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Spiritual exercises and methods recommended by the master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov for self- transformation.
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A luminous aura attracts all blessings

Celestial entities love the light, and when they catch sight of someone who is surrounded by this light which initiatic Science calls the aura, they rush towards them. If I ask you, ‘Do you really long for love, peace, health and beauty?’ you will all reply, ‘Oh, yes! We want nothing but this!’ So then, what are you doing to obtain them? All blessings cannot come to you simply by chance. The best way to attract them is to work on your aura: vivify it with your love, illuminate it with your wisdom, make it powerful with your strength of character, and make it clear and transparent with your purity. Even if you do no concentration exercises to develop the colors of your aura, simply working within to nourish the divine virtues will attract the beautiful colors corresponding to them. And then, celestial creatures who come to bathe in it will bring you their presents, and around you, human beings will feel nourished, calmed, strengthened and transported in a divine direction. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   …

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 …

Bench overlooking lake with trees

Breathe in Prana – respiration in the open air

We should ideally do our morning gymnastic and breathing exercises every day in nature so as to benefit from the purest air possible, since it’s from the air that we can harness this precious quintessence the Indian yogis called prana. Prana is life energy that exists everywhere, in the earth, in water, air and fire, but it is mainly carried by the sun’s rays, and is most abundant in the early morning. Each particle of this prana is like a drop of crystalline water, a tiny, suspended sphere of light filled with a spiritual essence. And we can capture some of these drops of light through our breathing. By consciously passing the air through our nostrils, we set our subtle centres in motion and they work to extract the quintessence from the air. Once it has been captured, this quintessence circulates; it is like fire running through the network of nerves on either side of our spine. Just as blood circulates though veins, arteries and capillaries, prana circulates throughout our nervous system. Not only does …

Rise above your worries

Daily life never fails to present us all with occasions for being worried, sad or discouraged, does it? But you have to react. Rather than sit there and do nothing except swallow tablets and tire people out with your complaints, forgetting that they too face the same difficulties, try to work with your thoughts and your imagination. See yourself surrounded by light, imagine you are sending out love to the whole world, that you are overcoming every obstacle. Gradually those images you are forming will come alive, will have an effect on your consciousness, will transform you, and at the same time they will attract suitable elements from the universe to become part of you. At first, you will not feel the effect of these exercises for very long and you will have to repeat them frequently. But one day the result will be there for good, you will not be able to doubt it: you will feel a living entity above you, protecting you, teaching you, purifying you, lighting your way and bringing you …

Field of golden wheat

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 …

A walk in the mountains

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 …

Night stars landscape

How to capture divine energies

Today, I am posting a Daily Meditation that hints on how we can mange to capture divine energies circulating throughout space: ‘To channel water, you dig ditches; to light your house, you install electric wires; and to receive radio and television programmes, you need equipment with circuits that will transmit sound and images. Why these examples? To help you understand that human beings need to inscribe something in themselves – circuits and channels – in order to capture divine energies and allow them to circulate. How can people think that God’s wisdom, love and willpower will find a path in them if they have prepared nothing, if they have not prepared the way? This path is etched by your actions, but also, of course, by the thoughts and feelings which anticipate these actions. If nothing is prepared, the divine energies which circulate in space will not flow to you, they will go elsewhere.’ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov     Daily Meditations Practising the daily breathing exercises recommended by the master can help to etch the circuitry: Breathe …

Exquisite blue rose

The extraordinary powers of thought

You have an extraordinary instrument at your disposal: thought. But why don’t you use it? Instead you are content to grumble about all the things you lack. You need beauty, poetry, silence, smiles, kind looks, and kind words? Well, instead of complaining about the fact that people are not giving you these, know that you can create them instantly through thought. You might say, ‘But there’s nothing; I can’t see anything, I can’t feel anything.’ Of course, if you wait to see them materialized, it will probably take centuries. But they exist in the mental plane. And this is the reality you should hold on to. Imagine a hypnotist gives you a piece of paper, saying, ‘Here is a rose. Smell it.’ You will go into raptures over the wonderful fragrance of this rose. How is this possible? You have captured his thought, and his thought, together with the words he has used, has already created the rose in the subtle plane. He has succeeded in projecting your consciousness to the subtle plane and you …

Hands and divine magic

In whatever you do, think only of spreading beneficial influences. You can do this by means of your hands, which are among the best instruments for transmitting them. When you caress the head of someone you love, instead of seeking egotistical pleasure, concentrate on your hands and say, ‘May God bless you. May light reign in this head, and may all angels come and make their home here.’ At this moment, your love will no longer be sensual; it will be transformed into a beneficial energy and will also bring you an extraordinary sensation of joy and expansion. And when you touch the head of your child, or its small arms and legs, bless them as well, so that the angels come and make them a magnificent being. Learn to bless everything you touch: objects, food, and other beings. This is true white magic. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov     The Book of Divine Magic Below is another extract on hands from  A New Earth- it includes some simple exercises that can easily be done every day- …

Seek help from the light

Whatever your difficulties may be, turn to the light, the light that pervades the whole universe. When you feel tired, discouraged or disappointed, think of seeking help from this light, concentrate on it and imagine you are making it course through you. Not only will it purify your psychic body, but to some extent also your physical body, and you will feel more peaceful, revived, capable of resuming your activities, for it will have given you enthusiasm. One of the most effective methods for gathering this light is to thank the Lord and bless his name. Several times a day, pause and repeat, ‘Thank you, thank you Lord; thank you for life, thank you for light, may your name be blessed for all eternity. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Video:Meditate on light

Can drinking water improve brain function?

Fill a cup or a glass with water… Even such a small quantity of water can represent all the water on earth. Symbolically, magically, it only takes only one drop for us to be connected to all the rivers, lakes and oceans. Concentrate on this cupful, greet it so that it becomes even more alive and vibrant, tell it how much you admire it, how beautiful you find it, ask it to grant you its clarity, its transparency. Then, when you have thoroughly washed your hands, you can touch this water, dip your fingers in it, aware that you are coming into contact with its etheric body, that you are absorbing its vibrations, that they permeate you. If you do this exercise with a feeling of sacredness, you will feel your body vibrate in harmony with all of nature, you will become lighter, purer, and even your brain will work better. And since, of the four elements, water is the one which blends most intimately with our body, you can drink it thinking that you …

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 …

Water- messenger of the Universal Soul

You are in contact with water every day and in different ways. But how many of you are aware that water, by its very nature and properties, is a physical expression of the universal Soul? Through the medium of water, the universal Soul sends messages. If you do not receive them, it is because your psychic channels are still blocked. But if you free these channels by nurturing pure thoughts and feelings, you will raise yourself up to the realm of heavenly water, which will fill you with its purity and transparency. So learn to love water, to work with it. Fill a bowl with water, and lean over it while concentrating on beautiful, harmonious and poetic images. You may even see them, because water is the true magic mirror. But the main thing is to feel the presence of these images within you, because their etheric, light-filled substance nourishes the soul. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Daily Meditations   -Editions  Prosveta If you  haven’t seen the images of water crystals  that were taken by Masuru Emoto and his …

Replay happy memories

You have all experienced moments of joy and happiness. Well, seek out these moments. Even if there were only three or four in your life, or only one, return to them often: recall the place, the circumstances, the people… Try hard to recover the same thoughts, the same feelings, the same sensations. Gradually you will have the impression you are reliving these states, with the same intensity as if you truly were experiencing them here and now for the first time. It is always what you feel inside that is most important, not what comes from outside. So seek out all those times when you understood and felt the beauty and meaning of life. Make all such moments available for times when you will need them. This gives you yet another way of working. And even ensure that you have a choice of memories. For just as a certain piece of music is better suited to your inner state depending on the circumstances, so a particular memory will help you more than another and bring …

Don’t let it get to you!

Sometimes you feel vulnerable, anything negative going on around you upsets and disturbs you: events, others’ behaviour towards you, and so on. In order not to be troubled by negativity, you should escape it by rising to regions where it no longer has any hold over you. You might say, ‘But do these regions exist?’ Yes, they exist within you, just as they exist in the universe, and if you haven’t realized this yet, it’s because you are not used to observing yourself. So, from now on, observe yourself, and you will notice that some events that used to sadden and discourage you in certain circumstances no longer affect you. Why is this? Have you lost all sense of feeling? No, but at that moment, for some reason, your consciousness has been raised to a level where these events can no longer reach you.This is therefore proof that there are regions within human beings where negativity no longer has a hold. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Don't let it get to you!

Sometimes you feel vulnerable, anything negative going on around you upsets and disturbs you: events, others’ behaviour towards you, and so on. In order not to be troubled by negativity, you should escape it by rising to regions where it no longer has any hold over you. You might say, ‘But do these regions exist?’ Yes, they exist within you, just as they exist in the universe, and if you haven’t realized this yet, it’s because you are not used to observing yourself. So, from now on, observe yourself, and you will notice that some events that used to sadden and discourage you in certain circumstances no longer affect you. Why is this? Have you lost all sense of feeling? No, but at that moment, for some reason, your consciousness has been raised to a level where these events can no longer reach you.This is therefore proof that there are regions within human beings where negativity no longer has a hold. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Be patient and you will live a long life

Be patient and you will live a long life. You might say, ‘But that is not possible, you need so much energy to put up with difficult situations and with difficult people!’ No, on the contrary, you waste the most energy when you are impatient. Calm and patience enhance vitality and prolong life. People who explode and then say, ‘Ah! That feels better!’ do not realize that what they consider to be better is actually a great loss. They should analyse themselves to find out what it is within them that feels better – is it their higher nature or their lower nature? And when they reflect on their explosion a little later, do they really feel pleased with themselves? Don’t they tell themselves it would have been better if they had known how to control themselves? Try experimenting within yourself to see how effective the virtue of patience is. Instead of resorting to all sorts of syrups, potions, elixirs and other beverages, drink patience! That is what will renew the powers of life within …

Love, peace and traffic holdups

How often have we seen that, when placed in identical situations, people do not all react in the same way! If there is a traffic holdup on the road, for example, how do the drivers react? One gets annoyed, hoots and shouts abuse at other drivers, another flicks through a newspaper or listens to the radio, while another one chats with a passenger or kisses them if it’s their loved one. But finally, one of them decides to take advantage of this pause to go within, link to heaven and send love and light to all the others who are waiting too, and even to all beings in the world. This case is certainly much rarer, but it is the kind of adaptation you have to learn to make if you are to become master of all situations. Try it: use your power of reasoning, and while others are getting annoyed or worried and poisoning the life of those around them, you instead become stronger and enriched. And thanks to these experiences you will then …

The strength to serve- putting truth into practice

Photo: ‘Brother Mikhael’ in 1958 “The Creator has given us a will, so that we can make it the instrument of our higher nature by placing it at the service of a high ideal. The first step is to understand and apply some essential truths. Once you have understood an essential truth, use your will to put it into practice, in the knowledge that this is the only way to understand it fully. It is easy to state truths; anybody can go and find them in the works of a few sages and then repeat them parrot-fashion. By doing so they may gain the respect of a few people blind enough not to see how ignorant and weak they really are. But deceiving the blind is not a very great achievement! In any case, there are others who see things clearly and are not so easily fooled: the beings of light in the invisible world. In fact, it is these entities whose respect we must earn, and we will earn it by applying the truths …

Laughter

Laughing does not necessarily mean that you are carefree, frivolous and irresponsible. Laughter can actually have a more beneficial effect on the mind than that serious expression many believe to be a sign of wisdom. For in laughter there are live energies that feed the brain. Laughter allows you to get back on your feet, to bounce back. It’s true that everyone’s life has events that are no laughing matter to begin with, and it is normal to be worried and upset about them initially, but if you get used to seeing the funny side of certain situations it makes it easier for you not to become overwhelmed. So, never miss a chance to laugh, for it is a powerful way                             of maintaining your equanimity and easing situations. Just because you have                                 reasons for being upset, sad and discouraged does not mean you should be …