The Unseen Guiding Hand

There may be hard journeying through many eventful years before we realise that even in our youth there was a silent, guiding hand that lay softly upon our soul to keep it on track within range of its destiny. The ambitions of youth are many and strong, and the hunger of the heart is keen […]

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The Law of Change

Once in Persia reigned a king, Who upon his signet ring Graved a maxim true and wise, Which, if held before his eyes, Gave him counsel at a glance Fit for any change or chance; Solemn words, and these are they: “Even this shall pass away.” (Theodore Tilton, 1835-1907) As we pass through life and […]

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Saying What We Think

There is nothing quite as wholesome and invigorating as expressing our convictions freely and effectively. By doing so, we encourage cooperative understanding and broaden and advance our concepts of life. The fire which burns within radiates outwardly but if repressed, that same fire tends to destroy the inner walls of our personality. Therein lays the […]

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Finding Personal Peace

The problem of attaining peace or inner harmony in these modern times is becoming increasingly difficult. People are exposed to the impact of distressing news, much of which is fraught with danger. Many of the statements of commentators, news analysts, editors and the like, even if not always deliberately so, can still keep us apprehensive, […]

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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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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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Change and Illumination

This is a wonderful period of the year. We are always reminded of the beginning of life when the winter is at hand. Naturally we compare the winter months with the close of life, not because it suggests death but because it suggests change and transition. For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, […]

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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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The Mystical Attitude of Mind

Has mysticism a practical value? Does it contribute only to the ascetic temperament and to a transcendent idealism that have few, if any, roots in the demands of everyday life? Since mysticism plays a prominent part in the motivation of religion, even in its rituals and symbolism, it ordinarily would appear to be quite distinct […]

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