OUR THREEFOLD HEART FLAME – “The kingdom of God is within you.”


The kingdom of God is within you.”

Compiled by Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

three fold heart flame

“And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”  Luke 17:20-21  (KJV)

What did Jesus mean by “kingdom of God is within you?”  He told particular pains to explain that the kingdom could not discovered by our external vision …. In other words, we cannot simply wait until a magical kingdom appears before our eyes.

A physical plane teacher with whom I strongly resonated was Elizabeth Claire Prophet.  She explains the threefold heart flame—or the kingdom of God within—as follows:

“The threefold flame, or divine spark, is the seed of the divine within us. It is the seed of the Inner Christ and the Inner Buddha.

The threefold flame within the heart chakra embodies the same qualities of love, wisdom, and power that manifest in the heart of the Almighty, in the heart of your I AM Presence, and in the heart of your Higher Self.  This divine spark is your passport to immortality.

The heart is the soul’s link to divinity. This is because the I AM Presence placed a spiritual flame—the essence of itself—in each one’s heart. This flame is also the essence of God, because the I AM Presence is an emanation of God.  The threefold flame resides in the secret chamber of the heart. It is the Eighth Ray.  [See Endnote [i] to learn about the 8th Ray.]

Right within your own body temple are three fiery plumes of the Holy Spirit—pink, yellow, and blue pulsations of living flame. Thus the heavenly Trinity gains expression in the world of material form. And the energies of Father (blue), Son (yellow), and Holy Spirit (pink) are resplendent in the heart of man.

Also corresponding with the trinity of body, mind, and soul, the threefold flame supplies man’s needs for

Power to run the body (the faith and goodwill of the divine intent);

Wisdom to nourish the mind (illumination and the right use of the knowledge of the Law); and

Love to fulfill the destiny of the soul in conscious outer manifestation (a just and merciful compassion that is always rewarded by individual creative fulfillment).” [ii]

For the average human being, who is a good, upright individual, the threefold heart flame is small.  The more we intentionally develop wholistically—body, emotions, mind, and spirit—the larger the heart flame grows.

 RoseofLightMarius Ascended Lady Master Rose of Light

 “Ascended Master Rose of Light represents the quality that gives her the name Rose of Light. This is the quality that causes the light in the heart to expand, as a flower unfolds its petals. She represents the activity of the heart and the expanding action of the three fold flame of Love, Wisdom and Power. It is the heart action which is the activity of the I AM Presence. We may call to her Sacred Rose Pink Fire to help us to authentically receive Divine Love and to then, in turn, give this love to all of those around us. She also helps with divine discernment of truth.  Service to God in Life.”



We see pictures of Jesus and other Ascended Masters with their flame radiating outward into the world.  It is from within radiating outward that we behold the “kingdom of God”  manifesting as:

Power – the power that results from recognition of our sovereign power, which we express in accordance with our Soul’s Mission and the Divine Plan … Divine Power flowing through us.

Wisdom – the intuitive assurance that we have access to all knowledge … comprehending the Universal Laws as they express through the Law of One.

Love – unconditional Love that beholds the Divine within all persons and each individual’s inalienable right to be all that he/she can be.



 The Masters’ say that Jesus’ threefold flame expanded within his heart so much that it filled his whole form.   http://www.theosophiaistheway.com/Being_IAM/ISIS/threefold%20flame.html





  We, Earth humans, are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as simply the physical body—the bottom 1/3 of the above chart.  In Truth, we are connected to the Higher Intuitive Self and our I AM PRESENCE.  Note the cord of white Light extending from the threefold flame in the heart … upward to the Higher (Intuitive or Christ) Self … upward to the I AM PRESENCE that is God within you.  The chart is necessarily stair-stepped … in Truth these lower to higher dimensions are interpenetrated within YOU.

The Kingdom of God is truly within you!





[i]   According to Dr. Joshua David Stone, “In the early 1970’s a divine dispensation of five higher [above the 7 on which humanity was already expressing] rays were granted to this planet because of its impending movement into the fourth dimension and into the New Age.  These higher rays are combinations of the first seven rays with a touch of Source Light, or white Light, which gives them a luminous quality….  All of these rays come through our Planetary Logos, Sanat Kumara.  Helios, our Solar Logos, directs them to Sanat Kumara who makes them available to us….  The 8th Ray is a cleansing ray.  It helps clean out those characteristics and qualities within self that one no longer needs and wants to get rid of.  This ray has a green-violet luminosity.”  (Stone, The Complete Ascension Manuel:  How To Achieve Ascension In This Lifetime, pages 125-6)