This excerpt from a lecture by Elizabeth Clare Prophet was delivered May 25, 1975, at the seminar The Buddha and the Mother, held in San Diego, California and published in the 2000 Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 43 No. 49.
The definition of the Christ Consciousness is a perfectly balanced threefold flame, all plumes at the same height and the energies consecrated to the correct qualification of the sacred fire—pure love, pure wisdom, pure power. That means, for example, that all misuse of power as tyranny has to be transmuted into the pure action of the will of God. All misuse of the yellow plume in intellectual pride and the tendency of the ego to displace the Christ has to be surrendered. Selfish love, possessive love, all aspects of the misuse of the pink plume must likewise be transmuted.
We see in Jesus the Christ the archetype of the Christed one, or the anointed one. Jesus was the Christ and was known as the Christ because his threefold flame was in balance and his energies were qualified according to the sacred fire. He was born almost without karma and at the hour of his transfiguration he had increased the size of his threefold flame to the point that that flame was no longer only one-sixteenth of an inch in size but was larger than his physical form.
The only way we can liberate the soul force in the chakras is by the light that we have anchored in the central chakra, the heart. Therefore the heart is the seat of all life, all living, all giving, all flowing, all energy received from God. And the heart receives the light that is distributed to all the other chakras. The light comes over the crystal cord from the heart of the I AM Presence and it goes directly to the heart, which distributes it to the three chakras above the heart, three chakras below, making a total of seven, plus the eighth chakra, which is in the chamber of the heart.
There are also five secret-ray chakras, making thirteen in all and there are a total of a hundred and forty-four chakras in the body of man. The remaining chakras are lesser points for the release of light and are associated with the points of contact healing or acupuncture. They are places that can be contacted for a greater flow of energy in the body.
The secondary heart chamber is the eighth chakra, and if you are interested in pursuing a technical and advanced explanation of the chakras, I recommend the series by Djwal Kul that is to be found in depth in The Human Aura.
Invocation for the Threefold Flame
O, Christ within my heart, release thy light, thy threefold light. Connect each one to the Central Sun of the I AM Presence as rays of light of the Mother’s heart converging, strengthening, nourishing life, increasing the pulsation of the threefold flame.
In the name of Jesus the Christ, rise O threefold flame. Rise and compel consciousness free. Rise, O threefold flame. Rise as will of God. Rise as light of wisdom’s power. Rise as love’s own bower. Rise as compassion, comfort, purity, holy awe. Rise, O threefold flame, in the center of thy name, O God, I AM THAT I AM.
Inscribe upon each one in living flame the symbol of victory, the six-pointed star—ascending triangle, descending triangle—Matter and Spirit converging for the conflagration of Spirit’s integration in Matter, where Father-Mother God fuse the oneness of our love.
Christ, O Christed one, fill each one with light. Increase now the sacred fire of each heart. In the name of Jesus the Christ, we call to the heart of the Elohim Purity and Astrea. Converge in the heart chamber of each chela of the sacred fire. Circle the cause and core of all human desire. Replace it with God-desire, God wholeness.
In the name of Jesus the Christ, in the name of the Christ consciousness of every soul, we say, release the fiery energy for the goal of the ascension. Consecrate each heart as a living witness unto the flame, unto the immortal reunion of the soul with God.
O Mighty Elohim Astrea and Purity, encircle the cause and core of all that is less than Christ-will, Christ-wisdom, Christ-love. We call to the Great Central Sun Magnet released from the heart of Alpha and Omega. Demagnetize each chakra. Demagnetize the heart of all impurity, all hardness, all subtle and inferior motive. Let there be a purging of the heart of all disease, of all malaise, of all fear and discontent, all pride, all self-will. Let them go into the flame.
O Christed ones, O souls, by the gift of free will, let go of all of the misqualified energies of the heart. We commend them now to the fount of the living flame of the Holy Spirit. O Mother of the World, show thy face, thy image pure within each heart, as the image of perfection, protection, divine direction of a mother’s love.