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Living Fully: From “The Sanctuary of Self” – Rosicrucian Order Library, Part 1 of 2

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The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, also known as the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, is a worldwide cultural, educational, and philosophical organization that is perpetuating the profound and practical teachings of the Rosicrucians. These teachings, as passed down and added to over the centuries, from ancient Egypt to Europe and now all over the world, pertain to the mysteries of the universe, nature, and humans themselves. The Rosicrucian library is a source of spiritual wisdom and insight that includes the important writings by the respected imperators of the Order such as Dr. Harvey Spencer Lewis, Ralph M. Lewis, and Christian Bernard.

Today, we are glad to share with you an excerpt from Frater Ralph M. Lewis’s book, “The Sanctuary of Self.” In the chapter titled, “Living Fully,” we’ll learn about life’s different stages, its patterns, and deep roots in nature. “It is also a law of life, we are told in philosophical literature, to copy what follows from nature; that is, to pattern ourselves after it. If we desire every act and every circumstance of our living to conform to nature, it is incumbent upon us to observe nature in her many moods and aspects. We may construe this to mean that nothing exists outside the pale of nature. As we have been often told, there is nothing new under the sun. Everything has its form or its cause rooted deeply in the laws of nature.”

“The more, in fact, we inquire into the phenomena of nature about and in us, the more doors leading to the fullness of life will be unlocked. We can see this demonstrated about us. Every modern invention has its parallel in some existing phenomenon of nature.”

“Your life, your conscious existence, can only grow as you absorb into yourself more of the cosmos in which you exist. The growth of the conscious life is a kind of accretion. It consists in adding to ourselves the things and conditions which are around us. The conscious life, therefore, may be likened unto a living cell. We must assimilate into ourselves, as the cell does, elements of the substance in which we exist, or our life will be exceedingly limited.”

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