Why is there so much social unrest these days? Why do so many people have this sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction? They have everything and yet they are never satisfied. The explanation is simple: they do not know themselves.
‘Only that?’ you will ask. Yes, only that; but it is that that explains everything. Human beings behave as though they consisted only of matter; as though their bellies and genitals were the only parts of them that needed to be satisfied. But there is more to human beings than that; they have souls and spirits. They contain a spark, something of another dimension, another intensity, something divine that vibrates differently; and they must learn to discern the aspirations of this something and understand what it needs.
We need to understand the needs of the soul
The soul’s needs are not those of the physical body, but human beings continually try to give it food that it cannot digest. They never give it what it asks for. The soul asks for infinite space, dazzling light, harmony, celestial music; and humans insist on giving it only material food. This is why their souls are half asleep, why they are sighing and suffocating and dying.
Why are there so many diseases today for which medicine cannot find a cure? For the same reason: medical science does not know what human beings are. When it begins to understand them it will also begin to heal them, for it will know that it must take care of other dimensions, the inner regions in which illness originates.
With this understanding will come social, political and economic improvements
When human beings know themselves, when they know that they are composed of several principles, of several bodies, and that these bodies are interwoven with each other, that they all need their own particular form of nourishment, and that there must be perfect harmony between them, this knowledge will inspire a different philosophy.
And with this new philosophy will come an improvement in all other areas as well—social, political, and economic—and the kingdom of God will reign on earth. Until human beings begin to know themselves, the kingdom of God cannot come, because they are not looking for it in the right place.
It will take years but a new form of organisation will be established at the summit
The kingdom of God is not what materialists think it is. It is not a material but a spiritual realization; it is a state of consciousness. This means that human beings must be given the knowledge that will change their consciousness. Well, I have my programme, my plan, and if I can apply this plan, the kingdom of God will be the easiest thing in the world to achieve.
Of course, this does not mean that it will be established immediately in the minds of every single human being. No, there are some for whom it will come only after thousands of years. But when it comes, it will be in the form of an organization of the whole world, and once that organization is established at the summit, all the ‘members’ will conform to the order they see at the top. It has to be the summit, the head, that applies this order first, and the arms and legs will follow.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued…
Complete Works Volume 26, A New Dawn, Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science
Chapter 5, The Kingdom of God