I Am Presence
Understanding Your Spiritual Nature
There are three figures represented in the Chart of Your Divine Self. The upper figure is the I AM Presence, the I AM THAT I AM, the individualization of God’s presence for every son and daughter of the Most High. The Divine Monad consists of the I AM Presence surrounded by the spheres (color rings) of light that make up the body of First Cause, or Causal Body.
The middle figure in the Chart is the Mediator between God and man, called the Holy Christ Self, the Real Self or the Christ consciousness. It has also been referred to as the Higher Mental Body or one’s Higher Consciousness. This Inner Teacher overshadows the lower self, which consists of the soul evolving through the four planes of Matter using the vehicles of the four lower bodies—the etheric (memory) body, the mental body, the emotional (desire) body, and the physical body—to balance karma and fulfill the divine plan.
Three Figures Correspond to The Holy Trinity
The three figures of the Chart correspond to the Trinity of Father, who always includes the Mother (the upper figure), Son (the middle figure) and Holy Spirit (the lower figure). The lower figure, corresponding to you as a disciple on the Path, is the intended temple of the Holy Spirit, whose sacred fire is indicated in the enfolding violet flame.
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 twenty-four hours a day, so long as you guard it in harmony.
The silver cord (or crystal cord) is the stream of life, or lifestream, that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence to the Holy Christ Self to nourish and sustain (through the chakras) the soul and its vehicles of expression in time and space. It is over this ‘umbilical cord’ that the energy of the Presence flows, entering the being of man at the crown and giving impetus for the pulsation of the threefold flame as well as the physical heartbeat.
The threefold flame of life is the divine spark sent from the I AM Presence as the gift of life, consciousness and free will. It is sealed in the secret chamber of the heart that through the love, wisdom and power of the Godhead anchored therein the soul may fulfill her reason for being in the physical plane. Also called the Christ flame and the liberty flame, or fleur-de-lis, it is the spark of a man’s divinity, his potential for Christhood.
When a round of the soul’s incarnation in Matter-form is finished, the I AM Presence withdraws the silver cord (Eccles. 12:6), whereupon the threefold flame returns to the level of the Christ. The soul clothed in the etheric garment gravitates to the highest level of her attainment where she is schooled between embodiments in the etheric retreats until her final incarnation when the Great Law decrees she shall go out no more.
The dove of the Holy Spirit descending from the heart of the Father is shown just above the head of the Christ. When the son of man puts on and becomes the Christ consciousness as Jesus did, he merges with the Holy Christ Self. The Holy Spirit is upon him, and the words of the Father, the beloved I AM Presence, are spoken: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased” (Matt. 3:17).