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Extracts from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov on the soul and the spirit
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Why does hatred exist?

Animosity and hatred arise between human beings because face-to-face with one another they are never conscious that they are in the presence of a spirit, a spark that is seeking to manifest itself and that, in order to help this spirit before them, it is worth their while to be kind, patient, understanding and generous. Given the way they are used to seeing each other and what they see in each other when they meet, it is inevitable that they end up wanting to kill each other. And even some who have, supposedly, placed the love of God and others as the foundation of their religion, do they not continue to live in hostility and confrontation? Yes. And why? Precisely because they never see beyond people’s lower nature. If they understood that there was a soul and spirit in them to which they could relate, they would feel obliged to behave differently. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov Daily Meditations The only way you can truly know reality is if you recognize the divinity in every single being, …

Count on the spirit within

As long as you trust in external conditions or material objects, you are headed for great disillusionment, because conditions change from one moment to another, and objects slip away from you. The only thing you can truly count on is the spirit within, which is pure activity and constant effort. Use all the external means, if you have them, and thank heaven for giving them to you, but do not count on them. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Happiness … fulfilling the needs of the soul

To be happy, it is not enough to have a family, friends, a job and leisure. The proof is the number of people there are you might consider privileged but who are not happy! Why? Because they do not know how to respond to their soul’s needs. The soul needs to live in immense, infinite, limitless space. And yet, humans continually constrict their soul, fetter it and stifle it; they want it to make do with trifles – a little material success, a little pleasure, a little gossip… Then, the soul suffers and complains to them: ‘I want to be free, and you, with your ordinary, petty occupations and worries, keep me in fetters. I am a daughter of God, space is my element, I need to expand into the vastness of heaven.’ So, for at least a few minutes, experience allowing your soul to soar up and expand in space. Allow it to escape, to the point where it merges with the whole universe. And then you will know the meaning of happiness. Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov    The Seeds of Happiness