Spiritual Gymnastics – a form of ‘White Magic’

“The gymnastics that we do each day, are a form of white magic; they restore harmony between ourselves and the beneficial forces of nature and open spiritual channels in us, making way for a communication and exchange of forces from within and without which has very beneficial effects on our health.”

Image: ‘The Bonfin’, the main teaching centre in Frejus in the South of France

The gymnastics take about 10 minutes and comprise six exercises in the form of gentle, flowing movements, each associated with a formula in the form of an inner request. These formulas ask that spiritual blessings come to humanity and that we develop individual qualities such as purity, balance, flexibility, health and vitality. When an action is associated with a thought and a feeling then the nervous system is calmed and inner harmony is maintained.

The Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov encouraged collective spiritual activity as a means of intensifying the energy of the spiritual work and to encourage and inspire his followers in their individual practice. He gave numerous practices and methods including meditation, breathing,    spiritual gymnastics, singing and dance (Paneurhythmy). Read more

They are practised collectively at Teaching Centres and meetings, but most of them should also form part of our individual daily spiritual practice. In this video, the Master is leading the daily gymnastic exercises at the Bonfin Centre, South of France.

This is a good video if you wish to learn or practice the gymnastics and to make it part of your daily routine at home. It includes the words to accompany each exercise.

First exercise:

‘May all the blessings of heaven pour down upon me and on the Brotherhood for the glory of our heavenly Father.’

“Every gesture is a force that is active in the different worlds; every gesture corresponds to certain currents, colours and vibrations and has repercussions on innumerable creatures in space. Each of our gestures opens or closes certain doors in nature and forms a bond linking us to a beneficial or an evil power. If we want to make progress on the path of love, wisdom and truth we must study our gestures and see whether they express these three virtues or not.”

More details of these exercises are found in the book Complete Works, Vol 13 ‘A New Earth’

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