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A long extract from ‘The New Year’

Today I would like to say a few words to you about the teaching handed down in the esoteric tradition concerning the first day of the New Year. And as the only kind of knowledge that really interests me is that which can be immediately useful, you can apply what I shall tell you to your own everyday lives. Most people celebrate New Year’s Day in night clubs, bars and dance-halls. They express their joy at the coming of the New Year by having parties and amusing themselves and indulging in all kinds of follies. And then they fritter away the rest of the year in unconsciousness and futility and, as unconsciousness always leads to tribulations, it is not long before the tribulations begin! It is quite senseless to start off the New Year in this way; it shows that they who do so have no inkling of the spiritual and magical aspect of things. But this is the aspect which interests me. The Cabbalah teaches that each day is a living, sentient being which …

Two thoughts for New Year’s Eve

Write down on a piece of paper the things you most wish for in the way of your spiritual development, for the good of your friends, and for the whole world, and entrust them to the Angel of Fire. Fire is the messenger of the invisible world, and as soon as these papers are burned, entities on high start to take note of them and study them to see how they can grant your wishes. Of course, you must not expect immediate results, but if you are patient, if you continue to work towards the goals you have expressed, one day you will see your prayers answered. For when fire is involved, there are always results. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 29th December 2020 If humans do not know how to act today, what future do they think they can expect? While hoping it will be better, in truth they are worried: what to do to be safe from need, from danger? For it is true that the future is always uncertain. It is therefore …

Christmas Day Meditation

“The birth of Jesus was a historical event of major importance. But if all that was needed was for Jesus to be born two thousand years ago, why has the kingdom of God not yet come on earth? Wars, misfortunes, illness – all that should have disappeared… True disciples know that the Christ is born into the world on Christmas eve in the form of light, warmth and life, and they prepare the right conditions for the divine Child to also be born within themselves. Yes, we can read the story of the birth of Jesus and sing  ‘The Christ Child is born’ however many times we like, but unless the Christ is born in us there will be no point. It is now up to each person to have the desire to bring about Christ’s birth within their soul and to become like him, so that the earth may become inhabited by Christs! This is what Jesus asked of us when he said, ‘The one who believes in me will also do the works …

Christmas- the birth of a new consciousness

“At Christmas, we celebrate the union of the soul and spirit. They unite to give birth to a seed which is the beginning of a new consciousness within us. This consciousness manifests as an inner light that dispels all darkness…as heat of such intensity that, even if the whole world abandons us, we never feel alone…as an abundant life that bursts forth wherever our feet take us. This consciousness is also accompanied by an influx of forces that we wish to consecrate to the edification and construction of the Kingdom of God, and at the same time by the extraordinary joy of feeling ourselves to be part of this immensity, linked to the whole universe and to all evolved souls. And finally, we are certain that no one can take this joy from us. In India, this state is called buddhic consciousness, and the Christians call it the birth of Christ”. Photo shared from: http://www.kanayoedefineart.com/prints-spiritual/the-black-madonna

The magical powers of music

“While you listen to music, learn to work with it; use it to form a mental picture of all the things you wish for. You want so many things- and yet you do nothing to get them! Music gives you all possibilities and the very best conditions, for it creates an atmosphere that is like a strong wind filling your sails and driving your ship on towards a new world. Music is a powerful aid in making things come true. Instead of letting your mind wander aimlessly, fix it firmly on the most ardent  desires of your heart. If it is health you need, imagine yourself to be the picture of health: see yourself in all your activities – walking, talking or eating- radiant and glowing with health and communicating health to all around you. If it is intelligence and light that you need, if you are always getting things wrong and making a fool of yourself, use music to help you imagine that you are learning and understanding things, that light is flooding into …

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Article: Universal Brotherhood in the Age of Aquarius

This article gives a general over-view of the ‘Aquarian’ teachings of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov. It was published in the Rainbow News magazine in New Zealand a decade ago and I am republishing it on this blog hoping that it will be of interest to some of you! SJJ The old Piscean age is fading into history to make way for a new age of Aquarius, the age of universal brotherhood.  Aquarius, the sign of universality and brotherly love, has been making it’s influence known for centuries now.  Under the influence of this constellation, a new note is being sounded.  The powerful Aquarian currents are creating evolutionary conditions that will gradually allow humanity’s cherished dream of brotherhood between all human beings, regardless of race or religion, to finally become reality.  Despite the apparently contradictory evidence from the media, universal brotherhood is an idea whose time has come. Universal Consciousness My optimism in making this statement stems from my experience of visiting some of the spiritual communities of the Universal White Brotherhood, which exist all over the …

Divine love – the greatest power there is

The Master Peter Deunov used to say, ‘If you nurture within yourself the idea of love in its most sublime form, you receive help from thousands upon thousands of loving souls, for love implies the collective work of a multitude of souls joined together by the idea of love. Divine love is the greatest power there is. Never doubt this truth, if you wish the souls working in its name to always remain close to you.’ These words deserve to be meditated upon, chewed over and digested, for they open up amazing horizons for us. Once we have arrived at this divine conception of love, we shall attract thousands of souls from on high, who will come to help us and support us. Human language is weak when it comes to expressing the joy of those who are visited by love such as this. They need only catch sight of a man’s or woman’s face in passing to feel fulfilled. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Here is a video Life is based on Love which includes this …

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Silence- experiencing a different time and space

I find this Daily Meditation by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov particularly profound on the theme of inner silence. He explains how a deep experience of silence is able to awaken the primordial knowledge that we possess deep inside us: “How many travellers speak with wonder of experiences they have had in the desert or on a mountain summit! Faced with the immensity, imbued with the all-pervading silence, they had a revelation, they say, of a time and space different from human time and space. They sensed a presence which is beyond all explanation, but which they recognised without question as something real, as the only reality.Do we really need exceptional conditions to live such an experience? The truth is that this presence sensed in the midst of silence can be experienced everywhere, wherever we may be. We must silence the discordant voices of our instincts and passions, of our dark and chaotic thoughts and feelings. The silence which then pervades us will be strong enough to project us into another time, another space, where the divine …

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Thinking the Future-the Powers of Thought

Here is some spiritual guidance for the new year from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov. The extract below is chapter two of ‘The Powers of Thought,’ published by Prosveta: The future, remote though it may be, holds the promise of a magnificent destiny for the whole world; the evolution of human beings is leading them closer and closer to the Godhead. You can have a taste of that extraordinary state of beauty, fulfilment and strength, and live in the reality of it in advance, by conjuring up a picture of it in your imagination. This is an extraordinarily effective exercise, capable of transforming your entire life. Unfortunately, human beings have no notion of how to use their minds in this way, and that is why there is so little light, or joy and happiness in their lives. There are two great truths that you must know: the first, that the power of thought is real and, the second, that you can use it to project yourself into the future and experience it in advance. Look what happens …

Two Daily Meditations for New Year’s Day 2021

Here are two meditations for New Year’s Day, from the Daily Meditations. Hope they give you renewed hope after such a difficult year! Light is at the end of the tunnel! Happy New Year. May 2021 bring you all the blessings of light and divine love. SJJ This morning, you already speak of yesterday as ‘last year’. All day yesterday, until the very last second before midnight, in fact, until eleven fifty-nine and fifty-nine seconds, it was still the old year. On the stroke of midnight, the New Year began.If you take the time to think about this, you will make some interesting discoveries. A single second divides one year from the next. However, before you reach that final second, you have to go through the long succession of days that lead up to it. Well, you should know that the transformation of a human being follows the same pattern. Yes, the spiritual transformation of a human being happens in the blink of an eye. In no more than a split second, a person can …

Meditation New Year 2020

Imagine that centuries ago, a shepherd in the mountains was idly tracing a small furrow in the ground with his staff. It was just a small furrow, but then came the rain, snow, frost, wind and sun, and little by little, this furrow grew deeper and wider until it turned into the bed of a torrent. What can we learn from this image? That the same phenomenon occurs with human beings. Every thought, every feeling is like a furrow drawn in our own inner earth, and all the psychic and spiritual forces circulating in space serve to make this furrow deeper and wider.As today marks the beginning of a new year, strive to consciously draw a furrow in your soul. Concentrate on a divine thought, make a divine wish, and live today in such a way that it becomes imprinted in you. Heavenly powers will be alerted and will come to support you in your efforts. Each day they will be there to tell you, ‘Remember, on the first day of the year you made …

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 and with a different meaning. As the festivals draw nearer, festivities are organised: people collect together food, and they prepare decorations and special clothes or even fancy dress. But the initiates had another purpose as well for these festivals. They wanted to encourage people to explore the energies in the subtler realms so as to regenerate and vivify their heart and soul. In this atmosphere of joyous and beneficial exchanges, beings of light come to …

Harmony and health – communicating with our cells

Photo: Human skin cells under microscope “The cells of our body are small intelligent souls. There is a whole population inside us, a population with which we can communicate and which it is our task to educate. Are you aware of it? No, or very rarely. This is why your cells do not obey you. You would like to improve the state of your liver, your stomach, your heart, your brain and so on, but you can’t – the cells of all those organs do not obey you. You don’t have any authority over them; they have a will of their own. Initiatic Science, which has studied the psychic anatomy of human beings and the rules governing its workings, teaches us that we can give commands to make the cells of our organs obey us. But we have first to accept the idea that they are intelligent, conscious beings and learn to communicate with them through our thoughts by sending them rays of light and love.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Harmony and health Photo credit: Neuron …

Yogic breathing

Breathing and its workings have been studied closely by yogis in India for many thousands of years and they have understood their importance for our vitality and also for the correct functioning of our mind. And since they researched the subject so thoroughly, they also discovered that all the rhythms in our body are related to cosmic rhythms. So, in order to make contact with certain entities or regions in the spiritual world, we need to find its specific rhythm and use it as we would a key. This is exactly what happens when we seek to tune into a radio programme on a specific frequency. In order to receive the frequency emitted by a particular station, we need to know its specific wavelength. The same goes for breathing: in order to make contact with a specific region in the universe, we must know which rhythm to use Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations Breathe in Prana Rhythmic breathing- the universal ebb and flow

How to keep loved ones healthy

I know very many of us are deeply concerned about those close to us during the current pandemic and we want to do whatever we can to keep our loved ones healthy and happy. Of course, on the physical plane, I agree with medical authorities regarding hand- washing, social-distancing and self-isolation for those who are or could be affected. As a spiritualist, though, I believe that there are also things that we can do on the psychic, spiritual planes to help protect our own health and that of those we love. Even if there is no vaccine against the virus at present, the placebo effect-aka the power of the human mind and spirit (or faith in the God who lives within each of us), will strengthen the natural defences of those with belief. I recommend reading a special message from microbiologist Dr Bruce Lipton (the author of The Biology of Belief) where he talks about the affects of the placebo and the nocebo affect. The nocebo affect includes negative thinking, fear and other forms of …

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Inner silence opens the doors to divine consciousness

When you succeed in creating a state of inner silence, peace and light, you are able to reach, for a moment at least, the regions of your soul and spirit that you have carried within you since the very beginning. Most human beings are not even aware of these regions that are so difficult to attain in everyday life. For, just as they are unaware of what goes on in their subconscious, they are also oblivious to what goes on up on high, in heaven, in their spirit, and in their divine consciousness. For example, when you meditate on a spiritual question that you find difficult to solve, you go deep into yourself to seek an answer. After some time, enlightenment gradually emerges from this silence, and you receive an answer. What happened? Where does this comprehension come from? Your spirit knew the answer but your consciousness was not yet able to rise up that far, But now, far from the hustle and bustle, your thoughts can soar into space and you receive a revelation. …

The Voice of Silence

“Silence, peace and harmony are all expressions of the same reality. Do not think that silence is empty and mute, no, silence is alive and vibrant, it speaks and sings. One day, thanks to contemplation, prayer and meditation, you will manage to hear the voice of silence. Once all the chaotic forces within you have finally subsided, silence will draw closer, it will spread all around you and enfold you in its marvelous mantle… You must understand that silence is the condition absolutely indispensable for the true Word, for true revelations. During silence, little by little, you begin to sense the messages which come to you, a voice begins to speak to you. It is this voice which warns, guides and protects you….. If you do not hear it, it’s because you are making too much noise, not only on the physical plane, but also in your thoughts and feelings. If you want this voice to speak to you , you must install silence within yourself.  This voice is sometimes called ‘the voice of silence’; …

Why our democracies fail

If humans have no real criteria with which to analyse the motives for their expectations and demands, the political arena will remain a place of confrontation. Just how many times throughout history have there been revolutions and changes in regime! But regardless of the intended reforms, there can be no real progress until there is a change in consciousness and mentality.Only when humans choose to abandon the narrow confines of their selfish appetites will the changes they propose bring real improvements. Until then, we will continue to see the same relentless efforts of a few ambitious and greedy people vying fiercely for the positions that will bring them more power and money. But how many of them truly prepare themselves for the great task that really lies before them? And as for those who elect them, do they not do so in the hope to in turn satisfy their own greed? Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations I chose an image showing a wax work of Nelson Mandela to accompany this passage. For me, he became …

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Learn to be generous and you will become richer

Try to forget all the things you lack. How can you feel lonely, impoverished or humiliated when you have the opportunity of using your thoughts to embrace the whole universe and unite with all the light beings that live within it? No one can take these treasures away from you. What does it take to make you understand that you live in affluence, and that you can also help others with this abundance? Seek at least to look at them with love and to send them some beneficial particles from your heart. Not only will you then feel happy and fulfilled, you will no longer feel that you are lacking things. Learn to be generous and you will become richer. In wanting to take, you instead become poorer. If you become wealthier by giving, it means that you set unknown forces in motion – ones that were dormant and stagnating deep down within. Once you decide to project these forces, they will begin to flow and circulate. You will even ask yourself, ‘How is this …

Love is a force that opens up great possibilities

At one time or another you have met a man or a woman who has inspired in you a deep feeling of affection. Did you notice the transformations that this feeling alone produced within you? Suddenly you began to think and behave differently, not only towards this person, but with everyone around you. Even your relationship with nature and objects changed. So many things that you did not see or feel before begin to reveal themselves to you, encouraging you to pursue other interests! Because love is a force and this force acts on you, it influences your mind, your will, and even your body and it opens up great possibilities for you. Love is like the fuel in your car: if your tank is full, you can go a long way, but if it is empty, how far can you go? And if love is missing, where can you go? Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov