It is our trials that make us stronger. Moments of rapture spent in prayer, contemplation and union with the realm of light are not enough; these states must be made to last, and for that they must be put to the test of life.

We speak about forging a character. Well, obstacles and difficulties do precisely that: forge character.

Make no mistake, it is not because you have tasted some sublime moments of communion with heaven, moments in which you felt that you understood and were in control of everything, that you can expect to be safe from further tribulations. No, you will not be spared.

On the contrary, thanks to these tribulations, the new forms created within you will become more solid.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov