ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

My Purple Flame

Updated on September 3, 2016

The Violet Flame

Affirmations and Meditations

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks: participated in several job interviews that resulted in rejections. Thought the interviews went well, but for some mysterious reasons, my prospective employers weren’t impressed with my forty years of professional experience.

Moments like these, tempt my dark side to spiral me into a full fledged depression. It’s so easy to beat myself up and wallow in a painful past.

Fortunately, over the years I’ve also learned to listen more to my positive voice. In times of personal challenges, troubled waters, and adversity, I speak affirmations and revisit pleasant memories which function as healing meditations.

There is a special place in my mind’s eye that I return often to at a seaside observation park in Crescent City, California. A ships’ mast with a guardian anchor juts up from the center of this roadside turnoff area. Closer to the waters edge, a cement alcove rests on the top of huge, black boulders covered with green multi-colored ice plants, which gives observers an unobstructed view of the majestic ocean below. It’s all further framed in flowers blooming orange, white, pink, and purple.

I recall parking my car, breathing in the salt air, and sitting on one of several old wooden benches that line the vantage point. Surf sounds crash endlessly against the rocks. White cap waves leisurely roll in with sea foam lapping voraciously at the sandal-colored beach.

Sea gulls flutter in a mass of white, emanating excitement like a receding stage curtain, My eyes are drawn to a middle aged man who huddles down the beach, planting two drift wood sticks in the sand. Soon he extends several long strands of string to the sticks, which help launch his red, blue, and white kite sail.

In the distance, surfers bob up and down on their boards for a quick ride on a few powerful waves. The sun warms my face and the wooden bench. Water music soothes, stimulates, and mesmerizes my senses.

Time actually seems to stand still; peacefulness lifts my soul. Stress and heartaches vanish into the bluish-green waters of the Pacific Ocean.

In this sacred place of harmony and balance, I recite My Purple Flame decree. I hope it will nurture your spirit as often as it does mine:

Purple Light we all adore

  Now blaze within I implore

Raise joy from the start

  Warm my face and heart

 

I am this Purple Flame

  I make a simple claim:

Surround me with your Light

  Glow peaceful thru the night

 

All I want and desire

  Release into your holy fire

As Love-Light flows divine

  To humbly remain forever mine

 

In Your Name breathe power

  For healing justice every hour

Holy Spirit shines violet bright

  Lift us on wings tonight.

Violet Flame 101

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • botipton profile image

      Bo Tipton 

      5 years ago from Cecilia, KY

      I enjoyed reading what you went through and the Purple Flame. I have traveled that road of looking for a job and having to much experience or being over qualified.

    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I understand that feeling of rejection when interviewing and not getting the job. I have become frozen with fear and have given up on interviews.... I am going to keep your purple flame in mind. When I was visualizing it, it really did something to calm me. Thank you for this wonderful hub.

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Abby: I'm glad you got so much out of this Hub. When I'm having a rough moment in life, I return here and read the poem out loud. It reassures me that we can connect with and feel the presence of our High Power. Peace and Light...Gary.

      Tessa: I agree with you. For me the Purple Flame is the Holy Spirit. And as you know, we can call upon the the Holy Spirit for healing whenever in need. Thanks for your comments. Today let's all choose to walk in the Light...Gary.

    • profile image

      Tessa 

      6 years ago

      I believe the flane inside me is the Flame and the Fire of the Holy Spirit..I am a bit uncomfortable with the use of a chalice and flame ..when the Chalice can relate to the Chalice of Jesus and the Flame His Holy Spirit..

    • Abby Lysach profile image

      Abby Lysach 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      I found meaning of life every time I read your hub. Therefore, I can put some points in it.

      - Mainly human error is how he thrown himself.

      - Greatest destruction of human being is a sense of despair.

      - The main property of human being is the health.

      - Man’s greatest gifts are gracefully and forgiving.

      - And a peacefulness of a man is like giving and charity.

      Thanks for sharing this article. Thumbs up! :-)

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Thank you for your interest and support. Yes I found a job and experienced miracles in my life. Here's to the balance between mind, body, and spirit. Namaste....Gary.

    • d.william profile image

      d.william 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      nice hub. Beautiful poem and inspirational video. This was published 2 years ago - hope you found a job by now.

      I now understand your comments on my hub your recently read. Thanks.

    • profile image

      chung 

      7 years ago

      Gary, there's no failure, just good and not so good results. Rather than dwell on why employers don't end up hiring you. Ask them why? and use the feedback to improve your next interview.

      Keep doing that and there's no way we won't be hired..

    • PositiveThoughts profile image

      PositiveThoughts 

      7 years ago from Facebook Noetic Alchemy

      I love the violet flame! Both the violet flame image in the chalice and the words to the decree in the YouTube video are from The Summit Lighthouse. For more violet flame See their YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/thesummitlighthouse or their website http://www.TSL.org

    • Money Glitch profile image

      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      The first I've heard of the violet flame,but it is inspiring. I'm bookmarking this hub to refer back to when one of those dark moments attempts to slip in. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      VioletSun: Thank you so much for your positive comments and support. May the Flame warm your heart as much as it does mine. Your friend....Gary.

    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 

      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      None other than you probably knows that when a door closes, another opens even if we may not enter the new path until certain events transpire, preparing us for the new adventure. With your obvious talent as a counselor, healer and writer, something will manifest for you, but it may not be what you expect. Perhaps one day, we will read about it in one of your hubs. :)

      Thank for yet another beautiful hub and for bringing the Violet Flame back into my awareness.

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      knlub2: I am glad The Flame warmed your heart. Keep your Light shining....Gary.

    • knlub2 profile image

      knlub2 

      8 years ago from Adrian, Michigan

      what an enlightening poem! warmed my heart

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Tanya, I really appreciate your comments. You are a wonderful writer too! Lisa: I value your friendship. Still praying about the National Geographic option. I remain open.

      Namaste....Gary

    • Lisa Luv profile image

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      8 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Wow --You always keep my attention so well with your writing, and I hope you don't mind today I will be passing out your special decree today along with your hub address.

      I do believe you are truly worthy to be this days pass along to enlighten others!

      Did you ever look into writing for something like National Geographic or something in that line of work? I can't help but have that intuition of your vocation being some where held in some sort of nitch along that realm...

      GREAT WRITING MY FRIEND! HUGS!

    • profile image

      Tanya Eby 

      8 years ago

      I'm glad you have something to return to to keep you centered. It's a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • qlcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Gary Eby 

      8 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Tatjana-Mihaela: Hugs and appreciation for your support. Namaste...Gary.

    • Tatjana-Mihaela profile image

      Tatjana-Mihaela 

      8 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Well, Gary, your life is your own creation, so you could not get the jobs which you did not create.

      Wishing you all the best.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)