All posts tagged: the new year

Uniting heart, mind and will

People are capable of overcoming all their inner conflicts and divisions if they have a divine ideal and cling to it come what may. If they nourish and cherish a sublime ideal, it will incarnate and materialize within them and take possession of them until it fills their whole being and they become this ideal. People without an ideal fritter away their energies and waste their lives. If you are not getting the results you hoped for it is because you have not yet fully committed the three faculties of heart, mind and will; you have not yet yoked them together in harmony… Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov The New Year  Today I thought I would post some more from the brochure The New Year. In this extract the master talks about how we need to harness our faculties of heart, mind and willpower and get them to work together towards the fulfillment of all our goals, both material and spiritual – but especially our spiritual ideal. I have added a couple of photos of the master to this post because …

New Year’s Day Meditation

“Today is the beginning of a new year. And because the first twelve days of a year are related to all twelve months, do your best to live them as well as you can so as to give a solid foundation to the whole year. Tell yourself that there is not one of your thoughts, feelings or wishes that is without consequence. They are like seeds you sow in the soil of your soul, and these seeds will germinate. It is the earth’s vocation to help seeds to grow. Once they are sown, it feeds them, and water, air and sunlight also play a part in their development. So, take care: if you sow nettles and thistles in your inner soil, through either neglect or ill will, do not expect to see wheat grow. During this, the first day of the year, the seeds you sow can also be words, like ‘joy’, ‘light’, ‘peace’, ‘love’, ‘hope’… Ask yourself what these words really mean, and bury them in the depths of your soul. Watch over them, …

New Year's Day Meditation

“Today is the beginning of a new year. And because the first twelve days of a year are related to all twelve months, do your best to live them as well as you can so as to give a solid foundation to the whole year. Tell yourself that there is not one of your thoughts, feelings or wishes that is without consequence. They are like seeds you sow in the soil of your soul, and these seeds will germinate. It is the earth’s vocation to help seeds to grow. Once they are sown, it feeds them, and water, air and sunlight also play a part in their development. So, take care: if you sow nettles and thistles in your inner soil, through either neglect or ill will, do not expect to see wheat grow. During this, the first day of the year, the seeds you sow can also be words, like ‘joy’, ‘light’, ‘peace’, ‘love’, ‘hope’… Ask yourself what these words really mean, and bury them in the depths of your soul. Watch over them, …

The New Year

The Cabbalah teaches that each day is a living, sentient being which bears the record of all our physical and psychic acts. You might say that the 365 days of the year are like a magnetic tape on which each day, with all that it has brought of good and evil, happiness and unhappiness, is recorded. Each separate year of our lives is like a separate tape recording. The New Year is new and yet, at the same time, it is already old, aged by all that each one of us has already gone through in our lives. The new year is like the pure water of a mountain stream as it mingles with the stagnant waters of the lowlands; it is new and yet it is not altogether new because it is lived by human beings who are burdened by their past. This is why, although all is new, men and women never manage to live an entirely new life. The New Year is a spotless virgin, but who knows what shady resorts it will get …