Issue # 76 Singing and spreading the light

August 2019,  Issue #76                               The Aquarian Team Newsletter

Singing and spreading the light

 Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to join the Videlina international choir tour in Bulgaria from July 3 to the 15th as responsible for the Prosveta book exhibition and their Bulgarian co-publishers during the tour. This year, the city of Plovdiv was named the European capital of culture and it was also the 155th anniversary of Master Peter Deunov who in Bulgaria is recognized as the 2nd most important person in their history.
The Videlina choir is composed of brothers and sisters from 12 different countries who were presenting the songs composed by Master Peter Deunov early in the 1900’s and sang in the Brotherhood throughout the world. Some special harmonization was made with some of the songs for the occasion. Each concert was a full house with people standing at the back and on the sides.
As for my role, we had to set and dismantle our presentation table according to occasions and concerts. Yet, each time it gave us the opportunity to get closer to the public, to do inspiring encounters both for them and for us, and to feel connected by a common spirit.
The brothers and sisters of the Bulgarian Brotherhood also had their own table right next to ours selling the books of Master Peter Deunov. There was a lovely companionship between us without any competition.
From our table, we had selected some Prosveta English titles from the books of Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov and some titles from the co-publishers Videlina, Iztor Zapad and Bielo Bratsvo. These books were for exhibition only.  The co-publisher and distributor Blagogovenie which had the most titles was represented by Kalina who worked alongside with me and all their titles were for sale.
Dorette, a sister from Prosveta Switzerland arrived a few days after me and immediately offered her help which was greatly appreciated as we frequently had to set up and dismantle in a hurry our presentation table and display stands. She also distributed the program before the concerts. Together, Kalina, Dorette and I formed a celestial team! Here are a few testimonies.

  • A Bulgarian couple, both musicians, was participating to a convention next door to our rehearsal room. They come to our presentation table set in the foyer of our hotel in Varna. They speak English and know Master Peter Deunov but have never heard of Master Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov. After talking with them for a short while, they want to buy 4 of the 6 Complete Works we have exhibited. I tell them these books are not for sale but I gave them a Prosveta catalogue and a Daily Meditation. They want to pay me for such but I tell them it was a gift. They appreciate that gesture very much. I ask them where they live and they reply Vienna. What a joy! I tell them there is a group in Vienna and they dance paneurhythmy as well! They leave very happy with the desire to contact the group in Vienna.

  • A young man comes to the table. I ask him if he speaks English and he says he does a little so I ask him if he knows the works of Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov. He says he does and looks at the English titles for a while and then chooses 3 or 4 titles in Bulgarian that he purchases. He says he likes our books because they are well organized by themes and so easy to read.

  • On July 6, we had a gathering of the two brotherhoods and we have to move from the foyer to the upper floor where the conference room is reserved for that occasion. Just as we are dismantling everything, two people show up who speak only Bulgarian. They want to see the Bulgarian titles but they were already in boxes so we tell them to wait until we reset everything on the table upstairs. They wait a good half hour and once we are set up again, they choose 22 pocket books! Well worth their waiting time. The lady says that she has some of these books in Spanish but wanted her Bulgarian friends to know the Master. I was moved to tears.

  • A few people spoke a little French and when we gave them one or two French pamphlets, they were so happy and showing their appreciation by giving us a warm hug.

  • A Bulgarian lady living in Florida was attending a meeting in Veliko Ternovo, a city next to Gabrovo where the choir was performing that night. She had heard the name of Peter Deunov through the famous psychologist Dr Wayne Dyer but did not know about Omraam Mikhael Aïvanhov. So I tell her Wayne Dyer mentions him in this book “Power of Intention” more than once. She asks me how to contact someone in the US and I give her a Prosveta catalogue showing her the Prosveta USA contact. We keep exchanging a while longer and before she leaves, I give her a Daily Meditation. I suggest that she let herself be uplifted by the wonderful songs the choir will perform so her soul can taste Heaven! After the concert, she came back to me, her eyes sparkling with tears of light and she hugged me overflowing with gratitude.

  • A Swedish woman comes to the table before the Gabrovo concert. Her husband is Bulgarian but could not come with her. She already knew our books so we talk for a little while. I mention that the Brotherhood exists all over the world and she asks how to start a brotherhood group. I recommend she visit the website, to go visit the Bonfin, to get in touch with the Norwegian group and before she leaves, I give her a Prosveta catalogue showing her the references at the end. She left so joyful and filled with hope.

“Singing in chorus is the musical expression of the work we must do every day on ourselves in order to create harmonious relations with each other and all the creatures in the universe.”         Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov       
Here is the testimony of Dorette:  “I had the great privilege of distributing the concert program before all 3 concerts. Why do I say privilege? Well, because I was the first to be in contact with the spectators. I will never forget their look. The spark of joy and thankfulness in their eyes but also of hope following what they had just heard. There were women and men of a mature age and many more men than we usually see in spiritual gatherings. There were also many young people particularly in Plovdiv. We spoke in many languages, even in Russian. For the occasion, I had learned a few Bulgarian words like “with pleasure” “you are welcome”, etc. I will always remember these quick exchanges, short but how beautiful and profound. Everybody wanted a program. Even the couples wanted to each have their own copy, both curious and intrigued by this international choir they were coming to listen. They were so hoping to find a fraternal and spiritual opening.”
Kalina from the co-publisher/distributor Blagogovenie sold 155 books and 14 brochures and gave 176 books and 15 brochures to the organizers of the different groups we met throughout our journey.
The new titles in Bulgarian published through Videlina were hot from the press on July 9 and arrived via courier the morning of the 10th, just before our departure for Gabrovo. These titles were of much interest: “the Bible, mirror of creation, vol 1 & 2”, “Dictionary of Nature”, “You are Gods”, “Seek the Kingdom of God”. We gave the publisher’s prospectus to those interested.
The Bulgarian people are more demonstrative than many European countries. They are so heartfelt. It was easy to approach them even with a limited knowledge of English of French. Simply giving them a pamphlet, a Daily Meditation or even a catalogue, they were so appreciative and were leaving all happy.
For example, in Plovdiv where places were very limited, people were asking us for tickets with insistence. Of course, we did not have any but we encouraged them to wait without giving up, to stand close to the doors on the sides, that it would be well worth and that they would hear angels singing. Finally, we believe everyone made it standing on the sides or sitting on steps. Later, after the concert, some of the people came back to the table so moved and so thankful. They were delighted and we felt them inspired.
At the end, all the English titles and new Bulgarian titles were given to the national library a of Plovdiv  as previously arranged with the director of the library.
The day after the concert, in Plovdiv, the brothers and sisters from the choir each received a gift from Padme, the little book of testimonies from sister Milka who had lived at the time of Master Peter Deunov. It was published in Bulgarian but also in English for the occasion. I had kept the secret until the books arrived just before the concert but I had nearly completed the reading of the copy sent to me in Varna with the new titles and I had totally enjoyed reading it.
As a conclusion, I admit that I was a bit surprised when I was asked to be in charge of the book exhibition but finally I realized it was right into my element. To share and spread the brotherhood seeds with future readers justified plenty our presence. Not to mention, the joy of being with the choir all the time which was an honor and also of meeting the Bulgarian brothers and sisters which was an extraordinary occasion of fraternity as several groups welcomed us to their centers as we traveled through Bulgaria. This experience of fraternity, of collaboration, of generosity and exchanges between us is absolutely memorable and unforgettable; there is hope for all of humanity!
 “Singing in chorus is the musical expression of the work we must do every day on ourselves in order to create harmonious relations with each other and all the creatures in the universe.”              Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Here is a link to the last concert in Plovdiv which was partly directed by the great prodigy director Yordan Kamdzhalov. This is the full concert with introduction:

Yours sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve the light!

Carmen, coordinator of The Aquarian Team.

If you wish to hear some excerpts of Master Omraam's lectures on YouTube: