We wish our dear friends around the world every blessing over Christmas and during the New Year 2017,
John and Valerie
Sent from Kerala, India where we are visiting friends. Kerala is a wonderful melting pot of religions – Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Jewish – a great example to the world.
We hope you enjoy this extract in which the Master highlights how the initiatic tradition runs as a thread through all major religions and spiritual traditions.
“When we say that a person brings the Child Jesus to birth within themselves, that they become one with their higher self, that the Holy Spirit dwells in them or that they melt into the universal Soul, these are simply different expressions of the same reality.
The universal Soul is the ocean in which all created things live and move and find nourishment; it is the cosmic receptacle of primordial matter and sublime energy; it is the akasha of Hinduism, the pure ether in which we are immersed.
The universal Soul is everywhere; it contains all knowledge and all created things; it transmits everything from one end of the universe to the other; it is all fullness, all quintessence, all omniscience. And within this Soul, within the subtlest region of this living Soul, dwell the heavenly Father, the supreme Mother, the Christ and the Holy Spirit. We say that we live in God, but in fact, to be accurate, we should say that we live in the substance emanated by God…
The Supreme Mother
The universal Soul is that true light which God created on the first day and from which he made all other creatures. It gives nourishment to the whole cosmos; it contains all things, and all creatures live and move in it like fish in the ocean. This light is made up of different layers of varying degrees of subtleness, which can be compared to the different layers of the earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere, too, is a kind of ocean, and we are a different kind of fish, swimming and nourishing ourselves in the ocean of air.
Beyond this airlike ocean stretches another, etheric, ocean in which other kinds of creatures dwell, and so on. So the universal Soul has different storeys or levels varying in density or subtleness, all the way to the very highest level, which is fire, and in which dwell the Holy Spirit and the supreme Mother.
When soul and spirit unite, they bring into the world a seed which grows into a new consciousness. And this new consciousness manifests within you as light so bright that it dispels all darkness;
- as warmth so intense that even if you are abandoned and alone in the world you never feel lonely;
- as superabundant life springing up wherever you set foot;
- as an uprush of strength and energy that you dedicate to building the kingdom of God
- as an extraordinary sense of joy that comes from feeling that you are in communion with the whole universe and all advanced souls, that you are part of that immensity, and from the serene conviction that no one can ever steal your joy.
In India this is the state known as buddhic consciousness and what Christians call the birth of Christ.”
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Izvor 209, Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition,