Quote of the Day

Let’s suppose a disciple has achieved a few victories over their laziness, anger, jealousy, or sensuality. If they think, ‘Ah, how strong I am! I have overcome temptation,’ they will immediately be in danger, because it is at that instant that a trap is being set for them; and it is so skilfully and subtly done that they are bound to fall into it. Yes, because they are not humble. They are deluded by their minor victories and have no idea of how treacherous their lower nature can be. It is just when they feel sure of themselves that their lower nature gains the upper hand and prepares a few surprises for them. True disciples are always conscious of the dangers that threaten them. In fact, it is when they have managed to win a few battles that they begin to worry. They think to themselves,... 

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Word of the Day

Victory over our lower nature is always a little shaky. It is like the conquest of one country by another: no one can be sure how long it will last. The day is bound to come when the conquerors rest on their laurels and the conquered rise up and take their revenge. This is what happens with our lower nature: even if, in certain circumstances, you manage to conquer some of its manifestations, final victory is never assured. From one moment to the next, it can rear up and start bucking and kicking, and you find yourself flat on your back! So what is the solution? The only thing to do is to implore your divine nature, the Christ principle, to come and dwell within you. Then, instead of being like a conqueror who is never sure of victory, you will have a powerful ally to count on. Even when... 

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It may be possible to get to the top in human society by making a lot of noise, hitting out at others and eliminating one’s rivals, but the only way to get to the top in the spiritual world is by constant, conscientious work. Only in this way is it possible to impose one’s will on the forces of nature and one’s lower self, and become a divinity. In the physical world, people jostle others and try to topple them so as to take their place – and they often succeed. But they should know that they cannot evolve if they behave like that, and even their worldly successes will not last. For there is a law – a universal law promulgated by the Twenty-Four Elders – which allows human beings to receive only what they deserve. Yes, the forces of nature know what you do, what you are capable... 

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Thought of the Day

Jesus said, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.’ For an Initiate, this image is very clear, it is that of a river flowing down from the mountain. ‘The way, the truth and the life’ – the way is the riverbed, the life is the water flowing along that bed, and truth is the spring, the source, from which flows the water of life. But let’s take this interpretation a step further: the riverbed, down which life flows and which shows us the way back to the source, is wisdom. And life, that is to say, the water that irrigates the soil, nourishes plants, and slakes the thirst of animals and humans, is love. So, Jesus was saying, ‘I am the path of wisdom; I am the love that gives birth to divine life; I am the fountainhead of truth from which flows that life’. Water is a symbol... 

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Thought of the Day

Even the best responsibilities can be overwhelming when you are not equipped to handle them. Just to support the weight of knowledge, you require a brain that is prepared, otherwise it will give way under the strain. So, instead of always asking for more knowledge, ask for light, for light is weightless. Light is of a higher order than knowledge, and it brings you knowledge as well. Just as the sun lights up physical objects, the rays projected by your spirit fall on objects in the invisible world and make them visible. In this way, you can gradually explore the psychic world, while giving your brain time to become stronger. Whereas, if you give it great quantities of knowledge too suddenly, it will be like putting too heavy a load onto a platform that is not properly supported – it... 

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Quote of the Day

So many people say, ‘Initiatic science is marvellous, extraordinary. I feel sure that it could give me the solution to all my problems. The only trouble is that I haven’t got the time to study it or practise the exercises it recommends. What with my family, my work, my social life and so on, it’s already more than I can cope with!’ And having said this, their conscience is satisfied. The truth is that if they had any intuition at all, if they were highly evolved souls, they would never have got themselves into a situation that restricted them to such a degree. If they have taken on too many commitments, it is because they failed to evolve sufficiently in their previous incarnations, and today they are incapable of benefiting from this extraordinary Science. Why do some people... 

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Word of the Day

Whatever work Providence or destiny has entrusted to you, you must make every effort to do as well as you can. If you refuse that work, or do it carelessly, on the pretext that it is beneath you, you will be holding up your own evolution, and you will be obliged to come back later on to complete or correct what you have done. When this happens, you will realize how difficult it is to redo a task you thought you had completed. If we are on the earth suffering and struggling in the midst of difficulties, it is precisely because we have to start our work all over again. Heaven has sent us back to repair our mistakes, and to show us that we do not know how to work, that we still have to learn. This is the meaning of our successive reincarnations. If we refuse to learn our lessons, we shall... 

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Thought of the Day

Astrologers and esotericists have been talking about the coming of the Age of Aquarius for years now. Those who have several planets in the sign of Aquarius are especially prepared to pick up the new waves coming from this constellation. They are the innovators and inventors. The many discoveries that are being made today in the psychic and esoteric fields, and above all the growing awareness of collectivity and universal brotherhood, are triggered by Aquarius. This is why everybody is going to have to understand this idea of brotherhood and universality and learn to work with it. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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When a woman is expecting a child, dark entities from the invisible world look for an open door through which to enter and settle in her child, and it is the future mother’s behaviour that opens or closes the doors to them. When a pregnant woman has strange whims and fancies that she has never felt before, it means that these malevolent entities are prowling round trying to influence her. If she fails to resist their influence, they will get a firm foothold in her child, and for the rest of its life they will visit it in order to eat and drink at the child’s expense. A mother must be very vigilant, therefore, and possess the ‘keys’, that is to say thoughts of light and harmony that will allow her to lock her doors and protect her child. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Thought of the Day

When you study human beings you see that certain tendencies are so deeply rooted in their being that nothing can ever uproot them, whereas other tendencies need to be ceaselessly encouraged by counselling, reading and prayer, so that they do not disappear completely. For example, when it comes to hunger, thirst, sleep, or a need to possess or to taste certain pleasures, nobody has to remind you about it, as these needs are so solidly entrenched in you that you could not get rid of them, even if you wanted to. But when it comes to being reasonable, wise and provident, or of manifesting qualities of disinterestedness and generosity, you have to be constantly stimulated. There are some things in human beings, therefore, which are firmly anchored within them, and others, which are much more... 

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Thought of the Day

A true Master will give you all the methods you need in order to grow spiritually, but if you want to get results, it is you who have to do the work. He will not do it for you, as it would not do any good. For a spiritual acquisition or a psychic gift to last, it has to be sustained by your own efforts, your own work. A Master can open doors for you, but it is you who must enter. He will not push or force you, and only when he sees that you are advancing will he open new doors. Each time the Master sees that you have made progress, he invites you to go one step higher, and once again, it is up to you to take that step for yourself. So, stop expecting someone to lay hands on you or to pronounce a few magic formulas that will immediately bring you enlightenment. No one, not even your Master... 

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Thought of the Day

You have a high ideal that you fail to achieve, it is too difficult and you feel that you are just not up to it. So, you say to yourself, ‘It’s not worth going on; it’s stupid to keep trying. I’ve already wasted years in the pursuit of an unattainable ideal. I’m making a fool of myself in the eyes of the world. Everyone around me is successful in life and has achieved material prosperity. I’m the only one who is still waiting to see the results of all my work. But I’ve had enough; I give up!’ In so doing, you sever your tie with heaven, and that is foolish; whatever your failings or inadequacies you must never abandon your ideal. So many people of merit have put a stop to their work without realizing that if they had persevered, they would have reached their goal. Omraam... 

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Word of the Day

As long as you believe that you are separate from others, you cannot really know them. In order to know people, you have to sense that they live within you. In this way there is a link between you that allows you to sense what they are experiencing. Sometimes you have no idea that the person next to you is suffering, because there is no communication between you. But look at a mother: she can sense that her child is suffering even when they are far apart, because there is constant communication between them. You must build your lives on the idea of unity. When this idea has become the basis of your relationships with others, everything will become clearer; you will understand others better. You may even become clairvoyant. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Thought of the Day

Enemies are sometimes more useful to us than friends. If you understood the situation correctly, you would realize that it is they who are your true friends, for they are merciless. They refuse to let you get away with anything; they point out every defect. You will say that they often exaggerate. That is true, but it does not matter. They are like microscopes, and microscopes can sometimes be very useful. Scientists use them every day because they enable them to see tiny details that would otherwise go unnoticed. So, if you sincerely want to make progress, you must accept the idea that your enemies can often be more useful to you than your friends. It is they who oblige you to work on yourself, to mend your ways and find solutions to the problems they raise, and in this way, they force... 

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Scientists conduct experiments in their laboratories and this is well and good; but in doing so, they neglect the laboratories that nature has placed within them and in which they could obtain results just as prodigious as those they obtain on the physical plane. Why should all the splendour be outside humans instead of inside them? So many people will say, ‘Come and see my workshop, my garage, my factory’ and so on. But they would never say, ‘Come and see what I have inside of me’, because they know that you would only see their inner disorder and all their unbridled passions – and it is not a pretty sight! You would not admire it. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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