‘Unless you die you will not live’
What can we do to facilitate this process in our spiritual work? Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanov always gives practical spiritual methods to help us. He suggests we ask and imagine that the infinite God enters into us and that we merge into the universal soul. In this way, little by little, our true spiritual nature takes over and we live again ‘with Gods own life’
“To die means to empty yourself and melt into the infinite so that the Lord can come and take your place and reign within you. To die means that you no longer cling to your own existence, that you want to disappear, but on one condition: that God himself will take your place. And if you really insist he will be forced to give in, because you will be using powers of the same nature as his own.
Imagine yourself going up and up to a great height, and as you rise you spread out into infinite space and dissolve inthe universal Soul and disappear without any fear or anxiety. Even if it feels as if you have lost all awareness of yourself, there is no need to worry. And as you are dissolving into space, imagine that the divine spirit is descending upon you, coming to live in you and work in you; that it is this spirit that speaks and acts and is expressed through you. There is no need to worry about what will become of you; you will always be you. Although you are no longer yourself, you will lose nothing of your true identity.
No religion is more exalted than sacrifice, than being ready to die in order to live, in order to live with a life other than your own, in order to live with God’s own life. You were willing to dissolve and disappear, and not only have you not disappeared but you find yourself.”
All quotes are taken from the book:
Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition Izvor collection – P0209AN
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