I was watching a documentary on TV today and they were talking about one of the predicted signs of the times is the rebuilding of the temple which apparently is in the early stages of happening today…literally in progress.
I see the rebuilding of the temple not as an outer happening but as an inner one. We are the Temple of God. Our very Soul is the Temple of God, on a personal and a collective level. The Consciousness of the world today is a collective representation of every persons individual consciousness in the world today.
If you believe that we are ONE consciousness, that we are all ONE, then how could we be, as a whole, any less than a collective representation of the consciousness of the planet. We are individualizations of God in human form and collectively we represent the God consciousness on the planet today. There is no separation of people’s, religions, races, human types, there is only one consciousness displaying itself as an energetic representation of God.
So playing the blame game of: this country is wrong, that religion is persecuted, the next door neighbor is living incorrectly, will never bring our consciousness to a higher level. Nor will it bring us as individuals to a higher consciousness, a better, more forgiving, more loving, more caring, version of ourselves. If we can’t do it on an individual level, we will not bring our world to a Higher Consciousness in alignment with God.
The way to bring us to that Higher Consciousness is, we need to rebuild our inner temple of the most High. We need to rebuild our temple to God within us. We do this with one another’s help. We can’t do it alone. The reason we can’t is because we depend on the mirrors in our world to reflect back to us what we are doing, how we are acting, how we are representing God if you will, so we can see the distortions in the image we have of ourselves and how we are representing the truth of God.
Every reflection not representing the Five Human Values of Love, Truth, Peace, Right Action, and Non-Violence, is a place we need to correct. We distort the Truth of God when we have a reflection in our lives that doesn’t live up to one of those values. Those values are the way to live God’s Reflection in our lives. Every person reflects that back to us. So rebuilding the Temple of God within us is looking deeply within to how and where we are not living one of those values.
Every religion, every faith, every spiritual path, that we pursue is good and they are all one. Every one of them teaches exactly this same message. They teach it with different words, ceremonies, services, ways of praying and worshiping, yet if you look deeply into each path and what they are saying, you will see the common thread, the common denominator, that they are teaching their constituents…rebuild the Temple within you that houses who God is for you.
God comes with many names, and in many forms, yet God is ONE. There is no my God, or your God, or their God, there is only OUR GOD. Call it what you will, I call it Spirit as that name transcends the language barriers we have constructed in our minds around what God is, what God looks like, what God worships like, who God belongs to, what God does in the name of God, how God needs to be represented, or prayed to, or worshiped, or loved for that matter.
We have been brought up with this distorted picture of what God is and what God does, based on the religion or spiritual path we were raised in. Or, conversely, how we were raised regarding the belief or non-belief around God in our family and/or upbringing. We may have been brought up to believe God doesn’t exist because it can’t be seen, heard or touched. We may have been brought up to believe that God is a judgmental being that lives in a far away place called heaven, and he looks down on us and sees us as sinners, or lacking in some way, so there is something wrong with us from the get go.
Many religions preached this, and so in the name of God we were found wanting, less than, something to be ashamed of, lacking in our ability to be loved or to love anyone including ourselves. This is the greatest wrong in the world which has caused the greatest harm to the world and everyone in it, and brought us to where we are today, a world in chaos and out of balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
We have built many temples, churches, synagogues, etc. where people gather to learn about God which is good, it is good to come together to learn about God. But so that we can understand who we are as individuals and what reflection of God we are presenting to the world. Have I built a Temple to the Most High, or am I distorting the image of God to the world, and so not living a Higher Consciousness?
We build our Temple brick by brick and the cornerstone and the foundation of our Temple is Love. When we can love every single person, place, thing or experience in our lives as the greatest gift God has to offer us, then we are building our Temple on a firm foundation. We are worshiping in a Temple dedicated to the most High God that moves thru us. We then would be in alignment with the Five Human Values of Love, Truth, Peace, Right Conduct and Non-Violence. Because every person we meet, every action we take, every word we speak, every feeling we have is a brick in our Inner Temple to God.
When every individual’s Temple is built within on the cornerstone of Love, then we will CREATE the Higher Consciousness we need to establish a world of peace. This IS an attainable goal, although to many it may seem as if it is a pipe dream to get every person to look at themselves, to build a new Temple based on Love. But what we have to understand is a concept called “The Hundredth Monkey” affect. A book was written about this many years ago. To summarize it: there was a study done by scientists about monkeys living on an island by themselves, and what they had to eat were potatoes that they dug from the earth. One day one of the monkeys decided to wash their potatoes before eating them. Other monkeys saw them doing this and decided to try it themselves, and more and more monkeys each day decided to do it until it reached what they called the hundredth monkey effect where at one point enough of the monkeys were doing it that overnight they all started doing it and it became the norm for everyone to do it from then on. The interesting thing scientists observed though was that although this island was isolated, and the monkeys didn’t travel to other islands, they observed that monkeys on other islands began doing it also. And at some point, when it reached the hundredth monkey effect, every monkey in the world was doing it. In other words the World Consciousness changed based on when a certain percentage of them were doing it, the consciousness shifted and it became the norm worldwide.
This is how the consciousness of the world can be shifted to a Higher place. We see this happen with events that have had an affect on the world, like 9/11. The world consciousness shifted on terrorism. This is why every person, representing every grain of sand on the beach, is important. It could be your grain of sand that shifts the consciousness of the world today as you rebuild your temple. You could be the 100th Monkey. This is why you make a difference.