The most important period of the whole year, Part 2/3

‘From your sunrise meditation this morning you have already received a great deal. What can I possibly add to all that? My role is to interpret certain phenomena and explain a few things to you, to guide you: that is all. For all the other things you need you can go directly to the sun. Look at how the sun works on all the little seeds asleep in the ground. It calls out to them, ‘What are you waiting for? It’s time to get up and start giving. Come on, get to work!’ And they whisper, ‘We can’t. We’re too small and weak.’ ‘No, no. Just try and you’ll see. I’ll help you.’

And all those tiny seeds feel their courage growing. The sun talks to them and caresses them with its warmth every day, and before long you can see the magnificent flowers they have produced, and poets, painters and musicians gather round to admire and find inspiration in them. And if seeds can do this, why shouldn’t we?

We are seeds planted in a spiritual soil, and under the influence of the sun’s rays we can produce such exquisite colours and scents that even divine entities will be entranced. What is a flower, after all? It cannot sing or dance or play the violin, and yet singers and dancers and musicians go into ecstasies over it. So if we too can become like the flowers, why shouldn’t divine entities, which are far superior to us, come and marvel at our beauty? They will exclaim, ‘Oh, look. What a lovely flower!’ and then they will care for us and help us to become even purer, more luminous and more sweetly scented.

The moment of renewal, of regeneration, is upon us and it is this that should be our prime interest; all the rest we must leave to one side. The spring equinox is one of the most important periods of the whole year, and if the resurrection of Jesus took place at this time it is because, in reality, this is the time the whole of nature has always celebrated its own resurrection, long before Jesus.

The notion of resurrection is necessarily linked to that of death and disintegration. As long as the seed refuses to die it is preventing the life-force buried deep within it from manifesting. And in humans, it is the lower nature that has to die in order to make room for the Spirit, the divine Principle, and give it the freedom to act and transform everything.’

To be continued…

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Izvor Book 209, Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition

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