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Chrissie Blaze

Workout for the Soul
December 2002

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by Chrissie Blaze

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 these.

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 to all.

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 spiritual body.

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 reverence.

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.

Read Chrissie's Introductory Article, "Workout for the Soul."

Read the Introduction, "The Eternal Quest."

Read Step 1 - "Preparing Your Temple."

Read Step 2 - "Refreshing the Soul."

Read Step 3 - "Harmonizing with the Breath of Life."

Read 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.

Mercury Retrograde by Chrissie Blaze

"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." --George King

© 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 Society, www.aetherius.org or telephone (323) 465 9652. For a brief biography of Dr. George King visit www.chrissieblaze.com.

Chrissie Blaze
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 visit www.chrissieblaze.com. Tel: (323) 252 6391 (voicemail) or (323) 465 9652.




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