Beloved Master, what is the sacred fire mentioned so often by the masters?
Blessed chela, the sacred fire is Life consciously qualified by some God-intelligence with a specific virtue, radiation & activity which is beneficial to evolution.
Beloved Master, where is the focus of this sacred fire?
Blessed chela, within your own physical heart is a focus of the sacred fire which is an intelligence qualified by the God-parents who created you. within this Threefold Flame within your heart is a spark of every God-virtue, radiation & activity which you can develop, nourish, expand & utilize practically in your every experience. Also there are foci of the sacred fire in the retreats of the masters in this physical appearance world, at inner levels & of course in the hearts of all God-free beings.
Blessed Master, how can a student tune into the greater foci of the sacred fire which the masters & angels have developed?
Blessed chela, an individual can tune into the feelings, activities, virtues & radiations of the ascended masters by turning the attention toward any one of these beings. Along the beam of your own life the momentum of the masters & angels flows back into the sacred fire in your own heart & begins to expand that same virtue, quality, radiation & activity thru your own physical, etheric, mental & emotional bodies. It is a splendid practice to develop the latent God-virtues which are within your own spirit-spark.
Beloved Master, can this sacred fire be contacted & seen in the physical world?
Blessed chela, in times past when mankind were purified the sacred fire was visible to the physical sight of all mankind. Various specialized qualified foci of the sacred fire have been drawn into the physical world & the very sight of these magnificent flames gave faith, courage, confidence & strength to the devotee seeking added assistance thru pilgrimage to the foci where the sacred fire was established. These days are to come again. They are a part of the new Golden Age when temples of the sacred fire will be erected & certain dedicated lifestreams will magnetize & sustain the Presence of the sacred fire so that all who so desire may have the blessings of that radiation.
Beloved Master, presently the sacred fire is not visible to the student except on rare occasions. why is this so?
Blessed chela, this is so because man has created about himself a shell of slowly moving energy & looking thru his own atmosphere he is unable to perceive the glory of the kingdom of Heaven which beloved Jesus said IS AT HAND. Also the present students have not drawn thru their flesh bodies the luminous rays of their own immortal Threefold Flame. This too will be done in the future & every chela & student will be a manifest temple of the sacred fire thru self-luminosity of the flesh & the glorious aureole of color in the aura. At present mankind is so intent on leaning upon outer form that the tendency would be for him to turn toward the visible Presence of the sacred fire outside himself rather than turning to the focus of the sacred fire inside his own heart. This would result in a delay to his individual progress made possible by his consciously & persistently turning back into the flame within the heart. This latter procedure stimulates the soul evolution which We seek to develop.
Beloved Master, does the sacred fire have more than one form of expression?
Blessed chela, the sacred fire has many forms of expression dependent upon the specialized virtue, activity & service which it is to render. It is one reason why our Lord Maha Chohan has been teaching you to create forcefields, specialize upon one activity of cosmic serive & generally prepare yourselves to be guardians of a specific focus of the sacred fire--whether it be protection, healing, mercy, illumination, faith, comfort, love or any other God-virtue & God-activity (see http://lord-ling.tripod.com/index18.html for that series).
Beloved Master, how can a sincere student find his way into the sacred fire within his own heart?
Blessed chela, again I repeat, thru attention upon this focus, acceptance of its reality, invitation to its Presence to act thru the outer self & sincerity in invoking the masters & angels who are specialists in that particular virtue which the student or group desire to magnetize & radiate for the blessings of all life.
Beloved Master, is the focus of the sacred fire within us the secret place of the Most High referred to by King David in the Psalms & is it the kingdom of Heaven which Jesus taught is within us?
Blessed chela, truly you have spoken. In all religions the spirit of God is thus referred to although perhaps it is in different terminology, also that spirit is always spoken of as being anchored within the heart of each one's being.
Beloved Master, so many conditions arise wherein I seem to find myself helpless before circumstance. How can I remdy this?
Blessed chela, the old adage, "Behold I send My Messengers before Me to prepare My way" is still true.
Beloved Master, who & what are these Messengers?
Blessed chela, you have been taught that within your heart is the immortal Threefold Flame of God, the embryonic Christ Self. This Flame has two specific powers: one, to magnetize & invoke the radiating assistance of divine beings, the other, to direct & send forth before you the powers & very Presence of these beings to prepare your way. The type of Messenger which the King or Man of Power sends before Him will determine the happy accomodations & reception of the King Himself. It is likewise true of unascended beings. If one chooses an unworthy representative the resultant reception will be based upon the consciousness & preparation which such a one exerts. On the other hand if the King sends a man of intelligence, wisdom & loyalty He will receive the welcome to which He is entitled.
Beloved Master, is it not selfish to call messengers from divine heights to make our pathway clear?
Blessed chela, remember in service even divine beings grow in grace. They love to be called & the type of ascended master, angelic, seraphic or cherubic guard who will answer your summons will be determined by the requirement of your assistance as well as by your faith in your invocation of Their Presence.
Beloved Master, how do I make such a summons on the Heavenly host for assistance?
Blessed chela, first by learning thru study who these messengers are & what They can do for you, second by believing They can help you, third by recognizing that within the immortal Threefold Flame in your own heart there is a power to draw Them to you & to allow their full-gathered momentum & power to radiate the God-quality of perfection letting that flow into & thru your own immortal Flame at your direction. The help which you thus draw forth from these beings will follow a consciously directed beam of your attention to the person, place, condition or thing you desire raised into harmony, balance & peace.
Beloved Master, after a chela understands that these beings are, what is the next step in enlisting their aid?
Blessed chela, every ascended master & member of the angelic host hears the slightest call from man. They are beings of mercy, compassion & love. They will answer by Their Presence & radiation of perfection. This increases the power of the individual to direct the full-gathered momentum & actual Presence of these beings toward the conditions requiring assistance. From the Master Presences so invoked as well as by the radiation of centrifugal force from the individual's thus expanded immortal Threefold Flame of God, substance flows in a directed ray to the person, place, condition or thing to be prepared by the messengers qualified with faith, understanding, love, purity, consecration to service, desire to minister to mankind or purification thru the violet fire. Thus when the chela arrives these wise messengers already have prepared the perfect atmosphere & conditions into which the hopeful chela may seafely walk. If however the individual only uses outer thoughts of fear, dread, disappointment & distress as his messengers, they too will act. So, the place to which he goes will be prepared according to the type of messenger which he consciously chooses to be his ambassador. Every unascended being has some experiences of a human nature to handle. He may try to handle them thru his outer personality but the efficacy of employing the messengers of God who assist him in the development of the potential positive qualities that lie within himself is much more efficacious & permanent in results. This builds a confidence in the Christ within as well as in the masters' willingness & ability to assist all who call to develop that Christ-power & in general to handle all discordant energies by a higher power, call it what you may.
Beloved Master, we encounter the timid, uncertain, vacillating individual who cannot seem to accomplish anything because of his very nature. On the other hand we sometimes encounter the over-positive individual who accomplishes temporary victory over others by means of mere humanly qualified force of energy. What is the happy medium?
Blessed chela, in both the above cases the personality is working only with the outer consciousness. Jesus Himself said "I of myself can do nothing--it is the Father, the Christ within, that doeth the works." When the individual truly can accept & now that the Presence of God I AM is anchored within his beating heart he allow that Presence to connect with the Father or any of His ascended messengers & then allows the power of such a spiritual alliance to expand thru him & to do the perfect work. Consciously or unconsciously the personality endeavoring to work alone accomplishes little of a permanent nature, & sooner or later such a one is brought to his knees before the only power thru him which can & does serve when invited, invoked & allowed to act.