This post is an excerpt from Serapis Bey's address, Clear the Way for the Coming of the Lord into Your Temple: Touch the Hem of the Garment of Your Immortality published in the 1995 Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 38 No. 1.
Clear the way for the coming of the Lord into your temple, for he will suddenly come, even as the thief in the night. I ask you: When your Holy Christ Self is appointed of God to descend into your temple, will you be ready or will the vessels break? Will they break, beloved, and the Light be lost?
The mystery of the breaking of the vessels is spoken of in Kabbalah. Do not allow the vessels of consciousness to break by being too yin or too yang; but retreat to the center of the heart, for it is the white fire of winter solstice.
So, beloved, there is a spiral stairway that descends into the lowest levels of consciousness to which you have descended in all of your lifetimes. It is time to roll up these stairs as you would roll up a scroll. But you must descend at least once more so that step by step you may sweep, scrub and polish each step. Take that step in consciousness. Keep it firm. Make it firm.
Be firm, therefore, in the inner coils of fire the seraphim bring to you. For seraphim are your helpers as you move to bring to resolution all that has not been of God or of the Holy of holies or of the electronic fire rings of the Central Sun. There is nothing to keep you from this victory but your own doubt or depression or nonresolution with self or others.
I say, beloved, there are many reasons, known to the Keeper of the Scrolls, why you should accomplish this resolution in these days to come. And if you cannot accomplish this fully in 1995, then at least enter the new year with the intensity of a fiery purpose that says: “I am shedding the snakeskin of my former self, that I might be now and forever in the invincible presence of Serapis!”
Lo, I AM the Lord of the Fourth Ray! Therefore I am at the midpoint of the lineup of the Seven Chohans as the Chohan of white fire. In that white fire I bear ascension’s flame, beloved, and also the flame of eternal life.
Long, long ago, for reasons I shall not discuss this evening, your soul lost the flame of her immortality and became mortal. And ever since, beloved, you have been calling to God for deliverance.
I say, deliver yourself in the name of God, I AM THAT I AM! Deliver yourself of all that smacks of mortality, mortal thinking, finite thinking, the thinking that limits the soul and causes despair.
Know what is immortal thinking and engage in that thinking, beloved. Dwell upon the precepts of the Most High. Be willing to walk those many steps from the base of self to the heights of self, leaving no stone unturned—no stone of karma, no stone of schism or division. It can be done, for ye have the violet flame. Ye have the white fire of the Mother and the knowledge of how to raise that sacred fire on the altar of your being.