water that gushes forth from …

Feeding faith

To have faith means having experiences every day that allow us to sense the reality of the divine world. For faith too must be fed. It is fed as we become conscious of the riches God has placed in everything around us – in the earth, water, air and sunlight – and as we make the effort to work with these. What is the point of people reciting and singing that they believe in ‘God, Creator of heaven and earth’, if they do nothing to allow this heaven and this earth to help strengthen their faith in him? They are unaware, careless, superficial; they cut the link with the source of life, and then they say, ‘Nothing has any meaning; there is no God.’ In fact, if you at least made an effort to breathe and eat consciously, to walk and move consciously, a meaning would become apparent to you and you would feel the power of God. Nothing strengthens your faith like experience. When you have had certain experiences, you will be bound to …

Prayer and meditation- a precious moment with the One

Before you meditate or pray or watch the sunrise, say to yourself, ‘I am in purity, in the light, with my beloved Lord and my beloved divine Mother. This moment when I can communicate with them must be all that matters.’ Leave your baggage and burdens – be light and free when you go to meet the Divine and the splendours of nature. If you do so, you will find the solution to many of your inner problems and to situations that until now you have thought insoluble. If you are to see and understand and receive influences from the spiritual world, you have to be fully present. Follow the example of men and women who are deeply in love: when they are together, it is easy for them to forget everything else. They gaze into each other’s eyes, and when they want to describe what they have seen they speak only of light and vastness. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Daily Meditations

An end to loneliness

The feeling of loneliness is one of the most terrible forms of suffering that human beings can experience. Each of us needs to find someone with whom we can share our thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, someone with whom we can exchange harmoniously every day. This ideal being is obviously very difficult to find, and many books have explained the anguish and suffering experienced by the failure to discover what some have called the twin soul! But, in reality, the human soul can only be filled definitively and completely by God. If you wish to conquer solitude and to feel that you are not alone every day, that you are surrounded by beings who love and understand you, and that you yourself are filled with a great presence of joy and light, you must unite with God. But you must unite with God in His manifested form, which means to unite with His wisdom, His love, and His truth. For the person who places love in his heart, wisdom in his head, and truth in his …

Allow God to live within

If you have the necessary qualities, you can perhaps impose your will on humans, to impress them with your knowledge and authority. Before the Lord, however, you must instead become self-effacing to the point of merging with him and becoming one with him. Yes, when you allow yourself to become small before the Lord’s greatness, even to the extent of disappearing, you in fact become great and powerful, whereas if you assert your own will over his you only weaken yourself, and you soon become nothing. And what is it within you that must diminish itself before the Lord? Your lower nature. As an element separate from the Whole, it must disappear, so that, through your higher nature, you can participate in the limitless life of the Whole. And then it is no longer you living but the Lord living within you. The goal of all spiritual discipline is for the disciple to finally recognize that he or she is God himself; that is the meaning of the Jnana Yoga saying, ‘I am He’. Omraam …