Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Making the Temple within. The Mishkan

Making the Temple within. The Mishkan

     In the Bible Exodus 38:21-40:38 instructions are given to build the Mishkan, or the Temple. While this is an outer temple to house the spirit of the Lord it is plain to see when we view these passages with the lens of mind that we are being told exactly what it takes to build the temple within. This temple within is built expressly for attracting the presence of God or spirit to our inner being so that we may be at one in body, mind and spirit with our creator who is one. The lens of mind uses the symbolism of the Bible as another way of explaining how thoughts are born in mind and how these thoughts become the forms of our life. Many have been the explanations of this particular passage in Exodus, but none to date have addressed the magical operations that take place in order for each individual to experience these feelings of divine holiness for themselves. The following is a breakthrough meditation, which explains what is taking place within this temple and how we may make use of our internal imagery to build this temple within. The effects of such a construction make use of a blend of magical forces in order to arrive at the desired location. Holiness. Where thought and form coalesce and the mind stuff is under the dominion of the will aligned with the Eternal.
     Attract the spirit by directing the energy within. Bring the focus to a point. Remember the location. Use this memory to send everything good into this energy flow. Know that this movement is for your increasing awareness of this spirit inside complete with all the feelings that result from this collection of associations that make this spirit shine. Expand within and concentrate the energy. Continue this process. Bring forth in your making the confidence of certainty. Smile within the sure smile of success. Notice that there are places where the light hasn't seemed to enter. Consciously direct the light to these areas of darkness. Accomplish this with a steady sure emotion, which celebrates the consciousness that is being transformed in the moment. Each time transformation occurs there is an answering response within. This is sometimes felt as an overflowing of feelings or warmth descending from above to below and then back again. Many times this answering response is delayed, however, it is possible with practice to simultaneously receive the answering response with the sending forth of light. The areas of darkness, which are being transformed, are lingering thoughts, which have been initialized but aren't being actualized. Light is given off because these lingering thoughts having nowhere to go are transformed into the energy of light, which actualizes the active images of intention. In this way you find yourself building the temple within using the imagination to shape the walls of the temple. This active force of shaping then is reflected into the outer world in the same way.
     Achieve the power of happy by the associations you ascend to in finding your light. Then once there the operation is quickened by your gentle focus, which shines in at the edges and then steps aside as the light is revealed in its own way. This process is both aligned by the will or intention and then harmonized with the One will which is what has drawn us forward into this area of meditation. The One Will operates always freely. Our own will is forever seeking this One Will to harmonize with. It is an operation characterized by our conscious direction and then once we are in the neighborhood or aligned with the One Will, we let go and let God determine the results. It is our mold, which we've placed into this One Will. This merging with the One Will can then only strengthen our mold. The results always will turn out better when we follow these steps within. Especially at the outer edges of manifestation where we are in contact with the forms being produced by this combination of bringing our thoughts into focus and letting go into the One Will.
     The only movement our minds can ever know is this transformation of energy through the successive upgrade in the ideas, which are forming within. These ideas gain strength through mutual attraction and rise up into the levels of the absolute where they are transmuted into the forms which then appear to reflect our meditations. We build our holy temple within everyday by our efforts at right thought and right action. We let our minds direct the river of thought into the ocean of feelings, which then overflow forming new tributaries, which are a mix of both ocean and river. It is this mix, which then becomes enshrined in holiness as the fires of creation symbolized by inspiration carry us forward into the worlds into which we have intended our being to move through. In this temple we rejoice or add or positive feelings to this flow which promotes the momentum of our holiness within.
     When we use the lens of mind to read through passages such as these in the Bible we can cut through the ancient symbols and see the meanings of these divine writings. Since these passages were written from higher mind it is only fitting that they be interpreted using higher mind in its context of today's language. Then we can gain the benefit of practical instructions for approaching, communing and becoming one with our creator within. No secrets need keep us away. We do not have to use any interpreters of scripture either to arrive at our holiness within. It is all there for any person to make this magical journey safely and with reason to come back with the feelings of holiness and the true knowing of our voice within.
      In summary the Mishkan that was built according to complicated instructions turns out to be a reminder for us to be just as circumspect with our own inner temple, the place where all of our thoughts live together. By providing direction, focused energy, and a spirit of letting go, we are able to construct this very same temple for the same purpose. This is your communion with the eternal on a daily familiar basis. Nothing can ever take the place of this kind of experience. It is our heritage to be connected in this way. It is our future to be determined by these paths of wisdom that we take within. It is our responsibility to take the first and the last steps.


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