-A revolution needs to take place in people’s minds
Many people, nowadays, say that they are working for world peace whereas, in point of fact, they are not doing much to establish true peace. It is just a lot of talk! They create all kinds of organizations to work for peace but what they are really interested in is getting their name in the newspapers, being invited to receptions and receiving honours: the lives they are leading do nothing to bring about peace.
They write articles and books and convene meetings to discuss peace and, at the same time they continue to nourish the seeds of war within themselves, for they are always in conflict with one thing or another. What kind of peace can they bring to the world in these conditions? Peace must first reign in people’s inner being, in their acts, their thoughts and their feelings. Only when this is so will they be in a position to work effectively for peace in the world.
It has never occurred to people that they must begin by getting all the particles of their physical and psychic being, to live and co-operate together in accordance with the cosmic laws of peace and harmony so that the peace they claim to be working for actually emanates from them.”
An alternative paradigm, the concept of brotherhood
As human beings discover more about Initiatic Science they will gradually come to understand that, inwardly, they are all alike: they all aspire to joy, happiness and freedom, to knowledge and light, and they all experience suffering in the same way. When they see this, they will begin to realize that it is only on the outside that they are different, that they are wearing different masks. They are like the members of a theatre company: they fight and kill each other on stage, but in real life they are great friends. Human beings are all actors in a comedy — or a tragedy — but in real life they are brothers and sisters.
If the countries that are at war with each other in the world today suddenly became aware that they all belonged to the one, Heavenly homeland, they would stop attacking each other. But this consciousness has not yet made itself felt. Human beings still live on too low a level, on the level of self-interest, lust and greed. They are still not aware that they are all the sons and daughters of the same Father and Mother, the Heavenly Father and the Divine Mother; when they become conscious of this they will behave differently.
Genuine peace and harmony in the world can never be obtained by changing things externally. It is the mentality of human beings that needs to be changed; revolution needs to take place in people’s minds. And that is where our Teaching comes in: if enough of us work together, those who misuse their power will be forced to disappear and Heaven will replace them with true servants of the light.
Try to understand me, therefore, and to do everything in your power to spread this Teaching so that the whole world may benefit from it. To be sure, a great many people today are working for the well-being and happiness of mankind and for world peace but, because their understanding of these things is too materialistic, their work is largely futile.”
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
These topics are covered extensively in the following books:
Izvor Book 208, The Egregor of the Dove or the Reign of Peace
Complete Works Vol.25, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science
Extract of lecture of 11 August, 1984, Working towards universality and brotherhood
When humans succeed in mastering the tendencies of their lower nature, which they have inherited from the animal kingdom (egoism, fear, aggression) and begin to nurture their higher nature, which aspires to harmony, unity and brotherhood, then peace and happiness will reign on the earth. Yes, a universal family is possible !