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Saint Germain Violet Flame Decrees

31 Jan

 

 

Violet Flame Decrees with Elizabeth Clare Prophet

So with the coming of Saint Germain’s dispensation for the Aquarian age, we have the, the sponsorship of America; you have the sponsorship of Australia. And many freedom movements have come forth—his aura, his presence.

Saint Germain Alchemy Age of Aquarius

This Master—if you can really comprehend the meaning of the Master—is so profound and has such attainment, his aura fills the planet. And he does keep the action of freedom in every type of situation, be it education or science. As you know, he is the father of that science.

But the violet flame is the key to action.

We have a lot of people today who like to talk about things; even politics has become metaphysical. We are seized with our theories. We think we know the way things should be done. But they don’t stand the test of practical action. They don’t work.

The violet flame sees to it that we are charged with what works. What works is what is right as long its purpose is to glorify God in you and Christ in all people. So the violet flame is like that, that whistle that tremendous wind of the Holy Spirit that takes from us everything else but what is necessary to get this world in shape.

So I want to tell you from my personal experience, I know all of you have an intense desiring of your heart to do more for people, for life, to become more of who you are. And I know what that desiring is and I know you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have it.

And the step, the giant step into the path of, really, the masterful presence of your Godhood, the giant step into the Great White Brotherhood, from the former to the new age, is the violet flame.

So let’s do it. The proof is in the pudding. I commend you to the great joy of this practice daily.

Remember: when you say I AM, you’re saying God in me is.  I AM the Violet Flame.

Violet Flame Decree 70.11, I AM the Violet Flame (given 3 times)

I AM the Violet Flame
In action in me now
I AM the Violet Flame
To Light alone I bow

I AM the Violet Flame
In mighty Cosmic Power
I AM the Light of God
Shining every hour

I AM the Violet Flame
Blazing like a sun
I AM God’s sacred power
Freeing every one

That’s three ways to give that decree. It’s your choice. They’re all correct. It just depends on building a momentum. I am using a funnel of air from the seat-of-the-soul chakra up to my throat chakra to give this decree.

The power is the power of all of my chakras, all seven at work simultaneously, releasing that sacred fire in the focus of the spoken Word.

Violet Flame Decree 70.11, I AM the Violet Flame (given 2 times)

I AM the Violet Flame
In action in me now
I AM the Violet Flame
To Light alone I bow

I AM the Violet Flame
In mighty Cosmic Power
I AM the Light of God
Shining every hour

I AM the Violet Flame
Blazing like a sun
I AM God’s sacred power
Freeing every one

Now you have the mantra, I AM a Being of Violet Fire.

Violet Flame Mantra: I AM a Being of Violet Fire (given 8 times)

I AM a being of Violet Fire!
I AM the purity God desires!

Then we have the Lovely God Presence violet-flame decree, More Violet Fire, page six. This has a very special rhythm. The power of this decree is in the spoken Word and the rhythm.

Violet Flame Decree 5.02: More Violet Fire by the Ascended Master Hilarion (given 3 times)

Lovely God Presence, I AM in me,
Hear me now I do decree:
Bring to pass each blessing for which I call
Upon the Holy Christ Self of each and all.

Let Violet Fire of Freedom roll
Round the world to make all whole;
Saturate the earth and its people, too,
With increasing Christ-radiance shining through.

I AM this action from God above,
Sustained by the hand of heaven’s Love,
Transmuting the causes of discord here,
Removing the cores so that none do fear.

I AM, I AM, I AM
The full power of Freedom’s Love
Raising all earth to heaven above.
Violet Fire now blazing bright,
In living beauty is God’s own Light

Which right now and forever
Sets the world, myself, and all life
Eternally free in Ascended Master Perfection.
Almighty I AM! Almighty I AM! Almighty I AM!

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Maha Chohan – Great Lord

15 Jan

MAha Chohan

Representative of the Holy Spirit

The Maha Chohan is the representative of the Holy Spirit. The one who holds this office in hierarchy represents the Holy Spirit of the Father-Mother God, of Alpha and Omega, to the evolutions of this planet and to the elemental kingdom. The retreat of the Maha Chohan, the Temple of Comfort, is located on the etheric plane with a focus in the physical at the island of Sri Lanka, where the flame of the Holy Spirit and the flame of Comfort are anchored. His twin flame is Pallas Athena, Goddess of Truth.

Maha Chohan means “Great Lord,” and the Maha Chohan is the Great Lord of the seven chohans, the director of the seven chohans of the rays. Among the qualifications for this office in hierarchy is the attainment of adeptship on each of the seven rays, which merge into the pure white light of the Holy Spirit. With the seven chohans, he initiates our souls in preparation to receive the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, spoken of in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

The Maha Chohan and the Flame of the Holy Spirit

Initiation: The chakras and the All Power in Heaven and in Earth Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Nine Gifts Multiplied by Free Will and the Threefold Flame Retreat: Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Vibration: White, Pink, Rose, Ruby, White-Fire Core of All Rays Music: The radiation of the Maha Chohan is drawn through the musical composition Homing, by Arthur Salmon. Gemstone: Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Topaz, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Pink Beryl, Pearl Quality: Comfort Enlightenment. Breath of Life Day: Liberator of the Sacred Fire of the Seven Rays/All Days

Awaken the Light Within and Change Yourself and Your World

The Maha Chohan will minister to you at every crossroad in life, if you will but pause for a moment when making decisions, think of the Holy Spirit and simply say the mantra, “Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten me.”

~Teachings of the Ascended Masters~

 

The Science of the Spoken Word: Advanced Prayer

26 Nov

Advanced Prayer

The Science of the Spoken Word is the flagship spiritual practice taught by the masters via The Summit Lighthouse. It is an ancient science, practiced in the temples of Lemuria and Atlantis as well as in religious and mystery school traditions.

The Science of the Spoken Word could be considered the “big sister” of prayer. Prayer is a form of supplication to the Godhead. Practitioners of the Science of the Spoken Word primarily use an advanced form of prayer called “decrees.” A definition of “decree”:

Decree (n.): a foreordaining will, an edict or fiat, a foreordaining of events. To decree (vb.): to decide, to declare, to command or enjoin; to determine or order; to ordain.
The decree is the most powerful of all applications to the Godhead. It is the command of the sona or daughter of God made in the name of the I AM Presence and the Christ for the will of the Almighty to come into manifestation as above, so below. It is the means whereby the kingdom of God becomes a reality here and now through the power of the spoken Word. It may be short or long and usually is marked by a formal preamble and a closing, or acceptance.[1]

Decrees come in many types and forms. There are decrees for each of the seven rays, the secret rays and the ruby ray. Decree content ranges from making contact with one’s divine self to invoking God’s will in politics, ecology, education and the economy. A specific subset is that of judgment decrees, as explained in the previous unit.

Many decrees were dictated by the ascended hosts, directly to the messengers or in dictations. In those types of decrees, the master places certain thought patterns and keys to his causal body in the decree that invoke a response from him when it is given by a student.

Following the preamble of a decree, students pause to make personal spoken calls to the master or masters to whom the decree is addressed. These calls, like the decree itself, are given in the name of the student’s I AM Presence and Christ Self, with a request to adjust the directives given by the students to the will of God. This step assures that decreeing does not become karma-making by trying to impose one’s human will on specific situations.

When properly practiced, this science of decreeing truly makes the student an effective co-worker of the Great White Brotherhood.

Multiplication Factors

Decrees are usually given in sets of three. The repetition intensifies and amplifies the action. In decree sessions, decrees are often given 36, 40 or even 144 times to make maximum use of this strengthening of the sound wave that is being created.

Decrees may be given by oneself or in a group. In a group setting, the power of decrees is squared by the number of people present. A decree given by one person has the power of one. Given by nine people, it has the power of 81.

The ascended masters have released a number of dispensations that further multiply the effect of decrees. For instance, every decree uttered is automatically multiplied by the ascended hosts by the power of 10,000 times 10,000. This means that one decree spoken once by a devotee may benefit one hundred million people.

Specific masters have offered other dispensations. For instance, the Ascended Master Omri Tas has committed to multiplying every recitation of 15 minutes of solid violet flame decrees by the power of ten.

These multiplication factors explain why, though student numbers are relatively small compared to the world population, the ascended masters can bring about tremendous change through their students’ practice of this science.

Resources

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The Science of the Spoken Word is a vast, comprehensive science.  For an in-depth study of the science of decreeing, see the book The Science of the Spoken Word by Mark and Elizabeth Prophet.

Decrees themselves may be found in the Summit Lighthouse decree book (Prayers, Meditations and Dynamic Decrees for Personal and World Transformation), as well as in smaller decree booklets released over the years. Numerous CDs and downloadable decrees are available from the Summit Lighthouse bookstore, ranging from beginner to advanced decrees.


[1] Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Science of the Spoken Word, p. xx-xxi.

Saint Germain on Practical Alchemy With the Violet Flame

24 Nov

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“When the subject of creation is given more than ordinary consideration, man begins to realize that his own destiny lies as a gift in his hands.  He has always looked to God for assistance, and God has always looked to man that he might convey to him every good gift and all the support which man could reasonbly receive and acknowledge.  Unfortunately, even in those periods of their most advanced meditations, mankind have seldom glimpsed the necessary cosmic pattern of what they are and what they shall be.

The secrets of alchemy are always to be found in the domain of creation.  If man has not the power to create, he is not truly free.  Therefore, the stream of energy that God is giving to him in ceaseless descent must needs be channeled into matrices of creative desire patterned after the divine will; but when misqualified, these energies form links of the chain that binds him.

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Our first step, then, is to abort and to transmute the negatively qualified substance in the world of every would-be alchemist.  The power of the violet transmuting flame, as an agent of Holy Spirit, can be called forth from God for purification of man’s world.  It should be noted however, that this power is seldom recognized until the alchemist has invoked the flame for a considerable period of time.  But, practice as he will, his use of the flame will not be enough to transform his world unless the correct scientific attitude is maintained.  The alchemist who insists on exalting his own human will and ego in contradistinction to the Divine Will and Ego cannot possibly receive the great gifts which the Spirit seeks to convey.”

Not my will, not my will, not my will but thine be done!

“I know that many people are reluctant to release themselves completely into the hands of God.  They are willing to go part of the way, and they gingerly step forward when the higher will seems to flatter their own; but because they have not let go of the human will, they find in the end that their efforts are unrewarded.  Man cannot bargain with God.  Nevertheless, Cosmos is far more ready to give every good and perfect gift to man than man is ready to receive it.  The problem, then, lies not in the diver himself, who must be willing to acknowledge the presence of the treasures of heaven in the cosmic depths–treasures that heaven intends man not only to discover but also to possess.

By incorrect attitudes, men have kept themselves from the kingdom of heaven.  They have sought through magic and unfortunately, even through witchcraft to win for themselves that which could be obtained on a permanent basis only by willing submission to the will of God, to his intents and his purpose.

The practicality of God must not be employed as a weapon to destroy the mystical beauties of the Spirit. On the contrary, it must be used to draw the divine mystery to the focal point of individual manifestation.  As the flesh came forth and was animated by the Spirit, so practicality must come forth and be animated by the creative purposes of God.  Then God will take man by the hand and lead him through the realm of perfect order to a place where man will perceive that the world and all things in it were originally created according  to a perfect cosmic pattern.

Here he will be shown that each individual was intended to manifest a specific facet of the divine intent and that each facet of the grand design was created to complement the other and to produce thereby the miracle beauty of an everlasting kingdom, worlds without end. How can men imagine that the Mind that created man in all of his wondrous parts–the universe, the stars, the suns, the spiritual realms–would be so lacking in foresight as to fail to provide a way of escape for those who might wander from the cosmic blueprint?  Did not his practicality bestow upon man the fullness of the divine conveyance expressed in the command ‘Take dominion over the earth’?  Man, then, was and is learning how to master his environment by cosmic wisdom united with his own natural intelligence.”

The key, then, to the practice of advanced spiritual alchemy lies in the alchemist’s understanding of the purposes of God through the Brotherhood and in his consciously yoking himself together with those who are pledged by word and deed to the fulfillment of those purposes.

Saint Germain on Alchemy Formulas for Self-Transformation by Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Lords of the Seven Rays: Maha Chohan

8 Nov

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Maha Chohan

Holy Spirit

Breathe of Life

“May a mantle of the adoring grace of God descend upon your hearts with a gentleness of rain from heaven.  Upon the stage before I perceive a vast circular pool.  Surrounding this pool of lilies are the beautiful verdant green leaves, the pads of lilies cupped and cupping the pure white flame of cosmic purity.  This pool shines now with an azure blue. Resplendent and glorious is this pool.  At first, there is a murmuring of the sacred breath rippling gently upon the waters, and then all is still.”

“This pool, symbolical of your own blessed consciousness, is now still; and reflected on the surface you will perceive first the luminescent orb of the moon, polarizing the emotional body of mankind.  And men are stirred because they recognize within their feeling world a sense of adoration for the beauty and loveliness even of the reflected light.  Now the scene changes and the moon passes across the heavens in its direct course until, sinking beneath the horizon, it is no longer visible in the reflecting pool.”

“Myriad stars shine there and they, too are reflected–magnificent orbs of light from afar.  These are representative of Cosmic Beings and of the Ascended Masters’ consciousness.  These too, as Cosmos’ secret rays, are reflected and mirrored in the consciousness of mankind.  Now there comes a mighty descending wind from on high.   All seems turbulent for a moment, for there is a stirring to the very depth of the pool of consciousness.  And then once again a voice speaks, ‘Peace be still.'”

Now all is silent. In an attitude of expectancy and waiting, children of the Light slowly behold the dawn of Being, a luminous radiance of the rising Sun.  It is the Sun of their own Divine Being.  The dawn moves toward noontime and from the zenith of the heavens there descends a glow of effulgent power which in its burning majesty sweeps into the waiting, receptive consciousness of the individual the full-blown momentum of Divinity–the Sun of his own God-free being.”

“In this allegory which I am bringing to you, this splendid luminous orb is symbolical of the highest consciousness.  For the consciousness of the individual is the doorway through which comes all experience, both material (natural) as well as spiritual.”  Your consciousness, beloved ones, functions not only as a surface mirror, reflecting that which is poured into it from everyday living, but also as a sea that has depth.  And there is mirrored in the internal depths of consciousness the wonders of God which have not yet been recognized by the surface mind of man.”

“Know, then, that in probing the laws of the universe–the laws of Universal Love and the laws of the Holy Spirit–you must be able to recognize not only the surface musings of the mind, but also the very depth of conscious being.  And you must pray for your consciousness to be expanded so that you may begin today to perceive the depths of your own being and not that of another.  For all Life is one, and it is in the splendor of knowing the oneness of Life through the doorway of self-illumination that the soul comes to understand the all–knowing depth of the Holy Spirit.”

“It is the sacred wind of the Holy Spirit which moves across the reflecting pond of being and sweeps away the pseudo images of the emotional impacts of life amplified by the moon.  And so in the allegory of the day and the night, man perceives that most of life which manifest here upon this blessed planet is a mere reflection of the real and is not the real at all.  For the moon but reflects the light of the sun towards earth and is qualified by the consciousness of those who behold it from various aspects of life, of relativity.”

“God in his omnipresence enfold thee now one and all in a mantle of the Holy Spirit until, in the splendor of His eternal shining, you, too are one as I AM with the Person of the Holy Spirit in action–free from all vestiges of outer world shadow.”

Lords of the Seven Rays by Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

This ends the series on the Lords of the Seven Rays.

Forgive Yourself and Create Abundance

6 Sep

Self-forgiveness is a great birth.

…It is the state of being that arises

from our willingness to accept, with-

out judgement, all of who are, our

seeming shortcomings as well as

our innate glory.

-Robin Casarjian

I have met people now and then who say, “I just can’t forgive myself for this terrible thing I did.”   They’ll even say, “I know God has forgiven me.  But I just can’t forgive myself.”  If you feel you have done something unforgivable or you have misused another’s funds or spent fund unwisely, please don’t hesitate to turn to God for forgiveness and be willing to set things right.

When we cannot ask for forgiveness or receive it, in reality that means we are too proud to accept a gift from God.  We want to do it all on our own, But, in fact, we all need God.

Perhaps you acted selfishly or out of a desire for material things that you really didn’t need.  It doesn’t matter.  Don’t walk around with a sense of guilt, thinking “I am in debt. Woe is me because I have bought these things that I don’t need.  I’ve invested unwisely. I’ve wasted money God gave me.  Now look at the mess I’ve made of my life.”  Whatever mess you may have made of your finances, accept God’s forgiveness, affirm the worthiness of God, and affirm yourself as the mirror image of God.

Affirmation:

In the name of my I AM Presence,

I claim the worthiness of God, and

myself as the mirror image of God!

Remember, you are made in the image and likeness of God.  Your soul is meant to be a giant mirror of God.   Keep the mirror polished.  Look in the mirror and see God’s face smiling at you—and return that smile.  Every time something threatens to cloud the mirror–you feel a sense of injustice, you become annoyed, something unexpectedly pops up out of your unconscious–keep on polishing the mirror so you can be a more perfect reflection of God.

Speak to any force, within or without, that nags at you and tries to put you down and say:  “My God has forgiven me.  I accept that forgiveness and I forgive myself.  I am so grateful God has given me another opportunity that I will forgive all the wrongs that anyone has ever done to me or will ever do to me!”

Affirmation:

I AM forgiveness acting here,

Casting out all doubt and fear,

Setting men forever free

With wings of cosmic victory.

I AM calling in full power

For forgiveness every hour;

To all life in every place

I flood forth forgiving grace. (3x)

 

10 Keys to Creative Abundance

1. Be grateful for everything that happens to you

2.  Forgive yourself.

3.  Abandon anxiety.

4. Fire up your faith.

5. Visualize your dreams coming true.

6. Practice the science of the immaculate concept.

7. Clear your subconscious.

8.  Make a treasure map.

9.  Follow the nine steps to precipitation.

10.  Meditate on the creation of the cloud of infinite energy.

Creative Abundance by Elizabeth Clare and Mark L. Prophet

Creative Abundance

4 Sep

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Abundance is more than money.  Abundance is the flow of energy that comes to us from the universal source of life as both spiritual and material prosperity.  Abundance is love and Wisdom, talents and virtues, money and material goods–whatever we need to fulfill our life’s purpose.  Energy should be flowing freely to us and through us to materialize abundance.  If we are not experiencing that flow of abundance, we have to ask ourselves why.

What is it within us or around us that is blocking prosperity?  What is blocking the Flow of God’s energy to us?  Saint Germain, who is an expert in the spiritual and physical transformation known as alchemy, writes:  “How long will you spend your energy struggling to eke out a bare existence from nature’s cupboard, which to some seem bare indeed, when all your needs can be met by mastering the cosmic laws that Jesus and other great teachers have demonstrated by their own love?..With you–as with God–all things are possible.”

 

Be Grateful For Everything that Happens to You

If the only prayer you say in your 

whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.

-Meister Eckhart

There is an inherent law of mind

that we increase whatever we praise.

The whole of creation responds to praise and it glad.

-Charles Fillmore

Praise God for the joy and beauty of his creation–not the least of which is the beauty of your own soul. Continually thank God for what you are and what you have and you will see how your abundance will increase.

Affirmations:

Let God be magnified! (Ps.70:40)

Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. (Ps. 35:27)

Be grateful to God for everything that happens to you.  Everything–the negatives, the positives, the karma, the calamities–because they are teachers, they are lessons.  And if things aren’t going right, praise God for letting them go wrong to remind you that there is some adjustment you have to make in order to get on with your spiritual progress.

We are all on the path of initiation. Earth is a schoolroom, and we are intended to graduate from that schoolroom.  The lessons we learn along life’s way are what propel us from one grade to the next. Yet isn’t it true that we have all faced situations in life where we couldn’t see a single reason why we should praise God?  It is important to realize that anything coming at you–whether it’s Mars or a Mack truck, whether it’s your mother-in-law or your manager–is energy coming your way.  Bless the messenger who delivers that bundle of energy and then take the energy out of the seemingly negative matrix.  Reclaim it and transmute it into something positive.

Don’t wait until you have your full and final victory over life’s challenges to be happy, to rejoice, to give praise and blessings to life.  praising God and being grateful every day is a key to the victory of your soul.

Affirmations:

Lord, I do give thee thanks for the

abundance that is mine.

In the name I AM THAT I AM,

I AM expanding this day all that I have

that is of God–through love, through

praise, through thanksgiving!

Praise God in everyone you meet.  Try and give everyone you meet a positive spin.  Give yourself the assignment to find something wonderful about every person you meet–then tell it to them.  That something may be just what they need to lift them out of the doldrums or to dispel the sense that there is nothing really special about them.  There is something special about everyone, and you can help them see what it is.

“This day, O Lord I will give a positive spin to everyone you send me.”  When you tell that to God, you’re going to have the world beating a path to your doorway, because there are so many people who need that positive spin.  I love all of you who read and contribute to my blog.  You are the light!

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A Prisoner of Love

2 Sep

What determines how much karma you

balance in this life?…It is how much love

you inject into what you are doing.

-Saint Germain

Sometimes the force of attraction between two people is irresistible.  At first, there is no one in the world we would rather be with.  The love is there, the thrill of the new relationship is there, and sooner or later we may even decide to marry. We all know the expression “the honeymoon is over.”  That means our karma has hit.  Now the work of the heart must begin.

But why were we so attracted to each other in the first place?  Although we may have much karma to balance with our husband or wife, the initial impact was exhilarating because at the subconscious level we were elated that we had found the person with whom we could balance that karma.  When the honeymoon is over, what keeps us going and giving is our soul knowing that we must get through our karmic obligations before we can move on to the next spiral of life and the projects closest to our heart.  We sense that the faster we submit to the law of our karma–which is the law of love–the faster we and our partner will both be liberated from that karma.

Sometimes when the karma is resolved, the relationship actually dissolves.  There is nothing remaining to hold it together, and people move on because they are called to work on new assignments. Elizabeth Clare Prophet says, “I have found that God often gives us the gift of intense love in the face of intense karma for the healing of old wounds.”   The capacity to love and release of love is something that seems to happen without our consciously willing it.  We feel like the prisoner of this love. Our rational mind may be telling us we should not be loving this person, but the heart loves on.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet has studied this phenomenon in herself, because we really have nowhere else to go but to the laboratory of our own being to learn the lessons of life.  She say, “without my will at all, my heart would become on fire with love for certain people.  I did not create this love. I didn’t start the fire.  God put it in my heart.”

If you roll back the years and think about your high school days, you can recognize when God had placed that kind of love in your heart for someone else.  Just seeing that person would create within you a heart full of love.  You may not have started the love.  The love was there and you can observe it, and then become its prisoner.  In cases like these our karma, seeking resolution, brings us together, and our Higher Self sheds immense love and forgiveness to help us resolve our karma.

It’s as if we are drenching the other person in love.  When enough love has flowed to balance the karma, all of sudden the faucet turns off and we no longer have this intense and compelling feeling of love.  It’s almost unbelievable in contrast to the way we felt before.  I’ve seen this in my own life.  I poured out the love, the karma was balanced, and I walked on.  You never know when the gift you are giving is paying the last farthing of some karma that will liberate you to move on to a higher calling.

We may never know exactly what the past-life episode was that created our karmic debt, but we can usually figure out what we must do now to balance it.  Ask yourself:  What quality or virtue am I being asked to master?  I believe it’s important to work, and work hard, at a marriage.  We are in our relationship for a reason.  It’s tempting to walk away from unpleasant situations, to treat them half-heartedly, or to just bide our time until “the real thing comes along.”  That’s a good way to prolong the resolution of karma–and to make more of it.  If we walk out on our spiritual duty, we will only have to face the same individuals and the same karmic elements again.

When a situation is staring you in the face, look at it as an optimal opportunity, for you never know how long you will have to wait for that opportunity to come around again.  You can choose to melt down the hardness of heart and the karma with the fervent heat of love, or you can choose to part with animosity, which only delays the day of reckoning.  That doesn’t mean you have to remain in a karmic relationship forever.  But you may have to work hard to find the reason for the relationship and then make certain that you balance the karma so that both of you leave the relationship with the feeling of resolution.

How will you know when you have settled the old accounts? When they are settled, you will sense a resolution and an inner peace.  There will no longer be the same intensity binding you together.  In situations like these, we have to go into our heart and, through deep prayer, meditation and soul searching, attune with God to get the right answer.

Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet.

Karmic Condundrums

26 Aug

Luck is a word devoid of sense.

Nothing can exist without a cause.

-Voltaire

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The word karma has made it into main-stream.  Just look at bumper stickers like My karma ran over your dogma or It’s a thankless job, but I’ve got a lot of karma to burn off.  But not everyone understands what karma really means, why it matters and how to deal with it.

Think about the talents you were born with and the good things that have happened to you in life.  Now think about so-called limitations and challenges that have come your way.  Both have to do with your karma.  Karma simply tells is that what happens to us in the present is the result of causes we ourselves have set in motion in the past–whether ten minutes ago or ten lifetimes ago.

We’ve all grown up learning about karma.  We just didn’t call it that.  Instead we heard:  What goes around comes around.  Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.  In essence, karma tell us that whatever we do will come full circle to our doorstep–sometime, somewhere.

Karma and reincarnation go hand in hand.  While karma means accountability and payback, reincarnation is simply another word for opportunity.   Reincarnation gives us another chance to make good on the karmic debts we owe others and to reap the blessings we have sent forth.

Karma and reincarnation also help us make sense out of the question marks in life.  Why me?  Why not me?  Why was my niece born with Down’s syndrome when her brothers and sisters are healthy and robust?  Why have I been blessed with promotion after promotion while my brother can’t hold down a job–even though we had the same opportunities growing up?  Why do all of my relationships become a tug of war–how come I can’t live with him and I can’t live without him?  Why, when I just landed the job I’ve been after for a year, do I have to leave town to care for my ailing parents?  Why did I survive a car accident when all of my friends in the car were killed?

Life is full of paradoxes and questions like these.  Like a Zen koan, each paradox is designed to make us dig deeper, connect with our inner soul knowing and solve the karmic conundrum.

Karma And Reincarnation by Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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Fourth Energy Center

3 Aug

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Location:  center of chest

Color:  pink, rose

Sanskrit Name:  Anahata (“unbeaten” or “unbroken”)

Petals:  12

Positive Expression:  love, compassion, beauty, selflessness, sensitivity, appreciation, comfort, creativity, charity, generosity

Unbalanced Expression:  hatred, dislike, selfishness, self-pity, human sympathy, negligence

Part of Body:  heart, thymus, circulatory system

Musical Instrument:  harp

Gemstone:  ruby, diamond, garnet, rose quartz, pink beryl

Spiritual Tradition:  Christianity

The heart fires of loving-kindness and charity

impel us to wise and compassionate action

Life Lesson:  Become Love In Action

The important thing is not to think much

but to love much, and so do that which best stirs you to love

-Teresa of Avila

The heart center is the most important energy center in the body.  It is the hub of life, physically and spiritually.  Just as oxygenated blood from our lungs is pumped by the heart to the rest of the body, so the energy we receive from God passes through our heart chakra before it moves on to nourish the other chakras and systems of our body.  As energy passes through your heart chakra, it takes on its imprint–the unique vibration and quality of your heart.  “As (a man) thinketh in his heart, so he is,” says Proverbs.  If the motive of our heart is pure and we are intent upon giving love, kindness and compassion to others, then the energy flowing through our heart chakra will go forth to bless and energize.

If, on the other hand, the energy that emits from our heart chakra is impure–it is tainted with selfishness, hatred or dislike–all of our chakras can suffer.  That’s why it’s so important to begin our meditations and spiritual practices by clearing and balancing the heart.  A lot of people today talk about centering in the heart, speaking from the heart, acting from the heart.  But there are some misconceptions about what that looks like.

My strength is as the strength

of ten because my heart is pure.

-Galahad in “Sir Galahad”

Real love is not sentimental or passive.  It is strong and it is soft.  And, as the mystics tell us, it is eminently practical.  The Sufi poet Rumi, for instance, wrote, “Someone asks, How does love have hands and feet?  Love is the sprouting bed for hands and feet!”  Mother Teresa would have agreed with this whole-heartedly, for out of her love was born an all-consuming service to others.  Love, for her, was an essential part of the drama of everyday life.  “We do no great things,” she explained.  “We do only small things with great love.”

I CULTIVATE COMPASSION

What is true compassion?  In order to answer that question, we have to make a distinction between compassion and sympathy.  We tend to use those words interchangeably, but in order to understand the subtleties involved in developing the heart chakra, it helps to make this distinction:  Compassion comes from the level of our Higher Self and gives to another what he or she really needs in that moment.  Sympathy comes from the level of the lower self and stands in the way of what the soul really needs.

Sympathy allows us to feel sorry for ourselves, to indulge our weaknesses, to slide into a “woe is me” slump.  Sympathy validates that sense of victimization rather than helping us see our challenges as opportunities.  In the aura, sympathy shows up as a syrupy dripping of energy from the heart and as spirals of energy moving downward, which eventually drag down the emotions and soul awareness as well.

Compassion, on the other hand, dips into the pure fires of the heart to uplift others so they can realize their full potential.  Compassion supports the process of soul refinement.  Compassion doesn’t leave someone who is hurting where it finds him.

I LOOK AT CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES AS OPPORTUNITIES TO KEEP MY HEART OPEN

There are two universal truths that we sometimes forget.

     Number one:  Not everyone thinks, feels and acts like we do.

     Number two:  It’s okay that everyone doesn’t think, feel and act like we do.

We don’t have to be on a crusade to change anyone.  One of the most important things we can teach children at an early age is to enjoy people’s differences.   Give people room to be who they are.  We are going to meet all kinds of people in the world who may not fit our mold.  But more often than not, they have something to teach us.   No matter who comes your way, try to keep your heart open and uncover what God wants you to learn from them, because there are no mistakes.  Life brings us into contact with the people and situations we need.

I follow the religion of Love:  Whatever way love’s

camel takes.  That is my religion, my faith.

-Ibn Arabi

God arranges things so we can learn about anger, irritability, patience and compassion.  When we have an instant dislike for someone, we’ve probably bumped into our karma.  And the faster we face that karma and resolve it with love, the faster we’re going to be liberated from it.  Whisper a prayer to God to help you stay openhearted and to show exactly what you are supposed to learn from the situation.  Call to your Higher Self and to the Higher Self of the other person to direct your relationship.  Then simply be kind and let the rest unfold.

I ACKNOWLEDGE AND APPRECIATED THE SPIRITUAL BEAUTY IN MYSELF AND OTHERS

Many of us weren’t brought up learning how to coach.  Our role models were managers, not mentors.  It’s part of our collective challenge in this new millennium, in this age of Aquarius, to nourish and express our caring feminine side–the side of ourselves that has to do with building relationships, coaching, team work.  A good starting point is to simply go out of the way to appreciate others.  Everyday, go up to someone and thank her for her contributions–whether it’s good work she did or just the fact that she is so cheerful and sunny.  The more we reinforce the positive in others, the more likely they are to repeat that positive behavior.  And the more  we reinforce their negatives, the more likely they are to believe that that is all they are capable of and therefore repeat that same behavior.  In addition, the more we learn to love and appreciate ourselves, the more love we will magnetize into our world.

The spiritual activity of our heart has definite effects on our health and vitality.  Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath, for instance, have shown that emotions like anger and frustration put a strain on the heart and other organs.  Emotions like love, compassion and appreciation have the opposite effect:  they create harmony in the body that leads to enhanced immunity and improved hormonal balance.

Only from the Heart

can you reach the sky.

-Rumi

I SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

Just as one of the initiation of the heart is to keep it open, another is to draw healthy boundaries.  Yes, you are allowed to say no!  If we cannot set limits when necessary, it is actually unhealthy–not only for us but for others.  When you say yes to everything, you know how easy it is to become overextended and exhausted, irritable and uncreative.   If we don’t take enough time or space to recharge and nurture ourselves, we are that much less effective in fulfilling our mission.  To truly help others, we need to pay attention to ourselves first.  Setting healthy boundaries also means that we can stand up for our principles in the face of peer pressure or societal pressure.  It means we can say no to those things that will no propel us toward our ultimate goals in life.

There does come a time when we have to draw the line for the protection of our own energy and chakras.  When people are angry, we do have the option of explaining to them softly, but firmly that we will be happy to talk with them later, when they are feeling better, but we will have to conclude the conversation if they continue to talk in this manner.  We can’t always change someone else, but we can take responsibility to guard our own energy by drawing healthy boundaries.

I RECOGNIZE THE POWER OF SOFTNESS

Both Eastern and Western adepts tell us that the greatest power in the universe is softness.  Lao Tzu used the analogy of water:  “There is nothing softer and weaker than water and yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things…The weak overcome the strong  and the soft overcomes the hard…The softest, most pliable things in the world run roughshod over the firmest thing in the world.”When water is running through your fingers it doesn’t feel “strong” and yet water can wear down rock and find pathways in, through and around gigantic obstacles.  The power of softness can do the same.

Softness is a receptive mode where unnatural, forceful human action and reaction give way to the natural movement of the heart.  Softness is nurturing, giving attitude that does not take offense.  Softness is the opposite of brittleness, rigidity or resistance.  Brittle things can break, but softness is flexible and can bend.  As a wise commentator once said, “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.  That’s the whole principal behind the martial arts, such as T’ai Chi Ch’uan.  They are based on cultivating inner energies and developing softness that will triumph over the use of external, muscular force.  The body appears to be soft and gentle externally but has a great concentration of internal power.

Through the heart,

all mankind are one.

-Djwal Kul

The Heart Affirmation

Experiences in this life and past lives can create a burden on the heart.  Sometimes these experiences cause us to close our heart.  We become guarded because we have been hurt and we don’t want to be hurt again.  Sometimes our heart is burdened because we have been selfish or angry or hard-hearted.  When we use the energy of the heart in unloving ways, that energy remains with us as part of our consciousness until we transmute it by love.  The following heart affirmation has helped many people attune with their loving heart.  It creates a spiritual climate around the heart that helps us become more open, more sensitive and more compassionate to ourselves and to the plight of so many who need our love and prayers.  This affirmation invokes the alchemy of the violet flame to clear the painful records of past experiences.  It helps clear our subconscious, which accepts the wrong judgement of peers or authority figures who have put us down or intimidated us.  The violet flame can resolve these patterns of consciousness and free us to be our real self.  As you recite the heart affirmation, visualize the violet flame within your heart chakra as pulsating violet light that softens and warms your heart.  See it melt away layers and layers of encrustation around the heart.  As the violet flame saturates your heart chakra, feel it transforming anger into compassion, bitterness into sweetness, anxiety into peace.  See the twelve petals of your heart center unfold as your heart radiates its native energy of divine love.

Heart

Violet fire, thou love divine,

Blaze within this heart of mine!

Thou art mercy forever true,

Keep me always in tune with you (3x)

Meditation On The Light Of The Heart

The more we focus on the heart and the qualities of heart in our life and in our spiritual practices, the more powerful and sensitive our heart will become.  The beautiful prayer ” I AM the Light of the Heart by Saint Germain celebrates the divine spark within our heats and can help us become more heart-centered.

  As you recite “I AM the Light of the Heart,” visualize radiant light descending from God into your heart chakra, where it will be released according to the words of your prayer.  Then focus your attention on your heart chakra, in the center of your chest.  Sometimes it’s easier to focus your attention if you place the thumb and first two fingers of your hand in the center of your chest. Now picture the brilliance of the sun at noonday and transfer that picture to the center of your chest.  Se thousands of sunbeams going forth from your your heart to penetrate and dissolve any darkness despair or depression within yourself, within loved one and then within the people of the world.  Project your love (which is really God’s love) out into the world.  See that love going forth as intense fiery-pink laser beams that break down all barriers to the success of your relationships, your family, your spiritual growth, your career, your neighborhood and your nation.

I AM the Light of the Heart

I AM the light of the heart

Shinning in the darkness of being

And changing all into the golden

treasury of the mind of Christ.

I AM projecting my love

Out into the world

To erase all errors

And to break down all barriers.

I AM the power of infinite love,

Amplifying itself

Until it is victorious,

World without end!

Your Seven Energy Centers by Elizabeth Clare Prophet