Like Persephone, your soul has been a prisoner of the underworld, in bondage to the momentums of the lesser self, the tyrant human ego. Prisoner of the seat-of-the-soul chakra, she longs for the light she once new before she fell from grace by her own free will choices. This light shines from above as the divine promise of reunion with God sealed in the secret chamber of the heart.

Lifetime after lifetime, the soul wears a new personality and engages in life's ups and downs as she wrestles with the momentums of negative karma that she has made and must balance. In this valley of the shadow of death, she longs for the light, for reunion with the higher self who is her bridegroom, her knight in shining armor, her Holy Christ Self.You are her personality, her agent of free will. You are empowered to set her free. 

In the beginning, God made man a little lower than the angels but with the potential and divine destiny to become crowned with greater glory. This extraordinary opportunity is a result of free will, the most precious gift God could bestow upon his children, and the very quality that makes them God. Mankind was a Christed evolution and glory is the innate virtue of the Christ.
When God created mankind, he appointed the angels to serve mankind through their cycles of evolution. Lucifer, an archangel of great light, thought it was not fair that man be given free will or become crowned with greater glory. (The angels had to earn their free will and were not granted this gift until they had reached the archangelic level.)

In his disobedience and sense of injustice, Lucifer rebelled against the children of God and vowed enmity against them, against Christ and against their Christ potential. In his fall and rebellion, he took a third of the angels of heaven with him. These fallen ones continue to stalk the earth in every field, tempting souls away from their original destiny to be Christ. They know that the soul is not immortal until she has achieved permanent reunion with God through the alchemical marriage and ascension in the light. They know that each time we commit errors, we become entrapped by our own free will choice and its subsequent karma. This is why Moses pleaded with the children of God to choose life, not death.
The many beings in heaven who did not fall, and vowed to help mankind find their way home through Christ-consciousness. These heavenly beings are the angels, archangels, seraphim, cherubim, cosmic beings, and elohim of God. Some of these beings, and many, many angels chose to incarnate on earth to rescue the souls of their brothers and sisters who had become mesmerized by the fallen ones and lost their way.

Over time, some of these divine helpers also became ensnared, while others ascended home to God. Those who gained mastery in the physical plane and made it home left footprints in the sands of time for others to follow. Our Father-Mother God sent avatars in every age, like Hermes, Osiris, Sri Magra, Sanat Kumara, Gautama Buddha, Zarathustra and Jesus, to show us the way, the truth and the life unto the path of the ascension.

There are a number of initiations that a soul must pass before she can earn her ascension in the light. One of the most important requirements is the balancing of personal karma. In past centuries, a person had to balance 100 percent of their karma to qualify for the ascension. In this century, the Lords of Karma accorded mankind a new dispensation, whereby we can make our ascension with only 51 percent of our personal karma balanced.

Even so, balancing karma is still a challenge. For this reason, the ascended master Saint Germain sponsored the outer teaching of the violet flame. The violet flame is an alchemical tool that was known by adepts in ancient mystery schools and that Jesus taught his disciples. Until now, it had not been made public in a massive way like we find today. This is truly an extraordinary dispensation.

The violet flame is the seventh ray of God. It is an aspect of the Holy Spirit that actually transmutes negative karma back to its original pristine essence of light. The masters have explained that with diligent application to the violet flame, by giving at least fifteen minutes a day of violet flame invocations, decrees and mantras, you can balance on average one percent of your karma per year. They have also explained that to be magnetized to this teaching, a person must have balanced at least 25 percent of their karma. This effectively means that if students of the light dedicate their life to serving others and diligently invoke the violet flame, they can earn their ascension within a quarter of a century, a stupendous dispensation for the soul.

Another important assistance is that of the sponsoring master. We must choose a sponsoring master by studying his teachings, his service to life and his incarnations on earth. The ascended master Kuthumi explained to students of Theosophy that to earn sponsorship by a master, we commune with the master each day and do good works in that master's name.

Having a sponsoring master helps us balance our karma more quickly. Kuthumi explained that the master takes on between 88 and 92 percent of our personal karma and then gives us world karma to carry in his name through world service. World karma is easier to balance than personal karma because it is less personal to us. With the help of our master, the sooner we balance our personal karma, the sooner we can pursue our dharma, our life mission.
Fulfilling your dharma or reason for being is the next requirement of the ascension. Your soul has a divine plan and gift to life that no one else can deliver in the same way. Your Holy Christ Self, through your sponsoring master, can assist you in finding your way and fulfilling your mission. You can fully embrace right livelihood and leave footprints in the sand for others to follow.  
Balancing your Threefold Flame

In the secret chamber of your heart abides God's threefold flame. It is a spiritual fire that sustains your heartbeat. It is God in manifestation within you. Your threefold flame carries the virtue and essence of divine love as the pink plume, of divine wisdom as the yellow plume, and of divine power as the blue plume.

Over many lifetimes, your soul made choices through past life personalities that contributed to an imbalance in your threefold flame, whereby one plume is shorter than the other two. People experience a shorter blue plume as a challenge in getting things done. People experience a shorter yellow plume as difficulties in acquiring wisdom. People who experience a shorter pink plume find it harder to love others. In order to make our ascension, we need to balance these three aspects of self and anchor the fullness of divine love, wisdom and power.

When the three plumes come into balance within the heart, our entire psychology changes and our four lower bodies become aligned with the blueprint of our Christ self. Our thoughts, feelings and actions become qualified with Christ-discrimination and we are no longer slaves to our negative thoughts, inordinate desires, and human programming. We start to anchor the fullness of our God-reality. We begin to experience the currents of the resurrection flame that Jesus spoke of when he said, “I AM the resurrection and the life.” We become adepts.
Ultimately, the path of the ascension is a path of service and love. The masters have described this journey as the ruby-ray path of the saints, which is one of sacrifice, service, selflessness and surrender to a higher purpose. We know we can no longer serve both God and mammon. We determine to cast our lot in with the immortals and to bear the flame of freedom unto our victory. We understand that if we forgive men their trespasses, so shall our Heavenly Father forgive us.

Jesus said of Mary Magdalene, “She was forgiven much because she loved much.” So it is for us. In the footsteps of the saints of East and West, we walk the path of love and anchor the fullness of what Saint Teresa of Avila wrote:

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which his compassion is to look out to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to do good.
And yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now.

Author's Bio: 

Therese Emmanuel Grey is spiritual and relationship mentor who teaches the inner family archetypes to help heal individuals and families. She has co-authored two landmark books, Why We Do What We Do and The Psychology of Success. Her autobiography, Miracles, Masters and Mirth: Adventures in Spirituality and Self-Awareness, provides extraordinary insights on the purpose of life and can be found at Therese nurtures a fast-growing online community of spiritual seekers and holistic minded individuals at She also hosts several radio programs, including daily violet flame mantras and meditations at Therese teaches weekly classes, webinars and facilitator training courses from her home in Montana, including the well-loved Radiant Sherpa Retreat. She also offers private sessions, where she shares highly effective insights and rituals to help you connect to your angels and sponsoring master. Find out more at