"Christmas and Easter – the birth of Jesus which is celebrated in the beginning of winter, and his resurrection which is celebrated in the spring – represent two pages in the great Book of Nature.
Those who fixed the dates of these feast days long ago were beings who possessed great knowledge of the relationship between nature and the human soul. They had meditated profoundly on the life of Jesus and his teaching and had understood that in his identification with the cosmic principle of the Christ, an ideal encounter had taken place in him between the spiritual life and the life of nature, the life of the universe.
In an effort to distinguish itself as clearly as possible from paganism, which was characterized by the worship of the forces of nature, Christianity severed its living ties with the universe. This is why even today the profound meaning of their religion eludes Christians. Only a few initiates who possess the true science of symbols recognize in the birth and resurrection of Jesus processes which are linked to the cosmic life and thus have universal meaning."

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Daily Meditations, March 26, 2016

Video extract by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov:


Nature is the great book that we must learn to read. Nature is the great cosmic powerhouse with which we must make contact. And if we ask how this can be done, the answer is very simple: the secret is love. If we love Nature because it is God's masterpiece and not merely for our own pleasure and amusement, a hidden spring within us will begin to well up and cleanse us of all our impurities, clear away all obstructions and establish a flow of exchange thanks to which we shall receive knowledge and understanding. As soon as love enters into the picture, living beings and even inanimate objects open up like flowers. If we love Nature she will speak to us from within for we are a part of her.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition The New Year The Living Book of Nature  

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