WHAT IS THE FLAME?
By The Beloved Maha Chohan
Thomas Printz’ Private Bulletin Book 1 p 384-386
Children of God,
The beloved Sanat Kumara, in his address to the pilgrims at Shamballa recently, answered the oft-repeated query, “What is the Flame?” The Flame of God, beloved ones, has many aspects and many uses. It is the sacred privilege of any child of god, any time, anywhere, to focus his or her attention on any quality of the Godhead and, through the power of concentrated love, to draw that virtue into manifest form, where it assumes the appearance of a flame, with color and substance, radiating the quality of the virtue it represents, out into the world to bless life.
The being who draws that virtue forth from the heart of God becomes a “Lord of the Flame” and is responsible for its sustenance in the world of form.
For, if he should allow his attention to wander from its adoration and contemplation, into some other activity, the Flame which he has drawn forth will gradually recede, until it is finally drawn back again into the heart of God, the magnetizing power of the individual responsible for its appearance having been withdrawn from its contemplation. It often happens that one or more lifestreams, even unascended beings, are drawn through affinity to adoration of that flame, and these add to its size, power, and efficacy, just as the mighty rivers which water the Earth owe their power and might to the thousands of small rivulets that flow into them. Many times, as you are aware, beloved ones, several of these great rivers will join their forces and become mighty waterways, which bear great ships upon their bosoms.
The Violet Transmuting Flame—the forgiving and raising power of God—likewise had a small beginning, in the gentle heart of a soul dedicated to love and mercy, many long ages ago, when it became evident that mankind was headed toward the downward path. Since that time, beloved ones, many great souls, realizing its need, have poured their life energies into the Flame of Mercy, until now it has assumed cosmic proportions, and the knowledge of its presence has seeped into the outer consciousness of mankind through myth and legend in such representations as the River Styx and other “fires of punishment,” at the other side of the veil.
This Sacred Fire of Purification is a very real and tangible manifestation of God’s love and mercy. It is a gentle, though powerful, application of God’s grace, administered without agony or suffering, which accounts for the feeling of good will and happiness that pervades the world around the Christmas season. It is also responsible for the desire on the part of humankind to make “good resolutions” around the first of the year, many of which are, alas, so soon abandoned in a return to the old ways of the flesh.
In the beloved Kuthumi’s report of the Transmission Flame Activities at the Royal Teton, he gives a vivid description of this “mass baptism” administered to all of mankind at the end of each year. In order that you may avail yourselves of the opportunity offered, it is our desire that this portion of his report be placed in your hands as soon as possible. You may go in consciousness, beloved ones, and, standing in spirit beside that cosmic baptismal font—while the angels of mercy submerge the multitude of unawakened mankind—call for mercy and illumination so that, through God’s grace, they may not don soon again the soiled garments of the human consciousness.
BELOVED KUTHUMI speaks on THE VIOLET FIRE CAULDRON
You might like to witness an activity that is taking place in the atmosphere above the Royal Teton this evening—that of the annual submergence of the multitude in the lake of Violet Fire—drawn here for this purpose, which is part of the mercy of the Cosmic Law. As you have been told, at the end of each twelve-month period, we come to a time when the Violet Fire, in overwhelming cosmic action, is allowed to dissolve and transmute, in, through, and around the lifestreams of Earth, all the accumulation of discord that has been created during the course of that year WITHOUT VICIOUS INTENT—WITHOUT MALICE—and THROUGH IGNORANCE.
For that purpose, at the end of each year, there is created by the builders of form what you would describe as a lake, about a thousand feet in diameter, circular in shape and filled with deep, Violet Fire. Into that Lake of Violet Fire every soul, belonging to this planet, steps before the end of the year, and each one is literally baptized, one might say, in its purifying essence.
Now, this activity, for this current year, has been taking place for some time. The beloved friends who have have been awakened from the sleepers’ realm and the last of the earthbound are now ready for a higher training.
If you will watch with me for moment, you will see the white-robed figures of the angels of mercy, wearing deep bands of purple on the sleeves of their garments, standing all around the edge of this circular sea of Violet Fire. They are in groups of seven, each group divided by a space in which is a contrivance like a small dock, that runs down to the edge of the lake. Now, from the background, you will see the souls of men approaching, most of them in a somnambulant state, completely unconscious of their surroundings, but all drawn hither in their etheric bodies by the magnetizing power of divine love and mercy. As these figures step upon the dock, each soul is approached by two of the angelic figures, who take it by each side, lead it into the Violet Fire and bathe it carefully in the flame, even to the head. This submergence of the entire body is performed very gently, three times. When they are led out, they are given into the charge of the angels of protection, who return the soul to the body, staying with it until there comes a certain sense of relief and release from the pressures of the past year. This baptism is not a “one by one” performance. Many souls are submerged at the same time.
When you come to the conscious chelas, however, you have, of course, the cooperation of the mental and emotional bodies, and these souls enter the Sacred Fire with a realization of what it can do. I am telling you this tonight so that you may, while this activity of mercy goes on, bathe within this purifying fire, not once, but often. The angelic host will welcome you back as often as you care to come. There is no such thing in the Ascended Masters’ realm as weariness, exhaustion or depletion in service. Every time you come for a blessing they are more happy than before, so just utilize the opportunity, beloved ones, with all the power at your command, and remember that the Violet Fire is there through the life energy of the beloved Kwan Yin, Saint Germain, beloved Zadkiel and beloved Holy Amethyst.
HAVE YOU ANY IDEA OF THE ENERGY IT TAKES TO MAKE A MIGHTY
CAULDRON OF FLAME A THOUSAND BY A THOUSAND FEET? It takes an almost limitless amount of concentrated power and attention to keep that Violet Fire at such a vibratory rate, that no matter what energy is passed into it, it never sinks below its purifying, sublimating state. One of these great beings is in constant attendance to render that service and assistance. That, beloved ones, is the activity of submergence and of purification and spiritual baptism that takes place at inner levels, of which the earthly baptismal rite is but a faint reflection.