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 theĀ  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.