11. Are You Really a Temple?

What are “you”? Your body, eyes, fingerprints, DNA, the way you sound, the way you walk — all those things are uniquely you. Your personality is made up of countless characteristics, traits, habits. Nobody looks out and sees the world just like you do. Nobody comes to identical conclusions.

You are unique in all these things, but they are not the entire “I.” The “I” is something that is higher than your body and mind.

When you say, “I think” or “I go,” who is the “I” that compels your thoughts and body forward? The source of this “I” is spiritual and your tremendous inherent power will dawn on you when you realize the true source and nature of the “I.”

Humans are in touch with two worlds and we know very little about either one. The outer world of objects reaches into infinity, but it is only measurable up to the point that our five senses can perceive it. The universe does not stop at the edge of what we can measure. Radio waves don’t stop at the edge the radio dial. The sound vibrations continue past the point where technology leaves off. Likewise, the “I” continues on past the edge of perception.

The vast outer world that we can measure is just a tiny pinprick in the  unseen universe. The infinite inner world begins just on the other side of what we usually perceive.

Vibrations of light and sound my be too fast or too slow for our five senses to register, but they still exist as energy. This energy can be defined as infinite, except that is a bit deceiving because time and space are constructs we use to make sense of our physical world.

Philosophers use the term Omni to try to explain the breadth of the universal intelligence that is everywhere and everything always: omnipresent, omniscient. Even the definition of Omni uses concepts of time and space, because our physical minds are locked into those constructs. We don’t have any words or pictures to accurately describe the Divine.

Similarly, we don’t have any words or pictures to accurately describe the true “I.” All we can say is that we are part of infinite and eternal energy from which all things proceed.

Our bodies and minds are comprised of this infinite and eternal energy in every cell, atom, electron, vibration. The eternal energy is a living and creating intelligence.

Jesus said: “Don’t you know you are temples of the living God?”

When you grasp this and dwell on it, you will feel humble and honored to be alive and aware, and sacredly powerful.

The Third Meditation

Relax your body and focus on the here and now. Pay attention to any tense places and relax them. Realize that your body is a temple for the Living Creator. Realize the Creator is the magnetism that holds your atoms together. Breathe in and infuse your temple with the presence of the Creator. Stay focused on this one thought as long as you can. Finish your meditation by inhibiting thought and sitting with your mind still.

 

 

10. Meeting of the Minds

There is no limit to the amount of energy you can channel from the abundant, live giving, Universal Source, as long as you don’t block it with the Big Three: fear, guilt, and worry

Your mind is part of the Universal Mind, which is always creating and renewing itself. The Solar Plexus is the gateway where the human mind blends with the Universal Mind.

The Solar Plexus is the physical point where your subconscious mind radiates out to the sacred Universal Mind and where the Universal sends inspiration, creation, and power into you.

There is no limit to the amount of energy you can channel from the abundant, live giving, Universal Source, as long as you don’t block it with the Big Three: fear, guilt, and worry.

Fear is a natural survival instinct that your physical body and mind are expected to react to proactively. Guilt is natural and needs to be processed properly, or it will fester and infect your mind and body like a plague. Worry is completely useless. All three are counterproductive when not managed the way god intended.

Your thoughts determine the brightness of your internal sun and in turn, your personal magnetism. If you do  not believe this, make a personal experiment to test it. Change your predominant thought patterns and notice the difference in how people react to you and the type of experiences that result.

Pleasant thought expands the Solar Plexus. Unpleasant thought contracts it, so guard your gateway and be picky about what goes in and out. Thoughts of courage, power, confidence, faith, and hope provide a sense of freedom.

Let your light shine. The more positive energy you radiate, the faster you will be able to switch from undesirable conditions to joy, pleasure, and abundance.

But how do we let our lights shine and radiate good energy when negative stimuli are constantly coming at us? Our only hope is to improve the quality of our inner landscape. It may be difficult to change ourselves, but it’s much easier than changing others.

It is highly recommended that you start by eliminating all guilt. There is no way the solar plexus can function with the great big boulder of guilt blocking your gateway.

Most people have heard how to eliminate guilt, yet many are unwilling to take the necessary steps. You must sincerely confess to yourself, your Creator, and your “victims” that you were wrong, ask for forgiveness, then do everything in your power not to repeat the same mistakes.

Confessing guilt will make you feel lighthearted, then it will be easy to have confidence and faith. People might chose not to forgive you, because they don’t understand that doing so frees them as well. That’s okay because your Creator is one hundred percent willing and ready to forgive the person who admits when they are wrong — no strings attached. This is Natural Law. Your Creator is all about love, light, and liberty.

The Third Meditation

Relax your body and focus on the here and now. Pay attention to any tense places and relax them. Think about your Solar Plexus. See the bright sun radiating from it, sending out soothing warm light, life and love. Realize that life giving energy comes through your solar plexus from the Source of All Life and that the Creator is eager to channel this energy through you. Stay focused on this one thought as long as you can. When you realize your thoughts have drifted, take a mental inventory of your body and relax again any area that has tensed up. Finish your meditation by inhibiting thought and sitting with your mind still.

9. Get to Know the Sun in Your Body

Blocking the internal sun is the cause of every ill to the human race: physical, mental, and environmental.

The Solar Plexus

A plexus is an intricate network of nerves. The one behind your stomach is called “solar” because of the many nerves that radiate out from it. And, like the sun, this Solar Plexus is a central distribution point from which the energy of your body is constantly generating. This energy is real, and like the sun in the sky, it is incredibly powerful and crucial to your life.

The energy that radiates from your Solar Plexus is thrown off in the atmosphere that envelopes your body. When this radiation is strong, a person seems “magnetic.” Others are attracted to them, it feels good to be around them. Their presence alone will often soothe troubled minds.

The Cause of Every Ill

When the Solar Plexus radiation becomes blocked for any reason — such as worry, guilt, and fear — the life energy from the Divine Force is diminished or blocked. This is the cause of every ill to the human race: physical, mental, and environmental.

Physical, because your internal sun is no longer generating enough energy to vitalize the body. Mental, because because your two minds rely on the Sympathetic Nervous System to function smoothly. Environmental because the connection of your subconscious mind with the Sacred Power of the Universal Mind mind is interrupted.

Life is expressive and it is our privilege to express ourselves harmoniously and constructively. Sorry, misery, unhappiness, disease, and poverty are effects. You are the only one who can identify and eliminate their causes. Rise above and beyond all limitations of any kind by paying careful attention to what you are thinking. What is going in and and what is coming out of your mind?  Will yourself to consciously replace negative thoughts that oppress you with ideas that bring freedom and harmony.

The Second Meditation

Sit still, close your eyes, and relax your entire body. Is your solar plexus relaxed or does it feel “nervous?” Relax your conscious mind by inhibiting thought and lingering in the present moment. You will still get messages from your senses and make conclusions about them, because that is part of your automatic survival mechanism. You are safe in this moment. Just relax into the present and rest your mind. Next, visualize your solar plexus as a bright sun that radiates healing warmth and comfort.

When you notice that your mind has wandered, make a mental sweep of your body, relaxing any tense areas that have developed. End the meditation by clearing your mind of daydreams, plans, reasoning. Simply rest in the silence.

8. Your Nervous Systems

Your subconscious mind is part of the whole Divine Mind like a drop of water is part of the ocean.

Eliminate the tendency to complain about conditions in the past or what they are right now. Make them what you want them to be by sending positive thoughts through your two nervous systems.

Your conscious mind works because of a system of nerves called the Central Nervous System. The brain is the command center of your conscious mind. This is where you examine all the stimuli coming in through the five senses and consider how they affect you and what, if anything, you should do about them. This is where you exercise your powers of reasoning and will.

You also have a Sympathetic Nervous System controlled by your subconscious mind. Its command center is a mass of nerves located behind the stomach. It is called the Solar Plexus. One of its jobs is to control all the vital functions of your body and keep everything running smoothly.

The two nervous systems are connected by the Vargus nerve, which leads from the base of your brain (the Central Nervous System), through the chest area, with branches to the heart and lungs and down to the diaphragm — a muscle that plays a major role in breathing. This is where the Central Nervous System nerves loose their outer coating and become the fine radiating nerves of the Solar Plexus, between the diaphragm and stomach.

After the brain decides a thought is true, it is sent to the subconscious system for further action. Once this thought energy leaves the brain enroute to the Solar Plexus, it is no longer subject to reason. The subconscious mind does not argue or decide anything. It only takes instructions and acts. It accepts the conclusions of the conscious mind as final.

The system is designed for your benefit and protection. Imagine how chaotic life would be if you had to consciously manage all the functions of your body that take place behind the scenes. You would have to be very intelligent to understand exactly how everything works. Instead you are endowed with a portion of the Universal Intelligence that is dedicated to maintaining the conditions necessary to carrying on Life within you. Your Sympathetic Nervous System is your connection with that Intelligent Life that is omnipresent and omniscient — it is everywhere and all knowing.

It takes practice to consistently think thoughts that crystalize into favorable actions, events, and conditions. The good thing is, it doesn’t cost you anything except time. Since you are spending time anyway, might as well spend it wisely. Being aware of exactly what you are funneling to your subconscious mind is an important step.

The Second Meditation

Relax your body as you learned to do in the first meditation. Your mission now is to inhibit thoughts that pop into your mind. Stray thoughts will come in constantly. The moment you let your guard down, you will drift into some irresistible mental scenario. As soon as you realize it, will yourself back to focusing on the present. Consider the various body parts to see if your thoughts are causing you to tense up. Pay particular attention to the area of your Solar Plexus.

Slowing down your thinking this way will help strengthen that inner guard that is in charge of the quality of thoughts you want to entertain. It is a starting point to mastering encroaching worries and thoughts of defeat.

7. How to Renew Your Mind Today

Raise your vibration with harmonious music, art, beauty, inspiration, empathy, and kindness.

You have been presented with a free gift to use throughout your life. It is the ability to direct your thoughts. Use the gift today to control your circumstances. Remember, no matter if you are thinking intentionally or not, your thoughts are still creating your reality.

Change your life by changing your thoughts

If you want to improve your circumstances, it is necessary to first change your thinking. Intentional thinking is like eating food that makes you healthy. You can eat what builds you up, or you can eat what makes you fat and sick. Either way, you are in charge. It’s the same with what you decide to feed into your mind.

Your life is a reflection of your predominant mental attitude. If your predominant mental activity has been negative, you can make the choice to switch channels to an uplifting program. This may seem as hard as rolling a boulder uphill. It will be easier if you always look for the best and highest things for your mind to tune in on.

Raise your vibration with harmonious music, art, beauty, inspiration, goodness, kindness, magnificence on a regular basis. Stop eating the bad mental stuff. You are what you eat. And you are what you think.

You may not be able to control your thoughts most of the time. You may not have power over most things coming at you. But you can start to change that right now by using your free will to focus on whatever uplifts you and those around you. Actively make the choice to look for those things and attune yourself with them.

The Second Meditation

The resting meditations teach you to observe the quality of thoughts you entertain and how they affect your body. The practice of intentionally sitting still and resting the body and mind is the first step to renewing your mind. You must practice it before moving ahead with other Master Key meditations.

 

 

6. Small Miracles

Success in life hinges on your ability to control your thinking so it works for you not against you. Start by practicing stillness.

Whatever your present circumstances, you will start to experience small miracles as you do the Master Key meditations.

An important part of the Master Key wisdom is to show kindness and helpfulness to those around you. This goes hand in hand with time you spend in your meditations.

You will start to see small miracles right away. They may come as people reaching out to you with invitations and opportunities, and your interactions becoming more harmonious. New ideas and insights will bubble to the surface.

The Universal Intelligence is “on your side.” These small miracles come when you are on the path to a higher, harmonious consciousness.

You will find out that the way to get on this path is by resting your body, mind, ego, and self, rather than battling the array of circumstances that confront you on the physical plane.

The Second Meditation

Be comfortable and still for at least 15 minutes each day. Sometimes it takes more than 15 minutes to quiet your unruly mind, so it is best to chose a time of day when you don’t feel rushed because of other obligations. Do your meditation at a time when you can sit and wait until your racing brain finally catches up to your intention to sit quietly in the present stillness and invite the Abundant Universe to reveal itself to you.

Be motionless and release the tension in every muscle. The breathe may be deep or shallow, or both — whatever helps you relax. Then gain control of your wandering thoughts by focusing on the “screen” in front of your closed eyes.

When you are thus seated and trying to clear your mind, remember you are following the example of two great spiritual leaders. Buddha sat silently under the Bhodi tree until enlightenment came upon him. And Jesus said he was not asking people to do anything difficult, but to simply “Enter into my rest.” Be thankful for this wisdom passed down to you about the path to enlightenment. Allow yourself to rest.

5. Repetition Moves You Forward

Once you start doing this and see the results, you will wonder why you put it off. You will be pleasantly surprised. Source is eager to channel the creative force through you when you are willing and diligent with your exercises. You will be rewarded with many times more benefits than the effort you put in.

Are you getting what you desire from life? Are people who need your services coming along and providing opportunities you need to meet your goals? If not, consider this. Desire is important, but it must be activated by focused attitude and action. Desire alone is futile.

Mixed signals you broadcast will return mixed results. Unruly thinking scatters the power you need to make your desires real.

The Master Key Exercises

The Master Key provides gentle mental exercises that slowly strengthen your thinking muscles so you can stay focused and achieve your goals. When you proceed slowly and methodically, the benefits are sure to follow because of the Universal law of Cause and Effect.

Repetition is Your Friend

Like playing an instrument, learning a language, or riding a bicycle, the only way to mastery is by willing yourself to practice regularly. Do the Master Key exercises repeatedly so they become second nature.

When you work out, your muscles become powerful. You do not create the muscles. That part is done for you by the sympathetic nervous system which acts on instructions sent through the cerebro-spinal nervous system by your conscious mind. It is the same with exercises that focus your thought and strengthen your mind.

Desire alone will not cause your muscles to grow stronger. All you can do is repeat the movement. Mixed signals scatter the will to put in the effort required.

Source is eager to channel creative Sacred Power through willing beings. Repeating the Master Key exercises will result in more benefits than the effort you put in. So, even when the exercises seem difficult or next to impossible, keep trying so you can reap the benefits.

The Second Meditation

Get comfortable and sit completely still for at least 15 minutes.Relax every tense muscle. Now you will attempt to gain control of the random thoughts that constantly run through your brain. With eyes closed, focus on a spot in front of your face and observe what you “see”. Stay in that frame of mind as long as possible. Most people find this difficult to do for more than a few seconds. Keep trying until you are able to hold your mind in the present moment longer than you have before.