We exist no longer as an independent entity face to face with God; God dwells within us-
‘As long as we remain outside God we are depriving ourselves of his riches. He cannot let uscshare in them, because we and he belong to two entirely different worlds that vibrate on two different frequencies between which there can be no communication. But when we learn to synchronize our vibrations to his, the gulf between us disappears and we begin to sense that we have become a different being, that God manifests himself within us.
This is death in the initiatic sense of the word: we exist no longer as an independent entity face to face with God; God dwells within us. This is what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Except you die you shall not live,’ and, ‘The Father and I are one.’
All human beings have the power to transform themselves
Of course, it is not given to everyone to reach this level, but all human beings can free themselves from certain limitations if they make the effort. The trouble is that they do not know how to use the means that God has put at their disposal.
God has given us the power to become like him. All humans have this power but, because of what they are at the moment, they are unable to make use of it. Most people remain on too low a level and have no knowledge, no sense of it.
But it depends where our priorities lie
If only they would raise their eyes and their thoughts to the regions in which God dwells they would discover their innate possibilities. But how many people are willing to try to change anything in themselves? Of course, as I have always said, the reason is very simple: it all depends on what counts most for them. If money or pleasure is so important to them that there is no room in their minds for anything spiritual, how can we expect them to advance?
But show me someone who gives precedence to light, love, beauty and the spirit, who is not worried about whether they will be rich or poor, whether they will always have enough to eat or not, whether they will be well dressed or in rags, honoured or ridiculed, and I will tell you that to such a person everything is possible.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 26, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science