Messenger of the Ascended Masters
My first Thursday night lecture at the Quaker Meeting House would prove to be representative of the many that I would spend there over the next several months. I drove over and returned with a carload of other “initiates” – half of whom became Keepers of the Flame and half of whom did not.
The routine never varied. We would gather together at John and Marianne’s to be joined by Lou, a health food store owner and six year meditator, and talk on the way to and from only about “the teachings.” There were so many covering so many are as that you could never exhaust them.
The Quaker Meeting House itself was a piece of pure Americana. Built in the mid-1600’s, it contained a cozy room of thick masonry walls, hardwood floors, and a HUGE early American fireplace. It was an intimate setting, quiet and relaxed. In the back the “Adepts” who would instruct us in the mysteries of the ages set up tapes, books, and magazines that explained all areas of the “teachings.”
Most were stated or written by Mary Beth Visionary, the self-proclaimed “Messenger” of these Ascended Masters” who spoke through her. They also called her “the world mother.”
Above the fireplace on the mantelpiece rested the “Chart of the Mighty I AM Presence” It was given a prominent place in every lecture they delivered, and they would always announce that if you stared at it long enough you would surely come to understand its power.
As I entered, I was greeted by the instructors and warmly welcomed. There was no high-pressure selling. They were much too sophisticated for that. Their technique was to lure you in in such a way that, as nothing was threatening; you would never realize you were snagged until it was far too late.
We were all invited to take our seats in a circle and join in several simple decrees. We were told that these decrees were like prayers that were given to us by the Ascended Masters to accelerate our ascension into heaven. They began to chant in a hypnotic tone so-called “Head, Heart and Hand” decrees.
“Violet fire thou love divine
Blaze within this heart of mine
Thou art forever true
Keep me always in mercy with you...”
This decree would be repeated three times and then they would speed it up until the words blend into sounds that were not clearly distinguishable.
“I AM light thou Christ in me
“Set my mind forever free
Violet fire forever shine
Deep within this mind of mine.
God who give my daily bread
With violet fire fill my head
Till Thy radiance heaven like
Makes my mind a mind of light...”
They deliberately repeated these decrees slow for noninitiates like me in the very beginning. And they would distribute a pamphlet that contained the decrees so that you could follow along as they increased their pace.
“I AM the hand of God in action
Gaining victory every day
My pure soul’s great satisfaction
Is to walk the Middle way...”
Next was the “Tube of Light” decree which was said to expand your tube of light so that the Ascended Masters could directly instruct you without the necessity of an intervening authority.
“Beloved I AM presence bright
Round me seal your tube of light
From ascended master flame
Called forth now in God’s own name
Let it keep my temple free
From all discord sent to me
I AM calling forth violet fire
To blaze and transmute all desire
Keeping on in freedom’s name
Till I Am one of the violet flame.”
As they got into the middle group of decrees they would speed up the tempo so that novices like me had great difficulty keeping up with them. This was for forgiveness.
“I AM forgiveness acting here
Casting out all doubt and fear
Setting men forever free
With wings of cosmic victory.
I AM calling in full power
For forgiveness every hour
To all life in every place
I call forth forgiving grace...”
Then we recited a decree for material enrichment.
“I AM free from fear and doubt
Casting want and misery out
Knowing now all good supply
Ever comes from realms on high.
I AM the hands of God’s own fortune
Flood forth the reassures of light
Now receiving abundance
To supply each need of life.”
Another decree was for a total change of the exterior. You can imagine the implications of this one.
“I AM changing all my garments
Old ones of the bright new day
With the sun of understanding
I AM shining all the way
I AM light within without
I AM light all about
Fill me free me glorify me
Seal me heal me purify me.”
From this point on I sort of lost my place as they went into another decree. I heard the last part of the final decree and was confused by it.
“All Hail! I AM the living ChristThe ever loving one
Ascended now with full God power
I Am a blazing sun.”