The path back to the Source can be walked over seven rays of Higher Consciousness that emerge from the white light.
Imagine a ray of white light entering a prism and dividing into seven rainbow rays. This is the natural division of the pure white light emanating from the heart of God as it descends through the prism of manifestation. These are the subdivisions of the wholeness of the Higher Self. www.myiampresence.org
The seven rays are outlined as follows:
(1) Blue—power and faith
(2) Yellow—wisdom and illumination
(3) Pink—love and beauty
(4) White—ascension and purity
(5) Green—science, healing and supply
(6) Purple and gold—ministration and service
(7) Violet—transmutation and diplomacy
Regardless of their color, all of the rays have a white-fire core of purity that embodies all of the attributes of God.
Each day of the week there is released to the earth a special concentration of one of the seven rainbow rays of God. As these rays enter the physical world, they become a flame, bursting with energy to ignite a world in the seven colors of the rainbow.
We who would follow in the footsteps of Vishnu, Buddha, Christ, and other avatars, may meditate upon the colors of the rainbow rays of light’s perfection.
Meditation on the Rainbow Rays
Blue is the flame of faith, promise, constancy, power, strength, earnestness and the will of God. It flows out of vast luminous reservoirs into the sea and sky. It is Tuesday’s blessing to the earth
Yellow is the merging of the gold and the white, imparting illumination, the consecration of right knowledge, the service of right knowledge, the outshining of the higher mind and the establishment of the law of harmonious relations between all peoples and between God and all peoples. It is the ray of the sun sent to the earth on Sunday, the day of the sun.
Pink is the symbol of divine love. Love is joyous, buoyant and beautiful. Through the power of love, men learn how they may impart to others the beauty and the compassion they have received from God. Love is the requirement of the hour. In the giving of this charity and beauty, there is no robbery, but only the fair exchange among all souls who are ennobled by the same love that God is. Monday is the day of the week that is imbued with the creative power of love.
The white ray of purity is composed of all of the colors of the rainbow. It has its own gigantic sheath that, as a sea of liquid flame, holds before the children of men the longing to be a part of that which can never be contaminated by reason or by deceitful act. The white light is the mind of God, the nature and character of God. It is freedom from stain and blame, the triumphant merging of the many colors into the purity of the One. Friday is the day when through purity man obtains his freedom from the bonds of limitation.
The ray of green imbues all life with the perfect blend of the yellow and the blue—the faith and wisdom of God in nature. The eternal newness of the color 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. The healing green restores man to the primal nature of God. The ray of green supplies man with every lack and is the color of abundance and supply. It penetrates the earth on Wednesday, the day of healing and wholeness.
The purple and the gold imbue man with the desire for cosmic service. The colors are symbolic of the priesthood of true believers. The purple speaks of the illumined fire of the soul. This fire must assist every part of life to find reunion with its Source and with the golden law that God has dispensed to men. It is the ministration of Rama, Krishna, Buddha, or Christ to their disciples, of the servant who is not greater than his Lord. This twofold action of God’s body (purple) and his essence (gold) bathes the earth on Thursday.
Finally, the violet ray synthesizes into action the rays of love and power, the pink and the blue, forming the radiance of the violet flame. Also called the royal purple, it shows the sense of the mantle aborning within the consciousness of man.
God has caressed and blessed the individual. Now that one must wear the mantle of the seventh ray, the robe of tact, diplomacy and of judgment. He must mediate as best he can for his fellow men, for those who have not yet advanced to his level of attainment. He must serve the cause of freedom and help deliver men from the bondages they themselves have created. He does not expect thanks, but holds in his grateful heart the feeling of gratitude for more service in order that tomorrow he may give in greater measure that which he has given in lesser measure today. The violet ray is amplified on Saturday—a day to pause and consider the meaning and ritual of freedom.
Discipleship Under Seven Masters of Wisdom
The seven rainbow rays present seven paths to individual self-mastery, defined as the seven archetypes of Vishnuhood, Buddhahood, or Christhood. There are seven beings who have mastered identity by walking the paths of the seven rays and now stand to help others walk these paths.
These seven masters are known as the chohans of the seven rays. Chohan is a Sanskrit term for lord. The chohans define the law on their ray; through them that energy of the Higher Self and of God flows to mankind, to all who are evolving on that particular path.
The chohans are the closest ascended masters to us. They function in planes of perfection, but these planes are simultaneously one with the Matter plane where we are—there is a congruency of Spirit and Matter, and time and space are but coordinates of infinity. Therefore, you could say that the chohans are here with us.
All of the chohans are teachers of mankind. Each of them opens to you a path of discipline that corresponds to the ray and chakra (spiritual center) that one represents. Let us look briefly at these seven chohans and their retreats.
El Morya, chohan of the first ray, maintains his focus of the will of God on the etheric plane concurrent with Darjeeling, India. He is the Chief of the Darjeeling Council, a council of ascended masters of the Great White Brotherhood. “Great White Brotherhood” does not refer to skin color or to gender. Rather, these are the male and female beings who are surrounded by white light in their auras.
Lanto is the lord of the second ray, the yellow ray of illumination. He was embodied in ancient China as the Duke of Chou, also known as the Yellow Emperor of the twelfth century BC. He serves now in the Royal Teton Retreat over the Grand Teton Mountains, USA. He is especially concerned with the education of the youth of the world.
Paul the Venetian is chohan of the third ray of divine love, the pink flame. He is the hierarch at the Château de Liberté in southern France. He sponsors the ascended master culture for this age and works with all who desire to bring that culture forth on behalf of mankind.
Next we come to the great disciplinarian, Serapis Bey, chohan of the fourth ray which is white. Serapis maintains the focus of the Ascension Temple at Luxor in Egypt. This is the place where candidates for the ascension are received, and it is considered the most difficult retreat to enter. Serapis Bey is the teacher of the path to the ascension.
Hilarion is the chohan of the fifth ray, the green ray of precipitation and truth. He was embodied as the apostle Paul. He maintains the Temple of Truth on the etheric plane over the island of Crete, in Greece. He works especially with atheists, agnostics, skeptics and others who have become disillusioned with life and with religion
The sixth ray of ministration and peace is presided over by Nada as chohan. The flame of the sixth ray is purple, the color of violets, flecked with metallic gold. Nada’s retreat is over Saudi Arabia.
Saint Germain, chohan of the seventh ray, holds a very important position in hierarchy in this age. Not only is he the chohan of the seventh ray of freedom, mercy, transmutation and ritual, but he is also the hierarch of the Aquarian age. The pulsations of the violet flame can be felt from his etheric retreat over the Carpathian foothills in Romania and from the Cave of Symbols in the United States
The offices of the seven chohans of the rays are divinely appointed by the cosmic hierarchy. Those who hold these offices are selected from among the most qualified ascended beings who have risen from earth’s schoolroom. Each one has attained self-mastery and won the ascension by serving humanity on one or more of the seven rays through their embodiments in the world of form.
The chohan for each ray is responsible for the administration to mankind of all the aspects of their ray, while harmonizing their administration with the other six rays of the white light. The chohans always obey cosmic law; yet they are given certain latitude in keeping with their own individual evolution, capacities and endowments to direct mankind in the most adroit manner, giving loving assistance and spiritual direction as needed. Legions of angelic hosts and ascended brethren serve with them to carry out the plan of the Great White Brotherhood for the most complete expression of the seven rays that is possible.
Mankind are keyed to certain rays in order that they may perform a specific service to God and man. Each of us “majors” on a particular ray, and we also have a “minor” ray on which we serve. Our ray may vary from one embodiment to the next, but the reward for service is cumulative, and thus powerful momentums may be retained from our past service on several or all of the rays. A balance of attainment on all of the seven rays is a requirement for the ascension and the mark of the golden-age man.
The services of the seven chohans impact all who work in the world whatever their level of service: statesmen, leaders and organizers are on the first ray under El Morya; teachers, philosophers and educators serve on the second ray under Lanto; artists, designers, beauticians and those of a creative nature serve on the third ray under Paul the Venetian; architects, planners and those dedicated to the purity and discipline of any undertaking serve with Serapis Bey on the fourth ray; doctors, scientists, healers, musicians, mathematicians and those consecrated to truth serve on the fifth ray with Hilarion; ministers, nurses and all who administer to mankind’s needs assist Nada on the sixth ray; diplomats, priests of the sacred fire, actors, writers and defenders of freedom serve with Saint Germain on the seventh ray.
If we lack one of these godly attributes and want to make progress on a particular path back to God, we can pray to our God Presence, our own Holy Vishnu Self, Holy Buddha Self, or Holy Christ Self and the chohan of that ray for those qualities we want to see manifest in us. For example, we can pray to Paul the Venetian to assist us to develop more love in our life and to understand the true meaning of divine love so that we can better serve mankind.
By working with a chohan, we can make great strides of spiritual progress in a comparatively short time. If we are not certain what is our ray, it is best to begin with the first ray and the master El Morya. Morya prepares the students for their work with the other masters.
Our seven purified chakras, wheels of light receiving God’s energy into our bodies, also correspond with the rainbow rays of God.