Someone in whom you feel the joy of life – While we were at Rila, the Master wished us to make even more of an effort to live the fraternal life than when we were elsewhere. He said, ‘Here, you are many… You cross paths frequently during the day, but what are you thinking of at that moment?
Acts of White Magic
From now on, think of asking the Lord to bless each brother, each sister you meet, asking that their souls may be filled with love and beauty and joy. May everyone leave you richer for having met you… And when you see a butterfly, say, “Lord, bless it”. When you see a shrub, say, “Lord, bless it” and give it a little water if it needs it. When you see a spring, say to the Lord, “Bless it” and, if it needs it, clean it.’
By asking us to say these words of blessing, the Master was teaching us acts of white magic. For, those who use such words to make a conscious link between all beings and their Creator emanate waves that spread purity, light and life everywhere, and their whole being becomes a centre of radiance.
Be someone in whom others feel the joy of life
For the Master as for us, his disciples, he expected all to be alive with God himself. That is why he advised us to observe our faces, because our facial expressions reveal a whole philosophy at a distance. It is not just words which are positive or negative.
Those with closed and disagreeable faces already reveal at a distance that they have strayed into realms where there is not so much light and warmth; they have abandoned the path where they were walking freely and become lost among thorny bushes and undergrowth.
The Master asked, ‘What is a healthy person? Someone in whom you feel the joy of life, for this person is, symbolically speaking, inhabited by forests, mountains, lakes and springs. Everyone loves to meet such a person, who can only be wise, rich and generous.’
Our actions should touch others with the idea of brotherhood
The Master asked us to improve the paths around our campsite to make it easier for all those who might come this way. He told us to make bridges over the streams and torrents, saying, ‘When you are building these bridges, put a good thought into each movement, so that all those who cross the bridges will be touched by the ideas of brotherhood, the ideas of the new life.’
He added, ‘Work as if the Lord himself was going to use these paths and bridges to come and see us.’ At that time, there were very few paths in the mountains, and these bridges, which were clearly useful for walkers, also symbolized the links which must be established between people.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued
Life with the Master Peter Deunov – Autobiographical Reflections, Vol 2
Chapter 13 Summer in the Rila mountains
Autobiographical Reflections of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov covers the period from 1917, the year he met Master Peter Deunov, to 1937, the year he left Bulgaria for France.