'All the ideas, impressions, sensations and mental images that occur to us leave a trace, a permanent imprint in our being. Our psychic life is shaped and moulded every day by the forces and influences we allow to enter and impregnate us. This is why it is essential to have a store of lovely pictures that we can conjure up in our minds often, pictures that are with us day and night, so that our thoughts may be constantly in touch with all that is most elevated, pure and sacred.
And what is more beautiful, more poetic or more full of meaning than water and fire, and the different forms in which they appear to us?
You can fill your whole life with these pictures, and absorb them until they impregnate every cell of your body. If you had nothing but the precense of fire and water with which to nourish your spiritual life, it would still be enough. If you concentrate every day on these mental pictures, they will vivify, purify and illuminate you'.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov