It is such a pity that at Easter each year everything renews itself, except human beings. This renewal takes place only in nature, and human beings are so intent on things of the past that they barely even notice it is happening. You must be free and unencumbered and welcome this new life with open arms. Of course, everyone is stirred to some extent, particularly the young: they don’t understand what is going on, but they feel a new ardour, a need to love.
The voice that all the seeds hear calling to them to stir themselves, to wake up and begin to grow, is extraordinarily powerful, but most people are deaf to it and remain unmoved, like stagnant waters. This period of the spring equinox is extremely important for initiates, for they know how to put it to good use in their work of purification and regeneration. Yes, for it is not enough to rejoice in the fact that the birds are singing, the flowers are pushing up from the ground and people are feeling a little happier than usual.
There is important work to be done, a work of renewal. When you come up here to attend the sunrise in the mornings, this is the only thought you should have in your head: renewal. Put aside everything else, everything that is old and dusty and worn-out, and concentrate exclusively on the new life, and in doing so you will be in touch with this tremendous current of life surging from the heart of the universe.
Yes, rejoice! Spring has come! Sing and dance! Some of you will probably say, ‘Oh, we’re too old for that. Spring is all right for the young, but that’s all over for us!’ Well, people who reason like that are cutting themselves off from life. Every single being must walk in step with this renewal; there must be no distinction here between young and old.
Have you ever heard old trees protesting that they were too old to produce green leaves and flowers in the spring, that all that nonsense was only for the young saplings? Of course not! They put on their spring garments of leaves and flowers just like all the others. So even the old grandmothers and grandfathers must join in and hop and skip and dance – symbolically speaking, of course – and if they do, they will find that many things in their lives will improve.
How can you be blind to the fact that the whole of nature is mindful of us human beings? Every spring it supplies us with enough energy and enthusiasm for the rest of the year. It is up to us not to let all the gifts of spring pass us by without seizing any of them.
To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Izvor Book 209, Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition