In this blog post, I’m sharing with you a spark of light that I found in the work of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov. His books were written by his pupils and they are the transcripts of his numerous lectures. Quotes that I’ll share below are from the book “The Seeds of Happiness” that I keep coming back to in moments of doubt. As my never-ending search for meaning and purpose of life continues, I am continuing to share my notes. Hope they will serve you well.
In his teachings, Omraam is explaining that if we are seekers of truth and purpose, we need to raise our quest for meaning further away from the material world, the world of form that we are living in. The purpose is on a much higher level of existence, one we can reach if we change our thoughts and hence, perceptions.
We were raised to believe that true happiness and purpose can be found within our social, professional, and family life. However, Omraam strongly disagrees with that and reminds us that there are other places where we should seek enlightenment and divinity, and that is not in our relationships, jobs or friends.
So we need to go and look for something that is beyond content. We need to look for meaning. Once you have found meaning you have found fulfillment.
An example will, perhaps, help you to understand what I am trying to explain.
Yesterday you ate a very good meal, but that meal was for yesterday and today you need to eat again. The memory of yesterday’s meal cannot satisfy today’s hunger.
But if, when reading a book, looking at a painting or listening to some music, for example, you suddenly sense that you have discovered a truth that transforms your vision of reality, that revelation will still be with you tomorrow and the day after.
This is because that book, painting or piece of music is a medium through which your spirit rises to a higher plane and perceives a meaning. And that meaning is an eternal element that enters into your being and never leaves you again.
He is reminding us to be grateful for the moments of divine beauty that we find through prayer, meditation, reading a good book or being in the nature. In his book, “The Seeds of Happiness”, he urges us to stop for a moment and tell ourselves:
This was a truly exceptional moment of grace. I must nurture it tomorrow and every day, for it was a moment of heaven itself. And this moment will transform my whole being.
Despite how much we would love to, we cannot decide for ourselves from one day to another what our purpose in life will be. If we persistently go through many painful inner transformations, we will be rewarded with the discovery of the meaning of life.
Those who spend their time moaning and groaning because they never have enough money, because their hopes of success have been disappointed, because others have abandoned or betrayed them, are simply demonstrating that they have never discovered the true meaning of life.
If to them, life’s meaning lies in money, success, the possession of a man or woman, then, of course, there will be no lack of occasions for disappointment and unhappiness.
To find The Meaning of Life is to attain a state of consciousness so elevated that it embraces the whole universe, and all the minor, petty details of life lose their consistency and fade to nothing.
Can you imagine reaching that level of consciousness that makes you understand that we are all one, coming from the same source?
I am only 33 years old, and these kinds of concepts make me want to jump a few decades ahead towards more wise Jelena, with more life experience, who will observe these thought-forms as something attainable.
Then again, Life taught me so many times that everything is possible when we surrender and not interfere. I would have never imagined a life like this back when I was a little girl playing with my friends in front of one theatre close to my home in Belgrade. I didn’t even dream of a life like this. But I remember that I felt so calm and sure that everything is as it should be and that I am exactly where I am meant to be.
Right now, I have to say that I do find lots of happiness and joy being with my family, friends, and doing my job. It truly gives meaning to the moments spent here on Earth.
However, I am aware that everything can change from one day to another, and what is a joy for me now might become a scar or wound of tomorrow.
I guess that’s why Omraam encourages us to look for meaning beyond forms. My kids really helped me to open up for this kind of knowledge. Maybe they don’t want to have a controling momma in the future? Lol.
Anyhow, there is a long journey of learning ahead of me, which makes me very excited.
How did this feel to you? Did it feel right to you? Does it make sense at all?
In case you want to read more on this topic, I have shared a very valuable interview I did with Dr. Jim Loehr and we talked about How to find your Purpose.