Temple, house and household are all synonyms used to refer to the body in which we presently dwell. Many parables were used to hide the teachings of Jesus so people seeing could not see and hearing they could not understand. In Matthew 21: 13, Jesus quotes the Father's saying as recorded in the Old Testament, "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." And just as Jesus went into his temple and cast out "all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves," so must we do the same in our Temples.
The body is your house, your Temple. You are the householder and it has been given to you to meet with your creator. This is your opportunity to meet with your Father. Once the body dies and releases you the opportunity is lost and you must wait for another opportunity (incarnation). Notice we did not say re-incarnation but incarnation. For as Jesus plainly says in Revelation 2:11, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the assemblies; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death."
Yes, inside a human body is our opportunity to meet with the Creator. Inside a human body is our opportunity to break the soul-mind connection and form the mind-Father connection that will take us back home to Other Earth. While not everyone in a human body is 'ready', none-the-less they are being prepared for a future incarnation when they will meet with the Father.
With the soul-mind connection we spend most of our time 'below' involved in the memories (thoughts) of soul. Our attention is below, captured by those past memories soul wants us to think about most. One word, one sound, one smell, one taste or one touch and we are dragged downwards by the soul connection to re-experience thoughts from the past. We remember things long forgotten, and wish we could forget things just recently experienced. The soul keeps providing past memories (thoughts) to keep our mind ever occupied - turning every which way - to keep us from the Tree of Life. The soul provides all the necessary thoughts to trigger our actions and reactions; our mind jumps around like a monkey on a leash.
This is how most people spend their lives, temporarily in the now, but mostly thinking about past thoughts (experiences). On a rare occasion a person might think about the future, but usually the thinking is just a by-product of the past memories. There is very little original or creative thinking, but then again, out of all fair honesty to the people, how can they do anything different if they don't have the 'know-how', the knowledge to work with. And so, sometimes the simplest things in life seem to baffle our reasoning and confuse our understanding until we personally experience them. Then we exclaim, "How simple. Why couldn't I see that before."
Go Within has been the message touted down through the ages; and we thought we knew what this meant. We have been going within and seen the white light. We have been going within and heard the Sound Current. We have seen many worlds, realms and places; lucid vivid colors and wonderful things have we seen by going within. We have been going within and meeting with saints, saviours, masters, angels and loved ones . . . and yet we have been cleverly deceived as we haven't been going within - we have been going out. Many spiritual organizations teach their followers to go out (astral projection, astral travel, soul travel, out-of-body exploration, etc.) even though the message down through the ages has been to "Go Within".
The soul, the devil, that great deceiver Satan is below. God the Father, your Creator, is above. Therefore you must learn how to rise up from the soul connection below (in the solar plexus), and make the mind-Father connection above - in the pineal gland (the Holy of Holies). That's right, you must learn to go within that least understood most speculated upon gland in the human body, centrally located under the brain. This is the place of commune with the Father, and so the need of a physical body to make contact. This is your "opportunity of a thousand lifetimes" (see diagram below).
So what does 'rising up' mean? Rising up is moving our mental energy, our focus, our attention from below in the solar plexus, and refocusing our attention above inside the pineal gland underneath the brain. To do this you get seated comfortably, relax, and close your eyes gently. Then "feel" your focus below and move it up from the solar plexus to the third eye, and then move it back - under the brain and into the pineal gland where you sit in the black silence for as long as you can. (The natural tendency is a pull outwards through the third eye or back down to the solar plexus, as this is what you have been doing all your life long, and so this will have to be overcome by practice).
If you are thinking, seeing images, lights, hearing voices, etc. then you are not in the pineal gland but either still in the solar plexus or at the third eye center looking out into the contents of soul. The third eye is soul's deception of spirituality; soul's deception of other worlds, other realms, other planes of existence. The third eye is soul's deception of meeting masters, saints, saviours, angels, gods and goddesses of all kinds - even God. Soul is that great deceiver.
REMEMBER: the message wasn't to go to the third eye and out - it was to GO WITHIN. But with all the illusions of what we wanted to see, what we wanted to hear and those expectations we filled our souls with by reading all those books being provided for us by other lost souls (the blind leading the blind), by going out, why would anyone ever 'think' to go into the dark silence and sit - or want to?
When you have focused your attention correctly you will experience total blackness and total silence. There will be no images, lights, sights, sounds or thoughts of any kind. You will have entered the Nothingness, a state where soul doesn't exist, you will have entered the Holy of Holies wherein the mind-Father connection is made.
When it is over get up and send a loving thought to your Father and, doubt not that your prayer has been heard. Don't think back to your experience but go about your daily business (routine). Remember, seldom did Jesus hear anything - he just 'knew' the Father heard his prayers and would respond accordingly. Reading John 11:41-42, "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always."
Then when temptation (sin/wrong thinking) comes into your mind from the soul-mind connection, rise up to the pineal gland and weather the storm with the strength of the Father. Remember what we read in Matthew 6:34, Be not thinking so much about the future or the past, but keep focused here in the moment; for today there is much evil rising up from our soul which we must learn about and deal with if we are ever going to become Master of the temple in which we are presently dwelling.
After about a month or so of making the mind-Father connection, every day, you will start to notice a transformation coming over you; a calmness and clearness you've never experienced before. Eventually you will want to separate from the soul below and join with the Father above - and then the battle of Armageddon begins. Recalling that you cannot serve two masters at the same time, God and mammon, we can only form one connection; the soul-mind connection or the mind-Father connection.
The restoration process is slow. The mind-Father connection must be made DAILY & when temptation arises, or you will back-slide into the soul-mind connection and the soul will negate any progress you have made by putting 'strange' thoughts into your mind. At every turn, the Soul is there to test our faith in the Father.
The best times to practice the mind-Father connection are;
- When temptation (wrong thoughts) arise in our minds,
- At bed time as we fall asleep,
- During the night whenever we awake, or
- Any time we have a spare moment. (But not when driving, operating dangerous equipment, or anything the such.)
Keep your attention back, centered in your head, under your brain as often as you can. Move outwards or downwards into the soul (heart) to use the Soul's power as a tool for functioning here in this physical world. (EXCEPT WHEN driving a car, operating equipment, any dangerous activity, etc.) Remember Jesus words in Matthew 12:35, "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." And reading Matt 13:52, "Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old."
Take heed of Jesus words in Lk6::48-49, "He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great."
If pulled outwards, learn to recognize the "feeling" or the movement and pull yourself back into the center of your head. Practice, Practice, Practice and you will learn how-to control the movement. The more often you practice making the mind-Father connection, every day, the more progress you make towards Other Earth.
We cannot read and know these teachings of Jesus and expect any progress: we must do them AND apply them to ourself. If we do not apply them to ourself and do these things, then Satan will cause us to fall - and great will be our fall. Reading Lk 24: 53, "And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God." And Matt 24: 17, "Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house." And Matt 24:42-43, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up." And Matt 26:41, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
And remember Jesus' words in Matt 10:25 & 28, "The master of the house Beelzebub (Satan) - fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."