The vast majority of us barely use our spiritual power at all. This may be because we don’t know we have it, because we don’t know how to use it or because we don’t believe we are “authorized” to command our spiritual power being the “small humans” we imagine ourselves to be.
One of the many gifts and blessings Saint Germain gave us is a way to decree and activate our spiritual power. His series of teachings published by Saint Germain Press, contained in over 20 green leather bound books, is a complete lifetime course in how to actualized our spiritual power. We are going to look at one specific way to call forth our fuller spiritual power. The power of decree is under used in general. It is an awesome way to command greater spiritual power for the good of all people including ourselves.
Of course, decrees can be said over and over again without any heart energy present and they will accomplish little. However with determination and heart felt energy, decrees become powerful commands of spiritual power. This is true for matras and prayers as well. Our heart’s desire for change for the good, activates that energy in this dimension. The effective use of decrees comes from the fact that each and everyone of us is created from Divine Love and Energy. We are indeed made in the Image of All That Is and at these times in our lives, that image is in our bodies and lives. Though we are made in this Divine Image, we may not be feeling that in the daily process of our lives.
Nevertheless, when we decree for good, we are moving beyond our mind’s limitations about who we are and embracing our Eternal, All Powerful, All Knowing Selves to which each and every one of us is connected even while in body. For most of us, we are not consciously aware of this ever present connection. Thus it is very unlikely that we have with intent, commanded our spiritual power for the good. Never mind, it works even if our minds don’t get it! We don’t have to know how this will happen or when. The decree is enough to change the energy around us in profound ways. A decree is a command from ourselves for good to come forth in its full power in this dimension now.
More fully activating our spiritual power can also begin when we realize that we are the keepers of our own Light. We can grow it or ignore it.
One interested in growing it might ask, How do I call forth my full ‘I AM Power’ into my daily human life? The following decrees and commands are from the “I AM” Decree Booklets of the Saint Germain Press*. They are very powerful in actually shifting energy in this human dimension. These decrees are one way to call in our full Spiritual Power.
These commands given from Saint Germain are a means for us to cast out that which is humanly created and draining us. At the same time they can also be a means for us to call forth Divine Presence in all its loving power into our lives. The “Mighty I Am Presence” is the part of us that is fully One with All That Is. We are speaking to our highest selves and to all of the highest Divine Presence in all forms when we give these commands.
Change your thinking from being separate from God to being One with God as you envision the greatest power on Earth waking up and actualizing in your daily lives. Select the following decrees that are needed in your life. Repeat your chosen ones out loud, a minimum of three times, each time you focus on them. Then set down the issues and conditions you are dealing with. If you are called to focus on these again, repeat the process.
We have the power to stop our dwelling on appearances which results in our feeling fearful.
STOP! YOU HAVE NO POWER! GET OUT OF MY WORLD! I will have no more of this Human Nonsense. (speaking to the appearances and yourself)
BELOVED MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE , dissolve, consume, annihilate this fear of darkness showing up as ( fill in with your issue) within me and lift me out of this.
We have the power to call forth presence, power and reinforcements of the Divine Love and Light right into our being.
BELOVED I AM PRESENCE! Give me Divine Order through Divine Love and Justice in my mind, in my home, affairs and world. I place myself and my affairs lovingly in the hands of the Father/Mother with childlike faith. That which is for my highest good shall come to me.
We have the power and the authority to call forth the Sacred Flame to clear and consume all our humanly developed feelings and thoughts that are draining us of our peace of being.
BELOVED MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE! Pass your Violet Consuming Flame through my mental and feeling world!, my mental and emotional bodies! and sweep out, dissolve, and consume all imperfection! Pour Your Mighty Current of Energy through, filling my mind and body with Your Mighty Health, Strength, Energy and Buoyancy, everywhere forever!
We have the power and the right to call forth Divine Energy into discordant conditions.
BELOVED MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE! Forgive it, and blaze the Violet Consuming Flame through it! Take it out of the Universe swiftly, so it cannot touch any other part of Life: and let no more of anything exist that dishonors God or desecrates the Beauty that is within the Light, which is ever offering Itself through Love into my outer use and manifestation.
We have the power to call forth our own health and healing.
MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE! Take command of this mind and body! Direct it by your mighty intelligence! Put it in its own right activity , and do it now!
BELOVED I AM PRESENCE! Free me from the human darkness I carry which is manifesting as illness and imbalance in my body ( mind, relationship, affairs).
After you come to a stopping point with these decrees, take time to close your eyes and rest in the healing energy of All That Is. Saying these decrees brings powerful healing vibrations for needed shifts within your own energy field.
When you feel your calls are not answered:
“Either you are not using the Violet Consuming Flame to keep dissolving your own human accumulation which comes forth, or your feeling is not following your attention. These are the only two things that can produce any failure in the application of this Law. The Law never fails, but you can obstruct your way by allowing these conditions to exist.” ( I AM Decree Booklets, Book One pg. 142.)
* “I Am” Decree Booklet, Saint Germain Press, Schaumburg, Illinois, www.saintgermainpress.com
To walk in integrity, we have to lose our fear about the future. We have to embrace the Goodness of God. We have to wrestle our human thoughts about appearances to the ground.
Above all, we have to speak our truth. This is walking in integrity. When we are walking in integrity, we are able to be at peace within, in a deeply whole way.
Stewart, a graduate student, competed for and was awarded a paid summer internship paying $7000. He was thrilled. The program’s literature guaranteed a good match for the selected students with organizations in the area. Stewart was tentatively matched with an assignment in a public school system. After the interview in the school, he realized that he had already done that same type of work 4 years earlier and had moved on from there in the intervening years. When no other placements were actually available, he told the granting organization this placement was not a good match for him. They strongly advised him to take the placement and told him if he did not, they would “be obliged” to call his college and say that he reneged on his contract.
He was both disappointed about the mismatch and yet offended by the treatment he had received through veiled threats and serious arm twisting to take a job which was so clearly a bad match for him. After a second round of meetings, and a lot of soul searching, Stewart respectfully resigned the paid internship. By the time he made his decision, he was in a good place looking forward to a summer of doing his own research and work. The very day he let this go, however, he was asked to join a team in Africa to work on more efficient ways to deliver medical support for malaria. This offer was a much better match for Stewart on many levels.
This is a situation where walking in integrity paid off in a rather dramatic turn of events. In one conversation, we talked about Tom Stoppard’s line, “every exit is an entrance somewhere else.” This was truly Stewart’s experience. However, he alone had to weight the consequences and act. He was the only person who could decide what walking in integrity was for him.
One characteristic of being in integrity is that it requires deep personal soul searching at times. It requires getting our ego out of the way and listening to the energy of the Highest Good. Walking in integrity often requires facing our doubts, fears and misgivings rather than taking the expected option or path because of the promised rewards. At the end of the day, walking in integrity requires courage, the conviction of the heart that if something is not a good option, the right options will present in the fullness of time.
One great way to walk in integrity is to write to God or talk to God. This way, we are not tempted to shade things, twist motivations or color the truth. We can more easily speak the truth because we know all is already known anyway. Making up a good story for God is a futile act. When we communicate with the All Knowing Divine Presence, we can frequently find out what integrity looks like. It is never too late to walk in integrity around issues in the past or present.
When Ria began a spiritual practice of meditation, her world began to change. She began to realize just how unkindly she had treated some of the men she had dated much earlier in her life. She felt deep guilt and shame around some of her actions and was at a loss to know what to do. Though she was not in touch with any of these men anymore, the drive to “make things right” would not go away. She was led to write in her journal to each of the mistreated men, to say clearly what she needed to say, and to ask for forgiveness. She worked on this process until all the men she had mistreated had been written to in her journal, before God and until she felt whole and clean. Nearing the end of this process, she had a service for the men of her past. She blessed each one of them, acknowledged what she had learned from them, asked again for forgiveness and gave all her shame and guilt to God. She had walked in integrity with the past.
Where might you need to walk in integrity? What is keeping you from making amends with your past or your present? Might you be prostituting yourself for the sake of money, prestige, reputation, influence or recognition?
All things, no matter what they consist of, can be taken to God/the Great Knowing/the Oneness. When we take steps to walk in integrity we come into Right Relationship with ourselves, with others and with God. We come to a place of deep inner balance and peace. There are ALWAYS better options for us than remaining out of integrity with ourselves and our lives. As we come into integrity, we manifest more balance in our lives, more love and more forgiveness. Our lives can be literally transformed by taking a walk with integrity.
All acts of the past, those in integrity and those out of integrity are traveling along with us. Any set of actions we have taken which have been out of integrity are negatively affecting us in one way or another. We are the accumulations of our past actions, thoughts, deeds and feelings. Only when we bring those into the space of integrity can we be truly at Peace. Go hunting for places where you are not walking in integrity. You will be supported beyond your wildest imagination by the Presence of God.
Steps to Integrity
1. Open a Sacred Space with Divine Energy/God/Ascended Masters/Angels and your Highest Self, to support your work.
2. Name the specific person(s) or incident where you are out of integrity with All That Is.
3. Speak or write to God about the feelings you have regarding your situation. Name your fears. Go thoroughly into this situation and explore it deeply.
4. Ask for the support you need, a way out, a way to let it go of the guilt or fear, forgiveness, support in facing what you have done, etc.
5. Give all negative thoughts and feelings to Divine Presence, in writing or out loud.
6. Give thanks for the support you are receiving to walk in integrity.
7. Wait upon the Presence of God to work within your energy field.
8. Repeat this process with other situations or persons until you feel you are walking in full integrity.
Gratitude and negativity can not exist at the same time. Gratitude and worry can not hold the same space. Neither can gratitude and anger, blame or resentment coexist together. Therefore choosing the energy of gratitude is a life giving activity.
It fills up the places where draining energy might have dared to roam. Being grateful takes us out of negative attention and connects us with Love. Gratitude is a part of the large body of Love feelings which are available to us. How can we cultivate gratitude?
One early step towards gratitude is to be aware of times and places when we are feeling angry and drained. We have to train the mind to “jump the track” to gratitude when we are angry, frustrated or feeling simply down. We can focus on that which is draining energy or that which is life affirming and the later creates good endorphins throughout the body. This then helps us glide through situations which might have snagged our good feelings in the past. If we practice focusing on our blessings and on that for which we are grateful, we literally feed ourselves a diet of Love. This affects every single aspect of our lives, including our chemical balance, our ability to sleep soundly and our ability to attract mates or live peacefully with the mates we have.
Gratitude energy is of a very high vibration, not simply the fleeting thought of gratitude but the real feeling of being grateful for the blessings we have. This actually opens and strengthens our connection with the Divine Presence as well, because we begin to exude Love energy which attracts us to Divine Presence. This is a totally awesome experience filled with love and support which can only improve our lives.
In fact, developing the choice for gratitude is a wonderful way to become closer and more connected with All That Is on many levels. When we feel grateful or appreciative, we actually calm our nervous system. This brings us into greater balance and we cultivate the feelings of goodness and well being. So the question is why would we not choose to live in this energy all the time? Basically, fear. Fear keeps us in a state of vigilance, anxiety, stress or all three. Fear and gratitude are not compatible with each other.
Beth kept feeling fear and anxiety for her son, Greg. In fact, every time she thought of Greg, her body constricted due to her very real concerns about him. She was afraid that he would suffer because of his excessive weight. She was concerned that he was not happy in his job and she worried that his current relationship was unsupportive. She was unable to think about Greg without a sense of deep sadness, worry and discomfort. Their interactions began to suffer, become strained and eventually Greg did not want to see his mother very much at all. This added to Beth’s angst and generally sense of loss and impotence regarding her son. She needed a change of thoughts and feelings regarding her son.
Beth began by writing down all the fears she was carrying about Greg and his life. She named over 22 fears she had for her son. She allowed as how it was probably impossible for him to come for a visit and not feel the energy of fear she had for him. One by one, she began to call out the specific fears she had for Greg and turn them over to All That Is/Divine Oneness/God. At the SAME time, she began to list the things she was grateful for about her son. This was a much harder list to compile because she hardly ever thought in this way. Eventually, though there was a complete shift in her thinking about her son. She began to fill her thoughts with the energy of gratitude and this began to transform their time together and their relationship. Love heals anything and gratitude is a form of Love, pure and simple.
This is also true about our Earth. When we feel gratitude towards her beauty, it is a healing energy. When we drink in the beauty of a sunset or bask in the warming rays of the sun or work with our flowers or food, and feel gratitude, we become a healing presence for Mother Earth. It is harder to feel gratitude for our Earth if we are worrying about pollution, animal extinction, strip mining, insect imbalances, genetically enhanced foods, clear cutting, pesticides and dwindling oil supplies. If this is your relation with our Earth, consider praying to Divine Presence to bring forth re-balancing energy for Mother Earth. This is something we can readily do which can clear us of the draining energy of worry and concern. This allows us to focus on the gratitude we feel for the beauty of the Earth, and we can stay in a state of gratitude for the other aspects of the Earth which feed our soul.
Prayer Process for our Earth
1. Open a Sacred healing circle with your highest I AM self, the Angelic Host and the Ascended Masters. You can include any and all Divine Presence you want to help you hold the space.
2. Set the intention to call forth Divine Healing Energy for Planet Earth.
3. Clear you own concern, fear, anger or sense of outrage regarding Earth conditions which you know are particularly draining you.
Sacred Flame, I call forth my blocked emotional, mental, thermal (protective) and spiritual energy originating from this lifetime or from any previous lifetime which is manifesting as my outrage with the practices of strip mining I am seeing in West Virginia. ( fill in the blank for you)
4. Call for the Sacred Flame, the Presence of All That Is which knows nothing but the Divine, to clear blocked energies manifesting as imbalances on our Earth.
Sacred Flame (Divine Presence in this form) clear the blocked emotional, mental, thermal and spiritual energies from our Earth from this century and from any previous centuries which are now manifesting as strip mining in West Virginia. I call for energy of the Great I AM/Divine Presence/Mighty God to fill the strip mining industry with the perfect vibrations to bring strip mining into Right Relationship with All That Is.
5. My deep appreciation and lasting thanks.
In the process of clearing our blocked energy and blocked energy from other sources, we ourselves benefit greatly by being able to remain in a state of gratitude. When we are in a state of gratitude, this grows and blesses all whom we meet and all we come in contact with including our Sacred Planet.
Holding the space for Goodness in our lives is a powerful mindset and the expectation of Goodness can permeate all aspects of our lives.
At the same time, fears can play an important role in calling us to seek further, for Peace.
Have you ever found yourself, even when things are really good, waiting for something bad to happen? Do you prepare for potential tragedy by running things through your mind to see how you might react? Have you ever been in a relationship and find yourself thinking about how you will feel when it is over, when he/she walks out, or when you grow apart? This process of preparing for the worst, just to feel in control and ready for bad things is very likely to have just the opposite effect we are trying to guard against.
My husband used to commute to another state, 2 weeks a month, early in our marriage. I dutifully made sure to know exactly when my husband was flying. However, that increasingly meant I was ill at ease for the duration of his flight, every time he traveled. I had emotional melt downs if I did not hear from him within a “reasonable” time after the flight. I would work myself into a tizzy, with pent up worry and frustration and then erupt when he did finally call for “making we worry” . I carried some deep fear about losing him. However, I was thoroughly busy ignoring the real fear with mind preparation drills for the possibility of future tragedy. At the time, I really thought I was being responsible, in caring so deeply. Right motivation, wrong execution.
I did not realize what I was doing was feeding my worst fears, those which were truly unspeakable. I was so conscientiously preparing for the worst, that I was really feeding the beast within me, which I had completely created. I vividly recall the pit in my stomach, the fear in my mind and the tenseness in my breathing of those times. I was truly capable of making myself sick with fear and dark imaginings.
One of the worst outcomes of this, was that this fear seeped into all manner of situations. I would worry about my husband going to the store and being run into. I would obsess about walking around the block at night by myself. I would even imagine strangers breaking into my home while I was alone. Clearly, my mind had run amok. Thankfully, I still had some small perspective on what I was doing to myself. I did stop watching violence on television as one positive step towards more peace.
One day, years later, a book came to my rescue which I felt was written specifically for me. It was called Fear No Evil, by Eva Pierrakos. Talk about direct and to the point! My number was up. This book literally fell off a shelf before me in a bookstore even though I had let some of my darker fears subside. It changed my habit of preparing for darkness and fearing evil, for good.
Those months of commuting would have been so much better if I could have faced my fears and focused on the Goodness we had been graced with. We were awash in Goodness with good health, good jobs, supportive families, good friends, disposable income, a nice home, etc. I had regularly strayed into the darkness though and did not have the faintest inkling about trying something else. The fear of losing the Goodness I had been given was instrumental in my spiritual journey but perhaps y0u may avoid this particular detour.
What I recall from Fear No Evil is that I learned that fear comes from the part of us that is unwhole and hurting. Fear shows up when we feel disconnected from Divine Peace. I learned that what we focus on grows. All the fears that I felt were from the exact places where I was disconnected from God. I learned that fear was my own creation and therefore wonder of wonders, I could let it go.
For all those years, I had thought fear was real. I felt as though someone had released me to Goodness, to the very real possibility that Goodness attracts goodness. I learned when bad things happen, the Goodness is still present even when it seems covered by the darkness. I felt that “Someone” had rattled my cage and helped me remember Goodness.
Step by step I took a look at the real fears behind those manifesting in my life. I was afraid of my husband dying because I myself was afraid of being alone, unloved and bereft. I was afraid of being attacked and losing my safety because I was afraid of losing the Goodness of my life. I was so into thinking it was all up to me that God was a way distance second to ME. These real fears propelled me front and center into dialog with the Divine Presence. When I realized I had created and grown my own fears, I could let the fears go, and focus on the Goodness of Life.
I now highly recommend the practice of Expecting Goodness. Train your thoughts to expect the Goodness, think about it, nurture it, focus on the Goodness you have and see it continuing. As I slowly learned to do this, Goodness beyond my wildest imaginings showed up. To date, the Goodness given has always been infinitely better than what I might have envisioned. It’s a God thing!!
Steps towards Expecting Goodness
1. Name your presenting fears, those showing up in your life and then seek the deeper core fears fueling the feelings and actions in your life. (I am afraid my spouse and I won’t be able to have children. Core Fear- I am afraid I will miss out on one of Life’s irreplaceable blessings and that my spouse and I will grow apart. )
2. Release the fears you no longer want, to Divine Presence. We are never alone in facing our fears. ( I release the fear that my spouse and I will suffer and remain sad by missing out on one of Life’s blessings which will cause us to grow apart.)
3. Train your mind to see the goodness in all situations by actually speaking about it out loud to self and others. (My spouse and I will find infinite ways to love in this world, in ways we can equally share. )
4. Expect the Goodness — I call forth the Goodness of Life into all aspects of my thinking, feeling, acting self. I expect the Goodness of Life in whatever way it chooses to manifest in my life.