Daily I AM 17

SAINT GERMAIN

INVOCATION: Thou Infinite, Abiding Presence!
Thy All -Pervading Light, Thy Opulence of Substance
is Omnipresent and All -Pervading. We open the ac-
tivity of the outer consciousness into the conscious
direction and molding into form of every good thing
we desire. We give praise and thanks for Thy In-
telligent Action in these minds; with Thy Love, Thy
Wisdom and Thy Power to guide them, to raise them
into all Perfection.

I bring you Greetings from those Ascended Ones
who ever minister to the Messengers of Light, wrap-
ping their Mantles of Light, Illumination and Pro-
tection about them.

THE DISCOURSE

I had not intended to explain quite yet the
undesirability of any thought or condition of the
psychic plane, but the demand compels it to come
forth.

In the first place, the student must understand that
what is called the psychic plane has nothing what-
soever to do with Spirituality. It is a faculty of the
human consciousness which can be brought into play
by human beings who will give sufficient attention to
it; but the individual who wishes to reach into the
psychic plane alone, either consciously or uncon-
sciously, had better never been bom into that
embodiment.

The fascination of the phenomena of the psychic
plane, I assure you, is most alluring; for those whose
attention becomes firmly anchored in the psychic
plane do not loosen themselves from it in that em-
bodiment, and it may take several embodiments to
free them.

In all strata of consciousness there is a fragment of
Truth unrecognized— otherwise it would not be possi-
ble for it to be sustained— because you must under-
stand that in all things and in all activities, there is
some, more or less, of the God-Energy acting, misused
truly, but nevertheless active.

The sincere student will give no attention to the
phenomena of psychic seeing or hearing, but
understands that he must push directly through— by
the power of the Inner Will through his outer
determination— and enter within the Electronic Belt,
where only the Truth is expressed.

Beloved Students! While it is necessary to explain
this, I want you to make up your minds not to have
any fear.

Within the psychic stratum of thought and feeling
is the principal activity of what we know as the sinister
force in this world. Sometimes souls with splendid
Inner Attainment, not understanding the True Reality
of this of which I speak, have allowed their attention
to become drawn to this stratum because of the
premature awakening of this physical faculty by a
semblance of Truth being presented to them and some
phenomena— enough to hold their attention. After
the attention becomes fixed, everyone, without excep-
tion, will find that semblance of Truth disappearing.

One of these attributes which is perhaps most
fascinating is the false prophecies which are made,
causing the individual to make wild prophecies, and
once in awhile, one being fulfilled in order to bind
the attention more strongly. With this there is also
a certain substance which is drawn into the brain. (I
may not yet explain further to you.) This makes it im-
possible even for the Master to interfere to help the
individual, because of his own free will by which he
has accepted it. There are a few cases, however, in
which the individual realized the mistake before he
had gone too far, and by intense calling to be
liberated, one of the Brothers was sent to release the
individual completely.

There is occasionally a rare nature who, because
of its great purity, passes through this psychic stratum
without ever knowing it or contacting it. This kind
of individual is very fortunate indeed. The forces
within this stratum work most directly upon the feeling
nature— and this means upon the passion of the in-
dividual, because it is most easily reached.

Men and women who have lost the controlling
power over their passion, which may be either sex or
anger, have knowingly or unknowingly become en-
tangled in the psychic stratum of thought and feel-
ing, thereby opening the doors of their beautiful and
wonderful Temples of God. Through the open door,
the forces within the psychic stratum fasten upon
them, intensifying their own passion into an uncon-
trolled condition, which otherwise might be
controlled. Far better had such individuals walked into
a den of rattlesnakes, for then they would have but
thrown off the physical bodies and been free; but once
enmeshed in this psychic sphere, they are often bound
for many embodiments. Why is this? Because they
make records within their mental worlds from which
they do not know how to extricate themselves. Con-
sequently these souls are reborn again with those same
tendencies, until after the second or third embodiment
they become the depraved creatures you see about you
wherever you go.

Sometimes the influence is cunning enough to hide
this from the outer world for a long time, thus carry-
ing on its nefarious work, as it thinks, in secret. Here
comes the most heart-rending part of this explana-
tion ^ I mean to say, it seems so from the outer sense.

On the higher planes of activity, there are great and
beautiful souls who volunteer to go into this stratum
to help, through their radiation , to break its hold upon
humanity. These volunteers are both masculine and
feminine. More often however, they are feminine. This
explains why beautiful souls in a feminine embodi-
ment become united in outer marriage with the
masculine soul who has become enmeshed in this
psychic condition. Often the individuals thus
enmeshed become most cunningly sensitive, and with
remarkable accuracy, sense conditions, thus many
times causing others with whom they come into con-
tact to temporarily think it is real.

If individuals coming to the point of being united
in marriage, man-made, would call out to the God
Within, the “Mighty I AM Presence,” that: “If this
marriage is taking place through the desire of pas-
sion, then let it never be done,” great grief and tor-
ture would thus be avoided.

Now we come to the real part:

The individuals who, through their own efforts, or
through instruction being presented to them, get the
true understanding of what the “Mighty I AM
Presence” means— that It is the True and Mighty
Self— and hold earnestly to It, never again can they
be drawn into those discordant things, unless from
their own volunteering from the Higher Planes of ac-
tivity, where they know exactly what they are doing.