In these last days of the current Mercury Retrograde period, I thought I’d share one of the tools that I’ve been using to navigate its sticky situations. It’s an energetic tool called the Violet Flame that can instantly transmute and raise the vibration of any thing or situation.
Chances are good that you’ve heard of the Violet Flame before and possibly even used it. If that’s the case I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s good to be reminded that the Flame is available. I myself have gone a few years without ever even thinking about it; the Violet Flame just recently came back onto my radar with this latest period of Mercury Retrograde.
The Violet Flame was gifted to us by St. Germain, an Ascended Master who until recently was the Chohan of the Seventh Ray. (“Chohan” is a word that’s frequently used without being defined; I infer its meaning as a blend of “guardian” (not that the rays need protecting) and “honored presenter.) It’s my understanding that the Violet Flame is a way of applying the energy of the Seventh Ray, which is itself a violet ray of energy that connects us with ritual, ceremony, and magic (according to Diana Cooper’s Discover Atlantis: A Guide to Reclaiming the Wisdom of the Ancients) – which is perfect because ritual, ceremony, and magic are means of conducting and directing energy. In other words, using the Violet Flame is less about introducing a new energy to a situation and more about having a tool (or ritual, if you prefer) to conduct and rearrange existing energies.
St. Germain, by the way, is an interesting figure. Like all Ascended Masters including Yeshua (Jesus), he lived on Earth before ascending to the higher realms to continue supporting us from the non-physical. There are many ideas who he was while on Earth; the consensus is that he lives multiple lifetimes as significant historical figures that probably included Merlin, Sir Francis Bacon, and Christopher Columbus. You might enjoy reading more in his Wikipedia article.
As for the Violet Flame, using it is a simple visualization that can be applied to people, animals, things, situations – anything that has individual or shared energy. The reason it’s a great tool during Mercury Retrograde is that it clears up any lower energies that may be clouding communication.
To invoke the Violet Flame, close your eyes and get to a quiet state, then imagine what you want cleared as surrounded by a flame that burns white hot in the center with deep purple around the edges. The ritual becomes more powerful when you recite The Violet Flame Decree several times:
“I AM a Being of Violet Fire
I AM the Purity of God’s Desire.*”
(*The original words of this decree published by Elizabeth Clare Prophet end with “the Purity God desires.” Since I believe, however, that those words invoke limiting obligations around the idea of God’s will, I have chosen new words to reflect the purity and simplicity of the only thing God wants from us: to love.)
The Violet Flame will heal what you surround it with by transmuting the energies involved. Use it on yourself whenever you feel frustrated, unhappy, depressed, anxious – anything less than joyful.
You can visualize other people in the Violet Flame without their permission, as long as you’re offering the energy without attachment to whether they accept it. This is helpful when you see someone struggling or stuck in conflict. Keep in mind, though, that “if you spot it, you got it,” so every time you think “Hey, that person could really use some Violet Flame,” you need to also invoke it for yourself.
It’s great for animals, and I’ve even seen it work once or twice on electronics that were misbehaving.
The Violet Flame can, in my opinion and experience, facilitate physical healing. For example, my inspiration to write about this topic was that I awoke this morning with a little heartburn; as I visualized my stomach and esophagus in the Violet Flame and said the decree, the heartburn disappeared. I wouldn’t use the Flame as the only solution for a more serious condition, but I would definitely include it in the treatment plan.
I mentioned that the Violet Flame is good for situations. This can mean one-on-one disagreements or tension as well as global causes. If you’re in conflict with a co-worker or a family member, imagine both of you and the space between you in the Violet Flame. If you wish to facilitate peace in the Middle East, imagine that section of a map and surround it in the Violet Flame.
Take five minutes to invoke the Violet Flame for yourself. If you have any physical ailments, use some of that time to focus on those areas of your body. If you have any mental or emotional challenges, be sure to imagine that the Flame surrounds not only your whole physical body but the space 12 inches beyond you on all sides, so that you’re including your emotional and mental bodies in the healing.
When you’re done, share in the comments below any experiences that you had, either during the ritual or what is different afterward.