All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Elizabeth Clare Prophet does not immediately come to mind when we think of Islam, and she, for her part, has little to say about Islam. Her body of work, the “Teachings of the Ascended Masters”, is derived not only from the Masters themselves, but from her profoundly Christian sensibility. Indeed, she is Christian to a fault, and the messages of the Buddha, Master Kung (Confucius) and other eastern teachers and saints sound too much like those of Mother Mary (the Virgin Mary) to be entirely convincing. It is different with what may be the central idea of Mrs. Prophet’s oeuvre, the idea that there are “flames” of various kinds, through which the Holy Spirit performs its work in us.
There are flames of purification, wisdom, and healing; and above all, the violet flame of mercy, which is invoked through the decree, “I AM a being of violet fire, I AM the purity God desires”. I never found Mrs. Prophet’s poetry to be memorable. My readers can understand by now that I look upon some of her writings with a jaundiced eye---but I am sufficiently impressed by the world view that they represent. I am also thankful, because my study of the flames of the Ascended Masters has led me to a novel understanding of the Qur’an.
Intuitive insight as well as reason strongly suggest that “hellfire” is just such a flame as we have been discussing. For my part, I firmly believe it to be so. In this view the fire itself is not painful, but the experience of it can be uncomfortable because it releases impurities and toxins in the astral body. Hellfire would be a flame that is applied with precision to the “soul” of a person who has died. In this realm there is no real sense of time, and the process of purification can seem to occur in an “eternal” moment, which mystics and clairvoyants among the living have wrongly interpreted as unending time. It must be emphasized that the flame of hell is given temporarily to even the most evil men and women. If it were actually eternal it would be purposeless, for what purpose can there be for an truly eternal hell, except to satisfy hatred or spite. But although God seems to hate, even His hatred is limited. All sins are finite, and all sinners are finite beings. The discomfort felt in the midst of hellfire is limited in intensity and duration. The only purpose for the flame is the restoration of the soul, which eventually recovers its ability to unite itself with God.