We are very pleased to welcome Chrissie Blaze to
SoulfulLiving.com as our newest monthly columnist!
Each month, Chrissie will share one of her Eight Steps
to Inner Fitness from her book, "Workout for the Soul."
Step 5 - The Mystic Practices of the Ancients
In this Part you will learn
practices used by the ancient mystics to assist them in
their inner journey to enlightenment and spiritual
power. Like the other steps, these mystic practices will
form an essential part of the Workout for the
Soul. These are visualization exercises that
were sacred and revered by the practitioners and were
given, through initiation, to those who were ready. The
practices were treated as precious jewels and often the
recipient would have to undergo difficult tests in order
to judge their worthiness and readiness to receive
Many stories abound in India and the
East where students would walk hundreds of miles and
undergo terrible privation just for a few words with a
master or spiritual teacher. Sometimes the desperate
student was sent away by the master to undergo further
tests before the initiations would be given. This was
the way of advancement. The mystery schools were elite
places where the ancient knowledge was studied and
practiced and where the gifts of wisdom and
enlightenment were far more highly prized than the fame,
money or success now prized so highly.
Now the necessities of this modern age
are different. No longer does the aspirant or
spiritually-minded person have to go into the wilderness
and endure terrible hardship to gain wisdom and truth.
The water-bearer, the symbol of the Aquarian Age we are
now entering, is seen pouring the waters of truth freely
As we plunge deeper into materialism,
science and technology, the universal cry is for
meaning. To the thinking person, the superficial
qualities of outer beauty and fleeting success offer no
lasting benefit or real value and there is a growing
trend to go deeper, to search for the soul qualities
within. One result is that we can now find spirituality
everywhere, even in our local supermarket. Now many
spiritual texts and mystic practices are available, and
if we proceed with diligence and discrimination, we can
find spiritual gems more easily than could the students
of the mysteries in the past. However, the key to unlock
our own spiritual growth is just the same as it ever was
– practice, discipline and a genuine desire to live
life at a deeper, richer level.
In the previous Step you
practiced concentration, contemplation and
visualization. You will now practice these advanced
visualization practices, as well as those involving the
energy and power of color, which will further sensitize
and prepare you for your inner journey.
We are constantly bombarded with the
energies of color and these have a definite effect upon
us. It is now widely known that the color of the sky,
our décor and our clothes, all affect our moods. At the
same time, our moods also produce color that surrounds
our bodies and effects us as well as others.
There have been studies on the
psychology of color and how it affects the mind; the
metaphysician knows that color affects us on all levels
from the chromosomes and cells of our body, to all
aspects of the physical, mental, astral and spiritual
bodies. The materialist sees a person as just a head,
body, arms and legs. The metaphysician knows that a
person is in fact an egg-shaped aura, which contains not
only our amazingly constructed physical structure, but
also many other bodies. These subtle bodies work
outwards from the physical and range from the emotional
and mental bodies, to the high, subtle vibration of the
Science tells us that color is a mode of
vibration of light, and also that matter radiates light.
All matter, therefore, has a color vibration. Matter is
continuously emitting rays and vibrations that affect
us, so it is important to understand the different
effects that colors have upon us. Each of the seven
colors of the spectrum, red, orange, yellow, blue,
green, indigo, violet, has a different rate of
vibration. Each color has a different quality that can
heal and strengthen and can play a significant part in
our physical and mental health.
Our brain tissues emit color radiations,
infra-red radiation and also radiation in and beyond the
ultra-violet. Color also plays a large part in our aura,
the subtle envelope that surrounds our physical body.
Every thought, feeling and desire we have collects
around us in the form of vibrating waves or rays of
color. If our thoughts and feeling are pure then the
colors they produce will reflect this; otherwise they
will be dark and murky. That is why a discriminating,
experienced clairvoyant, or person who can see beyond
the physical, will be able to see from the state of the
aura and the colors it contains, what type of person you
are! It would also be possible to see from the state of
someone’s aura, the mood they are in - whether they
are angry, depressed, joyful, - from the different
colors around and through the aura.
Visualization exercises require us to
imagine or visualize color. The purer the colors you can
visualize, the better results you will obtain. You will
find that once you understand the nature of color you
can start to use it in your visualizations to bring
instant "pick-me-ups" and to enhance your
healing. For example, the color green is a wonderful
balancing, harmonious color that can safely be used at
the beginning and end of all healing work. If you are
feeling particularly stressed and do not have time to
get out into the restful green vibrations of nature, you
can instead bring the color into your life by wearing it
and by visualizing it.
Many people instinctively use colors in
their lives. Putting on a red dress when you are feeling
depleted is a wise choice, as red is a physically
stimulating color and will energize you. Painting a
kitchen blue is another good thing to do as the color
blue has a sterilizing effect and is also used in color
healing to treat infections. The best colors to use on
an altar, or in a room where you will be performing your
spiritual practices, would be violet, purple, magenta or
a similar color. Violet has the highest and most
spiritual vibration of all the colors.
One of the most sacred practices we can
use is the practice of the Violet Flame. This is an
ancient, mystic practice that was originally introduced
to mankind by the Spiritual Hierarchy of this Earth, the
Great White Brotherhood, in order to help us grow
spiritually. This is the hierarchy of Adepts, Masters
and Ascended Masters who live in Retreats around the
world and whose main task is the preservation and growth
of spirituality on Earth. The silent, unsung work of
these great compassionate beings, who come from all
races (white does not, of course, refer to the color of
their skin, only their magic) goes unnoticed by most.
Without their tireless work to inspire and uplift us, we
would be in a much worse state than we are now.
I wanted to give you some background to
the Practice of the Violet Flame, so that you will have
respect and appreciation for this wonderful mystic
visualization, which I learned from my Spiritual Master,
Dr. George King. The Violet Flame Practice brings great
benefits including cleansing, purifying and
strengthening the aura, which will bring protection in
many ways. A strong healthy aura will protect you from
disease as well as from negative thoughts from others.
Also, as previously stated, the color violet has the
highest vibration of light and will help to open the
pathway to the soul – the super-conscious mind, so
that inspiration and high intuition can dawn.
You may ask, from where does this Violet
Flame come? It is given freely and always upon our
request from the Logos of the Mother Earth herself. This
great living Goddess beneath our feet who sustains us
and allows us continued experience is an extremely
advanced life form, far more advanced than we are. We
are insignificant when compared to our planetary home
and when we see the pictures of the Earth from space we
cannot help to be awed by her beauty and magnificence.
Our egos try and convince us that we are the really
important ones, but this is not even logical once we
realize that we are completely dependent upon the Earth
for our existence. Fortunately for us, her compassion is
so great that she freely provides this mystic Violet
Flame to come up from her very heart, the Logos of
Earth, right up through our physical bodies and aura,
every time we request it. This is a great gift taught in
the ancient mystery schools, and now being made readily
available to everyone.
The Violet Flame practice can be used
anywhere, at any time although, as it is a sacred
practice, it should be used with respect. The more you
use it the better will be the effects: this really is a
spiritual gift and should always be used with love and
Close your eyes and be very relaxed
around the neck and shoulders. Practice the complete
breath and allow the thoughts of the day to come and go
until you feel detached and centered in the present.
Then using your powers of visualization, or imagination,
think down to the beautiful Mother Earth, living
silently beneath your feet. Feel appreciation and
thankfulness for this great Goddess.
Now, with love in your heart, visualize
flowing right up through and around you a beautiful
vibrant Violet flame. See and feel this flowing right up
from the Logos of Earth filling and purifying every
aspect of your physical and subtle bodies. Take this
visualization about 30-40 feet above the head, and hold
this for a few moments, feeling yourself bathed and
cleansed in this great violet fire.
At first you may find it difficult to
visualize. Some people find color difficult to
visualize; others may see it but be unable to feel it.
The secret is to keep practicing, and have faith that
when you request this cleansing flame it is indeed
there. It may assist you to find a sample of the color
violet. If you look at the color and then close your
eyes and visualize the color in your mind’s eye, this
will help you. Then see the color as a flame, coming
right up from the heart of the planet, up through the
Earth, through your feet, through your body and up
through your head. It will probably take some practice,
but it will be worth every minute you spend.
Chrissie's Introductory Article, "Workout for the Soul."
the Introduction, "The Eternal Quest."
Step 1 - "Preparing Your Temple."
Step 2 - "Refreshing the Soul."
Step 3 - "Harmonizing with the Breath of Life."
Step 4 - "Awakening Your Creative Powers."
© Copyright Chrissie Blaze.
Excerpted from "Workout for the Soul: 8 Steps to
Inner Fitness," published by AsLan
Publishing, Inc., November 2001.
|"With visualization you are
using tremendous creative forces; you are actually
creating. If you visualize a flower, you have created
that flower. In the mental realms, it exists."
© 2002 The Aetherius Society. Excerpted
from Contact Your Higher Self Through Yoga by Dr. George King,
published by The Aetherius Press, Los Angeles. All
rights reserved. No publication in whole or part can be
done without written permission from The Aetherius
Society.For further information, contact The Aetherius
or telephone (323) 465 9652. For a brief biography of
Dr. George King visit www.chrissieblaze.com.
Chrissie Blaze, a teacher, author, astrologer,
media personality and senior Aetherius Church minister
was a close student of Dr. George King (Yoga Master and
founder of The Aetherius Society) for 25 years. Chrissie
Blaze has written books including Workout for the
Soul: Eight Steps to Inner Fitness, AsLan
Publishing, Inc., November, 2001, Mercury Retrograde:
Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious
Times of the Year, Warner Books, Inc., April, 2002,
and The Baby’s Astrologer: Your Guide to Good
Parenting Is In the Stars, Warner Books, Inc., 2003
publication. For further information and details of
classes and workshops in the Los Angeles area, please
Tel: (323) 252 6391 (voicemail) or (323) 465 9652.
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