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Past Daily Meditations

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Promises, made to us - know ahead of time that they will not always be kept
"So many people are devastated because they feel they have been betrayed. They exclaim repeatedly, ‘But how is it possible? He promised me… She gave me her word…’ It is true, they were promised a great deal, that they would not be abandoned, that they would always be loved, helped and supported and they believed what they were told. But they should not have been so gullible! Most men and women, like children, make promises that they genuinely believe they can keep. When they give their word they are sincere and are convinced they will do what they say. But they do not know themselves, they do not know how weak, unstable and fickle they are and, when the time comes, they lose their nerve or forget. This is normal, and you must know in advance that this is always possible. If you never want to be disappointed, try to be sensible. Never ask human beings to do something that may be beyond their capacity because, even with the best intentions in the world, they may not be able to live up to your expectations."

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Divine glory - a light into which we can enter
"‘Praise be to God’... To understand what these words mean, it would be better for those who read or hear them to be less obsessed by human glories. So many naive and ignorant people think God is like one of many tyrannical and vain monarchs who expect people to worship their wealth, their qualities and their achievements and who are only satisfied if they appear greater than all those around them. God has no need for us to sing his praises, for nothing we might say of him could add anything to him. The entire universe and all the angelic hierarchies already sing his praise. Rather it is we who need to glorify him, so that we may enter into His light.

And to glorify God, it is not enough to repeat endlessly that he is great, powerful and wise either. It is through our efforts to purify our thoughts, our feelings, our desires and our actions that we glorify God. In doing so we will enter into the light of divine glory and, wherever a ray of this light falls, we too will be present."

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Freedom - begins with mastering oneself
"Human beings do not understand where their rejection of certain laws will lead because they have never studied the far-reaching consequences of a thought, a word or an action. If they had more discernment, they would sense that at the exact moment they reject these laws, they become weaker, because they open the door to dark powers which seize them and bind them hand and foot. It is a law: the less we control our thoughts, our desires, and our whims, the more enslaved we become.

You may say that you want to be free to satisfy your desires. Fine, but you must know that this is the direct path to slavery. You will be a slave to yourself, or rather to very primitive inner forces which will strike you down and take complete control over you. True freedom begins with mastery of oneself. When wise men advise human beings to learn to master their impulses, it is not for the pleasure of bullying them, but because they know that the absence of mastery opens the way to illness, imbalance, and death."

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Chaos to harmony, from - the law of creation
"From disorder to order, from chaos to harmony, such is the law of creation, and everywhere in the universe we can observe this law at work. Yes, we see it everywhere, except in what our contemporaries insist on calling art, which is more often, in fact, only a return to the formless. We look at a painting or a piece of sculpture without being able to distinguish what it represents. Inarticulate sounds pass for a song, cacophony and noise pass for music, words thrown together pass for poetry, and disorganised movements pass for dance...

The intelligence of living nature always works in the direction of differentiation and organisation: a single cell divides and multiplies, and a few months later a human being or an animal appears, extraordinary in form. Must we now take the opposite path and become unicellular, or chaotic? How is it that artists, who are by definition creators, have not understood the law their creations must obey?"

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kingdom of God - let us all stand together to claim it
"How have revolutions taken place in the past? Did all participants have to be politicians, lawyers, philosophers, scientists or generals? No, but all were present and united – scientists, the ignorant, the competent and incompetent, the weak and the strong – and together they emerged victorious! Every day we see this type of event reported in books, in newspapers, on the radio or on television, but we do not understand. You might say, ‘But what is there to understand?’ Many things, and in particular, that to obtain results, it is the numbers of people uniting together that counts. Whether the individuals in the crowd be drunkards or invalids is of secondary importance. The important thing is that, drunkards and invalids though they may be, they join with all the others in their claim for change.

And in order to claim the kingdom of God, what is important? Of course, everyone must make an effort to mature within, and to move forward on the path of good. But, above all, they must all stand together in order for their claim to be heard at last."

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Ideas and opinions - revise them and sort through them
"Review all that you have accepted up to now in the form of knowledge, ideas and opinions; study them and ask yourselves whether they are consistent with the initiatic philosophy you follow. If they do, emphasize them, reinforce them and reflect more deeply on them. But for notions that go against this philosophy, be aware that they will lead you astray and create problems for you. So reject them. This might seem difficult or impossible at first, but you will then feel so much freer and lighter, and you will see so much more clearly!

If, for the time being, you are still floundering in the dark, if you still feel hesitant, indecisive or constrained, it is because you are burdened with too many things which weigh you down and obscure your sight. It is time to sort through things. Go within and try to identify what you need throw away and what you must keep: you will feel lighter and become more clear-sighted."

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pleasure - does not constitute happiness
"Not only does pleasure not bring happiness, it is often the pursuit of pleasure that stops you from finding happiness. Pleasure is an enjoyable and fleeting sensation that leads human beings to believe that by making it last as long as possible, they will be happy. Well, no. Why? Because the experiences that quickly and easily give them an enjoyable sensation do not, for the most part, exist in the higher planes. They affect only the physical body, maybe the heart and barely the intellect. But we cannot be happy if we seek to satisfy solely the physical body, the heart or even the intellect, because such satisfaction is limited and short-lived.

Unlike pleasure, true happiness is not a sensation of the moment and it affects the entire being: soul and spirit. So, when you find someone or something appealing or pleasant, do not rush. Use these criteria and ask yourself whether it is really here that you will find happiness."

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Loneliness - how to overcome it
"The feeling of loneliness is one of the most terrible forms of suffering that human beings can experience. Each of us needs to find someone with whom we can share our thoughts, feelings, and aspirations, someone with whom we can exchange harmoniously every day. This ideal being is obviously very difficult to find, and many books have explained the pain, anguish and feeling of abandonment experienced by men and women when they are unable to find what some have called their soul mate!

But, in reality, the human soul can only be filled permanently and completely by God. If you wish to feel that you are not alone every day, that you are surrounded by beings who love and understand you, and that you yourself are filled with a great presence of joy and light, you must unite with God and his manifestations, which are wisdom, love and truth. For God himself is love, wisdom and truth. And for the person who places love in their heart, wisdom in their head, and truth in their will, solitude no longer exists. "

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Spiritual guide - danger of trying to be one if you have not received the qualification
"Some people take on the role of spiritual guide without realising that they lack the necessary faculties and qualities of wisdom, love, disinterestedness, discernment and patience. They don’t know how dangerous it is to shoulder this overwhelming task if they have not received heaven’s approval.

To take on the responsibility of being a spiritual guide, you must first receive the qualification. Yes, we too receive qualifications in the spiritual world. The luminous spirits who sent us to earth observe and assess us, and if they see someone who has successfully passed the exams which life has imposed on them, they give them a diploma, which in turn gives them the right to teach. And where is this diploma? It is certainly not a piece of paper that can be destroyed: it is like a seal printed on a person’s face and body, an integral part of the person themself, and it shows that they have been successful in working continuously on themself. Other human beings perhaps do not see it, but all the spirits of nature, all the spirits of light see it from afar, and they hasten to help them with their task."

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Difficulties - don’t run away from them, train yourself to endure them
"If you run away from certain work and effort that life imposes on you, you will never manage to make progress within. Some people can no longer stand their family or their work, and they leave. Others run away from their responsibilities. The fact is that running away is not recommended. Destiny puts you in certain situations for a reason.

You must strengthen yourself and face the difficulties and obstacles of your daily life. Consider sportsmen who train, climbers who test themselves against the mountain, and sailors who confront the ocean, braving bad weather and great dangers. Try to do as they do, not physically of course, because not everyone is prepared for such feats; but psychologically, train yourself to stand firm, to hold on. Of course, if a time comes when the situation becomes untenable, you must move on. But as soon as you can, come back and face things... until you become really steadfast and strong to complete your task."

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ignorance - is never an excuse
"How many people complain, ‘I seek the light. I pray every day, but God does not hear me. I have so many problems, I am unhappy and sick, and my life no longer has any meaning.’ Whose fault is that? If people are struggling with so many problems, it means they have attracted them. They might say, ‘Attracted? But how? This is not what I wanted, I did not know.’ But yes, when you asked, you forgot certain laws. ‘Ah but I did not know.’ Maybe, but whether they knew or not, they have transgressed laws and are now suffering the consequences. Ignorance is never an excuse. If you do not respect the rules of the road, the police arrive and fine you, and it is useless to say, ‘But, Officer, I did not know.’ He calmly continues to write the ticket and does not want to hear whether you knew or not because, as far as he is concerned, you should have known.

From now on, therefore, try to bring your behaviour into greater harmony with your spiritual aspirations. You will no longer have the excuse of not knowing, and if you are negligent, you will be doubly guilty and will suffer."

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Solar light - receive it and project it
"All creatures living on earth – stones, plants, animals and human beings – receive life from the sun and from its warmth and light. But with their level of consciousness being higher than that of stones, plants and animals, human beings can do more than simply receiving this life passively. If they learn how to look at the sun and how to work with it, they will understand the nature of this energy it radiates and how they can capture and transform this energy by developing their subtle centres.

Initiates have learned to work with the purest quintessence of solar energy. For them it represents a food that they absorb and assimilate in order to project it around them. This is why they can then enlighten, warm and vivify other creatures. The true power of an initiate comes from their ability to transform light."

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Spiritual Exercises - enable us to resonate with spirits of light
"Imagine you have two bottles filled with perfume: as receptacles they are separate, but the fragrances that escape from them rise up do not remain separate for very long and they mix.

What is the purpose of this imagery? Well, human beings can be compared to bottles of perfume, in that their bodies are separate but with their thoughts and feelings they are able to meet with other human beings and even with entities from the invisible world. Only, we do not meet with anyone we want; we can only reach the souls and spirits in the visible and invisible worlds that correspond to what we ourselves are, because it is just a phenomenon of resonance that is at work here. The purpose, therefore, of prayer, meditation and all spiritual exercises is that they help us elevate our inner self and as we do so, by the power of affinity, we meet with ever purer and ever more luminous spirits."

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

‘And this is life eternal, that they may know You, the only true God.’ - a commentary
"Jesus said in the Gospels, ‘And this is life eternal, that they may know You, the only true God.’ And how is it that we can ‘know’ God? By merging with him. But this fusion can take place only between objects or beings of the same nature, the same essence.

For example, take a small amount of mercury, scatter it into droplets, then bring these droplets together, and once again they form only one drop. Now suppose that before gathering the droplets together, you allow a little dust to fall on some of them: however you try to reunite them, you will not succeed. Well, this is what happens to those who want to fuse with God but have not first purified themselves. While they remain impure, sombre and mean-spirited, they cannot unite with the Creator, who is beauty, light and love. All their impurities form a barrier which prevents this union. In order to rid themselves of these impurities, they must learn to master themselves, to control their thoughts and desires, and only then can they attune themselves to divine vibrations and waves and taste eternal life."

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Women - how they can contribute to the regeneration of humankind
"Women have much to reproach men for, because men have for centuries used and abused their physical superiority and their authority to force women to be in their service. Men have shown themselves to be careless, egocentric, unjust, violent and cruel. And now the situation has changed and women are gaining their independence. They are waking up and rising up. But if they get up to take revenge, the results will be no better, not even for them. Women must now show themselves generous and forgive men. Since they are the mothers, since their nature leads them to be good, tolerant, compassionate and ready to give love and to sacrifice themselves, they must not look to make men pay for everything men subjected them to.

Women must rise above their personal interests in order to awaken to higher virtues in the light. It is therefore up to all women on earth to come together, to join forces to work together and build: work on the children they bring into the world and on the men, the fathers of their children. This is how they will play their part in the regeneration of humankind. "

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Knowledge, True - is an acquisition of the inner life
"A very modest, simple person with a basic education can, through their inner searching, come to know more about life than the greatest scholars. It is for this reason that scientists should demonstrate a little more humility and reserve. God has not given them exclusive rights to knowledge. They can control matter, but they cannot control life, because life is not discovered by looking through a few instruments, lenses or microscopes, it is discovered deep within oneself.

Even someone who conducts investigations on stars and other planets can be as ignorant inwardly as if they had never left their cave. It is a matter of consciousness. What is the use, then, of setting out to discover the universe if we remain inwardly as limited as someone who has never stepped outside their remote village? The astronaut in his shuttle travels throughout space, but the shepherd who looks after his flock in the mountains and contemplates the starry sky in the silence of night perhaps knows more of immensity than the astronaut. "

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Prayer - is not about addressing grievances to God
"For many believers, prayer is a matter of expressing their grievances to God. However, they should instead realize that the Creator has given them all the means, both physical and spiritual, to look after their needs and even those of others, and prayer should simply serve to help them rise within themselves to discover those means. One might say that God already did his part for us long ago. It is not for him to give humans what they lack, but for humans to search for it. What is the point of people praying to ask him for health or the affection of others if they continue to live in a way that makes them ill or disagreeable? And what good is it to pray for peace if, wherever they go, they continue to carry a veritable battlefield within them?

Prayer is, undoubtedly, an expression of faith, but faith must be understood as the force that incites human beings to surpass themselves, to transcend themselves. There are two kinds of faith: one is inspired by effort and activity, and the other is inspired by laziness, and this faith, which should rather be called naivety, is useless, and even harmful."

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Love - the intellect should have just as much to say as the heart
"People often use the pretext of love to justify their behaviour to those they love. Once they say they ‘love’ someone, that is it; it never occurs to them to examine the nature of this love and their way of showing it. From the moment the feeling of love has befallen them, they have to succumb to it. Even reason is forsaken and the intellect is silenced. The intellect has no say in the matter once the heart has launched itself into love. If intellect tries to have its say, the heart replies, ‘Be quiet. I’m talking, love is talking, and what do you have to add to that?’

The more a person has progressed on the path of evolution, the less they succumb to the demands of their feelings; they analyse whether they are disinterested, pure and useful, not only for others but also for themselves. But such people are rare. This is why there are so many novels, plays and films telling the comical and all-too-often disastrous stories of people who are in love. If human beings were able to make feeling and thought work together, love would manifest itself in far more beautiful forms and colours. "

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Identifying - being able to merge with all that exists
"Probably at least once in your life, you have had the sudden sensation of identifying with a man or a woman you are looking at or listening to, or with something you are contemplating in nature: a river, a waterfall, a spring, a star, the blue sky, the sun...

If we have this ability to identify with other beings, then in reality we are far more than we appear to be. As individuals we are X, Y, or Z, with a particular physical appearance, an identity, a name and so on. But in our soul and spirit we are the whole universe, we are everyone and everything. Literature holds many examples of this kind of experience, but many people consider it madness, or at best, poetic imagination. According to those who are supposedly ‘normal’, someone who claims to exist in the trees, the lakes, the mountains, the stars and the sun, or to have experienced himself as the deity, is obviously a poet or a madman. And yet, this poet or this madman describes the reality of every human being."

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Centres, subtle - enable us to orientate ourselves in the spiritual world
"Spiritual life should not be embarked upon rashly, because you can get lost in it just as much as you can get lost at sea without a compass. Although in spiritual life too you can have a compass. There are also other ways of finding your way even if you cannot see where you are going. What do the occupants of a submarine do to navigate in the depths of the ocean? Nothing, but the submarine is equipped with devices giving out readings that the captain can interpret and so avoid incidents.

Well, human beings are like submarines insofar as, inwardly, they carry devices that allow them to find their way in the invisible world. These devices are their body and their subtle centres: energy centres like the aura, the solar plexus, the hara and the chakras. For the moment, however, these devices are covered in rust because they have not been used for incarnations, or they are broken because of the disordered life these human beings have led. So it is now up to them to put them back in working order through exercises and, no matter what happens, they will know clearly which direction they should head in."

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Initiatic school - is beneficial only to the development of our divine nature
"The work you do once you are engaged in the spiritual life is very different from everything you are used to. It is not a matter of doing manual work somewhere or being busy in an office, but of developing the divine nature given to us by our heavenly Father and which is stifled and buried in everyday life by all sorts of activities and preoccupations which are not really divine.

It is a waste of time to go to an initiatic school with the idea of carrying out the same activities there as you do in the world: you will feel alone and even rejected, not so much by the people you will meet there, but by the very atmosphere of the school – you will have the feeling you’re in a foreign land. But if you wish to find the right conditions to restore order and harmony within yourselves, to allow your divine nature to blossom, and to undertake great work for the good of the whole world, you must turn to an initiatic school where you will always accepted and welcomed!"

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Falling in love - learning to expand your consciousness
"Most men and women are so careless when they enter a relationship or marriage! They imagine that everything will be easy, light and pleasant, since their partner is there, of course, merely to satisfy their desires and for them to live happy moments. But gradually they begin to feel that it’s not that easy and then come the arguments and confrontations, until they understand that, in order to restore the situation, they must each strive to forget themselves a little and think of the other. What they mistook for a romantic adventure or a fairy tale, is in fact a school where they begin what for every human being is the most important apprenticeship: the expansion of consciousness.

Perhaps you are wondering what this expansion of consciousness entails. It means leaving one’s small, egocentrical self in order to enter the vast community of humanity; and for many, this apprenticeship inevitably begins with the experience called ‘falling in love’. "

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Solutions, real - are only found on high, in the domain of the spirit
"Why is the brain situated at the top of the body? If you understood the reason, you would not remain down below in your heart and your emotions, suffering in self-pity, when you experience disappointment and unhappiness. You would immediately force yourself to rise higher, to the level of true thought, of reason and intelligence.

When you are suffering and distressed, say to yourself, ‘You are right, I understand, and I am going to get the handkerchiefs ready to wipe away your tears. But wait a bit, I need to do a little thinking first.’ And in reflecting, you find the solution much more rapidly than if you had continued to stumble around in that part of you that is so sensitive: the astral body. Otherwise, what happens? You complain, you cry for hours, stopping only because you are worn out. And the next day you begin again. But your tears and lamentations solve nothing. So, instead of remaining below in your feelings, why not force yourself to move out right away and take up residence on high, in the spiritual realm which is pure reason and where the spirit reigns?"

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lineage, our divine - an exercise to recognise it
"Your salvation lies in your ability to recognise your divine lineage, to become conscious that God is within you, that he lives in you and that you can therefore identify with him. But of course this exercise requires that you take certain precautions. First of all, your consciousness that the divinity dwells within you must be accompanied by the same consciousness that the divinity lives in all human beings as well. In this way, you will remain humble, simple, amiable, and open to others.

What is more, in doing this exercise of identification, do not begin to think that you are equal to God, as did Lucifer and the rebel angels, according to the tradition. Instead, make efforts to sense that it is not you who exist, but that God alone exists, and that he exists within you only in so far as your ceaseless efforts enable him to manifest through your thoughts, your feelings, and your acts. "

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Angel of air - a prayer
"When you go walking in nature, whether it is in the countryside, in the forest, in the mountains or at the sea-side, be aware of the space surrounding you and from time to time, stop and breathe in deeply in order to contact the Angel of air.

The Angel of air is a living and intelligent entity, and you can therefore ask, ‘O beloved Angel of air, you who are a servant of God who is great and almighty, blow through me and clear out the impurities from my lungs, heart and brain, and bring me harmony so that I can become a servant like you.’ And because the Angel of air is present everywhere and directs all the currents circulating throughout the universe and slips into every crack, he hears you. He then gives the spirits accompanying him the order to bring you some breaths of this very subtle fluid we call ether, and you feel as if your entire being is expanding and rising into space."

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Correct attitude, the - to find God
"It is essential to have the correct attitude toward all that exists and, above all, toward the First Cause, the Creator. When you have a positive attitude toward the Creator, wherever you go, all of creation, all creatures from the angels to the birds, the trees and the mountains, will look at you and smile. New forces and new joys will come to visit you, and you will go forward with confidence that life is beautiful and has meaning.

Heavenly beings will never bow before your power, your wealth, your knowledge or your prestige; they will only open themselves up to you if they feel you have the right attitude, for only your attitude reveals whether you have understood what is essential. Never forget this truth: everything that happens in your life from then on will provide opportunities for you to verify it."

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Language of initiates - is identical to that of nature
"An initiate does not speak only with words; his language can be compared to that of nature. What does nature do? It sends us messages all the time. It does not use words, and yet it speaks to us: the sun, stars, forests, lakes, oceans, and mountains speak to us by constantly communicating something of their life and their secrets. These communications are recorded within us, but we are not conscious of them. Yet, it is thanks to them that little by little our sensitivity is enriched and our understanding enhanced. We do not know how this understanding comes about, but it does.

An initiate’s language is identical to that of nature. Thanks to the power of his spirit, he emits particles, he projects rays, and, consciously or unconsciously, those who receive them are enlightened and enriched."

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Conflicts with others - resolve them by provoking their positive side
"How do most countries believe they can solve problems with their neighbours and ensure their safety? By perfecting weapons which are more and more deadly... Until one day they will end up destroying the whole earth. Because, with this approach, as time passes, things become more complicated. Until human beings choose to solve their problems with spiritual force, with the power of divine love, nothing will ever be resolved.

Therefore, whatever your situation and station in life may be, from this day forward you at least must try to resolve any problems with your parents, your friends or your enemies by expressing love and kindness. By doing so, you will activate a law which will require them sooner or later to respond in the same way. Yes, this is the power of provocation. Until you understand how to resolve problems, you will provoke the negative side in others, which in turn will wait until you drop your guard and then come back to attack you. Study history and you will see that this has always been the case. From now on, learn to provoke the good in all those you meet."

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Achievements, of spirit - only they can truly transform life
"In the physical realm, human beings have made gigantic achievements: we cannot help but see how scientific and technical progress has transformed life. But this is not enough, and humanity is now called upon to realize achievements that are still more important, more vital for them, by means of the faculties of the spirit. Through meditation and prayer, they must learn to make a relationship with the world of the spirit, so that light, love, and power of the spirit descend upon the earth, within them, and upon those beings around them.

Scientific and technical progress has limits, and even presents dangers. If all these discoveries are not made to serve a higher vision of things, humanity will be overwhelmed, overtaken and crushed by them. Scientific and technical achievements are not sufficient to transform life. It is by means of the spirit that life will be truly transformed, because peace, freedom, and brotherhood are accomplishments of the spirit."

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Flowers - an image of human beings of which we should only smell the scent
"Learn to nourish yourself with the scent of flowers without picking them, for the flower you pick is already dead. God had put this flower in his garden where it was radiant and free. But, you wanted to put it in a vase in your home or in your buttonhole so that everyone could see the flower belonged to you. Why? Are you not content with being able to smell its perfume?

Of course, the flowers I am talking about are purely symbolic. Flowers represent human beings, men and women, and the scent is their emanations, their light, warmth and poetic nature that radiates from them. No-one will criticize you for wanting to enjoy this scent; it is there for everyone to smell and in particular for those who are able to appreciate it. If, however, you picked the flower to take it away with you, you would be responsible for making the flower wilt and dry out. It was planted in God’s soil; why should you uproot it?"

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Light - alone gives real power and knowledge
"The sun’s rays are forces which influence everything they penetrate, because they are inhabited by living entities. Their different manifestations correspond to different colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, of which white light is the synthesis. When these rays are projected onto living beings, they work on them.

Initiates use light and colours to help human beings and they teach their disciples to work on themselves with light and colour. Each colour corresponds to a virtue, and this explains why each mistake you make reduces the force within you that corresponds to one of these colours. Since time immemorial the initiates have worked with light, for it is light alone that bestows true power and real knowledge. With the laser, official science is gradually discovering the extraordinary power of light, but the powers of spiritual light are far greater still."

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Punishments, heavenly - wrong beliefs
"Why continue to uphold the belief that God punishes humans for their errors? Whatever their mistakes may be, human beings are neither forsaken nor punished by God. It is they who, through their errors, turn away from him, and in doing so they encounter nothing but cold, darkness and limitations of every kind; it is they themselves who have put themselves into this sad predicament.

People reason as if their actions were exterior to themselves and could be detached from them. No, these actions, whether good or evil, and even if the effects are felt externally to them, leave traces mainly within them, and these traces are indelible. So, if they wish to feel divine benevolence and love once more, there is only one solution: they must become conscious of their mistakes and strive to correct them."

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sexual energy - why make the effort to bring it under control
"Until men and women rediscover the meaning of the sublimation of sexual energy, they will be disappointed with their love experiences. When they feel desire, a mutual attraction, why do they immediately want to satisfy it? Why do they not try to acquire the control that could make them beings that are luminous and powerful? Of course it is difficult, but if they start to get into the habit of mastering themselves, they will gradually be able to use this urge to release within themselves forces of a subtler nature that will open their heart and make their thoughts more penetrating; they will discover such wealth in themselves and in all other beings that they could never have imagined until then.

For a certain time at least, when men and women meet, they should be content to marvel at each other while giving thanks to the divine Mother and heavenly Father for the energy given to them. They will thus experience states of consciousness of great poetry and elevation, and life will seem much more beautiful."

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Silence - enables us to fuse with the light
"True silence can be defined as the highest region of our soul. The moment we reach this region, we enter into cosmic light.

Light is the quintessence of the universe. It passes through and permeates everything we see around us – people, nature, objects and even what we cannot see. The silence we strive to create within us during concentration, meditation and prayer has only one goal: fusion with this primal light which is vibrant and powerful, and which penetrates all of creation."

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Emanations, human - are used by heavenly entities
"All those who have understood what spiritual life truly is become like gardens and orchards where all sorts of fruit ripen. The divine gardeners, the celestial entities come to visit and exclaim, ‘Oh! This cantaloupe, this watermelon, this peach... what magnificent fruits! Quick, let’s taste them!’ Yes, when they see a being that has finally awakened to the spiritual life, they care for them and delight in everything that emanates from their heart and soul. Every woman, every man can be visited by these heavenly gardeners.

Someone might say, ‘But I have nothing to give, I am not an orchard, so why would they come and seek something from me?’ In reality, there is always some useful element to be extracted... even from poisonous plants, if only to make medicines. This is why, even if they do not suspect it, human beings are always visited by creatures from other worlds. And if they persist in producing poison, certain entities will approach to gather substances which they will perhaps turn into vaccines!"

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Divine justice - its manifestations
"It is possible to escape human justice, but it is impossible to escape divine justice. Why? Because these two forms of justice are not of the same nature. Divine justice cannot touch human beings externally, but it touches them inwardly. There are criminals who have always managed to escape human justice, but inwardly they are being destroyed: their health, their psychic state, everything is falling apart. On the face of things certain elements are still holding up, but gradually they will disintegrate, because it is the inner realm that nourishes them and that sustains the edifice; and if the inner realm collapses, then the outer realms will also soon fall. This is how divine justice makes itself known. And even if its sanctions are not immediately visible, they are instantaneous: the moment a human being makes a transgression, something in them darkens, something starts to disintegrate. Even if it takes years for this disintegration to appear externally, it has already started inwardly."

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Human marriage - reproduces a cosmic phenomenon
"Marriage is not a human institution, or more precisely, it is human institution that reproduces a cosmic phenomenon: that of a marriage first celebrated on high between the heavenly Father and his wife, the divine Mother. And because human beings have been created in the image of God, they repeat this cosmic event in an instinctive but also unfortunately in an unconscious manner.

Christianity is still a long way from understanding this truth. For Christians, God is uniquely a masculine principle. Well, no, they are mistaken. If man seeks woman to unite with her and create, it is because they reproduce a model: God also has a wife with whom he unites in order to create. His wife is the divine Mother, Nature, Cosmic Matter. The law is absolute: everything which is below is like that which is above. Therefore, everything which takes place below is in the image of that which takes place on high. And God’s wife is a magnificent reality that exists as a principle."

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Division - its dangers
"You have all heard of ‘double agents’, men and women who serve their own country and the enemies of their country at the same time. They think they will always have a safe haven, whatever happens. And in so many businesses as well, we see people serving both the interests of their employer and those of their competitors! Such double-dealing is very detrimental both for the countries and the companies, but also for the individuals themselves who, in the end, risk rejection by both sides.

This attitude is also widespread in the spiritual life. How many people unconsciously serve both God, and what in the Gospel Jesus calls Mammon (wealth) at the same time; that is to say, both the powers of heaven, the spirit, and those of the earth and physical matter? Each one of us must become conscious of this, because such duplicity is very dangerous and is a threat of spiritual death. That is why Jesus said, ‘You cannot serve God and wealth’."

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hardships - accept them but do not look for them
"Just because you eventually admit that hardships are useful does not mean you must go looking for them. In any case, you can be sure that they will come looking for you, because no-one on earth is sheltered from hardships. Above all, do not try to imitate those who are prepared to accomplish heroic acts despite the dangers, but who cannot tolerate the slightest inconveniencies in their daily life that they consider to be beneath them: they only make life unbearable for those around them.

Not everyone is destined to be a hero. On the other hand, everyone must strive humbly to accept and surmount the difficulties which face them every day. This is the only way to avoid even greater suffering. When we fail to make these efforts, the slightest hardships become truly insurmountable."

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Prana - we can harness it through breathing
"We should ideally do our morning gymnastic and breathing exercises every day in nature so as to benefit from the purest air possible, since it’s from the air that we can harness this precious quintessence the Indian yogis called prana. Prana is life energy that exists everywhere, in the earth, in water, air and fire, but it is mainly carried by the sun’s rays, and is most abundant in the early morning. Each particle of this prana is like a drop of crystalline water, a tiny, suspended sphere of light filled with a spiritual essence. And we can capture some of these drops of light through our breathing.

By consciously passing the air through our nostrils, we set our subtle centres in motion and they work to extract the quintessence from the air. Once it has been captured, this quintessence circulates; it is like fire running through the network of nerves on either side of our spine. Just as blood circulates though veins, arteries and capillaries, prana circulates throughout our nervous system. Not only does our physical health depend on our nervous system, but so do the development of our spiritual faculties and the awakening of our chakras."

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Laws - rule the psychic world as they rule the physical world
"In whatever domain it may be, all scientific progress has taken place only because human beings have discovered that the physical world obeys certain laws. But people want to think of the psychic or moral world as a realm of the greatest chaos and anarchy where there are no laws to be understood or rules to be respected! Well, this is not possible. And if by their rash or unconscious behaviour human beings upset the extraordinary mechanism of their psychic organism, they do irreparable damage.

Nothing is stable or reliable when we fail to respect these laws, because they constitute the framework of the universe – the psychic as well as the physical universe. Failure to recognise these laws is the greatest mistake. We behave as if they were a human invention, as if they rested on arbitrary and questionable foundations and can be transgressed without serious consequence. Not at all! Nothing and no one will be able to help those who transgress the laws of the psychic and spiritual worlds."

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Harmony - its effects on health
"Why is it so important to live in harmony? Because it is a state which activates a series of physical and chemical reactions in the body, as a result of which all our physiological processes function more effectively. To live in harmony means that one has decided to experiment with the power of the spirit, of the soul, of thought, and of feeling, on the physical body.

How many people ruin their health because they endlessly nourish chaotic thoughts and emotions! They have not understood that these are malevolent forces which are destroying them, and they continue to seek the cause of their sickness elsewhere. When will they understand that it is often their thoughts and feelings that are making them ill? When they stop feeding them and try to introduce harmony within, by breathing it in and immersing themselves in it, they will immediately feel better."

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Truth - we find it as we perfect ourselves
"Truth will never present itself as something so obvious that it imposes itself on us; neither is it something we can impose on others. It is we who, through an ordered and sensible psychic life, are capable of coming closer to the truth. Perhaps we will never attain it, but in seeking to perfect ourselves each day, we come closer to it.

So when certain believers glory in belonging to the one true religion, this does not mean that they themselves live the truth. A certificate of baptism does not guarantee possession of the truth. It is the efforts they make every day to wrest themselves from their weaknesses that is most important: this is the only sign that they belong to the true religion."

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Sun - as we open ourselves to it, so we must open to God
"What is more visible and more radiant than the sun? But if you remain barricaded behind closed shutters, you will not even know that it exists. If you want to see it, you must at least open a window. The sun is not going to impose itself on you by penetrating your walls and shutters. In the same way, you must at least open a small skylight within you in order to discover the presence of God. Yes, it is you who must do something, not God.

God is there in his radiance, and this should be enough for you. It is up to you to do what is necessary to feel his presence. Those who have evolved to a higher degree of consciousness never cease to have revelations on the meaning and beauty of the world, so how could they help but feel this divine presence? This is what God is, and we gradually discover him as we come to know the richness and meaning of life."

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hope - is maintained through faith and love
"It is often said that hope keeps us alive. When human beings are dissatisfied with their lot or disappointed by events, they tend to project their hopes into the future, ‘Soon... in a few days... in a few months... things will get better.’ There is no doubt that hope is the very last thing to be abandoned, but while we hang on, waiting for things to get better, we need to count on something reliable. In order to hang on, we need to have faith. And faith relies on the conviction that the universe is governed by laws, and in particular the law according to which all seeds eventually bear fruit: if we have sown good seeds, we will one day harvest magnificent fruit. But we must also cultivate life within us and be energized by our love. For otherwise, hope will simply be a means to escape when faced with reality, and will also, one day, abandon us.

If we do not want to lose hope, we must keep faith and love forever alive within us and call on them for help whenever difficulties arise. This will enable us to keep hope to the very end."

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Music - how to use it in your spiritual work
"When you listen to music, think of using it in your spiritual work. Music creates an atmosphere. It can also be compared to the wind filling the sails of a ship and pushing it towards new horizons: to the realization of your ideal and your highest aspirations.

Observe yourself when you listen to music: you feel uplifted and inclined to let your mind drift. Instead, try to focus your thoughts, on what you most ardently want to achieve. If you have a meeting with someone or have some work to complete, well, you can consciously prepare yourself for this meeting or this work by listening to music. If you seek wisdom, love and beauty, imagine that music lifts you up to the spiritual regions where you will find these qualities in abundance. Sound is a force that propels you, but it’s up to you to choose the direction in which you wish to be taken."

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Thought - can strengthen the effect of medication
"It is necessary to treat physical illnesses with physical remedies, but that is not sufficient. Illness is often caused indirectly by some mistakes we have made in not knowing how to control thoughts, feelings or desires. As a result, if we do not seek to remedy these aspects, we cannot be healed permanently. The solution is to use all the resources medicine has to offer and at the same time address the emotional and mental aspects of the problem in order to eliminate the causes.

Therefore, take the medicine and undergo the treatment if necessary. But you must also accompany the treatment with work on the psyche, because with time thoughts and feelings eventually affect matter and take part in its transformation. This is true medicine. Taking medicines will always be more effective if supported by the power of your thought and the strength of your love."

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hardships - learning to overcome them
"We are at times struck by the faces of those who have had to confront the intrigues, attacks and betrayals of those around them and have successfully overcome their hardships: their eyes and their expressions manifest the wealth of their inner life. They have lost almost nothing; or, to use an image from the world of banking, they have lost only the interest for now, but their capital remains intact.

Observe and compare those who give in completely to their disappointments and discouragement with those who succeed in overcoming them. What a difference! Those who surrender to discouragement and bitterness have lost their true wealth, whereas the others win it back a hundredfold, a thousandfold: they are vivacious and enthusiastic, and they are always ready to get back to work. "

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Circle, the - centre and periphery, spirit and matter
"The circle with the point in the centre is a structure which is found everywhere in the universe. It is that of the solar system, with the sun in its centre. And, at the other end of the scale, it is also that of the cell, which is composed of a nucleus, a substance called cytoplasm, and surrounding it, a skin or membrane. An analogous structure is also found in the egg (made up of the yolk, the white, and the shell) and also in most fruits (with the stone or the seeds, the flesh and the skin). All living organisms are made up of a centre, then a space in which life circulates, and finally a ‘skin’ which serves as a barrier, a boundary. The space surrounding the point represents matter. Matter is indisscociable from the notion of space, whereas spirit is like a single point. And spirit’s power lies in the fact that, although it is an imperceptible entity, it is active everywhere at the same time."

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Food - talks to us when we are silent
"Just as animals have to eat to survive, human beings must eat too, but they should not content themselves with eating like an animal, in other words without consciousness. Why? Because food is not a dead substance, it has a voice, it speaks to us, it passes on its secrets to us. To receive these secrets we must learn to eat in silence and to concentrate on each mouthful of food we are eating.

Food is condensed sunlight and also condensed sounds because light is not separate from sound. To people who are attentive, who have practised hearing it, light speaks, it sings, it is music, it is the divine Word. In today’s noisy world we cannot hear anything, and that is a great shame. To understand the language of food, we must begin by restoring silence, not only around us, but also within us."

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Suffering - accepted with love produces a perfume
"Suffering gives human beings an opportunity to enter into themselves to think, meditate and attract superior beings who will guide and help them. There is no greater science than to know how to suffer. Someone who knows how to suffer gives off the perfume of flowers. Distilling and exhaling perfume is the science of flowers. Because they have learned to withstand bad weather and survive in spite of all the dangers that threaten them, flowers give off an exquisite scent, and we love them for it.

But what fragrance is given off by those who scream and protest at the slightest pain or annoyance? Only one who has learned to accept their suffering distils this perfume. An initiate suffers when they have taken the burdens and sins of human beings upon themself, as Jesus did. This suffering that has been consented to with love, produces the most exquisite scent; and angels come to delight in its presence, just as we too rejoice over a blossoming tree in a garden."

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The occult - its dangers for those who break the laws of cosmic harmony
"It is not enough to know the methods that enable you to become a clairvoyant, a magus, an alchemist and so on. You must first of all ask yourself what goal you are working towards and understand that there are laws to be respected. Those who practise occult methods for their personal benefit violate the laws of cosmic harmony, and in the end the cosmos itself vetoes their plans, and they fail miserably.

Many occultists or so-called spiritualists have ended in disaster, because they worked to accomplish certain things without first finding out whether they were acting in harmony with the plans of Cosmic Intelligence. Books on occult sciences suggest a great many techniques and rituals, but apart from the fact that many of these practices are risky, not one of them is as valuable as harmonising ourselves with the cosmic order. And this is not all: even the most inoffensive practices become dangerous and backfire in the hands of those who do not work to preserve this harmony, and who allow their anarchic tendencies to get the upper hand."

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Love - a state of consciousness
"In order to know love, to feel love, to live love and to give love, we must work toward the harmonious development of our intellect, our heart and our will.

True love is not just a state of feeling, true love is a state of consciousness, the highest that a human being can attain. It is divine consciousness in all its fullness, and it is not given to everyone to experience it, in fact it is quite rare. Those who are touched by this love, even for an instant, feel as if they have been struck by lightning. Suddenly they receive something so sublime that they almost cannot bear it, but it is this love which enlightens them – which vivifies and reawakens them. Even if we liken it again to a flash of lightning, this consciousness bears no relation to what we generally call love, which is most often just a jumble of confused emotions. True love involves our entire being."

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Divine Heritage - only this can fulfil us
"In whatever state you find yourself, even the most dire, be courageous, because a great inheritance, a divine legacy awaits you. If until now you have not yet taken possession of it, it is because you are still a minor. It is not possible to know exactly when, but it is certain that you will receive your inheritance when you reach adulthood. It may be in twenty or thirty year’s time, or perhaps in another incarnation. You might say, ‘But how will they find me? I will be living in a different country, and will have a different nationality.’ You can change anything you want: the celestial entities will always find you.

Therefore, every day, think about this divine heritage, and this thought alone will act most favourably on you.

Nothing promised to human beings will ever satisfy the immensity of their desires. A wife or a husband, a house, a little garden, a car... what are they? Even when people have acquired them all, they are still dissatisfied. Immensity, infinity, and eternity, this is our true heritage, the only one capable of fulfilling our heart’s desire."

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Intelligence - depends on the food we take in on all planes
"Human intelligence is a manifestation of Cosmic Intelligence, but a very imperfect one; for in passing through minds and hearts which are continually prey to disordered passions, it is limited and obscured. Cosmic Intelligence cannot manifest perfectly through a being who does not know how to control their instinctual movements. The more they learn to control and purify themself, the better channel they are for this Intelligence.

The intelligence of a human being is not only the product of their studies and reflections; it depends on the good or bad state of all the cells in their body. They must pay careful attention to the quality of their physical food, but more importantly to the quality of their psychic food – their sensations, feelings, desires and thoughts, or they will remain closed to the greatest revelations. The only way to improve one’s intelligence is to improve one’s way of life. The initiates have always believed this; they have always known it and worked accordingly."

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Scepticism - is an arrogant and pretentious attitude
"When faced with the truths of spiritual science, some people simply take on an air of suspicion and insinuation. They say, ‘Personally, I doubt that… I am a sceptic’, as if this scepticism were the fruit of many years of deep reflection. In fact, the opposite is true. They show how limited they are intellectually: they have not studied, nor do they wish to make the effort, so they find it convenient to remain in doubt. This spares them the trouble of true reflection and creates the illusion that they are great thinkers.

Someone who describes themself as a sceptic only reveals that they have never studied anything in depth. Yes, if they have failed to acquire certitude, it is because they have not gone far enough in their research. It also shows that they are arrogant and pretentious, since they attribute no value to all the knowledge that others, who came before them, had worked so hard to acquire and make available to us."

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Field of consciousness - broadens when we contemplate immensity
"For most human beings, everyday life is made up of turmoil, complaints, struggles and bitterness. Why? Because their field of consciousness is so narrow and limited that nothing seems more important to them than their worries, their ambitions, their desires and their quarrels. They do not see the immensity of the sky above them, all this infinite space. If they decided to look up, they would tear themselves free of these limitations, and they would begin to breathe freely again. Yes, it is only a question of the direction in which you are looking: not so much downward, but more upwared.

Those who think of infinity and eternity begin to feel that they soar above everything, that nothing can touch them anymore – no misfortune, no insult, no loss – because a new consciousness is beginning to awaken within them."

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cells of our body - a populace which observes and imitates us
"By means of gestures, words, facial expressions, and clothes, a person makes an effort to be presentable when they go out to meet others. But when they are alone at home, they let themself go, because no one can see them. But are they really alone? No, they are inhabited by an entire population, by their cells which are living and intelligent entities. This populace observes them, and its scrutiny is much more severe than that of society, because it is not impressed with their carefully studied clothes or gestures, but with who they are, deep down.

So think more often about these citizens within you because if they feel you are allowing yourself to become inwardly lazy, sensual, unstable or violent, they say, ‘Since our master is setting us this example, we are going to imitate him, and he shall see what he shall see!’ And they rebel, not only in your psychic body but also in your physical body. On the contrary, however, if you know how to set a good example for them, this community is capable of working wonders."

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sun - learn to be like it by projecting light and love
"Why do we watch the sunrise? Why do we concentrate on it? In order to learn to mobilize all our thoughts, all our desires, and all our energies, and to direct them toward the realization of the highest ideal.

A person who works to unify the many chaotic forces that pull them in every direction and to project them in a single, luminous and life-giving direction becomes such a powerful centre that their presence, like the sun, is able to radiate through space. Yes, those who manage to control the tendencies of their lower nature can spread these blessings over the whole of humanity, and become a sun. They live in such freedom that they expand the field of their consciousness so that all may benefit from the abundance of light and love that pour forth from them."

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Hardship - accept the idea that it is helpful for our evolution
"When we read the lives of the saints, the prophets and the initiates, we find that all of them have undergone terrible ordeals. Those who understood their meaning were not discouraged and did not rebel; they knew that it was thanks to this hardship that they would become divinities. But others who had not yet gained sufficient light were overwhelmed and sometimes even rebelled: why did heaven not come to their aid? They had sacrificed everything for it, and now they were being abandoned!

What spiritualists often lack is true knowledge. Because they have consecrated their life to God, they imagine they will see streams flowing with milk and honey, that they will receive white robes and crowns etc. It is true that such promises are found in the Bible, and it is also true that this will come to be, but only when they have passed every test! In the meantime, whatever their difficulties may be, those who possess true light must learn to use it for their evolution."

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Invisible world - unconsciously, it is the realities of the Invisible world to which we attach the greatest importance
"A person who falls in love has no doubts about what they feel, even though they cannot see or touch their love, for feelings are impalpable. And someone who holds an opinion and has convictions, can they see them or touch them? No, and yet sometimes they are willing to fight and die for them. And someone who says, ‘Upon my soul and conscience, I condemn this man’, passes a sentence heavy with consequences, in the name of something they too have never seen. Why do they suddenly attach such importance to this invisible soul and conscience?

Without realising it, humans believe only in what is invisible and impalpable: everyone feels, loves, suffers, cries and celebrates for reasons that are invisible. And yet certain claim to believe only in what they can see and touch! What a contradiction!"

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trees - consider them as living beings
"You have a tree in your garden: you can pass it several times a day without paying it any attention, as if it were a piece of stage set made from plaster or cardboard. But you can also be conscious that it is a living being, and you can even approach it, greet it, talk to it, and absorb what it represents.

You may say, ‘Greet a tree, talk to it, what good can that do?’ Of course, physically and materially, this changes nothing. But, on the subtle planes, the tree is enriched by your presence and, at the same time, you are enriched by it. It is you, in fact, who gains the most: you enter into communication with the life that circulates from the roots all the way to the tips of its branches, and you also become acquainted with the invisible creatures who live in it and look after it. Yes, for there are beings who work to maintain life everywhere in nature."

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Clairvoyance - is acquired through love
"Do not seek clairvoyance through occult methods. True clairvoyance, the true eyes, are in the heart, and it is love which opens these eyes. A woman who loves a man sees things in him that no one else sees. And if she sees him as a divinity, do not tell her she is mistaken! Objectively speaking, yes, she is mistaken; but if she seems to exaggerate the beauty and virtues of her beloved, it is because she sees him as God originally created him, or as he will be when he returns to the womb of the Eternal.

You have not yet understood the power of love to open the eyes of the soul. Those of you who wish to become clairvoyant must learn to love. Your hearts must call out for help, like the blind man in the Gospels: ‘Have pity on us, Lord.’ Launch an appeal, and one day the light of the cosmos will come and ask you, ‘What can I do for you?’ ‘That my eyes may be opened!’ You will be heard: your eyes will be opened."

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Universal Life - it is in this direction that we must strive
"On the pretext of protecting their independence and freedom, many people refuse to participate in the collective life. Well, these people do not realize to what extent they are actually limiting themselves. Like children they move within the small circle of their feelings, their desires, and their greed. What poverty, what misery! This limited state is normal for a child, but not for an adult.

Adults must show that they are able to think of others: their family first, of course, but also their neighbours, friends, colleagues, and fellow citizens. And even then, this is limited. The circle must become wider and wider, to include country, race, the whole of humanity, and still further, to encompass the universe, infinity... Rare are those who have reached beyond all these limitations, whose desires, thoughts, and interests converge on the collective, universal aspect of life. It is in this direction that we must strive."

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Om - Aum - using this mantra
"The syllable Om corresponds to what – in the Western tradition – we call the Logos, the Word of creation. In the Hindu tradition, it represents the original sound and is associated with Kalahamsa, this cosmic bird that laid the primordial egg from which the universe was born.

Om is a syllable with very powerful vibrations which Hindus use as a mantra. They repeat it untiringly in their meditations. You too can pronounce this mantra either aloud or mentally. You can concentrate on this word without thinking of anything else and repeat, Om, Om, Om... You can also associate it with a breathing exercise. Inhale through the nose while mentally pronouncing Om four times, then exhale very slowly through the mouth while repeating Om. After a while, you will feel calmer and full of energy.

The syllable Om can also be decomposed as Aum, and it is in this form that we sing it. If we are conscious of the magical power of sounds, we can gradually feel what perfect forms this song produces in our soul."

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Difficulties - do not magnify them in advance
"When you are faced with a problem or receive unpleasant news, observe your reactions. Right away, an entire internal mechanism is set in motion: you become anxious, you imagine the worst and, as a result, through no-one’s fault but your own, what began as a small pebble becomes an enormous rock that obstructs your path. It is senseless.

In future, be careful: the moment you receive unpleasant news, and are faced with a bad surprise, instead of giving way immediately to anger, despondency or grief, stop and say, ‘I’ll wait, it may not be so serious, things will work out…’. In doing so, instead of blowing this event out of all proportion and being crushed even before things happen, you reinforce yourself. Why do you always expect things to turn out badly, and for the worst?"

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Knowledge - is power
"We listen in wonder when some people speak: they express themselves with such intelligence, such clarity, such eloquence! But, in fact, it is not enough to understand things intellectually and to explain brilliantly what you have understood; your understanding must manifest in every realm of your existence.

Someone says, ‘I understand, I understand...’ All right, but if they really understood, they should act according to what they understood. But for most people, there is a world between understanding and achievement. They understand that we must be honest, sincere, forgiving, altruistic... and that is enough for them; how they then behave, that’s another question! Well, they still have to learn that true understanding is never separated from achievement. Someone who does not express by their actions what they claim to have understood, has not really understood. If they had understood, they would have achieved. Because knowledge is power. If you cannot achieve, you do not yet understand: so strive to acquire the missing elements of your knowledge that you need in order to achieve."

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Conflicts - often originate in a trivial event
"So many tragedies are caused by people who claim to work for good, and yet cannot respond reasonably when faced with a minor offence or injustice! They mean well, but at the slightest provocation they create interminable conflict.

Most conflicts originate as miniscule incidents which, instead of being dealt with as they could have been, because they were not dealt with right away, assumed undue importance and eventually escalated. We know this, but do we draw lessons for the future? Do we ask ourselves, ‘If I adopt a certain attitude, if I make a certain decision, will my contribution improve matters or complicate them further?’ We have to wonder whether human beings truly desire good. If they did, they would succeed in achieving it. And in any case, it would be easier for them to put out a small fire at the beginning, instead of having to control a big fire which their intransigence and unwillingness had allowed to spread."

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Faith - whatever is sown bears fruit
"Heaven does not require that people be perfect, only that they work to perfect themselves. One day everyone should be able to say, ‘Now I must sow seeds in my soul – luminous thoughts, the love of a high ideal – and I shall continue to watch over them, to warm them, water them, and nourish them with all that is best in me. I know that the universe is governed by laws, and that according to one of these laws, every seed eventually produces fruit, so I try to sow only the best seeds.’ And this is truly to have faith: to be convinced that every seed sown in the soil of your soul will bear fruit.

So, whatever religion you may belong to – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or any other – until you understand this universal law and apply it in your life, you do not possess faith but only beliefs, which cannot get you very far. Rather, they can take you a long way, but it is down the road of laziness, failure, discouragement, rebellion, and so on."

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Love - without expecting anything
"You can have plans, you can make wishes, but life is such that you can never be sure of anything, not of events and even less of human beings. And it is pointless to bemoan the fact: it is so. You may say that you need to count on the love you receive from your parents, from your friends and those around you. That is true, but you must know that while they will sometimes think of you, quite often they will also forget you, because they have their own worries and their own preoccupations. So, do not count so much on them, and understand that it is within yourself that you must establish something stable.

Yes, we must learn to know the nature of things and to understand what we should do to avoid one disappointment after another. Since you need love in order to be happy, since you feel it is love that makes you flourish, that provides revelations, and since you want your love to last forever, well then, love, but do not wait to be loved. If those who are dear to you respond to your love and your trust, well and good, give thanks to heaven, but do not count on it. It is only in this way that you will always feel free."

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

God created man in his image - the consequences of this truth
"In the book of Genesis it is written that on the sixth day God created humankind and that he created them in his image. But there are very few people, even among Jews and Christians who have heard this passage so often, that take seriously the idea of the sublime future that awaits humankind. So what do they make of this basic truth revealed in their Holy Scriptures?

If humankind was created in the image of God, we must be logical and accept the consequences. And indeed, one of the consequences is that despite all their imperfections and weaknesses, they are promised a heavenly and sublime future. We have no right to limit the extent of this truth, because otherwise, what future do we envisage for the image of God?"

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Evil - the perception we have of it is very relative
"What is harmful for some can be harmless or even beneficial for others. Some creatures are so familiar with fire that they are not burned. Snake venom is deadly for human beings, while on certain animals it has no effect. Put still more simply, some people cannot tolerate the air (they catch cold) or the light (it irritates their eyes), and yet there is nothing better than air and light.

It can be said, then, that anything human beings consider to be evil is not necessarily so. It may be disturbing and threatening to them for the time being, because they are still weak or ill. What they express about it thus reflects only their personal views and their resilience; it is a very relative judgement. But ask the initiates and their response will surprise you: because they have learned to make use of evil, it has become an asset for them. And how? They transform it."

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Initiations - their goal: to unite spirit and matter
"Much has been said and written about initiations, because at different times and in different places on earth they have taken very different forms. The fact is that all initiations, past as well as present, wherever they take place, have only one goal: to unite spirit and matter. Yes, one goal only: the fusion of spirit and matter, one could also say, of human beings and their Creator.

You will ask, ‘But then, if it is only to achieve this single goal, why are the explanations and methods for reaching it so varied and numerous?’ It is because the knowledge necessary to realize this fusion is infinite. Human beings must place all their means and all the knowledge they ceaselessly work to acquire, in the service of this one goal: to unite with the Divinity, to become one with the first Cause. For as long as they seek something other than that, they will simply wander along paths that lead them nowhere."

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Thoughts - are children we are responsible for
"A thought has no physical substance, and yet it is not abstract but a real and living being. This is why you must be aware and observe your thoughts.

Thoughts are like children you have to feed, wash and teach. Sometimes, without your realizing, they cling to you, drain your strength and exhaust you. And sometimes these children also escape and roam the world, looting and pillaging as they go. But in the invisible world, as on earth, there is also a police force, and it comes looking for you to make you understand that you are responsible for the damage your children have caused. Then you are taken to court, where you are ordered to pay damages with interest; these payments are your sorrows, your sadness, discouragement and bitterness. So pay attention to your thoughts – do not neglect them. Work to form angelic and heavenly children, who will always accompany you and bring you blessings."

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sexual force - ‘the most powerful force of all forces’
"What is this ‘most powerful force of all forces’ about which Hermes Trismegistus speaks in the Emerald Tablet? It is sexual force, since no other force in the universe can compare to it; no other force has the power to create life.

Hermes Trismegistus also says of this force that, ‘the sun is its father’, which means that sexual energy is of the same nature as solar energy, that it is impregnated with the life, the light and the holiness of the sun. Its use is not therefore limited to procreation; it can also be consecrated to creations of a spiritual order. But how many human beings are ready to admit that this act by which man fertilises woman can become a solar activity?"

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pentecost - the Spirit descends upon us to the extent that we are capable of elevating ourselves
"Someone who strives to act with their soul and spirit, inwardly transforms their difficulties, their suffering. Even if they can do nothing about external events, where others get discouraged and collapse, they find strength, nourishment and the energy to move forward.

Never submit, we must never capitulate, but try to remedy. And to remedy, there is prayer. It is for us to act first. Do not wait for the Lord, in his clemency and mercy, to come and visit us. The Lord will not come down. You might say, ‘But we read in the scriptures that on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire!’ In reality, in order to receive the Holy Spirit, a person must first inwardly elevate themself to the celestial regions, where they merge with the Divinity. And even if we say that the Holy Spirit ‘has descended’ upon them, on the contrary it is they who have risen up to to it and it has filled them with its presence. The Holy Spirit descends upon us to the extent that we are capable of elevating ourselves."

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Black magic - how to consider it
"Black magic exists, I know, but what I know most of all is that by our way of thinking about objects and events, we increase or diminish their power. Since black magic exists – and even supposing that ill-intentioned people want to use it against us – it is by having faith in its power that we reinforce it. Instead, tell yourself that as a son or daughter of God you cannot be attacked so easily by the forces of evil, and it will not affect you.

But you have to be reasonable. If you suffer a failure, an illness, an accident, or a separation, I urge you not to be hasty to attribute it to black magic. First of all, ask yourself sincerely if the cause is not to be found in yourself instead, and find out what you must do to improve the situation. Do not waste precious time in wild imaginings that will do nothing but aggravate your difficulties and your suffering."

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Birds - symbol of a spiritual person
"Do not be ambitious and subject yourself to exhausting rivalries. Choose an activity where you have plenty of space, or are perhaps even alone, for no one will be able to prevent you from growing. If you go and plant yourself beside a great tree, it will complain you are encroaching on its territory. And what will happen if you venture into the territory of a wild animal? Be like a bird instead: it has a tiny little body, fragile and light, with a tiny beak, but it also has wings to fly freely in the air. A bird has no ambition to impose itself on a wild animal; the only thing it asks for from the Creator is its song, joy and freedom of movement.

True sons and daughters of God are like birds; they do not want to clear a path through the jungle, but fly every day in the sky to bring back peace, light and joy, which they then share with all their brothers and sisters."

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spiritual royalty - implies mastery of self
"The notion of royalty necessarily goes hand in hand with that of self-mastery. A monarch who only seeks to impose on others but has not learned to control themself is not really a king or queen, but a slave. A true monarch is someone who first and foremost has become master of themself.

Only a person committed to the ideal of overcoming the domination of their selfish tendencies and to control and orientate their thoughts, feelings and desires, is on the royal road. They inspire respect from all those who come near them because they have not only power but also authority. And then, even the spirits of nature bow at their passing, whispering among themselves, ‘Look, a king or queen will be passing by, let’s go and welcome them,’ and they celebrate. The nature spirits crowd around them because their whole being emanates a fluidic substance of great purity, imbued with soothing and curative influences, felt even by animals, plants and stones."

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Love - must be lived in joy and light
"Can we, or even should we continue to love a being who, at a given moment, adopts dishonest and unworthy attitudes and behaviour? Many men and women have had to ask themselves this question. Of course, our love for others always produces certain beneficial effects for them on the subtle planes, and ultimately it can influence them. On the other hand, it is not advisable for our mental balance to carry in our head and in our heart someone who, having taken a wrong turn, is becoming a public danger.

Love must be lived with joy and in the light. And if you feel that a certain man or woman no longer deserves your love, do not persist, there are so many beings on the earth who do, whether you know them or not! It is essential that you never stop loving, because it is love that keeps you alive."

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Patience - strengthen it by breathing
"In your day-to-day life, you will have noticed how often you lack patience! And this lack of patience prevents you from expressing all your good qualities. Every day then, try to develop the ability to bear things more patiently. In other words, instead of immediately reacting to words and events, be quiet inside, breathe deeply, and call upon all the powers of peace, harmony and light for they will help you find a better attitude.

It is important to learn to work with breath! That is also why, when you do the breathing exercises in the morning, you can inwardly repeat the word ‘patience’ and fill yourself with its meaning, vibration and aura. And as you say this word, add an image that increases its power, until this virtue finally permeates your whole consciousness."

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Failures - lessons to be learned
"How many people who lack wisdom and experience imagine they can assume great responsibilities and qualify as authorities! And when they fail, they think they are victims, that others failed to appreciate them, understand them, or support them in their undertaking. Well, this is the worst kind of attitude.

When facing their failures, people must understand that they are not yet ready to realize their ambitions. Even if they are knowledgeable or have a strong will, this is not enough. When they ought to have acted with understanding and attention, they were perhaps closed, hard, and stubborn. When they ought to have been diplomatic and self-controlled, they were perhaps awkward and impatient. Therefore, instead of making the whole world responsible for their failures, they should develop some humility and accept the fact that they have much to learn. It is only from this moment on that success and positive results will be possible for them."

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The sun - helps us find our own center
"When you look at the sun, the center of our solar system, try to find the center in you: your spirit – almighty, wise, omniscient, universal love – and draw nearer to it every day! While you remain disconnected from the center, you will be tossed around, at the mercy of the winds and storms that blow throughout the world.

Of course, you will tell me that your daily tasks force you to leave the center to go to your activities at the periphery. Yes, but moving away from the center, when necessary, does not mean cutting the connection with the center. On the contrary, the more activities we have in the world – the periphery – the stronger should be the link with the center, with the spirit. It is from this center that you receive the energy, light and peace you need to carry out these activities. And the sun helps you to maintain the link with the center within you."

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Scientists - and their contradictions
"A scientist will tell you that only those things which can be observed, calculated, measured, weighed, compared, and classified are real and credible. All the rest is of dubious interest and should be ignored, they say. Very well, but this severely limits the scope of their consciousness, since two-thirds (for the sake of argument, let us say two-thirds) of the life of a human being is taken up by activities which cannot be weighed or measured. Yes, two-thirds of our time is spent living: nothing more.

And if such a life merits no attention and is of no interest, one wonders why a scientist goes on living. Just like other people, they breathe, eat, drink, sleep, and walk; they have thoughts, feelings, sensations, and desires; they meet other people who they like or dislike – they sometimes even hug them – and they do all of this without wondering whether they are doing it scientifically. How can they bear to live a life which is unscientific? They should refuse! Of course it’s much better to continue living. But they should take all these manifestations of life seriously, even though, for the time-being, they escape their scientific investigations."

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

‘My Father is still working, and I also am working’ - commentary
"Jesus said, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ But who, even among the initiates, can pronounce such words? Who even knows what this work is? Most human beings can only say, ‘I do odd jobs…I struggle…I rack my brains…I make some feeble attempts.’ That is all most humans can say. But real work is something completely different. And this is why, after two thousand years, we have not yet fathomed the deep meaning of the phrase ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ It has remained unused and meaningless. Have we ever wondered what this work of God is, how he works, and in what way Jesus was involved in this work?

The work of Christ is to purify, to harmonize and illuminate, and to direct everything toward the divine Source, which in turn pours forth the currents of life over the entire earth. Only someone who has managed to rise as far as the divine Spirit in order to imbue themself with its quintessence and then to distribute its benefits to all creatures, has earned the right to say ‘I am working.’"

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sensitivity - be able to open yourself to the riches of the divine world
"The more sensitive you become, the more likely you are to suffer over all that you see and hear around you. But should we become insensitive in order to avoid suffering? No, with such reasoning, we would quickly become as hard as rock. You must not be afraid to suffer, and particularly in this regard, suffering should not be given much consideration. It is preferable to enhance one’s sensitivity, even if we have to suffer, because it is the degree of sensitivity which determines the grandeur and nobility of a human being. You must not, however, confuse sensitivity with sentimentality.

According to initiatic science, to be sensitive is to be able to open oneself more and more to the splendour and wealth of heaven, to capture the marvels of the divine world to the point of barely sensing the stupidity, the vulgarity, and the meanness of human beings. The great masters, and above them the angels and archangels, do not suffer over ugliness; they no longer notice it. They see only beauty, and they live in unceasing joy."

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Universal life - in which we must participate consciously
"It is natural that everyone is attached to their family, their region, their country and that they work to support them. But that does not prevent them expanding their field of consciousness and thinking much further, much higher. In their heart, in their soul, they must not accept limits. In the same way that you participate in the life of your family, your city, your country, you can learn to participate in cosmic life.

Why do you think you have to be an astronaut in a rocket in order to travel and work in space? The earth travels through the universe, propelled by the sun, and for human beings on earth it is as if they are on a spaceship making its way among the stars. This makes them cosmic citizens capable of participating consciously, luminously, in universal life. This is their true affinity, their true dimension."

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Use kindness the foundation of your life - a rule from Master Peter Deunov
"Master Peter Deunov gave the following rule: ‘Use kindness as the basis of your life, justice as balance, wisdom as limit, love as delight, and truth as light.’ If we think deeply about this rule, we will find it extremely instructive.

Kindness is the only solid basis on which to build a structure; even if this edifice is beautiful and intelligent, it will collapse if kindness, this benevolence we are capable of showing to all beings, does not support it.

Justice is a quality of balance; to be fair, as illustrated by scales, is knowing how to keep things in balance at all times: don’t weigh only on one tray, but make sure a little is added on one side, while a little is subtracted from the other.

Wisdom is a limit, a barrier; that can protect us from external and internal enemies which threaten us.

Love gives us a taste for things; even if we have riches, knowledge and fame, how insipid life would seem without love!

Truth is the light that illuminates our path; thanks to which we move ahead without the risk of losing our way or falling."

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Flowers - have a voice we can hear
"We see roses everywhere, and we give them as gifts, but what is their true significance? Once they have been placed in a vase, we barely notice them or their fragrance when we pass them. However a rose becomes more alive if we look at it with an enlightened consciousness; a contact is established, and you sense that a splendid being lives in this flower and that it speaks to you.

Some will say that it is not possible, that we only read this kind of thing in fairy tales. They will never hear the voice of flowers. In fact there are different ways of hearing the voice of a flower! And if what I am telling you seems to have come from a fairy tale, know that these tales are not merely beautiful stories invented for children by people of great imagination. What is said in fairy tales has a profound reality which you will finally grasp when you open yourself to exchanges with all of nature."

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Incarnation, each - must prepare us for the next
"On departing this earth, it is not only their material possessions that human beings must leave behind. Everything that has come to them in the realms of intelligence and feeling from other people, books, works of art and so on also disappears, unless they have profoundly lived it, experimented with it and verified it. And if they have not done so, when they return in the next incarnation, they will have to learn everything again, and with a great deal of difficulty. Just because someone can speak or write on a variety of subjects is no proof that they truly understand them, and they may have to start all over again from the beginning.

And here is one of the most striking examples. Men and women get married and have children, and many of them feel as helpless and lost in this situation as if they were experiencing it for the first time. Yet how many times have they experienced it in previous incarnations. But since they have never truly sought to deepen their role and their responsibilities as husband, wife, or parent, it is something completely new for them and they make mistakes and suffer. Therefore you must take each role, each activity, seriously so as not to be so helpless in a future incarnation."

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Inner flame - strengthen it so that no breath can extinguish it
"Each of you is inhabited by a flame, a divine aspiration, and, although it may be weak, you have the power to feed it so that it becomes an enormous blaze. When you begin to feel this flame burning within you, take care not to expose it to every passing breeze that could extinguish it. In other words, choose carefully the people you associate with, the literature you read, and the entertainment you watch. Choose the best influences for your heart, your mind, your soul and your spirit, influences that strengthen you inwardly.

When you feel you are truly strong and unwavering, you will be able to confront anything, and the same experiences that would have destroyed you before will now strengthen you. When a flame has been given sufficient fuel to become a blaze, no storm can extinguish it. On the contrary, it fans it."

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our efforts - necessarily produce results
"When the chemist pours a few drops of a reagent called ‘litmus’ into a clear acid solution, the liquid turns red. Then, drop by drop, they add an alkaline solution. At first there is no change. But they continue slowly, drop by drop, and all of a sudden the liquid turns blue. From this phenomenon, we can draw a lesson about psychic life. Someone who transgresses divine laws does not immediately notice the disintegration that occurs within them. They imagine they can continue with impunity... But one day, with just one more transgression, they collapse inwardly.

This law obviously holds true for good as well. Someone comes and complains to me that for years they have worked on themself, without obtaining any result, and they are discouraged. I have to tell them that their reasoning is faulty, because the effects of this work are not immediately visible and tangible. They must continue, and one day, inevitably, the transformation will occur. With good as for evil, you must not imagine that nothing is happening just because, for a long period of time, you do not notice anything."

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Our higher self - purify ourselves in order to receive its messages
"Our higher self, our divine self is constantly sending us messages; and if we do not receive them, or if we receive them wrongly, it is because we have accumulated too many impurities within us. Consider an oil lamp whose glass is smoky: its flame is not as luminous, as far-reaching or as beautiful as when the glass is absolutely transparent; it must be cleaned.

A human being can be likened to an oil lamp: their inner light wants to manifest through them, this light, which is love and wisdom, cannot pass through all the layers of impurities they have accumulated from leading their immoderate lifestyle, by not respecting in their intellect and in their heart, the laws of wisdom and love. They must therefore cleanse and purify themselves until their physical, astral, and mental bodies become so transparent and pure that this divine light, buried within them and struggling to emerge from the darkness, may finally shine in all its brilliance."

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Descent into matter - was foreseen by Cosmic Intelligence
"In the book of Genesis, it is said that Adam and Eve, having disobeyed God were driven out of Paradise. But this is only a symbolic story of the descent of human beings into matter. This descent, in fact, was neither a mistake nor an accident; it was foreseen by Cosmic Intelligence. Why? Because in order to attain a more complete knowledge, human beings were required to develop their intellectual faculties. To develop these faculties, they had to devote themselves to the exploration of matter, which meant placing themselves in conditions which temporarily diminished their perception of the spiritual world.

Human beings today find themselves at a stage of their development where they are immersed in materialism. But it is not the final stage: when this experience is complete, they will return to the regions of the soul and spirit which they have left, and thanks to all they have experienced in the material realm by way of the intellect, they will return enriched."

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The tongue - is responsible for many events in our lives, both happy and unhappy
"The tongue is a precious tool; but it was not given to man to be used, as it unfortunately is much of the time, to weaken or destroy others. Its true vocation is to help those who have fallen, to enlighten, encourage and to guide those who search for their path. If in this life, some people are deprived of the ability to speak, it could be that this disability has been given to them as a punishment for the wrong they have done in a past life, by cursing, slandering or wrongly accusing people. The tongue was given to man only to bless, give thanks and communicate with wisdom, justice and love. One day, those who do not know the value of this treasure they possess will lose it in one way or another.

The tongue is responsible for many events in our lives, both happy and unhappy; it is our tongue that makes us lose or win friends. So try to show that you are wise, good and honest, and can control you tongue by always finding a kind word for others."

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

From Caterpillar to Butterfly - the process of evolution
"The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a process that has its equivalent in our psychic life. For a period of their existence (and this period could last for centuries), a human being is like a caterpillar who needs to eat leaves. That is to say, they satisfy their appetites at the expense of others whom they contaminate and shred. But one day they become ashamed of their behaviour and decide to improve themselves. Then they start to go within and they pray, they meditate, and create a cocoon to protect their inner work. Until one day a butterfly emerges from this cocoon and flies through the air.

You will ask, ‘What is this cocoon we have to prepare?’ It is the aura. A disciple who understands the power of the aura and who works on it no longer ‘eats’ people, just as the butterfly no longer eats leaves, but flies lightly from flower to flower and feeds on their nectar. The difference between an ordinary man and an initiate can be summarised in a few words: how you feed yourself."

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Truth about beings and things - only through intuition can it be known
"The intellect is a faculty which allows people to know the physical world and a little of the psychic world, but nothing more. It is thus a very limited faculty. The intellect alone cannot know the truth. The truth of a rose cannot be described and analysed merely in terms of its form, its colour and its perfume. The truth of a rose is its soul and its emanation, an entire collection of elements which make it a rose and nothing else.

And the same thing applies to human beings. The truth about them is much more than we see; it encompasses everything about them: their feelings, their thoughts, their actions, their soul, their spirit. Until we know these, we do not know the truth about them; we have only a few notions about their appearance and their behaviour. Truth about the human being is a synthesis which can be known only by the faculty we call intuition."

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Collectivity - it is in the interest of each individual to work for it
"Human beings have a natural tendency to meet their needs and solve their problems without taking others into account, and even if it suits them, at the expense of others. Well, these are serious mistakes. For your own benefit, I will tell you that you must now decide not to work for yourself alone, but for the collective whole. Yes, it is in your own interest because you are a part of this community.

When the community improves and evolves, you benefit from these improvements. You reap the benefit because you have placed your capital in a bank called the human family or the universal brotherhood, of which you are a member. Whereas when you work for the sole benefit of yourself, nothing good happens to you. You will say, ‘But I disagree, I have been working for myself.’ No, because your separate and egotistic self is a bottomless pit which is always dissatisfied and, by working for it, you throw everything into it. You must therefore change the purpose of your work and place it very high in an ideal of universality."

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Traces - that we leave wherever we go
"Wherever we go and whatever beings or objects we touch, we leave traces. We say of those who are evil that where they have walked, grass will not grow. And symbolically at least, this is no exaggeration. Others, on the contrary, who think only to enlighten, invigorate, comfort and liberate others, leave such life-giving and luminous imprints wherever they go, that those who come after them suddenly feel regenerated.

So, wherever you are, remember to offer your best wishes: ‘May all those who come here be touched by the love and brotherhood. Let them discover the true life. May they become children of God and work for the coming of his kingdom on earth!’ Everywhere, whether you are in the city or the country, whether you are walking down a street or a path, bless this street or this path with your thoughts. Ask that all those who pass this way may receive life, peace, light and hope."

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Children - their incarnation into a family is never by chance
"Some psychologists justify the disobedience and insolence of children and adolescents claiming that because young people are much more intelligent and gifted than their parents, it is normal that they should stand up to them. It is true that there are gifted children but they are very rare, and it is not true that most children are geniuses and have a right to rebel against their mediocre parents. No.

You must understand first of all that there is a reason why a child is born into a particular family, because nothing happens by chance. The lords of destiny act with wisdom and justice, and once the child has arrived it is too late to challenge the situation. If they incarnated into this family they were either born there because they deserved it, or to carry out a special apprenticeship, and this apprenticeship consists first of all in accepting their parents. Later on, who can say, but in becoming a member of this family, they first have to do their best to live in harmony with them. When they have proved their true superiority they can do as they wish, but not before."

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Love - two opposite images; a wood stove and the sun
"Love between human beings can often be compared to an old wood stove whose smoke is constantly blackening their inner being. In winter when this stove is in use, they keep the windows closed, there’s no air, they then doze off and lose their vitality. But then with spring, the sun of spiritual love arrives, and they open the windows very wide, pure air comes in and then they revive!

What lessons should we draw from these images? That we should keep some distance from this old wood stove – that is, from our instincts, from our lusts – for they keep the windows of our soul closed, they prevent air from coming in, they oppose what is most alive within us. And do not fear that a life modelled on moderation and reason will bore you to death. When you feel the gentle touch of divine wisdom and love, you will see for yourself that these passionate experiences that were so important to you before, will be no more than a little ash. Your inner home will become luminous and pure, and you will experience true joy."

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Silence - place of fulfilment and perfect movement
"Even if human beings complain how rushed and feverish their lives are, they accept their way of life. For some, all this constant tension and stress is what true life is all about. They rush from one place to another, meeting briefly with countless people, spend hours on the phone, doing deals everywhere, and this is their idea of being active and creative. It is in silence, however, that true activity is generated. It is in silence that the greatest achievements are attained, where immortal creations are made.

From time to time, think of stopping for a while; try to feel the intense life that pulsates at the heart of this absence of noise and apparent stillness. Silence is where you will find fulfilment and perfect movement. Once you become conscious of this you will find within yourself the type of silence from which will spring your most beautiful spiritual creations."

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Identification with God - how to understand this exercise
"To discover the presence of God within us, the best exercise is to seek to identify with him. But to identify with the Lord does not mean imagining that we have succeeded in reaching him, and from there, on high, declaring ourselves omniscient and all-powerful. Those who practise this exercise of identification must desire only to be permeated by the immensity of God, to diminish and melt into his vastness.

In relation to other human beings, we often have to assert ourselves, to resist, to oppose even, so that we do not disappear. But before God, when we diminish ourself, by being humble before him, we strengthen ourselves and grow. The law of polarisation also operates in this realm: the great and the small attract each other. God, who is infinitely great, loves the infinitely small, so if you become small, God draws you to him. It is humility which will enable you to become truly one with him."

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Scent - given off by the virtuous attracts celestial entities
"In the sacred books it is said that the souls of the virtuous exhale scents that are the delight of the Lord and celestial entities. And it is true: the soul of a virtuous person gives off a scent, and that scent attracts the angels, it attracts the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descends only into a soul in which it can inhale the scent.

It is therefore very important for us to manage, through our spiritual work, to improve the quality of our scent, that is to say, our psychic emanations, not so much to attract humans, but to attract friends from the invisible world. Why not offer them this joy? You say you burn incense... It’s good, but it is not enough; if you want to attract the angels, it is also within that you must learn to exhale the fragrance of purity and holiness."

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Beneficial changes - will not last unless we work on the causes
"It is not so much on the physical plane that we must try to sort things out, for the physical plane is the world of consequences, over which we have very little power. In order to bring about lasting change, we must rise, through thought, to the world of causes, for it is only there that we have all the means to contact and trigger beneficial forces that will sooner or later produce some results. But most people ignore this. They content themselves with intervening on the physical plane. And then they are surprised to see that the improvements they have managed to achieve do not last; events or people come and arrange things their own way without consulting them. And so they are never in control of the situation.

The same law applies to an individual. If you want, for example, to change your bad habits, do not tackle them directly. Try to rise, through thought, to the causal plane, for it is up there, by uniting with the world of wisdom, love and truth, that you will be able to release powers, which will have an influence on your behaviour."

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Harmony - a collective work for the kingdom of God
"The more of us there are when we come together, the more our fraternal radiance attracts divine entities that come to help, giving us health, strength, and light. We do not gather together because we are happy to see each other and to pass the time in a pleasant way, but to do conscious work. And this work consists of submitting our personal, limited life to the law of brotherhood, universality, and harmony. Each harmonious vibration we create attunes us to the great cosmic harmony.

The word ‘harmony’ embodies every virtue, all blessings. When harmony penetrates every region of our being, it will tune us like an instrument; the Spirit will then touch us with its breath and draw out the most beautiful sounds. This is what it means to work for the kingdom of God."

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Faith - founded on an experience of the divine world
"We meet people who claim to be atheists, and yet they say they envy those who have faith. But this is as far as they go. They behave as if having or not having faith has absolutely nothing to do with them, as if faith were a gift we either receive or do not receive from nature. And this is where they are mistaken, faith is in fact the crystallisation of past knowledge; a past experience from the divine world, an experience which has left indelible traces within each of us which we must bring to life.

It is when people are confused by the sense of these traces within them, that they regret their lack of faith; they understand that something essential is missing. But if they do nothing to rediscover their faith, they will suffer this lack even longer, and with increasing intensity. Faith is the result of work. So we should not think that by doing nothing, we can find faith just like that, suddenly, as a result of an unexpected divine grace. It is impossible; even to acquire faith and to maintain it, you have to work."

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Serpent to dove - sublimation of sexual energy
"What is the relationship between the serpent and the dove? They represent the two opposing aspects of the same energy – sexual energy. The dove is none other than the serpent sublimated. It teaches us that anything that crawls on the earth may one day be able to take to the air and fly.

The serpent represents primitive sexual power, and it is very wily! As is written in Genesis, ‘Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made.’ It is impossible to count all the possible means that humans use to escape the serpent, but it presents and arranges things in such a way that, more often than not, it ends up gaining the upper hand. Someone will say, ‘There! I won’t succumb to temptation, I’ll resist...’ But, having failed to foresee the trap the serpent is able to prepare, at the moment they least expect it, they fall into it. And they will keep doing so until they succeed in transforming the serpent within into a dove, that is to say, in transforming human love into spiritual love, which will lift them away from the earth and allow them to know the freedom of infinite space."

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Likings - should be moderated and guided
"Ask people about their likings and you will discover an extraordinary diversity. Everyone has likes and dislikes which vary according to their temperament. Whether it comes from the head, heart, stomach, genitals, there is always something within us that wants to lead us in a certain direction. But this is not a reason to follow it blindly; before giving in to an impulse, we must ask ourselves what the consequences will be.

Those whose consciousness is not awakened can find pleasure in pursuits that are pointless and even harmful for their evolution. Whatever their appetites, they seek to satisfy them. But they should not be surprised if these joys quickly turn into suffering, bitterness, and regret. Only the pleasures of a wise and enlightened being remain pure gold. You should not deprive yourself of joys or pleasures, you should just be aware of their nature and always try to replace them with joys and pleasures that are purer, nobler and more beneficial for yourself and for others."

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Talisman - its powers depend on us. The Pentagram
"You wish, for example, to wear a talisman to shelter you from the aggression of the psychic world, so you go into a shop where you buy a pentagram, the five-pointed star, because you have read that this symbol has special protective properties. Well, think again: wearing this pentagram or placing it at the entrance of your home, will not protect you if you do not yourself, by your inner work, impregnate it with pure and harmonious vibrations. And even if a great mage may have prepared it for you, this talisman cannot continue to be effective and powerful if you do not work to acquire the virtues symbolized by the pentagram: love, wisdom, truth, justice, kindness.

The pentagram is, in a way, like the skeleton of a spirit on the astral plane, but it has to be given life in order to stand guard near you or at the entrance of your home and to protect you from evil entities. And you can only energise it by your own life, a life of honesty, integrity in the service of light."

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

God - a centre around which everything within us must organise itself
"Have you seen a classroom before the teacher arrives? The children are all running around, shouting and squabbling among themselves. This is normal, because ‘when the cat is away, the mice will play.’ But look what happens when the teacher comes in: within seconds, all the children sit down because the head, the leader has arrived. Well, these same laws exist within us. God is the head, the leader, the centre, but on condition we allow him in, otherwise chaos will reign within us.

When I hear someone say, ‘I have no need for God, I can get along without him,’ I agree that he can get along very well without him, but in what disorder, what darkness and at what cost! The head, God, establishes order among the cells of our organism. When He is present they work in perfect harmony, and life circulates. It is essential to have God as the centre within you because it is this point, at the centre, which organizes and harmonizes our entire inner being."

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Harm - comes more from ourselves than from others
"For most people, the slightest annoyance sets off an entire mechanism within them. They take any opportunity to mull over their thoughts and feelings of irritation, anger, resentment and revolt. They judge everything others do in terms of their own desires and expectations, and let others beware if they do not meet these expectations! Not only do they hold grudges against others, but they attribute all kinds of malevolent intentions to them. They do not ask themselves whether these people are busy or otherwise occupied, whether they have problems or are ill, and whether their behaviour could possibly be justified by their current situation. Why should they ask themselves such questions? They prefer to interpret their behaviour as personal affronts.

Human beings will be much better off when they realize that it is not others who inflict the most harm, but they themselves, because they continually listen to their lower nature. It is this lower nature, so neurotic, which at every opportunity, feeds on false ideas and mistaken beliefs that they should be wary of."

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Alchemical work - know how to suffer to become a creator
"Those who do not rebel against their difficulties and hardships, but accept to understand and learn from them liberate the powers in their soul and spirit. After a time they realize that something magnificent has occurred within them as a result. Many people say they feel attracted to alchemy! Well this is the true work of alchemy. When you understand this you will be able to extract from the raw, black, formless matter of suffering, a matter that is precious, sparkling, iridescent and dazzling with a thousand colours.

Since suffering is inevitable you should learn to work with it, otherwise you will resemble abandoned construction sites: when you wish to express yourself, you will not know what materials to use. You will know nothing of the life of the soul and spirit – of its immensity, its depths and its heights. Only those who know how to suffer can become creators."

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The five senses - what they can teach us about the people we meet
"Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch give us a good knowledge of material reality. But the five senses have extensions into the psychic world, and for those who have learned to use them they are also helpful in their relationships with others. The eyes allow us to interpret imperceptible details of behavior. The ear can analyze, even beyond spoken words, the intonations of a voice, even on the telephone. Smell detects the odour of psychic emanations and taste allows us to distinguish their flavour. And with touch, when we shake hands, we are immediately informed of a person’s character, for in a handshake our whole being is expressed.

So many people regret not seeing more clearly when meeting others! They have overestimated some, underestimated others. Why? Because they are always too quick to pass judgment. It is based on a first impression, and often to suit themselves. From now on, you must be in less of a hurry, more careful and attentive, for you know that, although it is difficult to know human beings, the five senses, used effectively, can already give us some indications."

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Eat fire and drink light -
"It is said in the Zend-Avesta that when Zoroaster asked the god Ahura-Mazda how primordial man fed themselves, he answered that they ate fire and drank light. Why do we not also learn to eat fire and drink light, to return to the perfection of primordial man? You will say it is not possible. Yes it is possible.

You are watching the sun rise; wait, watchful and attentive. As soon as the first ray appears, concentrate on absorbing it. So instead of simply watching the sunrise, you are drinking it, you are eating it, and you imagine that this living light spreads through all the cells of your organs, purifying them, strengthening them and enlivening them. This exercise not only helps you concentrate, but you will feel your entire being start to quiver and illuminate because you are truly absorbing light."

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Heart, mind, will - take care only to give away their fruits
"Never give away your heart; it belongs to you and no-one has the right to do what they want with it. If you give your heart to someone, you no longer have it. The other person has two hearts, but what will they do with two hearts? They will end up letting go of yours. There is a saying in Bulgaria that you can’t carry two watermelons under one arm. So some time or another the person to whom you have given your heart could drop it. And then you will cry out, ‘My heart is broken!’ And if you go to complain to Heaven, it will say, ‘it is your fault; why did you give it away? You should have kept it for yourself.’ ‘Yes but I love them, I love them.’ Alright, so you love them, but you could have given them your tenderness, your love, your songs, and kept your heart for yourself.

And do not be misled into thinking that this warning applies only to the heart. Nature has also given us a body, a mind, a will, and those who are wise will keep these for themselves. They will give away only the fruits, in other words thoughts, feelings, activity and work."

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Imagination - a screen on which the realities of the invisible world are projected
"Even if they have a good imagination, the majority of human beings do not know what this faculty really is. True imagination, such as the initiates conceive it and with which they work, is a type of screen located at the boundary between the visible and invisible worlds. On this screen are reflected objects and entities that normally escape our consciousness. In some very evolved beings that know how to direct their imagination, this screen receives and records many things that they then express and manifest. Later, we perceive that what they had thus ‘imagined’ was not pure invention on their part, but that they had captured realities which had not yet appeared on the physical plane.

All humans possess this ability to capture the realities of the invisible world, but only those who know how to work on their thoughts and feelings succeed in purifying their mental body to such a degree that their imagination becomes clear – pure and transparent – and they begin to ‘see’. At this level, imagination and vision are one."

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hate - never use God to justify it
"When human beings attack and destroy one another, they are working against the Creator. Even if God has created them different, these differences must never serve as a pretext for fighting one another. In the eyes of God, nothing justifies hatred for a certain race or people, or the desire to enslave a social class. All living beings were born of God, and he suffers as a result of their clashes.

Human beings have adopted a philosophy of separateness in the name of interests they claim to be superior, but which in fact are only inspired by their selfishness and shortsightedness. The defence of these interests goes against the interests of all creation, and it will be their downfall. The true interests of humanity and those of the Divinity are one and the same, and only when they unite will blessings come to pass for all."

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lower nature - distrusting it should inspire us
"Every day you are confronted with the manifestations of your lower nature. It is part of you, it presents its arguments to you. But beware, and try not to allow yourself to be convinced, never give it this right. If you wish, grant your lower nature the benefit of being ‘unreasonably correct’ by saying, ‘Alright, for reasons which were undoubtedly valid in the past, at a certain stage of evolution when for their survival, human beings, like animals, had to obey their instincts. But now, at a more advanced stage of evolution, Cosmic Intelligence has other plans for me.’

And do not trust those who allow themselves to be directed by their lower nature. You can excuse them by understanding the cause of their behaviour, but do not be influenced by them. To understand them, to excuse them and forgive them is something different; and with some exceptions, can even be advisable. But as for you, follow your higher nature; in doing so, you will always be on the right path and by following this path you can also show others the way."

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Children - their subconscious education
"Educating a child does not only mean lecturing, giving orders, and punishment when they disobey. To become good educators, adults must think about the qualities and virtues that dwell within the soul and spirit of the child and then focus on the divine spark living within, to give this spark all the conditions it needs to express itself. In this way they would foster the growth of these magnificent seeds within the child later on.

And because a child does not always understand what is being said, or why, you should also address their subconscious. For example when they are asleep, the parent or carer can go beside the child’s bed, and without waking them, caress them lightly, speak to them about all the good they wish them. In this way, they place deep in the child’s being, precious elements that, when revealed years later, will protect them from many mistakes and dangers."

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exchanges - we make with nature and all beings must be more profound
"We cannot live without making exchanges with the world around us. Beginning with respiration and nutrition, our life is nothing more than exchanges, made possible by our sense organs (touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight), which have been given to us by nature to allow exchanges with creation and its creatures. Our emotional and intellectual lives also consist of encounters and exchanges: by means of words, feelings and thoughts, we ceaselessly weave a network of relationships which is the foundation of family and social life.

If human beings do not derive any great benefits from these exchanges, it is often because they do not rise above the level of instinct, of the unconscious as it exists in plants and animals. Like human beings, plants and animals breathe and nourish themselves. Animals also possess sense organs, sometimes even more highly developed than those of human beings, and they also have a family and social life. It is the responsibility of humans to make all their exchanges with nature and the other beings they encounter, more profound and richer. And our teaching provides many exercises for doing this."

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Higher self - release the spiritual energies needed to feed it
"A true spiritualist is one who decides to abandon all their futile occupations, all their passing pleasures that bring them nothing. By doing this, they release within themselves spiritual energies that were paralysed and enslaved by ordinary, everyday habits, and they can at last bear fruit in the land of the soul and the spirit.

Look at a tree: when it is invaded by insects and caterpillars, it cannot bear fruit, and we must rid it of its parasites. In the same way, someone who indulges in laziness, a life of ease and frivolous distractions attracts parasites. And what are these parasites? Dark entities of the astral world. They invade their body, will, heart and intellect, they suck up the sap that should nourish their higher self. Yes, this is true: if they are not vigilant, human beings become the home of other beings that drain them of all their energy. To get rid of these parasites, they must dedicate their whole being to their higher self, thereby nourishing it with succulent fruits."

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Artificial paradise - testifies to the needs of the soul deprived of its true food
"Each of us possesses a soul, and this soul has needs. If so many human beings are unconscious of these needs, it is because they have stifled them by leading a life without ideals. But these needs are there, and sometimes they manifest in people but they do not understand the language. All these dangerous experiments – like drugs for example – that today tempt young people as well as adults, are expressions of something they are lacking, a call of the soul, hungry for the infinite, and demanding to be nourished.

Indeed, what is left for the soul in a society which flouts all belief in a divine world, and in which political rivalries and economic and social success are held up as ideals? Since we deprive the soul of the spiritual foods it needs to be able to soar into space, it looks for these elements in the material realm, in substances such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs, all that we call ‘artificial paradises’. But then these substances destroy humans physically and psychically."

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sensitivity - is dulled by excess
"The spiritual evolution of a human being is accompanied by an increase in their sensitivity. The more our sensitivity increases the more abundant and intense our life becomes. If our sensitivity decreases we return to the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. You mightl say, ‘But the greater our sensitivity, the greater the chance of us suffering.’ That is true, but even if one risks becoming more vulnerable, it is preferable, because with increased sensitivity comes a greater intensity of life.

As for the people who have great sensitivity, take care to preserve it by knowing moderation. For it is excess that dulls sensitivity. If you read too much, for instance, your brain becomes saturated and you no longer enjoy thinking. If you want to understand the essential points, you must avoid accumulating too many ideas in your head. And this goes for friendship and love too. You must watch yourself, keep a certain distance, because if you throw yourself headlong into the thrills of love you will soon become bored and feel nothing. Sensitivity develops in people who know how to reduce the quantity and increase the quality. "

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Resurrection - starts with work on life within us
"Nothing in the world has a value greater than, or even equal to life, and our first duty is to preserve our life, to protect it, to make it more powerful, more intense. History has told of men and women who gave their lives standing up for certain ideas, to save victims, people in danger. Saints, prophets, initiates have also given their lives for an idea, for the glory of God; not only did they not lose anything, but thereafter received a new life, even richer and more beautiful, because they had sacrificed themselves for the good. But apart from these cases, which are the exception, each person must conserve their life, preserve it, purify, intensify and enlighten it, for life is the source, the point of departure of all other developments on the physical, emotional and mental planes.

True resurrection begins by working on life. At the beginning, there is life, then come wisdom, love, beauty, etc., as many branches of the primordial tree of life."

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Religions - their forms must evolve
"A religion is a form through which the divine spirit manifests, and no form is permanent. Christianity, which was born in the Middle East, received at its inception certain elements from the Greek and Latin cultures. To these were added elements inherited from the Jewish religion, which itself had been influenced by the religions of neighbouring countries such as Egypt and Mesopotamia. A religion is never born from nothing; it takes on elements from previous religions and is itself transformed as it spreads far from its place of origin. The peoples of Africa, America and Asia who have been converted to Christianity, for example, have added elements from their own cultures.

Whether we like it or not, religions change. Even if they are the same sacred texts, an ever-widening gap exists between what people read and how they understand and feel about them. Evolution is the law of life, which is why it is illogical to strive to perpetuate the forms of a religion."

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

In the Soul and the Spirit - will be found the only riches which are ours forever
"All the beings and things round us may help us, but we must never count on them absolutely. Since they are exterior to us, they may not always be available; one moment they are there, and the next they are elsewhere, or someone may even come and take them from us.

The true disciple of Initiatic Science learns that they must look inside themself for what they need to live in plenitude. Because it is in their soul and spirit that God has deposited all riches. And since the riches are within them, they remain theirs. Of course, the exploration of this inner world is a long-term undertaking that demands daily effort, but nothing else can truly fulfil the disciple. The nourishment we obtain from the sublime realms of the soul and spirit satisfies us for days and days. And nothing or nobody can take away this sensation of space and eternity."

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Host - its symbolic value is strengthened by the attitude of the faithful
"The host that Christians receive at communion is intended to remind them of the bread given to his disciples at the Last Supper by Jesus saying, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ Since it contains more or less the same ingredients as bread, in the material sense the host offers nothing more than a little mouthful of bread. But it has been given a symbolic function: it represents the body of Christ. Through his blessing, the priest communicates spiritual energies to this host, and it is up to the believer who receives it to understand its sacred significance.

So ultimately, is it not the believer who has the most important role? By their inner attitude, they can diminish the blessing the priest has given it, or, on the contrary, they can reinforce it, depending on the respect, the consideration they give the host."

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sun - visit it with our soul and spirit
"We are on earth for a reason, or the Lords of Destiny would have sent us elsewhere. There are plenty of places in the universe for a pleasant vacation.

The best place to go, in fact, is the sun. You will say, ‘The sun? But we will be burned!’ Yes, of course, if you go there in your physical body, but who said that you must do that? The physical body is adapted to life on earth. In order to go to other planets or to the sun, you have other bodies, other vehicles. There are different forms of life in the universe which correspond to different aspects of matter and, although we cannot go to the sun in our physical body, we can at least go there with our soul and our spirit."

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Errors - Cosmic Intelligence allows us the time to correct them
"Because the consequences of their thinking and behaviour are not immediate, human beings rarely notice what has caused their misfortune. When they succumb to inner disorder or behave disgracefully, it is rare that a catastrophe befalls them at once; they feel no different, and sometimes they even feel better than before. Why has Cosmic Intelligence arranged things in this way? In order to give human beings the time and the opportunity to become aware of their errors and to correct them. Instead of allowing the law of cause and effect to come into play immediately, Cosmic Intelligence in its wisdom and love grants us credit; it gives us time to reflect and rectify our behaviour.

Someone transgresses certain rules of society, for example, you do not declare your correct income in your tax return, the tax office will ask for your accounts a few months or a few years later. And while awaiting its decision, you will still have time to rectify the situation. The same thing applies to the inner life: this opportunity given to human beings to make amends, to correct themselves, is an aspect of divine wisdom and divine love."

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Freedom - its condition: always place the spirit first
"You long for freedom? Whatever happens to you, do not become troubled or discouraged, but see to it that your spirit gradually regains control of the situation. Because only the spirit is truly free and soars high over events.

When you restore the spirit to its place within you, something tells you that no obstacle, no hardship, can destroy your balance, your peace or your love, on the contrary. And since these illuminating experiences have taught you values you can count on, cling to them. Do not doubt the beautiful and great things you have lived, but take them along with you as provisions on this difficult path you must travel. When the storm has passed, you will realize that these trials which might have caused you to lose heart, have actually strengthened you."

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Gratitude - criteria for true love
"For most human beings, to love means to ask, to demand, to require. Yes, literally! This is how people conduct themselves with the Lord, and also with those they claim to love: they pursue them with their demands and, no matter what they receive, they are never satisfied.

So you want some criteria for knowing whether you really love a human being? If you ask nothing of them, if your only desire is to thank them and thank heaven only because this human being is there, because they exist, yes, just because they exist, you can be sure that you love. Otherwise, give your feelings whatever name you want, whatever they are, they are not love."

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Our faults are recorded within us - it is not God who punishes us
"Why is God presented as someone who watches human beings day and night and writes in a little notebook all the faults they are openly or secretly committing? In fact, the Lord is not concerned with the faults of human beings. Let’s say he spends his time at banquets partaking of nectar and ambrosia, and all the angels rejoice with him singing and their musical instruments.

So, you will ask, what happens when we make mistakes? It is very simple. If human beings had the idea to create recording machines, it is because such machines already exist in nature, and thus in themselves as well. And these ‘machines’ record their thoughts, feelings, and actions. When they transgress certain limits, in whatever realm it may be, a mechanism is set in motion and they lose something, either on the physical, the emotional, or the mental plane. This is our punishment; it is not God who punishes us. On the contrary, God is always ready to receive us at heaven’s banquets."

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tree - symbol of what humans are capable of giving
"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.

The descent of the spirit into a human being is comparable to the arrival of spring, which allows the tree to manifest all the riches it bears within it."

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Heavenly homeland, our - its memory lives within us
"You are looking at a balloon on a string. It strains to rise into the sky, but it is tied to the ground. Like this balloon, all human beings have something within them which aspires to escape, to rise freely into the air, but which is restrained by its bonds. Well these bonds, we must try bit by bit to loosen or untie them, to allow this eternal aspiration, which is engraved in our soul, this yearning to fly to the immensity of light and peace from whence we came.

It is from this memory, often vague and confused, of a distant and lost homeland – a memory often vague and confused – from which most humans draw their faith, for they bear it unconsciously within them, an indelible trace of a far distant past when they dwelt in the bosom of the Eternal, and they retain this nostalgia."

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Phycic states, our - influence others, for which we are responsible
"Each of our psychic states produces an effect in the invisible world, and will therefore affect other creatures. Even if most human beings are not aware of this, it does not change anything; sooner or later they will be obliged to take note of all the damage caused by their internal disorders. When they arrive in the other world the heavenly beings will say, ‘Look, it is your fault that this crime was committed, that this accident happened.’ They may well protest that they never did anything wrong, that they never stole, or destroyed anything, or killed anyone. But the response will be, ‘Perhaps not, but your bad thoughts and feelings created negative currents that influenced others, and because of you, they were pushed to do wrong.’

Before divine Justice we are not only responsible for our actions. Each of us is equally responsible for their thoughts, feelings, and desires, because they act in the invisible world as forces capable of leading other beings towards good or evil."

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Take stock of life - do not wait too long to do it
"Sooner or later there comes a time when human beings take stock of their lives. And then, if they are honest they are often obliged to recognize that they have wasted their energy, their health and their beauty on somewhat worthless activities. Of course, they have derived a few advantages from them, but if they put them all on the divine scales, they see that the little they have gained does not compensate for the wealth they have lost.

Unfortunately, men and women often make this type of assessment much too late. When they set out on their conquest of money, glory or knowledge, it does not occur to them to assess the losses these pursuits could entail. And even if they are proud to have achieved their goal, a few years later we find them exhausted, physically and mentally ill, having lost their appetite, sleep and joy. Then they realize that what they earned did not justify all this trouble, and they say, ‘If only I had known!’ But it is too late; they should have made this assessment much earlier!"

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Source of life - always remain connected to it
"You believe that God does not protect you, that he has allowed evil and the wicked to triumph over you. You go about settling your accounts with him, and in your consciousness you begin to distance yourself from him. But you must understand that to settle your accounts with God leads to nowhere except more losses of something very precious. So, if this happens to you, you must now turn back, and say, ‘Lord, I thought I could get away from you, that I could get by without you, but now I am doubly unhappy. Forgive me.’

Until you have understood that nothing can separate you from God, you will only add spiritual misery to your moral and physical suffering. Yes, by cutting yourself off from the source of life, light and love, you are depriving yourself of that which sustains, nourishes and inspires you. Never forget that this source also flows within you, and that it is this which nourishes your soul and your spirit."

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Parsifal - symbol of the adept on the path of initiation
"The legendary knight Perceval, or Parsifal, who sets out in quest of the Holy Grail, has become in the initiatic tradition the image of the adept on the path of initiation. Like Parsifal, who must cross dark forests, fight formidable enemies, and elude snares, the disciple meets with darkness, temptations, dangers and enemies in their personal life.

Once all these obstacles are overcome, Parsifal comes to a marvellous castle whose walls are decorated with gold and precious stones, where he is welcomed impressively; and it is here that he is allowed to contemplate the Holy Grail, the sacred vessel. The sight of the Grail symbolizes the supreme reward for the person who makes their inner being a palace where the walls are covered with gold and precious stones. For they never cease to nourish within them the highest ideal: to acquire the inestimable gifts of the spirit."

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Conditions - accept those that destiny places before us
"There are so many people in the world with whom you think you would have better conditions to work and grow. Why is it that in your family, at work or elsewhere, you are surrounded by particular people, and not others? Instead of complaining, reacting, or losing courage, you should reflect and question yourself.True, some situations seem at first glance unexplainable, unbearable; but even if you do not understand, make the effort to think they have a meaning, a purpose. And the more incomprehensible and contrary it is to what you would hope for, the more you have to trust heaven and tell yourself that this is the way to your most cherished aspirations. Even if for the moment you are struggling, after some time you will strengthen yourself, your relationships with others will improve, and you will feel good influences even on your health."

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

From the roots to the flowers - the tree and man
"Each thing, each being in creation has two poles. Take for example a tree: it feeds on air and light through its branches and leaves while it feeds on water and earth through its roots. Just like the tree, man receives forces from above and forces from below.

When Adam and Eve lived in paradise in the Garden of Eden, it was as if they lived amongst flowers. Flowers are exposed to the air, to the light of the sun and are visited by butterflies and bees. In the flowers one lives a heavenly and radiant life. But the day Adam and Eve, under the influence of the serpent, left the flowers and went down through the trunk to the roots of the cosmic tree, they had to endure darkness and cold; they thus felt the weight of matter, and everything – moving, eating, etc – became more difficult. Human beings are in the same situation today. But the work of the disciple is precisely to learn to control and use the subterranean forces they draw from their roots so as to produce flowers and bear fruit at the summit of their being."

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Soul and spirit - you need to relate to in others
"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 Christians who have, supposedly, placed the love of one’s neighbour 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 spirit and a soul in them to which they could relate, they would feel obliged to behave differently."

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Feeling - is the only reality for humans
"Objective reality does not really exist: for every human being, the only reality is what they live and feel. Take the case of someone who has hallucinations: they feel that they are pursued by monsters, they are terrified and flee screaming. Physically, visibly, no one is attacking them, but they feel persecuted, and are suffering, and when someone suffers, try telling them that it is only an illusion! Their suffering is real! In the same way, in the middle of the worst material situations, certain human beings can experience illumination and ecstasy. Once again, how can they be persuaded that it is not real? They are truly immersed in joy.

The suffering and joy we feel are perhaps the only things we never doubt. In effect, we can doubt what we see, what we hear, and what we touch, but what we feel, what we live, can never be doubted; this is reality. In this sense, it can be said that the human being is the master of reality, because if they decide to bring heaven to life within themselves, they will achieve it, and whatever the conditions, it is heaven that they will experience."

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Virtues - seeds which grow in the spiritual sun
"Every year in the spring, as the days grow longer and warmer, all the seeds buried in the ground begin to grow. You are well aware of this, you have seen it, but you have not yet understood that the same phenomenon can also take place in you. Indeed, there are seeds in you too, qualities and virtues implanted by God from the very beginning, and if they do not grow, it is because you do not seek to expose yourself to the rays of the spiritual sun.

If, during the first days of spring, we go and watch the sun rise every morning – the sun being the purest image of divinity – it is in order to give our seeds the best conditions in which to grow and manifest. No-one should consider themselves intelligent, learned or sensible enough to scorn this practice, for on the spiritual plane as on the physical plane, seeds need the sun to grow."

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Silence - an expression of divine presence
"Some people cannot stand silence because they sense it as a void, an absence: without movement, without life. In fact, there is silence and silence, and in general we can say that there are two kinds: that of death and that of the higher life.

It is this silence of the higher life that we must love and cultivate within ourselves. This silence does not have to do with inertia, but with an intense work that is realized in the midst of perfect harmony. It is neither a void nor an absence, but a fulfilment comparable to the experience of two people united by a great love: they live something so profound that they cannot express it with gestures or words. Yes, true silence is the expression of a presence, the presence of the divine."

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

‘To know, to want, to dare, to be silent’ - Why be silent?
"‘To know, to want, to dare, to be silent.’ These four verbs summarize the programme of someone walking on the path of Initiation. ‘But why 'be silent'?’ you might ask. Because from the moment you know what work to do and you have the will to do it and you dare undertake it, there is nothing more to add. The whole of your being will show the results of this work. When you dwell in peace and joy, is it necessary to tell others? No, they see it, they sense it. And if you are living through an inner storm, you may pretend you are swimming in serenity and harmony, no-one will believe you, or they may even laugh in your face. Because here too, everything – the disorder, the noise – shows through.

Human beings tell, explain, and they think that by assembling words and sentences they will manage to convince others. If they really lived what they said, they would not even need to talk. Therefore try to meditate on this really significant precept, ‘be silent’."

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Mastering ourdestiny - do not count on anything that comes from the outside
"Those who want to be master of their destiny must not attach so much importance to what comes to them from the outside: difficulties or opportunities, gains or losses. They should just work, knowing that all possibilities are within them, and as a result they will become stronger and increasingly capable of facing all situations – the setbacks as well as the successes, for successes like the setbacks have their dangers.

Whatever realm it may be, you must not trust any outward gain or success. If they come to you, they are welcome, of course, but do not count on them, for nothing outside you is permanent or really belongs to you. Sooner or later it will slip through your hands. You must simply work to strengthen yourself inwardly, to enrich yourself inwardly, in your heart, your mind, your soul and your spirit, so that everything you have acquired is yours forever. And thus you will always feel free and independent. "

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Love - protect it by keeping your distance
"Men and women who fall in love want their love to never end. This is possible, but only if they understand certain rules and apply them. If you genuinely wish your love for another to last, do not be in a hurry to become physically involved for, once the great passion is over, you will quickly tire of each other and will begin to see each other’s failings. To protect your inspiration, try to keep some distance between you.

Those who wish to know and taste everything quickly are soon no longer curious about each other. They do not even want to meet, because they have seen too much and ‘eaten’ too much; they are saturated, and it is finished. This love which brought them all kinds of blessings, which brought them heaven, has been sacrificed for a few moments of pleasure. Why don’t they try to be more vigilant? Why do they deprive themselves so quickly of those subtle, poetic sensations which would have allowed their love to last?"

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sunrise - repetition of the first morning of the world
"There are so many things to discover when watching the sunrise, so many exercises that enable us to immerse ourselves in this life, this light and this warmth! As the day dawns, a great event is being prepared in the sky. Clouds, sombre or bright, appear and disappear, and all the colours of dawn are like so many signs heralding this one dazzling presence: the sun.

It is worth your while to feel that which signifies the birth of each new day. For billions of years each new day tirelessly recreates the birth of the world’s first morning. And how many visible and invisible creatures are also witness to this extraordinary emergence of light! Let us join together to greet the forces of life."

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hope - a foretaste of perfection
"Hope is not a vague wish for an easier and pleasanter life. It is a wisdom which knows how to use the past and the present in order to project itself into the future and influence it. Hope is the ability to live a magnificent reality that does not yet exist.

So it could be said that hope is a foretaste of a perfect life. Yes, thanks to hope, you eat, drink and nourish yourself with a happiness that you do not yet have, but which is the true reality. For true reality exists not on the physical plane but in the divine world. That you are heirs to heaven and earth is the true reality. Because you are still too young and inexperienced, you cannot yet take possession of your inheritance, but it is there waiting for you. That is what hope is."

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Harmony - attracts heavenly entities
"If you want to attract the kindness of heavenly entities so that they further the realisation of your projects, then you must work on harmony.

Wherever they may be, beings of light are attracted by the atmosphere created among those who know how to unite to serve a divine idea. The entities say to each other, ‘How different these people are from the countless others who meet only to rant at real or imagined enemies; these beings have decided to work together to prepare the Kingdom of God. We must go to visit them and help them.’ Each moment of harmony you manage to create releases a fragrance, a scent that humans may not perceive, but these entities, they smell it. And even the stars up there in the sky, smile at you and send you messages of love."

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life - its forms and manifestations are limitless
"Flowers, trees, oceans, even stones… everything in nature breathes. You might say, ‘But I can’t imagine the breathing process existing outside of the lungs!’ Why not? Life doesn’t necessarily need the same organs to ensure the same functions. Look at a tree: it has no lungs, stomach, liver or intestines, and yet it breathes; not only does it breathe, it assimilates, eliminates and reproduces. And it often lives longer than humans! It withstands bad weather; it gives fragrant flowers and fruits. Whereas, with all their abilities, humans are so fragile, the slightest thing can annihilate them.

Most people have the wrong ideas about nature. As far as they are concerned, to be really alive and intelligent means having been created like them. But nature couldn’t care less about their opinions and their systems. For nature, it’s not necessary to have lungs and a heart to breathe, or a brain to be intelligent. It has created such a multitude of life forms, there will be no end to our discoveries."

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Suffering - Cosmic Intelligence only inflicts it as a last resort
"To understand suffering and to endure it, do not start to consider it as a heavenly punishment. It is above all a warning, a lesson to stop human beings who are on a slope, from tumbling to their ruin. Yes, when they stubbornly refuse to understand, it is suffering alone that can instruct and save them.

Obviously it would be better not to reach this point, but what else can be done? When Cosmic Intelligence has tried wisdom and explanations by way of the initiates it has sent, when it has tried love and patience by sending saints, prophets and martyrs, and still there is no change, all that is left is to send hardship. It then allows tyrants, criminals and torturers to take over. Cosmic Intelligence only uses suffering as a last resort when, having tried everything, there is no other way to make humans think. "

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Friday, March 17, 2017

The heart and the intellect - must be balanced
"We must know how to alternately use the faculties of the intellect and the heart, in other words, to balance the cold current, which circulates in the region of wisdom, with the warm current of love. Truth lies within this balance. If love is not tempered by wisdom, it leads to sentimentality, carelessness, sensuality; but wisdom by itself leads to coldness, contempt and cruelty. Therefore the cold of wisdom must temper the warmth of love, and the warmth of love must moderate the cold of wisdom. Truth – which is life – will find the best conditions in this temperate climate.

If the grain of wheat is to grow normally, it needs just enough warmth and not too much cold either. There is an ideal temperature for all seeds, and why not also for those seeds called human beings? Why would we be an exception?"

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Divine blessings - open yourself in order to reveive them
"In order to receive beneficial currents from space, you have to open up. The Lord has poured out all his blessings in abundance, and if you do not receive them it is because your view of life is so limited that you have severed the bond with him. And then, you complain, ‘Oh, nobody hears me, nobody comes to help me, I’m alone, abandoned, it is not possible for God to exist!’

Human beings are extraordinary, they put themselves into deplorable situations, and then they draw the conclusion that God does not exist! No more than that! But if they made some small effort to open themselves to him and communicate with him, they would discover that he has always been there to support and enlighten them, and that if they have not received this help or light, it is because they were closed. Someone who limits themself hurts themself. So make the effort to open up, to expand: you will be captivated with wonder and feel the blessings of the divine presence everywhere – above you, around you and within you."

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dangers - that threaten humanity
"The annals of Initiatic Science mention that the human species as we know it is not the only one to have appeared on earth. Other species of humans preceded us, some with a far more advanced culture than ours. If they disappeared, it is because they gave free rein to the impulses of their lower nature, which has no other purpose than to control and enslave everything, both human beings and nature.

It is a very bad omen for the future of mankind that we see these tendencies of domination becoming more and more prevalent, especially as scientific and technological advances continue to provide new means. If human beings do not learn to put their lower nature at the service of their higher nature, to the powers of the soul and spirit, then mankind will destroy itself. Cosmic Intelligence, which lives in eternity, can easily spare one more humanity and it will let ours go its own way. So many human species have disappeared already that Cosmic Intelligence would not be troubled if, by its own fault, this humanity also disappeared. With the few remaining individuals, it would prepare a new one."

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Force - its use does not resolve problems
"When human beings try to resolve their differences by means of force, they can perhaps imagine, for a time, that they have succeeded, but this success will not last. When we impose constraints we always provoke the lower nature in others, the desire to resist, to retaliate, to take revenge. Constraint is felt as violence that always incites hostility, and the result is years and decades of confrontation without ever resolving anything.

The solution is to show kindness, love, and humility. Of course, everything is not resolved right away, because this attitude may at first lead others to believe you are naive and weak, and they may take advantage of this to continue their bad behaviour. But after a while, when they see that your attitude is not dictated by weakness but, on the contrary, by a great spiritual power, they eventually become more open, more conciliatory, and it is then possible for you to get along."

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The Causal Plane - region of stability and security
"You will never find the inner stability and security you are looking for as long as you remain in the region of feelings and emotions, in other words in the astral plane*, because here the climate, the atmospheric conditions never stop changing: one moment the sun shines and you are happy, and then along come the clouds and with them sadness. One moment you are in love and then something happens and you are no longer in love. On the astral plane nothing is stable or secure.

We cannot do without feeling, of course not, but do not make the astral plane your home or your shelter. You can go down there, take a walk, look around, study the commotion and the distress that is caused there, but do not live there. Make your home higher up, even beyond the mental plane, because the world of thoughts is not perfectly safe either. How many times do you change your mind or your opinions to suit your own interests? And here again, only disappointment. If you want to be secure you must elevate yourself to the causal plane. Jesus tells us to build our house on rock. This rock is the symbol of the causal plane."

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Family - must not be understood as a goal, but as a point of departure
"Each of us must do what we can to preserve the bonds that unite us to the members of our family. But the family is not an end in itself; it is only a point of departure, a base designed to provide us with a form of stability within society. Those who concentrate on their family and who work for it alone, who forget others or even fight with them in order to better protect their parents or children, do not realize that they are creating the conditions for misunderstanding and hostility, which in the end becomes like a fight between clans, or tribes.

But worst of all, in this state of mind they do not even contribute to the happiness of their own family. As proof, you see that today more and more families are falling apart. After a period of time, parents separate to form ties elsewhere, and the children find themselves with a father on one side, a mother on another, and half-brothers, half-sisters, and so on. So, where is the stability that the family is meant to provide? And is this truly the happiness of family life?"

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

“Know thyself” - significance of this concept
"God is within and without. And the same is true of our higher self; it lives in the sublime regions and also lives within us. But how can we feel the presence of this divine entity which is all-light, all-love and all-powerful? It is difficult, of course, but we must first look within ourselves for signs of that presence, knowing that it is our true self.

It has been said, ‘Know thyself.’ If a person truly wants to know themself, they have to know themselves up above, in the divine world. Until they are aware of their existence up above as a particle of the Deity, they will not know themselves. To know oneself means to have found oneself by having found God. By finding God, one finds love, light, freedom, joy – and not only does one find these within oneself but also within all human beings and also in animals, plants and stones. When a person finds God within themself, they discover him everywhere, and this is truly to ‘Know thyself.’"

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Stale air to clean air - a change in philosophy
"Suppose I walk into a house in the middle of winter where everything is closed, the doors and windows are tightly shut. The air is foul-smelling, because for warmth, the animals have also been allowed in: the cat, the dog, even the horse, and the pig. By staying in this confined atmosphere the inhabitants are completely chloroformed, they feel nothing. If I now have to explain to them that they live in an unhealthy atmosphere, there would be endless discussion, and I would be wasting my time. So I take a different approach and invite them to come out for a walk with me.

We walk in the fresh air for a half hour, or an hour, and then return. When they open the door they exclaim loudly and wonder how they could possibly have existed in this contaminated air – so to speak, since this story is obviously symbolic – with such narrow or erroneous points of view. Without having to explain anything, they themselves understand, because they immediately experience the difference; they make the comparison. Perhaps when they went out they did not fully realize how good it is to breathe fresh air, but on their return when they suffocate, then they understand. And that’s what I try to do with you: when I speak to you, I take you for a while into regions where you breathe clean air, so that when you return you decide to leave behind a philosophy that chokes you."

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Negative states - method to overcome them
"It is never easy to shake off negative moods. Let us suppose that you are assailed by feelings of animosity, jealousy and bitterness and, however you try to get rid of them, you do not succeed. These are evil entities that cling to you. What should you do? Begin by calmly watching them, how they manifest themselves and their tricks. In doing so, you have already set yourself above them, and this is what happens: sensing the presence of someone watching and studying them, they are uncomfortable, because they do not like being found out. And if, in this moment, you connect to heaven, it is as if you were projecting some rays of light on them; they begin to disperse, because light chases them away.

Obviously these entities will not allow themselves to be dispelled easily, they are stubborn; they can return, of course, and they certainly will; but again you will observe them and project beams of light on them, until at last you manage to get rid of them forever. Yes, because you will have managed to stay above them."

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hands - instruments for our blessings
"In whatever you do, think only of spreading beneficial influences. You can do this by means of your hands, which are among the best instruments for transmitting them. When you caress the head of someone you love, instead of seeking egotistical pleasure, concentrate on your hands and say, ‘May God bless you. May light reign in this head, and may all angels come and make their home here.’ At this moment, your love will no longer be sensual; it will be transformed into a beneficial energy and will also bring you an extraordinary sensation of joy and expansion. And when you touch the head of your child, or its small arms and legs, bless them as well, so that the angels come and make them a magnificent being.

Learn to bless everything you touch: objects, food, and other beings. This is true white magic."

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thought - its role in our perfection
"Thought has an important role to play in our efforts to perfect ourselves. So, those who wish to become wiser, stronger, and more fraternal must set aside time to wish for and visualise these qualities. Imagine yourselves surrounded by light, sending your love across the whole world, and withstanding all difficulties and temptations. Little by little the images you form of these qualities will take on life. They will influence you, they will transform you as they work to attract the necessary elements from the universe and to establish them in your entire being. Of course, a good deal of time and work are necessary before any result is achieved. But the day this result presents itself, you can doubt no longer: you feel a living entity above you which protects you, instructs you, purifies you, enlightens you, and in difficult situations gives you the support you need.

So you should begin by forming some ideal in the world of the spirit. Then, thanks to the thought this perfection will then gradually descend into your psychic matter where it will be realized."

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Good and Evil - two aspects of the same reality
"Life is based on the notion of opposites, in other words on the principle of polarity; of active and passive, masculine and feminine, emissive and receptive, good and evil. This opposition is really just a complementarity, and is what creates movement. This concept is expressed in the number 2, which is the number of polarization. 2 is 1 turned into positive and negative.

In Tarot cards, number 2 is represented by the High Priestess, who is holding a book open on her lap. A closed book represents the number 1 and an open book the number 2. People who are able to decipher this arcanum are capable of resolving the problem of evil in their life. They understand that good and evil, love and hate, light and darkness, although opposites in their manifestation, are the two aspects of the same reality. It is pointless, therefore, to want to fight against evil thinking that we will one day destroy it. We must simply learn to use the forces of evil (the problems and the hardships), to transform them into constructive energies. "

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Spiritual riches - only these are inexhaustible
"A man who has made his fortune in business will not always tell you he is happy. Most often, he will find all sorts of reasons to complain. He will tell you that he is stressed, that his wife spends all his money and takes advantage of his absences to cheat on him, that his son is a good-for-nothing and his workers are lazy, that his shares have fallen on the stock exchange, that he will be ruined by his competitors, and so on. You listen to him, and after a while you begin to feel overwhelmed. Despite all his possessions, he could never convince you that life is beautiful, because he lives in fear of losing what he has. So, not only will he give you nothing, since he is already afraid that what he has will be taken away, but he will also rob you of your peace and your love of life.

Whereas a man who has worked to acquire spiritual wealth understands not only that these riches are inexhaustible, but that no one can take them away from him. He will therefore always be ready to share them with you, and thanks to him, whatever your situation, you will be able to to taste the beauty and meaning of life."

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bank - analogy with human beings
"The only way to rightfully resolve relationships with others is to constantly keep in mind the concept of the two natures: lower and higher. Trust only the higher nature, the divine nature, both in yourself and in others.

A human being is like a bank in which you deposit capital. So be vigilant, first make sure that any ‘bank’ you deal with is solid and reliable, or you will risk losing everything, and there will then be no use in complaining or rebelling. And since you yourself are a bank, strive also to be trustworthy. For it is not merely a question of whether or not you can trust others; ask yourself if they too can trust you, and do your best to deserve this trust. It is this above all that must concern you."

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Unity - should exclude nothing and no-one
"In the realm of politics and economics, when people call for unity, it almost always comprises alliances based on selfish interests, somewhat like those of bandits who unite in order to carry out their attacks? Although this is obviously not unity in the true sense of the word, this is how people think of it – as banding together to pounce on others to expel or even annihilate them. When the citizens of a country say, ‘Let’s unite!’ and the only goal of their union is to attack their neighbour instead of getting along with them, they cannot genuinely speak of unity.

True unity is meant to be all-encompassing. If an organ in the human body establishes unity in itself but fails to work in harmony with the others, it will perhaps feel fine, but the others will suffer, and unity will thus be compromised. When we speak of unity, we are referring to a universal, cosmic unity which excludes nothing and no-one. But this unity must first of all be established within ourselves: all our cells, all our inclinations must be directed towards God. Our efforts to bring this about will be reflected in all other entities, humans and all the little scattered entities will come together to create one universal whole."

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Experiments - to be performed before stating conclusions
"People have sometimes reproached me for the non-scientific and even anti-scientific character of my teaching. Well, they are mistaken, because nothing is more scientific than what I tell you every day, and nothing is more provable, applicable or effective. But this is a different science, and one that surpasses all the others, a science which is the fruit of countless experiments, for I also carry out my experiments in my internal laboratories. You do not believe me? Well, I am not asking that you believe me, but that you also perform these experiments.

Let those who claim to be scientific at least conduct themselves in a scientific manner, which means they should first carry out some experiments and then state their findings. A scientist does not begin with certainties; they state their hypotheses which they then verify through their experiments, allowing whatever time is necessary before presenting the conclusions. So, if you are content to declare you do not believe me without having carried out any experiments, how should we classify you?"

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Waves - from celestial regions; learning to capture them
"The radio, the telephone, radar, the television and so on are some of the many practical applications of a single discovery: that waves travel through space. But why let science and technology be alone in exploiting this discovery? The waves that allow us to make telephone calls or follow radio or television programmes are not the only ones that travel through space. There are other even subtler waves; the air around us is saturated with currents, with messages we can capture. For the Creator has placed in human beings instruments that allow them to receive waves emitted by the most evolved spirits, the initiates, the angels, the archangels and all the heavenly entities.

So, why stay in communication only with humans, when all you hear from them is shouting, demands, rebelliousness and threats? We must make use of the instruments the Lord has given us (the brain, of course, but also the solar plexus, the hara centre and the chakras), so that we can communicate with beings more evolved than us. When we manage to vibrate on their wavelength we enter into their happiness, their light and their peace."

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Faith and Belief -
"Seeking to excuse their tactlessness, mistakes, and failures, people will say, ‘But I believed this or that...’ Ah yes, they believed, they believed... but their believing has only served to lead them astray. And what is worse, these ‘believers’ will continue to believe and to be led astray. Until when? Until they learn to replace their beliefs by faith, true faith, the faith that is founded on knowledge.

It is clear that we instinctively understand the difference between belief and faith, because we often say, ‘I believe’, when in fact we are expressing a doubt. If we say, ‘I believe he is coming tomorrow,’ it means that we are not actually sure. And questions such as, ‘Do you believe...?’ (for example ‘Do you believe that the situation will improve?’) show that you are exploring unknown territory. Working in the known, in a domain in which we have extensive experience through sustained effort, this is what it means to have true faith."

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Woman - educator of man
"One of woman’s vocations is to be the educator of man. By their thoughts, feelings and their attitude, women must inspire men to ever more nobility, righteousness and courage. Men seek only to be uplifted and inspired by women. That is why, until women have this ideal, as long as they think only of satisfying their desires and pleasures or their need for reassurance, they will not fulfil their true vocation, and they themselves will be victims.

You will say, ‘But how can women educate men? They are so much weaker and more delicate than men! It is impossible to oppose them?’ To influence men, women do not need to oppose them, there are more subtle methods. And women have another means of educating men: by educating her sons. And these sons will respect women all their life thanks to their mother. Yes, through the daily influence they can have over their very young children, mothers are capable of creating upright, noble and generous characters, saints and heroes."

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Relations - that we must seek to have with humans and with nature
"The way in which we consider people and things makes all the difference. If your consciousness is enlightened, each one of your thoughts can be the point of departure for magnificent achievements. If not, you reject the riches which nature and human beings have to offer, and you neither understand, nor gain anything, you feel impoverished and unhappy.

Just look at how human beings live alongside one another: they pass by each other with no more awareness of the other’s presence than if they were blocks of stone or pieces of wood. See also how they bump into each other! To talk to them, then, about the relationship they must develop with nature is to expect far too much of them. They believe they are the only beings who are truly alive and intelligent in the universe and, in order to demonstrate this life and this intelligence, what do they do? They exploit nature without any qualms, not realizing that by destroying it, they also destroy something in themselves, they restrict themselves, they become gloomy. It is an entire shift in awareness that must take place within them so that their relations not only with humans but with nature are finally alive and rich. "

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

‘If you have faith like a mustard seed’ - comment
"One day Jesus reproached his disciples for their disbelief, saying, ‘If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move.’ Those who read this verse are so struck by the enormous discrepancy in size of a mountain and a mustard seed that they go no further, and this is why they cannot interpret the parable correctly. Understanding will come from reflecting on the nature and characteristics of a mustard seed.

To have faith no bigger than a mustard seed and to one day be capable of moving mountains… Yes, it is possible because once that seed is sown in our heart and soul, it will grow and expand. And when it becomes a tree, as Jesus said, all the birds of heaven will come and dwell in its branches. The birds of heaven are all the beings of light in the invisible world, and these entities do not come empty-handed. They bring with them heavenly gifts – wisdom, love, purity, peace, and strength – and it is thanks to these gifts that little by little a human being gains the power to move mountains."

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Love - its source is within us
"To be loved: this is the concept most human beings have of happiness. Of course, they agree to love a little, but they believe that the main thing is to be loved. This is easy to prove: why do they suffer so when they learn that the person they love does not give back that love, or does not give back as much as they wish? They wait for the outside world to give them love. If it does not come, or if it is taken away, they feel deprived: they do not believe in their own power, in their own ability to love, they need love to come from someone outside of themselves.

In reality, to find peace and joy, we must not wait for love to come from other people, but rely only on our own love: because within us lies the source of love, and this source is unlimited."

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Truth - we will never be able to reach it
"Although all human beings are identical in structure, they differ in their sensibility, understanding, needs and aspirations, and as a result they differ in their perception of things. So when they argue with each other about who posseses the truth, what they claim as the truth, is true only to them.

You might say, ‘But is there no truth?’ On the contrary. The higher we rise within ourselves, the more we detach from our own personal and selfish interests, by purifying ourselves, allowing ourselves to be penetrated by divine light, the closer we come to the truth. But it is impossible to say whether one day we will know the truth in terms of an absolute principle. All we can say with certainty is this: with every effort we make to throw off the opaque layers that have formed around us due to our murky and unrestrained thoughts and sentiments, we come a little closer to the truth."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Psychic emanations - pollute or purify the air
"Every day we hear people talking about air pollution, every day they complain about fumes from factories, car exhausts. But they themselves, as individuals, what do they often do? Don’t they sometimes poison the psychic atmosphere by their toxic emissions: their thoughts and feelings of hatred, jealousy, anger? Be aware that all the unhealthy thoughts, feelings and desires fermenting in human beings produce foul-smelling and suffocating exhalations.

If there were laboratories equipped with sufficiently sophisticated equipment, we would be able to verify that some human emanations are so dirty and impure, that in the psychic world, they have an influence just as toxic as suffocating gas. And we could also come to the opposite conclusion: that the emanations of spiritual beings are extremely beneficial for all creatures. Because such beings have overcome their weaknesses, their presence has a positive effect on all those around them. If the psychic atmosphere of the earth has not yet become completely unbreathable, it is because of the selfless and loving men and women who have dedicated their lives to peace and light."

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sacrifice - source of life and joy
"Why are human beings afraid of sacrifice? Why do they reject the idea of sacrifice? Even the word resonates uncomfortably in their ears. Under the pretext that, most often, is to others we must make sacrifices, they think it is others who will gain something at their expense. They feel the sacrifice as a loss and that’s why they cut themselves off from the source of life and joy.

A door will suddenly open to those who accept to sacrifice willingly and lovingly, and they will feel overwhelmed by an ocean of light. You don’t believe me? But it is nonetheless true. Start by accepting the idea of sacrifice and you will discover that every effort you make for others can strengthen and invigorate you and above all, bring you joy."

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Essence of life - is to be found within
"Many men and women have put an end to their life, even if, as we say, ‘they had everything they needed to be happy’: youth, beauty, intelligence, wealth, family and friends who loved them... They had everything except the most important thing: their taste for life; none of the advantages they had, external or internal, or even the affection of those around them, could give them that.

So it is within themselves that people have work to do, it is inwardly in their soul and in their spirit that they should search for what they need. Only their soul and their spirit will teach them the meaning of life, give them the essence of life, so that no matter what the situation, they will not falter. In the worst situations, they can unite with celestial entities and will feel overjoyed, filled with light. When the cause of your happiness, your fulfillment, is within you, nothing and nobody can deprive you of it. The day you decide to seek the essence within yourself, you will be on the path of freedom, of immortality, of eternity."

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Youthfulness - a quality of the soul
"Adults give very bad advice to young people when they say, ‘Go for it, make the most of it, because youth does not last. If you only knew how quickly it passes!’ It is true, their youth has passed very quickly, but why? Well, precisely because they listened to this harmful advice when they were young and rushed to enjoy themselves, to experience every pleasure, which is the surest way to lose one’s freshness! So, since these are the facts, people draw conclusions. Yes, but if the facts are what they are, it is because they did not know beforehand how to observe and reason correctly.

What I, myself, would say to young boys and young girls is this: if you work for the light, for a high ideal, the older you get, the more alive and expressive you will become. You will even acquire a life and an expression that you did not have when you were younger. Of course, you will stoop a bit, you will have a few more wrinkles and grey hair, but do not let that stop you: allow your body to age gracefully and remember that your soul can continue to manifest through it with an extraordinary youthfulness."

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Miracles - obey the laws of Nature
"Generally people refer to ‘miracles’ as phenomena they believe defy or negate the laws of nature. Well, no such phenomena exist; everything obeys the laws of nature. And if people speak of miracles, it is because they do not know the laws that would explain them. There are certain phenomena that are exceptional because the people capable of producing them are very rare, but miracles, as most believers imagine them, simply do not exist.

Even things that are truly extraordinary are natural; nothing is ‘supernatural’. And the explanation is simple; the gradations in nature are infinite, from the most material to the most subtle, and the sublte ones are beyond the comprehension of most human beings. The laws of the psychic and spiritual worlds which explain ‘miracles’ are therefore also the laws of nature. We just need to know the subtle planes on which they operate."

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Desire to know - is not without risks
"Our life is simply a succession of encounters, of contacts with objects, places, situations, human beings and other creatures. Everyone wants to experience and know. Why? Because they think that with this newly acquired knowledge they will gain something. That is true, but be careful, or you run the risk that the opposite may happen.

The fly looks at the spider’s web with great curiosity. It wants to know what it is. It has no idea that in this magnificent web of threads lurks the very cunning creature who used all its talents to spin it, and so the fly ventures in and makes the acquaintance of the spider. The artist who conceived this trap is of course delighted, but for the fly it is the end. Well, life is full of spider’s webs and traps like this, waiting for the curious and unwary who think they can venture forth without being aware of the dangers."

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Points of view - we need to test their validity
"No other failing gives rise to as much disappointment and misfortune to human beings, as the stubborn defence of certain beliefs and points of view, without testing their validity. People persist in thinking they are right, even when all sorts of events in their daily lives prove the opposite. How can they accept such contradictions? It is the events of life that should prove that they are true and not and not their imagination, their tastes or their preferences.

I have given you many criteria to enlighten you, to guide you! The most important is this one: before reaching a decision on any matter whatsoever, try to identify what it is in yourself that urges you to go in one direction rather than another. Are your motives honest and disinterested? If not, watch out, because you are exposing yourself to great disillusionment."

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Suffering - pray only that it will help us grow
"God is not there to fulfil people’s desire for ease, tranquillity and well-being. He is only concerned with what will make them grow. But that is what human beings do not really understand. When they suffer, they pray to the Lord... This is very good, prayer can help them, but only if they know how it is to be used, for what purpose, and when. Otherwise they will not feel their prayers have been answered.

So, when you are suffering, do not ask God to free you from this suffering, but to help you endure it so that you may extract every benefit from it. Suffering exists not for the purpose of hurting us, but to teach us where genuine good is to be found, and thus to make us stronger, more intelligent and more vibrant. Repeat to yourself every day that thanks to suffering you will gain great wisdom. And know that in talking to you like this, I am not minimising or underestimating your suffering; know that I am also talking to myself, because all human beings without exception need to educate and perfect themselves."

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Charity - rediscover the original meaning of this word
"In its original meaning, the word ‘charity’, which like faith and hope, is a theological virtue (that is to say which has God as a purpose), refers to the love of human beings for God, which of necessity calls for neighbourly love. Unfortunately, this word ‘charity’ has lost its sublime significance over time, and what we now call ‘charity’ is expressed in actions which may not be accompanied by any feelings of true love. Many people ‘do charitable works’ because their church and family have taught them that they must give to the poor, help the unfortunate, and so on.

Charity is thus often the product of a narrow education, and has nothing to do with goodness. How many ‘charitable’ people poison the lives of their family and friends! There are many of these charitable people, but we meet very few who are truly good. Christians must make the effort to rediscover the original meaning of the word ‘charity’, which means ‘love’, for those who claim to love God must also love him through their neighbours."

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Laws of economics - are also valid in the spiritual world
"We see that more and more people are taking an interest in finance and the economy, and have become experts in the field. At least, that is what they believe! But in reality, if they truly understood economic and financial matters, they would have first learned how to look after the spiritual riches they receive from heaven; they would understand how to preserve them and make them grow.

Any ignoramus knows that if they do not make their capital grow, after a while there will be nothing left, because capital which does not yield a return is quickly dissipated. But where the spiritual realm is concerned, even the most educated become poor: they forget that light, warmth and inner wealth are quickly exhausted if they do not work each day to increase them. And how to increase them? Through prayer, meditation and exercises. By connecting each day with the inexhaustible Source of life, the divine Source, we continually renew the energies that enable us to accomplish our task."

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

‘Make humankind in our image’ - interpretation
"It is written in the Book of Genesis that on the sixth day, after having separated the earth from the waters and created the sun, moon, stars, plants and animals, God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness’.

The universe is the body of God, a body which he animates with his spirit. In the same way, the human being has a body which is a reflection of the universe, and the spirit which animates this body is a spark from the divine Spirit. So God is not a monarch, as some might see him, who reigns far from view in some inaccessible place in the farthest reaches of heaven. Undoubtedly there is no being who is more impenetrable or imperceptible, but at the same time he is the closest, for he is inside us. Thus, there is a great work for us to carry out so that we may sense and bring to life this presence within us. Nothing is more precious than the sensation that we are inhabited by God and then, whatever happens, nothing can shake our conviction."

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Evolution - occurs when the conditions are favourable
"Human history is a succession of changes. Nothing remains static, for life is in perpetual movement. We would like to believe that this movement always represents progress and moves in the direction of evolution. But, unfortunately, we cannot help observing that sometimes there are regressions.

But evolution or regression, nothing remains the same; generations of human beings succeed one another and, even if in some countries the changes take place more slowly than in others, or are moving in the wrong direction, when the conditions lend themselves, no one can prevent events from taking a favourable turn. The first currents are emitted by luminous spirits of the invisible world, and the beings who are ready to capture these currents become their conductors. And when the time comes, the changes will also be accepted by the entire society."

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Heavenly Father and divine Mother - never forget that we are their children
"Only those who understand, first and foremost, that they are a child of the heavenly Father and the divine Mother can progress on the path of initiation. They do not reason like these so-called philosophers or scientists who find the idea of God absurd, out-of-date and believe they are being intelligent and showing a free mind by leaving God, in order to live an independent life away from him. They think, ‘To be a son of God, a daughter of God what nonsense! We are adults.’ Well, no, they are not adults but recalcitrant children.

The true adult, in the initiatic sense, never leaves his celestial parents to seek independence. Only unconscious, ignorant children demand independence and freedom far from the Lord. And then they wonder why they suffer, both physically and psychically. This is not hard to understand; when someone separates from God, they are no longer nourished, protected, supported or educated. All those who have left their divine parents are beset by troubles and distress. So, embrace your celestial Father and Mother, and trust them wholeheartedly."

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spirit, the - a summit from which we have all the opportunities to take action
"If you are insignificant and little known in society, you are powerless to intervene in the affairs of state. To be able to do so, you must try to reach the summit, where the king or president is to be found, and become their minister. Then, yes, you have the power, because you have reached the zenith or the focal point. As long as you remain below, or on the periphery, no-one listens to you and you do not achieve much.

This law also applies in the spiritual realm. Until you succeed in reaching the centre or the summit within you, that is to say your spirit, you can achieve certain things, of course, but you are not truly in charge of anything. Whereas once you manage to connect with your spirit, you become the master, because this centre affords you all possibilities. So, stop being concerned with the periphery down below where you will be limited. Work to reach the spirit within you, without worrying about the time it will take."

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Spiritual guide - false pretexts for refusing the idea of it
"On the grounds that charlatans and crooks can pass themselves off as initates, many people systematically reject the idea of a spiritual master. But what odd reasoning! Do these people stop listening to music because some musicians compose awful sounds? Do they no longer visit galleries because the artwork of some artists is just daubs of paint? Do they no longer read books because some authors write nonsense? Why then this lack of logic?

The truth is that to listen to music, to seek out works of art or to read books is quite easy, whereas to undertake the path of the spiritual life, to accept a discipline in life and to do exercises every day requires great time and effort. Then are not all these people, who reject the idea of a spiritual master simply lazy, finding every excuse to refuse the light of a true guide, and to avoid making an effort?"

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Incense, burning - the symbolic meaning
"Many Christian and Jewish religions have gradually banned animal sacrifices, and cows and sheep are no longer burned on their altars. However, this idea of sacrifice by fire is still present in all religions, as not only candles but also incense are burned before the altar.

Incense is matter given to the fire to be consumed, and in the process it releases a fragrance which pervades the atmosphere. On its own, burning incense has meaning only if the believer understands that this act is a reflection of psychic processes. What they themselves have to sacrifice, are their weaknesses, faults, vices, which are like a thick, murky substance. This substance must be transformed by delivering it to the divine fire, so that their soul emits fragrant emanations. Otherwise, why bother? Spreading the pleasant perfume of incense to the nostrils of the assistants, that’s fine, but it is not enough."

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Fusion with the Divine - an exercise
"In order to transcend the limits of their consciousness, a disciple of initiatic science must learn to project themself to great heights, to the sublime Being who embraces and nourishes every creature. The disciple seeks to know how this Being envisions the destiny of mankind, what plans he has in mind for the disciple’s own evolution, not just in the near future, but more importantly in the distant future. And through striving to draw closer and closer to this immense, luminous and perfect Being that the disciple is able to detach themself. A transformation takes place within them, in their subconscious, in their consciousness, and in their superconsciousness, and what they then feel and experience is indescribable.

This practice is one of the most beneficial for the disciple: by devoting themselves to it every day, they distance themselves from their limited ego and dissolve into this ocean of light which is God. It is here that they receive true knowledge and discover freedom."

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Face, our - bears the reflection of what we seek in others
"So many people enjoy delving into the lives of others in order to find a few hidden faults in behaviour which they can talk about wherever they go. On their faces we read only doubt and distrust, and their suspicious glances see dishonesty and betrayal even where there are none. What is the point of acting like this? Not only do these people sow discord, but they become so disagreeable! With their sombre expressions, they themselves begin to look like criminals.

That is what is extraordinary: those who are so distrustful and who imagine themselves models of justice and honesty finally manifest on their own faces traces of the faults and vices they are so busy detecting in others. But if you look at the face of those who seek to discover people’s hidden qualities and virtues: they gradually come to reflect the light of divine splendour."

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Asceticism - is not necessarily proof of spirituality
"Some spiritualists claim that we must become detached from the material world in order to come closer to the spirit. In doing so, they have even gone to the point of disregarding hygiene, aesthetics, and simple common sense. As if the spirit could be happy living in filth, ugliness and insanity!

You may say thatit is by choice that some ascetics have chosen to live in the worst conditions. I know, but are they certain they are actually any closer to the spirit? To seek hardships and difficulties is, in fact, a sign of pathalogical abnormality. There are those who take pleasure in suffering and mistreatment, just as others wallow in pleasures. This is no proof of spirituality. Where the spirit manifests, life takes on the most reasonable and harmonious forms."

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Book of nature, the - is the true Bible
"The word Bible means book. But the true Bible, the real book, is the book of living nature. That is to say, the universe created by God, and also the human being, that he made in the image of this universe and into whom he breathed his spirit. All sacred books have their origins in this great book, and each presents only a few fragments of it. The book of nature alone is complete and indestructible, and if you have not learned to read it, you can spend your entire life reading the Bible and you will still understand very little of it.

Fanatics may brandish the Bible, the Koran or other sacred texts but, even if they are divinely inspired, these books can never replace the book in which the Creator has inscribed everything: the human being. This book possesses what neither the Bible nor the other sacred books possess: a soul and a spirit which are alive and eternal."

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Be Measured - to preserve good relations with others
"Let us say you have met a person for whom you feel sympathy, friendship, and even love... and these sentiments are reciprocated. If you want them to last, you must learn to temper their manifestations. A lack of moderation is dangerous, even in the best circumstances. Of course, we are immediately tempted to give free rein to our affection, letters, meetings, gifts, kisses, and so on. But it is too much. Right away we have had our fill, as if we have eaten too much, and at the first opportunity we reject each other.

To sustain harmonious relationships throughout our lives with those we appreciate, those we love, we must be measured; otherwise, even with the best people in the world, they cannot last. These are psychological subtleties you must understand in order to avoid disappointment."

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Doubt - makes us vulnerable
"Although they claim to practice a religion or follow a spiritual teaching, many people live in uncertainty and doubt. Thus they continue to introduce division within themselves and eventually falter. Look at what the woodcutter does when he is not able to cut down a tree, armed with just his axe: in order to bring the tree down he drives a wedge into the cut he makes at the base of the trunk. Unknowingly, those who have doubts allow little wedges to be driven into themselves, and thanks to all the axes in existence – outer, and especially inner difficulties – they are then quickly brought down.

On the path of light to which you are committed, if doubt or uncertainty are able to enter your trunk, your psychic and spiritual energies begin to escape. Therefore, any time you feel threatened, go deep inside yourself and tell yourself, ‘Right now my vision is obscured, but I continue to put my faith in good, in the light, I will act with honesty and courage.’ If you can stay in that state of mind, the trunk of your inner tree will leap boldly towards heaven."

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Humility - preserves us from the snares of the lower nature
"Someone who has won a few victories over their bad habits: laziness, anger, jealousy, sensuality should not feel proud of themselves. If they start to think, ‘Oh! I am strong!’ their lower nature will respond and prepare traps; and these traps are so subtle that they will fall into them right away, without any doubt.

You do not yet know the tricks of the lower nature. It is when you are the most confident that it takes the upper hand and succeeds in surprising you the most. You must remain humble and do not delude yourself about the few small results that you have obtained. Realize that the satisfaction of having won a victory exposes you to danger, and tell yourself, ‘Who knows what awaits me now? It is too early to triumph.’ Don’t just be alert, ask beings of light to continue to support you in your efforts."

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Divinity - a spiritual master works on the Divinity that lives within each being
"If I did not believe that you were inhabited by the Divinity, that you are divinities, I would perhaps have become discouraged and abandoned everything long ago. It is for the Divinity that dwells within you that I continue. And so, when I adopt an attitude towards certain people, others who are well intentioned, reproach me. They say, ‘But why do you not see this person as they really are? You receive him and you trust him. Be careful, for they will create problems for you.’ In reality I see quite clearly, but I know what I am doing, and it is they who do not know.

I know that by showing them my understanding, my trust, I can arouse in some people the need to improve, as I address the divinity that is within them. I use this teaching method consciously. I know the risks, and if nothing good comes out of them, I obviously think it’s a shame, but I’m not devastated or discouraged. "

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Meaning - give one’s life a richer and richer meaning
"As we set about discovering the meaning of life, we must not begin by questioning the existence of God. In fact, we must do the exact opposite. If we give greater and richer meaning to every moment of our life, the existence of God will be obvious.

God is life, the fullness of life, and in order to feel his presence we must come alive and discover that everything around us is also alive: the earth is alive, water and air are alive, fire and light are alive! What can a dead person feel? No matter what you give them, they will not react, because their life has gone and they can feel nothing. In order to experience sensations, we must be alive. You will say you already know this. Yes, theoretically, everyone knows it. But this is not enough, which is why everywhere we go we meet so many walking corpses, who wonder what they are doing on this earth. May they eventually decide to revive life within themselves."

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Fire and air - represented within us by love and wisdom
"Between air and fire there is a kind of complementarity. To work with fire, one must also know air. It tempers fire, but because it is always moving, it also brings a certain freshness: when it is hot, we wish for air.

These relationships between air and fire are also found in our psychic life. We are travellers journeying through space and, in order to fulfil our destiny, we need fire and air, or heat and cold. We have fire within us: we come into the world carrying our stove and its fuel, so that we can heat ourselves; for the journey is long and outside symbolically it is cold. This cold that rules outside us is air, and thanks to it we can regulate the temperature. Fire one may say is love, and air is wisdom. Love is within us, whereas wisdom is outside us so that we can study it, contemplate it, and use it to regulate our inner fire."

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Freedom - work in the present to create the future
"To what extent is man free? Thinkers and theologians have discussed this question for centuries without reaching agreement; because they are not asking the correct question. Freedom is not a condition that is either given or not, once and for all, to humanity. Instead of asking, ‘Am I free?’ each of us must understand that our present life is the consequence of our past life, and it is impossible to return to the past and change it. We must endure the past and assimilate it, and this is what we are doing in the present life. But as for the future, we are free, because only the present gives us the potential to create the future we wish for.

This is how to ask the question about freedom. Knowing that from now on we are able to determine our future; we are preparing ourselves to become more and more the masters of our destiny, so we no longer endure the present, we shape it."

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Divine justice - takes into account what we do with the faculties we are given
"Heaven judges people only by what they are capable of giving with the means at their disposal. We meet people in life who are truly deprived: they were born into impoverished families where they have been ill-treated and raised with the worst possible examples. They have poor health and have had little schooling and one would think that there is nothing to expect from them. And yet, through sustained effort and unwavering conviction, they have managed to triumph over their circumstances and to achieve what others, far more privileged than they, have not been able to achieve.

Well, this is what heaven looks at when it sends us to earth: what we succeed in doing with the faculties we are given and the conditions we have to work in. For life is so rich in possibilities that each of us can always find ways to improve ourselves and to enrich ourselves spiritually."

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Voice of heaven - talks to us softly
"If you are really attentive, you will sense that at every important moment of your life (a meeting, a journey, a job, or a decision), an inner voice is there advising you. But you do you not listen to it and you make mistakes. Why don’t you listen? Because only noise and clamour attract your attention. In order for you to hear this inner being who speaks to you, it must make a lot of noise; but as it speaks softly, you will not hear it. From now on you must understand that when the higher beings speak to humans, they say only a few words in a voice which is almost imperceptible, a whisper, like a gentle breeze, it is up to us to be attentive.

You sometimes find yourself in difficult situations. Has it ever happened that you say, ‘Why did I let myself embark....? There was something there, that warned me, but that voice was so faint...’ Well, draw the conclusion: in future beware of voices that speak a great deal and very loudly in order to fool you, and try rather to listen to the soft voice from heaven that wants you to avoid unnecessary suffering."

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Balance - a moment-to-moment victory over opposing forces
"Stability and all constructive activity depend on unity. Whenever you feel indecisive or scattered within yourself, stop. Meditate, collect yourself, and strive to attain the very centre of your being: your higher self. For it is only around this centre that all the currents running through you will be brought into harmony and, whatever the circumstances, you will sense an equilibrium within you which no shock can disturb.

Balance… nothing is more important than this for our physical and psychic life. And at the same time nothing is more difficult to achieve. It actually takes very little to make us lose our balance and fall! Balance is a moment-to-moment victory over opposing forces and is therefore always at risk. We must learn to control these opposing forces and, in order to do so, we must be clear-sighted, attentive and steadfast."

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Physical and spiritual planes - there is no separation between them
"We are in the habit of separating the physical plane from the spiritual plane, but the truth is that there is no separation between the two. There is a continuous progression from the physical plane to the etheric plane and beyond this, to the astral, mental, causal, buddhic and atmic planes.

This progression from the physical plane to the subtle planes takes place in humans through the intermediary of centres and organs which are in a sense, extensions of the organs and centres on the physical plane. We can consider these subtle centres (the solar plexus, the hara centre, the chakras, the aura), to be transformers which enable us to live harmoniously in the physical and spiritual realms at the same time, because there is a continuous coming and going between them. This is true spiritual alchemy: the continuous transformation of physical, dense and opaque matter into fluidic, etheric and spiritual matter, and conversely, the diffusion of this spiritual matter within the physical body, which is then invigorated and regenerated as a result."

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Desires - questions to ask about their nature and their fulfilment
"When you experience a desire for something, question yourself about its nature, its quality. Ask yourself what you are going to do to fulfil this desire, to realise it, but also what will you do once you have done so. You wish to be rich? Or course you have the right to be so, but what methods will you use to succeed? And, once rich, what will you do with this wealth? Will it be used for your own satisfaction, or to help those who are in need? And if you desire beauty, once again, you must be vigilant. Do not seek that beauty which turns human hearts upside down and can lead them to despair or crime. Concentrate on spiritual beauty, on that which inspires people and encourages them to better themselves.

The misfortunes of human beings stem from the fact that they bring no moral consideration to bear on their wishes, on their projects. Even when they enter a spiritual teaching, how many think only of finding the means to satisfy their desires!"

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dinosaurs to birds - an analogy with the evolution of human beings
"Dinosaurs were reptiles with four legs that lived on earth millions of years ago, and we now know that birds are the product of their evolution. Over time and with successive transformations, the front legs of these reptiles have become wings. Yes, as unbelievable as it may sound, dinosaurs are the ancestors of birds. How to interpret this evolution? Perhaps among these reptiles there were some who were more enterprising, more daring, more curious who wanted to break free, tearing the ground. Some others followed suit, while others, lazy and stubborn, have continued to crawl. Take this interpretation as you want.

Now transpose this phenomenon into the world of humans. Over the course of history there have always been the daring ones who wanted to open new paths, explore new lands. Some followed them, others refused to move, but it is thanks to the bold that humanity progresses. So it is up to each of us to decide whether we will continue to crawl along the ground or if we want to make an effort and take to the air, like a bird, and be free."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love - a quality of divine life
"You are looking for love, and you believe it will come to you from outside, in the form of a being who will be exactly the way you expect them to be: pleasant, good-looking, generous, patient... perfect! Although you yourself are grumpy, selfish and quick-tempered, love must show itself to you in the form of an angel! Well, no, that is not how things happen. The love you will attract will be nothing but a reflection of yourself. You could hold an angel or an archangel in your arms, but if you have not opened yourself to the divine world, you would feel nothing of their splendour. What I am telling you is nothing extraordinary. We can often observe people in daily life who, in spite of the affection of their family and friends, live in great inner solitude and feel completely isolated or even persecuted by the whole world. Well, unfortunately it is not everyone who can feel and appreciate other people’s love.

Love is a quality of divine life. That is why you will find true love only if you manage to let this life flow within you, a life that has been purified and illuminated thanks to your spiritual work."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fear - the only legitimate fear is that of transgressing the divine order
"Each day of course brings its concerns. But even when you find yourself in great difficulty, or facing danger, try not to be troubled. React by linking yourself to Divine Providence and asking it to send you light. Thanks to this light, you will be able to see more clearly and to establish calm in your heart and mind. It is by this means that you will find positive solutions.

All the dangers and obstacles placed before the human soul can be summarized in two words – fear and darkness – and you must do everything possible to conquer them. There is only one legitimate and acceptable fear that we may tolerate in ourselves, and that is the fear of upsetting the divine order. Anyone who is afraid of poverty, failure, public opinion, or dying from an illness or accident is not yet a disciple. The disciple has one fear only, that of being a false note in the universal harmony."

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Air - feeds the fire of life
"All the mystery of life is contained in our breathing. But life is neither to be confused with the act of breathing nor with air itself. Life has its origins in an element higher than air and for which air is a food: fire. Yes, life originates in fire. Air serves only to feed this fire, and without the presence of air the fire goes out. The lungs merely feed the fire that burns in the heart. The primary cause of life, therefore, is fire, and air, its brother, sustains and enlivens it. When man breathes his last, the fire goes out: the last outbreath extinguishes the fire.

Since it is air that sustains the fire of life, we must pay great attention to the process of respiration. The ability to breathe does not mean everything is fine. No, in most people, even though they are alive and breathing, the process of breathing has become weak, compromised. This is why they must make the effort to work with the breath so as to animate, purify and intensify the life within them."

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Help - we obtain more through our light than recounting our misfortunes
"Whatever your suffering and difficulties, do not complain about them to others and do not appear discouraged. On the contrary, try to light the lamps within you. Yes, the worse the situation is, the more you must make the light shine. And do you know what will happen as a result? This light will attract people from every direction, and they will say, ‘We would like to help you. What do you need?’ And soon you will not know what to do with all these services they want to offer you, simply because of your light.

People believe that their misfortunes can touch the hearts of others, so they talk about and even exaggerate them in the hope of gaining help and relief. But those who are burdened with these tales have only one desire: to flee. Yes, unfortunately it is so: in these cases, it is rare that anyone listens, for only beauty, light and love attract human beings. Therefore, the worse the problem is, the more radiant and joyful you must become."

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Good - its realisation requires sacrifice
"Someone might say, ‘I want to do good. I have asked God to point me in the right direction, but I always end up where I should not be. Why does He allow me to stray?’ It is God’s fault, of course, not their own! But has this magnificent being who desires to do good asked themself what they really want? They want an outcome which is easy to achieve, an outcome which does not upset their personal plans, which does not oppose their need for comfort, pleasure, wealth, power and glory. They do not have in mind achieving an outcome that may require much sacrifice. So what can the Lord do with a being who has conceived such a trivial and lazy outcome? So what can God do? He allows them to live their life and do what they want.

A person who truly has a high ideal of justice, kindness, generosity and spares no effort to move towards this ideal, receives some internal guidance about the path to follow. And even if they do not start off on the right path, they will be asked to retrace their steps and get back on track. "

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Prayer - reaching God through our higher self
"We can only come into contact with God, the Cosmic Spirit, by coming into contact with the spirit within us, with our higher self. So when you pray to God, you are actually seeking to attain the summit of your being. And if you succeed, you will release a vibration which is so pure and subtle that its diffusion within you will produce the most beneficial transformations. And even if you fail to obtain what you have asked for in your prayers, at least you have gained a few very precious elements.

What gives meaning to prayer? The effort you have made to reach the summit within you. Thanks to this work you set in motion an energy out there, far off and very high, which on reaching you, produces vibrations of extreme subtlety – sounds, perfumes, and colours – that regenerate your entire being."

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hope, faith and love - form, content and meaning
"Hope, faith and love are three virtues that correspond respectively to form, contents, and meaning. Hope is linked to the form, faith, to the contents, and love to the meaning. The form preserves the contents. The contents bring force, but force has no reason for being without meaning.

When hope is strong, it works on the physical body and has a favorable influence on the stomach and the whole digestive system. If, on the contrary, it is weak or defective, the digestive system as well as the beauty of the body are affected.

Faith, the contents, is linked to force and influences the lungs. We must cultivate faith if we want to receive energies, be fulfilled in our life and be inspired by celestial fragrances.

Finally, if we want our life to take on a vast and deep meaning, love must flow like a spring within us. Without love, life loses its whole meaning, in spite of the knowledge and riches we may acquire. Love is linked to the brain, and whoever wants true intelligence, therefore, must learn to love."

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank you - magical words capable of transforming everything
"There are all sorts of books which describe how to meditate and what formulas to pronounce during these meditations. I do not deny that these formulas are beautiful, useful and effective. But there are two words which are never mentioned, words which for me are the most powerful of all, words which clarify, which harmonize, and which heal, and these words are ‘thank you’. I have tried many methods in my life and have carried out many experiments, but the day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words ‘thank you’, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. If you know how to pronounce them, these words will extend their work to the very marrow of your bones.

Nothing is more important than to thank God, ‘Thank you, Lord. I thank you with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my spirit, thank you.’ You have all eternity in which to understand and appreciate the value of these words."

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Blood - is condensed light
"What is blood? For Initiatic Science every drop of blood is a quintessence of matter, for it contains the principles of the four elements: earth, water, air and fire.

Blood corresponds to the life circulating in the universe, and within us it is the substance that most closely resembles the light. Blood is this life which St. John, at the beginning of his Gospel, wrote is ‘the light of men.’ Now light is the very matter of creation. The Genesis account reveals that to create the world God first called light. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ It is this light that is condensed in our blood. So we must be very careful and consider it with great respect, realizing that it is the condensed light, condensed divine life. And as the blood always returns to the heart, our life must return to the heart of the universe, the Creator."

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Divine idea, A - living entity which shapes and nourishes us
"An idea is not something abstract. An idea is a living being; and a divine idea is a creature which comes down from the world of the spirit, and this living being works on you. As long as you take care of it, as long as you nourish it, this idea moulds you. It shapes you to the point that one day you will succeed in reflecting the sublime world in which it has its origin: the world of archetypes, where these creatures called ideas live. This is why, before accepting an idea, it is so important to be vigilant, lucid, and to examine it carefully to know where it will lead you.

In whatever situation you find yourself, only accept to work for a divine idea; it will give you all the conditions to improve yourself and to make you a citizen of the world in which it lives. It is through ideas that you relate to the celestial regions; they are like bees who bring you the best food for your soul and your spirit."

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Divine wisdom - trust it, because it has foreseen everything for our evolution
"All the conditions for our success and happiness are present, but we do not want to acknowledge them. Why? Because what happens in our lives is seldom what we have imagined or expected. But if our wishes and expectations were realised, we would perhaps be faced with even greater complications and disappointments. Have you thought about this?

Divine wisdom responds to all our requests, but it does so through a series of events whose meaning escapes us. We are not yet sufficiently clairvoyant to interpret the signs which would reveal to us the reasons for these events or encounters in our lives, or for the presence of certain people around us. One day we will understand them certainly, but meanwhile we must trust heaven which has foreseen everything concerning our evolution."

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Life - is sustained within us by the entities that populate the universe
"It is only because of the exchanges we make with the world around us that we are able to live. These exchanges are made possible thanks to the powers and entities with which the Creator has populated the universe, which are the many different manifestations of his presence. Even if we cannot see them, these entities are there to help us and support life by means of food, water, air and sunlight.

Thanks to the sacrifice of these entities, thanks to their love and their wish to exchange with us, we are still alive; alive physically, psychically and spiritually. So we must learn to communicate with them, to regard them with respect, as treasured beings who must be approached with care, with delicacy and music... Yes, with music."

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Inner silence - where we discover another dimension of time and space
"How many travellers speak with wonder of experiences they have had in the desert or on a mountain summit! Faced with the immensity, imbued with the all-pervading silence, they had a revelation, they say, of a time and space different from human time and space. They sensed a presence which is beyond all explanation, but which they recognised without question as something real, as the only reality.

Do we really need exceptional conditions to live such an experience? The truth is that this presence sensed in the midst of silence can be experienced everywhere, wherever we may be. We must silence the discordant voices of our instincts and passions, of our dark and chaotic thoughts and feelings. The silence which then pervades us will be strong enough to project us into another time, another space, where the divine knowledge inscribed in our being since time immemorial is gradually revealed to our consciousness."

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Method, A - needs to be found for each new problem
"You would like to discover a method by which you could solve all problems and face all situations, like a key that would open all doors? Well no such method exists. What worked yesterday is no longer effective today, and you must try something different. Yesterday, for example, you read an idea that enabled you to see clearly, or to recover your serenity, but today this idea no longer works, and you must look for something new. In this way, day after day, heaven forces us to advance and to make new discoveries, or we would simply go to sleep.

Every day life presents us with a new situation, a new arrangement of things, a new balance of power and thus new problems to solve. And if yesterday we called on wisdom as the solution, perhaps today it is love, or will-power, or flexibility, or patience that will work. There is always a solution, but in each instance you will need to make the effort to look for it."

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Moments of abundance - think of sharing them with the whole world
"Some days you feel inexplicably rich, happy and at peace, as if you had suddenly received a gift from heaven. But at that moment, do you consider sharing this inner abundance with those who are unhappy and alone? Learn to give some of this wealth, this plenitude that you cannot even contain, and say, ‘Dear brothers and sisters throughout the world, what I have received is so magnificent that I wish to share it with you. Take some of this joy, take some of this light.’

When your consciousness is sufficiently developed to think of sharing your happiness with others, not only will your name be inscribed in the registers on high as someone who is intelligent and good, but what you have distributed in this way will be placed in your celestial bank account and, one day, should you need to, you will be able to draw on it. Yes, everything you give in this way remains in your possession. No-one can take it from you, because you have placed it in the reserves on high."

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Centres of Light - which form a link between heaven and earth
"Centres of light must be established throughout the world in order to form a link between heaven and earth. These centres are living conduits through which divine blessings descend for all human beings. Happily, such centres already exist, because without them the earth would already be prey to all the dark and destructive forces.

Do you truly wish to help your family, your country and the entire world? Everywhere you go, you should do everything possible to create these centres of light by means of which the earth enters into contact with heaven. To establish such centres is the most glorious work you can undertake: to help all human souls benefit from your efforts, so that as a result of your work they may receive spiritual nourishment and joy."

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Cosmic harmony - an endless progression of forces, elements and beings
"Sunday (the Sun), Monday (the Moon), Tuesday (Mars), Wednesday (Mercury), Thursday (Jupiter), Friday (Venus), Saturday (Saturn): the succession of the seven days of the week corresponds symbolically to a musical arrangement of the planets. And since each day corresponds to a planet, like the planets, they file past the Creator, one after another, singing. They are linked together like beads on an endless rosary, forming a chain whose progression is inscribed in eternity.

If rosaries have such great importance in some religions, it is because they symbolise the unfolding of cosmic forces, the infinite succession of elements and beings. And we too must never forget that we form part of this chain: it is thanks to our conscious awareness of belonging to this infinite progression that we live in unison with cosmic harmony."

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Human life - the interval between the first and final breaths
"In the Book of Genesis it is said that God ‘breathed into Adam’s nostrils the breath of life’ and that ‘man became a living being’. Thus man’s life began as a breath given by God. And it is true that for each human being life begins with an inhalation. As soon as a child leaves the womb of its mother, the first thing it must do in order to become an inhabitant of the earth is to take a breath: it opens its little mouth and cries. Everyone hears it and is happy that everything is fine, it is alive! Because as a result of this inhalation, its lungs fill with air and begin to function. And conversely, when we say that a person has breathed their last breath, everyone understands that they have died.

Breath is both the beginning and the end. Life begins with an inhalation and ends with an exhalation, and between these two moments, a long succession of inhalations and exhalations sustain the life within us. It is important that we be aware and grateful."

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year - start it with blessings
"On New Year’s Day in some countries it is traditional for children to get up very early, and to go out and knock on their neighbours’ doors. As soon as the door is opened, they offer wishes and blessings so that the whole year may be favourable for the people who live there. I also knew this custom in Bulgaria. On the morning of the first day of January, children were sent to the houses in the neighbourhood to wish everyone a Happy New Year. In their hands they held a small branch of dogwood to which they sometimes tied ribbons, and they had to touch everyone in the house with this branch and wish them well. Because children are pure and innocent, they are thought to bring only good things, and it is important that the year should begin under the auspices of purity and blessings.

These are traditions that should be respected, if not outwardly, at least inwardly. On the first day of the year, you too must think of the first visit you will receive, of the first presence you will welcome within you, and prepare yourself. Make sure that this first visitor is the light, so that your whole year will be filled with light."

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Year, A - is a living entity
"One year is ending, and another is about to begin. It is the time when everyone makes wishes for themselves, their families, their friends and for the whole world. It is the custom to meet, to embrace, to invite each other, in the hope that this new year will bring us all manner of good things.

But before we think of the new year, spend a moment considering the year that is on its way out and speak to it. You are surprised – ‘What, speak to a year?’ Yes. The Cabbalah says that a year is a living being that is leaving, and that you can speak to it. So talk to it and ask it to remember you. Being alive, it doesn’t remain inactive – it has registered not only your actions, but also your wishes, feelings and thoughts. On the last day it will report to the lords of destiny and it will connect you to the new year. Do not fail to acknowledge it before leaving it behind."

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Infinite space - is the true homeland of our soul
"We sometimes feel that immensity is our soul’s true homeland, and this feeling is not an illusion; it originates in our psychic structure. And so those who refuse to take the needs of their soul into consideration will always feel a kind of frustration deep inside. Even with wealth, honours, success or glory, they will always feel something is missing. And it is no good trying to deny or repress this feeling; for it exists to make us walk on the path that will lead us to the Source of light.

God cannot be seen or heard, touched, explained or reached. Yet we are possessed by the irrepressible need to set out in search of him. And God himself has put this need within us so that we never stop moving forward. For what really matters is never to stop."

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Word, The - through it we take part in God’s work
"Speaking and writing consist of fitting words together by arranging and organizing them; and so are acts of creation. Anyone can use words either to create joy, trust, love and light in others, or to create sadness, darkness, illness or despair. And in the latter case they are creating monsters, even if they use the best style to express themselves.

True evolution involves learning to use the spoken or written word with a view to divine results, that is, to engage the elements of the Word to create only what is right, good and beautiful. Those who work consciously in this direction are participating in God’s work, and God recognizes them as his workers. For creation is not yet finished, the Creator continues to work and needs workers who – symbolically – bring him stones, sand and cement. ‘Is that all we are meant for?’, you will say. Yes, and don’t feel hurt, it certainly is not to us, human beings, that the Creator can entrust the most important task, but at whatever level, it is glorious to be participating in his work."

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sight, Clear - is obtained by living a pure life
"Insight can only be acquired through purity. The emphasis in our teaching is therefore on living a pure life, on the physical plane as well as on the psychic plane.

A human being’s entire destiny depends on an ‘inner eye’ that sees clearly, and this clarity depends on their way of living. As soon as they act wrongly, as soon as they transgress divine laws, their spiritual insight diminishes, they are no longer receive warnings or guidance and they get lost down blind alleys. So it is up to each person to become aware of the relationship between their day-to-day behaviour and the clarity of their insight. Those who decide to live an upright, honest, noble life purify themselves and their subtle senses begin to function. Now, with the proper light and guidance they can return to the springs, prairies, lakes, pastures and mountains of their true homeland."

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Raindrops - an image for human destinies
"Human souls come to incarnate on earth, then they leave, and their destinies can be compared to that of drops of rain. Each drop falls exactly on the spot intended for it by the decrees of cosmic intelligence so as to fulfil its task. One way or another, each drop has to sacrifice itself, to slake someone’s thirst, refresh someone who is hot, wash someone who is dirty after a day’s work, water a field that has been sown.

And there are many more sacrifices that can be asked of water: to contribute to making bread, to help to cook food, or even to dilute toxic substances in order to make them harmless, and so on. In any case, it must not rebel but accept, even if it becomes polluted, even if it is wasted, even if people misuse it. When it has fulfilled its purpose, it can return to heaven to regain its transparent quality. The same is true of the human soul."

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Second birth - building the spiritual body
"The task for disciples of an initiatic teaching is to build their spiritual body, so that they can be born a second time. They have the idea – the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, perfection, heavenly harmony – and they now have to assemble the materials to construct the building.

In fact, as soon as the idea is there, the materials will arrive by themselves. As soon as you have the idea, the plan, and it is displayed in your heart and in your soul, it draws from the cosmos all the necessary elements, which come and arrange themselves according to the blueprint already drawn or etched in it. All you need to do is keep the plan firmly in your soul and direct all your activities in accordance with it. This way, your spiritual body – the body of glory, the body of the Christ – takes form within you. What is known as the second birth is this building of the body of light that allows one to live and act in the spiritual plane."

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas - symbolism of the ox and the ass
"Each year on December 25, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, and in every church a crib is set up. The child is there, lying on the straw; Mary and Joseph watch over him, and an ass and an ox, too. The ass and the ox are never left out! But those two animals are symbols that have to be interpreted; they correspond to processes that take place in human beings. The stable is the physical body and the ox sexual energy. As for the ass, it represents what tradition calls ‘the old Adam’, self-centred, stubborn and obstinate, but nevertheless a good servant – that is, the lower nature, the personality.

Those who decide to work towards the birth of the Christ within, first come into conflict with the forces of their lower nature and sexuality. Those are the forces they must master and put to work for the divine Child. And so it is said that in the stable the ox and the ass breathed on the child and warmed him with their breath. When human beings succeed in transforming the ass and the ox within themselves, then they can warm and nourish the newborn child. All those who have succeeded in bringing into being the Christ within will be sustained by the forces of their lower nature and their sexuality, which are amazingly helpful if we only know how to put them to work."

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas - festival of light
"Why do we celebrate the Nativity, the birth of Christ, at the beginning of winter? The answer is to be found in the book of Nature. All of life begins with a seed, buried in darkness in the earth or in a woman’s womb. And for the seeds that have been placed in the earth, winter is the season when the lengthy work of germination takes place, ending in spring with the birth of a multitude of new existences. And an identical work takes place in the psyche of each human being: in the dark earth, the lower nature, the seed of the divine Self, the Christ, begins to germinate.

This is the event being celebrated by Christians on Christmas Eve... Indeed, it is at night, at midnight, at the time of the most profound darkness, that a birth takes place. And so in spite of the cold and the dark, Christmas is also the festival of light."

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Silence - alone expresses the essence of the Divine
"God’s presence can be felt, but we cannot say who God is. Even the greatest Initiates will not be able to tell you. And if you ask them, they will remain silent, for silence alone can express the essence of the Divine. Trying to express all that God is, is not enough, and saying what he is not, is not enough either. It is true to say that he is love, wisdom, power, justice... but these words fall short of divine reality – they capture nothing of his infinity, eternity and perfection. So we cannot know God by speaking of him or hearing others speak about him. The only way to know him is to go deep within so as to reach the place that is silence.

Becoming silent is in a way becoming empty, and it is in that emptiness that we find fullness. In fact, in nature, emptiness doesn’t exist: whatever matter is removed is replaced by more subtle matter. When you are able to become silent within, that is, to control the noise and agitation of baser thoughts and feelings, the light of the spirit takes hold of you. And that very light is the divine presence."

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Prayer - our soul meeting the cosmic Spirit, and our spirit meeting the universal Soul
"Initiatic Science sees prayer as the meeting of our soul with the cosmic Spirit and our spirit with the cosmic Soul. These two meetings give our prayer its power. Those who think that praying means asking the Lord to give them all they need for their material comfort or peace of mind will certainly not be heard; moreover, they will never encounter the true dimensions of their deeper being.

The meaning of prayer is to bring about the meeting between a spiritual principle within us and an entity in the universe of the same nature and complementary to it. The human soul – which is feminine – seeks the divine Spirit – which is masculine, and the human spirit – which is masculine – seeks the universal Soul – which is feminine. Our soul is fertilized by the cosmic Spirit, and our spirit fertilizes the universal Soul. It is through this union that we become creators in the world of light, and that is what prayer truly is."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Cardinal feasts - their time of year
"Easter, St John’s, Michaelmas and Christmas... The way these four festivals are spread throughout the year should make us reflect on the importance of the events taking place in the universe at those particular times. Corresponding to each of these festivals is a cardinal point, a season, an archangel and a planet.

The festival of Easter coincides with the coming of spring, presided over by Archangel Raphael, who represents the planet Mercury and rules the south. St John’s with its fires marks the beginning of summer; it is the season of Archangel Uriel, who represents the earth and rules over the north. Michaelmas marks the beginning of autumn; it comes under the influence of Archangel Michael, who represents the Sun and rules over the east. Lastly, Christmas marks the beginning of winter; it is under the influence of Archangel Gabriel, who represents the Moon and rules over the west.

Particular forces and entities set to work at each of these four times of the year. And we too, at least through our awareness, can participate in this work."

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Purity - does not consist in holding back from love, on the contrary
"Purity does not consist in guarding against all contact, as if shut up in a jar. No, the kind of purity which thinks only in terms of self-protection is useless and even harmful. True purity is divine love, because divine love is life, is the water that gushes from a spring, and this gushing removes anything dirty, dull or dark. Purity without love is not true purity.

How many religious people have believed, and still do, that purity consists in holding back from love. They may be as white as snow, but they are as cold, too, and their purity is sterile. It isn’t love, or the contact with others, that is to be avoided, but selfishness and possessiveness; as soon as such feelings enter the soul, love is no longer pure. True purity is that of crystal-clear gushing water, flowing on its way to water the fields and gardens in the hearts and souls of all beings."

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Philosopher’s stone - the elixir of immortal life, the universal panacea, the mirror and the magic wand – symbols of spiritual work
"The philosopher’s stone, the elixir of immortal life, the universal panacea, the magic mirror and the magic wand are five symbols of the work disciples have to accomplish to be worthy of receiving initiation.

When they change their selfish and petty thoughts and feelings into generous, disinterested ones, they are preparing the philosopher’s stone that transmutes base metals into gold.

When they regenerate the cells in their body by living a pure life, they are distilling the elixir of immortal life.

When they spread light and warmth around them, they are working with the universal panacea.

When they have learned to project themselves up to the most elevated regions of the spiritual world, they receive messages from space, and things and beings reflect in their soul as in a magic mirror.

Finally, when they have gained full mastery over themselves, they acquire the magic wand, which bestows all powers."

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Laughter - its beneficial effects
"Laughing does not necessarily mean that you are carefree, frivolous and irresponsible. Laughter can actually have a more beneficial effect on the mind than that serious expression many believe to be a sign of a sage. For in laughter there are live energies that feed the brain.

Laughter allows you to get back on your feet, to bounce back. It’s true that everyone’s life has events that are no laughing matter to begin with, and it is natural to be worried and upset about them initially, but if you get used to seeing the funny side of certain situations, it makes it easier for you not to become overwhelmed. So, never miss a chance to laugh, for it is a powerful way of maintaining your equanimity and easing situations. Just because you have reasons for being upset, sad and discouraged does not mean you should be willing to remain in that state. "

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Love - it is better not to speak of it to the one you love
"Why tell someone you love them? It is enough to love them. Love can be felt, can be seen – it is even the hardest thing to hide; it expresses itself through your gaze, your movements, your attitude. You do not have to declare it. Human beings expect too much of the verbal or written expression of their love. Once they have spoken of it, they think the matter is settled. Not at all – they speak, they repeat what they said, but their behaviour increasingly shows their love is fading.

Love must be preserved as a very precious thing, the most precious thing, and expressed as little as possible through words. In this way it gradually creates unsurpassable freedom and delight in the soul. If you speak of it, you will soon get reactions from all sides which will create misunderstandings, and this will be a shame. Don’t speak of your love and it will live forever within you."

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Suffering - in what sense it can be said to come from God
"Most religions teach that our suffering comes from God: God sends trials to the just because he loves them, and God pursues the wicked to punish them for their faults and compel them to return to the right path. Is this the truth?

There are immutable laws that rule the universe that God created, and its workings. Since human beings are part of the universe, if they transgress these laws, they come up against the cosmic powers and experience some knocks. So in a sense you could say that God punishes them. And if they keep on trying to improve their understanding and respect for the laws, the difficulties they necessarily encounter also cause them suffering, but this suffering, which is a natural part of the evolutionary path, contributes to their development. And so we can also say that God makes the just suffer; he makes them suffer out of love because he wants them to grow, to blossom. This love also is part of cosmic law."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Limits, Inner - that must always pushed back
"The most discouraging thing about human beings is that they accept to live a restricted life. Feeling weak, sick and unhappy is normal to them. Of course, no one can entirely escape certain constraints imposed by nature, but they can be pushed back – we do not always have to be prisoners or victims. Not only is it possible to prolong positive states, positive conditions, we can also delay the onset of negative states, provided, of course, that we believe it is possible!

Unfortunately, when we observe human beings we see that they behave as if they were hypnotized, as if a line had been drawn before them and they had been told, ‘That’s as far as you are going!’ And they believe it, they believe this restriction must be their normal state. But they don’t know themselves; they are unaware of all the resources, all the powers the Creator has placed in them, and there they remain wallowing. If they were now to strive to extend their limits, they would find that they can do much more than they thought possible."

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Asylum - the right to it: the application of a reality from the spiritual world
"Sometimes we find truths of initiatic science in the form of rules or customs instituted by human beings. They don’t know their origin, but they respect them, at least under certain circumstances and at certain times. One example of this is the right of asylum.

In ancient times, if a guilty person who was being pursued was able to enter the sanctuary of a divinity, they were under their protection and no one had the right to seize them. This custom still existed in the Middle Ages. In those days, churches served as refuges, which can still happen today. This tradition is based on knowledge from the spiritual life; if you can find refuge with God through your thoughts or your prayers, even if you are being chased by enemies within or without, you are safe. As long as you remain on high, on the peaks of the soul or the spirit, those in pursuit are kept at bay."

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Support - and understanding from the divine world should be enough for us
"You say you need friends who understand you and that you can’t find that understanding anywhere. Ask yourself first what it is in you that you want them to understand. And even if it is for your highest aspirations, why do you insist on others entering your heart and your soul to know what is happening within? Be content to know that you have the understanding and support of angels, those light entities that populate space, and God himself who created you.

As for the rest, your feelings, desires, moods, sympathies and dislikes, tell yourself that they are merely a matter of temperament and that everyone has their own. It is not reasonable to expect others to be interested in them and to understand them. Actually, are you sure you really understand yourself? No? And yet you would like others to understand you!"

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Energy - those who no longer have energy for the earth don’t have any for heaven either
"When they no longer have the energy left to chase glory, power or pleasures, many people decide that it is time to become wise and think of heaven! But what are they thinking! When you have no energy left for the earth, you don’t have any for heaven either. Staying quietly in your corner isn’t wisdom and it certainly isn’t spirituality.

All those people who, when they are young, sup with the devil – let’s put it that way! – should be under no illusion; the devil turns his back on them in their old age because there is nothing left there for him. Those wretches think they are leaving of their own free will, but not at all, the devil is getting rid of them – he sends to God all those wrecks he has no more use for. And what a sight they are for the Lord! And of course, what help they are for his work when they present themselves before him!"

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spring - never prevent it from flowing
"So many people who have been disappointed or hurt decide to close their heart to others once and for all! Well, that is the worst possible decision! However much you may suffer, never stop loving. For love in you is like a spring, and if you decide to stop it from flowing, you will be the first to dry up. Of course, no one will then be able to abuse you or disappoint you, but the waters of your spiritual spring will no longer flow, which means that you lose your life force. Yes, because when you allow your spring to run dry, the divine world closes itself to you and you become poor and empty.

It is sometimes useful, from an educational point of view, to close yourself to someone for a time, so as to teach them a necessary lesson, but it is very harmful to close yourself to human beings in general. Whether people deserve it or not, allow the spring of love in you to flow. You will say that if they don’t deserve to be loved, it is fair not to love them. Don’t be so concerned about what is fair or unfair – practise this magnificent injustice that is love, otherwise you will become a desert!"

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Life - renewing it within ourselves in order to always be appreciated
"How disappointing for an artist who has been idolised by the crowds to be forgotten and replaced by others! But however much it eats away at them, and they feel it is unfair, that is how it is – the public is pitiless and looks for novelty. And those they acclaimed are soon replaced by others, and those new ones by other newer ones, unless they know the secret of how to renew the life within them.

This law is not valid only for artists, it is valid for everyone. If you can radiate new life each day, new life that is love, light and purity, no one will ever want to replace you, even if you live to be 300. One doesn’t replace the sun. Husbands replace their wives and wives their husbands, on all kinds of pretexts. But the real reason is that each has allowed their life to stagnate. No one seeks to replace beings who radiate life, for life is what everyone needs most."

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Angel on one’s right and devil on one’s left - symbols of human beings’ dual nature
"Human beings exist at the boundary between the higher and lower worlds. The Christian religion has expressed this idea through the image of a guardian angel standing to their right and of the devil standing to their left. The angel advises and enlightens men and women, whereas the devil seeks to mislead them and then to prey on them. It is a rather simplistic way of presenting things, but it corresponds to a certain reality.

These two worlds, the higher and the lower, between which human beings are situated, correspond to their higher and lower natures. According to their degree of evolution, they allow one or the other to predominate, and so they encounter either spirits of light or of darkness. Some people will say that they don’t believe in entities from the invisible world. Well, whether they do or not makes no difference – they have two natures which both seek to express themselves. So it is up to each one of them to decide under which influence they wish to place themselves."

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Word, The magic - only those who cultivate respect towards all that exists possess it
"As human beings, we are connected to everything in the universe which, like us, has been created. Each one of us has invisible, etheric connections with the whole of creation, from stones to angelic hierarchies. We may not be aware of it, but our whole being is constantly relating with the whole cosmos, and this forms the basis of magic.

Of course, the word ‘magic’ straight away evokes formulas, strange and complicated rituals. But I can tell you that the secret of magic is in one’s attitude. If you always find the right attitude, you possess the magic word that allows you to communicate not only with human beings, animals, plants, stones or objects, but also with stars and invisible entities. This attitude is something we each have to find for ourselves. And you will find it by learning to cultivate respect for all that exists."

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Habit - one to acquire is that of not becoming accustomed to anything
"People see and hear so many things that most of them end up becoming swamped and indifferent. They feel they have nothing left to learn – they allow their attention to skim over things without resting anywhere, and nothing makes an impression on them any longer. They think, ‘I have seen this, I have heard that, and that, and that too.’ So they look without seeing, they listen without hearing. That’s habit for you. But nothing can be more pernicious than letting yourself be ruled by habit – it deadens you.

Actually, the only habit to adopt is that of not becoming accustomed to anything, and of always looking at ideas, beings or objects in a new way, with a fresh eye. Observe them, study them as if you were encountering them for the first time – then you will discover connections between them, and something of the life of the universe will reveal itself to you. From time to time, also try to breathe and eat as if for the first time."

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Food - that we can become, for the heavenly entities and for the Lord
"Every day we eat. But don’t be shocked if I tell you that we are also food for other entities. The entities of light take our good thoughts, our good feelings, and everything in us that is inspired by wisdom and love, and feed on it. They see us as trees producing flowers and fruit. When they come to pick them, they don’t break our branches, but water us and tend us, so that we may produce even more succulent fruit. But there are also dark entities, demons. They too need food, and they seek out human beings whose evil intentions and feelings are exquisite food for them; and so they rob them of all their energy, leaving them exhausted.

There is nothing worse than being devoured by dark spirits, and nothing is more beneficial than serving as food for heavenly entities. And so initiates tell us that we should offer ourselves up each day to the Lord for him to feed on us. This image serves to show us that humankind’s spiritual ideal is to be absorbed by the Lord so as to dwell in him."

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Discouragement - a remedy: wonder at the work of the divine
"In moments of discouragement, artists have been known to destroy some of their works. It is normal to never be quite satisfied with one’s creations, but why go so far as to destroy them? Not only have those artists harmed themselves, but they have also deprived mankind of great treasures. The reason for such a gesture is that they remained too centred on themselves, on their difficulties, their anxieties, their torments. They were not able to go beyond the limits of their ego to get in touch with all that is good and beautiful in human beings and in nature. That is the only attitude that could have protected them, preventing them from taking out their dissatisfaction on their work.

Like artists, those on a spiritual path can go through periods of discouragement, for they are on a very difficult path, and they can be tempted to go back on their commitment. But if they can wonder at God’s works, wonder at God’s servants, that feeling will protect them from the sadness and despair that their own shortcomings can inspire in them."

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Water - a support for spiritual work
"Learn to use water for your spiritual work. For example, having thoroughly washed your hands, take a glass of pure water, preferably spring water, hold it in your left hand. Then dip one or two fingers of your right hand in it while concentrating on a quality you would like to acquire, or progress you would like to make, or even simply on wanting to improve your health.

Good healers have been able to heal the sick by having them drink water they have magnetized. Don’t, however, imagine that you will straight away regain your health or heal people around you – that would be quite presumptuous. I am only giving you this method as an exercise, so that you learn to see water as a support for your work with the mind. Then drink the water if you wish, or give it to your plants."

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Face, Our - our thoughts and our feelings are etched on it
"So many people carry within themselves thoughts and feelings that paralyze them, and even if they do their best to present an open, welcoming face, they are not able to do so. Everything remains frozen, they just cannot move their face muscles, cannot bring their features to life, and if they try to smile, all you see is a grimace. It shows that they have spent their life stagnating in the lower regions of the will, the heart and the intellect, and that no element from the soul or the spirit has ever visited them.

In the Gospels it is said, ‘Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Why is this? Because children have an open expression; they laugh and smile, they are alive. So pay attention to your face! If you arrive at the gates of paradise with a closed expression, you will be told, ‘No, no, you can’t come in with a face like that. Here we only allow open expressions, like the faces of children.’ What do you think! There are guards at the gates of heaven, and when you present yourself there, they will look at the expression on your face. If your features are tense, if you are scowling, they will say, ‘No, turn back, you are not wanted here!’ You don’t believe me? Well, one day you will find out for yourself."

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Entities of light - our love draws them to us
"Whether you are alone in nature or in your room, you are in fact never alone; entities are part of your life. Those who work for the good are always encountering entities of light who rejoice with them and help them in difficult times by affording them glimpses of a way out of their problems, of solutions to them. Most of the time this happens unbeknown to them. But if they strive to become aware of these benevolent presences, they will benefit much more from them.

How to draw these entities to you? With your love. Think as often as possible of sending them a smile, a glance, a beam from your heart, while saying, ‘O you who inhabit the vastness of space, I love you, I wish to understand you, to be in harmony with you.’ Perhaps no-one around you will notice that you have sent a message out into space, but the entities will, and they will receive your love and rejoice, sending love back to you a hundredfold. These are true exchanges, this is true communion."

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Truth - a deeply buried world within us
"You carry the truth within you, for it is a world buried in the depths of your subconscious; but you are unaware of its existence until some word you hear, or sentence you read, or chance meeting, sparks it. This is why it is so important to seek out people who will ignite this spark in you. One minute you can feel you don’t know something, and then a few minutes later you discover that in fact you did know. So many of you have had this experience! This proves that a truth, once heard or read, can rekindle reminiscences from a distant past.

The truth that comes to you from the outside and the truth that awakens within you belong to the same world – they are twin souls, from the same realm and with the same essence; they fuse, they blend, for their vibrations are the same. Thus you are able to say, ‘Oh, but I already knew that!’"

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Spiritual work - how spirit works on matter
"Spiritual work involves giving our spirit power over the matter within us, and as soon as we decide to undertake such work, we have to distinguish between the two poles in our being that are spirit and matter. We start taking a distance from ourselves, and gradually we not only realize that the thoughts and feelings with which we are able to do this work are merely instruments at our service, but we also become aware that our true self exists well beyond our actions, our feelings and our thoughts.

Taking a distance from ourselves, however, does not mean departing from ourselves. Far from abandoning the self from which we take a distance, we keep it well within our sight, and when we have lifted ourselves up to the divine world using our thinking as an instrument, we come back down to better direct it and refine its matter. Again, we take a distance, and again we come in closer, each time bringing back more power and more light."

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Love - an energy that must be directed towards the good of all
"Love is an energy. And so, whenever you feel attracted towards someone, ask yourself in what direction you are projecting this energy and what kind of construction and realization, or turmoil and destruction it will bring about. Is it not volcanic eruptions that rain down on people’s heads and bury whole cities? If you merely wish to experience pleasure, there are lower entities who pick up on the energies you then project and feed on them at your expense; when they have built up strength, they proceed to wreak havoc.

Even if such images seem to you exaggerated, take what I am telling you seriously. You cannot just do as you like with sexual energy, for it is an amazingly alive and powerful divine energy. It comes down from heaven and should return to heaven. Those who are able to become conscious of this, ask the spiritual entities to help direct this energy within them and use it for the good of humankind. "

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Destiny, The - of the world does not depend on human beings, but on higher entities
"The destiny of a country is not in the hands of politicians, however powerful they may be. They might for a time delude themselves and delude others that it is so, but not for very long. All those who imagined they held the fate of peoples in their hands and that they could do with them as they wished came to a sticky end; for it is not human beings, however powerful, who direct the destiny of humanity, but higher entities who observe and intervene.

There are intelligences in the universe, forces whose intentions often elude us. Thus even very powerful secret societies that thought they were going to rule the world weren’t able to do so, and most of them were brought down. Whereas the ideal of those who put themselves in service to the Lord, who wished to carry out his plans, never disappeared, even if they were often trampled underfoot and massacred. And this ideal has never disappeared, for God’s plans are always for humanity’s freedom, fulfilment and salvation."

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Faults - instead of desperately trying to fight them, endeavour to create your future
"It is not enough to want to correct your faults, you have to know how to go about it. If you persist in struggling against your baser instincts and do so in vain, you will suffer and become discouraged. So, rather than dwelling on weaknesses and shortcomings resulting from old bad habits, concentrate rather on what you can do that is positive for the future and say, ‘Now I am going to repair everything, rebuild everything.’ With unshakable faith and absolute conviction, use all the tools God gave you – your thoughts, your feelings, your imagination – and start forming the most beautiful images in your mind. Try to see yourself in the midst of music, of light, of the sun, of perfect forms, with qualities, virtues, kindness, generosity, with opportunities to give others your support, to help them, to bring them light.

How many times have I said this to you – everything is recorded. And since that is the case, become used to recording the best there is. If you begin this work, not only will you feel that your faults are gradually being neutralized, but also that they are becoming an endless source of inspiration."

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Friday, November 25, 2016

School of life, The - does not accept carelessness or laziness
"The difficulties and obstacles placed on our path are meant to strengthen us, not to destroy us. But it is up to us to win the support of this life force by learning to work with it. Why is it that something arduous and painful to some is neither arduous nor painful to others? Just as in school, while there are pupils who complete an exercise easily in a few minutes and are given a very good mark, others struggle and are given a very poor one. Every day life presents us with problems to solve, and we must try to do so by finding answers within. Those who merely sidestep problems or run away from them will find life catches up with them later on, and it will be increasingly difficult for them to face hardships, for they will not have steadily learnt the lesson for the day. Just as in school, the careless lazy pupil isn’t able to catch up.

Learn to see each hardship as an exercise, a problem to be solved. The strength, faith and love you will feel growing in you each time you succeed will be like diplomas granted by life itself."

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christ - manifests his presence every day
"Many believers await the coming of a Messiah who will bring back divine order on earth. They are waiting and waiting, and as they just wait, they let him pass by without having seen or felt a thing. In fact, not only has the Messiah already come, but he comes, and will be coming, every day. If human beings do not welcome him, it is because they are waiting for him as one would wait for a traveller coming off a train on a station platform.

Christians await the return of Christ. But Christ is here, he makes his presence known every day in the form of light, of pure currents of energy one must be ready to receive. If they don’t feel their presence, it is because they haven’t yet been sown in spiritual soil. But once they are sown, they will be like seeds that grow through the effect of light, heat, water and dew. They too will begin to grow and to be covered with leaves, flowers and fruit. That is what the coming of the Messiah, or the return of Christ is."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Aggression and sexuality - mastering them makes us stronger
"Those who are not able to control their anger are not aware that it is a force that has travelled a long way to find its way into them. They even believe, for a moment at least, that this powerful current lends them something of its power. But this is an illusion, for the current itself is powerful, not the person through whom it travels. And so after it has gone through them, the poor unfortunate people find themselves so weak that everything in them is trembling – their jaw, their legs, their hands.

Disciples of an initiatic school have understood that it is by mastering the currents of energy that surge through them and by seeking to transform them, that they acquire true power. And the same is true of sexual energy – we strengthen ourselves considerably by mastering it. And so initiates who have learnt to master the aggressive instinct as well as the sexual instinct have so much energy available for thinking and speaking to enlighten and help other beings."

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Service - to others makes us grow
"The idea of serving others does not strike many people as immediately attractive; it is even humiliating, and that is because they do not know what true service is. Otherwise, why would Jesus have said in the Gospels, ‘The greatest among you will be your servant’? Those who are great never find it demeaning to be at the service of others, because their greatness is of the spirit. They know that no task will make them lose their nobility, their true greatness.

Jesus was great because he knew how to be infinitely small. He who said, ‘I am the truth’ never asked anyone to bow down before him to serve him – on the contrary, he made himself the humble servant of all people. Why? Because truth is charged with immeasurable energy. And so it has to be presented carefully for others to receive it and assimilate it without it causing any damage. The power conferred by truth should also express itself through humility, love and gentleness."

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Hurts - a method to no longer be affected by them
"There are many occasions in life when you might feel despised, mistreated or rejected. Of course, it is painful, but why dwell on it and spend long hours fretting? Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start reflecting a little. Say to yourself, ‘There are people who have given me a hard time , but many others love me and appreciate me. I have a family and friends.’ Even supposing you didn’t have a family or friends, know that the Lord loves you, that the angels love you. So, while thinking about the heavenly beings, about the Lord who created so many marvellous and beautiful things from which you benefit each moment of your life, you will eventually forget the harm done to you, until one day you won’t even feel it.

You should see all the hurtful words and attitudes of others as opportunities to work on yourself. You cannot prevent them from saying or doing things that upset you, but you have the means to protect yourself."

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Water - the matter fire, the spirit, works on
"The different forms water can take in nature, from ice to vapour, give us an idea of the different states, from the very dense to the most subtle, which matter – psychic as well as physical – goes through. Fire (spirit) is all-powerful in relation to water (matter). And fire, just like water, can be understood on the different planes, physical, psychic and spiritual. And so, in initiation, the disciple’s work is often represented symbolically as the action of fire on water. Heated by the fire of spirit, matter becomes like water, becoming increasingly pure and subtle.

So what implications can we draw for our inner life from this knowledge about water and fire? They are numerous, but here is one for now: since fire has complete power over water, it is possible to reduce psychic tumours formed by the accumulation of our negative states by making matter in us – water – change into vapour through fire – the spirit. One day at last we will feel untrammelled, free."

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Talisman, A - is only effective if it is reinforced by our own life
"Many people wear talismans (a medallion, a cross, a symbol) convinced that they will be aided and protected! Well, no, owning a talisman, however powerful, is not enough to ensure the help and protection of entities from the invisible realm.

You can only count on the power of a talisman if you work spiritually and physically in harmony with what it represents, with what it contains in terms of powers and virtues. It is like a creature who needs to be given the food suited to it, and your emanations are this food. If it is imbued with purity, you have to live a pure life; if it is imbued with light, you have to nurture the light in you; if it is imbued with strength, you must work to overcome your weaknesses, and so on. No cross, no medallion, no symbol can protect you, even if it has been blessed, unless you also wear it within you in the form of divine qualities and virtues."

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Feelings, Bad - harm those who experience them before harming those who inspire them
"Someone has done or said something that irritates you, and there you go telling everyone that you are furious, and why. They try to calm you down, saying that it is not that serious, that you would do better to drop the matter and think of something else. But no, you carry on fretting and railing against ‘that idiot, that moron who is going to pay for it!’ Meanwhile, that idiot, that moron, is sitting quietly at home, well way from your cries and your agitation. So, who is suffering from your anger? First those around you, your parents and your friends, who don’t deserve to have their lives disturbed in this way.

But actually, the one who suffers most is you. For you always feel the currents of your psychic life passing through you first, before they reach other people. Those who decide to live in harmony are the first to benefit from this harmony, and those who give in to anger or to the desire for revenge are the first to be destroyed. They may end up destroying others too, but they do the most harm to themselves. And if they are not careful, the disturbance they have created within themselves will follow them into their next incarnation."

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Superstition - an illusion that you can reap when you have not sown
"You don’t know how to distinguish superstition from faith? Well, here are some definitions: to be superstitious is to think you will be able to reap when you have not sown; true faith, on the other hand, is to know that when you have sown you will reap, in this life or in another, or even through your children. So it is very simple. If you sow good seeds in fertile ground, at a favourable time, they will germinate and grow. It may happen that a few will be lost, but most of them will grow and bear fruit.

So many people have never worked in the realm of the mind, the feelings or the body, yet they hope to reap! And when faced with failure, they cry out that human beings, or fate, are unfair. But who is at fault? Those who sow and plant will never be disappointed. Those who are disappointed were expecting impossible harvests; they were being superstitious in a way."

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Change, True - only occurs when human beings seek to better themselves
"People always talk about change everywhere. They keep saying changes are needed, and they do indeed take place. But what are these changes? They are actually always the same struggle for power, money, honours... one lot pushes out the other so they can take their place. True change will only happen when human beings start to become more honest, and noble, more in control of themselves and models for others. But how many people are actually seeking something other than power or the means to satisfy their desires and cravings?

You might say, ‘Yes, but if we follow your advice, and only work at improving ourselves, at becoming examples, the world is such that we will stay where we are, we will remain obscure, on the lowest rung of the ladder, and nothing will change.’ What do you know to draw such conclusions? When you have truly become a source, a sun, even if you don’t want to govern others, even if you refuse to, others will come and forcibly place you at the top to govern them. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s because you haven’t worked enough, you aren’t ready."

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hate - creates links as strong as those of love
"If you hate someone, well, you should know that you are creating a connection with them, for hate is as strong as love. If you wish to feel inwardly free of an enemy, don’t hate him or her, try at least to feel indifferent. As long as you hate someone, it is as if you were connected to them by chains, you never leave them. You say, ‘I can’t stand that person anymore. I have cut my ties with them.’ Yes, perhaps you don’t meet them physically, but on the astral plane, it is different, you don’t distance yourself from someone by hating them.

Bear this in mind: the connections created by hatred are as strong as those created by love. Obviously, the connections are different: love offers certain things, hatred others, but just as surely and as powerfully as does love."

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Moon, Waxing and waning - how to use these two periods
"Each month we see the moon wax and wane in the sky. The period of the waxing moon is favourable to start undertaking things, because according to the law of analogy that rules the universe, it is the time when the growth process is enhanced in the whole of nature. You can make your plans at any time, but once the decision is taken, its realisation must begin with the waxing moon; whereas to bring an undertaking to an end, it is best to choose the time when the moon is waning.

If you would like to enhance your health or some quality, some virtue in you, in the first days of the waxing moon, after nightfall, look at the moon, raise your right hand and say, ‘Just as the moon is waxing in the heavens, may my whole being be filled with strength, love and light, so that I may become a true servant of God.’ Say this three times. As for the time of the waning moon, you can use it to work on particular faults you wish to correct – then you say the corresponding formula, which you also repeat three times with your hand raised."

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Light - our most effective help
"You are ready to run hither and thither seeking help and remedies for your inner discomfort, and yet you never turn to the light, the light that is present, this light that pervades the whole universe, in which we are immersed. Why is that? When you feel tired, discouraged or disappointed, think of seeking help from the light, concentrate on it and imagine you are making it course through you. Not only will it purify your psychic body, but to some extent also your physical body, and you will feel more peaceful, revived, capable of resuming your activities, for it will have given you enthusiasm.

One of the most effective methods for gathering this light is to thank the Lord and bless his name. Several times a day, pause and repeat, ‘Thank you, thank you Lord; thank you for life, thank you for light, may your name be blessed for all eternity.’"

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Doubts - how to be free of them
"To weaken a group of people and impose yourself on them, you only need to cause division among them. The harmful effects of division is well known in politics, socially, at work and in the family. But in the inner realm, they haven’t been studied enough. Those who doubt create division within themselves. It is as if they were trying to go in two directions at once. They are bound to falter. You might say that it is not always easy to acquire the kind of certainty that allows you to resolutely follow an inner direction. I know, but to escape from destructive doubt, there is a method which involves going deep within, while telling oneself, ‘Right now I am unaware, I haven’t the intuition and the clarity needed to see the situation clearly, but I won’t let it bother me or paralyze me. I place my trust in the good, in the light, and will continue to act with honesty, selflessness and courage.’ If you know how to remain in this state of mind, you will ultimately overcome every doubt."

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Water - a cup of it can put us in touch with all the water there is in nature
"Fill a cup or a glass with water... Even such a small quantity of water can represent all the water on earth. Symbolically, magically, it only takes only one drop for us to be connected to all the rivers, lakes and oceans. Concentrate on this cupful, greet it so that it becomes even more alive and vibrant, tell it how much you admire it, how beautiful you find it, ask it to grant you its clarity, its transparency. Then, when you have thoroughly washed your hands, you can touch this water, dip your fingers in it, aware that you are coming into contact with its etheric body, that you are absorbing its vibrations, that they permeate you. If you do this exercise with a feeling of sacredness, you will feel your body vibrate in harmony with all of nature, you will become lighter, purer, and even your brain will work better.

And since, of the four elements, water is the one which blends most intimately with our body, you can drink it thinking that you are thereby also establishing communication with the forces of life in the universe. But drink it slowly, with the awareness that you are receiving the cosmic fluid that quenches and nourishes all beings."

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Work, Physical - its use for the spiritual life
"The conversion of movement into heat and light and the conversion of light back into heat are laws that are particularly well-known and applied in physics. Only lazy spiritual people are ignorant of them. They are happy to meditate, study and reflect without giving a thought to converting this light into heat – feelings – and then into movement – action. If you ask them to do physical work, some of them are shocked. How can you ask them to do something so far beneath them? Well, that’s where they are mistaken!

Physical work is essential for each person’s evolution. Even if nothing or nobody makes you do it, you should make yourself do it, lest your physical and even psychic health suffer. If only you realized how valuable physical activity is, even for bringing light into one’s consciousness and progressing spiritually, you would make sure you always had something to clean, to wash, to plant, to sew or to make."

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Will, God’s - is not relative to each person
"Many believers ask themselves such naïve questions about God’s will. They imagine he has specific intentions for them; regarding the place where they should live, the work they should do... Does he want them to marry, to have children, or to remain celibate to devote themselves to him? Is he asking them to support some cause or person, or on the other hand, to oppose them? Actually, God’s will for each person does not relate to a particular matter. God just wants human beings to study and understand his laws, which are the laws of life, and then strive to put them into practice.

Of course, God’s will applies to each person individually, but they will only know what God expects of them when they have studied God’s will as a principle. Only by first harmonizing with God’s will as principle of wisdom and love will they truly know what he wants of them."

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Peace, True - doesn’t depend on outside conditions
"So many people believe that by changing their home, job, country, religion, husband or wife, they will at last find peace. A little quiet, some respite, possibly. But in no time, wherever they are, other torments will come to assail them. Why? Because they haven’t understood that peace depends above all on changing their way of thinking, feeling and acting. When they make a few changes, even though they remain in the same place, facing the same difficulties, peace will come to dwell within them.

True peace does not depend on outer conditions, but comes from within, and that is why it is so difficult to obtain. Work on the notions of loving, of doing good, of forgiving and, above all, of spreading harmony, and a time will come when that idea will have such power in you and pervade every one of your cells, so that they will start to vibrate in unison with it. Those who have that peace and are capable of spreading it and making it real and alive become true sons and daughters of God. As Jesus said, ‘ Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God ‘ "

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Loneliness - awaits those who fail to see the divine Principle in others
"What good does it do to always point out people’s faults? Do they improve as a result? No! So try rather to concentrate on the divine, immortal, eternal Principle which is also alive in them, and to consider this principle as holy. That way you will help human beings while at the same time doing good work on yourself. Whereas if you are constantly concerned with their faults, you do yourself harm, as you are feeding on rubbish, and often instead of helping them, you even prevent them from evolving.

So many people feel lonely and wonder why. They don’t see that by criticizing others, by stressing their weaknesses and failings, they are only creating more of a rift between them. But when they are able to relate with their soul and their spirit to all the souls on earth, when the best in them meets the best in others, they will never again feel lonely."

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Food - the influence our thoughts and feelings have on it
"During meals, your preoccupations often have nothing to do with the act of eating, have they? Well, from now on, try to notice what you have just put on your plate, and at least say, ‘Thank you, Lord, for the fact that I am able to taste you through this life-giving food.’

A grateful thought or a loving feeling has a very beneficial effect on the salivary glands. Once activated, these glands secrete chemical elements which extract the subtle energies contained in food. It is not the stomach, but the tongue and the mouth that capture the quintessence of food thanks to our thoughts and feelings and send it to the brain, and the whole nervous system. Even before the food reaches the stomach and the intestines, the body has already absorbed its etheric elements, those that bring vitality, so that we feel regenerated."

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Unease, Psychic - exercises to strengthen oneself inwardly
"Daily life never fails to present us all with occasions for being worried, sad or discouraged, does it? But you have to react. Rather than sit there and do nothing except stuff yourself with pills and tire people out with your complaints, forgetting that they too face the same difficulties, try to work with your thoughts and your imagination. See yourself surrounded by light, imagine you are sending out love to the whole world, that you are overcoming every obstacle. Gradually those images you are forming will come alive, will have an effect on your consciousness, will transform you, and at the same time they will attract suitable elements from the universe to become part of you.

At first, you will not feel the effect of these exercises for very long and you will have to repeat them frequently. But one day the result will be there for good, you will not be able to doubt it: you will feel a living entity above you, protecting you, teaching you, purifying you, lighting your way and bringing you the support you need in difficult situations."

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Economics - a lesson nature gives us
"To understand economics, you have to heed nature’s lessons. You will say, ‘But nature doesn’t give lessons in economics! All those plants, all those animals, all those human beings continually being born and dying over billions of years – what a waste! What purpose have all these lives served?’ No purpose, of course, the way you understand the word ‘serve’. But all those lives had their use in the cosmic economy. Nature has never been concerned about the billions upon billions of dead bodies of human beings, animals and plants – they go back to the earth and create other living beings.

Whereas you can see how difficult modern societies find it to rid themselves of their waste! They make more and more materials which do not break down naturally once used and they pollute the earth, the air, the water, and so on. You might say, ‘But plastic, batteries, petrol, nuclear energy, and so on, represent progress.’ Of course, I’m not denying that. But as this progress was being made, thought should have been given to all the disadvantages that would accompany it, and to ways of neutralizing them."

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tolerating others - a learning process
"Who among you doesn’t know someone, even a family member, whom you find hard to bear? But rather than complaining and remonstrating, you should consider those unbearable people as so many opportunities to make an effort and learn to love. Yes, it is a learning process.

One day, when you leave this earth and present yourself before the heavenly entities, they will ask you to account for yourself, ‘Why didn’t you have more love for your fellow beings?’ And don’t think you can justify yourself by saying they were unpleasant or unlovable, for the entities will say, ‘That’s no excuse, heaven has given you great riches; you were given arms and legs, ears, a mouth, eyes, and above all a brain. But instead of using it to make yourself useful to others, you merely criticized them and showed contempt for them.’ ‘But they were so pitiful.’ ‘Well precisely, that was all the more reason to show more generosity towards them!’ Nothing you say will justify your behaviour."

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Action - setting off forces
"Why it is important to think carefully before acting? Because action releases forces, and once they are in motion, they keep going all the way. You are in the mountains and above you is an enormous rock ready to come rolling down. It is up to you whether you leave it alone or you cause it to fall. If you push it, there is no stopping it – it will crush you and many others with you. And if you open the lock gates on a canal, try stopping the water then!

You are always in control of whether you act or not, but once you have decided to act, the forces that have been set free are out of your hands. When agitators start up a riot, they soon lose control. Hence the saying, ‘Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind’; and that storm can sweep away the very person who caused it. Before you say a word, cast a glance, write a letter, or give the signal to start a war, you have every power, but afterwards, it’s too late and you become a mere onlooker, and often even the victim."

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Virtues - those that human beings develop light their way and protect them after death
"It is always interesting to know about the funerary practices of old, about what remains of them today and to understand their significance. But to help a deceased person in the next world, those practices are not essential. Burying the person with objects, performing ceremonies, saying prayers for them certainly helps them, comforts their soul, but such rituals have limited power.

What really helps human beings who leave this earth for the next world is the life they led while on earth, the virtues they practised. So if you have lived in harmony with the cosmic spirit, if you have respected the laws governing living nature, you need not worry about what will be done with your body after you die. Whatever happens to your body, a light will accompany you through the shadows of the afterlife."

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Entities of light - how they manifest in us
"You may have experienced a sudden feeling of joy, of lightness, of expansion, for no particular reason. It is simply because entities of light came to visit you. You didn’t know this. But now that you do, when it happens again, try to welcome these entities and thank them by showing that you appreciate what they do for you. If you are negligent or ungrateful, they won’t come again, and however much you strive to experience such states of grace, you won’t be able to do so, for they do not come from you.

You also have gifts, talents, virtues: friends from the invisible world who have come to live with you to help you with your work. Be aware of this, otherwise as soon as you become too proud of your success, as if you alone deserve all the credit, somehow or other these friends will distance themselves and you will lose that talent or that virtue. So many people have lost their talent because of their pride and arrogance. And others, on the contrary, have attracted or enhanced certain qualities thanks to their humility."

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Effort - always necessary if we are to make the most of what we have
"Even if you were offered all the treasures in the world, in order to really benefit from them you must know how to use them; otherwise you would remain inwardly as poor as if you had nothing. Imagine you are presented with a table laden with the most delicious dishes: even then, you have at the very least to make the effort to stretch out your hand, to take the food, bring it to your mouth and chew it. Whatever you are given, it is always up to you to make the physical, emotional and intellectual effort that will really make it yours.

Who wouldn’t like to find a method that gives extraordinary results in no time! Well no, it is the opposite: in the spiritual life you need only very simple methods and a lot of time. You’re obviously disappointed... But that is how it is. To acquire light, peace, love and strength, make a few gestures, take a few deep breaths or say a formula or a prayer and you will gradually feel yourself entering the rhythm of cosmic harmony. And then, nature will say to you, ‘I recognize these words, these gestures: they vibrate in unison with what is most beautiful and harmonious in me. Here, I give you my blessings.’"

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Water - cleanses us on the psychic plane
"Our everyday life is made up of numerous activities we consider mundane, but it is always possible to give these mundane activities a spiritual dimension. For example, if you wish to take a bath, why make do with a physical bath that will only get rid of a bit of dirt? It should also be a bath that washes you on all levels, a bath that purifies you. So, before you get into the water, speak to it, to the entities that live in it, and say to them, ‘Dear creatures who live in this water, I am happy to make contact with you today, because I know God has given you the power to rid my whole being of impurities. That is why I’m speaking to you, so you can work on me.’ And you touch the water, you bless it and invoke the power God has over water, the light of God and the purity of God.

When you speak to water in this way, as to a very precious element in which creatures of great purity live, you are already entering into contact with it on other planes. You will release all the psychic impurities you have accumulated, and after your bath you are ready to get back to work with renewed strength."

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Music - is an expression of the order of the world
"Music is a language of creation. Since the dawn of time, this language has reverberated throughout the cosmos: God’s wisdom, love and beauty manifest through it. From an initiatic point of view, music requires knowledge of the order of the world, of beings and things, and of the science of harmonic relationships which exist throughout the universe between microcosm (human beings) and macrocosm (the universe). It rests on immutable principles which we cannot transgress without losing our way.

Music speaks to us of our celestial heritage, and by acting on our subtle bodies it enables us to re-establish contact with our true home on high."

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Time wasted - can in some ways be retrieved
"Some people have come to realize, when they found our Teaching, that they had spent the best part of their life in activities that only brought them dissatisfaction and emptiness! And they confessed their sadness to me: having now reached a certain age, they felt that even if they tried to reorient their life it was too late and that they could never make up for lost time. Obviously, when old age is looming, it is a little late. But it isn’t too late, it is never too late. The worst would be to spend their remaining years in regret. There is always a way to redress the situation inwardly.

For those who feel they have wasted their life, this is the opportunity to take stock of themselves, of all the events in their life, and to draw a lesson from it. Once the lesson has been learned, they must put all their remaining love, intelligence and willpower to work. It is always possible to give their life the meaning they had not thought of seeking out before."

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Master, spiritual - reawakens in his disciples the memory of past experiences
"When the decision to follow a certain path is etched deeply into your being, it becomes like an instinct that prevents you from straying and shows you how to avoid or overcome obstacles. If you too often forget the good resolutions you made, it is because you have not yet imprinted them strongly enough in your subconscious, at the very core of your cells.

The role of a spiritual Master is actually to reawaken in the soul of their disciples the memory of past experiences and of the decisions they made. Otherwise, when they are once more about to cross over into the beyond, they will yet again have to admit to the mediocrity, inanity and emptiness of the life they lived. And they will be condemned to wander in the dark, arid regions of the other world. Jesus said, ‘Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.’ This recommendation sums up a whole science of life. "

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Spirituality - its benefits, even to those who have the impression it has nothing much to offer
"Some people complain that spiritual practice does not have much to offer them. But how would they be if they had never made any effort to discipline their inner life? At least, the few rules they try to apply and the exercises they do set them on the right track for health, peace and hope. Should they give up their spiritual practice, they would soon see whether things were any better!

Since the day you were born, you breathe, you eat, you sleep, and you say it has made you no more intelligent, rich or powerful. But stop breathing, stop eating and stop sleeping, and then see where you will be – in the graveyard! We eat, we drink and we see no changes. But if we had not eaten or drunk, then there certainly would have been great changes! So, do not say that spirituality has nothing to offer. It sustains you, it keeps you on the right path, and at least you are still alive; at least you still have hope and light. If you don’t feel invigorated with all this light, how would things be without it?"

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Good and evil - our power to reduce them or increase them within ourselves
"Much of the suffering human beings have to endure comes, of course, from outside themselves. And yet, the suffering inflicted on them for which they are not directly responsible is, all the same, partly their responsibility: they have not learned how to make themselves immune to it. If they are so vulnerable, it is because the negative elements sent to them by the outside world strike a chord in them. And it may even be that the evil is magnified because of the impurities and darkness they harbour in their mind and heart.

Those who try to foster purity and light within themselves, are not only able to neutralize the evil, but the good they may receive is also increased. For if they are unable to really feel the blessings that come to them every day from the visible and invisible worlds, it means that all sorts of opaque matter within are blocking them. You see then, how everything depends on us: whether it be repelling evil, as well as attracting, preserving and even increasing that which is good."

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Intellect, The - its limitations
"The intellect is a good instrument for studying and exploring matter, but it is not always the best of guides. Why? Not only does it have a limited perception of reality, but most importantly, behind everything it decides to undertake there is a hidden motive, a selfish, calculated interest that will always end up causing disturbances. What happens to those who are led by their intellect? The moment they make a sacrifice or a gesture of generosity, they regret it; they think they were foolish to listen to the advice of their heart or their soul.

The intellect is not able to imagine how brotherhood can be achieved amongst humans, how can the earth become one family and how the whole world can live in peace and harmony. It is not able to rise high enough to discover the true remedies, the true solutions. What it thinks up and puts forward from its incomplete and egocentric viewpoint is always partial and flawed and will solve nothing in the long run. Solutions exist for all problems humans are faced with, but in order to find them we must also appeal to our heart, soul and spirit."

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Aura, The - our spiritual clothing
"Clothes are screens which insulate us and protect us from the world around us. Without clothes we are more exposed and naturally become more sensitive. If we draw an analogy with our inner life, we can say that sensitivity is a manifestation of spirituality: those who make an effort to tear themselves from ordinary preoccupations and to overcome their basic instincts, are able to slowly dissolve the dark layers surrounding them like coarse cloth, and become more receptive to the divine world.

In the sacred books, we read accounts in which those who have succeeded in passing initiatic tests receive a garment in reward. It may be white or coloured, but it is always depicted as a precious delicate cloth, as a material of almost otherworldly beauty. This garment symbolizes the aura, which is our true garment. In order to earn it, we must rid ourselves of everything that weighs us down and dims our consciousness, so that we may be in contact with the divine world. Our aura, this garment of light, shows that we have succeeded in doing so."

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cells of the body - entities whom we must educate
"The cells of our body are small intelligent souls. There is a whole population inside us, a population with which we can communicate and which it is our task to educate. Are you aware of it? No, or very rarely. This is why your cells do not obey you. You would like to improve the state of your liver, your stomach, your heart, your brain and so on, but you can’t – the cells of all those organs do not obey you. You don’t have any authority over them; they have a will of their own.

Initiatic Science, which has studied the psychic anatomy of human beings and the rules governing its workings, teaches us that we can give commands to make the cells of our organs obey us. But we have first to accept the idea that they are intelligent, conscious beings and learn to communicate with them through our thoughts by sending them rays of light and love."

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

River of life, The - from the source to the river mouth
"Life has often been compared to flowing water. But what a difference there is between water that gushes forth from a spring on a mountain peak and water which arrives at the mouth of a river, having absorbed all sorts of impurities and even toxic substances! Pure or polluted, water is always water, just as life is always life. But nothing is more life-enhancing than pure water, whereas polluted water brings death.

Just as water gushes forth from the spring, life springs forth from the bosom of God and descends to water all creatures, absorbing various elements according to the regions it flows through. So all creatures do not receive the same life from the river; it depends on where they are situated – close to the spring or to the river mouth. This life coming from God never ceases to flow. But are human beings aware of the sacred nature of life? No, they pollute the life of God, the water of God. You are astonished and wonder how that can be possible. It is very simple: each time humans fail to be wise, loving and disinterested, it is as though they were throwing waste into God’s river. And the river does not protest; it accepts everything in order to help human beings. It waits for them to become aware of their responsibilities in preserving cosmic life."

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hardships, Our - are over when we can be thankful for them
"We may accept hardship and understand it but at the same time experience bitterness, sadness or regret: we may think it would have been far better not to have gone through it! In that sense, you could say it is not yet over.

When can we say a period of hardship is over? When we are able to be thankful for it. On the face of it, we may have nothing to show for it, or even worse still, it may have caused us to lose many things, even people dear to us. And yet, a long time after the hardship, we sense that our light, our love and our strength have increased, and we are overwhelmed with peace and joy. Only then can we say we have overcome the hardship and that it is over."

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Debts towards nature, Our - how to pay them
"The elements that make up our body and everything that keeps us alive – water, food, the air we breathe, the light and warmth of the sun, the materials we make our clothes from, our houses, our tools, and so on – we owe everything to nature. Some people can be very proud of their talents and their ingenuity, and rightly so, but where do they source the materials they need for making their instruments and machines or even their works of art? From nature.

Nature gives us everything. But somewhere details are kept of what we take. These are debts we incur from nature, and we must settle them. How? With a currency called respect, gratitude, love and the willingness to study everything written in nature’s great book. Paying means giving something in exchange, and all the good our heart, our intelligence, our soul and our spirit are capable of producing can be considered payment. On the physical plane we are limited, and nature will not ask us to give back the food, water, air or sunrays we have enjoyed, but the spiritual plane presents us with infinite possibilities, so that we can repay even a hundredfold everything we have received."

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Happiness of others, The - knowing how to be happy for others is a sign of evolution
"Your ability to be happy at other people’s good fortune is the criterion for how evolved you are. For, you must admit, it’s usually difficult to be thrilled about other people’s successes and happiness, especially if they succeed where you have failed. On the other hand, when you see them unhappy, it arouses kind thoughts and feelings, pity, compassion and the need to comfort them and help them. Yes, when others have accidents or serious illnesses and when there is no longer a reason to feel envious, people naturally become more understanding and kind, without even making an effort.

So you must study your reactions to other people’s success and happiness. The day you are able to be sincerely delighted for them will be the proof that you have succeeded in detaching yourself from the astral and mental planes – your egocentric feelings and thoughts – and have been able to rise to the causal and buddhic planes where wisdom and love reign, which alone are capable of giving you true joy."

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Life - is constantly renewing itself
"Everything that exists is alive – to different degrees, of course – and life is characterized by the continuous emission of new radiations. Even the metal in your necklace, ring or watch vibrates differently from one day to the next. If you were really sensitive, you would feel a difference in the movement of the infinitesimal particles that the metallic matter is composed of. Why is this? It’s because these objects are in contact with cosmic currents which are constantly being renewed. As you do not sense this, you believe there is no difference, but the reality is that not one thing anywhere remains the same, everything changes.

And when the sun rises in the morning, it is also new. For there is a whole life in the sun: currents, emissions and eruptions. And if changes take place within the sun, how can these changes not have repercussions throughout the solar system, and consequently on all forms of life on earth?"

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Imprint, the divine - that every human being carries within
"Human beings are like seeds cast into the world by the creator, each imprinted with the image of divine perfection. This is the meaning of the verse in Genesis which says that God created man in his image. And what is the destiny of a seed? To germinate and grow until it becomes a tree.

We are all seeds produced by the creator, meaning that we are potential divinities. And by ceaselessly striving each day to improve the various expressions of ourselves, we will one day become divinities. To be a seed is magnificent in itself, but it is even better to become a tree with roots, a trunk, branches, leaves, flowers and fruits. Keep this image of the tree within you, for if you work to come closer and closer to divine perfection – to this perfection already imprinted somewhere within you, as it is in the seed – you will, one day, become a tree of life."

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Master, a spiritual - the limits of his influence
"If you are looking for a spiritual guide, you should at least be aware of what to expect from one. A spiritual master will do all they can to open up the path that is in your best interest to follow. But the desire to walk on that path can only come from you. A master cannot make you love the spiritual life; that depends on you, not on them. Of course, they can influence you to a certain degree, the way a friend who loves music or poetry can influence you. Influence is a law of nature: human beings and all creatures, animals, flowers or even stones and objects influence us by imparting to us something of the elements they possess without our knowing it.

So it is possible that a small part of your Master’s love for the splendour of the divine world may well be transmitted to you. But if you are not ready to accept this influence, nothing can force you. Loving the spiritual life depends entirely on you."

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Meteorology - corresponding elements in us
"Your feelings frequently bear no relation to the objective reality of the present moment! At any time of day and amid the worst difficulties, you may experience an inner dawn, because your consciousness has moved to a region where the sun is actually rising, and you are receiving its rays. But of course, the opposite can also occur.

The more you know how to observe yourself, the better you will understand the different phenomena of your psychic life that replicate what occurs in nature: the dawns and dusks, clear blue skies and storms, heat and cold, drought and mist. It is so important to learn that kind of meteorology too! Even if you are not aware of it, your inner life is a world made up of substances and materials that cannot be weighed or touched, yet that are very real. The day you come to feel the reality of that invisible world, you will feel yourself in a new dimension."

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Love of one’s neighbour - respect in them the life they received from God
"Jesus said, ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’. And what does loving one’s neighbour mean? Above all, it means to respect the life given to human beings by God. Christians must meditate on this commandment, because after two thousand years of Christianity, it is obvious from their behaviour that most of them have not yet understood it, much less put it into practice. To reject a human being, to despise them and humiliate them, is to declare that they are not a creature of God. However, no one has the right to declare such a thing; no one has the right to place themself between a human being and their heavenly father.

A person is obviously free to cut themself off from divine love by their own free will, but no one else can cut them off; no one has the right to cut them off. All are welcome in the house of the father. Even his wayward children are welcomed when they sincerely wish to return, and their heavenly father celebrates their homecoming. Have you read the parable of the prodigal son?"

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Matter - we must combat its heaviness every day
"Every day we must fight against our own darkness, our own sluggishness. Yes, we must struggle every day. You might say, ‘But how long will this go on?’ As long as human beings incarnate on earth, they will have to take on a body and because this body is by nature heavy and coarse, it cannot escape the laws of matter. Only when they finally cut their connections to the earth at the end of their evolution will they escape this crushing weight and darkness. But as long as human beings are on earth, they must accept that something within them will always be under the influence of matter.

You might say, ‘So then, if matter has so much control over us, what can we do?’ First be aware of the limitations it imposes on us, but at the same time try to fight and overcome them. And, through prayer and meditation, cling with all our might to our heavenly father who created us, love him, have faith and hope in him. This is the only way to slowly free ourselves from matter’s grip."

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Source, The divine - to which we must connect our inner source
"God is a bubbling spring. And in human beings – created in his image – there is also a spring, buried deeply and waiting to bubble up and flow when conditions are right. If we succeed, through thought and prayer, in connecting with the heavenly Source, we will enable the water from our own spring to flow, and all our cells will be watered, brought to life by the divine water.

If we learn to make this spring flow within us – the spring of life, which is love and light– we will become an instrument in heaven’s hands. And then we will one day be able to fulfil the programme given by Master Peter Deunov in this very beautiful, profound formula, ‘Have a heart as pure as crystal, a mind as luminous as the sun, a soul as vast as the universe and a spirit as powerful as God and at one with God.’"

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Surpassing oneself - a daily exercise
"There is something in human beings that drives them to surpass themselves. Take mountaineers for example: what makes them attempt the ascent of ever higher and more inaccessible peaks? What makes swimmers and runners swim and run faster and faster? What makes chess players reflect for hours at a time before moving a pawn on the chessboard? Nothing, it is they themselves who feel compelled to undertake these feats and solve these problems. And what joy they experience each time they succeed!

This is why human beings have invented so many activities, games and competitions of every kind! It clearly demonstrates that in the depths of their being they feel the need to continually push their limits further and further. But why doesn’t it occur to them use the same qualities of endurance, skill and intelligence they are able to use in games and competitions, in their everyday lives? When it comes to daily life, why do they always complain they have to make an effort?"

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Meditation - mastication of spiritual truths
"Meditation can be compared to the mastication of food. When we put food into our mouths and chew it, our salivary glands go to work and we absorb the subtlest energies of this food through our tongues. Meditation is also a kind of mastication, a chewing of thoughts, by means of which we can absorb and be nourished by the quintessence of the spiritual world, to use it as food for our spiritual bodies.

Meditate therefore on wisdom, this light which protects you, which guides you and gives you access to the divine world. Meditate on love as a source of joy, richness, and beauty for everyone. Meditate on truth which leads you to freedom."

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Discouragement - a high ideal must always shelter us from it
"Those who are truly directed by a high ideal never become discouraged. The mere presence of this high ideal within them, guiding and feeding them, gives them strength and hope. They know, they feel that they are walking on the right path, that nothing will ever hinder their progress. Even if they inevitably happen to stumble on this path, they never let doubt affect them. Deciding to walk on the right path does not in itself mean you will be able to stay on it without tripping; but falling is never a reason to stop walking.

At the slightest mistake, at the slightest stumble, many lament and say, ‘Oh! I will never succeed, I am stupid, incapable, weak and despicable. I give up.’ These are the reactions of misplaced dignity, wounded pride. So, even if you make mistakes, even if you fall, do not stop; get up again and continue walking, despite your weaknesses, your falls, your failures and your mistakes."

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Religion - its foundation: to serve God in ourselves
"What does serving God really mean? As long as humans consider God as a being outside of themselves, this expression cannot be correctly understood. Those who place themselves in the service of God know that they give up their freedom, and it is only natural that, for some people, the idea of serving a power they cannot locate, or that may not even exist, is inacceptable. In truth, those who do put themselves in the service of God do not serve a being outside of themselves; that it why it is impossible to lose their freedom – they in fact gain freedom. That is the very foundation of religion.

The idea of serving God only has meaning if human beings realize that the Divinity they must serve lives in their soul. The more they dedicate themselves to it, the closer they come to it and the more they can be in communication with it. Their work enables them to dissolve the dross that their thoughts, feelings and lower desires have accumulated within them. And so they gradually discover the quintessence of their being, which is the very quintessence of God."

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Failings - like qualities, must be placed in the service of an ideal
"Everyone will tell you that qualities are better than failings, and virtues better than vices. But the truth is that qualities and virtues do not of themselves have an absolute value. Many people have good qualities, but what do they do with them? Nothing, or not much. Whereas others have serious failings but are aware of them and want to improve, so by working on themselves every day they are later able to accomplish great things and do much good. If they did not have those failings, they might not do anything. It is easy to see that there are people who, by working on their failings, achieve great accomplishments; whereas others, content with the qualities they have, take life easy.

Well, you should know that heaven does not care in the slightest what qualities or failings we have. It looks only at what we are trying to achieve with what we have and with what is lacking in us. The only thing that matters to heaven is what we do with what we are, the work we do on ourselves to place our failings as well as our qualities in the service of a grand purpose."

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Heavenly messages - we must rise upwards to receive them
"Each day we receive messages from the divine world. But if, when you wake up in the morning, you feel in a bad mood, if in spite of your plans for the day ahead everything seems muddled, it means you haven’t received the mail you were meant to receive. Why? Ask yourself whether you’ve not been lost in some rather dubious places where heaven’s postal service is unable to find you. Heaven’s postal workers do their work well, and they will deliver what they have for you, but only in luminous and pure places. If, through laziness or negligence, you go and lose yourself in the lower levels of consciousness, where your spiritual organs grow sluggish, you receive nothing. So make the effort to reach up to the light again so you can collect the mail that has accumulated during your absence. Know that nothing gets lost. The presents and messages meant for you will wait for you, but it’s up to you to go and collect them from the place where they have been deposited."

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Affection - its demonstrations must be conscious
"Special attention should be given to handshakes, kisses or any other expression of affection when meeting another person. Otherwise, it is not only pointless but even harmful, as this form of unawareness in human relationships has negative effects on the psyche of all those involved.

If you give outward signs of friendship and tenderness to someone without engaging your mind and soul, something is lost to you as the giver as well as to the receiver. This something of course cannot be measured, but what is essential to our joy and our fulfilment can never be truly measured. This is why a special glance, a second of silence, a smile in which the soul is expressed can give much more than any more concrete expression or any gift."

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Water - the mother of life
"Water is the fluid of the earth: it is one of the essential conditions for life, whether it be for stones, plants, animals or humans. When scientists maintain that there is no life on other planets, one of the first reasons they put forward is the absence of water.

Do human beings truly appreciate water? Yes, instinctively and unconsciously, and especially when water is lacking! But now, in order for water to become a powerful factor in their psychic life, humans must become aware of water’s value. Many of the methods and exercises I teach you are to make you discover water inwardly, by showing you how you can connect to true water, thanks to physical water. And you must seek this true water within yourselves: seek out the running springs that flow in the depths of your being. It is a long and difficult process of course, but you must persevere, for water is the mother of life. Meditate at length on this idea and while watching and touching water, say to it, ‘O you dear water who nourishes all creatures, reveal your secrets of eternal life to me’."

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Teaching of the creative spirit, The - affords us independence from conditions
"In order to survive on the physical plane, we, as human beings, must receive everything we need from the external world. We would be unable to live without the elements that the earth, water, air and the sun provide for us. We are creatures, and all creatures have to get what they need from outside themselves in order to survive. Only the Creator is above this law – he has no need of anything external to himself since he is life.

But since within each creature, the Creator left a particle of himself, a spark, a spirit, of the same nature as himself, thanks to this spirit that inhabits them, each creature can also become creators themselves. And so, instead of always waiting for everything to come to them from outside, human beings have the ability to act within, by means of their thoughts, willpower, and spirit, and to capture the elements they need to support their physical life and especially their psychic life. This is why the teaching of the initiates has always been the teaching of the creative spirit. Those who accept this teaching will always be strong and independent and, for they will rise above the conditions imposed upon them by destiny."

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Living chain of beings, The - making a conscious connection with them
"We are closely connected to the beings above us: the angels and archangels, up to God himself. And we are also closely connected to the beings below us: the animals, plants and stones.

You will understand this connection and the way it works better if you look at the ascending and descending currents in the trunk of a tree: the ascending current carries the raw sap up to the leaves where it is transformed into phloem sap, while the descending current carries the phloem sap which nourishes the tree with organic substances. In the cosmic tree, human beings are situated on the path of these two currents and they must therefore learn to work consciously with them. When they are able to attract wisdom, light and love of heaven, they distribute them to beings situated below them, connected to them, down to the mineral realm. Then, thanks to another current, they are once again a conduit for the forces moving upwards from the mineral world right up to the superior realms of creation. Those who consciously connect with this living chain of beings, will be filled with joy, light and peace."

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fraternity, A sense of - is awareness of our universality
"Humans are defined by the fact that they are endowed with consciousness, but they are only truly conscious when they are awakened to the notions of collectivity, of universality. This faculty allows them to enter into the heart and soul of others, to the extent that when they cause others to suffer, they themselves experience the pain they have inflicted. They feel and understand that everything they do to others, both good and bad, they do to themselves. In appearance, each human appears to be distinct and separate from everyone else. But in reality, a part of them is connected to the collective whole and lives in all creatures throughout the cosmos.

Once this collective consciousness is awakened in you, you will sense in your relations with others that everything – your thoughts, feelings, words and actions – comes back to you like an echo, because your being, by extending throughout the universe, has become a collective entity. It is this state of consciousness that can be called a sense of fraternity."

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Archangel Michael - he is celebrated at the beginning of autumn
"In the Old Testament, Michael is the archangel who wins all the victories at the head of heaven’s armies. And in the New Testament, in Revelations in particular, it is he who will slay the dragon at the end of time. It is also said that, when Moses died, the devil tried to take possession of his body, and it was Archangel Michael who confronted him and snatched the body away from him. Numerous paintings and icons show the Archangel holding a pair of scales, weighing the actions of humans after they die: the good actions are stacked in one pan, the bad ones in the other. Meanwhile, the devil is there, ready to drag the person down to his kingdom of hell, and he is full of fury, gnashing his teeth as he sees Michael adding the one last good action to the pan that will tip the scales in favour of the good.

Michaelmas takes place in the sign of Libra, at the beginning of autumn. Autumn is the harvest season: the fruit is gathered in, the rotten fruit thrown away and the healthy kept. Jesus said you can recognize people by their fruits. In a sense, you could say that each harvest is a form of judgment."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Water - the two methods of purification, analogies with human beings
"Due to its great powers of absorption, water, as it passes over the earth or in the atmosphere, becomes laden with impurities. But nature has also provided certain processes that purify water. These processes are of two kinds. In the first, water seeps into the ground and, there in the dark, passes through different layers, leaving behind any impurities on the way. Thus it gradually becomes limpid and clear, and one day it wells up somewhere as spring water. In the second process, evaporation, water is heated by the sun’s rays and rises into the atmosphere and when transformed into vapour, it is purified; subsequently, it falls to earth again as dew or rain, bringing life to all vegetation.

For human beings, there are also two methods of purification. Those who lead a dull, prosaic life, led by passion, will have to symbolically go underground where they will be subjected to strong pressure, that is, they will go through difficulties and suffering. But spiritualists constantly choose the other method: they know that by exposing themselves to the rays of spirit, they will become lighter, they will rise and absorb the most light-filled elements which purify and sanctify them."

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Love - a circle we must continually widen
"When we wish to start a family, we have to make an effort to go outside ourselves, to open ourselves to another person, a husband or a wife, and later to children. But the mistake humans have made is in not understanding that they ought to have widened the family circle even further and extended their love to other creatures and to the whole universe. This is why, even with their family and friends, they are still not happy.

Happiness means not stopping at one person, or two, or ten or a hundred... but loving to infinity. So, continue to love those you already love, but widen the circle of your love still further so you can have exchanges with all the higher creatures – the angels, the archangels, the heavenly hierarchies and the Lord. Then, your family and friends will be enriched, strengthened, made beautiful and purified because of all the sublime states you nourish in your heart and soul."

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Matter - descend into it and give it life
"Spirituality does not consist in scorning matter, but in descending into it to give it life and organize it. And by ‘matter’ we should also mean the physical body. If we neglect it, under the pretext of devoting ourselves to the nobler functions of the mind, soul and spirit, these functions will also decline little by little.

We mustn’t leave our physical body in the same state as an abandoned house that ends up being used for shelter by insects and nocturnal birds. On the contrary, its owner must take the time to clean it, maintain it, make it more flexible and alive. When we descend into matter with this intention, it is never a fall. But we must know precisely how to distinguish between a descent and a fall. To descend into matter is one thing, to fall into it, another. We must descend into matter with the aim of animating and enlightening it, so that we make our body the dwelling place of the living God."

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Spirituality - making the physical body an instrument of spirit
"Spirituality does not consist in despising or neglecting the physical body but in making it an instrument of spirit. That is why the teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood provides numerous methods to purify and regenerate the physical body. All the most natural actions of everyday life, those that are vital to life itself, such as breathing, eating, drinking, washing, walking, sleeping and talking, can in this way become opportunities to do this work of regeneration. It is through these actions that our spirit gains more and more power to manifest.

Having ways of accomplishing this does not suffice; an enlightened consciousness is also necessary for understanding why they exist and how to apply them. For methods are only tools. The words or gestures we repeat can only release their power if they are given substance, and giving them substance, assumes we have a philosophy. Methods can only be valid if they are sustained by a way of thinking; and this way of thinking must be intensified."

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Truth, A - is only truly known if it is put into practice
"Surely you have had a truth revealed to you, one that overwhelms you, just like an illumination. With lightning speed, something from the world of spirit passed through you and overturned all your previous convictions and ways of perceiving the world. You feel that from then on nothing will ever be the same as before... Yes, but it’s not as simple as you may think. An overwhelming event has taken place, but to feel your entire being shaken by a revelation does not mean it has so penetrated your psychic matter that you are immediately able to live in accordance with it.

You have been dazzled, you have understood a mystery, you have seen the truth, but this is not enough to transform you. Don’t be surprised if all sorts of signs in your everyday behaviour demonstrate that this is not yet entirely the case. Only when you succeed in manifesting through your actions what this truth revealed to you, can you really understand it. "

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

God - since the beginning of time, his love has given us everything
"For two thousand years, Christians have been repeatedly telling us that God is love, but have they really understood this truth? To say that God is love is to be aware that he has given everything to all beings without exception. You suffer, you are unhappy, and you pray to God asking him to come to your aid. You think you need his help right here, right now, and that he must give it to you and answer your prayers. Well, you are mistaken. God isn’t obliged to do anything for you now, because he has already done everything. When he created humankind he foresaw everything and gave us everything. His love gives everything. So do not ask for anything else.

The true sons and daughters of God do not ask for anything for they know they already have everything. It is ridiculous to demand hands to work with, feet to walk with and eyes to see with, when you already have these spiritually, just as you do physically. You must simply pray for the light, and it will tell you how best to use them."

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn - its correspondence to human life
"Every year, on 22 September, the sun enters the sign of Libra, beginning a new period. This is autumn, the time when ripe fruit is gathered, grain is sifted to be eaten or stored to be sown later so that the cycle can begin again. But this work of separating and sifting that occurs in nature applies not only to vegetation but also to human beings. For autumn is the time for the separation that Hermes Trismegistus speaks of in the Emerald Tablet, ‘You will separate the subtle from the gross with great diligence.’ You will separate the subtle from the gross, meaning the spiritual from the material. And so initiates, who participate in spirit in all of nature’s work, know that the time has come to let any dark matter remaining within them die, to allow true life its freedom.

And just as fruit is separated from the tree and stones or pips are separated from the fruit, so one day the soul will be separated from the body. The body is the soul’s covering, and the soul is the seed that will be sown above, in heaven. Once the human fruit is ripe, it does not fall back to earth like the seed of a plant, but flies up to heaven."

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Blood - serves as food for entities in the invisible world
"Even the most ignorant human being knows that blood is an infinitely precious liquid and that someone who loses their blood loses their life too. As long as it circulates within the body, blood is protected, as if sealed in a container. But as soon as it escapes from the body, for whatever reason, it evaporates like all liquids; that is, its etheric particles disperse into space. And these particles are alive: they retain something of the elements which make blood the bearer of life, and because of this they serve as food for invisible entities.

Yes, it has been known since time immemorial that blood has the property of releasing effluvia on which invisible entities feed. When people are injured, they lose blood. But since nothing is lost in the universe, while they do in effect lose their blood, there will always be entities to nourish themselves on the effluvia given off by the few drops of blood. So if you do lose blood, don’t let it dry, or don’t get rid of it, without having dedicated it mentally to the spirits of light in the invisible world, for they will know how to use it for their work. Nothing is lost in the universe; there will always be entities to nourish themselves on the life given off by a few drops of blood."

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Light spirits - invite them to take possession of us
"Why do you limit yourselves to the contacts you make on the physical plane with human beings? There are other beings to encounter in the universe and with whom you can establish relationships. Every day you have the option not only to link yourselves with the spirits of light who populate the universe, but to draw them nearer to you. So address yourselves to them, ‘Come, celestial friends, come make your dwelling place in me.’ You can also add, ‘Lord God, Divine Mother, Holy Trinity, all angels and archangels, servants of God and of light, my entire being belongs to you; make use of me for the glory of God, for his kingdom and justice on earth.’

Pronouncing these words is an act of consecration and in doing so, you invite the celestial spirits to come and dwell within you and you place yourself under their protection. If you do not know how to invite the celestial spirits, do not be surprised when other entities, in no way celestial, come and establish themselves in you without waiting for an invitation! It is up to you to decide who you want for inhabitants."

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Great Work, The - its phases correspond to the sequence of colours in nature
"Why do alchemists describe the transformation of matter in the Great Work as a sequence of colours? Because they have observed this sequence with vegetation. Think of fruit trees for example: apart from some nuances – for nature is rich in variety – they pass through a series of colours, and always in the same order. In winter, the trees are black and bare. In spring, they become white with flowers and green with leaves. Then comes summer, and the ripening fruits turn yellow and red. In autumn the foliage turns red and gold, and with red and gold the process is finished. It is the end of the cycle, as it is in the work of alchemy.

Like vegetation, human beings must inwardly pass through all the phases of the alchemical process: they die, then they are reborn, resurrecting with new virtues and powers: new colours."

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Psychic states, Our - attract corresponding energies
"Everything you experience in your inner life has consequences. Why? Because the nature of each thought, feeling and desire has the ability to attract corresponding matter from space. Thus, good thoughts, good feelings and good desires that are supported by a strong will, attract particles of pure, eternal, incorruptible matter.

Work each day to attract this subtle matter from space. All the particles you attract will find a home in you, and at the same time they will chase away all the old dull, sickly particles. This is how you regenerate your physical, etheric, astral and mental bodies. And as each particle of matter is linked to a corresponding energy, the purer the matter the more it vibrates and attracts forces of a spiritual nature. So, as you replace the ageing particles in your body with new, purer particles, you attract currents and forces from the heavenly regions."

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Soulmate - once you have found it within, you encounter it in every being
"Once a man or a woman has truly found their soulmate, that is, has found their complementary principle within, they keep feeling they are meeting this principle in all creatures. They love all the women and all the men on earth; they love them spiritually, and they are happy, because they are fulfilled by their soulmate. They no longer experience the emptiness for which they constantly feel they have to find a cure. They feel enriched by every encounter they have. Yes, when you have achieved inner fulfilment, you find your complementary principle in every being. Such experiences cannot be explained or expressed. Only those who have had them can understand them. But what a long way there is to go until then! Always suffering and being disappointed, always looking for someone and not finding them… Until you realize you have your soulmate within. And when you do find your soulmate within, you find it everywhere. "

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pearl Oyster, The - teaches us how to transform difficulties
"If you know how to observe nature, you will see that it continuously offers us ways to solve our problems. For example, how does an oyster make a pearl? First of all, a grain of sand falls into its shell, and this grain of sand is a problem, an irritant. ‘Oh’, says the oyster, ‘how can I get rid of this? It is scratching me, it irritates me, what can I do?’ It begins to think, it concentrates, it meditates! And one day it begins to secrete a special substance that envelops this irritating grain of sand in such a way that it becomes smooth, polished and velvety. And when it has succeeded, it is happy and says to itself, ‘Not only is this grain of sand no longer bothering me, but I have also produced a magnificent pearl!’

This is the lesson of the pearl oyster: it teaches you that by means of thought you can envelop your worries and irritation in a luminous, iridescent substance, and in doing so you amass extraordinary riches within you. True spiritualists are those who know how to work on their problems and turn them into precious pearls."

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Drunkenness - seek it in the water that flows down from the spiritual mountains
"You have seen drunkards: their zigzagging gait reflects their moods which swing from one extreme to another. They laugh, then they cry; they look blissful, then furious; they fall asleep under the table or smash everything up. But wine is in fact not the only thing that causes drunkenness. There are thoughts and feelings that are like wine: jealousy, anger, sensual desires, and so on. Those who are in the grip of these wines lose themselves in the mists and vapours of the astral world, their judgment is just as unsteady as their gait.

But there also exists a divine inebriation – ecstasy. And that inebriation does the opposite; it gives clear-sightedness and illumines consciousness. It is not forbidden to be drunk; God himself placed this need in human beings. But they must seek drunkenness above, in beauty, in light, in drinking the pure water that pours forth from the peaks of spiritual mountains. Drink from this water, and you will experience a wonderful kind of drunkenness, which will give you balance, strength and clarity."

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

God - it is he whom we love through human beings
"Those who abandon the Lord, who cut all ties with him, allow the source of love within them to run dry. Then one day, faced with the successive failures of their emotional life, they ask themselves how it was they came to love all those men or women so much. At first they found them irresistible, and then over time they came to find them completely ordinary or even unbearable. Quite simply, the unique being that inhabited a certain man or woman is no longer there for them. It was not the man or woman they loved but the being who looked at them through his or her eyes, and they didn’t know how to keep this being with them. They behaved in a negligent, careless, selfish manner, and the being who lived in this man or woman went away.

So, do not seek out men and women for what they are themselves, but instead, through contact with them, seek to discover the unique being who, through them, will visit you. "

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Nutrition - its spiritual dimension
"You eat some fruit, and once this food has been digested and assimilated it helps to keep your whole body in good working order. What is this Intelligence capable of bringing each organ in our body what it needs to keep us alive? We cannot help but be filled with wonder. Thanks to this food, you will continue to see, hear, breathe, taste, touch, speak, sing and walk. And even your hair, your nails, your teeth, your skin, and so on, will benefit from it. How can we not be overcome with admiration at this Intelligence? From now on, you should give it more thought and show it gratitude.

The most important thing about food is not the substance of the food itself but the energy it contains, the quintessence locked inside it, for that is where life is to be found. The substance is only a medium; through it we must try to reach the quintessence, in order to also nourish our subtle bodies. If we think we eat solely to feed our physical body, we are wrong: we also eat to nourish our heart, mind, soul and spirit."

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Help from God - we will find it within
"When humans go through hardships, when they suffer, that is when they question themselves most about God – does he exist, what is his will, but especially, will he come to their aid? And many complain that they receive neither answers nor help. Why? Because they are asking themselves these questions as if God were a being completely exterior to them. When they understand that God lives within them, they will maintain their connection with him through all the hard times, and they will feel guided, enlightened and supported.

Those who are suffering often feel very lonely and abandoned by everyone. Then why must they also lose, through their own neglect and ignorance, the only true help and comfort they can receive? This help and this comfort are to be found in the presence of God within them. And when they pray, they are addressing not only the Creator of heaven and earth, a being so distant they cannot even imagine him, but also a power living in them, with which they should never lose contact."

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Future, The - is easy to know
"Everyone is curious to know their future, it is only natural, but they do not have to go and consult clairvoyants to find out about it. It is very easy to know one’s future and I can show you. You will not know who you will soon meet, the money you’ll lose or win, future illness, accidents, success, and so on. But what does that matter? The most important for you to know is whether or not you’ll move ahead on the path of evolution, if you’ll find freedom, light and peace. And that is very easy to know. If you love everything that is great, noble, just and beautiful, and you work with all your heart, all your mind and all your will to achieve it and make it a reality, your future is already mapped out for you: one day you will live in conditions that match your aspirations and your ideal.

That is all you need to know about your future. The rest is secondary because it can be given to you and taken away again. When you leave the earth, all that will truly remain is what matches the aspirations of your soul and spirit."

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Cardinal points, The - structure space. The sign of the cross
"Space is not something vague and undefined. It is subject to a structure which corresponds to the number 4: the four cardinal points. But what are the four cardinal points other than a cross? When initiates are about to start a work, they turn successively to each of the four directions in space, thereby drawing a cross, indicating that their spirit is about to start work. Each of the four cardinal points is presided over by an archangel: Michael for the east, Gabriel for the west, Uriel for the north and Raphael for the south. Since initiates understand the living cross, all the light beings respond to their call and come to participate in their work.

This ritual of turning towards the four cardinal points has been perpetuated in the Christian religion in the form of the ‘sign of the cross’. When Christians move their right hand from their forehead, to their solar plexus, and then to their left shoulder, then their right shoulder (or vice-versa, to their right shoulder and then their left shoulder) while saying, ‘In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen’, they contact the four directions in space. Space is the matter on which they work thanks to their presence and love."

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Communion - its cosmic dimensions
"To commune is to enter into relationship with all creatures and with the living forces which animate rocks, plants, mountains, springs, the sun and the stars.

To commemorate Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, Christians go to church and receive bread and wine; they call it Holy Communion. But receiving bread and wine, or the host, is not enough to truly commune. True communion is being able to establish contact, through love and wisdom, with all creatures in the universe. Only when we accord communion its true, cosmic dimension will we be able to say we are eating Christ’s flesh and drinking his blood. We will feel currents of pure, abundant energy circulating through every part of our being, and we will know this as eternal life, without beginning or end."

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sage, A - does not confront evil but diverts its energy
"A sage was in his garden picking fruit. Suddenly, he hears a noise and sees a man running. ‘Where are you going so fast?’ he asks him. ‘My neighbour is chasing me with a shotgun; he’s blaming me for setting fire to his barn.’ ‘Go quickly; I’ll take care of things.’ The other man appears. ‘Where are you running like that?’ the sage asks him. ‘You seem really out of breath. Sit down a while.’ ‘No, I must catch the person who set fire to my barn. He’s got something coming to him he won’t forget in a hurry.’ ‘But he must be a long way off by now. Look at this fruit, it’s delicious. Sit down and have a taste.’ Eventually the man sits down and eats the fruit with relish, and the sage also has him admire the flowers and trees in the garden, the blue sky, and so on. This little break changes his mood, he gives up chasing his neighbour and even offers to help the sage with his fruit picking.

You may say this is an unlikely story. But not necessarily… The sage knew that if he stood in the angry man’s way and said, ‘Stop; it isn’t worth running like that’, the man would have pushed him aside, not wanting to hear anything, and he would have had to use force. So, what did he do? He distracted him by offering him fruit. This means that, if you want to stop people from doing something wrong, rather than confronting them it is better to try to divert their energy. "

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Look, A - its magical dimension
"When you look at a face, an object, a landscape, are you conscious of what is happening inside you? Have you thought about just how immense, profound or significant the act of looking is? It seems simple, nothing mysterious, but study it more closely and you’ll discover it has a magical dimension to it.

When you look at an object, it represents what is in store for you, be it danger or happiness. It depends on the nature of the object, its shape, the energy it emits, and also on your inner state, for your whole being tends to take on the shape, the dimensions and the qualities of this object. Inwardly, on the psychic plane, whether you are conscious of it or not, you identify with what you look at. This is a natural, biological law. And your potential for evolution and self-perfection depend on your proper understanding of this law and your conscious application of it. So make a habit of looking at everything that is beautiful, harmonious, luminous and perfect."

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Palm tree, The - and the blackthorn
"In the Psalms we are told, ‘The righteous will flourish like a palm tree’. This is a magnificent image, but how should we interpret it?

The palm tree grows in the desert sands where the sun beats down on it ferociously and where water is very scarce. However, the palm tree tells itself, ‘I am going to show what I am capable of even in the worst conditions’, and it offers us dates which are sweeter and more sugary than any other fruit. The palm tree is therefore an alchemist: it transforms sand into sugar. While the blackthorn bush, even when planted in the richest of soil, when well-watered and in a good climate, only gives bitter inedible fruit.

So many people are like the blackthorn! They are given the best possible conditions but they don’t know how to take advantage of them. And not only do they produce nothing, they are always complaining they are lacking something. They are not aware of the riches they have within and how they might use them. They would do better to meditate on the image of the palm tree which, despite the worst conditions, is able to bear delicious fruit."

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sexual force - only a spiritual ideal can sublimate it
"Do not try to fight against sexual energy, for not only will you be unable to overcome it, but it will get the better of you. The only way to control it is to find yourself an ally, a very powerful associate, towards whom you direct this force and to whom you devote it. Using alchemical knowledge, your ally will succeed in turning it into light, beauty and health.

And who is this ally? A high ideal, a sublime idea you live with, cherishing and nurturing it. This idea alone is able to transform such energy – you cannot. If you focus on your ideal when you feel a sexual impulse you want to control, the energy rises to your brain to feed it. A few minutes later, you win the battle, and not only are you free but you feel strengthened and inspired. If you develop the habit of focusing all your energies on a divine ideal, instead of getting the better of you, they will serve you and help you realize your ideal."

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Take stock - periodically of one’s life
"It is good to pause periodically to take stock of one’s life. Why? Because too often, the lives people lead, day in, day out, become heavy and dark, because they amass more and more concerns and activities of all kinds that offer nothing to their soul and spirit. Affected by the atmosphere around them, people forget that they are on earth only for a short time and will have to leave behind all their material acquisitions, their titles and their social positions.

You will say that everyone knows that they are on earth for a short time. Yes, everyone knows, but often they forget. And, even disciples of an initiatic school are swayed: they become less vigilant and allow themselves to become obsessed by the wealth and success they see around them. So it is essential for them to pause from time to time and to look back, to look at where they are going now and what activities they are getting involved in, and to sort through them every so often to make sure they only keep what is essential."

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Water - love, is the origin of civilization
"The birth of a civilisation is usually associated with the presence of water: with springs, streams, rivers, lakes and so on. Where water flows, flora and fauna appear, and human beings establish their dwellings. Think of all the cities and towns that have been established on the banks of a river. In some respects, rivers can be borders, but they are also a means of communication.

Water can in fact be understood on various levels. On the psychic level, we can say it is love. When there is no love, there is desert. Regretfully, when human beings make plans or launch themselves into an enterprise, they rarely consider that love must have its say: they count first and foremost on organisation. Well, they are mistaken: when there is no love, which is the true driving force, there is no life. But as soon as love appears, even if the organisation is lacking, little by little everything falls into place and begins to work."

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Danger - it is up to us to know how to recognize it
"For as long as we are here on the earth, we will have to face every expression of evil. It is pointless to try and eradicate it; we will never succeed, and it is not up to us to do so. Our task is to be vigilant and to grow stronger. If there are bad people and evil spirits, it means the Creator allows them to exist, and we must accept that too. They have the right to try to harm us, and we have not only the right but the duty to protect ourselves from danger. If we do not protect ourselves, we become their victims, and we will only have ourselves to blame.

You may say, ‘But if I put my trust in God, if I love him, he will protect me.’ No, if you cannot tell where evil might come from, even your love for God will not save you. God will say to you, ‘You love me? That’s all very well, but why do you want me to do all the work?’ Neither your love nor all your good qualities will keep you safe if you have not at least learned to open your eyes and recognize where danger is coming from. "

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Laws of wisdom - and the methods of love we must work according to
"‘Working according to the laws of wisdom and the methods of love – that is the programme’, said Master Peter Deunov. Wisdom indicates the ideal we must work towards, and this grand programme will keep us occupied for all eternity. To achieve it, we must adopt the methods of love, by living each minute consciously and very attentively. The laws represent fixed points by which we orient ourselves, and the methods are our tools. The methods of love allow us to achieve the grand aims of wisdom. Those who believe they can attain wisdom while neglecting love are mistaken: they will wither away and turn to dust.

There are numerous methods of love – they enable us to first make exchanges with the whole of nature through breathing, nutrition and contemplation of the rising sun; followed by exchanges with human beings by showing kindness, generosity and patience; and then exchanges with the divine world through meditation and prayer."

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Singing - rediscovering its mystical function
"Spoken words can create worlds, and these worlds are able to remain in existence a very long time. It is impossible to know how long the effect of a word will last. So, what about all the music we hear these days, hysterical music accompanied by vulgar or violent lyrics? It is dangerous for a society to underestimate its destructive power.

In an initiatic school, music, especially singing, has an important role to play. When we sing, we ourselves are the instrument producing the sounds, so singing has very powerful effects on us – on our physical body and our subtle bodies. When we sing, we are sending out waves, currents of force, which create forms in us. This is why it is essential that we rediscover the mystical function of singing by focusing all our attention not only on the melody but also on the words. "

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Love - that others have for us is a spring we have to protect
"There are people who love you, and that makes you happy. You feel this love as a spring constantly flowing for you, where you can always slake your thirst. This is true, but be watchful; be cautious. When you come to this spring, do not rush to drink from it. Stop in front of it, take a rest after your long journey, cup your hands, collect the water in them, and bring it slowly to your lips, consciously and gratefully. If you can find the right attitude, you need not fear that this water of love will ever run dry.

This is an image to help you understand that love is an inexhaustible spring, so long as you know how to protect it. Never think of other people’s affection as being your due, as something you can make use of as you please. Conduct yourself with respect and sensitivity, so that you do not disturb the purity of this water."

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Solutions - to our problems often require great effort
"All your prayers and all the questions you ask yourself are answered within. If you do not hear these answers, it is because you have surrounded yourself with dense, opaque layers by indulging in thoughts, feelings, desires and actions that were not inspired by love, wisdom and truth. Start to bring down these walls and you will be able to hear.

Now, of course, it may also be the case that the answer you receive will not be very easy to accept. When you are wrestling with an inextricable situation and wondering how to get out of it, you tend to imagine that a solution will appear and extricate you, as if by magic. Well no, the solution may require a great deal of effort on your part. But don’t back away from it; if it really is the solution, even if it is painful it is better than all the uncertainty and anxiety you have been experiencing so far. For you can be certain that your