The nearer you get to the sun in spirit, soul, thought, heart and will, the nearer you will be to God, for on the physical plane, the sun is the symbol and the tangible, visible representative of the Deity.
All those abstract, remote names by which men designate God – Source of Life, Creator of heaven and earth, Prime Cause, Almighty God, Universal Soul, Cosmic Intelligence – can all be summed up in the one concrete, familiar reality of the sun. Yes, the sun can be seen as the summary and synthesis of all those sublime, abstract ideas which are beyond our comprehension.
Behave as though you were hearing this message for the first time
The sun is the gateway, the physical link, the medium through which we can unite with the Lord. Take what I have said today, think about it and meditate on it. Above all, do not say, ‘Oh, I know all that; I’ve already heard or read it.’
That may well be true, but even if it is, behave as though you were hearing it for the first time, otherwise you will never evolve. The trouble with most people is that they try to show their superiority by hiding behind that reaction: they have heard it all. Whatever you tell them, their answer is always, ‘Yes, I know.’ Well, if they know, why have they never done anything about it? Why are they still so weak and ill and so limited?
Treasure this important truth, meditate on it and never forget it
Oh yes, I know very well what is preventing you from evolving. Take what I have said about the sun today, and treasure it as an extremely important truth; make a note of it, meditate on it and never forget it.
The more you work with this new form of yoga, which is still unknown or despised, the more effective you will find it. It will give you a much better grasp of many things and will help you to fit your actions to your new understanding.
Make the sun at the centre of your being, truly present and alive within you
Try to understand that when you contemplate the centre of the solar system, you are restoring order to an identical system within you, you are reinstating your own inner sun, your spirit, in its rightful place, and enabling it to regain command.
And you may be sure that once it is back in the centre of your being, truly present and alive within you, it will demonstrate its power. At its approach all your inhabitants will recognize their leader, their lord and master.
Human beings live as though they were in a huge cave lit by one solitary candle: they can see just enough to get along, but they do not know where they are. Then, all of a sudden, the sun appears and illuminates everything and they realize that they have been living in surroundings of unimaginable splendour and wealth.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
The Bonfin, 31 July 1967
Complete Works, Volume 10, The Splendour of Tiphareth
Chapter 1, The Sun, Centre of our Universe