Thought of the Day

The sun’s rays are powerful forces and wherever they penetrate, they produce great transformations. Entities inhabit these rays and manifest themselves differently depending on their colour – red, blue, green, yellow, and so on. When these rays are projected onto living beings, they carry out a great deal of work on them. Initiates make use of light and colours to help human beings, and they also teach their disciples to work with light. There are seven colours, and to each of them corresponds a virtue. This is why you must understand that each fault you commit weakens the power within you that corresponds to one of these colours. From the beginning of time, the true initiates have worked with light, for light alone can give you true power, true knowledge. With the advent of... 

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Word of the Day

As soon as you realize that you have taken a wrong turn, that in succumbing to the lure of fleeting pleasures you have been serving negative forces, turn back, and quickly distance yourself from these dangerous regions where you lost your way. Understand that your entire future depends on the regions toward which you are heading. Religion teaches that God punishes us for our evil deeds and rewards us for our good ones. But this is simply a manner of presenting things. The truth is that God neither punishes nor rewards us. It is we ourselves, by our thoughts, feelings and actions, who choose to enter this or that region within us; and depending on our choice, either we have to suffer or else we benefit from those regions with splendid conditions. There is an enormous difference between... 

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It is fear that drives animals to become watchful, cunning and intelligent. But obviously, the form of intelligence that fear develops in creatures is a faculty very low down on the evolutionary ladder. Nature found this to be good for animals, but it is different where human beings are concerned; nature has planned another form of intelligence for them. If human beings become vigilant and intelligent out of fear – fear of losing their money, their home, their health, their job or their good name – they as yet possess only an animal form of intelligence. But since it is their mission to go further than animals, another emotion must arise in them to replace fear, and this emotion is love. Love drives out fear. When love motivates human beings, true intelligence, divine intelligence,... 

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When human beings neglect their ties to the divine world, they cut themselves off from their true roots and lose all sense of the meaning of life. The divine world is not like an external, foreign country that you can ignore with impunity. The divine world is your own inner earth, the world of your soul and spirit, and by cutting your ties with it, you deprive yourself of the resources you most need to live. When faced with life’s ordeals and problems, some people instinctively turn again to this higher reality. But this isn’t enough. It is in every moment of daily life that human beings must be conscious of this rich and powerful world within, where they can endlessly draw spiritual resources such as strength, courage, inspiration and so forth. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Quote of the Day

The goal of initiation is to release human beings from the limited sphere of their lower selves and to enable them to reach the limitless region of cosmic consciousness which dwells within them, but of which they have as yet no clear knowledge. There are thus two poles: yourself, here – the consciousness you have of yourself, in other words, your lower self – and your sublime Self, which also lives within you, which works and manifests itself without your being fully conscious of it. You can imagine this sublime Being who wants to know itself through the dense matter of your being. It already knows itself on high, to be sure, but it wants to know itself through you, through opaque matter. This effort you make to imagine your higher Self coming closer will one day result in... 

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Quote of the Day

The best way to link yourself with God during meditation is to work with light, for light is the expression of divine splendour. You must concentrate on light and work with it, steep yourself in it and delight in it. It is by way of light that we enter into relationship with God. Light is like an ocean of pulsating, vibrating life; you can dive into it to swim, purify yourself, drink, and nourish yourself. It is in light that you will find fulfilment. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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The water we know and use every day to wash ourselves is a materialization of the cosmic fluid that fills all of space. By means of thought, it is possible to establish a relationship with this fluid and to purify ourselves upon contact with it. The first step is to wash yourself with the awareness that through this physical water you are touching an element of a spiritual nature. Therefore, try to wash yourself using measured, harmonious gestures, so that your thought may free itself too and do its work. Concentrate on the water, on how cool, clear and pure it is, and you will soon feel that it is reaching unknown regions within you and producing transformations there. Not only will you feel lighter and purified, but your heart and intellect will also be nourished by new, subtler and... 

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It is good to find opportunities to exercise self-control, for example by learning to endure hunger, thirst, heat, cold or fatigue. This is not to say you should constantly live in a state of deprivation or become yogis. No, of course not. But look how people generally rush to find something to eat or drink the moment they are hungry or thirsty, and if they do not find it immediately, they complain, grumble and become angry. Observe yourselves and you will see that in all kinds of situations, you cannot bear being unable to satisfy your desires and even your petty whims at once. So how are you going to control your anger, your jealousy, your hatred or your sexual desires? You may well know that it is best to control yourself and you may have tried to do so, but if you haven’t learned... 

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Men and women blithely enter into relationships or marriage, imagining that everything is going to be easy, carefree and agreeable. Then, little by little, they feel themselves boxed in, and the arguments and bickering begin, until they realize that if they want their relationship to work, they will have to make an effort to think less about themselves and more about each other. What they mistook for a playground is in fact a school where the most important apprenticeship for every human being begins: expanding one’s consciousness. Do you wonder what this growth in consciousness involves? It means breaking out of one’s small, limited self in order to enter the immense community of beings. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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The reason why many people find it so difficult to practice spiritual exercises is that they do not know how to establish the right inner attitude. There they are, in a hurry, tense at the thought of the million and one other things they have to do, so they are unable to set all these concerns aside. In their unconscious, in their subconscious, there is something that hinders them and prevents them from getting results. Obviously, the hectic pace of life today and the many obligations it imposes are not conducive to spiritual activities, which require us to know how to free ourselves from our daily cares and adopt a different rhythm. But those who get into the habit of devoting half an hour or an hour to achieving certain conditions of inner peace, will not only find that they are able to... 

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During the waxing moon, the physical and psychic energies that nature has placed in you help you to manifest yourself as a conscious, active, and strong-willed being. Then, during the fourteen days of the waning moon, you will find that these energies tend to withdraw so as to nourish your roots, that is to say, the stomach and sexual organs. Your appetite and sensuality are heightened and you need more rest. Since these alternations exist, we should know how to make use of them. For example, it is better not to launch a new enterprise while the moon is on the wane, for it is more likely to fail or meet with major obstacles. On the other hand, if you want to rid yourself of a weakness, a vice, a sorrow, or a mental torment, you can take advantage of this period and say, ‘As the moon wanes... 

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Word of the Day

You still do not know what hope really is. Hope is a wisdom that knows how to use the past and the present in order to shape the future. Hope is the ability to live a magnificent reality that has not yet come about on the physical plane. Hope is a foretaste of perfection. Thanks to hope, you can eat and drink a happiness that you do not yet possess, but which is the true reality. For true reality is not on the physical plane, it is in the divine world. The true reality is that you are heirs to heaven and earth. Your inheritance is there, but as you are still too young, you cannot yet take possession of it; but your inheritance is waiting for you. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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Suppose that during a conversation with your boss or a colleague, you were not really paying attention and you let slip a few unfortunate words. Well that does it, the relationship is finished, you are fired, and then there are lawsuits, expenses and so forth. You say that you will make amends, but that is also a costly business. So, try to understand that it is always to your advantage to be watchful and sensible so as not to complicate things, at least within yourself to begin with. Outwardly, of course, there will always be disorder and conflict, we cannot change the world; but in all that we do ourselves, it is possible, if we are conscious and vigilant, to introduce harmony, peace and light. If you work patiently every day, things will eventually work out for you, even on the material... 

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Hearing and sight leave human beings free, whereas smell, taste and touch enslave them, for they require them to be in close contact with objects and other beings. The sad thing is that the higher senses – sight and hearing – often encourage people to use the lower senses; yes, the eyes and ears try their utmost to sign contracts with the nose, mouth and hands. A man who marvels at a woman’s beauty and the sound of her voice is not content to just look and listen, he will go to great lengths to get close enough to breathe in her perfume, caress her and embrace her. Disciples understand that they must break this contract, that they must stop trying to get physically close to people and things in order to smell, taste and touch them, but remain only in contact with their subtle... 

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No book can teach you more essential truths than the Gospels. You will say that you have read them and have not discovered much in them, which is why you are now turning towards oriental teachings. Well, this simply proves that you have not understood the immeasurable wisdom contained in these Gospels that were written for you. Yes, I know, people have had their fill of these texts they know so well, and they want a change of diet, but it is dangerous to go searching for it in teachings that are not destined for you, that are not designed for your structure or your mentality. The teaching that was designed for Westerners is that of Christ. You have not read it seriously or meditated on it. You are genuinely searching for something, I know, but to what end? Very often, people follow an... 

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