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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


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    • 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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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


      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.

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      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..

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      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 or their website

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.


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      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...


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      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.

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      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.


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