Spirituality For Social Justice

Yesterday and today, we have always lived, and still live, in a complex world of mind-boggling diversity. We must realise that it is from the innate spirituality within us that the various numerous religions of the world have emanated. Whenever we come together for a Rosicrucian conclave we are reminded of how fortunate we are […]

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Why Are We Here?

In each age, people have reflected on the nature of their existence. This reflection has often been expressed in the question: Why are we here? In trying to determine the purpose for their individual lives, people have usually attributed their existence to the intent of a God or the Cosmic. Human beings in their various […]

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Gratitude

A man, somewhere in the world, wakes up one morning; and as it has been for many years, he starts his day’s activities. He checks his diary and thinks over all the events he will devote himself to in the next twelve to fourteen hours. A busy schedule, with many commitments, programmes and meetings. He […]

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How effective is positive thinking?

Is positive thought a psychological stimulus or a mental sedation? When a personal crisis arises, the phrase “think positive” is commonly suggested to those involved. Have these words become just a cliché, or have they practical value? Holding a positive thought is usually defined by the average practitioner as thinking of the opposite state. In […]

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Unnecessary Burdens

One way to lighten the burden of karma – the law of cause and effect – is simply to step out of its radius. This may be a big step, a small step, or several steps. If it took only one step to get into a shadow, it may well take only one step to […]

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True Meditation

We often conflate meditation  with concentration or contemplation. Briefly, we can say that concentration is primarily objective. It is the focusing of attention upon sense stimuli. When you are listening or reading intensively you are focusing your consciousness upon a certain set of vibrations coming to you through a particular receptive organ, such as the […]

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A Right Time For Everything

The timeless teachings of the past tell us that there is a right time for everything. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. How helpful it would be if we could learn to recognise these “right times,” to set the timelines of our lives to coincide […]

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Building our tomorrow

We must never forget that we have many acquaintances but our real friends may be counted on the fingers of one hand. We must never forget that the Rosicrucian Order is, above all, our friend. It has brought us strength in the past, during difficult moments and today it gives us the same knowledge, the […]

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Realising our Divine Nature

As students on the Path, we often fail to realise just how far we have progressed in our journey on the path of perfection. All too often, we fail to realise just how great a change has taken place in our consciousness. This is because we judge ourselves from a personal standpoint, in terms of […]

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Self-Healing through Cosmic Love

Augustine of Hippo, a disciple of both Christ and the neo-Platonist Plotinus, said in regard to faith “Unless you believe, you shall not understand.” This seems like a vicious cycle until we come to realise that there is, inherent in man, a pre-existing revelation of God’s existence. This light from within becomes the very first […]

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