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Chrissie Blaze

Workout for the Soul
A Monthly Column

Workout for the Soul by Chrissie Blaze
Workout for the Soul:
8 Steps to Inner Fitness

by Chrissie Blaze

We want to thank Chrissie for sharing her Eight Steps to Inner Fitness from her book,
"Workout for the Soul."

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 minutes):

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 the ocean.

Step Four- Awakening Your Creative Powers (one minute):

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 following affirmation:

"I am the Divine Presence which is creating perfection throughout my whole life"

you are affirming to yourself the truth that within you lies an aspect of Divinity itself. Repeat this silently but intently for about thirty seconds.

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 minutes):

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 come.

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.

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"

Read Step 5 - "The Mystic Practices of the Ancients"

Read Step 6 - "Building a Bridge to Your Soul"

Read Step 7 - "Prayer: The Song of the Soul"

Read 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.

Mercury Retrograde by Chrissie Blaze

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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