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Give thanks on Awakening

Let’s now return to these two important moments of the day: morning and evening. When we wake up, the first thing we should do is to thank the Lord, nothing else. The first words that we should have on our lips when we wake up are: ‘I thank you, Lord, for giving me health. You have allowed me to see, to speak, to sing, to hear, and so much more!’

You can also thank God for being able to smoke and drink beer or coffee, or whatever! The Lord blesses all these things. What is important is to give thanks, which we very seldom do.

Mind you, I have never seen a drunkard thank heaven for being able to drink copiously. ‘That would be out of the question!’ you might think. No, because it is already a blessing to be a drunkard. One who drinks could have been a murderer. But wine paralyses their bad instincts instead of awakening them. If they had not been a drunkard, perhaps they would have used their intelligence to commit crimes. But the wine has dulled their intelligence and also distorted their nose, which is connected with intelligence.

So, in the morning, when you wake up, you should thank heaven and not forget that you have a plan for each day. Say, ‘My God, I thank you with all my heart for all you give me today. Fill my heart with warmth and kindness. Strengthen my will so that I may fulfil yours, and let all my deeds be for your glory, in your name.’ After that, you can get up.

And you should get out of bed, facing forward, and not like some people do, getting out backwards, facing the bed. Getting up like this is very bad and explains why things get worse during the day. In our Brotherhood in Bulgaria, a sister told me one day that she got out of bed like this. I asked her why and she did not know.

However, everything has a reason which we should examine. And we should put the right foot on the floor first. Every movement we make as we wake up must be conscious and executed correctly. Establishing such a morning routine can be difficult and requires attention.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Paris, 6 June, 1939

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Idolize, Not Me

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I have never been one to idolize another. I am not one to fall at another´s feet or express devotion. No, that simply is not me. What I will do is smile and look within your Soul but not in a creepy way.  I will respect you and acknowledge your gifts. I will admire your dedication and courage to follow your path. I will offer recognition for the Being that you are. I will give you the space to evolve. I will see in you what I see in me; a majestic Being. Namaste, M

 

 

Interesting Read

The Planet Mercury, Symbol of The Philosopher’s Stone, Part 1/6

Alchemical treatises explain that, in order to obtain the Philosophers’ Stone symbolized by Mercury, the adept has to begin their work exactly as the Sun enters Aries and the Moon enters Taurus, for the Sun is exalted in Aries and the Moon in Taurus. Gemini, the next sign in the zodiacal circle, is the home of Mercury.

Thus we have the three signs of Aries (the Sun), Taurus (the Moon) and Gemini (Mercury), which follow each other in order to show that it is the union of the Sun and the Moon that produces the child, Mercury. The trio of Sun, Moon and Mercury is found in other signs of the Zodiac as well but, for the time being, we shall consider only these three very significant signs, Aries, Taurus and Gemini.

The glyph of Mercury is composed of the disc of the Sun, the crescent of the Moon and, to indicate their union, the plus sign (+). The glyph of Mercury, therefore, is simply the union of Sun and Moon.

The Sun and the Moon give birth to the child, Mercury, the Philosophers’ Stone. But the true Philosophers’ Stone sought by alchemists is, in reality, a symbol of the transformation of man.Alchemists work with the Sun and the Moon, that is to say, with the two principles of will and imagination and it is thanks to the work of the two principles that they are capable of transmuting their own matter and becoming, symbolically, as radiant as the Sun and as pure as the Moon.

It is no coincidence that Mars is domiciled in Aries and Venus in Taurus, for it is by working with the Sun and the Moon, that is to say with the masculine and feminine principles, by sublimating their sexual energy (Venus) and the dynamic, active force of their will (Mars), that an alchemist obtains the spiritual powers symbolized by Mercury, the magic agent.

The Knights Templar figure Baphomet
In the tradition of the Knights Templar, this magic agent was represented by Baphomet, that monstrous figure which led many people to believe that the Templars worshipped the Devil. Others called the magic agent ‘Azot,’ a word that is formed of the first letter of the alphabet in Latin (A), Greek (Alpha) and Hebrew (Aleph) and the last letters of the same three alphabets, Z (Latin), O (Greek) and T (Hebrew), and which signifies that the magic agent is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Sèvres, December 27, 1970

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