Your Higher Self – Your Real Self

Your Original Divine Nature

The Ascended Masters teach that the purpose of your soul’s evolution on earth is multi-purpose: to grow in self-mastery, to balance your karma, to fulfill your mission on earth, and finally to ascend back to the heart of God through the ritual of the ascension.

In order to achieve these goals, you must first understand your original Divine Nature, as opposed to who you think you are in the material and physical planes.

At some point in our evolution as a soul, we fell from God’s consciousness, left the Garden of Eden, so to speak. The goal is to return.

The point of all of our incarnations is to gradually return to being the Real Self that we are, to be our Divine Self.

We were not created in sin; we fell into sin. And God, in His mercy, has provided a way for us to transmute (erase) the karma that has accrued to our record as a soul. This way is through re-embodiment (reincarnation).

The chart below explains our Real Self (our Higher Self).

The Chart of the Presence, ‘Your Divine Nature’


In the chart on this page, the I AM Presence is the upper figure.

The I AM Presence is called by other names in different religions, for example, the I AM THAT I AM (Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh) of Moses. In Kabbalah, it is the name of God associated with Keter. Buddhists call it the Dharmakaya, the body of Ultimate Reality.


The middle figure represents your Higher Self, also called the Christ Self or Buddha Self.

Your Holy Christ Self is your Inner Teacher, dearest friend, and voice of conscience who mediates between your soul and the Father-Mother God, the I AM Presence.


This is the Real Self, the Higher Mental Body, or one’s Higher Consciousness. You may already know your Real Self as your guardian angel who brings messages of direction and warning from God.

The lower figure is you, the soul, in the state of becoming. It represents the child of the Light evolving through time and space, from incarnation to incarnation.


The Tube of Light is a cylinder of white Light, a force field of protection sent by your I AM Presence if you pray for this protection.

You can receive this daily protection by giving aloud the “Heart, Head, and Hand Decrees.” This protection is yours all day as long as you maintain harmony and can be reinforced as needed by giving this decree throughout the day.

The Threefold flame within the heart is the spark of life projected from the I AM Presence through the Christ Self and anchored in the heart chakra for the purpose of soul’s evolution in Matter.

The threefold flame consists of blue, yellow, and pink plumes within the heart representing Divine Power, Divine Wisdom, and Divine Love.

Also called the Christ flame, the threefold flame is the spark of man’s divinity, without which, there is no potential for Godhood.

The Crystal Cord is a stream of Light that descends from the I AM Presence through the Christ Self to the soul. This sustains the soul in time and space.

It is over this cord that the energy of the I AM Presence flows, entering the top of the head and anchoring in the heart. It provides the energy for the pulsation of the threefold flame and the physical heartbeat.

Listen below to a further explanation of your divine self, taught by Elizabeth Clare Prophet.


Decrees are a stepped-up form of prayer. They are the most effective and powerful way to harness God’s energy because they combine different spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, visualization, and affirmations, in conjunction with the use of God’s name, into the one exercise.

How do you Decree?

Find a place where you won’t be disturbed, and sit comfortably in a straight chair with your spine and head erect, legs and arms uncrossed and feet flat on the floor. You can also sit in a lotus position.

Rest your hands on your upper legs, with palms facing upwards. Take a few, slow deep breaths and center in your heart.

Start out slowly, giving the decree aloud with love, devotion, and feeling. Once you are familiar with the decree, you can close your eyes while giving it and concentrate on the visualization.

Repeat the decree three, nine or even thirty-six times at a sitting. Start out with just a few minutes in the morning to help you throughout the day, and you can add the following simple decrees to whatever prayers or meditations you currently practice.

Heart, Head, and Hand Decree

Try giving this “Heart, Head, and Hand Decree” following the instructions above.


Violet Fire, thou Love Divine,
Blaze within this heart of mine!
Thou art Mercy forever true,
Keep me always in tune with you.


I AM Light, thou Christ in me,
Set my mind forever free;
Violet Fire, forever shine
Deep within this mind of mine.
God who gives my daily bread,
With Violet Fire fill my head
Till thy radiance heavenlike
Makes my mind a mind of Light.


I AM the Hand of God in action,
Gaining Victory every day;
My pure soul’s great satisfaction
Is to walk the Middle Way.

Protection – The Tube of Light

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 with the Violet Flame.


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 flood forth forgiving Grace.

Abundance – Supply

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 hand of God’s own Fortune
Flooding forth the treasures of Light,
Now receiving full Abundance
To supply each need of life.

Guidance – Perfection

I AM Life of God-Direction,
Blaze thy Light of Truth in me.
Focus here all God’s Perfection,
From all discord set me free.
Make and keep me anchored ever
In the Justice of thy plan –
I AM the Presence of Perfection
Living the Life of God in man!


I AM changing all my garments,
Old ones for the bright new day;
With the Sun of Understanding
I AM shining all the way.
I AM Light within, without;
I AM Light is all about.
Fill me, free me, glorify me!
Seal me, heal me, purify me!
Until transfigured, they describe me:
I AM shining like the Son,
I AM shining like the Sun!


I AM the Flame of Resurrection
Blazing God’s pure Light through me.
Now I AM raising every atom,
From every shadow, I AM free.
I AM the Light of God’s full Presence,
I AM living ever free.
Now the flame of Life Eternal
Rises up to Victory.


I AM Ascension Light,
Victory flowing free,
All of Good won at last
For all eternity.
I AM Light; all weights are gone.
Into the air I raise;
To all, I pour with full God Power
My wondrous song of praise.
All hail! I AM the living Christ,
The ever-loving One.
Ascended now with full God Power,
I AM a blazing Sun!

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