‘Yes, but he does not eat sausages- All creatures, both the malignant, evil creatures of darkness and the creatures of good and of light, need to eat. In fact the Christians amongst you were horrified one day when I explained that even God ate. `What? God needs to eat?’ `Yes, of course, but he does not eat sausages!’ `Then what does he eat?’ they ask. Ah, these Christians, when will they ever understand?
Genesis tells us that man was created in the image of God, and since man eats, why should God not eat? Yes, God eats. And it is the Seraphim who nourish him with their radiance and their emanations, with substances so subtle, pure and precious that we can barely imagine them.
The Lord will not dwell within us until we have achieved purity
When a clairvoyant looks at people, he can see that the physical bodies of the majority, instead of being temples of the Most High, have become dens in which many wild animals have taken refuge and the Lord cannot stay in such a dirty place.
Neither can they enjoy the presence of his angels, for although the Lord himself will not dwell within his creatures until they have achieved absolute purity, he may send one or more angels or great spirits to represent him. If you have forgotten about purifying your body and now find yourself in the cold and dark, you must draw the right conclusion and tell yourself, ‘It is true, I have done everything I could to get myself into this state. I have opened my doors to all kinds of vile entities, and now heaven has abandoned me.’
Ask the Angels of earth, water, air and fire for help with purification
I have already given you several different methods of purification. It is not enough to be dipped into a bowl of water or immersed in a river to be pure, this is not sufficient baptism. True baptism is something that concerns all the planes of our being, not only the physical plane. True purification touches the four regions known in the Cabbalah as Assiah, Yetzirah, Briah and Atziluth, which correspond to the four elements—earth, water, air and fire. The elements are represented in the higher world by four angels belonging to the highest ranks of the angelic hierarchy, the Seraphim—or, as the Cabbalah calls them, the Hayoth ha-Kadosh.
You can work at your own purification with the help of these four angels: ask the angel of earth to cleanse your physical body, the angel of water to wash your astral body, the angel of air to purify your mental body and the angel of fire to sanctify your spirit. A marvellous work of purification can be done in this way if you combine this practice with your breathing exercises. But I have already explained this to you at length, so I shall not enlarge on it today.’
To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 26, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science
Chapter 2. The True Religion of Christ