Quote of the Day

The only reality for human beings is what they feel and experience. Take the case of someone who has hallucinations: they scream in terror because they feel that they are being chased by monsters. Visibly, no one is physically attacking them, but they feel persecuted and are suffering, and when someone is suffering, try telling them that it is all an illusion! Then there are those who experience ecstasy and illumination in spite of appalling conditions. There again, how can you convince them that they are deluding themselves? The sufferings and joys people experience are perhaps the only things they never doubt. We can doubt what we see, what we hear and what we touch, but we can never doubt the reality of what we feel and experience. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Thought of the Day

Those who work tirelessly to beautify, enrich and harmonize their inner being feel at ease within themselves. They may even welcome guests to this splendid dwelling. Yes, luminous spirits are delighted to pay them a visit! Look how receptions are organized in everyday life. If you receive your guests in pleasant surroundings, offering them delicious meals, strolls through the gardens and concerts, won’t they look forward to coming again? Well, it is the same with the spirits of light. If they find a dwelling within you where beauty, harmony and purity reign, they will come to visit you. They may even settle there permanently, and it is you who will benefit from their presence. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Thought of the Day

Concentrating on light is one of the most effective, most powerful exercises there is. But never forget that the effect something has on you depends on your attitude towards it. If you consider it useful and magical, you amplify its effect. Through your thoughts and convictions, you have a decisive influence, which is indeed far more important than the objects or conditions themselves. Light can penetrate you without your being aware of it of course, but if you are attentive and full of good-will to participate in its work, with the conviction that something is growing and developing within you, you will gradually sense the vibration of new forces. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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The closer we get to the centre, to the spiritual sun, the more we feel light, warmth and life growing within us. This is a law. And it means that if you feel darkness, cold and death descend on you, you need not look far for the reason – it is because you have drifted away from the centre. Initiatic Science teaches us that true strength lies in knowing how to remain at the centre. In humans, this centre is the highest point, the summit of our being. The periphery on the other hand is where we encounter unrest and distress when our consciousness strays towards things that are alien to our true self – to our soul and spirit. This is why we must keep a constant watch over ourselves and say, ‘Let me see, where am I today? Oh, I have wandered off towards the periphery. What... 

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Quote of the Day

Love possesses extraordinary power for those who are able to understand it and manifest it. Love alone knows everything, fixes everything, triggers and projects unimaginable forces. It is said that God is Love. But when we see the human tragedies born of love, we realize just how much work still needs to be done, how much distance we still need to travel in order to raise ourselves up to this divine love. But it is worth it, for love is the true and almighty magus. You must invite love to come and dwell within you, and then, like the flame that shines through the glass of a lamp, it will shine and spring forth all around you wherever you go. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Word of the Day

It is in prayer, in the act of praying, that you must find happiness, knowing that the day your prayers are answered, you will no longer have the happiness of asking. When our wishes come true, there is nothing more to rejoice in, and we miss those wonderful days of the past when we waited for something marvellous, picturing it in our imagination. This is why you must find all your happiness in the bond your prayer creates between you and heaven, otherwise, God only knows if you will be happy once you have obtained what you asked for. People who understand the true meaning of prayer will always be happy, even if they have nothing, because no one can stop them from creating extraordinary things in the subtle world of thought, things that will always stay with them because they remain out... 

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You must rid yourself of this awful habit of taking, always taking. Make an effort to think about giving. Try at least to look at others with love, to give them a smile and to draw a few beneficial particles from your heart to cast their way. By doing so, it is you yourself who will feel rich and happy. Human beings are always afraid of losing something, of becoming poor; they do not understand that it is in fact this miserly attitude that impoverishes them. To become rich you must give. Yes, by taking we impoverish ourselves, and by giving we become richer because we activate unknown forces that are lying dormant and stagnant somewhere deep within us. In our desire to share them with others, they begin to stir, to flow, and we then feel so enriched that we are astonished. We think, ‘How... 

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Jesus said, ‘You are the temples of the living God’, but human beings are accustomed to worshipping in inanimate temples of wood or stone, and they do not tend to their own temple – themselves, their entire being. Of course, thanks to the fervour of all the faithful who have come to pray in these temples throughout the centuries, there is still some life in them. But they cannot compare to a human being who has managed to strengthen their will, purify their heart, enlighten their intellect, expand their soul and sanctify their spirit, for such a being has become a true temple. It is when you are a temple, when you pray in your own temple that God listens to you and answers your prayers. And if at the same time, you are conscious of being in this other temple, the universe, then... 

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When you dial a telephone number, only one of millions and millions of people answers – the person with this number. The relationships between all beings in the universe obey this law. Just as a person answers when you dial their number, so does a specific entity communicate with you because you have emitted a thought that vibrates in unison with it; a connection is established between you and the being or place on which your thought is focused. All those whose thoughts are always chaotic and conflicting are bound to have unfortunate encounters because they come into contact with entities that correspond to these thoughts. This is why it is very important to fill your mind with a heavenly idea, for that idea will magically attract all the beings and elements capable of contributing... 

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Word of the Day

You must improve yourself in order to improve the quality of your seeds. ‘What seeds?’ you will ask. Your thoughts and feelings. Each one of your thoughts, each one of your feelings is a seed that reflects your strengths and weaknesses, and you sow these seeds all around you wherever you go. The ground on which all these seeds fall is found on the astral and mental planes, and one day when you visit these regions, and ask, ‘Where have all those thistles and thorns come from?’ you will be told that they are your crop, that you are the one who planted them. ‘And these roses and lilacs and lilies?’ Well, it will also be explained to you that they too are your work: the good thoughts and feelings you scattered around you. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Inner strength, balance, peace and happiness all depend on love. But you must sense that love is there within your reach, that it is inside you, and that there is no reason to ever feel poor and lonely. If you do feel poor and lonely, then you have not learned to detach yourself from the physical plane. As soon as you enter onto the subtle planes, especially the regions of the soul and the spirit, it is impossible to feel lonely, for the universal Soul and the universal Spirit are always there, in and around you, and you can communicate with them at any time. Whereas can you ever be sure that a man or a woman – even the best – will not have to turn their attention to other matters and be forced to leave you at some point? So, even if you have found the most wonderful person... 

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When disciples sincerely embrace the spiritual life, it doesn’t matter to them whether or not people know about their work; they are not interested in playing a role or letting others know what they are doing. The only thing that counts for them is their work, but not in the human world, in the world of light. Many people, who do not put work first, want immediate recognition for their efforts. They want to be useful in order to earn praise. So their motives are rather personal. Of course, it is difficult to overcome the desire to be appreciated completely. Yet, it is precisely when disciples are no longer interested in glory and are fully immersed in this marvellous work without thinking of anything else, that they begin to win the appreciation of heaven and are allowed to take part in... 

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Thought of the Day

A truly spiritual person will never give up the divine work they have begun whatever may come to pass. Even amid the worst ordeals, they say to themselves, ‘Here is yet another opportunity to mobilize all these hostile forces and harness them to my own work.’ Yet, through sheer carelessness, most human beings manage to demolish all the positive gains they have made even when nothing bad befalls them. They create and destroy, create and destroy, over and over, which is why they never achieve anything. To obtain results, you must persevere in your spiritual work. That is to say, you have to put everything to use – the good and the bad, the joys and sorrows, hope and discouragement. Yes, everything must be at the service of this work. This can truly be called building, because... 

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All human beings without exception seek consciously or unconsciously to give meaning to their lives. We all need a reason for existing, and we try to find it every day in all the different aspects presented to us by our family, social and professional lives. But in reality, neither material success nor possessions can give them the meaning of life for in fact it is a ‘sense’, and sense is not something material. We can find it only very high up on the subtle planes. Lower down, we can only find forms. Of course, the feelings and sensations born of a great love for an object, a person or an activity can give content to a form, but feelings are volatile, and sooner or later, we are left to suffer from a sense of emptiness. So we must look beyond the content for the meaning. Once you... 

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Last night, as you left your friends, you wished them good night, saying, ‘I’ll see you next year!’ And now, only a few hours later, it is next year. 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... 

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