Protection & Faith
DECLARATION OF FAITH
I BELIEVE in the Universal “I AM” Presence which is the
Source of all Life and the very essence of Divine Love – God in
action – everywhere present.
I BELIEVE in the individualized “I AM” Presence of God,
acting through the Holy Christ Self focused within every human
heart, through which the WILL OF GOD can manifest in the
world of form.
I BELIEVE in the Immortal Three-fold Flame of Life – the
perfect balance of Love, Wisdom and Power of the Holy Spirit,
which is the animating principle of all self-conscious intelligence
and anchored within every human heart.
I BELIEVE in the Universal Fatherhood and Motherhood of
God, the Universal Brotherhood of Man and in the fellowship
and conscious communion with the Great Host of Ascended
Masters who comprise the Great White Brotherhood.
I BELIEVE in the Eternal Forgiveness and Forgetfulness,
through Divine Love and Mercy, of all human transgressions
against the Law of Life, the purification of the soul through the
conscious use of the Violet Transmuting Flame and all other
purifying activities of the Sacred Fire.
I BELIEVE in the Ascension in the Light, in full Christ Perfection
through self-conscious Mastery by Divine Love, of all
substance and energy used in thought, feeling, spoken word and
deed. This is the fulfillment of the Divine Plan; and the reason for
I BELIEVE in Life Everlasting through this Ascension, in THE LIGHT OF GOD THAT NEVER FAILS!
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THE ESSENTIAL NEED FOR THE PROTECTIVE PILLAR OF LIGHT
ADK Luk – Law of Life Book I & II .
In the beginning when individuals came forth there was a natural protection around each one; it was not a self-conscious creation. As the discord of mankind increased, rents and tears were imposed upon it and it diminished more and more, till it was practically gone.
Now we need to go into action, apply the law and again build this Pillar of Protection – this time consciously. Being a conscious creation it cannot be dissipated as before. In some teachings something is known about this Protection but it has been more or less vague. (Sometimes it is called tube, belt, or circle.)
The Pillar of Light originally was about nine feet in diameter; it was really the Stream of Light from the Presence, or “Silver Cord”. As mankind became more and more discordant the “Silver Cord” became smaller and smaller. That was in mercy to the outer self, because if too much energy were released into its use, it would annihilate itself by misqualifying the energy.
The “Silver Cord” is made up of a stream of electronic energy – that is the stream of life, and the connection of the outer self with its Source. It is Pure Energy, Primal Life unqualified. It takes on the qualification according to the free will of the individual. This Primal Life is elemental substance which is charged or vowed to obey the creative principle – to obey the Three-fold Flame in the heart, according to free will. That is how mankind has created discord and also the accumulated good in the Causal body.
This Protective Pillar is a tube or pillar of Pure Light Substance, invisible to the ordinary sight but can be seen with the inner sight. It is not hollow inside like a tube. There is light all the way through like a pillar in, through and around your body, for a radius of about three (or up to nine) feet, condensed at the outer edge like a crust to make it impenetrable to anything not of Light – Divine Love.
(In the beginning it is usually better to visualize it only six feet in diameter until one has gained a momentum.) It is charged in, through and around the physical body. It extends from above the head to below the feet, giving protection to the inner bodies as well as the physical. Have the feeling, the consciousness of it as a live thing – an action, not as a cut and dried mold or form. It is Light in Action, it is vibrating.
It can be drawn forth from your Presence of Life and through daily application become absolutely invincible to discord or anything not of light, God – good. Not one thing can go through that Pillar of Light. You know all evil returns to the sender. When we get our protection around us it is reverted right back. Otherwise it is a more lengthy process.
There are cases of those known as Masters in India who can stand and let some one shoot at them with a twenty-two caliber rifle, the bullet goes to about three feet from the body, flattens and falls to the ground. This shows it came up against something, an obstruction it could not penetrate. That is the Master’s Pillar of Light which he has drawn around himself. This has been witnessed many times by travelers in India and by army and navy men in service.
This Pillar of Light is formed by the release of Light-Energy from the Presence. It is projected from Its hands, heart or head. And also by the intensification or expansion of one’s own light through the points of light in every cell of the body. Aside from Protection the Pillar of Light is a constant Radiance of Perfection, pouring off and absorbed by your bodies.
The very atmosphere is Electronic Substance. The Presence might gather it to make this Pillar of Light invincible. It is up to you to keep the feeling so harmonized that discord won’t break through. We should then always maintain harmony in the feelings. Power of qualification, vision, and attention are your weapons of invincible protection.
Speak to your own God Presence in Love as you would speak to a father. “Beloved Magic I AM Presence, (project and establish) – intensify Your protective Pillar of Pure Substance of Light in, through and around me. Charged with Your invincible Protection, all-powerful and impenetrable, which keeps me absolutely insulated to everything not of the light, and keep it sustained.
Make and keep me ever sensitive to You and Your direction, and immune to all imperfect vibratory rates”. Then visualize it in, through and around your physical body for about three feet or as far as your outstretched arm will reach, seeing the edge crystallized. (When you feel it has been established, you can then use “intensify” in place of “project and establish”).
Of course it must be understood that this Pillar of Light is an inner action, therefore a four dimensional activity. The Pillar of protection is pliable and will bend or conform to circumstances. It can give protection to you from destructive forces emanating from a person sitting next to you or even touching your physical body.
To charge the body – to recharge yourself quickly, close the Pillar of Light at the bottom. When you feel sufficiently energized mentally open it again and have the consciousness of it being open, otherwise one can get an overcharge. Ordinarily see or visualize it open at the bottom, extending on down below your feet into the Earth, except when you are low in energy and feel the need of more energy and wish to charge yourself, then see it closed about three feet below the feet.
You can call to the Presence to charge you with Herculean strength and energy. Something like this: “My Magic I AM Presence, charge, charge, charge me with Your Herculean strength and energy, and perfect health”. In privacy you can raise your hands to the Presence, and as if you took the substance from the Presence, charge it into your world by charging and drawing your hands down at your sides.
To many people it gives a feeling of actually being done, whereas just speaking alone does not, it helps convince the outer. Since it is the feeling that really brings results, it is well to do whatever will give one the feeling of it being done. When you feel replenished, see again the Pillar of Light open at the bottom.
For strength visualize the ray of light from the Presence and in it a touch of blue. When contemplating the Presence – and feel yourself expanding, be sure the Pillar of Light is open at the bottom.
Aside from your call for protection – with your attention held on the Presence which is perfection, that is a protection in itself, because there is no quality or imperfection to attach to or draw in.
This Pillar can become invincible protection against everything of a discordant quality in the outer world. Thereby one can be disconnected from the mass pressure of discord of mankind that is in the atmosphere.
One must have more than ordinary protection when entering this stream of life.
In the morning charge the Pillar of Light with cosmic Divine love. You can charge it to dissolve every particle of discord you contact that day. Also charge it with acceptance, and confidence of power of light.
This protection was also called forth for our beloved Americas by the students, individually and collectively. After the war broke out in 1942 it was seen by some people on board a ship a few miles out in the Pacific Ocean and reported in a newspaper.
HOLD YOUR FAITH IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD
By Archangel Michael
September 25, 1960
Hail thou beloved and blessed spirits of life eternal walking the way of Earth, temporarily encased in garments of flesh. I bring to you the greetings and blessings of our entire Brotherhood of Illumined Faith at Banff and the reminder that you have particularly during this entire thirty-day period access to our foci where you may bathe your blessed souls within that energizing quality which is illumined faith. This faith does become manifest as express works here in this physical appearance world when you bring back that buoyancy which is achieved through the direction of your consciousness to our temple or the invocation of myself or any of the Great Beings who serve on the First Ray, complete with cap and visor and shield and sword of light, yours to command, to call for your fellowman, yourselves or any part of life that you see in distress. These Beings will set you free. Accept it now!
When there is a specific retreat open and an Ascended Master sponsor is delegated for thirty days to you, that blessed one waits on your call and is removed, so to speak, from active service from the other members of his retreat hoping that such a call will come. Each such sponsor is chosen with great care by the Hierarch of the Ascended Master foci because of a requirement in your own lifestream in the forthcoming thirty-day period, because of an affinity with you and because of the voluntary desire of those great sponsors expressed to the Hierarch that they of their own free will desire serve you.
There is a service on the fourteenth of every month when those who volunteer to become the Ascended Master sponsors of the month takes place. Beloved ones, not all of those in any Ascended Master retreat desire, require or qualify to act as your sponsors. When an Ascended Master Being, God free and God beautiful, chooses voluntarily to kneel before his own Hierarch and take upon himself or herself the responsibility of assisting a lifestream for thirty days, it is inexcusable that sometimes those sponsors are twenty-eight days awaiting one call from the outer self. There is a balance that your lifestream, in turn, owes to your sponsor. Every gift which we give to you, you are required to give to us a balance in the release of your light in some constructive and God-harmonious manner.
Because this has taken place year after year, many chelas refer too lightly to the change of retreats; I mean by that without deep emotional feeling of the acceptance of the Hierarch, of the capacity through projected consciousness to enter into the temple of the Ascended Host and see their blazing flame and to be returned by your sponsors and have sustained whatever God quality that thirty-day period represents. I am called the “Defender of the Faith,” defender of the faith of God in each and every one of you, CHARGED through your feelings, CHARGED through your minds, CHARGED through your souls and CHARGED through your physical vehicles until such time as you, yourself, shall rise and become a defender of the flickering faith in others. In that way you balance that energy which I invest in you. We come again, again and again, in patience. We have endeavored to bring to you understanding of our service to life. What did I use to create my own magnificent Sword of Blue Flame, the substance of life itself which was mine to utilize out of thought; then charged with that wonderful feeling of love which sustains it, and power to act not only in the physical world but in the astral realm as well; that sword which has again, again and again cut lifestreams free from unpleasant creations of the past and of the present. That sword held in my own hand and wielded in love for God’s sweet sake, for mankind’s sake, for imprisoned angels’ sake and for the Earth’s sake, into your hands this day I place a smaller replica of that sword of flame, which you in love can use to cut yourself and others free from temporary appearances that are less than Christ perfection!
Beloved ones, that is substance. That is a gift of life, my life, given unto you for one purpose, that you in turn shall be joyous and happy in setting imprisoned life free from the chains and limitations of imperfection changing them into that perfection which God intended all to manifest. Having seen that which God intended to be and which shall manifest gives me a renewed and powerful enthusiasm in my endeavor. When the Temple of Illumined Faith is open we utilize to the deepest possible extent that power of faith to set those who visit us free from impurities and give to them a positive and yet kindly vibratory action through their own inner and physical vehicles.
This action enables them TO HOLD THE FAITH IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD AND TO HOLD THE FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF GOD’S MANIFESTATION THROUGH YOU! UNDERSTAND THAT NO MATTER HOW BIG THE HUMAN APPEARANCE IS, GOD ALMIGHTY AND WE, HIS DIVINE MESSENGERS, ARE IN
TRUTH OF GREATER POWER. As you speak our names or think upon us, there flows through you our love. It is the love and strength I have felt for you as you stood before the Karmic Board with the results of all the experiences you had in that embodiment.
The service of the angels is different than the service of any other group of Divine Beings. We dwell constantly upon the creation of a feeling of God happiness, of illumined faith, of God wisdom, God love, God purity, God consecration, healing, precipitation, God mercy, forgiveness and Godpeace My activity is that of God-protection in, through and around you NOW, not only as you are within your sanctuaries but wheresoever you move upon this Earth. Call me into action or call your beloved Ascended Master sponsor who so kindly and graciously gave this thirty-day period to you and allow us to prove to you our reality and the capacity to remove distress from you and to replace it by those feelings that you all had before the world was which cannot ever be changed or misqualified by human feelings. This is a possibility. It has been done throughout the aeons of time by unascended beings and the sustaining of illumined faith and God Protection of all that is good and holy and perfect upon this Earth is part of your assignment for this thirty-day period, September 15 through October 14, 1960. As I have written your names and the names of each of your sponsors upon the door of the mighty Temple of Illumined Faith at Banff, I have left a large scroll for both you and your sponsor, wherein shall be writ within each twenty-four hours that which you have done and which he has been enabled to do through you and with you. Every twenty-four hours I, myself, shall read it and I do not expect one sponsor from my great Temple of Illumined Faith to be left sitting on the marble benches at Banff while there is requirement, more than you know, for that activity in this world of form.
Rise out of this soul sleep, almighty God, soul sleep is past. Lethargy should be a thing that has long since been rooted out of the consciousness of the chela and alertness, activity and conscious work should by now be part of the levitating process of daily living. I ACCEPT IT, I EXPECT IT AND I COMMAND IT in, through and around you! Thank you,