(Compiled by Emmanuel Asiedu-Mante)

 The word CHRIST is a Greek word meaning anointed.  One becomes a “christed” or anointed soul when that soul attains the ascension which is the goal or purpose of life.

 

The ascension which is reunion with God was experienced by:

           

  • Enoch of whom it is written, “he walked with God, and he was not, for God took him”. (Gen. 5:24)

 

  • Elijah who “went up by a whirlwind into heaven”. (2 Kings 2:11)

 

  • Jesus, who was taken up in a cloud into heaven. (Acts 1:9)

 

These and many more souls have attained the ascension and have therefore become “christed” souls.  People confuse the Universal Christ with the identity of the man Jesus.  There is one Universal Christ.  And the Universal Christ is individualized for each of us in the person of our higher self, our personal Holy Christ Self.

 

 Jesus had the Christ in him, as we all do.  But he was called “Jesus the Christ” because he embodied the fullness of the Universal Christ.  As the apostle Paul wrote of Jesus, “in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily”.  (Col 2:9)

 

God didn’t create Jesus Christ and then turn around and make all of us beggars.  He created all the people on the planet for the same purpose – to become the Christ.  Every one of us can become the Christ; God does not have a favorite son; we are all favorite sons.  If it were not so, we would have very little hope for redemption.

 

The Ascended Master Jesus Christ

 

The Ascended Master Jesus Christ is the great avatar and the hierarch of the Piscean Age.  As such, he is the perfect example of highly honored master in the ranks of cosmic hierarchy.  In his Palestinian embodiment, he realized the fullness of Christ consciousness and was therefore called “Jesus Christ.”  He came to reveal the Christ Self to humanity and to be an example of that which we can all become – the fullness of our own individual Christ Self.  As part of his mission, he demonstrated the steps on the path of personal Christhood, including the crucifixion, the resurrection and the ascension.  He thus showed us how to reunite with the I AM Presence as the ultimate goal of the spiritual path.

 

Several of Jesus’ embodiments are documented in the Old Testament. He was Joshua, commander of the Hebrew armies and the successor of Moses.  He was also Joseph, who was also sold into slavery by his brothers and later became the viceroy of Egypt.  He became famous as David, King of Israel.  And he was Elisha, disciple and successor of the Hebrew prophet Elijah.

 

Jesus Christ was also embodied as the emperor and high priest of a golden-age civilization on Atlantis in 33,000 B.C.  He ruled with his companion and twin flame, whom we know today as the ascended Lady Master Magda.  In that golden age, more than fifty percent of the people were bonded to their Holy Christ Self.

 

Bonding With The Holy Christ Self

 

As one makes progress on the spiritual path, he comes closer and closer to his Holy Christ Self.  Through a gradual increase in higher consciousness and self-transcendence, he can eventually achieve what is known as the bonding to the Christ Self.  This bonding is a precursor to the ascension, when the soul is united with the I AM Presence.  The bonding process is called the “alchemical marriage,” because through it the seeker becomes one with the Christ.  This marriage means there is no separation between the soul and the Holy Christ Self – the two have become joined.  When this occurs, the student walks the earth as a Christed, or anointed one.

(Compiled by Emmanuel Asiedu-Mante)

It is becoming apparent to most people that the mystical paths of the world’s religions are converging. Indeed, if you were to hear a lecture on religion, you would be wondering whether it is Buddhism or Hinduism or Christianity because you would be hearing the same things.

The following is the path that has been developed by beloved Gautama Buddha for his disciples.

In his first sermon following his enlightenment Gautama outlined four Noble Truth and the Noble Eightfold Path.

This sermon is called “Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law” or “Turning the Wheel of Truth”. In it he explained that by avoiding the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification one gains knowledge of the middle Path, or the Middle way. Gautama preached that he does not seek salvation in austerities, but neither does he for that reason indulge in worldly pleasures, nor live in abundance. He has found the middle path.

 

There are two extremes, which the man who has given up the world ought not to follow -the habitual practice, on the one hand of self-indulgence which is unworthy, rain and fit only for the worldly-minded and on the habitual practice, on the other hand, of self-mortification, which is painful, useless, and profitable.

 

“Neither abstinence from fish or flesh, nor going naked nor shaving the head, nor wearing mattered hair, nor dressing in a rough garment, nor covering oneself with dirt, nor sacrificing to Agni, will cleanse a man who is not free from delusions”.

 

When you are free from your dilutions you may or may not choose to engage in those practices. They are helpful but symbolic. And if they are mere covering and we are still full of dead men’s bones, then they avail nothing and only convince us we are getting somewhere when we are not.

 

 

 

THE MIDDLE WAY

In the East, there is the tendency towards self-mortification and in the west, there is the tendency towards greater self-indulgence. We do need the middle way. Gautama taught that this middle way leads to six conditions of consciousness. They are:

(i) insight

(ii)Wisdom

(iii) Calmness

(iv) Higher knowledge

(v) Enlightenment and

(vi) Nirvana

 

Gautama proceeded to teach his disciples the Four Noble Trusts.

First, that life is (dukkha) suffering.

Second, that the cause of this suffering is (tanha) desire or craving.

Third, that suffering will cease when the craving that causes it is forsaken and overcome.

The state of liberation through the cessation of suffering leads to nirvana, which literally meansextinction or blowing out.

Fourth, that the way to his liberation is through living the Noble Eightfold Path, or the middle way.

The first step on the Eightfold Path is to have right understanding or right views.

The second is right aspiration, right thought or right resolve,

The third is right speed

The fourth is right action or right conduct

The fifth is right livelihood

The sixth is right effort

The seventh is right mindfulness

The eighth is right concentration or right absorption.

The eight points of the Law fulfil the seven rays of the seven chakras and the eight ray and chakra, which is the secret chamber of the heart.

 

 

 

  1. The first is right understanding, right viewpoint, right perspective

Being centred neither to the left nor to the right in relative thinking but being centred in God. This is a quality that is developed through the heart chakra and the third ray, whose colour is pink and may intensify to a deep rose. The heart chakra has twelve petals. We remember the prayer of Solomon: “Give me oh Lord, an understanding heart.”

 

Right understanding, or right views is described as knowledge of the Four Noble Truths; having views free from superstition and delusion; having penetrating insight into reality or emptiness. Gautama said to his disciples; "what, now, Brothers, is Right Understanding?" When the discipline understands Evil and understands the Root of Evil; when he understands Good and understands the Root of Good; this is Right Understanding. “What is now is Evil? killing is evil. Stealing is evil.  Unlawful sexual intercourse is evil, lying is evil. Slandering is evil. Using harsh language is evil. Vain talk is evil. Covetousness is evil. Cruelty is evil. Wrong view evil. "And what brothers, is the root of Evil?Greed is the root of Evil: Anger is the root of Evil. Delusion is the root of Evil. " And what, Brothers, is the root of Good" Freedom from Great, freedom from Anger, freedom from Delusion is the root of Good” When we think about the conditions of consciousness of greed and anger, we can objectively see them and determine whether they are in us or not. But when it comes to delusion, we are self-deluded by our own desires, by our own pride and ego. We are so much a part of the ego and its pride and its desires that we do not know we are in a state of delusion until increment by increment we catch a higher insight, and we observe ourselves mounting an inner spiral staircase, if you will, to a point of enlightenment that, if we are observant, we recognize we did not have yesterday. And if we are wise, we will write down the experience and the insight and anchor into it and take another step.

 Freedom from self-delusion is a great necessity on the Path. We need to pursue it with all intensity in our prayer and our thought and our daily consideration of the steps we take and what we do.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Prov. 18:15

Prov. 4:7

1 Cor. 12:7-8

2nd step of the Eightfold Path is right aspiration right thought or right resolve

This is a right attitude that must be had by the soul if the soul is to return to Christ Self and to the I AM presence. This point corresponds to the six-petaled seat-of-the-soul chakra which, is the abiding place of the soul this is the chakra which is the abiding place of the soul. This is the Chakra of the seventh ray, the violet ray which has many shades from violet- pink to purple.

      This souls’ aspiration must be centered in God - in having right thought, right contemplation upon the law of God and the right resolve to accomplish her mission in life. This resolution is the use of desire constructively – setting one’s desire, setting one sail and moving in that direction consistently day after day after day.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

2 Cor. 10:3-5

James 1:6-8

 

3rdStep of the Eightfold Path is right speech

This relates to the throat chakra. The action of right speech is therefore the right qualification of this ray of power, which is the first ray, the ray of the will of God. The throat chakra has sixteen petals; its colour is blue.With right speech which we therefore affirm right desire.

Right speech includes abstaining from lying, slandering, harsh or abusive language, vaintalk or idle chatter. Right speech is speech that is kindly, open and truthful. Gautama said to his disciples;What brothers is Right Speech? A man has overcome lying and abstains from telling falsehood. He speaks the truth, he's devoted to the truth, he adheres to the truth, he is worthy of confidence, is not a deceiver of men. Thus, he brings together those that are at variance; establishes those that are united, he delights in concord; it isconcord that hespreads by his words. He has given up harsh language.He speaks words that are free from rudeness, soothing to the ear, loving, going to the heart, courteous rejoicing many, elevating many. He has overcome vain talk. He speaks at the right time, speaks in accordance with facts, speaks to the point.

His speech is of real value and agrees with its objects. He bears in mind the injunction which says, “In meeting one another, Brothers, there are two things that ought to be adhered to; either conversation about the Truth or holy silence”. This, Brothers, is Right Speech”.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Matt. 12:36-37

James 1:9,26

James 3:2

4th Step is right action or right conduct

This is the base-of-the-spine chakra. It is the white ray; the chakra has four petals. Action and right conduct are the physical out-picturing of all that we contain in our heart, in our mind, in our soul, in our desires, in our being. The base-of-the-spine chakra is a physical chakra. It is the energy by which life is sustained and life is continued.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Matt. 23:23

5th Step is right livelihood

It pertains to the solar-plexus chakra, which has ten petals. It is the sixth ray of purple ad gold, the ray of service and ministration. Right livelihood is living honourably by a profession that does not harm any living thing and not choosing an occupation that is not conducive to spiritual progress. It is what we do in life, how we give of ourselves to one another, to society, to our nations. Right livelihood must be based on right desire and the solar plexus in the chakra of desire. Wrong desire breeds wrong livelihood.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Matt. 6:24

6th Step is Right effort

This is established as right focus through the third-eye chakra, which has ninety-six petals. It is the fifth ray, the emerald ray. As we focus on what our effort will be each day, the direction of our serving and our striving, we must have purity and desire in the inner eye. We must not lust after another, be jealous of another, want what someone else has. Right effort is based upon a direct relationship with God.

Right effort entails right exertion in self-training and self-control. Right effort is following what are called “the four right efforts”. Wemust make an effort to “end existing evil”. We must make an effort to “prevent new evil’’. We must make an effort to “cause new virtue”. We must make an effort to “increase existing virtue”.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Luke. 13:23-24

Phil. 3:13-14

2 Tim. 2:5

7th Step of right mindfulness:

It is the attribute of the thousand-petaled lotus of the crown chakra. This is the second ray chakra, and its colour is yellow. Right mindfulness is always moving to establish oneself in the mind of God that was in Christ Jesus, that was in Gautama Buddha and all those who have attained that oneness. It is having an active, watchful mind, an alert mind that tends to detail and masters them. Right mindfulness is the captain of one’s ship. The crown must be opened, because when one has illuminated and then full enlightenment, one can direct the courses of all the seven rays.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Phil. 2:5

Eph. 4:22-23

Mark 12:30

8th step is right concentration or right absorption:

This relates to the secret chamber of the heart an antechamber of the heart chakra. This eight petaled chakra is the flame of the threefold flame. The secret chamber of the heart is the place where you meet the Master, the Guru, the Lord Buddha. Right concentration is upon God and upon the Highest Self and upon the point of Light. It is earnest contemplation on the deep mysteries of life. It is mental tranquillity and the absence of distraction. Right absorption is the absorption of the mind and the soul in God and in the teacher. Without right concentration and absorption, we do not attain the full bonding of our souls to Christ.

 In Buddhist teachings, these eight steps involve meditation and proper breathing, as well as the techniques of Hinduism’s raja yoga (known as ‘’the Royal Road to reintegration’’). It is a means of finding integration in all of the chakras and in the I AM Presence through direct personal experience of God within by the science of the spoken Word.

Similar teachings in the Christian Bible can be found in:

Matt. 6:22

 

Conclusion:

The teachings on the Eightfold Path is commonly ascribed to Gautama Buddha. In this truth, it is a teaching of all the Gurus who preceded him in the lineage of SanatKumara, and all who followed him. It is also the teaching of Jesus Christ. Each one of these steps we can also find in the Christian teaching as illustrated in the references above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference material: (i) The Path to Attainment

Mark and Elizabeth Clare prophet

                                       (ii) The Christian Bible (King James Version)

COMPILED BY E. ASIEDU-MANTE

 

Angels appear in the Bible from the beginning to the end from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation.  In fact angels are mentioned 294 times in the Bible.

  • Angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds (Luke 2:14)
  • Angels ministered to Jesus after his temptation in the desert (Matthew 4:11)
  • Angels comforted Jesus in his agony in the garden (Luke 22:43)
  • Angels proclaimed Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (John20:12)
  • Jesus stated that angels of little ones continually behold the face of the Father (Matthew 18:10)
  • Angels will come with Christ on the Day of Judgment (Matthew 24:31)
  • Angels will separate the wicked from the just on the last day (Matthew 13:49)
  • God sent an angel to free Apostle Peter after he was jailed by King Herod (Acts 12:7-11)
  • An angel of God appeared to Paul and told him that even though he and others were ship-wreaked on the island of Malta, he was not to fear and that God has granted him the lives of all upon the ship (Acts 27)

 Now, let us look at specific references in the Bible.

 

Genesis 28:10-12

Jacob’s Ladder

 “And Jacob went out of Beersheba, and went to Haran.  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set. And he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep and dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”

 

Exodus 23:20-22

God send an angel to lead Moses

“Behold, I send an angel before you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.

Give heed to him and hearken to his voice, do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.  But if you hearken attentively to his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

 

Book of Tobias 12:15

The angel Raphael

“I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven who stand before the Lord”

 

Book of Psalms 34:7

The angel of the Lord, who encamps with them, delivers all who fear God’

 

Book of Psalm 91:11-12

“For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.  With their hands they shall support you lest you strike your foot against a stone”

 

Daniel 6:19-22

Daniel in the lion’s den

“Then at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions.  When he came near the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish and said to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually been able to deliver you from the lions?”

Then Daniel said to the King,

“O King, live forever:  My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me, because I was found blameless before him, and also before you, O King,   I have done no wrong”

 

Matthew 1:8-21

An angel appears to Joseph

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.  When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away.  But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

 

Luke 1:26-28

The angel Gabriel appears to Mary

“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.”  And coming to her, he said, “Hail Mary, Full of Grace! The Lord is with you.”

 

Luke 2:8-14

An angel appears to the Shepherds

And in that region, there were shepherds out in the field keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you; you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on the earth peace among men with whom he is pleased.”

 

John 20:11-15

The Resurrection of Jesus

“But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been.  And they said to her “Woman, why are you weeping?’  She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.”

When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus.  Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”

 

Acts 12:6-10

The Angel rescues Peter from jail

“The very night when Herod was about to bring him out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guiding the prison; and behold, an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals”.  And he did so.  And he said to him, “Wrap your mantle around you and follow me.”   And he went out and followed him; he did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.  When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate leading to the city.  It opened to them of its accord, and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the angel left him.

 

Hebrews 13:1-2

Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews

“Let brotherly love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

 

Revelations 8:1-2

“When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.  Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.”

 

Revelations 12:7-9

“Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon.  The dragon and his angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.  The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who was called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it.” 

Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence of the presence and activities of angels in the Bible, the Vatican and some church elders have denounced and even rejected the existence of angels.

The rejection of angels by church hierarchies goes back at least as far as the council of Laodicea, AD 363-354.  Canon 35 of this council pronounced a curse (anathema) on those who invoked the assistance of angels; this is the way it was put;

“Christians must not forsake the Church of God, and go away and invoke angels and gather assemblies, which things are forbidden. If, therefore, any one shall be found engaged in this covert idolatry, let him be anathema; for he has forsaken our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and has gone over to idolatry.”

At the Council of Rome in AD 745, Pope Zachary prohibited the use of the name of any angel other than Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

Thankfully, angels have become popular in and out of the church in recent decades and this is a trend that some Christian leaders have embraced. (For example, Billy Graham has written a best-selling book on angels).  However, other Christians leaders continue to preach against contact with angels on the grounds that praying to anyone other than God the Father or Jesus is a form of idolatry.

The truth of the matter is that the spiritual realm is full of angels just waiting to enter the earth in answer to our heartfelt prayers and calls.  Angels herald important events, rescue souls and bring initiations.  They serve in every arena of life and they want to be more involved in the affairs of all.  They are eager to help, enlighten, comfort, inspire, heal and warn us of danger.  They are the most reliable friends anyone can have.

Here are a few of the examples of the many ways in which angels ministered to prominent Biblical figures;

  • An angel stopped Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac 
  • Jacob wrestled with an angel and would not let go until the angel agreed to bless him 
  • An angel helped Moses lead the people of Israel to the Promised Land 
  • An angel protected Daniel in the lion’s den 
  • An angel charged the water at Bethesda with the healing light of his aura 
  • Archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to Jesus and told her cousin Elizabeth that she was to give birth to John the Baptist 
  • An angel warned Joseph in a vision to flee to Egypt with Jesus and Mary 
  • An angel proclaimed Jesus’ resurrection. 

In truth, there are myriad angels serving in just about every capacity imaginable.  There are angels of victory, Christmas angels, angels of Eucharist, wedding angels and angels that accompany every ascended master.   There are angels who can help us find parking spaces, pass tests, mend relationships, clean up  oil spills and stop wars.  Some types of angels attend every birth, others attend every death and still others record all of the events in every person’s life.  Angels see to the care and health of the body, and they oversee the conception and gestation of babies.  A multitude of angels are available to assist us with almost every aspect of existence.

 

With all of these angels moving in time and space, it is our advantage to learn more about them and how to work with them. 

So, 

  • Who are angels? 
  • Why were they created? 
  • What is their nature? 
  • How do they work? 

Getting answers to these questions can help clarify our relationship with the members of this kingdom.

 

Who is an angel?

The word angel is derived from the Greek word angelos and the Latin word angelus both meaning “messenger.”   Angels are messengers of light whom God created to minister to souls on earth as their guides, guardians and friends.

 

Since God created angels out of his own fiery being, they are extensions of his living presence and personify his grace, majesty and power.  God created the angels to serve and minister to us.  Answering our prayers is their reason for being.  Although we live in the material world, we have a special link to God through his angels.    We each have a part of God, a divine spark within us that allows us to ask angels for help and to expect results. 

As long as what you are asking them to do is positive and will not hurt others or interfere with your life plan, the angels will answer your call.  Not only can you ask them to help you personally but you can also direct them – even command them – to perform larger tasks like stopping crime and saving children from violence and drugs.

 

The angels are literally waiting for you to give them assignments. For there is one rule they seldom break.  They don’t intervene in our world unless we ask them to.

 

Why were they created?

God created angels before he created us because he knew we would need heavenly caretakers.  When someone prays to God during difficult times, whether he knows about angels or not, his prayers are answered by the angelic hosts, who rush instantaneously to his side.  The angels give tremendous power and protection to God’s children by providing them direct access to the Creator.

 

Angels embody the frequencies of the divine mind and make vibrations of the Father-Mother God readily accessible to those dwelling in the physical plane.  They serve as step-down transformers to transmit spiritual light, energy and consciousness to people in quantities that they can assimilate.  As a sunbeam carries the light of the sun from the central source, so angels carry the light of God throughout creation.

 

Because of the law of freewill, however, angels cannot intervene in our world unless we ask them to.  With great love, the angels are literally waiting to be called into action on behalf to all souls of light.  It gives them great joy to help.  In fact it is their reason for being.

 

Fallen Angels

(Rev. 12:7-9  … war in heaven)

Besides the angels who chose to serve more fully by embodying on earth, there are other angels who live in human bodies or exist in astral plane who have set themselves to a different purpose.  These are angels who fell from God’s kingdom long ago through pride and lust and now move among us with intentions that are evil as opposed to good.  In their rebellion against the light of God, these fallen angels try to thwart the activities of God and his sons and daughters.  The fallen angels have been characterized as having the following qualities – rebellion, pride, sinfulness and evilness.  As deniers of God, they have effectively extinguished the flame of spirit within themselves.  They are proud and heartless having no light in their eyes and no real love of anyone.  Instead, they seek to manipulate others to do their bidding.

 

The seven Archangels

            The angelic hosts can be of immeasurable assistance in daily life and on the spiritual path.  Among the most powerful of these protectors, guides and teachers are the seven archangels.  The archangels are the captains of all angelic hosts, having been created as the foremost divine attributes and are at the service of the sons and daughters of God. They work tirelessly to defeat evil and promote good.

 

The Ascended Masters teach that there are seven divine flames that reflect the seven rays, with an archangel serving on each of the rays.  The archangels also have  twin flames,  just as the sons and daughters of God do.  So serving with the archangels are their feminine complements, the archeiai.  The singular noun is archiea and the plural is archeiai.  The terms archangel and archeia share the Greek root word arch, which means, “to lead” or “to rule.”  Together the archangels and their archeiai focus on the masculine and feminine, or alpha and omega, polarities of their particular ray of service.  Calling to one always invokes the presence of the other.

 

Learning about the archangels and archeiai of the seven rays and their specialties – and consciously befriending them – can also help relate to them more intimately and effectively.

 

How they work

The Masters describe archangels as divine architects.  God uses them to draft the plans for his projects and to execute them.  They are cosmic builders and designers in the grandest sense of the word.  They are to our minds the divine blueprint for every endeavour, from the smallest to the greatest.

 

All of the archangels are also healers who come as master surgeons to mend our souls and four lower bodies.  When they are in our midst, they minister to us and purify us by transmitting the great increment of light that they have garnered.  ****Properly using this boost the energy from the angels can help us make much greater progress on the spiritual path.***

 

 

Archangel Michael                         -           Who is like God

Archangel Jophiel                           -           Beauty of God

Archangel Chamuel                       -           He who seeks God

Archangel Gabriel                          -           God is my strength

Archangel Raphael                         -           God has healed or God shall heal

Archangel Uriel                               -           Fire of God or God is my light

Archangel Zadkiel                          -           Righteousness of God

 

 

RAY

ARCHANGEL &

ARCHEIA

COLOR

QUALITIES

FIATS

1ST

TUESDAY

MICHAEL

&

FAITH

BLUE

Faith, Protection, Perfection, Power

Archangel Michael, Help Me! Help Me! Help Me!

2ND

SUNDAY

JOPHIEL

&

CHRISTINE

YELLOW

Wisdom, Understanding, Illumination

Archangel Jophiel and Christine, Blaze illumination’s flame through me!

3RD

MONDAY

CHAMUEL

&

CHARITY

PINK

Love, Compassion, Creativity

Beloved Chamuel! I call to you to give this fiat with me.  In the name of God, I AM THAT I AM, in the name of Archangel Chamuel, Be gone, forces of anti-love!

4TH

FRIDAY

GABRIEL

&

HOPE

WHITE

Guidance, Discipline, Vision

In the name of Gabriel and Hope, I AM a holy one of God!

5TH

WEDNESDAY

RAPHAEL

&

MOTHER MARY

GREEN

Wholeness, Healing, Vision Abundance

In the name of Raphael and Mary, I command my four lower bodies, Be thou made whole!

6TH

THURSDAY

URIEL

&

AURORA

PURPLE AND GOLD with RUBY

Tranquility of Spirit, Peace, Brotherhood

In the name of Archangel Uriel and Aurora, Peace, be still and know that I AM God!

7TH

SATURDAY

ZADKIEL

&

AMETHYST

VIOLET

Soul Freedom, Joy, Mercy, Forgiveness

In the name of Archangel Zadkiel and Holy Amethyst, I AM freedom from limitation!  I AM the blessing and buoyancy of the violet flame!

8TH

UZZIEL

& YOUR TWIN FLAME

 

 

 

 

 

A TEN-STEP PLAN ON HOW TO WORK WITH ANGELS

  1. Make room in your life for angels

The angels live in the world of Spirit, the heaven-world and we live in the world of matter.  Angels naturally gravitate toward their home.  So if you want the angels to feel comfortable with you, you need to make your world- your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings – more like theirs.

The angels are comfortable with thoughts of peace and love, not with irritation and aggression.  You may not be able to put out of your mind the rude driver who cut in front of you on your way home.  But you can free yourself from the irritation, starting by communing with the angels for just a few minutes a day.

 

First, separate yourself from distraction. Turn off the radio and TV, go into a room by yourself or to your favorite nature spot, imagine an angel in your mind and commune with the angels.

Simply talk to the angels about your problems.  Talk as if you were talking to your best friend.  And then listen.  Be silent and wait for the thoughts that the angels will put into your mind.  Before long, your relationship with the angels will turn into an upward spiral: the angels will help you to feel more positive.  And feeling positive will bring you closer to the angels.

 

  1. Pray aloud/Decree Isa. 45:11

The angels have answered many unspoken prayer or intense wish of the heart.  You don’t have to speak in order to get their attention, especially if you are in a place where it would be awkward, like a business meeting or on the subway.  But you will get a more powerful response when you speak to them loud.

 

There is power in your voice: the power to create or to destroy.  God used this power when he said, “Let there be light.”  By using your gift of speech, you can create changes in your life.

 Spoken prayer comes in different forms; songs and hymns, which have traditionally been used to summon the angels; structural prayer, like the “Our Father”; and unstructured prayer, in which you speak the deepest longings of your soul.  You can combine all of these with “decrees” and “fiats.”

 

  1. Use the name of God

God is inside of you.  And when you use the energy of God that is in you to direct the angels, they can answer you with all of the power of the universe.

 When God spoke to Moses out of the burning bush, he revealed both his name – I AM THAT I AM – and the true nature of man. You are the bush and the fire is your divine spark, God’s fire that he gives to you as his son or daughter.  It is the power to create in God’s name – and to command the angels.

Jesus used God’s name when he said “I AM the resurrection and the life.”  Every time you say “I AM…” you are really saying  “God in me is…” and thus drawing to yourself whatever follows.  When you say “I AM illumination,” you are saying the God in you is attracting to you more of the quality of illumination that you already possess.

 

  1. Give your prayers and decrees daily

The angels are always there. But we do not always know how to reach them.  The best way to make sure that the angels answer when you call them is to create a well-travelled pathway from your heart to theirs by communing with them every day.  And the best way to commune with them is to schedule a daily session of prayers and devotions.  It doesn’t have to be long – five minutes is a great start.

When you pray daily, you not only help yourself, but you also help people you don’t even know.  The angels are looking for people who regularly invoke God’s light to be their partners in planetary healing.  When they find these partners, they direct their light through them to help those in danger from disease, violent crime or natural disaster.  Thus your daily prayers can truly make a world of difference.

 

  1. Ask for help

Even after you have established your relationship with the angels, you still need to remember to ask for help at the time you need it.  The angels respect your free will.  On rare occasions, they will intercede without your speaking up.  But most often, they politely wait to be called.

 

  1. Repeat decrees and prayers

Prayers and decrees are more powerful when you repeat them.  Many protestants avoid saying prayers more than once, seeing it as the vain repetition that Jesus advised against (Matthew 6:7).  “After all,” they say “why should I have to ask God for something more than one time?”  However, the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches practice repetition of Our Father, Hail Mary and other prayers.  Jewish mystic repeated the names of God.  For some mystics, repetition truly becomes prayer “without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

 The reason it is more effective to repeat a prayer is that each time you say it, you are giving more light-energy to God and the angels.  The angels can use that energy as a seed, adding more light-energy as they go about answering your request.  So choose a group of prayers and decrees.  Then give them every day until the angels respond

 

  1. Send your prayers to the right address

If you want your pipes fixed, you call a plumber.  If you want to be rescued from a mugger, you call to the angels of protection.  If you want a relationship fixed, you call to the angels of love.

 Angels have different jobs.  And they use energies of different frequencies (corresponding to different colours) to accomplish those jobs.

 You can become more closely connected with the angels when you call to the archangels whose angels specialize in handling what you want done.

 

  1. Be specific

Angels answer your calls with precision, and they take pride in doing so.  The more specific the request, the more specific the answer will be.  As long as you are living your life in harmony with the universal source and devoting your energy to helping others, the angelic hosts will help you with the smallest details of your life.

 Dinette was looking for a used Toyota 4Runner but knew that she couldn’t afford the steep prices they were selling for.  So she decided to leave it to the angels.  She wrote down the year, make, colour, engine size, price range, mileage and type of rims and tires she wanted.  She also listed that she wanted a mechanically sound car with power steering, power brakes, power windows, power locks, air-conditioning and cruise control.  She cut out a picture of the kind of truck she was looking for and carried it around in her wallet.  Every day, she gave decrees and fiats to the angels for fifteen to forty-five minutes while looking at her list and picture.

 After weeks of scanning the classified, Danette was a little concerned but didn’t give up. “I knew the angels were working on it……….I wouldn’t settle for less,” she said.  Finally, she decided to continue her search in another city, twelve hours away.  Her friend there had told her that a 4Runner in her price range just wasn’t to be found.

 But when she looked at the paper, there it was – A 1990 Toyota 4Runner for $3,000 less than any other I had seen,” she said.  The owner had just placed the ad. that day and the car fit every one of her specifications, right down to the cruise control.  Her bank approved the loan and she drove home in her new 4Runner – thanking the angels all the way.

 The more detailed your request, the more satisfied you will be with the results.

 

  1. Visualize what you want to happen

You can increase the power of your prayer by maintain a strong mental picture of what you want to happen.  In addition, visualize brilliant light surrounding the problem or situation.  Sometimes concentrating on a picture as Danette did, can help too.  Here is another example of how visualization works.

 A group of students were driving home after attending a spiritual seminar when their car began to overheat.  Since none of them had any extra money to spend on car repairs, they decided to ask the angels for help.  “Each time the needle started creeping hotter and hotter, I would make fiery calls to the angels,” said Kevin, the driver.  “I told the people in the car to hold visualization of snow, of crystal clear, cold mountain streams and ice all around the whole engine.  Then we would watch the needle immediately go right back down as the temperature dropped normal.”  The group made it home safely, thanks to the angels – and an effective visualization technique.  Of course, it is better to combine angelic assistance with professional help possible.

 

  1. Expect to be surprised

The question occurs to just about anyone who has ever thought about angels.  Why do the angels answer some prayers and not others?

 Why does one person pray for ten years without getting what he wants while another gets it immediately?  Why are some houses destroyed by fire or flood while others are left untouched?  Surely the angels hear everyone’s prayers.

 One reason is that the angels’ ability to respond to our prayers is based upon the cumulative effects of our past actions – our good and bad deeds from this and previous lifetimes, also known as karma.  The angels are neither genies nor Santa Claus.  They must play by the rules of karma.  When we pray and give devotion to the angels, they can sometimes eliminate the effects of karma, but often they can only reduce them.

 The angels hear all of your prayers.  But in order for your requests to be granted, they must fulfill three conditions; 

  1. They should not interfere with God’s plan for your soul (or with your karma);
  2. They should not be harmful to you or anyone else;
  3. The timing must be right.

 You could pray for years to win the lottery and not win.  But you might get something you didn’t expect, like a higher paying job that leads you in new directions. Perhaps the angels couldn’t answer your prayer to win the lottery because your soul needs to learn the lesson of earning a living.  But they did not answer in the way that was best for you.

 

If you follow the above ten steps and still find that you don’t get an answer, the angels may be trying to tell you something. It might be time to revise your prayer and try again.  Keep praying, and know that the angels will give you the best answer that they can based on your soul’s need.

 

References:

 

  • How to work with angels by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
  • Fire from Heaven by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
  • Meeting the Masters by Mark Prophet and Elizabeth Prophet
  • The Bible

(COMPILED BY E. ASIEDU-MANTE)

 

Contents

SECTION I 2

VARIOUS APPLICATIONS TO THE GOD-HEAD.. 2

PRAYER: 3

INVOCATION: 3

MANTRA: 4

CHANT. 4

FIAT. 4

AFFIRMATION.. 4

CALLS. 5

DECREE. 5

SECTION II 7

Various Instructions Regarding Decrees. 7

The Importance of Doing the Preamble to a Decree. 8

The Importance Sealing Each Decree. 8

Announcing Inserts. 8

Inserts. 9

Fiats and Mantras. 9

Doing Multiple Decrees in Sequence. 9

Sequence for Decrees to End World Communism. 9

Sequence of Judgment Calls. 10

Sequence of Violet Flame Decrees. 10

Decreeing with Mother’s Recordings. 10

The Importance of Sealing a Decree Session. 11

Singing a Hymn in Preparation for a Dictation. 12

Creating a Chalice for the Light to Descend. 12

SECTION III 14

VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES. 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION I

 

VARIOUS APPLICATIONS TO THE GOD-HEAD

 

 

God is energy.  This energy is the mystical Presence which Moses beheld in the bush that burned but was not consumed and who identified himself as the “I AM THAT I AM”. This energy otherwise referred to as the “I AM THAT I AM” is the source of all life to which we are all destined to return through the ritual of the ascension.

 

There are devout souls, sages, saints and avatars who have mastered time and space through karma balancing and fulfilling their dharma and have ascended into the Presence of God as Jesus did when “he was taken up and a cloud received him out of their sight.” These are the Ascended Masters who have risen from every walk of life and from every continent.  These include Gautama Buddha, Lord Maitreya, El Morya, Kuthumi, Elijah, Elisha, Enoch, Moses, Jesus, Mary the Mother, St. Germain, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope John XXIII etc.

 

We who look forward to our own “matriculation” have a great opportunity today to walk in the footsteps of those who have already overcome the world i.e. the Ascended Masters.  One of the most important and vital techniques of self-mastery taught by the Brotherhood is the science of invocation, which includes the art of decreeing.

 

We need to understand that there are many forms of application to the Godhead.  In other words, there are various means and methods of communication between man and God.  Let us examine them one after another:

 

PRAYER:

A prayer is a devout petition to, or any form of spiritual communion with God or an object of worship; a spiritual communion with God or an object of worship, as in supplication, thanksgiving, adoration or confession; a formula or sequence of words used in or appointed for praying:  the Lord’s Prayer; a petition, entreaty.

 

INVOCATION:

The act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, etc for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like; supplication; any petitioning or supplication for help or aid; a form of prayer invoking God’s presence, said especially at the beginning of a public ceremony; a call to God or to beings who have become one with God to release power, wisdom, and love to mankind or to intercede in their behalf; supplication for the flow of light, energy, peace, and harmony to come into manifestation on earth as it is in heaven.

 

MANTRA:

A mystical formula or invocation; a word or formula, often in Sanskrit, to be recited or sung for the purpose of intensifying the action of the Spirit of God in man.

 

CHANT

A short, simple melody, especially one characterized by single notes to which an indefinite number of syllables are intoned, used in singing the Psalms, Canticles, etc in church service.

 

By sounding the name of God or that of a member of the heavenly hosts, the vibration of the being is simulated and thereby that being itself is drawn to the one chanting. These chants, when properly used, magnetize the Presence, whether universal or individualized, of the Divine Consciousness.

 

FIAT

An authoritative decree, sanction, order; a pronouncement; a short dynamic invocation or decree usually using the name of God, I AM, as the first word of the fiat, e.g. I AM the Way! I AM the Truth! I AM the Resurrection and the Life.

 

Fiats are always exclamations of Christ-power, Christ-wisdom, and Christ-love consciously affirmed and accepted in the here and now.

 

AFFIRMATION

Affirmations are fiats which may be of greater length and more specific detail.  They affirm the action of Truth in man – in his being, consciousness, and world.  They are used alternately with denials of the reality of evil in all of its forms.  Likewise, they affirm the power of Truth that challenges the activities of the fallen ones.

 

CALLS

A demand, a claim, a request or command to come or be present; an instance of asking for something; the act of summoning the Lord, or the Lord’s summoning of his offspring e.g. “Lazarus, come forth.”

 

DECREE

A decree is the most powerful of all applications to the Godhead.  It is the command of the son 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.

 

In the book Isaiah 45:11, it is recorded as follows:

“Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel and his maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, COMMAND YE ME.”

 

Here God is asking you not only to petition him for grace and mercy that these might abound on earth as in heaven, but also to command him – to command his energy to do his will in and through you, to work his works upon earth and in your life.  He is, in fact, telling you that you must command him to descend into your being if you would experience him in consciousness.

 

Why is this so?  The reason is plain; God gave you the gift of free will and the responsibility to take dominion over the earth, (Gen. 1:26) thereby relinquishing his own jurisdiction in the footstool kingdom (Acts 7: 49).

 

If, in the daily exercise of free will and in the cause of taking dominion over the earth, you desire the assistance of the Most High, you must command him to descend into your world, into your life, in the same manner as Jesus taught his disciples to pray – in the imperative – saying “Thy kingdom come! Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”. (Matt 6:10).

 

By consciously, willingly uniting your forces with God’s, making your will one with and subject to the divine, and then commanding the Almighty to enter your world and to exercise his dominion, you return to him the authority that he gave to you.  The ritual of asking that you might receive, of seeking that you might find, of knocking that the door might be opened, (Matt. 7:7-8) is the key to self-mastery through conscious cooperation with God.  Cosmic Law states that “The call compels the answer.”  The real God has challenged man to prove his law in his daily life.  “Prove me now herewith, said the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” (Mal. 3:10)

 

If you find it hard to believe that mortals could be vested with the authority to command God, let us explain when the Lord says, “command ye me”, he is speaking directly to the Real Man whom he hath made and not to the synthetic image.

 

“But”, you may say, “I am not yet fully manifesting the Real Man.”  This may be true, but it has been explained that “until your synthetic consciousness is replaced by the real, you have an advocate with the Father, (1 John 2:1) the Christ, in whose name you may, with the full authority of your God Presence, command the energies of the Holy Spirit into action.”

 

The Christ Self, truly beloved of God as the Mediator of man’s divinity, is the instrument for the alchemical transformation of the four lower bodies and the evolution of the soul consciousness.  As you invoke the light of God in his name, the Mediator descends into the forcefield of your evolving consciousness and speaks the sacred Word through you that proves the Law as above so below in the abundant manifestation of the abundant life.  The Christ then, is the perfect gift which cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James1:17).

 

Because they have been found worthy to be received by God, all who are made one with the Real Image are worthy to command him into action in the world of form.  You may therefore command the Lord not only in the name of Jesus the Christ, but also in the name of every ascended and cosmic being who has won his immortal freedom through the reunion of the soul with the Christ and with the Spirit of the I AM Presence.

 

Commands made in the name of the Ascended sons and daughters of God, then are an acceptable sacrifice unto the living God.  They replace the supposed need for either burnt offerings or animal or human sacrifice (Gen 4:3-5; Exod. 12:3-4) which for centuries both before and since Christian dispensation have been placed on the altar of the Most High in the mistaken belief that these are required as a propitiation for the sins of the race.  Only the right use of the power of the spoken Word can atone for mankind’s sins.

 

By cosmic law, the servants of God (i.e. Ascended Masters, Elohim, Archangels, angels and elementals) are not permitted to intercede for and on behalf of mankind unless they are invoked in the name of one or more persons of the Trinity.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION II

 

Various Instructions Regarding Decrees

 

            We want to share with you some simple but important instructions regarding our decrees. The Science of the Spoken Word is a science that is exact in many ways. The Messengers gave us very precise instruction about the Science of the Spoken Word. Please keep the following instructions from the Messenger in mind during your decrees and services.

 

The Importance of Doing the Preamble to a Decree.

Instruction from Mother at a Decree Service on July 18, 1985:

“We always start with the preamble.  Nobody’s invocation ever replaces the preamble of a decree.  The decree leaders in this organization do this continuously.  I make a call, they start the body.  It is never replaced.  You cannot give a decree without addressing your own Mighty I AM Presence.  Don’t ever do it anytime, anywhere in tags.  I do not know where this custom came from, but I find it repeated all over the place.  The call was given; the decree is started from the beginning.”

 

The Importance Sealing Each Decree.

Teaching by Mark Prophet from April 7, 1967:

 

“The ending, ‘And in full Faith I consciously accept this manifest.’ Now that’s where you do the work. “And in full Faith I consciously accept this manifest, manifest, manifest.” And see when you say that and when you garner that faith in full faith, see, when you do that you must feel that faith, that you’re gathering it together then, see, consciously. Manifest, manifest, manifest! You’re demanding it. And when you put that, it’s just like wrapping it up, you know, and then it goes right up and it goes to work all over the world. That’s the thing that’s necessary. Otherwise the energy comes here and radiates and stays here and dissipates. But that’s the capstone of the pyramid, that’s a very important part. So remember when you give that to really feel that, what you’re doing.”

 

Announcing Inserts.

When announcing a series of inserts before a preamble please make sure to announce the numbers of the decrees and inserts before you do the preamble of the decree. Please announce this slowly so that everyone can take note. When we repeatedly announce these numbers after the preamble it breaks the momentum of energy. Mother gave the teaching that we should not pause after the preamble and before we say “I decree” but instead do the preamble and say the “I decree” without pausing in between.

 

Inserts.

When doing inserts, please remember that they are best done AFTER the preamble to a decree. This is the case even if the insert has its own preamble because then the insert has the benefit of the mantles of the masters invoked in the preamble to the decree.

 

Fiats and Mantras.

There are fiats and mantras in the decree book that do not need a preamble or sealing but stand on their own. These include:  7.32 “Protect Our Youth” and 6.05 “Traveling Protection.” These decrees are given on their own and not as part of another decree. If, for example, you are doing 10.00 to Archangel Michael and want to do 7.32 “Protect Our Youth,” you first seal 10.00 and do 7.32 as a mantra separately.

 

Doing Multiple Decrees in Sequence.

The only series of decrees that we can do one after the other without doing the sealing “And in full Faith…” are violet flame decrees, the decrees to end World Communism (7.03A through 7.06A), and 20.07 and 20.09.All other decrees require the sealing.

 

Sequence for Decrees to End World Communism.

When doing a sequence of the decrees to end World Communism, it is not necessary to seal each decree between 7.03A and 7.06. You should seal the decree sequence with the “And in full Faith…” after 7.06 before doing 7.06A. Please use the phrase “decrees to end World Communism” or “end of World Communism decrees.” Do not call these the “Communist Decrees.” Announce the order of the sequence, whether it is 7.05, 7.03A, 7.04, 7.06A or 7.03A through 7.06A, and then go from one decree to the next and say “together” to have the congregation begin with you. Give the preamble to each decree before doing the body of the decree.

 

Sequence of Judgment Calls.

Decrees 20.07and 20.09 are both considered judgment calls. You may do the Ruby Ray preamble to one of these decrees and then continue into the next decree without doing the sealing “And in full Faith…”  The sealing would be done after both are done.

           

Mother said on April 17, 1983, “You can take 20.08 and 20.07 and use them as a preamble to 20.09 in the manner we just did, or you can do them in the opposite order.  If you want to give many Judgment Calls, you can wind up with the Judgment Call being last.  If you want to give many dweller calls, you can wind up with that being last.”

 

            The Ruby Ray Preamble should be given before each of these decrees regardless of the order in which they are recited. For 20.09, please remember to always include the phrase, “I Cast Out the Dweller on the Threshold” before entering into the body of the decree.

 

Sequence of Violet Flame Decrees.

You may do a series of violet flame decrees following one single preamble. This does NOT include songs or bhajans. If you do a series of violet flame decrees and would like to do a song, please seal the last decree with “And in full Faith….” Then you may sing the song and do a new violet flame preamble for the next set of violet flame decrees.

 

                Decreeing with Mother’s Recordings.

When doing a decree with Mother’s recording, please do not slow down at the final repetition. Simply keep the tempo that Mother was doing and then seal the decree. When the decree leader slows down at the end of a faded recording, the forcefield drops.

 

                The Importance of Sealing a Decree Session.

Teaching by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:

 

“These reservoirs of energies, of spiritual power are built and fed and filled every time you decree.  And we always conclude our decree sessions with the sealing of the energies which is an individual call that you make very simply, ‘In the name of my own beloved Christ Self, in the name of the I AM THAT I AM, I call for the sealing of all energies that we've invoked, that they may be only used for the light and never be requalified by the human.’  After all we're not standing around invoking all this light just floating in the air, we want it to be sealed.

 

“When it is sealed, it is sealed in our Christ Self and in our own causal body.  And then when we need light it's there, ready to be used--it goes forth from us.  It also becomes a part of the great reservoir, the great storehouse of energy guarded by the Great White Brotherhood. You have that direct access to power and those reservoirs of light are like floating grids and forcefields. They rest above the place where the teaching center is, where the headquarters is or where the Summit decree group is, or over your house and then they amalgamate and they form giant pools like oceans of reservoir that become accessible to the archangels.”

“The Guru Chela Relationship under the Ascended Masters,” ECP, July 3, 1978.

Further teaching from Mother on the official sealing for our decree sessions:

“The following prayer is the sealing of the decree session.  It is taken from the prayer ‘The Sealing of the Rosary.’  Many years ago the masters counseled us that whenever we conclude a decree session we must seal it.  So ordinarily, each one of us makes our own prayer for the sealing action of the Light invoked.  We ask that that Light be sealed in our Holy Christ Self, that it can never be requalified by the human, that it be sealed in the heart of the Cosmic Christ, and that it be used as needed and when necessary so that our decree sessions become a reservoir of Light accessible to the holy angels which they may freely dip into for the rescuing of those in the gravest danger on earth. 

 

“This sealing (the sealing to the Alternate Preamble) now becomes the official sealing which I ask you all to give at the conclusion of your decrees and the conclusion of a session when we dismiss the sanctuary.  Even if we start up again immediately, we should seal our sessions the same way as we tack down a thread.  We have to tack down our sewing, and so we tack it down when there is a change of forcefield.” “Born Free to Love,” July 5, 1985.

 

Based on these instructions you may make an individual call to seal the energies you have invoked in your Holy Christ Self so that it will never be requalified by the human if you are sealing your personal decrees or a short session with a group. The sealing to the Alternate Preamble is the standard and official sealing for any session in a larger group or service.

 

                Singing a Hymn in Preparation for a Dictation.

When we sing a hymn in preparation for a dictation, it is not for mere enjoyment, enjoy it as we will. It is not for a break.

The song/hymn is for a scientific use of the sacred fire and the power of the heart through music to deliver to an entire planetary home the momentum of our causal body.

 

It is a sacred ritual that demands as much if not more concentration in the inner planes of being. When you sing it should be from the full depths of your chakras because the reason we’re directed to sing a song is so that you can prepare your chakras to receive the light of the master who will speak to us.

 

                Creating a Chalice for the Light to Descend.

When Mother was in embodiment she gave many very precise instructions regarding decrees during services. The reason for this was to be able to create a forcefield and a chalice where the angels and masters could accomplish their work for us with the light.

 

            For example, the reason we were told not to walk up to the front of the chapel when the body of a decree was being given, but instead to wait to move up until after the sealing, is that the angels weave grids of light in the congregation while a decree is being given.

 

Mother also requested that the chapel be sealed after the end of the first song during the Jesus Watch so that the forcefield would not be disturbed at all because she explained that Jesus places his electronic presence over those in attendance. She said that it takes a great deal of concentration and meditation to sustain Jesus’ presence around us and the weaving of this filigree of Light as Jesus comes to mesh his Light Body with ours. Each time the forcefield is disrupted, it collapses something in the forcefield in the entire room. It is as though we are all interconnected as a honeycomb, each one being a cell within that comb, a geometric vessel for the honey of the Lord. 

 

A similar action takes place when we are decreeing in a group in our sanctuaries.

 

Archangel Zadkiel says that when we give our decrees to the violet flame, the angels gather around us and, with outstretched palms, direct across our body and aura and arc of the violet ray. As that arc flashes across our being, it vaporizes negative conditions and they literally disappear from our heart and mind.

 

We have also been taught that angels will fill the seats in a sanctuary if they are vacant. And so we are asked to remember to place our belongings on the floor under our chair so as to make room for the angels.

 

Let us all remember to approach our altars and invoke the light through our decrees with great devotion and the sense of the holiness of the work that is being accomplished by the masters and angels.

 

As chelas of the Ascended Masters, let us continue to be stewards of the dispensation of the Science of the Spoken Word by following Mother’s examples.

 

            Thank you for your service and devotion to the Word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION III

 

VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES

 

You can use a decree to develop a facility for visualization by simply looking at the words and seeing those words that you are saying taking on the thoughtforms you image forth.  See those mental pictures as cups being filled with violet flame by angels, masters and cosmic beings.

 

First, see the figure of Jesus Christ and the Holy Christ Self descending over one person.  Hold that picture strong.  Focus the lens of your inner eye on it.  When it has become clear, you are ready to multiply your visualization.

 

Visualize a huge stadium filled with people.  See the presence of Jesus Christ and the Holy Christ Self dropping over everyone in the stadium like a mantle of light.

 

You can add to your mental picture as many thoughtforms as you can hold steady.  You can visualize the tube of light with the violet flame in center around yourself and every single person in the stadium.  You can visualize the I AM Presence above the entire crowd.  You can see the blessings flowing from your seven chakras, from your hands.

 

As you master the words of the decree and then memorize them, you can close your eyes and see, with the full power of seeing that God gave you in the third eye, any blessing you want to see your decrees accomplish.

 

Your mind should never be idle while you decree.  When you know a decree by heart, close your eyes and begin doing your work for the planet.  This is what the saints have called the mighty work of the ages. 

 

What you see, what you can conceive of because you know it is the Law of God, what you call forth, directing light rays through your chakras, you will precipitate; and it will come into manifestation on this planet.

 

Some have seen stupendous results from their prayers and affirmations.  It is astounding how God takes our fiats and our commands and brings them about in his good time.  Sometimes it takes years, but the hour of fulfillment does come, when it is the will of God.

 

When you give a decree, bring to the words in the decrees your very special imagination, your special images that you want to see outpictured on the screen of life.  God has given you a unique ability to image forth and to imprint your image on material substance.

 

No two people reading this will come up with the identical visualization or thought-form.  This is what enriches the kingdom of heaven – each individual sending forth the power of his mind, the power of his love, the power of his wisdom through the third-eye chakra to bring into manifestation the desiring of God and man, according to the will of God.

 

You can orchestrate a tremendous flow of light to the planet if you will just use this receiving-and- sending station that is your body.  Therefore, do not allow any components of this receiving-and- sending station to be idle, to be not in gear, to be not focused, not aligned, not tethered, not concentrated.  You must master your chakras and your four lower bodies if you would master yourself and your planet.

 

One way to assist in the visualization of the violet flame is to purchase a piece of violet satin or velvet to place on your altar.  Another excellent way to see and feel and even hear the violet flame is to see yourself seated before a blazing bonfire; colour it violet in your imagination and see each flame turn violet, purple and pink; and then see yourself stepping into the sacred fire.  You may also wish to visualize a sea of violet flame into which you plunge for the cleansing of your four lower bodies.

 

 

 

(Compiled by E. Asiedu-Mante)

 

 

KARMA

 

Hinduism and Buddhism teach that the law of karma is a universal law of cause and effect that affects everyone.  As Newton’s third law of motion states:

“For every action there is equal and opposite reaction”.

The Law of Karma operates automatically and without prejudice.  This is why there’s no injustice.  We think that some people get away with everything while we get away with nothing. That makes us chafe a bit and wonder if there is a just God.

We simply have to be at peace and remember the teaching from Deuteronomy that Paul referred to; Deut. 32:35; Rom 12:19 “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord”.  Therefore it is ours to forgive.  God will mete out his justice and we certainly do not wish harm upon anyone, even those who are self-styled enemies.

We know that karma functions on an individual as well as on a group level.  As the 20th century Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda wrote; “The cumulative actions of human beings within communities, nations or the world as a whole constitute mass karma, which produces local or far-ranging effects according to the degree and preponderance of good or evil.  The thoughts and actions of every man, therefore, contribute to the good or ill of this world and all people in it.”

There is then, such a thing as personal karma, something very personal, for instance between you and me alone; it functions one-on-one.  And then there is group karma.  Entire nations or towns or families have made karma because of their stand against life.

They commit acts together as one body and therefore they must re-embody together.  The Mafia families for instance, come back together again and again because of their karma.

Karma necessitates rebirth because you can’t reap all the effects of your karma in a single lifetime.  There is simply not enough time in one’s lifetime to experience the return of, or the compensation for, all the good or the bad you have done in that life.

The law of cause and effect, which is the law of karma, is firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition.  So, we begin with Genesis and the flood of Noah.  After that flood and the sinking of that continent, God enjoined Noah and his sons.  He said; Gen. 9:6 “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed.”

Matt. 26:52All who draw the sword will die by the sword”.

Exodus 21:12, 23-25

He that smiteth a man so that he dies shall be surely put to death.  If any mischief follows, then thou shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”

Obadiah 15

“The day of the Lord is near for all the nations.  As you have done, so will it be done to you: your deeds will recoil on your own head.”

A classic example of the law of karma comes from the life of David.  David falls in love with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, and she conceives a child by him.  David secretly assigns Uriah to the front lines of battle, where he knows he will be killed, and then marries Bathsheba.

The Lord sends the prophet Nathan to tell David that because he has slain Uriah and married his wife, he will be punished.  The Lord tells David through Nathan that the sword will never be far from his house and that God will give his wives to his neighbor.  Nathan says that God has forgiven David and will not take his life, but the price of his sin will be the life of the child born to Bathsheba.  Although David fasts and entreats God to spare the child, the child becomes sick and dies. (II Sam. 11, 12:1-23).

We see that God and God’s law is no respecter of persons. David took another’s life, so the life of his child is taken.  And yet we know that God loved David.  David had to learn his lesson, for had he not paid the price for his karma in that life, he would have had to pay it in a future life.

Not in every case does Jesus Christ take upon himself our sins, that is, our karma. If it were true, none of us would ever suffer any calamity.  But we do suffer calamities, we suffer great losses.  We can interpret these calamities in two ways.  Either we think our God is a whimsical God and that we are subject to his moods of vengeance or we see the law of karma as operational in every facet of our lives, with ourselves, we and we alone setting causes in motion whose effects return to us by the mathematical precision of the law itself.

If you don’t have the understanding of karma, then when you suffer loss, you say, “it is the will of God.”  But it is not the will of God.  The law of karma is his will, but it was you who exercised your free will outside of his laws, and sometime, somewhere the fruit of your misuses of God’s law must come upon you.

The purpose of karma is to teach us, not to punish us but sometimes we identify more with the teaching.  It is a fact that you can lengthen your life by making commitment to God and keeping them, by serving and obeying his laws, including his dietary laws.  Nothing is final until we make it final and nothing is predestined until we make it our destiny.  We do not believe in predestination.  We believe in free will.  We can change things.

We can shorten our lives by eating a bad diet.  We can destroy our bodies with sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and other drugs, so that we no longer have a fitting temple for our souls to dwell in, let alone for the Father, and Son to take up their abode in (John 14:23).  For sure we need reincarnation at that point, for we have shortened our days; the body clock has run out, but we have not worked the works of him that sent us. (John 9:4).

The teaching of God is that good or bad souls are not born but made. In other words, God creates the souls as a clean white page. He endows the soul with divine spark, the sacred essence of himself and gives to the soul free will.  From there on, she is on her own.

From the moment she takes incarnation in an earthly body, she begins to make choices.  Hopefully, if she has wise parents and teachers, these choices are enlightened, loving and in fulfillment of God’s will.  Since the gift of free will allows for good or evil as thought, as desires, as act or as conviction of conscience, then we must conclude that good souls have become good by choice and bad souls have become bad by choice.  It also establishes the principle that good karma made in past lives follows the soul in future lives and that the momentums of personality, ego and character are cumulative.

The denial of karma and reincarnation in Christianity today is a betrayal of the soul of every Christian and Jew and Moslem.  The clergy is not teaching us what Jesus really said and what he really meant.  What is more, many Christians today who study the scriptures all of their lives fail to see that they teach karma and reincarnation.  They don’t see that the law of karma is written in the four Gospels and in the letters of the apostles.

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says; “Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy the law or the prophets.  I am not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matt 5:17).  So Jesus came to fulfill the law that is written in the Old Testament and the prophets who proclaimed it.  And truly it was the law of karma that he came to fulfill.

All of the laws of God set forth in the Old and New Testament as well as major world religions are integral to the law of karma.  Clearly this law establishes the righteousness or the unrighteousness of a man’s acts, including his thoughts and feelings, his lusts, the desires of his heart and the inclination of his soul.

Jesus said “verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled”. (Matt 5:18)

And this jot and tittle that we all must pay – that will not pass from our accounts or our accountability till all of our debts be paid – is the jot and the tittle of our karma.

We must remember that the law of karma is the law of the causal relationship between a man’s acts and the universe’s reaction to his acts that returns to his doorsteps.  This return of positive and negative karma continues daily, hourly and forever until his soul is perfected in Christ and he escapes the rounds of reincarnation, which have their roots in the karma of desire.

If you want to move on with the universe, if you want to fulfill your reason for being on earth and graduate from this schoolroom of life and transcend the cycle of the stars and arrive at the next station of your evolution in realms of glory, you are going to have to shoulder your karmic responsibility and pay your debts to life.

Matt. 2:35

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things (i.e. good works, good karma), and evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. (i.e. bad works, bad karma).  As the desire of the heart is and as the intent of the soul is, so will the karma, or the acts, be.

Next Jesus sets forth a law that will not be broken.

Matt. 12: 36-37

The following are the words of Jesus; “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shall be justified, and by thy words thou shall be condemned.”

Jesus never said that if you accept me as your Lord and Saviour, he will neutralize this law.  He never neutralized it.  It remains true to this very hour and this very day.  If we are accountable for every idle word that we speak, how much more are we accountable for every act and the state of mind or mindlessness that precedes the act and the state of mind or mindlessness that precedes the act or the desire that impels it? The Law of Karma gives us sound reason to control our tongues as well as our uncontrolled thoughts and feeling that propel our tongues.

Matt. 7:2, 12

The Sermon on the Mount is a treasure trove of the law of karma.  Jesus states the mathematical precision of the law of karma.

With what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.  And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them.  For this is the law and the prophets.

Matt. 5:7

The sermon recorded in Matthew 5:7 is Jesus’ doctrine on the reward of righteous and unrighteous conduct – karma.   It is his teaching on the consequences of thoughts, feelings, words and deeds.  It is the greatest lesson on karma, as the law of personal accountability for one’s acts, that you will find anywhere.

Matt 26:51-52

At the scene of his arrest, Jesus reiterates the law of karmic retribution.  It is recorded in Matthew;

“One of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s and smote off his ear.  Then said Jesus unto him, put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.  And he touched his ear and healed him”.

Exodus 21:24

In this act Jesus confirms, “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”

Rev. 13:10

“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.  He that killeth with sword must be killed with the sword.  Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”

Gal. 6:7

“Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Paul is saying that the law of God – that is the law of cause and effect, the law of karma – cannot be mocked by the high and the mighty, not by them of low degree.

Gal 6:7-10

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting.  Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men.”

 

REINCARNATION

 

John 9:1-7

Jesus’ teaching on reincarnation.

“As Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth.  And his disciples asked him, saying “Master, who did sin, this man or his parents that he was born blind?  Jesus answered, neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents; But the works of God should be made manifest in him.  I must work the works of him that send me while it is day.  The night cometh when no man can work.  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay and said unto him, ‘Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.’  He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

consider the understanding the disciples had to have in order to ask the question. “who did sin, this man or his parents that he was born blind?” They asked it because they were familiar with Jesus’ teachings on karma and reincarnation.  They knew that this man could have been born blind from sins of a past life.

This account of Jesus restoring sight to the man born blind teaches the discussions of karma and reincarnation were ongoing between Jesus and his disciples.  Had Jesus desired us to know that the implication of karma and reincarnation in his disciples’ question was not appropriate, then and there he would have delivered a sermon denying karma and reincarnation as an invalid premise, doctrinally and factually.

 

Reincarnation:

The doctrine of reincarnation cannot be separated from the doctrine of karma.  The fact that we make karma and must balance it and that we continue to do so (until we learn the laws of God and stop making karma) means that we need the mercy of God, which he provided every living soul – yes, the mercy and the opportunity for reincarnation.

The reason the doctrine of karma begets the doctrine of reincarnation is that the karma of a lifetime cannot necessarily be balanced within that life.  For instance, suppose a man shoots his wife and children and then shoots himself, he can’t balance the karma because he is dead.

And even if he didn’t shoot himself, he couldn’t make amends to his wife and children because they are dead.

In either case, he and they will be back to exercise their option under the option of the law of grace to make things right.  He will most likely have to give birth to all of them in a future life to restore the life he has taken.  They will have to learn forgiveness and pass the test of not getting even by killing him – that is, if they want to get off the merry-go-round of rebirth.

The keystone of Jesus’ teaching on reincarnation in the New Testament is our Lord’s statement that John the Baptist was Elijah come again.

It was a popular belief among the Jews of Jesus’ day that Elijah would come again as the forerunner of the Messiah, as the Lord has prophesied through the prophet Malachi;

 

Mal. 3“Beloved I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me….

Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and the dreadful day of the Lord.

And he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Not once, but twice did Jesus reveal that John was indeed Elijah come again.  The first one took place after John’s death, on the occasion of Jesus’ transfiguration.  The other took place while John was yet in prison when Jesus actually delivered a public tribute to John before the multitudes.

I will take up the first one.  The scene is our Lord’s transfiguration on a high mountain, where he had taken Peter, James and John to witness his initiation.  This is how it is recorded in scripture.

 

Mark 9:12-13

“Jesus taketh with him Peter, James and John and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them.  And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller on earth can white them.  And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses and they were talking with Jesus and there was a cloud that overshadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud saying, “This is my beloved son; hear him”.

And suddenly when they looked round about, they saw no man anymore; they saw Jesus only with them…..

And they asked him saying. “Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?”

In other words, if Elijah is appearing to you out of heaven in his celestial body, then why didn’t he first go before you on earth as the prophet who should prepare the way for your coming.  What is he doing in heaven when we haven’t yet seen him on earth?

And he answered and told them, Elijah verily cometh first and restoreth all things, and …………..it is written of the son of man that he must suffer many things and be set at a naught.

“But I say unto you that Elijah is indeed come and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written on him. (Mark 9:2-13)

Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist. (Matt. 17:13)

So when Jesus said, “Elijah is indeed come”, he was saying that Elijah had already reincarnated in the mantle and the calling of the messenger of the Lord who should go before the face of the son of God to prepare the way before him.  And Herod had done with him what he would.  Tragically, he had imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist for his outspokenness against Herod’s unlawful marriage to his brother’s wife.

 

Matthew 11:7-15

Matthew records Jesus’ words;

“What went you out into the wilderness to see?  A reed shaken with the wind?

But what went ye out for to see?  A man clothed in soft raiment?  Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.

But what went ye out for to see?  A prophet?  Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Verily, I say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: not withstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

And from the days of John the Baptist unto now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  For all prophets and the law prophesied until John….

And if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which was for to come.  He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

Mark 6:14-16

Herod’s superstition that Jesus was “John whom I beheaded ….. risen from the dead.”

Many people today do not accept the twin doctrine of karma and reincarnation because if they did, they would have to accept accountability for their own actions in their life and all past lives.  A large percentage of the people on earth today do not want to take responsibility for their karma.  They have lived by the doctrine that says Jesus carries it all.  “Jesus died for my sins. He is going to bear my sins and give me absolution and all I have to do is accept him as my Lord and saviour and he will do the rest.  And I am guaranteed entrée into the kingdom by the profession of faith.”

This is a simplistic notion.  Yet it is what the doctrine of the vicarious atonement, accepted by clergymen and churchgoers alike, is all about.  The doctrine that Jesus pays the whole price for our karma and that we pay nothing is not the true doctrine of Jesus Christ.  It is false doctrine and it is in violation of the laws of God set forth in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Believing that you can commit any crime, break the laws of God and man, and not pay the price because Jesus already paid it for you is simply not what Jesus taught.  Moreover, it is absolutely inconsistent with the law of karma set forth in the Old and New Testaments.

It is our responsibility to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil. 2:12)

For in the end “every man shall bear his own karmic burden.” (Gal. 6:5)

 

Matt. 5:17

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets. I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. So Jesus came to fulfill the law that is written in the Old Testament and the prophets who proclaimed it.”