Let your Soul expand…

To be happy, it is not enough to have a family, friends, a job and leisure. The proof is the number of people there are you might consider privileged but who are not happy! Why? Because they do not know how to respond to their soul’s needs. The soul needs to live in immense, infinite, limitless space. And yet, humans continually constrict their soul, fetter it and stifle it; they want it to make do with trifles – a little material success, a little pleasure, a little gossip…

Then, the soul suffers and complains to them: ‘I want to be free, and you, with your ordinary, petty occupations and worries, keep me in fetters. I am a daughter of God, space is my element, I need to expand into the vastness of heaven.’ So, for at least a few minutes, experience allowing your soul to soar up and expand in space. Allow it to escape, to the point where it merges with the whole universe. And then you will know the meaning of happiness.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Izvor Book 231, The Seeds of Happiness


  1. Costa Symeonidis February 27, 2015 at 10:10 am - Reply

    And how do you allow the soul to escape?

    • JohnU February 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you for this great question dear Costa.

      The Master, along with a number of ancient traditions explains that, ‘the human being is made up of three bodies (or souls) which constitute their lower self, and which are destined one day to unite with the three bodies (or souls) which constitute the higher self. When our lower self melts into our higher self and forms one, then all Heaven and earth are united within us in fullness, abundance and joy.’ This is what the soul is longing for.
      But the lower self is under the influence of the personality which is self-centred and does not want to unite with the higher self. So the key is to gain control over their lower nature. It is the aim of most spiritual practices and Initiatic Science to provide the methods for achieving this.

      Two of the Master’s books provide a good introduction to the topic. You may wish to flip through the Table of Contents and the first chapter to understand a bit more.

      Man’s Psychic Life
      Man’s Two Natures

      Alternatively, go to the Index of Daily Meditations
      and search for ‘Higher Self’ or ‘Soul’

      I trust this will be the start of an interesting journey,
      With our light-filled wishes, John and Valerie

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