Jean teaches astrology, tarot & metaphysics. She is an author, ordained nondenominational minister, & member of the NJ Metaphysical Ctr.
Seeking Spiritual Help
A seriously unexpected twist that occurred in my life several years ago left me more shattered than I had ever been. I am usually a strong person who copes with problems pretty well, but this one was devastating, and thrust upon me by someone with evil intentions. I was so blown away, I couldn’t think straight, and I don’t have much family left to help me in times of crisis. I learned what people mean when they say they are going through a “dark night of the soul.” Finally, I had to reach out for help. I turned to my metaphysical group of friends to ask what I could do to feel back in control of my life—enough to make some hard decisions.
A large percentage of them recommended that I use the energy of the violet flame. One friend who is a Shaman/healer worked with me quite a bit. He walked me through the first steps to help me get calm enough to get a grip on myself. I was literally shaking like a leaf. He told me to get a piece of paper and a candle. Then I had to align the paper north, south, east and west, and light the candle in the middle of it.
He recited a preamble asking God or Spirit to help me fight the hurtful influences that I was experiencing at the time. He is very psychic, and when I explained the situation, he saw that it was a karmic one, originating with a certain person in a different incarnation, and that the person was now getting even with me for something I was perceived to have done to her in another lifetime. Once the candle representing me got burning, he repeated this violet flame decree with me over and over again:
A Violet Flame Decree
He explained that was a simple description of a violet flame decree, handed down by St. Germaine. It is called an “I AM” decree, which we can use to transform ourselves, to be more united with God or Spirit. Each time we repeat it, or one of them, we get closer to a purer state than when we began. It is a powerful energy that helps to reduce negativity in our lives.
After about a half hour, I did begin to feel calmer and stopped shaking so much. I kept this up for several days, also using meditation to clear my head, and was able to make the beginning decisions necessary to begin to fight the wrong done to me.
Time passed, and although I would love to say everything is fine now, some of the issue still lingers. But once the crisis passed, I sort of forgot about the violet flame. So I decided to research it more and see what it is all about. The rest of this article is mostly what I learned, and I want to pass it onto you, in case you ever need to protect your own self and sanity to deal with a seriously ugly or harmful situation.
What Is the Violet Flame?
What is the violet flame? It is an invisible spiritual energy which appears violet to those who have developed their spiritual vision. Each person has a colorful aura which surrounds them, but violet is the most spiritual color of all. When one has violet in their aura, it is accepted that this person has healing energies and can use them to benefit anyone.
Knowledge of the violet flame was only given to a special few in previous centuries. Saints and adepts of the east and west had to be proven worthy to be privy to this valuable healing tool. But in our time, this positive information is available to all of us who are interested in working with these powerful energies.
The violet flame changes negative energy into positive energy. In the 21st century, we know that good health depends on our body, mind, and spirit being in alignment. Transmutation is to change the form, nature, or appearance of something, and shape it into a higher form. Ancient alchemists were thought to be attempting to change lead into gold. But the spiritual ones were searching for a way to change the “lead” of negative human energy into the “gold” of Divine energy.
When negative thoughts and feelings are transformed, the violet flame provides a doorway for healing. Some of us use mediation as a means of aligning our energies, but when using the violet flame, it permeates every cell and atom of your body, mind, emotions, subconscious, and memory. Guy and Edna Ballard founded I AM in the 1930s, writing about the violet flame as the means by which any human could free themselves from our human discord and imperfections. As is often said in metaphysics, “We are spiritual beings trying to live in the physical world.”
Karma From Past Lives
If you believe in reincarnation, many of us are suffering traumas from former lifetimes. As a person repeats a decree, they often sense a shower of light or calm surrounding them. Or as they continue saying decrees over time, they become tingly and begin to dream of past lives and what happened to them in other incarnations to cause current pain and trauma.
They begin to feel more at peace with themselves. Past lives often contain the karmic seeds of our current lifetime, causing difficult life challenges, or as this writer calls them, “astral tests.” Once we can begin to remember a bit of the karmic record that is causing us stress, it is the first step in getting past that pain, but more spiritual work must be done. Those negative emotions get a solid grip around our souls, and we must work to break the cycle.
Sometimes hypnosis or psychotherapy shows us too much information to absorb all at once. Healing with the violet flame just shows what a person is ready to deal with at one time. Reciting violet flame decrees aid recollection of past traumas and gradually help one to release them. If a negative scene from the past comes to mind, just close your eyes and think of yourself surrounded with violet light. It acts as an eraser to get rid of the traumas that still have a hold on you. With time and patience, we can learn to get the pain of those memories to fade away.
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Negative Energy Is Harmful
Ascended Masters, angels, light beings, and departed loved ones help us review our last lifetimes in between incarnations. We come to Earth as physical beings to complete a mission, and normally make mistakes along the way. Ascended Masters are Saints and sages who once lived on Earth, but fulfilled missions and reunited with Spirit. They help us make a plan for our next incarnation, because we all have karmic challenges to overcome. So they uplift us. If those obstacles are not dealt with in the next lifetimes, we have to face them in another one.
Short violet flame mantras or longer spoken decrees add a positive outlook on life, help us see our problems more clearly, and give us feelings of better well being. They impart vibrancy and hope, making us more forgiving and merciful. These energies transmute our negative karma.
Negative energy can manifest in a variety of ways—from illness, accidents, or bad habits that cause us to have disharmony with others. Negativity gets into our aura; or the energy field around our bodies. It picks up vibrations around us, like anger, hatred, frustration and jealousies. We can easily pick up these energies around us.
If you sit on a bus next to a person who is filled with negativity, you may start to get a headache or feel sick. Or you just may feel a strong urge to move to another seat. Did you ever have a toxic friend who adds negativity to your life? It’s the one who is so needy that it drains your energy to be around them. Be honest. You need to spend less time around that person.
By saying violet flame decrees five to fifteen minutes daily, you can maintain feelings of peace, no matter what else happens. Once you begin using decrees, it starts cleaning up your aura. This frees you up to progress spiritually and realize your highest potentials.
Once we free ourselves from conditions which limit us, we feel love and are able to help others. When people are in contact with your aura, they feel calm and uplifted. I have felt this when in a meditation group with others; or by repeating decrees to help purify my aura. The purpose of miracles is to restore wholeness to our bodies and union with our Higher Self. You can be the alchemist who is transformed by the violet flame, and can perform acts of spiritual and physical healing for others. Those who can see auras will notice more violet in your aura as your energies become more pure.
Saint Germaine, an inspiring source of freedom movements said, “The violet flame goes after the schisms which cause psychological problems that go back to early childhood and previous incarnations and that have established such deep grooves within the consciousness that in fact they have been difficult to shake lifetime after lifetime.”
When we invoke the violet flame, or 7th ray of rainbow light, it descends as spiritual energy; then bursts into your heart as mercy, forgiveness, justice, freedom, and transmutation. Invoking violet flame in a group multiplies energies, much as group meditation does. You will feel a large energy boost while working with either one.
Concept of Vibration
The concept of vibration is how this is explained. The night I met my very scientific husband, he said to me, “You vibrate faster than anyone I ever met.” I was not yet a student of metaphysics then, and it seemed like an unusual first attempt at conversation between a guy and girl who didn’t know each other! But years later, I understood what he meant.
Vibration is the speed at which something moves back and forth, or oscillates, in physics. A spiritual level vibration is the rate of spin of the electrons as they move around the nucleus of the atom. Atoms are mostly empty space. Pretend an atom is a ball, but its nucleus is too small for our eyes to see. 99.9 % of the mass of the atom is concentrated in the nucleus, leaving empty space in the rest of the ball. All that empty space between the nucleus and the edge of the atom is where discord and negative energy can get stuck. At the cellular and molecular level this substance appears as a sort of soot, dust or cement. It can grow to be a solid lump, affecting our Spirit.
The lower our vibration rate is, the more burdened we become. This is when our physical and spiritual bodies are clogged with negative energy and karma. This is what spiritually kills us. When we resonate more with negativity and less with cosmic energy, it can make us ill. When karmic substance gets solid, it’s like a hardening of the arteries of our spiritual bodies. Yoga students and acupuncture patients know optimum health comes from spiritual energy which flows freely through our bodies.
The Four Bodies
What are the four bodies we have that get clogged with negative energy and karma?
- The Physical Body, the part we can see and touch
- The Astral Body, containing our emotions
- The Mental Body, our conscious mind
- The Etheric Body, the memory body, our past lives.
Raising Our Vibrations
Violet fire transmutes anything negative lodged in our Spirit or physical areas. This includes those things we hate about ourselves, to physical viruses, or other illnesses. The violet flame passes through these clogs between electrons and nuclei. It ejects particles of dense substance from our bodies and dissolves them. Negative energy is transmuted into positive energy and is restored to its native purity.
The violet flame does not simply surround and remove debris; it transforms it into pure light energy. Our vibration is raised and propels us into a more spiritual state of being. So by removing calcified emotional debris and other substances, the violet flame may allow our bodies to reconnect with their natural healing mechanism.
Many doctors now believe it is necessary that the body, mind, and spirit work together in unity. Disease occurs when the body is vibrating at a different rate from the mind and is unable to communicate with our Higher Self. The idea that we are the product of vibrating strings may explain why people have remarkable results when they raise their vibration rate by using the violet flame.
Connect to Positive Energy
For thousands of years, mystics believed repeating sacred words and prayers would propel them into union with God or Spirit. Mantras are also used in meditations for ailments of mind and body. Hindu and Buddhist monks repeated mantras for healing everything from fevers to depression. Catholic believers get similar results when they pray with a rosary, especially in order to heal a person they care about, or to help them in some way. The practice of reciting mantras in silence as a person counts japa mala beads is much the same.
All of these methods of positive thought have been able to have immediate effects on the person who is concentrated on during the recitation, meditation, or decree. So if the violet flame does not appeal to you, there are always other methods of relieving negative energies and transforming them with positive energies. Some can feel their bodies repairing themselves as they repeat a mantra in their mind or recite a decree out loud.
The violet flame can also be used to help you when you are under severe stress, emotional pain and fear, or just feel scared and hopeless. So what is the most practical way to access this powerful energy? It’s best to connect with these energies as much as possible and make it part of your daily routine.
How to Use the Violet Flame
- Make time every day to repeat a violet flame decree. Use it whenever you need it or feel stressed or ill. Find a calm and quiet place to dedicate to doing your spiritual work. A meditation corner in a room at home works well. Or go to a quiet room at your workplace, walk outside, and find a private place where you feel good.
- Start any violet flame or meditation with a prayer. It cleans up your aura and will not allow other negative entities to get into you. This is very important. Carrying healing crystals like tourmaline or all purpose ones like amethyst or turquoise also protects you.
- You can invoke your own protection if you know what you are afraid of or what the issue is. Use your own words and Spirit will understand. When you bring forth light, it also draws darkness. You must seal your aura from negative forces. Use white, blue, or violet protective energy by visualization. Ask Archangel Michael to protect you or just say “Help me!”
- Begin with a simple preamble, just to state what your intention is.
- Start the meditation or decrees slowly; and gradually speed up. It will raise your vibration.
- Use visualization. When I do this I imagine myself surrounded by violet light, whether meditating or using decrees of the violet flame. Picture a huge, burning flame consuming that negativity away.
- Try hard to do this once a day, so you make better progress on the issues you need to heal.
- Use the violet flame to heal past lives. Sit quietly, and see if a landscape or historical structure of some place, or different time, comes into your mind. Once you begin, you will recall more and more. Or you will feel affinities to certain historical periods or places. That means you had a lifetime there. Pay attention and ask if you have a guardian angel or soul mate there, and see if they will tell you their name.
- Expand your scope to clear karma in your home, neighborhood, and finally, the world. This helps dissolve any group or planetary karma.
Pay It Forward
I have a friend who sends a group email every Sunday and asks everyone to pray for world peace at noon. She has been doing this for about fifteen years now, and her list keeps growing. Your thoughts matter more than you think they do, and can either hurt or help you, or others. So isn’t a plea for world peace a good projection of positive energies for a group of like minded people?
I hope this article helps explain how to use the violet flame to bring calm and positive energy to your lives. A few other modalities have been mentioned as well. You can use all of them, or whatever one works best for you. And while you are at it, please send healing light to either those in your life who need help with their own problems and difficult situations, or to those you don’t even know, but have heard of or read about. They will all receive your kind thoughts and positive affirmations too. Don’t forget, every act of kindness comes back to you!
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: Where can I find a violet candle? And how can I use a violet candle to bring good luck/energy into business?
Answer: You know, you threw me a bit on this question. The candle doesn't have to violet-scented, just colored. Lavender candles are almost always violet, or at least close. I think any shade of purple will do the trick really. Supermarkets even carry candles now, so you may be able to find one blended with something so it is actually violet. But don't worry so much, just think purple. Even burning a lavender candle is soothing, to begin with. Burn it, and look into it, and repeat, I Am a Being of Violet Fire, I Am the Purity God Desires. Try to pay attention to your breathing as you do it. You can't be as nervous when you are concentrating on your breathing.
Can you paint a feature wall violet in the business? Or put a few violet plants there? Purple vibrates faster than any other color, and fast vibrations make us calmer and happier. If you want, use lavender incense.
Question: How can I use a violet flame for healing relationships I mean the decree?
Answer: Just say the words in the decree as often as you think of them, and think about the relationships you want to heal. Try to think of the important person surrounded by violet light; it's the most spiritual color, or picture both of you in that violet light. If you want you could use prayer as well, just keep the mental image of the color in your mind. Colors are outstanding and have more energy and power than you think.
Question: Are we supposed to imagine the violet colored flame or actually find a candle of that color?
Answer: I think the more violet the better. Try to imagine it and also use the candle. It's the most spiritual color, so load up on it! Wear violet clothes. Also, if you have any amethyst jewelry or crystals, add those in too! I am happy so many people are interested in the violet flame. I only learned of it myself a few years ago, when I called a friend in a panic, and he walked me through some of the steps I shared in the article. I hope whatever the problems you are facing are improved soon. Meditation and the violet flame open room in your psyche to think clearly, and get the focus off our problems too. Of course, we need to solve them. But we can get too obsessed with them, to the point where we can't take part in the good things in life, and that hurts us too.
Question: How can I use violet flame for IBS?
Answer: You can go through the steps and envision your GI and intestinal areas while you are doing that. Our chakras, or energy centers, also have much to do with health. IBS would stem from a blockage of the Solar plexus chakra, the one near your tummy. Try to focus on the area, and the chakra color is yellow. Either try to send the violet flame and light there, but meditating on clearing blockages in the solar plexus or 3rd chakra is another line of attack.
Question: How can I use the healing violet flame to help with my anxiety, high blood pressure, and dizziness?
Answer: If you sit quietly and meditate, or do a visualization of something calm in a violet light, try doing it for 20 minutes twice a day. Doing while you feel anxious is a good time to try. If you wear an amethyst pendant or earrings, some of that violet energy may help with dizziness, or use a crystal of amethyst and lie down with it on your forehead. I don't know about high blood pressure, and wouldn't rely on natural remedies for that, I recommend seeing a doctor. But it is often related to stress and anxiety. Also, sometimes exercise is a stress buster, but again, ask your doctor first and don't do anything too strenuous at first. Take care of yourself.
Question: Are you aware if there is a device called the Violet Wand? It heals also based on a lot of theory you mentioned...
Answer: No, I never heard of a specific violet wand. But violet is the color that vibrates the fastest, that's why the energy from the color is so positive. If you can find a metaphysical store or someone who works with crystals or gemstones, try to find a wand or at least a good sized piece of amethyst. That can work as well as a wand since amethyst is the right color and works the same way. It helps ease blockages in the chakras and is emotionally and spiritually calming.
Any good-sized piece of amethyst will be helpful in these regards. It's not super expensive. I have a big chunk I wear as a pendant, it's tear-shaped, but about 2 inches big. I think I paid about $50.00 for it, but it's beautiful. I wear it on a sterling silver chain. It brings good energy, psychic insight, and emotional healing.
© 2018 Jean Bakula
annie (nj) on July 02, 2020:
The link is not working. Noted regarding the crystal and will check it out. Thank you I appreciate it.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 27, 2020:
Obsidian is OK too, but not as grouning. Red Jasper is grounding. If you want to spread love, pink quartz (it's called rose) and amethyst are good. I wrote about gemstones on here: https://hubpages.com/bodywork/Heal-Yourself-With-C...
annie (nj) on June 21, 2020:
Thank you I will check out bloodstone. They told me I should buy obsidian also. I can also sense when my energies are getting zapped but I make sure I put a wall to protect my vibes. love the article... i am trying to spread more love.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 21, 2020:
Violet is the most Spiritual color in the spectrum, so that's really good. You could have a gift for reading others. Just make sure you don't give up too much of your own energy. Keep a piece of amethyst or bloodstone to protect yourself and your emotions.
annie on May 22, 2020:
last year i took a pic of my aura... and they’re say i am violet flame... how do i accept more? i definitely can sense vibes if its good or bad...
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on April 23, 2019:
You are most welcome Reese. I am glad you enjoyed the article.
Reese on April 23, 2019:
What a beautiful article
Thank you sister
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 04, 2018:
I think it will help you. The color violet also has a lot of spiritual energy. If you have a piece of amethyst, and place it on the chakra, that will help too. I hope you feel better.
brian from uk on December 04, 2018:
Thank you jean I will
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on December 04, 2018:
The Violet Flame is more for spiritual healing, but if you do visualizations, try imagining the violet light at the chakra nearest where you have the physical problem, and in time that should help. Thanks for the question, others have asked this too. Take care.
brian from uk on December 03, 2018:
is this violet flame used mainly for physical or it used spiritual healing as well ive only ever used violet in chakra visualizations for clearing the energy centers with my therapist
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on October 07, 2018:
It sounds like a fascinating experience. These ceremonies are very intense, and one should never attend under the influence of anything. Thanks for sharing.
Agape on October 06, 2018:
In 1993 I had a vision out of the blue that I would do a sweat lodge with a Lakota Indian. Several months passed and I went on a road trip for about 2 months fully expecting to find this sweat lodge. I was almost ready to go home and was at Mt . Shasta. I was going up the Mtn. And saw a gathering of people so I stoppe and asked what was taking place. Sure enough they said they were building a sweat lodge to take place the next day. Charlie Tam was doing the ceremony and in two days I finished 9 rounds. Unfortunately, some people did not follow instructions. They instructed that if u had done any drugs or smoked marijuana to please not go in the lodge. Some did anyway and Charlie fell ill and his daughter finish the next day. What people need to know is this is such a sacred ceremony and to follow all instructions. I am now 77 years old and that was the start of a very intense cleansing journey. Also, until the vision I had no clue about the Lacota Indians or a sweat lodge but I was guided. I will say I was frightened at first so I sat right by the exit but stayed.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 30, 2018:
The same to you Harshada.
Harshada on August 30, 2018:
Thanks very much for your generous reply Jean. Loads of love and blessings from India dear.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on August 26, 2018:
Thank you. It's always great to know someone read my work and came away from it learning something new. Take care.
Seemagmunde@gmail.com on August 26, 2018:
I love to read about spiritual life..really its very helpfull article..
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 24, 2018:
You are most welcome. A new friend introduced me to St. Ger-main and the Violet Flame at a terrible time in my own life. Bright Blessings.
Navisha on June 23, 2018:
Thank you for giving me hope to continue working with beloved Saint Germain and the great white brother hood and the loving mother father God and all the loving host of heaven
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on June 17, 2018:
I sincerely hope it is helping you. Meditation is also a good tool for getting advice from your Higher Self. Take care.
IPS Khurana on June 16, 2018:
I am practicing Violet Flame daily.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on May 11, 2018:
This was something I heard of, but was researching, so decided to delve into it more and try it. When I meet with my metaphysical group, many of them are serious about using the violet flame. Violet is the most spiritual color, so even if you just meditate and see it (I always see it in my meditations anyway, they take place in a vaguely light violet world), or hold a piece of amethyst, it can calm and center you.
Be creative with it. There was a couple who began a church in UT, I believe, who charged a lot of money to give people this information. They ended up in prison and heavily fined. But the spiritual messages are always free and there for everyone. Let me know if you get results with the violet flame. One of my friends was working with me and it on the phone for a few hours when I was in a crisis myself, and it did help. Always nice to hear from you John. Oh, I mistakenly answered an astrology question on one of your hubs the other night! Sorry about that, I got carried away. Take care.
John Lannoye from Chicago on May 10, 2018:
I loved reading this and can tell you really reasearched a lot about the violet flames healing powers. I never knew about this if truth be told. I'm going to give it a try. Sometimes we have to reach for karmic energy when we are in a difficult place. Thanks for writing.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 15, 2018:
Thank you for that beautiful piece, Jay. Some ideas that we don't even have to think about too much, and take so little time. They would truly make the world a better place :).
Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on March 15, 2018:
Here is a recipe for Peace and Health and it does not matter whether you believe in Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) or not.
1. Learn to control yourself, Not the whole world. Do your part in the world, but know when a situation is out of your control. Raise your hand, open it, palm out to indicate stop. This action keys the mind to think differently. Your stress will be relieved.
2. Accept others as they are and learn to cope. We know only a small fraction of the background of the people around us. For most people, we do not know their upbringing and their live's experiences. Therefore acknowledge our lack of knowledge and learn to love their eternal soul. The gesture for this open, upturned hands. Do this and your stress will be relieved.
3. Learn to Forgive others. Associate your negative feelings with an individual and learn to forgive that person. Remember, we do not know their entire background. Everyone acts as they do for a reason. Forgive them for we do not know why they do what they do. Place your hand over your heart and your stress will be relieved.
4. Block the negative projections of others. Everyone projects their attitudes and opinions onto others. If these projections are negative, block them. Hold up your two index fingers in a cross and your stress will be relieved.
Jean Bakula (author) from New Jersey on March 14, 2018:
I am happy you enjoyed it! Take care!
elle64 from Scandinavia on March 14, 2018:
Thankyou for a wonderfull article.
Love from Ellinor