We want to thank Chrissie for sharing her Eight Steps to
Inner Fitness from her book, "Workout for
Step 9 - Putting It All Together
After following the previous Steps in this series,
you are now fully prepared to begin your 15-minute
Workout for the Soul. Enlightenment dawns
in stages; slowly and gradually we learn through
experience, through our spiritual studies, through
self-analysis, self-mastery and service to others. The
journey within is the shortest in distance, but takes
longer to complete than any other. This spiritual
workout speeds you on this journey and protects and
guides you every step along the way.
The world abounds with spiritual theory, but what we
really need is spiritual action. Only spiritual action
really changes us – and helps change our world for the
better. Enjoy this Workout for the Soul and begin to
manifest the infinite riches and power of the divine
spark within you.
Aim to do your Workout for the Soul a minimum of
three and a maximum of seven days every week. Perform
this as perfectly as you can until you feel as if it
lives within you. At that point, continue practicing for
a further few weeks and note down any experiences or
changes you may feel. You may feel inspired to add an
extra prayer, to do more breathing exercises, or more
healing. That is fine, but ensure that you develop
slowly and carefully, just as you would with any other
discipline in your life. Just to recap the steps
briefly, these are as follows:
Step One – Preparing the Temple (one minute):
Be seated in front of your altar with feet flat
on the floor and your spine straight, head in line with
your spine. Now close your eyes, detach from your
environment and go within.
Step Two – Refreshing the Soul (one minute):
Be thankful for this opportunity to reach within
and feel appreciation for all the rich experiences of
your life. Allow this attitude of mind to bring you calm
and inner peace.
Step Three- Harmonizing with the Breath of Life (two
Be still and concentrate on your breathing. Breathe
deeply and evenly and practice the Complete Breath. At
the end, your abdomen should be slightly drawn in. This
is done in one continuous movement with each phase of
the breathing merging with the next, like the swell of
Step Four- Awakening Your Creative Powers (one
Allow your thoughts to float before your mind and
watch them until you start to gain control. Do not be
attached to your thoughts. You are learning to exist in
the present moment, in peace.
Step Five – Visualizing Mystic
Practices (two minutes):
Now perform the sacred
visualization practice of the Violet Flame. Think
downwards to the Mother Earth and be aware of this great
planetary home beneath our feet. Make a reverent request
to this great Mother, for her beautiful Violet Flame of
protection and transmutation. See and feel this coming
up from the Logos of earth, through your feet and legs.
Take it right up through your body, out through the top
of your head, to a distance of 30 or 40 feet above your
head. See yourself bathed in this wonderful Violet Flame
of transmuting spirituality.
Step Six – Building a Bridge to
your Soul (one minute):
Remember that one of the most direct
ways to manifest your higher self is through the use of
positive, spiritual affirmation. By repeating the
"I am the Divine Presence
which is creating perfection throughout my whole
you are affirming to yourself the
truth that within you lies an aspect of Divinity itself.
Repeat this silently but intently for about thirty
Step Seven – Prayer, the Song of
the Soul (two minutes):
Offer a prayer of thankfulness and guidance.
Visualize prayer energy radiating from your hands and
heart centers as a pure, white light. Allow this to flow
as you pray with all your love and feeling.
Step Eight – Healing, Nourishment for the Soul (three
Next is the absent healing section of your
workout, which will strengthen you spiritually, as well
as help others. Read aloud the names of people who are
sick and need healing. Visualize them being filled with
this pure light, but do not visualize their illness.
Also, if you hear of a natural disaster or tragedy
that has taken place, send out your prayers to the
victims and their families and to the relief workers to
give them strength. Remain sending out healing power for
as long as you wish to, visualizing a brilliant white
light flowing outwards as a stream of pure healing
light. Finish with a prayer of thankfulness.
Close with a mystic visualization, such as the
Practice of the Presence, and finally repeat the
affirmation. "Great Peace, Great Peace, Great
Peace.. Thy Divine Will Oh Mighty God be Done."
Use the Mudra of Detachment. Sweep
the right-hand palm over the left-hand palm once. This
cuts off the flow of spiritual energy from your palm
centers, symbolically allowing you to detach from this
workout and move onto another completely different phase
of your life.
Thank you for joining me on this journey to inner
strength and fitness. It has been my pleasure to help
you to achieve these spiritual goals. May you continue
to grow in love, confidence, joy and faith and go
onwards and upwards along your journey to manifesting
your limitless soul potential and to self-mastery; may
this spiritual workout gradually spread its power and
influence throughout all your days, weeks and years to
Always remember that everyone faces challenges and
tests in their lives.
These are times when you will be faced with difficult
choices. Try and pause before making your choices and
contact the source within you by going into the silence
of your sacred space. Then practice your
Workout for the Soul, gather your inner strength and
then afterwards remain seated in a reflective state
until you feel calm, peaceful and detached from your
problems. Then you will be ready to make your decisions
in a balanced fashion, with your head as well as your
heart. Recognize these times as opportunities for your
soul to speak through you and provide you with the
answers. Learn how to listen and remain open and
receptive to the answers. If you do not receive answers
the first time you do it, continue until you do.
Eventually you will receive the guidance you need.
The choice we all face is whether we should live our
life on the surface or whether we should courageously
reach deeper into the richness, mystery, beauty and
power of the soul within. Remember: all that glitters is
not gold, even though it may appear to be. Everything
spiritual is more precious than the most precious metal
and far more lasting.
May God be with you to guide and inspire you always.
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"
Step 5 - "The Mystic Practices of the Ancients"
Step 6 - "Building a Bridge to Your Soul"
Step 7 - "Prayer: The Song of the Soul"
Step 8 - "Step 8 - Healing: Nourishment for the Soul"
© Copyright Chrissie Blaze.
Excerpted from "Workout for the Soul: 8 Steps to
Inner Fitness," published by AsLan
Publishing, Inc., November 2001.
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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