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What’s wrong with modern societies?

Many people think that it does not matter whether or not you believe in God; what matters is to work for the good of society. Well they are wrong, for a society with no God inevitably degenerates after a while. If it has no centre, no sublime core around which to revolve, its members soon cease to be perfect social creatures, and greed, prejudice, and injustice creep in and corrupt. Every society that has not been solidly attached to a firm central axis has ended by being overcome and destroyed by the negative forces. When a society lives in the awareness of a higher world, it is permeated by such powerful forces that all negative elements are swept away and it is possible to establish just laws that contribute to the welfare of all its citizens. But as soon as this spiritual intensity wanes, negative forces begin to stir and, finding themselves unopposed, invade every aspect of life. If so many evils exist on earth today, it is because human beings have allowed the consciousness …

Omraam Mikhael holding dove

Change is not achieved through violence

It is true that we live in a society in which a great many things need to be changed, but this must not be achieved through violence. Besides, true change is never wrought through violence, which always leads to greater evils than those it claims to cure. So, how can we bring about change in society? By our way of life. It is by first transforming themselves that human beings can change the whole world. But for this to happen, they need a teaching, that is to say, a system and methods. For this is the crux of the matter: you have to live a new life based on a new philosophy supported and nourished by a new understanding of love. Harmony then begins to take root in people who become beneficial, constructive agents for all of humanity. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations 18th January 2021 For related posts on working peacefully for a better world: Jesus, MLK, and non-violent, non-passive resistance Working towards peace: three methods of helping humanity Peace- the flower of unity …

Climate change demonstrators

To obtain results, it’s numbers that count.

I found this Daily Meditation today about seeking ‘first the kingdom of God’ I think the master’s thought is also relevant to the political situation in many places today. It encourages the efforts of all those people out there who are demonstrating for positive action on climate change such as children and teenagers all over the world. It also speaks to those such as myself who are demanding a democratic say on political decisions that affect their future. Every single participant counts- we should never leave the work and effort to others! (SJJ) ‘How have revolutions taken place in the past? Did all the participants have to be politicians, lawyers, philosophers, scientists or generals? No, but all were present and united -scientists, uneducated people, the competent and incompetent, the weak and strong -and together they emerged victorious! Every day we see this type of event reported in the media but do we understand? You might wonder what there is to understand. Well, there are many things and, in particular, we need to realise that to …

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 …