The Christ flame within the heart embodies the same qualities of love, wisdom, and power that manifest in the heart of the Almighty, in the heart of your I AM Presence, and in the heart of your Christ Self.

Right within your own body temple are three fiery plumes of the Holy Spirit-pink, yellow, and blue pulsations of living flame. Thus the heavenly Trinity gains expression in the world of material form. And the energies of Father (blue), Son (yellow), and Holy Spirit (pink) are resplendent in the heart of man.

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.

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.

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 Christmastery.

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.

Start by visualizing the threefold flame within your heart, one-sixteenth inch in height, sealed within the secret chamber of your heart. Then watch it expand and expand and expand as you meditate on Love:

(exerpt from "The Science of the Spoken Word" published by Summit University Press)

For more information please refer to "Climb the Highest Mountain" published by Summit University Press.