Month: March 2015

Two ways of love

Someone will say, ‘I love’… Yes, they love, of course, but do they ask themselves about the nature of their love? Do they give a thought to the fact that there are two kinds of love: the self-serving kind and the disinterested kind? Disinterested love does not expect anything from others, it does not fret, it does not cling to them, and it does not trouble them. It is a gushing spring, which gives ceaselessly without being concerned about who will come to draw from it. It is pleased to share its water freely, whereas self-seeking love does the opposite, as it acts on others as a constraint, seeking only to take and bringing with it impatience, disappointment, anger, jealousy and anxiety. Disinterested love also avoids arguments, doubts and mistrust and establishes joy, beauty and hope. It is a new life working its way through, making people increasingly free, strong and happy. It is the path of resurrection. So now, ask yourself: which kind of love is yours? Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov      Daily Meditations

The Spring Equinox

You are waiting for me to speak to you…but Nature has already said it all!  Can you see that a tremendous event is taking place all around you? Yes, you can feel that a new wave from the Cosmic ocean is breaking and in a short while the whole earth will be newly arrayed with flowers, trees and birds. What splendid attire! It is the most extraordinary phenomenon of life, this regeneration and renewal… For initiates, this period of the Spring Equinox is most important. They use it as a time of purification, of regeneration. Yes. it is not enough to notice that the birds are singing, flowers are appearing above the ground and people are more cheerful than usual. There is important work to be done- the work of renewal. When you go to the sunrise in the morning, you should have nothing else in mind. Let other matters wait, put aside everything old and worn, and concentrate on the new life, enter into communication with the great current springing forth from the heart …

Love is patient …

Do not be concerned with other people’s weaknesses, and do not lecture them, but try to live with them in such a way that you are an example of impersonality, patience and love. You will emanate such power that, even without saying anything, you will influence those around you and bring them the greatest blessings. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Daily Meditations  15th March 2015

Finding inner peace

Peace, as most people understand it, is not true peace. Even when the problems and anxieties which trouble you vanish for a few minutes or a few hours, this is not true peace for it does not last. Once true peace dwells in you, nothing can ever dislodge it again. Yes, peace is not a question of feeling at ease, of being calm and carefree for a few minutes, it is something much more profound and much more precious. Peace is a result of perfect inner harmony… When all the instruments in an orchestra are perfectly tuned to the same pitch, when all the musicians have already practiced under their conductor and learned to know, love and obey him, then they can produce extraordinarily harmonious music. And in a human being, peace is this harmony, this perfect accord that reigns amongst all the various elements, forces, functions, thoughts, feelings and actions. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   The Egregor of the Dove: the Reign of Peace   So, peace is born of harmony, of an absolute accord …

Video: Om Mani Padme Hum

For anyone who, like myself, loves singing and chanting sacred songs and mantras, I’m sharing a beautiful version of the OM MANI PADME HUM from the Youtube channel of Patricia Sáez Campos. It’s accompanied by lively Tibetan music and images of joyful children. The simplicity and happiness on their faces fills me with happiness myself. Here is also a brief extract from the master about the Buddha of compassion who was said to have given the mantra to humanity: All Buddhas are greatly venerated in Tibet, but above all, Tibetans venerate Buddha Avalokiteshvar. According to legend, he is the son of Buddha Amithabha, and it is he who first pronounced the sacred syllables: OM MANI PADME HUM. Legend also recounts how one day, on looking at the world of human beings and seeing their suffering and infinite misery, he was filled with such compassion that his head exploded into pieces. His father, Buddha Amithabha, then gave him ten heads, to which he added his own, and at the same time, a thousand arms came out of …

Passing into the light

When my parents died I read the same passage at their memorial services- part of a lecture the master gave on death and the after life. Here is a short extract.  I hope it will be of comfort to anyone suffering from a bereavement. It explains how we can best help our loved ones who have died:    SJJ “Let the dead go their way in peace.Don’t cling to your dying relations and friends, don’t let your sorrow at their departure hold them down and, above all, don’t try to communicate with them by calling them back. This only troubles them and prevents them from breaking free. Pray for them, send them your love, think of them becoming freer and freer and rising higher and higher towards the light. If you really love them, be sure you will be with them again one day. That is the truth. How many times have I already told you this: where your heart is, there will you be one day.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov      Death and the …