Self-love: the spiritual case for loving yourself

The see-saw is considered a child’s toy, but its mechanism is apparent in life’s conditions : Up and down Balance and imbalance Of course, the principles in operation are those of the law of bal­ances. This law of balances also plays an important role in the life of a human beings. Pain and suffering become […]

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Transcending the Ego

Many successful people, having achieved most or all of the goals they set for themselves, find that they are still not happy. Something does not feel right. After running out of goals, those whose lives become frustrated and then intolerable sometimes feel driven to seek outside help. They want to know, “How come things aren’t […]

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Karma is now

“Karma” is not a word native to the English language. Indeed, it is a Sanskrit word meaning “act” or “action”.  It is often associated with Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.  However, many of us in the West (and in many other locations around the world)  have some form of basic understanding of this […]

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The Rose – reflections on its meaning

The rose can have several meanings across many different cultures and traditions. This beautiful flower that we can find growing in our garden is most commonly associated with love. Indeed, the red rose can be a symbol of passion, a gift between lovers. The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, is often depicted with roses in […]

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The Good within us all

I have read so many articles telling me how we should see the good that lies within each person. I have encountered some really inspirational people who encourage me to see the positive in other people and in the things that happen. And yet I sometimes feel like this isn’t quite enough. I might feel […]

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The Influence of the Mystical Life

We are all influenced to a greater or lesser degree by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Our environment, which we ourselves have helped to create, has had much effect upon us all, but the greatest influence is through our own thoughts and conduct. What we think and what we do makes us what […]

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Music – an outward expression of an inner desire

Music has always stirred the most profound feelings that words could never describe. Is it any wonder that music is so often used as a guide to the journey within, a way of communing with the deeper Self? Music is generally perceived in two ways: either (a) the technical/mechanical performance of the art, or (b) […]

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The Essence of Love

In rare moments of clear vision, we are able to observe ourselves dispassionately from an altitude of spiritual contemplation. We desire truth ardently, and in good time it dawns with the clearness of light upon the mental vision. In these calm periods of hindsight, the truth about ourselves and of life, of our growth and […]

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Know Yourself – Raymund Andrea on Self Knowledge

The formula “Know thyself” has been paraphrased countless times and in many different forms, all of which are familiar to us in our reading of occult literature and most of which throw more or less light upon the original meaning. These formulae have a deeply cosmic import and prove somewhat disconcerting when analysed reflectively. To […]

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