The 5th Gate – Prayer | Meditation | Decrees

The Bible teaches that there are twelve gates into the City, metaphorically meaning that there are many paths back home to God. Drawing strongly from both Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions, this series offers some of the many perspectives on how to approach enlightenment.

Twelve Gates to the City


Enter the 5th gate into the city through strategies for obtaining help from saints, sages, angels, elementals, ascended masters,
and the Holy Spirit through prayer, meditation and decrees.


5th Gate Chapters  — (Click to jump to a topic)
Prayer, Mantras, Fiats, and I AM Affirmations
> Commune with God Through Meditation
> Decrees and the Science of the Spoken Word
> Why Not Pray Directly to God?
> Simples Decrees on Each of the Rays of God

1) Prayer, Mantras, Fiats, and I AM Affirmations

Glossary of Terms
Affirmation – short statements that affirm or assert truth and denial of error

Call – a demand or request to summon the Lord
Chant – simple short melody sung over and over to sound the name of God
Decree – powerful application to God with a formal preamble and closing
Fiat – authoritative exclamation using the name of God
Invocation – act of invoking or calling upon God
Mantra – mystical formula which is recited or sung
Prayer – devout petition or spiritual communion with God

Expanded Definition, Explanations and Examples

Prayer is a devout petition or request for help from God. It’s a form of spiritual communion, supplication, thanksgiving, adoration, or even confession. Prayers can be given silently (within our mind or heart), orally (in a spoken voice, in chants or by singing), and prayers can be in written form.

Praying WomanA mantra is a short, spoken prayer consisting of a repeated word or the repetition of a group of words. Mantras invoke a particular aspect or quality of God or the Divinity, and intensify the action of God’s spirit in the person giving the mantra.

Fiats refer to fiery statements, commands or mantras. A fiat commands the Light of God from our I AM Presence (Higher Self) to act on a situation. They are fohatic releases of light that crystallize in matter: fohat being the mysterious electric power of cosmic consciousness, an impelling force that brings things into physical manifestation.

Because mantras and fiats are short and easily memorized, they are very powerful calls for action. We repeat them to uplift our consciousness or to achieve union with God.

Below are a few powerful mantras:








Bija Mantras are the simple sacred syllables (bija) of one of the five Dhyani Buddhas and represent the essence of that particular Divine Being. In the mantras below, the bija syllable is added to the name of the Buddha.

Om Vairochana Om!
Om Akshobhya Hum!
Om Amitabha Hrih!
Om Amoghasiddhi Ah!
Om Vajrasattva Hum!

Golden Mantra of Padma Sambhava (Translation: Vajra Guru, who arose from a lotus, please grant me ordinary and supreme accomplishments, HUM!) 

Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum 


Mantra to Contact Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy (These four words represent the teachings of the Buddha):

Om Mani Padme Hum! 

I AM Affirmations – I AM affirmations are affirmations that use the name of God. In the Bible, God spoke to Moses out of the burning bush. When Moses asked God to reveal his name, God answered, “I AM THAT I AM”. In these affirmations, the name of God “I AM THAT I AM”, is shortened to ‘I AM’ and strengthen the spiritual qualities of God within us.

Jesus understood that the God within him, the I AM Presence, was fulfilling the affirmations that he gave. It was his divine self, not his human self that produced the positive results. By giving the same affirmations that Jesus gave, or similar ones, we can draw more of the consciousness of Spirit into ourselves.

Repeating affirmations and using them consistently over a period of time allows our subconscious to assimilate them. They then begin to work outwardly into our conscious awareness and we can see tangible results.

Below are some ‘I AM’ affirmations.




I AM A BEING OF VIOLET FIRE; I AM THE PURITY GOD DESIRES. (Violet is the color of the flame of the Holy Spirit)

2) Commune With God Through Meditation

Meditation is a way to “commune” with God, and designed to draw down the light of Spirit from the “ I Am Presence” and radiate it through our four bodies: the physical body, emotional body, mental body, and etheric body.

The four lower bodies are four sheaths of four distinct frequencies that surround the soul; the vehicles the soul uses in her journey on earth: the etheric (or memory body); the mental body; the emotional (or the desire body); and the physical body.

The etheric body houses the blueprint of the soul’s identity and contains the memory of all that has ever transpired in the soul and all impulses she has ever sent out. The mental body is the vessel of the cognitive faculties; when purified, it can become the vessel of the mind of God, the Christ mind. The desire body houses the higher and lower desires and records the emotions. The physical body is the body of flesh and blood that enables the soul to progress in the material universe.

The following are exercises one can perform in meditation.

Meditation Exercise for Strengthening the Aura

1. Visualize the threefold flame (three plumes of pink, yellow and blue) expanding from within your heart.

2.  Seal yourself and your consciousness in a globe of white fire.

3.  Give the following words with humility and devotion:  “I Am Light Decree” – I Am Light by Kuthumi

Meditation Experiment for Drawing Down the Light

Calm.-Mindfulness.-Meditation.-Athletes.-Snowboaridng.-skiingThis exercise is designed to help you draw down the light of Spirit from your “ I Am Presence” and radiate it through your mental, emotional, physical and etheric bodies.  Play soft meditative classical music while you do this exercise if you wish.

1. Meditate on the God within and draw your attention to your heart. You can place your hand over your heart to help focus your awareness there.

2. Breathe deeply until you feel calm and centered.

3. With your eyes closed, repeat the words I AM THAT I AM (9x)

4. Visualize or feel the light of your I AM Presence descending over your crystal cord through your Christ Self into your heart.

5. Feel or visualize that light expanding outward from your heart and penetrating each of your four lower bodies, contacting one body at a time:

Physical – Let the light flow into every organ, cell, atom and electron of your body. If you have a troublesome physical condition, visualize the light flooding that area.

Emotional – Feel the light penetrating any negative emotion you may currently be experiencing, whether anger, frustration, anxiety, or fear. Imagine the troubled emotion being dissolved.

Mental – Visualize the light penetrating and consuming any negative or disturbing thoughts you may have. See these thoughts melting as the light of your Presence moves through them.

Etheric – Try to recall a painful memory. Direct the light into this memory. See it completely consume every aspect of the memory.

6. Continue to use this process as long as you wish or until you feel a lessening of the intensity of the blockages in any of your four lower bodies. When you are ready, conclude your meditation with the following affirmations:

I AM the perfect wholeness and harmony of my four lower bodies now made manifest! (3x)

I AM grateful for the gift of light in my world today! (3x)

I AM light, light, light! (3x)

Meditation upon the Rainbow of Light’s Perfection

images-7A meditation upon the relationship of the colors of the rainbow of light’s perfection:

Blue – A token of faith, promise, constancy, power, strength. It flows out of vast luminous reservoirs into the sea and sky. It is Tuesday’s blessing to the earth.

Yellow – The melding of the gold and the white as a golden radiance whose glimmer imparts illumination, consecration of right knowledge, outshining of the Christ mind, and harmony between all peoples and between God and all peoples. It is the ray of sun sent to the earth on Sunday.

Pink – The aura of the dawn is the symbol of divine love – a love that as floral token, floods across the plains and graces the bowers of the imagination with a garment of trailing arbutus, the scent of a pink rose. Love is joyous, buoyant, and beautiful. Through the power of love, men learn how they may impart unto others the beauty and compassion that they have received from God. In the giving of this charity and beauty, there is only the fair exchange among all souls who are enobled by the same love that God is. Monday is imbued with this creative power.

White – The white of purity is a stellar radiance. While composing all of the colors of the rainbow, it has its own gigantic sheath that, as a sea of liquid flame can never be contaminated. Purity – is the mind of God, the nature of God, freedom from impurity and the triumphant merging of the many colors into the purity of the One. This blessing comes to earth on Friday, a day of freedom when man obtains his freedom from the bonds of limitation.

Unknown-2Green – The green infuses all life with the perfect blend of the yellow and blue, showing the faith and wisdom of God in nature and speaking of eternal newness. The green, the wearing of the green, charges man with the healthful and health-giving chlorophyll of the sun. The fire of the sun and the fire of the power to create are located in a mighty omen of healing green restoring man to the primal nature of God. The ray of green supplies man with every lack as it penetrates the earth on Wednesday.

Purple and Gold – These colors are the vestments that imbue man with the desire for cosmic service, emblems symbolical of the priesthood of true believers. The purple speaks of the illumined fire of the soul. This fire assists every part of life to find reunion with its Source. It is the ministration of Christ to his disciples, of the servant who is greatest. The action of God’s body (purple) and his essence (gold) bathes the earth on Thursday.

Violet – This is a synthesis of the rays of love and power, the pink and the blue, which give birth to the radiance of the violet flame. Whether man, angel or master, there is an intense and beautiful calling to serve mankind and the cause of freedom, to deliver men from the bondages they themselves have created.


3) Decrees and the Science of the Spoken Word

images-3Decrees are prayers that are repeated and are spoken aloud in a dynamic, rhythmic manner. They are carefully worded formulas, positive statements, that use the name of God as given to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. When we decree we are commanding the flow of energy from Spirit to matter for personal and world transformation. We are not just asking for help – we are entering into a dynamic interactive partnership with our Father-Mother God.

There is a difference between decrees, prayers and meditation. When we meditate, we commune with God.

When we pray, we communicate with God and request his help.

When we decree, we are communing, communicating and commanding. We are commanding God’s light to enter our world for alchemical change. We are directing God to send his light and his angels into action for personal and world transformation.

Prayer, meditation and decrees are all ways of accessing the power of Spirit, and there is a time and place to practice each type of devotion. But, according to the teachings of the Ascended Masters, decrees are the most powerful form of invoking God’s light.

There is an increased benefit from decrees (prayers spoken out loud) if they are repeated a number of times. In the East people repeat their mantras over and over, even thousands of times a day. But in the West we are less accustomed to the idea of repeating a spoken request. Yet, every time we repeat a decree or mantra its effectiveness is increased.

real-self-chart-figure-8Every moment God’s energy is flowing to us from our Higher Self. As we give mantras and decrees we are continuously charging all of this energy with God’s pure light. The more we decree, the more positive energy we acquire and the more we can send out into the world to bless others. As we repeatedly call forth divine support from God, the energy builds and gains greater power to effect constructive change.

There are many ways to increase the effectiveness of the Science of the Spoken Word. The very first is to acknowledge that God is the doer of the Word through you. The Science of the Spoken Word begins with God and it ends with God. It places man in the middle as the one who is the instrument for God becoming God. Devotees of many different spiritual traditions have found that decrees enhance their own spiritual practice.

Decrees are like sending spiritual letters to God. Most decrees, like letters, are composed of three parts, each with its own purpose: a greeting called the “preamble,” the “body” of the decree, and the “closing.”

The preamble is like the salutation of a letter. In it we address the ascended masters and angelic hosts and ask them for assistance. We give them the authority to take command of any person, place, condition or circumstance. The preamble to the decree is an appeal that compels the ascended masters and angelic hosts to answer you, as long as you give it with love and your request is in keeping with God’s will and law. The masters could no more refuse to answer this summons than could the firemen in your hometown refuse to answer your call for help.

imagesWe generally begin our decrees by saying, “In the name of the beloved mighty victorious Presence of God, I AM in me, and my very own beloved Holy Christ Self….” By so doing we are acknowledging that we are the instruments of God on earth and that we are asking only for that which is the will of God. Preambles are optional. At times it is preferable to give only the body of a decree as we saw in the case of short mantras, I AM affirmations and fiats.

The body of a decree is a statement of your desires—things you are requesting take place for yourself or others. The body of a decree is usually composed of the words of the ascended masters dictated to their messengers, and that is one reason decrees are so effective. When you recite the actual words of ascended saints and adepts of East and West who are one with God, you have direct access to their light, energy and consciousness to accomplish good.

In the closing, you seal your decree in the heart of God for his disposition. You have proposed; now God will dispose. You also accept that God will answer your requests. If you don’t consciously accept the answer to your decree, the light of God you have invoked may remain in the realm of Spirit instead of manifesting physically.

Decrees are normally given three times or in multiples of three. This keys into the power of the Trinity and creates a multiplication factor for the added impetus of the “three-times-three,” or the power of nine.

Even if you decree for only a few minutes, your decrees will affect a situation. But sometimes a condition is so serious that it needs ongoing decree work. Saying a decree once is not enough to overcome major challenges. It is a simple law of physics: something can only be moved by something of equal or greater mass.

The Science of the Spoken Word does two things:

images-91 – It increases the current of God’s spiritual energy flowing over your crystal cord. You can then use this energy for whatever you want—to draw to yourself the things that you need; to find the right job, home and circumstance in life; to heal yourself and your loved ones; or to fix problems in your town or city.

2 – It brings you closer to your Higher Self. As you draw nearer to this Presence of God, you will find that it can lead you to the answers, the people and the circumstances you need to fulfill your purpose in life. Contacting your Higher Self could be the best thing that ever happened to you!

Whenever you offer a prayer, the prayer is received instantaneously by God and his angels, whose job it is to implement your requests, as long as they are in line with God’s will. Because we may not know what is the highest good in a given situation, we should always ask God to adjust our prayers according to whatever is best for our soul or those for whom we are praying. Our prayers are always answered—but not always in the way we expect.

Sometimes there is a lesson we must learn or there is another solution to the problem we just don’t see. Your request can be as simple as saying, “Let all my prayers be adjusted to God’s will.”


4) Why Not Pray Directly to God?

Some people may wonder, especially those in the Protestant tradition, why students of the Ascended Masters pray to the Ascended Masters, to cosmic beings, or to saints instead of directly to God?  Good question!

Ascended Masters

The answer to this has to do with the multiplication factor of the power of our prayer when we ask for assistance from saints and sages or the heavenly hosts. Read this quote from the book, The Science of the Spoken Word, page 81-82 (1984):

The use of the names of many cosmic beings, ascended masters, angels, and vital forces of the infinite One God does intensify the action of the decrees [prayers]. How is this done? We have been taught all of our lives to believe there is only one God and we ourselves know there is only one God.

Jesus said, “If two or you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

The power of three according to cosmic law, is more intense than the power of one and serves to magnetize a greater concentration of the sacred fire. Whereas the power of one squared equals one, the power of three squared equals nine, because the I AM is in the midst of them; thus we begin to understand in part the mystical power of the three-times-three.

When nine people come together, the power of intensity is equal to nine suared again, because the Christ in in the midst. Thus the power of the group is increased eighty-one times that of any individual member. It is easy to see that the greater number of people gathered together, the greater is the blow struck for the Lord.

It is no stange thing, then, that as you call to many cosmic beings who are ascended, you not only receive the God-radiation of your own mighty I AM Presence and the God-radiation of the mighty I AM Presence in the Great Central Sun, but you also add to that great power because each of these ascended beings has externalized a focus of some specific God quality. This is how God himself multiples his power—though bringing “many sons into captivity.” This is how the One God becomes the many in manifestation (in manifest action)….

Each ascended master, having returned to the heart of the Father, intensifies through the qualification of the prism of his individualized ascended master consciousness a greater action of light. This is the beehive of cosmic activity.”

Here are some simple decrees on each of the Rays of God.

Blue Ray: Protection Decree – Lord Michael
Yellow Ray: Illumination Decree – Blaze Illuminations Flame Through UsBalance The Threefold Flame
Pink Ray: Love Decree – Introit to the Holy Christ Flame
White Ray: Purity Decree – Decree for Purity
Green Ray: Healing Decree – Flame of Healing
Purple/Gold Ray: Resurrection Decree – I AM My Brother’s Keeper
Violet Ray: Transmutation, Freedom, and Mercy Decree – I AM the Violet Flame

Additional Resources for Learning

The Science of the Spoken Word Book
The Golden Mantra of Padma Sambhava


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