This excerpt on the path of the chela is from the darshan The Guru-Chela Relationship given by Elizabeth Clare Prophet published in the Pearl of Wisdom®, Vol. 42 No. 7 and The Guru-Chela Relationship, Darshan 16 DVD.
Fear and Doubt Stand between You
and Your Mighty I AM Presence
El Morya is the first Guru we encounter when we join this organization. Some people think that it’s a matter of choice, but it really isn’t. This is his organization. It’s his ashram, his place, and you can’t go anywhere except to the heart of El Morya when you come here.
If we fear the father image, we may anticipate that El Morya will treat us just as the bad father treated us. It could be the indulgent father. It could be all kinds of things. When you look at El Morya’s portrait, what do you see? Do you see the love in his eyes or do you see the sternness? Do you see that twinkle? What you are able to see in El Morya depends on your psychology.
The same is true in your relationship to me because I bear the mantle of Guru. If you interpret your experience with the guru from the human level, you may miss the lesson and the blessing. If you contact the mantle and your response is fear, be quick to affirm that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.2 Don’t personalize the fear in yourself and don’t personalize me as the cause of your fear. Fear and doubt are really the first points of separation from God, your mighty I AM Presence.
When your aura bumps into my mantle, the power of that mantle flushes out your fears and your doubts and they are as two figures standing before you, Mr. Fear and Mr. Doubt. (These are the challenges of the Piscean age and the two o’clock line: fear, doubt, human questioning, records of death.) If you hold onto Mr. Fear and Mr. Doubt, they will continue to stand between you and the guru and your mighty I AM Presence. Cast out that fear and doubt!
The Mantle Can Reinforce Your Tie
to Your Holy Christ Self and I AM Presence
If you have too much electronic belt substance,3 you can’t even reach your Holy Christ Self because your karma is a barrier. That is why you may feel dry and empty at times. You don’t know where to go. You don’t know what to do. You just feel dry and empty. Mark would say you have to prime the pump. Keep on pumping that well until the water comes back.
Let your love for the guru be perfected in God’s love for you. Start by going to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And call directly for the mantle of Mother of the Flame4 and the mantle of Guru.5 You can reach these mantles even when you cannot reach your Holy Christ Self. I am here and in this physical octave I have a tie to your heart.
God has given me a mantle so that I can reinforce your tie to your Holy Christ Self until you can sustain that contact. I can also reinforce your tie to your I AM Presence. Until you balance a certain amount of your karma, the way you maintain contact with the Holy Christ Self and the I AM Presence is to call for that tie to be reinforced by the momentum of my lifestream and your call to the ascended masters. The ascended masters will assist you, but the reason they have given me the mantle is because the mantle needs to be on someone in physical embodiment who is able to reach out and touch other people in physical embodiment.
1. Electronic belt. The momentums of an individual’s untransmuted karma orbit around the lower portion of his physical body to form what looks like an electronic belt of misqualified energy. Diagrammed at the point of the solar plexus and extending downward below the feet in a negative spiral, this misqualified energy forms a dense forcefield shaped like a kettledrum. Referred to as the realm of the subconscious and the unconscious, the electronic belt contains the records of unredeemed karma from all embodiments.
2. The mantle of Mother of the Flame. Within the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity, Elizabeth Clare Prophet bears the mantle of the office of Mother of the Flame. She has explained: “This office is held by someone who is dedicated to the World Mother and who pledges to serve the sons and daughters of the flame wherever they are throughout the world.” The messenger works at inner and outer levels with her chelas. For our spiritual and practical needs, she asks us to use the dispensation of beloved K-17 and Lanello of June 29, 1996: “Your recourse, then, is to the causal body of the Mother of the Flame who stands before you, who is in embodiment. When you have recourse to one such as this messenger, then you must take advantage of it. Just call to the messenger to reinforce you, to protect you…. Call to the causal body of the messenger…. Take advantage of the use of the messenger’s causal body while she is in embodiment, beloved. For it is a powerful, living, pulsating presence. It is also… very important that you make a call to the I AM Presence of the messenger when you are in distress and bowed down. She will make that call at inner levels or at outer levels, but the call will be made. For this is the vow that the Mother of the Flame has made to you, beloved: that she will always make calls for those of you who call to her, whether silently in the night or directly in person. It is not necessary for you to write a letter to the messenger. It is not necessary for you even to communicate with her, for she does all of this in her Higher Self” (Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 41-42). On February 27, 1997, the messenger said, “Call upon the mantle of Guru to solve your problems.” And on March 26, 1997, she said: “It’s not necessarily the physical contact with the chela, though I would dearly love to figure out how that physical contact could take place. But it is the contact with the Inner Christ that you feel from my Inner Christ, my I AM Presence or my mantle, so that all you have to do is think of me and you have my mantle.”
3. The mantle of Guru. On July 2, 1977, Padma Sambhava bestowed the mantle of Guru upon the messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet. He said: “The ascended masters come as a living witness to proclaim in this hour that the guru-chela relationship can now be sustained in this octave through the flame of the heart of the Mother.” On July 1, 1992, beloved Omega said: “Beloved ones, what we offer you today is a very direct and living contact to us through the messenger and through the mantle of Guru that is upon her solidly and sealed…. The Path and the relationship are open to you as long as you will maintain the single foundational quality, which is love.”