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The bread and wine of the last supper

Christians know that the communion bread and wine represent the body and the blood of Christ, but few of them have looked into these symbols, which correspond to the two great cosmic principles – the masculine (bread) and the feminine (wine) – at work in all regions of the universe. Bread and wine are two solar symbols. We must look beyond the bread and wine of the Last Supper and see the sun’s two properties of light and warmth, which bring about life. The light of the sun is wisdom, and its warmth is love. That is what Jesus was implying when he said, ‘Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life.’ Therefore we must eat the body of Christ – wisdom – and drink his blood – love – in order to be transformed. It is so important to go deeper into the meaning of the images and rites presented to us by religions! The day Christians become accustomed to taking communion each morning with that great host, the rising …

Spirit in blossom

The descent of the spirit into a human being is comparable to the arrival of spring, which allows a tree to manifest all the riches it bears within it. Roots, a trunk, and branches are not sufficient: a tree is only truly a tree when – having been worked on by the universal spirit – it begins to produce leaves, flowers, and fruits. It is the same for human beings. We possess a stomach, lungs, and a brain, but is this sufficient to call ourselves fully developed beings? No, like the roots, trunk, and branches, of a tree, our organs are only a material support upon which the spirit must work in order to bear leaves, flowers, and fruits. Symbolically, the leaves represent the activity of the stomach, flowers that of the lungs, and fruits that of the brain. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Video- Love is a spring (video)  

Good Friday-sacrifice and the beauty of the new life

By accepting to die on the cross, Jesus made a sacrifice, and we must meditate on this in order to measure the grandeur of it, and to link ourselves to it through thought. But in the new life which the Christ is now proposing, it is not recommended that we dwell on the suffering of the cross, because the Christ also manifests through beauty, joy and light. In the new society, it is thoughts of the glory of Christ that must nourish our inner life. Heaven rejoices that we no longer kiss the ground and kneel beside graves, because there is a more glorious future in store for us. And if there are dead to be tended to, it is not those in the cemeteries, but those buried deep inside us: our old habits and our old misconceptions. These are the dead we must seek out and be done with! When we succeed in this, we too will enter into the glory of Christ. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Easter:mystery of death and rebirth Easter and the …

Easter and the living book of nature

Christmas and Easter – the birth of Jesus which is celebrated in the beginning of winter, and his resurrection which is celebrated in the spring – represent two pages in the great Book of Nature. This idea may offend many Christians, but instead of being offended, it would be better to reflect on it. Those who fixed the dates of these feast days long ago were beings who possessed great knowledge of the relationship between nature and the human soul. They had meditated profoundly on the life of Jesus and his teaching and had understood that in his identification with the cosmic principle of the Christ, an ideal encounter had taken place in him between the spiritual life and the life of nature, the universal life. In an effort to distinguish itself as clearly as possible from paganism, which was characterized by the worship of the forces of nature, Christianity severed its living ties with the universe. This is why even today the profound meaning of their religion eludes many Christians. Only a few initiates …