Month: October 2015

Light connects us to God

“Some people say they are believers but also admit that, for them, God is an abstract notion. They don’t know how to make contact with him, and they obviously feel that they are lacking something. In reality, the most effective method for connecting to God is to concentrate on light. God is not light, he is much more than light, and we cannot know him or even imagine him. But why then does it say in Genesis that on the first day God created light? He wanted to make light the very substance of the universe. If light is the first divine emanation, it is because it contains all the qualities and virtues of God, and this is why it is only through light that we can come close to God. Here is an exercise to do. Every day, remember to concentrate on light, imagine that the entire universe is bathed in light, that you are resting in it, merging with it, imbued with all its virtues. Do this several times a day, and little …

Never get discouraged-the value of patience

“We can be sure that those people who never let things get them down, no matter what difficulties they have to overcome, will go a long way. You may say, ‘Never let things get them down? How is that possible?’ It is made possible by their willingness. Yes, willingness, for the will alone is not enough. When faced with difficulties, it is not enough to say, ‘I’ll hold on in there’, while gritting your teeth and clenching your fists, for you cannot be certain that you will be able to be stronger than the events you’re faced with, and you will wear yourself out. What I call willingness is a will supported by a mind that seeks to understand and learn from events, and by a heart that is always open to others. This willingness is also a form of patience. Nothing can discourage it. This is why patience is a quality that must accompany all other qualities: we should be wise and patient, generous and patient, strong and patient. Otherwise, all these qualities of wisdom, …

Attuned to heavenly harmony

“Listening to an orchestra play or a choir sing could be an encouragement for people to reflect on the harmony that should reign between them. Unfortunately, even after a magnificent concert during which they have all resonated as one, they won’t think to do anything that would allow them to continue to live in this harmony and beauty. Disharmony is the most widespread state in the world, so widespread that even religions and spiritual movements are still full of confrontation. Not only are they opposed to one another, but within each religion and spiritual movement there are the same misunderstandings and conflicts. And the Lord scratches his head while he watches this mess going on in his name. So, from now on, why not think of the Lord as a conductor, whose role it is to make harmony reign? He is the one who possesses the true tuning fork. When humans become capable of being in tune with one another, they will be like instruments playing a wonderful symphony.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov   Daily Meditations

Divinely inspired music- Ludwig van Beethoven

“I love Chopin a lot. Paganini also. And of course Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Berlioz.  The most important thing for me is to sense a language in the music. I love music which speaks, which expresses something. Listen to Chopin, how expressive his music is! There is language there, every notes speaks to us. And, of course, he is not the only one…. Nowadays you meet fewer and fewer truly inspired artists, these true artists who first seek to elevate themselves in order to contemplate the beauty of the world above so as to reproduce it in their art. In the past, artists did not start work until they felt they had come into communication with entities and currents of the celestial regions. And they passed on rules to each other, the art of composing music or poetry, of painting or sculpture. Beethoven, for instance,  was a being whose brain, or more exactly, whose nervous centres for music were so perfected, that he heard certain melodies from the invisible world, which he then transcribed. Of …

The tree of love- spiritual sexuality

“Love may be compared to a tree. In this tree, sexuality is represented by the roots, roots that are deeply buried in the human being: we cannot pull them up and we should not try to, because they are as indispensable to us as the roots are to a tree. The only way we should explore love is by seeking to go higher, further up into the trunk, the branches, the leaves, the flowers and the fruits. And the flowers and fruits of love are sacrifice. The most spiritual form of love receives its power from the sexual force, but we need to learn how to cultivate it, water it and protect it from insects and storms. Anyone who tastes the fruits of this tree of love will savour immortality and eternal life.” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Here is another inspiring extract concerning the circulation of love’s energy within us: “Love is not just the feeling humans have for one another. Love is an energy that comes from on high, an energy that has the same …