Thought of the Day

Nowadays, human beings are mainly interested in cultivating their intellectual faculties, which is fine. Unfortunately, they do so at the expense of other means of exploration, and as a result, the subtle life of the universe, the soul and the spirit, eludes their investigations. As they descended into matter, they forgot their divine origins; they no longer remember how beautiful, powerful, luminous and noble they once were. They are interested only in the earth – plundering and destroying it to get rich. But a time is coming when, instead of always focusing their attention on the outer world, they will turn back to the path of inner exploration. They will lose none of the knowledge acquired over the centuries, but they will no longer concentrate exclusively on the outer aspects of... 

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Quote of the Day

The Cabbalah tells us that the face of the first man was that of the Creator himself. Later on, when the intellect awakened in man (a process symbolized by the serpent coiled around the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil), he left paradise. He descended into the denser regions of matter where he experienced cold, darkness, sickness and death, and his face changed. So, now that he is no longer the faithful image of God, he has lost his power; the spirits of nature no longer obey him and instead take pleasure in tormenting him. If man, one day, manages to recapture the face that was his at the beginning, all the spirits of the universe would submit to him once more. Until then, he will continue to resemble the prodigal son in the parable who, having left his father’s house to travel... 

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Word of the Day

If you work on the idea of loving, doing good, forgiving and creating harmony around you, the day will come when this idea becomes so powerful that it will permeate all your cells, and they will begin to vibrate in unison with it. You will then notice that you are always at peace, and even if disturbing events occur from time to time, they will create only a few ripples on the surface; deep down, you will always have this sense of peace. Have you ever seen wild animals at the circus? As long as their tamer is there, they behave; but as soon as the tamer leaves, they are ready to pounce on each other. Well, you should know that the same thing happens with your cells. As long as you keep an eye on them, they obey you, but the moment you turn your back or drop your guard, there is trouble. This... 

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Thought of the Day

People who have learned to use their five senses correctly – sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch – have a good knowledge of reality. But this knowledge can also be useful to them in their dealings with others, which is undoubtedly the area where most mistakes are generally made. For they can use their eyes to observe the nature of those they meet. Their ears can perceive and analyze the vibrations and intonations of voices, even on the telephone. Their sense of smell can alert them to the kind of people who live in a given place. Their sense of taste enables them to avoid dangerous encounters, and when they shake hands with someone, they are immediately informed of that person’s character and temperament, because a handshake expresses the whole being. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Thought of the Day

Feelings rather than thoughts drive human beings to act, because by nature, feelings always want to express themselves through actions. Take one of the most common examples in everyday life: a man may think of a woman, but as long as he has no feelings for her, he leaves her alone. But then he begins to feel something, and since feelings refuse to wait, off he races to meet this woman, buy her flowers and court her. It is difficult for thought to influence the physical body without using feelings as an intermediary. If your actions are inspired purely by reason, your motives may be perfectly clear, but your heart will not be in what you do. We can act without our feelings being involved, but we will not have much of an appetite for it, and sometimes, we may even forget why we are doing it. But... 

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Word of the Day

On the pretext that they love their children, some parents do not want to let them suffer or burn themselves a little in order to learn a lesson. At the slightest little thing, they rush to their rescue and shield their children from the consequences of their actions. Well, this is not love. The Lord does not behave in this way, and neither does nature. The love of parents for their children does not mean immediately sparing them every difficulty. When children get themselves into scrapes, they should be left to struggle for a while and try to work it out. Once they begin to understand why and how they got themselves into the predicament, and to regret what they did, then you can come to the rescue. The fact that they have suffered a little will make them decide to be more careful and... 

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Word of the Day

There is no science more exalted than the science of the divine Word, which treats the twenty-two elements, the twenty-two forces represented by the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Cabbalah tells us that it is with these that God created the world. To learn the science of the divine Word is to learn how to combine its twenty-two elements in the three worlds in such a way that they create harmony in our thoughts, feelings and actions. When there is disorder within us, it is because the ‘words’ are jumbled up or poorly combined. Very few human beings possess the science of the Word, that is, the science of the correspondences between the letters and the forces. Those who possess this science and who know how to arrange these letters are able to establish a true bond between... 

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Thought of the Day

Many people unwittingly carry out the plans of people they do not even know. You will say that you cannot see how this is possible, but it is very simple. Thoughts and feelings are active forces that can influence those whose psychic structure can pick up the waves that others send out. This explains how many weak people end up committing crimes; they are driven to it by the power of the negative thoughts and feelings others have projected. And since human justice is not clairvoyant, it does not punish those who cast these criminal thoughts and feelings into space; it punishes those who carry them out, even though they are not the real culprits. Of course, they are guilty of having let themselves go and becoming so weak that they can be used as instruments of evil currents, but other people... 

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Thought of the Day

Sometimes, a very lofty, very spiritual desire can trigger an immediate reaction of opposition from your lower nature. The higher and lower worlds are closely linked, and a magnificent aspiration on high can awaken opposing forces and desires in the roots of your being. Of course, if disciples are knowledgeable and enlightened, these schemes of their lower nature have less chance of being successful, for they know that while they are working, meditating and building, they must surround themselves with beings who keep watch over them and protect them. A highly evolved disciple takes the necessary precautions. Moreover, in the early forms of Freemasonry, which were based on true science, the mason at work was portrayed with a trowel in one hand, and a sword with which to defend himself in... 

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Thought of the Day

The intellect is a faculty that allows us to know the physical world and a little of the psychic world, but no more, and as such, it is very limited. The intellect alone cannot know the truth. To know the truth of a rose is not just a question of perceiving its shape, colour, and scent. The truth of a rose is its soul, its emanation, its existence, which the intellect cannot grasp. To know a rose, we must penetrate all the elements that make it a rose. The same is true of a human being; the truth about someone encompasses everything about them – their soul and spirit, their thoughts and feelings, their plans for the future and so on. As long as you do not know all these things, you do not know the truth about a person. You know a little bit about them, their appearance, but not... 

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Word of the Day

The Church comforts the poor, the weak and the sick by telling them that if they have faith in God, they will be seated at his right side in Paradise. Picture it: the Lord in his heaven surrounded by poor, miserable wretches in rags. Unfortunately for Christians, the Lord chooses to be surrounded by splendour, by only the most luminous, most powerful and purest creatures. So, instead of relying on being seated at the Lord’s right hand, you would be well advised to set to work to activate the spiritual powers within you, for it is they that will enable you to obtain what you desire. When you plant a seed, all the powers of heaven and earth combine to bring forth the flowers and fruits you hoped for. But however strong your faith, if you fail to sow any seed, nothing will grow. Omraam... 

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Quote of the Day

An unknown, insignificant member of society has no power to intervene in affairs of state. In order to be able to do so, you have to reach the centre (or the top, which is symbolically the same), where the king or the president is, and become their minister. Once you have reached the centre, the summit, then, yes, you will have every possibility, but as long as you remain on the fringes, nobody will listen to you. The same law exists on the spiritual plane. Until you manage to reach the centre – your spirit – you can acquire a few things, to be sure, but you are not really in charge. Whereas if you attain the centre, your spirit, you are the master because this centre affords you every power, everything depends on you. So, stop focusing on transitory, futile realizations... 

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Thought of the Day

All those who have truly embraced the philosophy of the Initiates have manifested themselves as well-balanced, peaceful and luminous beings, so why would we not turn back to this philosophy now? You will say, ‘But this is the philosophy we already live by!’ You may well believe this, but if you analyze yourselves, you will see that you are still captivated by all sorts of concerns that are far from spiritual. You appease your consciences by accepting a few bits of the Initiates’ teachings, but you mix them up with all kinds of trivialities, with whatever a certain politician, intellectual or artist said, wrote or did. I am not saying that you should take absolutely no interest in such matters, but there are things of much greater importance! Yes, it is far more important to take an... 

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Thought of the Day

The whole of a person’s destiny is determined by their attitude towards heaven. But, far from glorifying God and humbling themselves before his greatness, human beings show less and less respect, thereby obstructing his designs and disrupting the order of creation. Humans’ worst enemy is pride, this insolent, arrogant attitude that will lead to their ruin. If they wish to save themselves, they must learn to regard creation as sacred, to vibrate like an Aeolian harp in response to every breath, every current from heaven, to communicate with the universe, with the Universal Soul, with God himself. During this exchange with the higher world, energies work on their being and infuse their soul with elements of the utmost purity. All traces of darkness are absorbed, lost in Immensity. Omraam... 

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Word of the Day

Everything exists within a single cell. As in a seed, all that will one day appear and take shape is already there contained as potential. Our organs and our five senses all developed in this way, and still more will appear in the future. Given that the physical body is created in the image of the other subtler bodies, and that we have five senses on the physical plane, this means that we also have five senses both on the astral plane and on the mental plane. So, once human beings become fully developed, their ability to see, feel, hear, taste, act and move will be astounding. And that is what life is about. A living being, a living cell, or even a simple microorganism contains infinite possibilities, but it takes thousands of years for this potential to blossom. This is the mystery, the... 

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