Month: May 2016

Nurturing the unborn child

Today I am posting a longer extract from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov on the psychic and spiritual work a woman can do during pregnancy. He uses the chemical process of gold- plating as  an analogy to describe how the quality of a pregnant women’s thoughts and feelings can influence the development of the child in her womb.  (SJJ) ‘Throughout the nine months of pregnancy a woman not only forms the physical body of her child but, without realizing it, she influences the seed provided by the father by giving it conditions that will either help or hinder the development of its various qualities and characteristics. You may wonder how she does this. Like the father before conception, she has to watch over her thoughts and feelings and the kind of life she leads. This is what I call spiritual gold-plating. Let me begin by describing the chemical process of galvanoplasty which is used in gold-plating and which, transposed onto the spiritual plane, can give results of tremendous importance: Two electrodes are introduced into a solution of metallic salts: gold, silver or …

Rise to attract radiant energies

From the earth to the stars, the whole universe obeys the law of hierarchy. This means that the coarsest and heaviest elements accumulate below, whereas the lightest and purest elements tend to rise. This is a physical law which is also found in the psychic realm. Disciples who understand this law strive to climb very high through meditation, contemplation and prayer in order to capture the subtlest particles of matter with which to build their spiritual bodies. And as these materials are linked to energies, to entities, the purer they are, the more vibrant and radiant the energies and entities attached to them. Thus, by replacing the old particles of their body with new ones, disciples also open the door of their soul to more visitors, who will bring them the most beautiful presents. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov  Daily Meditations

Overcoming jealousy and possessiveness

Most people have such a limited understanding of love that the moment they fall in love they forget the whole world- nothing else exists for them. They are not yet used to experiencing love in a greater way. They impoverish it, mutilate it. It is no longer divine love, the love that pours forth, shaking the thirst of all creatures. True love is a love that embraces all creatures without limiting itself, without putting down roots with just one. This why, from now on, men and women need broader concepts -so they can be less jealous and possessive. A husband should be glad to see his wife open her heart to the whole world, and the wife should also be happy that her husband has such a big heart. It will not stop them remaining faithful to one another. When two truly evolved beings marry, they have already allowed each other this mutual freedom beforehand. Each one is delighted to be able to love all beings in all purity. The wife understands her husband, the husband …

Meditation for Pentecost-the mystic bridegroom

‘Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour’, Jesus said at the end of the parable of the five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom. Here, ‘keep awake’ does not mean, ‘do not go to sleep’, but to stay vigilant, because we do not know when the beloved will come. This beloved, this mystic bridegroom, is the Holy Spirit, and by our prayers and our pure life, we must prepare the precious oil for it, this quintessence which is its only food. For the Holy Spirit is a flame, a flame needs to be nourished, and oil is its food. Whether we are male or female does not matter. The wise virgin of whom Jesus speaks is a symbol of the soul preparing itself to receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the bridegroom of light, and it will only come and visit us if we have enough oil to feed its flame. Now you can understand why it is said that on …

Self-mastery- harnessing our inner horses

A human being can be compared to a harnessing of three horses, which Russians call ‘troïka’. These three horses are symbolically our three bodies – physical, astral and mental – which we must guide all at the same time. They each have a different color: the physical horse is red, the astral horse – the heart – is green and the mental horse – the intellect – is yellow. In order for the three horses to be obedient and to walk in step together, we must hold the reins firmly, that is to say, establish a contact with them with a subtle and etheric link: the will-power. And we must also know the nature of each horse in order to control it. The physical horse needs frugality in food and drink, as well as exercise so as to develop its flexibility. The astral horse is tamed with purity, kindness and love. Lastly, the mental horse needs us to insist on attention, vigilance and lucidity. It is on these three conditions that our horses will not …

Liberation- how to transcend limitation

Whatever the external circumstances, in our inner world – the world of thought – we can always feel free. It is only when we want to manifest on the physical plane that we depend on the conditions around us and are limited. Even the most powerful being is limited in their action. We will never be able to achieve all the things we want, but we should not worry about this, because nothing prevents us from living a rich inner life, one that is beautiful, expansive and that benefits all creatures. Our thoughts and feelings reach out very far into space, and thanks to them we have the power to establish contact with the entire universe, while our actions affect only a few people. But if we learn to focus on our inner world, if we seek to strengthen our love and faith, over time we will have more and more influence on the outside world too. ………………………………………………………………………………………. You may have made mistakes and suffered a great deal. Forget your mistakes and your hardships, and …

Cosmic Waters

In Genesis it is said that on the second day, God separated the waters below from the waters above. These waters above, which initiatic science also calls ‘astral light’ or the ‘magic medium’, represent the primordial ocean in which all creatures are immersed and find their nourishment. The liquid environment in which a child is immersed when it is still in their mother’s womb is reminiscent of these primordial waters. We swim in cosmic immensity, exactly like fish in the sea. If we are not conscious of this, it is because our psychic pores are obstructed by impurities. Purification is therefore the first work to be undertaken in order to open these psychic pores, to free this network of etheric channels which supply our subtle bodies. It is then that we will be fulfilled and vivified by this spiritual water which totally envelops us. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov     The Daily Meditations Image- The Black Sea by Aivazovsky I have used this image of the Black Sea as the young brother Mikhael used to watch …