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The “divine spark”; also called the Christ flame and the liberty flame. The threefold flame is literally a spark of sacred fire from God’s own heart. It is your soul’s point of contact with the Supreme Source of all life.

== The three plumes ==

The threefold flame is anchored in the hidden, or [[Secret chamber of the heart|secret, chamber of the heart]] (Sanskrit ''Ananda-Kanda'' “the root of joy”). It has three “plumes” that embody the three primary attributes of God and that correspond to the [[Trinity]].

The blue plume (on your left) embodies God’s Power and corresponds to the Father. The yellow plume (in the center) embodies God’s Wisdom and corresponds to the Son. The pink plume (on your right) embodies God’s Love and corresponds to the Holy Spirit. By accessing the Power, Wisdom and Love of the Godhead anchored in your threefold flame, you can fulfill your reason for being.

Also corresponding with the trinity of body, mind, and soul, the threefold flame supplies man’s needs for power to run the body (the faith and goodwill of the divine intent); wisdom to nourish the mind (illumination and the right use of the knowledge of the Law); and love to fulfill the destiny of the soul in conscious outer manifestation (a just and merciful compassion that is always rewarded by individual creative fulfillment).

The flame within the heart is your personal focus of the sacred fire. It is your opportunity to become the Christ. It is the potential of your Divinity waiting to burst into being within your humanity.

== The reduction of the threefold flame ==

During the first three golden ages before man’s departure from innocence, the [[crystal cord]] was nine feet in diameter and the threefold flame enveloped his form. Man’s source of energy was literally unlimited and his Christ consciousness was all-enfolding.

After [[the Fall]], man’s opportunity to exercise his free will was curtailed. By cosmic edict the threefold flame was reduced to one-sixteenth of an inch in height.

== The need for balance of the three plumes ==

Imbalance—where giantism occurs in one aspect of the threefold flame, causing it to be out of proportion to the others—prevents the achievement of the goal of individual Christ-mastery.

As the flame of illumination expands from within your consciousness, it gradually enfolds your being until God, as holy wisdom, is enthroned upon the altar of your heart. But with each increase of wisdom, the power and love plumes must also rise by the fiat of your devotion; else the wisdom will not be retained.

Likewise, with each getting of power there must come the attainment of wisdom and love in perfect balance. So, too, love is actualized only through an equivalent manifestation of power and wisdom.

Recognizing that balance is the golden key to Christhood, you must understand that you cannot know for yourself or bring into manifestation that which you have not first realized within the threefold flame as the result of your outer and inner experience in God.

== See also ==

[[Secret chamber of the heart]]

[[Chart of Your Divine Self]]

== For more information ==

“A Trilogy On the Threefold Flame of Life,” in {{SGOA}}, pp. 265–352.

{{SSW}}, pp. 126–31, 134, 138, includes color illustrations for visualization.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, ''Saint Germain’s Heart Meditations'' I & II, audio recordings.

== Sources ==


{{SSW}}, chapter 18.

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