Chart of Your Divine Self
There are three figures represented in the Chart of Your Divine Self. We refer to them as the upper figure, the middle figure and the lower figure. These three correspond to the Christian Trinity: The upper corresponds to the Father, who is one with the Mother, the middle to the Son, and the lower to the temple of the Holy Spirit.
The upper figure
We address our Father-Mother God as the I AM Presence. This is the I AM THAT I AM, whom God revealed to Moses and individualized for every son and daughter of God. Your I AM Presence is surrounded by seven concentric spheres of rainbow light. These make up your causal body, the biding place of your I AM Presence. In Buddhism it is called the Dharmakaya—the body of the Lawgiver (the I AM Presence) and the Law (the causal body).
The spheres of your causal body are successive planes of God's consciousness that make up your heaven-world. They are the “many mansions” of your Father’s house, where you lay up your “treasures in heaven.” Your treasures are your words and works worthy of your Creator, constructive thoughts and feelings, your victories for the right, and the virtues you have embodied to the glory of God. When you judiciously exercise your free will to daily use the energies of God in love and in harmony, these energies automatically ascend to your causal body. They accrue to your soul as “talents,” which you may then multiply as you put them to good use lifetime after lifetime.
The middle figure
The middle figure in the Chart represents the “only begotten Son” of the Father-Mother God, the Light-emanation of God, the Universal Christ. He is your personal Mediator and your soul's Advocate before God. He is your Higher Self, whom you appropriately address as your beloved Holy Christ Self. John spoke of this individualized presence of the Son of God as “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” He is your Inner Teacher, your Divine Spouse, your dearest Friend and is most often recognized as the Guardian Angel. He overshadows you every hour of the day and night. Draw nigh to him and he will draw nigh to you.
The lower figure
The lower figure in the Chart is a representation of yourself as a disciple on the path of reunion with God. It is your soul evolving through the planes of Matter using the vehicles of the four lower bodies to balance karma and fulfill her divine plan. The four lower bodies are the etheric, or memory, body; the mental body; the desire, or emotional, body; and the physical body.
The lower figure is surrounded by a tube of light, which is projected from the heart of the I AM Presence in answer to your call. It is a cylinder of white light that sustains a forcefield of protection 24 hours a day, so long as you maintain your harmony in thought, feeling, word and deed.
Sealed in the secret chamber of your heart is the threefold flame of Life. It is your divine spark, the gift of life, consciousness and free will from your beloved I AM Presence. Through the Love, Wisdom and Power of the Godhead anchored in your threefold flame, your soul can fulfill her reason for being on earth. Also called the Christ flame and the liberty flame, or fleur-de-lis, the threefold flame is the spark of the soul's Divinity, her potential for Christhood.
The lower figure represents the son of man or child of the Light evolving beneath his own “Tree of Life.” The lower figure corresponds to the Holy Spirit, for the soul and the four lower bodies are intended to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. The violet flame, the spiritual fire of the Holy Spirit, envelopes the soul as it purifies. This is how you should visualize yourself standing in the violet flame. You can invoke the violet flame daily in the name of your I AM Presence and Holy Christ Self to purify your four lower bodies and consume negative thoughts, negative feelings and negative karma in preparation for the ritual of the alchemical marriage—your soul’s union with the Beloved, your Holy Christ Self.
The crystal cord
Main article: Crystal cord
The silver (or crystal) cord is the stream of life, or “lifestream,” that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence through the Holy Christ Self to nourish and sustain (through the seven chakras and the secret chamber of the heart) the soul and her four lower bodies. It is over this “umbilical” cord that the light of the Presence flows, entering the being of man at the crown chakra and giving impetus for the pulsation of the threefold flame in the secret chamber of the heart.
Shown just above the head of the Christ is the dove of the Holy Spirit descending in the benediction of the Father-Mother God. When your soul has achieved the alchemical marriage, she is ready for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And she may hear the Father-Mother God pronounce the approbation: “This is my beloved Son in whom I AM well pleased.” (Matt. 3:17.)
The evolution of the soul
When your soul concludes a lifetime on earth, the I AM Presence withdraws the silver cord, whereupon your threefold flame returns to the heart of your Holy Christ Self. Your soul, clothed in her etheric garment, gravitates to the highest level of consciousness to which she has attained in all of her past incarnations. Between embodiments she is schooled in the etheric retreats until her final incarnation when the great law decrees she shall return to the Great God Source to go out no more.
Your soul is the nonpermanent aspect of your being, which you make permanent through the ascension process. By this process your soul balances her karma, bonds to your Holy Christ Self, fulfills her divine plan and returns at last to the living Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. Thus the cycles of her going out into the Matter Cosmos are completed. In attaining union with God she has become the Incorruptible One, a permanent atom in the Body of God. The Chart of Your Divine Self is therefore a diagram of yourself—past, present and future.