Blame it on Karma?

Karma has been defined as the law of cause and effect. The word is Sanskrit in origin and literally means “deed,” or “to do.” Applied to our lives, our thoughts, actions, and deeds, are karmic causes which set into motion certain circumstances, which in turn produce resulting effects in our lives. With these thoughts in […]

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Overcoming Fear with Love

Looking back through history, one of the most prominent facts which stands out to me is that in one form or another, humanity has been ruled by fear. Both church and state have controlled people by fear. Fear of punishment—whether it be in cell or gallows, or in the vividly imagined fiery hells of damnation—was […]

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As within, so without

As student of mysticism, we know that the mind within has a profound effect on our circumstances without. Whatever the outward circumstances, the material expression is only a re­flection of some belief or concept that was first within the mind. The kind of body you have, the kind of home you live in, the type […]

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Practical applications of Mysticism

In discussing the subject of mysti­cism, certain questions immediately arise: How do we define mysticism? What is its meaning? How is a mystical philosophy ap­plied in life? Mysticism is simply the awakening of the self to a consciousness of a divine reality. The self for the first time becomes aware of Cosmic beauty in contrast […]

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Is struggle necessary?

There are times when the sincere student of mysticism may find themselves making the following remarks: “I am tired of struggling and cannot understand why it is necessary to go through all of this! Haven’t I been through enough?” “Why does humanity have to go through so many struggles in life? What is the purpose […]

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What is a successful life?

Today, in this modern era, we think fast, speak fast, eat fast, walk fast. Modern society puts pressure on us to move at a quick pace. It is so easy to get caught up in things that we can become like robots. We can forget how to truly live; we become disconnected from our souls […]

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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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Our thoughts

“It is a metaphysical fact that for each minute of time we spend in thoughts of unfavourable impressions, unkind criticism, or hate toward any person, there will be hours of physical and mental suffering as a reaction. The first thing to do, then, in considering the relief of any mental or physical condition is to […]

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Overcoming procrastination – 5 key steps

Procrastination has famously been dubbed the thief of time. Not only is it a thief, but also a more serious villain; a merciless vampire bloating itself on the purpose and fulfilment of a human life and leaving behind a stultifying legacy of regret and frustration. Rosicrucians are urged early in their studies to “…defer not […]

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The Forty Rules of Love

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and whether we celebrate it or not, love certainly does cross our minds on this day. You’ll probably hear a conversation about someone’s romantic plans (or lack of!) and see numerous posts about it on your social media. You’ve probably already noticed a greater amount of love-hearts in shop windows, bouquets […]

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